Past Events

Our 2011 conference "When Middle East Politics Invade Campus" was a great success. Please visit our Media Coverage section to read about the conference and to see various photographs of our speakers.

Videos of each of the speaker's presentations, and the compelling talks by our Student Panel, and Academic Panel are available to view in the Video Highlights section of this website. 



Tuesday, January 17th, 12 PM, Dr. Salim Mansur:  "Delectible Lie: A Liberal Repudiation of Multiculturalism"

Salim Mansur will be speaking about his new book,
'A Delectible Lie: a liberal repudiation of multiculturalism"

Tuesday, January 17th, 12 pm
Heenan Blaikie LLP
Bay Adelaide Centre
333 Bay Street, Suite 2900

In a challenge to Canadian government policy, Mansur says, ..."although multiculturalism once seemed a very good idea, at least to politicians and others smitten with the ambition for unity, it is increasingly shown to be a lie ─ a delectable lie, perhaps, yet a lie nevertheless ─ that is destructive of the West’s liberal democratic heritage, tradition, and values based on individual rights and freedoms."

Salim Mansur is Professor of Political Science at University of Western Ontario, a well-known journalist and author, and one of the founding members of Canadians Against Suicide Bombing.


Monday, October 24, 7:30 PM,  Dr. Daniel Pipes: "The Middle East Today: The Greatest Threats

Daniel Pipes is one of the world’s foremost scholars on Islam. 
Founder and Director of the Middle East Forum and its Campus
Watch project,and editor of its Middle East Quarterly, he is the
author of more than a dozen books, and a well-known political
columnist and commentator. Currently distinguished visiting fellow
at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, he has served on five
presidential campaigns, and is a frequent contributor to political conversations on television.

MODERATED BY: Christine Williams, Producer/Host, CTS -TV

Beth David B’nai Israel Beth Am Synagogue 55 Yeomans Road, Toronto

Admission Free


B'nai Brith Canada, Advocates for Civil Liberties, Canadian Jewish Civil Rights Association, Christians United for Israel, International Free Press Society, Beth David B’nai Israel Beth Am Synagogue, Jewish Tribune

September 19, 2011, "Islamism's War Against Women: Canadian Women Speak Out"

Our distinguished speakers will address the issue of gender apartheid in the Middle East, and how it impacts Canada.

Honour killings, domestic abuse, forced child marriage, and the enslavement of women is barbaric 6th Century philosophy that has emigrated to our country.

Please join us to learn more about this phenomenon, and to enhance awareness about what we can do to prevent it. 

Raheel Raza is a Muslim Canadian journalist, author, and anti-racism activist.

Marina Nemat is the best-selling author of two books chronicling her experience as a teenager, imprisoned in Tehran during the Iranian revolution.

Natasha Fatah is a Muslim Canadian journalist and producer.

Thursday, November 3rd, 12pm, Dr. Margarete Myers Feinstein, UCLA Center for the Study of Women: Justice Revenge and Collective Guilt in the Postwar DP Camps"

In cooperation with Holocaust Education Week, The Canadian Jewish Civil Rights Association and the Advocates for Civil Liberties invite you to a Business Lunch Lecture generously hosted by Miller Thomson LLP.

June 1st, 2011
Gabi Ben-Dor

Professor of Political Science, Director of National Security Studies at the
niversity of Haifa, and former Rector of the University of Haifa, he has served as senior adviser on strategic affairs for Israel’s Defense Ministry.

One of the world’s leading experts on national security affairs, Gabriel Ben-Dor has published seven books and over 120 articles in scholarly journals on Middle East politics, the Arab-Israeli conflict, national security affairs, strategic studies, ethnic problems and political theory. He is currently writing a new book about the challenges of countering terrorism in democratic societies.

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