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Newsletter - October 2019

October 10, 2019
Source: MIGS


  • On 1 October, MIGS signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Montreal’s Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence.


  • On 21 October, MIGS’ Executive Director Kyle Matthew will attend the Club de Madrid's  Policy Dialogue on Artificial Intelligence in Madrid, Spain. Over thirty former heads of states and government officials will be present to discuss the shift of artificial intelligence from the technological sphere to the field of global governance. You can learn more about the Policy Dialogue here.

Upcoming Events

  • 24 October, MIGS will host an event titled “Prévenir la radicalisation violente: l’approche du CAPREV” with guests from the Centre for Help and Care for anyone concerned by violent extremism and Radicalization (CAPREV) in Belgium. The Centre will discuss their approach to providing support to those concerned about violent extremism. If interested in attending the event, please email

  • 4-6 November, MIGS will send a delegation to the Global Counterterrorism Forum in Montreal.

Recent events

October 8

October 6

  • MIGS co-hosted the Vietnamplify Conference 2019: Solutions and Actions against Human Rights Violations. Marie Lamensch took part in one of the panel discussions on the current state of human rights in Vietnam and its region.

October 3

  • MIGS attended the International Symposium “Opening up to the Americas to better protect human rights and committing to reconciliation” at the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation. Margarette May Macaulay, president of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, delivered the keynote address.

October 4

  • MIGS, is partnership with Concordia's Department of History, organized the event “Who killed Dag Hammarskjöld” featuring Dr. Maurice Vaïsse.

October 1

September 26

September 25

  • MIGS’s Senior Distinguished Fellow Roméo Dallaire received the 2019 Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship at a ceremony held in Toronto. He was introduced on stage by MIGS’ Fellow Eloge Butera.

September 20

  • MIGS hosted the event titled “North Korea and International Peace”, where Canada’s former Ambassador to South Korea, Marius Grinius, discussed global efforts to bring about peace in the Korean Peninsula.

September 17

  • MIGS Digital Fellow Joana Cook launched her new book, A Woman’s Place: US Counterterrorism Since 9/11, at King’s College London.

In the media

September 16

September 20

  • MIGS’ Senior Distinguished Senior Fellow Romeo Dallaire spoke to about Canadian foreign policy.

September 25

September 30

  • MIGS Fellow Fannie Lafontaine was quoted in this article about the Viens Report Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain public services in Québec. She also spoke to Radio-Canada’s Midi Info about the report.

October 3

October 5

  • In a letter to The Times editor, Joana Cook argued that persons affiliated with ISIS should be repatriated, face the full extent of the law, & chance to rehabilitate.
  • Fannie Lafontaine appeared on Radio-Canada’s show “Les faits d’abords” about the lack of attention given to indigenous women in the Viens Report.

October 6

October 7

October 8

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