CAN Announcements

From one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay area.

Canadian Studies Announcements
Facebook Live talk from Harvard Oct 3
The below event comes to us from our sister program at Harvard.
Canada Program (Harvard) talk by Ron Niezen (Facebook live!)
The talk by Ron Niezen will be available on Facebook Live and later on the Weatherhead Center Facebook page (link here):
Weatherhead Forum
“Human Rights as Therapy: The Healing Paradigms of Transitional Justice in Canada”
Ronald Niezen
William Lyon Mackenzie King Visiting Professor of Canadian Studies, Canada Program.
Katharine A. Pearson Chair in Civil Society and Public Policy, Department of Anthropology and Faculty of Law, McGill University.
Chair: Timothy J. Colton
Chair, Canada Program Faculty Steering Committee; Chair, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Regions in a Multipolar World; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar.
Morris and Anna Feldberg Professor of Government and Russian Studies, Department of Government, Harvard University.
12:00 noon to 1:15 pm EASTERN TIME
CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Bowie-Vernon Room (K262)
Abstract: Human rights initiatives such as peace accords, commissions of inquiry, and truth and reconciliation commissions often point to both the trauma associated with recollecting past experiences and the healing effects of doing so. Corresponding with this observation, there are two basic, irreconcilable goals behind many human rights initiatives: to produce public knowledge of the horror and trauma of gross human rights abuses and to further the goals of healing and reconciliation to overcome them. Drawing from ethnographic research on Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian residential schools, I will critically examine the healing claims of human rights. This study reveals that the therapeutic powers of human rights are not as straightforward as many have assumed, with acts of “bearing witness” sometimes associated with deep distress and failures of reconciliation.
Canadian Family Thanksgiving: Saturday October 6
Celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving with the Digital Moose Lounge and the Bay Area’s Canadian community! Tickets now available via Eventbrite.
Join the Digital Moose Lounge and UC Berkeley Canadian Studies in a celebration of Canadian Thanksgiving.
Nothing says fall like a good Thanksgiving dinner. Give thanks for a wonderful community of Canadians by celebrating with us at Alumni House on the UC Berkeley campus.
Enjoy slow smoked turkey, pulled pork, sausages, veggie meatloaf, potatoes, cranberry sauce and all your favourite side dishes, a complimentary host bar of Canadian beverages (alcoholic and non) and desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth. There will be networking and family-friendly entertainment throughout the night.
Tickets are required! Regular priced tickets ($69) may be purchased directly online with credit card from the Digital Moose Lounge at this link:
Reduced-Priced tickets are available to affiliates of Canadian Studies at the rate of $10 USD for students and staff, $32 for faculty and affiliates. Reduced-Priced tickets must be purchased with cash or check by emailing – Subject Line – THANKSGIVING.
Canadian Family Thanksgiving
5 PM, Saturday October 6, Alumni House, UC Berkeley
Next Colloquium October 12
Prof. Irene Bloemraad
Americans are deeply divided about migration policy and have limited appetite for increasing immigration. In contrast, Canada’s government has increased its immigration targets; the ruling party won in part due to a campaign promise to resettle thousands of Syrian refugees; and citizens largely support these policies. Why do Canadians seem to love immigration while Americans aren’t so sure?
Irene Bloemraad Professor, Sociology; Thomas Garden Barnes Chair of Canadian Studies; Faculty Director, Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative. Irene Bloemraad’s research examines how immigrants become incorporated into the political and civic life of their adopted countries and the consequences of immigration for politics and understandings of citizenship. Her publications include the book Becoming a Citizen: Incorporating Immigrants and Refugees in the United States and Canada. Her expertise led her to serve, in 2014–15, as a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences committee reporting on the integration of immigrants into U.S. society. She believes that excellence in research and teaching should go hand-in-hand and is the proud recipient of multiple Cal teaching and mentorship awards.
Sponsored by: Canadian Studies and BIMI as part of 2018 Homecoming Week.We recommend arriving early to ensure seats are available. Dr. Bloemraad’s talk is being publicized widely as part of the “Lectures and Learning Opportunities” section of Homecoming Week.
Canadian Studies Colloquium
Co-Sponsored by Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Institute
3:30 PM, Friday October 12
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall
International Affairs Fellowship in Canada
The below comes to us from the Council on Foreign Relations:
We are delighted to bring to your attention the International Affairs Fellowship in Canada sponsored by the Power Corporation of Canada, which provides selected fellows the opportunity to spend six to twelve months at a Canadian institution working on U.S.-Canada relations. Geared for mid-career U.S. citizens who have a demonstrated commitment to a career in foreign policy, the program awards a stipend of $95,000 for a period of twelve months (or a prorated stipend if the duration is less than twelve months) as well as a modest travel allowance. The online application deadline is October 31.
Interested candidates should visit and/or email
Canadian Studies Program
213 Moses Hall #2308 WEBSITE | EMAIL

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