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November 2021

  • Monday, November 29th Organizing Within, Against, and Beyond the State: Martin Sostre and the Struggle for Prison Abolition

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    Monday, November 29, 20212:00PM - 3:30PMOnline Event, Online Event
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    Description

    Historian and organizer Garrett Felber, Visiting Faculty Fellow at Yale University, will discuss abolitionist lessons from his biography-in-progress of Black Puerto Rican anarchist and former U.S. political prisoner Martin Sostre. First as a politicized prisoner and jailhouse lawyer, and later as a political prisoner who was framed during the 1967 Buffalo rebellion while running a radical bookstore, Sostre embodied the dialectical transformations between self and society which led him to lead a life of “continuous struggle.” Sostre creatively adapted law, solitary confinement, surveillance, and organized abandonment to disrupt state violence and create life-affirming communities. His ideas and deeds formed architectures of resistance within the scaffolding of an oppressive state that provide a variety of illustrations for movements organizing within, against, and beyond it today.

    Speakers:
    Garrett Felber, Yale University
    Garrett Felber received his B.A. in English from Kalamazoo College, a M.A. in African American Studies from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in American Culture from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is an interdisciplinary historian whose work focuses on 20th-century social movements, the Black radical tradition, and the carceral state. Felber’s Those Who Know Don’t Say: The Nation of Islam, the Black Freedom Movement, and the Carceral State (UNC Press, 2020) received the Merle Curti Intellectual History Award from the Organization of American Historians and was a finalist for the Museum of African American History’s Stone Book Award and the African American Intellectual History Society’s Pauli Murray Book Award. He is co-author of The Portable Malcolm X Reader (Penguin 2013) with Manning Marable and has published articles in the Journal of American History, Journal of African American History, Journal of Social History, Souls, and South African Music Studies.

    Brett Story, Ryerson University
    Brett Story is a geographer and award-winning non-fiction filmmaker. Her films have screened at True/False, Oberhausen, Hot Docs, the Viennale, and Dok Leipzig, among other international festivals. Her second feature-length film, The Prison in Twelve Landscapes (2016) was awarded the Special Jury Prize at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival and was a nominee for Best Canadian Feature Documentary at the Canadian Screen Awards. Her interests across the fields of documentary and critical theory are expansive, and include experimental cinema and essay films, politics and aesthetics, racial capitalism and Marxist political economy, and visual geography. Brett holds a PhD in geography from the University of Toronto and is the author of a forthcoming book titled Prison Land: Mapping Carceral Power across Neoliberal America from the University of Minnesota Press. She was a 2016 Sundance Art of Nonfiction Fellow and is a 2018 Guggenheim Fellow.

    Max Mishler, University of Toronto, History Department and the Center for the Study of the United States
    Mishler specializes in the transnational history of the United States, with a focus on slavery and abolition, incarceration, and the history of capitalism.

    Contact

    Mio Otsuka


    Speakers

    Garrett Felber
    Speaker
    Visiting Facutly Fellow, Yale University

    Brett Story
    Panelist
    Assistant Professor, Ryerson University

    Max Mishler
    Panelist
    Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

    Nicholas Sammond
    Opening Remarks
    Director, Centre for the Study of the United States, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto

    Khaleel Grant
    Panelist
    PhD Student, History Department, University of Toronto



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  • Tuesday, November 30th "Does Brexit Mean the Break-Up of the United Kingdom?" by Sir Graham Watson

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    Tuesday, November 30, 20214:00PM - 6:00PMOnline Event, Online Event
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    Description

    It is now five years since the Brexit referendum and nearly two years since the UK left the EU. Former Member of the European Parliament Sir Graham Watson discusses the causes of Brexit, current developments, and future implications for the UK.

    Sir Graham Watson’s political career started with the Scottish Young Liberals, of which he was the International Officer and later Vice-Chairman. In 1997 he was elected to the Bureau of the International Federation of Liberal and Radical Youth; from 1999 to 2001 he served as its Secretary General. He was a founder member of the Liberal Youth Movement of the European Community (LYMEC) and of the European Youth Forum.

    From 1983 to 1987, Graham Watson was Head of the Private Office to UK Liberal Leader the Rt Hon Sir (now Lord) David Steel. From 1983 to 1993 he was a Council Member of the European Liberal Democrat Party and an active participant in Liberal International meetings. Elected as the first UK Liberal ever to the European Parliament in 1994, he served as Chairman of the Parliament’s Committee on Citizens Rights and Freedoms, Justice and Home Affairs from 1999 to 2002 before being elected as Leader of the ELDR (later ALDE) Group. Under his leadership it became the largest third party ever in the European Parliament. He served as Leader from 2002-09.

    In 2010 his tenth book, Building a Liberal Europe, was published by John Harper Publishing and in 2011 he was knighted in the Queen’s birthday honours list.

    Elected to the ELDR (now ALDE) Party Bureau in 2011, Sir Graham became Party President in 2012 and served until 2016, stepping down to devote his energies to the EU referendum campaign in the UK.

    During his twenty years in the European Parliament Sir Graham was particularly active in the foundation and development of the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats and in the accession of central and eastern European countries to the EU. He is also a co-founder and former Chairman of The Climate Parliament, a global network of legislators committed to accelerating the switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources.

    Sir Graham remained active in politics at international level until January 2020, serving as a Member of the European Economic and Social Committee and taking part in activities of the ALDE Party and the Liberal International. He is currently Distinguished Visiting Fellow 2020-22 at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy and is researching to write a biography of Lord Russell-Johnston for Birlinn Books.


    Speakers

    Sir Graham Watson
    Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Munk School



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December 2021

  • Wednesday, December 1st Book Launch: 'Warring Visions: Photography and Vietnam'

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    Wednesday, December 1, 20213:00PM - 4:30PMOnline Event, Online Event
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    Series

    Notable U of T Faculty

    Description

    In Warring Visions, Thy Phu explores photography from dispersed communities throughout Vietnam and the Vietnamese diaspora, both during and after the Vietnam War, to complicate narratives of conflict and memory. While the visual history of the Vietnam War has been dominated by American documentaries and war photography, the book turns to photographs circulated by the Vietnamese themselves, capturing a range of subjects, occasions, and perspectives. Phu’s concept of warring visions refers to contrasts in the use of war photos in North Vietnam, which highlighted national liberation and aligned themselves with an international audience, and those in South Vietnam, which focused on family and everyday survival. Phu also uses warring visions to enlarge the category of war photography, a genre that usually consists of images illustrating the immediacy of combat and the spectacle of violence, pain, and wounded bodies. She pushes this genre beyond such definitions by analyzing pictures of family life, weddings, and other quotidian scenes of life during the war. Phu thus expands our understanding of how war is waged, experienced, and resolved.

    NOTE: Warring Visions: Photography and Vietnam (Duke University Press) will be published in January 2022. Learn more about the book at: https://www.dukeupress.edu/warring-visions

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    Thy Phu is a Professor of Media Studies at the University of Toronto, Scarborough. She is coeditor of Feeling Photography, also published by Duke University Press, and Refugee States: Critical Refugee Studies in Canada. She is also author of Picturing Model Citizens: Civility in Asian American Visual Culture.

    Rebecca A. Adelman is Professor and Chair of Media and Communication Studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She is the author of Beyond the Checkpoint: Visual Practices in America’s Global War on Terror and Figuring Violence: Affective Investments in Perpetual War, and the co-editor of Remote Warfare: New Cultures of Violence.

    Elizabeth Wijaya is an Assistant Professor of East Asian Cinema in the Department of Visual Studies and Cinema Studies Institute of the University of Toronto. She is Director of the Centre for Southeast Asian Studies and an Associate Producer of Taste (Dir. Le Bao, Special Jury Award, Berlin Film Festival).


    Speakers

    Thy Phu
    Speaker
    Professor of Media Studies, University of Toronto, Scarborough

    Rebecca A. Adelman
    Commentator
    Professor and Chair of Media and Communication Studies, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

    Elizabeth Wijaya
    Commentator
    Assistant Professor of East Asian Cinema in the Department of Visual Studies and Cinema Studies Institute; Director of the Centre for Southeast Asian Studies at the Asian Institute, Munk School, University of Toronto

    Takashi Fujitani
    Chair
    Professor of History and Director of the Dr. David Chu Program in Asia-Pacific Studies at the Asian Institute, Munk School, University of Toronto


    Main Sponsor

    Asian Institute

    Sponsors

    Dr. David Chu Program in Asia Pacific Studies

    Co-Sponsors

    Centre for Southeast Asian Studies

    Centre for the Study of the United States


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  • Friday, December 3rd Inter-Asian Forum on Film Censorship

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    Friday, December 3, 20219:00AM - 10:30AMOnline Event, Online Event
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    Theory/Praxis/Politics

    Description

    Inter-Asian Forum on Film Censorship is the first webinar roundtable discussion for the series, Theory/Praxis/Politics. This forum highlights film practitioners and programmers’ thoughts and reflections on the practices of censorship across Asia. Join our panelists, Zhu Rikun, Kek Huat Lau, and Park Sungho, as they articulate their first-hand experiences in the field and unfurl the complexities of censorship both in the production and circulation of cinema.

    Theory/Praxis/Politics is a webinar series working to advocate for and bring together perspectives of academics, filmmakers, programmers, civil servants, and other stakeholders with an interest in the question of censorship across Asia and its diasporas. We consider Asia as a productive site in which theory, practice, and politics overlap. The intersection allows us to question not only our understanding of censorship and the ways in which we engage with cinema in the region but also to reconsider the relationship between theory, aesthetics, and politics.

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    PARK Sungho is a programmer for Cambodia International Film Festival and Busan International Film Festival, and is working to promote Southeast Asian cinema globally. Park was born in Seoul, Korea in 1977. He majored in Film Editing at the Cinematography Department at Chung-Ang University. In 2007, he joined the Busan International Film Festival and served as a program coordinator for Asian cinema and manager for the Asian Film Academy. In 2013, he moved his base to Phnom Penh. Since 2016, he has joined Cambodia-based film production company Anti-Archive as a producer.

    ZHU Rikun is an independent film director and producer, as well as a curator from China. He is the founder of Fanhall Films and chief editor of cinema website fanhall.com. Zhu founded Documentary Film Festival China in 2003, which is one of the earliest independent film festivals in China. As a director, Zhu’s has made the following film: The Questioning, The Dossier, Welcome, Dust, Anni, and No Desire to Hide(also named Siren in original title).

    LAU Kek-Huat is a Malaysia-born filmmaker based in Taiwan. His debut film Boluomi was in competition Busan International Film Festival, New Currents section, and Golden horse nominated for a Best new director. The project won him the Tokyo Talent Award 2015, Best Script Award in 2013 Taiwan, and was selected for La Fabrique. Cinema du monde. His short film Nia door won Best Short Film Award, Sonje Award at the Busan International film festival, selected for the 38th Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. Both his documentary Absent without leave and The Tree Remembers still face censorship challenges today in Malaysia. He is an alumnus of Golden Horse Academy and Berlinale & Tokyo Talents. Lau had also a jury and mentor for regional filmmaking events such as Doc Doc, Asiadoc, FFD, New Asian Scenery.

    Palita Chunsaengchan is an assistant professor of Southeast Asian cinema in the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She is working on her book manuscript entitled, Sovereign Screen: Early Thai Cinema and Politics of Media Modernity. This project focuses on early Thai cinema — particularly on its intermedial relationships to prose, poetry, and traditional theatre — from the period of the absolute monarchy to the Siamese Revolution. She also published in Asian Cinema (2021) and Thai Cinema: The Complete Guide (2018).

    Elizabeth Wijaya is an Assistant Professor of East Asian Cinema in the Department of Visual Studies and Cinema Studies Institute of the University of Toronto. She is Director of the Centre for Southeast Asian Studies and an Associate Producer of Taste (Dir. Le Bao, Special Jury Award, Berlin Film Festival).


    Speakers

    Park Sungho
    Panelist
    Programmer for Cambodia International Film Festival and Busan International Film Festival

    Zhu Rikun
    Panelist
    Independent film director, producer, and curator from China

    Lau Kek-Huat
    Panelist
    Malaysia-born filmmaker based in Taiwan

    Elizabeth Wijaya
    Moderator
    Assistant Professor, Visual Studies and Cinema Studies Institute; Director of the Centre for Southeast Asian Studies, Asian Institute, Munk School, University of Toronto

    Palita Chunsaengchan
    Moderator
    Assistant Professor, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Minnesota


    Main Sponsor

    Asian Institute

    Sponsors

    Centre for Southeast Asian Studies

    Pan-Asian Seminar Series: The Political Life of Information

    Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Minnesota


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  • Monday, December 6th Digital Subversion: The Threat to Democracy

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    Monday, December 6, 20215:00PM - 6:00PMOnline Event, Online Event
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    Seymour Martin Lipset Lecture

    Description

    The eighteenth annual Seymour Martin Lipset Lecture on Democracy in the World will be held on Monday, December 6, 2021. The lecture will be delivered by Ronald Deibert, Director of The Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, on “Digital Subversion: The Threat to Democracy.”

    Ronald Deibert is professor of political science and director of the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Black Code: Surveillance, Privacy and the Dark Side of Cyberspace; Parchment, Printing, and Hypermedia: Communications in World Order Transformation; and Reset: Reclaiming the Internet for Civil Society, as well as several edited volumes.

    Previously, Deibert was a principal investigator and co-founder of the OpenNet Initiative (2003-2014) and Information Warfare Monitor (2003-2012) projects. Deibert was one of the founders and (former) vice president of global policy and outreach for Psiphon. He serves on the editorial boards of Explorations in Media Ecology, Astropolitics, Journal of Global Security Studies, Review of Policy Research, and International Political Sociology.

    He has received several awards, including the University of Toronto’s President’s Impact Award (2017), the Neil Postman Award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity (2014), and the Advancement of Intellectual Freedom in Canada Award from the Canadian Library Association (2014). In 2013, Deibert was appointed to the Order of Ontario and awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal for recognizing and mitigating the “growing threats to communications rights, openness and security worldwide.”

    The Seymour Martin Lipset Lecture on Democracy in the World was inaugurated in 2004 by the International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and the Munk School for Global Affairs at the University of Toronto as an important new forum for discourse on democracy and its progress worldwide.

    The Seymour Martin Lipset Lecture on Democracy in the World was inaugurated in 2004 by the International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and the Munk School for Global Affairs at the University of Toronto as an important new forum for discourse on democracy and its progress worldwide.


    Speakers

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


    Co-Sponsors

    Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto

    Department of Political Science, University of Toronto

    Donner Canadian Foundation

    The National Endowment for Democracy


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  • Tuesday, December 7th Soviet Judgment at Nuremberg: A New History of the International Military Tribunal after World War I

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    Tuesday, December 7, 20213:00PM - 5:00PMOnline Event, Online Event
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    Russian History Speakers Series

    Description

    Organized in the wake of World War Two by the victorious Allies, the Nuremberg Trials were intended to hold the Nazis to account for their crimes and to restore a sense of justice to a world devastated by violence. As Francine Hirsch reveals in her groundbreaking new book, a major piece of the Nuremberg story has routinely been left out: the critical role of the Soviet Union. Soviet Judgment at Nuremberg offers a startlingly new view of the International Military Tribunal and a fresh perspective on the movement for international human rights that it helped launch.

    Francine Hirsch is Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she teaches courses on Soviet history, Modern European history, and the history of human rights. Her first book, Empire of Nations: Ethnographic Knowledge and the Making of the Soviet Union (2005), received several awards, including the Herbert Baxter Adams Prize of the American Historical Association and the Wayne S. Vucinich Prize of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies. Her second book, Soviet Judgment at Nuremberg: A New History of the International Military Tribunal after World War II (2020), was awarded four book prizes: the 2021 Certificate of Merit for a Preeminent Contribution to Creative Scholarship from the American Society for International Law, the Heldt Prize of the Association for Women in Slavic Studies, the Barbara Jelavich prize of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, and the Beer Prize of the American Historical Association. Hirsch has started work on a new book project on the history of Russian-American entanglement, with a focus on economics, science, culture, and international law.


    Speakers

    Francine Hirsch
    Speaker
    Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Lynne Viola
    Chair
    Professor, University of Toronto



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  • Thursday, December 9th Celebrating Ravindra Jain: A conversation in conjunction with the publication of Michael Herzfeld's 'Subversive Archaism'

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    Thursday, December 9, 20212:00PM - 4:00PMOnline Event, Online Event
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    Description

    The UTSC Centre for Ethnography is pleased to invite you to our upcoming event, which is generously co-sponsored by the Centre for Southeast Asian Studies and the Centre for South Asian Studies at the Asian Institute, and the Department of Anthropology Colloquium Series and Graduate Program, University of Toronto:

    This roundtable in honour of Ravindra Jain presents a chance to engage with an eminent and path-breaking anthropologist of global reach who pioneered work on diaspora and migration long before these became common topics. He has always delighted in encouraging his students to explore contradictions and complexities that theorists of caste, kinship, and other familiar anthropological topics had not anticipated. For the students he has taught around the world, many of them now successful academics in their own right, he thus represents precisely what a university teacher should be.

    Ravindra Jain is perhaps best known for his work on the Indian diaspora, starting with the pioneering South Indians on the Plantation Frontier in Malaya (1970), and on the central Indian region of Bundelkhand, published in Between History and Legend: Status and Power in Bundelkhand (2002). His other books include Indian Communities Abroad (1993); The Universe as Audience: Metaphor and Community among the Jains of North India (1999); Indian Transmigrants: Malaysian and Comparative Essays (2009/2011); Nation, Diaspora, Trans-Nation: Reflections from India (2010); Innovative Departures: Anthropology and the Indian Diaspora (2017); and the edited volume Text and Context: The Social Anthropology of Tradition (1977). He taught at Lucknow University before obtaining his PhD at the Australian National University, Canberra, in 1966. He then went on to teach at Oxford University (1966-1974) and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (1975-2002). He has also held visiting positions at the University of the West Indies (Trinidad), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, and the University of KwaZulu Natal. In 2013 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Indian Sociological Society. He is widely known as an extraordinary teacher, and this event is intended to celebrate the confluence of his intellectual and his pedagogical influence.

    The event will be a conversation between Ravindra Jain and anthropologist Michael Herzfeld (among others). Michael Herzfeld is Ernest E. Monrad Research Professor of the Social Sciences, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University.
    His forthcoming (December 2021) book Subversive Archaisms Troubling Traditionalists and the Politics of National Heritage (Duke University Press) is dedicated to Ravindra Jain. Introduction available at: https://www.dukeupress.edu/Assets/PubMaterials/978-1-4780-1762-2_601.pdf


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  • Friday, December 10th Nationalist Extremism in North America: The Current Threat Landscape

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    Friday, December 10, 202112:00PM - 1:00PMExternal Event, External Event
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    North American Colloquium Speaker Series

    Description

    Nationalism and extremism pose mounting challenges around the world, including in North America. This web-based panel discussion will be the second in a tri-national series organized as part of the 2021-22 North American Colloquium by the Autonomous National University of Mexico, University of Toronto, and University of Michigan.

    The first session examined the historical drivers of nationalist extremism in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. This second session will discuss the current landscape of threats posed by extreme forms of nationalism in each of the three countries. How and why are these ideas spreading? What are the key groups propagating extreme nationalist ideology, and what near-term security challenges do they present?


    Speakers

    Dr. Stephanie Carvin
    Speaker
    Associate Professor of International Relations, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University

    Dr. Leonardo Curzio Guttierez
    Speaker
    Professor, Center for Research on North America (CISAN) Strategic Studies Area at the Autonomous National University of Mexico (UNAM)

    Dr. Cynthia Miller-Idriss
    Speaker
    Professor, School of Public Affairs and School of Education, and Director, Polarization and Extremism Research & Innovation Lab (PERIL) in the Center for University Excellence (CUE) at American University

    John D. Ciorciari
    Moderator
    Associate Professor of Public Policy; Director, International Policy Center and Weiser Diplomacy Center, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan

    Javed Ali
    Moderator
    Associate Professor of Practice, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan


    Co-Sponsors

    Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy

    Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan

    Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México


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  • Tuesday, December 14th TAAT Annual Reception and Panel Discussion: Climate Change: Perspectives, Challenges and Opportunities

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    Tuesday, December 14, 20214:00PM - 7:00PMExternal Event, The National Club (Howland Room)
    303 Bay Street, Toronto, M5H 2R1
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    Description

    Taiwan Alumni Association of Toronto, launched at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto in 2017, is the largest student association dedicated to the studies of Taiwan and global Asia in Canada. We bring together alumni, students, researchers, and public interested in a wide range of issues related to Taiwan. This year, we hope to bring the focus of our end of the year annual event with a panel discussion on the topic of climate change. We invite four experts from diverse backgrounds to share their thoughts and views on climate change, and its challenges and opportunities for Taiwan and Canada.

    4:00 pm – 5:15 pm Panel Discussion
    5:15 pm – 7:00 pm Reception

    Speakers:
    Dr. Chih C. Chao, Principal, Cantech Environment Service and former Vice President of Tunghai University – “Climate Change Mitigation through Circular Economy Actions”

    Ms. Jin-Ling Chen, Director General, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Toronto – “Taiwan
    Government’s Climate Change Policy Initiatives”

    Mr. Marc J. Drouin, General Manager and Principal Officer, Rabobank Canada – “Climate Change Financing in Agriculture”

    Prof. Ito Peng, University of Toronto – “Care Work as a Climate Action”

    Co-Sponsors: TECO and Global Taiwan Studies Program at the Munk School.

    Contact

    Ito Peng


    Speakers

    Dr. Chih C. Chao
    Principal, Cantech Environment Service and former Vice President of Tunghai University

    Ms. Jin-Ling Chen
    Director General, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Toronto

    Mr. Marc J. Drouin
    General Manager and Principal Officer, Rabobank Canada

    Prof. Ito Peng
    Prof. Ito Peng, University of Toronto



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January 2022

  • Thursday, January 27th Reconsidering Reparations

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    Thursday, January 27, 20224:10PM - 6:00PMOnline Event, Online Event
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    Harney Lecture Series

    Description

    Most theorizing about reparations treats it as a social justice project – either rooted in reconciliatory justice focused on making amends in the present; or, they focus on the past, emphasizing restitution for historical wrongs. I will argue that neither approach is optimal, and advance a different case for reparations rooted in distributive justice, which I refer to as the “constructive” view of reparations. I’ll also present some of what I take to be the political and policy implications of this view.


    Speakers

    Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò
    Speaker
    Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Georgetown University

    Ayelet Shachar
    Moderator
    R.F. Harney Chair in Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies, Munk School



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