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 […]

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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), […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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