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June 2021

  • Friday, June 18th What's Going on in Belarus?

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    Friday, June 18, 20219:00AM - 10:00AMOnline Event, Online Event
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    Description

    Following the recent grounding of an Irish airline carrying a Belarusian dissident, President Alexander Lukashenko’s fight for power has suddenly taken on international implications. A panel of experts will discuss Belarusian developments since the opposition protests last year and the role of Russia and the West in shaping the fate of Lukashenko and the prospects for Belarusian democracy.

    Panelists:

    Mark MacKinnon is currently based in London, where he is The Globe and Mail’s Senior International Correspondent. In that posting he has reported on the refugee crisis, the rise of Islamic State, the war in eastern Ukraine, and the Brexit referendum. He was internationally recognized for his 2016 story “The Graffiti Kids,” which followed the lives of the teenagers who inadvertently started the Syrian war.
    Mark spent five years as the newspaper’s Beijing correspondent. There he won accolades for his investigations into the garment industry in Asia and for his reporting from the 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan.
    Mark has also been posted to the Middle East and Moscow for The Globe and Mail. He has covered the arrival of Canada’s troops in Afghanistan, the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, Russia’s war in Chechnya, the Orange Revolution in Ukraine and the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah conflict.
    A seven-time National Newspaper Award winner, Mark is also the author of The New Cold War: Revolutions, Rigged Elections and Pipeline Politics – which was published in 2007 by Random House, and The China Diaries, an e-book of his train travels through the Middle Kingdom along with photographer John Lehmann.
    He has interviewed many world leaders, including Shimon Peres, Aung San Suu Kyi, and Jordan’s King Abdullah II.

    Amelie Tolvin is a current MA candidate at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, where her focus and interests lie in authoritarianism, contentious politics and the post-Soviet space. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in Political Science and a minor in Russian, at the University of British Columbia in April 2020. She has previously held internship positions at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C., and with the European Values Thinktank’s Kremlin Watch Program. She is currently working on her graduate major research project with Professor Lucan Way, examining the authoritarian responses to the current protest movement in Belarus.

    Professor Lucan Way’s research focuses on democratization and authoritarianism in the former Soviet Union and the developing world. His most recent book (with Steven Levitsky), Social Revolution and Authoritarian Durability in the Modern World (forthcoming Princeton University Press) provides a comparative historical explanation of the extraordinary durability of autocracies born of violent social revolution. Professor Way’s solo authored book, Pluralism by Default: Weak Autocrats and the Rise of Competitive Politics (Johns Hopkins, 2015), examines the sources of political competition in the former Soviet Union. His book, Competitive Authoritarianism: Hybrid Regimes after the Cold War (with Steven Levitsky), was published in 2010 by Cambridge University Press. Way’s work on competitive authoritarianism has been cited thousands of times and helped stimulate new and wide-ranging research into the dynamics of hybrid democratic-authoritarian rule.

    Moderator:

    Professor Edward Schatz is the Acting Director of the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies and Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. He recently published Slow Anti-Americanism: Social Movements and Symbolic Politics in Central Asia with Stanford University Press. His previous books include Paradox of Power: The Logics of State Weakness in Eurasia (2017) and Political Ethnography: What Immersion Contributes to the Study of Power (2009). Professor Schatz is currently working with Professor Rachel Silvey on a SSHRC-funded project about the downstream effects of China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

    Contact

    Olga Kesarchuk
    416-946-8938


    Speakers

    Mark MacKinnon
    Speaker
    The Globe and Mail's Senior International Correspondent

    Amelie Tolvin
    Speaker
    MA Candidate, Munk School, University of Toronto

    Lucan Way
    Speaker
    Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto

    Edward Schatz
    Moderator
    Acting Director, CERES, University of Toronto



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  • Monday, June 21st Filling Gaps in Canada’s Ailing Long-Term Care System with Cash-For-Care Benefit

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    Monday, June 21, 20213:00PM - 4:30PMOnline Event, External Online Event
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    Description

    The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed Canada’s heavy reliance on providing long-term care (LTC) in institutions, rather than in people’s homes – their preferred option. To provide more LTC services are provided at home, one solution might be cash-for-care benefits, which are direct public transfers paid to LTC recipients (or their caregivers) to support home care. Widely used in other OECD countries, such benefits could afford Canadians more autonomy and care choices.

    Join us on Monday, June 21, for a webinar with University of Ottawa professor Colleen Flood, who will discuss her recent IRPP study on the potential advantages of cash-for-care benefits for improving long-term care in Canada. She will be joined by Ito Peng, professor of sociology and public policy at the University of Toronto, as well as Isobel Mackenzie, Seniors Advocate of British Columbia, in a discussion moderated by IRPP Research Director Colin Busby.

    This is the final installment in a series of webinars examining LTC policy options and priorities for Canadian governments. The webinars are part of a broader IRPP initiative on long-term care reform, including a feature series of articles “Kick-Starting Reform in Long-Term Care,” in Policy Options, and new research produced by the Centre of Excellence on the Canadian Federation and the Faces of Aging research program.

    A moderated Q&A will follow the discussion. The presentations will be in English. Questions in French are welcome. Attendance is free, but registration is required and spaces are limited.

    Contact

    Judy Manny


    Speakers

    Colleen M. Flood
    Speaker
    University Research Chair in Health Law & Policy and the inaugural Director of the Centre for Health Law, Policy & Ethics, University of Ottawa

    Isobel Mackenzie
    Speaker
    Seniors Advocate for British Columbia

    Ito Peng
    Speaker
    Professor and Canada Research Chair in Global Social Policy; Director, Centre for Global Social Policy, Department of Sociology, and the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy

    Colin Busby
    Moderator
    Research Director, IRPP



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July 2021

  • Wednesday, July 7th RESET: Reclaiming The Internet For Civil Society

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    Wednesday, July 7, 202112:30PM - 1:30PMOnline Event, Online Event
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    Description

    Join us to hear from Professor Ron Deibert as he explores the disturbing impact of the internet and social media on politics, the economy and the environment, and asks us to consider how best to construct a viable communications ecosystem that supports civil society and contributes to the betterment of the human condition.

    Disruptive technology, scientific advancements, and a global pandemic have forever changed the way we live and work. Our digital tools allow us to innovate, accelerate growth, and connect with one another as never before, but they often come with unexpected consequences. The same technologies that had been used for public uprisings against oppressive governments are now being used by those governments against political demonstrators, whistleblowers and dissidents.

    Meet our speakers and chair

    Ron Deibert (@RonDeibert) is Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Department of Political Science, as well as the Director of the Munk School’s Citizen Lab. The Citizen Lab is an interdisciplinary laboratory focusing on research, development, and high-level strategic policy and legal engagement at the intersection of information and communication technologies, human rights, and global security.

    Andrés Velasco (@AndresVelasco) is Professor of Public Policy and Dean of the School of Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

    Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEMunk

    REGISTRATION will open online on June 23, 2021.

    Contact

    London School of Economics


    Speakers

    Ron Deibert
    Speaker
    Director, Citizen Lab and Professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy and Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto

    Andrés Velasco
    Chair
    Professor of Public Policy and Dean of the School of Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science



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