"The Past, Present, and Future of Canada's Commitment to Global Humanitarianism."
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In celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary, the Canadian Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (CCR2P) will be launching a nation-wide campaign to reflect upon the past, present and future of Canada's commitment to global humanitarianism. Co-sponsored by the Munk School of Global Affairs, Massey College, the School of Public Policy & Governance, University College, Hart House, the Asian Institute in the Munk School of Global Affairs, the UofT Department of Political Science, New College, and the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History, this campaign will bring together the U of T community to reflect upon various aspects of Canadian history and Canadian foreign policy, through the lens of human rights.
The campaign will feature:
1) A keynote lecture by the Hon. Hugh Segal of Massey College;
2) A public debate on R2P's relevance in Canadian foreign policy featuring undergraduate students & top political figures;
3) A film festival on diversity, multiculturalism & equality in Canadian history;
4) Youth & Education outreach to fifty high schools across Canada on R2P & human rights education in Canadian history;
5) An inaugural launch of the "R2P dispatch" journal focusing on post-conflict rebuilding & the role of non-state actors;
6) "Canadian voices on R2P," a multi-media publication series featuring 150 Canadians from all walks of life (politics, religion, media, education, private sector, the First Nations, etc) discussing their personal views on the meaning of R2P & human rights in their every day lives (similar style to "Humans of New York" project), which will be published on CCR2P's Facebook, website, as well as compiled into a publication for release in Fall 2017 with a few key pieces featured on CIC OpenCanada.org
7) High-level Forum with key architects of R2P, political actors, civil servants, academics, business leaders, journalists civil society reps and UN reps, to examine the role for R2P in Canadian foreign policy & produce policy recommendation on the "National Action Plan for R2P" (Fall 2017)
8) A night for R2P, a reception to bring together key experts, emerging scholars, and others interested in the future of R2P & Canadian foreign policy, to network and develop professional capacity for action