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Events in "Regional Security" research area
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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 Collierís 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 Blairís 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.
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.
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 ďIran in the World: the Nuclear Crisis in ContextĒ 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.

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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
Iranís nuclear aims, and international resistance to them, emerge from the convergence of several unique historical and contemporary forces. Yet the complex sources Iranís 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.
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
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 ASEANís model of regional cooperation has waned. As member states strugg
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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
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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