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Icebergs and breaking ice with setting sun in the distance.

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Former Iqaluit mayor to speak at 2023 J.W. Dafoe Political Studies Students’ Conference

February 1, 2023 — 
The 2023 J. W. Dafoe Political Studies Students' Conference (PSSC) runs February 1st and 2nd. This year's theme is The Arctic is Hot. The conference includes a student debate, panel discussions with various experts and the Paul Buteux Memorial Lecture featuring Ms. Madeleine Redfern. 

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NORAD in Perpetuity and Beyond

January 18, 2023 — 
NORAD: In Perpetuity and Beyond is a new book from Co-authors Andrea Charon, UM Director of the UM Centre for Defence and Security Studies (CDSS) and James Fergusson, Deputy Director (CDSS), which launches this evening at McNally Robinson booksellers at Grant Park.

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HMS Cornwallis ship supporting the evacuation of Suvla in December

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UM joins First World War commemoration

October 30, 2018 — 
The World Remembers commemorates the millions of people who lost their lives in the First World War from Canada and fifteen participating nations

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Canada's parliament building

The Conversation: Canada’s growing challenges with economic sanctions

September 17, 2018 — 
Canada is an enthusiastic supporter of economic sanctions.

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CF18 airplane conducting a flyby

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Winnipeg to host NORAD 60th Anniversary in Canada

May 23, 2018 — 
Winnipeg is hosting the Canadian NORAD 60 anniversary celebrations on May 24, 2018

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NORAD’s struggle for relevance on its 60th birthday

May 9, 2018 — 
The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) will celebrate its 60th anniversary this week.

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National Post: How prepared is Canada for a nuclear attack? ‘We get on our knees and pray’

October 12, 2017 — 
James Fergusson, director of the University of Manitoba’s Centre for Defence and Security Studies, testified in front of the Standing Committee

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Hill Times: Defence minister’s ex-parliamentary secretary says Canada should join ballistic missile defence

August 30, 2017 — 
Andrea Charron said the Defence Committee should hear from “people to explain to them how exactly how difficult it is, how unproven it is, how expensive it can be” to pursue ballistic missile defence.

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CTV: Winnipeg weapons expert studying ISIS arms factories in Iraq

April 4, 2017 — 
Prof James Fergusson provides context

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"The State of Canada’s Multiculturalism" panel

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33rd annual student-led conference a great success

January 28, 2017 — 
The 33rd annual J.W. Dafoe Political Studies Students' Conference wrapped up this Friday, was extremely successful.

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