Bi-weekly Bulletin October 28th

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  • “A Crisis in Global Governance?” lecture- Oct 30
  • “The Marketization of Corporate Social Responsibility Activities” lecture- Nov 1
  • Global Medic Water Treatment Workshop- Nov 6
  • “The Light of Knowledge: Literacy Activism, Feminism, and the Social in Southern India” lecture- Nov 15th

Travel Opportunities:

  • I-witness Holocaust Field School- Application due Nov 1
  • School of the Americas Watch- Nov 21-25

Job Posting:

  • WPIRG Job Posting: School of Public Interest Project Coordinator

Scholarship Opportunities:

  • CIBC and Student Life Network Scholarship

Call for papers:

  • Mapping the Global Dimensions of Policy
  • Transnational Migration and Changing Citizenship Regimes


“A Crisis in Global Governance?” lecture

cigi balsillie

@Oct 30 @ 7-9pm @ CIGI Auditorium (67 Erb St West). This lecture addresses the question of the effectiveness of global governance and what policy prescriptions can be derived from the failures and successes of international organizations in order to create successful global governance. Many international organisations are widely perceived to be failing to deliver on their mandates, creating a possible crisis in global governance.

This free lecture co-sponsored by CIGI and the Balsillie School of International affairs and will be delivered by John Ravenhill, director of Balsillie School of International Affairs. More information can be found at the CIGI webpage.

“The Marketization of Corporate Social Responsibility Activities” lecture

silvia_dorado-100x125@ Nov 1 @ 1pm @ EV3 room 3412. Dr. Silvia Dorado from the University of Rhode Island will be presenting an essay she co-authored which argues for a distinction between “pure” and “marketized” philanthropic corporate social responsibility activities.

This lecture is free and open to all. More details can be found on the event webpage.

Global Medic Water Treatment Workshop

Global Medic@Nov 6 @ 1-3:30pm @ CPH/DWE/E2 Quad. Learn how water treatment technologies which can be applied in crisis response situations, and get hands on experience using the treatment methods. This workshop is appropriate for anyone, even those without a water treatment or science and engineering background.

Workshop is free and hot drinks will be provided. If you would like to register visit the Water Treatment Workshop registration page.

Light of Knowledge: Literacy Activism, Feminism, and the Social in Southern India

light of knowledge@ Nov 15 @ 5-6:30pm @ EV3, room 4412. The department of Anthropology presents the 2013 Sally Weaver Award Guest Lecture by Dr. Francis Cody from the University of Toronto. Dr. Cody will be speaking about the “Enlightenment Movement” in rural Tamilnadu, which is considered to be one of the most successful mass literacy movements in recent times.

These activists taught their fellow villagers written language skills and lessons in grassroots feminism with the aim of producing a modernist orientation to state and to society. This presentation accounts for how the activists creatively struggled with the problems they faced in the course of a pedagogy that would seek to remake the very people it aims to empower through written word.

Visit the event website for more information.

Travel Opportunities

I-witness Holocaust Field School

Oskar Schindler Factory Krakow, Poland by Lauren Micaela Petersen

Oskar Schindler Factory
Krakow, Poland
by Lauren Micaela Petersen

Application deadline Nov 1st. The department of Germanic and Slavic Studies at the University of Victoria is organizing a trip of 20-25 students to travel to Germany, Poland, and Austria. The field school is entitled “Exploring the Past: Confronting Racism, Antisemitism, and Homophobia in the Present EU” and promotes intercultural learning through a variety of activities, including joint workshops with European students and visits to memorial sites, museums, and monuments of the Holocaust.

The field school course consists of one week intensive study at University of Victoria followed by three weeks in Central Europe (May 5- May 31. This is a 400 level course and is open to applicants from other universities. Graduate students may also apply upon permission of their graduate program supervisor.

Significant travel grants are available. For more information, visit the field school website at or contact Helga Thorson at or 250-721-7316.

School of the Americas Watch (SOA Watch)download

@Nov 21-25 @ Columbus, Georgia. Join thousands of teachers, farmers, students, unionists, queer folk, environmentalists – revolutionaries all of us! – as we converge at the gates of the School of the Americas (SOA; also known as the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, WHINSEC), where we continue to reaffirm life and our creativity in the face of the Empire.

You can be a part of the Kitchener/Waterloo delegation to the SOA.  This is an inspiring, enjoyable, educational, meaningful experience in solidarity with victims of injustice. Join 1000’s of other university students in Columbus, Georgia.  The student cost is only $150 for 4 night’s  accommodation and a 2000km coach bus ride.  Check out for the lists of speakers and workshops.

Bus pickup at Conrad Grebel 9 AM Nov 21, returning late afternoon Nov 25.  You will need your passport and about $50 US for meals.  $50 check, payable to Educators for Justice, mailed to 688 Rockway Dr, Kitchener, On N2G 3B4 will hold your place.  The bus is filling fast.  Call Dwyer Sullivan 519-570-1323, for details or email

Job Posting

WPIRG Job Posting: School of Public Interest Project Coordinator

wpirgWPIRG is seeking to fill a part-time position to help plan and organize our annual School of Public Interest conference. The submission deadline for applications is Wednesday October 30 at 11:59pm, with a start date of November 11, 2013. The position is for 20 hours a week based at the University of Waterloo, with an hourly rate of $15. Please visit the WPIRG website to view application details and download the job posting. You can also email if you have any questions about the position.


CIBC and Student Life Network Scholarship

CIBC and the Student Life Network, are in collaboration to offer a $20,000 scholarship for a current Canadian student. The scholarship is not merit based and was won last year by a Peace and Conflict Studies student of the University of Western Ontario. For more information visit the scholarship website.

Call for Papers

Mapping the Global Dimensions of Policy 3

Mapping the Global Dimensions of Policy 3 is a graduate conference at McMaster University from January 27-28, 2014. Abstract Submission deadline is October 30th, 2013.

Transnational Migration and Changing Citizenship Regimes

Transnational Migration and Changing Citizenship Regimes: Workshop at the University of Ottawa, March 21, 2014. Abstracts (250 words) due by November 30. For more information, please contact


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