Governance and global order, including relevant trends and the implications of efforts to promote global governance, will be placed under the metaphorical microscope at an open-forum conference to be held at York in February.
The Eleventh Annual York Centre for International & Security Studies (YCISS) Conference in conjunction with the Fourth Annual Nathanson Centre for the Study of Organized Crime & Corruption Conference, have come together to host a major event entitled “Governance and Global (Dis)Orders: Trends, Transformations and Impasses”. The conference will be held Feb. 5-6 in 305 York Lanes and at York’s Osgoode Hall Law School.
The YCISS Web site describes the conference as follows: “Questions of governance and global order have been brought into focus by recent efforts on the part of some states to impose order upon what they perceive as a dangerously chaotic international system. Contending geo-political discourses have offered critical reflection on governance and global order. Such approaches often arise from the peripheries of global power and engage a far broader set of political, economic and social issues.
“As a result, significant challenges have been issued toward much of the post-Cold War and post-9/11 ‘conventional wisdom’ on governance and global order. Additionally, the policy initiatives that have followed from the normative assumptions underpinning such conventional wisdom have also been sites of contention.”
A number of conference delegates are from York, including Professor David Dewitt (left), director of YCISS; Professor Margaret Beare (right), director of the Nathanson Centre; Kyle Grayson, associate director of YCISS; Professor Nergis Canefe, Political Science Department, Faculty of Arts; Canada Research Chair Engin Isin, social science professor in the Faculty of Arts; Professor Sandra Whitworth, with YCISS and the Political Science Department, Faculty of Arts, and Atkinson’s School of Women’s Studies; Tim Donais, postdoctoral Fellow with YCISS; and Tatsuo Harada, visiting professor and research associate with YCISS. As well, numerous graduate students will be making presentations.
For details on speakers and their topics, visit YCISS.