Ottawa Roundtables Present: The Changing Face of Canadian Internationalism

With the Lt.-Gen. the Hon. Roméo Dallaire, Senator, Canadian Senator and retired Canadian Army Lieutenant-General

Canada is undergoing dramatic changes domestically, which is having an effect on our international engagement. Traditionally known as the peacekeepers and proponents of international justice, what are we known as today?

About Lt.-Gen. the Hon. Roméo Dallaire.

Senator Dallaire has a distinguished career in the Canadian military, achieving the rank of Lieutenant-General. He served as force commander of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda in 1993-1994. His experiences there became the subject of the book Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda, which was awarded the Governor General's Literary Award for Non-Fiction in 2004. He currently serves as a Canadian senator. His most recent book, They Fight Like Soldiers; They Die Like Children - the Global Quest to Eradicate the Use of Child Soldiers, introduces the child soldier phenomenon and provides solutions to eradicate it, a mission to which Senator Dallaire has committed the rest of his life. In addition to his publications and Senatorial duties, Senator Dallaire is dedicated to the prevention and elimination of genocide and other mass atrocities, and to the Canadian Forces, including veteran's rights and mental health issues.


Time & Location

Monday September 10, 2012 7:00–9:00 p.m
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP Board Room
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Ottawa, ON K1P 1C3
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