Newsletter - September 2019
- Distinguished Senior Fellow Gen. Roméo Dallaire received this year’s Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship.
- Distinguished Senior Fellow Gen. Roméo Dallaire is also the 2019 recipient of the Unifor Nelson Mandela Award.
- MIGS Fellow Joana Cook published a new book titled “A woman’s place: U.S. counterterrorism since 9/11” (Hurst-Oxford University Press. August 2019.)
- MIGS would like to welcome its four new Youth Fellows Thelma Guerin, Sooraya Peerally, Antonin Tremblay and Gaby Dickins.
- On 20 September, MIGS will host an event titled “North Korea and International Peace”, where Canada’s former Ambassador to South Korea, Marius Grinius, will discuss global efforts to bring about peace in the Korean Peninsula.
- On 26 September, MIGS will host a panel discussion titled “Canada’s response to China’s Uyghur Crisis” with Canadian-Albanian historian and writer Dr. Olsi, China expert and scholar Dr. Charles Burton and Uyghur activist Rukiya Turdush.
- On 1 October, MIGS will be live broadcasting the Munk Debate on Canadian Foreign Policy, in partnership with the Canadian International Council.
- On 6 October, MIGS is co-hosting the Vietnamplify Conference 2019: Solutions and Actions against Human Rights Violations.
- On 8 October, MIGS, in partnership with the Canadian International Council, will host “The Crisis in Venezuela: a discussion with Venezuelan Ambassador to Canada”, with Venezuela’s Ambassador to Canada Orlando Viera-Blanco.
- In partnership with Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Montreal, MIGS hosted an event titled “80th anniversary of World War II: Montrealers Remember”.
- MIGS hosted a live webcast titled “The counter-ISIS coalition: Diplomacy and security in action”.
- Concordia University organized the event “An evening with the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti”. The discussion was moderated by Aphrodite Salas, Assistant Professor in the Department of Journalism.
- MIGS’ Executive Director Kyle Matthew signed “The GLOBSEC Democracy Declaration”.
- MIGS, as a member of the Alliance for Peacebuilding, signed a letter addressed to Congress titled “47 Organizations Urge Congress to Prevent Possible Rescission of Foreign Aid Funds”.
In the media
● MIGS Fellow Ewelina Ochab published an article on Forbes titled “Standing with the people of Hong Kong for human rights and democracy”.
● MIGS Fellow Phil Gurski published a new piece in The Hill Times titled “A lack of trust in security agencies makes us less safe.”
● Kyle Matthews was interviewed for an article titled “Ouïghours : au Xinjiang, un lent et silencieux «génocide culturel” published in Libération.
● Ewelina Ochab published an article in Forbes titled “The murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia and the Issue of Corruption in Malta”.
● Ewelina Ochab gave a TEDTalk titled “Beyond equality: How should we aid survivors of genocide?” She spoke about a project on human dignity she has been working on called “Human Dignity for Everyone Everywhere”.
● Kyle Matthews was interviewed by Global News about “Why accused ISIS war criminals shouldn’t just be one country’s problem – the case for international tribunals”.
● Phil Gurski published an article in The Hill Times titled “State terrorism is making a comeback.”
● Kyle Matthews wrote an article for CBC titled “Jihadi Jack shouldn’t be one country's problem. We need an international response.”
● Kyle Matthews was interviewed in an episode of The House - CBC Radio titled “The 'Jihadi Jack' debate: Who has a right to come back to Canada?”.
● MIGS Fellow Andrei Serbin Pont is interviewed for an article titled “Alberto Fernández to break with Macri’s approach to Venezuela crisis, if elected” published by the Buenos Aires Times.
● Ewelina Ochab published an article on Forbes titled “Five Reasons The World Needs A Wake-Up Call On Religious Persecution”.
● MIGS Fellow Ewelina Ochab published an article on Forbes titled “Giving the voice to the victims and survivors of terrorism”.
● Kyle Matthews was interviewed in the article “We're doing nothing': Canada could be a leader in handling its foreign fighters, but isn't, say experts” published by National Post.
● MIGS was mentioned in the CJN article “Montreal should honor Elie Wiesel: city councillor”.
● Kyle Matthews was quoted in The Globe and Mail article “Canada criticizes U.K. move to strip ‘Jihadi Jack’ of British citizenship”.
● Ewelina Ochab published an article on Forbes titled “Nearly two million people in India are to be deprived their citizenship”.
● MIGS Fellow Michael Petrou published an article on OpenCanada.org titled “The high stakes in Hong Kong’s battle for democracy”.
● Phil Gurski published a new piece in The Hill Times titled “Why Canada should not be in a hurry to re-embrace Saudi Arabia.”
● Youth Fellow Patrick Groeneveld-Meijer published an opinion piece for the CBC titled “There’s no easy path forward in Canada’s dispute with China, but there is a moral one”.