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Open borders, open minds: Academia in an age of growing isolationism

Event #1032
Open borders, open minds: Academia in an age of growing isolationism
When: 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

18:00 - 19:00
Where: 

IMA-Image Arts 307 - Lecture and Screening Room

Series: 
Ryerson presents...
Who can attend: 
General public
Language: 
English
This open event is hosted by: 
Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Ryerson University

The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and Ryerson University present a public discussion of the role of the humanities and social sciences in addressing the implications of closing borders for scholarship, teaching and democracy. This conversation will focus on the impact of restrictions on the free movement of people and ideas across borders, the targeting of Muslim and other minority populations, and the role of academics in the humanities and social sciences in helping us understand and take on these challenges. Ryerson University President Mohamed Lachemi will offer introductory remarks, with President of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences Stephen Toope closing the session. Light refreshments will be provided.

Speakers: Homa Hoodfar, Professor of Anthropology, Concordia University | professeure d'anthropologie, Université Concordia; Bessma Momani, Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance, University of Waterloo | agrégée supérieure de recherche au Centre for International Governance, University of Waterloo; Anver Saloojee, assistant vice-president, International, Ryerson University | vice-président adjoint, Université Ryerson.