In Canada and elsewhere, a lot of attention has been given to the normative arguments supporting the development of sanctuary policies, especially in the face of increasingly exclusive and criminalizing immigration policies. Because of the relative longer period of time of operation and of influence the influence of the new sanctuary movement in the United States, a growing body of work has developed to define, capture, explain and evaluate sanctuary policies. Most of this scholarship agrees on the challenge of defining sanctuary policies: their content varies according to specifies of local and national context, their consequences are highly variegated and, more broadly, no accepted comprehensive definition of the concept exist. This presentation, based on a paper with Meghan Joy (Concordia), leaves aside normative consideration to instead explore what the complex and fraught engagement of Canadian municipalities with the notion of sanctuary telling us about urban governance and cities in Canada. To do so, I ask: as of 2019, what is the best way to characterize Canadian municipalities’ actions often understood under the label of “sanctuary”? Recognizing implementation challenges and central limitations to urban actions towards immigration in Canada—as opposed to immigrant settlement and integration—I propose to move away from the sanctuary label to instead describe these intervention as “localist access policies”. This label is based on the empirical analysis of the seven Canadian municipalities that have developed some actions to support non-status populations since 2013. The event is free and open to all!
Dr. Mariana Larison is a researcher at the National Council of Scientific Research of Argentina (CONICET), where she is currently working on the phenomenology of the institution. She is the author of numerous works on the philosophical thought of Maurice Merleau-Ponty. This presentation will be delivered in English, but the question and answer period may take place in French or Spanish, with English translation.
Drawing upon over a decade field work, Prof. Kistruck will share both his empirically-based insights, as well as personal thoughts and critical reflections on the issues of global poverty and entrepreneurship.
Dr. Hille Paakkunainen is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Syracuse University. She works in metaethics, epistemology, and philosophy of action.
As part of the 19-20 Winter Speaker Series, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology presents Rebecca Tarlau of PennState College of Education. In Occupying Schools, Occupying Land, Tarlau explores how MST activists have pressured municipalities, states and the federal government to implement their educational program in public schools and universities, affecting hundreds of thousands of students. Free and open to everyone.
Dr. Cristina Bicchieri is the S.J. Patterson Harvie Professor of Social Thought and Comparative Ethics, is Professor of Philosophy and Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, and is Professor of Legal Studies at the Wharton School. Her intellectual affinities lie at the border between philosophy, game theory, and psychology. This is a co-presentation with the Social Justice Centre.
As part of the 19-20 Winter Speaker series, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology presents Audrey Laurin-Lamothe. In this presentation, Lamothe will identify Quebec’s economic elite in light of the changes related to the financialization of firms and characterize this economic elite with regards to its attributes, including compensation in the case of senior management and the positions it holds in the network of relations between firms and Quebec organizations (governmental organizations, universities, business organizations, consulting firms, foundations). Free and open to everyone.
Lisbon Addictions 2019, the third European Conference on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies, is a multidisciplinary conference that provides a forum for networking across the addictions.
While understanding the deeper causes of problem gambling is certainly important, the Responsibility in Gaming Conference will focus on what stakeholders can and should do to create an effective and workable responsible gaming policy.
Dr. Owen Ware is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto. His areas of specialization include Kant and 19th Century Philosophy, with a focus on German Idealism.
Neo-Aristotelian virtue ethics is one of the most theoretically well-developed approaches to virtue currently on offer. This lecture explores challenges presented by genome editing to the dominant conception of neo-Aristotelian ethical naturalism and its conception of human goods and virtues. Dr. Nancy E. Snow is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing at the University of Oklahoma.
As part of the Winter Speaker series, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology presents Fred Evans. In this talk, Evans argues that in an age where diversity is increasingly accepted as a value as well as a fact, ethico-political cosmopolitanism should propose a notion of global unity that is composed of rather than imposed on difference. Free and open to everyone.
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