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CIC Nipissing District: Responsibility to Protect: Exercising Our Collective Responsibility

September 22, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT


On Thursday September 22nd, 2016, the Nipissing District Branch of the Canadian International Council (CIC) is pleased to present, “”Responsibility to Protect: Exercising Our Collective Responsibility.” This presentation will be made by Ms. Tina Park, PhD Candidate in the Department of History at the University of Toronto. Drawing on her research into Peacekeeping and the Responsibility to Protect doctrine, Ms. Park will reflect on how far R2P has come in contemporary times.

This talk will be held on Thursday September 22nd, 2016 from 7 – 9:00 pm at A122 at Nipissing University. This event is free to CIC Members, members of the general public and students. It is open to all. Please register with the online registration system before September 22nd, 2016 (Link below). Seating is limited.

Speaker’s Biography
Tina J. Park is a co-founder & executive director of the Canadian Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (CCR2P), based at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. The CCR2P, established in 2010, is a non-profit, non-partisan research institute aimed at scholarly engagement and political implementation of R2P. As one of the world’s foremost institutions dedicated to R2P, the Centre has over 300 analysts across Canada and a global R2P Scholars Network comprised of over 200 fellows actively engaged in R2P-related studies.

An enthusiastic advocate of R2P, Tina advised the Inter-Parliamentary Union in 2012 (Quebec) and 2013 (Quito) on their resolution on the role of parliamentarians in implementing R2P. Since 2012, she has contributed to the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s annual reports on R2P and addressed the UN General Assembly’s Dialogue on R2P in 2015 and 2016. Tina is an active commentator on R2P-related issues in the media, and has advised over 30 national, regional and international bodies on their policy regarding R2P. Most recently, she co-authored a book chapter on the role of the private sector in implementing R2P, to be published by the Cambridge University Press in the fall of 2016.

An award-winning scholar, Tina is also completing her Ph.D. degree at the University of Toronto on a century of bilateral relationship between Canada and Korea. She graduated from Trinity College in international relations (summa cum laude) and has served on the Governing Council of the University of Toronto and Junior Fellow at Massey College. She currently teaches Canadian foreign policy at the University of Toronto. Tina has been recently appointed as the Vice-President of the Executive Committee and a director of the NATO Association of Canada, and serves as a fellow of the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary History. Tina speaks five languages and enjoys travelling and sailing in her free time. (www.tinapark.ca)

Date and Time
Thursday September 22, 2016
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Nipissing University, Room A122
100 College Drive, Box 5002
North Bay, ON  P1B 8L7

This is a free event. Please register online to reserve a seat by clicking the button below.

Event Contact
John Allison | johna@nipissingu.ca | (705)474-3461


September 22, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT