Watch live: The Ottawa Peace Talks

Livestream: An evening of speakers discuss the meaning of peace at the Global Centre for Pluralism in Ottawa

The Ottawa Peace Talks aim to inspire reflection and discussion about how respect for diversity can promote more peaceful societies through inclusion, both in Canada and globally. This event marks the first time the Peace Talks are held in Canada. The Peace Talks event series began in 2013, with the first ever Geneva Peace Talks being co-organized by the United Nations Office at Geneva, the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform and Interpeace.

Speakers include:

Adrienne Clarkson, 26th Governor General of Canada

Maryam Monsef, Canadian Minister for Democratic Institutions

Roméo Dallaire, retired Lieutenant-General, former Canadian Senator and humanitarian

Alaa Murabit, founder of The Voice of Libyan Women

Emmanuel Jal, former child soldier turned recording artist and activist

Roberta Jamieson, Lawyer, First Nations activist, President and CEO of Indspire

Michele Brandt, Director of Interpeace’s Constitution-making for Peace programme

Hamoon Ekhtiari, Director of Strategy and Innovation at Telus

Giovanna Mingarelli, technology entrepreneur

Erum Hasan and Nisreen Ismail, Syrian refugee sponsor and former refugee

Désirée McGraw, Director of Pearson College – United World Colleges