Event: Research for Peace

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Join the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement as we explore peace research involving both our campus and our world. WPIRG will be highlighting connections between research at the University of Waterloo and military applications, and Project Ploughshares will be sharing findings from their most recent annual Armed Conflicts Report. FREE EVENT WHEN: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday January 31 WHERE: Community …

Keynote: Killer robots – a Canadian perspective

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  When: 6 p.m.,  April 4, 2016 Where: ROOM 1-42 67 ERB STREET WEST, WATERLOO, ON Cost: Free Summary: Fully autonomous lethal weapons systems, more commonly referred to as killer robots, have been called the third revolution in warfare. What are they and what should Canada do? About the Speaker: Paul Hannon is the Executive Director of Mines Action Canada (MAC), the Canadian member …

Workshop: Meaningful Human Control and Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems

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When: 8:30am- 4:00pm  April 5, 2016 Where: ROOM 1-23 67 ERB STREET WEST, WATERLOO, ON Cost: Free Lethal autonomous weapons systems, sometimes called killer robots, have been getting a lot of international attention lately. Indeed, the 2016 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, held from January 20-23, had a session on them. The WEF also raised the topic of killer robots …

Book launch: Disarming Conflict

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When: 4:30 p.m. • Thursday • October 29 Where: Grebel Gallery • 4th Floor, Centre for Peace Advancement, Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Road North • Waterloo Please join Project Ploughshares and the MSCU Centre for Peace Advancement for the launch of Disarming Conflict: Why peace cannot be won on the battlefield by Ernie Regehr. Books will be available for purchase and signing. …

Is War Ever Black and White? Recolorizing the Reality of War

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Panel Discussion when: 7 p.m. April 30, 2015 where: Stirling Mennonite Church 57 Stirling Avenue, Kitchener Much of the time, news and popular media, war is painted as a black and white image – us vs. them, evil vs. good, hero vs. villain. As we’re commemorating the 100th anniversary of WWI, the “Great War” is often depicted as a just and …

Conference: 1914-1918: The Making of the Modern World

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The Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History When: July 30-31 Where: George Ignatieff Theatre, Trinity College 15 Devonshire Place, Toronto Register now! The First World War transformed global geopolitics and shaped almost every aspect of the world we live in, from military strategy to medicine, from economics to poetry. The Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History and our partners …

Conference on nuclear weapons

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Nuclear Weapons Past and Present March 30, 2014 Trinity College, University of Toronto 6 Hoskin Avenue, Toronto How did nuclear weapons affect the course of the Cold War and what is their impact on world politics today? Is their abolition feasible or desirable? And what are the pros and cons of a nuclear-free zone in the Arctic? The Bill Graham Centre …

Conference on nonviolence

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Advancing Nonviolence, Spirituality and Social Transformation May 8-11, 2014 Saint Paul University 223 Main Street, Ottawa Keynotes are activists and academics from seven countries with expertise in nonviolence and its rising importance in the world today.  Rajagopal P.V, a global leader in nonviolence (Ekta Parishad, India), Dr. Alain Tsuchdin  (South Africa) and Heather Milton Lightening of Idle No More, Canada, …

Limits to Force: Why contemporary wars are rarely won

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The Faculty of Arts and Conrad Grebel University College are pleased to invite alumni and friends to a special lecture and reception on March 26: Limits to Force: Why contemporary wars are rarely won presented by Arts Alumni Achievement Award 2013 recipient and co-founder of Project Ploughshares, Ernie Regehr, O.C. In this lecture, Ernie Regehr explores fundamental questions about contemporary war and whether …

Is war ever justified? Workshop

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In Niagara Falls on October 26 Ploughshares Executive Director John Siebert and Intern Charmila Ireland facilitated a workshop on the question “Is war ever justified?” The event was organized by the Presbytery of Niagara of the Presbyterian Church in Canada (PCC) and the Norma Goldsmith Lay School of Theology. More than a dozen people with a wide range of knowledge, …