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What’s In Store for the 2010/2011 Academic Year

Another year, another lineup of exciting lectures! This year is shaping up to be an exciting one for the IID!  Throughout the Fall semester we will be hosting a number of lectures on a variety of topics such as:

  • Canadian National Security
  • The Question of North Korea
  • Governance and Radicalization in Somalia
  • Canada’s Record in Afghanistan

Stay tuned for more information on topics, speakers and dates!

In keeping with a new IID tradition, with the Winter semester will come a new special series as a follow up to the success of last year’s Prospects for Peace: a forum on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. This year we will be looking at India-Pakistan, hosting experts from across the globe and addressing such issues as:

  • Kashmir
  • Nuclear Weapons
  • Islamic Radicalization
  • The Role of Women in Government and Society
  • The Region’s Relationship with the West

Our first lecture of the year will be a look at Canadian National Security with Ryerson’s own Dr. Arne Kislenko and Dr. Lorne Dawson from the University of Waterloo. Please join us Wed. September 29, 2010 from 6:30 – 8:30 in ENG 103. More information to come!

The International Issues Discussion Series Presents ~ PROSPECTS for PEACE: A Forum on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

For Fall 2009, the IID is excited to host a special series entitled “Prospects for Peace: a Forum on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict”.  As a strictly non-partisan, student-run organization, the IID hopes to create an environment in which this sensitive issue can be discussed in objective and scholarly fashion. With a mix of some of the world’s most renowned experts on the conflict, Prospects for Peace is designed present multiple view points, counter disinformation, educate, and provide an appropriate venue for those in the Ryerson community wanting to ask relevant questions. Please join us this Fall as we welcome some of the brightest minds on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The dates and speakers are as follows:

  • Dr. Juan Cole, Wednesday Sept. 23
  • Prof. Michael Bell, Thursday Oct. 8
  • Yossi Alpher Wednesday Oct. 14
  • Dr. Yoram Peri, Thursday Nov. 19
  • Nadia Hijab, Wednesday Nov. 25
  • Dr. Robert Malley, Wednesday Dec. 2

Bios for all of our guests as well as times and locations can be found under our “Speakers” tab.

Nadia Hijab Wed. November 25

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“Human Rights in Palestine-Israel: Who’s Accountable”

Wed.,  November 25, 2009 ~ 6:00 – 8:00pm ~ ENG 103

Nadia Hijab is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Palestine Studies.  She is a syndicated columnist for AgenceGlobal, and a frequent public speaker and media commentator. Hijab’s first book, Womanpower: The Arab debate on women at work was published by Cambridge University Press.  She co-authored Citizens Apart: A Portrait of Palestinians in Israel. She was Editor-in-Chief of the London-based Middle East magazine before moving to New York to join the United Nations.

What’s in Store for the 2009/2010 Academic Year

The IID is gearing up for an exciting year! Here are just a few of the events we are working on, stay tuned for more information on events, dates, venues and speakers!

  • Obama One Year Later
  • International Organized Crime and Narcotics
  • Global Health and Pandemics
  • Afghanistan: The Canadian Perspective
  • Prospects for Peace: A forum on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Feel free to contact us with questions, comments or ideas at ryerson.international.issues@gmail.com