International Security in 2018: Canadian Responses to Contemporary Challenges
We would like to invite you to attend the joint conference organized by the Royal Canadian Military Institute (RCMI) and Women in International Security Canada (WIIS-Canada). The theme of the conference is International Security in 2018: Canadian Responses to Contemporary Challenges. The event will take place at the Institute’s facilities at 426 University Avenue, Toronto .The conference focuses on contemporary challenges that are arising in global security in the twenty-first century and discusses how Canada will need to address them. It will cover a broad spectrum of topics, including new technologies and its impacts on national security, gendered environment and sexualized violence in the Canadian security sector, and Canada’s feminist foreign and security policy.
Date: April 24, 2018 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Royal Canadian Military Institute, 426 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Registration details: Students 45$ Professionals 100$ Includes a supper reception
Special guest: Rear-Admiral Jennifer Bennett, Director General, Canadian Armed Forces Strategic Response Team on Sexual Misconduct
1300-1315 Welcome and Opening Remarks
Caroline Leprince, Interim Executive Director of WIIS-Canada, and Dr. Michael Hoare, President of the RCMI
1315-1430 Panel One: New Technologies and National Security
Moderator: Melinda Mansour, Director, Centre for National Security Studies at the Canadian Forces College
Dr. Alex S. Wilner, Assistant Professor of International Affairs at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University
Namja Sultana, Director of Planning and Programs at Hydro Ottawa, with responsibility for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Protection
1430-1545 Panel Two: Gendered Environments and Sexualized Violence in the Canadian Security Sector
Moderator: Caroline Leprince, Interim Executive Director of WIIS-Canada
Rear-Admiral Jennifer Bennett, Director General, Canadian Armed Forces Strategic Response Team on Sexual Misconduct
Assistant Commissioner Barbara Fleury, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Executive Director of the Canadian Police College
1545-1615 Health Break
1615-1730 Panel Three: Feminist Foreign Policy and Security
Moderator: Dr. Sandra Whitworth, York University
Dr. Leah Sarson, SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellow, Dickey Center for International Understanding, Dartmouth College
Caroline Delany, Director, Planning and Deployments Division, Peace and Stabilization Programs, Global Affairs Canada
1730-1815 Networking Break
1815-1915 Buffet-style Dinner
1915-1945 A Conversation with Rear-Admiral Jennifer Bennett, hosted by Dr. Barbara Falk, Canadian Forces College
1945 Closing Remarks by Dr. Stéfanie von Hlatky, Chair of the Board, WIIS-Canada
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WHAT: The Future is Feminist – International Women’s Day 2017
WHERE: Library and Archives Canada Auditorium (395 Wellington Street, Ottawa ON)
WHEN: March 8, 2017, Doors Open at 6:00 PM
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