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Realities of War: Children, civilians and the impacts of conflict

Posted by Stephanie Rogers on June 29, 2017 in News

Realities of War: Children, civilians and the impacts of conflict, that will be held on July 5th and July 27th at 7pm at Halifax Central Library and hosted by the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative.  

This speaker series brings renowned international peace & security experts to Halifax to discuss innovative and groundbreaking approaches to protecting children and civilians in conflict zones.

Event Information

Bridging the Divide: Engaging states and armed non-state actors
July 5th, 7pm, Halifax Central Library, Paul O'Regan Hall

Retired Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire, celebrated humanitarian and outspoken advocate for war-affected children and Jonathan Somer, an expert on the engagement of armed non-state actors in the protection of children will compare the roles that states and armed groups have to play in respecting international humanitarian norms and supporting child protection. 

This event will be moderated by Dr. Shelly Whitman, Executive Director of the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative. Q&A to follow.

Peacekeeping in the 21st Century: Where do we go from here?
July 27th, 7pm, Halifax Central Library, Paul O'Regan Hall

Since his retirement from the Royal Netherland Marine Corps in 2007, Major General Patrick Cammaert (Ret’d) has been a leading advocate on issues of leadership in crisis circumstances, peacekeeping, and the protection of civilians. He’s participated in UN missions in Lebanon, Sudan, Haiti, Liberia, DRC, and Chad and led the UN Board of Inquiry for the violence in South Sudan in 2016. Join us as he addresses the realities of contemporary peacekeeping, and explores the way ahead.  Q&A to follow.