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Humanitarian Intervention, Canada and Empire: Learning from Haiti

Oct 16, 2012, 12:45pm-2:15pm

This workshop will discuss Justing Podur's book, Haiti’s New Dictatorship, which covers in detail international (and Canadian) intervention in Haiti from the 2004 coup to the 2010 earthquake. A key focus will be the character of ‘humanitarian intervention’ and its relationship to militarism and imperialism today.

As exemplified by Canada’s position on climate change and the Middle East, recent Canadian foreign policy has adopted an aggressively conservative role in world affairs. While the idea of Canada as a middle power always neglected the intimate and manifold entanglements of Canada in the US American empire, recent shifts by the Conservative government have superseded and reconfigured the notion of Canada as peacekeeping, conflict- mediating force.


Location:142 Health, Nursing and Environmental Studies Building
Sponsor:Faculty of Environmental Studies and Accessibility, Community & Equity Committee
Posted by:Stefan Kipfer or Ciann Wilson
Web Sitehttp://www.yorku.ca/fes
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