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Centre for International Policy Studies, University of Ottawa
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Centre for International Policy Studies, University of Ottawa
http://www.cips-cepi.ca/

Centre d’études en politiques internationales, Université d'Ottawa
http://cepi.uottawa.ca

    Jacqueline Best and Randall Germain | Political Economy in Times of COVID-19 Pandemic

    Jacqueline Best and Randall Germain | Political Economy in Times of COVID-19 Pandemic

    The COVID-19 pandemic has radically and rapidly transformed our lives.

    It’s killed tens of thousands around the world, while the number of confirmed infections is in the millions.

    The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has confirmed that all major economies have now entered a recession.

    Further, according to the International Labour Organisation, the pandemic is expected to wipe out the equivalent of nearly 200 million jobs worldwide as more than 4/5 of workers around the world are now in countries affected by some measure of lockdown.

    Workers in the informal sector - nearly 2/3 of the world’s labour force- are hardest hit and require income support just to survive.

    By the end of March nearly 1 million Canadians applied for Employment Insurance in one week - representing nearly 5% of the workforce and a new record. Similarly, record-breaking job losses are a reality across all five continents, while governments spend - or are promising to spend - truly eyewatering amounts of cash in an attempt to stop the bottom entirely falling out of our national and world economies.

    To try and get a grip on what this means in this podcast, CIPS’ blog editor, Philip Leech-Ngo, talks to two of the foremost experts in Canada’s political economy, CIPS’ own professor Jacqueline Best and Carleton University’s professor Randall Germain.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Politicization and Polarization? The Influence of Mass Media on American Views and Voting Behavior

    Politicization and Polarization? The Influence of Mass Media on American Views and Voting Behavior

    Betsy Fischer Martin, a former producer for Meet the Press, is an Emmy-winning journalist and TV news executive. Currently she is an Executive in Residence at American University’s School of Public Affairs and the co-host of Bloomberg Politics’ Masters in Politics Podcast. She also founded her own consulting business, Fischer Martin Media, where she specializes in providing media training to corporate executives.

    • 35 min
    CIPS presents: A Conversation with Professor TV Paul

    CIPS presents: A Conversation with Professor TV Paul

    CIPS presents: A Conversation with Professor TV Paul by CIPS - uOttawa - CÉPI

    • 23 min
    Virginia Eubanks | Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor

    Virginia Eubanks | Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor

    Virginia Eubanks, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University at Albany, SUNY, discusses her new book.

    Since the dawn of the digital age, decision-making in finance, employment, politics, health and human services has undergone revolutionary change. Today, automated systems—rather than humans—control which neighborhoods get policed, which families attain needed resources, and who is investigated for fraud. While we all live under this new regime of data, the most invasive and punitive systems are aimed at the poor.

    Automating Inequality systematically investigates the impacts of data mining, policy algorithms, and predictive risk models on poor and working-class people in America. The book is full of heart-wrenching and eye-opening stories, from a woman in Indiana whose benefits are literally cut off as she lays dying to a family in Pennsylvania in daily fear of losing their daughter because they fit a certain statistical profile.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Bruce Jentleson | The Peacemakers: Leadership Lessons from Twentieth-Century Statesmanship

    Bruce Jentleson | The Peacemakers: Leadership Lessons from Twentieth-Century Statesmanship

    Professor of public policy at Duke University and author of "The Peacemakers: Leadership Lessons from Twentieth-Century Statesmanship", Bruce W. Jentleson discusses his new book which presents thirteen profiles in statesmanship that reveal how transformative leaders, at pivotal moments in history, reshaped the modern world. At a time when peace seems elusive and conflict endemic, "The Peacemakers" makes a forceful and inspiring case for the continued relevance of statesmanship and diplomacy.

    • 35 min
    The Killing Season: A History of the Indonesian Massacres

    The Killing Season: A History of the Indonesian Massacres

    The Killing Season examines one of the largest and swiftest instances of mass killing and incarceration in the twentieth century—the shocking anti-leftist purge that gripped Indonesia in 1965–66, leaving some five hundred thousand people dead and more than a million others in detention. Challenging conventional narratives, the book argues that the killing was the product of a deliberate campaign led by the Indonesian Army. It also details the critical role played by the United States, Britain, and other major powers in facilitating the mass murder and incarceration – and the more than 50 years of silence and inaction that followed. The Killing Season also engages wider theoretical debates about the logic and legacies of mass killing and incarceration, as well as the histories of human rights, US foreign policy, and the Cold War.

    Geoffrey Robinson is a Professor of History at UCLA where he teaches and writes about political violence, genocide, human rights, and mass incarceration

    • 49 min

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