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Payam Akhavan at Concordia: Towards a culture of human rights in Iran

Tue, 2007-02-06 16:00
Concordia University, Hall Building, 7th floor (H-767) : Concordia University, Hall Building, 7th floor (H-767)

Professor Akhavan was the first Legal Advisor to the Prosecutor's Office of the International Criminal Tribunals for Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda and played a key role in developing its foundational jurisprudence. He also has considerable experience in post-conflict peace-building and international dispute settlement, having advised the UN on transitional justice, appeared as counsel before international courts and tribunals on behalf of sovereigns, and served on the board of directors of human rights NGOs. The lecture will be followed by wine and cheese. Organized by the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, Concordia University.

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Contact: Frank Chalk
Office Phone: 514-848-2424 ext. 2404
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Snowshoeing - CANCELLED

Sat, 2007-03-03 10:00
Hollyburn Ridge Area, Cypress Mountain, Vancouver : Hollyburn Ridge Area, Cypress Mountain, Vancouver

When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. When life hands Vancouver a winter of snow, go snowshoeing! Join us at Cypress Mountain for fresh air, snow and nature trails. Or, if strapping glorified tennis rackets to your feet isn't your speed, enjoy a cup of hot cocoa by a roaring fire in the chalet. Bring the family, bring your friends - and bring your mittens!

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Contact: Corinne McLennan
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Whiskey 101

Thu, 2007-03-22 19:30
Shebeen Whiskey House, 217 Carrall Street, Vancouver : Shebeen Whiskey House, 217 Carrall Street, Vancouver

What's the difference between a single malt and a blend? Highland, Lowland and Islay? If you've always been curious or simply want to know more, join us for the shebang at Shebeen and brush up on your knowledge of Irish - and Irish whiskey.

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Contact: Vivian Chan
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Panel discussion: Building a career in the public interest

Wed, 2007-02-07 13:30
Chancellor Day Hall : 3644 rue Peel Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1W9

Panelists: Sophie Rondeau (Canadian Red Cross); Philippe Dufresne (Canadian Human Rights Commission); Veena Verma (Cavalluzzo Hayes); Lina Aristeo (Unite Here - Quebec); Carolin Hillemans (International Criminal Defence Attorneys Association). The formal part of the panel will end at 2:30 p.m., followed by a question & answer period. This event is organized by the Career Development Office in collaboration with HRWG and MILS.

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Contact: Ali Martin-Mayer
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Office Phone: 514-398-6618
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14% off for February 14

Mon, 2007-02-12 (All day) - Wed, 2007-02-14 (All day)
Bookstore : 3420 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 3L1

Valentine's Day specials at the Bookstore. 14% off selected gifts for that special someone from February 12 to 14.

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Penguins are hurting

Mon, 2007-02-12 (All day) - Wed, 2007-02-28 (All day)
Bookstore : 3420 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 3L1

The "Penguin Hurts" sale is on again. Visit the Bookstore for huge savings on titles from Penguin, including some current bestsellers. The penguins are really hurting this year!

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Islamism in the West: Transpositions, paradigms, and paradoxes

Tue, 2007-02-27 15:30
Morrice Hall : 3485 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E1

Rachad Antonius, Université du Québec à Montréal. All welcome.

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Enlightenment Britain and the Muslim world

Tue, 2007-02-13 16:00
Morrice Hall : 3485 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E1

Nabil Matar, professor of English, Florida Institute of Technology. All welcome.

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Peking University Chinese Summer Program 2007

Thu, 2007-02-08 18:30 - 19:30
Arts Building : 853 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0G5

This new program will provide students with an excellent opportunity to learn standard Mandarin Chinese while experiencing Chinese culture by living in Beijing, the capital of China. Running from May 7 to July 23, the program offers 10-week intensive Chinese language courses primarily at two levels: First and Second Level Chinese. This program is for students at McGill and other universities. Information meeting schedule: February 8 (Arts 265), March 1 and May 1 (Arts 160). For additional information please see website (below).

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Contact: Melaine Campbell
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Office Phone: 514-398-6742
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Media@McGill presents screenwriting mini-conference

Mon, 2007-02-12 19:00
Leacock Building : 855 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2T7

Panelists: screenwriters Bruce M. Smith (Prairie Giant: The Tommy Douglas Story), Laurie Finstad-Knizhnik (Bliss, Cold Squad), Leila Basen (Bon Cop, Bad Cop), Anne-Marie Perrotta (What's with Andy? and Caillou), Steve Gallucio (Mambo Italiano). They will talk about how they got started in the business and are able to make a living in a predominantly French-speaking market.

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Contact: Allison Flynn
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Office Phone: 514-398-7698
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