Building North-South Dialogue on Globalization

Tuesday, September 25, 2007 - 12:00 AM
CIGI, Seargram Room, 57 Erb Street West, Waterloo, Canada
Sep 25

In partnership with Dr. William Coleman of the Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition at McMaster University.

The ‘Building North-South Dialogue on Globalization’ conference will convene numerous academics and professionals from the Global South to discuss globalization and its impact on the human condition. Some objectives of this symposium are: to create a community of scholars from Canada and the Global South who share an interest in globalization and its impacts on various of aspects of the human condition including human rights, governance, citizenship and the environment; to explore opportunities for new research partnerships between scholars and research centres in Canada (like CIGI) and the Global South; and to discuss strategies for engaging, as scholars, with a broader, global public on issues of globalization and its impacts and to learn how Canadian scholars might best participate in these strategies. Specific attention will be given to the idea of developing a web portal that makes research in this area accessible to a worldwide audience and whichbrings research on globalization from the Global South into a more sustained dialogue with research from Canada and the Global North.