Henault addresses conference on Canada and NATO after Afghanistan

January 29th, 2013 · No Comments · History, News Release, Outreach, Peace and Justice, Students, arts, conference, political studies

The Co-Chairs of the 2013 University of Manitoba Political Studies Students’ Conference (PSSC) are pleased to announce its 29th forum on politics, defence and security. This year’s conference is entitled: “Canada and NATO After Afghanistan.”

General Ray Henault (ret), former Chief of Defense staff and former Chair of the NATO Defence Committee, will deliver the opening address as keynote speaker. The conference will consist of several panels exploring the challenges and opportunities that Canada and its relationship with NATO will face in the years following the War in Afghanistan. The panelists include sixteen eminent senior scholars from across Canada. This year’s conference will also be a tribute to the career of Dr. Paul Edward Buteux, who founded the PSSC in 1985, and passed away this past March after a long and distinguished academic career.

The conference is open to the public and free of charge for all participants. The students in the Department of Political Studies at the University of Manitoba coordinate this annual conference, aided by the Centre for Defence and Security Studies and faculty members, with the goal of engaging academics, government officials, students, and the public on topics of contemporary relevance in politics and related fields.

What: Canada and NATO After Afghanistan
When: January 30th to February 1st, 2013
Where: The Great Hall, University College, Fort Garry Campus, University of Manitoba, 203-220 Dysart Road

For information on the conference, go to:
umanitoba.ca/faculties/arts/departments/political_studies/3257.html
or the PSSC blog: 
www.umpssc.org

For more information contact the Political Studies Student Conference at:
204-272-1691 or email: umpssc@gmail.com

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