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The Department of Communication Studies proudly invites you to a very special distinguished alumnus event with Maziar Bahari (BA 93).
Join Concordia’s jurist-in-residence, Morton Minc, for a conversation with Karina Kesserwan, lawyer and strategic advisor at Kesserwan Arteau.
Concordia Conference Centre
9th Floor (1450 Guy)
Award-winning scholar Jasbir K. Puar delivers the inaugural lecture of the Simone de Beauvoir Institute’s Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality program. One of the most influential and widely-read thinkers in sexuality studies today, her books include The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability (2017) and Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times (2007). She also writes for The Guardian, Huffington Post, Art India, The Feminist Review, Bully Bloggers, Jadaliyya, and Oh! Industry.
The Centre for Clinical Research in Health (CCRH) at Concordia consists of an extensive group of active members who conduct health research.
This workshop will provide you with many inside details on parliamentary process and procedures. It will cover the structure of Parliament, how laws are made, and what potential reform could bring. Television might show you fiery exchanges from the most recent Question Period. But what really goes on in Parliament? And how might our legislatures work better? The Honourable Don Boudria comes as a seasoned politician with over 20 years of experience, ready to take you on an insightful journey that explains the workings of Canada’s federal legislature and the ways in which proposed reforms might help or hinder parliament as we know it today.
Former Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Government House Leader
What does cutting-edge research in philosophy look like? What are pressing and enduring questions it uncovers, and ways of addressing them? This event offers a taste. From enduring questions about the nature of morality and human experience, to urgent questions about how to overcome oppression, research conducted in Concordia’s Department of Philosophy reflects this diversity.
Adam Omar Hosein
In spring 2019, Alberta experienced the second change in government in just as many elections—something that has never happened before in its history. Later that fall, Albertans shut the federal Liberals out of the province, even as the Liberals won a minority government. Today, there is increased talk of western alienation—a term that has not been in widespread use since the 1990s—and the separatist “Wexit Party” has just registered with Elections Canada. How did we get to this point, and what does this mean for Alberta’s relations with other provinces and the federal government going into the future? Using publicly-available survey data and her own proprietary database of polls, Ms. Brown will provide an in-depth understanding of the following: • How the NDP were able to defeat the Progressive Conservatives in 2015, after 44 years in power, • How the UCP were able to defeat the NDP despite the popularity of NDP premier Rachel Notley and a string of controversies in the UCP campaign, • The current values and attitudes of Albertans, and whether traditional stereotypes still hold, • The nature of “conservatism” in Alberta, and • Regional alienation and the Wexit separatist movement. Ms. Brown will also discuss the performance of polls and lessons for interpreting polls in Canada.
Pollster and Political Commentator
Policy Fellow, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland - Baltimore County and President, Inquiry Research Group LLC
Communications Consultant, Columnist and Owner of Media Diva
Social scientists are motivated to understand how various facets of society influence all sorts of behavior. Individual’s perceptions about their significance in a given community can have meaningful effects on the way in which we look to communities to develop and foster democratic values and promote civic engagement. In her workshop, Dr. Anderson will take participants through her interdisciplinary approach to studying communities and political behavior, blending the fields of community psychology, sociology, and political science. She will draw on her research into community identity, focusing specifically on how community comes to influence political behavior and engagement. She will discuss civic engagement from the perspective of being an informed consumer of information. We know from previous research that the context in which an individual interacts influences his/her political behaviors and attitudes. With this in mind, Dr. Anderson will explore the following: - how does sense of community influence political behavior and attitudes? And what impact—if any—does involvement in multiple contexts have on political behavior and attitudes? -how does the information environment influence political behavior specifically civic engagement?
Professor, Political Science, University of Tampa
The last few years have seen the emergence of a growing academic literature on the blockchain.
The poor have long been consigned to a group of "included-out" citizens. They are legally living in a place, but they are not afforded the same courtesies, entrusted with the same responsibilities, or respected in parallel processes, as those citizens of greater means and those who behave in manners that are more consistent with "middle class" values. A common sentiment in discussions of poverty and social policy is that decisions made about those living in poverty or near-poverty are illegitimate, inadvisable, and non-responsive to the needs and interests of the poor if the poor themselves are not involved in the decision-making process. In this workshop, Dr. Bryer argues that active citizenship and poverty are indeed inextricably linked. How does poor or low quality public participation of the poor and non-poor contribute to ongoing subsistence poverty across our societies? How are the poor themselves restricted as full participants in democratic life? This workshop delves into these important questions and explores the linkages between engaged citizenship and poverty, drawing on examples from the United States, Canada, parts of Western and Eastern Europe, and South Africa.
Professor, Public Administration, Doctoral Program in Public Affairs, University of Central Florida
Dr. Hanne Jacobs is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Graduate Program at Loyola University Chicago. She has published articles on topics in phenomenology such as personhood, attention, rationality, and phenomenological method. Her current research interest is in theories of knowledge that take our socio-historical embeddedness seriously. While Jacobs has mainly written on Husserl and post-Husserlian phenomenology, she also has an active research interest in moral psychology and social epistemology insofar as these intersect with critical race and feminist theory.
The insurance industry occupies a contradictory position in the era of climate change.
The theme of the Alberta Gambling Research Institute's 19th Annual Conference is "Freedom, Justice and Sovereignty in Gaming." It is scheduled to take place March 26-28, 2020 at The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada.
This two-day workshop features seven speakers and seven commentators on the intersection of virtue ethics and political philosophy, and notably on the issue of the relationship between the personal good and the common good.
Former Parliamentary Budget Officer of Canada
Dr. Eric Marcus is Professor of Philosophy at Auburn University. His book Rational Causation was published by Harvard University Press in 2012. His second book is tentatively entitled Belief, Inference, and the Self-Conscious Mind.
Micro-phenomenology is a new scientific discipline enabling us to discover ordinary inaccessible dimensions of our lived experience and describe them accurately and reliably. The development of this "psychological microscope" opens vast fields of investigation in the educational, technological, clinical and therapeutic, as well as artistic and contemplative domains.
This workshop is designed to inform analysis and practice in relation to people who have experienced interpersonal and state violence. This approach has been helpful for counsellors, social workers, human service professionals, activists, researchers, legal and medical professionals and anyone supporting people who have been targeted by violence. Aimed towards anyone interested in helping others recover from violence, racism, prejudice and adversity through the reaffirmation of human dignity and creating positive social responses to those who have been harmed.
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