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  1. Event @ Carleton:Popular Resistance in Africa and International Solidarity- A Conversation with Professor Horace G. Campbell
  2. Event @ Carleton: Canada and Africa: the roots and repercussions of consistent inconsistency
  3. Event @ Carleton: 2nd International Ismaili Studies Conference: Mapping a Pluralist Space in Ismaili Studies, featuring a keynote by Professor Homi K. Bhabha
  4. Event @ Carleton: Sharing the Responsibility to Protect and Rebuild: Lessons from Peacebuilding Engagement Activities of Resettled Liberian Refugees in Canada
  5. Event @ Carleton: Uninhibited Violence: Race and the Securitization of Immigration
  6. Radicalized Youth and the Canadian Judicial System
  7. La conférence du Cerclecad: « INTERTEXTUALITÉ, Réticularité, Transversalité et Pluridisciplinarité: Jalons pour une philosophie fondamentale du CERCLECAD dans le monde »
  8. Annonce de l’École d’été du Giersa sur l’Afrique
  9. DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP in the Medical Humanities
  10. PhD Grants @ University of Lisbon, Portugal
  11. Job Opportunity @ Maternal and Child Health
  12. Call for Papers-Great White North

Event @ Carleton:Popular Resistance in Africa and International Solidarity- A Conversation with Professor Horace G. Campbell

2017 Black History Month

The presentation will be hosted by CBC’s Adrian Harewood and is followed by a wine & cheese reception, and musical entertainment by steelpan soloist Dejehan “Lucky Stickz” Hamilton.

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Event @ Carleton: Canada and Africa: the roots and repercussions of consistent inconsistency

March 1, 2017 at 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Location: 1811 Dunton Tower
Cost: Free

Dr. David Black, Lester B. Pearson Professor of International Development Studies and Chair, Department of Political Science, Dalhousie University

Canada’s involvement with post-independence Africa has been marked by a consistent pattern of inconsistent and contradictory tendencies. At times, African issues and engagements have been seen as prominent exemplars of ethical internationalism. At others, they seem best explained by instrumental and/or transnational hegemonic interests. At still others, they seem to be matters of transparent indifference, as African commitments and “partnerships” are neglected and forgotten. Black seeks to make theoretical sense of these inconsistent and contradictory tendencies; to assess the impact of the “Harper era” on Canada’s role(s) in Africa in light of this trajectory; and to consider what has, and has not, changed under the Trudeau Liberals.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the talk.

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Event @ Carleton: 2nd International Ismaili Studies Conference: Mapping a Pluralist Space in Ismaili Studies, featuring a keynote by Professor Homi K. Bhabha

The Carleton Centre for the Study of Islam is pleased to announce that the second international Ismaili Studies conference will take place on March 9 and 10, 2017 at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. It will build on the remarkable success of the Ismaili Studies Conference: State of the Field held at the University of Chicago in 2014. These multidisciplinary gatherings are a progressive endeavour to provide opportunities for the presentation of research as well as for academic discussion and debate on the scholarly endeavour termed broadly as Ismaili Studies. They provide a pluralist locus for scholarship on the various entities and communities that are related to, have emerged from or are associated in other ways with Ismaili expressions of Islam in the past and the present. 63 speakers from 12 countries are slated to make presentations at the current conference (ISC 2017) in parallel sessions which will be organized in the streams of 1) Historical Presences, 2) Communities, Identities, Boundaries, and 3) Rethinking Heritage.

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Event @ Carleton: Sharing the Responsibility to Protect and Rebuild: Lessons from Peacebuilding Engagement Activities of Resettled Liberian Refugees in Canada

Tuesday, 28 February 2017
10am to 11:30am
History Lounge, 433 Paterson Hall (“PA” on the map of Carleton, http://carleton.ca/campus/)
Dr. Amanda Coffie, Legon Center for International Affairs and Diplomacy, University of Ghana

This presentation highlights Canada’s resettlement of Liberian refugees, integration experiences and some peacebuilding engagement activities of resettled refugees’ as well factors that contribute to their (dis)engagement. The study notes that refugee resettlement presents states, such as Canada, the opportunity to fulfill their obligations under the twin international mandate of sharing the responsibility to protect refugees and to rebuild post-conflict societies.

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Event @ Carleton: Uninhibited Violence: Race and the Securitization of Immigration

  • When: February 28, 2017
  • Time: 3:00 pm — 5:00 pm
  • Location: Richcraft Hall
  • Room: Second floor conference rooms

Speaker: David Moffette – Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa, Department of Criminology

Drawing from research with Shaira Vadasaria, Professor Moffette will bring a critical race analysis to existing literature on securitization to address a lacuna in securitization theory. The presentation will offer a conceptual framework to account for the entanglements between the securitization of immigration and racial violence. Reflecting on the limits of the concept of securitization to account for the normality of racial violence, the presentation will address the framework of racial governmentality and suggest that securitization enables expressions of racial desires already constitutive of colonial modernity. An empirical exploration of securitization of immigration in Canada will be presented as a case study.


Radicalized Youth and the Canadian Judicial System

February 18, 2017, 6:30-9:00pm
Hosted by – Adrian Harewood
25 Rue Laurier, Gatineau, QC J8X 4C8, Canada
Speakers

Maxime Petenaud-Jobin, Mayor of Gatineau
Mario Harel, Director of Gatineau police
Greg Fergus, MP of Hull-Aylmer
Yasir Naqvi, Attorney General of Ontario
Darlene Lozis, President 3R
Brigitte Lavigne – Director – Pardons Canada
Ketcia Peters, Co-Chair of COMPAC


La conférence du Cerclecad: « INTERTEXTUALITÉ, Réticularité, Transversalité et Pluridisciplinarité: Jalons pour une philosophie fondamentale du CERCLECAD dans le monde » .

La cinquième conférence mensuelle de notre dixième rentrée scientifique du CERCLECAD 2016/2017, ce samedi 25 février 2017, comme d’habitude à 15H00, dans la salle du Sénat de l’Université d’Ottawa, au sous-sol du pavillon Tabaret (Salle 083), 75, Avenue Laurier Est ou 119, Rue Wallers ou 550, Rue Cumberland). La conférence sera délivrée et modérée par le professeur Benoît AWAZI MBAMBI KUNGUA, et elle est intitulée : « INTERTEXTUALITÉ, Réticularité, Transversalité et Pluridisciplinarité : Jalons pour une philosophie fondamentale du CERCLECAD dans le monde ».
Un moment de convivialité et de réseautage autour de beignets, de brochettes, de liqueurs et du vin, clôturera dans la joie notre conférence.


Annonce de l’École d’été du Giersa sur l’Afrique

Dynamiques des sociétés africaines
Du 1er au 19 mai 2017 à l’Université de Montréal

L’objectif de l’École d’été du GIERSA est d’explorer les grandes transformations économiques, politiques, juridiques, démographiques, sociales, culturelles et communicationnelles à l’oeuvre en Afrique subsaharienne contemporaine. Privilégiant une approche pluridisciplinaire, le séminaire abordera les grands enjeux de société auquel le continent fait face aujourd’hui en les situant dans le contexte de l’environnement international mouvant. Le but est également d’explorer et de déconstruire plusieurs idées reçues et stéréotypes sur l’Afrique et les populations africaines et de mettre l’accent sur la diversité du continent. Il s’agira, enfin, de créer un lieu d’échanges et de débats pour les étudiants de maîtrise et de doctorat de différents disciplines qui effectuent, ou envisagent d’effectuer, des recherches en Afrique subsaharienne. Sous le regard croisé de sociologues, d’anthropologues, d’historiens, de juristes, de démographes et de politologues, et sur la base de méthodologies propres à chaque discipline, plusieurs thématiques seront abordées : l’État, la gouvernance et le processus de démocratisation, l’économie africaine et le bilan des politiques de développement, l’urbanisation et les dynamiques migratoires, les transformations démographiques et les nouvelles dynamiques familiales, les rapports intergénérationnels, les rapports sociaux de sexe et l’émancipation féminines , la culture populaire.

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DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP in the Medical Humanities

We call for applications for a 3 year doctoral fellowships to be awarded to an outstanding student in the Humanities, Social or Health Sciences.

This is a full-time programme and is not compatible with other employment. Doctoral fellows will work within the Institute, and be expected to work closely with research staff, and to participate fully in the intellectual life of the Institute. Fellows will receive funding for three years; the package for the first year will be R160 000. This will cover university fees, research expenses and a living allowance. Some assistance with conference funding may also be available. Fellows will be required to undertake up to 5 hours work a week for WiSER.

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Start-Up Scholarships of the Graduate School of Social Sciences – G3S

The Graduate School of Social Sciences (G3S) at the University of Basel provides the institutional framework for all graduate programs within the Department of Social Sciences. The working languages of the school are English and German. We are advertising three start-up scholarships (30’000 CHF/12 months each) for the next academic year, beginning in October 2017. The start-up grants will be transferred to successful candidates in two installments of CHF 15’000 each; one in October 2017 and the second one in April 2018 after evaluation of the candidates’ activities during the first six months.

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PhD Grants @ University of Lisbon, Portugal

The Center for International Studies (CEI-IUL) announces that Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia will open on March 1, 2017, the call for PhD grants. Within this call, CEI-IUL welcomes proposals included in its three lines of research (Institutions, Governance and International Relations; Societal and Development Challenges; Economics and Globalization) and regional areas of interest such as Africa, Europe and Transatlantic Relations, Asia, Middle East, and Latin America.

 

 

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Job Opportunity @ Maternal and Child Health

Innovating for Maternal and Child Health in Africa is a multi-donor initiative funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC). With an investment of CA$36 million over seven years, the initiative will generate solutions to critical maternal, newborn and child health challenges, and support the uptake of research findings into policies and programs that result in better quality health services. The initiative’s components include (1) 19 Implementation Research Teams (IRTs) generating evidence and promoting its use in practice, (2) two independent policy and research organizations/consortia – referred to as Health Policy and Research Organizations (HPROs) facilitating uptake of evidence into policy and systems strengthening, and (3) synergy grants to incentivize accelerated uptake of innovations in maternal and child health and to address sexual and reproductive health issues..

As the Senior Program Specialist, reporting to the Program Leader, you will identify critical research and capacity issues; assist in developing and implementing the research strategy; and take the lead in managing, monitoring and evaluating a portfolio of research projects. In addition, you will provide intellectual leadership to identify and create strategic synergies with other thematic programs in IDRC, the government of Canada, partner agencies, and other international organisations to ensure that IDRC is supporting key development challenges and opportunities in low and middle income countries.

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Call for Papers-Great White North

The Spotlighting and Promoting African Canadian Experiences (SPACE) Initiative in the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and Its Diasporas is pleased to announce a
Call for Papers for an edited publication focused on African Canadian History
Many Canadians imagine themselves as part of the “Great White North,” typified by images of snow, wilderness and emptiness, which reinforce ideologies based on Canadian ‘innocence’ or ‘freedom’ and a nation founded on British and French European-ness. The presence of enslaved, free/d and migratory persons of African descent in Canada has always presented a potential source of disruption of that image. Envisioned as a significant contribution to the history and historiography of African Canadian, Canadian, and African Diasporic histories, this volume is a response to the need for educators, students and the wider community to have access to the evolving and most innovative scholarship in the field. We, therefore, invite papers which will be the bases of chapters in a peer-reviewed edited publication tentatively titled, Unsettling the Great White North: African Canadian History, which aims to offer a chronological, regional and thematic compilation of the latest and best scholarship in the field.


If you would like to contribute to the volume, please send a title and a short abstract of the paper to afcanstudies@gmail.com by March 1st 2017