Event Date: October 3, 2019 - 14:00 to 16:00
Location: FSS4007, 120 University Private, Ottawa
Presented by CIPS, Global Affairs Canada and the Embassy of Mexico
To mark the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, the Centre for International Policy Studies, the Embassy of Mexico and Global Affairs Canada invite you to the third of a series of panels exploring various facets of the relationship.
Listen to three distinguished panellists speak to the themes of culture and identities in Canada and Mexico. Explore the respective and intertwined social fabrics of these two North American neighbours through discussion topics ranging from nationalism to the representation of Mexican nationals in Canadian cinema.
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Dr. Martínez-Zalce received her bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Hispanic literature from the UNAM FES Acatlán and her master’s and doctorate in modern letters from the Iberoamerican University. She is a PRIDE scholar (D-level) and a level II member of the SNI and of the Mexican Academy of Sciences. She is a specialist in the area of Canadian cultural studies and in the Migration and Borders and Identities and Cultural Processes areas of investigation. She has been a visiting researcher at El Colegio de México, at Canada’s McGill University, and at the Cuajimalpa campus of Mexico City’s Autonomous Metropolitan University (UAM). She is a professor at the School of Philosophy and Letters’ College of Hispanic Letters, where she teaches the Seminars on Literary Research I and II (Theory of Adaptation; Cinema and Literature), as well as at the School of Political and Social Sciences Graduate Department, where she teaches the Seminar on Cinema, Migration, and Borders in North America.
Jesús Silva-Herzog Márquez (Mexico City, 1965) is a Tinker Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago and teaches at the Tecnológico de Monterrey’s School of Government. He studied Law in Mexico’s National University and did graduate studies at Columbia University in New York. He writes a weekly syndicated column based on the newspaper Reforma and has written several books on Mexican politics and Political Theory. His book The Idiocy of Perfection was translated in 2017 by Literal Publishing.
John Ralston Saul is an award winning essayist and novelist. Declared a “prophet” by Time magazine, Saul has received many awards and prizes, including Chile’s Pablo Neruda Medal. He is the co-Founder and co-Chair of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship and 6 Degrees, the global forum on citizenship and immigration. He is President Emeritus of PEN International, a global organization dedicated to freedom of expression, and was the only Canadian writer elected to this position in 97 years.
His fourteen works have been translated into twenty-eight languages in thirty-seven countries. His most recent work, The Comeback (Le Grand Retour) is an examination of the remarkable resurgence to power of Indigenous peoples in Canada which has greatly influenced the national conversation on these issues. In A Fair Country (Mon pays métis) Saul argues that Canada is heavily influenced by Indigenous ideas. In his book, The Collapse of Globalism, Saul predicted the 2008 global financial crisis and the current surge of populism. More recently, his writings on immigration and citizenship are increasingly positioning him as one of the leading global voices on the subject.
Marie-Josée Massicotte is an Associate Professor at the School of Political Studies and Director of the Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies at the University of Ottawa. Her main fields of research include social movements and collective action, international political economy and alternative economies (diverse, solidarity economies), globalization, power and global governance, food politics, as well as social and environmental justice. She is the Director of the Laboratory for the Interdisciplinary Study of Food and she is pursuing her research analyzing Brazilian and Mexican peasant movements and agricultural trade politics.