Unity and diversity: European and Canadian debates
Nearly 100 academics from across Europe and Canada are gathering in Montreal to debate the many facets of immigration.
IES Second Annual Colloquium - September 27-28, 2002
Nearly 100 academics from across Europe and Canada are gathering in Montreal to debate the many facets of immigration on Sept. 27 and 28 at l'École des Hautes Études Commerciales, (3000 Chemin de la CôteSainte-Catherine). Taking part in the conference will be Armand de Mestral, a law professor at McGill University and co-director, with Université de Montréal sociologist Jane Jenson, of the joint McGill-Université de Montréal Institute for European Studies.
"By organizing this debate on immigration," de Mestral says, "we wanted to tackle an issue that's of great relevance in both Europe and Canada. What's more, European legislators have often seen Canada's immigration policy as a vanguard example for the Old World." An expert in international commercial law, de Mestral says Europeans are quickly realizing that their home has become a promised land for many new immigrants. "And that realization is clashing with the nationalistic ideologies of France, Germany and the Netherlands," he says. "The immigration debate is so fierce that it's been at centre of recent elections in all three countries." Prof. de Mestral teaches constitutional law, international trade law and the law of the European Community. His current research interest is the law of international economic integration. Prof. De Mestral was director of the Institute of Comparitive Law (1984-89), of the McGill Institute of Air and Space Law (1998-2002) and was president of the Canadian Red Cross Society (1999-2001).
Please find below the complete program for Sept. 27 and 28. The program also includes information on an extra round table, "EU Enlargement: The Future of Europe and Trans-Atlantic Relations" which is taking place on October 4 at McGill's Faculty Club (3450 McTavish St.).
Unity and Diversity: European and Canadian Debates
Second Annual Colloquium - 27-28 septembre / September 2002
École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC)
3000, chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine Standard Life Room
Septembre 27: Séance d'ouverture / Opening
15 h 30
Mots d'ouverture / Opening remarks
Philippe Musquar, Chargé d'Affaires, Délégation de la Commission européenne au Canada
16 h 00
Les minorités à l'ère de la mondialisation / Minorities and Globalisation
Président/Chair: Armand de Mestral, Co-director, Université de Montréal-McGill University Institute for European Studies.
Frederick Harhoff, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen.
Elke Winter, Department of Sociology, York University.
Paul Schnabel, General Director, Social and Cultural Planning Office of the Netherlands, The Hague.
Catherine Wihtol de Wenden, Directrice de recherche au CNRS/CERI, Paris.
Commentateur/Discussant: Cecilia Thompson, Human rights consultant and former human rights officer, United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva.
8 h 30
Accueil / Registration
9 h 00-11 h 00
Balancing Immigration and security / Immigration et sécurité : à la recherche d'un équilibre?
Président/Chair: Me Jennifer Stoddart, Présidente, Commission d'accès à l'information du Québec.
Morton Weinfeld, Department of Sociology, McGill University.
Virginie Guiraudon, Chargée de recherche au CNRS, CRAPS, Faculté de droit, Université de Lille 2.
Elena Saraceno, Group of Policy Advisers, European Commission.
Commentateur/Discussant: François Crépeau, Faculté de droit, Université de Montréal.
11 h 30-13 h 30
L'éducation face à l'internationalisation et à la diversification des sociétés / Education in an era of internationalisation and diversification
Président/Chair: Michèle Jean, Faculté des études supérieures, Université de Montréal.
Bertrand Girod de l'Ain, Université Paris IX-Dauphine.
Martin Papillon, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto.
Isabelle Petit, Institut d'études européennes, Université de Montréal-McGill.
Commentateur/Discussant: Denise Lievesley, Directrice, Institut de statis- tique de l'UNESCO.
14 h 45-15 h 15
Son Excellence Nielson, Ambassadeur du Danemark au Canada
15 h 15-17 h 15
Penser la citoyenneté : les leçons de l'Europe et du Canada / Citizenship Perspectives in Europe and Canada
Président/Chair: Jane Jenson, Director, Université de Montréal-McGill University Institute for European Studies.
Danielle Juteau, Département de sociologie, Université de Montréal.
Denise Helly, INRS-Urbanisation, Culture et Sociétés.
Christian Joppke, European University Institute, Florence.
Commentateur/Discussant: Barbara Haskel, Department of Political Science, McGill University.
17 h 15-17 h 30
Mots de clôture / Closing remarks
EU Enlargement: The Future of Europe and Trans-Atlantic Relations.
This event organised by the Institute for European Studies in partnership with Canadian Centre for German and European Studies and the Chaire Jean Monnet and with the support of the Danish Embassy in Canada will be held on 4 October 2002, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the McGill Faculty Club, 3450 McTavish Street (Main Dining Room).
Chair: Jane Jenson, Director, Institute for European Studies, Université de Montréal-McGill University
His Excellency Svend Roed Nielsen, Ambassador of Denmark
The Danish Presidency and Enlargement
Karin Riis Jorgensen, MEP,
The Future of Europe. Challenge and Perspectives for an EU of 25 Nations
Lykke Friis, member of the Danish Foreign Institute,
Towards the End Game of the Enlargement Negotiations
His Excellency Pawel Dobrowlski, Ambassador of Poland to Canada,
Poland and the Enlargement to the East
Charles Pentland, Professor, Queen's University
The EU's Enlargement: A View from Canada
Hugh Porteous, Director Research and Corporate Relations, Alcan Inc.
The EU's Enlargement: A View from the Canadian Private Sector