Declining Disarmament - What is Canada doing about threats from landmines, killer robots and nuclear weapons? (June 17th)


Dear UBC Community,

Join us for this Women in Policy talk by special guest, Erin Hunt, Program Manager at Mines Action Canada, as she discusses Canada’s current disarmament positions and where Canadian leadership can be found. Welcome remarks will be provided by MPPGA student Emily Enright.

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Declining Disarmament: What is Canada doing about threats from landmines, killer robots and nuclear weapons?

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Monday, June 17, 2019
Boardroom – Liu Institute for Global Issues

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Everyone welcome. Light refreshments provided.

Canada has long been considered a leader on disarmament. This reputation was built on being the first state with the capacity to build nuclear weapons that chose not to, being a strong supporter of UN disarmament efforts, and being driving force behind the Ottawa Treaty banning landmines. But is that reputation still deserved? What has been Canada’s role in international disarmament diplomacy in recent years, including at the negotiation of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and the ongoing talks about autonomous weapons systems (also known as killer robots)? This talk will assess Canada’s current disarmament positions and where Canadian leadership can be found.

Bio: Erin Hunt is the Program Manager at Mines Action Canada. She contributes to the work of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, the Cluster Munition Coalition and the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots. She also spent two years as a senior researcher on casualties and victim assistance for the Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor. Erin was a member of the civil society negotiating team during the 2017 process to negotiate the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons with the Nobel Peace Laureate International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.  She has a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the University of Victoria and a Master’s Degree in Human Security and Peacebuilding from Royal Roads University.

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Monday, June 17, 2019