International RelationsWestern Social Science

Events of Interest

Sovereignty and Canada’s Arctic Extended Continental Shelf

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
SSC 6210

ABSTRACT: In this talk, Elizabeth Riddell-Dixon will contrast the traditional political science concept of sovereignty to the Inuit concept of pan-Arctic sovereignty. She will illuminate debates about sovereign state rights and conflict over Arctic resources. SPEAKER BIO: Elizabeth Riddell-Dixon has spent three decades researching and writing about law of the sea policy. She is a Distinguished Senior Fellow with the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History, University of Toronto, and Professor Emerita in the Department of Political Science at Western University. Sponsored by the Western Department of Political Science and Polar Research and Policy Initiative

Working at Global Affairs Canada: Experiences and Advice from a Former Graduate of the IR Program (March 27, 2017)

Tom Cameron

Discussion with Tom Cameron, Graduate of the IR program in 2011
Lawson Hall 1227
March 27, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Snacks provided.

Thomas Cameron
Policy Advisor | Conseiller en Politiques
International Crime and Terrorism Division | Direction du crime international et du terrorisme

Thomas Cameron graduated from Western University’s International Relations program in spring 2011. He went on to complete a M.A. in Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa in 2013. He has worked at Global Affairs Canada since May 2013 spending three and a half years working as a Policy Officer for the G7/G20 Summit Division and most recently working as a Policy Advisor for the International Crime and Terrorism team. Prior to joining Global Affairs, he held various positions with different departments within the Federal and Ontario Governments.

Canadian International Model United Nations (CANIMUN) - Feb. 23-26, 2017

The United Nations Association in Canada is holding the 14th Canadian International Model United Nations (CANIMUN) conference, which will take place from February 23 to 26, 2017, in Ottawa, ON.
CANIMUN is a unique experiential learning opportunity, which allows students to experience international diplomacy first-hand. This year, they are featuring a diverse selection of committees and topics. They also provide students with special opportunities such as embassy visits, a diplomatic briefing, unique social events, and networking opportunities. .

Registration is currently open on their website at