Westchester County Center
White Plains, NY
The U.S. government is frequently called upon with requests for humanitarian intervention by foreign governments, the international NGO community, and various other groups. As such, many are calling for the U.S. to adopt a “responsibility to protect” doctrine. “R2P”, as it has come to be known, raises serious questions about intervention on strictly humanitarian grounds: Is it legal? What are the ethics of using military force in response to human right violations? When and who should intervene? And finally, is it even effective? On May 21, join the Minnesota International Center and the University of Minnesota Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change for a discussion attempting to answer some of these questions with one of the world’s leading experts on humanitarian intervention, Dr. Lloyd Axworthy.
Dr. Axworthy’s political career in Canada spanned 27 years, six of which he served in the Manitoba Legislative Assembly and over two decades in the Federal Parliament. He has held several Cabinet positions, including a four year tenure as Minister of Foreign Affairs during which he helped to establish the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty and the International Criminal Court in 1998. Upon leaving public office, Dr. Axworthy served as Director and CEO of the Liu Institute for Global Issues at the University of British Columbia before his appointment as The University of Winnipeg's President and Vice-Chancellor in 2004.
COST: MIC members, students and cosponsors $5; Non-members $15
Advance registration requested
Bear Mountain is an electronic dance band from Vancouver, BC. Stirring and soulful, they blend syncopated bass lines and arpeggiated synth chords with live instrumentation and soaring vocals to create a sound that is both deeply moving, and sweetly captivating. With old heartbreak on the mountain style vocals, Bear Mountain sings with powerful release and vulnerable honesty.
Bear Mountain began as the bedroom project of Ian Bevis. After releasing early demos and remixes online, Ian caught the ear of long-time friend and collaborator Kyle Statham. Together, the two friends brought the sounds to the stage by blending live instrumentation with dance style electronics. Their sound has been described as a mixture between Cut Copy and Passion Pit, infusing lead singer Ian Bevis’ vulnerable and emotive vocals.
Long Beach Performing Arts Center
Long Beach, CA
Canadian pianist Ian Parker will be performing with the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra on June 1. This will be his second performance in Long Beach.
First Prize winner at the 2001 CBC National Radio Competition, Ian Parker has also won the Grand Prize at the Canadian National Music Festival, the Corpus Christie International Competition and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra Competition. At The Juilliard School, he received the 2002 William Petschek Piano Debut Award and, on two occasions, was the winner of the Gina Bachauer Piano Scholarship Competition. Heard regularly on CBC Radio, Mr. Parker has also performed live on WQXR (hosted by Robert Sherman) in New York.
The Greek Theater
Los Angeles, CA
The Tenors, who have been performing to packed audiences on their 70-city North American Tour with standing ovations, will continue their US tour leg this spring. The Tenors, formerly known as The Canadian Tenors, have exploded into a worldwide phenomenon and now bring their acclaimed live show throughout the US with a stop at the prestigious Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on June 1st.
Since their inception only five years ago, The Tenors have had over 600 performances, thrilling audiences around the world with their powerful voices and memorable melodies. Their blend of classical music, contemporary pop and undeniable charm has garnered them international success with music lovers of all ages.
For their live performance The Tenors will sing selections from their new album, Lead With Your Heart, as well as some of their past hits. Lead With Your Heart, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard crossover charts, stretches the boundaries of classical crossover by combining classic songs and modern hits. From cover features such as Bob Dylan's "Forever Young" and Elton John's "Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word" to the inspirational anthem "Amazing Grace", and one of the most recognizable and heroic Tenor arias, "Nessun Dorma", the diverse track list features a mix of pop favorites and classical staples along with new compositions written and co-written by The Tenors.
The Tenors have performed worldwide and shared the stage with legendary artists such as Andrea Bocelli, Celine Dion (on the Oprah show) Sting, and Paul McCartney, to name a few. More recently, The Tenors were featured performers on two primetime international broadcasts: The Emmy Awards live from Los Angeles and The Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations from Windsor Castle in the UK, where The Tenors performed for Her Majesty.
Office of Pierce Atwood LLP
Portland, ME, ME
New England-Canada Business Council in Partnership with
Pierce Atwood LLP
Honorable Paul LePage
Governor, State of Maine
Speaking on “Energy and Infrastructure – Maine, the Maritimes
Monday, June 3, 2013
Registration ~ 11:30 a.m.
Luncheon ~ 12:00 p.m.
Speaker Program ~ 12:30 p.m.
Roundtable Discussion ~ 1:00 p.m.
Roundtable companies confirmed include: HQ Energy Services, Portland-Montreal Pipeline
and Unitil (Northern Utilities Company)
Office of Pierce Atwood LLP
Merrill’s Wharf, 254 Commercial Street, 5th Floor
Radisson Plaza Hotel - Norway Room
The Canada Minnesota Business Council invites you to attend our upcoming luncheon with guest speaker:
Mr. Joc O’Rourke
Executive Vice President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer
The Mosaic Company
Mr. O’Rourke joined The Mosaic Company in 2009. As Executive Vice President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer, Mr. O’Rourke has been instrumental in Mosaic’s success as the world’s largest combined producer of potash and phosphate, two vital crop nutrients. As part of its mission to help the world grow the food it needs, Mosaic mines and delivers nearly 19 million tonnes of product to approximately 40 countries each year. With more than 25 years of experience in mining and processing operations, Mr. O’Rourke has held senior management roles in Canada, Papua New Guinea and Australia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mining and mineral engineering from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, and an executive MBA from the INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. Learn more at www.mosaicco.com.
Questions, special accommodations, dietary restrictions and vegetarian options, please contact Kylle.Jordan@international.gc.ca.
New York, NY
Taste of Syracuse Festival