Talking in Public
Education and Research on Public Dialogue©

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an information and discussion workshop co-sponsored by the

University of Victoria
Centre for Global Studies
Institute for Dispute Resolution
Centre for Studies in Religion & Society
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Law


Royal Roads University
Peace and Conflict Studies

Speakers and Moderators
Hon. David Anderson
Arif Babul
Gregory Blue
Martin Bunton
Paz Buttedahl
George Chandler
Ernie Fraser
Don Galloway
Hon. Bill Graham
Budd Hall
Greg Hansen
Lynn Hunter
George Irani
Maureen Maloney
Keith Martin
Mohammad Younas Mirza
Catherine Morris
Andrew Petter
Andrew Pirie
Andrew Rippin
Eric Sager
Gordon Smith
Susan Soux
Jon Tinker
Marianne van der Meij

Talking in Public
about humanitarian action

Responding in Iraq:
Mobilizing Our Community
for Humanitarian Action

An Information Workshop
for Community Leaders in Victoria

April 16, 2003, 8:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
University of Victoria, Centre for Innovative Teaching, CIT Room 105.

See the workshop agenda below. Please see the names of individual presenters for their unedited workshop notes in a variety of formats posted as they become available.

Workshop Agenda

Please visit this space regularly for frequent updates to the information on this webpage after the workshop. See speakers' and moderators' biographies and unedited notes of some presentations (in a variety of formats).

8:00 a.m. Arrival and reception (coffee provided by the Faculty of Law)

The Honourable Bill Graham, Minister of Foreign Affairs (8:15 a.m.) Mr. Graham will make a short appearance and will make brief informal remarks prior to the commencement of the workshop. (Introduced by Gordon Smith, Director, Centre for Global Studies, UVic.

1. Why this workshop and Why now? (8:45 a.m.) Brief introductions by workshop co-sponsors:

2. The Background of the Iraq Crisis (9:00 a.m.) (Moderator: Catherine Morris)

10:15 break (coffee provided by the Faculty of Law)

3. The shifting Canadian discourse: Mobilizing citizens' resources and action: (10:30 a.m.) (Moderator: Budd Hall, Dean, UVic Faculty of Education). See Dr. Hall's notes on a proposal about Humanitarian and Democratic Governance: Canada and the Kurdish Universities in Northern Iraq.

12:00 lunch and discussions over no host lunch (reserved area "Sweet Greens," University Centre). You may also wish to visit the exhibition "Encountering Islam: Collecting, Scholarship, and Contemporary Visions" at the Maltwood Art Museum & Gallery, University Centre Building, Room B 115.

4. Refugees and Canada: Practical challenges of post-September 11 legal, policy and security framework (1:15 p.m.) (Moderator: Paz Buttedahl, Human Security and Peacebuilding, RRU)

  • Iraq and Refugee Law. (Don Galloway, UVic Faculty of Law) See Prof. Galloway's unedited presentation notes
  • Challenges with current Canadian immigration laws/regulations (Marianne van der Meij, Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society)
  • What Actions from Citizens Now? Resources and Advocacy (Don Galloway and Marianne van der Meij).
  • questions and discussion

5. Post-Conflict Iraq: Canadian civil society and government resources and policies (2:15 pm) (Moderator: Gordon Smith, UVic Centre for Global Studies)

  • The challenges for Canadian civil society in working within a Western occupation regime: Yes or no? If yes, how? (Jon Tinker, Director, International Media Programs, IMPACS.
  • Effective methods of citizen advocacy: influencing government (Lynn Hunter, government relations consultant)
  • questions and discussion

3:15 Break (coffee provided by the Faculty of Law)

6. Effective Humanitarian Action Now (3:30) (Moderator: Andrew Pirie, Faculty of Law)

7. Next steps: Summary of the themes of the workshop (5:00 p.m.). (Maureen Maloney).

Close: 5:15 pm

After the workshop, the University of Victoria cordially invites you to a reception for the exhibition "Encountering Islam: Collecting, Scholarship, and Contemporary Visions," Wednesday, April 16, 2003 until 6:00 p.m. at the Maltwood Art Museum & Gallery University Centre Building, Room B 115 (reception runs from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.) For the art gallery reception only, you are requested to RSVP to 472-5044.

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