Thursday, February 08, 2007

UBC National Foreign Policy Conference: Failing, Failed, & Fragile States (Mar 8-10)

From: Director of Delegates and Promotion

*Failing, Failed, and Fragile States Conference *

The UBC International Relations Students Association is hosting a
National Foreign Policy Conference on Failing, Failed, and Fragile
States from March 8th to 10th, 2007 at the University of British Columbia.

The conference aims to challenge students across Canada from all
disciplines to actively participate in the process of forming Canadian
foreign policy by providing policy recommendations to the Canadian
Government. This is an amazing opportunity for students to engage policy
experts whom they don't normally have access to; there will be
representatives from CIDA, DFAIT, DND, the UNDP, the Parliamentary
Centre, and numerous other NGOs and academic institutions across Canada.

We are looking to recruit a second round of delegates and would
sincerely appreciate having the promotion text attached below forwarded
to your members. The deadline has been extended to February 16, 2007 and
applicants will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Sincerely,

Lammie Cheng
Director of Delegates and Promotion
Failing, Failed, and Fragile States Conference
International Relations Students Association
The University of British Columbia
Web: http://www.irsa.ca
Email: delegates@fragilestates.ca
Tel/Fax: (604) 822-1604 Mobile: (604) 617-6577
6138 Student Union Boulevard, Suite 30-G
Box 197 Vancouver, BC CANADA V6T 1Z1

Failing, Failed, and Fragile States

The UBC International Relations Students Association is hosting a
National Foreign Policy Conference on Failing, Failed, and Fragile
States from March 8^th to 10^th , 2007 in Vancouver and we are looking
to recruit a second round of delegates! No previous conference
experience required! The deadline to apply is *February 16, 2007.*

The Failing, Failed, and Fragile States Conference aims to challenge
students (like you!) to actively participate in the process of forming
Canadian foreign policy by providing policy recommendations to the
Canadian Government. This is an amazing opportunity for students to
engage policy experts whom they don't normally have access to; there
will be representatives from CIDA, DFAIT, DND, the UNDP, the
Parliamentary Centre, and numerous other NGOs and academic institutions
across Canada.

*Keynote speaker:* Lowell Bergman, investigative reporter with /The New
York Times/ and a producer/correspondent for the PBS documentary series
/Frontline/. Be sure to check our website for the full list of speakers!

*Cost: * $80 CAD. The fee includes snacks and meals for the duration of
the conference, two formal reception dinners, conference materials, as
well as the fantastic line-up of speakers that are ensured to be great
resources for the students.

Apply now at * www.fragilestates.ca *.
Applications close on *February 16, 2007*.

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