Submit your Ottawa-based event to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 613-232-9055 by Friday at 5 p.m.WEDNESDAY, FEB. 16Lithuania celebrates its Independence Day. It gained independence from Russia and Germany in 1918. For information on any celebrations, please call the embassy at 613-567-5458.
World Federalists and Group of 78 Luncheon Seminar—Dr. Robert Zuber, director of the Global Action to Prevent War, will discuss "The United Nations and the Responsibility to Protect: The Current State of Play and Options for Expanding the R2P Toolkit." 12-2 p.m. $30; $5 discussion only. RSVP to 613-230-0860 or email@example.com
African Studies Brownbag Seminar Series—Speaker Franklin Oduru, Ph.D. candidate. Political Science, Carleton University, will discuss "The Formulation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Policy in Africa: Lessons from Nigeria and Ghana." 1-2:30 p.m. Free. History Lounge, 433 Paterson Hall, Carleton University, 1125 Col. By Dr. 613-520-2600 ext. 2220 or African_Studies@carleton.ca
EU Policy towards the Broader Middle East—Join Constanza Musu, associate professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa, for a discussion "EU Policy towards the Broader Middle East: the Impact of Events in Tunisia and Egypt." Presented by the Centre for European Studies at Carleton University. 3-4:30 p.m. Free. Room 1216 Dunton Tower, Carleton University. Register to 613-520-2600 ext. 2087 or http://www.carleton.ca/ces/events/events.htm
The Developing Arctic Security Regime—Speaker Rob Huebert, associate director of the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies at the University of Calgary, will discuss "The Developing Arctic Security Regime: Cooperation or Conflict?" Presented by CSDS at Carleton University. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Free. Room 2017, Dunton Tower, Carleton University, 1125 Col. By Dr. Register to 613-520-2600 ext. 6671 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ambassadors Speakers Series—Japanese Ambassador Kaoru Ishikawa will speak on "Japan and the Challenges of the 21st Century: Growing its 82-Year-Old Partnership with Canada." Presented by the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and the Ottawa Diplomatic Association. 5:30 p.m. Room 608, Senate Board Room, Robertson Hall, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Dr. RSVP by Feb. 15 to 613-520-2600 ext. 6696 or Teale_Irwin@carleton.ca
Concert: Croatian Duo—Renowned Croatian musicians Ivan Novinc, violin, and Srdjan Caldarovic, piano, perform music by Brahms and Pejecevic. Presented by the Croatian Embassy. 8 p.m. Free. Freiman Hall, Perez Building, University of Ottawa, 610 Cumberland St. 613-562-7820.
THURSDAY, FEB. 17Kosovo celebrates its Independence Day. It declared independence in 2008.
Roundtable on Meeting Canada's Artic Challenges—The Library of Parliament invites parliamentarians to attend a roundtable discussion on Canada's Arctic challenges. Shelagh Grant, Trent University; Udloriak Hanson, special adviser to Mary Simon, president of Inuit Tapirit Kanatami; Rob Heubert, University of Calgary political science department; and Whitney Lackenbauer, history professor at St. Jerome's University. 8-9:30 a.m. Room 2-2, National Press Building, 165 Sparks St., Ottawa, Ont. RSVP by Feb. 14 to 613-943-2594 or email@example.com
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Aspirations to Join NATO and the EU—Join Biljana Gutic-Bjelica, ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina, for a talk "Bosnia and Herzegovina: Aspirations to Join NATO and The EU." Presented by CES at Carleton University. 3-4:30 p.m. Free. History Lounge, 433 Paterson Hall, Carleton University, 1125 Col. By Dr. 613-520-2600 ext. 1087 or http://www.carleton.ca/ces/events/events.htm
Omara Portuondo— Omara Portuondo, the first lady of Cuban music, brings her brand of Latin jazz to the capital. Presented by the Ottawa Jazz Festival. 8 p.m. $22-$40. Dominion-Chalmers United Church, 355 Cooper St. 613-241-2633
FRIDAY, FEB. 18Gambia celebrates its Independence Day. It gained independence from the UK in 1965.
Is Humanitarian Intervention Legal?—Ian Hurd, Northwestern University, will lead a discussion "Is Humanitarian Intervention Legal: The Rule of Law in an Incoherent World." Presented by the Centre for International Policy Studies at the University of Ottawa. 12 p.m. Free. Room 3120, Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier Ave. E. www.cips.uottawa.ca
Women, Canada and the World: Is Canada Failing?—A panel discussion "Women, Canada and the World: Is Canada Failing?" will be held today. Panelists include Rieky Stuart of the McLeod Group and Sandeep Prasad, Action Canada for Population and Development. Presented in part by CIPS at the University of Ottawa and Embassy. 1 p.m. Free. Desmarais Bldg., 12th floor, University of Ottawa, 55 Laurier Ave. E. www.cips.uottawa.ca
CJSO Annual Food Festival—The Canada-Japan Society of Ottawa presents its Annual Food Festival featuring a Japanese-inspired dinner and entertainment by soprano Noriko Hashimoto and pianist Emil Azuma Prikryl. 6 p.m. $50 members; $65 non-members. Payment details online. Sheraton Hotel, 150 Albert St. www.cjso-ottawa.com
MONDAY, FEB. 21Chinese Carnival and New Years Celebration—Kick off the Year of the Rabbit with a bang! The Chinese National Broadcasting Performing Art Troupe brings China's culture and history to life on stage through acrobatics, music and dance. 8 p.m., $28. Southam Hall, NAC, 53 Elgin St., Ottawa, Ont. www.cccda.ca
TUESDAY, FEB. 22Saint Lucia celebrates its Independence Day. It gained independence from the UK in 1979.
A Court of Last Resort—Prof. Errol P. Mendes, University of Ottawa, will discuss his new book Peace and Justice at the International Criminal Court: A Court of Last Resort. 4 p.m. Free. Presented by CIPS. Room 3120, Desmarais Bldg., 55 Laurier Ave. E. www.cips.uottawa.ca
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 23Continental Divide: Canadian and U.S. Views on Energy and Climate Change—The Public Policy Forum presents a breakfast roundtable "Continental Divide: Canadian and US Views on Energy and Climate Change." 7:30-10 a.m. Champlain Room, The Delta Ottawa Hotel and Suites, 361 Queen St., Ottawa, Ont. www.ppforum.ca
Turkey's Role in Oil and Gas Politics—Join Turkish Ambassador Rafet Akgunay for a talk on "Turkey's Role in Oil and Gas Politics." Presented by SID-OG Work Group on the Middle East. 12-1:30 p.m. Free. St. Brigid's Centre, 310 St. Patrick St. Register to http://www.eventsbot.com/events/eb482649978
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