Event: Beyond Earth Orbit? Next Generation Space Governance

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From space mining to exploration, how we use space is changing. Join us for a conversation about the challenges and opportunities for the next generation of space governance. When: Friday, May 18th, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Where: Best Western Ville-Marie, Mont Royal I (20th floor), 3407 Rue Peel, Montreal Cocktail reception included     Download Poster Featuring: Philip de …

Re-affirming City of Toronto as a Nuclear Weapons-Free Zone

Cesar Jaramillo Featured, News

The following comments refer to the April 16, 2018 Board of Health meeting on item 2018.HL26.1: Re-affirming City of Toronto as a Nuclear Weapons-Free Zone. As Executive Director of Project Ploughshares, a Canadian group that has conducted research on nuclear disarmament for more than four decades, I add my full and unequivocal support to item 2018.HL26.1, now under consideration by …

Should you worry about Killer Robots?

Branka Marijan Featured, News

Last week, the Group of Governmental Experts met at the United Nations Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) in Geneva, Switzerland. Many countries, including Canada, provided statements on autonomous weapons, advancing discussions that started 4 years ago. Project Ploughshares was one of the several civil society organizations observing the meetings. In a surprising turn of events, China stated that it …

Will Canadian troops support peace in Mali?

Branka Marijan Featured, News

Almost two years ago, Canada pledged to bolster United Nations peacekeeping missions with as many as 600 troops. The Canadian government finally made good on that promise when it recently announced that it will be sending an estimated 250 troops and six helicopters to support the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali. But the news is garnering a lot of negative …

Unintended consequences and malicious uses of AI

Branka Marijan Featured, News

News stories on artificial intelligence (AI) herald advancements in medicine, applaud the ability of programs to defeat human players in complex games, and anticipate the ability to read our minds. While it is important to highlight these positive contributions, we must stay alert to the full range of effects of AI on our society and the world—the unintended as well …

Event: The Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement: What’s at stake?

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Join us as for a free public event to mark Refugee Rights Day. When: Tuesday April 10 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Reception to follow Where: Grebel gallery (4th floor), Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Road North, Waterloo FREE ADMISSION Register at smarwah@ploughshares.ca An interdisciplinary panel of experts and practitioners from the United States and Canada will discuss the Canada-U.S. …

Never Forget the Victims: Prosecuting Charles Taylor, President of Liberia, for War Crimes

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UPDATE: Lecture cancelled. We were just informed that due to a huge storm that has hit the Eastern United States, David Crane is unable to travel to Waterloo for his scheduled lecture at the Balsillie School on March 22, 2018, entitled “Never Forget the Victims: Prosecuting Charles Taylor, President of Liberian, for War Crimes.”   Therefore, his lecture has been cancelled. …

Save the date: April 10, 2018

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Special public engagement event to mark Refugee Rights Day (April 4) Implications of the Safe Third Country Agreement between Canada and the United States Legal challenge Expert assessments Personal stories Where: Grebel gallery at Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Rd N, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6 RSVP: Sonal Marwah at smarwah@ploughshares.ca

Event: Ploughshares’ Women, Peace and Security Series

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Roundtable Discussion on Violence, Migration and Women Featuring Carla Angulo-Pasel and introduction by Cesar Jaramillo, Director of Project Ploughshares. When: March 8, 2018 10:00-11:30 AM Where: Balsillie School of International Affairs, Room 1-31 We invite you to join us in marking International Women’s Day 2018 with a discussion about the impact of violence on migrant women and the way these …

The legal challenge to the Safe Third Country Agreement: What’s at stake?

Sonal Marwah Featured, News

By Sonal Marwah and Deborah Mebude On July 5, the Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR); The Canadian Council of Churches (CCC), of which Project Ploughshares is an operating division; and Amnesty International (AI) launched a case in the Federal Court of Canada to challenge the designation of the United States as a “safe third country” for refugees as this designation …