On 5 February, MIGS Fellow Naomi Kikoler moderated a panel discussion titled “Religious Persecution 75 Years after the Holocaust” organized by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and 21Wilberforce. A video of the conference is available on the Museum’s website.
- On 12 February, MIGS hosted the Canadian International Council (Montreal Branch) and the Chaire Raoul Dandurand at L'Université du Québec à Montréal for a round table event titled “Les Frontières De Trump”, moderated by MIGS Project Coordinator Marie Lamensch.
- On 13 February, MIGS hosted a talk organized by the Canadian International Council in Montreal and the CERIUM (Université de Montreal) titled “Un Canada ambitieux sur la scène internationale: un rôle pour nos citoyens” featuring former Ambassador to Venezuela, Ben Rowswell. A recording of the event is available here.
- On 14 February, MIGS staff and MIGS Fellow Michael Petrou took part in a closed-door event titled “Contributions to Democracy Support: Past and Future” hosted by Centre for International Peace and Security Studies at McGill University, the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and the Canadian International Council.
- On 24 February, MIGS delivered a training course on social media and digital diplomacy for Canadian diplomats and staff at Global Affairs Canada at the Canadian Foreign Service Institute.
- On 26 February, MIGS’ Digital Fellow Joana Cook was invited to the London House of Lords with Baroness Mary Goudie to discuss her book A Woman's Place: US Counterterrorism Since 9/11.
- On 28 February, MIGS co-sponsored the event “Tibet and International Law: Challenging China’s False Historical Narrative on Tibet”, in collaboration with the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights, the University of Ottawa’s Human Rights Research and Education Centre, the U.S. National Endowment for Democracy, the Canada Tibet Committee and the MacDonald Laurier Institute.
- On 2 March, MIGS organized an event with the President of the World Uyghur Congress titled “The Persecution of Uyghurs and the Risks of Coronavirus”. Following his talk at MIGS, Dolkun Isa, the president of the World Uyghur Congress, appeared on Radio Canada’s show Desautels Le Dimanche about China’s detention camps and the risks of the Coronavirus. La Presse also published an article about his talk titled “Coronavirus: les exilés ouïghours craignent le pire pour leurs proches en Chine."
- On 4 March, MIGS’ Fellow Naomi Kikoler took part in the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom hearing on citizenship laws and religious freedom.
- On 5-6 March, MIGS participated in consultations organized by ElementAI and the World Economic Forum on minimizing trade-offs in technology for good.
- On 9 March, MIGS, in collaboration with the Chaire Raoul Raoul-Dandurand at L'Université du Québec à Montréal, hosted a book launch titled “Fencing in Democracy” with authors Margaret E. Dorsey and Miguel Díaz-Barriga.
- On 10 March, MIGS co-hosted an event titled “AI Ethics: Disinformation and how it spreads” with the Montreal AI Ethics Institute.