The year 2021 began with serious global challenges, including the climate emergency, new regional alliances, crippling political divisions in the world’s leading capitalist state, and an ongoing global pandemic. Looking to the decade beyond, panelists Shaun Narine, Suzanne Hindmarch and Carey Watt explored global issues on the top of minds of the public, policymakers and social scientists, and offered insights on a world in transition. The panel, held on March 17, is now available for viewing here.
Dr. Shaun Narine spoke on geopolitical transitions. Narine is Associate Professor and chair of the Political Science Department at St. Thomas University. He has written extensively on the institutional arrangements of South East Asia, and is author of The New ASEAN in South East Asia and Beyond (Lynne Rienner Press).
Dr. Suzanne Hindmarch spoke on global governance. Hindmarch is Associate Professor of Political Science at University of New Brunswick. Her research focuses on global health and security. She is the author of Securing Health: HIV and the Limits of Securitization (Routledge), and co-editor of Seeing Red: HIV/AIDS and Public Policy in Canada (University of Toronto Press).
Dr. Carey Watt on spoke on change and continuity in the Middle East. Watt is Professor of History at St. Thomas University. His most recent work focuses on the globalization of physical culture in the early 20th century. He has also worked on philanthropy and civilizing missions in colonial and post-colonial contexts. He is co-editor of Civilizing Missions in Colonial and Postcolonial South Asia: From Improvement to Development (Anthem Press).
This event was sponsored by Matthew Hayes, Canada Research Chair in Global and International Studies, and the Political Science Department at St. Thomas University.