Conference Schedule


Conference Program 

      Conference Moderator: Julie Lindhout, President, Atlantic Council of Canada

13:00 Registration
13:30 Welcome
13:45 Opening Keynote Address

  • H.E. Ambassador Marriët Schuurman, NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for WPS
14:15 Panel I: UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and its Implementation in Canada
Moderator:  Prof. Barbara Falk, Canadian Forces College

  • The Hon. Mobina Jaffer, Senator, British Columbia, Liberal Party of Canada

           The Difference Armed Forces Can Make in the Implementation of UNSCR 1325

  • Jennifer May, Director of the Defence and Security Relations Division, Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
15:45 Panel II: Women on the Front Lines in Conflict and Reconstruction
Moderator: Kathryn E. Langley Hope, Director, Atlantic Council of Canada

  • Dr. Lorna Read, Chief Operating Officer, Warchild Canada

           Building the Foundations of Peace: Women at the Centre of Post-Conflict Community Change

  • Olivia Ward, Correspondent, Toronto Star

          Nowhere to Hide: Women on the Front Lines in 21st Century Conflicts

16:45 Break
17:15 Working Supper with Discussion Groups
18:15 Panel III: Women in Peace Negotiations, Governance and Development
Moderator: Nicole Verkindt, CEO and Founder, OMX

  • Prof. Sylvia Bashevkin, University of Toronto, Department of Political Science

           Women as Foreign Policy Leaders: National Security Politics in Superpower America

19:15 Discussion Group Wrap-up
19:45 Closing  Remarks
  • The Hon. Hugh Segal, Chair, Atlantic Council of Canada

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