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SNID Talk “Building Sustainable Peace in the 21st Century: the role of Defence Policy”

SNID Talk “Building Sustainable Peace in the 21st Century: the role of Defence Policy”

When:
Thursday, November 3, 2016
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Where:
Mackintosh-Corry Hall
Room: D-214
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Description:

With César Jamarillo of Project Ploughshares, and Peggy Mason of The Rideau Institute.

Following the launch of the Defence Policy Review, several Canadian non-governmental organizations came together to brainstorm on key elements of a defence policy for Canada that would contribute to the common security of all states, in keeping with the vision of the UN Charter.  Come and hear Peggy Mason and César Jaramillo discuss how Canada can make sustainable peace and UN-led peace and security initiatives a Canadian defence policy priority. In their respective presentations they will touch on issues from re-engagement in UN peacekeeping and eschewing problematic weapons systems to taking a leadership role in reducing NATO’s reliance on nuclear weapons and championing the humanitarian imperative for nuclear disarmament.

This event is sponsored by PeaceQuest

Contact:
Susan Belyea
SNID@queensu.ca
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SNID "Delightful Horror: The Failed ‘Coup Attempt’ in Turkey and War Diplomacy in the ‘Region’", Dr Banu Helvacioglo

SNID "Delightful Horror: The Failed ‘Coup Attempt’ in Turkey and War Diplomacy in the ‘Region’", Dr Banu Helvacioglo

When:
Monday, October 31, 2016
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Where:
Mackintosh-Corry Hall
Room: E230
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Description:

Delightful horror is a notion Edmund Burke used to define the sublime, that is “capable of producing delight, not pleasure … [not indifference, not grief, but] … a sort of tranquility tinged with terror”.  Defined as such, delightful horror runs in the background of this paper as a descriptive trait of the contradictory imperatives of an instinct for self-survival, individual freedom and subordination to various forms of power. With regard to the so called failed coup attempt in Turkey on July the 15th and 16th 2016,  Dr. Helvacioglo focuses on the implosion of a power struggle in every conceivable  echelon of life - institutional, political, religious, social, recreational and private . Such an immense implosion is incommensurate with any previous military interventions in Turkey since 1960. What is so civil in a civil war?  The region alluded to in this talk, Syria and its neighbours - the Levant in colonial times - is known as the place where the question of beginning originates, Dr. Helvacioglo offers some preliminary thoughts about the changing directions in an intransigent war diplomacy involving nation-states, armed wings of non-state groups, the supra-national organisations, NGOs, and infinitely rich, ancient differences among peoples that have been codified as ethnic and religious groups.

Contact:
Susan Belyea
SNID@queensu.ca
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SNID Talk "Making sense of child marriage among Syrian refugee populations" in Lebanon

SNID Talk "Making sense of child marriage among Syrian refugee populations" in Lebanon

When:
Thursday, November 10, 2016
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Where:
Mackintosh-Corry Hall
Room: D-214
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Description:

Dr. Colleen Davison, Dr. Susan Bartels, and Research Assistant Nour Bakhache (Departments of Public Health Sciences and Emergency Medicine at Queen's University) will be presenting findings from their project called "Making sense of child marriage among Syrian refugee populations in Lebanon".

Contact:
Susan Belyea
SNID@queensu.ca
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SNID Talk "Trans Nation: What has changed for Trans people in South Africa?"

SNID Talk "Trans Nation: What has changed for Trans people in South Africa?"

When:
Thursday, October 20, 2016
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Where:
Mackintosh-Corry Hall
Room: D-214
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Description:

Liesl Theron will present a contextual analysis addressing the ‘state of the nation’ in South Africa during apartheid, post-apartheid through to the current context. In this overview she poses the question: “what changed”?  Did anything really change for trans people, and how much changed?

Liesl Theron has been an activist since 2005. She was a co-founder of Gender DynamiX, the first South African NGO focusing on transgender and gender nonconforming advocacy. She serves on the GATE advisory board since 2010 and on the International planning committee for the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference (2011 – 2015). Theron serves as an LGBTI-Affirmative Practice Core Working group member for the Psychological Society of South Africa, and is the consultant for the development of International Trans Fund and its interim Steering Committee.

Contact:
Susan Belyea
SNID@queensu.ca
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SNID Talk "Politicized Microfinance: Money, Power, and Violence in the Black Americas" by Dr. Caroline Shenaz Hossein

SNID Talk "Politicized Microfinance: Money, Power, and Violence in the Black Americas" by Dr. Caroline Shenaz Hossein

When:
Thursday, October 13, 2016
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Where:
Mackintosh-Corry Hall
Room: D-214
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Description:

Dr Caroline Shenaz Hossein explores the politics, histories and social prejudices that have shaped the legacy of micro-banking in countries such as Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, and Trinidad.  Working from a feminist perspective, Hossein’s analysis is rooted in original qualitative data and offers multiple solutions that prioritize the needs of marginalized and historically oppressed people of African descent. More information on this project can be found att: http://www.utppublishing.com/Politicized-Microfinance-Money-Power-and-Violence-in-the-Black-Americas.html

Contact:
Susan Belyea
SNID@queensu.ca
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SNID Talk "Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program: Race and Resistance”

SNID Talk "Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program: Race and Resistance”

When:
Thursday, September 29, 2016
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Where:
Mackintosh-Corry Hall
Room: D-214
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Description:

The year 2016 is the 50th anniversary of the migrant farmworker program in Canada. Justicia for Migrant Workers (J4MW) marks this year with the Harvesting Freedom Campaign, a call on the Canadian government to allow migrant farm workers in Canada to access Permanent Immigration Status. The Campaign includes a Caravan from Leamington to Ottawa in time for Thanksgiving season on October 2nd and 3rd.  The Caravan will be stopping in Kingston September 28 - Sept 29.  At the SNID talk on September 29th, Chris Ramsaroop and members of the Harvesting Freedom Caravan will discuss the current campaign in light of the history of Migrant farm-workers in Canada.

There will be a screening of Migrant Dreams (2016) a documentary by award-winning film maker Mik Soon Lee on September 28th.  This film features the struggles of a group of migrant farmworkers in Ontario who embark on a campaign of resistance. Details TBA.

Contact:
Susan Belyea
SNID@queensu.ca
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SNID Talk "Frame Up: Using the Law to Save the Planet". Silver Donald Cameron

SNID Talk "Frame Up: Using the Law to Save the Planet". Silver Donald Cameron

When:
Thursday, October 6, 2016
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Where:
Mackintosh-Corry Hall
Room: D-214
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Description:

When he and his colleagues began the Green Rights multi-media project four years ago, Silver Donald Cameron set out to explore the implications of the fact that of the 193 members of the United Nations, 180 recognize their citizens' legal right to clean air and water and healthy food – but Canada is not among them. As the feature documentary and the book Warrior Lawyers evolved, however, they came to understand that the purpose of traditional environmental law is not to protect people or the environment, but to legalize harm. The real power of environmental rights is that it begins the process of re-framing our concepts of law, and, more profoundly, our relationship to the natural world of which we are a part.

This event is co-sponsored by PeaceQuest Kingston.  Further events related to Silver Donald's visit will be announced soon.

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free
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Post-Doc Research Showcase Reception

Post-Doc Research Showcase Reception

When:
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Where:
University Club
Room: George Teves Dining Room.
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Description:

We are celebrating Post-Doc Appreciation Week! Join the Office of Post-Doctoral Training in the School of Graduate Studies for the annual Post-Doc Research Showcase Reception. Queen's Post-Docs, their supervisors and graduate students and the Queen's Community are invited to attend! Come and meet colleagues, faculty, and staff, and listen to pecha-kucha-style post-doctoral research presentations.

Contact:
Rebecca Huegler
sgspostdoc@queensu.ca
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Illustrious Travels Exhibit Reception

Illustrious Travels Exhibit Reception

When:
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Where:
Douglas Library
Room: W.D. Jordan Rare Books and Special Collections (2nd floor)
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Description:

Please join us at our reception for the exhibit Illustrious Travels: Ancient Stories Re-Told, curated by Drew Griffith, Professor and Head of Classics, and Lise Melhorn-Boe, Kingston Book Artist. Both will speak about their work and creative inspiration.  All are welcome!

Exhibit description:

Vergil’s Aeneid is an epic poem not quite finished by the author at the time of his death in 19 B.C.E.  It describes the perilous sea-voyage of a group of refugees from the war-torn city of Troy in modern Turkey in search of refuge in Italy.  Drew Griffith’s edition of the original poem with his own facing line-by-line translation and illustrations is itself a work in progress.  Presented here in public for the first time are several scenes from his version of Aeneid Book One.

Look, Don’t Touch is based on Aithiopika, by Heliodorus. The novel (one of the five complete novels that survive from ancient Greece) with its subterfuge, romance, and intrigue and its huge cast of characters—Greeks, Persians, Egyptians and so-called Ethiopians (actually Kushites)—inspired Lise Melhorn-Boe to create a pop-up version of the tale using photocopies of actual artwork gleaned from these ancient civilizations. Look, Don’t Touch was created by Lise Melhorn-Boe for the University of Washington’s Special Collections Library, as part of Just One Look, an exhibition of contemporary book arts, exploring the theme of women and vision.

Contact:
W.D. Jordan Rare Books and Special Collections
jordan.library@queensu.ca
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Public Lecture. Building a new New World: Americanism and the Soviet City

Public Lecture. Building a new New World: Americanism and the Soviet City

When:
Thursday, October 13, 2016
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Where:
School of Kinesiology and Health Studies
Room: 100
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Description:

Department of Art History and Art Conservation Public Lecture:

"Building a new New World: Americanism and the Soviet City"

Dr. Jean-Louis Cohen (Sheldon H. Solow Chair for the HIstory of Architecture at New York University's Institute of Fine Arts and a triennial chair at the the Collège de France, Paris)

Within the broad phenomenon of Americanism, a system of cultural transfer characteristic of modernity and modernization worldwide, the most paradoxical bilateral relationship is the one established between Russia and the United States during the long 20th century. Every historical conjuncture in Soviet history has been characterized by changing representations of America’s technology, territorial development, architecture, and visual culture. A comprehensive analysis of this phenomenon, all too often limited to the – monumental - case of the high-rise buildings erected in the late Stalinist era is still need. Its interpretation can develop through the prism of architecture and urban design, relying on the analysis of discourse, designs and buildings. Politics, art, literature, and technology have also to be involved in the discussion of many ideal, and occasionally, built projects. 

Contact:
Professor Katherine Romba
rombak@queensu.ca
Cost:
free
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