Surveillance and Democracy - by Pablo Ouziel

"...There are many ways to obfuscate or evade surveillance systems, but one of the biggest problems we face has to do with our social imaginary. Despite the numerous warnings we receive about the dangers of surveillance, until we can imagine our societies working in a different manner, surveillance seems to be here to stay. It will continue to...
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Democracy and its Futures - Report

Rich debates on the crises of democracies are in the center of our project activities financed with the support of the Erasmus+ Jean Monnet programme of the European Union. Year one of our Jean Monnet project CEDoD - Canada Europe Dialogue on Democracy - allowed the Centre for Global Studies at the University of Victoria to house an event series...
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Migration Project Activities 2016-2019

We are celebrating the submission of the Canada Europe Dialogue on Migration report to the European Union – It has been an amazing time to collaborate with so many scholars and projects over the period of three years. The first of our events was organized in cooperation with the BIG project in Ottawa in December 2017 and our May event this year...
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New video: The refugee crisis and the need for humanitarian and political action

During our Canada Europe Dialogue on Migration conference Tima Kurdi gave a lecture at the University of Victoria. This video was made after the conference. Tima Kurdi is the aunt of Alan Kurdi - the young Syrian boy who died with his brother and mother while attempting to flee to Greece across the Mediterranean Sea in September of 2015. The...
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European Immigration Policy: Fundamental Ethical Challenges

Oliver Schmidtke, Centre of Global Studies at the University of Victoria, extended version in English of an interview with La Razón, Madrid . What failures has the current European immigration policy? Is rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean and landing them in European ports a good solution? The current failures reflect the inability of the EU...
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New blog contribution: Youth Climate Justice Activism

By Pablo Ouziel, Cedar Tree Institute at the Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria A few weeks ago, I attended the webinar ‘Youth Climate Justice Activism: Changing the Agenda’. This was part of the EUCAnet Webinar Series Global Politics in Critical Perspectives: Transatlantic dialogues . The event brought together youth activists and...
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EVENT REPORT: The Challenge of cross-border migration

THE CHALLENGE OF CROSS-BORDER MIGRATION: balancing security concerns and humanitarian commitments The Jean Monnet Project “Europe Dialogue on Migration: Cross-Border Mobility and the European Union Refugee Crisis” (CEDoM) was pleased to co-organize a series of public events in conjunction with the Canadian Council for Refugees’ Consultation at...
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DEMOCRACY HERE AND NOW The exemplary case of Spain

New blog contribution by Pablo Ouziel, Centre for Global Studies at the University of Victoria Reflections on the talk and presentations given at the Political Theory Research Group seminar, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona on June 20 th 2019 On June 20 th 2019, I had the pleasure of initiating a multilogue on Spain’s 15M democratization...
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Webinar Youth Climate Justice Activism: Changing the Agenda  

An online dialogue - 0.5 hours presentations and 1 hour Q&A - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time, Thursday, June 27, 2019 Register here Youth Climate Justice Activism: Changing the Agenda Event Information: Youth climate justice activists – from the streets to the courts – have been changing the conversation about climate change at the local,...
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Video recordings of the webinars can be found on our EUCAnet YouTube Channel . Here is the direct link: Webinar Series: Global Politics in Critical Perspective: Transatlantic Dialogues
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