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[OPIRG-EVENTS] Preventing the Causes of War
---------- Conference announcement ----------
> McGill Student Pugwash Conference, Winter 2001
> "Preventing the Causes of War"
> This March 10th, McGill Student Pugwash is holding a conference on
> "Preventing the Causes of War". The conference will be attended by
> participants from Canadian universities and NGOs, and will feature invited
> speakers, panel discussions, and a closing round table discussion.
> The conference is being funded by a grant from the Canadian Centre
> for Foreign Policy Development, and the principal goal is to come up with
> constructive proposals for Canadian foreign policy, specifically
> Canada's military and humanitarian involvement in international conflicts.
> (And to prove we're not kidding around, we'll be giving the resulting
> proposals straight to the Canadian government!)
> To date we have speakers from McGill, Concordia, U of T, Cornell, the
> United Nations, Project Ploughshares, Canadian Pugwash, and more.
> We are eager to hear from people who:
> - are interested in helping out with the ongoing organization
> - would like to attend, and want to be kept informed
> - know a speaker we absolutely must invite (hurry on this though!)
> To get involved, or if you have questions or suggestions, please
> contact us at email@example.com.
> This is a great chance to learn more about Canadian foreign policy
> its effects around the world, and to help form proposals which will
> actually be submitted to your government.
> We look forward to seeing you there!
> -McGill Student Pugwash
> ---------- Tentative conference outline ----------
> Date: 9:00-6:30, Saturday March 10, 2001 (with an additional student
> session Sunday March 11)
> Place: McIntyre Medical Building, 3655 Drummond
> McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
> - Saturday:
> - 9:30-10:00: Opening speaker: Overview of Canadian foreign policy, with
> emphasis on constraints & priorities
> - 10:15-11:45: Panel 1: Crisis areas
> - South Asia
> - Balkans
> - Sub-Saharan Africa
> - 12:00-1:30: Panel 2: Weapons technology
> - SDI: peacetime military policy as a cause of war
> - Nuclear disarmament
> - Chemical & biological weapons
> - 1:30-2:45: Lunch!
> - 2:45-4:15: Panel 3: "Voices from the field" - NGOs & other hands-on
> - Project Ploughshares
> - UNHCR (United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees)
> - MSF (Medecins Sans Frontieres)
> - 4:30-6:30: Round table discussion: Canada's role
> - Speakers discuss, make proposals, field audience questions/comments
> - Sunday:
> - 11:00-2:00: Student/participant workshop, to discuss and add to
> Saturday's proposals
> ---------- Pugwash information ----------
> McGill Student Pugwash is a student branch of Pugwash, an
> international organization dedicated to promoting the responsible use of
> science and technology. Pugwash was awarded the 1995 Nobel Peace Prize
> its nuclear disarmament campaign. You can read more about the
> international organization at www.pugwash.org, and about the McGill branch
> at ssmu.mcgill.ca/pugwash.
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