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January 2021

Climate Change and Human Rights Litigation

January 21 at 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Department of Economics, Philosophy and Political Science presents Climate Change and Human Rights Litigation, a talk by Natalia Kobylarz. Thursday, January 21, 2021 11:30am-12:30pm PST Register Now Speaker bio: Natalia Kobylarz, LL.M., works as a senior lawyer at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), where she teaches a Green Human Rights course and is the founder of the “Work Green” initiative, which aims at making the Council of Europe an environment-friendly workplace. In 2016, she was seconded to…

In Camps: Vietnamese Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Repatriates

January 21 at 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The Power, Conflict and Ideas Speaker Series presents Dr. Jana Lipman, associate professor at Tulane University, for her talk, In Camps: Vietnamese Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Repatriates. After the US war in Vietnam, close to 800,000 Vietnamese left the country by boat, survived and sought refuge throughout Southeast Asia and the Pacific. In her talk, Dr. Lipman will tell us the story of what happened in the camps raising the key questions all too relevant today – Who is a…

UBC Okanagan Arts Career Apprenticeship Program Information Session

January 26 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The UBC Okanagan Arts Career Apprenticeship Program (UBCO ACAP) connects upcoming Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and Bachelor of Media Studies (BMS) graduates from the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) and the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (FCCS) with Okanagan-based employers for one-year, early-career employment opportunities. Participating students will receive training and support from UBC Okanagan’s Career Services to help develop career and employment readiness and participate in a competitive…

Corporations, Moral Personhood and the Criminal Law: Much Ado about Nothing

January 27 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Department of Economics, Philosophy and Political Science presents Corporations, Moral Personhood and the Criminal Law: Much Ado about Nothing, a talk by Dr. Roger Shiner. Dr. Roger Shiner is an adjunct professor at UBC Okanagan and Professor Emeritus at the University of Alberta. Wednesday, January 27 2:00-3:30pm PST Register Now Much time and energy in the last several decades has been spent by moral, political and social theorists on arguing both for and against the thesis that corporations are…

Varieties of Austerity

January 29 at 9:30 am - 10:30 am

The Department of Economics, Philosophy and Political Science presents a talk from Dr. Heather Whiteside and Dr. Stephen McBride, authors of Varieties of Austerity.  Austerity is not always one-size-fits-all; it can be a flexible, class-based strategy taking several forms depending on the political-economic forces and institutional characteristics present. This research identifies continuity and variety in crisis-driven austerity restructuring across Canada, Denmark, Ireland and Spain. In their analysis, the authors focus on several components of austerity, including fiscal and monetary policy, budget narratives,…

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