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October 2014

  • Friday, October 31st Centennial Workshop on France and World War I

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    Friday, October 31, 20142:00PM - 5:00PM108N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    Description

    This event will be held in English.

    Moderator, Eric JENNINGS, University of Toronto

    Bruno CABANES (Ohio State University). “Sortir de la Grande Guerre”: New Perspectives on the Transition from War to Peace

    Nicolas OFFENSTADT (Université Paris I) “Memory and Memories of the French Veterans of the First World War in the Public Sphere, 1919-2014 : a global reappraisal”

    Richard FOGARTY (University at Albany, SUNY) “Empire, Race, and Religion in the Great War”

    Leonard SMITH (Oberlin College, USA) French Historiography of the Great War and the ‘Return to Experience’

    Olivier WIEVIORKA (ENS Cachan), “One Memory for Two World Wars?”

    Contact

    Joseph Hawker
    416-946-8698

    Main Sponsor

    Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

    Co-Sponsors

    Centre for the Study of France and the Francophone World

    Commission du Centenaire (French Government)


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November 2014

  • Monday, November 3rd Warlords & Coalition Politics in the Post-Soviet Wars

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    Monday, November 3, 201412:00PM - 2:00PM208N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    Series

    Central Asia Lecture Series

    Description

    The breakup of the USSR was unexpected and unexpectedly peaceful. Though a third of the new states fell prey to violent civil conflict, anarchy on the post-Soviet periphery, when it occurred, was quickly cauterized. Driscoll argues that this outcome had very little to do with security guarantees by Russia or the United Nations and a great deal to do with local innovation by ruthless warlords, who competed and colluded in a high-risk coalition formation game. The research design for the forthcoming book, which shall serve as the basis for the talk, combines ethnography and game theory, quantitative and qualitative methods, and presents a revisionist account of the post-Soviet wars and their settlement. Most of the empirical material was gathered over many years of fieldwork in Georgia and Tajikistan, but speculative policy conclusions draw on recent observations from Ukraine.

    Jesse Driscoll holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Stanford University. He was an OCV fellow at Yale and a GAGE fellow at the University of Virginia, and most recently a member of the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies from 2009-2013. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California, San Diego. His work has been published in The Journal of Conflict Resolution, Research and Politics, and The Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology, and his book is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in the Comparative Politics series.

    Contact

    Joseph Hawker
    416-946-8698


    Speakers

    Prof. Jesse Driscoll
    University of California, San Diego



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  • Monday, November 3rd Politics and Media in Ukraine After the Maidan

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    Monday, November 3, 20145:00PM - 7:00PM108N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
    M5S 3K7
    416-946-8900
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    Description

    The talk will discuss the role of the Ukrainian mainstream media in reporting crises in the context of extensive social media, the use of Russian TV domestically and abroad, the role of international media (traditional and new web outlets), and the pro-Ukraine and pro-Russia narratives in Western elite and public opinion. It will touch as well on civic pressure for structural reforms (and against corruption), citizens and political parties, and the role of art in the Ukrainian revolution.

    Nataliya Gumenyuk is a Ukrainian journalist, co-founder of Hromadske.TV (Public TV), an Editor-in-Chief of Hromadske International – Hromadske English/Russian newsroom. Hromadske.TV is a civic initiative of the Ukrainian journalists to create public broadcasting system in Ukraine. It has no ties to the Ukrainian government or business groups. Launched on the eve of some of the most tumultuous days in the country’s history, Hromadske.TV has become the go-to medium for the Ukrainians — the place to discover and a way to make sense of what was happening in the country. Nataliya had also worked as the head of Foreign News Desk of INTER, the biggest Ukrainian TV channel. She has reported on major political and social events from nearly 50 countries, with a particular focus on post-Arab spring developments in the Arab world. She has been giving commentaries on events in Ukraine for a number of international media. Nataliya also teaches at the Master Programme of Kyiv Mohyla School of Journalism.

    Contact

    Olga Kesarchuk
    416-946-8497


    Speakers

    Nataliya Gumenyuk
    Speaker
    Ukrainian journalist, co-founder of Hromadske TV

    Marta Dyczok
    Chair
    Professor of History and Political Science, University of Western Ontario


    Main Sponsor

    Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine

    Sponsors

    Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine

    Co-Sponsors

    Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies


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  • Wednesday, November 12th Political Corruption in Ukraine: Before and After Maidan

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    Wednesday, November 12, 20142:00PM - 4:00PM108N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    Series

    Petro Jacyk Program seminar

    Description

    Oksana Huss (Petro Jacyk Visiting Young Scholar) is a PhD Candidate in Political Science at Institute for Development and Peace, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. The topic of her thesis is “Political Corruption in Competitive Authoritarian Regimes of post-Soviet Countries: The case of Ukraine.” Previously, she graduated in Political Science, Law and Anthropology from Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich (Mag.) and in International Relations from State University of Transkarpatia, Ukraine (M.A.). She has been awarded a scholarship from the Hanns-Seidel-Foundation. At CERES, Oksana Huss works on conceptual issues, connecting dynamics of political corruption in Ukraine to different regime trajectories.

    Contact

    Olga Kesarchuk
    416-946-8497


    Speakers

    Oksana Huss
    Speaker
    Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholar

    Lucan Way
    Discussant
    Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto



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  • Thursday, November 20th Book launch: Rethinking Heritage Language Education

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    Thursday, November 20, 20143:00PM - 5:00PM108N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    Description

    Rethinking Heritage Language Education
    by
    Peter Pericles Trifonas, OISE – University of Toronto
    and
    Themistoklis Aravossitas, CERES – Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

    This newly released book brings together emerging and established researchers in the field of Heritage Language Education to negotiate concepts and practices and to investigate the correlation between culture, language and identity from a pedagogic and socio-political point of view. The book addresses the multilingual context of education in different national and international settings, including issues of mainstreaming plurilingualism, identifying ideologies of pedagogical practice, mapping cultural and linguistic assets and empowering learners, teachers and communities. Rethinking Heritage Language Education re-examines the dimensions of traditional interpretations of language education in relation to the principles of equity, social justice, and linguistic rights in the new millennium.

    Peter Pericles Trifonas is a Professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. His areas of interest include ethics, philosophy of education, cultural studies, literacy and technology. Some of his books are: Revolutionary Pedagogies: Cultural Politics, Instituting Education, and the Discourse of Theory, The Ethics of Writing: Derrida, Deconstruction, and Pedagogy, Ethics, Institutions and The Right to Philosophy (with Jacques Derrida), Roland Barthes and the Empire of Signs, Umberto Eco and Football, Pedagogies of Difference, Deconstructing the Machine (with Jacques Derrida), International Handbook of Semiotics and Counter Texts: Reading Culture.

    Themistoklis Aravossitas teaches Modern Greek Language and Culture at the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs, andhe specializes in Heritage Language Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. His research investigates the role of community education in preserving linguistic and cultural diversity. His current research is entitled “The Hidden Schools: Mapping Greek Heritage Language Education in Canada”.

    Contact

    Joseph Hawker
    416-946-8698


    Speakers

    Themistoklis Aravossitas
    CERES - Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

    Peter Pericles Trifonas
    OISE - University of Toronto

    Jim Cummins
    OISE - University of Toronto



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  • Friday, November 21st Socialist Legacy and Economic and Political Development in Bulgaria since 1989

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    Friday, November 21, 201410:00AM - 12:00PM108N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    Description

    Georgy Ganev is a program director for economic research at the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia and an assistant professor at Sofia University’s Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, where he teaches courses in introductory macroeconomics, money and banking, and new institutional economics. His interests are related to issues of macroeconomics, monetary theory and policy, political economy, transition, development and growth economics, new institutional economics, and social capital.


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  • Friday, November 21st Europe 25 years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall

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    Friday, November 21, 20142:00PM - 5:00PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs - 1 Devonshire Place
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    Description

    The Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies together with the European Cultural Institutes in Canada are inviting eminent Czech, French, German, and Polish scholars to discuss (Eastern and Western) Europe’s hopes and expectations 25 years ago and compare them with European and global realities today.

    Panelists:

    Libor Žídek is an associate professor at Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. His main field of interest is economic transformation from centrally planned to market economies in Central and Eastern Europe. He has published several articles on this topic, and his book about the transformation process in Central Europe is in print (CEU Press, Hungary). He has given lectures and courses about the topic in the UK, Germany, and Hungary and is invited to Poland and Macedonia.

    Frédéric Bozo is a professor in the Department of European Studies at the Sorbonne (University of Paris III). His research focuses have included the end of the Cold War and German reunification.

    Jörn Mothes was born 1962 in Stralsund. He is a German theologian and an East German civil rights activist. He was actively involved in the dissolution of the East German State Security secret police. Mothes helped establish the Stasi Archives in the new province of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, where he was State Commissionerfrom 1998-2008. Today he is the head of division in the Ministry of Education in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

    Adam Reichardt is the editor-in-chief of New Eastern Europe, a bimonthly magazine dedicated to Central and Eastern European affairs. He previously spent eight years in public policy in Washington DC, as well as a large portion of his studies in Kraków, Poland, where he now permanently resides.


    Speakers

    Prof. Libor Žídek
    Panelist
    Masaryk University

    Prof. Frédéric Bozo
    Panelist
    Sorbonne (University of Paris III, Department of European Studies)

    Jörn Mothes
    Panelist
    Former commissioner for Stasi (East German secret police) records in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

    Adam Reichardt
    Speaker
    Editor-in-Chief of New Eastern Europe



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  • Monday, November 24th The Diffusion of Internet Voting

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    Monday, November 24, 201410:00AM - 12:00PM108N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
    M5S 3K7
    416-946-8900
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    Description

    Why vote if it takes me more than 30 minutes? The impact of internet voting on reducing the cost of electoral participation. Declining levels of turnout have become characteristic in most of the developed world while the use of internet voting is expected to alleviate the problem. A particular feature of internet voting is convenience: instead of voting at the polling station, people can comfortably choose the time and place to cast their votes. Making voting more convenient, thus, eases political participation, especially among those for whom it is relatively costly.


    Speakers

    Kristjan Vassil
    Marie Curie / ERMOS post-doctoral research fellow, Institute of Government and Politics, University of Tartu



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  • Tuesday, November 25th Kasyanov talk

    DateTimeLocation
    Tuesday, November 25, 20144:00PM - 6:00PMGeorge Ignatieff Theatre
    Larkin Building
    15 Devonshire Place
    M5S 3K7
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    Description

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  • Friday, November 28th Reflections on the 1 per cent: Ruling Class Failure in Old Regime France

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    Friday, November 28, 20143:00PM - 5:00PM108N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    Series

    Seminaire conjoint d'histoire de la France / Joint French History Seminar

    Description

    Information is not yet available.

    Contact

    Svitlana Frunchak
    416-946-8945


    Speakers

    Jonathan Dewald
    Departement d'Histoire State University of New York at Buffalo


    Main Sponsor

    Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

    Co-Sponsors

    Centre d'Etudes de la France et du Monde Francophone

    York University


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January 2015

  • Monday, January 19th In the Shadow of the Shtetl: Small-Town Jewish Life in Soviet Ukraine

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    Monday, January 19, 20154:00PM - 6:00PMJackman Humanities Building
    Room 100
    170 St. George Street
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    Description

    Based on videotaped oral histories conducted with Jews living in small-towns throughout Ukraine, this multimedia presentation discusses Jewish life and death under Communism and Nazism.

    Location: Jackman Humanities Building, Room 100, 170 St. George Street

    Co-sponsors: the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine, and the Centre for Jewish Studies

    This event is free and open to the public. No registration required. Please arrive early as seating is limited.

    Contact

    Emily Springgay
    (416) 978-1624


    Speakers

    Jeffrey Veidlinger
    University of Michigan



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  • Friday, January 30th Professionalizing Perfume in Eighteenth-Century Paris

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    Friday, January 30, 20154:00PM - 6:00PM208N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    Series

    Seminaire conjoint d'histoire de la France / Joint French History Seminar

    Description

    Information is not yet available.

    Contact

    Joseph Hawker
    416-946-8698


    Speakers

    Kirsten James
    Doctorante en Histoire Universite de Toronto


    Main Sponsor

    Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

    Co-Sponsors

    Centre d'Etudes de la France et du Monde Francophone

    York University


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March 2015

  • Friday, March 6th Ethnology and Resistance in Vichy France: A Genealogy

    DateTimeLocation
    Friday, March 6, 20153:00PM - 5:00PM108N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    Seminaire conjoint d'histoire de la France / Joint French History Seminar

    Description

    Information is not yet available.

    Contact

    Joseph Hawker
    416-946-8698


    Speakers

    Alice L. Conklin
    Departement d'Histoire Ohio State University


    Main Sponsor

    Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

    Co-Sponsors

    Centre d'Etudes de la France et du Monde Francophone

    York University


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  • Friday, March 27th The Lip Affair in the Long 1968

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    Friday, March 27, 20154:00PM - 6:00PM108N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    Seminaire conjoint d'histoire de la France / Joint French History Seminar

    Description

    Information is not yet available.

    Contact

    Joseph Hawker
    416-946-8698


    Speakers

    Donald M. Reid
    Departement d'Histoire University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill


    Main Sponsor

    Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

    Co-Sponsors

    Centre d'Etudes de la France et du Monde Francophone

    York University


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April 2015

  • Wednesday, April 1st Les occupations et les liens entre les deux guerres mondiales

    DateTimeLocation
    Wednesday, April 1, 20153:00PM - 5:00PM108N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    Series

    Seminaire conjoint d'histoire de la France / Joint French History Seminar

    Description

    Information is not yet available.

    Contact

    Joseph Hawker
    416-946-8698


    Speakers

    Annette Becker
    Departement d'Histoire Universite Paris Ouest Nanterre La Defense


    Main Sponsor

    Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

    Co-Sponsors

    Centre d'Etudes de la France et du Monde Francophone

    York University


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