"The Significance of Decommissioning in the Northern Ireland Peace Process"
General John de Chastelain
Tuesday April 21, 2009
General John de Chastelain has numerous awards and titles, including Officer of the Order of Canada, Companion of Honour (UK), and Commander of the Legion of Merit (USA). He has served as Deputy Chief of Staff of the UN Force in Cyprus and as Commander of the Canadian Contingent, and was promoted as General in 1989 and appointed Chief of the Defence Staff, a position he held during the Cold War’s end, the First Gulf War, and the events at OKA. In January 1993 he transferred to the Supplementary Reserve and was appointed Canada’s eighteenth Ambassador to the United States of America. Since November 1995 he has been involved in Belfast and Dublin with international bodies working on the Northern Ireland peace process, including chairing the negotiations that led to the Belfast Agreement of April 1998. Currently de Chastelain is Chairman of the Independent International Commission on Decommissioning.
This talk is co-sponsored by Queen’s Centre for International Relations.
Inheritance and Indigenous Rights
Burke Hendrix, Cornell University
Thursday March 12, 2009
Burke Hendrix is Assistant Professor at Cornell University, jointly appointed to the Department of Government and the Program on Ethics & Public Life. During the current academic year, he is a Visiting Faculty Fellow at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Ethics. Professor Hendrix works on a variety of moral issues surrounding political authority, property ownership, historical injustice, and political strategy as they apply to Aboriginal peoples in Canada, the United States, and elsewhere. He is the author of Ownership, Authority, and Self-Determination (Penn State University Press, 2008).
Co-governance and Temporality: Ethical Encounters in the Canadian North
Louis Howe, University of West Georgia
Thursday February 12, 2009
Louis Howe, Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Ethnicity and Multicultural Citizenship, is a visiting political theorist from the University of West Georgia whose work pursues issues of governmentality and ontology in public administration. Currently he is exploring recent developments in Canadian and U. S Indigenous administration and law with a view to how administrative and judicial sensibilities might be sharpened such that public administration could facilitate rather than thwart agonistic ethical engagements between heterogeneous constituencies and foster democratic processes of self-determination and identity construction.
Learning from feminist peace activism: Lessons for conflict resolution and peace building in Israel/Palestine and Northern Ireland
Siobhan Byrne, University College Dublin
Thursday January 8, 2009
Siobhan Byrne is post-doctoral scholar in the Global Irish Institute, University College Dublin. She will be completing her doctoral dissertation in the Department of Political Studies, Queen's University this winter. Siobhan completed ten months of fieldwork related to her thesis in 2005 as a Rabin Scholar at the Gilo Center for Citizenship, Democracy and Civic Education, Hebrew University, Jerusalem. In 2005-06, she completed four months of fieldwork at the University College Dublin and Queen's University, Belfast. Her primary area of research is feminist peace activism and peace building in societies in transition from conflict. Siobhan will be joining the faculty in the Department of Political Science, University of Alberta in the fall 2009.
Ethnicity, Elections and the Kenya Situation
Chweya Ludeki, permanent secretary in the office of the vice-president of Kenya
Friday November 21, 2008
Dr. Chweya Ludeki (Ph.D. Queen’s 2003), former head of the politics department at the University of Nairobi, is the permanent secretary for the office of the vice-president and the ministry of home affairs in Kenya. He will discuss ethnic issues in the contested Kenyan election of December 2007 and the violence that followed in January and February.
Creating European Citizens
Willem Maas, York University
Friday November 14, 2008
Dr. Willem Maas (PhD Yale 2004) holds the Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration at York University and is Associate Professor of Political Science and Public & International Affairs at York's Glendon College. Maas is the author of Creating European Citizens (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007); "Migrants, States, and EU Citizenship's Unfulfilled Promise," Citizenship Studies, vol 12 no 6 (December 2008); "Unrespected, Unequal, Hollow?: Contingent Citizenship and Reversible Rights," Columbia Journal of European Law, vol 15 no 2 (spring 2009); and "Citizenship and Immigrant Integration in the Netherlands" (under consideration). He is currently researching the comparative politics of citizenship and nationality laws.