Dear fellow members and friends, On Monday, Nov. 28, at 4:00 PM (EST), the University of Ottawa will host a lecture byPaul Meyer on “Nuclear Threats and Canada’s Disarmament Diplomacy”. A reception will follow at 5:30, for those attending in person, at which he will receive an award for his work. Paul Meyer is a former Canadian diplomat but still active on the international stage as well as in Canada. Notably, he has been working with the UN on several frontiers as an expert on emerging risks, where technology and geopolitics are a potentially dangerous mix for the future. For more details on the issue and to register to attend virtually or in person, please see below. Yours, Shane Roberts (President)National Capital Region Branch (NCRB), United Nations Association in CanadaOn behalf of NCRB’s Executive Committee: Tara-Marie Andronek (Past President), Georgina Bencsik, and Barb Darling, and associates Laura Bradbury and Madison Kennedy-Jones. View this email in your browser
Nuclear Threats and
Canada’s Disarmament DiplomacyGuest Lecture by Paul Meyer, Former Canadian Ambassador for DisarmamentYou are invited to attend a lecture (in-person or via Zoom) by Paul Meyer, Former Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament. The CNWC Distinguished Achievement Award will be presented by Canadians for a Nuclear Weapons Convention to Mr. Meyer at the reception.
This hybrid event will be held in-person and will also be streamed online via Zoom.
Presented by Canadians for a Nuclear Weapons Convention
and the Centre for International Policy Studies at the University of Ottawa Monday, 28 November 2022
4:00 pm EST start time
followed by a reception at 5:30 pm
University of Ottawa
Room 12102, Desmarais Building
55 Laurier Avenue East
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has ushered in a period of exceptional geo-political tensions and given rise to reckless threats of nuclear weapon use. Is the 77-year nuclear “taboo” likely to be broken and what are the implications for the global nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament regime of these developments? What role can Canada play in de-escalating nuclear brinkmanship and reviving arms control and disarmament diplomacy? Paul Meyer, this year’s recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award from Canadians for a Nuclear Weapons Convention (CNWC), will speak to these themes and engage in discussion of them.
Paul Meyer, Adjunct Professor of International Studies, Simon Fraser University, a Director of the Canadian Pugwash Group and former Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament