2012 Events

Public Participation in Local Democracy

November 28th, 2012. 6-8pm @Buchanan Seminar Room C403

US Elections 2012

A panel of UBC experts on politics and policy in the US will discuss the presidential campaign and voting results, the congressional elections, and their implications for  government, the economy, trade, energy, the environment, and foreign policy.  Panelists will examine the significance of the election for Canada.

David Hopper Lecture: Helen Mack Chang

Listen to the podcast!

Current Affairs in Peru: Commodities, Conflict and Democracy

Join us for this special event at MOA entitled, Current Affairs in Peru: Commodities, Conflict and Democracy. When: October 30th, 6-8pm Where: Museum of Anthropology, 6393 NW Marine Drive. As part of the current exhibit, “Luminescence: the Silver of Peru” program, come join the conversation with Ronald Wright (Historian, novelist, essayist) and Jonathan Manthrope (International […]

E-volving Democracy Dialogue: Saturday, October 27

On Saturday, October 27, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Fair Voting BC and Party X will host a public dialogue to discuss questions about citizen participation, engagement, and apathy in contemporary democracies. The panelists will be UBC’s Prof. Max Cameron, Director of the UBC Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions; Geoff Campbell, from the […]

Post-game: Canada’s Democracy Week and the CSDI

On September 17th the CSDI partnered with Elections Canada and Elections BC to organize a Democracy Day event at UBC, emceed by the CBC’s Stephen Quinn. Six speakers each gave a 10 minute ‘Ted-Talk style’ presentation in which they laid out their one big idea for democratic renewal. The talk was followed by a Q&A […]

Canada’s Democracy Week Event

Engage, discuss, tweet about and even challenge some of Canada’s leaders in democratic engagement as they prpose their “one great idea” about Canada’s democratic culture. September 17, 2012– 11am-1pm. Freddy Wood Theatre, UBC, 6354 Crescent Road.

Practical Wisdom Series: Video & Audio Podcasts–Spring 2012

In case you missed the talks, audio and/or video of our Practical Wisdom Colloquium Series are now available.

Video: CPAC coverage of North American Futures conference

Find links to video of sessions & scheduled air times on CPAC here.

Results of conference: “Why Don’t (More) Good People Enter Politics?”

Max Cameron will report on the results of this conference, and use the AKBLG Convention and Annual General Meeting to integrate the perspectives of rural communities into an ongoing public conversation about how we might overcome the cynicism about politics…

North American Futures Symposium: March 16-17, 2012

Is North America dead? Or is it an essential platform upon which Canada, the
United States and Mexico, can confront the challenges of the 21st Century?

Campaign 2012: UBC Perspectives on the US Election

Professors Paul Quirk and Andrew Owen of our Department of Political Science participated in the event held at UBC Robson Square. A short description of the event, held March 4, 2012. If you missed it, here is a live-blog of the event.

Practical Wisdom Colloquium Series: Frans de Waal, March 8th 2012

Practical Wisdom Series-Term 2 Events

Patricia Churchland (UCSD), Kenneth Sharpe (Swarthmore), Maxwell Cameron (UBC), Barry Schwartz (Swarthmore), Frans de Waal (Emory). Jan 24–March 8, 2012.

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