Jacqueline Best and Randall Germain | Political Economy in Times of COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has radically and rapidly transformed our lives. It’s killed tens of thousands around the world, while the number of confirmed infections is in the millions. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has confirmed that all major economies have now entered a recession. Further, according to the International Labour Organisation, the pandemic

Virginia Eubanks’ “Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor”

Virginia Eubanks, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University at Albany, SUNY, discusses her new book. Since the dawn of the digital age, decision-making in finance, employment, politics, health and human services has undergone revolutionary change. Today, automated systems—rather than humans—control which neighborhoods get policed, which families attain needed resources, and who is investigated

Bruce Jentleson’s “The Peacemakers: Leadership Lessons from Twentieth-Century Statesmanship

Professor of public policy at Duke University and author of "The Peacemakers: Leadership Lessons from Twentieth-Century Statesmanship", Bruce W. Jentleson discusses his new book which presents thirteen profiles in statesmanship that reveal how transformative leaders, at pivotal moments in history, reshaped the modern world. At a time when peace seems elusive and conflict endemic, "The

The Killing Season: A History of the Indonesian Massacres

The Killing Season examines one of the largest and swiftest instances of mass killing and incarceration in the twentieth century—the shocking anti-leftist purge that gripped Indonesia in 1965–66, leaving some five hundred thousand people dead and more than a million others in detention. Challenging conventional narratives, the book argues that the killing was the product

The Authority Trap

Wendy Wong discusses her book, "The Authority Trap," with Oskar Thoms.

Re “image” ining Indigenous Gang Involvement in Canada, Australia and New Zealand

This talk focuses on Robert Henry’s research with Indigenous men and women who were involved in street gangs. Through modified photovoice methods, Robert examines the ways in which Indigenous men and women engage in street lifestyles, where the street gang becomes a site of survivance challenging settler colonialism. Linkages between Canada, Aotearoa/New Zealand, and Australia

Kevin McMillan | Book Launch: The Constitution of Social Practices

This book contends that practices are perhaps the most fundamental building-block of social reality. What then would social scientists’ research look like if they took this insight seriously? The book argues that to be effective, social-scientific inquiry requires the detailed empirical study of human practices. At the same time, it makes a case for the

Interview with Garnett Genuis, MP for Sherwood Park- Fort Saskatchewan

Interview with Human Rights advocate and rookie MP Garnett Genuis

Conversation between Julian Go & Kevin McMillan

Conversation between Julian Go from Boston University & Kevin McMillan from the University of Ottawa.

Samer Abboud | What Does Critical Security Studies Have To Offer The Arab World

The Arab World is currently undergoing rapid changes wrought by the ongoing Arab uprisings and the proliferation of violence and insecurity therein. For most researchers in/of the region, approaches in traditional security studies are insufficient and problematic in a context in which multiple and diverse forms of insecurity are present and expanding. This presentation will