University of Ottawa event calendar – February 12-16, 2024

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Bonnie Findlay, University of Ottawa
Here are highlights of the events taking place at the University of Ottawa from February 12 to 16, 2024:

The world in crisis: Why a global treaty for the protection of minorities is needed more than ever
WHEN: Monday, February 12 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
WHERE: Fauteux Hall, Room FTX570; in-person.
Fernand de Varennes is Adjunct Professor in Human Rights at the National University of Ireland-Galway, as well as Visiting Professor at the Université catholique de Lyon (France) and of the University of Sarajevo.

Panel: Intersectionality Inside the Black Community
WHEN: Monday, February 12 at 5 p.m.
WHERE: Desmarais Hall, Room 4101; in-person.
A thought-provoking discussion that will delve into the multifaceted experiences and perspectives within the Black community. (In English and French)

Breaking Barriers: The Path to Stronger National Security Through Diversity
WHEN: Tuesday, February 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE: Social Sciences Building, Room FSS4004; in-person.
Huda Mukbil, a former senior intelligence officer at the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), will discuss her groundbreaking experiences as a Black Muslim woman within CSIS post-9/11.

“Decolonizing the mind and knowledge”
WHEN: Tuesday, February 13, at 6 p.m.; in-person.
WHERE: Desmarais Hall, DMS 4101.
Abdi Bileh Dirir is a historian, researcher and promoter of African history and culture.

Psychedelics, PTSD, and Racial Trauma
WHEN: Wednesday, February 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE: Fauteux Hall, Room 351; in-person.
Seminar and discussion led by Monnica Williams, Canada Research Chair in Mental Health Disparities, on the various applications of psychedelics for mental health and the treatment of PTSD.

Lecture for Black History Month: An Overview of Modalities of Restraint and Restraint-associated Deaths
WHEN: Wednesday, February 14 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Dr. Alfredo Walker will discuss an overview of Modalities of Restraint and Restraint-associated Deaths. 

Safe Third Country Practices as a Tool for Containment of Human Mobility
WHEN: Wednesday, February 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE: Social Sciences Building, Room FSS4004; in-person.
The “safe third country” concept emerged in the global asylum governance scene in the late 1980s as an effort to prevent secondary movement of refugees, after they flee persecution and find safety at the closest instance possible.

Celebrating local Hip-Hop
WHEN: Thursday, February 15 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
WHERE: University Centre (UCU); in-person.
Enjoy a dynamic day of networking, talks with local experts, breakdance performances and art. Discover the rich diversity and creativity of our community. (In English and French)

The Annual Global Ideas Lecture – Governing AI: Opportunities and Challenges for Global Governance
WHEN: Thursday, February 15 from 5:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Social Sciences Building, Room FSS4007; in-person.
Alondra Nelson will examine the rapidly evolving landscape of artificial intelligence (AI) governance. 

Being a Marxist in the countries of the South. The case of Haiti
WHEN: Thursday, February 15 from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Social Sciences Building, Room FSS4006; in-person.
A lecture by Université d'État d'Haïti professor Jean-Jacques Cadet on his book ‘Le Marxisme haïtien: Marxisme et anticolonialisme en Haïti’. (In French)

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