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Events and Seminars Winter 2014

All seminars and meetings take place at 2:30pm in the Verney Room, S674 Ross, unless otherwise stated.

Department of Political Science

Events

Winter 2014

February 10  
February 17 FAMILY DAY (Reading Week Feb. 17-21)
February 24

2:30 - 4:30pm:    Undergraduate Cafe: Global Politics, and Developing A Career with your Political Science Degree

March 3 “Analysing and Confronting Financialization”

Professor Costas Lapavitsas, University of London, United Kingdom

March 10

 

March 17

“Race, Class and Politics in Obama’s America”

Professor Adolf Reed, University of Pennsylvania

March 24

"Critical Institutionalism: York Political Science in Search of a Method"

Professor Dennis Pilon, Adam Hilton and Stephen Maher, York University

March 31 Departmental Council
April 4 Last day of classes
April 5 (Saturday)

Spring Open House – volunteers needed

 

 

Videos of Seminars 2012-13

 

October 18

Replacing the Nation: South Africa's Passive Revolution

Professor Gillian Hart, Department of Geography, UC Berkeley

York University, Department of Political Science Seminar Series, inaugural lecture, 2012-13. Additional sponsors: International Development Studies, African Studies Program and Department of Geography. Professor Hart is introduced by Professor Ananya Mukherjee-Reed, Chair Department of Political Science.

October 29

Consciousness and Civilization: The Inside Story

Professor Robert Cox, Professor Emeritus, York Political Science

York University, Department of Political Science Seminar Series 2012-13.
Professor Cox is introduced by Professor Stephen Gill, Department of Political Science.

November 12

NO WAY OUT: Crime, Punishment and the Capitalization of Power

Professor Jonathan Nitzan, York Political Science

November 19

People, Power and Non-Violent Resistance: Is Gandhi still relevant?

Ramin Jahanbegloo, York-Noor Chair in Islamic Studies

York University, Department of Political Science Seminar Series, 2012-13.
Professor Jahanbegloo is introduced by Professor Ananya Mukherjee-Reed, Chair Department of Political Science.

 

January 7

Excavating Development: Resource extraction, social classes and the new 'Developmental State'

York University, Department of Political Science Seminar Series, 2012-13, January 7, 2013.
  - Thomas Chiasson-LeBel: Ecuador, Sumak Kawsay and class formation
  - Jesse Ovadia: Angola, Nigeria, local content and state-led development in the    Gulf of Guinea
  - Adam Pearce: The Kua, forced removals and the weak foundations of the Botswana Developmental State
  - Alex Caramento: Discussant
Introduction by Professor Richard Saunders. Department of Political Science
Sponsored by Department of Political Science and CERLAC, York University, Toronto

January 14

Alternatives to Privatization: Public Options for Essential Services in the Global South, David McDonald

York University, Department of Political Science Seminar Series, 2012-13, January 14, 2013. Introduction by Professor Richard Saunders. Department of Political Science. York University, Department of Political Science Seminar Series, 2012-13, January 14, 2013. Introduction by Professor Richard Saunders. Department of Political Science

 

January 16

Development, Emancipation and Depolitication of Impoverishment, Firoze Manji

York University, Department of Political Science Seminar Series, 2012-13, January 16, 2013. Sponsored by Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political Economy, Political Science, Faculty of Environmental Studies, African Studies and Geography. Dr. Manji is introduced by Professor Leo Panitch, Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political Economy, Department of Political Science