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[OPIRG-EVENTS] NGO Iraq Forum 18 March
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Humanitarian Responses to War in Iraq
The Centre for Security and Defence Studies, Carleton University, and the
Canadian Peacebuilding Coordinating Committee cordially invite you to a
forum discussion on humanitarian requirements and interventions in response
to the outbreak of war in Iraq.
Date: March 18, 2003 Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Auditorium, Ottawa Public Library, Main Branch, 120 Metcalfe St.
(corner Laurier), Ottawa.
Professor David Carment, Centre for Security and Defence Studies, Carleton
University, and Gerry Barr, Canadian Council for International Cooperation
9:15 10:45am The War and Legal Issues: UN Charter requirements, rules of
armed conflict, IHL implications for field workers
Moderator: Fergus Watt, World Federalists of Canada
· Lai-Ling Lee, Médecins sans frontières
· Susan Johnson, Canadian Red Cross
· Peggy Mason, Group of 78
10:45 11:00 Break
11:00 -12:30 pm Current conditions within Iraq
Moderator: Corey Levine, Human Rights specialist
· Bill Janzen, Mennonite Central Committee
· Debbie Grisdale, Physicians for Global Survival
12:30 1:30 pm: Lunch
1:30 - 3:00 pm Warfare: Impacts and consequences, regional repercussions
Moderator: (to be confirmed)
· Major David Last, Royal Military College
· Sarmad Saeedy, Analyst and Journalist
3:15-4:45 Emergency preparedness: managing food, shelter, medicine,
and sanitation, IDP and refugee flows
Moderator: Kathy Vandergrift, WorldVision Canada
· Kevin McCort, CARE Canada
· Susan Johnson Canadian Red Cross
· Pierre Beaudet, Alternatives
Dr. Peter Stockdale
Conflict Prevention Working Group
Canadian Peacebuilding Coordinating Committee
CoSumma International Consultants Incorporated
Suite 4 - 327 Frank Street
Voice: (613) 731-6805
Facsimile: (613) 238-2610
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