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A listing of International events in Vancouver compiled by the School for International Studies, Simon Fraser University.
From Friday, 24 May to Sunday, 3 June 2013
Monday, 27 May
We Too Are “Idle No More”: UBC’s Non-Indigenous Scholars and the Politics of Engaging Indigeneity
Organized by the Centre for Culture, Identity, and Education, this one-day symposium, inspired by the “idol no more” movement, brings together and showcases the work of non-indigenous scholars on issues of Indigeneity. The complex, difficult, and problematic issue of the confluence of identity and representation is a particular focus. RSVP is recommended. Time and location: 8:30am - 6:30 pm, Sty-Wet-Tan Hall First Nations House of Learning, 1985 West Mall, UBC. For more information, click here. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. To RSVP, click here.
Thursday, May 30
The Burmese Exception: Colonial Opium Policy and the Royal Commission on Opium of 1895
Ashley Wright, Professor of History, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, will discuss her research on the little studied opium policy in Burma during the colonial era. Wright will discuss why Burma was a unique exception and what the implementation of opium policy looked like and what its implications were for Burma and the surrounding region. For more information, email email@example.com.
Monday-Wednesday, 3-5 June
Canada-Asia 2013: Navigating Asia’s Future, Charting Canada’s Strategy
This conference will bring fresh perspectives and on-the-ground insights from leading experts across Asia and Canada to discuss the latest developments in Asia, chart Canada’s response to the rise of Asia, and will explore the major economic, political, security and social forces shaping the region today, such as the rise of the middle class, the focus on creativity and innovation and the urgent need for green growth. This is a paid event. Tickets can be found at the registration link. For more information, click here. To RSVP, click here.
Monday, 4 June to Sunday, 16 June 2013
Tuesday, 11 June
Shabana Azmi: Sex and Sensibility
SFU Public Square, in partnership with the Indian Summer Festival, presents Shabana Azmi, five-time winner of the National Award For Best Actress and recipient of the Gandhi Foundation International Peace Award, who will speak about her life and work, focusing on the attitudes towards women on screen and in society. Shabana Azmi will be joined by Sanjoy Roy, managing director of Teamwork Films. Following their discussion the audience will be invited to participate in a Q&A session. This is a paid event. Tickets can be found at the registration link. Time and Location: 7:00pm, Room 1400, Harbour Centre, SFU Vancouver. For more information, click here. To RSVP, click here.
Wednesday, 12 June
Private Chinese Investments in Africa: Myths and Realities
Dr. Xiaofang Shen, Senior Visiting Fellow of Peking University National School of Development, is giving a lecture on the lesser known, private side of Chinese investment and the resulting challenges and opportunities for Africa. Shen will discuss the already apparent burgeoning manufacturing sector in Africa, the underlying force behind this trend, and how African host country governments can respond to this phenomenon. Time and Location: 2:00 – 3:30pm, Room 2300, Segal Graduate School, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver. For more information, click here. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. To RSVP, click here.
All events free and open to the public, unless otherwise indicated.
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