Submit your Ottawa-based event to email@example.com or fax to 613-232-9055 by Friday at 5 p.m.WEDNESDAY, OCT. 20Bridging the Gap—The Centre for European Studies at Carleton University presents guest speaker Kim Howson, Carleton University, who will discuss "Bridging the Gap: How Canada can learn from the EU in Combating Human Trafficking." 12:30-1:45 p.m. Room 2203, Dunton Tower, Carleton University, 1125 Col. By Dr. firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions of/for Urban Development in Africa—The Institute of African Studies at Carleton University presents a Brownbag Seminar Series with guest speaker Mebometa Ndongo, Carleton University. He will discuss "Directions of/for Urban Development in Africa: Issues and Challenges for Interventions in the Context of Globalization (1972-2006). 1-2:30 p.m. History Lounge, 433 Paterson Hall, Carleton University, 1125 Col. By Dr. 613-520-2600 ext. 2220.
The Ambassador's Speakers Series—Turkish Ambassador Rafet Akgunay will be the featured guest at the first of four Ambassadors' Speakers Series. He will discuss "Turkey: A Capable Power for Positive Change and Peaceful Strategy." 5:30 p.m. Followed by a reception. Senate Boardroom, Robertson Hall 608, Carleton University, 1125 Col. By. Dr. RSVP to 613-520-2600 ext. 6696.
CJSO Monthly Dinner—Join guest speaker Sam Toma who will discuss "Japan, the Truth and the Myth." 6 p.m. Kiko Sushi Bar, 349 B Preston St. RSVP by Oct. 16 to email@example.com
Jazz and Chopin—The Embassy of Poland invites you to a concert of jazz and Chopin, performed by the International Polish Jazz Group. 7:30 p.m. Embassy of Poland, 443 Daly Ave. 613-789-0468 ext. 34.
THURSDAY, OCT. 21Newsmaker Breakfast: Modernizing Partnerships—Join guest speaker Darren Schemmer, vice-president of CIDA's Partnerships with Canadians Branch. He will discuss "Modernizing Partnerships." Presented by SID OG. By invitation only. 7:30-8:45 a.m. $30. St. Brigid's Centre, 310 St. Patrick St. http://www.eventsbot.com
CSDS-CCISS Strategic Analysis Seminar Series—Join guest speaker Mike Molloy, former ambassador to Jordan, for a talk on "The Status of Jerusalem in the Middle East Peace Process. 12-2 p.m. Naval Officers' Mess, HCMS Bytown, 78 Lisgar St. Pre-register to firstname.lastname@example.org
Screening: Surrealism and Magic Realism—The Embassy of the Czech Republic invites you to a screening of Czech animation Surrealism and Magic Realism as part of the Ottawa International Festival 2010. 9:15 p.m.; Oct. 22, 5 p.m. Auditorium, National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Dr. www.animationfestival.ca
SalvAide Annual Cocktail and Auction—SalvAide is the only Canadian charity to work exclusively with El Salvador. Please join them for their Annual Cocktail and Auction. Oct. 21, $30-$40. Ukrainian Hall, 1000 Byron Ave., Ottawa, Ont. www.salvaide.ca
FRIDAY, OCT. 22Canada Border Services Agency: Transformation, the New Normal—Join guest speaker Stephen Rigby, president of the Canada Border Services Agency, for a discussion on "CBSA: Transformation, the new Normal." Presented by OCRI. 7:30-9 a.m. $40 members; $65 non-members. Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau St. www.ocri.ca
SATURDAY, OCT. 23Hungary celebrates its Republic Day, commemorating the 1956 revolution. For information on any celebrations, please call the embassy at 613-230-2717.
CANHAVE Children's Centre Annual Fundraising Dinner—Rita Celli of the CBC will be emcee for this annual fundraising dinner. The evening will include African crafts, screenings of CANHAVE's work in Uganda with HIV-AIDS affected orphans, a silent auction and live music. 5:30-10 p.m. Cathedral Hall, 420 Sparks St., Ottawa, Ont. 613-565-6214 or www.canhave.org
Czech Republic National Day Concert—The Embassy of the Czech Republic invites you to a concert of classical music celebrating the National Day of the Czech Republic and the 90th Anniversary of the launch of diplomatic relations between former Czechoslovakia and Canada. 7 p.m. Free. First Baptist Church, 140 Laurier Ave. W.
SUNDAY, OCT. 24Zambia celebrates its Independence Day. It gained independence from the UK in 1964. For information on any celebrations, please call 613-232-4400.
Our Friendly Local Terrorist with Mary Jo Leddy—The Writers Festival presents a conversation with Mary Jo Leddy, hosted by Embassy's Jim Creskey, about the efficacy of the immigration and security clearance systems in the Canadian government. 2 p.m. $15. Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Ave. Ottawa, Ont. www.writersfestival.org
Blood on the Stone with Ian Smillie—The Writers Festival presents a conversation with Ian Smillie and Embassy editor Lee Berthiaume about Blood on the Stone: Greed, Corruption and War in the Global Diamond Trade. 8 p.m. $15. Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Ave. Ottawa, Ont. www.writersfestival.org
TUESDAY, OCT. 26IDRC Annual Public Meeting—Learn more about IDRC-supported research around the world and meet members of the board for a Q&A. 4:30-6 p.m. Free. IDRC, 150 Kent St., 8th floor, W. David Hopper Room. Please register to http://www.idrc.ca
Newspaper Publishing in a Global, Digital Age—Join the CIC National Capital Branch in partnership with Carleton University's School of Journalism for a conversation with Philip Crawley, CEO and publisher of the Globe and Mail, and Carleton University's Christopher Waddell. 5:15 p.m. Rideau Room, Sheraton Hotel, 150 Albert St. 613-520-3916 or http://cicottawaoct262010.eventbrite.com
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27Saint Vincent and Grenadines celebrates its Independence Day. It gained independence from the UK in 1979.
Turkmenistan celebrates its Independence Day. It declared independence from The Soviet Union in 1991.
Lecture: Israel and Palestine: Past, Present and Future—Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East presents American scholar Norman Finkelstein, who will discuss the situation in Gaza, the raid on the SS Mavi Marmara, the current stage of the peace process and the prospect of another regional war. 7:30 p.m. $10-$15. Alumni Auditorium, Jock Turcot University Center, University of Ottawa, 85 University Pr. Tickets at the door or at www.ticketweb.ca
Book Launch: The Oxford Companion to Military History—Oxford University Press and the Canadian War Museum invite you to the launch of The Oxford Companion to Canadian Military History. Authors J.L Granatstein and Dean F. Oliver will be present. 5-7 p.m. The Canadian War Museum, Barney Danson Theatre, 1 Vimy Pl. RSVP by Oct. 22 to Marina Politano at 416-441-5691 or email@example.com
Concert: Mahler Transformed—The Austrian Embassy and the University of Ottawa present the Arts Café with Marialena Fernandes and Ranko Markovic on four-handed piano performing works by Mahler, Mozart and others. 7 p.m. Free. Tabaret Hall, University of Ottawa, 550 Cumberland St.
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