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June 2016

  • Wednesday, June 1st Canadian Premiere of "A Day's Work" - Documentary Screening

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    Wednesday, June 1, 20167:00PM - 9:00PMGeorge Ignatieff Theatre
    15 Devonshire Place
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    Description

    On June 1, 2016 Injured Workers Day, join us for a free screening of the award-winning documentary A Day’s Work which exposes the harsh conditions faced by temp agency workers.

    Special Guests:

    • Dave DeSario, A Day’s Work Executive Producer, Film-maker, Founding Member of the Alliance for the American Temporary Workforce (AATW)
    • Injured workers and temp agency workers will be speaking about their experiences and the changes that are being fought for in the Changing Workplace Review (the Ontario Government’s review of labour laws).

    Description
    Ninety minutes before he was killed on his first day of work as a temporary employee, 21-year-old Day Davis texted a picture of himself to his girlfriend, excited for their future. Now Day’s sister, 17-year-old Antonia, searches for answers.

    Event Partners
    Fight for $15 & Fairness, Ontario Network of Injured Workers’ Groups, Ontario Federation of Labour, Workers’ Action Centre, Department of Sociology, UTSC, Department of Social Justice Education, OISE, UofT, Adult Education and Community Development, OISE, UofT, Global Labour Research Centre at York University, Centre for the Study of Korea, Asian Institute at Munk School of Global Affairs, UofT and Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts

    Contact

    Rachel Ostep
    416-946-8996

    Main Sponsor

    Centre for the Study of Korea

    Co-Sponsors

    Asian Institute


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  • Friday, June 3rd Convergence and Divergence in Global Health: Reductions in Premature Mortality Worldwide

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    Friday, June 3, 20164:00PM - 6:30PMMaRS Auditorium
    101 College Street
    Toronto, ON
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    Series

    The John R. Evans Lectureship in Global Health by Dr. Prabhat Jha

    Description

    Dr. Prabhat Jha, Dalla Lana Chair in Epidemiology and Global Health, to give the John R. Evans Lectureship in Global Health on June 3, 2016. His talk, “Convergence and divergence in global health: reductions in premature mortality worldwide,” will be followed by a panel discussion led by Professor Stephen J. Toope, Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs and include Dr. Paul Cadario, Distinguished Senior Fellow in Global Innovation, Munk School of Global Affairs as a panelist. Reception to follow.

    Speakers

    Dr. Prabhat Jha
    Keynote
    Dalla Lana Chair in Epidemiology and Global Health

    Prof. Stephen J. Toope
    Chair
    Director, Munk School of Global Affairs

    Paul Cadario
    Panelist
    Distinguished Senior Fellow in Global Innovation, Faculty of Engineering and Munk School of Global Affairs

    Borys Chabursky
    Panelist
    Founder and Chairman, Shift Health

    Dr. Jillian Kohler
    Panelist
    Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Governance, Accountability and Transparency in the Pharmaceutical Sector

    Dr. Tim Evans
    Panelist
    Senior Director, Health, Nutrition and Population Health, World Bank


    Sponsors

    Dalla Lana School of Public Health


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  • Monday, June 6th What Happened? The Curious Case of Social Change in 20th Century America

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    Monday, June 6, 20163:00PM - 5:30PMIsabel Bader Theatre
    Victoria College
    University of Toronto
    91 Charles St. West
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    Series

    CSUS and F. Ross Johnson Distinguished Speaker Series

    Description

    The Environics Institute for Survey Research, the Centre for the Study of the United States, and the Munk School of Global Affairs invite you to a special event in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the Environics Institute:

    A special presentation by Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam:
    What Happened? The Curious Case of Social Change in 20th Century America.

    Followed by a panel discussion on the Canadian perspective with:

    Rahul Bhardwaj, Toronto Foundation (moderator)
    Dr. Keith Banting, Queen’s University
    Dr. Kwame McKenzie, Wellesley Institute

    Material well-being (per capita income, life expectancy) in America rose steadily throughout the 20th century. By contrast many major aspects of American society, politics, and economics from 1900 to today followed a clear but puzzling pattern – rising strongly and steadily from 1900 to about 1970, and then falling by equal measure from 1970 to today. This pattern applies to income and wealth equality, associational membership and personal philanthropy, cross-party political collaboration, social integration, union membership, progressive tax rates, and the native-born proportion of the population. What happened to cause such a seismic shift in the direction of society? Understanding the origins of such a massive pendular swing from individualism to communitarianism and back again could inform our thinking about how to restore balance to America. And it may have important lessons for Canada and other western democracies.

    Robert D. Putnam is the Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the British Academy, and past president of the American Political Science Association. He has written 14 books, translated into more than 20 languages, including Bowling Alone and Making Democracy Work, both among the most cited publications in the social sciences in the last half century. His 2010 book (co-authored with David E. Campbell), American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us, won the American Political Science Association’s 2011 Woodrow Wilson award as the best book in political science. He has consulted for American presidents, British prime ministers, French presidents, and hundreds of grassroots leaders and activists in many countries. His latest book, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis, on the growing class gap among American young people, was published in March 2015.

    This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. To attend, please register here: http://robertputnam.eventbrite.ca

    Contact

    Stella Kyriakakis
    416-946-8972


    Speakers

    Robert Putnam
    Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University


    Main Sponsor

    Centre for the Study of the United States

    Co-Sponsors

    Environics Institute

    Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto


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  • Friday, June 10th – Saturday, June 11th Taiwan Studies in Trans* Perspectives: Transdisciplinary, Transnational, and Transcultural

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    Friday, June 10, 20169:00AM - 5:00PMUniversity of Toronto, Canada
    Saturday, June 11, 20169:00AM - 5:00PMUniversity of Toronto, Canada
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    Series

    North American Taiwan Studies Annual Conference

    Description

    We are pleased to announce that the 22nd North American Taiwan Studies Association (NATSA) Annual Conference will be held from June 10-11, 2016. This year’s conference, titled “Taiwan Studies in Trans* Perspectives: Transdisciplinary, Transnational, and Transcultural,” welcomes scholars interested in studying Taiwan from all disciplines and explores how Taiwan—as a case, a theory, or even a method—can further transform current knowledge constructs toward an inclusive global vision.

    Trans*, used in transgender studies as an umbrella term to include individuals seeking gender identities within and beyond the traditional male-female dichotomy, sheds light on an insightful and radical approach to Taiwan Studies. The asterisk in trans*, originating from computer science, serves as a wildcard character that stands for any words starting with trans, and symbolizes the openness and inclusiveness of the transdisciplinary community of Taiwan Studies. In line with this inclusive spirit, Trans* opens up new approaches to encourage scholars of Taiwan Studies to boldly transgress disciplinary boundaries and cull perspectives from various intellectual communities.

    Of all the relevant trans* themes in this conference, participants are encouraged, but not limited, to set transdisciplinarity, transnationality, and transculturalism as a point of reference. Transdiciplinarity is not only a series of cross-disciplinary activities but also a transformation among contexts and the transcendence of multiple disciplines to create innovative context-based theories. Taiwan Studies from a transdisciplinary perspective offers a lens for researchers to examine, discuss, and understand issues in multiple contexts. Transnationality both emphasizes and questions the existence of universal values or a one-size-fits-all nation-state theory. It not only digs out the diversity derived from the uniqueness of local contexts, but also tries to clarify the imbalanced power structure among the units. Transculturalism, a theoretical concept that seeks to break the boundaries between different communal, cultural, societal, and national sectors. Additionally, a new framework is established in which participants are understood not as members exclusively belonging to particular groups but as constantly crossing categorical boundaries in a search for self-identity.

    Complete Conference Schedule: 
    http://www.na-tsa.org/new/2016/conference-schedule

     

    Contact

    Rachel Ostep
    416-946-8996

    Sponsors

    North American Taiwan Studies Association

    Co-Sponsors

    Dr. David Chu program for Asia-Pacific Studies

    Asian Institute


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  • Wednesday, June 15th Land Value Capture for Social Benefits: Comparing Toronto and São Paulo

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    Wednesday, June 15, 20164:00PM - 5:30PM208N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
    M5S 3K7
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    Description

    Land value capture (LVC) is popular around the world as a way to pay for public infrastructure. LVCs can also be used for social benefits. IMFG Post-Doctoral Fellow Abigail Friendly will compare the use of LVC in two cities – São Paulo and Toronto – with a focus on acquiring local benefits and services such as park improvements, childcare and recreational facilities, and social housing. São Paulo’s outorga onerosa do direito de construir (OODC) is a bureaucratized approach, compared to the politicized process in Toronto’s Section 37 legislation. These contrasting policies offer an opportunity to think about how to improve the experience in both places.

    Abigail Friendly is IMFG’s Post-Doctoral Fellow for 2015-2016. She has a PhD in Planning from the University of Toronto.

    Space is limited and registration is required.

    *Registration for this event begins on May 19.

    Contact

    IMFG Administrator


    Speakers

    Abigail Friendly
    IMFG Post-Doctoral Fellow



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September 2016

  • Monday, September 12th CCR2P Open House

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    Monday, September 12, 201612:00PM - 1:00PM108N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
    M5S 3K7
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    Description

    Information is not yet available.


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  • Monday, September 19th Interviewing a Washington Insider on Elections and the Media: How the Digital Revolution Has Changed U.S. Electoral Politics

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    Monday, September 19, 20165:30PM - 8:30PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs
    Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility
    1 Devonshire Place, South House
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    Series

    CSUS and F. Ross Johnson Distinguished Speaker Series

    Description

    From the 140 characters of Twitter to the 10 seconds of Snapchat, digital and social media are transforming the role of media in U.S. politics. As the Presidential candidates, TV and cable news, and print media race to keep pace with instantaneous reporting, citizen journalists and social media, how is political coverage evolving, and how is this changing politics? What will be the impact when 100 million Snapchat users become politically active?

    Join former Globe and Mail editor John Stackhouse in discussion with Marcus Brauchli, former editor of the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal in what will no doubt be a compelling and insightful discussion just six weeks away from the U.S. elections.

    Contact

    Stella Kyriakakis
    (416) 946-8972


    Speakers

    John Stackhouse

    Marcus Brauchli



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October 2016

  • Friday, October 14th CCR2P Fall Roundtable

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    Friday, October 14, 201612:00PM - 1:00PM208N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
    M5S 3K7
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    Description

    Information is not yet available.


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