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Ethnicity and Democratic Governance

Immigration, Minorities and Multiculturalism in Democracies

(Major public conference)
October 25 – 27, 2007 
Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, Montreal

  • Committee members:
    • Abigail Bakan (Queen’s University)
    • Rainer Bauböck (European University Institute)
    • Bruce Berman (Queen's University)
    • Rajeev Bhargava (Centre for the Study of Developing Societies)
    • Jane Boulden (Royal Military College of Canada)
    • Andrew Grant (Queen’s University)
    • David Haglund (Queen’s University)
    • Tariq Modood (University of Bristol)

Time

Wednesday, October 24

Thursday, October 25

Friday, October 26

Saturday, October 27

7:30 am - 6:00 pm

 

Registration and information desk open during conference hours

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Continental breakfast

8:30 am - 10:00 am

Concurrent Sessions
Block 1

Concurrent Sessions
Block 4

Concurrent Sessions
Block 8

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Refreshment break and networking

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions
Block 2

Concurrent Sessions
Block 5

 

Public Roundtable
Canadian Discourses on Accommodation

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Lunchtime Speaker and Networking
Janice Gross Stein

Lunchtime Speaker and Networking
Rainer Bauböck

Lunchtime networking

Concurrent Sessions
Block 9

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions
Block 3

Concurrent Sessions
Block 6

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Refreshment break and networking

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Welcome Reception

(6:00 pm - 7:30 pm)

Plenary Panels
Secularism and Democracy in the 21st Century

Subnational Dimensions of Integration and Immigration in Federal Countries

Concurrent Sessions
Block 7

Public Plenary Panel
Religious Pluralism and Public Policy: A Canada-UK Comparison

7:00 pm

 

Conference Dinner
Will Kymlicka

(Keynote Speaker)

   
Day One: Thursday, October 25, 2007
Block 1     8:30 AM – 10:00 AM (90 minutes)
1-A Immigration, Minorities and Multiculturalism: A Class Act
Abigail Bakan (Queen's University) "Legislating Workplace Equality?: Systemic Discrimination in Employment Equity and the Live-In Caregiver Program"
Sedef Arat-Koc (Ryerson University) "De-Culturalizing Multiculturalism, Democratizing Debates: Necessary Shifts from ‘Liberalism versus Communitarianism"
Grace-Edward Galabuzi (Ryerson University) "Racializing the Canadian Division of Labour: Challenges and Opportunities"
Moderator: Abigail Bakan (Queen's University)
   
1-B Governing Blacks and Blackness in Multicultural Canada
Tamari Kitossa (Brock University) "Racial Profiling, Governmentality, and Administrative Criminology in Canada"
David Sealy (York University) "On Race and Contemporary Black Governance Through Culture: The Case of Africville"
Barrington Walker (Queen's University) "A Stake in the Nation: the NBCC and Black Canadians in the Civil Rights Movement"
Moderator: Barrington Walker (Queen's University)
 
1-C Diversity in the Security Sector
Alan Okros (Royal Military College) "The Need to Move to a Looser Military Culture"
Allister MacIntyre (Royal Military College) "Workplace Climate and Discrimination"
Brian Selmeski (Royal Military College) "Achieving Cross-Cultural Competence"
Moderator: David Last (Royal Military College)
 
1-E Rights and Responsibilities
Alan Bloomfield (Queen's University) "Reconciling Responsibilities: balancing fault-based and no-fault reasons to help indigenous Australians"
Megan Bradley (University of Oxford) "Migration, redress and democratic development in North and South"
Patti Tamara Lenard (Harvard University) "Duties to the state? The changing obligations of immigrants"
Moderator: Joe Carens (University of Toronto)
 
Block 2     10:30 AM – 12:30 PM (2 hours)
2-A Problems in Canadian Multiculturalism
Rima Berns-McGown (University of Toronto) "What it Means to Belong: Reframing “Accommodation in a Multicultural Liberal Democracy"
Grace-Edward Galabuzi (Ryerson University) "Deciphering the Contradictions of Multiculturalism in the early C21st: The Allures and Pitfalls of Essentializing Difference"
Audrey Kobayashi (Queen's University) "Multiculturalism and the State-Civil Society Relationship"
Jeffrey Reitz (University of Toronto) "The Social Integration of Enclave-Resident Minorities in Canada"
Moderator: Cynthia Levine-Rasky (Queen's University)
 
2-B Migrants, Cultural Identities, and Integration
Karen Bird (McMaster University) "Minimal Inclusion: Visible Minorities within French Political Parties after the 2005 Race Riots"
Nada Saghie (Université du Québec à Montréal) "Les partis politiques libanais à Montréal selon leurs leaders"
Ajaya Kumar Sahoo (University of Hyderabad) "(Re)constructing Religious and Cultural Identity of Indians in the Diaspora: The Role of Sri Sathya Sai Baba Movement"
Zohar Segev (University of Haifa) "Divided Nationality: American Jews and the forming of Ethnic Politics in the United States"
Moderator: Andrew Grant (Queen's University)
 
2-C Guestworkers recrutés; étrangers trafiqués: la migration de travailleurs étrangers en dehors du système d'immigration canadien
Eugénie Depatie-Pelletier (Université de Montréal) "Évolution des politiques fédérales et provinciales d’admission de travailleurs temporaires au Canada entre 1978 et 2007 et portraits statistiques associés"
Carole Fiset (Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse, Montréal) "La législation québécoise sur les droits de la personne et la protection des travailleurs migrants temporaires"
Adrienne Gibson (McGill University) "Migrant Agricultural Workers in Quebec and Access to Justice"
Jacqueline Oxman-Martinez "Trafficking in Men in Canada: an Exploration of an Overlooked Phenomenon"
Moderator: Eugénie Depatie-Pelletier (Université de Montréal)
 
2-D Acceptance and Integration of Immigrants and Refugees in Spain and Portugal
Sandra Liliana Costa (University of Minho) "From sending to host societies: how Portugal integrates its minorities - the situation of Muslim immigrants"
Belén Fernández Suárez (University of A Corunna) "Immigration policy in Spain: the dilemma between discourse and reality"
Luna Vives (University of British Columbia) "Within or without? The meanings of return among the Argentinean immigrant community in Spain"
Moderator: Allan Bloomfield (Queen's University>
 
2-E Ideologies, Discourses, and the Challenge of Minority Integration
Roy Nuriel (Ben Gurion University of the Negev) "Social and cultural spaces in Israel: The interaction between a veteran and a new immigrant population in Beer Sheva in the age of globalization"
Roberta Medda-Windischer (European Academy) "Old and New Minorities: Reconciling Diversity and Cohesion. A Human Rights Model for Minority Integration"
Sophie Guérard de Latour (Queen's University) "The Hijab and the Republic: Can French republicanism be hospitable to ethnic differences?"
Sergi Pardos (European University Institute of Florence) "Political Ideology and Ethnic Perceptions: The Two Europes"
Moderator: Allison McCulloch (Laurentian University)
 
Luncheon with Speaker Janice Gross Stein (University of Toronto)
Religion and Politics in Global Politics: Implications for Canada 
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM (2 hours)
Location: Hochelaga 1

Janice Gross Stein is Belzberg Professor of Conflict Management in the Department of Political Science and the Director of the Munk Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Advisory Board to the Minister of Defence and as a member of the Board of CARE Canada. Janice Stein was the Massey Lecturer in 2001. She has recently been appointed a Trudeau Fellow and was awarded the Molson Prize by the Canada Council for an outstanding contribution by a social scientist to public debate.

 
Block 3     2:30 PM – 4:00 PM (90 minutes)
3-A The Political Economy of Democratic Intervention in Ethno-Cultural Conflict
David Last (Royal Military College), Ed Wissian (Canadian Defence Academy) andBrian Selmeski (Royal Military College) "Old World Immigrants and New World Human Security: Aboriginal Leadership Opportunities in the Canadian Forces"
Kalam Shahed (Solicitor General’s Office, Ottawa) "The Political Economy of Regional Involvement in Ethnic Nationalist Movements of South Asia"
Moderator: David Last (Royal Military College)
 
3-B Muslim Europe: History and the Secular Limits of Multiculturalism
Adnan Husain (Queen's University) "Muslim Diasporas: la longue durée of Multiculturalism in Mediterranean Religious Culture"
Sarah Ghabrial (Queen's University) "The Making of the Non-Citizen: From Subjects to Immigrants in the French-Algerian Transpolitical Space, 1914-1973"
Ariel Salzmann (Queen's University) "The Passport of Religion: The Moral Economies of Migration, Past and Present"
Moderator: Adnan Husain (Queen's University)
 
3-C The Study of African Migration
Takyiwaa Manuh (University of Ghana) "'Africans on the Move': Contemporary Intercontinental Migrations from Africa"
Ato Quayson (University of Toronto) "Name of the Rose or Shifting Paradigm?: Area, Diaspora, and Migration Studies"
Paul Tiyambe Zeleza (University of Illinois at Chicago) "African Diasporas in North America: The Challenges of Accommodation"
Moderator: John Boye Ejobowah (Wilfrid Laurier University)
 
3-D Which Community? Group Dynamics and Rights Discourses
Stephen Larin (Queen's University) "Political community and liberal-democracy: important differences between patriotism, civic nationalism, and liberal nationalism"
Aranzazu Recalde (Université de Montréal) "Civic Identity and Practice in Canada: Demystifying Assumptions for Evidence-based Citizenship Policy"
Elke Winter (Uniersity of Ottawa) "Multi-nationalism and Multiculturalism: Analytically Different but Related in Discourse?"
Moderator: Rémi Léger (Queen's University)
 
3-E The Challenge of Diversity
Mira Bachvarova (Queen's University) "Moral Autonomy and Membership in ‘Illiberal’ Ethno-cultural Communities"
Bernard Gagnon (Université du Québec à Rimouski) "La diversité au cœur du multiculturalisme"
Jim Molos (Queen's University) "Individualism, Collectivism and Cultural Rights"
Moderator: Geneviève Bouchard (Institute for Research on Public Policy)
 
Plenary Panels     4:30 PM – 6:00 PM (90 minutes)
Secularism and Democracy in the 21st Century
Rajeev Bhargava (Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi)
Anver Emon (University of Toronto)
Nilüfer Göle (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris)
Tariq Modood (Bristol University)
Chair: Bruce Berman (Queen's University)
 
 
Subnational Dimensions of Integration and Immigration in Federal Countries
Joan Andrew (Deputy Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Government of Ontario)
Guillermo Linares (Commissioner of the Office of Immigrant Affairs, New York City)
Discussant: Raffaele Iacovino (McGill University)
 
 
Conference Dinner with Keynote Speaker Will Kymlicka (Queen's University) 
Multicultural Odysseys: Dilemmas in the Global Diffusion of Multiculturalism 
7:00 PM
Location: Hochelaga 1

Drawing on some of his own experiences in the field, Will Kymlicka discusses the potential and pitfalls accompanying the process of globalizing multiculturalism. Kymlicka explains why multicultural success stories in Canada and elsewhere are difficult to replicate or diffuse, making the task of formulating international standards of minority rights very difficult. This requires us to rethink how Canada can best contribute to international debates on issues of diversity.

 
DAY TWO: Friday, October 26, 2007
Block 4     8:30 AM – 10:00 AM (90 minutes)
4-A Post-Conflict Reconstruction: Theory and Practice in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Christian Leuprecht (Royal Military College) "Building Institutional Capacity in Post-conflict Societies: Lessons from Bosnia-Herzegovina"
Sarah Meharg (Pearson Peacekeeping Centre) "The effects of peace operations post-conflict reconstruction methods and practices on recipient populations"
Moderator: Christian Leuprecht (Royal Military College)
 
4-B Indigenousness and Nationhood: East and West
Jacques Bertrand (University of Toronto) "Being “Indigenous" in Indonesia and the Philippines: contradictions and pitfalls"
Emilie Bruce (Western Michigan University) "Romanies in Republican Discourses: Projections and Reshaping of the French Nation. Nineteenth-Twentieth centuries"
Jarmila Lajcakova (Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Culture, Slovakia) "Advancing Socio-Economic and Cultural Empowerment of the Roma through A Non-Territorial National Autonomy (Slovakia)"
Moderator: Leslie Doucet (Queen's University)
 
4-C Religion and the Management of Difference
Nergis Canefe (York University) "The Predicament of Being a Muslim in the Diaspora and Canadian Exceptionalism"
Paul Hamilton (Brock University) Accommodating Demands for Religious Difference: Are Settler Societies Different?
Nazeer Patel (Queen's University) "An Unholy Relationship? Religious Diversity and Liberal Multiculturalism"
Moderator: Manuel Litalien (Université du Québec à Montréal)
 
4-D Muslim Identities and 9/11
Shelina Kassam (University of Toronto) "Muslim Girl(s): Constituting identities in post 9/11 North America"
Zahra F. Rasul (University of Toronto) "(Un)Veiling Alterable Terrain?: The veil as alternative geography in (re)mapping Muslim women's identities post 9/11"
Robert A. Saunders (State University of New York at Farmingdale) "Making an Islamic Nation: How the West Turned Muslims into Ummahists"
Moderator: Stephen Larin (Queen's University)
 
4-E Institutional Functioning and the Management of Divided Societies
Anna Drake (Queen's University) "Deep value difference and consensus-building: confronting and avoiding conflict"
Pierre Jolicoeur (Royal Military College) "Dialectic of federalism: a mean of expressing or preventing violent minority nationalism in multinational states"
Allison McCulloch (Laurentian University) "Mapping Divisiveness: The Role of Demography and Depth of Divisions for the Institutional Design of Power Sharing Practices"
Moderator: John McGarry (Queen's University)
 
Block 5     10:30 AM – 12:30 PM (2 hours)
5-A Immigrant Political Integration in Canada and the United Kingdom
Sujit Choudhry and Michael Pal (University of Toronto) "Minority Vote Dilution in Canada"
Kristin Good (Dalhousie University) "Explaining Multiculturalism Policy Development in Urban Canada: An Exploration of the Social Diversity Hypothesis"
Myer Siemiatycki (Ryerson University) "Municipal Voting, Voice and Urban Citizenship"
Phil Triadafilopoulos (University of Toronto) "The Enduring Consensus: Immigration and Canadian Political Parties"
Moderator: Wei Li (Arizona State University)
 
5-B Political Theory and the Study of Difference
Michael Frazer (Harvard University) "J. G. Herder and the Politics of Difference"
Stella Gaon (Saint Mary’s University) "Re-evaluating the Value of Difference: Democracy as the Praxis of Critique"
Chris Lowry (Queen's University) "Kymlicka, Fair Terms of Integration and Liberal Neutrality"
Dwight Newman (University of Saskatchewan) "Membership Dimensions of Conflicts between Individual and Group Rights"
Moderator: Wendy Pojmann (Siena College)
 
5-D Politicizing Ethnicity and Ethnic Conflict in Africa and Asia
Robin Harding (New York University) "Ethnic Diversity as Structure and Strategy – The Fragmentation of the Party System in Kenya"
Suranjan Weeraratne (McGill University) "Good Chinese, Bad Chinese –explaining patterns of violence against the ethnic Chinese in the Indonesian Archipelago"
Moderator: Manuel Litalien (Université du Québec à Montréal)
 
5-E Reciprocal Impact of political and economic institutions on Latinos in the US
Mary Romero (Arizona State University) "Latino immigration and the Struggle for Social Justice"
María Pabón López (Indiana University) "Examining Potential Dangers of the Law in the School House: Critical Implications for Undocumented Students Regarding Immigration School Raids"
Charles R. Venator Santiago (Ithaca College) "Latino/as and the Dominican Department of Deportations"
Moderator: Mary Romero (Arizona State University)
 
Luncheon with Speaker Rainer Bauböck (European University Institute) 
Ethnic Diversity and Self-government: How to defend pluralism without statism and culturalism 
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM (2 hours)
Location: Hochelaga 1

Rainer B auböck holds the chair in social and political theory at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the European University Institute. He is on leave from the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Institute for European Integration Research where he is also vice-chair of the Academy's Commission for Migration and Integration Research.

 
Block 6:     2:30 PM – 4:00 PM (90 minutes)
6-A Multiculturalism and Solidarity
Will Kymlicka and Keith Banting (Queen's University) "Is Ethnic Diversity the Enemy of Redistribution? Multiculturalism and the Welfare State" and Chapter 2
Commentator: Tariq Modood University of Bristol)
Karen Long Jusko (Political Science, Stanford University) "The Politics of Redistribution in Multicultural Societies"
Commentator: Richard Johnston (Political Science, University of Pennsylvania)
 
6-B Questions on Civil Society in Turkey
Banu Helvacioglu (Bilkent University) "Minority Rights in Turkey: A Historical Rem(a)inder"
Metin Heper (Bilkent University) "State and Kurds in Turkey: Questions of Assimilation"
Senem Yildirim (Bilkent University) "Civil Society in Turkey Revisited"
Moderator: Banu Helvacioglu (Bilkent University)
 
6-C Subnational Governance of Diversity
Donald Cuccioletta (Université du Québec en Outaouais) "Transculturalism, the Global City and Democracy"
Heidi Hoernig (Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Montréal) "Immigration, land use planning and urban governance: the case of religious diversity and place of worship development"
Upasana Mahanta (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi) "The Political Empowerment of Minority Women through Panchayati Raj Institutions: A Critical Assessment of India’s Experiment with Affirmative Action"
Moderator: Rainer Bauböck (European University Institute)
 
6-D Diaspora Relations with Homelands
Filiz Tutku Aydin (University of Toronto) "Diaspora Nationalism as a Social Movement: The Case of Crimean Tatar Communities in the USSR"
Aviad Rubin (McGill University) "For Love of Zion?: Reassessing the Motivations for Supporting Israel among Diaspora Jews and Former Israelis"
Moderator: Marie-Joëlle Zahar (Université de Montréal)
 
6-E Multicultural Challenges to Security Forces
Guy Ben-Porat (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) "Policing Multicultural States: Lessons from the Canadian Model"
Christian Leuprecht (Royal Military College) "Demographics, Multiculturalism and the Canadian Forces"
Vic Satzewich and William Shaffir (McMaster University) "Racism Versus Professionalism: Claims and Counter Claims about Racial Profiling"
Moderator: Jane Boulden (Royal Military College)
 
Block 7     4:30 PM – 6:00 PM (90 minutes)
7-A Issues in Diversity, Gender, and Rights
Allison Harell (McGill University) "A Right to Exclusion? Gender, Minority Status and Civil Liberties Judgments"
Wei Li (Arizona State University) "Immigration and Pacific Rim Diversity"
Moderator: Ayelet Shachar (University of Toronto)
 
7-B The Challenges of Multiculturalism in Democratizing Societies
Merera Gudina (Addis Ababa University)
"The Problematic of Democratizing a Multi-cultural Society: The Ethiopian Experience"
Ilan Peleg (Lafayette College) "Democratizing the Hegemonic Ethno-National State: A Theoretical Framework for Inclusive Politics in the Age of Identity"
Kadir Onur Unutulmaz (Koc University) "The Unprepared Host: Governance of Unexpected 'Multiculturalism' in Turkey"
Moderator: Arben Hajrullahu (University of Prishtina, Kosovo)
 
7-C Religious Sensibilities and the Treatment of Difference in Democracies
Safiyyah Ally (University of Toronto) "When the Premier Plays Arbitrator: Reflections on the Debate over the Establishment of Islamic Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in Ontario"
Geoffrey Brahm Levey (University of New South Wales) "Liberal Democracy, Multiculturalism and the Danish Cartoon Controversy"
Meital Pinto (University of Toronto) "On Offence to Religious Feelings"
Moderator: Avigail Eisenberg (University of Victoria)
 
7-D The Politics of Forced Migration, Asylum, and Minority Protection
Vera Eccarius-Kelly (Siena College) "The Europeanization of the Kurdish Question: Transnational Activism and Insider Lobbying"
David Hall (Victoria University of Wellington) "An Inconvenient Obligation: How Governments Justify the Restriction of Asylum Seekers"
Corinne Lennox (London School of Economics) "Transnational Mobilisation of Minority Groups: Challenging and Changing the International Protection Regime for Minorities
Moderator: Zsuzsa Csergo (Queen's University)
 
7-E The Securitization of Migration and Its Consequences
Yasmeen Abu-Laban and Nisha Nath (University of Alberta) "From Deportation to Apology: Maher Arar, the Canadian State and the Importance of Human Security"
Lyubov Zhyznomirska (University of Alberta) "The EU External Borders: Whose Freedom and Security are Challenged?"
Discussant: Abigail Bakan (Queen's University)
Moderator: Yasmeen Abu-Laban (University of Alberta)
 
DAY THREE: Saturday, October 27, 2007
Block 8    8:30 AM – 10:30 AM (2 hours)
8-A The "Reasonable Accommodation" Debates in Canada
Lisa Fishbayn (Brandeis University) "Gender, Multiculturalism and Dialogue: The Case of Jewish Divorce"
Sean Rehaag (University of Toronto) "Neighborly Accommodation: An alternative to the reasonable accommodation debates"
Daniel Salée (Concordia University) "Interculturalism and 'Reasonable Accommodation' in Quebec: Perspectives on the Socio-political Limits of Cultural Recognition"
William Shaffir (McMaster University) "Accommodating Hassidic Jews in Multicultural Quebec: A View From the Other Side"
Moderator: Anna Drake (Queen's University)
 
8-B European Attitudes to Multiculturalism
Tamir Bar-On (George Brown College) "The Triumph of Ethnos Over Demos in the Nouvelle Droite's Worldview"
Annika M. Hinze (University of Illinois at Chicago)

"Worlds Colliding? Multiculturalism in Theory and Practice"

Guillaume Roux (Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques, Paris) "Understanding public opposition to multiculturalism: A European comparison"
Peter Loewen (Université de Montréal) "Individual Opinions and National Decisions: Public Opinion and Refugee Policy in Europe
Moderator: Bob Weiner
 
8-C Citizens or Nationals? in Multicultural Societies
Magdalena Dembinska (Université de Montreal) "Adapting To Changing Context of Choice: The Nation-Building Strategies of Unrecognized Silesians and Rusyns"
Andrew M. Robinson (Wilfrid Laurier University) "Principled in Tensions: Multiculturalism and Meaningful Life"
Hugo Rangel (Université du Quebec à Montréal) "L'exclusion symbolique conservatrice. La définition des identités collectives aux Etats Unis et son impact sur les politiques d'immigration"
Moderator: Wendy Pojmann (Siena College)
 
8-D Immigrants' Integration to Democratic Politics: Empirical Evidence of Multi-Level Explanations
Antoine Bilodeau (Concordia University) "Ghettos or Enclaves? Residential Segregation and the Political Adaptation of Immigrants in Australia"
Kristin Good (Dalhousie University) "Multiculturalism Policy and the Importance of Place: An Uneven Policy and Jurisdictional Landscape"
Livianna Tossutti (Brock University) "The Public Sphere Consequences of Family and Religious Networks in Canada's Cultural Communities"
Stephen White (University of Toronto) "Becoming Informed Citizens: Immigrants' Exposure to Politics in the Host Society and the Acquisition of Campaign Information"
Moderator: Antoine Bilodeau (Concordia University)
 
8-E The Politics of Ethnic Identities in Africa
Moloye Bateye (Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria) "Music, Wealth and Politics in Nigeria's Nascent Democracy: Do they mix?"
Elisabeth King (University of Toronto) and Susan Thomson (Dalhousie University) "Social Capital as Political Exclusion? Ingando Camps and the Policy of National Unity in Post-Genocide Rwanda"
Jonathan Sears (Menno Simons College) "Social cohesion and political identity between illiberal and liberal norms: the case of Mali"
Lahra Smith (Georgetown University) "Citizen Education in Multiethnic Federal States: the experience of Ethiopia"
Moderator: Eva Lazar (Citizenship and Immigration Canada)
 
Public Roundtable     11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (90 minutes)
Canadian Discourses on Accommodation
Yasmeen Abu-Laban (University of Alberta)
Avigail Eisenberg (University of Victoria)
Alain-G. Gagnon (Université du Quebec à Montréal)
Marie McAndrew (Université de Montréal)
Agusti Nicolau-Coll (Institut Interculturel de Montréal)
Richard Simeon (University of Toronto)
Chair: Michel Venne (Institut du Nouveau Monde)
 
 
Block 9     2:00 PM – 4:00 PM (2 hours)
9-A The African Diaspora, the Politics of Belonging, and the Dialectics of Transnational Citizenship
Wangui wa Goro (Human Rights and Social Justice Research Institute, London) "The Real Politik of African Diaspora Identity Formation In Europe: Exploring Pan African Consciousness as a Discourse of Belonging"
Korbla P. Puplampu (Grant MacEwan College, Edmonton) "Multiculturalism, Identity, and African-Canadians: A Search for New Theoretical Paradigms"
Eunice N. Sahle (University of North Carolina) "Liberal Democratic States, Citizenship and Politics of Difference: Notes on the African Diaspora in France and Canada"
Wisdom J Tettey (University of Calgary) "Transnationalism, Politics, and the African Diaspora in North America"
Moderator: Wisdom J. Tettey (University of Calgary)
 
9-B The Securitization of Migration and Its Consequences II
Philippe Bourbeau (University of British Columbia) "Political agents in the securitization of migration: A comparative study of Canada and France"
Jairo Lugo (University of Stirling) "Seeking refuge under the kilt: Asylum seekers, refugees and media campaigns in Scotland"
Cliff Vanderlinden (University of Toronto) "Security Communities and the Ontological Security Paradox: The Case of the European Backlash against Multiculturalism"
Moderator: Richard Simeon (University of Toronto)
 
9-C Integration of Latin American, Chinese and German Immigrants in Canada
Victor Armony (Université du Quebec à Montréal) and Jorge Ginieniewicz (University of Toronto) "Civic Learning, Political Participation, and Citizenship: The Case of Latin American Immigrants in Toronto and Montreal"
Alexander Freund (University of Winnipeg) "Multicultural Memories? Germans in Canada Since the Second World War"
Deanna Pikkov (University of Toronto) "Explaining Immigrant Voting Rates: The Influence of Source Country Political Culture"
Izumi Yamaguchi (Université Laval) "Vivre avec et dans les différences: l'intégration identitaire chez de jeunes montréalais d’origine chinoise
Moderator: Victor Armony (Université du Québec à Montréal)
 
9-D Immigrants and Visible Minorities in Western Europe: Between Marginalization and Confrontation
Rafaela Dancygier (Princeton University) "Immigration Regimes and Immigrant Conflict in Great Britain and Germany"
Simon Thomson (University of London) "'A Multicultural Hell-Hole': Far-Right Populism and Multiculturalism in the United Kingdom"
Moderator: Bob Weiner (Lafayette College)
 
9-E Migration, Citizenship and Xenophobia in Post-Apartheid South Africa (SAMP)
Jonathan Crush (Queen's University) "Why Are Post-Apartheid South Africans Still So Xenophobic?"
Loren Landau (University of Witwatersrand) "Tactical Cosmopolitanism and Counter Idioms of Belonging: Xenophobia and Self-Exclusion in Johannesburg"
Francis Nyamnjoh (Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa) "From Bounded to Flexible Citizenship: Lessons from Africa"
Moderator: Jonathan Crush (Queen's University)
 
Public Plenary Panel     4:30 PM – 6:00 PM (90 minutes)
Religious Pluralism and Public Policy: A Canada-UK Comparison
Karim Karim (Carleton University)
Tariq Modood (University of Bristol)
David Seljak (University of Waterloo)
Paul Bramadat (University of Winnipeg)
Chair: André Laliberté (Université du Quebec à Montréal)

 

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