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Oliver Schmidtke awarded EU Jean Monnet grant

Oliver Schmidtke has been awarded a EU Jean Monnet Network grant entitled "European Memory Politics – Populism, Nationalism and the Challenges to a European Memory Culture”. A group of scholars at UVic, including Matt James, will work with external partners in Europe at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest and the Université de Strasbourg. The new project is funded over three years (Euro 300.000/ CAD 450.000) and will conclude with a large public symposium at UVic. The new Jean Monnet project will shape research agenda focusing on the challenges to contemporary democracy over the next years.

Colin Bennett comments on controversial "robocall"

Controversial 'robocall' firm behind mass text messages across Canada (Vancouver Sun) British Columbians and Ontarians received mysterious texts earlier this week about environmental policies, as a lead-up to the federal election. Colin Bennett comments about privacy and on how political parties are incorporating technology into campaigns.

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