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Scott Watson and Regan Burles: Regulating NGO funding: Securitizing the political

August 17, 2018 Scott Watson and Regan Burles: Article published in International Relations journal on Regulating NGO funding: Securitizing the political Associate Professor Scott Watson and PhD Candidate Regan Burles recently had an article published in the International Relations journal regarding how states see the boundary between the political and the non-political as a matter of security. Link to article

Colin Bennett: OpEd A data-driven election can be ethical

August 13, 2018 Colin Bennett: OpEd A data-driven election can be ethical Using personal data in elections has been a topic of conversation since the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Colin Bennet writes about the need for more transparency about how personal data is captured and used by political parties in upcoming elections, in the Opinion section of today’s Globe and Mail. OpEd: A data-driven election can be ethical (Globe and Mail)

Global South Political Commentaries blog - latest post

August 13, 2018 Global South Political Commentaries blog - latest post In this month’s Global South Political Commentaries, Marlea Clarke critically engages with questions: Where and what is the global South? When did this term emerge? Who uses the term and why? Her commentary "Global South: what does it mean and why use the term"? answers some basic questions about the raison d’être for such a research. Read more at https://bit.ly/2B8OE8K.

Adjunct professor Donna Wood comments on Globe and Mail article on EI sickness benefits

July 9, 2018 More Canadians are relying on EI sickness benefits and staying on them longer Since 2015, more and more Canadians have been applying for federal help under the employment insurance program in order to take time away from work to recover from serious illnesses. Donna Wood comments on the lack of scientific studies to show what is fueling this increase. The Globe and Mail picked up the Canadian Press story, which was also carried by the CBC News.

Chong Su Kim political science PhD candidate, speaks about historic Trump Kim summit

June 12, 2018 Victoria’s Korean community hopeful about historic Trump Kim summit Chong Su Kim political science PhD candidate, spoke yesterday on CHEK News about the Trump Kim summit. Kim is a Korean immigrant who was an activist in South Korea providing aid to North Korea during its food crisis. He is studying social movements in East Asia. "This may be the first step to the end of the war between North and South Korea," says Kim. CHEK News

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