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Newsletter - May 2019

May 2, 2019
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Source: MIGS

Announcements

Save the date: On 3 June, MIGS in partnership with Amnistie Internationale, the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights and the Canadian International Council Montreal are organizing #RightsCity 2019. Confirmed speakers and moderators include Roméo Dallaire, Irwin Cotler, Jeremy Kinsman, Adama Dieng, Michael Abramowitz, Jennifer Welsh, Debra Arbec, Joanna Vrakas, Bessma Momani, Shaparak Shajarizadeh, and Yang Jianli. To register see here.
 

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April 7-8

MIGS took part in a number of initiatives to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsis in Rwanda. MIGS helped coordinate an event organized by Page Rwanda in Montreal at which Marie Lamensch spoke. MIGS in partnership with the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights co-organized a panel discussion at the Canadian Senate featuring, amongst others, MIGS Senior Distinguished Fellow Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire. MIGS founder Frank Chalk attended the official ceremony in Kigali. 

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Upcoming Events

May 3

MIGS in partnership with the Conseil des Relations Internationales de Montréal will host a discussion with Canadian Minister of Defence Harjit Sajjan. Click here to register.


Recent events

 

April 3

  • MIGS hosted “Old Hatreds in a New World: A Panel Discussion on Online Antisemitism” featuring Steve McDonald, director of policy and strategic communications for the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), Alyssa Blanc (CIJA) and James Rubec (Cision Canada).
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Recent Events

April 3

  • MIGS hosted “Old Hatreds in a New World: A Panel Discussion on Online Antisemitism” featuring Steve McDonald, director of policy and strategic communications for the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), Alyssa Blanc (CIJA) and James Rubec (Cision Canada).

                      

April 5

  • MIGS organized the Human Rights and Artificial Intelligence Forum at Concordia University’s new 4th SPACE. Speakers included Enzo Maria Le Fevre Cervini (Italy Digital Agency), Tanya O’Carroll (Amnesty International), Tara Denham (Global Affairs Canada), Abhishek Gupta (Montreal AI Ethics Institute) and Zach Devereaux (Nexalogy Environics). For review of what was discussed, please read this article in The Concordian.

April 23

  
April 24

  • MIGS in partnership with Concordia’s Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling sponsored a workshop on the Columbian Truth Commission

April 28

  • Executive Director Kyle Matthews and MIGS youth fellow Levon Mouradian attended a ceremony commemorating the 104th anniversary of the Armenian genocide organized by the Armenian National Committee of Canada.  

Advocacy

April 3

  • MIGS participated in a press conference announcing a municipal motion tabled by Ensemble Montréal leader Lionel Perez and opposition councilor Marvin Rotrand asking Montreal to join a Canada-wide campaign demanding an end to the genocide against Myanmar’s Rohingya minority.

April 12

  • MIGS in partnership with the Rohingya Human Rights Network endorsed a motion tabled by Senator Marilou McPhedran at the Canadian Senate urging the government to invoke the genocide convention to hold Myanmar to its obligations and to seek provisional measures and reparations for the Rohingya.

In the media

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April 4

  • MIGS fellow Eloge Butera spoke about the Rwandan Genocide against the Tutsis in an interview with Radio Canada. “

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April 8

  • MIGS Digital Fellow Karine Pontbriand spoke to Radio Canada’s 24/60 about cyber threats and the upcoming Canadian election.

April 9

  • MIGS Fellow Brent Beardsley appeared on CBC radio show The Current to discuss the genocide against the Tutsis in Rwanda.

April 12

  • Marie Lamensch spoke on the Swiss radio show Tout un monde about the current protests in Sudan.

April 13

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April 17

  • Lieutenant General Romeo Dallaire was featured in a video on Canada’s global leadership by Canada’s Permanent Mission to the U.N.

April 20

April 22

  • As part of the Brussel DiploCamp, Kyle Matthews gave an interview on AI and diplomacy to the USC Center on Public Diplomacy.

April 23

April 25

  • Phil Gurski published a new podcast on the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka.

April 26

 

 



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