Past BCCIC sponsored events
1140 Government Street
Please join us for our “monthly” development drinks. We will have two tables at the front (Government Street) reserved. As before - no preparation necessary. Just bring yourselves and your twinkling personalities for an evening of relaxed socialising with fellow development practitioners. Supported by BCCIC.
Join us for the next in our Dinner Dialogue series with partners PeaceGeeks.
Patricia Leidl is an International Communications Advisor who specializes in crisis communications, conflict and gender. A former crime reporter (and illustrator) with various Canadian newspapers, Leidl was also Editorial Director of the University of British Columbia-based Human Security Report (2002-2005) and from 2005 to 2008, Managing Editor of the New York-based United Nations Population Fund State of World Population Report and Senior Media Advisor for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). From 2008 to 2009, she was Chief of Advocacy and Communications for the HIV/AIDS Department at the World Health Organization, Africa.
For more than 25 years, she has written about gender, war, HIV, maternal mortality and infectious diseases and her work continues to taker her all over the world. Her articles have appeared in Foreign Policy, World Politics Review and the British Medical Journal.
She holds a diploma in journalism, graduated with a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art and Design and holds a Masters of Graduate Liberal Studies from Simon Fraser University. Current clients include various United Nations agencies, USAID and a host of other international NGOs including the International Federation of the Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies, The Safe Water Network, Doctors of the World, The Small Arms Survey and The Global Health Council. Her latest book, The Hillary Doctrine: American Foreign Policy and why sex matters is co-authored with leading conflict researcher Valerie M. Hudson and will be published by New York-based Columbia University Press this spring. She currently resides in Vancouver.
The talk will examine to what degree that US, Coalition partners and donors have betrayed Afghan women by opening talks with the Taliban, which continues to enjoy close ties with Al Qaeda and extremist funders in Saudi Arabia. It will examine the overturning of laws designed to protect women, the several high-profile killings of women's rights activists and the complete lack of female representation in the various donor and peace conferences. The talk will also explore more generally the relationship between gender inequality and state and non-state armed violence and what needs to be done to 'securitize' the issue of gender inequality which remains THE most robust predictor of state and non-state armed conflict.
Join us for an evening of discussion, sharing of food, information, and ideas, and help us to:
- formulate the topics for our upcoming Conversations series,
- explore ideas for public engagement activities, and
- welcome out new regional coordinator, Anneli Rosteski
We look forward to welcoming you on October 22 in TYEE 203 at North Island College. (TYEE is the building behind Discovery Hall, and is the building housing NIC's cafeteria).
The UBC Centre for Community Engaged Learning hosts ‘Pursuing Impact: A Symposium on International Development.’
Impact is the difference between what would happen with action and what would happen without it. This symposium invites the Vancouver community to come together in dialogue on the topic of international development. Join us in unpacking the notion of impact, what it means for our work, and critically examining our pursuit of it.
The day-long symposium will feature:
- A panel discussion hosted by Amnesty International, BC Council for International Cooperation, Capilano Global Stewardship Program and Oxfam
- A feature presentation on the Sustainable Livelihoods Program by AUCC Students for development
- Returning International Service Learning Student Presentations
- Closing Keynote: Jacky Essombe: An African Inspiration
This Event is Free and Open to the Public, Registration is necessary
Register here to ensure a space at the event. If possible, spaces will be available for registration on the morning of the event but not guaranteed. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance.
Refreshments and Lunch will be provided.
216 Carrall Street, Vancouver
This time, we will help guide everyone through some conversations around poverty alleviation and food security in recognition of World Food Day and the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Join us as we try and tackle some of these issues together. You never know who you'll meet and what the outcome will be!
Save the date, public engagement practitioners! The ICN is hosting a national conference on public engagement in culmination of its three-year project, Exploring Public Engagement Effectiveness in Canada. The national conference will launch the ICN’s toolkit of good practice in public engagement and feature events in each Council’s province. For more information, contact Lynn Slobogian at 604.899.4475 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Protest movements erupted in Turkey in May 2013 and Egypt in June 2013. In some ways the social backgrounds of the protesters seemed to point to similarities, but the July coup in Egypt undercut the democratic potential of the street demonstrations. In this PeaceTalk, Tamir Moustafa and Onur Bakiner will discuss the origins, dynamics and consequences of the protests, in particular taking issue with a simplistic account of the protests as the struggle for secularism against Islamism.
Onur Bakiner is Assistant Professor of International Studies at Simon Fraser University. He completed his dissertation, entitled “Coming to Terms with the Past: Power, Memory and Legitimacy in Truth Commissions,” in the Department of Political Science at Yale University. This research project, awarded department and university distinction, addresses questions of transitional justice with insights from scholarship on social memory, history and political legitimacy. It combines comparative qualitative research on truth commissions (specifically in Chile and Peru) with reflections on the ethics and politics of the “public use of history” and social memory.
Tamir Moustafa is Associate Professor of International Studies and Stephen Jarislowsky Chair at Simon Fraser University. His research stands at the intersection of comparative law and society, religion and politics, and state-society relations, all with a regional focus on the Middle East and, more recently, Southeast Asia.
His current research explores the public debates that are generated as a result of dual constitutional commitments to Islamic law and liberal rights in Egypt and Malaysia. In both countries, constitutional provisions enshrining Islamic law and liberal rights lay the seeds for legal friction, and courtrooms serve as important sites of contention between groups with competing visions for their states and societies. The project explores how litigation provokes and shapes competing conceptions of national and religious identity, resolves or exacerbates contending visions of Islamic law, and ultimately bolsters or undermines public perceptions of government legitimacy.
BCCIC's Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday, 27th of September, 2013. Details will follow in the coming months.
'Public Engagement Policy'
Build organizational support for public engagement initiatives
Policy is sometimes considered to be an umbrella term for guidelines, rules, regulations, laws, principles, framework, standards. Join OCIC and learn about the tools that are available for developing an organizational public engagement policy based on the Global Hive's best practices.
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