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Peacebuilding: Negotiate, Organize, Intervene

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Optional pre-conference reception: Monday, October 21 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the John McCrae Gallery

Conference: Tuesday, October 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Barney Danson Theatre 

Attend four fascinating panel discussions about the role of negotiation, organization and intervention in peacebuilding as prominent voices in the field engage in lively discussions. The conference is in English with simultaneous translation in French.

9 a.m.
Negotiating for Peace
Senator Landon Pearson, OC
Long-time children’s rights advocate

General John de Chastelain, OC
Chairman of the Independent International Commission on Decommissioning (Northern Ireland)

Dr. Ramin Jahanbegloo
York University professor and winner of the 2009 Peace Prize from the United Nations Association in Spain

10:30 a.m.
Morning break

11 a.m.
Organizing for Peace
Ms. Lucie Edwards
Former Chief Strategist and Head of the Office for Transformation, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (1976–2009)

Senator Douglas Roche, OC
Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament (1984–1989) and International Chairman of the Middle Powers Initiative  (1998–2008)

Mr. Brian Rice
Associate Professor of Education at the University of Winnipeg

12:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m.
Intervening for Peace
Gen. Andrew Leslie
Former Chief of Transformation and Chief of the Land Staff, presently co-chair of the Liberal International Council of Advisors

Ms. Peggy Mason
Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament (1989–1994)

Mr. Paul Heinbecker
Director of the Laurier Centre for Global Relations, former permanent representative of Canada to the United Nations

3 p.m.
Afternoon break

3:30 p.m.
Youth Panel
Dr. Amber Lloydlangston
Curator of Peace – The Exhibition

5 p.m.
Event ends



This conference is presented by the Canadian War Museum, the Wilfrid Laurier University Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies (LCMSDS), the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) and Canadian Voice of Women for Peace. The War Museum wishes to thank EMBASSY, Canada’s Foreign Policy Newspaper, for their media support of the conference.

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