Newsletter - October 2019
- 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.
- MIGS, in partnership with the Canadian International Council, hosted “The Crisis in Venezuela: a discussion with Venezuelan Ambassador to Canada”, with Venezuela’s Ambassador to Canada Orlando Viera-Blanco. A recording of the talk is available here.
- 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.
- 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.
- MIGS, is partnership with Concordia's Department of History, organized the event “Who killed Dag Hammarskjöld” featuring Dr. Maurice Vaïsse.
- MIGS Fellow Diego Osorio gave a talk at the Chaire Raoul Dandurand at the Université du Quebec à Montreal titled “La crise climatique et le futur des conflits.”
- MIGS hosted 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Phil Gurski wrote an article in The Hill Times titled “A small victory in the war against violent hate or a slippery slope to censorship?”
- MIGS’ Senior Distinguished Senior Fellow Romeo Dallaire spoke to OpenCanada.org about Canadian foreign policy.
- Phil Gurski wrote an article in the Globe and Mail titled “What if we can’t prosecute returning terrorist ‘foreign fighters?”
- 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.
- Phil Gurski published an article in The Hill Times titled “Haters gotta hate, hate, hate on Bernier.”
- 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.
- MIGS Fellow Ewelina Ochab published an article in Forbes titled “Who Will Address The Issue Of Mass Atrocities In North Korea?.”
- Phil Gurski published an article in The Hill Times titled “What role, if any, will security issues play in the 2019 election campaign?”
- MIGS Fellow Dr. Andre Gagné is quoted in a Présence article titled “Élections: faut-il craindre la droite religieuse au Canada?”
- MIGS Fellow Ewelina Ochab published an article in Forbes titled “In Iran, Religious Minority Children Are To Stay Silent If They Want To Study.”
- MIGS Fellow Michael Petrou wrote an article for OpenCanada titled “Parties pitch Canadians on foreign policy ideas, but a grander strategy still missing.”
- MIGS Fellow Marty Castro was interviewed on TwentyThirty, “On Purpose with Marty Castro: A Life Less Ordinary.”