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Political Science Weekly Digest April 19, 2024

Friday, April 19, 2024


POLITICAL SCIENCE ANNOUNCEMENTS

POLI LANSDOWNE VISITOR: DR JULIET HOOKER
Royce Family Professor of Teaching Excellence in Political Science, Brown University

LANSDOWNE LECTURE Wednesday, April 24, 7:00 pm DTB A102
“Black Grief/White Grievance: The Politics of Loss” 

DEPARTMENT SEMINAR Tuesday, April 23, 2:30 pm DSB A108
“Monuments to Folly": Confederate Faithful Slave Monuments and the Battle over US History

CFGS: Conversation with Dr. Juliet Hooker at the Centre for Global Studies
Wednesday April 24 (Sedgewick C 179), 3:30-4:30 pm
All members of the UVic community welcome

Dr. Hooker is a political theorist specializing in racial justice, black political thought, Latin American political thought, democratic theory and contemporary political theory. She has also written on racism and Afro-descendant and indigenous politics in Latin America. Her most recent book is Black Grief/White Grievance: The Politics of Loss (Princeton University Press, 2023).

CONGRATS TO MICHEAL ZIEGLER!
Congratulations to Micheal who recently defended his PhD dissertation “Vectors of Artificial Intelligence Ethics, Social Hope and Politics of Destiny” (Glezos/Kroker)

CONGRATS TO FAZILA MAT AND OLIVER SCHMIDTKE!
Fazila and Oliver have a recent publication: Mat, F.; Chiodi, L.; Schmidtke, O. “Europeanization as Pragmatic Politics: Italy’s Civil Society Actors Operating in the Face of Right-Wing Populism” Social Sciences. 13, 205, 2024 https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci13040205


UVIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

CAPI CONFERENCE: “Human Security in Southeast Asia”
Thursday, April 25 and Friday, April 26, Michele Pujol Room, SUB
Registration
The shift in focus from national security to human security highlights the personal and societal—rather than exclusively governmental—dimensions of security threats, and the complex responses required to address them. In Southeast Asia, human security threats are apparent in domains of health, labour, climate and environment, and trade and economic development. This conference will consider these emerging human security questions in the region. It will consider the role of both state and nonstate actors in addressing these challenges, including the relevance of the Sustainable Development Goals. 

This two day conference will consist of keynote addresses, a graduate student forum, along with workshops on health, gender, and development as well as trade and labour. It will also incorporate CAPI’s 16th Roundtable on Southeast Asia in Global Context, which will focus on Non-State Actors and Human Security in Southeast Asia: Religion, Civil Society, and Indigenous/Ethnic Minorities. The conference will be hosted by CAPI in partnership with the Canada and the Asia-Pacific Policy Project (CAPPP) at TRU.