Breaking Barriers, Shaping Worlds: Women and the Search for Global Order, 1919-2019

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March 21, 2019 to March 22, 2019
Ontario, Canada
Subject Fields: 
Canadian History / Studies, Diplomacy and International Relations, Women's & Gender History / Studies


The Historical Section (PORH) is pleased to sponsor a two-day conference on the history of women and Canada’s international history on the theme, Breaking Barriers, Shaping Worlds: Women and the Search for Global Order, 1919-2019. Linking past and present, this symposium will explore how Canadian women have influenced Canada’s place in the world during the 20th century and beyond. Speakers will highlight the diverse ways in which Canadian women have shaped international relations, peacebuilding, security, humanitarian aid and development, as well as offering international historical perspectives on empowered women in diplomacy. The full conference program is available here.


Thursday, March 21, and Friday, March 22, 2019

Robertson Room, Lester B. Pearson Building, 125 Sussex Avenue, Ottawa


There is no fee, but as space is limited, we ask participants to register in advance. Government-issued photo identification will be required for entry to the Lester B. Pearson building. Also, please note that due to renovations, access to 125 Sussex Drive is temporarily confined to the King Edward Avenue entrance at the rear of the building.


Parking at the venue is extremely limited. Attendees are encouraged to use public transportation or park in the nearby Byward Market. For information on public transportation, please visit the OC Transpo website. For information on parking in the nearby Byward Market, visit Parkopedia. A map to the Market area is available here. For more information, please email Stacey Barker or Greg Donaghy



Contact Info: 

Greg Donaghy

Head, Historical Section

Global Affairs Canada

tel: 343-203-2069