Past Events

  • 2019 Dec 03

    Canada Program Special Event - Workshop

    9:00am to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS Knafel Building, Room K354, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

    WORKSHOP

    Pluralism in a Historical Context: Challenges and Opportunities in North America

    Speakers:

    Pluralism's Imperialism: Legality Difference on Turtle Island
    Aaron Mills, Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Constitutionalism and Philosophy McGill University

    African Americans and Racial Incorporation: Preindustrial Urban Roots
    Joe Trotter, Giant Eagle Professor of History and Social Justice, History Department, Carnegie Mellon University

    “He Couldn’t Have A Life:” State...

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  • 2019 Dec 02

    Canada Seminar

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Bowie Vernon Room, Room K262, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge


    Multiculturalism vs Interculturalism: Municipal Governance and Double Binds in the Era of Super-Diversity

    Bob White, Associate Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Montreal

    Bob W. White is professor in the Department of Anthropology and director of the Laboratory for Research on Intercultural Relations (LABRRI) at the University of Montréal. He is a member of several international research networks and has served as visiting professor at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, at the University of Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar and the Max Planck Institute in Gottingen. He has published extensively on popular culture, cultural policy and globalization, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. His current research focuses on intercultural practice and policy in increasingly diverse urban settings. In 2012 he created a multi-sectoral research partnership on intercultural dynamics in Montréal (“Montréal Ville Interculturelle’, SSHRC, 2012-2020) and since 2016 he is the coordinator of the Réseau des municipalités en immigration et relations interculturelles du Québec (RÉMIRI). In 2014 he published (with Lomomba Emongo) the first edited volume on the history of intercultural practice and policy in Québec (L’interculturel au Québec : rencontres historiques et enjeux politiques, Montréal: PUM). His most recent book is titled Intercultural Cities : Policy and Practice for a New Era (London : Palgrave McMillan) and he is currently working on a critical theory of intercultural communication.

     

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  • 2019 Nov 18

    Canada Seminar

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Bowie Vernon Room, Room K262, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge


    Elimi(Nation): Canada’s “Post-Settler” Embrace of Disposable Migrant Labour

    Daiva Stasiulis, Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University

    Daiva Stasiulis is Professor of Sociology at Carleton University. She has published extensively on issues of citizenship and non-citizenship, race, migration, intersectional feminism and diversity.  In 2007, with co-author A. Bakan, she was awarded the 2007 Canadian Women’s Studies Association annual book prize for Negotiating Citizenship: Migrant Women in Canada and the Global System (University of Toronto, 2005).   Her other books include: Gender and Multiculturalism: North-South Perspectives (ed. with A. Gouws, University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2016); Not One of the Family: Foreign Domestic Workers in Canada (ed. with A. Bakan, University of Toronto Press); and Unsettling Settler Societies: Articulations of Gender, Race, Ethnicity and Class (ed. with N. Yuval-Davis, Sage Publications).  She is currently completing a book on The Emotional Cartographies of Dual Citizenship: The Lebanese Diaspora and the 2006 War and a Special Issue (with B. Rutherford and Z. Jinnah) of Studies in Social Justice on Migration and Intersectionality: Perspectives from the Global South and North.

    Professor Stasiulis has harnessed her research to support the advocacy of domestic worker associations, and other vulnerable populations (e.g. the stateless), and served as the Chair of the United Nations Expert Group Meeting on Violence Against Asian Migrant Workers. She has been a consultant to the Canadian federal government on policies pertaining to racism and anti-racism, migration, employment equity, political participation of ethnic minorities, and gender and equity analysis of immigration policy.

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  • 2019 Nov 04

    Canada Seminar

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Bowie Vernon Room, Room K262, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

    Rethinking the Pro- and Anti-Immigration Dichotomy: Contingencies and Complexities in Why Canada is an Immigrant ‘Welcoming’ Country

    Vic Satzewich, Professor of Sociology, McMaster University and Past-President of the Canadian Sociological Association

    Vic Satzewich is Professor of Sociology at McMaster University and Past-President of the Canadian Sociological Association.  In 2007 he was awarded the Association’s Outstanding Contribution Award.  His 2015 book Points of Entry: How Canada’s Visa Officers Decide Who Gets In (UBC Press) was awarded the John Porter Tradition of Excellence Prize.  His other books include The Ukrainian Diaspora (Routledge); Racism and the Incorporation of Foreign Labour: Farm Labour Migration to Canada Since 1945 (Routledge); Racism in Canada (Oxford University Press); ‘Race’ and Ethnicity in Canada: A Critical Introduction (Oxford University Press); and First Nations: Race, Class and Gender Relations (with Terry Wotherspoon, University of Regina Press). His current SSHRC-funded research project is on immigration consulting.

  • 2019 Oct 28

    Canada Seminar

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Bowie Vernon Room, Room K262, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

    Canada's Federal Election Roundtable

    Edana Beauvais, Visiting Democracy Fellow at HKS's Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation

    David Eaves, Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University

    Veronica Kitchen, Associate Professor, University of Waterloo and Balsillie School of International Affairs

    Karyn Pugliese, Nieman Fellow, Harvard University, Assistant Professor of Journalism, Ryerson University

    Christopher Sands, Senior Research Professor & Director of the Center for Canadian Studies; Johns Hopkins University

    Benjamin Zyla, Associate Professor, School of International Development & Global Studies, University of Ottawa and Visiting Scholar, Department of Government, Harvard University

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  • 2019 Oct 21

    Canada Seminar

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Bowie Vernon Room, Room K262, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge


    Why Immigration is a Solution, Not a Problem in Atlantic Canada: Beyond Us, Them, and Other

    Howard Ramos, Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Dalhousie University
    and
    Yoko Yoshida, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Dalhousie University

    While the rest of the world is shaped by tensions between dominant populations and migrant minorities, seeing immigration as a problem, Canada has largely seen diversity and multiculturalism as its strength and in turn immigration as a solution to its problems. This is what sparked the “us, them, others” model to grapple with how English Canada, Quebecers and immigrants navigate multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusion. The model primarily focuses on trends in central Canadian politics through the lens of those in Ontario and Quebec overlooking the regional differences that shape inter group dynamics in the rest of Canada. 

     

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  • 2019 Oct 07

    Special Event

    12:15pm to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    Bowie Vernon Room, Room K262, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge


    Immigration and Citizenship Policies in Canada and France: a “Civic Turn”?


    Respect for the “Values of the Republic” as a Prerequisite for Immigrant Integration in France

    Myriam Hachimi Alaoui
    , Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Le Havre Normandie, IDEES-Le Havre (UMR 6266 IDEES – CNRS), French Collaborative Institute on Migration (CI Migration)
    Janie Pélabay, FNSP Research Fellow at Sciences Po, Centre for Political Research (CEVIPOF), CNRS (UMR 7048)

    The Dark Side of Canada’s Naturalization Regime: Failing the Most Vulnerable?

    Delphine Nakache, Associate Professor of Law, University of Ottawa
    Elke Winter, William Lyon Mackenzie King Visiting Professor of Canadian Studies, Harvard University, and Professor of Sociology, University of Ottawa

    Chair: Yossi Harpaz, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Tel-Aviv University

    Discussant: Saskia BonjourSenior Lecturer in Political Science, University of Amsterdam

    Workshop co-sponsored by the Fonds France-Canada pour la Recherche, Ministère de lʼEnseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et de lʼInnovation, République française
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  • 2019 Sep 23

    Canada Seminar

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Bowie Vernon Room, Room K262, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

    Beyond Multiculturalism and Secularism: A Relational Approach to Diversity and Inclusion

    Dr. Pascale Fournier, President and CEO of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation.

    Dr. Pascale Fournier holds a Doctor in Law from Harvard University, she is a prolific and bilingual author. Dr. Fournier’s academic contributions reflect key themes promoted by the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, including Human Rights and Dignity, Canada and the World, and Responsible Citizenship. Prior to her appointment as head of the Foundation, Dr. Fournier was Research Chair in Legal Pluralism and Comparative Law at the University of Ottawa where she taught Human Rights, Critical Approaches to Law and Family Law as a Full professor.

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  • 2019 Sep 13

    Special Event

    9:00am to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    Robinson Hall, Basement Seminar Room

    Mobilities & Immobilities: Histories of Modern Migration to and in the Americas

    Questions of migration are being debated across the globe with alarming urgency. Yet, contemporary forms of migration and the debates that arise from them are underscored by historical processes often rooted in concerns related to race, gender, sexuality, labor, class, and the state. This workshop will pull together scholars committed to the study of migration to and in the Americas during the modern period. Our aim is to bring together a small group of scholars whose historical engagement with migration studies can speak across histories of migration often bracketed into smaller subfields and Area Studies. In this regard, we hope to facilitate a larger conversation that underscores the various historical concerns that have produced mobility for some and immobility for others, and, at times, sustained shifting relations between mobility and immobility.

    For more details on this event, please visit: Mobilities and Immobilities: Histories of Modern Migration to and in the Americas

    Workshop sponsored by the Asia Center and cosponsored by the Canada Program, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University

  • 2019 Sep 12

    Special Event

    9:00am to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    William James Hall, Room 1550, 33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge

    Mobilities & Immobilities: Histories of Modern Migration to and in the Americas

    Questions of migration are being debated across the globe with alarming urgency. Yet, contemporary forms of migration and the debates that arise from them are underscored by historical processes often rooted in concerns related to race, gender, sexuality, labor, class, and the state. This workshop will pull together scholars committed to the study of migration to and in the Americas during the modern period. Our aim is to bring together a small group of scholars whose historical engagement with migration studies can speak across histories of migration often bracketed into smaller subfields and Area Studies. In this regard, we hope to facilitate a larger conversation that underscores the various historical concerns that have produced mobility for some and immobility for others, and, at times, sustained shifting relations between mobility and immobility.

    For more details on this event, please visit: Mobilities and Immobilities: Histories of Modern Migration to and in the Americas

    Workshop sponsored by the Asia Center, and cosponsored by the Canada Program, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University

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