International Political Economy Network

THIS YEAR’S Activities

2015-2016 IPEN Speakers’ Series

September 24, 2015
“Contested Multilateralism”
Robert Keohane, Princeton University
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., FSS 4004

October 15, 2015
Notes from the Archives: Preliminary Reflections on EH Carr, RG Collingwood and the ‘Idea of History’ as applied to IPE
Randall Germain, Carleton University
11:30 – 1:00 p.m., FSS 4004

November 3, 2015
Between ‘Doomsday Machine’ and ‘Climate Fix’: The Ecological Political Economy of Nuclear Energy in Canada
Ryan Katz-Rosene, University of Ottawa
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., FSS 4006

November 9, 2015
“Les organisations-frontières dans les complexes de régimes : une analyse des réseaux de l’IPBES”
Jean-Frédérique Morin, Université Laval
2:30 – 4:00 p.m., FSS 4006

January 20, 2015
“Illusive Stability: Central Banks and the Social Construction of Money”
Juliet Johnson, McGill University
12:00 – 1:30 p.m., FSS 4006

April 7, 2015
“Post crisis experiments in development finance architectures: A Hirschmanian perspective”
Ilene Grabel, University of Denver
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., FSS 4006

Lunchtime Seminar Series

October 15, 2015
“Notes from the Archives: Preliminary Reflections on EH Carr, RG Collingwood and the ‘Idea of History’ as applied to IPE”
Randall German, Carleton University
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., FSS 4006

Past Activities

2014-2015 IPEN Speakers’ Series

International Political Economy Network

October 8, 2014
Book launch: “Forgotten Foundations of Bretton Woods”
Eric Helleiner
5:00 -6:30 p.m., FSS 5028

October 29, 2014
“The Trajectory for Public Policy: International Standardization and Localisation” 
Jane Jenson
12:00 -1:00 p.m., FSS 5028

November 18, 2014
“Vers une économie faible en carbone? La gouvernance des changements climatiques et la transformation de l’économie mondiale.”
Matthew Paterson
3:00 -4:30 p.m., FSS 4006

February 5, 2015
“Banking on the US Federal Reserve Bank: Quantitative Easing rounds 1, 2, and 3”
Herman Schwartz
3:30 – 5:00 p.m., FSS 4004

March 12, 2015 
“Book launch – Governing Failure: Provisional Expertise and the Transformation of Global Development Finance”
Jacqueline Best
4:00 – 5:30 p.m., FSS 4004

April 7, 2015
“Imperialism, Today and Yesterday”
Leo Victor Panitch
3:00 – 4:30:00 p.m., FSS 4006

April 20, 2015
“Monetizing Music”
Andrew Leyshon
3:30 – 5:00 p.m., FSS 4004

Lunchtime Seminar Series

September 23, 2014
“Equity in the Greenhouse – Fairly Sharing Canada’s Climate Change Mitigation Effort Among Provinces and Territories”
Christian Holz
11 :30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., FSS4004

October 23, 2014
“Climate Change Adaptation and Labour Market Effects: Implications for Women Workers in Newfoundland and Labrador” 
Taruna Shalini Ramessur
11:30 -1:00 PM, FSS 4004

November 26, 2014
“At the Intersection between Global and Local: Re-thinking Policy Space”
Julia Calvert
11:45 – 1:15 p.m., FSS 4006

January 26, 2015
“The New Face of Developing Country Debt”
Nihal Kappagoda and Roy Culpeper
12:00 – 1:30 p.m., FSS 4006

February 23, 2015
“Toward a Cultural Political Economy of Canadian Foreign Policy in the Americas”
Laura Macdonald
11:30 – 1:00 p.m, FSS 4006

March 31, 2015
“Jobs for Africa’s Expanding Youth Cohort: Employment Situation and Effective Interventions”
Gordon Betcherman
11:45 – 1 :25 p.m., FSS5028

Other Events

January 15, 2015
“What Does Climate Change Adaptation Mean in Agrarian Asia?”
Marcus Taylor
12:00 – 1:30 p.m., FSS 4006


2013-2014 IPEN Speakers’ Series

January 14
“The G20 as Laboratory for Institutional Cooperation between Established and Emerging Powers”
Yves Tiberghien
3 :30 – 5 :00 p.m., FSS4006

February 7
“Cat and Mouse: the Politics of Intellectual Property Protection and Enforcement”
Susan Sell
3:30 – 5:30 p.m., FSS4004

March 18
“Regard de l’économie politique internationale sur le secteur extractif”
Bonnie Campbell
2 :30 – 4 :00 p.m., FSS4006

April 1
“From the Berlin Wall to Lehman Brothers: Ideology, Interest, and the American Global Financial Order”
Jonathan Kirshner
2 :30 – 4 :00 p.m., FSS4006

2012-2013

2012-2013 IPEN Speakers’ Series: Global Economic Governance In Times of Uncertainty

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November 6
Governing Global Risks
Louis Pauly, University of Toronto
4:30 p.m., FSS4004

January 22
Global Assemblages and Transnational Regulatory Responses to Financial Crises
Tony Porter
, McMaster University
2:30 p.m., FSS4004

March 15
Au delà de la responsabilité sociale: repenser l’entreprise

Corinne Gendron, UQAM
2:20 p.m., FSS4006

March 28
The European Banking Union-Does Centralization Facilitates the Effective Supervision of Transnational Financial Institutions?
Tobias Tröger
, University of Frankfurt
12:00 p.m., FSS4004

***This event is cancelled***
The Geopolitical Economy of Currency Wars
Andrew Leyshon
, University of Nottingham

Lunchtime Seminar Series

October 29
Visualizing the Limits of Finance
Rob Aitken
, University of Alberta
12:00 p.m., FSS4006

November 21
The Security of Money
Patrick Leblond
, University of Ottawa
12:00 p.m., FSS4004

December 5
Challenging Global Finance – AGAIN
Elizabeth Friesen, Carleton University
12:00 p.m., FSS4004

January 16
The Political Economy of Water and Sanitation Struggles in Bolivia and Venezuela
Susan Spronk
, University of Ottawa
12:00 p.m., FSS4004

February 13
Can Global Economic Governance Be Democratic? Gender and the WTO
Judit Fabian
, Carleton University
12:00 p.m., FSS4006

March 13
Unmanned Aeroplanes in Gaza: Drones, Objects and Politics
William Walters, Carleton University
12:00 p.m., FSS4006

April 10
Climate Change, Economic Transformation and the Governing of Subjects
Matthew Paterson, University of Ottawa
Johannes Stripple, Lund University
12:00 p.m., FSS6032

October 8
Food Sovereignty Research: Building a Collective Agenda
Annette Aurélie Desmarais, University of Regina
4:30 p.m., DMS1130

October 18
Regional Innovation Policies in a Globally Connected Environment: Lessons from Europe
Michele Mastroeni, University of Edinburgh
4:30 p.m., FSS5028

2011-2012

2011-2012 International Political Economy Speakers’ Series

November 21, 2011
Hunger in the Balance: The New Politics of International Food Aid

Jennifer Clapp, University of Waterloo
Where: Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier Ave. E., Room 3120
When: 2:30 – 4 pm

January 18, 2012
Explorations in Political Economy: E.H. Carr, Susan Strange and the ‘British School’ of IPE
Randall Germain, Carleton University
Where: Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier Ave. E., Room 3120
When: 2:30 – 4 pm

February 8, 2012
Spaces of Debtfare and Dispossession in Uneven Development
Susanne Soederberg, Queen’s University
Where: Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier Ave. E., Room 3120
When: 2:30 – 4 pm

March 8, 2012
Les hybrides de la mondialisation
Jean-Christophe Graz, Université de Lauzanne
Where: Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier Ave. E., Room 3120
When: 2:30 – 4 pm

March 28, 2012
The ‘Decline of the West’ Revisited: Future World Order and a Dialogue of Civilizations
Robert Cox, York University
Where: Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier Ave. E., Room 12110
When: 2:30 – 5:00, a reception will follow Prof. Cox’s lecture

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Lunchtime IPEN Seminars Series

The IPE Network also hosts a less formal lunchtime series in which faculty and graduate students present work in progress.  If you are interested in participating in these events, please contact: [email protected].

October 12, 2011
The Rise of Provisional Governance? Expertise, Authority & the Transformation of Global Development Finance
JACQUELINE BEST
, School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa
Where: Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier Ave. E., Room 3102
When: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30pm


November 8, 2011
How successful are social transfer programs in reaching materially deprived households with children?
A comparison between Germany, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
GERANDA NOTTEN, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa
Where:  Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier Ave. E., Room 3102
When: 12:00 – 1:30pm


December 6, 2011
Mining, Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Conflict: The Evidence from Latin America
PAUL HASLAM
, School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa
Where:  Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier Ave. E., Room 3105
When: 12:00 – 1:30pm


January 12, 2012
Autorité, logiques et pratiques dans la commercialisation de la microfinance : le cas du Pérou et des agences de notation
MARIE LANGEVIN, 
École d’études politiquesUniversité d`Ottawa
Where:  Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier Ave. E., Room 3102
When: 12:00 – 1:30pm


February 15, 2012
South Africa in the New World Order

ELIZABETH COBBETT, Department of Political Science, Carleton University
Where:  Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier Ave. E., Room 3105
When: 12:00 – 1:30pm


March 14, 2012
La mobilité des personnes et la nouvelle transnationalisation de l’économie mondiale
HÉLÈNE PELLERIN, 
School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa
Where:  Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier Ave. E., Room 3105
When: 12:00 – 1:30pm

2010-2011

2010-2011 Speakers Series: “After the crash: rebuilding the global economy”

After the Crash

This speaker series aims to provide students, academics and the broader public with a series that is thought-provoking and wide-ranging, dealing with the recent financial crisis not only in its narrow financial or economic sense but also through those broader issues—including those of sustainability, security and global justice—that have been thrown up by the crisis and the responses to it.

November 24, 2010
Understanding the Global Financial Meltdown: What Have We Learned?
A talk by Eric Helleiner, University of Waterloo
Location: Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier Ave. E., Room 3120
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

February 1, 2011
The Global Economic Crisis and the Crisis for the IMF 
A talk by Thomas Bernes, CIGI
International Political Economy Network Speakers Series, presented by CIPS
Location: Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier Ave. E., Room 3120
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Listen to the podcast.

February 15, 2011
Democracy, Economy, Environment: The Ecology of Crisis and the Crisis of Ecology
A talk by Ronnie Lipschutz, University of California, Santa Cruz
Location: Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier Ave. E., Room 3120
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Listen to the podcast.

March 14, 2011
Everyday Politics and Intergenerational Competition in the World Economy
A talk by Leonard Seabrooke, Copenhagen Business School
Location: Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier Ave. E., Room 3120
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

March 29, 2011
Après la crise : penser la trajectoire du capitalisme 
A talk by Éric Pineault, UQÀM
Location: Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier Ave. E., Room 3120
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Listen to the podcast (in French).

 

Reading group: “Political economy and social theory”

In recent years, there have been a growing number of scholars in social theory—including geographers, sociologists, philosophers and political theorists—writing about the economic dimensions of social and political life.  This reading group seeks to explore this literature in an effort to uncover some of the philosophical questions at the heart of economic life.  At each session, we discuss texts on a different theme.  The reading group is open to scholars and graduate students interested in these questions.  Those interested in joining should email: [email protected]

December 1, 2010
4:00-5:30 pm
Theme: Power and economy

January 26, 2011
4:00-5:30 pm
Theme: Feminism and political economy

February 16, 2011 
4:00-5:30 pm
Theme: Commercializing the environment

March 23, 2011 
4:00-5:30 pm
Theme: The political economy of migration