Why is peacekeeping still with us?
Despite its critics and its disappointments, peacekeeping remains alive and well in 2017. What we call peacekeeping today is very different than that conceptualized 60 years ago by Canadian Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson. It has evolved over the years to the point at which some have even tried to change its name. But whatever we call it, peacekeeping remains something that Canadians value as highly today as they did in 1956. So just what is this thing that we call peacekeeping today?
To answer that question international experts (Canadian, American, African and Australian) will be meeting in Kingston on November 2-3, 2017 to discuss the history of peacekeeping in light of new perspectives in the field. The symposium will focus on three main areas of enquiry: new historical perspectives on past peacekeeping missions; historical perspectives on present and future challenges peacekeeping is likely to face; and the impact of peacekeeping operations on the African continent in terms of lessons learned and perspectives for the future.
Our guest speakers include:
- Walter A. Dorn, Department of Studies, Canadian Force College and Royal Military College of Canada
- Peter Londey, College of Arts and Social Sciences, Australian National University
- Colin McClullough, McMaster University and Ryerson Universty
- And many more.
The History Department of the Royal Military College of Canada is pleased to host this symposium on November 2 and 3, 2017.
Registration rate: $140
Fees include coffee-break, lunch and dinner.
Supported by the Canadian Forces Aerospace Warfare Centre
Wednesday November 1st 2017
Dinner reception with speakers (optional)
Thursday November 2nd 2017
Principal M. H.J. (Harry) Kowal, (Ph.D, CD, RMC, BEng, MSAe, MA(SS), MDS, PhD, PEng, BGen (Ret)),
|9:00-10:00||Guest Speaker||Walter A. Dorn, Department of Defence Studies, Canadian Force College and Royal Military College of Canada : "Air Power in the UN Operations"|
|10:15-12:15||New Perspectives on Peacekeeping’s Past||
|12:15-13:30||Lunch||in the OCdts Mess|
|13:30-14:30||Guest Speaker||Peter Londey, College of Arts and Social Sciences, Australian National University: "History of Australian Peacekeeping"|
|14:45-16:30||Historical Perspectives on Peacekeeping’s Future||
|16:30||Cocktail of book launching of the Symposium Proceedings of 2015||
short speeches by
Dinner at the Senior Staff Mess.
Friday, November 3rdT
|9:00-10:00||Guest Speaker||Colin McCullough, McMaster University and
Ryerson University: "Creating Canada’s Peacekeeping Past"
|10:15-12:00||Peacekeeping in Africa: Lessons from its Past, Perspectives on its Future||
|12:00-12:15||Final remarks||from the main organizer of this Symposium and Chair of War Studies programme of RMC, Dr. Magali Deleuze.|