Society and Culture Events
May 06, 2004 // 5:00pm — 6:00pm
Essayist and novelist John Ralston Saul critiqued the theory of globalization, noting that the "emotional nature" of economic theories and stated that they have a life span of about 25 to 50 years. He predicted that we are now in a period of transition and that the economic theory of globalization will be abandoned over the next five years.
April 07, 2004 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Michael Cain, Associate Professor of Political Science, St. Mary's College of Maryland
February 03, 2004 // 3:30pm — 11:00pm
The Donner Canadian Foundation established the Donner Prize for the best book on Canadian public policy, and the 2003 winner of the Donner Prize, John F. Helliwell, discussed his thought-provoking book, Globalization and Well-Being.
November 04, 2003 // 11:00am — 1:00pm
Central and Eastern European countries will become successful members of the European Union only if the Roma, the region's largest ethnic minority, become fully integrated through jobs, education, health care and political participation. So argues The Roma in Central and Eastern Europe: Avoiding the Dependency Trap, a path-breaking report that UNDP released earlier this year. The report looks at Roma realities from a "human development" perspective, an approach pioneered by UNDP over a decade ago. In particular, the report broadens the human-rights debate concerning the Roma to include larger developmental issues.
September 24, 2003 // 11:00am — 12:00pm
Ed Joseph, Former Director of the Macedonia Project, International Crisis Group, Current EES Research Scholar
September 23, 2003 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Gregory Marchildon and Pierre-Gerlier Forest discussed the evolution of the Canadian plan of the single payer, universal health care system and its applicability as a model for the United States.
May 22, 2003 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Reginald C. Stuart explored five varieties of anti-Americanism within Canada, their historical roots, and lines of argument. He questioned what such expressions expose about Canadians themselves, their view of America, and their potential power in the current and future Canada-U.S. relationship.
April 30, 2003 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
Geert-Hinrich Ahrens, Ambassador, Former Head of the OSCE Presence in Albania, and Wilson Center Fellow
February 26, 2003 // 11:00am — 12:00pm
Robert Hislope, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Union College, and Title VIII JSTS alumnus5th floor conference room
February 04, 2003 // 3:00pm — 4:00pm
The Honorable Pierre Pettigrew, Canada's Minister of International Trade, defined liberalism as the philosophy at the heart of modernity and questioned whether it is possible for the ideology of liberalism to find within itself a counterbalancing mechanism.