While few Canadian troops have been devoted to UN missions in recent years, Ottawa just pushed to extend an 18-year-old UN mission in Haiti and Canadian forces are patrolling near China under cover of the United Nations Command originally set up to fight the Korean War. In another important piece of Canadian UN peacekeeping history, Belgium recently returned the tooth of Congolese independence leader Patrice Lumumba who was killed during a UN mission.
“Understanding Canadian peacekeeping” will discuss whether peacekeeping has been an alternative to NATO or a means to advance Washington’s objectives.
Join Professor Jemima Pierre, journalist Mitchell Thompson, Professor Walter Dorn, author Yves Engler and Dr Peter Langille at this free public webinar.
Bianca Mugyenyi, CFPI
Walter Dorn is Professor of Defence Studies at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) and the Canadian Forces College (CFC). He also served as a consultant with the UN's Department of Peacekeeping Operations. (http://walterdorn.net)
Mitchell Thompson is a writer with PressProgress and a contributor to Jacobin. He has also worked as a journalist for VICE, CBC Radio, Postmedia and other outlets.
Jemima Pierre is the Haiti/Americas Coordinator for the Black Alliance for Peace & and Associate Professor in the Departments of African American Studies & Anthropology, UCLA.
Yves Engler is a Montreal-based writer and political activist. He has published twelve books including most recently Stand on Guard for Whom: A People's History of the Canadian Military. (https://yvesengler.com)
Peter Langille specializes in peace and conflict studies, United Nations peace operations, conflict resolution and mediation, and independent analysis of defence and security policy. (https://sustainablecommonsecurity.org)