Grad Bulletin – Jan. 20

Jan. 20, 2015

Events

  • CIC Waterloo: Climate Geopolitics – Jan. 21
  • “Change your mind and Change the World: A Larry Smith Talk” – Jan. 27
  • Book Launch for Dean Trevor Bechtel’s, “The Gift of Ethics” – Feb. 2

Opportunities

  • International Summer Certificate Program on Identity-Based Conflict Resolution
  • Guest Speaker Opportunity

Call for Papers

  • Robarts Goes POP: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference on Canadian Popular Culture
  • The Paterson Review of International Affairs
  • SMF Research Symposium, “Navigating Intersecting Identities in the Study of Sexualities, Relationships, and Families.”
  • Social Justice in the City Graduate Student Workshop
  • Comparative Politics student Group “Social Movements and Contentious Politics: Theories and Methods of Local Protest and Global Activism”

Resources

  • Restorative Justice – Guiding Principles for Communities and Organizations Webinar
  • Centre for Career Action – Workshops

EVENTS

CIC Waterloo: Climate Geopolitics
cic logo@ 7pm – 9pm Jan. 21, Community Education Room, Conrad Grebel
Simon Dalby, a professor of Geography and Environmental Studies at Wilfred Laurier, will be leading a discussion entitled, “Climate Geopolitics”.  This is a free event hosted by the Waterloo Region Canadian International Council. Please contact Sylvia Ranson at sylviaranson@gmail.com to register.

Change your mind and change the world: A Larry Smith talk
@ 5:30 – 7:30 Jan. 27; St. Paul’s Rm. 105
larry smithEconomics professor, Larry Smith, will be speaking at St. Paul’s Greenhouse about the need to think more analytically about the world’s major problems in order to achieve greater social progress. Following the talk, there will be a pizza reception in the Alumni hall. This is a free event but advance registration is required.

Book Launch for Dean Trevor Bechtel’s “The Gift of Ethics” 
trevor bechtel fancy@ 4:30-5:30pm Feb. 2, 2015; Milton Good Library

Susan Schultz Huxman invites you to a book launch for Dean Trevor Bechtel’s new work: The Gift of Ethics. Trevor will speak about the inspiration for the book, share sections, and invite questions.  Copies of the book will also be for sale and Trevor will be available to sign. Light refreshments will be provided.


OPPORTUNITIES

International Summer Certificate Program on Identity-Based Conflict Resolution
logo-en bar-ilan university@ Bar-Ilan University, Israel
The summer program, offered by the Conflict Management and Negotiation Graduate Program, offers 11 credits (including an internship) and a certificate in conflict resolution. The cost of tuition is $3,620. Applications are open to holders of undergraduate/graduate degrees and current graduate students. More information is available here (PDF).

Guest Speaker Opportunity
A professor at King’s College who runs the Institute for Middle Eastern Studies of Canada, is seeking guest speakers for the following topics: Media and Visible Minorities (for the class “Racialization, Ethnicity, and Culture: Identity-Building in Canada”) and Understanding Other’s Experiences (for the class “Violence In Cultural Perspective”).  If you’re interested, contact Kelly Brown at km4brown@uwaterloo.ca


Call for papers

Robarts Goes POP: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference on Canadian Popular Culture
@ April 17-18, 2015 at York University
Submission deadline: Jan. 26, 2015
The Robarts Centre is seeking presentation submissions from a wide range of disciplines that explore the role of popular culture in Canadian identity formation and the role of other nations’ depiction of Canada. Proposals should be no more than 300 words and should be sent to yorkgraduateconference@gmail.com by Jan. 26. For more information, visit their website.

The Paterson Review of International Affairs
Deadline: Jan. 30, 2015

The Paterson Review is seeking papers for Volume 15 regarding emerging issues in the theory and practice of international affairs. For more information, visit their website. Please send all submissions to PatersonReview@gmail.com

SMF Research Symposium, “Navigating Intersecting Identities in the Study of Sexualities, Relationships, and Families”
@ Mar. 20, 2015, St. Jerome’s University
Proposal deadline: Feb. 2, 2015
This one-day conference highlights student and faculty research dealing with issues of social justice, personal/professional ethics, and responsible citizenship. The conference is seeking submissions for presentations related to this theme, such as sexualities and the intersections of gender, race,  class and ability; social justice, power, privilege and social location; gender, identity and relationships; diverse family structures; and experiences of immigrant families. Proposals should be 300 words and submitted with a brief CV. Proposals should be submitted to ccopland@uwaterloo.ca by Feb. 2, 2015. More information can be found on their website.

Social Justice in the City Graduate Student Workshop
Deadline Extension: Feb. 16, 2015
In March, the University of Toronto is hosting a one-day workshop to discuss issues of police militarization, housing issues, global migration and urban immigration settlements, provision and access to services and more. Student Submissions are welcome. An abstract of 250-300 words must be submitted to uoftgcssa@gmail.com. More information is available here. Note: This deadline has been extended to Feb. 16, 2015.

Comparative Politics student Group “Social Movements and Contentious Politics: Theories and Methods of Local Protest and Global Activism”
@ Mar. 7 -8, University of Toronto
Deadline to submit: 4:30pm on Jan. 31, 2015

The Comparative Politics Student Group of U of T is organizing a series of morning workshops and afternoon panel presentations to address social movement and contentious politics from multi-disciplinary perspectives. They are seeking papers regarding this theme, such as the moral and legal implications of political action and dissent, social movement theories and methodologies, etc. Please send your paper submission (approx. 500 words) to cpsgconference2015@gmail.com with a copy of your CV and a 200-word biography.


RESOURCES

Restorative Justice – Guiding Principles for Communities and Organizations Free Webinar
The CTRI offers a complimentary webinar each month. This webinar offers a framework for answering the question “How do we respond meaningfully to harmful or criminal actions” based on the principles of restorative justice.

Centre for Career Action Workshops
CECAThe Centre for Career Action offers various workshops to help you build career skills. Upcoming workshops include: Careers 601 to help you navigate the career exploration process, Resumes for Grad Students, and Non-Academic Work Search and Networking strategies. For a complete list of workshops and specific dates, check out their brochure.


Disclaimer: Events and opportunities above are not all endorsed by the PACS department; this bulletin includes opportunities that we think PACS students may be interested in but are not sponsored by PACS. Please use your own discretion to determine if an opportunity is right for you.

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