Submit your Ottawa-based event to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 613-232-9055 by Friday at 5 p.m. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 15Costa Rica celebrates its Independence Day. It gained independence from Spain in 1821.
El Salvador celebrates its Independence Day. It also gained independence from Spain in 1821.
Guatemala celebrates its Independence Day. It also gained independence from Spain in 1821.
Honduras celebrates its National Day. It also gained independence from Spain in 1821.
Nicaragua celebrates its Independence Day. It also gained independence from Spain in 1821.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 16Mexico celebrates its National Day. It gained independence from Spain in 1810. Recognized on Sept. 27, 1821.
Papua New Guinea celebrates its Independence Day. It gained independence from Australia in 1975.
Regional Dimensions of the Afghanistan Conflict—This Canadian Foreign Policy Journal Workshop is presented by Centre for Security and Defence Studies and NPSIA at Carleton University. Participants include Roland Paris, University of Ottawa, and Fotini Christia, MIT. Sept. 16, 3:30-5 p.m. Sept. 17, 8 a.m.-6:45 p.m. Free. Panorama Room, NAC, 53 Elgin St. Register to carleton.ca/csds/cfpworkshop/html
Screening: El Compadre Mendoza—A tale of shifting alliances and the friendship between a prosperous landowner and an officer in Zapata's army during the Mexican Revolution. Dir. Fernando de Fuentes. Mexico, 1933. In Spanish with English subtitles. 7:30 p.m. Free. The Mexican Revolution on Film is presented by the Embassy of Mexico and CFI. The screening will be followed by a presentation on a book by Zuzana M. Pick, Constructing the Image of Mexican Revolution, 9 p.m. Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St. 613-947-5770.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 17Diplomatic Women Welcoming Coffee—The Canadian Federation of University Women's Diplomatic Hospitality Group is hosting a Welcoming Coffee morning for women diplomats and spouses of diplomats. 10:30 a.m. Kiwanis Hall, Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre, 300 des Peres-Blancs. For more information, please call Sheryl Pacey at 613-836-546 or Ulle Baum at email@example.com
Screening: Yang Yang—A engaging film about the politics of identity in contemporary Taiwan. Dir. Cheng Yu-Chieh. With English subtitles. Presented in collaboration with the Tapei Economic and Cultural Office. 7 p.m. Free. Auditorium, Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St. 613-231-4203
Stephen Lewis Foundation's AfriGrand Caravan—The Stephen Lewis Foundation's AfriGrand Caravan is coming to Parliament Hill to raise awareness for global HIV/AIDS. Meet African grandmother Regina Mokgokong and granddaughter Nkulie Mathilda Nowathe. 7 p.m. Room 209, West Block, Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ont. www.stephenlewisfoundation.org
FRIDAY, SEPT. 17Chilean Artists Exhibition—A group exhibit commemorating the Bicentennial of Chile's independence will launch this evening. 7 p.m. Runs until Oct. 16. Gallery 101, 301 Bank St. 613-230-2799.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 18Chile celebrates its Independence Day. Chile celebrates the date of the first junta, but the date was not recognized until April 25, 1844.
Documenting Chile Now and Then—In celebration of Chile's Independence Day two screenings documenting the bicentennial of Chile's independence. Dir. Leopoldo Gutierrez. Canada, 2010, 7 p.m.; The City of Photographers. Dir. Sebastien Moreno. Chile, 2006, 9 p.m. With English subtitles. Auditorium, Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St. www.cfi-icf.ca
SUNDAY, SEPT. 19German Night at the Races—Join the German Embassy for an evening of German culture and cuisine. 6 p.m., $12.99-$19.99. Rideau Carleton Raceway. Call Jody at for reservations at 613-822-2211 ext. 245 or www.rcentertainmentcentre.ca
Screening: White Ribbon—A small Protestant village in Northern Germany is held in the grip of fear as several violent incidents occur. Dir. Michael Haneke. Austria, 2009. With English subtitles. 7 p.m. Presented by CFI as part of a Michael Haneke retrospective. Auditorium, Library ands Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St. www.cfi-icf.ca
MONDAY, SEPT. 20From the Knowledge Economy to the Bio-Economy: Catching Canada's Future—Guest speaker Juan Enriquez will discuss "From the Knowledge Economy to the Bio-Economy: Catching Canada's Future. Presented by the Economic Club of Canada. 6:45-9 p.m. Chateau Laurier Hotel, 1 Rideau St., Ottawa, Ont. www.economicclub.ca
Round Table Discussion: Climate Change and Energy Security—The British High Commission and Carleton University present a round table discussion "Climate and Energy Security: Views from the EU and Canada." Opening remarks by High Commissioner Anthony Carey. Panelists include Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti, UK climate and energy security envoy, and Globe and Mail columnist Jeffrey Simpson. 5-7 p.m. British High Commission, 80 Elgin St., Ottawa, Ont. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Screening: Let's go With Pancho Villa—A long-lost period epic that interweaves the stories of six young revolutionaries who fight together under Pancho Villa. Dir. Fernando de Fuentes. Mexico, 1935. In Spanish with English subtitles. 7:30 p.m. Free. The Mexican Revolution on Film is presented by the Embassy of Mexico and CFI. Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St. 613-232-6727
TUESDAY, SEPT. 21NATO and Canada: Do They Have a Future Together—The National Capital Branch of the CIC and The Conference of Defence Associations Institute present guest speakers Paul Chapin and retired lieutenant-general Michel Maisonneuve. They will discuss "NATO and Canada: Do They Have a Future Together?" 5:15 p.m. $20-$45. Rideau Room, Sheraton Hotel, 150 Albert St., Ottawa, Ont. Register to http://cicottawasept212010.eventbrite.com/
TUESDAY, SEPT. 21Armenia celebrates its Independence Day. It gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.
Belize celebrates its Independence Day. It gained independence from the UK in 1981.
Malta celebrates its Independence Day. It gained independence from the UK in 1964.
Lecture: The Punishment of Gaza—Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East presents Gideon Levy, Israeli journalist. He has covered the Israeli-Palestinian conflict—in particular the occupation of Gaza and the West Bank—for more than 20 years. 7:30 p.m. $15. Alumni Auditorium, Jock Turcot University Centre, University of Ottawa, 85 University. 613-523-1445. Tickets at door or online at www.ticketweb.ca
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 22Mali celebrates its Proclamation of the Republic. It gained independence from France in 1960. For information on any celebrations, please call the embassy at 613-232-1501.
Governing The Far North—Join the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the Canada Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars for a conference with international experts "Governing the Far North: Assessing Cooperation Between Arctic and Non-Arctic Nations." 3:30-7 p.m. Free. Ottawa U, Desmarais Building, 12th floor, 55 Laurier Ave., Ottawa, Ont. RSVP to email@example.com or see www.fesdc.org for detailed information.
16th Annual APMC Dinner—The Association of Progressive Muslims of Canada hosts its 16th annual Parliament Hill Dinner. House Speaker Peter Milliken is the keynote speaker and recipient of the APMC 2010 Award. For tickets and more information, call Mobeen Khaja at 613-230-8084 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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