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June 2018

  • Wednesday, June 20th – Wednesday, November 28th Lunch, Listen, and Learn: Community Consultation and Research Sponsored by ACELab

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    Wednesday, June 20, 201812:00PM - 2:00PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
    Wednesday, July 18, 201812:00PM - 2:00PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
    Wednesday, September 19, 201812:00PM - 2:00PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
    Wednesday, October 17, 201812:00PM - 2:00PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
    Wednesday, November 28, 201812:00PM - 2:00PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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  • Wednesday, June 20th G7 Charlevoix Summit Wrap Up

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    Wednesday, June 20, 20185:30PM - 7:30PM208N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    Description

    What actually happened at the Charlevoix Summit, hosted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on June 8-9? Were there any achievements? Were there any failures? How well did Canada do in fulfilling its agenda of investing in growth that works for everyone; preparing for jobs of the future; advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment; working together on climate change, oceans and clean energy; and building a more peaceful and secure world? Get a full picture — beyond what gets reported in the press — from Ella Kokotsis, John Kirton and other members of the G7 Research Group, based on their experience at the summit and their analysis of the documents produced there. Free copies of “G7 Canada: The 2018 Charlevoix Summit” will be available (it can also be downloaded at http://bit.ly/G7Charlevoix2018).

    Contact

    Madeline Koch
    416-588-3833


    Speakers

    Ella Kokotsis
    G7 Research Group

    John Kirton
    Co-Founder and Director, G7 Research Group Founder and Co-Director, G20 Research Group Interim Director, International Relations Program


    Main Sponsor

    Munk School of Global Affairs

    Sponsors

    G7 Research Group


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  • Tuesday, June 26th Mind the Funding Gap: Transit Financing in Los Angeles County and Metro Vancouver

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    Tuesday, June 26, 20184:00PM - 5:30PM208N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    Across North American cities, the demand for better public transit is pervasive, yet many local governments lack the sufficient revenue tools to finance the construction of new infrastructure. To resolve this dilemma, some localities have turned to citizens directly, proposing temporary earmarked sales tax increases as a way to finance capital-intensive projects. Why have some communities been more receptive to this funding model than others?

    On June 26, IMFG’s 2017-2018 Postdoctoral Fellow Matthew Lesch will discuss a new study examining the experiences of Los Angeles County (2008) and Metro Vancouver (2015) with public transit referenda. The findings offer important lessons for other municipalities looking to invest in their public transportation systems.

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    Matthew Lesch is the 2017-2018 Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance. His research specializes in the study of comparative public policy. His main research interests include fiscal policy, taxation, environmental policy, policy learning and cognition, policy feedback effects, and policy diffusion.

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    Contact

    Elisa Tate
    (416) 946-3688


    Speakers

    Matthew Lesch
    2017-2018 IMFG Postdoctoral Fellow



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July 2018

  • Monday, July 16th Civil Society and Asia’s Labor Migration Regimes

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    Monday, July 16, 20184:00PM - 5:30PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    Since the 1970s, there has been an enormous expansion of temporary labor migration within Asia. Some foreign workers are highly skilled, highly mobile expatriates looking to expand their professional horizons. Millions of others, however, are employed on limited-term contracts in a diverse range of blue-collar occupations, in the service sector, or as para-professionals in industries like healthcare. This army of skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled temporary labor migrants—who are overwhelmingly South or Southeast Asian—plays a vital role in the economic systems of the wealthier countries in the region. They work in factories, on construction sites and plantations, and staff restaurants and hospitals. They also keep house and care for the aged and the very young.

    The marginality of many foreign workers in the wealthier labor markets of the region is in large part defined by the uncertainty of their migration status. But migration status is not the only determinant of marginality: temporary labor migrants’ capacity to access the protections available to citizens may also be limited by their labor market position, which in turn determines their access to the host country’s industrial relations system, and by the presence or absence of strong local voices on their behalf.

    This paper analyzes the role of civil society in challenging the labor migration regimes of seven Asian destination countries. In doing so, it distinguishes between non-governmental organizations (NGOs), which have long been the leading force in activism on behalf of temporary labor migrants, and labor unions, which have traditionally rejected the presence of foreign workers but which have faced increasing pressure to support them. The paper argues that the particular history of labor migration flows in each of these countries and the particular ways in which the migration and employment relations axes within each of these destination countries influences the forms migrant labor activism takes and its likelihood of success.

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    Professor Michele Ford is Director of the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre at the University of Sydney, Australia. She also holds an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship. Michele’s research, which focuses Southeast Asian labour movements, labour migration and trade union aid, has been supported by several Australian Research Council grants. Michele is the author of From Migrant to Worker: The Global Unions and Labor Migration in Asia (Cornell ILR Press, in press) and Workers and Intellectuals: NGOs, Trade Unions and the Indonesian Labour Movement (NUS/Hawaii/KITLV 2009). She is also editor of Social Activism in Southeast Asia (Routledge 2013) and the co-editor of several volumes including Beyond Oligarchy: Wealth, Power, and Contemporary Indonesian Politics (Cornell SEAP 2014).

    Contact

    Mayumi Yamaguchi
    416-946-8996


    Speakers

    Professor Michele Ford
    Director, Sydney Southeast Asia Centre, The University of Sydney, Australia


    Main Sponsor

    Asian Institute


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September 2018

  • 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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June 2019

  • Tuesday, June 11th Vice Regal Conference 2019

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    Tuesday, June 11, 20198:30AM - 5:00PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place (Devonshire Pl. & Hoskin Ave.)
    Tuesday, June 11, 20198:30AM - 5:00PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, 1 Devonshire Place (Devonshire Pl. & Hoskin Ave.)
    Tuesday, June 11, 20198:30AM - 5:00PM156S, South House, 1 Devonshire Place (Devonshire Pl. & Hoskin Ave.)
    Tuesday, June 11, 20198:30AM - 5:00PM260S, South House, 1 Devonshire Place (Devonshire Pl. & Hoskin Ave.)
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    Contact

    Stacie Bellemare
    416-946-5670

    Main Sponsor

    External Booking


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