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January 2019

  • Thursday, January 10th Marching in Garuda's Nest: East Timor's Path to Independence through Jakarta

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    Thursday, January 10, 20194:00PM - 6:00PM208N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    Description

    Biography:

    Dr. Awet T. Weldemichael is a former refugee goatherd and currently a stateless person. He is an Associate Professor and Queen’s National Scholar in the Department of History at Queen’s University. He holds a Ph.D. in history and LL.M. in public international law. He studied the history and politics of Northeast Africa and Southeast Asia and wrote a dissertation on the East Timorese and Eritrean struggles for independence from Indonesia and Ethiopia, respectively. He is the author of Third World Colonialism and Strategies of Liberation: Eritrea and East Timor Compared (Cambridge, 2013), among others. He has since been researching Northeast African political economy of conflict and his book on the root causes, dynamics and consequences of maritime piracy in Somalia has just been published (Piracy in Somalia: Violence and Development in the Horn of Africa). He has previously held teaching and research positions at African, European and U.S. universities; and has worked for United Nations peacekeeping and The Carter Center election monitoring.


    Speakers

    Dr. Awet T. Weldemichael
    Speaker
    Department of History, Queen's University

    Nhung Tran
    Chair
    Director, Centre for Southeast Asian Studies


    Sponsors

    Centre for Southeast Asian Studies


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  • Thursday, January 10th David Peterson Public Leadership Program: Minister Scott Brison on "Digital Disruption: There Ought to be an App for That"

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    Thursday, January 10, 20195:30PM - 7:00PMBloor - 1st floor Boardroom/Round Room/Library, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy
    315 Bloor Street W.
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    Series

    Digital Leadership in Public Policy Series

    Description

    Join us as The Honourable Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board of Canada and Minister of Digital Government discusses Digital Disruption: There Ought to be an App for That. This event is part of the David Peterson Public Leadership Program Series on Digital Leadership in Public Policy.

    About Our Speaker: The Honourable Scott Brison,was appointed to the federal cabinet as President of the Treasury Board in November 2015. In July 2018, he welcomed additional responsibilities after being appointed Minister of Digital Government. He has served as a member of the Cabinet Committee on Agenda, Results and Communications that tracks progress on the government’s priorities; the Cabinet Committee on Inclusive Growth, Opportunities and Innovation that considers strategies to promote inclusive economic growth, opportunity, employment, and social security; the Cabinet Committee on Open and Transparent Government; and the ad-hoc Cabinet Committee on Defence Procurement.
    During his years in opposition, he notably served as Vice-Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance. On the international scene, he served as a member of the Trilateral Commission, and he was named by the World Economic Forum of Davos, Switzerland, as one of its “Young Global Leaders.” Minister Brison served as Minister of Public Works and Government Services, and Receiver General of Canada from 2004 to 2006 and, previously, as Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister with special emphasis on Canada-U.S. relations. He has had extensive private sector experience as an entrepreneur and investment banker. He has served as Vice-President of a Canadian investment bank and as Chairman of SeaFort Capital Inc., a Canadian private equity firm.

    He graduated Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance in 1989 and he has completed the Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century Executive Education Program at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.


    Speakers

    The Honourable Scott Brison
    President of the Treasury Board of Canada and Minister of Digital Government, Government of Canada



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  • Friday, January 11th – Friday, April 5th Environmental Governance Lab Work in Progress Series

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    Friday, January 11, 20193:00PM - 4:30PM108N, North House, 315 Bloor Street West
    Friday, February 1, 20193:00PM - 4:30PM208N, North House, 315 Bloor Street West
    Friday, February 22, 20193:00PM - 4:30PM208N, North House, 315 Bloor Street West
    Friday, March 15, 20193:00PM - 4:30PM108N, North House, 315 Bloor Street West
    Friday, April 5, 20193:00PM - 4:30PM208N, North House, 315 Bloor Street West
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    Description

    The Environmental Governance Lab hosts regular EGL Work in Progress Talks. The talks are an informal, interdisciplinary forum where faculty and Ph.D. students can discuss ongoing research in the field of environmental politics, policy, and governance. At these events, two presenters offer a 10-minute overview of an ongoing project to serve as a fodder for discussion. If you are interested in hearing more about this and other Environmental Governance Lab events please email eg.lab@utoronto.ca for more information.


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  • Wednesday, January 16th John Chen on "Data Security and Public Policy”

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    Wednesday, January 16, 201911:00AM - 12:00PMDesautels Hall (Second Floor, South Building)
    Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
    105 St George Street, Toronto ON
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    Description

    Join us as John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO, BlackBerry Limited discusses Data Security and Public Policy in conversation with John Kelleher, Partner and in-house CEO/CXO, McKinsey & Company and Senior Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy.

    About Our Speaker: As Executive Chairman and CEO of BlackBerry Limited, John Chen is responsible for defining the company’s vision and goals, setting its strategy, and ensuring the team’s execution matches corporate objectives. Appointed in November 2013, John has led BlackBerry through a successful pivot from hardware icon to software leader. Today the company is poised to leverage its brand strength and heritage in mobile security along with its enterprise cybersecurity and embedded software growth engines to accelerate into the Enterprise of Things, an emerging category with billions of connected devices and massive market potential. John came to BlackBerry a distinguished leader and proven turnaround executive with more than 30 years of engineering and management experience along with a reputation that extends well-beyond the technology industry. Prior to joining BlackBerry, John served as Chairman and CEO of Sybase Inc. where he re-invented the company and led it through 55 consecutive quarters of profitability, providing outstanding shareholder returns during his 15-year tenure. A global business leader with a strong interest in policy, John has testified before Congress on U.S.–China trade relations and was appointed by U.S. President George W. Bush to serve on the President’s Export Council. In 2006, he was appointed co-chair of the Secure Borders and Open Doors Advisory Committee. Additionally, John chaired the U.S.-China Policy Advisory Roundtable for the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), served on the Board of the National Committee on U.S. China Relations from 2012-2018, and has been a member of the Committee of 100 since 1997 and its Chairman from 2009-2011. John graduated magna cum laude from Brown University with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). John has an honorary professorship from Shanghai University, and honorary doctorates from San Jose State University, City University of Hong Kong, and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. John has received awards from the U.S.-Asia Institute, the U.S.-China Policy Foundation, the California-Asia Business Council, and the U.S.-Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation.

    Contact

    Daniel Ellul
    (416) 978-6119


    Speakers

    John Chen
    Speaker
    Executive Chairman and CEO, BlackBerry Limited; former Chairman and CEO, Sybase Inc.

    John Kelleher
    Speaker
    Partner and in-house CEO/CXO, McKinsey & Company; Senior Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto

    Peter Loewen
    Opening Remarks
    Professor, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy and Department of Political Science, University of Toronto



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  • Friday, January 25th Lost in Transition: What’s Next for the Left in Post-Soviet States

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    Friday, January 25, 201912:00PM - 2:00PM108N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
    M5S 3K7
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    Description

    Lost in Transition: What’s Next for the Left in Post-Soviet States
    Protests, political activism and the growth of social and political movements have been a defining feature of the Russian political landscape during the 1990s. With the arrival of Vladimir Putin in 2000, political activism declined, only to be brought back to life after the contested parliamentary election of 2011. Since then, the Russian political landscape has become diverse with groups ranging from pro-Western liberals to hard-line nationalists and left-wing Marxists. This presentation offers an overview of the transformation of the non-systemic left-wing political movements in post-Soviet Russia, paying particular attention to the formidable revival of these movements since the late 2000s and the structural impediments to their further participation in the political system. This case study is part of a bigger ongoing book project that provides insights into the factors undermining the development of the left-wing politics and the consolidation of the leftist forces in the post-soviet states.

    Elena Maltseva is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Windsor in Windsor, Canada. Elena holds a PhD degree in Political Science from the University of Toronto (2012). Her current research focuses on left-wing politics in post-Soviet states, social security reforms, labour issues and regime stability in post-communist countries.


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  • Friday, January 25th Indigenizing New France: Where Are We Now?

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    Friday, January 25, 20193:00PM - 5:00PM108N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
    M5S 3K7
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    Description

    From whatever subject position we “indigenize”, we are always indigenizing something–something deeply entangled with colonial processes. What has this meant in the case of New France? As early modern spatial or political phenomenon, it was elusive even to contemporaries. As historiographic artifact, it has been naturalized in startlingly different ways. Efforts to recreate the lived experience and vantage points of indigenous polities have been ongoing for decades now; in recent years, they have been deeply enriched by deliberate, community-based cultural revitalization projects. But the politics of cross-cultural knowledge remain complex, and play out differently in France, the United States, Quebec, and elsewhere in Canada. Efforts to dismantle colonialist understandings of New France are correspondingly fractured. Still, they have been fruitful, and shed important light on the workings of the early modern empires.


    Speakers

    Catherine Desbarats

    Associate Professor
    Department of History and Classical Studies
    McGill University


    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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February 2019

  • Thursday, February 7th “Hail Hubert!”: Holy Hubert Lindsey, Berkeley’s Free Speech Movement, and the Birth of Campus Preaching.

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    Thursday, February 7, 20193:00PM - 4:30PM208N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    Series

    CSUS Graduate Student Workshop

    Description

    In 1964, students at the University of California, Berkeley staged a mass demonstration in an attempt to remove the university’s ban on political activities. Present among the free speech advocates, civil rights activists, and anti-Vietnam war protesters was Hubert Lindsey, a lone Southern Baptist preacher and self-identified missionary to the radical student population. Known as “Holy Hubert” among the students, Lindsey popularized a form of aggressive campus preaching that is still practiced today. This presentation will explore how Lindsey’s mission to Berkeley, as well as the campus preaching movement it inspired, helps us historicize and clarify the pressing cultural politics of free speech and hate speech on college campuses today.


    Speakers

    Kyle Byron
    Kyle Byron, PhD Candidate Department for the Study of Religion University of Toronto



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  • Thursday, February 28th Phonographic Visions of America: Harry Smith and Woody Guthrie

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    Thursday, February 28, 20193:00PM - 4:30PM208N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    CSUS Graduate Student Workshop

    Description

    Description to follow.


    Speakers

    Ryan Stafford
    PhD Candidate Department of English University of Toronto



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March 2019

  • Friday, March 1st The Bazaar in Ruins: Ownership and Rent in two Central Asian Markets

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    Friday, March 1, 201912:00PM - 2:00PM108N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
    M5S 3K7
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    Series

    Central Asia Lecture Series

    Description

    In this paper, I draw on fieldwork in the Barakholka (in Almaty, Kazakhstan) and Kara-Suu bazaar (in southern Kyrgyzstan) to illustrate how these rent-generating institutions have localized patrimonialism through tumultuous renegotiations of property rights. Multiple narratives of ruination echo through this process: the bazaar as residue of a transition from communism; charred remains in the wake of bazaar fires; violent clashes between contenders vying for ownership and control.

    I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan. My ongoing research explores emerging commercial configurations in greater Central Asia, such as regional bazaar trade. During 2018-2019, I am a Senior Researcher at CERES.


    Speakers

    Hasan Karrar
    Lahore University of Management Sciences



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  • Thursday, March 28th Embedding Research Excellence: Perspectives from Sub-Saharan Africa

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    Thursday, March 28, 201910:00AM - 12:00PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    Series

    IPL - Speaker Series

    Description

    Governments and regional bodies across Sub-Saharan Africa are increasingly eager to support science. Regional and national policy documents and programmes reflect this enthusiasm and ambition and commitments to more resource for science, research and innovation (SRI). This is matched by rising levels of financial support from funders outside the region looking for new ways to support research that conform to Sub-Saharan African aspirations and needs.

    Behind this consensus about the need to support SRI however lays some stark differences about the criteria that should be used to evaluate the contributions of science. In this talk I will reflect on recent research and focus on the complex array of expectations about what science can and should deliver. National, regional and international funders adopt a variety of sometimes ambiguous rationales about the pathways through which these contributions from science funding are delivered, with distinctions between ‘basic’ and ‘applied’ science failing to provide significant clarity. On the one hand there is a desire for excellent research as sanctioned by academics acting with high degrees of autonomy and, on the other, for science that is deeply embedded in local social and policy realities and whose success or failure requires input and evaluation by a much broader array of stakeholders.

    These aims are not impossible to resolve, but reconciliation is far from straightforward and significant policy and communication rifts make it difficult to achieve. The talk will identify a number of relatively straightforward ways in which the process of supporting science can be improved and enhanced so that science contributes to multiple agendas. However, it will also highlight more fundamental challenges which confront science funders across the globe related to the ways in which support for research is framed and provided.

    Contact

    Sole Fernandez
    416-946-8912


    Speakers

    Joanna Chataway
    Professor of Science and Technology Policy (SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit)



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