Submit your Ottawa-based event to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 613-232-9055 by Friday at 5 p.m.WEDNESDAY, JAN. 27CSDS Lecture—The Centre for Security and Defence Studies at Carleton University presents a talk "The Landscape of Israeli-Arab Relations," with guest speaker Yacov Hadas-Handelsman, Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 9-10:30 a.m. Senate Room, 6th floor, Robertson Hall, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Dr. RSVP to 613-520-2600 ext. 6671 or to email@example.com
CIPS Lecture—The Centre for International Policy Studies at the University of Ottawa presents a lecture "Climate Change: What does it mean for our security?" with Frances Wood, British Foreign and Commonwealth Office. 1:30 p.m. Free. Room 3120, Desmarais Bldg., 55 Laurier Ave. E., University of Ottawa. www.cips.uottawa.ca
War and the Economic Crisis—The University of Ottawa and the Masters of Globalization and International Development Student Association present a public lecture with Michel Chossudovsky, Centre for Research on Globalization, on "War and the Economic Crisis." 2 p.m. 147-B Fauteux Hall, 57 Louis Pasteur, University of Ottawa. firstname.lastname@example.org
CES Lecture—The Centre for European Studies at Carleton University presents a lecture with Alexander Trechsel of the European Union Institute on "Direct Democracy and European Integration: Who is accountable to whom?"4-5:30 p.m. Free. Room 2017, Dunton Tower, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Dr.
THURSDAY, JAN. 28Bridges that Unite: Exploring Canada's Global Leadership Role—This multimedia exhibit will explore what Canada's role is in a world where poverty and hopelessness thrive. Presented by the Aga Khan Development Network and the Museum of Science and Technology. Runs until Feb. 28. Canada Museum of Science and Technology, 1867 St. Laurent Blvd. 1-800-267-2532 or www.bridgesthatunite.ca
CIPS Lecture—The Centre for International Policy Studies at the University of Ottawa presents a lecture on "Security, Development, and the Fragile State: Bridging the gap between theory and policy," with David Carment and Yiagadeesen Samy, NPSIA. 12 p.m. Free. Room 3120, Desmarais Bldg., 55 Laurier Ave E. www.cips.uottawa.ca
Botswana's 2009 Election & Political Development—The African Study and Research Laboratory at the University of Ottawa presents a lecture "Botswana's 2009 Election & Political Development: Unfinished stories," with Amy Poteete, Concordia University. 2-4 p.m. Free. Room 3120, Desmarais Bldg., 55 Laurier Ave. E. 613-562-5689.
Haitian Earthquake Relief Fundraising Dinner—The National Arts Centre is hosting a Haitian Earthquake Relief Fundraising Dinner, with proceeds going to CARE Canada's Haitian earthquake relief effort. 6 p.m. $120. Panorama Room, NAC, 53 Elgin St. www.nac-cna.ca
Here for There: Artists for Haiti Fundraiser—More than 50 local artists are coming together to raise funds for disaster relief in Haiti. 7-10 p.m. $5 minimum donation. Money will go World Vision Canada, with the Canadian government matching the money raised. La Petite Mort Gallery, 306 Cumberland St.
Help Heal Haiti Fundraiser—Oni the Haitian Sensation, The Hammerheads and the Mighty Popo will perform to help raise funds for the people of Haiti. 8 p.m. $20 (suggested donation). Babylon Nightclub, 317 Bank St.
SATURDAY, JAN. 30Screening: The Horse Boy—A family travels through mysterious Mongolia on a desperate hunt for a shaman who they think can heal their autistic son. Dir. Michel O. Scott, 2009. In English and Mongolian with English subtitles. 2:15 p.m. Continues until Sunday. Bytowne Cinema, 325 Rideau St. 613-789-3456 or www.bytowne.ca
SUNDAY, JAN. 31Black History Month Launch—Black History month launches today with an opening ceremony featuring entertainment and the Black History Ottawa Community Builder Awards. 3-8 p.m. Library and Archives, 395 Wellington St. email@example.com
Benefit Concert: Stephen Lewis Foundation—A fundraising concert will be held this evening for the Stephen Lewis Foundation and Baobab Tree's Footsteps to Ghana campaign. 3-5 p.m. $6-$12, City View United Church, 6 Epworth Ave. 613-235-5028 or www.baobabtree.org
MONDAY, FEB. 1CIPS Lecture—The Centre for International Policy Studies at the University of Ottawa presents guest speaker Louis Pauly, University of Toronto, who will discuss "India and China in the World Economy: Conflict, competition or collaboration?" 2:30 p.m. Room 3105, Desmarais Bldg., 55 Laurier Ave. E. www.cips.uottawa.ca
Panel Discussion: International Migration and Settlement Challenges—Carleton University invites you to the launch of its Centre for International Migration and Settlement Studies. Guest speakers include Immigration Minister Jason Kenney and UN High Commission for Refugees representative Abraham Abraham . 4-5:30 p.m. Senate Boardroom. 608 Robertson Hall, 1125 Colonel By Dr. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Benefit Concert: Ars Universalis—Slovenian Ambassador Tomaz Kunstelj is hosting a classical concert to raise funds for Ars Universalis, a group dedicated to introducing Canadian art worldwide. For more information, 613-565-5781 ext. 221 or 613-723-8454.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 3Annual David Makow Lecture on Tolerance & Intolerance—The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies of the University of Ottawa welcomes guest speaker Dr. Neil Turok who will discuss "The Next Einstein Initiative." This lecture series is aimed at inspiring Canadian students to become agents of change on the world stage. 7-10 p.m. Room 112, Tabaret Hall, University of Ottawa, 550 Cumberland St. RSVP to www.president.uottawa.ca/events.html
CSDS Lecture—The Centre for Security and Defence Studies at Carleton University presents Joe Bissett, former Canadian ambassador, who will discuss "Security Implications of Canada's Immigration and Refugee Policies." 12-1:45 p.m. Naval Officers' Mess, HCMS Bytown, 78 Lisgar St. Register to Dr. Kurt Jensen at email@example.com
Benefit Concert for Haiti—The embassies of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia present a concert of classical music in support of Haiti. 7 p.m. Ashbury College, Rockcliffe Park. 613-562-3875 or www.mzv.cz/ottawa
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