Revisiting Critical Courses @ Carleton

A Symposium

June 20-22 2007 @ IDRC (International Development Research Centre), 250 Albert Street, Ottawa
Organised by Charmain Levy (Université du Québec en Outaouais), Laura Macdonald (Carleton University), and Jai Sen (CACIM - India Institute for Critical Action : Centre in Movement)


Morning (9:00-12:30) Welcome & Introductions

  • Claire Thompson (Research Officer, Canadian Partnerships, Program and Partnership Branch, IDRC - International Development Research Centre)
  • Jai Sen and Charmain Levy
  • Participants
  • Open Space as a Learning Environment (Emilie Hayes, Mat Nelson, and Jai Sen)

Refraction : Proceedings of the Sessions on Introductions


Workshop 1 on Drawing Theory From Research and Practice

Presentations by Special Guests and Course Participants :

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Workshop 2 on Drawing Theory From Research and Practice

Explorations : Other Worlds, Other Globalisations

Session 1 : Immigration Policies, Politics, and Strategies

Refraction : Proceedings of Day 2, Session 1, on ‘Immigration - Policies, Politics, and Strategies’

Session 2 : Human exploitation

Session 3 : Religion, Ethics, and Social Change

Refraction : Proceedings of Day 2, Sessions 2 and 3, on ‘Human exploitation’ and ‘Religion, ethics, and social change’

Explorations, continued : Movement, Networks, and Dissent within

Session 1 : Dissent Within Social Movement

Refraction : Proceedings of Day 3, Session 1, on ‘Dissent within social movement’

Session 2 : Dissent and Networks

Refraction : Proceedings of Day 3, Session 2, on ‘Dissent and Networks’

Closing session : Drawing Lessons

Chaired, moderated, and closing words by Laura Macdonald

Refraction : Proceedings of Day 3, Closing Session, on ‘Drawing Lessons from the Symposium’

Evocations : Public Lectures

  • The Disagreements of Diversity and the Diversity of Disagreements : Constructive Disputing in Transcommunal Settings (John Brown Childs, Professor, Sociology Department, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA; author of Transcommunality, From the Politics of Conversion to the Ethics of Respect . Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2003)
  • The Politics of Land Reform in South Africa (Lungisile Ntsebeza, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa)

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