Thu, Feb 06, 2014: Building Peace in the 21st Century: Reflections over 30 years

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Join us for a free public lecture at 7-9pm on Thursday February 6th, 2014 in Room 179 (west end of the building on the ground floor) at University College, 15 King’s College Circle, Toronto, ON by:

Peggy Mason, Formerly Canada’s Ambassador for Disarmament

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Building Peace in the 21st Century: Reflections over 30 years

Bio

Peggy Mason’s career highlights diplomatic and specialist expertise in the field of international peace and security, with a particular emphasis on the United Nations, where she served as Canada’s Ambassador for Disarmament from 1989 through 1994. Since 1996 Mason has been involved in many aspects of UN peacekeeping training, including the development of ground-breaking principles on the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of former fighters. As a regular trainer and exercise developer, she also brings the UN political/diplomatic perspective to a range of NATO and EU training exercises to help prepare military commanders for complex, multidisciplinary peace and crisis stabilization operations. Since 2002 Mason has been a Senior Fellow at The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) at Carleton University, where she also chairs the Advisory Board of the Canadian Centre for Treaty Compliance (CCTC). Since 2004 she has been Chair of the Board of Directors of Peacebuild, a network of Canadian NGOs engaged in all aspects of peace-building. A graduate and gold medallist of the University of Ottawa Faculty of Common Law, Peggy Mason was inducted into its Honour Society in September 2003.

About this lecture series
Click here for full list of the 2013/2014 Vital Discussions of Human Security lecture series events: http://www.scienceforpeace.ca/vital-discussions-of-human-security-fall-2013-spring-2014
Click here for videos from previous lectures: http://www.youtube.com/user/Science4Peace

Co-Sponsored by University College Health Studies Programme, Canadian Pugwash Group, Science for Peace and Voice of Women for Peace.



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