Canada is so Polite: Prisons, Deportation and Policing Blackness in Canada

Date: February 27, 2020Venue: Mackintosh-Corry Hall, D214Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PMSpeaker:  El Jones, Mount St. Vincent University “El Jones is the Black liberation visionary of our time” – Robyn Maynard, author of Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present  El Jones, Mount St. Vincent University The former Poet Laureate of Halifax, El Jones is also Continue Reading

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Reproductive Empires: Charting the Political Economy of ART in the Global South

Date: March 12, 2020Venue: Mackintosh-Corry Hall, D214Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PMSpeaker:  Bronwyn Parry, King’s College London The global use of Assistive Reproductive Technologies (ARTs) to address structural infertility has burgeoned since the early 2000s, with India a prime location for service delivery. The scale of expansion has resulted in a proliferation of non-standard and unethical practices that have, perversely, Continue Reading

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Putting Mining in its Place: Mining and Community Resistance in Canada

Date: November 21, 2019Venue: Mackintosh-Corry Hall, D214Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PMSpeaker:  Joan Kuyek Joan Kuyek has decades of experience helping to protect Canadian communities from the negative impacts of the mining industry. She will briefly share what she learned: how the Canadian industry is structured, how it maintains power, and how affected communities resist whether they want to Continue Reading

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The Canadian Federal Election: What Just Happened?

Date: October 31, 2019Venue: Mackintosh-Corry Hall, D214Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PMSpeaker:  Georgina Riel, Hugh Segal, Kyla Tienhaara, and Colin Grey, chaired by Jonathan Rose This episode is a recording of the October 31st 2019 SNID post-election panel analyzing the 2019 Canadian federal election. The panel featured Georgina Riel, (Kingston political commentator), Hugh Segal (Queen’s School of Policy Studies), Continue Reading

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Financialization, Securitization and the ‘War’ on Caribbean Remittances

Date of Lecture: November 14, 2019; Venue: Mackintosh-Corry Hall, D214; Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30; PM Speaker: Beverley Mullings, Queen’s University. Across the Caribbean diaspora remittances are a faithful source of capital that has been a vital social safety net and source of local economic investment for many individuals and communities. But recent efforts by governments to leverage control over Continue Reading

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We Are the Caretakers of Our Water

Date of Lecture: October 17, 2019Venue: Mackintosh-Corry Hall, D214Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PMSpeaker:  Poh-Gek Forkert, Queen’s University A small rural community and a nearby First Nations community combined forces to fight a proposal to expand a local dumpsite into a mega-landfill – a project with a high potential to pollute their water. It was a pitched battle that Continue Reading

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The Growth and Development of Chinese NGOs Domestically and Abroad, and its Implications for International Development

Date: October 10, 2019Venue: Mackintosh-Corry Hall, D214Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PMSpeaker:  Reza Hasmath, University of Alberta This talk looks at the strategies Chinese NGOs employ to survive and operate in an authoritarian institutional environment. What happens when Chinese NGOs that are born and socialized in such a domestic context, “go out” to other jurisdictions with similar or varying Continue Reading

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