Halifax Policy Lab: Future Defence and Security Challenges

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Monday, November 25, 2019

Please join us for a conversation on future defence and security challenges facing Canada. The policy lab will bring together stakeholders from different sectors, including academia and civil society. Through discussions focused on the complexities of the changing security environment that result from rapid advancements in technology, we will develop possible policy responses by the Canadian government; and highlight related ethical, regulatory, political, and military implications.

Event: International Humanitarian Law in Action: Putting People First

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Protection of Civilians in the Context of Displacement             Click on the image or here to download the event flyer.   Join us as we explore the role that International Humanitarian Law (IHL) plays in dealing with contemporary challenges to the protection of civilians in the situation of armed conflict. The conference will bring together …

Event: Launch reception for The Cultural Life of Drones: KW Drone Dialogues

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Join us for a free reception celebrating the upcoming Grebel Gallery exhibit, The Cultural Life of Drones: KW Drone Dialogues by Sara Matthews. What does it mean to think of drones as culture? If culture is the range of social practices through which we come to know and engage with the world, then drone cultures might be the myriad ways in …

Event: AI Arms Race (Let’s Talk about Killer Robots)

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If you are in Vancouver, please join us for a conversation about the issue of autonomous weapons and the work of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots. We will provide the information and refreshments. It’s FREE!

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

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On April 10, to commemorate the 33rd anniversary of Refugee Rights Day in Canada, which is celebrated on April 4, Project Ploughshares and the Commission on Justice and Peace of the Canadian Council of Churches (CCC) co-hosted a public engagement on “The Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement: What’s at stake?” in Waterloo. The objective was to learn about, and reflect …

EVENT – Nukes and the Nobel: A Conversation with Setsuko Thurlow

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Join us for a conversation with 2017 Nobel Peace Prize recipient and world-renowned nuclear ban advocate Setsuko Thurlow. Conrad Grebel University College has nominated Setsuko for an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree (LLD) from the University of Waterloo for her outstanding contribution to society as an advocate for peace and nuclear disarmament. Setsuko will be joining us for this event …

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 …

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. …