Disarmament: Old Challenges, New Opportunities

Ploughshares News, Nuclear Weapons

By Angela Kane, United Nations High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Event Hosted by Centre for International Policy Studies, University of Ottawa and Canadians for a Nuclear Weapons Convention Ottawa, Canada 4 December 2013 I am very grateful to the University of Ottawa’s Centre for International Policy Studies for hosting this event, in partnership with Canadians for a Nuclear Weapons Convention.  …

Angela Kane’s Keynote Address on Nuclear Disarmament

Ploughshares News, Nuclear Weapons

By Angela Kane, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Keynote Address at Canadian Parliamentary Forum on Nuclear Disarmament Parliamentary Forum Co-sponsored by Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament And Canadians for a Nuclear Weapons Convention Ottawa, Canada 3 December 2013   Ambassador Heinbecker, distinguished Members of Parliament, ladies and gentlemen. It is always a pleasure to visit Ottawa—the capital of a …

Ploughshares helps to establish an ATT Monitor

Ploughshares Americas, Conventional Weapons, News

In October Ploughshares Senior Program Officer Kenneth Epps began a six-month consultancy with the international Control Arms Coalition on the establishment of a global monitoring process for the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). Epps is partnering with Peter Herby, an international legal expert with decades of experience with the International Committee of the Red Cross. Their goal is to develop a …

Turkey – EU Relations: Can the slowdown be reversed?

Ploughshares Europe, News

Free Public Lecture Click on the image for a PDF. Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 6:30 – 8:00pm Seagram Room – Centre for International Governance Innovation 57 Erb Street West, Waterloo, ON Register by emailing KW@interculturaldialog.com Refreshments will be served. Speaker: Joost Lagendijk, a columnist for two Turkish daily newspapers and former Member of the European Parliament (EP), will be speaking …

Project Ploughshares attends 2013 Peace and Justice Studies Association Conference

Ploughshares News

With speakers such as James Orbinski, Jody Williams, and Sylvia McAdam and panel discussions ranging from “The Business of Peace” to “Gangs and Interventions,” the conference promised to be interesting. From October 17-19 the Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA) Conference, co-hosted by Wilfrid Laurier University and Conrad Grebel University College at the University of Waterloo, kept that promise, filling …

Ploughshares in Ottawa: Actions and Impact

Ploughshares Conventional Weapons, News

  “What do you do?”  When meeting strangers, this question is often near the top of the list.  As the Peace and Human Security Intern at Project Ploughshares, my answer to this question varies weekly.  Yes, I’m involved in research projects, and grant writing, but I’m also posting tweets, supervising volunteers, connecting with local organizations and participating in meetings.  It’s …