Welcome to our events page! Here you'll find all the latest events that Project Ploughshares is running.

Halifax Policy Lab: Future Defence and Security Challenges

Please join us on Monday, November 25th at the Discovery Centre!

Event: International Humanitarian Law in Action: Putting People First

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

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)

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!

Event: Critical Thinking in an Era of Alternative Facts

Join us for an interactive discussion on the importance of digital literacy for ordinary citizens as well as practical ways to address the era of alternative facts.

Event: Conflicts in Space: Preventable or Unavoidable?

With input from a geographically diverse panel of distinguished experts, this roundtable aims to foster dialogue on this critical question for our time.

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

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

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?

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 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

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. ...

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