Human Rights, Refugees, and Security:

The Role of the UN and Global Citizens



Wednesday, June 15, 2016

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Room 570, Fauteux Hall

Human Rights Research and Education Centre

University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law

Want to learn more about the Syrian refugees?

… about the geopolitics of the spreading migratory crisis?

… about what is happening in Ottawa and nearby to help refugee families?

Come hear our panel of experts discuss what is happening and what can be done to help resettle Syrian families fleeing violence in the Middle East

Dr. Rouba Al-Fattal, on Seeking Peace in the Region, Support for the Refugees and Preventing

Violent Radicalization

Professor, University of Ottawa and expert on Middle East and Arab Politics

Louisa Taylor, on the Community Response to Global Crisis

Co-founder and Director of Refugee 613, a grassroots coalition of agencies and individuals

supporting Ottawa’s response to the global refugee crisis

Refugee 613: Refugee 613 is co-ordinating Ottawa’s response to the global refugee crisis. It is a non-partisan project working to help ordinary citizens, settlement agencies, sponsorship groups, immigration lawyers, fundraisers and local institutions maximize efficiency and minimize duplication. It works to give the public reliable information on local and global efforts, and inspire others to step up for refugee relief.

Human Rights Research and Education Centre: The Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC) was created in 1981 and comprises researchers from the Faculties of Law, Social Sciences and the Arts at the University of Ottawa. The HRREC organizes numerous events and participates in various initiatives to raise awareness of different human rights issues in Canada and internationally and offers a number of online courses. Its academic, graduate student and community members benefit from a dynamic bilingual and bi-juridical environment, placing a particular emphasis on public policy and social justice. Working in partnership with our parent organization, the National Office of the United Nations Association in Canada (UNA-Canada), the UNAC-NCRB is one of the largest and most vibrant branches of UNA-Canada.

About the National Capital Region Branch

Active for over sixty years, the National Capital Region Branch of the United Nations Association in Canada (UNAC-NCRB) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting change locally that radiates across Canada to international levels. We do this by engaging with the public and other community and national organizations to educate and participate in the goals set forth by the United Nations.

The National Capital Region Branch works to connect the citizens of the Ottawa – Gatineau Region with the work of the United Nations by:

  • Fostering mutual understanding, goodwill, and co-operation between the people of Canada and those of other countries
  • Providing information about, and stimulating public interest in, the United Nations and its various agencies
  • Engaging public interest and discussion on international concerns; and,
  • Promoting the study and role of Canada’s international relations as a member of the United Nations and its related agencies


Contact us!

NCR Branch, UN Association in Canada

Suite 300, 309 Cooper Street, Ottawa, ON K2P 0G5

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