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A Conversation with the Honourable Murray Sinclair November 25

Please join SNID for a conversation with Queen’s University’s 15th Chancellor, the Honourable Murray Sinclair LLB MSC IPC. In this presentation, the Honourable Murray Sinclair will talk about his work with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and his recently appointed role as Queen’s University’s new Chancellor.

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The ghost of the mother: Gendered spectres in men’s un-settlements in Europe Dr. Árdís K. Ingvars

Theories of hauntology emphasize how past experiences leave an imprint by re-appearing in people’s present lives, affecting emotions and gendered reactions. This talk draws on these theories to illuminate how the mother’s ghostly presence, intertwined with the long spectre of the border regime, affects men’s masculinities as they un-settle in European countries. Dr. Ingvars’ work […]

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Land and nature appropriation in Brazil: green grabbing based on climate change narratives and social-environmental resistances with Dr. Débora Lima

In this talk, Dr Debora Lima delivered on October 21st 2021, discusses the ultra-neoliberal narrative that the Brazilian government has used to justify measures that result in green grabbing, and the impact of this on the socio-environmental resistance in Brazil.  

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Legal Geographies of Global Vaccine (In)Equity

Join SNID for a panel discussion about intellectual property rights and global vaccine (in)equity. Our speakers will discuss: how transnational trade law and the World Trade Organization’s TRIPS (Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) shape the availability, pricing, and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines; the proposed TRIPS waiver and its potential impact on vaccine equity; and […]

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Vaccine Equity in Canada: A Conversation with Celina Caesar-Chavannes.

In this season launch of Studies in National and International Development, Celina Caesar-Chavannes presents a talk on vaccine equity in Canada. Caesar-Chavannes is a business consultant, coach and international speaker, who currently serves part time as the Sr. Advisor, EDI Initiatives and Adjunct Lecturer at Queen’s University. Her new memoir, “Can You Hear Me Now?” […]

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Translation and 20th Century Intellectual History in Latin America

María Constanza Guzmán The author of Mapping Spaces of Translation in Twentieth-Century Latin American Print Culture discusses her investigation of the interplay of translation and Latin American intellectual history in the 20th century. She reflects on translation in 20th-century Latin American print culture, tracing the trajectory of influential periodicals and publishing houses from the 60s and 70s. […]

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The Horn of Africa in Crisis: The war in Tingray and Forced Migration

In early November 2020, a civil war broke out in Ethiopia that quickly turned into a humanitarian crisis. The raging conflict, involving neighboring Eritrea, risks destabilizing the whole Horn of Africa region. It jeopardized the safety of more than 90,000 Eritrean refugees in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, and displaced hundreds of thousands of Tigrayans […]

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Mutual Aid: Covid -19 and Beyond

Join SNID for a panel discussion about the role of grassroots movements and local activism during COVID-19 with Jade Da Costa of The People’s Pantry (Toronto/Tkaronto), Tom deGrey of the Downtown Eastside SRO Collaborative (Vancouver/Unceded Coast Salish Territory), Queen’s Post-Doctoral Fellow in Geography and Planning Dani Aiello, and Liz Turner of Mutual Aid Katarokwi (Kingston/Katarokwi). […]

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Dr. Scott Rutherford on The Histories of ‘Red Power’ in Canada

This episode features a presentation by Dr. Scott Rutherford (Queen’s University).  He discusses the histories of “Red Power” in Canada within a broader context of global anti-colonial and anti-racist movements of the 1960s and early 1970s. He attempts to make sense of the complicated ways that global reference points were used to describe local protests; […]

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