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  • Thursday, February 2nd One Belt One Road Panel

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    Thursday, February 2, 20171:30PM - 3:30PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    Description

    In the fall of 2013, China’s President Xi Jinping proposed a global effort known as “One-Belt-One-Road” (OBOR). Unlike many other Chinese proposals currently on the table such as the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) which has multi-national economic development as underpinning, the implication and potential impact of OBOR appears to be deeper and broader. Roughly speaking, the upstream of OBOR is what President Xi refers to as CULTURAL COMMUNICATION (文化相通). It is an initiative to culturally (and economically as a spin-off) revitalize the Ancient Silk Routes (ASR), be they land-based or maritime-based. However, unlike ASR, OBOR’s success places unprecedented demand on China to profoundly understand other cultures and civilizations. For the maritime OBOR, India, being next door to China, geographically situated in South Asia, and with 1.2 billion people, is an unavoidable challenge. If OBOR is successful, measured not by years but decades and maybe centuries, it could initiate a neo-Renaissance to allow humanity to meet unprecedented challenges.

    Da Hsuan Feng received his physics BA from Drew University (1968) and his PhD the University of Minnesota (1972). He joined Drexel University in 1976, where in 1990 he became M. Russell Wehr Chair Professor. In 1996, Feng became a Fellow of the American Physical Society and has been named an honorary professor at fifteen Chinese universities. He was a consultant for three National Laboratories in the United States: Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, and Brookhaven, and has served on a number of academic advisory boards and university Boards of Trustees throughout Asia. In 2000, Feng became Vice President for Research and Professor of Physics at the University of Texas at Dallas. From 2007 to 2014, he brought significant change to Taiwan as Senior Executive Vice President of National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) and National Tsing Hua University (NTHU). Since 2007, Feng has lectured widely throughout Asia on challenges of higher education. In 2014, he assumed his current position at the University of Macau. In the past year has lectured extensively on One-Belt-One-Road in Singapore, Malaysia, Mainland China, and Taiwan.

    Diana Fu is an assistant professor of Asian Politics.  Her research examines the relationship between popular contention, state power, and civil society, with an emphasis on contemporary China.  Her book manuscript, “Mobilizing Without the Masses in China” examines state control and civil society contention under authoritarian rule.  Based on two years of ethnographic research that tracks the development of informal labor organizations, the book explores counterintuitive dynamics of organized contention in post-1989 China. Articles that are part of this broader project have appeared in Governance (Forthcoming), Comparative Political Studies (2016) and Modern China (2009) among others.  Her research has been supported by the Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation, the Chiang Ching Kuo Foundation, and the Rhodes Trust, Prior to joining the department, she was a Walter H. Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University and a Predoctoral Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Political Science.   She holds a D.Phil. In Politics and an M.Phil. In Development Studies with distinction from Oxford University, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar. 

    Yong Wang is Professor at School of International Studies, and the Director of the Center for International Political Economy, Peking University. He is also Professor at Party School of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, and Former Visiting Chevalier Chair Professor at Institute of Asian Research(IAR), University of British Columbia(UBC). Member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Agenda Council on Global Trade and FDI, Asia Society Regional Trade Architecture Commission and Economic Diplomacy Expert Working Group of China Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM). He has published numerous books and articles focusing on the topics of Chinese political economy, foreign policy, China-US relations, regional cooperation, international political economy, World Trade Organization (WTO) and global governance. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Global Asia, the Journal of Global Governance, the journal of Contemporary Politics and the Journal of Human Security. His recent article on political economy of One Belt One Road is published by UK-based journal of Pacific Review.


    Speakers

    Da Hsuan Feng
    Keynote
    Special Assistant to the Rector and Director of Global Affairs, University of Macau; Former Senior Vice President, National Tsing Hua University

    Diana Fu
    Discussant
    Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto

    Yong Wang
    Discussant
    Professor, School of International Studies; Director, Center for International Political Economy, Peking University, Beijing


    Main Sponsor

    Asian Institute


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  • Thursday, February 2nd Making Postindustrial Cities in North America

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    Thursday, February 2, 20174:00PM - 6:00PM208N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    Series

    CSUS and F. Ross Johnson Distinguished Speaker Series

    Description

    Contemporary narratives of the decline of basic industry make the postindustrial transformation of old manufacturing centers seem inevitable, the product of natural business cycles and neutral market forces. Using Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Hamilton, Ontario, as case studies, this talk offers a different interpretation, one in which local political and business elites collaborated to create postindustrial places well in advance of the economic malaise of the 1970s. As public resources dwindled, city officials made harsh calculations about whose needs they would no longer meet, rather than seeking to better meet the needs of all residents. They faced difficult choices and, seeing no other way forward, made decisions about how to allocate resources in a way that exacerbated inequality and sacrificed the well-being of large portions of urban populations in order to “save” cities. Mayors, planners, and business and civic leaders fostered a shift from cities as pluralistic places where skilled, high-wage manufacturing took place alongside commercial and financial enterprises to urban centers that served as entertainment zones, where white and middle-class suburbanites went for a convention or for dinner and a baseball game.

    Tracy Neumann is an Assistant Professor of History at Wayne State University. She specializes in transnational and global approaches to twentieth-century U.S. history, with an emphasis on cities and the built environment. Her articles have appeared in the Journal of Urban History, and she is the author of Remaking the Rust Belt: The Postindustrial Transformation of North America (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016).

    Contact

    Stella Kyriakakis
    416-946-8972


    Speakers

    Tracy Neumann
    Assistant Professor of History, Wayne State University


    Main Sponsor

    Centre for the Study of the United States

    Co-Sponsors

    Department of Geography & Planning


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  • Thursday, February 2nd Grab, Dump, Capture: Screenshot Genealogies

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    Thursday, February 2, 20174:00PM - 6:00PMFaculty of Information
    University of Toronto
    140 St. George Street, Room 728
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    Series

    CSUS and F. Ross Johnson Distinguished Speaker Series

    Description

    The screenshot is today a ubiquitous object for the preservation of information, a digital snapshot that documents the visual output of a computer and its operations both extraordinary and mundane.

    Screenshots are an important tool for the archiving of digital environments, and remain central to the visual methods of both film studies and art history. The nature of the screenshot as a method for capture has transformed radically over the past forty years. What began as an analog process of photographing a screen or display has become an entirely digital operation, produced by software and stored as files to be transferred, uploaded, shared, and archived. Yet the screenshot itself as photo-object has gone largely unremarked, its complex genealogy collapsed into a single button: PrtScn. This talk will examine the history of the screenshot from its origins in computer graphics labs in the 1960s to contemporary methods for digital archiving and preservation, asking what this history tells us about the materiality of the digital, the history of the computer screen, and the ways in which visual artifacts efface the complexity of complex systems.

    Jacob Gaboury is Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Visual Culture at Stony Brook University.

    *Registration is NOT required for this event.* For additional information, please contact Prof. Patrick Kielty at: p.keilty@utoronto.ca.

    This talk is generously supported by the Knowledge Media Design Institute, JHI Digital Humanities Network, Comparative Literature, Art History, Sexual Diversity Studies, Cinema Studies, and the Centre for the Study of the United States.


    Speakers

    Jacob Gaboury
    Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Visual Culture at Stony Brook University


    Main Sponsor

    Centre for the Study of the United States

    Sponsors

    Faculty of Information, University of Toronto


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  • Thursday, February 2nd JALANAN, a Film by Daniel Ziv

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    Thursday, February 2, 20174:00PM - 7:00PMMedia Commons Theatre, Robarts Library, 3rd Floor, 130 St George St
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    Series

    Film Screening

    Description

    Documentary Screening............... 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Commentary and Discussion....... 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    JALANAN (“Streetside”) is an award-winning documentary that tells the captivating story of Boni, Ho, and Titi, three street musicians in Jakarta. Directed by Canadian Daniel Ziv, the film follows these musicians as they seek to secure their livelihoods by busking on Jakarta’s streets and navigate the city’s complex social and legal landscape. Jalanan is not only an intimate portrait of Jakarta, it is a glimpse into the lives of marginalized urban communities facing the pressures of globalization.

    Contact

    Rachel Ostep
    416-946-8996


    Speakers

    Joshua Barker
    Associate Professor of Anthropology, St. George Campus; Vice-Dean, Graduate Education & Program Reviews; and expert on urban Indonesia


    Main Sponsor

    Centre for Southeast Asian Studies

    Co-Sponsors

    Asian Institute


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  • Friday, February 3rd What Does China’s Industrial Relocation Mean for China’s Workers?

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    Friday, February 3, 20172:00PM - 4:00PM208N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    East Asia Seminar Series

    Description

    For the last decade, a large contingent of manufacturing firms in developmental zones on China’s coast has moved to inland provinces. What are the implications of this move inland for Chinese workers? Research on labor conditions in the current period of economic globalization and mobile capital debates the existence of a “race to the bottom” in labor standards through the pressures of international capital mobility. These theories predict that as inland China develops and attracts a larger amount of foreign and domestic capital, inland governments will compete by offering cheap labor and lower or unenforced standards.

    Our argument in this paper is contrarian in that we propose the possibility of a positive relationship between the movement inland and labor conditions. We argue that the movement of manufacturing to inland China is not primarily about cheaper workers, but instead signals the beginning of a fundamental shift in the development model through the employment of a localized workforce.

    Using audit data from Apple Corporation suppliers (2007-2013), supplementary survey data, and in-depth interviews, we conduct a structured case study of two cities that have attracted significant investment from Apple suppliers—Chengdu and Shenzhen—to draw some of the main hypotheses and to discuss possible causal mechanisms for this relationship between localized production and better labor conditions. We also provide initial empirical evidence that firm relocation toward inland does not necessarily lead to degradation of labor conditions.

    Mary Gallagher is a professor of political science at the University of Michigan where she is also the director of the Kenneth G. Lieberthal and Richard H. Rogel Center for Chinese Studies. Professor Gallagher received her Ph.D in politics in 2001 from Princeton University and her B.A. from Smith College in 1991. She was a foreign student in China in 1989 at Nanjing University. She also taught at the Foreign Affairs College in Beijing from 1996-1997. She was a Fulbright Research Scholar from 2003 to 2004 at East China University of Politics and Law in Shanghai, China. In 2012-2013, she was a visiting professor at the Koguan School of Law at Shanghai Jiaotong University.

    Her forthcoming book, Authoritarian Legality: Law, Workers, and the State in China, will be published by Cambridge University Press this year. She is also the author or editor of several other books, including Contagious Capitalism: Globalization and the Politics of Labor in China (Princeton 2005), Chinese Justice: Civil Dispute Resolution in Contemporary China (Cambridge 2011), From Iron Rice Bowl to Informalization: Markets, Workers, and the State in a Changing China (Cornell 2011), and Contemporary Chinese Politics: New Sources, Methods, and Field Strategies (Cambridge 2010).

    Contact

    Rachel Ostep
    416-946-8996


    Speakers

    Mary E. Gallagher
    Speaker
    Director, Kenneth G. Lieberthal and Richard H. Rogel Center for Chinese Studies; Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Michigan

    Lynette Ong
    Chair
    Acting Director, Dr. David Chu Program in Contemporary Asian Studies; Associate Professor, Department of Political Science


    Main Sponsor

    Asian Institute


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  • Friday, February 3rd – Saturday, February 4th Behind Closed Doors: Trafficking Labour, Sex, Art

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    Friday, February 3, 20176:00PM - 9:00PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
    Saturday, February 4, 201710:00AM - 6:30PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    Series

    11th Annual Peace, Conflict and Justice Studies Conference

    Description

    Behind Closed Doors will shed light on modern day slavery and the trafficking of cultural legacies — two issues whose human and economic impact cannot fully be quantified due to its clandestine nature. The forum will set the tone for the day through an overview of the current actions undertaken by national and international actors to deal with sex and labour trafficking. The workshop will provide the audience with the opportunity to engage in informal activities through the guidance of local experts, practitioners, and scholars. Lastly, the debate will ask both participants and audience members alike to confront the ethical dilemma that surrounds trafficked art.

    DAY 1 – Friday, February 3, 2017
    6-7pm – Opening remarks & keynote address
    7-9pm – Networking Reception

    DAY 2 – Saturday, February 4, 2017
    10-10:30am – Breakfast
    10:30am-12:30pm – Forum
    12:30-2 pm – Networking lunch
    2 – 4 pm – Workshop
    4-4:30pm – High tea
    4:30 – 6 pm – Debate
    6 – 6:30 pm – Closing remarks

    Contact

    Tea Cimini


    Speakers

    Michele Clark
    Executive Director of Artworks for Freedom and adjunct faculty at the George Washington University

    Bonnie Czegledi
    Czegledi Art Law

    Jacqui Linder
    Associate professor at City University

    Antonela Arhin
    Executive officer and sessional lecturer, University of Toronto

    Shelley Gilbert
    Legal Assistance of Windsor


    Main Sponsor

    Trudeau Centre for Peace, Conflict and Justice

    Co-Sponsors

    Master of Global Affairs Program, Munk School of Global Affairs

    School of Public Policy & Governance, University of Toronto

    Anthropology, University of Toronto

    University of Toronto Department of Political Science

    Arts and Science Students' Union

    University College

    Woodsworth College

    Department of Philosophy

    Munk School of Global Affairs


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  • Wednesday, February 8th Re-Conceptualizing Mental Health Services for Women Who Have Experienced IPV: Responding to Intersecting Experiences of Trauma

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    Wednesday, February 8, 201710:00AM - 12:00PM108N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
    M5S 3K7
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    Description

    Despite the prevalence of intimate partner violence (IPV) and its devastating effects on Canadian women, there is a gap in empirically-supported mental health interventions for IPV. Specifically, despite wide acknowledgment of the links between IPV and trauma, there is a research gap in understanding how IPV interventions address trauma. Also problematic is that Canadian IPV interventions have mainly been informed by the 1980s experiences of white, cis-gendered, middle-class, heterosexual women from Duluth, Minnesota, rather than representing women’s diverse experiences of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, socioeconomic status, religion, and immigration experiences. Interventions for IPV need to shift from a view of gender-based oppression as the root cause of IPV, to a view that encompasses the multiple ways in which identity-based oppressions and traumatic experiences can impact IPV. Informed by critical feminist intersectional and trauma-informed approaches, this qualitative study aims to build theory to address these gaps, using a constructivist grounded theory approach. Theoretical sampling and semi-structured interviews with women in Ontario who have accessed mental health services for IPV will be employed to: 1) understand how trauma is conceptualized and addressed within IPV services; and 2) compare differences in women’s service experiences based on intersecting identities and oppression. Through comparative analysis, this study aims to identify service inequities based on women’s complex identities, and to understand how trauma on multiple levels (childhood adversities, racism, classism, homophobia, etc.) impacts IPV-related trauma. Findings will provide knowledge necessary to reduce inequities in the future design of mental health care for IPV survivors.

    Stephanie Baird is a PhD candidate at Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at University of Toronto. Her research interest in trauma and intimate partner violence builds on her community and clinical social work practice with people who have been impacted by experiences of trauma and violence. Her dissertation, which is supported by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship, will explore the intersectional experiences of trauma of women who have been abused by a partner.


    Speakers

    Stephanie Baird
    Lupina Senior Doctoral Fellow



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  • Wednesday, February 8th Minority Report: A Sociological Account of Muslim Immigrants in Canada

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    Wednesday, February 8, 201711:00AM - 1:00PMHart House, North Dining Room
    7 Hart House Circle, 2nd floor
    University of Toronto
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    Description

    The Robert F. Harney Program in Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies and the SD Clark Chair of Sociology are pleased to invite you to attend a seminar on Muslim immigrants in Canada led by Professor Abdie Kazemipur, University Scholar Research Chair in Social Sciences at the University of Lethbridge and winner of the Canadian Sociological Association’s John Porter Prize for the outstanding book in Canadian sociology, 2015.

    Debates about Canadian Muslims have focussed on theology or culture; treated Muslims as a monolithic population; and paid little attention to the specificities of local contexts. As a result, they have oversimplified complex social realities and offered poor guides to policy. Professor Kazemipur overcomes these problems by employing a wide range of socio-economic data to argue for a sociologically grounded account of Muslims in Canada.

    Professor Kazemipur’s The Muslim Question in Canada: A Story of Segmented Integration (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2014) won the John Porter Prize of the Canadian Sociological Association for the outstanding book in Canadian sociology, 2015.

    Contact

    Momo Podolsky
    416-978-4783


    Speakers

    Professor Abdolmohammad Kazemipur
    University of Lethbridge



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  • Wednesday, February 8th Curative Violence: How to Inhabit the Time Machine with Disability

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    Wednesday, February 8, 20174:00PM - 6:00PM208N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    This presentation explores “folded time” in which the present disappears through the imperative of cure in South Korea. By folding time, cure demands temporal crossings to a past through “rehabilitation” and “recovery” and to a future without disabilities and illnesses. By thinking about the imperative of cure as a time machine, Kim explores the possibility of inhabiting in the present with disability and illness. Cure appears as an attempt at category-crossing from otherness to normality, which reveals the multiplicity of the boundaries that divide “human” and “inhuman” as well as “life” and “nonlife.” Kim also discusses the temporal trap into which discussions of non-Western societies in Western academic contexts might fall, one that denies coevalness or universalizes disability experiences across different cultural and historical contexts. In this analysis, cure is reframed, not as unequivocally beneficial nor politically harmful, but as a set of political, moral, economic, emotional, and ambivalent negotiations.

    Eunjung Kim is Assistant Professor in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies and Disability Studies Program at Syracuse University. Her research and teaching involve transnational feminist disability studies, visual cultures, Korean cultural history of disability and activism, humanitarian communications, asexuality theories, and queer inhumanism.

    Contact

    Rachel Ostep
    416-946-8996


    Speakers

    Eunjung Kim
    Speaker
    Assistant Professor, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies and Disability Studies Program, Syracuse University

    Jesook Song
    Chair
    Acting Director, Centre for the Study of Korea; Professor, Department of Anthropology



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  • Thursday, February 9th Political Economies and Political Rationalities of Road Building in Nepal: Notes from the Archives

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    Thursday, February 9, 20173:00PM - 5:00PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    Series

    Asian Insitute PhD Seminar Series

    Description

    Infrastructure in general, and road in particular, has become one of the priority sectors in Nepal’s development efforts and it has become a major concern for many Nepali people. Road building projects have always been a major focus of government and donor programming, from the beginning of planned development initiatives in the 1950s. Road projects were highly centralized and the central state and donors were major dominating agencies during the 1960s and 70s. Now, multiple actors have engaged and road building can broadly be explained as tripartite coordination among the state (both central and local), donors, and local communities. The state, donors, and community practices through which roads have been constructed in Nepal vary across time and place. Considering those practices and the wider scale of political interests, roads have become a key site of governance contestation.

    In this paper, I sketch out the emergence of governmental landscapes (policy, institutions and actors) from the readings of archives; policies, plans, and other historical documents produced by the government of Nepal, World Bank, and other organizations or individuals, and information collected from multiple research sites. Considering the dynamics of political history, I analyze the political economies and political rationalities of road building in Nepal and relate this history to some international scholarship on infrastructure.

    Tulasi Sharan Sigdel is a PhD scholar at the School of Arts, Kathmandu University, and Research Fellow in Infrastructure of Democracy: State Building as Everyday Practices in Nepal’s Agrarian Districts. He examines what kind of democratic practices and governance regimes have emerged from the grassroots in post-conflict politics in Nepal.

    Mr. Sigdel graduated in Rural Development studies from Tribhuvan University, and examined local planning processes in rural Nepal for his graduate thesis. After his graduation, he served at the Rural Development Department, TU, for five years in the capacity of Assistant Lecturer. Then he joined Nepal Administrative Staff College, a national level training institution which trains government officers and carries out policy research. As a senior faculty (Director of Studies) in the college, he trains bureaucrats in the areas of governance, development planning, democracy, and state-building and he has engaged in different research projects. He brings a mix of experiences working closely with Nepali bureaucrats and researching democracy and governance practices from the grassroots.

    Contact

    Rachel Ostep
    416-946-8996


    Speakers

    Katharine Rankin
    Chair
    Professor, Department of Geography and Planningl Centre for South Asian Studies

    Tulasi Sharan Sigdel
    Speaker
    PhD scholar at School of Arts, Kathmandu University; Visiting Doctoral Student, Centre for South Asian Studies



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  • Thursday, February 9th The Plot to Save American Democracy: Project Narrative, Story Science and the Plan to Hack Hollywood

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    Thursday, February 9, 20174:00PM - 6:00PM208N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    F. Ross Johnson/Connaught Distinguished Speaker Series

    Description

    This talk will explore how Project Narrative’s new empirical methods for studying democracy and storytelling have generated a half-dozen new film and TV projects at various Hollywood studios.

    Angus Fletcher is a Full Professor of English and Film at Ohio State and Core Faculty at Project Narrative, where he teaches in both the MFA and PhD programs. He’s also a Blacklist and Nicholl award-winning screenwriter who has sold or optioned six pilots and feature screenplays in the past three years to Disney, Universal, and other studios, for directors such as Michael Apted, James Strong, and four-time Oscar-nominee Gary Ross. His work on narrative and democracy has appeared in Critical Inquiry, and two-dozen other academic journals. His most recent book was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2016.

    Contact

    Stella Kyriakakis
    416-946-8972


    Speakers

    Angus Fletcher
    Professor of English and Film at Ohio State, and Core Faculty at Project Narrative


    Main Sponsor

    Centre for the Study of the United States

    Co-Sponsors

    Cinema Studies Institute, Innis College

    Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

    Department of English, University of Toronto


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  • Thursday, February 9th When Warriors Turn: Nationalism and the Meaning of the Great War in Ernst Jünger, Käthe Kollwitz, and Otto Dix

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    Thursday, February 9, 20174:00PM - 6:00PMNatalie Zemon Davis History Conference Room
    Sidney Smith Hall, room 2098
    100 St. George Street
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    Description

    Registration is not required for this event.

    Helmut Walser Smith is a historian of modern Germany with particular interests in the history of nation-building and nationalism, religious history, and the history of antisemitism. He is the author of German Nationalism and Religious Conflict, 1870-1914 (Princeton 1995) and a number of edited collections, including The Oxford Handbook of Modern German History (Oxford 2011), Protestants, Catholics and Jews in Germany, 1800-1914 (Oxford 2001), and The Holocaust and Other Genocides (Nashville 2002).

    His book, The Butcher’s Tale: Murder and Anti-Semitism in a German Town (New York 2002), received the Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History and was an L.A. Times Non-Fiction Book of the Year. It has also been translated into French, Dutch, Polish, and German, where it received an accolade as one of the three most innovative works of history published in 2002. Smith has also authored The Continuities of German History: Nation, Religion, and Race across the Long Nineteenth Century (Cambridge 2008) and is currently working on a book on German conceptions of nation before, during, and after nationalism.


    Speakers

    Helmut Walser Smith
    Martha Rivers Ingram Chair of History, Vanderbilt University


    Sponsors

    Department of History Intellectual Community Committee

    Joint Initiative in German and European Studies

    Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies


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  • Thursday, February 9th A Historical Perspective on the Ukraine Crisis: States, Stability, and the Soviet Legacy - CERES Graduate Student Conference Keynote Lecture

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    Thursday, February 9, 20175:00PM - 8:00PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    Description

    Update: The keynote lecture will be given by Dr. Markian Dobczansky, Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellow in Ukrainian Politics, Culture, and Society.

    About the lecture:

    Frozen and unfrozen conflicts have been a persistent feature of the Eurasian political landscape since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Breakaway regions and civil wars have affected no fewer than seven former Soviet republics, calling into question the stability and durability of these independent states. Yet each of the conflicts has a particular historical background that can help illuminate the challenges faced by these states. The Ukraine crisis is no exception. This talk will focus on the history of Soviet state and nation building in Ukraine, arguing that the peculiarities of the Soviet legacy have contributed to the Ukrainian state’s strengths and weaknesses.

    About Dr. Dobczansky:

    Markian Dobczansky is a historian of the Soviet Union. His specializations include Russian-Ukrainian relations, Soviet nationalities policy, and the politics of culture. He is currently the Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellow in Ukrainian Politics, Culture, and Society at the University of Toronto, where he teaches a course on comparative nationalisms in Russia and Ukraine. He has conducted archival research in Moscow, Kyiv, Kharkiv, Washington, D.C., and at the Hoover Institution in California. Dr. Dobczansky is working on a book manuscript about the intersection between Soviet, Ukrainian, and local identity in Kharkiv in the twentieth century. He has presented his research at academic conferences in the United States, Ukraine, Russia, and Lithuania.

    Dr. Dobczansky received a Ph.D. in history from Stanford University, where he focused on the Soviet Union, Russian Empire, and Eastern Europe. His dissertation, “From Soviet Heartland to Ukrainian Borderland: Searching for Identity in Kharkiv, 1943—2004,” utilized Soviet archival sources, published materials, and interviews to examine local identity in Ukraine’s second largest city over the second half of the twentieth century. While writing his dissertation, he received a Mellon pre-doctoral fellowship at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He received a B.A. in European History and German Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. He was born in Silver Spring, Maryland.

    Contact

    J. Hawker


    Speakers

    Dr. Markian Dobczansky
    Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellow in Ukrainian Politics, Culture, and Society


    Main Sponsor

    Joint Initiative in German and European Studies

    Sponsors

    Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

    Co-Sponsors

    Munk School of Global Affairs

    Ethnic and Pluralism Studies

    Hungarian Studies Program

    Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine

    Department of Political Science

    Department of History

    Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures


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  • Friday, February 10th Home Ownership among Local Born and Migrant Young Adults in Hong Kong

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    Friday, February 10, 20171:30PM - 3:30PMRichard Charles Lee
    Canada-Hong Kong Library
    Robarts Library 8th Floor
    130 St. George Street
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    Hong Kong Seminar Series

    Description

    Home ownership is particularly important for young adults as it is one of the highly-valued life goals to achieve in Chinese culture. Yet, the
    affordability of housing is a very serious issue in Hong Kong where population density is high and housing supply is limited. Those who cannot afford to buy their own houses usually live with their parents or stay in rental units.

    Based on data from the 2011 Hong Kong census, this study explores home ownership of youth in Hong Kong. We are particularly interested in people aged between 20 and 35 as they just start establishing their career and having a family of their own. In our study, we pay particular attention to the difference between local-born and migrant young adults. Our findings suggest that the home-ownership rate of migrant young adults from the Mainland, who arrived in Hong Kong at age 17 or later, is substantially higher than that of either local-born young adults or their counterparts from the Mainland who arrived in Hong Kong at younger ages. Factors contributing to such a pattern and implications of the findings will be discussed.

    Eric Fong is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Director of the Center on Migration and Mobility. Fong also serves as a Chiangjiang Chair Professor at the Xi’an Jiaotong University. He was Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto until July 2016. His latest book Immigration and the City, co-written with Brent Berry, will be published by Polity Press later this year.

    Please RSVP by emailing events.rclchkl@utoronto.ca or calling 416-946-8978


    Speakers

    Eric Fong
    Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology; Director, Center on Migration and Mobility; The Chinese University of Hong Kong


    Sponsors

    Richard Charles Lee Canada Hong Kong Library

    University of Toronto Libraries

    Hong Kong Canada Crosscurrents

    Asian Institute


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  • Monday, February 13th From Modernity to Postmodernity: Malaysian Art in a Century

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    Monday, February 13, 20172:00PM - 4:00PM208N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    This paper examines the key narratives in the development of Malaysian modern art in the last 100 years. It will start with a discussion on Low Kway Song’s “Portrait of Man in Three Piece Suit with Orchid on Lapel” produced in 1917 and the art scene in Malaya prior to its Independence. Post Independence saw an exposure of Western Abstract Expressionism, albeit in a localized manner, on Malaysian art pioneered by newly returned Malaysian artists from their studies abroad. Such influence could be observed in the works of Syed Ahmad Jamal and Latiff Mohidin. However, the period of late 1970s and throughout 1980s has changed the previous trend, which marked a new turning point in Malaysian art, due to the implementation of the National Cultural Policy and Islamization Policy. Tis was followed by the decade of the 1990s that witnessed a growing Malaysian art scene that led to the produce of artworks that were indirectly conditioned by the ‘postmodern situation’. This paper will conclude with the works of selected Malaysian artists in the current Singapore Biennale: An Atlas of Mirrors (2016).

    Sarena Abdullah is a Senior Lecturer at the School of the Arts, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), where she teaches Art History subjects for both undergraduate and graduate class. She has an MA in Art History from the State University of New York, Buffalo, N.Y., U.S.A., and a PhD in Art History (2010) from the University of Sydney, NSW, Australia. Her research interests are contemporary Malaysian and Southeast Asian Art. She has numerous papers published both locally and abroad, and has presented at conferences in Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, the United States and China. She is one of the Field Leader for “Ambitious Alignments: New Histories of Southeast Asian Art,” a research project led by the Power Institute, The University of Sydney and funded by the Getty Foundation in 2015. She was the recipient of the 2016 CAA-Getty Travel Grant as part of the CAA-Getty International Program and will be part of the 2017 CAA-Getty International Reunion Program in February as well.

    Contact

    Rachel Ostep
    416-946-8996


    Speakers

    Sarena Abdullah
    Senior Lecturer, School of the Arts, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)


    Main Sponsor

    Dr. David Chu Program in Asia Pacific Studies

    Co-Sponsors

    Asian Institute


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  • Wednesday, February 15th The ‘Transnationalization’ of Ukrainian Dissent: Human Rights and Ukrainian Diasporas in the 1960s-1980s

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    Wednesday, February 15, 20174:00PM - 6:00PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    Description

    This talk will be an account of my ongoing research project on the relationship between Ukrainian diaspora communities and their original homeland during and after the Cold War. It will focus on the reception of the Ukrainian dissent by the younger generations of the Ukrainian diaspora (especially in the US) and on the ways these younger Ukrainian-Americans tried to change the relationship with Soviet Ukraine. The analysis will address the question of the multiculturalism of these second-generation Ukrainian Americans aiming at a working definition of otherwise ambigous concepts such as “transnationalism” and “diaspora.”

    Simone Attilio Bellezza completed two PhDs: the first one at the University Ca’ Foscari of Venice, where he defended a dissertation on the German civil administration of Dnipropetrovs’k region during World War II, and the second at the University of the Republic of San Marino, where he wrote a dissertation on the Ukrainian dissent during the 1950s and 1960s. He specialized in Soviet and particularly Ukrainian history, and the fil rouge of his work is the study of national identity and its relationship with other kinds of loyalty (social, political, cultural, and religious). He is now working on a new research project, whose aim is to verify to what extent the human rights activism of the 1970s and 1980s constituted the basis for the new-born foreign policy of post-Soviet Ukraine, by creating numerous networks of international relationships. His first objective will be to investigate the relationship between Ukrainian diaspora communities and their original homeland in the emergence of the human rights movement.

    Contact

    Olga Kesarchuk
    416-946-8938


    Speakers

    Lucan Way
    Chair
    Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto; Petro Jacyk Program Co-Director

    Simone Bellezza
    Speaker
    Petro Jacyk Research Award Recipient


    Main Sponsor

    Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine

    Co-Sponsors

    Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies


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  • Wednesday, February 15th The Muslim Ban: Trump's First Legal, Political, and Security Crisis of 2017

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    Wednesday, February 15, 20175:00PM - 7:00PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, 'Munk Centre For International Studies - 1 Devonshire Place
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    Description

    A video of this event is now available as a webcast. Please see ‘Watch Munk School Webcasts & Live Events’ on the home page.

    In a recent Executive Order targeting migrants from seven Muslim-majority countries, President Trump has banned all Syrian refugees from entering the United States of America indefinitely, and suspended entry for all refugees, immigrants, dual nationals, and US permanent residents from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days, or longer. After campaigning on a promise to ban all Muslims entering the United States, this Executive Order is the first formal act by the new administration that takes aim at the Muslim community. The legal, political, humanitarian, and security consequences of this “Muslim ban” are far-reaching. What are the short- and long-term implications of the ban? At this exclusive Munk School event, the Islam and Global Affairs Initiative brings together a team of legal and security experts to unpack this urgent question.

    Speakers:
    Aisha Ahmad, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto, Co-director, Islam and Global Affairs Initiative, Senior Researcher, Global Justice Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs

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

    Mohammad Fadel, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, at the University of Toronto. He specializes in Islamic law, International human rights law, and the compatibility of Islam and liberal democracy

    Doug Saunders, Distinguished author and journalist, with a regular column with The Globe and Mail. He is the author of the acclaimed 2012 book “The Myth of the Muslim Tide”.

    Moderator:
    Ed Schatz, Professor; Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Associate Professor, Political Science

    Contact

    Jennifer Colvin
    416-946-5670


    Speakers

    Aisha Ahmad
    Speaker
    Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto
    Co-director, Islam and Global Affairs Initiative
    Senior Researcher, Global Justice Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs

    Stephen J. Toope
    Speaker
    Director, Munk School of Global Affairs

    Mohammad Fadel
    Speaker
    Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, at the University of Toronto

    Doug Saunders
    Speaker
    Distinguished Author and Journalist

    Ed Schatz
    Moderator
    Professor; Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies Associate Professor, Political Science



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  • Thursday, February 16th The Immigrant Experience in Canada in the Context of Growing Inequality and Austerity

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    Thursday, February 16, 20172:00PM - 4:00PM208N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    Canada has an impressive historical track record of successful immigrant incorporation, and continues to serve as a global model in a time of growing anti-immigrant sentiment in other countries. Yet growing inequality and austerity have contributed to a changing context of settlement in Canada, and raises potential concerns. This talk will discuss these trends and present some case study evidence from research in Toronto and Vancouver as well as policy recommendations to address emerging challenges and improve outcomes.

    Dr. Daniyal Zuberi is RBC Chair and Associate Professor of Social Policy at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work and School of Public Policy & Governance at the University of Toronto.
    Prior to his appointment at the University of Toronto, he was the William Lyon Mackenzie King Research Fellow at Harvard University and a faculty member in the Department of Sociology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. In 2015, he was elected as a member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. He is author of three books, Differences that Matter (Cornell University Press, 2006), Cleaning Up (Cornell University Press, 2013) and Schooling the Next Generation (University of Toronto Press, 2015) He is currently completing research projects on social policy and urban poverty, health policy, education, immigrant access to services and settlement experiences, and hospital employment.

    Contact

    Momo Podolsky
    416-978-4783


    Speakers

    Daniyal Zuberi
    RBC Chair and Associate Professor of Social Policy at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work and School of Public Policy & Governance at the University of Toronto



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  • Thursday, February 16th Lumumba (2000; dir. Raoul Peck)

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    Thursday, February 16, 20177:30PM - 10:30PM Theatre Spadina
    Alliance Française de Toronto
    24 Spadina Road
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    Series

    Cinema and Contexts: Alliance Française de Toronto / CEFMF Film Series

    Description

    In collaboratoin with the Alliance Française de Toronto, CEFMF organizes each year a film series, in which important francophone films are screened in conjunction with a short talk on the film’s historical context and importance, given by a member of the University of Toronto faculty.


    Speakers

    Julie MacArthur
    Department of History, University of Toronto



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  • Friday, February 17th Munk One Open House

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    Friday, February 17, 201710:00AM - 12:00PMBloor - 1st floor Boardroom/Round Room/Library, 315 Bloor Street West
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    Description

    Will you be beginning your first year at the University of Toronto in September 2017? Join us for an opportunity to talk with Munk One professors, students, and staff to find out about the program and if it’s right for you. And it’s happening on a PA day for the TDSB, TCDSB, and many private schools!

    To make the most of your time with us, we kindly ask that you arrive promptly at 10:00am. During the first hour, Professor Teresa Kramarz, Director of Munk One will present a brief overview of the program, and you will have the opportunity to meet with Munk One professors, students, and staff who will be happy to answer any questions. Following that, from 11:00am, Munk One students will take you on a short campus tour.

    If you want to find out more about the program, please visit our website: http://munkschool.utoronto.ca/one/

    Contact

    Kevin Rowley
    416-946-0326

    Main Sponsor

    Munk One Program


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  • Tuesday, February 21st The Rise of the Hybrid Domain: Collaborative Governance for Social Innovation

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    Tuesday, February 21, 201710:00AM - 12:00PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    Series

    IPL Speaker Series - Frontiers of Research in Global Innovation

    Description

    By conceptualizing the rise of the hybrid domain as an emerging institutional form that overlaps public and private interests, this book explores how corporations, states, and civil society organizations develop common agendas, despite the differences in their primary objectives. Using evidence from India, it examines various cases of social innovation in education, energy, health, and finance, which offer solutions for some of the most pressing social challenges of the twenty-first century.

    Yuko Aoyama and Balaji Parthasarathy position social innovation at the intersection of changing state–market relations, institutional design, and technological innovation. By demonstrating how corporations, social entrepreneurs, and social finance increasingly cross borders to devise local solutions with global technologies, this book illustrates how collaborative governance can serve as a useful alternative to blend economic and social objectives by overriding organizational boundaries which were previously considered ideologically incompatible and, therefore, unbridgeable.

    Engaging with the question of collective capacity building, this book will be of interest to a broad and multi-disciplinary audience, from those studying innovation, science and technology policy, and entrepreneurship, to those working in international governance and development.

    Contact

    Sole Fernbandez
    (416) 946-8912


    Speakers

    Yoku Aoyama, PhD
    Professor Henry J. Leir Faculty Fellow of Geography Graduate School of Geography Clark University



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  • Wednesday, February 22nd “We’re Here”: Health Care as a Site of Subjugation and Resistance for Older HIV-Positive Gay Men in Toronto

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    Wednesday, February 22, 201710:00AM - 12:00PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    Description

    In recent years, a growing body of literature on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) aging has highlighted the systemic exposure of older sexual and gender minorities to complex expressions of stigma and discrimination across a variety of social contexts, the confluence of which tends to adversely affect the social conditions and health outcomes of these groups. Older gay men have specifically been recognized as a population of concern, given this group’s exposure to the unique social history of HIV, and therefore the unique features of stigma and discrimination that are likely to typify the realities of these older adults as they access health care and social services (Addis et al., 2009). Informed by this literature, my research seeks to examine how older gay men experience the production of subjugation at the intersection of older age, gay sexuality, and HIV stigma, specifically when they access health care systems, and how they resist these systemic issues in their interactions with health services. In this qualitative study, I aim to interview 30 gay men who are 50 years of age or older with recent experience accessing health care services, 15 of whom will be HIV-positive. In these interviews, I will ask participants to discuss their overall experiences of accessing health care services as older gay men, and how they believe they navigate potential barriers to access in these contexts. Drawing on these accounts, I will infer how intersectional subjugation is produced and resisted as older gay men, including those living with HIV, enter and interact with systems of care. The results of this study will be used not only to further insight in the growing field of LGBT aging, but also to develop health care policy and practice implications that seek to address access to care in a key subpopulation of aging and sexual minorities.

    Hannah Kia is a third year PhD Candidate in the Social and Behavioural Health Sciences Division of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. She is also a member of the Re:searching for LGBTQ Health Team, led by Dr. Lori Ross. Prior to starting her doctoral studies, Hannah was a clinical social worker in British Columbia, where she gained practice experience in palliative care and other health care specialty areas. During her time as a social worker, she conducted research on the experiences of care-giving partners of gay men, and assisted with a Metropolis BC-funded study that examined the experiences and service needs of sexual minority newcomers. Hannah holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in social work from the University of British Columbia. At this time, Hannah’s research interests centre on examining health care access among older LGBTQ adults. In pursuing her doctoral studies, she hopes to gain a better understanding of how older LGBTQ adults, particularly those living with HIV and other chronic illnesses, experience stigma and discrimination as barriers to accessing care. In April 2015, Hannah was awarded a Doctoral Research Award by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to support her work in this area.


    Speakers

    Hannah Kia
    Lupina Research Associate Fellow



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  • Thursday, February 23rd Book launch: The WAY OF THE STRANGERS, Encounters with the Islamic State by Graeme Wood

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    Thursday, February 23, 20176:00PM - 8:00PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    Tens of thousands of men and women have left comfortable, privileged lives to join the Islamic State and kill for it. To them, its violence is beautiful and holy, and the caliphate a fulfillment of prophecy and the only place on earth where they can live and die as Muslims.

    The Way of the Strangers is an intimate journey into the minds of the Islamic State’s true believers. From the streets of Cairo to the mosques of London, Graeme Wood interviews supporters, recruiters, and sympathizers of the group. We meet an Egyptian tailor who once made bespoke suits for Paul Newman and now wants to live, finally, under Shariah; a Japanese convert who believes that the eradication of borders—one of the Islamic State’s proudest achievements—is a religious imperative; and a charming, garrulous Australian preacher who translates the group’s sermons and threats into English and is accused of recruiting for the organization. We also learn about a prodigy of Islamic rhetoric, now stripped of the citizenship of the nation of his birth and determined to see it drenched in blood. Wood speaks with non–Islamic State Muslim scholars and jihadists, and explores the group’s idiosyncratic, coherent approach to Islam.

    The Islamic State is bent on murder and apocalypse, but its followers find meaning and fellowship in its utopian dream. Its first caliph, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, has declared that he is the sole legitimate authority for Muslims worldwide. The theology, law, and emotional appeal of the Islamic State are key to understanding it—and predicting what its followers will do next.

    Through character study and analysis, Wood provides a clear-eyed look at a movement that has inspired so many people to abandon or uproot their families. Many seek death—and they will be the terror threat of the next decade, as they strike back against the countries fighting their caliphate. Just as Lawrence Wright’s The Looming Tower informed our understanding of Al Qaida, Graeme Wood’s The Way of the Strangers will shape how we see a new generation of terrorists.

    Graeme Wood is Canadian journalist and a national correspondent for The Atlantic. He has written for The New Republic, The New Yorker, Bloomberg Businessweek, The American Scholar, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and many other publications. He was the 2014–2015 Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and he teaches in the political science department at Yale University.

    Contact

    Daria Dumbabze
    416-978-6062


    Speakers

    Graeme Wood
    Canadian journalist and a national correspondent for The Atlantic



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  • Friday, February 24th Civil Wars: A History in Ideas

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    Friday, February 24, 20174:00PM - 5:00PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, 'Munk Centre For International Studies - 1 Devonshire Place
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    Series

    Munk Distinguished Speaker Series

    Description

    From the Balkans to Rwanda, Afghanistan, Iraq, South Sudan and most recently Syria, civil conflict has exploded across the globe. In the West, politics itself looks ever more like civil war by other means. At such a charged time, David Armitage’s unique perspective on the origins and dynamics of this phenomenon is indispensable. His highly original history traces this least understood and most intractable form of organized human aggression from ancient Rome through the centuries to the present day.

    Please join David Armitage, Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History at Harvard University, in discussion about his new book Civil Wars: A History in Ideas

    Speaker

    DAVID ARMITAGE is the Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History at Harvard University, where he teaches intellectual history and international history, and former chair of Harvard’s History Department. His many publications include The Ideological Origins of the British Empire (2000) and The Declaration of Independence: A Global History (2007). Twitter: @davidrarmitage

    Contact

    Jen Colvin
    (416) 946-5670


    Speakers

    David Armitage
    Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History at Harvard University


    Main Sponsor

    Munk School of Global Affairs

    Co-Sponsors

    Department of History, University of Toronto


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  • Monday, February 27th Aspirations to Live: the Politics of Transnational Welfare Citizenship among Older Sakhalin Koreans

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    Monday, February 27, 20172:00PM - 4:00PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    Since 1990, when the Soviet Union and South Korea established diplomatic ties, over 4,000 Koreans from Sakhalin Island (Russia) have “returned” to their so-called ethnic homeland, now in South Korea. This return migration program has been supported by the Japanese and South Korean governments, named a humanitarian aid, with older Sakhalin Koreans being granted citizenship in South Korea. Based on ethnographic fieldwork on Sakhalin in South Korea (2010-2011, 2016), I present everyday experiences of citizenship among older Sakhalin Koreans in a transnational setting. This return project, offering a range of material and social assistance, has provoked new aspirations to live; at the same time it entails a new sense of unfairness, moral discourses around dependency, contested claim-making practice, and reflections of self through Others. These experiences show the ways older Sakhalin Koreans negotiate moral and political personhood as they reconfigure historically shaped relations to key nation-states including Japan, Russia, and South Korea. Situating the practices and imaginaries of citizenship of older Sakhalin Koreans within the shifting geopolitics of Northeast Asia, this study offers an analysis and understanding of subjectivities in the times of post-colonial and post-cold war transformations.

    Sungsook Lim completed her Master’s degree in Anthropology at Hanyang University in Korea in 2004, and continued to study anthropology in the Ph.D. program at the University of British Columbia. Her PhD research project considered return mobility among older Sakhalin Koreans, specially focusing on their kinship and citizenship practices. Sungsook completed her PhD degree in 2016, and is currently a post-doctoral fellow of the Korea Foundation.

    Contact

    Rachel Ostep
    416-946-8996


    Speakers

    Sungsook Lim
    Post-doctoral fellow, Korea Foundation

    Jesook Song
    Interim Director, Centre for the Study of Korea


    Main Sponsor

    Centre for the Study of Korea

    Co-Sponsors

    Asian Institute


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March 2017

  • Wednesday, March 1st Social Changes and Public Opinion in Central Asia

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    Wednesday, March 1, 201711:00AM - 1:00PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    Description

    Twenty-five years after independence, Central Asian societies are witnessing the emergence of new demographics, social and cultural changes that confirm the end of the “post-Soviet” period and the entry into another phase of history. In this presentation Professor Laruelle will analyze these changes and explore their possible meaning in terms of domestic and foreign policies for the region’s countries.

    Marlene Laruelle is Research Professor of International Affairs andAssociate Director of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University. She explores contemporary political, social and cultural changes in Russia and Central Asia through the prism of ideologies and nationalism. She is the editor in chief of Central Asian Affairs and a member of the executive editorial board of Demokratizatsiya. The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization. As director of the Central Asia Program she oversees about 30 events a year, monthly publications, and works on several programs of visiting fellows from Central Asia.

    Contact

    Olga Kesarchuk
    416-946-8938


    Speakers

    Marlene Laruelle
    Speaker
    Director, Central Asia Program; Co-Director, PONARS-Eurasia at George Washington University

    Ed Schatz
    Chair
    Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto



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  • Thursday, March 2nd Aegean, The Sea of Peace, Civilization and Humanity

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    Thursday, March 2, 20177:00PM - 8:30PMInnis Town Hall Theatre
    2 Sussex Street,Toronto ON
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    Series

    Hellenic Studies Program

    Description

    Registration is not required for this event.

    Program

    1. Candle Dance from the Island of Lesvos
    (Melissakia Dance Theatre – Director Nancy Athan-Mylonas)

    2. Welcome and Opening Remarks
    (Maria Xenikakis and Dr. Themistoklis Aravossitas)

    3. Short Documentary Film, 4.1 Miles
    (About the refugee crisis in Europe)

    The documentary is based on the life of a captain in the Greek Coast Guard, who is caught in the struggle of refugees fleeing the Middle East and traveling the short distance from the coast of Turkey to the island of Lesvos. Despite having limited resources, the captain and his crew attempt to save lives during the immense humanitarian crisis. The film is directed by Daphne Matziaraki and was nominated (Short Subject Documentary) for Oscars 2017.

    4. Dance Theatre Performance “The Aegean- the Sea of Humanity”
    (Melisakia Dance Theatre – Director Nancy Athan-Mylonas)

    5. Lecture – Odysseas Elytis, The Poet of the Aegean
    (Dr. Themistoklis Aravossitas)

    6. Parade of Aegean Traditional Costumes
    (Melissakia Dance Theatre)
    (Costumes from the private collection of Nancy Athan-Mylonas)

    Main Sponsor

    Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

    Sponsors

    Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

    Mr. John Dagonas


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  • Friday, March 3rd Pipelines, Paris, and Decarbonization: The Future of Canadian Energy and Climate Policy

    DateTimeLocation
    Friday, March 3, 20173:00PM - 5:00PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    Description

    The Environmental Governance Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs in partnership with the Law School at the University of Toronto are convening a discussion exploring the implications and implementation of recent national and provincial climate and energy policies and discussing the future of Canadian energy and climate policy in an uncertain global context. Our goal is to further the national and provincial conversations by bringing together multiple stakeholders and sectors. The panel include speakers with deep knowledge of the national and global policy history and context, carbon pricing, First Nations experiences and concerns, and fossil fuel industry dynamics. The event will include a moderated discussion amongst panelists as well as a question and answer session with the audience.

    Contact

    Alexa Waud


    Speakers

    John Drexhange
    Drexhage Consulting, formerly Climate Director at International Institute for Sustainable Development

    Erin Flanagan
    Director of Federal Policy at Pembina Institute

    Nancy Olewiler
    Professor Simon Fraser University

    Ben Powless
    Climate Justice and First Nations Rights Activist



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  • Friday, March 3rd Buddhist Law in Burma: A History of Dhammasattha Texts and Jurisprudence, c. 1250–1850 CE

    DateTimeLocation
    Friday, March 3, 20174:00PM - 6:00PMDepartment for the Study of Religion
    Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St. George Street, Room 318
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    Series

    Southeast Asia Seminar Series; Lecture in the Arts, Histories, Literatures and Religions of Burma

    Description

    THE LEGAL HISTORY OF BURMA over the course of the second millennium CE offers a series of literary, juridical, and intellectual contributions that are unique when considered in relation to the wider Buddhist world of South, Central, and East Asia. From the 13th through 19th centuries upper Burma was a regional center for the production of a distinctive genre of Buddhist legal literature known as dhammasattha (“treatise on law”), whose laws claimed jurisdiction over all members of society, including monks and laypersons, and kings, commoners, and slaves. Prose and verse dhammasattha texts were composed in Pali and vernacular languages (Burmese, Mon, Arakanese, Shan, etc.), as well as in
    bilingual gloss versions (nissaya), and there is extensive testimony, dating from the mid-13th century onward, for their utilization by judges in contexts of dispute resolution. Aspects of the early history of this genre can be gleaned from lithic epigraphy, vernacular poetry, and bibliographic catalogues (piṭakat samuiṅḥ), although surviving dhammasattha treatises, transmitted in palm-leaf and paper manuscripts, can be dated no earlier than circa 1637, whereas the youngest examples of the tradition were written under British colonialism around 1900.

    For the past decade Christian Lammerts has been involved in the first major study of this genre—its textual histories, laws, and shifting modes of reception and jurisprudence—on the basis of extensive fieldwork in Burma and close investigation of the epigraphic corpus and manuscript archive, which preserves hundreds of discrete texts in multiple, sometimes highly variant, versions. In this presentation Lammerts will discuss the results of this project, drawn from his forthcoming book, Buddhist Law in Burma: A History of Dhammasattha Texts and Jurisprudence, c. 1250–1850 CE (University of Hawai’I Press).

    D. CHRISTIAN LAMMERTS is Assistant Professor of Buddhist and Southeast Asian Studies at Rutgers University. He is interested in the cultural and intellectual histories of Buddhism and religious law in Burma and Southeast Asia, and is currently at work on a study of
    juridical curses, oaths, and ordeals around of the Bay of Bengal from the late first
    millennium CE up to the early colonial era.

    Contact

    Rachel Ostep
    416-946-8996


    Speakers

    Christian Lammerts
    Assistant Professor, Buddhist and Southeast Asian Studies, Rutgers University


    Sponsors

    Centre for South Asian Studies

    Centre for Southeast Asian Studies

    Co-Sponsors

    Asian Institute


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  • Saturday, March 4th Return to Innocence – The Taiwanese Amis and the Work to Return, Recover and Reclaim their Heritage

    DateTimeLocation
    Saturday, March 4, 20176:00PM - 9:00PMInnis College
    Town Hall
    2 Sussex Avenue (at St. George, south of Bloor)
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    Series

    Global Taiwan Film and Panel

    Description

    Director Hu Tai-Li’s film “Returning Souls” tells the story of the Taiwanese indigenous people, the Amis, recovering their land, restoring customs and reclaiming their ancient artifacts.

    Following the film, Professor Scott Simon of the University of Ottawa’s School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies, based on two decades of ethnographic work in Taiwan, will discuss issues of indigenous rights and cultural change among the Amis and other indigenous peoples in order to understand Hu Tai-li’s film in the wider socio-political context.

    Professor Cara Krmpotich of University of Toronto’s iSchool Museum Studies program will draw on her ethnographic research with Canadian indigenous experiences of repatriation to discuss central themes of Director Hu Tai-Li’s film of indigenous Taiwanese efforts to repatriate material and ancestral remains, with a focus on the social, cultural, spiritual, museological and political issues evoked.

    Bart Testa, of University of Toronto’s Cinema Studies Institute, will moderate.

    PLEASE REGISTER AND ARRIVE 20 MINUTES BEFORE SCREENING TO ENSURE A SEAT

    Program:

    5:30 Doors open
    6:00 Welcome
    Remarks by Director-General Y.M. Catherine Hsu, Taipei Economic and Culture Office in Toronto
    6:05 Film screening of Returning Souls directed by Hu Tai-Li
    7:35 Presentations by Professor Scott Simon and Professor Cara Krmpotich
    8:05 Panel discussion and Q&A Moderated by Professor Bart Testa
    8:45 Post-screening Party

    Bios:

    Cara Krmpotich is Associate Professor, Museum Studies, at the iSchool. She researches and teaches in the areas of indigenous & museum relations; cultural property; critical collections management; and material culture and kinship. She leads a program that encourages hands-on artefact handling as a vehicle for collective memory work with urban Aboriginal seniors and has a long-term research partnership with the Haida Repatriation Committee.

    Scott Simon is Professor and Co-Chair in Taiwan Studies. He specializes in the anthropology of indigeneity in Taiwan, including issues of political autonomy, legal pluralism, and hunting rights. He continues to conduct ethnographic research in Hualien and Nantou, more recently by collaborating with hunters to study human-animal relations. His most recent book was published by Presses de l’Université Laval.

    Bart Testa is Associate Professor (teaching) at the Cinema Studies Institute, Innis College, University of Toronto. His teaching includes courses on Chinese Cinemas, European, Asian and European auteurs, narrative theory and cinema, urbanism and film, experimental cinema, Science Fiction movies and other popular genres.

    Contact

    Eileen Lam
    416-946-8918


    Speakers

    Scott Simon
    Speaker
    Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Ottawa

    Bart Testa
    Moderator
    Cinema Studies Institute, University of Toronto

    Cara Krmpotich
    Speaker
    Faculty of Information (i-School), University of Toronto


    Main Sponsor

    Munk School of Global Affairs

    Sponsors

    Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Toronto

    Co-Sponsors

    Asian Institute

    imagineNATIVE

    Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival

    Cinema Studies Institute, University of Toronto

    Cinema Studies Student Union (CINSSU)

    Contemporary Asian Studies Student Union (CASSU)


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  • Sunday, March 5th Birth of a Notion: The Vimy Idea, 1917-2017

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    Sunday, March 5, 20177:00PM - 9:00PMGeorge Ignatieff Theatre, Trinity College
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    Description

    Vimy is more than a battle from the First World War. It is common to hear that Vimy marks the “birth of a nation,” a claim repeated in school textbooks, by politicians, and in the news. Yet what is meant by this phrase? Do Canadians actually believe that Canada was born at Vimy, 50 years after Confederation? How did the four-day battle of Vimy in April 1917 transform into an origin story? This was no militarist plot. While not all Canadians believed in Vimy’s importance, enough did, and the idea of Vimy was invigorated with the building of Walter Allward’s monument on the ridge. The monument’s unveiling in 1936 by King Edward VIII was attended by more than 6,000 Canadian veterans who crossed the Atlantic. Since then, Vimy has been incorporated into Canadian history, although its meaning has changed with each generation. In this year, the 100th anniversary of the battle, Dr. Tim Cook will explore the emergence of the Vimy idea, its changing meaning, and its endurance as a symbol of Canadian service and sacrifice.

    Dr. Tim Cook is a historian at the Canadian War Museum. He was the curator for the museum’s First World War permanent gallery, and he has curated numerous temporary, travelling and digital exhibitions. He has also authored tens books, most of which have been longlisted, shortlisted or awarded prizes, including the C.P. Stacey Prize for Military History (twice), the Ottawa Book Award (twice), the RBC Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction, the BC National Book Award, the J.W. Dafoe Book Prize, the Canadian Authors Association Literary Award and the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. His newest book is Vimy: Battle and Legend (2017).
    In 2012, Dr. Cook was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions to Canadian history and in 2013 he received the Governor General’s History Award for Popular Media: The Pierre Berton Award. Dr. Cook is a Member of the Order of Canada.


    Speakers

    Dr. Tim Cook, C.M.
    Historian at the Canadian War Museum



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  • Tuesday, March 7th Cities, Immigrant Diversity and Complex Problem Solving

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    DateTimeLocation
    Tuesday, March 7, 20172:00PM - 4:00PMBloor - 1st floor Boardroom/Round Room/Library, 315 Bloor Street West
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    Series

    Innovation Policy Lab Seminar Series

    Description

    Cities play host to residents hailing from a wide range of countries. Theory suggests such immigrant diversity can influence worker productivity, both positively and negatively. Benefits flow from the idea that people born in different countries complement each other in problem solving and innovation, by enabling the combination of different skills, ideas and perspectives. But heterogeneity can also inhibit productivity by raising the costs of co-operation and spurring rent-seeking behavior. This project makes several contributions to a growing body of empirical work exploring these claims. First, it leverages a rich matched employer-employee dataset for the U.S. that enables us to better account for bias from non-random worker selection, while distinguishing between impacts flowing from diversity manifested at city- and workplace-scales. Second, we ‘stress-test’ motivating theory, examining the extent to which any benefits from diversity are concentrated among workers engaged in complex problem solving and innovation. Results suggest that the benefits of immigrant diversity outweigh the costs. Consistent with theory, the association is concentrated among workers engaged in industries where complex problem solving is particularly important. In light of continued controversy about the economic implications of immigration, this project suggests an additional channel by which immigration improves overall economic well-being.

    Contact

    Sole Fernandez
    (416) 946-8912


    Speakers

    Dr. Thomas Kemeny
    Department of Geography and Environment University of Southampton



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  • Tuesday, March 7th Possible But Not Inevitable: Emergence of Violent Contentious Repertoire in Ukraine

    DateTimeLocation
    Tuesday, March 7, 20174:00PM - 6:00PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    Description

    The events of winter 2013-2014 in Ukraine were special in many respects. Not only Euromaidan took many by surprise – neither the government nor the experts saw it coming. These also were the largest protests by far in the Independent Ukraine, bringing together a broad coalition of collective actors and spreading to all Ukrainian regions. But the eventual victory of the Revolution of Dignity came at a price. In two months of protest the camp in capital Kyiv abandoned its non-violent philosophy for Molotov cocktails. In few more weeks it ended with special police forces opening fire on protesters leaving more than a hundred dead. Unprecedented violence led to high level defections and dissolution of Viktor Yanukovych’s regime. Why did Ukrainian contentious repertoire, proudly non-violent starting from 1960-ies dissidents adopted the violent tactics? The presentation explores the gradual emergence of radical repertoire among Ukrainian protesters and the dynamics of violence taking up the central stage in Kyiv in January 2014. I use available data to illustrate these processes in the invert order – starting with the ‘Moment of Madness’ on Maidan on February 20th 2014 and going back in time, tracing some conditions which made it possible, but not inevitable.

    Contact

    Olga Kesarchuk
    416-946-8938


    Speakers

    Olga Zelinska
    Speaker
    PhD student in Sociology at the Graduate School for Social Research, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences; Petro Jacyk Visiting Graduate Student

    Lucan Way
    Chair
    Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto; co-director of the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine


    Main Sponsor

    Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine

    Co-Sponsors

    Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies


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  • Tuesday, March 7th Prosecuting Sexual Violence in Conflict: Lessons from International Criminal Tribunals

    DateTimeLocation
    Tuesday, March 7, 20174:00PM - 6:00PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    Description

    Over the past two decades, international criminal tribunals have adopted groundbreaking judgments convicting individuals for rape, sexual slavery and forced marriage committed during armed conflict and genocide in the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and elsewhere. At the same time, these tribunals have had some very public setbacks, with sexual violence cases dismissed, charges acquitted, and investigations failed. What lessons can be learned from these experiences that can inform future cases at the International Criminal Court and other tribunals?

    This session will feature a keynote address by Michelle Jarvis, Deputy to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), on her new book, “Prosecuting Conflict-Related Sexual Violence at the ICTY”. Responses will be provided by Linda Bianchi (formerly of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, now Department of Justice) and Valerie Oosterveld (Western Law) on whether the ICTY’s lessons can be applied on a global scale.

    Sponsors

    Munk School of Global Affairs

    Western University

    Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada Partnership Grant


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  • Wednesday, March 8th HIV Prevention, American Homonationalism in LGBT Rights Talk, and the Making-Up of the Medicalized MSM Malagasy Subject

    DateTimeLocation
    Wednesday, March 8, 201710:00AM - 12:00PM208N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    Description

    My ethnographic dissertation project examines the subject formation of same-sex desiring and/or gender non-conforming male-bodied persons in rural and urban northwestern Madagascar (sarimbavy in Malagasy) through their participation in both spirit mediumship and MSM (Men who have Sex with Men) HIV/AIDS activism. The two are intertwined; the MSM activist organization in Madagascar, funded by international HIV/AIDS prevention NGOs, is formed through networks of spirit mediums. As such, HIV/AIDS projects committed to curbing the spread of the virus, particularly amongst the “vulnerable” MSM population, tend to unknowingly employ peer educators who are spirit mediums and/or who are familiar with that milieu. Relatedly, I’m concerned with the philosophical implications that emerge when individuals come to understand their gender/sexual alterity first and foremost through the foreign, human rights-based language of “MSM,” “LGBT,” and discourses of disease prevention in peer-educator led workshops (as opposed to indigenous models of sex/gender/sexuality). My work differs from most on MSM communities and HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa in that I inquire into how international intervention into HIV/AIDS unwittingly works through the socio-spiritual networks in which sarimbavy are placed. My thesis also draws from feminist/queer historiographical methodologies to analyze how sarimbavy were studied by French colonial doctors at the fin-de-siècle alongside the development of the medical field of sexology. The narratives that emerged from these interactions were then published in European and North American medical journals. I ask how these histories resonate with contemporary intervention into sarimbavy bodies and their health given the global HIV/AIDS pandemic.

    Seth Palmer is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Anthropology and the collaborative programs in Women and Gender Studies and Sexual Diversity Studies. Seth’s doctoral research examines the interface between same-sex desiring and gender non-conforming male-bodied subjectivities (sarimbavy in Malagasy) and tromba spirit mediumship in northwestern Madagascar. Seth’s dissertation is based on multi-sited ethnographic fieldwork that moved between a rural, riverine town and surrounding villages, a small regional port city, and the nation’s capital, Antananarivo, in order to conceptualize how sexed/gendered discourses on categories of personhood, sexological taxonomies, tromba spirits and sarimbavy spirit mediums, and MSM and HIV/AIDS-prevention activism flowed between seemingly disparate spaces. Seth has taught a course on the anthropological category of “spirit possession” in the Department of Anthropology (St. George) and will teach a course on reading and writing in gender studies in the Department of Women and Gender Studies (Mississauga) in the Winter 2017 semester.

    Contact

    CPHS Administrator
    416-946-0104


    Speakers

    Seth Palmer
    Health and Human Rights Fellow



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  • Wednesday, March 8th Understanding International Mining

    DateTimeLocation
    Wednesday, March 8, 201710:00AM - 2:00PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    Description

    How does the mining industry impact global issues of development, human rights, and the environment, and what role can the industry, government, academia, and civil society play in addressing these impacts?
    The second annual student-led conference on Understanding International Mining will bring together leading actors to discuss how we understand this important issue. The conference will consist of two panels which will each focus on a different aspect of the overarching theme: the global mining industry.

    Panel 1: Human Rights & Development (10:00 – 11:30AM)

    Bonne Lyn de Bartok – CEO and Founder of MacCormick IMC
    Shin Imai – Faculty of Law Professor at Osgoode Hall
    Jeffrey Davidson – Extractive Sector Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Counsellor
    James Yap – Business and Human Rights Lawyer
    Louis Guay – Social Responsibility Consultant
    Moderator: Paul Cadario – Distinguished Fellow at Munk School of Global Affairs

    LUNCH (60 MINS)

    Panel 2: Economic & Environmental Sustainability (12:30 – 2:00PM)

    Nolan Watson – President and CEO of Sandstorm Gold
    Chris Adachi – Manager, Sustainability Implementation & Carbon Strategy at Teck Resources Limited
    Tamara Brown – Engineer and VP Corporate Relations at Primero
    Alec Crawford – Senior Researcher at International Institute for Sustainable Development
    Jane Church – Co-Founder and Director of Collaboration for NetPositive
    Moderator: Joaquin Bardallo Bandera – PhD in Political Science at University of Toronto


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  • Thursday, March 9th Bulgarian Politics in the Post-Accession Era: The First Decade.

    DateTimeLocation
    Thursday, March 9, 201712:00PM - 2:00PM208N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    Series

    Distinguished Leaders in Bulgaria Lecture Series

    Description

    Venelin I. Ganev (Ph.D. University of Chicago, 2000) is a Professor in Political Science and a faculty associate of the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies at Miami University of Ohio. His main fields of interest are postcommunist politics, democratization studies, constitutionalism, and modern social theory. His publications have appeared in East European Constitutional Review, American Journal of Comparative Law, Journal of Democracy, East European Politics and Societies, Communist and Postcommunist Studies, Slavic Review, Europe-Asia Studies and Comparative Studies in Society and History. He has also contributed chapters to several volumes that explore various aspects of institution-building in contemporary Europe. His first book, Preying on the State: The Transformation of Postcommunist Bulgaria was published in 2007 by Cornell University Press.

    Contact

    Katia Malyuzhinets
    416-946-8962


    Speakers

    Venelin Ganev
    Miami University, Oxford, Ohio


    Main Sponsor

    Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

    Co-Sponsors

    Mr. and Mrs Daniel and Elizabeth Damov


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  • Friday, March 10th INDePth Conference 2017: Worlding South Asia Beyond Borders

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    Friday, March 10, 201710:30AM - 6:00PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    Description

    Interrogating Notions of Development and Progress (INDePth) is an annual undergraduate conference hosted by the Asian Institute at the University of Toronto. Founded by Contemporary Asian Studies major students, the series has held conferences on Indonesia, China, Korea and Japan. Our aim is to foster dialogue on Asia through interdisciplinary analysis. INDePth utilizes research methodologies offered by courses from the Asian Institute to unpack the prism of ‘Asia’ through notions of ‘development’ and ‘progress’.

    The theme for this year’s conference is South Asian Worlds. Dominant discourse within mainstream agencies such as the World Bank and IMF, domestic national programs and academic discourse imagine South Asia as an active site of intervention. Discourse that is embedded into the imagining and practice of institutions characterize ‘developing’ space as ‘backward’, ‘lacking’ or otherwise a systematic ‘standard’. Participants will engage with how such South Asian Worlds are simultaneously constructed through the human imagination and physically materialized through uneven processes of development practice. We aim to emphasize South Asia as a conceptual site of research that extends beyond national borders and traditional ‘area studies’.

    By doing so, we look at the ways in which the concept of Worlding challenges notions of ‘third world’ development discourse and helps to understand the region.

    Join us on March 10th for the 2017 Conference to debate and take part in workshops with fellow delegates, the executive members of the INDePth team, and academic speakers from leading universities in Canada and the United States.

    Keynote Address:

    Professor Chandrima Chakraborty, Department of English & Cultural Studies, McMaster University

    Moderators:

    Professor Rachel Silvey, Interim Director of the Asian Institute, Geography & Planning, University of Toronto
    Dr. Antonela Arhin, Diaspora and Transnational Studies, University of Toronto
    Professor Francis Cody, Department of Anthropology

    Schedule:

    10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Registration and Informal Lunch

    11:00 AM – 11:15 AM Conference Introduction

    11:15 AM – 12:00 AM Keynote Speech

    12:00 AM – 1:00 PM Panel 1: Remapping Boundaries

    1:00 PM – 1:45 PM Breakout Workshops

    1:45 PM – 2:10 PM Coffee Break

    2:10 PM – 2:30 PM Dance Performance

    2:30 PM – 4:00 PM Panel 2: Worlding Beyond Borders

    4:00 PM – 4:15 PM Conclusion

    4:15 PM – 6:00 PM Reception

    Contact

    Jae Park

    Sponsors

    Asian Institute

    Munk School of Global Affairs

    Woodsworth College Student Association

    Hart House Good Ideas Fund


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  • Friday, March 10th Green Japan: Combining Technological Innovation, Economic Growth and Environmental Sustainability

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    Friday, March 10, 20172:00PM - 4:00PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    Series

    JAPAN NOW Lecture Series

    Description

    Lecture Abstract:

    National governments the world over face the formidable challenge of figuring out how to sustain or enhance economic prosperity while contributing to the global effort to ensure environmental sustainability. The Government of Japan, together with the business community and civil society, have been wrestling with this issue for several decades. Japan has promoted the development and implementation of new products and services, urged commercial exports of environmental technologies and implemented stringent environmental protection measures. While far from the only nation seeking to produce “Green Growth,” the Government of Japan has encouraged a wide range of technological innovations, from electric and fuel cell vehicles and smart grid implementations to futuristic technologies designed to convert energy from outer space into electricity on earth. The Green Growth strategy remains largely untested, in part because of the inherent contradictions of seeking to expand economic activity while conserving energy, reducing pollution, and constraining the environmental impact of human beings. This presentation examines Japan’s commercial developments service innovations and explores the lessons to be learned from the Japanese approach to the promotion of Green Growth.

    Speaker Bio:

    Dr. Carin Holroyd is President, Japan Studies Association of Canada and Associate Professor, Department of Political Studies, University of Saskatchewan. She has published extensively on aspects of Japan’s international trade, commercial relations with Canada, and national innovation policies in Japan. Her books include Government, International Trade and Laissez Faire Capitalism: Canada, Australia and New Zealand’s Relations with Japan (McGill-Queen’s) and co-authored with Ken Coates, Japan and the Internet Revolution (Palgrave-Macmillan), Innovation Nation: Japanese Science and Technology in the 21st Century (Palgrave¬ Macmillan), Digital Media in East Asia: National Innovation and the Transformation of a Region. (Cambria Press) and The Global Digital Economy (Cambria). Her most recent book, Green Japan, Environmental Technologies and Economic Growth, will be released by the University of Toronto Press in 2017.

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    Save the Dates: October 12-15, 2017
    For an important conference on GREEN JAPAN organized by the Japan Studies Association of Canada (JSAC) and hosted at the Munk School of Global Affairs

    Contact

    Eileen Lam
    416-946-8918


    Speakers

    Carin Holroyd
    Speaker
    President, Japan Studies Association of Canada and Associate Professor of Political Studies, University of Saskatchewan

    Kimberley Strong
    Chair
    Director, School of the Environment and Professor of Physics, University of Toronto

    Louis Pauly
    Discussant
    Chair and Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto


    Main Sponsor

    Munk School of Global Affairs

    Sponsors

    Consulate General of Japan

    Co-Sponsors

    Asian Institute

    School of the Environment


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  • Friday, March 10th Irregular Settlements (Kampung) in the Context Of Capitalist Modernization, Urban Governance, and the Politics of the City: Discursive Notes from Jakarta

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    Friday, March 10, 20172:00PM - 4:00PM208N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    Description

    The talk will cover the subject of kampung, its recent fate and fortune, and whether its change is desirable? And how might the current change of kampung be understood in the context of capitalist modernization, urban governance, and politics of the city. The materials for the talk will be drawn from an on-going collaborative research with a university and notes taken from recent visits to Jakarta.

    Abidin Kusno is a professor at the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University. His recent publications include The Appearances of Memory: Mnemonic Practices of Architecture and Urban Form in  Indonesia (2010); After the New Order: Space, Politics, and Jakarta (2013); Visual Cultures of the Ethnic Chinese in Indonesia (2016).

    Contact

    Rachel Ostep
    416-946-8996


    Speakers

    Abidin Kusno
    Speaker
    Professor, Department of Environmental Studies, York University

    Tania Li
    Chair
    Director, Centre for Southeast Asian Studies; Professor, Department of Anthropology



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  • Tuesday, March 14th How Guestworker Programs are Made: The U.S.-Ontario Tobacco Worker Movement, 1920s-1960s

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    Tuesday, March 14, 20174:00PM - 6:00PM208N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    Series

    CSUS and F. Ross Johnson Distinguished Speaker Series

    Description

    From the late 1920s to the 1960s, almost 2,000 migrants from the Southern United States travelled annually to Ontario to work on tobacco farms. In its early years, this migration system was primarily organized by elite brokers and by previous migrants operating within kinship networks. Over time, and especially during the Great Depression and World War II, governments on both sides of the border struggled to gain control over the movement, an effort that was challenged by employers and migrants alike. This talk explores the character and evolution of this migration system, using it as a case study to gain a better understanding of how guestworker programs are made and change over time. Race, state policy, and political economy in both sending and receiving regions all played key roles in this history. This little-known labour movement complicates our understanding of U.S. migration, demonstrating that the U.S. was at once a migrant-receiving and migrant-sending country. Its also provides an example of some of the complex linkages between the U.S. and Canada in the realms of migration and political economy.

    Ed Dunsworth is a third-year PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University of Toronto. His dissertation is a transnational history of tobacco farm labour in Ontario, 1925-1985.

    Contact

    Stella Kyriakakis
    416-946-8972


    Speakers

    Ed Dunsworth
    PhD candidate, Department of History, University of Toronto


    Main Sponsor

    Centre for the Study of the United States

    Co-Sponsors

    CSUS Graduate Student Workshop, University of Toronto


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  • Wednesday, March 15th Return to China or Taiwan?: The Korean War Hijacked by Prisoners

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    Wednesday, March 15, 20172:00PM - 4:00PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    Series

    Global Taiwan Lecture Series

    Description

    Lecture Abstract:

    The Korean War was in fact two wars: the first was fought over territory from June 1950 to June 1951; the second was over prisoners, especially the Chinese prisoners wishing to “return to Taiwan,” from late 1951 to July 1953. While the first war restored territorial status quo ante, the second war’s only visible outcome was the “defection” of 14,220 Chinese prisoners to Taiwan and 7,574 North Korean prisoners to South Korea—at the cost of doubling the length of the war and numerous casualties on all sides. Contrary to the Communist allegation of an American conspiracy, this outcome was unplanned. Two separately conceived U.S. policies—prisoner reindoctrination and voluntary repatriation—became intertwined and resulted in the rise of anti-Communist prisoners, who soon hijacked the war agenda. The U.S. government became hostage to its own moralistic but ultimately hypocritical policy and to prisoners—a reality so embarrassing that it has remained largely unknown to the American people. Using archival documents and oral histories, this talk will examine the interplay between policies and prisoners’ actions. It will also chart the extraordinary experiences of several prisoner leaders.

    Speaker Bio:

    David Cheng Chang (常成) is an Assistant Professor of History at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He received his Ph.D. in modern Chinese history from the University of California, San Diego in 2011. He studies the Korean War, the Cold War, U.S.-China relations, and the history of war photography.

    Contact

    Eileen Lam
    416-946-8918


    Speakers

    David Cheng Chang (常成)
    Speaker
    Assistant Professor of History, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

    Yiching Wu
    Chair
    Associate Professor of Asian Institite and East Asian Studies, University of Toronto


    Main Sponsor

    Munk School of Global Affairs

    Sponsors

    Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Toronto

    Co-Sponsors

    Dr. David Chu Community Network in Asia Pacific Studies

    Asian Institute

    East Asian Seminar Series at the Asian Institute

    Centre for the Study of Korea


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  • Wednesday, March 15th Hong Kong Stories -- A Historical Perspective

    DateTimeLocation
    Wednesday, March 15, 20172:00PM - 4:00PMRichard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library
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    Description

    Leo K. Shin
    Associate Professor of History and Asian Studies, Convenor of the Hong Kong Studies Initiative at the University of British Columbia
    Author of The Making of the Chinese State: Ethnicity and Expansion on the Ming Borderlands (Cambridge, 2006)
    Presentation Topic: The Story of the Story of Pre-colonial Hong Kong

    Clement Tong
    Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at the Carey Theological College, Vancouver
    Lecturer of Hebrew and Koine Greek at the Vancouver School of Theology
    Presentation Topic: The Riots and The Festival – The Emergence of Hong Kong Identity in 1967

    Light Refreshment will be provided.

    Please register by emailing events.rclchkl@utoronto.ca.

    Speakers

    Leo K. Shin
    Associate Professor, University of British Columbia

    Clement Tong
    Assistant Professor, Carey Theological College


    Sponsors

    Richard Charles Lee Canada Hong Kong Library

    Co-Sponsors

    Asian Institute


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  • Wednesday, March 15th Resettlement of North Korean Migrants in South Korea

    DateTimeLocation
    Wednesday, March 15, 20174:00PM - 6:00PMThe Cat's Eye Student Pub & Lounge
    150 Charles Street W
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    Description

    Synergy Lecture: South Korea has long promoted a sense of ethnic and cultural homogeneity, but the macro economic and political changes and a substantial increase in the numbers of immigrants, both non-ethnic Koreans and ethnic Koreans from abroad, has irreversibly altered the cultural and demographic makeup of the country. These structural changes have precipitated a new discourse on Korean national belonging and “Koreaness.” But how, exactly, has the increase in immigrants – co-ethnics and non-ethnically Korean peoples alike – changed what it means to be Korean? What can the re-socialization experiences of new comers tell us about changes and variations in contemporary South Korean ethnic and national identity?

    Given their unique status as Korean nationals who bear the right to citizenship in the Republic of Korea, there is much to learn from the resettlement experiences of South Korea’s 30,000+ North Korean migrants. Do the national identities of Korean migrants change upon resettlement? How much do their prior experiences matter, if they matter at all? Do migrants learn from their new environment in South Korea, or do they resist change? What can the resettlement of North Korean migrants elsewhere tell us? This conference seeks to provide answers – some concrete, others preliminary – to these questions.

    Speakers:

    Austin BuHeung Hyeon is a senior at Columbia University. He is originally from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, more commonly known as North Korea. Humbled and honored to be the first student of North Korean descent to attend Columbia, Austin carries a sense of responsibility in making known the resilient narrative of his fellow North Koreans. After graduating, Austin looks forward to playing a role in shaping policies related to NK affairs.

    Christopher Green is the former Manager of Intl’ Affairs for Daily NK and a PhD candidate at Leiden University. His research interests span the socio-political economy, ideology and mediascape of the two Koreas. He has written for The Guardian and Al Jazeera, and interviewed by the BBC, Reuters, and CNN.

    Steven Denny is a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on the variations in South Korean political attitudes and social identities with a focus on intergenerational changes and the rise of a ‘new’ nationalism among young South Koreans. He is also a columnist for The Diplomat.

    Jack Kim is the founder of HanVoice, Canada’s largest organisation advocating for improved human rights in North Korea. He holds a MSc in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School.

    Associate Professor Yoonkyung Lee is a political sociologist studying labor politics, social movements, and political representation at the University of Toronto. Her research probes how socially marginalized actors such as labor mobilize to gain a social and political voice and how they interact with civil society and political institutions.

    Contact

    Rachel Ostep
    416-946-8996


    Speakers

    Christopher Green
    Former Manager of Intl’ Affairs for Daily NK; PhD candidate, Leiden University

    Steven Denny
    PhD candidate, University of Toronto

    Jack Kim
    Founder, HanVoice

    Yoonkyung Lee
    Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto

    Austin BuHeung Hyeon
    Undergraduate Student, Columbia University


    Sponsors

    Synergy: The Journal of Contemporary Asian Studies

    Co-Sponsors

    Centre for the Study of Korea


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  • Thursday, March 16th Thinking about China's Past and Future in the Globally Unsettling Present

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    Thursday, March 16, 201712:00PM - 2:00PM170 St. George Street, Room JHB100, 1st floor, Jackman Humanities Building
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    Series

    East Asia Seminar Series

    Description

    What does Xi Jinping’s China mean for the West? How will Trump’s attitude towards Taiwan affect cross-strait relations? What are the implications of China’s recent shift from majority rural to majority urban population?

    Such questions may form a starting point for this roundtable conversation, in which speakers will discuss China’s past and future in light of current global events.

    Event Poster

    Event poster (repeats information listed in description above, and presents 2 images from China. In first image, a group of people stand in a square in Beijing, holding up their cell phones as cameras. In the second, a Chinese street artist paints pictures of Donald Trump.

    Contact

    Martina Mimica
    (416) 946-8996


    Speakers

    Jeffrey Wasserstrom
    Speaker
    Editor, Journal of Asian Studies, Chancellor's Professor of History, University of California, Irvine

    Tong Lam
    Speaker
    Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Toronto

    Maura Elizapeth Cunningham
    Speaker
    Historian and Writer

    Lynette Ong
    Chair
    Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto


    Sponsors

    Asian Institute

    Critical China Studies Group


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  • Thursday, March 16th Music of Survival: The Story of the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus

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    Thursday, March 16, 20177:00PM - 9:00PMMedia Commons Theatre, John P. Robarts Research Library, 130 St. George Street
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    Description

    The story of the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus is one of courage and true grit – a vivid chronicle that celebrates the human spirit. This is the triumphant story of the original 17 members of the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus who survived World War II as a musical ensemble. The film brings out the deepest roots of a fragile tradition, celebrating the resiliency of a music culture that has survived centuries. Set against the backdrop of the war itself, the story reveals the ways that music and musicians are used and abused by political regimes.

    It provides an educational, informative and compelling perspective – the personal stories of the last two survivors inter cut with the collective history of the bandura throughout the ages. Interwoven with contemporary musical performances, the film illustrates the bandurist as bard, as seer, as spiritual emissary for the soul of the Ukrainian people, then and now, in Ukraine and beyond.

    Orest Sushko is a member of the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus, following in the footsteps of his father Makar Sushko, the first Canadian member of the Chorus in 1949 – and grandfather Paul Stepowy, a bandura craftsman and honorary patron of the Chorus. As an Emmy award-winning Re-recording mixer in both film and television, Orest has worked with a broad range of directors from David Cronenberg to Barry Sonnenfeld to Guillermo del Toro – television series including Orphan Black and documentaries from David Suzuki, to The North Face, The Patagonia and Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea.

    See http://musicofsurvival.com/ for more information about the film (includes the trailer)

    Contact

    Olga Kesarchuk
    416-946-8938


    Speakers

    Orest Sushko
    producer/director



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  • Friday, March 17th The New Nature of Democracy - Munk School Graduate Student Conference

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    Friday, March 17, 201710:00AM - 7:30PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    Description

    FREE Students with Student Card
    $10 General Admission CASH payable at the door

    The 2017 Munk Graduate Student Conference
    The New Nature of Democracy, is focused on the ever-changing landscape of global democracy and the rise of populist movements. The conference brings together a wide variety of perspectives from academia to practitioners, to explore the challenges that are facing the liberal institutions we so often associate with democracy.
    Lunch will be provided for those in attendance and the day will end with a keynote address followed by a reception and networking event.
    Populism at the Ballot Box will focus on how elections function in the 21st century. What strategies have made recent populist style campaigns successful? What implications might this have in Canada, and around the globe? This panel will consist of members of the media, democratic strategists, and public opinion researchers who can provide practical insights into how and why populism translates into success at the polls.
    Government for the People? will be a round table discussion focusing on the development of populism outside of North America and Western Europe. Is the rise of populism a new phenomenon around the globe, or are these Western movements merely reflections of trends that already exist elsewhere?
    The Democratic-Generational Divide will be a panel discussion consisting of graduate students from the Munk School and associated faculties which try to identify where to situate youth within the context of this rise in populism. From identity politics to economic opportunity, there is clearly an ideological divide between the generations. This panel will explore what elements of this divide are unique, what areas are intransigent, and where there may be opportunities to bridge the gap.

    Schedule
    10:00 – 11:30 am: Government For the People?
    12:00 – 1:30 pm: The Democratic-Generational Divide
    1:30 – 2:30 pm: Networking Lunch
    2:30 – 4:00 pm: Populism at the Ballot Box

    Keynote 4:30 – 6:00 pm
    Symone D. Sanders is a democratic strategist and CNN Political Commentator who rose to prominence during her tenure as the National Press Secretary for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders presidential campaign. At 25, Symone served as the youngest presidential press secretary on record. Ms. Sanders will be discussing her experiences on the 2016 Presidential campaign, engaging with youth on political issues, and offer some insight into the changing nature of the American electorate.
    Symone is the immediate past chair of the Coalition for Juvenile Justice’s Emerging Leaders Committee and former member of the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice. Through her involvement with CJJ and the FACJJ, Symone worked to raise the profile of young voices in the fight for juvenile justice reform and bring millennial perspectives to policy conversations.
    In 2013, Symone Sanders was honored as the youngest recipient to ever receive the Midlands Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award. Most recently, she was honored by Fusion as one of 30 women under 30 who will influence the 2016 elections, named one of 16 young Americans shaping the 2016 election by Rolling Stone and one of the most influential African-Americans of 2016 by The Root

    Reception 6:00-7:30pm
    Following the keynote address, there will be a networking meeting session with food and drinks provided. The reception will offer an opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to interact with speakers from the day’s events. Confirmation of attendance is required to attend the reception.

    Main Sponsor

    Munk School of Global Affairs

    Co-Sponsors

    Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

    Centre for the Study of the United States

    Master of Global Affairs Program

    Abacus Data

    Master of Global Affairs Student Association


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  • Friday, March 17th Geopolitical Risks: China, Russia and the United States

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    Friday, March 17, 20172:00PM - 4:00PM208N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    Description

    Bio: Thomas Gomart founded and was director of the Russia/NIS Centre of Ifri (Institut francais des relations internationals) from 2004 to 2013. He was Vice-President for Strategic Development of Ifri from September 2010 to March 2015, and was appointed Director of Ifri in April 2015. His academic and professional background has been closely related to post-Soviet space, as Lavoisier Fellow at the Moscow State Institute for International Relations (2001), Visiting Fellow at the EU Institute for Security Studies (2003) and Marie Curie Fellow at Department of War Studies at King’s College (2003-2004). He holds a PHD in History (Paris I – Panthéon La Sorbonne) and an EMBA from HEC Paris.

    Description: The year 2014 was defined by the conflict in Ukraine, the emergence of Daesh, and tensions between China and Japan. The next year witnessed the spread of Daesh, the conflict in Yemen, the Greek crisis, revelations about the activity of the National Security Agency (NSA), the migrant crisis, and a ramping-up of terrorist attacks. This proliferation of crises has contributed to a “return” of geopolitics, or, in other words, to power rivalries that may sound the death-knell for the kind of globalization that ignores territorial boundaries.
    The presentation focuses on China, Russia and the United States, which together form a strategic triangle of systemic importance for the global world order.


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  • Friday, March 17th The Age of Three Emperors: The Direction of US Foreign Policy and the Future of US-Japan Relations

    DateTimeLocation
    Friday, March 17, 20172:00PM - 4:00PMJackman Humanities Building
    First Floor Conference Room
    170 St. George Street
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    Description

    Abstract:

    America’s 45th president, Donald J. Trump, was inaugurated in January of this year. His unexpected victory was a surprise to many and it became the second major global shock in 2016 after Brexit. As an individual who has never held public office, he came to power by adroitly harnessing the anger of the American voter. Despite comparisons to past US presidents such as Jackson, TR, Nixon, and Reagan, in many ways he is a new type of leader that America has not witnessed since the beginning of the Republic. Although it will require many more months to be able to fully assess the new president’s policies, one can assume that his policies will be quite different than those of his predecessor.

    In a world which an undercurrent toward a power transition can be witnessed, in which direction will President Trump lead the US? Moreover, as a leader devoid of any strong ideology besides “Making America Great Again,” his policies will surely be much vaguer and harder to pin down. However, he has surrounded himself with advisors and senior administration officials who do not necessarily toe the same foreign policy position toward such countries as China and Russia. Considering that he also does not have full support of a few senior GOP leaders on matters of foreign policy, how will this multilevel tug-o-war play out? And amid an era of ever increasing uncertainties, what can we expect the future course of US foreign policy be, particularly toward Asia? Will the previous Asia Pivot policy become an Asia Pullback policy similar to Nixon’s Guam doctrine of the 1970s? Furthermore, how should Japan and other nations deal with an increasingly inward America that will be much less predictable and perhaps even more reckless? Through this presentation, I would like to present a possible geopolitical scenario of the future that incorporates the major powers of US, Japan, China, Russia, and the EU.

    Speaker:

    Tosh Minohara is Professor of Diplomacy at the Graduate School of Law and Politics, Kobe University where he holds a joint appointment with the Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies. He received his B.A. in International Relations from University of California, Davis, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science and Diplomatic History from Kobe University. In the past, he has had various visiting appointments with such universities as Harvard University, University of California at Irvine, University of Iowa (Noguchi Distinguished Fellow), University of Oxford, Leiden University, Stockholm University, Kuwait University, Seoul National University, and most recently, Inha University, ROK. His main research themes are, from a historical perspective, the diplomatic, political, and security dimension of US-Japan relations. He is currently interested in applied history. He has published widely and his first monograph, The Japanese Exclusion Act and US-Japan Relations [in Japanese], was awarded the Shimizu Hiroshi Prize in 2002. He is also the editor of Tumultuous Decade: Empire, Society, and Diplomacy in 1930s Japan (University of Toronto Press, 2016) and Decade of the Great War: Japan and the Wider World during the 1910s (Brill, 2014). He is also the English translation editor of the forthcoming,The History of US-Japan Relations: From Perry to Present (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). He has several op-ed columns and comments frequently for major new outlets throughout the world. In addition to NHK in Japan, he regularly appears as a navigator in several National Geographic programs.

    Discussants:

    Aleksandra Babovic is currently a PhD student at Kobe University Graduate School of Law with a specialization in Diplomatic History. She earned her MA degree from Paris School of International Affairs. She is a Lecturer at Kyoto University of Foreign Studies and Osaka University. Her research interests include Japanese post-war history, international criminal law and justice, and more specifically the Tokyo Tribunal.

    Ms Babovic will speak on International Relations under Trump Administration, from perspective of Europe.

    David A. Welch is CIGI Chair of Global Security at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo, and Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, where he has recently been working on Asia-Pacific Security.

    Professor Welch will speak on International Relations under Trump Administration, from perspective of Canada.

    Contact

    Eileen Lam
    416-946-8918


    Speakers

    Tosh Minohara
    Speaker
    Professor of U.S.-Japan Relations, International History and Security Studies, Graduate School of Law and Politics, Kobe University

    David Welch
    Discussant
    Munk School Fellow; CIGI Chair of Global Security, Balsillie School of International Affairs, Professor of Political Science, University of Waterloo

    Aleksandra Babovic
    Discussant
    Lecturer, Department of Global Affairs, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Japan

    Louis Pauly
    Chair
    Chair and Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto


    Main Sponsor

    Munk School of Global Affairs

    Sponsors

    Consulate General of Japan in Toronto

    Co-Sponsors

    Department of Political Science, University of Toronto

    Asian Institute

    Centre for the Study of the United States


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  • Monday, March 20th Pluralism and Islam: Muslim Citizenship in Western Liberal Democracies

    DateTimeLocation
    Monday, March 20, 20179:00AM - 1:00PMMassey College
    4 Devonshire Place
    Upper Library
    Toronto ON M5S 2E1
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    Description

    Presented by Massey College, Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation & Islam and Global Affairs Initiative at the Munk School of Global Affairs

    Islam is one of the fastest growing religions in Canada with its adherents projected to triple in numbers within 20 years. Those on the far-right have argued that Islam is not compatible with Western civilizations and perpetuate the rhetoric that Daesh /ISIS represents all Muslims. Despite Canada priding itself on values of pluralism, diversity and inclusion, on January 29th 2017, six Muslim worshippers were killed at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec in Quebec City. A recent Motion, (Motion 103) proposed by MP Iqra Khalid requesting that the Commons committee study the issue of Islamophobia have resulted in thousands of hate mails and death threats against her for supposedly “threatening freedom of speech”. Are Muslim identities in conflict with Canada’s values of pluralism, free speech and democracy? This program will explore the future of peace and pluralism in Canada amidst growing Islamophobia and global conflict. The first panel will showcase diverse Muslim voices (e.g. Sunni, Shi’a (both Twelver and Ismaili), Ahmadi) to counter the idea that Muslims are one monolithic block and to challenge sectarian ideologies that have affected other countries. The second panel will feature female Muslim scholars and authors whose work have shattered common misconceptions about women’s roles in Islam and are challenging policies in Canada (e.g niqab ban) that fetishize the surveillance of women’s bodies.

    Light lunch served at 1:00pm

    Speakers

    Dr. Shafique Virani
    Keynote
    Distinguished Professor of Islamic Studies, University of Toronto

    Dr. Aisha Ahmad
    Panelist
    Distinguished Professor of Islamic Studies, University of Toronto

    Dr. Melissa Finn
    Panelist
    Distinguished Professor of Islamic Studies, University of Toronto

    Saima Hussain
    Panelist

    Dr. Liyakat Takim
    Panelist

    Dr. Aman Haji
    Panelist

    Ustadh Amjad Tarsin
    Panelist

    Imam Farhan Iqbal
    Panelist


    Sponsors

    Massey College

    Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation

    Islam and Global Affairs Initiative at the Munk School of Global Affairs


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  • Monday, March 20th Chino: Anti-Chinese Racism in Mexico 1880-1994

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    Monday, March 20, 201712:00PM - 2:00PMSidney Smith Hall 2098
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    Description

    Chino is a history of comparative race relations that considers the function of anti-Chinese politics in shaping Mexican mestizo national identity during and after the 1910 revolution. Evidence from U.S. and Mexican archives shows how anti-Chinese politics created a nationalistic public sphere. Building on the hemispheric turn in Asian American Studies, this talk argues that Mexican anti-Chinese politics differed from U.S. racial politics because Mexican Orientalism was expressed, as mob violence, social campaigns, and government policy to aid the post-revolutionary enlistment of an indigenous citizenry. These developments became the basis of new social bonds across the country and enabled a diverse Mexican polity to claim and occupy a state-endorsed mixed-race, mestizo identity (inclusive of indigeneity). Chino critiques a monolithic notion of racism by marking out a comparative methodology for transnational racial analysis in the Americas.

    Jason Oliver Chang is Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies and History at the University of Connecticut. He also serves as Associate Director of the Asian and Asian American Studies Association. He earned his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in Comparative Ethnic Studies.

    Contact

    Martina Mimica
    (416) 946-8996


    Speakers

    Jason Oliver Chang
    Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Connecticut


    Sponsors

    Asian Institute

    Latin American Studies

    Department of History


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  • Monday, March 20th EU Trade Policy in a More Protectionist World

    DateTimeLocation
    Monday, March 20, 20172:00PM - 3:00PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström will set out the trade agenda of the EU, the world’s biggest trader, in the wake of an uncertain future for trade deals such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the proposed EU-US agreement known as TTIP. Pursuing an ambitious programme of trade deals, the EU will seek to work with major partners such as Canada to “shape globalisation”, with trade policy that is effective, transparent and based on values. The Commissioner will also highlight the benefits of the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) due to take effect soon, which she cites as the most progressive and ambitious ever concluded.

    As EU Commissioner for Trade since 1 November 2014, Dr. Malmström is responsible for EU trade policy. She is representing the EU in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and other international trade for a. She is negotiating bilateral trade agreements with key countries around the globe.

    As EU Commissioner for Home Affairs 2010-2014, she was responsible for the European Commission’s work within the fields of asylum and migration, police cooperation, border control and the fight against organised crime and human trafficking. Formerly a Member of the European Parliament and Minister for European Affairs of Sweden. As Minister for European Affairs, Malmström was responsible for issues such as the Lisbon Treaty, the EU strategy for growth and employment and the review of the EU budget and for the preparation and co-ordination of the Swedish EU Presidency.

    Cecilia Malmström has a Ph.D. in political science and was a researcher at Göteborg University in Sweden for several years, teaching in European politics.

    On Twitter: @MalmstromEU. Website: ec.europa.eu/malmstrom

    Contact

    J. Hawker


    Speakers

    Cecilia Malmström
    EU Trade Commissioner



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  • Monday, March 20th HUMANITARIAN AUTHORITARIANISM: WHY “CAPACITY BUILDING” CAN BACKFIRE

    DateTimeLocation
    Monday, March 20, 20174:00PM - 6:00PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    Description

    HUMANITARIAN AUTHORITARIANISM: WHY “CAPACITY BUILDING” CAN BACKFIRE

    Professor Elizabeth Dunn, Anthropology, Indiana University

    Over the last decade, many humanitarian agencies have moved away from the direct provision of services to needy population, and towards what they call “capacity building” for host governments. “Capacity building” involves not only installing bureaucratic routines and dictating policy changes, but also routing millions or even billions of dollars through host governments so that they, not the humanitarian
    agencies, can provide services. But where, exactly, does that money
    end up? In this paper, I look at what happened in the Republic of Georgia in 2008, when nearly a billion dollars was routed through the government of Mikheil Saakashvili, and trace the link between humanitarian funding and the rise of authoritarianism in the
    Saakashvili administration. I compare this to other cases, including
    the increasing authoritarianism of the Erdogan government in Turkey.


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  • Monday, March 20th Weapons of Mass Instruction: Prospects for Human Security In & Out of North Korea

    DateTimeLocation
    Monday, March 20, 20175:30PM - 7:30PMRoom J130, Jackman Law Building
    78 Queens Park
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    Description

    “Weapons of Mass Instruction” presents a soft power approach to North Korea security as an alternative to the dominant security focus on weapons of mass destruction and hard power solutions. Considering values and data of human security and intelligence, this talk aims to highlight the past, current, and future work of Canadian and international NGOs, governmental representatives, and passionate academics about information smuggling and cultural soft power as a means to effect peaceful change and resistance within North Korea.

    According to HanVoice, a Toronto-based human rights NGO for North Koreans, 74% of North Koreans have access to TV and 46% to DVD players. The growing numbers of communications-savvy North Koreans are playing an increasingly important role in changing perspectives of power through their consumerist practices and will to learn more. This is a narrative we do not hear enough in foreign security media.
    To approach the North Korean security case differently, this event will acknowledge and highlight growing research on marketization and information breaches in North Korea, as well as refugee and resettlement studies. We will also link USB keys to defense policies and technology as another way to widen traditional views on security strategies.

    his discussion panel will question whether a USB key can bring change in a totalitarian regime, followed by a Q&A session with our three tremendous guest speakers: Mr. Jang Jin-Sung, former North Korean official and founder of NewFocus International (via Skype); Mr. Christopher Kim, executive director of HanVoice; and Ms. Sharon Stratton, US Program Officer at the North Korean Strategy Centre. Our discussion will be moderated by Mr. Steven Denney, PhD candidate at the University of Toronto and managing editor of Sino-NK.
    Special interpretation by: Daniel Jung

    RSVP Here: info@atlantic-council.ca

    Tickets:
    Student members – free
    Students – $7 online, $10 at the door
    Adults – $12 online, $15 at the door
    Adult members – $10 online, $12 at the door

    Contact

    Rachel Ostep
    416-946-8996


    Speakers

    Jang Jin-Sung
    Speaker
    Former North Korean official and founder of NewFocus International

    Christopher Kim
    Speaker
    Executive directorr, HanVoice

    Sharon Stratton
    Speaker
    US Program Officer, North Korea Strategy Centre

    Steven Denney
    Moderator
    PhD candidate, University of Toronto; managing editor, Sino-NK


    Co-Sponsors

    Centre for the Study of Korea

    Asian Institute

    Canadian Centre for the Responsibility to Protect


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  • Tuesday, March 21st Innovation Policy in International Perspective

    DateTimeLocation
    Tuesday, March 21, 201710:00AM - 12:00PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    Description

    Professor Taylor, drawing on his acclaimed book The Politics of Innovation: Why Some Countries Are Better Than Others at Science and Technology? will open the panel with a keynote address setting the international stage for innovation policy. He will be followed by Dr. Munro, responding to his arguments and positioning Canada within the global league of innovative nations. Concluding the panel will be Sagi Dagan, reflecting on these arguments from a practitioner’s perspective by sharing the experience of what is arguably the most successful innovation agency in the world since the 1970s. Professor Breznitz will moderate the panel, which will conclude with lessons for Canada as the federal government launches its new Innovation Agenda.

    Contact

    Jennifer Colvin
    416-9465670


    Speakers

    Mark Zachary Taylor
    Speaker
    Professor & Author of The Politics of Innovation: Why Some Countries Are Better Than Others at Science and Technology?

    Dr. Daniel Munro
    Speaker
    Director of Public Policy at the Conference Board of Canada

    Sagi Dagan
    Speaker
    Head of Growth Financing in Israel’s Innovation Authority

    Dan Breznitz
    Moderator
    Professor, Co-Director of the Innovation Policy Lab and Munk Chair of Innovation Studies


    Main Sponsor

    Innovation Policy Lab

    Co-Sponsors

    Munk School of Global Affairs


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  • Tuesday, March 21st The Crisis of “Society” and the Explosion of “The Social”: Social Construction Projects in South Korea and China

    DateTimeLocation
    Tuesday, March 21, 20173:00PM - 5:00PM208N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    Description

    This paper, which I wrote with Seung-Cheol Lee, gives attention to the coexistence between increasing concerns about the “crisis” of society and increasing “social construction” projects exercised in the name of “the social.” Under circumstances where neoliberal doctrines penetrate deep into a realm of subjectification, how can we understand the reality that “society” is central to state governance and, furthermore, reconstructed as an ethical field? With an eye to recent projects of social construction in South Korea and China, this study aims to answer the following inquiries. How can social construction projects be analyzed and contextualized in countries where the state did not go through the so-called stage of “social government” found in the Western welfare state? How does the state accomplish a double mission to disperse its functions to social realms and re-articulate managerial power when it intervenes in social construction projects? How do various participants in social construction projects in the two countries experience and react to the tensions between “society” as the assemblage of social rights, solidarities, and socialities, and “society” as the target of state governance and engineered projects?

    Mun Young Cho is an associate professor of the Department of Cultural Anthropology at Yonsei University, South Korea. Her research focuses on poverty, labor, development, and youth in China and South Korea. She is the author of the book The Specter of “The People”: Urban Poverty in Northeast China (Cornell University Press, 2013).

    Contact

    Rachel Ostep
    416-946-8996


    Speakers

    Kevin O'Neill
    Discussant
    Professor, Department for the Study of Religion and the Centre for the Study of Diaspora and Transnationalism, University of Toronto

    Andrea Muehlebach
    Discussant
    Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto

    Mun Young Cho
    Speaker
    Associate Professor, Dept. of Cultural Anthropology, Yonsei University, South Korea)

    Jesook Song
    Chair
    Acting Director, Centre for the Study of Korea; Professor, Department of Anthropology


    Main Sponsor

    Centre for the Study of Korea

    Co-Sponsors

    Asian Institute

    Centre for Diaspora and Transnationalism Studies


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  • Wednesday, March 22nd Conceptualizing and Measuring Social Inequalities in Distributions of Birth Outcomes in Canada and its Peer Nations

    DateTimeLocation
    Wednesday, March 22, 201710:00AM - 12:30PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    Description

    Information is not yet available.


    Speakers

    Chantel Ramraj
    Lupina Research Associate Fellow



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  • Wednesday, March 22nd Writing the Commune: The Lived and the Conceived

    DateTimeLocation
    Wednesday, March 22, 20174:00PM - 6:00PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    Description

    In this talk, Kristin Ross examines some of the methodological and theoretical problems she confronted while writing Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune in her attempt to construct the seventy-two-day insurrection as a laboratory of political invention.

    Kristin Ross is Professor of Comparative Literature at New York University. Her first book, The Emergence of Social Space: Rimbaud and the Paris Commune (1988; reissued, Verso, 2008) examined cultural movement during the 1871 insurrection. Her cultural history of the French 1950s, Fast Cars, Clean Bodies: Decolonization and the Reordering of French Culture (1995), won the Laurence Wylie award for French cultural studies and a Critic’s Choice award; it has been published in France under the title Rouler plus vite, laver plus blanc (Flammarion, 2006). May ’68 and Its Afterlives (Chicago, 2002), a study of French memory of the political upheavals of the 1960s, was published in France as Mai 68 et ses vies antérieures (2005; re-issued, Agones, 2010). Her most recent book, Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune (2015) appeared in France from La Fabrique as L’Imaginaire de la Commune.


    Speakers

    Kristin Ross
    Professor of Comparative Literature, New York University


    Main Sponsor

    Centre for the Study of France and the Francophone World (CEFMF)

    Co-Sponsors

    Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies


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  • Thursday, March 23rd The Double: Dubbing Western Films in the Soviet Union

    DateTimeLocation
    Thursday, March 23, 20172:00PM - 4:00PM208N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
    M5S 3K7
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    Series

    Russian History Speakers Series

    Description

    This presentation discusses the incorporation of Western films into Soviet cities and visual culture during the 1950s and 60s. In this talk, I will compare Soviet dubbing with various translation theories debated in the 1950s; describe how the process altered Western films to create what I call sensory forgery – the amalgam of foreign materiality and Russian language; and explore the implications of the incongruity between speech and image for audience reception.

    I am a historian of Russia and the Soviet Union. The enduring concern of my research is how texts, images, objects, and people move across geopolitical and ideological borders. This interest has led me to focus on translation practices and cultural diplomacy in my first book, Western Culture in the Soviet Union, a history of the Soviet opening to the West during the 1950s and 1960s. I am beginning research for a second book, Weary Sun, a history of tango in Russia and the Soviet Union. I teach at the University of Chicago.


    Speakers

    Eleonor Gilburd
    Department of History, University of Chicago



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  • Thursday, March 23rd From Belleville to Notre-Dame-des-Landes: Today's Communal Imaginary

    DateTimeLocation
    Thursday, March 23, 20173:00PM - 4:30PMSenior Common Room, Room 317
    Glendon College, York University
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    Description

    In this talk, Kristin Ross will examine some of the continuities and discontinuities between the Paris Commune of 1871 and the commune-in-the-making on the zad in Notre-Dame-des-Landes. The anti-airport struggle in western France, the longest ongoing battle in the country, has become more than a major environmental opposition to an imposed infrastructural project: it is in the process of becoming an autonomous zone in secession from the state.

    Kristin Ross is Professor of Comparative Literature at New York University. Her first book, The Emergence of Social Space: Rimbaud and the Paris Commune (1988; reissued, Verso, 2008) examined cultural movement during the 1871 insurrection. Her cultural history of the French 1950s, Fast Cars, Clean Bodies: Decolonization and the Reordering of French Culture (1995), won the Laurence Wylie award for French cultural studies and a Critic’s Choice award; it has been published in France under the title Rouler plus vite, laver plus blanc (Flammarion, 2006). May ’68 and Its Afterlives (Chicago, 2002), a study of French memory of the political upheavals of the 1960s, was published in France as Mai 68 et ses vies antérieures (2005; re-issued, Agones, 2010). Her most recent book, Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune (2015) appeared in France from La Fabrique as L’Imaginaire de la Commune.


    Speakers

    Kristin Ross
    Professor of Comparative Literature, New York University


    Main Sponsor

    Centre for the Study of France and the Francophone World (CEFMF)

    Co-Sponsors

    Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies


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  • Thursday, March 23rd Reading Revolution: Then and Now

    DateTimeLocation
    Thursday, March 23, 20174:00PM - 6:00PM208N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    Description

    Borrowing the name of the recent Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library exhibit, , I will consider the visual imagery of the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) over a longer period than the “Ten Years of Chaos.” I will look back at some of the earlier, non-revolutionary sources, at the dissemination of those images during the Cultural Revolution, and show some of them in a more recent context. In particular, I will look at some of the most ubiquitous items of the time – for example, the red, bright and shiny Mao badges and the more restrained designs on coins and banknotes. These items were some of the smallest in everyday use, and the imagery on these items can be understood immediately – if you know the visual and political vocabulary.

    Helen Wang is Curator of East Asian Money at the British Museum. She is the author of The Chairman Mao Badges: Symbols and Slogans of the Cultural Revolution (based on the British Museum collection of Mao badges). She is also the translator of Cao Wenxuan’s Bronze and Sunflower, a children’s novel set in a rural area during the Cultural Revolution.

    Contact

    Rachel Ostep
    416-946-8996


    Speakers

    Jenny Purtle
    Chair
    Acting Director, Dr. David Chu Program in Asia-Pacific Studies; Associate Professor, Graduate Department of Art

    Helen Wang
    Speaker
    Curator, East Asian Money, British Museum


    Main Sponsor

    Dr. David Chu Program in Asia Pacific Studies

    Co-Sponsors

    Asian Institute


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  • Thursday, March 23rd The West in search of its identity in three simultaneous states of mind: Pre-modern, modern and post-modern

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    Thursday, March 23, 20175:30PM - 8:00PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    Thanos Veremis is Professor Emeritus of Political history at the University of Athens, Department of European and International Studies and Founding Member of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP).

    He has been Research Associate, at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, London 1978-79; Visiting Scholar, Center for European Studies, Harvard Univ. 1983; Visiting Professor at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton Univ. 1987; Visiting Fellow, St. Antony’s College, Oxford 1993-94; Constantine Karamanlis Professor at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Medford Massachusetts (2000-2003); and more recently President of the National Council of Education, 2004-2010 .


    Speakers

    Professor Thanos Veremis
    ELIAMEP Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy, Athens, Greece


    Sponsors

    Hellenic Heritage Foundation

    Hellenic Studies Program, Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies


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  • Friday, March 24th A Century of Ukrainian Statehoods: 1917 and Beyond - DAY 1

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    Friday, March 24, 20179:30AM - 3:30PM108N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
    M5S 3K7
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    Description

    Conference Program (Day I):

    Panel 1: What Was the Revolution in Ukraine?
    9:45–11:45 a.m.

    “Ukrainians in 1917. Not so Rural and not so Russified”
    Stephen Velychenko. Research Fellow, Chair of Ukrainian Studies, University of Toronto

    “‘The Most Unconquerable Stronghold of Our Rightlessness will be Captured:’ Jews between Emancipation, Ukrainization, and Pogroms in 1917”
    Mihaly Kalman. Postdoctoral Fellow in Jewish Studies, Central European University

    “‘Kievlianin’: Cultural Life in Kyiv between the February and October Revolutions of 1917”
    Roman Tashlitskyy, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Toronto

    Panel 2: Building the Soviet Ukrainian State in the 1920s and 1930s
    1:30–3:30 p.m.

    “Reconciling the Irreconcilable? Left-Wing Ukrainian Nationalism and the Soviet Regime”
    Christopher Gilley, independent scholar, Durham, U.K., and author of The “Change of Signposts” in the Ukrainian Emigration: A Contribution to the History of Sovietophilism in the 1920s

    “Chronicling the Jewish Attitude Toward Ukrainian Statehood: Writing and Rewriting Bolshevik History in the 1920s”
    Myroslav Shkandrij, Professor, Department of German and Slavic Studies, University of Manitob

    THE CONFERENCE CONTINUES ON MARCH 25. PLEASE REGISTER FOR DAY 2 SEPARATELY IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND THE CONFERENCE ON BOTH DAYS

    Contact

    Olga Kesarchuk
    416-946-8497

    Main Sponsor

    Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine

    Co-Sponsors

    Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

    W.K. Lypynsky East European Research Institute

    Department of History

    Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures

    The John Yaremko Chair of Ukrainian Studies


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  • Friday, March 24th Richard Charles Lee Insights through Asia Challenge: Winners Report Back

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    Friday, March 24, 201712:00PM - 2:00PM208N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    In April 2016, nine teams pitched their ideas to a panel of judges to compete for funding in the Richard Charles Lee Insights through Asia Challenge (ITAC, formerly Big Ideas Competition). In this presentation, the winning teams will present the results of their projects to show how they applied their academic studies to make a difference in addressing real-world issues in Asia and what they learned from the process.

    Winners of this year’s Insights through Asia Challenge, who will carry out their projects in summer 2017, will also be presented with their awards.

    Presenters Include:

    Evaporative Cooling Vests – Preventing Deadly Heat Stress
    Presentation by Adam Sheikh

    Thousands of migrant construction workers in the Gulf have died as a result of heat induced heart complications. Local governments have done little to address serious workplace safety problems giving construction companies little incentive to ensure the safety of cheap, easily replaceable, labour. Through use of low cost cooling vests we have found a means of changing this dynamic and ensure protecting workers’ is less costly then leaving them exposed.

    Upward
    Presentation by David Tobiasz and Melody Liang

    Upward is a small-scale educational development project founded by three University of Toronto graduate students that provides dynamic classroom experiences to migrant children in China.

    Cleanopy Air4Kids
    Presentation by Natalia Mykhaylova and Julie Huber

    Our overall goal is to reduce the health risk factors of air pollution for children by providing affordable devices for monitoring and purifying the air and an awareness campaign that together will result in reduced disease incidence and improved health. We have conducted a detailed survey of parents, clinicians and NGOs and used the findings to improve the design of our solution.

    Red Pocket

    Our goal was to disrupt stereotypes of Chinese people as silent and conservative by elevating lived experiences and voices of youth. Through our media production company, we have aimed to encourage discussion about racial stereotyping and to share real stories from real people.

    Contact

    Katherine MacIvor
    416-946-8832

    Main Sponsor

    Asian Institute


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  • Friday, March 24th Forget Chineseness: On the Geopolitics of Cultural Identification

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    Friday, March 24, 20172:00PM - 4:00PM208N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
    M5S 3K7
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    Series

    Global Taiwan Lecture Series

    Description

    Lecture Abstract:

    Forget Chineseness provides a critical interpretation not only of discourses of Chinese identity—Chineseness—but also of how they have reflected differences between “Chinese” societies, such as in Hong Kong, Taiwan, PRC, Singapore and communities “overseas”. It asserts that identity has meaning not only in cultural, representational terms but is moreover a product of its embeddedness in specific entanglements of modernity, colonialism, nation-state formation, and globalization. By articulating these processes underlying institutional practices vis-à-vis public mindsets, it is thus possible to elucidate various epistemic moments that lay the basis for their socio-political transformation.
    From a broader perspective, this should have salient ramifications for prevailing discussions of identity politics. Not only has the concept of identity been predicated on flawed notions of ethnicity and culture in the social “sciences”, but it has been acutely exacerbated by polarizing assumptions that drive our understanding of identity “politics”.

    Speaker Bio:

    Allen Chun is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. His research interests include socio-cultural theory, (trans)national identity, and (post)colonial formations. Most of his work has dealt with Chinese-speaking societies, contemporary and late traditional. In addition to a monograph, Unstructuring Chinese Society: The Fictions of Colonial Practice and the Changing Realities of “Land” in the New Territories of Hong Kong (2000), he edited a special double issue of Cultural Studies (vol. 14, nos. 3–4), “(Post)Colonialism and Its Discontents”; a special issue of Social Analysis (vol. 46, no. 2), “Global Dissonances”; and co-edited a book, Refashioning Pop Music in Asia: Cosmopolitan Flows, Political Tempos and Aesthetic Industries (2004). His major articles have appeared in diverse journals, including Toung Pao, Late Imperial China, History and Anthropology, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Journal of Historical Sociology, Current Anthropology, Theory Culture & Society, boundary 2, Communal/Plural, Cultural Anthropology, Postcolonial Studies, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, Critique of Anthropology, Anthropological Theory, and positions.

    Contact

    Eileen Lam
    416-946-8997


    Speakers

    Allen Chun
    Speaker
    Research Fellow, Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

    Tong Lam
    Chair
    Associate Professor of History, University of Toronto


    Main Sponsor

    Munk School of Global Affairs

    Sponsors

    Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Toronto

    Co-Sponsors

    Asian Institute

    Dr. David Chu Community Network in Asia Pacific Studies


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  • Friday, March 24th Religion and the Modern Self: Discussing J. Barton Scott's Spiritual Despots

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    Friday, March 24, 20174:00PM - 6:00PM208N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    Series

    Book Launch

    Description

    Historians of religion have examined at length the Protestant Reformation and the liberal idea of the self-governing individual that arose from it. In Spiritual Despots, J. Barton Scott reveals an unexamined piece of this story: how Protestant technologies of asceticism became entangled with Hindu spiritual practices to create an ideal of the “self-ruling subject” crucial to both nineteenth-century reform culture and early twentieth-century anticolonialism in India. Scott uses the quaint term “priestcraft” to track anticlerical polemics that vilified religious hierarchy, celebrated the individual, and endeavored to reform human subjects by freeing them from external religious influence. By drawing on English, Hindi, and Gujarati reformist writings, Scott provides a panoramic view of precisely how the specter of the crafty priest transformed religion and politics in India.

    J. Barton Scott is assistant professor of Historical Studies and the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto. His research bridges the study of modern South Asian religions and the cultural history of the study of religion, with particular attention to questions of colonialism, media, and public culture. He is the author of Spiritual Despots: Modern Hinduism and the Genealogies of Self-Rule (Chicago, 2016) and the co-editor of Imagining the Public in Modern South Asia (Routledge, 2016), and his published articles have appeared in journals including Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East and the Journal of the American Academy of Religion. His current research clusters around several themes and questions, including the history of liberalism in colonial India, the mediation and legal regulation of religious controversy, and the global travels of the Victorian self-help book.

    Malavika Kasturi teaches South Asian history in the Department of Historical Studies, and is graduate faculty at the Departments of History and the Centre for the Study of Religion. Her past research analysed the reconstitution of the family and martial masculinities amongst elite lineages in British India, against the backdrop of colonial ideologies, political culture and material realities. Malavika Kasturi is currently finalising a book manuscript which explores the intersection of monasticism with a host of political bodies espousing visions of the Hindu ‘nation’.

    Ruth Marshall is associate professor, at the Department for the Study of Religion and the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. Her research and teaching engage with contemporary intersections of religion, politics and public life, interrogating articulations of religion, secularism and democratic theory from an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective. Ruth Marshall’s past research covers a range of empirical issues based on many years of fieldwork in West Africa with a theoretical interest in questions of subjectivity, citizenship, political exclusion and violence.

    Srilata Raman is associate professor of Hinduism at the University of Toronto and works on medieval South Asian/South Indian religion, bhakti, historiography and hagiography, religious movements in early colonial India from the South as well as modern Tamil literature. Srilata Raman’s academic interests include Sanskrit and Tamil intellectual formations in South India from pre-colonial times to modernity, neo-Hinduism, Colonial Sainthood and modern Tamil literature. Her current work focuses on early colonial Tamil Saivism and the reformulations of religion, linked to notions of the body.

    Contact

    Rachel Ostep
    416-946-8996


    Speakers

    Kajri Jain
    Speaker
    Associate Professor of Indian Visual Culture and Contemporary Art, Department of Visual Studes

    Christoph Emmrich
    Chair
    Director, Centre for South Asian Studies

    J. Barton Scott
    Speaker
    Assistant professor, Department for the Study of Religion and Department of Historical Studies

    Malavika Kasturi
    Speaker
    Associate Professor, Department of Historical Studies

    Ruth Marshall
    Speaker
    Associate professor, Department for the Study of Religion and Department of Political Science

    Srilata Raman
    Speaker
    Associate professor, Department for the Study of Religion



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  • Saturday, March 25th A Century of Ukrainian Statehoods: 1917 and Beyond - Day 2

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    Saturday, March 25, 20179:00AM - 5:00PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    Conference Program (Day II):

    Panel 3: Soviet State-Building and Ukrainian Culture
    10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

    “What was Soviet and Ukrainian about Soviet Ukrainian Culture?”
    Mayhill C. Fowler, Assistant Professor of History, Stetson University

    “In Search of Own “Self”: Anticolonial Discourse of Soviet Ukrainian Cinema in the 1920s”
    Yana Prymachenko, Researcher, Institute of the History of Ukraine, National Academy of Sciences

    “Rehabilitating a Mythology: The Ukrainian SSR’s Foundational Myth after Stalin”
    Markian Dobczansky, Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Toronto

    Panel 4: Toward a Consolidated Statehood? The Ukrainian SSR in the 1960s–1980s
    1:30–3:30 p.m.

    “Corruption and Ideological Subversion: Soviet Ukrainian Political Elites in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the 1970s–80s”
    Olga Bertelsen, Research Fellow, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute

    “Making Soviet Ukraine Ukrainian: Ideas of Ukrainian Statehood in the Ukrainian Diaspora of Canada and the USA (1960–80s)”
    Simone Attilio Bellezza, Research Fellow, Department of Humanities, University of Trento, and Visiting Scholar, University of Toronto

    “Building Socialism, Being a Professional: Everyday Life and Professional Identity in Late Soviet Ukraine”
    Oleksandra Gaidai, Senior Research Fellow, Museum of History of Kyiv

    PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS DAY II OF A 2-DAY CONFERENCE. IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND THE CONFERENCE ON DAY I (MARCH 24) AS WELL, PLEASE REGISTER FOR IT SEPARATELY.

    Contact

    Olga Kesarchuk
    416-946-8938

    Main Sponsor

    Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine

    Co-Sponsors

    Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

    W.K. Lypynsky East European Research Institute

    Department of History

    Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures

    The John Yaremko Chair of Ukrainian Studies


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  • Monday, March 27th Symposium: Learning to Steer: Reflections and Progress on Reducing Urban GHG Emissions

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    Monday, March 27, 20178:30AM - 1:00PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    CSUS and F. Ross Johnson Distinguished Speaker Series

    Description

    Registration is required.
    Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/learning-to-steer-reflections-and-progress-on-reducing-urban-ghg-emissions-tickets-32669304770

    Schedule:

    8:30-9:00 am Breakfast and Registration
    9:00-9:15 am Welcome (City of Toronto)
    9:15-9:30 am Opening Remarks: Sara Hughes (University of Toronto)
    9:30-10:15 am Rohit Aggarwala: Climate Change Mitigation Experiences in New York City
    10:15-11:00 am Jonathan Parfrey: Climate Change Mitigation Experiences in Los Angeles
    11:00-11:30 am Coffee Break
    11:30 am-12:15 pm Mary Pickering: Climate Change Mitigation Experiences in Toronto
    12:15-1:00 pm Open Discussion with Audience and Speakers

    Contact

    Stella Kyriakakis
    (416) 946-8972


    Speakers

    Sara Hughes
    Moderator
    Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto; CSUS Bissell Heyd Fellow

    Rohit Aggrawala
    Speaker
    Adjunct Professor; Adjunct Research Scholar, Faculty of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

    Jonathan Parfrey
    Speaker
    Executive Director and Founder, Climate Resolve, Los Angeles

    Mary Pickering
    Speaker
    Vice-President, Programs and Partnerships, Toronto Atmospheric Fund


    Main Sponsor

    Centre for the Study of the United States

    Co-Sponsors

    Office of the Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

    Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance

    Global Cities Institute

    School of the Environment

    Decarbonization Project, Environmental Governance Lab

    Department of Political Science, University of Toronto

    Department of Political Science, UTM


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  • Monday, March 27th Putin's War Against Ukraine

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    Monday, March 27, 20173:00PM - 5:00PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    Dr. Taras Kuzio will give a presentation based on his book that will be published in February 2017. The West has woken up to the uncomfortable fact that Russia has long believed it is at war with them the most egregious example of which is Vladimir Putin’s hacking of the US elections. For Western governments, used to believing in the post-Cold War peace dividend, it came as a shock to find the liberal international order is under threat from an aggressive Russia. The ‘End of History – loudly proclaimed in 1991 – has been replaced by the ‘Return of History.’ Putin’s war against Ukraine came three years earlier when he launched an unprovoked war in the Donbas and annexed the Crimea. Putin’s war against Ukraine has killed 20,000 civilians, Ukrainian and Russian soldiers and combatants, forced a third of the population of the Donbas to flee, illegally nationalised Ukrainian state and private entities in the Crimea, destroyed huge areas of the infrastructure and economy of the Donbas, and created a black hole of crime and soft security threats to Europe. Putin’s war against Ukraine is the first book length study of how Russian nationalism, chauvinism, anti-Semitism and crime are driving Putin’s belief that Russians and Ukrainians are ‘one people’ forever united in the Russian World. Written by Taras Kuzio, a leading authority on contemporary Ukraine, Putin’s War Against Ukraine is a product of his long-term expertise in Ukrainian politics, fieldwork in the Russian-speaking eastern and southern Ukraine and his visits to the front lines of the Donbas combat zone. The book debunks the myths surrounding Europe’s biggest crisis since World War II and provides an incisive analysis for policy makers, journalists and scholars as to why Putin is at war with the West and Ukraine.

    Taras Kuzio has analysed crime, corruption, politics, and nationalism in the USSR, Ukraine, Russia and Eurasia for over three decades as a journalist, consultant and academic. Educated in the UK, he received a BA in Economics from the University of Sussex, MA in Soviet and Eastern European Studies from the University of London, and Phd in political science from University of Birmingham, UK. He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University. Currently a Senior Research Associate at the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta, and a Non-Resident Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University. Previously he has held positions as a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University, Japan, Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Senior Fellow at the School of Advanced International Studies, John Hopkins University, Visiting Professor at the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University and Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Birmingham, UK. Taras Kuzio has been a consultant to different branches of the US government, including team leader on a USAID spring 2015 assessment of democracy, governance and human rights in Ukraine. He has prepared expert testimony in political asylum cases and consultancy on oligarchs, corporate raiding and due diligence for legal and business clients. As a public intellectual he has been a frequent guest on television, radio and print media, including during the Euromaidan, Russian invasion of the Crimea and the Donbas conflict. Over a 3-decade journalistic career he has authored 1, 400 articles on post-communist, Ukrainian and Russian politics and international affairs for Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Al Jazeera, Financial Times, UPI (United Press International), New Eastern Europe, and specialist publications by Jane’s Information Group and Radio Free Europe-Radio Liberty. His most recent book Ukraine: Democratization, Corruption and the New Russian Imperialism (June 2015) surveys modern Ukrainian political history from 1953 to the present. In 2013-2016, he undertook 15 visits to eastern Ukraine and the Donbas conflict zone to research the book Putin’s War Against Ukraine: Revolution, Nationalism, and Crime (2017). He is the author and editor of an additional 15 books, including Open Ukraine. Changing Course towards a European Future Democratic Revolution in Ukraine (2011), From Kuchmagate to Orange Revolution (2009), Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives on Nationalism (2007) and Ukraine-Crimea-Russia: Triangle of Conflict (2007). Dr. Kuzio has guest edited 12 special issues of academic journals Problems of Post-Communism, East European Politics and Society, Nationalities Papers, Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics and Communist and Post-Communist Studies and authored over 100 think tank monographs, book chapters, and scholarly articles.

    Contact

    Olga Kesarchuk
    416-946-8938


    Speakers

    Taras Kuzio
    Speaker
    University of Alberta

    Lucan Way
    Chair
    Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto; Petro Jacyk Program Co-Director


    Main Sponsor

    Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine

    Co-Sponsors

    Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies


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  • Monday, March 27th Zoom to Canada

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    Monday, March 27, 20176:00PM - 8:00PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    Zoom to Canada is a film screening event which presents short movies that are made by canadian children and youth alongside with youth from other parts of the world (brought to us by our partner organization: Zoom to Europe and Asian Express). Some of the films were awarded at Berlinale or at the New York film festival

    Sponsors

    Hungarian Studies Program


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  • Tuesday, March 28th Turmoil in Turkey: The Aftermath of the Failed Coup

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    Tuesday, March 28, 201712:00PM - 2:00PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    On July 15, 2016, a group of Turkish soldiers, apparently initiating a coup attempt, flew attack helicopters; F16s fighter jets, bombed the parliament building, and drove tanks down the streets of Istanbul and the capital city of Ankara. The subsequent violence caused almost 300 people to lose their lives, and at least two thousand more to suffer physical harm. The upheaval, quickly crushed by governmental forces, granted Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoǧan an opportunity to squelch his critics, effectively bolstering his authority. He promptly accused Islamic cleric Fethullah Gülen (b. 1941) and his followers of masterminding the plot, and launched a series of oppressive measures against those affiliated with the Gülen Movement, also known as Hizmet (Turkish for “service”). Individuals from a wide range of political allegiances perceived to be in opposition of the government were arrested. Most of those arrested or fired, however, were involved, or affiliated in some way, with Hizmet. In the aftermath, participants found themselves under siege, vulnerable to human rights abuses, in light of Erdoǧan’s three-month suspension of the European Convention of Human Rights. Termed “the purge,” or temizlik(Turkish for cleansing), his AKP government detained 94,889 people, arrested over 47,120, and closed or took over 149 media outlets, and over 2,000 educational institutions were shut down.[1] Erdoǧan also labeled Gülen a traitor, and the movement a terrorist organization, creating the conditions for ordinary participants to experience acute ostracism from those around them, creating rifts between friends and family members. Refugees of the purge spoke of loss of family, friends, occupations, and property, and also of their very identity as Turks or citizens of Turkey. These series of events reflect seismic fault lines in Turkey between sectarian, ethnic, and ideological groups, and ultimately a brutal struggle over the soul of Turkey. The resulting geopolitical outcomes will transform Turkey and the larger region, already destabilized by the war in Syria, PKK militancy, and Russian aggression.
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    [1] Turkey Purge, as of March 16, 2017,http://turkeypurge.com/.

    Dr. Sophia Pandya specializes in women, religion, and globalization. She received her BA from UC Berkeley in Near Eastern Studies/Arabic, and her MA and PhD from UCSB in Religious Studies, with a focus on women and Islam. An Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of California at Long Beach, she co-edited the book entitled The Gulen Hizmet Movement and its Transnational Activities: Case Studies of Altruistic Activism in Contemporary Islam.

    Contact

    Olga Kesarchuk
    416-946-8938


    Speakers

    Ed Schatz
    Chair
    Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto

    Sophia Pandya
    Speaker
    Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of California at Long Beach



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  • Tuesday, March 28th Stakeholder Capitalism in Turbulent Times

    DateTimeLocation
    Tuesday, March 28, 20172:00PM - 4:00PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    Series

    Special Symposium

    Description

    It is now widely recognized that globalized shareholder capitalism, while generating substantial wealth over recent decades, has failed to distribute the benefits of such wealth equitably. The financial crisis of 2008 has brought to fore growing social and economic inequality, negative social and human costs of unregulated business practices, and short and long-term impacts of wasteful resource extraction and consumption on social and natural environment. The search is now on to identify more sustainable ways of organizing capitalism. In 2014 world business, government and civil society leaders and academics at World Economic Forum in Davos began discussing the idea of ethical capitalism. What is ethical capitalism? A group of scholars from Europe, North America and Asia has returned to history to answer this question. In the second half of the 19th century, Shibusawa Eiichi, a major business leader and entrepreneur, and widely considered the father of modern Japanese economy, expressed the view that business enterprise could and should simultaneously achieve profits and social goals through enhanced public welfare. His solutions are still relevant today. In this symposium we: 1) elaborate on the Asian and Western origins of ethical capitalism; 2) map out arguments for corporate responsibilities and the changing corporate practices; and 3) debate the relations between ethics and economy for a sustainable global economies and societies.

    Featuring:

    Ken Shibusawa, Chairman, Commons Asset Management, Inc.
    Geoffrey Jones, Professor of Business History, Harvard Business School
    The Hon. Kevin G. Lynch, Vice-Chair, BMO Financial Group

    with an introduction to the “Ethical Capitalism” project by:

    Patrick Fridenson, Professor Emeritus in International Business History, Écoles des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris
    Takeo Kikkawa, Professor of Business History, Graduate School of Innovation Studies, Tokyo University of Science
    Janet Hunter, Saji Professor of Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science

    Program:

    MC: Ito Peng, Professor, Department of Sociology, and School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto.
    • 14:00 – 14:02 Welcome by Professor David Cameron, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto
    • 14:02 – 14:05 Opening remarks by Peter Loewen, Director, School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto.
    • 14:05 – 14:10 Remarks by Mr. Yasunori Nakayama, Consul General of Japan in Toronto.
    • 14:10 – 14:30 Introduction to the “Ethical Capitalism” project, Patrick Fridenson (Professor Emeritus in International Business History, Écoles des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris) & Takeo Kikkawa (Professor of Business History, Graduate School of Innovation Studies, Tokyo University of Science).

    Moderator: Janet Hunter, Saji Professor of Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science.
    • 14:30 – 15:00 Keynote speaker: The Hon. Kevin G. Lynch, Vice-Chair, BMO Financial Group.
    • 15:00 – 15:20 Keynote speaker: Ken Shibusawa, Chairman, Commons Asset Management, Inc.
    • 15:20 – 15:35 Discussant: Geoffrey Jones, Professor of Business History, Harvard Business School.
    • 15:35 – 15:55 Panel Discussion and Q & A
    • 15:55 – 16:00 Closing Remarks by Masahide Shibusawa, President, Shibusawa Eiichi Memorial Foundation.

    Contact

    Eileen Lam
    416-946-8918

    Sponsors

    Shibusawa Eiichi Memorial Foundation

    University of Toronto Press

    School of Public Policy & Governance, University of Toronto

    Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

    Japan Foundation

    Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

    Co-Sponsors

    Consulate General of Japan in Toronto

    Toronto Japanese Association of Commerce & Industry


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  • Tuesday, March 28th The Pale King and the “Cowboys of Information”

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    Tuesday, March 28, 20174:00PM - 5:30PM208N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
    M5S 3K7
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    Series

    CSUS and F. Ross Johnson Distinguished Speaker Series

    Description

    In 1997-98, David Foster Wallace took three accounting classes at Illinois State University as part of the research for what became The Pale King, his posthumously published, unfinished novel about IRS accountants. His notes for these classes include, in block capitals, the statement “ACCOUNTANTS ARE COWBOYS OF INFORMATION.” This talk draws on archival research at the Harry Ransom Center (at the University of Texas at Austin), arguing that The Pale King is not only a book about “cowboys of information” at the Peoria IRS Regional Center; it is also a book that required its author and its editor—as well as its readers—to act as cowboys of information, corralling a large and increasingly unwieldy body of data into something meaningful.

    Philip Sayers is a PhD candidate in English at the University of Toronto, and a Junior Fellow at Massey College. He holds a BA in English from Cambridge and an MA in Comparative Literature from University College London, and specializes in twentieth century and contemporary Anglophone prose, psychoanalysis, and continental philosophy.

    Contact

    Stella Kyriakakis
    416-946-8972


    Speakers

    Philip Sayers
    PhD candidate in English at the University of Toronto; Junior Fellow at Massey College


    Main Sponsor

    Centre for the Study of the United States

    Co-Sponsors

    CSUS Graduate Student Workshop, University of Toronto


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  • Wednesday, March 29th Promoting the Relationship between the G20 and the United Nations

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    Wednesday, March 29, 20172:00PM - 4:00PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    Shuyong Guo is dean of the School of International Relations and Public Affairs at Shanghai International Studies University, where he is also director of the Centre for G20 Studies. He is the deputy general secretary of the Society of Studies on International Politics in Universities in China, Vice President of Association of the Study of Basic Theories of Behavioural Law in China, Vice President of Shanghai Association of International Strategic Studies, foreign affairs consultant for the Shanghai municipal government, and an editorial board member of International Organization Research Journal.

    Jiyong Jin is an associate professor of political science and the deputy dean of the School of International Relations and Public Affairs at Shanghai International Studies University. His research focuses on Sino-American relations, global health governance, health diplomacy and America’s global health strategy. He was awarded a Fox International Fellowship by Yale University and studied at Yale from 2008 to 2009. He completed his postdoctoral program at University of Oxford and Princeton University respectively as Oxford-Princeton Global Leaders Fellow from 2011 to 2013.

    Contact

    Madeline Koch
    416-588-3833


    Speakers

    Shuyong Guo
    School for International Relations and Public Affairs, Shanghai International Studies University

    Jiyong Jin
    School for International Relations and Public Affairs, Shanghai International Studies University


    Main Sponsor

    G20 Research Group


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  • Wednesday, March 29th 2017 Lionel Gelber Prize Award Ceremony and Lecture

    DateTimeLocation
    Wednesday, March 29, 20175:30PM - 7:30PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    Description

    The Lionel Gelber Prize was founded in 1989 by Canadian diplomat Lionel Gelber. The prize is a literary award for the world’s best non-fiction book in English on foreign affairs that seeks to deepen public debate on significant international issues. Presented annually by the Lionel Gelber Foundation, in partnership with the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto and Foreign Policy magazine, the winning author receives $15,000.

    A Rage for Order: The Middle East in Turmoil, From Tahrir Square to ISIS

    A Rage for Order tracks the tormented legacy of what was once called the Arab Spring. Combining dramatic storytelling with an original analysis of the Arab world today, Worth captures the psychic and actual civil wars raging throughout the Middle East and explains how the dream of an Arab renaissance gave way to a new age of discord.

    Robert F. Worth spent 14 years as a foreign correspondent for The New York Times and was the paper’s Beirut bureau chief from 2007 until 2011. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Times Magazine and The New York Review of Books. He has twice been a finalist for a National Magazine Award. Born and raised in Manhattan, he now lives in Washington, D.C.


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  • Thursday, March 30th Meeting - Prof. Kessler

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    Thursday, March 30, 20173:00PM - 5:00PMBoardroom, 1 Devonshire Place
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    Information is not yet available.

    Contact

    Marilyn Laville
    416-946-8950


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  • Thursday, March 30th I and I Survive: Film Blackness and Contemporary Cinema

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    Thursday, March 30, 20174:00PM - 6:00PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    Description

    The talk will consider some of the major arguments and themes of Film Blackness: American Cinema and the Idea of Film with attention to issues of visual historiography, death, resistance, and film form. By mapping out ways of addressing the idea of black film through the lens of black visual and expressive culture, the talk will focus on Anna Rose Holmer’s The Fits (2015), Barry Jenkins’s Moonlight (2016), the work of Kevin Jerome Everson, and other recent and consequential enactments of film blackness.

    Michaeal Boyce Gillespie’s work focuses on black visual and expressive culture, film theory, genre, visual historiography, global cinema, adaptation theory, popular music studies, and contemporary art. His recently released book, Film Blackness: American Cinema and the Idea of Black Film (Duke University Press, 2016) frames black film alongside literature, music, art, photography, and new media, treating it as an interdisciplinary form that enacts black visual and expressive culture. The book shifts the ways scholars think about black film, treating it not as a category, genre, or strictly a representation of the black experience, but as a visual negotiation between film as art and the discursivity of race. Gillespie has published numerous essays and book chapters including “Grace and Grind: Notes on the Work of Kevin Jerome Everson” in How to Remain Human (Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, 2015), and “Reckless Eyeballing: Coonskin, Film Blackness, and the Racial Grotesque,” in Contemporary Black American Cinema: Race, Gender and Sexuality at the Movies, edited by Mia Mask (Routledge, 2012). His most recent research project is entitled Music of My Mind: Blackness and Sonic Visuality. Gillespie is currently associate professor of film at The City College of New York, holding a joint appointment in the Department of Media and Communication Arts and the Black Studies Program. He holds a masters and doctoral degrees from New York University’s Department of Cinema Studies.

    Contact

    Stella Kyriakakis
    416-946-8972


    Speakers

    Michael Boyce Gillespie
    Associate Professor of Film, Department of Media and Communication Arts, and the Black Studies Program, The City College of New York


    Main Sponsor

    Centre for the Study of the United States

    Co-Sponsors

    Cinema Studies Institute, Innis College, University of Toronto


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  • Thursday, March 30th The Looming Illiberal World Order, Israel and World Jewry

    DateTimeLocation
    Thursday, March 30, 20175:00PM - 7:00PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    Professor Yossi Shain is the Romulo Betancourt Professor of Political Science at Tel Aviv University where he also serves as Head of TAU’s School of Political Science, Government and International Affairs, head of the Abba Eban Graduate Studies Program in Diplomacy and Director of the Frances Brody Institute for Applied Diplomacy. He is also a Full Professor of Comparative Government and Diaspora Politics at Georgetown University, and the Founding Director of the Program for Jewish Civilization (PJC) at Georgetown. In 2007, he served (pro-bono) as President of Western Galilee College. Shain earned his B.A. (Philosophy-1981 cum laude) and M.A. (Political Science-1983) degrees from Tel Aviv University and received his Ph.D. in Political Science (with distinction) from Yale University in 1988. Shain is the author and editor of 8 books which won wide acclaim, and published numerous articles in academic journals. He also writes newspaper columns including a regular Op-Eds to Yediot Achronot, Israel’s leading daily, and serves as commentator on Israeli and international media. In 2016 Shain was appointed as a member of Israel’s Council for Higher Educational, and he is now heading Israel’s National committee on rejuvenating the liberal arts and the humanities.

    Chemi Shalev is a senior columnist and U.S. analyst for the widely respected Haaretz news organization. He has recently returned to Israel after five years in New York, where he served as U.S. editor and correspondent, writing about U.S. politics, U.S.-Israeli relations and the American Jewish community. He will continue to cover these issues and to report and comment on Israeli politics and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process from his home near Tel Aviv. Mr. Shalev writes and lectures in both Hebrew and English. He is published in Haaretz’s print editions as well as on its website in Hebrew, Haaretz.co.il, and English, Haaretz.com. He has been covering Arab-Israeli conflict, US-Israeli relations, Israel’s internal politics and American Jewry for over thirty years. Previously he served as diplomatic correspondent and commentator for several major Israeli dailies, including Maariv, Davar, Yisrael Hayom and Jerusalem Post. Mr Shalev’s columns on American and Israeli affairs are frequently cited in major newspapers throughout the world. He has been a guest-commentator on CNN, BBC, Sky, CBS and other television networks during times of Middle East crisis and has served as CNN’s resident analyst during several Israeli election campaigns. For many years, Shalev was the Jerusalem correspondent for the New York-based Jewish weekly The Forward and has also served as associate editor of the Australian Jewish News. He is married, has three daughters and lives in Givatayim, Israel.


    Speakers

    YOSSI SHAIN
    Romulo Betancourt Professor of Political Science at Tel Aviv University

    CHEMI SHALEV
    Haaretz news organization


    Sponsors

    Political Science, University of Toronto

    The Andrea and Charles Bronfman Chair of Israeli Studies

    Munk School of Global Affairs


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  • Thursday, March 30th Godin (2013; dir. Simon Beaulieu)

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    Thursday, March 30, 20177:30PM - 10:30PMTheatre Spadina
    Alliance Française de Toronto
    24 Spadina Road
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    Description

    In collaboration with the Alliance Française de Toronto, CEFMF organizes each year a film series, in which important francophone films are screened in conjunction with a short talk on the film’s historical context and importance, given by a member of the University of Toronto faculty

    All film screenings / talks take place at
    Theatre Spadina
    Alliance Française de Toronto
    24 Spadina Road


    Speakers

    Sean Mills
    Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Toronto



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  • Friday, March 31st Decoding the Digital Debate

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    Friday, March 31, 20179:00AM - 5:30PMBloor - 1st floor Boardroom/Round Room/Library, Munk School of Global Affairs
    315 Bloor St. West
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    Description

    For further event information, please visit http://www.digitaldebate.ca/

    The digital realm is wired into our everyday lives. While the internet has offered information liberation, economic opportunity and increased global connection, our reliance on it exposes us to threats from state and non-state adversaries. Opinions on these threats are widely debated: some believe a Cyber Pearl Harbour is imminent, others argue there is current cyber threat inflation. On the civilian side, there exists a tug-of-war between the right to privacy and domestic surveillance.
    The Digital Debate is a highly contested arena, untangling the conflicting theoretical and practical debates requires thoughtful input from all sectors across each discipline.
    As states work to navigate various legal and normative frameworks in cyberspace, comprehension on the various challenges is necessary. This one-day event will bring together actors from academia, think tanks, government, private sector and civil society to engage on topics from cyber war and state censorship of information to international law.

    TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
    9:00am – 9:25am Breakfast
    9:30am – 11:00am PANEL 1
    11:05am – 11:15am Break
    11:20am – 12:50am PANEL 2
    12:55am – 1:40pm Lunch
    1:45pm – 3:15pm PANEL 3
    3:20pm – 3:30pm Break
    3:35pm – 5:05pm PANEL 4
    5:10pm – 5:20pm Concluding Remarks
    5:30pm – End of Event

    PANEL 1: UNTANGLING THE NARRATIVE
    The digital debate is a crowded space with contributors from each sector and discipline shaping emerging narratives. In evaluating the potential for cyber war, opinions vary greatly between imminent threat and unlikely skepticism. Media coverage can, at times, be sensationalist. The high technicality of cyberspace and computer networks leaves little room for general public expertise. Yet, productive policymaking regarding all areas – from education and business to security – requires cooperation. This panel will comb through the myriad of voices contributing to the field and attempt to identify points of intersection, which may be capitalized for greater collaboration.

    PANEL 2: UNDERSTANDING TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES IN CYBERSPACE
    Computer networks and infrastructure are vulnerable to attacks and intrusions by people and organizations across entirely different jurisdictions. Some claim that attributing these cyber attacks are difficult due to the technical nature of cyberspace, others argue that a lack of political will is the true obstacle. The military and intelligence communities are constantly concerned that adversaries can penetrate nuclear command, control, and communication systems, and policy-makers worry that hackers can shut down entire city grids. Many argue that cyber offense dominates cyber defense due to the numerous vulnerabilities in computer networks and critical infrastructure. This panel will attempt to address these technical complexities and seek to find ways in which computer networks and infrastructure can be more resilient to attacks and intrusions.

    PANEL 3: SURVEILLANCE, CENSORSHIP & HUMAN RIGHTS ONLINE
    There are significant challenges facing the balance between government surveillance and use of data analytics and a citizen’s privacy and civil liberties. Digital whistleblowers have provided a platform for increased public knowledge on government intelligence operations. At the same time, not all governments use the Internet or information technology for good. Non-state actors, like ISIL, continue to use online networks for recuritment and information campaigns. This panel will hear from a variety of voices on the balance between national security and civil liberties.

    PANEL 4: A FRAMEWORK FOR INTERSTATE RELATIONS
    Concerns over how states interact with and exploit each other’s software and cyber infrastructure have been around since at least the 1960s. From deterrence to cooperation, disagreements in international relations theory and practice about cyber security grow stronger, as progress in understanding the best path forward becomes weaker. On the legal side, understanding how domestic laws apply to cyber security is a difficult task for any state internally, understanding how a state’s cyber actions are governed by international law is even more challenging. This panel will explore the current theoretical and practical gaps in the cyber debate within international relations and evaluate the international legal frameworks applicable to cyberspace.


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  • Friday, March 31st A Remittance Forest in Java; Turning Migrant Labour into Agrarian Capital

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    Friday, March 31, 201712:00PM - 2:00PMAP 246, 19 Russell St.
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    Series

    Development Seminar Series

    Description

    How does labor migration affect Southeast Asian forests? Political forests and agroforests in Indonesia have been declining rapidly as millions of hectares are given over to industrial plantations and mines, aggravating rural labor surpluses and increasing rates of domestic and transnational migration. In the mountains of Java, where such plantations and political forests date back to government land grabs in the nineteenth century, forests are being reconstituted and reconfigured by unexpected constituents: the daughters and wives of contracted forest workers and other forest villagers. Working as transnational domestic laborers in Hong Kong and other prosperous Asian cities, many invest their accumulated wages in rural resources, remaking forest lands to suit new investments. This talk will examine some of these dynamics as they are playing out in a montane forest in East Java, Indonesia. The question posed initially turns on its head the usual perspectives on forest transitions and agrarian change, demanding greater scholarly attention to the specific ways that mobilities affect both the material and symbolic constructions of place—in this case, political forests of Indonesia.

    lunch will be served in the Faculty Lounge at 12:00pm; talk begins at 12:30pm

    Contact

    Rachel Ostep
    416-946-8996


    Speakers

    Nancy Peluso
    UC Berkeley



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  • Friday, March 31st The Place of the Baltic in the French Atlantic Empire

    This event has been cancelled

    DateTimeLocation
    Friday, March 31, 20173:00PM - 5:00PM208N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
    M5S 3K7
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    Series

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

    Description

    This talk explores ways in which the Baltic region enabled the rise and consolidation of the French colonial empire in the Americas. The Baltic, a supplier of masts, tar, hemp, iron, planks, and other naval stores, has long been viewed as central to early modern European expansion overseas. Nevertheless, its particular association with French empire building remains little studied. Drawing on data from the Danish Sound Toll Registers and French consular records, the talk delineates how French colonization began as an attempt to secure commercial independence from the Baltic, only to produce the opposite effect of binding the French colonial enterprise and the Baltic ever closer together.

    Pernille Røge is Assistant Professor of French and French Colonial History at the University of Pittsburgh. Her scholarly interests focus on interconnections between eighteenth-century political economic theory and colonial policy and practice. Her publications on the French, British, and Danish colonial empires have appeared in edited volumes and peer reviewed journals, including Dix-huitième Siècle, Slavery and Abolition, Atlantic Studies, and History of European Ideas. She is co-editor of a collection of essays entitled The Political Economy of Empire in the Early Modern World (Palgrave MacMillan, 2013). Her book manuscript Reinventing the Empire: Political Economy, France, and the African and Caribbean Colonies, c. 1750-1800 is currently under review with Cambridge University Press.


    Speakers

    Pernille Røge
    University of Pittsburgh



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  • Friday, March 31st Isaac Julien: Artist's Talk

    DateTimeLocation
    Friday, March 31, 20174:00PM - 6:00PMInnis Town Hall
    Innis College
    University of Toronto
    2 Sussex Ave.
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    Series

    CSUS and F. Ross Johnson Distinguished Speaker Series

    Description

    This lecture was rescheduled from Jan. 23rd to March 31, 4-6 pm. Registration is not required for this event. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

    Isaac Julien is a Turner prize nominated artist and filmmaker. Earlier works include Young Soul Rebels (1991), which was awarded the Semaine de la Critique Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, the acclaimed poetic documentary Looking for Langston (1989), and Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask (1996). Julien has pioneered a form of multi-screen installations with works such as Western Union: Small Boats (2007), Ten Thousand Waves (2010), andPlaytime: Kapital (2014).

    Julien was a participant in the 56th Biennale di Venezia, curated by Okwui Enwezor (2015). He has exhibited his work in major museums and institutions across the world including the nine screen of Ten Thousand Waves at Museum of Modern Art, New York, at Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, and more recently Playtime and Kapital at El Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico City. Julien’s work is included in the collections of institutions around the globe. In 2013, a monographic survey of his career to date, Riot, was published by MoMA, NY.

    Julien is currently producing a new work that is a poetic meditation on aspects of the life and architecture of Lina Bo Bardi, entitled 7 Songs for Lina Bo Bardi. The first chapter of this work, Stones Against Diamonds was shown during 2015’s La Biennale di Venezia, Art Basel, and Art Basel Miami Beach. Julien was Chair of Global Art at University of Arts London (2014-2016), and is the recent recipient of the 83rd James Robert Brudner Memorial Prize and Lecture at Yale University (2016).

    Contact

    Stella Kyriakakis
    416-946-8972


    Speakers

    Isaac Julien
    artist and filmmaker


    Main Sponsor

    Centre for the Study of the United States

    Sponsors

    Cinema Studies Institute, Innis College

    Women and Gender Studies Institute

    Co-Sponsors

    Jackman Humanities Institute

    Department of Art

    Centre for the Study of the United States, at the Munk School of Global Affairs

    Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies

    Master of Visual Studies, Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design


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April 2017

  • Saturday, April 1st Fifty Years ‘Beyond Vietnam’: Dr. King’s Revolutionary Dream Against Our Neoliberal/Neofascist Nightmare

    DateTimeLocation
    Saturday, April 1, 20175:00PM - 7:00PMBloor St. United Church
    300 Bloor St. West
    Toronto
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    Series

    CSUS and F. Ross Johnson Distinguished Speaker Series

    Description

    For more information contact: wg.si@utoronto.ca. Registration is not required for this event, but seating is limited.


    Speakers

    Robin D.G. Kelly
    Professor Gary B. Nash Endowed Chair in U.S. History, UCLA

    Lee Maracle
    Author, Instructor, and Traditional teacher

    Faith Nolan
    Social Justice Activist and Musician


    Main Sponsor

    Centre for the Study of the United States

    Co-Sponsors

    Women and Gender Studies

    African Studies

    Department of Geography and Planning

    Caribbean Studies

    Hart House

    Academic Initiatives Fund, New College

    Diaspora and Transnational Studies

    Equity Studies

    Department of History

    MVS Proseminar

    Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto

    A Different Booklist


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  • Monday, April 3rd Robin D.G. Kelley & Fred Moten: In Conversation

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    Monday, April 3, 20176:00PM - 8:00PMGreat Hall
    Hart House
    University of Toronto
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    Series

    CSUS and F. Ross Johnson Distinguished Speaker Series

    Description

    In Conversation is a TICKETED EVENT. Tickets are free but required and available at:
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    For more information contact: wg.si@utoronto.ca.

    All talks are wheelchair accessible with ASL provided.

    SPONSORS: A Different Booklist; Caribbean Studies; Academic Initiatives Fund, New College; Women and Gender Studies; African Studies; Geography and Planning; Centre for the Study of the United States, at the Munk School of Global Affairs; Diaspora and Transnational Studies; Equity Studies; Hart House; History; MVS Proseminar; and the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto.


    Speakers

    Robin D.G. Kelley
    Speaker
    Professor Gary B. Nash Endowed Chair in U.S. History, UCLA

    Fred Moten
    Speaker
    Professor, Department of English, UC Riverside; Northrop Frye Visiting Scholar, University of Toronto

    Rinaldo Walcott
    Moderator
    Director, Women & Gender Studies Institute

    Afua Cooper
    Moderator
    James Robinson Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies, Dalhousie University



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  • Tuesday, April 4th The Making of a President and the Unmaking of Political Parties: France 2017

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    Tuesday, April 4, 20174:30PM - 6:00PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    This year’s French presidential election will have a decisive influence on the future of France and Europe. The outcome could determine whether France remains in the European Union, which is celebrating its sixtieth anniversary. The political parties that have dominated French politics during that period may not make it into the runoff, leaving the final contest between a 39-year-old political newcomer and a right-wing populist. The repercussions of this election for Europe and the world are likely to be far more significant than the Brexit vote last June. The talk will explain how France reached this point, examine the positions of the five leading candidates, and consider the possible outcomes and consequences.

    Arthur Goldhammer is a Senior Affiliate at the Center for European Studies, Harvard University. He writes widely on French culture and politics for publications such as The Nation, The American Prospect, Democracy Journal, Foreign Policy, and The Chronicle of Higher Education and serves on the editorial boards of French Politics, Culture and Society, and The Tocqueville Review. He is the author of a novel, Shooting War, and the translator of 125 books from the French, for which he has won numerous awards. He is an Officer of the French Order of Arts and Letters and holds a BS and Ph.D. in mathematics from MIT.


    Speakers

    Arthur Goldhammer
    Senior Fellow, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University


    Main Sponsor

    Centre for the Study of France and the Francophone World (CEFMF)

    Co-Sponsors

    Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies


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  • Thursday, April 6th Performing Revolution: Violence and Dissent in China's Red Guard Movement

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    Thursday, April 6, 20171:00PM - 3:00PMFirst Floor Conference Room (JHB100), Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St. George Street
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    East Asia Seminar Series

    Description

    From 1966 to 1968, students and workers in urban China were embroiled in deadly factional battles in what many of them believed to be a revolution of a lifetime – the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. In the middle of factional violence, they also expressed radical ideas of political dissent. Based on the recently published book The Red Guard Generation and Political Activism in China (2016), this talk argues that both violence and dissent were the results of the dramatic enactment of a revolutionary culture. The mechanism of this enactment was revolutionary competition. This conclusion has direct implications for understanding the role of political culture in collective violence in today’s world.

    Guobin Yang is an Associate Professor of Communication and Sociology at the Annenberg School for Communication and Department of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. His books include The Red Guard Generation and Political Activism in China (2016), The Power of the Internet in China: Citizen Activism Online (2009), and Dragon-Carving and the Literary Mind (2 vols. 2003). He is the editor of Media Activism in the Digital Age (with Victor Pickard, forthcoming), China’s Contested Internet (2015), The Internet, Social Media, and a Changing China (with Jacques deLisle and Avery Goldstein, 2016), and Re-Envisioning the Chinese Revolution: The Politics and Poetics of Collective Memories in Reform China (with Ching-Kwan Lee, 2007).

    Contact

    Rachel Ostep
    416-946-8996


    Speakers

    Guobin Yang
    Speaker
    Professor, Annenberg School for Communication and Department of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

    Lynette Ong
    Chair
    Acting Director, Dr. David Chu Program in Contemporary Asian Studies; Associate Professor, Department of Political Science


    Main Sponsor

    Asian Institute


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  • Thursday, April 6th Modern authoritarian regimes in the 21st century. A shadow over Central Europe?

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    Thursday, April 6, 20174:00PM - 6:00PMUniversity College 152
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    Michal Mochťak, Ph.D. is a Research Fellow at the International Institute of Political Science, Masaryk University and a Visiting Fulbright Scholar at the Department of Political Science, Yale University. His research focuses on the challenges to democracy in Central and Eastern Europe with special emphasis on the conflict potential of elections, modern forms of authoritarian rule and deconsolidation processes. Results of his research on electoral violence and democratization have been published in a variety of international peer-reviewed political science journals (e.g. Terrorism and Political Violence, Democracy and Security, Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies or World Political Science). He has co-authored the publications ‚Challenges to Democracies in East Central Europe‘ and ‚Demokratizace a lidská práva. Středoevropské pohledy‘ (Democratization and Human Rights. The Central European Perspectives). His book ‘Electoral Violence in the Western Balkans. From Voting to Fighting and Back‘ is scheduled to be published in September 2017 by Routledge Press.


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  • Friday, April 7th The representation of 'Zainichi-Chosenjin'(Korean residents in Japan) in South Korea in the 1970s: Mass-media and representation of home-visiting project of Korean residents in Japan

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    Friday, April 7, 201710:00AM - 12:00PM023N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    Description

    In this speech I would like to tell you how the ‘home-visiting project’ in 1975 has represented in the mass media in South Korea, and that this particular method of representation has been targeted. I want to talk about the representation of the Zainichi- Chosenjin(在日朝鮮人) in the 1970s reflect today’s South Korea rather than the realistic reconstruction of the surrounding home-visiting project of Korean residents in Japan. The Zainichi-Chosenjin refer to ancestry of chosen(Korea) peninsula and their descendants who defected to Japan from colonial rule, regardless of nationality, belong to the Japanese colonial rule. In the 1970s, however, Zainichi-Chosenjin was understood as the image of ‘Pro-North Korea’ and ‘Converted chongnyeon (在日朝鮮人總聯合會)’ in South Korea. In 1975, the home-visiting project of Korean residents in Japan began in the South Korean government’s intention to gain dominance over the North Korean regime. At the same time, it was an active national anti-communistic tourism project, which is distinguished from the “North Korea Repatriation Project”(歸國事業) in 1959.

    On the surface, the home-visiting project of Korean residents in Japan appeared to be based on humanitarianism. By December 29, 1975, the number of visitors to South Korea was about 1,600. If the North Korea Repatriation Project was exodus for the settlement of paradise of socialism, home-visiting project of Korean residents in Japan was the anti-communistic tourism for the purpose of denying the dark past as pro-North Korea by showing the rapid development of South Korea. In the 1970s, the mass media in South Korea represented Zainichi-Chosenjin as the converted to South Korea(“Total System converted collectively, 總轉向體制). However, the anti-communistic project planned by Yushin government, the National Intelligence Service, were not intended for Zainichi-Chosenjin. In Conclusion, the issue of dispersed family between North and South Korea, legal status concerning Zainichi-Chosenjin was not discussed. Instead converting of Zainichi-Chosenjin to South Korea was represented as victory of South Korea in competition of Cold War.

    Kim Won is an associate professor of political science at the Graduate School of Korean Studies, Academy of Korean Studies. Now he reserches at Hiroshima University in Japan for investigating memories of Zainichichosejin in era of cold war. Recently he presented “Stow away, border and nationality : Atomic notebook tial by Sohn Jin-doo victim of Korean atomic bomb”(2016). His interests include reemberinig of East Asia, labor history, and oral history. He is the author of several books including Factory Girl: Antihistory of Her (2006), Ghost of Park-Jung Hee Era(2011), Uprising June in 1987 (2009), The Disappearing Place of Politics (2008), Memories about the 1980s: Subculture and Mass Politics of Korean Students in the 1980s (1999).

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    Rachel Ostep
    416-946-8996


    Speakers

    Kim Won
    Speaker
    Associate Professor, Political Science, Graduate School of Korean Studies, Academy of Korean Studies

    Yoonkyung Lee
    Chair
    Associate Professor, Sociology, University of Toronto



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  • Friday, April 7th Transcendence in a Secular World: Asian Traditions and a Sustainable Future.

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    Friday, April 7, 20172:00PM - 4:00PMInnis Town Hall
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    The crisis of global modernity has been produced by human overreach that was founded upon a paradigm of national modernization. Today, three global changes: the rise of non-western powers, the crisis of environmental sustainability and the loss of authoritative sources of transcendence – the ideals, principles and ethics once found in religions — define our condition. The physical salvation of the world is becoming the transcendent goal of our times, transcending national sovereignty. The foundations of sovereignty can no longer be sought in tunnelled histories of nations; we are recognizing that histories have always been circulatory and the planet is a collective responsibility.

    I re-consider the values and resources in Asian traditions—particularly of China and India– that Max Weber found wanting in their capacity to achieve modernity. Several traditions in Asia, particularly in local communities offer different ways of understanding the relationship between the personal, ecological and universal. The idea of transcendence in these communities is more dialogical than radical or dualistic: separating God or the human subject from nature. Transnational civil society, NGOS, quasi-governmental and inter-governmental agencies committed to to the inviolability or sacrality of the ‘commons’ will need to find common cause with these communities struggling to survive.

    Prasenjit Duara is the Oscar Tang Chair of East Asian Studies at Duke University. Born and educated in India, he received his PhD in Chinese history from Harvard University. He was Professor of History and East Asian Studies at University of Chicago (1991-2008) and Raffles Professor and Director of Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore (2008-2015).

    His books include Culture, Power and the State: Rural North China, 1900-1942 (Stanford Univ Press) winner of Fairbank Prize of the AHA and Levenson Prize of the AAS, USA, Rescuing History from the Nation (U Chicago 1995), Sovereignty and Authenticity: Manchukuo and the East Asian Modern (Rowman 2003) and The Crisis of Global Modernity: Asian Traditions and a Sustainable Future (Cambridge 2014; discussion of the book can be found in http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/18/world/asia/china-religion-prasenjit-duara.html?ref=world

    Contact

    Rachel Ostep
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    Sponsors

    Department of East Asian Studies

    Co-Sponsors

    East Asian Seminar Series at the Asian Institute

    Dr. David Chu program for Asia Pacific Studies


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  • Friday, April 7th Bookish Transactions in the Countryside: Missionary Print in nineteenth-century rural India

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    Friday, April 7, 20172:00PM - 4:00PMEast Common Room, Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle
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    Coinciding with the rise of Protestant missionary activity, the spread of print technology in nineteenth-century South Asia introduced the cheap, mass-produced book in Indian languages and led to a boom in religious print. Despite the considerable body of work on Christian missionaries’ pioneering role in vernacular printing and their use of print for proselytizing, little attention has been paid to the impact of Christian tracts in the low-literacy environment of rural India. This talk examines how missionaries used the printed tract as both an object of transaction and a tool of conversion in their encounters with prospective converts in the Indian countryside. It also explores the understudied role of Indian colporteurs and catechists in disseminating Christian tracts. In tracing the shifting status of the tract as gift and saleable object, I outline the challenges of the missionary print enterprise, while drawing attention to the material dimensions of the book.

    Ulrike Stark is Professor of South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. Her research focuses on Hindi literature, South Asian book history and print culture, and North Indian intellectual history. She is the author of An Empire of Books: The Naval Kishore Press and the Diffusion of the Printed Word in Colonial India (2007) and is currently completing a biography of Raja Sivaprasad ‘Sitara-e Hind.’

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    Rachel Ostep
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    Speakers

    Ulrike Stark
    Speaker
    Professor, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago

    Christoph Emmrich
    Chair
    Director, Centre for South Asian Studies


    Sponsors

    Centre for South Asian Studies

    CASSU - Contemporary Asian Studies Student Union

    Co-Sponsors

    the Centre for Comparative Literature

    Asian Institute


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  • Friday, April 7th Rebel, Ruler, Renegade – The Life of Enver Pasha (1881-1922)

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    Friday, April 7, 20174:00PM - 6:00PM2098 Sidney Smith Hall
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    Series

    Seminar in Ottoman & Turkish Studies

    Description

    Registration is not required for this event.

    Described by the Washington Herald in 1915 as “the most fascinating figure” of World War I, Enver Pasha has long been regarded as one of the most controversial figures of that war and indeed Middle Eastern history. This talk will trace the arc of Enver’s life from his emergence as the hero rebel of the Young Turk Revolution of 1908 through his time as Ottoman Minister of War and triumvir in World War I to his battlefield death as an anti-imperialist renegade in Central Asia. It will argue that understanding Enver’s life is essential to understanding the emergence of the modern Middle East.


    Speakers

    Michael Reynolds
    Princeton University


    Co-Sponsors

    Department of Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations

    Department of History

    Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies


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  • Saturday, April 8th The 2017 Toronto Conference on Germany: Populism, Immigration, and Elections

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    Saturday, April 8, 20179:00AM - 4:30PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    Description

    An annual event, this conference examines the state of the union in Germany—Europe’s most consequential country—as well as the relationship between Germany and Canada.

    The conference features expert panels that this year will examine the 2017 German federal elections, immigration in Germany and Canada, and populism in Europe and North America.

    This event will be streamed live beginning at 9 a.m. at https://hosting2.desire2learncapture.com/MUNK/1/Live/403.aspx

    Chair: Randall Hansen, University of Toronto

    09:00 – 09:15
    Welcome – Stephen J. Toope, Munk School of Global Affairs; Eugen Wollfarth, Minister of the Embassy of Germany, Ottawa; Michael Meier, Friedrich Ebert Foundation

    09:15 – 10:00 Keynote Speech and Q&A
    Dagmar Freitag, Member of the German Bundestag

    10:00 – 11:30 Panel and Q&A: The 2017 German Federal Elections

    Dagmar Freitag, Member of the German Bundestag
    Prof. Eric Langenbacher, Georgetown University
    Dr. Michael Petrou, Montreal Institute for Genocide & Human Rights Studies
    Moderator: Veit Medick, Der Spiegel, Washington office

    11:30 – 11:45 Coffee break

    11:45 – 13:15 Panel and Q&A: Immigration in Canada and Germany

    Nele Allenberg, Head of the Welcome Center for Immigrants Berlin
    Birte Steller, Hamburg Agency for Labour, Social Issues, Family, and Integration
    Prof. Jeffrey Reitz, Munk School of Global Affairs
    Moderator: Marina Jimenez, Toronto Star

    13:15 – 14:00 Lunch

    14:00 – 15:30 Panel and Q&A: Populism in Europe and North America

    Bob Rae, former Premier of Ontario and Interim Leader, Liberal Party
    Prof. Dr. Frank Decker, University of Bonn
    Ryan Lenz, Southern Poverty Law Center
    Moderator: Joanna Slater, The Globe and Mail

    15:30 – 15:45 Closing remarks – Randall Hansen, University of Toronto

    This event is co-sponsored by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung; the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies; the Munk School for Global Affairs; the Embassy and Consulates of the Federal Republic of Germany in Canada; and the German Academic Exchange Service

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    Friedrich Ebert Stiftung @FES_DC

    Munk School @CERESMunk @munkschool

    German Embassy @GermanyInCanada

    Co-Sponsors

    Munk School of Global Affairs

    Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Washington Office

    Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

    Embassy and Consulates of the Federal Republic of Germany in Canada

    German Academic Exchange Service

    Joint Initiative for German and European Studies


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  • Monday, April 10th Photo Essay of a Failed Reform: Beida, Tiananmen Square and the Defeat of Deng Xiaoping, 1975-76

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    Monday, April 10, 20172:00PM - 4:00PM208N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    In mid-1975, Deng Xiaoping, with Mao’s blessing, initiated reforms that targeted the negative consequences of the Cultural Revolution. To bolster Deng’s effort, Mao endowed him with penultimate authority over the party, government and military. However, in late October, Mao turned on Deng, and within five months, Mao and the radicals toppled Deng from power.
    Chinese society supported Deng’s changes. In January 1976, Beijingers used Zhou’s death to express fears that his moderate policies and persona would be swept aside by the radicals. In early-April, several million Beijingers took over Tiananmen Square and denounced the radicals and challenged Mao’s vision for China’s future.
    As a foreign student at Peking University, I observed and photographed four key points in this historic struggle: (1) the initial establishment of a “big character poster” compound at Peking U; (2) emotional mourning for Zhou Enlai in Tiananmen Square following his death: (3) the intensified assault on Deng in February 1976 at Peking U; and (4) the massive demonstration of support in Tiananmen Square on April 3rd and 4th for the end of Maoist politics

    David Zweig is Chair Professor, Division of Social Science, and Director, Center on China’s Transnational Relations (www.cctr.ust.hk), HKUST. He is an Adjunct Professor, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, Hunan, and Vice-President of the Center on China’s Globalization (Beijing). He lived in China for 4 years (1974-76, 1980-81, 1986 and 1991-92), and in Hong Kong since 1996. In 1984-85, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University. His Ph.D. is from The University of Michigan (Political Science, 1983).

    He is the author of four books, including Internationalizing China: domestic interests and global linkages (Cornell Univ. Press, 2002) and a new edited book, Sino-U.S. Energy Triangles: Resource Diplomacy under Hegemony, with Hao Yufan (Routledge: 2015). In 2013, he received The Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship, Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, and in 2015 received grant from the RGC for a project entitled, “Coming Home: Reverse Migration of Entrepreneurs and Academics in India and Turkey in Light of the Chinese Experience.”

    Contact

    Martina Mimica
    (416) 946-8996


    Speakers

    Dr. David Zweig
    Speaker
    Chair Professor, Division of Social Science; Director, Center on China's Transnational Relations Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

    Jack Leong
    Chair
    Director, Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library


    Main Sponsor

    Asian Institute

    Co-Sponsors

    Richard Charles Lee Canada Hong Kong Library


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  • Wednesday, April 12th Viral Hepatitis B and C among Immigrants: A Population Based Comparison Using Linked Laboratory and Health Administrative Data

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    Wednesday, April 12, 201710:00AM - 12:00PM108N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
    M5S 3K7
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    Description

    In Ontario, hepatitis is the most burdensome infectious disease, and disproportionately affects migrant groups. Novel treatments are constantly being developed, making treatment and prevention more economical; which subsequently impacts screening and testing practices. As such, continuous evaluation is needed to ensure efficient and effective use of public health resources. Abdool’s current research investigates the burden of viral hepatitis B and C among immigrants to Canada, using linked health admin data. There is currently a lack of population-level information on the distribution of viral hepatitis within Ontario, and his research will shed new light on its epidemiology, with applications towards the development of novel public health policies.

    Abdool Yasseen is currently a doctoral candidate in epidemiology at the University of Toronto, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and a senior Lupina fellow at the Munk school of global affairs. He has a BSc in biochemistry and statistics and an MSc in theoretical evolutionary ecology from Carleton University. He worked as an epidemiologist / biostatistician for the Public Health Agency of Canada, and as a methodologist for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, while continuing his studies in a graduate diploma in Population Health Risk Assessment and Management at the University of Ottawa. Abdool has developed expertise in obstetric / pediatric epidemiology, and became interested in hepatitis research through collaborative work focused on universal hepatitis screening during pregnancy.


    Speakers

    Abdool Yasseen
    Lupina Senior Doctoral Fellow, Doctoral Candidate at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto



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  • Wednesday, April 12th Seeing as Touch: Gao Jianfu's Revolutionary Design in Modern Canton

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    Wednesday, April 12, 20172:00PM - 4:00PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    In the early years of the Republic the revolutionary Cantonese brush-and-ink painter Gao Jianfu (1879-1951) presented Sun Yatsen, father of the Republic, with an essay in which he argued that porcelain manufacture would save the new nation. Important among Gao’s own porcelain designs was a dish painted with mantises devouring pupa, encircled by a rim ornamented with patterns of stylized fishes, flowers, and birds on a ground much like Japanese shibori tie-dyed textiles. The striking contrast of the decorative rim with the specimen-like insect depiction at the dish’s centre raises questions. How did the rim’s artificial lines mediate the naturalism of the insects to embody Gao’s radical conception of modern design – a design that was more than formal, but social and political as well? And what did it mean for the nation to see and touch insects on their patriotic porcelains? How, in short, was the dish designed and designing?

    Lisa Claypool publishes widely on late imperial and Republican-era visual culture and design in China, and has curated and published a series of essays and interviews about contemporary art. She is currently at work on two projects: a book about the mediation of science through the ink brush in early 20th century China, and; an article about curatorial practices of contemporary artists in China.

    本人在阿尔伯塔大学主要教授中国艺术方面的课程,并负责大学美术馆的中国古代绘画和艺术藏品的管理和展览. 主要研究方向包括十八世纪之后的中国艺术和现当代视觉文化。目前已有多篇关于博物馆、近现代艺术、展览学以及审美学的文章在重要学术刊物和会议出版物中发表。

    Contact

    Martina Mimica
    (416) 946-8996


    Speakers

    Lisa Claypool
    Speaker
    Associate Professor, Depertment of the History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture, University of Alberta; Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery 2016-17

    Jennifer Purtle
    Chair
    Interim Dr. David Chu Director in Asia-Pacific Studies; Associate Professor, Graduate Department of Art


    Main Sponsor

    Dr. David Chu Program in Asia Pacific Studies

    Co-Sponsors

    Asian Institute


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  • Thursday, April 13th Provisional Authority: Police, Order, and Security in India Book Launch

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    Thursday, April 13, 20174:00PM - 6:00PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    Description

    Policing as a global form is often fraught with excessive violence, corruption, and even criminalization. These sorts of problems are especially omnipresent in postcolonial nations such as India, where Beatrice Jauregui has spent several years studying the day-to-day lives of police officers in its most populous state, Uttar Pradesh. In this book, she offers an empirically rich and theoretically innovative look at the great puzzle of police authority in contemporary India and its relationship to social order, democratic governance, and security.

    Jauregui explores the paradoxical demands placed on Indian police, who are at once routinely charged with abuses of authority at the same time that they are asked to extend that authority into any number of both official and unofficial tasks. Her ethnography of their everyday life and work demonstrates that police authority is provisional in several senses: shifting across time and space, subject to the availability and movement of resources, and dependent upon shared moral codes and relentless instrumental demands. In the end, she shows that police authority in India is not simply a vulgar manifestation of raw power or the violence of law but, rather, a contingent and volatile social resource relied upon in different ways to help realize human needs and desires in a pluralistic, postcolonial democracy.

    Provocative and compelling, Provisional Authority provides a rare and disquieting look inside the world of police in India, and shines critical light on an institution fraught with moral, legal and political contradictions.
    Beatrice Jauregui is assistant professor at the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies at the University of Toronto. She is coeditor of the Handbook of Global Policing and Anthropology and Global Counterinsurgency, the latter published by the University of Chicago Press.

    Contact

    Rachel Ostep
    416-946-8996


    Speakers

    Beatrice Jauregui
    Speaker
    Assistant Professor, Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies

    Frank Cody
    Discussant
    Associate Professor, Centre for South Asian Studies at the Asian Institute; and Department Of Anthropology, UTM

    Andrea Muehlebach
    Discussant
    Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, UTM

    Kevin O’Neill
    Discussant
    Professor, Department for the Study of Religion

    Christoph Emmrich
    Chair
    Director, Centre for South Asian Studies


    Main Sponsor

    Centre for South Asian Studies

    Co-Sponsors

    Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies

    Asian Institute


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  • Tuesday, April 18th Breaking the Ice Book Launch with Elizabeth Riddell-Dixon

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    Tuesday, April 18, 20175:00PM - 7:00PMThe Buttery
    15 Devonshire Place
    Toronto, ON M5S 2C8
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    Description

    Join us on April 18th to celebrate the book launch of Elizabeth Riddell-Dixon’s ‘Breaking the Ice: Canada, Sovereignty, and the Arctic Extended Continental Shelf’ (Dundurn Press). There will be a presentation by the author and the opportunity to purchase copies of the book and have them signed by the author.

    In Breaking the Ice: Canada, Sovereignty and the Arctic Extended Continental Shelf, Arctic policy expert Elizabeth Riddell-Dixon examines the political, legal, and scientific aspects of Canada’s efforts to delineate its Arctic extended continental shelf. The quality and quantity of the data collected and analyzed by the scientists and legal experts preparing Canada’s Arctic Submission for the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, and the extensive collaboration with Canada’s Arctic neighbours is a good news story in Canadian foreign policy. As Arctic sovereignty continues to be a key concern for Canada and as the international legal regime is being observed by all five Arctic coastal states, it is crucial to continue to advance our understanding of the complex issues around this expanding area of national interest.

    Stick around after the book launch for a discussion on Canadian foreign policy with Roland Paris and Kim Nossal in the George Ignatieff Theatre. For full details click HERE

    Speaker’s Biography
    Elizabeth Riddell-Dixon has spent three decades researching and writing about law of the sea policy. She is a Distinguished Senior Fellow with the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History, University of Toronto, and Professor Emerita in the Department of Political Science at Western University.

    This is a free event. There will be food, refreshments and a cash bar.

    Sponsors

    Canadian International Council

    The Gordon Foundation

    Dundurn Press

    The Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History


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  • Tuesday, April 18th Canadian Foreign Policy Discussion with Roland Paris and Kim Nossal

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    Tuesday, April 18, 20177:00PM - 9:00PMGeorge Ignatieff Theatre
    Larkin Building, University of Toronto, St. George Campus
    15 Devonshire Place
    Toronto, ON M5S 2C8
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    Description

    Join us on Tuesday April 18th for a discussion on Canadian Foreign Policy between two of the most respected authorities on the subject, Roland Paris and Kim Nossal. Prior to the discussion we will be hosting a book launch in the Buttery for Elizabeth Riddell-Dixon’s Breaking Ice: Canada, Sovereignty, and the Arctic Extended Continental Shelf. Click HERE for more details of that event.

    Speakers’ Biographies

    Kim Richard Nossal is the director of the School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University. He received his B.A., (1972), M.A. (1974), and Ph.D. (1977) in Political Economy from the University of Toronto. In 1976, he joined the Department of Political Science at McMaster University in Hamilton, serving as chair of the department from 1992 to 1996. In 2001, he was appointed head of the Department of Political Studies at Queen’s, a position he held until 2009. From 2008 to 2013, he served as the Sir Edward Peacock Professor of International Relations. From 2010 to 2013 he was the director of the Centre for International and Defence Policy at Queen’s.

    Nossal has served as editor of International Journal, the quarterly journal of the Canadian International Council, Canada’s institute of international affairs, and sits on the editorial boards of several journals. He has served as president of both the Australian and New Zealand Studies Association of North America (1999-2001) and the Canadian Political Science Association (2005-2006).

    Nossal has authored or edited a number of books, including The Politics of Canadian Foreign Policy (1985, 1989, 1997); Relocating Middle Powers: Australia and Canada in a Changing World Order (with Andrew F. Cooper and Richard A. Higgott, 1993); Rain Dancing: Sanctions in Canadian and Australian Foreign Policy (1994); Diplomatic Departures: The Conservative Era in Canadian Foreign Policy (ed. with Nelson Michaud, 2001); Politique internationale et défense au Canada et au Québec (with Stéphane Roussel and Stéphane Paquin, 2007); Architects and Engineers: Building the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, 1909-2009 (ed. with Greg Donaghy, 2009). His latest book, with Roussel and Paquin, is International Policy and Politics in Canada, published in 2011. At present he and Jean-Christophe Boucher are working on a book on the domestic politics of Canada’s Afghanistan mission.

    Roland Paris is University Research Chair in International Security and Governance at the University of Ottawa, where he teaches in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. He has expertise in the fields of international security and peacebuilding, global governance and foreign policy. He has won several prizes and citations for his research, including the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order, and six awards for teaching and public service.

    In addition to his scholarly work, Paris has held several positions in government, most recently as Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada. Previously he worked in the Privy Council Office, the Department of Foreign Affairs, and the Federal-Provincial Relations Office. He has also been Director of Research at the Conference Board of Canada, the country’s largest think tank, and he served on a group of ten international experts advising the Secretary-General of NATO.

    At the University of Ottawa, Paris founded the Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS), which he directed from 2008 until 2015. Prior to joining the University of Ottawa, he was Assistant Professor the University of Colorado-Boulder, and Visiting Researcher at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC. He has also been a Visiting Fellow at Sciences Po in Paris.

    He sits on the editorial board of seven scholarly journals and has served the board of directors of several organizations, including the World University Service of Canada and the Academic Council on the United Nations System. He also provides regular analysis and commentary on international affairs for national and international media.

    Paris holds a Ph.D. from Yale University, an M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge, and a B.A. from the University of Toronto. He lives in Ottawa with his spouse and three children.

    Contact

    Jennifer Chylinski

    Sponsors

    The Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History

    Canadian International Council


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  • Wednesday, April 19th (In)securitization

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    Wednesday, April 19, 20172:00PM - 5:00PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, 1 Devonshire Place
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    Description

    This event is reserved for University of Toronto students and faculty.
    To register please visit: https://insecuritization.eventbrite.ca

    Munk School faculty map themes and interventions for understanding our new world of insecurity

    Has global governance been configured as a project of security, as distinct from earlier concepts of “freedom” or “peace”? What value-systems (economic, political, ethical and ecological) inform contemporary global security and insecurities? And what media—what channels, conduits, technologies—enable new networks of global governing?

    Moderated by Stephen Toope, Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs

    Panel 1: Global Insecurity/Global Values
    Ritu Birla, Director, Initiative in Global Governance, Economy and Society, Munk School; Asian Institute and Centre for South Asian Studies; Department of History

    Harriet Friedmann, Senior Fellow, Munk School and Professor Emerita, Department of Sociology

    Jon Lindsay, Faculty, Digital Media and Global Affairs, Munk School

    Lynette Ong, Acting Director, Dr. David Chu Program in Contemporary Asian Studies, Asian Institute, Munk School; Department of Political Science

    Louis Pauly, Chair, Department of Political Science; Innovation Policy Lab, Munk School

    Joseph Wong, Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President, University of Toronto; Ralph and Roz Halbert Professor of Innovation, Munk School;
    Department Political Science

    Panel 2: Media of Global Access, Improvement and Control
    Randall Hansen, Director, Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Munk School; Department of Political Science

    Tong Lam, Acting Director, Dr. David Chu Program in Asia-Pacific Studies, Asian Institute, Munk School; Department of History

    Darius Ornston, Faculty and Innovation Policy Lab, Munk School

    Katharine Rankin, Asian Institute and Centre for South Asian Studies, Munk School; Department of Geography

    Rachel Silvey, Interim Director of the Asian Institute, and Centre for Southeast Asian Studies, Munk School; Department of Geography

    Lecture: 2:00PM-4:00PM
    Reception: 4:00PM-5:00PM


    Speakers

    Ritu Birla
    Panelist
    Director, Initiative in Global Governance, Economy and Society, Munk School; Asian Institute and Centre for South Asian Studies; Department of History

    Harriet Friedmann
    Panelist
    Senior Fellow, Munk School and Professor Emerita, Department of Sociology

    Jon Lindsay
    Moderator
    Faculty, Digital Media and Global Affairs, Munk School

    Lynette Ong
    Panelist
    Acting Director, Dr. David Chu Program in Contemporary Asian Studies, Asian Institute, Munk School; Department of Political Science

    Louis Pauly
    Panelist
    Chair, Department of Political Science; Innovation Policy Lab, Munk School

    Joseph Wong
    Panelist
    Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President, University of Toronto; Ralph and Roz Halbert Professor of Innovation, Munk School; Department Political Science

    Randall Hansen
    Panelist
    Director, Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Munk School; Department of Political Science

    Tong Lam
    Panelist
    Former Director, Dr. David Chu Program in Asia-Pacific Studies, Asian Institute, Munk School; Department of History

    Darius Ornston
    Panelist
    Faculty and Innovation Policy Lab, Munk School

    Katharine Rankin
    Panelist
    Asian Institute and Centre for South Asian Studies, Munk School; Department of Geography

    Rachel Silvey
    Panelist
    Interim Director of the Asian Institute, and Centre for Southeast Asian Studies, Munk School; Department of Geography

    Stephen Toope
    Moderator
    Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs



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  • Wednesday, April 19th The Holodomor - Genocide Against the Ukrainian Nation in the Context of World Genocides

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    Wednesday, April 19, 20174:00PM - 6:00PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    Description

    Although comparative genocide as the second generation of genocide studies has developed over the past two decades, the Holodomor as a crime of genocide committed by Stalin’s regime has not been examined in comparative perspective. In her presentation, Dr. Myroslava Antonovych will trace the reasons for this situation and will offer a comparative analysis of the Holodomor with examples of genocide in the first half of the XX century–namely, the Armenian genocide of the Ottoman Empire and the Holocaust of Nazi Germany. The speaker will compare the three genocides as crimes under international law in terms of the mental (mens rea) and material (actus reus) elements of genocide that characterize each of them, noting the dissimilarities and similarities in intent, the perspectives of the victims and perpetrators, and the acts perpetrated. The key common element in the genocides perpetrated in the Ottoman Empire, the Soviet Union, and the Third Reich is that state organization was substituted by hegemony of a ruling party: the Ittihadists, the Communists, and the Nazis. The importance of comparing cases of genocide is evident – if lessons from the past are not heeded and genocide is not punished, history will repeat itself as can be seen in the east and south (Crimea) of Ukraine, where the successor state to the Soviet Union – the Russian Federation – continues an attack on the Ukrainian nation.

    Dr. Myroslava Antonovych is the Director of the Centre for International Human Rights and Associate Professor of the Faculty of Law, University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”, Kyiv, Ukraine. In 2010-2014 she was a Judge ad Hoc at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. She graduated from the Faculty of Law, Lviv National University (1995) and from the English Department, Dnipropetrovsk National University in Ukraine (1981) with honors. She has LL.M. degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada (1999). Her Doctor of Law degree is from the Ukrainian Free University in Munich, Germany (2008) and Candidate of Philology degree is from Kyiv Linguistic University in Ukraine (1988). As a Fulbright scholar she conducted research on International Human Rights at the Urban and Morgan Institute for Human Rights, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA (1996). She is the author of about 100 books and articles in Ukraine and abroad. Her research focuses on International Human Rights and Genocide Studies. In April-May 2017, Dr. Antonovych will be the visiting professor at the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine and the Holodomor Education and Research Consortium

    Contact

    Olga Kesarchuk
    416-946-8938


    Speakers

    Andrij Makuch
    Chair
    HREC Associate Director of Research and Publication, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, Toronto Office

    Myroslava Antonovych
    Speaker
    The Director of the Centre for International Human Rights and Associate Professor of the Faculty of Law, University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy"


    Main Sponsor

    Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine

    Co-Sponsors

    Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

    Holodomor Research and Education Consortium, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta


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  • Friday, April 21st The Neverending Age of Coal: Energy Extraction amidst Dreams of Post-Industrialism

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    Friday, April 21, 20174:00PM - 5:30PMJackman Humanities Building
    Room 100, 170 St. George St.
    This event is free and open to all. Registration is not required.
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    CSUS and F. Ross Johnson Distinguished Speaker Series

    Description

    Coal seems the antithesis of the economy of post-industrialism, part of the “maggoty corpse,” in Lewis Mumford’s words, of an industrial age far from present day economies focused on information technology and service work. Scholars have argued as such since at least the 1930s. Indeed, writers as diverse as Mumford, Daniel Bell, Richard Florida, and Timothy Mitchell have all portrayed a transition away from coal as a central element of a broader shift to a political economy defined by “flowing energy,” “a creative class,” and the geography of office parks, research labs, and university campuses that compose the landscapes of post-industrial society. No longer was economic life “a game against nature,” Daniel Bell contended in 1973. Instead, it was “a game between persons.” “What counts,” he wrote, “is not raw muscle power, or energy, but information.”

    In the years since Bell published The Coming of Post-Industrial Society, the global economy has indeed been transformed. Information technology has altered the nature of work, culture, and social life. Those same years have seen a transformation of urban space, fueled largely by highly educated workers in the technology and finance, insurance, and real estate (FIRE) sectors. Cities have become greener, and increasingly economically stratified. At the same time, American coal production has boomed, rising from 573 million tons annually in 1973 to 1.2 billion tons in 2008. Even the celebrated decline in coal use and bankruptcy of coal producers over the past eight years has lowered coal production only to 900 million tons. Indeed, post-industrial society has been, to a large extent, coal fired.

    This talk tries to make sense of this paradox. Why has a transition away from coal been imagined as central to the rise of post-industrialism? Why did the political economy of energy rely increasingly on coal? How was its use obscured, both in scholarly work, and in political culture more generally? And finally, what are the political and intellectual consequences of the new spatial dynamics of coal-fired, post-industrial society?

    This event is free and open to all. Registration is not required. If you require an accommodation for disability, please contact the Jackman Humanities Institute at 416-946-0313, or email jhi.associate@utoronto.ca, to make appropriate arrangements.

    Contact

    Stella Kyriakakis
    416-946-8972


    Speakers

    Andrew Needham
    Department of History, New York University


    Main Sponsor

    Centre for the Study of the United States

    Sponsors

    JHI Working Group: Imagining & Inhabiting Resource Landscapes, University of Toronto

    Co-Sponsors

    Centre for the Study of the United States, at the Munk School of Global Affairs


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  • Friday, April 21st Federation and Confederation in Central Europe: Constitutions and Society in the 1860s and Beyond

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    Friday, April 21, 20175:00PM - 7:30PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    Registration not required.

    Volker Berghahn is a historian of German and modern European history at Columbia University, where he holds the Seth Low Chair in History. His research interests have included the fin de siècle period in Europe, the origins of World War One, and German-American Relations. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Prof. Berghahn’s talk is the opening lecture of a series of events held by the University of Toronto Department of History to reflect on the meanings and memorializations of Confederation. A public conference on The Other 60s: A Decade that Shaped Canada and the World will be held on April 22nd (for further information go to history.utoronto.ca/events/other-60s-decade-shaped-canada-and-world ), followed by Elsbeth Heaman’s 2017 Donald Creighton Lecture on “The Civilization of the Canadas in the 1860s”.


    Speakers

    Volker Berghahn
    Seth Low Chair in History, Columbia University



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