OWHR Institute International Conference Research Papers and Presentations


Dignity 2016

Our Way Home Research Institute-Quebec’s presentation, "Intersections and Alliances: The Many Faces of Dignity," by OWHR Institute Executive Director, Isaac Romano (co-facilitated with Indigenous elder and therapist Cheryl Henry), May 25, 2016 at The Centre for Response Based Practice’s International “Dignity 2016” Conference, held at The Quw'utsun' Cultural & Conference Centre on the Coast Salish territory of Vancouver Island. Isaac Romano was invited to speak at this leading conference event, along with colleagues that flew in from Sweden, Australia and New Zealand.


See Isaac Romano's Dignity 2016 Powerpoint Presentation
Dignity 2016
What does “dignity” mean to you, regarding our world’s children and regarding nation to nation foreign policy?



Canada as Refuge?

May 1-2 2008 - University of Edinburgh's Center for Canadian Studies International Conference "Canada as Refuge?"

Presented here is Our Way Home Institute Director Isaac Romano's two presentations at the University of Edinburgh.

University of Edinburgh, Centre for Canadian Studies, International Conference Paper by OWHR Institute Director, Isaac Romano 'Welcoming US war resisters to Canada: The role of prejudice reduction in allowing these new immigrants to live full, satisfying lives in Canada"


(May 2008)

University of Edinburgh, Centre for Canadian Studies, International Conference Paper by OWHR Institute Director, Isaac Romano "Cultural Memory: The role of remembering and the politics of forgetting". The story of the Welcoming Peace Sculpture.



(May 2008)

May 1-2, 2008 University of Edinburgh's Center for Canadian Studies International Conference "Canada as Refuge?"

Our Way Home Research Institute Presentations and Conference Papers and Presenters Provide the three hour finale closing panel presentation at this University of Edinburgh international conference

15:00—17:30 FINAL SESSION “WHAT IS CANADA FOR? US War Resisters in Canada – Immigration During the Vietnam War and Iraq War” (Our Way Home Research Institute for War Resistance and Policy Alternatives)

Panel Chair: Hugh Shewell (Canadian Studies, University of Edinburgh/ York University, Ontario)


Michelle Mason (Film Director)
Film: “Breaking Ranks: Story of Current US Military Deserters in Canada”


Jeffry House
"Legal and Legislative issues for US war resisters in Canada, then (during the Vietnam War) and now (during the US war in Iraq)"

Jeff Schutts
"Conscientious Canadians: US War Resisters Pursuing ‘American’ Values in Canada"

Peter Prontzos
"War Resistance as a Global Movement"

Juergen Dankwort
"Refuge as a Site for Understanding"

Isaac Romano (Director, Our Way Home Research Institute)
"Welcoming US War Resisters to Canada: The Role of Prejudice Reduction in Allowing these new Immigrants to live full satisfying lives in Canada"


Acknowledging the traditional peoples and territories here in Quebec and Montreal

The traditional peoples of the Montreal area are les Haudenosaunee(Mohawk). In Quebec, we also acknowledge the Inuit, les Abenakis, les Algonquins, les Atikamekws, les Crees, les Malecites, les Mi’kmaqs, les Innus, les Naskapis, les Wendats and Mohawks and the Metis (les Metisses)

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