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July 2014

  • Wednesday, July 23rd – Thursday, July 24th Chumir Foundation Board

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    Wednesday, July 23, 20149:00AM - 5:00PMBloor - Round Room, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
    Thursday, July 24, 20149:00AM - 5:00PMBloor - Round Room, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    Contact

    Sarah Namer
    416-946-8450


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  • Wednesday, July 30th – Thursday, July 31st 1914-1918: The Making of the Modern World

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    Wednesday, July 30, 20149:00AM - 5:00PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs - 1 Devonshire Place
    Thursday, July 31, 20149:00AM - 5:00PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs - 1 Devonshire Place
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    1914-1918: The Making of the Modern World

    Description

    In commemoration of the centennial of the beginning of World War I, the Munk School of Global Affairs and The Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History present a two-day conference on July 30–31, 2014, that will bring together Canadian and international authorities on the First World War. It will conclude with a commemoration of the impact of World War I upon the city of Toronto, the province of Ontario, and the nation. The commemoration will take place on the evening of July 31 at Varsity Stadium.

    Taking stock of the war a century after it began, the conference on July 30-31 examines the course of the war and its legacies: the human loss and alienation, the devastation of trench and gas warfare, and the profound societal and political upheavals. Day one focuses on the latest research and thought on the war’s origins. Day two explores its consequences for both international geopolitics and Canada as a nation, as well as its social, cultural, and intellectual ramifications. Topics range from understanding the European context and wartime politics, to how the war affected Toronto, and the war’s representation in art and film.

    For more information, or to download the conference program, please visit the conference website.

    Sponsors

    RBC Wealth Management

    Co-Sponsors

    Embassy and Consulates of the Federal Republic of Germany in Canada

    Department of History

    City of Toronto

    The Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History

    Munk School of Global Affairs

    Musagetes


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  • Thursday, July 31st 1914-1918: In Memoriam

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    Thursday, July 31, 20147:30PM - 9:00PMVarsity Stadium, 299 Bloor Street West
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    1914-1918: The Making of the Modern World

    Description

    The Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History and the Munk School of Global Affairs, with support from the Canadian Armed Forces, proudly present:

    1914-1918: IN MEMORIAM

    In commemoration of the centennial of the beginning of World War I, please join us for a special event recognizing Canada’s contribution—both martial and on the home front—to the war effort. Consisting of distinctive military band performances, military formations, and commentaries, the event will provide a moving and appropriate commemoration of the sacrifice of Canadian men and women in World War I. The participation of Toronto regiments and a combined band will remind a much later generation of the importance of the war in shaping contemporary Toronto, Ontario, and Canada.

    Presentations by:

    Professor Margaret MacMillan
    Warden, St. Anthony’s College, University of Oxford

    General Thomas J. Lawson, CMM, CD
    Chief of Defense Staff, Canadian Armed Forces

    Musical Performances by the Massed Band of the Canadian Armed Forces

    FREE ADMISSION. DUE TO LIMITED SEATING, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

    For free tickets, go to:
    http://firstworldwar.utoronto.ca/in-memoriam/

    Sponsors

    RBC Wealth Management

    Co-Sponsors

    Munk School of Global Affairs

    The Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History

    Canada Company

    The City of Toronto

    Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education


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October 2014

  • Thursday, October 2nd Law's Silence: Canada and Bomber Command

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    Thursday, October 2, 20142:00PM - 4:00PM108N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    Description

    Professor Nelson teaches modern European history at the University of Windsor, with a special emphasis on German history, the First World War, and colonialism. In his current research, Professor Nelson investigates the development of a German ‘colonial gaze’ upon Eastern Europe, which began in the 1880s, and radicalized during the First World War.His research interests include the social and cultural history of war and occupation, as well as both overseas and ‘inner’ colonialism.

    Contact

    Edith Klein
    416-946-8962


    Speakers

    Robert Nelson
    Department of History, University of Windor



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  • Friday, October 3rd Born Out of Place: Migrant Mothers and the Politics of International Labor

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    Friday, October 3, 201410:00AM - 12:00PM108N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    Reimaging the Asia Pacific

    Description

    This talk introduces Born Out of Place: Migrant Mothers and the Politics of International Labor (University of California Press and Hong Kong University Press, 2014). The book, based on over fifteen months of ethnographic research among Filipino and Indonesian migrant workers who become pregnant while working in Hong Kong, makes three main arguments: (1) that temporary workers must be considered people, not just workers; (2) that policies often create the situations they aim to avoid; and (3) that the stigma of single motherhood often causes migrant mothers to re-enter what is called the “migratory cycle of atonement.” Professor Constable will also discuss the current socio-political climate of Hong Kong today, in relation to the book’s recent reception, including attitudes towards outsiders, economic and class anxieties, and relations with mainland China. Questions will also be raised about the role of “public anthropology” and how this book relates to migratory contexts beyond Hong Kong.

    Nicole Constable is Director of the Asian Studies Center in the University Center for International Studies, and professor of anthropology in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. She is author or editor of seven books, including:Christian Souls and Chinese Spirits: A Hakka Community in Hong Kong; Maid to Order in Hong Kong: Stories of Migrant Workers; and Romance on a Global Stage: Pen Pals, Virtual Ethnography, and ‘Mail-Order’ Marriages.

    Contact

    Stephanie Taylor
    416-946-8996


    Speakers

    Professor Nicole Constable
    Professor of Anthropology & Director, Asian Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh


    Main Sponsor

    Dr. David Chu Program in Asia Pacific Studies

    Co-Sponsors

    R.F. Harney Program in Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies

    Department of Sociology

    Department of Anthropology

    Asian Institute


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  • Friday, October 17th The Donkey Wars: Authority, Satire, and Political Imagination in the Caucasus

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    Friday, October 17, 201412:00PM - 2:00PM108N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    Bruce Grant is interested in cultural history and politics as well as religion. His research focuses on former Soviet Union, Siberia, and the Caucasus. His current and recent project include a study of changing social mores in the rapidly transforming capital of Azerbaijan, Baku, from model socialist urban centre to nationalizing metropolis. He is also working on a new project on the role of satire in authoritarian settings as seen through the life and work of Celil Memmedquluzade, editor of the Azeri-language, cross-regional journal, Molla Nesreddin, which was published from 1906-1931. Professor Grant is also involved in an ongoing study of rural religious shrines in the Caucasus, with particular regard for the rich historiographies surrounding them, and they way those histories challenge conventional narratives of Caucasus social life.

    Contact

    Svitlana Frunchak
    416-946-8945


    Speakers

    Bruce Grant
    Professor of Antropology, New York University



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November 2014

  • Friday, November 7th Youth Precarity in South Korea

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    Friday, November 7, 20143:00PM - 6:00PMOISE
    Nexus Lounge
    252 Bloor Street West
    12th Floor
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    Cho Haejoang is cultural anthropologist in training and feminist in faith. She is a professor emeritus of Yonsei University, Seoul. Her early research focused on gender studies in Korean modern history; her current interests and research are in the area of youth culture and modernity in the global/local and post-colonial context of modern day Korea. She is the author of “Women and Men in South Korea” (1988), “Reading Texts, Reading Lives in the Postcolonial Era”, 3 volumes (1992, 1994), “Children Refusing School, Society Refusing Children” (1996), “Reflexive Modernity and Feminism” (1998), and “Children Searching School, Society Searching Children” (2000), “Talking at the Edge: Letters Between Japanese and Korean Feminists” (2004, coauthored with Ueno Chizuko),”It’s Life-Learning Village Again” (2006), and “Back to the Classroom: Reading Text and Reading Everyday Lives in Neo-liberal Era” (2009). They are all in Korean language. Two books are translated into Japanese; “Korean Society and the Gender” (Hose University Press) and “Can the Words Reach?” (Iwanami Publisher coauthored Book with Ueno).

    Contact

    Stephanie Taylor
    416-946-8996


    Speakers

    Professor Hae-Joang Cho
    Professor Emeritus of the Department of Cultural Anthropology, Yonsei University, Seoul



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  • Wednesday, November 19th The Territory of Loss

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    Wednesday, November 19, 20142:00PM - 4:00PM108N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    Description

    “The Territory of Loss” will interrogate the significance of loss in the modern history of Japan’s contested territories, focusing on the nation’s dispute Korea — Dokdo/Takeshima — islands that today are beyond Tokyo’s reach, yet increasingly central to the government and its supporters’ sense of self. Doing so zeroes in on what Japanese control over this space and forfeit thereof have meant in broad terms to the national narrative during the 20th century. Moreover, to restore some of the history that took place there when these pieces of land were indisputably Japanese by paying attention to broader changes to the meaning of islands in international law.

    Alexis Dudden is professor of history at the University of Connecticut. She has written extensively about Japan and Northeast Asia, publishing recently in Dissent, The Diplomat, and Huffington Post among other venues. Dudden has numerous articles in print, and her books include Troubled Apologies Among Japan, Korea, and the United States (Columbia) and Japan’s Colonization of Korea (Hawaii), and she is currently writing a book about Japan’s territorial disputes and the changing meaning of islands in international law.

    Contact

    Stephanie Taylor
    416-946-8996


    Speakers

    Professor Alexis Dudden
    Department of History, University of Connecticut


    Main Sponsor

    Centre for the Study of Korea

    Co-Sponsors

    Asian Institute


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February 2015

  • Friday, February 27th Balancing Opportunity and Risk: How Multinationals are Viewing China

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    Friday, February 27, 20152:00PM - 4:00PM208N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    Description

    Christian Murck is a member of the International Advisory Council of APCO Worldwide. He is based in New York, NY having returned in August 2013 after twenty-two years in Asia. He is also a trustee of the Yale-China Association, an independent foundation engaged in educational, medical and cultural exchange programs between the U.S. and China, and a trustee of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia.

    Contact

    Stephanie Taylor
    416-946-8996


    Speakers

    Dr. Christian Murck
    Trustee at United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia Member, International Advisory Council at APCO Worldwide Vice Chair, Board of Trustees at Yale-China Asociation


    Main Sponsor

    Asian Institute

    Co-Sponsors

    Munk School of Global Affairs


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