2015-2016 Seminar Series and Special Event Presentation
Wednesday January 13 Lord Dalhousie Room, 2:30-4:00
Air Power the Canadian Way with Lieutenant-General M.J. Hood
Friday January 15 Scotia Bank Auditorium, 3:30-5:00
Visual Narratives of the Arctic: An EU Perspective with Anna Westerstahl Stenport and Scott MacKenzie. Presented with the EUCE
Thursday January 21 University Hall - Mcdonald Bldg, 12:30-2:00
Moving Beyond GDP in Canada and the European Union: Progress, Challenges, and Next Steps? with Enrico Giovannini , Ron Colman, Gwen Colman, and Anders Hayden. Co-hosted with the EUCE, GPI Atlantic, and Ecology Action Centre
Wednesday January 27 Lord Dalhousie Room, 12:30-2:00
Nepal Earthquake 2015: The Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) Contribution with Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Mallet
Wednesday February 10 Lord Dalhousie Room, 12:30-4:00
Reality Check: The NSPS Five Years On with Dan Middlemiss, Eric Lerhe, and Jonathan Simms
Wednesday February 24 Lord Dalhousie Room, 12:30-2:00
Parliament, Politics, and Canada’s Global Posture: From Stephen Harper to Justin Trudeau with Adam Chapnick
Wednesday March 9 Lord Dalhousie Room, 12:30-2:00
Sharing the Burden: NATO, Canada and the Second-Tier Powers with Benjamine Zyla
Wednesday March 23 Delta Barrington, 12:30-2:00
The Trans‐Pacific Partnership: Economic, Social, and Legal Implications for Atlantic Canada with Dr. Colin Dodds, Dr. Robert Finbow, Jon Penney, and Dr. Howard Ramos. Co-hosted with CIC-Halifax and Halifax Parternship (event poster)
Wednesday March 30 Lord Dalhousie Room, 12:30-2:00
Commodity Politics: The Global Resource Rout and Development in Africa with Adam Sneyd. Co-hosted with International Development Studies (event poster)
2015-16 Fall term Events
Wednesday September 16 Lord Dalhousie Room, 12:30-2:00
Gender Roles in an Era of Transition: Pakistani University Students Today with David Jones
Wednesday September 16 UClub – Alumni Room, 4:30-6:30
Current Foreign Policy Issues Roundtable Brian Bow with Scott Burbidge. Co-Sponsored with CIC
Thursday September 17 Lord Dalhousie Room, 2:30-4:30
The Syrian Refugee Crisis and Canada’s Response with Glenn Davidson, Amal Ghazal, Ruben Zaiotti,
Wednesday September 23 Lord Dalhousie Room, 12:30-2:00
Postcards from the edge of the U.S. embargo on Cuba with Julia Sagebien, former professsor, Dalhousie and founder of the Socially Responsible Enterprise and Local Development in Cuba project
Wednesday October 7 McCain 1116, 12:30-2:00
Rush to the Border: Internal and External Stresses from Migration on the European Union with Michelle Legassicke and Andrew Bergel (sponsored with Political Science and the EUCE)
Wednesday October 14 Lord Dalhousie Room, 12:30-2:00
Sino-Canadian Relations: Past, Present and Future with Hao Qian (sponsored by Chinese Studies)
Thursday October 15 Lord Dalhousie Room, 12:30-2:00
Information Shutdown: the growing fight for journalism with Tom Henheffer, Executive Director, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (sponsored by CIC)
Monday October 19 Federal Election Day
Wednesday October 21 Lord Dalhousie Room, 12:30-2:00
A Missing Link: The Gap in our Understanding about Disability Rights and Development with Venky Balakrishna (sponsored with IDS and Global Health)
Week of October 26 tentative, location TBD
Gender and migration with Eleonore Kaufman (sponsored by EUCE)
Wednesday October 28 Lord Dalhousie Room, 12:30-2:00
Law of the Oceans with Timo Koivuova (sponsored by EUCE)
Thursday October 29 LSC 242, 11:35-12:55
Mayors Gone Bad with Philip Slayton (sponsored with CIC)
Friday November 6 Lord Dalhousie Room, 12:30-2:00
‘Development Studies’ After a Volatile 2015 with Tim Shaw
Wednesday November 11 Remembrance Day
Friday, November 20 Lord Dalhousie Room, 12:30-2:00
Australia’s Security Council Campaign 2007-12- Winning was easy... or was it? with Russell Trood
Tuesday, November 24 LSC 234, 12:00-1:30
Charlie Foxtrot: Why Canada Gets Defence Procurement So Wrong So Often with Kim Nossalana
Events of 2014-2015
17 September - Polish Ambassador to Canada, Marcin Bosacki Hosted by the EUCE
24 September – Dr. Don Bowser on Ukraine
8 October – Former Nova Scotia Cabinet Minister Graham Steele Co-hosted with Political Science and CIC
12 November – Brigadier-General Nicolas Eldaoud, Commander Land Force Atlantic Area
19 November – Gerald Cosette, FINTRAC: money laundering/cybercrime CANCELLED
29 January - Glenn Davidson: Diplomatic Experiences in Syria and Afghanistan (Glyn Berry Lecture)
26 February - **CANCELLED** Dr. Sarah-Jane Corke: "Spying on Citizens: A Look at the National Insecurity State" **CANCELLED**
26 March - General (Ret'd) Walt Natynczyk, Deputy Minister Veterans Affairs (TBC)
2 April - Jon Penney: Canada’s Anti-Terrorism Policy: Security vs. Rights – Striking the Right Balance
15 April - Howard Epstein: A Third Party in Power
June 6, 2014: National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy Workshop Series - Charting the Course
November 14, 2014: National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy Workshop Series - Human Capital and the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy
June 5, 2015: Maritime Security Workshop Series - The Arctic-Offshore Patrol Ship and its Future Operation in the Canadian North
Events of 2013-2014
March 28, 2014: Guest speaker Andrew Younger on "Preparing Nova Scotia For The Worlds Changing Electricity Markets"
March 6-8. 2014: Graduate Symposium, "Children, Youth and the Intersections of Research and Pratice"
March 6, 2014: Howard Drake on "The Canada-UK Relationship in a Changing World"
The British High Commissioner to Canada, Howard Drake, is hosting an intimate discussion with all interested students and communicty members, regardless of experience or knowledge. This is a great opportunity to engage with a high level diplomatic practitioner in an informal setting.
March 6, 2014: Scott Greer on "What you thought you knew about European Union social policy is now wrong: Social policy and economic governance since 2010"
Joint hoisted by the Centre of Foreing Policy Studies.
This talk argues that the major change in the politics and power relations of the EU is the expansion of the sophistication and force of economic governance: the simultaneous deepening of European surveillance over member states' fiscal and economic standing and increase in coercive policies to enforce EU fiscal priorities. The result is to shift power within the EU: towards finance ministries, austerity policies, liberals, and the Commission; and away from line ministries, Keynesians, and member states that had been making policy without much regard to EU economic guidelines.
February 24, 2014: Lucian M. Ashworth on "The Myth of Appeasement in International Relations. What it is, and why it matters"
Lucian M. Ashworth is Professor and Head of the Department of Political Science at Memorial University. His research interests include the history of international thought, especially interwar International Relations (IR) theory, early geopolitics, and the origins of feminist IR. His latest book, A History of International Thought, was published by Routledge in 2014.
February 13, 2014: RAdm John Newton on "Maritime global engagement by the Royal Canadian Navy"
RAdm John Newton will speak on RCN contributions to Government strategy in
the Arctic and Americas, maritime security and counter terrorism operations, and contribution to global engagement with partners and allies.
February 6, 2014: Glyn Berry Lecture featuring Ferry de Kerchokve
January 23, 2014: Guest speaker Akan Hurelman on "The European Political Crisis"
November 29, 2013: Michael Russell on "Stands Scotland where it did?" (Macbeth IV iii)
Michael Russell: Member of the Scottish Parliament, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning
On the 26th of November 2013, the Scottish Government will be publishing the White Paper which will set out the founding structure of an independent Scotland. This will be one of the first public lectures on the White Paper by a member of the Scottish Government.
November 28, 2013: Guest speaker Farea Al-Muslimi on "Blowback: the Counterproductive Effects of Drone Policy in Yemen"
Farea Al-Muslimi, the son of a poor farmer in a poverty-stricken area of Yemen has become one of the most prominent youth activists, human rights advocates and writers in the world. His name quickly spread through international media outlets when the 23-year-old delivered a powerful testimony in a congressional hearing on American drone strikes on Yemen.
November 15, 2013: Speakers Howard Epstein and Christopher Maika on "Nova Scotia's Conservative Progressive Government: Lessons fromt he NDP's Defeat"