Arts Alumni Achievement Award recipient gives special lecture

The Faculty of Arts and Conrad Grebel University College are pleased to invite alumni and friends to a special lecture and reception on March 26:

Limits to Force:
Why contemporary wars are rarely won

presented by Arts Alumni Achievement Award 2013 recipient and co-founder of Project Ploughshares,
Ernie Regehr

ernie regehrIn this lecture, Ernie Regehr explores fundamental questions about contemporary war and whether we are “fighting to lose.” He will discuss wars fought over the past 25 years, particularly how they ended. He examines the limited utility of military force in response to the kinds of political, economic, and social conflicts that are at the root of contemporary armed conflict. Finally, Mr. Regehr explores the implications for national and international security policies in the interests of constructing stable national and international security environments.

Event details

  • Date and time: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 7pm– 9pm
  • Location: Conrad Grebel University College, Great Hall
  • Cost: This event is free
  • RSVP online

About Ernie Regehr

In the pursuit of the demilitarization of security, Ernie Regehr (BA ’68, English) is co-founder of Project Ploughshares, one of Canada’s premier NGOs, which works with churches, governments, and civil society worldwide on peace and security issues. He is a senior fellow in Arctic Security at The Simons Foundation of Vancouver and a research fellow at the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, Conrad Grebel University College. Read more about Ernie and his work.