Submit your Ottawa-based event to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 613-232-9055 by Friday at 5 p.m.WEDNESDAY, FEB. 23Continental Divide: Canadian and US Views on Energy and Climate Change—The Public Policy Forum presents a breakfast roundtable featuring speakers from both sides of the border. 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—Turkish Ambassador Rafet Akgunay will present 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
Inuit Leaders Summit on Resource Development—Inuit leaders from Canada, Alaska, Greenland and Russia are gathering to develop a common Inuit position on resource development in the Arctic. Feb. 23-24. Wed. (8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.) Thurs. (8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., closed to media). Canadian Room, Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau St., Ottawa, Ont.
CNA 2011 Conference and Trade Show—The Canadian Nuclear Association is holding its 2011 conference and trade show from Feb. 23-25, kicking off this evening with a reception. Speakers include Wayne Robbins, chairman of the Canadian Nuclear Association; Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak; and Denise Carpentier, president and CEO Canada Nuclear Association. Westin Hotel, 11 Col. By Dr., Ottawa, Ont. www.cna.ca
2011 Telfer India Forum—This half-day event involves senior business and government leaders from Canada and India and is designed to help Canadian companies assess their readiness to tackle this ever evolving and strategic market. The keynote address "Why Canadian Firms Cannot Afford to Ignore India" by Terry Matthews, chairman, Wesley Clover. Other topics include the Challenges Faced by Canadian Companies doing business in India. 2:30-7:30 p.m. $40-$100. Presented by The Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa and others. Telfer School of Management, Desmarais Bldg., 55 Laurier Ave. E. 613-562-5800 ext. 2396 or www.telfer.uOttawa.ca
THURSDAY, FEB. 24Estonia celebrates its Independence Day. It gained independence from the Russian Empire in 1918. For information on any celebrations, please call the embassy at 613-789-4222.
World Issues Conferences—The annual World Issues Conference brings together about 400-500 Ottawa-area senior students from English and French high schools. A wide range of workshops on a variety of topics in international affairs. Students are asked to bring their bagged lunch. The keynote address "Humanitarian Action in Conflict-Affected States: The Importance of Health" will be given by Dr. Val Percival of NPSIA at Carleton University (9-10 a.m., Southam Hall, Theatre B). Free. For more information or to register, contact Cathleen Schmidt at 613-520-2600 ext. 6671 or email@example.com
2011 Ottawa Conference on Defence and Security—The Conference of Defence Associations and The CDA Institute present the 2011 Ottawa Conference on Defence and Security. Day 1: Canada-U.S. Security Interests 10 Years after 9/11." Speakers include Thomas d'Aquino, Michael Wilson, Ward Elcock, and James Blanchard. Day 2: "The Canadian Forces Post-Combat Mission in Afghanistan." Speakers include Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Walter Natynczyk, Lt.-Gen. Andrew Leslie, Vice-Admiral Dean McFadden, Lt.-Gen. Michel Maisonneuve, and Robert Fonberg. Feb. 24-25. Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel, 1 Rideau St., Ottawa, Ont. www.cda-cdai.ca/cdai/defence-seminars/seminar2011
FRIDAY, FEB. 25Kuwait celebrates its National Day today, and Feb. 26, marks its Liberation Day, from Iraq in 1991. For information on any celebrations, please call the embassy at 613-780-9999.
Power-Sharing with Human Rights Violators in Africa—Jeremy Levitt of Florida A&M University will discuss "Illegal Peace? Power-Sharing with Human Rights Violators in Africa." Presented by CIPS at the University of Ottawa. 1 p.m. Free. Room 147 Fauteux Hall, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ont. www.cips.uottawa.ca
Dambisa Moyo—The Writers Festival and Carleton University present author Dambisa Moyo. She will discuss her book How the West was Lost, an account of the decline of the West's economic supremacy. 7:30 p.m. Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer St., Ottawa, Ont. www.writersfestival.org
SUNDAY, FEB. 27The Dominican Republic celebrates its Independence Day. It gained independence from Haiti in 1844. For information on any celebrations, please call the embassy at 613-569-9893.
MONDAY, FEB. 28Living Together as Neighbours—The Canadian Institute of Intercultural Dialogue hosts its first inter-faith gathering with the theme Living Together as Neighbours. Feb. 28, 6:30 p.m. Sala San Marco, 215 Preston St., Ottawa, Ont. RSVP by Feb. 25 to firstname.lastname@example.org
TUESDAY, MARCH 1Translating Knowledge into Action—Join Liberal MP Keith Martin for a discussion on "Translating Knowledge into Action: Improving the Health of the Bottom Two Billion." Presented by CIPS at the University of Ottawa. March 1, 10:30 a.m. Free. Room 3129, Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier Ave. E., Ottawa, Ont. www.cips.uottawa.ca
Security Without Nuclear Deterrence—Retired British navy commander Robert Green will discuss his new book Security Without Nuclear Deterrence, a blueprint for a nuclear weapons-free, and secure, world. Presented by the Rideau Institute. March 1, 7:30-9 p.m. Ottawa Public Library, 120 Metcalfe St., Ottawa, Ont. 613-565-9449 or email@example.com
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2Politics in the 21st Century: Insecurity, uncertainty, novelty—The Carleton Graduate Political Science Society presents a conference "Politics in the 21st Century: Insecurity, uncertainty, novelty." Panel 1: Securing the State and Foreign Policies (9:30-10:30 a.m.); Panel 2: Beginnings and Ending: Modernity, Entropy, and Death (10:45-11:45 a.m.); Panel 3: Security Concepts (12-1:15 p.m.); Panel 4: State of Terrorism: Intelligence and Institutions (2:45-3:45 p.m.); Panel 5: Hungry for Change: Prospects for Freedom (4 p.m.). Free. Room 2017, Dunton Tower, Carleton University, 1125 Col. By Dr. Lesley Copeland, firstname.lastname@example.org
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