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Conférence avec Mike Medeiros/Université d'Amsterdam

Le laboratoire d'études et de recherches canadienne et la Chaire de recherche sur la francophonie et les politiques vous invitent à la présentation avec Mike Medeiros (Université d'Amsterdam) : Comprendre l'appui au bilinguisme au Canada et en Finlande / Understanding support for bilingualism in Canada and Finland.  Un léger goûter sera servi. Veuillez confirmer votre présence auprès de Ben Diepeveen (bdiepeve@uottawa.ca)

French
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Thursday 25 January 2018 à 11 h 30 to à 13 h 00
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Comment écrire l'histoire du monde ?

French

Conférence publique de Nicolas Piqué, Maître de conférences en philosophie à l'université de Grenoble-Alpes

Sub-title: 
De la Providence à la World History
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Tuesday 6 February 2018 à 17 h 30 to à 19 h 00
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Inequality and Secular Stagnation:

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What explains the slowdown in global (and especially rich OECD) growth rates after 1990? The change in corporate profit strategy and industrial structure from the control over physical capital embedded in vertically integrated firms towards profits strategies based on control over intellectual property rights (patent, copyright and brand) embedded in a small number of vertically disintegrated firms has caused a massive concentration of profit into a shrinking number of firms. Profit inequality in turn causes income inequality while hampering productive investment.

Sub-title: 
Industrial Organization, Intellectual Property, and Global Governance
Date: 
Thursday, 15 March 2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
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Recognizing International Status: A Relational Approach

How do states achieve status? Although we rely on status to explain important phenomena in international politics—such as wars and the foreign policy of emerging powers—we still do not understand what status is or where it comes from. Previous research treats status as a function of state attributes, such as wealth and military capability. Following Weber, I argue that status depends on social recognition: it concerns identification processes in which an actor gains admission into a club once they follow the rules of membership.

English
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Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
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The Authority Trap

Not all international nongovernmental organizations (INGOs) are created equal, Some have emerged as “leading INGOs” that command deference from various powerful audiences and are well-positioned to influence the practices of states, corporations, and other INGOs. Yet Sarah S. Stroup and Wendy H. Wong make a strong case for the tenuous nature of this position: in order to retain their authority, INGOs such as Greenpeace, Oxfam, and Amnesty International refrain from expressing radical opinions that severely damage their long-term reputation.

English
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Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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How we value ecosystem services: The Evolution of a Concept

The concept of ecosystem services gained prominence in international policymaking circles as a mechanism to achieve sustainable development, and became shorthand for efforts to value nature’s contribution to human wellbeing, usually in economic terms. This paper traces the history and evolution of actors shaping and diffusing ecosystem services concept. Despite the potential for a new form of “triple bottom line” capitalism, the private sector is nearly entirely absent, as international organizations continue to dominate the policy space.

French
Date: 
Wednesday 7 February 2018 à 12 h 00 to à 13 h 30
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How we value ecosystem services: The Evolution of a Concept

The concept of ecosystem services gained prominence in international policymaking circles as a mechanism to achieve sustainable development, and became shorthand for efforts to value nature’s contribution to human wellbeing, usually in economic terms. This paper traces the history and evolution of actors shaping and diffusing ecosystem services concept. Despite the potential for a new form of “triple bottom line” capitalism, the private sector is nearly entirely absent, as international organizations continue to dominate the policy space.

English
Date: 
Wednesday, 7 February 2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
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NATO’s About Face: Gender Mainstreaming in an Alliance

Following UN Security Council Resolution 1325 in 2000, many international organizations adopted policies to include more women and encourage more gender-based analysis in policy and operational planning. Existing scholarship has identified resistance to such change, especially in military organizations, but has not examined the practical impacts of the gender turn. This talk uses a rationalist framework to explain why, contrary to expectations, the military has been driving gender reforms at NATO.

English
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Wednesday, 24 January 2018 - 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
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Un dialogue pour bâtir ensemble le Canada de demain

CONFÉRENCE / Jean-Marc Fournier, Ministre responsable des Relations canadiennes et de la Francophonie canadienne du Québec

French
Date: 
Monday 15 January 2018 à 11 h 30 to à 13 h 00
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Hegemonic Orders and Entangled Modernities

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CIPS and the International Theory Network present:

Sub-title: 
How to Make Sense of Russia’s Difference?
Date: 
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
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