PANEL: Human Rights Week in Ottawa and Toronto

Take part in our event "Unlikely heroes: From Wallenberg to today" - a panel discussion on the legacy and lessons from Raoul Wallenberg, and their relevance for today's Syrian refugee crisis. The embassy is organising a series of panel debates in Toronto March 14 and Ottawa March 16, 2016 on the legacy of Raoul Wallenberg, “unlikely hero” and honorary citizen of Canada.

The battle for the equal value of all people and against anti-Semitism and racism is a part of foreign policy. Sweden is working to strengthen a culture of dialogue and promote democratic developments so as to undermine the conditions that foster extremism.

In the spirit of this commitment the Swedish Embassy in Ottawa is organising a series of panel debates on the legacy of Raoul Wallenberg, “unlikely hero” and honorary citizen of Canada. Author Ingrid Carlberg will give a keynote speech and present her book: “An unlikely hero - the story of Raoul Wallenberg”. She will be followed by a panel debate.

OTTAWA
When: March 16, 4-6pm,
Where: Human Rights Research and Education Centre, Ottawa University. Fauteux Hall, room FTX570 (5th Floor). 57 Louis Pasteur, University of Ottawa.

Participants:
H.E Ambassador Per Sjögren, opening remarks
John Packer, Director Human Rights Research and Education Centre, University of Ottawa
Ingrid Carlberg, Author and Journalist from Sweden
Honourable Louise Arbour, Former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada (1994-2004)
Honourable Irwin Cotler, Former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
Jennifer Bond, Special Adviser to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
Nadia Abu-Zahra, Associate Professor, School of International Development & Global Studies, University of Ottawa

RSVP by March 10 at HRREC@uOttawa.ca

TORONTO
When: March 14, 5-7pm
Where: Board Room 315, Bloor St. West, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

Participants:
H.E Ambassador Per Sjögren, opening remarks
Ingrid Carlberg, Author and Journalist from Sweden
Ron Levi, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
Kirk Mark, Race and Ethnic Relations Toronto Catholic District School Board 
Carla Rose Shapiro, Curator and Independent Scholar
The Honourable Bob Rae, Lawyer, Mediator, Speaker and Writer

RSVP here

 

 

 

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