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[OPIRG-EVENTS] NGO Iraq Forum 18 March

from: "CPCC" <cpcc@web.ca>
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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.

8:30    Registration

9:00    Welcome
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

3:00-3:15       Break

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

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Ottawa, Canada


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