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International human rights and Canada’s role in a polarized world


The Honorable Bob RaeAmbassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations

Lieutenant-General (ret) The Honorable Roméo A. DallaireFounder of the Dallaire Institute for Children, Peace, and Security

Dr. Shelly WhitmanExecutive Director of the Dallaire Institute for Children, Peace and Security at Dalhousie University

Ambassador Rae will discuss his perspective on Canada’s current role at the United Nations and the challenges of promoting International Human Rights during a time of polarization of politics around the globe. Similarly, Lt. General Dallaire joins the discussion to share his perspective on the need for Canada’s role to be reassessed in global world politics. Human rights must be protected if we are to achieve new approaches to global peace and security. Dr. Whitman will moderate the discussion.

This event is free and open to the public but registration is required to attend in person (seating is limited) and to access the event via live stream. ASL interpretation will be provided onstage and on the live stream.

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About this Lecture Series

The Shaar Shalom Lecture at Dalhousie University is a significant annual lecture made possible through the generosity of the Shaar Shalom Synagogue of Halifax. The Shaar Shalom’s unique partnership with Dalhousie seeks to explore the broad themes of tolerance, multiculturalism, diversity, and difference in contemporary society. The partnership demonstrates our shared interest in bringing in-depth discussion of these themes to wider civil society. Learn about past lectures.