Dr. Omond Solandt became a venerated voice on military and science affairs just when fears of atomic and then thermonuclear war rose in global consciousness. His experience gave way to a view on war, weapons, and the reality of the atomic age that was rational, clear, and rooted in his belief in the power of rational actors to make good on the world. As the destructive...
Thomas Garden Barnes Lecture
Co-Sponsored by the UC Berkeley Tourism Studies Working Group
Rita Ross, Canadian Studies Associate Director Emerita
Colloquium in honor of the founder of the Canadian Studies Program at Berkeley
This event brings scholars and activists working on the rescaling of governance over hydrocarbon projects and Indigenous struggles for authority in Canada and the US. Unconventional oil and gas projects and associated infrastructure have been among the most politically contested resource governance issues, with struggles among municipal, provincial and federal authorities, as well as between...
Food security among Inuit is a contemporary problem with deep historical roots. In this presentation, I discuss results of an extended ethnographic project in Kangiqsujuaq, Nunavik, focused on food security and household economic strategies. First, I focus on the measurement of food security among Inuit, showing that standard assessment techniques used in the U.S. and Canada do not adequately...
Speaker: Philippe Le Billon, 2015-2016 Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Canadian Studies; Dept. of Geography and Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia.
Join a panel of experts for a post-mortem analysis the day after Canada's 42nd Federal Election. Part of the Canadian Studies Lunchtime Colloquium Series. Buffet lunch at noon, followed by a panel discussion at approximately 12:20.
Join the Canadian Studies Program and the Institute of Governmental Studies the evening of Monday October 19 to view election returns from Canada.
Co-Sponsored by community partners Digital Moose Lounge and the Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco.
Food and Canadian wine, courtesy of the Canadian Consulate, to be served.
In September 2014 the John Franklin expedition made global headlines once again with the discovery of Franklin's ship Erebus, sought for nearly 170 years by three different countries. Erebus quickly ignited new international debates over the nature of Arctic sovereignty, the significance of disaster heritage, Canada's identity as an Arctic nation, British imperial legacies, and the...