Paul Martin and Bill Graham

“The past, present and future of G8/G20 Summitry”

Paul Martin and Bill Graham

The Rt.Hon. Paul Martin and Chancellor of Trinity College Bill Graham

On January 10th 2014, the G8/G20 Research Group at the University of Toronto hosted a full-day conference at Trinity College (6 Hoskin Ave) on the past, present and future of the G8 and G20 Summitry.  The Right Honourable Paul Martin, former Prime Minister of Canada, joined Honourable Bill Graham, the Chancellor of Trinity College for a conversation on “From G7/G8 to G20.”  The conference programme can be found here: G8-G20-2014-Conference (1)

Great Sieges of the 20th Century

On Sunday, February 9th 2014,  a conference on the “Great Sieges of the 20th Century” was held at the Upper Library of Massey College, 4 Devonshire Place. Organized by Prof. Donald Rickerd, this conference brought together a number of scholars, military & policy experts, and students from the University of Toronto. Pavle Misha and Japanese Consul

 

Please click on the link below for the conference program.

Great Sieges Program

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2013 Global Convening on Ending Mass Atrocities

Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turke

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Networking Reception & Cruise dinner on the Bosphorous Sea, Istanbul

Networking Reception & Cruise dinner on the Bosphorous Sea, Istanbul

“The Nexus Fund recently hosted the 2nd Annual Global Convening to End Mass Atrocities. This June, practitioners from the atrocities prevention community assembled in Istanbul, Turkey, to address and reflect on the field’s most  pressing issues through a combination of small-group discussions, plenaries, and presentations. Tina Park & Patrick Quinton-Brown from the Canadian Centre for Responsibility to Protect participated at this convening to showcase the CCR2P & our work with the Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly.”  (http://nexus-fund.org/annual-convening/)

Patrick showcasing the CCR2P's >

Patrick showcasing the CCR2P’s << R2Plive.org >>

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2013 Nexus Convening to End Mass Atrocities, Point Barbaros Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey

A peak at the Hagia Sophia!

A peak at the Hagia Sophia!

With Naomi Kikoler (Global Centre for R2P), Sally Smith (Nexus Fund) & Dr. Malte Brosig (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)

With Naomi Kikoler (Global Centre for R2P), Sally Smith (Nexus Fund) & Dr. Malte Brosig (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)

Istanbul 2013

Beautiful View on the Bosphorous Sea at night!

Turkish experience!🙂

Lovin' the garden at the Dolmabache palace, Istanbul...Absolute beauty.

Lovin’ the garden at the Dolmabache palace, Istanbul…Absolute beauty

Inside the suleymaniye mosque, Istanbul

Inside the suleymaniye mosque, Istanbul

@ suleymaniye mosque

@ suleymaniye mosque

A little shopping at Grand Bazaar! :)

Beautiful pottery art!🙂

A little shopper's heaven @ Grand Bazaar, Istanbul 2013

A little shopper’s heaven @ Grand Bazaar, Istanbul 2013

Pretty amazed by the Topaki Palace...

Pretty amazed by the Topaki Palace…

Morning stroll at the Dolamabache Palace, Istanbul

Morning stroll at the Dolamabache Palace, Istanbul

Hello from Taksim Square, Istanbul June 2013 -- protesters were very quiet & peaceful

Hello from Taksim Square, Istanbul June 2013 — protesters were very quiet & peaceful

Simply the best...@Develi Restaurante, since 1912

Simply the best…@Develi Restaurante, since 1912

MAGIC.

MAGIC.

@ Chora Museum, Istanbul...What a mind-blowing experience!

@ Chora Museum, Istanbul…What a mind-blowing experience!

Dinner at the oldest Kebab restaurant in Istanbul...yummy!

Dinner at the oldest Kebab restaurant in Istanbul…yummy!

Lunch at the Topaki Palace, IstanbulLunch at the Topaki Palace, Istanbul

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MASSEY TALKS!

Massey Talks is an initiative at Massey College which I helped to launch in the fall of 2010 to help foster fellowship amongst all members. 

Massey Talks showcases the lives and works of some very prominent Quadranglers and Senior Fellows of Massey College. Each academic term features two Massey Talks evenings where the speakers engage in an informal discussion with the audience,  primarily composed of our junior and senior fellows and any other interested members of the Massey community.

Considering that there are only limited opportunities for JFs to meet with such distinguished members of our college like yourself, our Massey Talks sessions are intended to provide a personal glimpse into the lives and experiences of our extraordinary fellows. After a brief introduction, each speaker is asked to speak for about 15 minutes about their lives — career, research or any other topic. Then the floor will open for Q&A, moderated by one of the organizers. Our main goal is to create a forum for intellectual and personal conversation in an informal environment, in line with the founding principles of Massey College.

In the past, Massey Talks hosted fascinating speakers such as President David Naylor, Nobel Laureate Dr.John Polyani, Dr. Margaret MacMillan, Mr. Charles Pachter, Mr. R.H.Thomson, the Honourable Bill Graham, Justice Patrick LeSage, the Very Rev. Honourable Lois Wilson, Dean Mayo Moran (U of T Law School), Master John Fraser, Mr. Michael Valpy, Mr. Mark Smith (KPMG), Mr. John Geiger (Globe and Mail), Dr. Lorna Marsden, Mr. David Hilton, Dr. David Goldbloom(CAMH), to name a few.

For U of T Media Relations department’s coverage, please see http://media.utoronto.ca/media-releases/event-advisories/massey-talks-featuring-top-canadians/

 

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U of T Women in House 2013

Our launch for the U of T Women in House 2013 was extremely successful! Please stay tuned for our official report from the participants.

Media: http://media.utoronto.ca/media-releases/university-of-toronto-launches-women-in-house-program-on-the-parliament-hill-in-ottawa/

Photo album: https://plus.google.com/photos/106751400386119113747/albums/5852342432239771041

Official blog: http://uoftwomeninhouse.wordpress.com/