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2014 Centre for Dialogue Senior Fellow Activities by Dr. Jennifer Simons
During 2014, Dr. Jennifer Allen Simons, President of The Simons Foundation and Senior Fellow with the Centre for Dialogue, participated in a number of important international conferences including the 50th Munich Security Conference; the Second Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons hosted by the Government of Mexico where she made an intervention on “The International Court of Justice and the Corfu Channel Case”; the Global Zero-Chicago Council on Global Affairs Task Force on Nuclear Weapons in Europe in London, UK; the Global Zero Conference on a Middle East WMD-free Zone in Rome, Italy, which brought together government officials, former officials, and experts from the Middle East; the International Luxembourg Forum on Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe in Prague, Czech Republic; and the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons hosted by the Republic of Austria. She delivered the keynote address to students at the 2013-2014 Graduate Research Awards for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Debates held at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) in Ottawa and the 2014 Canada International Model United Nations in Vancouver, and made a presentation on "The Future of the NPT - Towards a Nuclear Weapon Free World" at the Arrêtez La Bombe International Conference on the Promotion of Nuclear Disarmament held at the National Assembly of France in Paris.
Dr. Simons also organized the upcoming March 2015 International Criminal Justice: The State of Play Conference in partnership with the Director of the School for International Studies at SFU. The conference is co-sponsored by The Simons Foundation and SFU’s School for International Studies and chaired by The Hon. Louise Arbour, C.C., G.O.C., in her position as the 2014-2015 Simons Visiting Chair in Dialogue in International Law and Human Security at SFU.