Events Calendar

Oct
27
Fri
Student Meet and Greet CSDC @ Room 404, Thomson House
Oct 27 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

The student committee is pleased to invite you to the traditional ‘Student Meet & Greet’. All CSDC student members are required to attend this activity, because we will be discussing important information about the Centre activities and funding opportunities. This is also an opportunity to meet your fellow student members. Students from Université Laval are not required to attend, because a similar activity has already been held in September in Quebec city.

When?: Friday, October 27th, 2017, 1:30-3pm
Where?: Thomson House, McGill University (3650 McTavish st.), room 404
(The Meet & Greet will be followed by a talk by Philipp Rehm, from 3pm to 5:30pm)

Since the meeting will be held at 1:30pm, we will not be having lunch; but fruits, desserts, tea and coffee will be provided. To determine food orderings, please RSVP before October 10th: https://doodle.com/poll/ygw3b4hh8z9dk24e.

For any question, do not hesitate to contact the student representative from your university. You can also contact Florence Vallée-Dubois (CSDC graduate student representative) or Sara Vissers (CSDC coordinator).

We are looking forward to meeting you! See you soon,

Your graduate student committee

CSDC Speaker Series: Philipp Rehm @ Ballroom (SSMU)
Oct 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
CSDC Speaker Series: Philipp Rehm @ Ballroom (SSMU)  | Montreal | Quebec | Canada

The Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship presents:

The past and future of welfare state politics

Philipp Rehm (Ohio State University)

You can learn more about Professor Rehm by clicking here

Abstract: In 1880, not a single country had a nationally compulsory social policy program. A few decades later, every single one of today’s rich democracies had adopted programs covering all or almost all of the main risks people face: old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment. These programs rapidly expanded in terms of range, reach, and resources. Today, all rich democracies cover all main risks for a vast majority of citizens, with binding public or mandatory private programs, though there are stark cross-national differences. The talk offers a theoretical framework centered around the distribution of risk within societies to account for this remarkable development, which also helps to shed some light on the future of welfare state politics.

Refreshments will be provided.

The talk will be livestreamed here: https://www.facebook.com/CECD.CSDC/

For more information on the CSDC speaker series, please visit: http://csdc-cecd.ca/events/csdc-speaker-series/

This series is sponsored by the Inter-university Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship, which is funded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC).

Nov
2
Thu
Pablo Beramendi: The Political Geography of the Eurocrisis @ Leacock 429, McGill University
Nov 2 @ 4:15 pm – 5:25 pm

The Jean Monnet Centre Montréal and the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship present:

The Political Geography of the Eurocrisis
Pablo Beramendi (Department of Political Science, Duke University)

https://www.mcgill.ca/politicalscience/channels/event/political-geography-eurocrisis-pablo-beramendi-270578

Nov
8
Wed
CSDC Speaker Series: David Broockman @ Thomson House Ballroom
Nov 8 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

The Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship presents:

Wealthy Elites’ Policy Preferences and Economic Inequality: The Case of Technology Entrepreneurs

David Broockman (Stanford University)

You can learn more about Professor Broockman by clicking here

Abstract: If wealthy businesspeople reliably support policies in their material self-interest, they can be expected to use their tremendous political influence to exacerbate inequality. We argue business elites in an industry can share distinctive values and predispositions which can override their self-interest. We demonstrate our argument with technology entrepreneurs, business elites with increasing wealth and political influence but who overwhelmingly support Democrats. To understand this puzzle, we conducted original surveys of elite technology entrepreneurs, elite partisan donors, and the public. We show that technology entrepreneurs’ predispositions to- ward racial tolerance, non-authoritarianism, and cosmopolitanism align them with Democrats in supporting liberal redistributive, social, and globalistic policies. However, they generally oppose regulation—but also for reasons that extend beyond self-interest alone. Our findings provide a rare window into a wealthy elite’s views that is both theoretically rich and politically relevant, providing nuance to expectations about the interplay between economic and political inequality.

 

This event will be livestreamed here: https://www.facebook.com/CECD.CSDC/

For more information on the CSDC speaker series, please visit: http://csdc-cecd.ca/events/csdc-speaker-series/

This series is sponsored by the Inter-university Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship, which is funded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC).

Nov
15
Wed
DEADLINE: applications Flex Grant CSDC
Nov 15 all-day
DEADLINE: applications Student Research Grant CSDC
Nov 15 all-day
Nov
17
Fri
Annual retreat CSDC
Nov 17 – Nov 18 all-day
Dec
8
Fri
CSDC Speaker Series: Ryan Enos @ Thomson House #404
Dec 8 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

The Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship presents:

The Space Between Us: Social Geography and Politics

Ryan Enos (Harvard University)

You can learn more about Professor Enos by clicking here

Abstract: The Space Between Us brings the connection between geography, psychology, and politics to life. By going into the neighborhoods of real cities, Enos shows how our perceptions of racial, ethnic, and religious groups are intuitively shaped by where these groups live and interact daily. Through the lens of numerous examples across the globe and drawing on a compelling combination of research techniques including field and laboratory experiments, big data analysis, and small-scale interactions, this timely book provides a new understanding of how geography shapes politics and how members of groups think about each other. This rigorous research illuminates the profound effects of social geography on how we relate, think, and politically interact across groups in the fabric of our daily lives.

This event will be livestreamed here: https://www.facebook.com/CECD.CSDC/

For more information on the CSDC speaker series, please visit: http://csdc-cecd.ca/events/csdc-speaker-series/

This series is sponsored by the Inter-university Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship which is funded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC).

Dec
15
Fri
DEADLINE: applications Methods Training Grant CSDC
Dec 15 all-day
Jan
15
Mon
DEADLINE: applications Student Research Grant CSDC
Jan 15 all-day