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September 2022

  • Tuesday, September 27th Hertie School of Governance (MIA)/University of Toronto (MGA) Dual Degree Program Information Session

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    Tuesday, September 27, 202211:00AM - 12:00PMOnline Event, Online Event
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    This is an Admissions Information Session for the Dual Degree between the Hertie School of Management and the University of Toronto: Masters of International Affairs and the Master of Global Affairs Dual Degree.

    Come and learn about the incredible dual degree program, its requirements, admissions process, courses, opportunities and more! Come hear from staff from Berlin and Toronto all at the same time!

    Register today!


    Speakers

    Rejeanne Puran
    Graduate Admissions & Recruitment Officer University of Toronto Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy

    Camila Alvarez Cea
    Associate ∙ Student Admissions Hertie School of Governance in Berlin



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  • Tuesday, September 27th The Ukrainian Counteroffensive: Risks and Opportunities

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    Tuesday, September 27, 202212:00PM - 1:00PMOnline Event, Online Event
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    Carl Scott served as a pilot in the Royal Air Force, departing the Service in 2016 as an Air Commodore, having spent 2011 to 2016 in the Russian Federation as the UK Defence Attaché.
    Earlier service included periods in the British Defence Staff in Washington DC; in HQ UK Land Forces, with responsibility for the training and conduct of operations for UK Battlefield Helicopter forces; in the Ministry of Defence’s Directorate of Overseas Military Activity with responsibility for UK activity in the Gulf Region, liaising with commanders of the Armed Forces of Bahrain, Qatar, UAE, Oman and Yemen. He was a member of the Strategic Planning Group which formulated the UK response to the events of 9/11. In 2006 he established the UK Joint Helicopter Force in Afghanistan, serving as its first commander. He served ten years in UK Special Operations forces.
    He was decorated with the Air Force Cross for gallantry and made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his contribution to the conversation on Russia. He also holds the French National Defence Medal, Echelon D’Or. He has degrees in Fine Art (BA, Goldsmiths), International Relations (MPhil, Cambridge) and War Studies (MA, King’s College, London), as well as linguist qualifications from Bristol and Westminster Universities.
    He has served on operations in Northern Ireland, the Balkans, Iraq, Kuwait, and Afghanistan and is qualified as a Russian interpreter, Helicopter Tactics Instructor, NBC Warfare instructor, Electronic Warfare Instructor, Joint Warfare Planner, Parachutist and Intelligence Officer.
    Since departing the Service he has provided consultancy services across Government, lectured at the US National Defence University in Washington DC, the NATO Defence College in Rome, the Royal Danish Staff College in Copenhagen, the Royal College of Defence Studies in London and is a regular lecturer at the Joint Services Command and Staff College.

    Yuri M. Zhukov is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a Research Associate Professor with the Center for Political Studies at the Institute for Social Research. He holds a Ph.D. from the Department of Government at Harvard University. Zhukov’s research focuses on the quantitative study of political violence and armed conflict. Zhukov is the developer and maintainer of VIINA (https://github.com/zhukovyuri/VIINA), a near-real time violent event and territorial control tracking system for Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine.

    Contact

    Larysa Iarovenko
    416-946-8962


    Speakers

    Carl Scott
    Speaker
    CBE AFC FRAeS, independent consultant

    Yuri Zhukov
    Speaker
    Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a Research Associate Professor with the Center for Political Studies at the Institute for Social Research

    Lucan Way
    Chair
    Professor of Political Science, co-Director of the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine, CERES. University of Toronto



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  • Thursday, September 29th APSIA Gaduate School Fair (2)

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    Thursday, September 29, 202211:00AM - 2:00PMOnline Event, Online Event
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    Description

    Register today!

    Come find the right program for you in International Affairs and Global Affairs!

    Come visit the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy booth and learn more about the Master of Global Affairs program!


    Speakers

    Rejeanne Puran
    Graduate Admissions & Recruitment Officer University of Toronto Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy



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  • Thursday, September 29th Paul Wells Show Live Podcast Taping:How COVID changed everything with WHO's Dr. Peter Singer

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    Thursday, September 29, 202212:00PM - 1:00PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON, M5S 3K7
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    Dr. Peter Singer is a Special Advisor to the Director General of the World Health Organization, an Officer of the Order of Canada and a bioethicist. In this live podcast taping for the Paul Wells Show, host Paul Wells will ask Dr. Singer about the state of global health in the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Is the end of the pandemic in sight? And where does it leave us? Vaccines and other public health measures have become politically polarizing, international cooperation to fight the pandemic took a heavy blow, and the WHO itself has become a target of conspiracy theories. In this climate, Dr. Singer will share his ideas for getting the world back on track to meet its health goals.

    The Paul Wells Show is produced by ANTICA, in partnership with the National Arts Centre and the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. It is published by the Toronto Star and iPolitics. The show’s founding sponsor is TELUS and the title sponsor is Compass Rose

    Light refreshments to follow the conversation from 1-2pm.

    Contact

    Daria Dumbabze
    416-978-6062


    Speakers

    Dr Peter Singer
    Special Advisor to the Director General, WHO

    Paul Wells
    Journalist fellow-in-residence, Munk School



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  • Thursday, September 29th The Long Shadow of the Red Army Faction: How old explanatory models determine today’s discussions on terrorism in Germany

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    Thursday, September 29, 202212:00PM - 2:00PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON, M5S 3K7
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    The Red Army Faction’s attack on the West-German state in the 1970s and 1980s still poses one of the most controversial issues in post-war German history. Its historical narratives have repeatedly been referred to and re-interpreted in political discourse and popular culture alike. However, this established, indeed canonized, story of German terrorism still looms large over the debates on terrorism in the 21st century. Thus, it will be argued in this talk, that recent terrorist threats from the radical right have been misinterpreted, and there are still common assumptions within German terrorism discourse that keep on evoking the ghosts of the pasts.

    Hanno Balz is a historian of Modern German and European History at Faculty of History, University of Cambridge.

    He received PhD at Bremen University and has taught at the Universities of Bremen and Lüneburg and had been an Assistant Professor at the Department of History at Johns Hopkins University (2013-2018).

    He has been publishing extensively on the history of the “Red Army Faction” West-German militant group and the legal, intellectual, and political reverberations in West German society that came along with challenging the state. More broadly he works on European social movements from the 1960s to the 1980s as well as on the history of Nazi rule and the Shoah.

    His current research concerns the origins of anti-Communism in Germany and history of the Colour Red and symbolism of the Red Flag.

    Contact

    Larysa Iarovenko
    416-946-8962


    Speakers

    Hanno Balz
    Speaker
    DAAD Lecturer in Modern German and European History, Director of the MPhil in Modern European History, Fellow of Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge

    Rebecca Wittmann
    Discussant
    Associate Professor of History at the University of Toronto, Chair of the Department of Historical Studies at UTM

    Alexander Reisenbichler
    Chair
    Assistant Professor, the Department of Political Science, Research Coordinator of the Joint Initiative of German and European Studies (JIGES)


    Main Sponsor

    Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

    Co-Sponsors

    Joint Initiative for German and European Studies


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  • Thursday, September 29th Why We Trust and Why It Matters?

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    Thursday, September 29, 20222:00PM - 3:30PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON, M5S 3K7
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    In her talk, Anu Realo will discuss her research on social trust within and across nations. Why certain societies are more trusting than others, how does trust influence behaviour, how have levels of social trust changed in Estonia and neighbouring countries over the past three decades.

    Anu Realo (PhD) is a personality and cross-cultural psychologist. She is Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Warwick (United Kingdom) and a Visiting Professor at the University of Tartu (Estonia). She is also the Past President of the European Association for Personality Psychology and a member of the Estonian Academy of Sciences and the Academia Europaea.

    Anu’s research focuses on cultural and individual variation in personality traits, subjective well-being, values, and social capital; she has collaborated widely with researchers from across a range of disciplines and cultures. She is the principal investigator for the World Values Survey (WVS) in Estonia and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the WVS. Anu is active in public engagement work on topics relating to her research, her work has been extensively covered and cited by national and international news media

    Contact

    Larysa Iarovenko
    416-946-8962


    Speakers

    Anu Realo
    Professor, Department of Psychology at the University of Warwick (United Kingdom), Visiting Professor, the University of Tartu (Estonia)


    Main Sponsor

    Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

    Co-Sponsors

    Chair of Estonian Studies


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  • Thursday, September 29th Book Launch: Outsourcing Repression: Everyday State Power in Contemporary China

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    Thursday, September 29, 20224:00PM - 6:00PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON, M5S 3K7
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    Join us for the book launch of Outsourcing Repression authored by the Asian Institute’s faculty, Professor Lynette Ong!

    *Followed by reception*

    About this event:

    How do states coerce citizens into compliance while simultaneously minimizing backlash?

    In Outsourcing Repression (Oxford University Press, 2022), Lynette H. Ong examines how the Chinese state engages nonstate actors, from violent street gangsters to nonviolent grassroots brokers, to coerce and mobilize the masses for state pursuits, while reducing costs and minimizing resistance. She draws on ethnographic research conducted annually from 2011 to 2019–the years from Hu Jintao to Xi Jinping, a unique and original event dataset, and a collection of government regulations in a study of everyday land grabs and housing demolition in China. Theorizing a counterintuitive form of repression that reduces resistance and backlash, Ong invites the reader to reimagine the new ground state power credibly occupies. Everyday state power is quotidian power acquired through society by penetrating nonstate territories and mobilizing the masses within. Ong uses China’s urbanization scheme as a window of observation to explain how the arguments can be generalized to other country contexts.

    Author: Lynette Ong (Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Asian Institute, Munk School, University of Toronto)

    Discussants:

    Andrew Mertha (Director of the SAIS China Global Research Center, and George and Sadie Hyman Professor of China Studies, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies)

    Minxin Pei (Tom and Margot Pritzker ‘72 Professor of Government and George R. Roberts Fellow, Claremont McKenna College)

    Dan Slater (Ronald and Eileen Weiser Professor of Emerging Democracies and Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies Director; Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

    Sponsors: Asian Institute and the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy Co-Sponsor: Department of Political Science, University of Toronto

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    Author’s Bio:

    Lynette H. Ong is Professor of political science at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, the University of Toronto. She is the author of Outsourcing Repression: Everyday State Power in Contemporary China (Oxford University Press, 2022), The Street and the Ballot Box: Interactions between Social Movements and Electoral Politics in Authoritarian Contexts (Cambridge University Press, Elements Series in Contentious Politics, 2022), and Prosper or Perish: Credit and Fiscal Systems in Rural China (Cornell University Press, 2012). Her publications have also appeared in Perspectives on Politics, Comparative Politics, Foreign Affairs, among other outlets. Twitter: @onglynette.


    Speakers

    Lynette Ong
    Author
    Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Asian Institute, Munk School, University of Toronto

    Andrew Mertha
    Discussant
    Director of the SAIS China Global Research Center, and George and Sadie Hyman Professor of China Studies, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies

    Minxin Pei
    Discussant
    Tom and Margot Pritzker ‘72 Professor of Government and George R. Roberts Fellow, Claremont McKenna College

    Dan Slater
    Discussant
    Ronald and Eileen Weiser Professor of Emerging Democracies and Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies Director; Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


    Sponsors

    Asian Institute at the Munk School

    Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy

    Co-Sponsors

    Department of Political Science, University of Toronto


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  • Thursday, September 29th Counter Archives: Poetics and Politics of Documenting

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    Thursday, September 29, 20224:00PM - 6:00PM208N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON, M5S 3K7
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    Bio:
    Dr. R. Cheran is Tamil Canadian academic, poet, and playwright. He is Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology and Criminology, University of Windsor. An author of several books and poetry collections in Tamil, his work has been translated into many languages, including English. His best known work in English translation include The Second Sunrise (translated by Lakshmi Holmstrom, 2010), In a Time of Burning (translated by Lakshmi Holmstrom and Sascha Ebeling, 2013) and You Cannot Turn Away (translated by Chelva Kanaganayakam, 2011) and in anthologies including Many Roads Through Paradise: Sri Lankan Literature (edited by Shyam Selvadurai, 2014), and In Our Translated World: Global Tamil Poetry (edited by Chelva Kanaganayakam, 2014).


    Speakers

    Dr. R. Cheran
    Speaker
    Tamil Canadian academic, poet, and playwright; Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology, University of Windsor

    Prof. Bhavani Raman
    Chair
    Associate Professor, Department of Historical & Cultural Studies, University of Toronto Scarborough


    Sponsors

    Tamil Worlds Initiative, Historical and Cultural Studies, University of Toronto, Scarborough

    Co-Sponsors

    Centre for South Asian Studies


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  • Friday, September 30th Conversation with Grace M. Cho, the Author of 'Tastes Like War'

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    Friday, September 30, 20222:00PM - 4:00PMBloor - 1st floor Boardroom/Round Room/Library, 315 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, M5S 0A7
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    PLEASE NOTE: This event will be conducted in a hybrid format with limited in-person attendance and live broadcast via Zoom webinar. Please follow the registration link to either register via Eventbrite to attend the event in-person OR to access the Zoom registration to attend the event virtually.

    OR copy/paste the following links in your web browser to access registration:

    Register here to attend in-person: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/395957739257
    Register here to attend virtually: https://bit.ly/3Aa27tx

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    ABOUT THE BOOK:

    Tastes Like War

    A Korean American daughter’s exploration of food and family history, in order to understand her mother’s schizophrenia.

    Grace M. Cho grew up as the daughter of a white American merchant marine and the Korean bar hostess he met abroad. They were one of few immigrants in a xenophobic small town during the Cold War, where identity was politicized by everyday details—language, cultural references, memories, and food. When Grace was fifteen, her dynamic mother experienced the onset of schizophrenia, a condition that would continue and evolve for the rest of her life.
    Part food memoir, part sociological investigation, Tastes Like War is a hybrid text about a daughter’s search through intimate and global history for the roots of her mother’s schizophrenia. In her mother’s final years, Grace learned to cook dishes from her mother’s childhood in order to invite the past into the present, and to hold space for her mother’s multiple voices at the table. And through careful listening over these shared meals, Grace discovered not only the things that broke the brilliant, complicated woman who raised her—but also the things that kept her alive.

    BIO:

    Grace M. Cho is the author of Tastes Like War (Feminist Press, 2021), a finalist for the 2021 National Book Award in nonfiction and the winner of the 2022 Asian Pacific American Literature Award in adult nonfiction. Her first book, Haunting the Korean Diaspora: Shame, Secrecy, and the Forgotten War (University of Minnesota Press, 2008), received a 2010 book award from the American Sociological Association. Her writings have appeared in journals such as Catapult, The New Inquiry, Poem Memoir Story, Contexts, Gastronomica, Feminist Studies, Women’s Studies Quarterly, and Qualitative Inquiry. She is Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at the College of Staten Island, CUNY.

    Organized by the Centre for the Study of Korea and co-sponsored by the Dr. David Chu Program in Asia-Pacific Studies at the Asian Institute, the Department of Sociology, the Women and Gender Studies Institute, the Department of English, and the Centre for the Study of the United States at the Munk School, University of Toronto


    Speakers

    Grace M. Cho
    Speaker
    Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at the College of Staten Island, CUNY; Author of 'Tastes Like War' (Feminist Press, 2021)

    Hae Yeon Choo
    Chair
    Director of the Centre for the Study of Korea and Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto


    Main Sponsor

    Asian Institute

    Sponsors

    Centre for the Study of Korea

    Co-Sponsors

    Dr. David Chu Program in Asia Pacific Studies

    Centre for the Study of the United States

    Department of Sociology

    Department of English

    Women & Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto


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  • Friday, September 30th The U.S.-Japan Alliance and Taiwan

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    Friday, September 30, 20223:00PM - 4:30PM208N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON, M5S 3K7
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    In April 2021, Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and U.S. President Joe Biden made global headlines when they jointly “underscored the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait”—the first such reference in a summit-level statement since both governments switched diplomatic recognition from Taipei to Beijing in the 1970s. Amidst a rapidly changing regional balance of power and with the Biden administration asserting that U.S. allies would “take action” if Beijing seeks “to use force to disrupt the status quo,” this talk will examine the historical evolution of Japanese perspectives on the U.S.-Japan security alliance’s and the JSDF’s potential roles in a “Taiwan contingency.” Though Tokyo’s nuanced positions and policies are often neglected in the U.S.-centric academic literature and policy discourse, Japan is a critical front-line player. Its choices are today—and will inevitably remain—crucial variables affecting cross-strait deterrence, U.S. options, and how things may play out if deterrence fails.

    — Speaker Bio —
    Adam P. LIFF is associate professor of East Asian international relations at Indiana University’s Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, where he also serves as founding director of its 21st Century Japan Politics & Society Initiative (21JPSI). His research focuses on international security affairs and the Asia-Pacific—especially Japanese security policy; U.S. Asia-Pacific strategy; the U.S.-Japan alliance; Taiwan; and the rise of China. Beyond IU, Dr. Liff is a Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and Associate-in-Research at Harvard University’s Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies and Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies. He holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Politics from Princeton University, and a B.A. from Stanford University.

    More information: https://adampliff.com/

    Contact

    Mio Otsuka
    416-946-8972


    Speakers

    Adam P. Liff
    Speaker
    Director, 21st Century Japan Politics and Society Initiative; Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Indiana University

    Phillip Lipscy
    Chair
    Director, Centre for the Study of Global Japan, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto

    Diana Fu
    Co-Chair
    Associate Professor, Munk School and Department of Political Science; Director, East Asia Seminar Series


    Main Sponsor

    Centre for the Study of Global Japan

    Co-Sponsors

    East Asia Seminar Series

    Asian Institute


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  • Friday, September 30th Tsongkhapa as a Mahāsiddha: A Reevaluation of the Patronage of the Gelukpa in Tibet

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    Friday, September 30, 20224:00PM - 6:00PMExternal Event, Jackman Humanities Building, Room 318, 170 St. George Street.
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    Series

    Pathbreakers: New Postdoctoral Research on South Asia at U of T

    Description

    Abstract:

    This paper offers a reevaluation of the early patronage of the Geluk tradition in Tibet in the fifteenth century. Due to modernist biases and an overemphasis on the Gelukpa as embodying one pole within various dichotomous formulations favored by historians of religion (for instance, as clerical rather than shamanic), existing accounts of this patronage emphasize the importance of Tsongkhapa’s virtue and erudition, leading some scholars to conclude that charisma and magical power were inconsequential to the growth of the tradition. Instead, I argue that Tsongkhapa’s status as a mahāsiddha or “great adept” of Buddhist Tantra was a primary factor in his gaining patronage from the political elites of the Pakmodrupa Dynasty. This status was mediated by the endorsement of the mahāsiddha Lhodrak Namkha Gyeltsen and then popularized in later biographical works (as well as within Tibetan paintings). This status also stimulated continuing patronage of the tradition, even after Tsongkhapa’s passing.

    BIO:

    Michael Ium is currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, as well as a postdoctoral fellow in the University of Toronto’s Department for the Study of Religion and Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Studies. He is primarily a historian of religion with specialties in Tibet and South Asia. Under the guidance of his advisor José Cabezón, the focus of his dissertation is the early history of Ganden Monastery in Tibet and how that history impacted the construction of the Geluk tradition. He recently spent two years in Nepal and South India translating dozens of classical Tibetan texts related to his dissertation.


    Speakers

    Michael Ium
    Speaker
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Department for the Study of Religion and The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Studies, University of Toronto

    Rory Lindsay
    Chair
    Assistant Professor, Department for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto

    Christoph Emmrich
    Chair
    Director of the Centre for South Asian Studies; Associate Professor, Department for the Study of Religion and Buddhist Studies, University of Toronto


    Main Sponsor

    Asian Institute

    Sponsors

    Centre for South Asian Studies

    Co-Sponsors

    The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Studies, University of Toronto


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  • Friday, September 30th L’esclavage dans l’Empire colonial français au prisme d’une approche comparatiste et mondiale du fait esclavagiste

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    Friday, September 30, 20225:00PM - 7:00PM208N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON, M5S 3K7
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    Description

    Cécile Vidal is professor (directrice d’études) of history at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences), Paris, France. She is a social historian of colonial empires, the slave trade and slavery in the Atlantic worlds from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. In addition to the prize-winning Histoire de l’Amérique française (History of French America, 2003; 5th ed. 2019), co-authored with Gilles Havard, she is the author of the prize-winning Caribbean New Orleans: Empire, Race, and the Making of a Slave Society (2019) and the editor or coeditor of ten collective volumes, including, most recently, Une histoire sociale du Nouveau Monde (A Social History of the New Word, 2021), and Les mondes de l’esclavage. Une histoire comparée (The Worlds of Slavery. A Comparatve History, 2021), co-edited with Paulin Ismard and Benedetta Rossi. She is currently working on a new research project on suicide, the slave trade, and slavery in the French and British Atlantics in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

    Contact

    Larysa Iarovenko
    416-946-8962


    Speakers

    Cécile Vidal
    Directrice d'études de l'EHESS EHESS (SIÈGE)


    Main Sponsor

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

    Co-Sponsors

    Centre for Euopean, Russian, and Eurasian Studies


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October 2022

  • Saturday, October 1st MPP & MGA Admissions Information Session

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    Saturday, October 1, 20222:00PM - 4:00PMOnline Event, Online Event
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    This is a Master of Global Affairs & Master of Public Policy Admissions Information Session!
    Come learn all about these amazing professional master degree programs.

    You will learn about our incredible faculty, students, mandatory internship, courses, and alumni statistics along with admissions and financial aid information. Come and get all of your questions answered!


    Speakers

    Rejeanne Puran
    Graduate Admissions & Recruitment Officer University of Toronto Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy



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  • Monday, October 3rd Deputy Minister Christine Hogan: Women Leaders of the Public Service

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    Monday, October 3, 20225:00PM - 6:00PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto ON
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    Series

    David Peterson Program in Public Sector Leadership

    Description

    On October 3, Christine Hogan, Deputy Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will join Janice Stein, founding director of the Munk School, to discuss leadership in public service. This event is the first in the Women Leaders in Public Service series, sponsored by the David Peterson Program in Public Sector Leadership.

    Speaker Bios:

    Christine Hogan was appointed Deputy Minister of Environment and Climate Change, on September 30, 2019. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Hogan served as Executive Director for Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean, at the World Bank Group (in Washington), from November 2016 to September 2019. From January 2015 to October 2016, Ms. Hogan was Deputy Minister of International Trade. Between 2010 and 2015, Ms. Hogan served in the Privy Council Office, where she was initially the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet and then Foreign and Defence Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister.

    Throughout her career of more than 30 years, Ms. Hogan has contributed to a diverse set of public-policy issues ranging from international relations and development to trade policy, science and technology, and environment and energy. She has held a variety of positions within the Government of Canada, including Vice President of Strategic Policy and Performance at the Canadian International Development Agency (now Global Affairs Canada) and Director of International Affairs at Environment Canada.

    Ms. Hogan has also been a visiting executive with Encana and an Advisor to the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, in Nairobi, Kenya. She holds a Bachelor of Public Administration (Honours) from Carleton University and is a Yale University World Fellow.

    Janice Stein is the Belzberg Professor of Conflict Management in the Department of Political Science and was the Founding Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy at the University of Toronto (serving from 1998 to the end of 2014). She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a member of the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario. Her most recent publications include Networks of Knowledge: Innovation in International Learning (2000); The Cult of Efficiency (2001); and Street Protests and Fantasy Parks (2001). She is a contributor to Canada by Picasso (2006) and the co-author of The Unexpected War: Canada in Kandahar (2007). She was the Massey Lecturer in 2001 and a Trudeau Fellow. She was awarded the Molson Prize by the Canada Council for an outstanding contribution by a social scientist to public debate. She is an Honorary Foreign Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has been awarded Honorary Doctorate of Laws by the University of Alberta, the University of Cape Breton, McMaster University, and Hebrew University.


    Speakers

    Christine Hogan
    Deputy Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Government of Canada

    Janice Stein
    Belzberg Professor of Conflict Management, Department of Political Science and Founding Director, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy



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  • Tuesday, October 4th Sharp Power Influence of Russia in Central and Eastern Europe and Beyond

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    Tuesday, October 4, 20224:00PM - 6:00PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON, M5S 3K7
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    Description

    The Russian invasion in Ukraine (in 2014 and 2022), and the ongoing hybrid warfare against the West made it blatantly clear that authoritarian foreign policy in general – and Russian foreign policy in particular – cannot be grasped with the concept of “soft power”. Russia used “authoritarian inflation”, skillfully puffing itself up to look more economically, politically, and militarily powerful than it actually is, exaggerating its role in other countries’ politics and public as well as in global affairs. But this is just one element of a broader toolkit that is, in contrast to classic soft power, aimed more at being feared than about being loved. This phenomenon fits a general trend among authoritarian superpowers who are increasingly using new instruments, including the most modern technology (through cyberattacks and sophisticated automated ways of disinformation), to undermine the trust and feeling of security of the citizens of other countries – and the behavior of their leaders. “Sharp power” typically involves efforts at censorship, coercion, disinformation, and the use of manipulation to sap the integrity of independent institutions. Throughout the course, we aim to reveal and analyze patterns, channels, and functions of economic, political, and informational sharp power influence using the works of leading scholars and experts in this field, as well as through case studies done in the group. The course will put a special emphasis on the Central Eastern European region, (post-socialist states that compose the “Eastern Flank” of Western Alliances, members of both EU and NATO) when analyzing patterns of sharp power. But at the same time, these techniques will be discussed in the broader context of economic and diplomatic relations on the bilateral and multilateral (EU, OSCE, NATO) levels. The course also aims to retrospectively analyze and critically evaluate the decisions of Western leaders towards Russia at crucial points to identify the obvious mistakes of foresight with the aim of drawing lessons from them

    Contact

    Larysa Iarovenko
    416-946-8962


    Speakers

    Péter Krekó
    Executive Director, Political Capital, Hungary


    Main Sponsor

    Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

    Co-Sponsors

    Hungarian Studies Program


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  • Tuesday, October 11th Assessing Zelenskyy's Wartime Leadership

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    Tuesday, October 11, 202212:00PM - 1:15PMOnline Event, Online Event
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    Description

    A panel of experts will examine Volodymyr Zelensky’s leadership style and how it has shaped Ukraine’s trajectory during the conflict.

    Emily Channell-Justice is the Director of the Temerty Contemporary Ukraine Program at the Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University. She is a sociocultural anthropologist who has been doing research in Ukraine since 2012. She has pursued research on political activism and social movements among students and feminists during the 2013-2014 Euromaidan mobilizations. Her ethnography Without the State: Self-Organization and Political Activism in Ukraine is forthcoming, and her edited volume, Decolonizing Queer Experience: LGBT+ Narratives from Eastern Europe and Eurasia (Lexington Books) was published in 2020. She has published academic articles in several journals, including History and Anthropology, Revolutionary Russia, and Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. She received her PhD from The Graduate Center, City University of New York, in September 2016, and she was a Havighurst Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of International Studies at Miami University, Ohio from 2016-2019.

    Marta Dyczok is Associate Professor at the Departments of History and Political Science, Western University, Fellow at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, and Adjunct Professor at the National University of the Kyiv Mohyla Academy. She has published five books, including Ukraine’s Euromaidan. Broadcasting through Information Wars with Hromadske Radio (2016) Ukraine Twenty Years After Independence: Assessments, Perspectives, Challenges (co-edited with Giovanna Brogi, 2015), Media, Democracy and Freedom. The Post-Communist Experience (co-edited with Oxana Gaman-Golutvina, 2009), articles in various journals including The Russian Journal of Communication (2014), Demokratizatsiya (2014), and regularly provides media commentary. Her doctorate is from Oxford University and she researches mass media, memory, migration, and history.

    Volodymyr Kulyk is a Head Research Fellow, Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. He has taught at Columbia, Stanford and Yale Universities, Kyiv Mohyla Academy and Ukrainian Catholic University as well as having research fellowships at Harvard, Stanford, Woodrow Wilson Center, University College London, University of Alberta and other Western scholarly institutions. Since 2013, he serves as Ukraine’s representative in the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance. His research fields include the politics of language, memory and identity in contemporary Ukraine, media and discourse studies, on which he has widely published in Ukrainian and Western journals and collected volumes. Dr. Kulyk is the author of three books, the latest being Dyskurs ukraїnskykh medii: identychnosti, ideolohiї, vladni stosunky (The Ukrainian Media Discourse: Identities, Ideologies, Power Relations; Kyiv: Krytyka, 2010). He has also edited two collected volumes published in Ukraine and two special issues of Western academic journals.

    Dr. Olga Onuch (DPhil Oxford 2010) is a Senior Lecturer [Associate Professor] in Politics. She joined the University of Manchester in 2014, after holding posts at the University of Toronto (2010-2011), University of Oxford (2011-2014) and Harvard University (2013-2014). She is an Associate of Nuffield College (Oxford) and The Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute. Onuch was also a Research Fellow at the Davis Center (Harvard) in 2017. Onuch’s comparative study of protest (elections, migration & identity) in Eastern Europe and Latin America has made her a leading expert in Ukrainian and Argentine politics specifically, but also in inter-regional comparative analysis. Her book “Mapping Mass Mobilizations” (2014, reviewed in Europe-Asia Studies), explores the processes leading up to mass protest engagement in Ukraine (2004) and Argentina (2001). She is the author of several scholarly articles (in Journal of Democracy, Europe-Asia Studies, Problems of Post-Communism, Post-Soviet Affairs, GeoPolitics among other journals), book chapters, and policy briefs. Her research regularly appears in leading media outlets (The Washington Post, The Times, The Guardian, BBC, ITV, Al Jazeera, AFP, among others). Onuch’s research on protest politics in Ukraine has resulted in her consulting policymakers in Canada, Ukraine, the UK and US. Her research received praise and awards placing her on the map as one of the foremost experts on protests and activism in Ukraine.

    Jessica Pisano is an Associate Professor of Politics at The New School for Social Research. She writes and teaches about contemporary and twentieth century politics in Eastern Europe. Her work focuses on the enclosure of public resources, the constitution of material and social power, and political and social processes of dispossession. She asks how shifts in political economy affect people’s lives, and how those effects translate into changes in local, national, and global politics. Her research is interdisciplinary, drawing on archival sources as well as a variety of immersion-based methods, including participant-observation research. Professor Pisano is the author of Staging Democracy: Political Performance in Ukraine, Russia, and Beyond (Cornell University Press, forthcoming 2022) and The Post-Soviet Potemkin Village: Politics and Property Rights in the Black Earth (Cambridge University Press, 2008), which received the Harvard University Davis Center Book Prize in Political and Social Studies in 2009. She is writing a history of property under fascism, state socialism, and neoliberal democracy on a single street in Eastern Europe between 1938 and 2014. Her series of articles on American impeachment and Ukrainian and Russian politics appeared in the online Washington Post.

    Contact

    Olga Kesarchuk
    416-946-8938


    Speakers

    Emily Channel-Justice
    Speaker
    the Director of the Temerty Contemporary Ukraine Program at the Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University

    Marta Dyczok
    Speaker
    Associate Professor of Political Science, Western University

    Volodymyr Kulyk
    Speaker
    Leading Research Fellow, Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies, National Academy of Sciences

    Olga Onuch
    Speaker
    Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Manchester

    Lucan Way
    Chair
    Professor of Political Science, co-Director of the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine, CERES, University of Toronto

    Jessica Pisano
    Speaker
    Associate Professor of Politics, The New School for Social Research


    Main Sponsor

    Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine

    Co-Sponsors

    Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies


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  • Wednesday, October 12th Quebec nationalism under the CAQ

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    Wednesday, October 12, 20224:30PM - 6:30PMBloor - 1st floor Boardroom/Round Room/Library, 'Munk Centre For International Studies - 1 Devonshire Place
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    Description

    Canadian observers of the Quebec political scene are confronted with an apparent paradox. On the one hand, sovereignty has fallen off the political agenda, with the Parti Québécois anticipated to be all but shut out of the Assembly after the October provincial election. On the other hand, the CAQ government is spearheading an activist agenda based on identity politics, through legislation such as Bills 21 and 96. The culmination of the court challenges to these bills (through eventual rulings from the Supreme Court) risk triggering a renewed debate about the legitimacy of the Canadian constitution and of federal political institutions in the eyes of francophone Quebecers. In the face of these developments, should Quebec’s federal partners be celebrating the end of the threat posed by the sovereigntist movement, or gearing up for a new national unity crisis?

    Reception to follow 6:00 – 7:00pm.

    Featured Speakers:

    Emilie Nicolas, Columnist with Le Devoir and the Montreal Gazette

    Emilie Nicolas is a columnist with Le Devoir and The Montreal Gazette, the host of the Détours podcast on Canadaland, as well as a consultant and public speaker. She is a regular analyst and commentator for several large media networks, and has been published in several journals, magazines and newspapers, both in French and English. Most recently, she won the Quebec’s cultural magazine (SODEP) 2020 Excellence Award for Best Essay, for a piece in the Liberté magazine.

    Emilie has contributed to various organizations in Canada and internationally. She currently sits on the board of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, a crown corporation dedicated to the elimination of racism, and Informed Opinions, a non-profit organization working towards more gender equality in Canadian media. An active bridge-builder, Emilie is a co-founder of Québec inclusif (2013), a movement that united citizens against racism and social exclusion. She also initiated a coalition campaigning for equality and against systemic racism in Quebec (2016).

    As a Vanier Scholar and PhD candidate in Linguistic Anthropology at the University of Toronto, Emilie focused her research on the role of a shared language in the connections between Quebec and Haiti. Emilie holds an M.A. in Comparative Literature from the same university.

    Emilie is the recipient of a Harry Jerome Award for leadership along with a Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case. She completed the Action Canada Fellowship (2015) as well as the Jeanne Sauvé Public Leadership Fellowship (2019).

    Andrew Parkin, Executive Director, Environics Institute

    Andrew Parkin is the Executive Director of the Environics Institute for Survey Research, a not-for-profit agency created in 2006 to conduct in-depth public opinion and social research on the issues shaping Canada’s future.

    Prior to joining the Institute, Andrew served as the Director of the Mowat Centre and Associate Professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (2017-19), Director General of the Council of Ministers of Education Canada (CMEC) (2010-14), Associate Executive Director and Director of Research and Program Development at the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation (2004-10), and Co-Director of the Centre for Research and Information on Canada (2000-04). He has also worked as an independent public policy analyst and consultant, providing strategic advice, issue analysis, and policy research to a variety of national and international clients in the areas of education and skills development, social and economic policy, and public opinion research.

    Charles Breton, Executive Director, Centre of Excellence on the Canadian Federation

    Charles Breton has been the Executive Director of the IRPP’s Centre of Excellence on the Canadian Federation since 2019. He was the research director at Vox Pop Labs, where he led the design of innovative public opinion research tools such as Vote Compass. His research interests include Canadian politics, comparative public policy and public opinion research. Before pursuing an academic career, he was a researcher and journalist for current affairs programs on Radio-Canada, and he is a frequent analyst and expert commentator on Canadian politics and public policy. He holds a PhD in political science from the University of British Columbia, did post-doctoral studies at Vanderbilt University, and has an MA in political science from the Université de Montréal.

    Co-presented by Enivronics Institute for Survey Research adn Munk School for Global Affairs & Public Policy.


    Speakers

    Emilie Nicolas
    Columnist with Le Devoir and the Montreal Gazette

    Andrew Parkin
    Executive Director, Environics Institute

    Charles Breton
    Executive Director, Centre of Excellence on the Canadian Federation


    Sponsors

    Environics Institute for Survey Research

    Co-Sponsors

    Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy

    Centre of Excellence on the Canadian Federation


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  • Thursday, October 13th Joint Master of Global Affairs (MGA)/Master of Business Administration (MBA) Combined Degree Information Session

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    Thursday, October 13, 202210:00AM - 11:00AMOnline Event, Online Event
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    Description

    Information is not yet available.


    Speakers

    Richard Feliciano
    U of T, Rotman School of Management Assistant Director Recruitemnt & Admissions (Full time MBA)

    Rejeanne Puran
    U of T, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy Graduate Admissions & Recruitment Officer



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  • Thursday, October 13th The Chinese Question: The Gold Rushes, Chinese Migration, and Global Politics

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    Thursday, October 13, 20223:00PM - 4:30PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, 'Munk School, 1 Devonshire Place
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    *The talk (3:00-4:30pm) will be followed by reception (4:30-5:30pm)*

    In roughly five decades, between 1848 and 1899, more gold was removed from the earth than had been mined in the 3,000 preceding years, bringing untold wealth to individuals and nations. But friction between Chinese and white settlers on the goldfields of California, Australia, and South Africa catalyzed a global battle over “the Chinese Question”: would the United States and the settler colonies of the British Empire outlaw Chinese immigration? Professor Ngai offers a new history of the Chinese diaspora in the West, situating it in the history of global capitalism, in which a feverish alchemy of race and money brought Chinese people to the West and reshaped the nineteenth-century world.

    Speaker’s Bio:

    Mae M. Ngai is Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies and Professor of History, and Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race. She is a U.S. legal and political historian interested in the histories of immigration, citizenship, nationalism, and the Chinese diaspora. She is author of the award winning Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America (2004); The Lucky Ones: One Family and the Extraordinary Invention of Chinese America (2010); and The Chinese Question: The Gold Rushes and Global Politics (2021). Ngai has written on immigration history and policy for the Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, the Atlantic, the Nation, and Dissent. Before becoming a historian she was a labor-union organizer and educator in New York City, working for District 65-UAW and the Consortium for Worker Education. She is now writing Nation of Immigrants: A Short History of an Idea (under contract with Princeton University Press).

    Contact

    Dasha Kuznetsova
    416-946-8996


    Speakers

    Mae Ngai
    Speaker
    Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies; Professor of History and Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, Columbia University

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


    Main Sponsor

    Asian Institute

    Sponsors

    Dr. David Chu Program in Asia Pacific Studies

    Co-Sponsors

    Department of History, University of Toronto


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  • Saturday, October 15th MPP & MGA Admissions Information Session

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    Saturday, October 15, 20222:00PM - 4:00PMOnline Event, Online Event
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    This is a Master of Global Affairs & Master of Public Policy Admissions Information Session!
    Come learn all about these amazing professional master degree programs.

    You will learn about our incredible faculty, students, mandatory internship, courses, and alumni statistics along with admissions and financial aid information. Come and get all of your questions answered!


    Speakers

    Rejeanne Puran
    Graduate Admissions & Recruitment Officer



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  • Monday, October 17th Who is the “New Second Generation”? Children of Cross-border Marriages in Taiwan

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    Monday, October 17, 20224:00PM - 6:00PM208N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON, M5S 3K7
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    Series

    Global Taiwan Lecture Series

    Description

    Cross-border marriages have grown across East Asia in the last few decades. Children from these transnational unions are reaching adulthood, but their identity formation is yet subject to academic scrutiny. Drawing on in-depth interviews with 50 young adult children of cross-border marriages in Taiwan, this talk examines how differences in ethnic backgrounds (Mainland Chinese or Southeast Asian immigrant mothers) shape their identity management strategies. I emphasize that the macro context of geopolitics enables and constrains their identity negotiation at the micro level. Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy, implemented in 2016, reframed the ethnic difference of Southeast Asian immigrants as a multicultural asset instead of a social liability, allowing “the new second generation” (a new official label) to enjoy some institutional opportunities and ethnic dividends. By contrast, as political confrontation has intensified across Taiwan’s Strait, Chinese spouses are easily suspected of lacking political loyalty; their language and cultural intimacy also make it difficult to claim a multicultural niche. Their children have developed different strategies, including replacement, rescaling, and differentiation, to manage the conflicting and ambiguous identities.

    Speaker’s Bio:

    Pei-Chia Lan is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Director of Global Asia Research Center at National Taiwan University. She was a Yenching-Radcliffe fellow at Harvard University, a Fulbright scholar at New York University, a visiting professor at the Waseda Institute for Advanced Study, Kyoto University, and Tubingen University, and a postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley. Her major publications include Global Cinderellas: Migrant Domestics and Newly Rich Employers in Taiwan (Duke 2006, winner of Distinguished Book Award from the Sex and Gender Section of the American Sociological Association and ICAS Book Prize: Best Study in Social Science from the International Convention of Asian Scholars) and Raising Global Families: Parenting, Immigration, and Class in Taiwan and the US (Stanford 2018).


    Speakers

    Pei-Chia Lan
    Speaker
    Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Director of Global Asia Research Center, National Taiwan University

    Tong Lam
    Chair
    Associate Professor of History and Director of the Global Taiwan Studies Initiative at the Asian Institute, Munk School, University of Toronto


    Main Sponsor

    Asian Institute

    Sponsors

    Global Taiwan Studies Initiative


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  • Wednesday, October 19th Material Struggles: A Symposium on Histories of Infrastructure in the United States

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    Wednesday, October 19, 202210:30AM - 6:00PMBloor - 1st floor Boardroom/Round Room/Library, 315 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, M5S 0A7
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    Description

    Recent political debates have focused on the role of physical infrastructure as a key driver of growth, stability and an equitable society in America for this generation and those to come. Infrastructure in the American context includes roads, bridges, telecommunication systems, electrical grids and vital public health interventions such as water pipe construction. This event will draw on themes from the disciplines of history, sociology, economics and media studies to explore the origins and evolution of American infrastructure and its impacts on the development of American society and especially persistent racial and ethnic inequities.

    — Program —

    10:30am                               Coffee and Pastries 

    11:10am – 11:55am              Edson Severnini – “The U.S. Electricity Infrastructure over the 20th Century (and Beyond): Benefits and Costs”

    12:00pm – 2:00pm                Break

    2:10pm – 2:55pm                  Isaiah Ellis – “Masters of Sentiment: Race, Expertise, and Empire in Southern Roadbuilding”

    2:55pm – 3:10pm                  Break

    3:10pm – 3:55pm                  Orit Halpern – “The Planetary Test”

    3:55pm – 4:10pm                  Break

    4:10pm – 5:40pm                  Keynote Lecture Yuri Furuhata moderated by Deb Cowen – “Into the Clouds: Atlases of Anthropogenic Weather”

    5:40pm                                  Adjourn

    — Speaker Bios —

    Deborah Cowen
    Deborah Cowen is a Geographer at the University of Toronto whose work is concerned with the intimate life of war, the logistics of supply chain and racial capitalism, and the contested geographies of settler colonial infrastructure. Deb is the author of The Deadly Life of Logistics: Mapping Violence in Global Trade and Military Workfare: The Soldier and Social Citizenship in Canada, co-editor of War, Citizenship, Territory and Digital Life in the Global City: Contesting Infrastructures.

    Isaiah Ellis
    Isaiah Ellis is an Arts & Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto.

    Yuriko Furuhata
    Yuriko Furuhata is Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar of Cinema and Media History in the Department of East Asian Studies and an associate member of the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University. Her first book, Cinema of Actuality: Japanese Avant-Garde Filmmaking in the Season of Image Politics (Duke University Press, 2013), won the Best First Book Award from the Society of Cinema and Media Studies. Her second book, entitled Climatic Media: Transpacific Experiments in Atmospheric Control (Duke University Press, 2022) explores the geopolitical conditions underpinning environmental art, weather control, digital computing, and cybernetic architecture in Japan and the United States. She is currently working on a new book project, titled The Edges of Deep Time: Archipelagic Archives of the Anthropocene, which explores scientific photographs and films of fossils, clouds, snow and ice in relation to the settler colonial histories of geosciences in Japan and North America.

    Orit Halpern
    Orit Halpern is Full Professor and Chair of Digital Cultures and Societal Change at Technische Universität Dresden. Her work bridges the histories of science, computing, and cybernetics with design. She completed her Ph.D. at Harvard. She has held numerous visiting scholar positions including at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, IKKM Weimar, and at Duke University. She is currently working on two projects. The first is a history of automation, intelligence, and freedom; the second project examines extreme infrastructures and the history of experimentation at planetary scales in design, science, and engineering.

    She has also published widely in many venues including Critical Inquiry, Grey Room, and Journal of Visual Culture, and E-Flux. Her first book Beautiful Date: A History of Vision and Reason (Duke UP 2015) investigates histories of big data, design, and governmentality. Her current book with Robert Mitchell (forthcoming MIT Press December 2022) is titled the Smartness Mandate. The book is a genealogy of our current obsession with smart technologies and artificial intelligence. She also directs two design history and practice research platforms Governing Through Design and Against Catastrophe.

    Https://governingthrough.design/; www.againstcatastrophe.net; https://mitpress.mit.edu/9780262544511/

    Edson Severnini
    I’m an Associate Professor of Economics and Public Policy (without tenure) at Carnegie Mellon University (Heinz College), a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and a Research Affi liate at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA). My research interests lie at the intersection of Energy and Environmental Economics, Economic History, and Labor Economics. My work focuses on examining the impacts of the expansion of energy access, pollution, and environmental regulation on local development, health outcomes, and firm behavior since the age of electrifi cation in the United States. I am also interested on the impact of climate change on air pollution, electricity generation, and infectious disease, and on racial issues in local labor markets and in higher education. I’m a proud first-generation college student, immigrant, and queer. My pronouns are he/him/his.

    FURTHER INFORMATION AVAILBLE ON THIS PAGE:

    Contact

    Mio Otsuka


    Speakers

    Yuriko Furuhata
    Keynote
    Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar of Cinema and Media History, Department of East Asian Studies, McGill University

    Deborah Cowen
    Moderator
    Professor, Department of Geography & Planning, University of Toronto

    Isaiah Ellis
    Speaker
    Arts & Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto

    Orit Halpern
    Speaker
    Full Professor and Chair, Digital Cultures and Societal Change, Technische Universität Dresden

    Edson Severnini
    Speaker
    Associate Professor, Economics and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

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


    Main Sponsor

    Centre for the Study of the United States

    Co-Sponsors

    Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology

    Cinema Studies Institute

    Department of History

    Urban Studies Program

    McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology

    Department of Economics

    School of Cities


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  • Saturday, October 22nd MPP & MGA Admissions Information Session

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    Saturday, October 22, 20222:00PM - 4:00PMOnline Event, Online Event
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    This is a Master of Global Affairs & Master of Public Policy Admissions Information Session!
    Come learn all about these amazing professional master degree programs.

    You will learn about our incredible faculty, students, mandatory internship, courses, and alumni statistics along with admissions and financial aid information. Come and get all of your questions answered!


    Speakers

    Rejeanne Puran
    Graduate Admissions & Recruitment Officer University of Toronto Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy



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  • Friday, October 28th Queering Authoritarianism: The Politics of Rights in South Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan

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    Friday, October 28, 20222:00PM - 4:00PMExternal Event, Room 240, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto, 725 Spadina Ave.
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    This talk traces how the persisting authoritarianisms in Asia play a significant geopolitical role in shaping the politics of rights in the region. I first bring the South Korean case to center stage to examine how queer activists responded to the state’s internal authoritarianism and its continued legacies, particularly under the recent conservative political regimes. To challenge the state’s legal absence and willful ignorance of their rights, queer activists developed what I call a solidarity project to claim their rights in coalition with other marginalized groups (e.g., precarious workers, undocumented migrants, and people with disabilities) by demanding a comprehensive anti-discrimination law. In contrast, I address how queer activists in Singapore, under their decades-long authoritarian rule, bypassed state and legal mobilization and instead turned to neoliberal capitalism to engage in corporate diversity activism. Lastly, the Taiwanese case offers a story of the queer activists’ strategic resonance with the precarious state in their pursuit of equality as a response to the rising external authoritarianism of Xi Jinping’s China. This talk counters the Euro-American presumption of authoritarianism as a homogenous oppressive force against all human rights and argues instead that authoritarian legacies shape multiple pathways for a variety of rights politics.

    BIO:
    Minwoo Jung is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies and Gender Studies at Loyola University Chicago. His research investigates the impacts of global and regional geopolitics on political, economic, and social life of marginalized groups and individuals. Drawing on multi-sited fieldwork conducted across East and Southeast Asia, he is working on a book project that presents a comparative ethnography of the intimate entanglements of queer lives and geopolitics. His work has been published in The British Journal of Sociology, The Sociological Review, Social Movement Studies, and positions: asia critique. He received his PhD in sociology in 2021 from the University of Southern California.

    Organized by the Centre for the Study of Korea and co-sponsored by the Mark S. Bonham Centre for the Sexual Diversity Studies, the Department of Sociology, the Women and Gender Studies Institute, and the Asian Institute’s Global Taiwan Studies Program and the Centre for the Southeast Asian Studies, University of Toronto


    Speakers

    Minwoo Jung
    Speaker
    Assistant Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies and Gender Studies, Loyola University, Chicago

    Hae Yeon Choo
    Chair
    Director of the Centre for the Study of Korea and Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto


    Main Sponsor

    Asian Institute

    Sponsors

    Centre for the Study of Korea

    Co-Sponsors

    Centre for Southeast Asian Studies

    Global Taiwan Studies Program, Asian Institute

    Department of Sociology

    Mark S. Bonham Centre for the Sexual Diversity Studies

    Women & Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto


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  • Friday, October 28th The Caisse des Libertés and the Politics of Manumission in Colonial Haiti

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    Friday, October 28, 20225:00PM - 7:00PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON, M5S 3K7
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    This paper addresses a long-standing narrative of the origins of the Haitian Revolution, which locates one of the principal motivating factors of the breakdown of French colonial rule in a hardening of racial lines particularly after 1763 and in particular, a declining status of free people of colour. In particular, historians have pointed to the growing propensity of colonial authorities to restrict manumission of slaves. The recent discovery by the authors of the accounts of the disgraced colonial receiver-general, however, prompts a reevaluation of the conventional narrative, suggesting greater ambiguity of both colonial whites and French administrators towards free people of colour. This paper affords the opportunity to reflect on the disjunctures between government policies and their practice.

    Nancy Christie is Visiting Research Professor at Oxford Brookes University in the United Kingdom, and Adjunct Research Professor at the University of Western Ontario. She is the author of four major monographs, including most recently, THE FORMAL AND INFORMAL POLITICS OF BRITISH RULE IN POST-CONQUEST QUEBEC, 1760-1837: A NORTHERN BASTILLE (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020), and nine edited volumes, most recently, VOICES IN THE LEGAL ARCHIVES IN THE FRENCH COLONIAL WORLD: ‘THE KING IS LISTENING’ (London & New York: Routledge, 2021), which emerged from a conference which she organized. Her work has received the highest scholarly distinctions, including the Sir John A. Macdonald Prize of the Canadian Historical Association and the Harold Adams Innis Prize of the Humanities and Social Sciences Federation of Canada.

    Michael Gauvreau is Professor of History at McMaster University. He is an expert in the history of Canada and Québec, and his interests more recently have turned to the history of the pre-1789 French colonial world. He is author of five major scholarly monographs and several collaborative editorial projects. HIs books have received scholarly recognition, including the Sir John A. Macdonald Prize of the Canadian Historial Association and the Harold Adams Innis Prize of the Humanities and Social Sciences Federation of Canada.

    Contact

    Larysa Iarovenko
    416-946-8962


    Speakers

    Michael Gauvreau
    McMaster University

    Nancy Chrisite
    University of Western Ontario and visiting professor at Oxford Brookes University



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  • Saturday, October 29th Community Screening of Coming To You 너에게 가는 길 & Post-Screening Conversations

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    Saturday, October 29, 20222:30PM - 5:30PMExternal Event, Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto, 2 Sussex Avenue
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    Description

    *Open to Public; Tickets are free of charge*

    TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION HERE: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/401406917897

    We are ready to step into your world.
    Nabi, a veteran firefighter, prided herself for living a successful life, until one day her child, Hankyeol, comes out to her by saying: “Mom, I want to get a mastectomy.” Meanwhile, Vivian, a flight attendant of 28 years, sheds tears after reading her son, Yejoon’s, letter: “I’m gay.” Nabi and Vivian’d never even heard of the term “LGBTQIA+” during their entire lives when Hankyeol and Yejoon started opening up their various problems. Facing the reality that their children are struggling, what would two mothers do?

    Post-screening Conversations with Sujin Choi (WIND), Minwoo Jung (Loyola), Hyun-Chul Kim & Samuel Yoon (U of Toronto)

    Hosted by the Centre for the Study of Korea and co-sponsored by the Mark S. Bonham Centre for the Sexual Diversity Studies, the Women and Gender Studies Institute, and the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto, the Academy of Korean Studies, York University’s Korean Office for Research and Education, and WIND, Toronto Korean Feminist Collective.

    Information about the Documentary
    Title: Coming To You 너에게 가는 길
    Director and Writer: BYUN Gyuri
    Cast: Nabi, Vivian
    Executive Producer: PINKS Producers Sona JO, LEE Hyuk-sang
    Production: South Korea 2021

    Running time: 93 min (post-screening conversations will follow screening)
    Doors Open: 2:30pm
    Screening Starts: 2:45pm
    Audio: Korean (English subtitles)
    Post-screening panelists: Sujin Choi (WIND), Minwoo Jung (Loyola), Hyun-Chul Kim & Samuel Yoon (U of Toronto)

    Sujin Choi is a member of WIND (Toronto Korean Feminist Collective), and a founding member of Jogakbo (transgender rights organization) and Rainbow Foundation in South Korea. She also performed as a singer on the 2016 Seoul Pride stage.

    Minwoo Jung is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies and Gender Studies at Loyola University Chicago. His research investigates the impacts of global and regional geopolitics on political, economic, and social life of marginalized groups and individuals. Drawing on multi-sited fieldwork conducted across East and Southeast Asia, he is working on a book project that presents a comparative ethnography of the intimate entanglements of queer lives and geopolitics.

    Hyun-Chul Kim is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Geography & Planning at the University of Toronto. She earned her MA degree in Geography from Seoul National University with the analysis of spatial occupation and contestation of the publicness between LGBTQI+ allies and anti-queer coalitions in the 2014 Seoul and Daegu Queer Parade in South Korea. Her doctoral project centers on rural villages as the intermediate locus of leprosy control in South Korea after the Korean War to engage in a deeper analysis of “the carceral” in the broader Asian context from the ruins of war, the discontinuity and continuity of the colonial past, as well as dreams of reconstructing nations via small community and rural reforms.

    Samuel Yoon (He/Him) is a PhD student in Women and Gender studies at the University of Toronto. His research is on queer performance, violence, and Asian racialization. In his spare time, he is an active participant and performer in queer of colour spaces in Toronto. Prior to his graduate studies he worked at an HIV/AIDS service organization as a project lead on LGBTQ+ inclusion.


    Speakers

    Sujin Choi
    Member of WIND (Toronto Korean Feminist Collective), and a founding member of Jogakbo (transgender rights organization) and Rainbow Foundation in South Korea

    Minwoo Jung
    Assistant Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies and Gender Studies, Loyola University Chicago

    Hyun-Chul Kim
    Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Geography & Planning, University of Toronto

    Samuel Yoon
    PhD student in Women and Gender Studies, University of Toronto


    Main Sponsor

    Asian Institute

    Sponsors

    Centre for the Study of Korea

    Co-Sponsors

    Mark S. Bonham Centre for the Sexual Diversity Studies

    Department of Sociology

    Women & Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto

    Academy of Korean Studies

    Korean Office for Research and Education (KORE), York University

    WIND, Toronto Korean Feminist Collective


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November 2022

  • Thursday, November 3rd Recoding Power: Tactics for Organizing Tech Workers

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    Thursday, November 3, 20223:00PM - 5:00PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON, M5S 3K7
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    Description

    Digital transformation increasingly drives economic growth in the rich capitalist democracies, but orienting production around digital technologies is associated with rising inequality and spreading precarity. In Recoding Power, Rothstein outlines three tactics that workers can use to build power in the current episode of economic transition, where they otherwise lack access to traditional power resources like unions and institutions for social protection. Drawing on four in-depth case studies of workers responding to mass layoffs at tech firms in the United States and Germany, Rothstein shows how workers can develop creative tactics to “recode” management’s discursive techniques for control, transforming them from obstacles into resources for collective action. By centering workers’ lived experiences in the workplace, Recoding Power develops an account of actually existing digital transformation, illustrating how the path of capitalist development is shaped not by economic necessity, but by political creativity.

    Sidney Rothstein is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Williams College. His research focuses on the political economy of wealthy democracies in comparative perspective, especially in Europe and the United States. In particular, Rothstein examines the politics of digital transformation, seeking to explain how the transition to the knowledge economy reshapes relationships of power and patterns of inequality in different countries. He holds a BA from Reed College, a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, and has held appointments at Haverford College, the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society, and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies.

    Contact

    Olga Kesarchuk
    416-946-8938


    Speakers

    Sidney Rothstein
    Assistant Professor of Political Science at Williams College



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  • Saturday, November 5th Munk School's Graduate Professional Master Degree Programs Open House

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    Saturday, November 5, 20229:00AM - 1:30PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON, M5S 3K7
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    Description

    We are excited to announce that we will be hosting our:

    Munk School’s Graduate Professional Master Degree Programs Open House – Hybrid event: it will be an in-person event but with the ability to zoom into the sessions if you are unable to make it.

    Come Join us to learn more about the Master of Global Affairs Program (MGA) and the Master of Public Policy Degree Program (MPP) in this joint Open House. Come out and meet our Admissions Officer and get all of your admissions questions answered; meet our current and past students (alumni). Collect your MGA & MPP brochures!

    9:30am-10:00am – Registration Table
    10:00am – 10:05am – Welcome/Housekeeping
    10:05am-11:05am – MGA & MPP Admissions Information Session with student’s perspectives
    11:05-11:10am – Break
    11:10am-12:10pm – MGA & MPP Joint Student/Alumni Panel

    Optional: 12:10pm – 1:00pm – Breakout rooms to get your specific questions answered

    (Light Breakfast & Lunch will be served)

    Come Join us today Register now!

    We look forward to seeing you and meeting you in person!


    Speakers

    Rejeanne Puran
    U of T, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy Graduate Recruitment & Admissions Officer

    MGA & MPP Student/Alumni panel
    MGA & MPP Student & Alumni Panel



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  • Wednesday, November 9th Sciences Po in Paris & UofT, Munk school (MPP/MGA) Dual Degree's Joint Admissions Information Session

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    Wednesday, November 9, 20229:00AM - 10:00AMOnline Event, Online Event
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    This is a joint information session between Sciences Po’s Master of Public Policy Program and U of T, Munk School’s Master of Global Affairs Dual Degree Program.

    You will learn about the Master of Public Policy (MPP)/Master of Global Affairs (MGA) Dual Degree Program: the course structure, internship, how to apply, financial aid and more. You will also connect virtually with the staff from Sciences Po and U of T!

    Register today and get your questions answered for this MPP/MGA Dual Degree program!


    Speakers

    Jennie Cottle
    Responsable pédagogique, Adjunct Faculty International and Dual Degree Programs, Global Public Policy Network Social Policy and Social Innovation Policy Stream SDG Initiative; Certificat égalité femmes-hommes

    Rejeanne Puran
    University of Toronto, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy Graduate Recruitment & Admissions Officer



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  • Wednesday, November 16th War and Peace in the Balkans

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    Wednesday, November 16, 20222:00PM - 6:00PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON, M5S 3K7
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    Ulf Brunnbauer is a social historian of Southeastern Europe. He serves as Director of the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies in Regensburg (Germany) and holds the Chair of Southeast and East European History at the University of Regensburg. In his research, he deals mainly with the social history of the Balkans since the 19th century and with questions of nationalism and state-building. His most recent book, co-authored with Philipp Ther et al., is a history of transformation on the example of two shipyards since the 1970s (In den Stürmen der Transformation, Suhrkamp, 2022). He is also author of Globalizing Southeastern Europe. Emigrants, America, and the State since the 19th Century (Lexington, 2016).

    Katrin Boeckh is Research Associate at the Leibniz-Institute for Southeast and East European Studies (IOS) in Regensburg. She studied History of Eastern and South Eastern Europe, Slavic languages and Languages of the Balkans at the universities of Regensburg and Munich and earned a degree as M.A. in 1991. In 1995, she graduated at the University of Munich with her Ph.D. in History of Eastern and South Eastern Europe (Dr. phil.). Habilitation followed in 2004. During her professional career at the Osteuropa-Institut (first in Munich, since 2007 in Regensburg), Katrin Boeckh was technical editor of the journal „Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas” until 2008, since then she is senior researcher in the Department of History. Her areas of research are ethno-national conflicts and their consequences, state and churches in socialist countries, institutions in late Stalinism and the discourse of values during transformation, with a regional focus on the Ukraine and the countries of Yugoslavia.
    Heike Karge is Assistant Professor at the Chair for the History of Southeastern and Eastern Europe, University of Regensburg. Her main research interests include the cultural and social history of Southeastern Europe in the 19th and 20th century, especially history of medicine and psychiatry, social policy, postwar politics; conceptual history, history and knowledge; remembrance cultures in Eastern and Southeastern Europe; interdisciplinary trauma research; dealing with war crimes / Transitional Justice; nationalism and conflict in the former Yugoslavia.
    Heike Karge studied history, East and Southeast European Studies, and sociology at the universities of Leipzig and Zagreb. She holds a phD from the European University Institute Florence (2006) and a habilitation awarded by the University of Regensburg (venia legendi for History and Modern History of East and Southeastern Europe) (2018). In 2017 she was Invited Professor at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris, in 2019/20 she was Interim Professor at Leipzig University, Chair for the History of Eastern and Southeastern Europe.
    Among her recent publications are: Der Charme der Schizophrenie. Psychiatrie, Krieg und Gesellschaft im serbokroatischen Raum. Berlin: De Gruyter 2021; (together with Friederike Kind-Kovacs and Sara Bernasconi, eds.), From the Midwife’s Bag to the Patient’s File: Public Health in Eastern Europe. Budapest, New York: CEU Press 2017; Den Zweiten Weltkrieg erinnern: Der (post-)jugoslawische Raum, in: Südosteuropa Mitteilungen 8/2-3 (2021), 73-80; Psychiatrische Diagnostik und klinische Praxis im Ersten Weltkrieg, in: Timm Beichelt, Clara Maddalena Frysztacka, Claudia Weber, Susann Worschech, eds., Ambivalenzen der Europäisierung. Beiträge zur Neukonzeptualisierung der Geschichte und Gegenwart Europas. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag 2021, 239-251.

    Lilia Topouzova is an Assistant Professor of History and Creative Nonfiction at the University of Toronto. She is a scholar and a documentary filmmaker whose interdisciplinary work explores the relationship between remembering and forgetting. Her academic research appears in the American Historical Review, Gender & History, The Routledge Handbook of Memory and Place, Journal of Visual Literacy, and Encyclopedia of Transitional Justice. She is the writer of the critically acclaimed documentary film The Mosquito Problem & Other Stories, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and TIFF, and received more than twenty-five awards, including the Human Rights Award at the Sarajevo Film Festival in 2007. Her other films include a feature-length documentary on immigration Saturnia (co-writer, co-director, co-producer, 2012), distributed by the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. She is currently in production of her third film, Anaanaga: My Mother.
    Dr. Topouzova held fellowships at Brown University in the US, York University in Toronto, the Centre for Contemporary History (ZZF) at the University of Potsdam in Germany, and at the Center for Oral History and Digital Storytelling in Concordia University in Montreal. In 2022, she was a fellow at the Centre for Advanced Study in Sofia.


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  • Thursday, November 17th BRI on the Ground: Observations from an early adapter state

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    Thursday, November 17, 202212:00PM - 1:30PMOnline Event, Online Event
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    Description

    In recent years, Pakistan has welcomed and solicited investments from China, both under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and through parallel funding opportunities. Five years into BRI and nearly ten years into the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), it is useful to take stock by asking how transformative Chinese investments have been for Pakistan? What are the preliminary conclusions other countries might draw—and indeed, what might China take away—from Pakistan’s eager adaptation and pursuit of Chinese financing?

    In this talk I suggest that BRI has neither been a so-called game changer, as it is frequently extoled by the Pakistani leadership, nor is it a debt trap, as it is sometimes described by commentators in Europe and North America. Rather, it is an ambitious investment mechanism yet one that inevitably is constrained and contoured by the economy and power structures that gave rise to it, and those that it operates within. An early lesson from Pakistan is that BRI is less a materialization of global connectivity and mutual prosperity—which BRI maps and official narratives would have us believe—and more a succession of entanglements, that are fundamentally local.

    Hasan Karrar is an associate professor in a multidisciplinary humanities and social sciences department at the Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan. His current research explores changing spatial and economic configurations across China, Central Asia and Pakistan since the Cold War.

    Contact

    Larysa Iarovenko
    416-946-8962


    Speakers

    Dr. Hasan Karrar
    associate professor in a multidisciplinary humanities and social sciences department at the Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan


    Main Sponsor

    Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

    Co-Sponsors

    Asian Institue


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  • Thursday, November 17th McGill Arts & Science Graduate & Professional Schools Fair (In Person)

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    Thursday, November 17, 20221:00PM - 4:00PMExternal Event, External Event
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    Description

    Graduate Programs will be showcasing their programs at this In-person McGill fair. The MGA & MPP (Professional Masters degrees will be showcased here as well).

    IN-PERSON: Thursday November 17th, 1:00-4:00pm. Address: 3480 McTavish St, Montreal, Quebec H3A 0E7.


    Speakers

    Rejeanne Puran
    Graduate Admissions & Recruitment Officer University of Toronto Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy



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  • Friday, November 18th McGill Arts & Science Graduate & Professional Schools Fair (Virtual)

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    Friday, November 18, 20221:00PM - 4:00PMOnline Event, Online Event
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    Description

    Graduate Programs will be showcasing their programs at this Online McGill fair. The MGA & MPP (Professional Masters degrees will be showcased here as well).

    ONLINE: Friday November 18th, 1:00-4:00pm.


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  • Friday, November 18th "In search of our patriots and martyrs”. The French mission exhuming the corpses of deportees in Germany, 1946-1960

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    Friday, November 18, 20224:00PM - 6:00PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON, M5S 3K7
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    Description

    Jean-Marc Dreyfus is a Professor at the University of Manchester and associate researcher at the Centre of History, Sciences-Po Paris. He is a specialist of the economic and diplomatic aspects of the Holocaust and post-war reparations. His research considers other genocides, Jewish history in Europe and exhumations of corpses after mass violence. He also works and looted art in the Holocaust and the unfinished restitution process. Jean-Marc Dreyfus’ current research is three folded. It considers the question of looted art in this Holocaust and its legacy; he is interested in the personal narrative and the microhistorical approaches of Holocaust victims; he considers the question of the ‘forensic turn’ in Holocaust studies, the ‘forensic turn’ being the studies of human remains’ treatment during and after the genocide, including their uses for commemorative purposes.

    Contact

    Larysa Iarovenko
    416-946-8962


    Speakers

    Jean-Marc Dreyfus
    Reader in Holocaust Studies at the University of Manchester



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  • Thursday, November 24th MGA & MPP Black Student/Alumni Panel

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    Thursday, November 24, 20226:00PM - 7:00PMOnline Event, Online Event
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    Description

    Inviting all Black Students who are interested in careers in global affairs and public policy to join in on this discussion with past and present students of the Master of Global Affairs and Master of Public Policy degree programs.

    You will hear from them directly why careers in the fields are for you and the great impact you can have in your community and in the world at large through these degree programs!

    Join us today!


    Speakers

    Black student/alumni panel



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  • Wednesday, November 30th What Du Bois Can Teach Us about Far Right Violence and the Global Color Line

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    Wednesday, November 30, 20222:00PM - 4:00PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON, M5S 3K7
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    Description

    In 2015, the Sweden Democrats, a populist and anti-immigrant party, traveled to Lesbos to block the mobility of people fleeing war and seeking refuge further North. To explain these unconventional movements, we build on Du Boisian sociology to account for the structuring role of racialized violence at the border and to incorporate a more global perspective on far right scholarship. We argue that the far right’s repertoire of violence, including the hardviolence of white privilege, the soft violence of paternalism, and the extension of remote violence, infringe on the agency and self-determination of displaced people. Following Du Bois, we contend that this repertoire of violence is racially structured and racially motivated by factors rooted in domestic politics yet enacted in transnational space which enforces a global color line. We seek to extend sociological accounts of migration politics by taking seriously transnational social processes that cannot be contained within the nation-state and the effects of which are multi-scalar, individual, and collective.

    Contact

    Larysa Iarovenko
    416-946-8962


    Speakers

    Vanessa Barker
    Professor, Department of Sociology, Stockholm University, Editor in Chief, Punishment & Society



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