CGE November/December Video Conferences: Liberalism, LIVE from the UN Climate Conference, Human Rights Day and More!

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The Centre for Global Education is proud to be offering, with their partner organizations, the following video conferences in November and December. For more information, please contact or visit their website, Each conference is limited to six schools, and filled on a first come, first served basis, with priority participation is given to CGE/TAG member schools. For the complete listing of 2015/16 events, visit this link

November Video Conferences:

Liberalism Day (Nov 20, 9:00-12:00MT/11:00-2:00ET) – Gr 11-12 ◇

This half-day conference will host four 30 minute sessions throughout the morning, examining multiple perspectives on Liberalism:
9:05 – 9:35   Liberal Perspectives on International Relations 
9:40 – 10:10 ‘The Niqab Debate’ in the 2015 Canadian Election
10:25 – 10:55 The Right to Offend or Freedom of Speech: Cartoons in Liberal Societies
11:00 – 11:30 Individual vs Group Rights: Firearms and American Life


Ethics of Stem Cell Research (Nov 27, 9:00-10:30MT/11:00-12:30ET ) – Gr 10-12 ◈
Join high school students from across North America as they come together  to seek out and build consensus on how our scientific communities, local, national and international governments should move forward with Stem Cell Research. Students will hear about ground breaking research and learn about the implications it has on the ethical debate.


LIVE from COP 21: Part I (Nov 30, 9:00-10:30MT/11:00-12:30ET)** Gr 9-12
Join the Centre for Global Education, TakingITGlobal, and Staples, as we bring the world’s students together in A Global Response to Climate Change, LIVE from the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris. Students will examine the complex nature of climate change, hear from global Climate Change visionaries and innovators, and talk about practical steps and movements students can be involved in to make a difference. 

December Video Conferences: (Click on link for more info)

DeforestACTION Culminating Event  (Dec 4, Time: TBA) – Gr 3-11

Resistance Art: Visual Art – LIVE from the Middle East (Dec 8, 9:00-10:30MT/11:00-12:30ET)** – Gr 9-12 ◈

This one-part video conference will explore Resistance Art, looking at historical and current examples of work which bears witness to conflict and oppression or which actively confronts oppression.  Guests will include several young visual artists from a variety of conflict settings in the Middle East, as well as several well-known artists, all of whom will share their work, discuss the intent and answer questions from students.

Shakespeare Festival (Dec 9, 9:00-10:10 MT/11:00-12:10 ET)  Gr 10-12 ◇

Similar format to Liberalism Day. Four, fourty miniute session.

UNESCO Human Rights Day (Dec 10,  9:00-10:30MT/11:00-12:30ET)** – Gr 9-12 ◈

Come and celebrate International Human Right day by connecting with UNESCO and Equitas, International Centre for Human Rights Education, to talk about the changing and evolving world of Human Rights. Students will spend the hour debating and sharing about the varying manifestations of Human Rights locally and globally.

LIVE from COP 21: Part II (Dec 10, 11:00-12:20MT/13:00-14:20ET)** Gr 9-12 ◆

How Scientific is Science? Cognitive Biases and Worldview (Nov 14, 9:00-10:20MT/11:00-12:20ET) – Gr 9-12 ◇

This is a super fun conference challenging the youth to question everything they hear and see…including « Science. » No prep required

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