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September 2018

  • Tuesday, September 4th Indology During National Socialist Times - A German Perspective

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    Tuesday, September 4, 20184:00PM - 6:00PM208N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    Description

    Abstract:

    The history of German Indology during NS times has been part of many historical narratives, mostly because it seemed obvious to trace the Nazi idea of an Aryan race back to German Indologists. But the approach had its drawbacks: the focus was on two German Indologists with NS leanings, while the history of others and especially Jewish Indologists in Germany was never studied. It has also proved quite detrimental that the discussion of these topics has often been caught in the political crossfire. All this seemed to leave not enough space for carving out a way in which German Indologists might live with their past. In this talk Jürgen Hanneder shall try to formulate such a perspective and demonstrate that if we look more closely and use more of the rich archival sources, a differentiated picture emerges.

    Biography:

    Prof. Dr. Jürgen Hanneder has studied Indology, Tibetology and Comparative Religion in various German Universities, then continued in Oxford and Marburg with his PhD, and worked as an assistant professor and in academic projects in Bonn, Halle, and Freiburg. In 2007, he succeeded to the chair of Indology in Marburg in 2007. His main fields of research lie within the Sanskrit literature of Kashmir, which is also a focus of many Indological projects in Marburg, but he is also interested in the history of Indology.

    Contact

    Dasha Kuznetsova
    (416) 946-8996


    Speakers

    Dr. Jurgen Hanneder
    Speaker
    Professor, Department of Indology and Tibetology, Marburg University

    Christoph Emmrich
    Chair
    Director, Centre for South Asian Studies


    Sponsors

    Centre for South Asian Studies


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  • Wednesday, September 12th Mix the Spurious with the Genuine: An Introduction to Xiqu (Chinese Opera) Performance

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    Wednesday, September 12, 20185:00PM - 7:00PMRichard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library, Robarts Library, 8th Floor, 130 St. George Street
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    Series

    Hong Kong Seminar Series

    Description

    Hong Kong Seminar Series: Mix the Spurious with the Genuine: An Introduction to Xiqu (Chinese Opera) Performance
    香港研究講座系列:以假亂真的戲曲表演

    致辭嘉賓 Welcoming Remarks
    Miss Kathy Chan, Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto)
    陳納思處長 — 香港駐多倫多經濟貿易辦事處

    講者 Speaker
    Dr. Chan Chak Lui, Department of Cultural and Religious Studies,
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    陳澤蕾博士 — 香港中文大學文化及宗教研究系講師

    講評 Discussant
    Dr. Xing Fan, Assistant Professor of Asian Theatre and Performance
    Studies, Acting Associate Director, Centre for Drama, Theatre and
    Performance Studies, University of Toronto
    樊星博士 — 多倫多大學 戲劇與表演研究中心 亞洲戲劇與表
    演研究助理教授

    Dr. Chan Chak Lui is a lead performer in an upcoming visiting Troupe from Hong Kong. In this lecture, Dr. Chan will present the performance technique “Mixing the Spurious with the Genuine” through interesting demonstrations and interactive activities.

    陳澤蕾博士將擔演香港青年精英粵劇匯演的主要劇目。
    陳博士在利銘澤典宬的示範活動中,除了以傳統講座形式
    外,同時亦透過戲曲片段欣賞、互動活動,趣味性地將戲曲
    以假亂真的表演手法作生動的解讀。

    Dr. Chan received her degrees in Chinese Language and Literature, Gender Studies and Intercultural Studies from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include Chinese Opera and gender studies. Her recent publications include an article in a symposium of Xiqu in Hong Kong, an editorial publication on Cantonese Opera, and several chapters from a general education publication on Chinese music. She has also written and re-edited several adopted scripts of Cantonese operas.

    Part of the event will be in Cantonese

    Please RSVP by emailing events.rclchkl@utoronto.ca or by calling 416-946-3892


    Speakers

    Kathy Chan
    Opening Remarks
    Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto)

    Dr. Chan Chak Lui
    Speaker
    Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

    Dr. Xing Fan
    Discussant
    Assistant Professor of Asian Theatre and Performance Studies, Acting Associate Director, Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Toronto


    Sponsors

    Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library

    University of Toronto Libraries

    Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office (Toronto)

    Starlight Chinese Opera Performing Arts Centre

    Asian Institute


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  • Friday, September 14th Professor Ronald F. Inglehart - The Silent Revolution in Reverse: The Rise of Trump and the Authoritarian Populist Parties

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    Friday, September 14, 20186:00PM - 8:00PMIsabel Bader Theatre
    Victoria University in the University of Toronto
    93 Charles Street W
    Toronto, ON M5S 2C7
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    Series

    Munk School Distinguished Lecture Series

    Description

    Ronald F. Inglehart is the Lowenstein Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan. Author of over 300 publications, he holds honorary doctorates from Uppsala University, Sweden, the Free University of Brussels, Belgium, and the University of Lueneburg, Germany. Inglehart helped found the Euro-Barometer surveys and is founding president of the World Values Survey Association, which has surveyed representative national samples of the publics of 105 countries containing over 90 percent of the world’s population. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. In 2011, Inglehart won the Johan Skytte prize in Political Science, often considered the highest prize awarded in the field.

    Professor Ingleharts’ recently published book, Cultural Evolution: People’s Motivations are Changing, and Reshaping the World, argues that people’s values and behavior are shaped by the degree to which survival is secure; it was precarious for most of history, which encouraged heavy emphasis on group solidarity, rejection of outsiders, and obedience to strong leaders. For under extreme scarcity, xenophobia is realistic: if there is just enough land to support one tribe and another tribe tries to claim it, survival may literally be a choice between Us and Them. Conversely, high levels of existential security encourage openness to change, diversity and new ideas. The unprecedented prosperity and security of the postwar era brought cultural change, the environmentalist movement, and the spread of democracy. But in recent decades, diminishing job security and rising inequality have led to an authoritarian reaction. Evidence from more than 100 countries demonstrates that people’s motivations and behavior reflect the extent to which they take survival for granted—and that modernization changes them in roughly predictable ways. This book explains the rise of environmentalist parties, gender equality, and same-sex marriage... and the current reaction producing Trump, Brexit, and France’s National Front, through a new, empirically-tested version of modernization theory.

    “This book is the product of an extremely ambitious project—ambitious in terms of the broad scope of the various aspects of society that its theoretical insights purport to explain, but also in terms of the range of the social science disciplines that are swept up and integrated into this “evolutionary modernization theory.” One could even regard this enterprise as striving towards what would be the equivalent of “unified field theory” in physics. What Chutzpah! And what a burden of proof such an ambitious enterprise would face. Remarkably, Inglehart succeeds in this demanding task, the ultimate product of which I regard as one of the most important works in the social sciences in decades”.

    –Richard Gunther, Ohio State University

    “Cultural Evolution culminates a remarkably productive half century’s exploration of cultural change by Ronald Inglehart. This renowned scholar now extends the reach of his theory to global history, while honing his concepts to dissect, for example, the emergence of rightwing populism and LGBTQ activism. This is Inglehart at his most ambitious and most astute. It is a powerful book”.

    –Robert D. Putnam, Harvard University

    “Cultural Evolution is an intellectual tour-de-force. Drawing on insights from years of research in societies representing 90% of the world’s population, the renowned political scientist Ronald Inglehart traces the most important changes taking place across the globe—the shift from Materialist to Postmaterialist values. His brilliant new Evolutionary Modernization theory explains changes in religion, conflict, gender equality, democracy, happiness, among other phenomena through the same parsimonious scientific lens. It is a fantastic read for anyone interested in understanding the dynamics of culture change”.

    –Michele Gelfand, University of Maryland


    Speakers

    Ronald F. Inglehart
    Speaker
    Research Professor, Center for Political Studies Professor, Department of Political Science University of Michigan

    Randall Hansen
    Moderator
    Interim Director, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy University of Toronto



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  • Friday, September 21st Speaking to Theory and Speaking to the China Field

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    Friday, September 21, 201810:00AM - 12:00PM208N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    Description

    Abstract:

    Bringing knowledge about China to the disciplines has reduced the outsized role that research on Europe and America has on many topics. But mainstreaming China studies also gives rise to certain tradeoffs. How should we manage these tradeoffs and produce research that is both true to China and contributes to the social sciences? In the last 30 years, China scholars have developed many strategies to navigate the territory between area studies and the social sciences. I myself have vacillated about how area studies and political science should interact and inform each other. How are China scholars addressing this issue now, in the era of mixed methods, experiments, “big data,” and causal inference?

    Biography:

    Kevin O’Brien is the Bedford Professor of Political Science and Director of the Institute of East Asian Studies at UC-Berkeley. A student of contemporary Chinese politics, he has written on legislative politics, local elections, fieldwork strategies, popular protest, policy implementation, protest policing, and political reform. His most recent work centers on the Chinese state and theories of popular contention, particularly as concerns protest control and types of repression that are neither “soft” nor “hard.”

    Contact

    Dasha Kuznetsova
    416-946-8996


    Speakers

    Kevin O'Brien
    Speaker
    Bedford Professor of Political Science and Director of the Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley

    Lynette Ong
    Chair
    Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Asian Institute


    Sponsors

    East Asian Seminar Series at the Asian Institute


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  • Monday, September 24th Rethinking East Asia in the New Global Economy (IPL Speaker Series)

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    Monday, September 24, 201810:00AM - 12:00PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    Series

    IPL - Speaker Series

    Description

    Based on his recent book with Cornell University Press, Strategic Coupling, Prof. Yeung examines economic development and state-firm relations in East Asia, focusing on the region’s emerging role in the new global economy. Much of the earlier social science literature on the political economy of industrial transformation has emphasized the role of the developmental state in picking selected domestic firms as “national champions” and in promoting their rapid growth through sectoral industrial policy. Drawing upon his empirical research on South Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore, he argues that production network-level dynamics and firm-specific initiatives are more critical to the successful industrial transformation of these East Asian economies in the contemporary era. This key mechanism of strategic coupling with global production networks offers a dynamic conception of state-firm relations in the changing context of global economic governance in East Asia.

    Contact

    Sole Fernandez
    416-946-8912


    Speakers

    Henry Wai-chung Yeung
    Distinguished Professor Department of Geography, National University of Singapore



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  • Monday, September 24th Where is the USA in Asia? Washington CSIS Senior Asia VP Mike Green talks about "By More Than Providence: Grand Strategy and American Power in the Asia Pacific Since 1783"

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    Monday, September 24, 20185:00PM - 7:00PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    Abstract:

    Where is the USA in Asia? Washington CSIS Senior Asia VP Mike Green talks about
    BY MORE THAN PROVIDENCE
    Grand Strategy and American Power in the Asia Pacific Since 1783

    From a New York Times book review by Gordon G. Chang on April 7, 2017: “It was “by more than Providence” that the United States, over the course of more than two centuries, became the pre-eminent power in Asia and the Pacific. Commerce, faith and notions of self-defense drove Americans westward, not only across a continent but also a wide expanse of ocean, says Michael J. Green, who served as special assistant to President George W. Bush and senior director for Asia on the National Security Council staff.”

    Green argues that, going back to 1783, the American strategy in Asia has been to prevent any one country from dominating the Pacific. But with the rise of China, can this strategy hold? And are Americans willing to pay the price?

    Bio:

    Michael Jonathan Green is senior vice president for Asia and Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and director of Asian Studies at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He served on the staff of the National Security Council (NSC) from 2001 through 2005, first as director for Asian affairs with responsibility for Japan, Korea, Australia, and New Zealand, and then as special assistant to the president for national security affairs and senior director for Asia, with responsibility for East Asia and South Asia. Before joining the NSC staff, he was a senior fellow for East Asian security at the Council on Foreign Relations, director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Center and the Foreign Policy Institute and assistant professor at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University, research staff member at the Institute for Defense Analyses, and senior adviser on Asia in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He also worked in Japan on the staff of a member of the National Diet.

    Dr. Green is also a nonresident fellow at the Lowy Institute in Sydney, Australia, a distinguished scholar at the Asia Pacific Institute in Tokyo, and professor by special appointment at Sophia University in Tokyo. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Aspen Strategy Group, the America Australia Leadership Dialogue, the advisory boards of Radio Free Asia and the Center for a New American Security, and the editorial boards of the Washington Quarterly and the Journal of Unification Studies in Korea. He also serves as a trustee at the Asia Foundation, senior adviser at the Asia Group, and associate of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Dr. Green has authored numerous books and articles on East Asian security, including most recently, By More Than Providence: Grand Strategy and American Power in the Asia Pacific Since 1783 (Columbia University Press, 2017). He received his master’s and doctoral degrees from SAIS and did additional graduate and postgraduate research at Tokyo University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his bachelor’s degree in history from Kenyon College with highest honors. He holds a black belt in Iaido (sword) and has won international prizes on the great highland bagpipe.

    “By More Than Providence: Grand Strategy and American Power in the Asia Pacific Since 1783” will be available for sale and the author will be available for signing.

    Contact

    Dasha Kuznetsova
    (416) 946-8996


    Speakers

    Dr. Michael J. Green
    Speaker
    Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, Director of Asian Studies at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

    Rachel Silvey
    Chair
    Richard Charles Lee Director, Asian Institute Professor, Department of Geography

    Mark Manger
    Discussant
    Director, Master of Global Affairs Program, Associate Professor of Political Economy and Global Affairs


    Sponsors

    Manulife Financial Corporation

    Co-Sponsors

    Asian Institute


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  • Tuesday, September 25th The Making of Hong Kong Since the 1960s

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    Tuesday, September 25, 20184:00PM - 6:00PMRichard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library, 8th floor, Robarts Library, 130 St. George Street
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    Hong Kong Seminar Series

    Description

    This seminar illustrates the significant developments of Hong Kong since the 1960s. We will approach the making of today’s Hong Kong from two very interesting perspectives.

    The first one, entitled “HOPS, SKIPS, AND JUMPS: HONG KONG BECOMING A WORLD HUB”, by Dr. Andrew Parkin, presents a personal and poetic picture of the rapid changes and comparisons of Hong Kong in the 1960s to 1990s, two crucial periods in the development of Hong Kong as an Asian focus of business and finance as well as East-West cultures and education. Dr. Parkin first lived in Hong Kong in the period 1963-67. It was an era of massive influxes of refuges from the famine years in the People’s Republic of China under Chairman Mao. Returning in 1990, Andrew joined the Chinese University and its newly founded Shaw College not as an Englishman but as a Canadian citizen. During the next decade this university saw many changes for the better, with its growing international presence.

    The second one, entitled “HONG KONG’S MIRACULOUS GROWTH PATH: COINCIDENCE, NURTURED OR CULTIVATED?” by Dr. Kui-Wai Li, discusses Hong Kong’s economic development since 1950s from a social science researcher’s point of view. This talk will identify and highlight the key growth features in each decade, consiering many of the known reasons and turning points. By contrasting the key economic strategies between pre- and post-1997, the speaker will also elaborate on the contemporary issues in the Hong Kong economy, making projections on its future trend. The discussion will address whether Hong Kong’s miraculous growth experience was just a historical coincidence, nurtured artificially by governments or cultivated by the ingenuity of the Hong Kong people.

    Please RSVP by emailing events.rclchkl@utoronto.ca or calling 416-946-3892


    Speakers

    Florence Tsang
    Opening Remarks
    Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office (Toronto)

    Dr. Andrew Parkin
    Speaker
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong

    Dr. Kui-Wai Li
    Speaker
    University of Toronto, City University of Hong Kong


    Sponsors

    University of Toronto Libraries

    Richard Charles Lee Canada Hong Kong Library

    Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office (Toronto)

    Asian Institute


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  • Thursday, September 27th Professor Timothy Garton Ash: Poland 100 Years After the Restoration

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    Thursday, September 27, 20186:00PM - 8:00PMIsabel Bader Theatre
    93 Charles Street West
    Toronto ON M5S 2C7
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    Biography:

    Timothy Garton Ash is Professor of European Studies, University of Oxford, Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St Antony’s College, Oxford and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is the author of ten books of contemporary history and political writing is which have explored many facets of the history of Europe over the last half-century. They include The Polish Revolution: Solidarity The Magic Lantern: The Revolution of ’89 Witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin, & Prague, The File: A Personal History, In Europe’s Name: Germany and the Divided Continent and Facts are Subversive: Political Writing from a Decade without a Name. He also writes a column on international affairs in the Guardian, which is widely syndicated, and is a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books, amongst other journals.

    From 2001 to 2006, he was Director of the European Studies Centre at St Antony’s College, Oxford, where he now directs the Dahrendorf Programme for the Study of Freedom. Its Free Speech Debate research project, built around the 13 language website freespeechdebate.com, contributed greatly to the writing of his most recent book Free Speech: Ten Principles For a Connected World.

    Prizes he has received for his writing include the Somerset Maugham Award, the Prix Européen de l’Essai, the Theodor Heuss Prize and the George Orwell Prize. He holds honorary doctorates from St Andrew’s University, Sheffield Hallam University and the Catholic University of Leuven, the Order of Merit from Germany, Poland and Czech Republic, and the British CMG. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, The Royal Historical Society and the Royal Society of Arts. In 2017, he was awarded the International Charlemagne Prize of the city of Aachen, for services to European unity.


    Speakers

    Timothy Garton Ash
    Speaker
    Distinguished Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy

    Randall Hansen
    Moderator
    Professor and Interim Director, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy



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October 2018

  • Monday, October 1st The Firebombing of Japan: Motivations, Morality and the effect on the Japanese Surrender

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    Monday, October 1, 20184:00PM - 5:30PMBloor - 1st floor Boardroom/Round Room/Library, Munk School of Global Affairs
    315 Bloor St. West
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    Abstract:

    The firebombing of Japan has been eclipsed in postwar writing by both the atomic bombings of Hiroshima/Nagasaki and the conventional bombing of Japanese cities. This is curious given (a) that the death toll – over 300,000 by conservative estimates – exceeded that of the atomic bombs and (b) the strategy relied on the same bombing techniques that caused so much controversy over Germany. The paper reviews the reasons behind the US switch from precision bombing (designed to minimize civilian causalities to area bombing (designed to maximize them) and evaluates the effect of them on the outcome of the war. Simply put: did the killing hundreds of thousands of Japanese civilians through conventional bombing help win the war?


    Speakers

    Randall Hansen
    Speaker
    Interim Director, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy

    Takashi Fujitani
    Discussant
    Director, Dr. David Chu Program in Asia-Pacific Studies and Professor, Department of History

    Andre Schmid
    Chair
    Chair, Department of East Asian Studies


    Sponsors

    Asian Institute


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  • Thursday, October 4th Walk in Canada, Talk on Japan: Ambassador Shotaro OSHIMA on Japan-Canada economic and business relations

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    Thursday, October 4, 20183:00PM - 5:00PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    Description

    Join the Centre for the Study of Global Japan for a unique opportunity to meet Ambassador Shotaro OSHIMA, Former Economic Minister of the Japanese Embassy in the U.S. and former Ambassador of Japan to South Korea and Saudi Arabia.

    Ambassador Oshima will be joined by a team of three panelists with backgrounds in business consulting, international finance and one of the top universities in Japan. Engage with the ambassador and his team in a stimulating dialogue on the economic and business relationship between Japan and Canada.

    ABOUT THE PROGRAM
    “Walk in Canada, Talk on Japan” aims to further develop the Japan-Canada relationship by increasing understanding about Japan in the Canada via grass-roots exchange. Supported by the Prime Minister’s Office in Japan, teams of Japanese citizens of various backgrounds, led by former, high-ranking Japanese diplomats, travel to Canada to share their perspectives and encourage open discussions with the local communities. For more background, visit the official website detailing the original “Walk in U.S., Talk on Japan” project here.

    SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES
    Shotaro OSHIMA (Delegation Leader)
    ・Before retiring in 2008, Ambassador Oshima served as Japan’s Permanent Representative to the WTO, and as the Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Korea. Earlier in his career, he served in embassies in Thailand, the U.S., Israel, and Russia. He also served as the Economic Minister of the Japanese embassy in the U.S., as the Director-General for Economic Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and as the Deputy Foreign Minister responsible for economic matters. He is currently the Chairman of the Institute for International Economic Studies and a Visiting Professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies.

    Mitsuko TAKAHASHI
    ・Business experience in Japan and the U.S. (Boeing, UPS)
    ・Currently runs her own business consulting company

    Rick LIU
    ・Born in Taiwan
    ・Experience in international financial companies in Japan and China
    ・Currently working at a Tokyo-based bank

    Rie SATO
    ・Student at one of the top universities in Japan
    ・Extensive knowledge of traditional Japanese culture


    Speakers

    Shotaro OSHIMA
    Keynote
    Former Economic Minister of the Japanese Embassy in the U.S. Former Ambassador of Japan to South Korea and Saudi Arabia

    Mitsuko TAKAHASHI
    Panelist
    Expertise in business consulting

    Rick LIU
    Panelist
    Expertise in international finance

    Rie SATO
    Panelist
    Student at a top university in Japan

    Louis W. Pauly
    Chair
    J. Stefan Dupré Distinguished Professor of Political Economy, Department of Political Science Interim Director, Centre for the Study of Global Japan



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November 2018

  • Friday, November 2nd CSK Speaker Series Talk

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    Friday, November 2, 20182:00PM - 4:00PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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  • Wednesday, November 7th – Friday, November 9th Making and Re-Making Europe: The Czech and Slovak Contribution

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    Wednesday, November 7, 20186:00PM - 9:00PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
    Thursday, November 8, 20189:00AM - 9:00PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
    Friday, November 9, 20189:00AM - 6:00PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    Making and Re-Making Europe: The Czech and Slovak Contribution Draft Agenda

    Conference Patron: The Cvachovec Foundation

    7 – 9 November 2018

    In honour of the celebration in 2018 of the founding of Czechoslovakia and fifty years since the Warsaw Pact invasion, the Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (CERES) at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy will hold a two-day conference to mark these important anniversaries and give visibility to the contribution of Czechs and Slovaks in Europe and North America. The conference combines academic panels, films and a graduate student conference.

    November 7
    5:30 PM Evening Cultural Event
    Havel and underground culture.
    Michael Kilburn, Endicott College, Beverly, Massachusetts.
    Paul Wilson, Writer and Translator.
    Michael Žantovský, Václav Havel Library, Prague, Czechia.
    Dramatic Readings from Tom Stoppard’s rock and roll and Václav Havel’s Protest

    November 8
    9:00 AM Opening Remarks: Randall Hansen, Interim Director, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, H.E. Pavel Hrnčíř, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Canada.
    9:15 – 11:00 Panel One: The Founding of Czechoslovakia: Was this a Harbinger of the Shaping of Twenty First Century Europe?
    • Hugh Agnew, The George Washington University, Washington, DC.
    • Jiří Přibáň – Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom.
    • Miroslav Michela – Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.
    11:00 – 12:30 -Panel Two: The Interwar Years: Moving Away Multiculturalism?
    • Nadya Nedelsky, Macalester College, St Paul, Minnesota.
    • Melissa Feinberg, Rutgers, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
    • James Felak, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
    Lunch 12:30 – 1:30
    1:30-3:15 Panel Three: The Legacy of Communism: Is it too Early to Assess?
    • Muriel Blaive, Eurias Senior Fellow, Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, Vienna, Austria.
    • James Krapfl, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec.
    • Barbara J. Falk, Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario.
    • Libor Žídek, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.

    3:15 – 3:30 Coffee Break

    3:30 – 17:00 Panel Four: Czechs and Slovaks as a Diaspora – Their Impact on the Evolution of Czechoslovakia and/or the Countries Which They Adopted
    • Jan Raska – Pier 21 Museum, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
    • Veronika Ambros, University of Toronto, Toronto.
    • Xavier Galmiche, Sorbonne University, Paris, France.

    17:00 – 19:00 Reception
    19:00 – Film Screening. FILM TBA.

    November 9 – Student Conference and Roundtable on the Post-Communist Experience

    Morning:

    Panel 1: Consolidation of States and Ideology
    Panelists are asked to explore the factors that led to the emergence of Austro-Hungarian successor states, and the issues of transition faced by these newly formed states, as well as to the movements that promoted independence during World War I. Additionally, panelists will discuss how the success or failure of these states related to the larger European political scene in the inter-war period, particularly regarding the merits and failings of democracy in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as the emergence and impact of fascist and communist ideologies.

    Panel 2: The Evolution of the Nation-State in “Wilsonian” Central Europe
    Panelists will discuss the impact of World War II and Nazi occupation and hegemony in Central Europe, and how the war altered Central European nationalism domestically and internationally into the post-war period.

    Afternoon:

    Panel 3: Understanding Socialism and its Legacies
    In regard to the failed revolts against socialist regimes in Hungary in 1956, Czechoslovakia in 1968, and Poland in 1956, 1968, and 1970, Milan Kundera wrote that each of these regimes “could not have defended itself for more than three hours if it had not been backed by Russia.” (Milan Kundera, “The Tragedy of Central Europe,” The New York Review of Books vol. 31 no. 7 (April 1984).) Panelists are asked to debate whether socialism truly could have been reformed in Central Europe had the Warsaw Pact and the Soviet Union not intervened? How does this recent socialist past affect contemporary Central European politics?
    Panel 4: Central European Communities Abroad
    Panelists will outline how Central and Eastern Central European immigrants and diasporas have influenced North America and North American culture, and how the new environment and reasons for emigrating, in turn, influenced their cultures.

    The event would conclude with a conversation with a select group of our panelists on Central Europe since 1968 with an emphasis on events that happened after 1989.


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  • Friday, November 30th De Gaulle, le Québec et le Canada: un bilan historiographique 50 ans après **IN FRENCH**

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    Friday, November 30, 20183:00PM - 5:00PM108N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    N.B.: This event will be presented in French.

    De Gaulle, le Québec et le Canada: un bilan historiographique 50 ans après /
    De Gaulle, Quebec and Canada: An Historiographic Review 50 Years Later

    Il y a 50 ans, lorsque de Gaulle a crié à Montréal “Vive le Québec libre”, il a semé la consternation en France, au Canada et seuls les indépendantistes et les nationalistes québécois semblent avoir apprécié son discours. Depuis, l’historiographie s’est chargée de décortiquer les raisons de son discours, ainsi que l’histoire plus large des relations France-Québec sous de Gaulle et les conséquences pour le Québec, de sa présidence. Les avis sont partagés, encore aujourd’hui, concernant la vision de de Gaulle sur le Québec et de ses projets, planifiés ou non, pour ses cousins d’outre-mer. Par contre, l’historiographie récente des relations franco-québécoises, a souligné un élément consensuel entre les chercheurs; celui de l’impact fondamental de de Gaulle sur la redécouverte de la France au Québec, mais aussi au Canada à travers les enjeux de la francophonie au sein même de la jeune diplomatie canadienne. Nous aborderons cette redécouverte à travers un bilan historiographique qui témoigne de la richesse de cette histoire.

    When de Gaulle came to Montreal fifty years ago and shouted ‘’Vive le Québec libre’’, he spread dismay among the French and Canadian populations, and only the independentists and nationalists from Quebec seemed to have appreciated his words. Since then, historiography broke down the reasons for his speech as well as the wider historical ‘’France-Québec’’ relationship while de Gaulle was in power and the consequences of his presidency for Quebeckers. To date, opinions remain divided as to what de Gaulle’s vision and future projects for Quebec (his overseas cousins) were, whether these were planned or not. However, the recent historiography highlighted that there was a consensus on one element between the researchers; that being de Gaulle’s fundamental impact on the rediscovery of France in Quebec and in Canada, through what was at stake for the Francophony, within the young Canadian diplomatic circle itself. We will discuss this rediscovery through a historiographical review which testifies to this history’s richness.


    Speakers

    Magali Deleuze

    Professeure agrégée/Associate Professor

    Directrice des Études sur la guerre (Programme d'études supérieures) /Chair of War Studies (Graduate Studies Program)

    Département d'histoire/History Department
    Collège militaire royal du Canada / Royal Military College of Canada


    Main Sponsor

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

    Co-Sponsors

    Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

    Glendon College, York University


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