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Events in "Peace and Security" research area
Sep
17
2015
"On Being a Controversial Muslim" A Public Lecture with Farid Esack
September 17, 2015 starting at 8:00 AM until September 17, 2015 9:30 AM
Please join us in The Nest for a special address and Q&A with South African Muslim scholar, writer and political activist Farid Esack.
Jul
20
2015
TSAS Summer Academy 2015
July 20, 2015 starting at 9:00 AM until July 24, 2015 5:00 PM
The Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society is holding a Summer Academy from July-20-24 at the Liu Institute for Global Issues. The Summer Academy is designed to foster a comprehensive understanding of radicalization, terrorism, security and situates them in the context of a rapidly changing Canadian society. Registration Deadline is June 15.
Jul
8
2015
#theGoodMoneytalks - Out of Stock: Climate Change and BC's Seafood Prices
July 8, 2015 starting at 6:00 PM until July 8, 2015 7:30 PM
Come join a Vancity panel discussion featuring Liu Faculty Associate, Rashid Sumaila, to explore how climate change is depleting B.C.'s seafood supply.
Jun
22
2015
After Ebola - What have we learned?
June 22, 2015 starting at 3:00 PM until June 22, 2015 5:00 PM
A dialogue with Dr. Francis Kateh, Deputy Minister of Health and Chief Medical Officer of Liberia.
Apr
2
2015
Patrick Ochieng: A Journey in Extractives Activism in Kenya and Beyond
April 2, 2015 starting at 12:00 PM until April 2, 2015 1:30 PM
Join us for a talk by special international guest Patrick Ochieng, Founding Director of Ujamaa Center, a social justice non-governmental organization in Kenya.
Mar
21
2014
ICCLR International Lecture Series: Eric MacDonald
March 21, 2014 starting at 12:30 PM until March 21, 2014 2:00 PM
This series the guest lecturer will be Eric MacDonald, Senior Trial Lawyer, Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court The Hague.
Nov
4
2013
New Wave in African Cinema: Directors Roundtable
November 4, 2013 starting at 6:00 PM until November 4, 2013 10:00 PM
As part of the New Wave in African Cinema Film Series, the Liu Institute is pleased to present a Directors Roundtable.
Oct
3
2013
Resource Extraction, Land Ownership, and Internal Displacement
October 3, 2013 starting at 5:00 PM until October 3, 2013 7:00 PM
A public lecture about how natural resource extraction, concentration of land ownership, and drug trafficking are related to forced displacement and systemic marginalization of Black Colombians.
Jul
21
2013
Terrorism, Security and Society Summer Academy
July 21, 2013 starting at 8:00 AM until July 26, 2013 6:00 PM
The TSAS Summer Academy is a week-long program for graduate, post-doctoral students and junior policy makers in government, running July 21st – July 26th, 2013 at the Liu Institute for Global Issues, on the Vancouver Campus of the University of British Columbia.
May
10
2013
Give Peace a Chance: Peace Negotiations in Colombia and Turkey
May 10, 2013 starting at 12:00 PM until May 10, 2013 2:00 PM
A panel discussion on the conflict and peace processes in Colombia and Turkey.
May
1
2013
Becoming Evil: How Ordinary People Commit Genocide and Mass Killing
May 1, 2013 starting at 7:30 PM until May 1, 2013 9:30 PM
A lecture by Dr. James Waller, Cohen Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Keene State College, New Hampshire.
Mar
15
2013
Lost Causes: Agenda-Setting and Agenda-Vetting in Global Issue Networks
March 15, 2013 starting at 12:30 PM until March 15, 2013 2:00 PM
Presented by Professor Charli Carpenter, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Mar
1
2013
The Challenge of Democratization from Within: Rethinking Iran’s Green Movement and the Arab Spring
March 1, 2013 starting at 8:40 AM until March 1, 2013 5:00 PM
On the second anniversary of the Arab Spring and three years after the rise of Iran's Green Movement, this conference, with two keynote addresses and two panels, brings together a number of renowned experts on the Middle East to examine the problems and future prospects of democratization from within. Topics include the crisis in Syria, the effects of foreign intervention on these movements, the challenge of democratic transition in Egypt, Iran and more.
Feb
22
2013
A Dialogue with John Ruggie: CSR, Global Governance, and the Extractive Sector
February 22, 2013 starting at 12:00 PM until February 22, 2013 1:30 PM
Please join us for a dialogue with Professor John Ruggie, Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights and International Affairs at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and Affiliated Professor in International Legal Studies at Harvard Law School.
Feb
12
2013
Lobby Gallery Exhibit & Opening Night: Annunciation
February 12, 2013 starting at 4:30 PM until February 12, 2013 6:30 PM
An exhibit by David Gooderham.
Jan
22
2013
East Meets West: Three Lessons from the Arab Spring and Occupy Movement
January 22, 2013 starting at 5:00 PM until January 22, 2013 6:30 PM
Mojtaba Mahdavi, Liu Institute Visiting Fellow in Residence at Green College, will speak at Green College on the Arab Spring and Occupy Movement.
Jan
17
2013
PWIAS Wall Hour: Living Through Violence: Transitional Justice and the Everyday
January 17, 2013 starting at 12:30 PM until January 17, 2013 1:30 PM
Professor Erin Baines and Professor Pilar Riaño-Alcalá will discuss the myriad and complex ways those affected by violence improvise ways of living together again in the space of the everyday, a contribution to a field increasingly criticized for the disjuncture between state-led mechanisms and the lived realities of those afflicted.
Jan
14
2013
Human Trafficking: Philippine, Canadian and Global Context
January 14, 2013 starting at 5:30 PM until January 14, 2013 8:00 PM
Presented by the Philippine Studies Series. Refreshments at 5:30pm, Forum begins at 6:00pm.
Jan
7
2013
Post-Revolutionary Iran: Resisting Global and Regional Hegemony?
January 7, 2013 starting at 8:00 PM until January 7, 2013 9:00 PM
Mojtaba Mahdavi, Liu Institute Visiting Fellow in Residence at Green College, will speak at Green College on the development of Iran’s foreign policy.
Dec
5
2012
PeaceTalks #6: Eight Years of Critical Engagement in Northern Uganda: Learning the Hard Way
December 5, 2012 starting at 6:00 PM until December 5, 2012 7:30 PM
Presented by Lara Rosenoff Gauvin (Liu Scholar), as part of a PeaceGeeks project to help raise awareness on topics related to peace at personal, local and international levels.
Nov
1
2012
The Production and Penalization of the Precariat in the Neoliberal Age
November 1, 2012 starting at 4:00 PM until November 1, 2012 6:00 PM
Lecture by Loïc Wacquant, a Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, and Researcher at the Centre européen de sociologie et de science politique, Paris.
Oct
5
2012
Memories of War and Resistance: Women’s voices from the Colombian Caribbean coast
October 5, 2012 starting at 12:00 PM until October 5, 2012 2:00 PM
A dialogue about sexual violence, gender arrangements, and the social order imposed by illegal armed groups in one of the regions most impacted by war in Colombia.
Sep
20
2012
I don't cross borders - the borders come to me and I dance with them
September 20, 2012 starting at 5:00 PM until September 20, 2012 7:00 PM
A poet, playwright and refugee reflecting on the borders of transition and justice
Sep
17
2012
Food Security in Asia and the Pacific Symposium
September 17, 2012 starting at 8:45 AM until September 18, 2012 5:00 PM
Hosted in partnership with the Asian Development Bank and Canadian International Development Agency.
Sep
10
2012
Democratic transition in Egypt
September 10, 2012 starting at 2:00 PM until September 10, 2012 3:30 PM
A public lecture by His Excellency, Wael Aboulmagd, Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to Canada.
Jul
30
2012
New Dimensions of Human Security in Asia Pacific
July 30, 2012 starting at 9:30 AM until July 30, 2012 12:00 PM
A University of British Columbia and University of Tokyo Roundtable Discussion
Mar
2
2012
Big Data Meets Big Brother: The Political Economy of Cyberspace Controls
March 2, 2012 starting at 12:00 PM until March 2, 2012 1:30 PM
Join us for a talk by Ronald Deibert, Director, Citizen’s Lab and Canada Centre for Global Security Studies, and Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto.
Jan
13
2012
Overlooking Everyday Injustice with Global Justice
January 13, 2012 starting at 11:30 AM until January 13, 2012 2:00 PM
Presented by Professor Brooke Ackerly, Vanderbilt University
Jan
12
2012
Coltan, Advocacy, and Conflict Minerals in the Congo
January 12, 2012 starting at 12:00 PM until January 12, 2012 2:00 PM
Join us in a presentation on Coltan and other conflict mineral issues by Michael Nest, Congo researcher and author of the recently published "Coltan."
Oct
20
2011
Burma and Thailand Update
October 20, 2011 starting at 12:00 PM until October 20, 2011 1:30 PM
An informal discussion with Journalist Nelson Rand about current developments in both Burma and Thailand.
Sep
22
2011
Think Again: War
September 22, 2011 starting at 12:15 PM until September 22, 2011 2:30 PM
Presented by Professor Joshua Goldstein, School of International Service, American University.
Sep
20
2011
Blame Attribution, Civilian Casualties, and Support for Combatants in Wartime: Evidence from Afghanistan
September 20, 2011 starting at 12:00 PM until September 20, 2011 2:00 PM
Join us for the first seminar of the 2011-12 Simons Series in the Social Dynamics of Peace and Conflict.
May
9
2011
Lobby Gallery: Photography in a State of Exception: Documents of Contemporary War
May 9, 2011 starting at 4:00 PM until May 9, 2011 7:00 PM
Please join us for the opening of Allen Ball's immersive photographic exhibition.
Mar
31
2011
Human Security, NATO and the Middle East
March 31, 2011 starting at 12:30 PM until March 31, 2011 2:00 PM
A discussion on Canada's role in North Africa with Fen Osler Hampson and Paul Heinbecker
Mar
17
2011
***CANCELLED*** War on Human Rights? The Mexican Army under Calderón Regime
March 17, 2011 starting at 3:00 PM until March 17, 2011 4:30 PM
Presented by Enrique Gonzalez Ruíz, director of the graduate program of Human Rights at Mexico City’s Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM).
Mar
1
2011
A Guilty Pleasure: The Global Chocolate Economy and the Conflict in Côte d’Ivoire
March 1, 2011 starting at 12:30 PM until March 1, 2011 2:00 PM
Presented by Professor Bruce Broomhall, Visiting Research Fellow, Liu Institute for Global Issues; Professor of Law, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).
Dec
1
2010
Transplanting (International) Laws: Cultural and Traditional Implications in Africa
December 1, 2010 starting at 12:00 PM until December 1, 2010 1:30 PM
The Liu Institute's Global Health and Transitional Justice Networks, in partnership with Africa Awareness Initiative, present Veronica Fynn, with comment by Dr. Gloria Nne Onyeoziri & Laura Lee.
Nov
29
2010
War on Terror Interrogations: Lessons for Forensic Behavioural Clinicians
November 29, 2010 starting at 12:00 PM until November 29, 2010 1:00 PM
The W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics and the National Core for Neuroethics in partnership with the Liu Institute’s Global Health Network are pleased to present Dr. Steven Miles, Professor of Medicine and Bioethics at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis.
Nov
25
2010
Global Leadership: Perspectives of a former Refugee
November 25, 2010 starting at 5:00 PM until November 25, 2010 7:00 PM
The Africa Awareness Initiative, Liu Institute for Global Issues, WUSC, and Stand UBC present Veronica Fynn, speaking on "Women in War".
Nov
18
2010
Responding to International Human Rights Issues: The Role of the Public University and the Public Intellectual
November 18, 2010 starting at 7:00 PM until November 18, 2010 9:00 PM
In an upcoming UBC Town Hall, three UBC professors working at the interface of university research, international human rights and public life (law, education and journalism) will describe how they are responding to urgent international human rights issues.
Nov
8
2010
Arts as Activism: How the Arts Support Societies in Civil Conflict
November 8, 2010 starting at 7:30 PM until November 8, 2010 9:30 PM
Professor Erin Baines, with Liu Institute colleagues, Lara Rosenoff and Juliane Okot Bitek, feature in the Chan Centre Connects Series “Arts as Activism: The Transformative Power of the Arts in Society.”
Nov
2
2010
Exhibit Launch: Canada, Where Are You? Shaping our Future with Africa
November 2, 2010 starting at 6:30 PM until November 2, 2010 8:30 PM
The Africa Canada Accountability Coalition (ACAC) brings together academia, advocacy, art, photography, installations, media & technology, for an interactive exhibit that will explore stereotypes of Africa and their impacts.
Nov
2
2010
Workshop: "So, you want to 'save' Africa?"
November 2, 2010 starting at 1:00 PM until November 2, 2010 3:30 PM
The Africa Canada Accountability Coalition presents this student workshop, designed to build critical awareness among people involved in advocacy and fundraising
Oct
22
2010
Commerce and complicity: Corporate responsibility for human rights abuses as a legacy of Nuremberg
October 22, 2010 starting at 11:30 AM until October 22, 2010 1:00 PM
We to pleased to host Elizabeth Borgwardt (Washington University, St. Louis) as she discusses a recent paper on the topic of corporate responsibility for human rights abuses as a legacy of Nuremburg.
Oct
20
2010
Memory Traces of Ethnic and Gender Violence in Columbia’s Armed Conflict
October 20, 2010 starting at 12:00 PM until October 20, 2010 1:00 PM
Presented by Faculty Fellow Pilar Riaño-Alcalá, as part of the Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies Fall 2010 Public Lecture Series.
Oct
19
2010
From Curse to Cure? Natural Resources in Post-Conflict Liberia
October 19, 2010 starting at 5:00 PM until October 19, 2010 6:30 PM
Presented by the first Liu Institute Visiting Scholar in Residence at Green College, Wynet Smith.
Oct
19
2010
Explaining Variation in Wartime Sexual Violence: Evidence from Colombia
October 19, 2010 starting at 12:30 PM until October 19, 2010 2:00 PM
Presented by Elisabeth Wood, Professor of Political Science, Yale University.
Oct
13
2010
You Just Don't Understand! Ending Academic Turf Wars in International Development
October 13, 2010 starting at 5:00 PM until October 13, 2010 8:00 PM
UBC's NEW International Development Research Network (IDRN) & Liu Institute for Global Issues are pleased to invite you to the IDRN's official launch event.
Oct
5
2010
Human Rights, Haiti's Earthquake, and the International Community
October 5, 2010 starting at 3:30 PM until October 5, 2010 5:00 PM
Presented by Nicole Phillips, Attorney, Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti.
Sep
29
2010
The Public Benefit of Human Rights
September 29, 2010 starting at 5:00 PM until September 29, 2010 6:00 PM
Benefic, together with the UBC Faculty of Law and the Liu Institute for Global Issues invite you to a presentation by Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG. Welcome by Stephen Owen, QC, PC. Reception to follow, co-sponsored by the Australian High Commission, Ottawa.
Sep
17
2010
Crimes against humanity: History of a concept from the Armenian genocide to WWII
September 17, 2010 starting at 11:30 AM until September 17, 2010 1:00 PM
The Liu Institute is pleased to host Peter Holquist (University of Pennsylvania) as he discusses three stages in the emergence of the concept of "crimes of humanity".
Jul
21
2010
Australia & Canada: The Future of Middle Powers in the Asia-Pacific
July 21, 2010 starting at 12:00 PM until July 21, 2010 1:30 PM
Presented by Thomas Wilkins, Lecturer in the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Sydney, and Brian Job, Faculty Associate in Residence at the Liu Institute for Global Issues and UBC Professor of Political Science
May
25
2010
The Hour When the Ship Comes In: A Convention for Climate Change Displaced Persons
May 25, 2010 starting at 11:00 AM until May 25, 2010 12:30 PM
Presented by David Hodgkinson, Associate Professor in the Law School at the University of Western Australia.
May
12
2010
The Cutting Tradition: Insights into FGM
May 12, 2010 starting at 4:00 PM until May 12, 2010 6:00 PM
Join us for this film screening and discussion.
May
5
2010
Networking Justice: The Local and Global in Transition
May 5, 2010 starting at 10:00 AM until May 5, 2010 4:00 AM
The Transitional Justice Network is hosting a one-day workshop designed to promote interdisciplinary exchange and facilitate greater networking and collaboration on related research topics across three universities in Western Canada: SFU, UVic, and UBC. The workshop will be devoted to understanding indigenous, institutional, and creative approaches to transitional justice.
Mar
26
2010
Global Health and Human Security 2010
March 26, 2010 starting at 4:00 PM until March 28, 2010 3:00 PM
The International Relations Students Association (IRSA) and Médécins Sans Frontières UBC (MSF) present: Global Health and Human Security 2010.
Mar
23
2010
Poverty Capital: Microfinance and the Making of Development
March 23, 2010 starting at 12:00 PM until March 23, 2010 2:00 PM
The turn of the century has been marked by the emergence of a "kinder and gentler" project of development. From the recalibration of the World Bank as a "knowledge bank" committed to the eradication of poverty to the ambitious campaigns that imagine the "end of poverty," a new global order is in the making. Through ethnographic attention to the Washington D.C.-Wall Street complex, Professor Ananya Roy will examine the circuits of capital and truth that structure "millennial development." In particular, she will focus on microfinance, which is an active frontier of "creative capitalism." But microfinance is also the site of important experiments in poverty policy, from the massive civil society institutions of Bangladesh to the Hezbollah militia of Lebanon. It is thus implicated in the emergence of counter-geographies of development.
Jan
20
2010
Thinking Globally, Acting Globally: From here
January 20, 2010 starting at 2:00 PM until January 20, 2010 4:00 PM
Join us for a showcase of the Liu Institute’s Global Issues research, followed by discussion and a reception. Professors Benjamin Perrin, Natasha Affolder, and Erin Baines will briefly present their ongoing projects and discuss the impacts of their research.
Jan
18
2010
A Story to Tell and a Place for the Telling: Democratic Republic of Congo
January 18, 2010 starting at 7:00 PM until January 18, 2010 9:00 PM
The Africa Canada Accountability Coalition speak about the effects of war on women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the role that mining rights is playing in the current conflict.
Nov
26
2009
The Right to Adequate Housing: Global Issues, Local Action
November 26, 2009 starting at 5:30 PM until November 26, 2009 6:30 PM
The Dr Richard B. Splane Lecture presents Miloon Kothari, former UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, Commission on Human Rights, in a public lecture on the right to adequate housing.
Nov
26
2009
Mobilizing the Will to Intervene: Leadership and Action to Prevent Mass Atrocities
November 26, 2009 starting at 3:00 PM until November 26, 2009 4:30 PM
The Simons Foundation in partnership with the SFU Centre for Dialogue and Concordia University’s Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS) is convening the Vancouver launch of the MIGS report: Mobilizing the Will to Intervene: Leadership and Action to Prevent Mass Atrocities.
Nov
19
2009
Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Security Politics in the Middle East
November 19, 2009 starting at 12:30 PM until November 19, 2009 2:00 PM
The Liu Institute presents David Dewitt, Associate Vice-President Research & Professor of Political Science, York University
Nov
9
2009
Liu Migration Network, Film Screening: Wetback - The Undocumented Documentary
November 9, 2009 starting at 4:00 PM until November 9, 2009 6:00 PM
Arturo Perez Torres / Mexico, Canada / 2005 / 90 min
Oct
29
2009
Negotiating Peace against the Odds: From Northern Ireland to Palestine
October 29, 2009 starting at 7:30 PM until October 29, 2009 9:00 PM
An evening with General John de Chastelain and Stephen Owen
Oct
28
2009
The “Ocean Lady”: A New Challenge of Illegal Migration on Canada’s West Coast?
October 28, 2009 starting at 12:30 PM until October 28, 2009 1:30 PM
The arrival off the coast of Vancouver Island of 76 migrants aboard a ship falsely calling itself the “Ocean Lady” has prompted debate about Canada’s laws and policies surrounding illegal migration, human smuggling and the refugee-determination process. Experts from Canada and Australia will discuss issues raised by this case at a public forum.
Oct
20
2009
Simons Lecture Series - The Industrial Organization of Rebellion: The Logic of Coercion and Child Soldiering
October 20, 2009 starting at 4:30 PM until October 20, 2009 6:00 PM
The Simons Lecture Series in the Social Dynamics of Peace and Conflict presents Christopher Blattman, Yale University
Oct
19
2009
Simons Lecture Series - Child Soldiering: Myth and Reality
October 19, 2009 starting at 2:00 PM until October 19, 2009 3:30 PM
The Simons Lecture Series in the Social Dynamics of Peace and Conflict presents Christopher Blattman, Yale University
Oct
14
2009
ACAC Launch: NO MORE RAPE in the DR Congo
October 14, 2009 starting at 7:00 PM until October 14, 2009 9:00 PM
Oct
7
2009
Migration and Development: Perspectives from Governments of Countries of Origin and Migrant Associations
October 7, 2009 starting at 12:30 PM until October 7, 2009 2:00 PM
The Liu Institute and Metropolis BC present Oliver Bakewell, Research Officer, International Migration Institute
Sep
25
2009
International Paternalism: A Qualified Defense
September 25, 2009 starting at 12:00 AM until September 25, 2009 12:00 AM
A research seminar presented by Michael Barnett, Harold Stassen Chair of International Relations, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs & Adjunct Professor of Political Science, University of Minnesota.
Sep
22
2009
Overfishing, Ecosystem Justice and Somali Piracy
September 22, 2009 starting at 5:00 PM until September 22, 2009 6:30 PM
We invite you to attend this lecture by Mahamudu Bawumia, Visiting Scholar, and U. Rashid Sumaila, Director, Fisheries Centre
Sep
21
2009
Genocide in World History
September 21, 2009 starting at 12:00 PM until September 21, 2009 1:30 PM
We invite you attend this lecture by Professor Ben Kiernan, Yale University.
Sep
14
2009
Reconciling Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Proliferation: Challenges and Responses
September 14, 2009 starting at 12:30 PM until September 14, 2009 2:00 PM
The Liu Institute for Global Issues and the Centre of International Relations present Lawrence Scheinman.
Jun
22
2009
Iran Post-Elections Discussion Panel
June 22, 2009 starting at 3:00 PM until June 22, 2009 4:30 PM
A panel discussion with leading activists and scholars on post Iranian presidential election unrest
May
4
2009
Working With Government in Justice, Policing, and Security
May 4, 2009 starting at 9:00 AM until May 5, 2009 4:30 PM
Metropolis BC, the Liu Institute for Global Issues and Public Safety Canada present this 2-day workshop, which aims to help build capacity for research on Justice, Policing and Security issues by graduate students and faculty, especially by encouraging communication between government and the research community, and also across different sectors of academe.
Apr
14
2009
Causal Mechanisms and Civil War
April 14, 2009 starting at 12:30 PM until April 14, 2009 2:00 PM
The CIR and the Liu Institute present Jeff Checkel, Professor of International Studies and Simons Chair in International Law and Human Security
Mar
30
2009
Afghanistan and the Changing Nature of Armed Conflict
March 30, 2009 starting at 9:30 AM until March 30, 2009 12:00 PM
As part of "On the Edges of Conflict", a conference addressing International Humanitarian Law and the changing nature of armed conflict, the Canadian Red Cross and UBC’s Liu Institute for Global Issues, Centre of International Relations, and Faculty of Law present this expert panel discussion on Afghanistan. The panellists will paint a broad picture of the current challenges during armed conflict from a legal, operational and humanitarian perspective, present their general observations and answer questions from the public.
Mar
27
2009
A United Nations Emergency Peace Service to Prevent Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity
March 27, 2009 starting at 3:30 PM until March 27, 2009 5:00 PM
The Liu Institute for Global Issues and the Simons Centre present Professor Saul Mendlovitz, Rutgers Law School-Newark.
Mar
25
2009
Shadow Boxing: How PMC's are changing modern warfare
March 25, 2009 starting at 6:30 PM until March 25, 2009 9:30 PM
A free screening of the documentary Shadow Company, examining the ethical issues posed by the use of private military contractors in armed conflict. The screening will be followed by a public discussion with the film’s producer Remy Kozak.
Feb
12
2009
Nuclear Disarmament: Is It Closer Than We Think?
February 12, 2009 starting at 12:00 PM until February 12, 2009 2:00 PM
The Liu Institute for Global Issues presents: Professor Wade Huntley, Simons Centre for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Research.
Jan
22
2009
Nuclear Disarmament: Is It Closer Than We Think?
January 22, 2009 starting at 12:00 PM until January 22, 2009 2:00 AM
Professor Wade Huntley, Director, Simons Centre for Disarmament and Non-proliferation Research, is the speaker at the Canadian International Council's (CIC Vancouver Branch) first luncheon for 2009.
Nov
13
2008
On the ground in Afghanistan
November 13, 2008 starting at 7:00 PM until November 13, 2008 9:00 PM
A discussion with three people in our community who have lived and worked in Afghanistan - and on Canada’s role there.
Oct
23
2008
Canada’s Task Force 1-07: Turning Point for Kandahar?
October 23, 2008 starting at 12:30 PM until October 23, 2008 2:00 PM
The Centre of International Relations and the Liu Institute for Global Issues Presents: Lee Windsor
Oct
14
2008
Orbital Crossroads: Does Canada Need a Space Policy?
October 14, 2008 starting at 12:00 PM until October 14, 2008 2:00 PM
The Canadian International Council presents: Prof. Wade Huntley.
This question is at the crux of the policy debate in Ottawa. Prof Huntley will outline the history, the tension between the US and multilateral cooperation and between security and commercial interests. He will address the Radarsat episode and future directions for the Canadian Government.
Sep
4
2008
Defining Success in Afghanistan - Perspectives from the Canadian Ambassador
September 4, 2008 starting at 12:30 PM until September 4, 2008 2:00 PM
The Liu Institute for Global Issues and the Centre of International Relations Presents: Ambassador Arif Z. Lalani
May
13
2008
Research and Experience in Afghanistan: Will the legitimate government be established or eroded?
May 13, 2008 starting at 1:00 PM until May 13, 2008 2:30 PM
Centre for International Relations and the Liu Institute present: Daisaku Higashi, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Political Science
Apr
22
2008
Books on “fragile states” showcased in Vancouver
April 22, 2008 starting at 4:00 PM until April 22, 2008 7:00 PM
The North-South Institute, UBC Press and the Liu Institute for Global Issues invite you to the Vancouver launch of two major titles on conflict prevention and peacebuilding.
Apr
10
2008
Peace Girl - A Fundraiser for Northern Uganda
April 10, 2008 starting at 5:00 PM until April 10, 2008 9:00 PM
Co-sponsored by: UBC's Centre for Women's and Gender Studies, Women's and Gender Studies Undergraduate Program, Department of Anthropology, Africa Awareness, International Relations Students Association, Liu Institute for Global Issues
Mar
13
2008
Inga Björk-Klevby Lecture on Human Settlements
March 13, 2008 starting at 3:30 PM until March 13, 2008 4:30 PM
Inga Björk-Klevby, Assistant Secretary General, UN Habitat, and Deputy Executive Director United Nations Human Settlements Program, UN Habitat, Nairobi
Mar
13
2008
In Their Own Words: Human Rights Research with Refugees and Internally Displaced People
March 13, 2008 starting at 12:30 PM until March 13, 2008 2:00 PM
The Liu Institute for Global Issues and Centre of International Relations Present: Anita Ho, Department of Philosophy UBC
Mar
12
2008
Do We Still Need the World Bank?
March 12, 2008 starting at 8:30 AM until March 12, 2008 10:00 AM
Dr. Paul Collier will keynote the plenary session of the Student-Led Colloquium on the World Bank and it's influence on poverty reduction.
Mar
11
2008
Dr. Paul Collier discusses Commodity Booms and Poverty Alleviation
March 11, 2008 starting at 7:30 PM until March 11, 2008 9:30 PM
Dr. Paul Collier joins UBC's Celebrate Research Week to discuss two of his recent works, "Managing Commodity Booms: Lessons of International Experience" and "Poverty Reduction in Africa". UBC experts will discuss and respond to Dr. Collier's research findings.
Mar
11
2008
The Liu Institute hosts Paul Collier, author of best-seller, "The Bottom Billion"
March 11, 2008 starting at 1:30 PM until March 11, 2008 3:30 PM
Dr. Paul Collier’s research focuses on the causes and consequences of civil war, the effects of aid, and the problems of democracy in low-income and natural-resource-rich societies. In addition to the usual academic outputs, his work has had substantial policy impact. In the past year Dr. Collier has been the senior adviser to the Right Honourable Tony Blair’s Commission on Africa, addressed the General Assembly of the UN, given a seminar at 10 Downing St. , and been invited to meet with Condoleezza Rice on her recent UK visit.
Feb
4
2008
Living With Landmines
February 4, 2008 starting at 12:00 AM until February 12, 2008 12:00 AM
Portraits of Cambodians - Photographed by V. Tony Hauser. Click on the title to see viewing times.
Dec
7
2007
Making Peace with the Lord's Resistance Army: Insiders' Reflections
December 7, 2007 starting at 12:30 PM until December 7, 2007 2:00 PM
The Justice and Reconciliation Project, Liu Institute for Global Issues presents: His Highness David Onen Acana II, Mr. Michael Otim, and Dr. Erin Baines.

Please RSVP to: letha.victor@ubc.ca

Dec
5
2007
Social Production of Health in an Era of Globalization: … and what this has to do with Human Security
December 5, 2007 starting at 12:30 PM until December 5, 2007 2:00 PM
The Liu Institute for Global Issues presents: Jerry Spiegel
Nov
26
2007
Japan’s Nuclear Policy
November 26, 2007 starting at 12:30 PM until November 26, 2007 2:00 PM
A Public Lecture by Dr. Mitsuru Kurosawa
Nov
19
2007
Turning Point in Nuclear Relations?
November 19, 2007 starting at 12:00 PM until November 19, 2007 1:30 PM
The Liu Institute for Global Issues, and the Simons Centre for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Research Present Robert Anderson, Professor of Communication at Simon Fraser University
Nov
14
2007
Armed and Dangerous? Humanitarian Norms in the Age of Private Security & Military Companies
November 14, 2007 starting at 12:30 PM until November 14, 2007 2:00 PM
The Liu Institute presents Professor Benjamin Perrin, UBC Faculty of Law.
Nov
13
2007
India’s Debated Nuclear Status
November 13, 2007 starting at 12:30 PM until November 13, 2007 2:00 PM
CIR, Liu, and Simons Centre Present Karthika Sasikumar
Oct
24
2007
CIR presents Jeffrey Checkel
October 24, 2007 starting at 12:30 PM until October 24, 2007 2:00 PM
Transnational Politics and Civil War
Oct
11
2007
Michael Ignatieff - Building Citizenship
October 11, 2007 starting at 12:30 PM until October 11, 2007 2:00 PM
Michael Ignatieff is a prominent author, academic, and Member of Parliament. Mr. Ignatieff is the former director of the Carr Centre for Human Rights and Policy at Harvard University.
Oct
10
2007
CIR Presents Beth Greener-Barcham
October 10, 2007 starting at 12:30 PM until October 10, 2007 2:00 PM
The Rise of International Policing Activities
Sep
17
2007
Lt. Commander Bill Kuebler on Omar Khadr: The Forgotten Canadian at Guantanamo Bay
September 17, 2007 starting at 4:30 PM until September 17, 2007 6:00 PM
In cooperation with the Centre of International Relations, the Liu Institute for Global Issues and the UBC Faculty of Law.
Sep
17
2007
Ramesh Thakur - Responsibility to Protect - and Prosecute?
September 17, 2007 starting at 12:00 PM until September 17, 2007 1:30 PM
In responding to the problem of atrocities against civilians, Dr. Thakur argues, the twin tasks are to protect the victims and punish the perpetrators.
Sep
14
2007
Why should we rebuild? Assessing the ethical dilemmas in post-conflict reconstruction
September 14, 2007 starting at 12:30 PM until September 14, 2007 2:00 AM
Jennifer Welsh is a Professor of International Relations and a Fellow of Somerville College at University of Oxford.
May
30
2007
Join Us In Supporting War-Affected Young Mothers of Northern Uganda
May 30, 2007 starting at 12:00 AM until May 30, 2007 12:00 AM
Fundraiser to assist war-affected young mothers in northern Uganda.
Mar
29
2007
Deborah Campbell: Iran's Generation Next
March 29, 2007 starting at 2:30 PM until March 29, 2007 5:00 PM
Today's Iranian youth are challenging authority, tuning into global youth culture, and transforming the Islamic Republic. Journalist and UBC adjunct professor Deborah Campbell spent six months traveling throughout Iran to explore one of the world's youngest and least understood nations. In discussing Iran's post-revolution "baby boom," she will explore the blog phenomenon, malls vs. mosques, and the underground socio-sexual revolution that reflects an educated populace disillusioned with Islamic theocracy. Accompanied by slide photographs, she will address the Iranian view of the nuclear issue and how the US-Iran conflict threatens to undermine the "quiet revolution" transforming Iran.
Mar
19
2007
James Fearon: "Iraq's Civil War"
March 19, 2007 starting at 1:00 AM until March 19, 2007 1:00 AM
This informal seminar and question/answer session will focus on Dr. Fearon’s recent article in Foreign Affairs (March/April 2007), "Iraq’s Civil War."
Mar
13
2007
Iran's Nuclear Ambitions: A Comprehensive Analysis
March 13, 2007 starting at 5:00 PM until March 13, 2007 7:00 PM
This public symposium was convened at the conclusion of the “Iran in the World: the Nuclear Crisis in Context” two-day conference, in order to disseminate some of the insights and conclusions reached from the deliberations. The symposium expert panelists included Dr. Ali Nayeri, Dr. Houchang Hassan-Yari, Dr. Houshang Amirahmadi and Mr. James Devine.

Presentation Videos
Mar
11
2007
Iran Nuclear Crisis in Context and Beyond
March 11, 2007 starting at 7:00 PM until March 13, 2007 7:00 PM
Iran’s nuclear aims, and international resistance to them, emerge from the convergence of several unique historical and contemporary forces. Yet the complex sources Iran’s nuclear ambitions remain poorly appreciated and satisfactory resolution of these tensions depends on taking the full breadth of their circumstances fully into account. Towards these ends, the Simons Centre at the University of British Columbia will convene a two-day conference to explore the particular historical, regional, social and political contexts of Iranian motivations for pursuing nuclear technologies in order to enhance discussion in Canada and elsewhere on appropriate responses. The conference will gather 15 leading experts from Canada, the United States and Europe including Canadian government representatives: A detailed executive summary, along with the conference participant biographical summaries are attached.
Mar
8
2007
Frontline: News War
A film screening and discussion with Lowell Bergman

March 8, 2007 starting at 12:00 AM until March 8, 2007 12:00 AM
Drawing on more than 80 interviews with key figures in the print, broadcast and electronic media, and with unequalled, behind-the-scenes access to some of today's most important news organizations, FRONTLINE correspondent Lowell Bergman examines the
Mar
8
2007
Lowell Bergman
Failed States and the War on Terror

March 8, 2007 starting at 12:00 AM until March 8, 2007 12:00 AM
Lowell Bergman is an investigative reporter with The New York Times, the Reva and David Logan Distinguished Professor at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, and a producer and correspondent for the PBS documentary series Frontline. He was
Mar
6
2007
The Media and the Rwanda Genocide
March 6, 2007 starting at 12:00 AM until March 6, 2007 12:00 AM
News media played a crucial role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide. Domestic hate media fuelled the killing, while international news organizations largely downplayed or misconstrued events. In a talk drawn from the collection of papers he edited, Prof. Al
Feb
14
2007
Fatal Transitions? From Conflict Diamonds to Peace Diamonds in Sierra Leone
February 14, 2007 starting at 12:00 AM until February 14, 2007 12:00 AM
Diamonds have been portrayed as a driving factor in Sierra Leone's decade long conflict, leading to the 'Fatal Transactions' international campaign against 'conflict diamonds'. Since 1999 international aid agencies have spend about 10 million dollars
Jan
26
2007
Dr. Payam Akhavan - Iran, Human Rights and the Nuclear Question: What are the connections?
January 26, 2007 starting at 12:00 AM until January 26, 2007 12:00 AM
In an original analysis of the Iranian nuclear question, Professor Akhavan examines the close inter-relationship between the threats posed by Iran’s foreign policy and the internal repression of human rights, and proposes a re-evaluation of Wes
Jan
10
2007
Canada's Arctic Under Siege: Climate Change, Sovereignty and the Northwest Passage
January 10, 2007 starting at 12:00 AM until January 10, 2007 12:00 AM
Climate change is causing the loss of around 300,000 square kilometres of Arctic sea-ice each year. The disappearing ice will soon create a feasible international shipping route through the Northwest Passage, raising profound challenges for Canadian
Nov
28
2006
Dr. Kanti P. Bajpai
New Nuclear Cooperation with India

November 28, 2006 starting at 12:00 AM until November 28, 2006 12:00 AM
In July 2005, the United States decided to commence cooperation with India on nuclear issues. While there has been much debate about the implications of this decision for US national security and for global nonproliferation, we know very little about
Nov
10
2006
Steve Staples
"Missile Defence: Round One"

November 10, 2006 starting at 12:00 AM until November 10, 2006 12:00 AM
An insider’s account of how and why Canada said no to George W. Bush – and why the missile defence issue won’t go away.
Nov
6
2006
Calculated Risks? Scientific Expertise and the Problem of Missile Defense, 1957-2005
November 6, 2006 starting at 12:00 AM until November 6, 2006 12:00 AM
Missile defense systems have been represented as anything from a 'peace shield' to a trigger for nuclear war. What role can 'science' play in adjudicating such controversial claims about the relationship between technology and international security?
Sep
19
2006
Perspectives on Peace and Reconstruction in Aceh, Indonesia
September 19, 2006 starting at 12:00 AM until September 19, 2006 12:00 AM
Located on the Northwestern tip of the island of Sumatra, Aceh has been home to a succession of violent conflicts over the past 150 years. The current conflict, which began in 1976, was widespread by the fall of Suharto in 1998. After periods of di
Sep
13
2006
Canadian National Launch of Landmine Monitor Report 2006
September 13, 2006 starting at 12:00 AM until September 13, 2006 12:00 AM
Mines Action Canada
invites you to
The Canadian National Launch of the Landmine Monitor Report 2006
Please join us for the Canadian launch and presentation of Landmine Monitor Report 2006 Major Findings and Key Develop
Aug
29
2006
"Cooperation in Contention: The Evolution of ASEAN Norms"
August 29, 2006 starting at 12:00 AM until August 29, 2006 12:00 AM
This paper explores the dynamics of security cooperation within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Since the Asian economic crisis in 1997, enthusiasm for ASEAN’s model of regional cooperation has waned. As member states strugg
Jul
13
2006
WADE HUNTLEY: Implications of the North Korean Missile Tests
July 13, 2006 starting at 12:00 AM until July 13, 2006 12:00 AM
The Simons Centre and the Centre for International Relations are proud to sponsor a lunch hour seminar with Dr. Wade Huntley, Director, Simons Centre who will be speaking on, Implications of the North Korean Missile Tests.
Jun
21
2006
Robert Lawson - Human Security and Cities Roundtable Discussion
June 21, 2006 starting at 12:00 AM until June 21, 2006 12:00 AM
The Canadian Consortium on Human Security (CCHS) is pleased to present another event in the Human Security Dialogue series.
May
4
2006
HUGH GUSTERSON: What happened to Nuclear Weapons?
May 4, 2006 starting at 12:00 AM until May 4, 2006 12:00 AM
Hugh Gusterson, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Science and Technology Studies, MIT, will be giving a talk entitled, What Happened to Nuclear Weapons?
May
3
2006
CAROLYN McASKIE: From Peacekeeping to Peacebuilding in Central Africa: One Minor Success with Major Consequences
May 3, 2006 starting at 12:00 AM until May 3, 2006 12:00 AM
Carolyn McAskie, Special Representative of the Secretary General and Head of the UN Peacekeeping Operation in Burundi will be giving a talk on he peacekeeping mission in Burundi.
May
2
2006
AMITAV ACHARYA: Human Security, Transnational Dangers, and Multilateralism
May 2, 2006 starting at 12:00 AM until May 2, 2006 12:00 AM
Amitav Acharya, Deputy Director and Head of Research, Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, will be giving a talk entitled, Human Security, Transnational Dangers, and Multilateralism.
Apr
27
2006
T.V. PAUL: The Tradition of Non-Use: Nuclear Taboo in World Politics
April 27, 2006 starting at 12:00 AM until April 27, 2006 12:00 AM
T.V. Paul, James McGill Professor of International Relations,
Department of Political Science, McGill University will give a talk on The Tradition of Non-Use: Nuclear Taboo in World Politics.
Apr
19
2006
JOANNA SPEAR: Improving Human Security Through Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration
April 19, 2006 starting at 12:00 AM until April 19, 2006 12:00 AM
Dr. Joanna Spear, Director of the US Foreign Policy Institute and Adjunct Professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University (Washington, DC) will be giving a talk at the Liu Institute.
Oct
7
2004
Policing the High Seas:
The Proliferation Security Inititative

October 7, 2004 starting at 12:00 AM until October 7, 2004 12:00 AM
Dr. Michael Byers is a candidate for the Liu Institute Director post. In connection with the candidate selection process he will be making 2 presentations to which you are cordially invited. The first presentation is based on his research on the Prol
Sep
14
2004
The International Dynamics of Internal Displacement:
Protection as an Emerging Norm

September 14, 2004 starting at 12:00 AM until September 14, 2004 12:00 AM
Phil Orchard (Department of Political Science, UBC) will be the first speaker in the Centre of International Relation's fall colloquium. His paper, The International Dynamics of Internal Displacement: Protection as an Emerging Norm, will be pr
Feb
26
2004
Book Launch: Reigns of Terror
February 26, 2004 starting at 12:00 AM until February 26, 2004 12:00 AM
Dr. Patricia Marchak is launching her new book, Reigns of Terror. Her book looks at the conditions that underlie state-sponsored crimes against humanity in the Ottoman Empire in Armenia, the USSR in the Eastern Ukraine, Nazi Germany, Cambodia
Feb
9
2004
Wrong Turns:
US Nuclear Policy and the Global War on Terror

February 9, 2004 starting at 12:00 AM until February 9, 2004 12:00 AM
Dr. Wayne Huntley (Hiroshima Peace Institute) will be speaking on his topic Wrong Turns: US Nuclear Policy and the Global War on Terror
Nov
20
2003
The Stabilization and Recontruction of Afghanistan Using Their 3-D Approach:
Diplomacy, Development and Defence

November 20, 2003 starting at 12:00 AM until November 20, 2003 12:00 AM
Department of Foreign Affairs & International Trade (DFAIT), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) & Department of National Defence (DND) are presenting senior reps from these federal departments to discuss Canada's ongoing involvement in
Nov
18
2003
Bosnia, Rwanda: Dealing with the Past
November 18, 2003 starting at 12:00 AM until November 18, 2003 12:00 AM
Dr Patricia Marchak, Centre of International Relations UBC, will give a talk entitled Bosnia, Rwanda: Dealing with the Past.
Nov
13
2003
Curbing Human Rights Violations By Non-State Armed Groups
November 13, 2003 starting at 12:00 AM until November 15, 2003 12:00 AM
A conference organized by the Armed Groups Project with the support of the Rockefeller Foundation and the Centre of International Relations, Liu Institute, at the University of British Columbia.
Nov
10
2003
Engaging North Korea:
Hard Choices, Next Steps

November 10, 2003 starting at 12:00 AM until November 10, 2003 12:00 AM
Prof. Kyung-Ae Park (University of British Columbia), and Erich Weingartner (York University), will give a talk entitled Engaging North Korea: Hard Choices, Next Steps.
Nov
3
2003
The Challenges to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime and the International Response
November 3, 2003 starting at 12:00 AM until November 3, 2003 12:00 AM
Dr JD Yuan, Monterey Institute of International Studies, will give a talk entitled The Challenges to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime and the International Response.
Oct
22
2003
Perspectives on Security and Defence in the South Pacific Region and Southeast Asia
October 22, 2003 starting at 12:00 AM until October 22, 2003 12:00 AM
Rear Admiral Peter McHaffie, Chief of the Royal New Zealand Navy, will give a talk entitled Perspectives on Security and Defence in the South Pacific Region and Southeast Asia.
Oct
20
2003
Iraq and New International Fault-Lines in International Relations
October 20, 2003 starting at 12:00 AM until October 20, 2003 12:00 AM
Dr David Malone, President of the International Peace Academy, will give a talk entitled Iraq and New International Fault-Lines in International Relations.
Oct
7
2003
Caught in the Crossfire:
Youth and Armed Groups in War-Torn Countries

October 7, 2003 starting at 12:00 AM until October 7, 2003 12:00 AM
Lama Mugabo, MA, will give a talk entitled Caught in the Crossfire: Youth and Armed Groups in War-Torn Countries.
Sep
23
2003
The Promise and Limits of Collaborative Human Security
September 23, 2003 starting at 12:00 AM until September 23, 2003 12:00 AM
Dr Sorpong Peou (Sophia University), will give a talk entitled The Promise and Limits of Collaborative Human Security.

Sep
19
2003
Old Europe, New Europe, Which Europe?
European Enlargement and Security

September 19, 2003 starting at 12:00 AM until September 19, 2003 12:00 AM
The Centre of International Relations and UBC Institute for European Studies are pleased to host a one-day symposium on:Old Europe, New Europe, Which Europe?
European Enlargement and Security
Sep
8
2003
Iran: Evolution, Revolution, Explosion?
September 8, 2003 starting at 12:00 AM until September 8, 2003 12:00 AM
Prof. Maurice Copithorne, (UBC Law), will give a talk entitled Iran: Evolution, Revolution, Explosion?
May
4
2003
Human Security in Northern Uganda:
Current Conditions and Future Prospects

May 4, 2003 starting at 12:00 AM until May 4, 2003 12:00 AM
Dr. Erin Bains, a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow at the CIR, will give a talk on Human Security in Northern Uganda: Current Conditions and Future Prospects.
Apr
30
2003
Roundtable on Rwanda:
Never Again?

April 30, 2003 starting at 12:00 AM until April 30, 2003 12:00 AM
The Liu Institute invites you to an inter-disciplinary roundtable on the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. Featuring a keynote address by the Hon. Dr. Lloyd Axworthy.
Apr
2
2003
The Hard Path to Peace in Afghanistan
April 2, 2003 starting at 11:00 PM until April 2, 2003 11:00 PM
Dr. Seddiq Weera from the Centre of Peace Studies, McMaster University will host a seminar on The Hard Path to Peace in Afghanistan.
Mar
17
2003
An Agenda for Peace:
The Role of Multi-lateral Institutions in a World in Crisis

March 17, 2003 starting at 12:00 AM until March 17, 2003 12:00 AM
You are invited to join Dr. Lloyd Axworthy at a Public Forum hosted by the Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia.

Boutros Boutros-Ghali will be speaking on An Agenda for Peace: The Role of Multi-lateral Institution

Feb
20
2003
Disarmament vs Managed Proliferation
February 20, 2003 starting at 12:00 AM until February 20, 2003 12:00 AM
Dr. Jennifer Allen Simons, President of the Simons Foundation and Director of the Simons Centre for Peace & Disarmament Research at the Liu Institute, will discuss Canada’s foreign policy priorities from a human security perspective and some o
Jan
22
2003
Fuelling War:
Extractive Sectors and Armed Conflicts

January 22, 2003 starting at 12:00 AM until January 22, 2003 12:00 AM
Philippe Le Billon, Associate Professor at UBC and Liu Institute Associate, will examine the multiple relationships existing between extractive sectors and armed conflicts, ranging from corruption to the violation of UN sanctions. It will also anal
Jan
18
2003
The United Nations and Global Security
January 18, 2003 starting at 12:00 AM until January 19, 2003 12:00 AM
The United Nations and Global Security conference was a two-day event organized by the Centre of International Relations, Liu Institute, at the University of British Columbia to discuss the role of UN policy action in global security.
Jan
15
2003
International Justice Architecture and Human Security: A Counter-Terrorism Strategy
January 15, 2003 starting at 12:00 AM until January 15, 2003 12:00 AM
Robert Adamson, Law & Policy Advisor at the Liu Institute will discuss elements of an International Justice Architecture and how it is a critical element of any response to international terrorism.

Jan
14
2003
The War in Columbia
January 14, 2003 starting at 12:00 AM until January 14, 2003 12:00 AM
Symposium on The War in Columbia.
Sep
25
2002
Towards Adaptive Environmental Conflict Resolution:
Lessons From Canada And Chile

September 25, 2002 starting at 12:00 AM until September 27, 2002 12:00 AM
A conference co-sponsored by The Liu Institute for Global Issues, The Faculty of Agricultural Scienes, The Canadian International Development Agency, The Centre for Environmental Research and Planning, CIPMA, Chile and the generous support of the Int
May
3
2002
State Terrorism and Crimes Against Humanity in Contemporary Society
May 3, 2002 starting at 12:00 AM until May 4, 2002 12:00 AM
The objective of this conference is to consider whether there are common causes behind state terrorism. We are bringing together some of the world's top scholars who have studied particular cases of states committing crimes against their own citizens
Apr
11
2002
The Environment and Security:
Placing the Environmental Agenda in the Realm of Foreign Policy

April 11, 2002 starting at 12:00 AM until April 12, 2002 12:00 AM
The purpose of this conference is to introduce a new way of thinking about the environment, governance and foreign policy. The basic postulate is that that foreign policy is foremost about maintaining national security, and environmental problems may
Feb
14
2002
Development, Conflict and Peacebuilding: Responding to the Challenge
February 14, 2002 starting at 12:00 AM until February 15, 2002 12:00 AM
The overall objective of the conference is to highlight and advance development cooperation approaches to conflict prevention and peacebuilding that will maximize Canada's contribution to the global effort. The program aims to look in some depth at b
May
18
2001
European Security and Transatlanticism at the Beginning of the 21st Century:
The Role of Canada

May 18, 2001 starting at 12:00 AM until May 19, 2001 12:00 AM
The aim of the workshop is to evaluate the emerging European security order, and examine Canadian interests and policy options with respect to the new NATO, the development of European defence capacities, the challenges posed by nuclear weapons, prol
Apr
5
2001
The International Ethics of Security
April 5, 2001 starting at 12:00 AM until April 7, 2001 12:00 AM
This workshop will be composed of an interdisciplinary group of internationally recognised scholars from Canada, the United States, Europe, and the Middle East, who possess relevant expertise in history, international law, philosophy, and political s
Feb
15
2001
Consultation on the Impact of National Missile Defense on Global Nuclear Policy
February 15, 2001 starting at 12:00 AM until February 17, 2001 12:00 AM
The arguments among politicians, media pundits, the military, and the attentive public concerning the feasibility and advisability of constructing an American national missile defense system, and the even more complex debates concerning its possible
Mar
4
2000
UBC Student Conference on International Security
March 4, 2000 starting at 12:00 AM until March 4, 2000 12:00 AM
This Institute conference annually brings together over 60 students representing 8 BC universities and colleges for a one-day session of panel discussions and debates on contemporary international security issues. This year's conference examined the
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