Geoff Mann

Keynes Resurrected? Saving Civilization, Again and Again Friday, 17 October 3 to 5 pm in Sidney Smith Hall, Room 2125 Every time capitalism is beset by crisis, many of its most engaged critics clamour for Keynes. Why does Keynesian reason have such a hold on “progressive” thought, and why, at moments of “crisis” like the […]

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Stuart Kirsch

Presents “Corporate Science”, a talk based on his new book Mining Capitalism: The Relations Between Corporations and Their Critics. Friday, October 24 3 to 5 pm in University College (UC) 140   This presentation examines how corporations strategically produce and deploy science. Building on critiques of tobacco industry sponsored science and the research practices of the pharmaceutical […]

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Josh Lerner

Making Democracy Fun: What Game Design Can Teach Us About Participatory Planning and Politics TUESDAY, 4 November 3 to 5 pm in Sidney Smith Hall 2125 Anyone who has been to a public hearing or community meeting would agree that participatory democracy can be boring. Hours of repetitive presentations, for or against, often with no […]

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Kam Wing Chan

China’s New Urbanization Blueprint and Hukou Reform Friday, November 7 3 to 5 pm in Sidney Smith Hall 2125 China released its first national urbanization plan in March 2014. The plan outlines a bold move to grant urban hukou (household registration) to 100 million people in the next six years. If successfully implemented, the plan will help […]

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John Robinson

Emergent Dialogue, Municipal Climate Change, and Imaginary Worlds: Exploring Climate Change Innovation and Engagement Processes at the Community Scale Joint Seminar Hosted by the Department of Geography and School of the Environment Wednesday, 19 November 4.10 pm Earth Sciences Building, ES 149 (basement), 5 Bancroft Avenue The locus of innovation and much activity on climate […]

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Ken Greenberg

City Building: A New Convergence Friday, 14 November 3 to 5 pm in Sidney Smith Hall, Room 2125 While not without major challenges these past decades have seen a revalidation of the city and a reversal of the post-war exodus as important demographic cohorts – immigration and in-migration; young people and empty nesters (and increasingly […]

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Mona Atia

Building a House in Heaven: Pious Neoliberalism and Islamic Charity in Egypt Friday, November 21 3 to 5 pm in Sidney Smith Hall, Room 2125 Islamic charities occupied a critical space in Mubarak-era Egypt. While there are a plethora of organizational types and categories, Mona Atia describes a particular type of work performed by Islamic charities […]

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Murray Richardson

Ecosystem Sensitivity to Atmospheric Mercury Pollution in Canada Friday, 28 November *3 to 5 pm* in PGB (Physical Geography Building), room 101 Mercury (Hg) pollution from diffuse atmospheric sources is an ongoing concern in many regions of Canada, but aquatic ecosystems vary widely in their sensitivity to Hg deposition. That is, foodweb bioaccumulation and biomagnification […]

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The Architecture of Incarceration | The Incarceration of Architecture

  Friday, November 28 *4 to 6 pm* in Sidney Smith Hall 2125, 100 St. George Street M5S 3G3 Tings Chak No One is Illegal/author of Undocumented: The Architecture of Migrant Detention Nasrin Himada Université de Montréal/editor of Scapegoat: Landscape/Architecture/Political Economy Brett Story University of Toronto/director of The Prison in Twelve Landscapes Moderator: Ayesha Basit, University of Toronto/No One […]

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