A Lecture by Dr. Andrew Thompson, Balsillie School of International Affairs and Amnesty International Canada
Date: Nov. 17, 2011
Time: 4 - 5:20 p.m.
Place: Research and Academic Centre West building, RCW 202Cost: Free
Contact: Dr. M. Raymond Izarali, Director, Tshepo Institute
Phone: (519) 756-8228 ext. 5810
The Criminology Students Association in collaboration with the Tshepo Institute at Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford campus, is pleased to be sponsoring a special lecture by Dr. Andrew Thompson in relation to terrorism and Canadian security and the implications to human rights. The lecture will be facilitated in a course called Terrorism (CC 209) in the Criminology program.
Dr. Thompson is a professor of political science at the University of Waterloo, and the program officer for the global governance programs at the MA and Ph.D. levels at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. He is a specialist in the fields of international human rights, civil society movements, and fragile states. He has written and co-edited four books, Fixing Haiti: MINUSTAH and Beyond (UNUP, 2011), In Defence of Principles: NGOs and the Advancement of Human Rights in Canada (UBCP, 2010), Critical Mass: The Emergence of Global Civil Society (CIGI/WLUP 2008), and Haiti: Hope for a Fragile State (CIGI/WLUP 2006).
He has appeared as an expert witness before the Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, and the Canadian Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights. From 2006 to 2009 he was a Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Waterloo. In 2004, he was a member of an Amnesty International human rights lobbying and fact-finding mission to Haiti, and in 2011 he was elected to Amnesty International Canada's Executive Board.
Admission to this prestigious lecture is open to all Criminology students, Human Rights students, and members of the Tshepo Institute.