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Oct
8
Thu
John Eleen Annual Lecture in Global Labour: Workers' Voices in the Age of COVID-19
Oct 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

 

Will COVID-19 change workplace power dynamics forever? In the 2020 John Eleen Annual Lecture on Global Labour, Sara Mojtehedzadeh will examine what the pandemic has shown us about the role of workplaces and workers' voices in creating a safe and healthy society. The talk will highlight stories from different sectors impacted by the pandemic and look at underlying commonalities. It will examine how authorities—and the public—responded, what gaps in protection remain, and where openings for change exist. 

This lecture will take place virtually and is open to all. Registration TBA.
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Sara Mojtehedzadeh is the Star's Work and Wealth reporter. Sara reports on the changing workplace, including precarious work, labour issues, and workers' compensation. Previously, Sara worked for the BBC World Service. Her work at the Star has been recognized by the Hillman Foundation prize for social-justice oriented investigative journalism, Journalists for Human Rights, and the Michener Awards.

 

This lecture will kick off our New Voices in Work & Labour Studies Workshop Series, in collaboration with the Canadian Association for Work and Labour Studies (CAWLS), from October 15 - November 20, 2020.

The John Eleen Annual Lecture in Global Labour is an initiative of the Global Labour Research Centre and is co-sponsored by the Ontario Federation of Labour, UNIFOR, LIUNA Ontario Provincial District Council, Goldblatt Partners LLP, and Cavaluzzo LLP.

Oct
15
Thu
New Voices in Work & Labour Studies Workshop Series
Oct 15 – Nov 20 all-day

We are excited to announce the Global Labour Research Centre (GLRC) has collaborated with the Canadian Association for Work and Labour Studies (CAWLS) for the New Voices in Work & Labour Studies Workshop Series, a weekly online workshop series that will take place on selected days from October 15 to November 20, 2020.

Building on the GLRC's annual Graduate Student Symposium and the New Voices in Work and Labour Studies stream of the annual CAWLS conference, this online series is designed to promote the scholarship of new scholars (graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and faculty/researchers in the first five years of their appointment). Our goal is to create a series reflective of the wide range of themes and methodological and theoretical approaches pertaining to the study of work and labour.

Stay tuned for registration and full program details.

 

Oct
27
Tue
Financialization, Labour and the State: Turkey, Poland and the U.S. Compared
Oct 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

This is the second webinar as part of our virtual series, Contested Reproduction of States and Societies in Financialized Capitalism: Comparative Views from Turkey, in partnership with Dr. Pınar Bedirhanoğlu (Associate Professor, Middle East Technical University, Turkey) and Dr. Ali Rıza Güngen (Visiting Professor, York University, Canada). Find more from the series here: webinar #1 and webinar #3.

Webinar #2
Financialization, Labour and the State: Turkey, Poland and the U.S. Compared

Fed-sponsored financialization from the 2008 GFC to the 2020 Covid-19 shock
Dr. Özgür Orhangazi, Professor, Kadir Has University, Turkey

Does the crisis in the 'center' account for widening the policy space in the ‘periphery’? Reflections from Turkey and Poland
Dr. Ümit Akçay, Visiting Professor, Berlin School of Economics and Law, Germany

 

More information to come.

Nov
24
Tue
Politics of Corruption and State Transformation: Turkey and China Compared
Nov 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

This is the third webinar as part of our virtual series, Contested Reproduction of States and Societies in Financialized Capitalism: Comparative Views from Turkey, in partnership with Dr. Pınar Bedirhanoğlu (Associate Professor, Middle East Technical University, Turkey) and Dr. Ali Rıza Güngen (Visiting Professor, York University, Canada). Find more from the series here: webinar #1 and webinar #2.

Webinar #3
Politics of Corruption and State Transformation: Turkey and China Compared

State-Capital Relations in Turkey under the AKP Rule: Corruption, Clientelism, or a New Form of State?
Dr. Pınar Bedirhanoğlu, Associate Professor, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Corruption and Anti-Corruption as Class Consolidation in Post-Socialist China
Dr. Ceren Ergenç, Assistant Professor, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China

 

More information to come.