Ottawa Listings

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23 The Importance of Inter-Religious Dialogue in Present-day Europe—Ambassador Martin Eichtinger, director general for Cultural Policy, Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, will discuss "The Importance of Inter-Religious Dialogue in Present-day Europe." Presented by CES at Carleton University and the Austrian Cultural Forum. 5–6:15 p.m. Paterson Hall, Room 303, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Dr. 613-520-2600 ext. 1087 or ces@carleton.ca. Latin America Art Exhibition—The Embassy of Cuba and St. Brigid's Centre for the Arts and Humanities present an exhibit of works by Latin American artists. 6:30-9 p.m. Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts and Humanities, 310 St. Patrick St. liliac.faulkner@gmail.com. THURSDAY, MAY 24 Eritrea celebrates its Independence Day. It gained independence from Ethiopia in 1993. For information on any celebrations, please call the embassy at 613-234-3989. Global Governance for Health: Perspectives from Canada—Carleton University and the Norwegian Embassy co-host an event that will bring together Canadian researchers, policymakers and private organizations to discuss how to improve global governance to achieve better health worldwide. Speakers include Sigrun Mogedal, former Norwegian HIV/AIDS ambassador. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Dr. RSVP to http://www.eventbite.com/event/2875862783. Screening: Taiwan Movie Night—The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada and the Ottawa Asian Heritage Month Society host a screening of two short documentaries Unknown Kinmen and Dance with the Sea, followed by two features Our Model, Our Dreams and Fishing Luck. 6 p.m. Free. Auditorium, Ottawa Public Library, Main Branch, 120 Metcalfe St. 613-231-4203. FRIDAY, MAY 25 Argentina marks the anniversary of the May Revolution when the Spanish viceroy was removed and replaced by the Primera Junta. For information on any celebrations, please call the embassy at 613-236-2351. Jordan celebrates its national day. It gained independence from the UK in 1946. For information on any celebrations, please call the embassy at 613-238-8090. Van Gogh Up Close—The first major exhibition of Van Gogh's works in Canada in more than 25 years. This exhibition brings together more than 40 of his paintings from private and public collections around the world, as well as some prints, photos and works on paper. Runs until Sept. 3. $10-$25. National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Dr. gallery.ca/vangogh. SATURDAY, MAY 26 Georgia celebrates its independence day. It gained independence from Russia in 1918. For information on any celebrations, call the embassy at 613-709-2313. Ethiopia marks the downfall of the Derg regime, defeated in 1991. SUNDAY, MAY 27 National Fish & Wildlife Conservation Congress—The National Fish & Wildlife Conservation Congress is the first of its kind to be held in Canada and offers an opportunity for stakeholders to discuss the challenges facing North American fish and wildlife populations. Runs until May 31. The Westin Ottawa, 11 Colonel By Dr. nfwcc.com. MONDAY, MAY 28 Azerbaijan celebrates Republic Day. It declared independence from the Transcaucasian Democrative Federative Republic in 1918. For information on any celebrations, please call the embassy at 613-288-0497. Japanese Film Screening Series—The embassy of Japan presents a film series in gratitude for the support of the international community after the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami in East Japan. 7 p.m. Free. Auditorium, embassy of Japan, 255 Sussex Dr. RSVP to 613-244-6956 or infocul@ot.mofa.go.jp. When China Met Africa—The Free Thinking Film Society presents a screening of the documentary When China Met Africa, followed by a panel discussion on "China in Canada." 7 p.m., $15. Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington. freethinkingfilmfest.ca. TUESDAY, MAY 29 Intellectual Property Rights—The Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Intellectual Property Council present an International Trade Day conference on Intellectual Property Rights: A Competitive Advantage in the Global Marketplace. Ed Fast, minister of International Trade and minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway will give the luncheon keynote presentation. 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $200 plus HST. Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau St. Contact: Marley Ransom, 613-238-4000 ext. 227. www.chamber.ca. Group of 78 Luncheon Speaker Series—Julia Sanchez, president and CEO of the Canadian Council for Cooperation will discuss "Challenges and Opportunities for Canadian Civil Society in a Transforming World." 12 p.m., $5 presentation only; $30 luncheon and presentation. Palais Imperial Restaurant, 311-313 Dalhousie St., Ottawa, Ont. Pre-register to 613-230-0860 or group78@web.net. WEDNESDAY, MAY 30 Rising India: Will the Elephant Dance with Canada—The CIC National Capital Branch hosts an event "Rising India: Will the Elephant Dance with Canada? Challenges and Opportunities" with David Malone, president IRDC, and author of Does the Elephant Dance? Contemporary Indian Foreign Policy, and Peter Sutherland, senior business advisor, Asia, to Aird and Berlis LLP. 5:15 p.m. Rideau Room, Sheraton Hotel, 150 Albert St. Register to 613-903-4011 or ottawa@opencanada.org. CANSEC 2012—The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries presents CANSEC 2012. It will feature presentations and displays of Canada's leading edge defence and security technologies. Until May 31. CE Centre. Defenceandsecurity.ca.

Published: Wednesday, 05/23/2012 12:00 am EDT

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