A ‘battle for the future of Europe’ or referenda on national governments?

European Parliament elections: A ‘battle for the future of Europe’ or referenda on national governments? By Oliver Schmidtke , Director of the Centre for Global Studies at the University of Victoria and former European Community Studies Association (ECSA-C) president Between May 22 and May 26 EU citizens have the opportunity to cast their vote in...
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Turning Grief into Helping Refugees

The second event series of the CEDoM (Canada Europe Dialogue on Migration) project - will kick off with a public Europe-Canada dialogue on the refugee crisis. Oliver Schmidtke (CFGS Director, UVic) and Ruben Zaiotti (JMEUCE Director, University of Dalhousie) will be in conversation with TIMA KURDI, the author of "The boy on the beach. My family's...
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Blogging an opportunity for faculty and students to engage

Check out our blog contributions around issues of migration Borders, Security, and Migration Separation Anxiety From Illegal to irregular: Changing the public image of refugees Canada’s border and Migration policies in comparative perspective Sexual Orientation and Gender identity (SOGI) asylum claims in Canada Canada’s Responsibility for Climate...
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Democracy and its Futures & Democratic traditions

Watch the second part of the video of our livestream event on the "Democracy and its Futures - Public Debate in Turbulent Times" The second panel starts at min 58 beginning with a video contribution: "The Crises of Democracy, the Global South, and Globalization from Below?" with Boaventura de Sousa Santos, University of Coimbra and James Tully,...
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Public Debates in Turbulent Times: Livestream video

Watch the video of our livestream event on the "Public Debate in Turbulent Times: Media and Academia" Contemporary Western democracies suffer from a declining trust in the political process and massive disinformation in particular in social media. Yet democracy rests on the process of decision making mediated through procedures of free public...
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Public Discussion: Democracy and Its Futures

March 22, 2019 | 1:45 - 6 pm Ceremonial Hall, First Peoples House, University of Victoria - Registration required here Scholars from Europe, Canada and the United States of America engage in a comparative and critical dialogue oriented to reciprocal elucidation, mutual understanding and democratic ways forward along the following questions: What...
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From illegal to irregular: Changing the public image of refugees

Blog Contribution by Jennifer Lorentz, Departments of Political Science and Slavic Studies, University of Victoria (undergraduate student ) Illegal to irregular: how the Canadian government has attempted to change the discourse of the immigrant image in the media through tone Media and the Canadian Government The media has undoubtedly played a...
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Public Debates in Turbulent Times: Livestream Event, March 19

Tuesday, March 19th | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM PST Live: Sunset Labs | 401 Herald Street | Victoria BC | map Digital Ticket This event addresses the issues of public debate and the role of academia with a focus on the discussions on democracy and its futures. Experts from academia and various civil society communities come together and discuss the...
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Futures of Democracy and the role of academia

New blog contribution: Moving away from jargon and excessive theoretical baggage - Graduate students in Victoria, Canada, debate the approach to readings on “democracy from below” by Ryan Beaton, March 2, 2019 While the preparations for a gathering of a s cholarly discussion on the Futures of Democracy in Victoria BC take place, a pre-seminar...
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The Crises of Democracy

Online Discussion Friday, March 15 th , 2019/ 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PT (7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. GMT) **Please note your timezone** Register here Join two distinguished scholars of democracy in a trans-Atlantic dialog to discuss current challenges and opportunities in democracies around the world. Conversation will focus in particular on...
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