What we're about

(in)Security was founded as the first defence networking and discussion group in Vancouver, Canada. Now, it's coming to Ottawa as well. Supported by DnD, (in)Security is designed to bring together academics, the defence community, and members of the public who display a passion for understanding international conflict. All knowledge levels and political affiliations are welcome as long as conversations are civil and respectful.

We host bi-weekly conversation nights, as well as field trips to local events and intimate discussions with academics and researchers Come down for some chats and find out more about how conflict impacts the world and what we can do to make it better place!

Upcoming events (5+)

Craft and Conflict: Illicit Economies

Brigid's Well (Saint Brigid's Center for the Arts) - Use Cumberland Street Entrance (stairs!)

This week we welcome Sophie Henderson, who will lead our discussion session. We will examine the connection between illicit economies and instability, a key driver of conflict around the world. We will question whether these economies should be allowed to exist, or in certain situations whether they should be protected. Particular attention will be paid to Mali Sophie is a graduate of LSE, has worked as a researcher at both the ISS RUSI, and currently works as a researcher here in Ottawa. SUGGESTED READINGS: Vanda Felbab-Brown - Brookings: Tackling crime and illicit economies isn’t just a technical exercise—it’s an intensely political one https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2017/04/20/tackling-crime-and-illicit-economies-isnt-just-a-technical-exercise-its-an-intensely-political-one/ International Alert: Organised crime in Mali - Why it matters for a peaceful transition from conflict https://www.international-alert.org/publications/organised-crime-mali-en The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime Illicit Trafficking and Instability in Mali: Past, Present, Future https://globalinitiative.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Illicit-Trafficking-and-Instability-in-Mali-Past-present-and-future.pdf IDCP Drug Policy Guide A Development-oriented Approach to Drug Control http://fileserver.idpc.net/library/IDPC-guide-3-EN/IDPC-drug-policy-guide_3-edition_FINAL-Chapter-4.1.pdf

Craft and Conflict

Brigid's Well (Saint Brigid's Center for the Arts) - Use Cumberland Street Entrance (stairs!)

Come down to (in)Security for conversation and a pint (or two)! We meet every month to discuss pressing defence and international affairs issues. Topics and recommended readings for the topic will be posted at least one week before the event.

Craft and Conflict

Brigid's Well (Saint Brigid's Center for the Arts) - Use Cumberland Street Entrance (stairs!)

Come down to (in)Security for conversation and a pint (or two)! We meet every month to discuss pressing defence and international affairs issues. Topics and recommended readings for the topic will be posted at least one week before the event.

Craft and Conflict

Brigid's Well (Saint Brigid's Center for the Arts) - Use Cumberland Street Entrance (stairs!)

Come down to (in)Security for conversation and a pint (or two)! We meet every month to discuss pressing defence and international affairs issues. Topics and recommended readings for the topic will be posted at least one week before the event.

Past events (15)

Craft and Conflict: Afghanistan - A Retrospective

Brigid's Well (Saint Brigid's Center for the Arts) - Use Cumberland Street Entrance (stairs!)

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