Past Events

2016-17 Events

This year, the Yan P. Lin Centre Lecture was given in the spring by Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University and the world’s leading social scientist of globalization and cities. Her ten books include The Global City: New York, London, Tokyo (1991 and 2001, Princeton); Cities in a World Economy (1994 and 2011, Pine Forge), and Guests and Aliens (1999, New Press) and have been translated into twenty-one languages. Her worldwide honours and awards include the Spanish Prince of Asturias Prize in the Social Sciences, membership in the Royal Academy of the Sciences of the Netherlands, and the French Chevalier du Ordre des Arts et Lettres by the France. The lecture was given on March 13, 2017.

Other events for 2016-17 included:

09/01/2016: Global Justice Inaugural Conference. Robert E. Goodin (Australia), “New Directions in Global Justice.” Announcement.

09/23/2016: Global Justice Seminar. Peter Niesen (Germany), “Constituent Power in Global Constitutionalism.” Announcement.

09/26/2016: Constitutional Studies Symposium. Harry Harootunian (USA), “Symposium "The Sublime Perversion of Capital: Marxist Theory and the Politics of History in Modern Japan" by Gavin Walker.” Announcement.

09/29/2016: Global Antiquities Seminar. Peter Fibiger Bang (Denmark), “Rome, Universal Empire and the Challenge of World History.” Announcement.

October 5, 2016 - Critical Social Theory at McGill seminar, cosponsored by RGCS, “Building the Commune,” by George Ciccariello-Maher (Drexel University). Announcement.

October 14, 2016 – Critical Social Theory at McGill seminar, cosponsored by RGCS, “Crowds and Party,” by Jodi Dean (Hobart and William Smith Colleges). Announcement.

October 18, 2016 - Research Group on Transitions and Global Modernities Book Launch, “Launching of The Commander: Fawzi al-Qawuqji and the Fight for Arab Independence 1914–1948," by Laila Parsons. Poster.

October 20, 2016 - Research Group on Global Antiquities Lecture, “It’s a Small World. Networks in Ancient Greece,” by Irad Malkin (University of Tel Aviv). Announcement.

October 31, 2016 - Research Group on Transitions and Global Modernities Lecture, “From 1956 to 1980: ‘Solidarity’ as an autonomous workers' self-organization,” by Jan Sowa. Announcement

November 4, 2016 - Research Group on Global Justice Lecture by Jeanne Morefield (Whitman College). Announcement

November 10, 2016 - Department of English seminar, consponsored by RGTGM, "Materialism from the Margins: M.N. Roy and the Unlikely Detours of Anti-Colonial Thought," by Aurito Majumder (University of Houston). Poster

December 1, 2016 - Research Group on Constitutional Studies Lecture by Jack Jackson (Whitman College), “Law Without Future.” Announcement

December 9, 2016 - Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship Senate Sortition Workshop and Public Forum, cosponsored by RGCS. Workshop Announcement. Public Forum Poster

January 25, 2017 - Research Group on Transitions and Global Modernities Lecture, "Inverting Power: The Story of Independent Diplomat," by Carne Ross. Announcement.

January 26, 2017 - Research Group on Global Justice Book Launch for Megan Bradley and Vincent Pouliot. Announcement.

February 16, 2017 - Research Group on Constitutional Studies Lecture, “Chinese Colonial Discourse in Comparative Perspective,” by Leigh Jenco (London School of Economics). Announcement.

February 16, 2017 - Research Group on Global Antiquities Lecture, “Rethinking Cosmopolitanism in the Greco-Roman Mediterranean and Han China,” by Tamara Chin (Brown University). Announcement.

February 17, 2017 - Research Group on Democracy, Space and Technology Lecture by Carl Nightingale (State University of New York Buffalo). Announcement.

February 20, 2017 - Research Group on Transitions and Global Modernities Lecture by Antoinette Burton (University of Illinois). Announcement

March 13, 2017 - Yan P. Lin Centre Annual Lecture by Saskia Sassen. Announcement.

March 13, 2017 - Research Group on Democracy, Space and Technology Lecture by Michael Murphy (MASS Design Group). Announcement.

March 23, 2017 - Research Group on Global Justice Lecture by Mohamed Sesay (McGill University). Announcement.

March 23, 2017 - Research Group on Constitutional Studies Lecture by John Ferejohn (New York University). Announcement.

April 4, 2017 - Research Group on Transitions and Global Modernities Lecture by Arne Westad (Harvard University). Announcement.

April 5, 2017 -  Critical Social Theory Lecture and Roundtable, cosponsored by RGTGM, with Ngugi wa Thiong'o Announcement

April 13, 2017 - Montreal British History Seminar, Cosponsored by RGTGM, "Hate and Fear? Emotions, Politics, and Race in 1980s London," by Stephen Brooke (York). Announcement.

April 21, 2017 - Research Group on Global Justice Conference, “Territorial Rights: New Directions and Challenges.” Announcement

May 1, 2017 - Research Group on Transitions and Global Modernities, "Can You Put a Price Tag on Historical Memory?" by András Lénárt (1956 Institute and Oral History Archive). Announcement