International Development Week


In one of my many roles at the University of Ottawa, I’m a faculty advisor to the student run “international development week”, which happens this year from Feb 2-7. Our theme this year is, “Development: A Basic Human Right?”

There’s a whole host of (mostly free) events planned, all of which will be posted on the website at www.sdi-idw.uottawa.ca. The key events, however, are held each evening at 7:30pm in Alumni Auditorium:

  • Feb 2: Alex Neve, Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada.
  • Feb 3: Maude Barlow, Senior Advisor to the UN on Water
  • Feb 4: Lloyd Axworthy, former Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Feb 5: His Excellency S.M. Gavai, High Commissioner of India
  • Feb 6: Alexandre Trudeau, Journalist

Please note that Mr Axworthy will speak at the National Art Gallery, and that his event will cost a modicum fee.

The Indian High Commissioner is attending following a personal plea from yours truly, so I really really hope he gets a good turn out. If you’re in town, please come on by!

For more information, contact hpihc@uottawa.ca.