Responsibility to protect: Is it working?
With Nichola Malim Hall
The concept of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) was developed in response to the genocide in Rwanda and the deliberate targeting of civilians in Kosovo and Srebrenica. Since these crises, a series of governmental and non-governmental initiatives have focused on reconciling traditional notions of state sovereignty with the moral imperative to act -- with force if necessary -- in the face of genocide and crimes against humanity. The Canadian government established the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty (ICISS) in September 2000, and the first R2P resolution was adopted by the UN General Assembly in July 2009. Despite the obvious moral force of this initiative, there are many concerns about its implementation.
About Nichola Malim Hall
Nichola Malim Hall retired eight years ago from directing adult education programs at the University of British Columbia. She is an alumni of UBC, having completed both a batchelor's and a master's degree (specialising in public policy) in Political Science as a mature student, while raising two sons. She has had a variety of careers, including publishing broadcasting and social planning, and has lived and worked in England, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East, as well as Canada. In 2008 she won a YWCA Woman of Distinction Award for her volunteer activities. A past-president of Family Place, the Social Planning and Research Council of B.C. and From Grief to Action, she now sits on several boards, does some public speaking, and is particularly interested in citizen participation.
Free event with limited seating, so please register.
Wednesday, May 23
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
RSVP: Karinweidner@shaw.ca or call: 604-551-1822
2016 Summer Conference
The Canada Project
Identity, Citizenship, and Nationhood in a Changing World
August 5-7, 2016
The YMCA Geneva Park Conference Centre, Orillia, ON
2016 Public Policy Award and GalaMonday April 11, 2016
Hart House, Toronto, ON
Enjoy provocative discussions and celebrate award recipient Dr. Anne Golden