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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7 Turkey and Postnational Europe: No Easy Road to Accession—Join guest speaker Feyzi Baban, Trent University, for a talk on "Turkey and Postnational Europe: No Easy Road to Accession." Presented by the Centre for European Studies at Carleton University. 1-2:30 p.m. Room 2017, Dunton Tower, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Dr. http://www1.carleton.ca/ces/ Bearing Witness: Documenting China's Rise—Join documentary photographer Ryan Pyle for a talk on "Bearing Witness: Documenting China's Rise." Presented by CIPS at the University of Ottawa. 5 p.m. Free. Room 12102, Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier Ave. E. http://cips.uottawa.ca/event/bearing-witness-documenting-chinas-rise-2/ Africa Dialogue Series—Join guest speaker David Strangway for a talk on "Science, Technology and Innovation as part of Africa's Development Agenda." Presented by the High Commission for the Republic of South Africa and the Institute of African Studies at Carleton University. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Humanities Theatre, 303 Paterson Hall, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Dr. www.carleton.ca THURSDAY, MARCH 8 Today marks International Women's Day and the UN Day for Women's Rights and International Peace. www.unac.org Eggs 'n' Icons—Join guest speaker Ray Bassett, ambassador of Ireland to Canada, for a breakfast chat. Presented by the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce. 7:15 a.m. Sheraton Hotel, 150 Albert St. www.ottawachamber.ca SATURDAY, MARCH 10 The Travel and Vacation Show—Wondering where to go on your next vacation? Will it be Antigua or a little closer to home? Check out the Travel and Vacation Show to get some ideas. March 10-11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Ottawa Convention Centre, 55 Colonel By Dr. www.travelandvacationshow.ca MONDAY, MARCH 12 Mauritius celebrates its national day. It gained independence from the UK in 1968 and was declared a republic in 1992. Did We Exaggerate the al-Qaeda Threat?—Join guest speaker Glenn Carle, former US intelligence officer, for a talk on "Did We Exaggerate the al-Qaeda Threat?" 11 a.m. Free. Presented by CIPS at the University of Ottawa. Room 3120, Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier Ave. E. http://cips.uottawa/event/did-we-exaggerate-the-al-qaida-threat/ The Role of the Private Sector in International Development—Join Wendy Hannam, an executive vice-president at Scotiabank, and Carlo Dade, senior fellow with the University of Ottawa's School of International Development and Global Studies, for a conversation on "The Role of the Private Sector in International Development and Creating Economic Opportunity." Talk will touch on the role of traditional banking services, microfinance, and technological innovation. 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. 4120 Desmarais Building, University of Ottawa, 55 Laurier Ave. E. RSVP: Caroline Ashikwe, 613-562-5800. EDIM.SIDGS@uottawa.ca TUESDAY, MARCH 13 IDRC Breakfast on the Hill—Join guest speaker Carlos Pérez del Castillo, chair of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research. By invitation only. 7:30-8:45 a.m. Parliamentary Restaurant, Room 637-N Centre Block, Parliament Hill. RSVP to 613-224-8482 or rsvp@idrc.ca Brand India Expo 2012—Brand India Expo 2012 is an Indian multi-product exhibition and seminar. March 13-14. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. Ottawa Convention Centre, 55 Colonel By Dr. www.hciottawa.ca or www.brandindiaexpo.com The Race for the US Presidency—Join panellists Michael Kergin, former Canadian ambassador to the US; Luiza Savage, Washington bureau chief for Maclean's; and Jeffrey Simpson, Globe and Mail national affairs columnist, for a discussion on "The Race for the US Presidency: State of Play and Implications for Canada." Presented by CIPS at the University of Ottawa. 4:30 p.m. Room 12110, 12th floor, Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier Ave. E. http://cips.uottawa.ca/event/the-race-for-u-s-presidency-statement-of-play-and-implications-for-canada/ The Future of Canadian-Chinese Relations—Join guest speaker Kim Nossal, Queen's University, for a talk on "The Future of Canadian-Chinese Relations." Presented by CIC-National Capital Branch. 7-8 p.m. Free. Senate Room, Room 608, Robertson Hall, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Dr. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14 The Politics of the Trail—Oded Löwenheim, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will give a talk on "The Politics of the Trail: Biking along the Frontier of Jerusalem." 4-5:30 p.m. D382 Loeb Building, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Dr. www.carleton.ca. Register: http://csds1112lowenheim.eventbrite.com 13th Annual Kesterton Lecture—Join guest speaker Elizabeth Palmer, London correspondent for CBS News, for a talk titled "Even Dictators Need Facebook: Perspectives from the Frontline of the Information War." The 13th Annual Kesterton Lecture is presented by Carleton University. The winner of the James Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellowship will be re-announced this evening. 7:30 p.m. Free. Room 2220, River Building, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Dr. www.carleton.ca Embassy Listings is edited by listings editor Alia Heward who can be reached at 613-232-5952, ext. 200. Information regarding events should be sent to listings@embassymag.ca with the subject line 'Embassy Listings' by Friday at 5 p.m. Send in your event in a paragraph with all the relevant details. Our fax number is 613-232-9055. listings@embassymag.ca

Published: Wednesday, 03/07/2012 12:00 am EST

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