FEBRUARY 17, 2022 - Book Launch | What Lies Ahead?

The Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC) is pleased to partner with Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS) and iAffairs to present this virtual event:

Book Launch | What Lies Ahead? Canada's Engagement with the Middle East Peace Process and the Palestinians

Join us for the launch of this edited book exploring Canada’s foreign policy relationship with the Palestinians and the Middle East Peace Process (MEPP). Canada was intensively involved from 1992 to 2000 in peacebuilding as a mediator in the multilateral part of the MEPP, as chair of the Refugee Working Group, and sponsor of Track II negotiations. This changed after a mid-2000s discursive and policy shift, when Canada withdrew from the politics of Israel-Palestine peacebuilding and took a strong partisan stance in favour of Israel.

Join some of the contributing authors from the book for a discussion of the evolution in Canada’s policy, and what it means for Canadian engagement in the region today and moving forward.

Thursday, February 17, 2022
Event in English. | Free and open to all.

RSVP required to receive the link: REGISTER HERE.

About the Speakers

Timea Spitka is a Fellow at Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and conducts research on intervention in violent conflicts, gender, Global Responsibility to Protect (R2P), children in conflict and human security. Dr. Spitka has also worked for several international organizations including for the United Nations and Oxfam in Europe and the Middle East.

Michael Atallah is a Senior Middle East Analyst at the Privy Council Office of the Government of Canada with a specialisation on the Levant and the Persian Gulf. He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and an MA from the University of London King’s College in the Department of War Studies. Atallah also worked on the Middle East Peace Process at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) on the Palestinian refugee issue. Atallah has extensively travelled and lived in the Middle East, and frequently lectures on the history and politics of the Middle East at universities and public venues, including teaching graduate courses at Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA).

The panel will be moderated by Emma Swan, Ph.D. candidate at uOttawa, and facilitated by HRREC Fellow and researcher Jeremy Wildeman, co-editors of the book What Lies Ahead?

The Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC) is celebrating its 40th anniversary during the academic year 2021-2022! This event is part of a diverse and rich programme developed to highlight this major milestone. #CREDP40HRREC

Book launch - drawing of a stack of books.
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