2017-18 Speaker Series & Special Events

Political Science

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2017; 12:30-1:20 p.m.  Room 1L12 – Open to everyone.
Dr. Trine Øland (Department of Media, Cognition and Communication – University of Copenhagen) “Refugee arrivals: Helping hands & hearts and racialised welfare dynamics in Denmark, 1978-2016”

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017; 12:00-2:30 p.m. Room 2M70 – Open to PoliSci students and faculty only.  Annual PoliSci Student/Faculty Meet ‘n Greet

MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017; 12:30-1:20 p.m. Room 1L07 – Open to PoliSci students.
Scholarship/Graduate School Info Session  (with Prof.  Joanne Boucher, PoliSci and Deanna England,  Grad Studies)

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2017; 5:00-6:30 p.m. Room 1L12 – Open to everyone.
Please join the Honourable Jim Munson, Chair, and the Honourable Salma Ataullahjan, Deputy Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights, who will be speaking about the Committee’s 2016 Report “Finding Refuge in Canada: A Syrian Resettlement Story”.
       Joining them will be: Laurie Sawatzky, Executive Director of Regional Connections, and Hani Ataan Al-Ubeady, Community Engagement Coordinator, Immigration Partnership Winnipeg, who will be discussing Manitoba’s urban and small-centre experiences in re-settling Syrian refugees.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2017; 12:30-2:00 p.m. Room 1L07 – Open to everyone.
“What is to be done?: Reflections on the Bolshevik Revolution: 100 Years After”.
A panel discussion featuring:  Dr.  Joanne Boucher,  Political Science, U of W; Dr. Jim Silver, Urban & Inner-City Studies, U of W; Dr. John Loxley, Economics  Department, U of M

TUESDAY,  OCTOBER 31, 2017; 4:00-6:00 p.m. Room 3C01 – Open to everyone.
Shaun Loney (Co-founder of Aki Energy,  social entrepreneur and author of An Army of Problem Solvers) “Unlikely Partnership in Business/Government Relations”

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2017; 12:30-2:00 p.m. Room 4M47 – Open to everyone.
“Trump:  Year 1 so far”   
A panel discussion featuring:
Dr. Paul Lawrie, Department of History
Dr. Jenny Heijun Wills, Department of English
Dr. Matthew Flisfeder,  Department of Rhetoric, Writing & Communications