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Restoring a Strained Global Security Architecture Policy Conference

October 21, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

While Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has exacerbated East-West tensions and raised the prospect of an expanded conflict directly involving NATO, cracks in the global security architecture were apparent long before the present crisis. Arms racing reminiscent of the Cold War has become a prominent feature of relations among major powers, a renewed push to increase military spending can be observed in several countries, and emerging technologies are rapidly being integrated into military applications and weapons systems. Multiple, overlapping security challenges demand the urgent and concerted attention of the international community, including a role for Canada and Canadian foreign policy.


Jacob Benjamin – Doctoral candidate, BSIA
Adele Buckley – Board of Directors, CPG
Julie Clark – Doctoral candidate, BSIA
Robin Collins – Board of Directors, CPG
Tim Donais – Associate Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University, BSIA
Cesar Jaramillo – Executive Director, Project Ploughshares; Chair, CPG
Ellen Judd – Professor, University of Manitoba; Board of Directors, CPG
Veronica Kitchen – Associate Professor, University of Waterloo, BSIA
Matt Korda – Senior Research Associate, Federation of American Scientists; Associate, CPG
Branka Marijan – Senior Researcher, Project Ploughshares; Member, CPG
Peggy Mason – President, Rideau Institute; Board of Directors, CPG
Paul Meyer – Adjunct Professor, Simon Fraser University; Board of Directors, CPG
Jill Sinclair – Fellow, BSIA
Jeremy Paltiel – Professor, Carleton University
Allison Pytlak – Programme Manager, WILPF; Associate, CPG
Tariq Rauf – Vice-Chair, CPG
Ernie Regehr – Senior Fellow, The Simons Foundation; Member, CPG
David Welch – Professor, University of Waterloo, BSIA
Jennifer Simons – President, The Simons Foundation
Erika Simpson – Associate Professor, Western University; Board of Directors, CPG
Andrew Thompson – Senior Fellow, CIGI; Adjunct Assistant Professor, BSIA
Jessica West – Senior Researcher, Project Ploughshares; Member, CPG

The conference will open with a virtual keynote address by Ambassador Bob Rae, Canada’s Ambassador to the United Nations.

Register for the conference at https://CPG-BSIA-policy-conference-2022.eventbrite.ca

This event is co-hosted by the Canadian Pugwash Group and the Balsillie School of International Affairs.

António Guterres, speaking at a podium at the United Nations

Photo credit: Cesar Jaramillo/CPG


October 21, 2022
8:30 am - 5:30 pm


Balsillie School of International Affairs, 67 Erb Street West
Waterloo, ON N2L 6C2 Canada
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(226) 772-3001
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