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Newsletter - January 2020

January 20, 2020
Source: MIGS


  • On 15 April, MIGS will co-host the 2nd annual  Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights Forum in partnership with Element AI and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Forum will take place under the patronage of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. To register for the event, please click here.


  • MIGS is pleased to announce its new youth fellows: Karen Rubbo, Lauren Salim, Clémentine Blateau and Jasmine Dhalla.

Upcoming Events


  • On 24 January, MIGS will co-sponsor an event titled, “Remembering the Holocaust, Conveying its Lessons” at the Canadian Parliament with the Association of Canadian Studies and the Canadian Senate to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and extermination camp
  •  At the end of January, MIGS will participate in a twitter chat with the Helen Clark Foundation to discuss the Christchurch Principles.

Recent events

Past Events

  • On 9 December, MIGS hosted an event titled “25 years later- the rebirth of Kigali,” where two leading African experts, Njeri Cerere and Vincent Rwigamba, talked about the evolution of the City of Kigali since the 1994 Rwanda genocide.


  • On 9 December, MIGS hosted “Rwanda's lessons for humanity,” in partnership with Véhicule Press, to commemorate the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of Genocide. The event featured Christine Magill, genocide survivors Bertin Muhizi and Marie Josée Gicali, United Nations peacekeeping veteran Sammy Sampson and Frank Chalk, Professor of History at Concordia University.

  • On 11 December, MIGS co-hosted the Canada Launch of the Global Terrorism Index, in partnership with the Institute for Economics and Peace and the Professional Development Institute at University of Ottawa. A video of the launch is available on CPAC. CPAC also interviewed MIGS Fellow Phil Gurski.


  • On 15 January, MIGS hosted an event titled “Human rights, China and the future of democracies.”   Panelists Margaret McCuaig-Johnston, Sherap Therchin, Benjamin Fung and Dilmurat Mahmut discussed China and human rights, including Tibet, the Uighurs, Hong Kong, and 5G.

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