Political Science Department cordially invites you to POLITALK SPECIAL LECTURE: Canada’s Commitment to Gender Parity and Global Peace
Lieutenant Colonel Hope Carr, Task Force Commander Op PRESSENCE (Elsie), will present on the background of the Elsie Initiative and Canada’s Commitment to Global Peace and Gender Parity as well as sharing her experience on the ground in Ghana. Her presentation is informed by her currently role, her history as a Gender Advisor, a previous deployment on Operation PRESSENCE in Rwanda and Entebbe in 2021, and from the Measuring Opportunities for Women in Peace Operations (MOWIP) study.
Lieutenant Colonel Hope Carr has served in the Canadian Armed Forces Army Reserves for 25 years in both a full and part time capacity. She joined the Canadian Army as a Logistics Officer in 1995 before transferring to the Public Affairs branch in 1999. Lieutenant Colonel Carr has served as the Senior Reserve Public Affairs Officer for the Canadian Armed Forces, Deputy Director Army Public Affairs and Senior Reserve Public Affairs Advisor for the Canadian Army, Senior Reserve Public Affairs Officer at 5 Cdn. Division and the Regional Public Affairs Officer at the Regional Cadet Support Unit Atlantic.
Lieutenant Colonel Carr is the only Public Affairs Officer in the Canadian Armed Forces to be appointed as a Task Force Commander. She held this role in Canada’s North for Op NANOOK-TATIGIIT in 2019, Task Force Training Peace Support Operations (TF TSPO) as part of Op Presence in Rwanda and Entebbe in 2021 and 2022 and Task Force Elsie in Ghana in 2022 and 2023. Lieutenant Colonel Carr was named one of Canada’s Top 20 Women in Defence in 2021.
In 2008 Lieutenant Colonel Carr started her company Carr Communications, an information warfare and communications training company. The company provides development and implementation of complex information environments for operational and strategic level certification training for all information enablers. Since 2008, Lieutenant Colonel Carr has provided information warfare and communication training and guidance in her civilian capacity for more than 100 exercises in support of NATO, the EU, Partnership for Peace countries, the Canadian Armed Forces and US military in training locations around the world.
Lieutenant Colonel Carr resides in Fall River, Nova Scotia with her husband Drew Turton, a Cyclone pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force and their three children Hunter (24), Kai (21) and Griffin (9).
Wednesday, March 8th, 10:00 -11:30 am
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