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    CPSA Students Caucus Meeting








    2019 Annual Conference - June 4, 2019
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    Workshop: The Official Languages Act at 50
    Le 50e anniversaire de la Loi sur les langues officielles








    2019 Annual Conference - June 4, 2019
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    Reception: Department of Political Science
    University of British Columbia








    2019 Annual Conference - June 4, 2019
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    Canadian Political Science Association
    2019 Annual Conference Programme

    ALL SIDES OF THINGS:
    SPEAKING TRUTH TO PEOPLE

    Hosted at the University of British Columbia
    Tuesday, June 4 to Thursday, June 6, 2019
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    Presidential Address:
    François Rocher, CPSA President

    Life and Death of an Issue:
    Canadian Political Science and
    Quebec Politics

    Location: CIRS 1250
    Tuesday, June 4, 2019 | 05:00pm to 06:00pm
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    Keynote: UBCIC Grand
    Chief Stewart Phillip

    Asserting Indigenous
    Title and Rights in 2019

    Location: CIRS 1250
    June 04, 2019 | 10:30am to 12:00pm
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    Keynote Speaker: Wendy Brown
    In the Ruins of Neoliberalism:
    Our Predicaments:
    the Rise of Anti-democratic
    Politics in the West

    Location: CIRS 1250
    Wednesday, June 5, 2019 | 02:00pm to 03:30pm
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    Keynote Speaker: Roland Paris
    Canada Alone?
    Surviving in a Meaner World

    Location: CIRS 1250
    Thursday, June 6, 2019 | 10:30am to 12:00pm

Law and Public Policy



D10(b) - Roundtable: Social Policy Change in Canada, Mexico, and the United States

Date: Jun 5 | Time: 10:30am to 12:00pm | Location: SWING 310

Chair/Président/Présidente : Tracy Fenwick (Australia National University)

Rianne Mahon (Balsillie School of International Affairs)
R. Kent Weaver (Georgetown University)
Anahely Medrano (Centro de Investigación en Ciencias de Información Geoespacial)
Daniel Béland (McGill University)

Abstract: Since the beginning of the Trump presidency, much has been written about the future of NAFTA and, more generally, the future of the relations among Canada, Mexico and the United States. Combining an in-depth look at each country with a comparative perspective and direct attention to transnational issues such as immigration and trade, this roundtable seeks to improve our understanding of, and stimulate debate about, the future of social policy in North America. Questions raised include: 1) How can we characterize recent social policy changes in Canada, Mexico and the United States? Are the main changes about retrenchment, expansion, or a mix of both? What political factors have driven these changes? 2) How do patterns of social policy reform in the three countries under consideration compare? What are the main differences and similarities between these patterns? 3) Finally, how do transnational processes such as immigration and trade involving these three countries intersect with national and sub-national policy debates in each country? This roundtable will take the form of short, 10-minute presentations by each of the panelist, followed by a discussion among the panelists and the other people in attendance. Rianne Mahon will talk primarily about Canada, Kent Weaver about the US, and Anahely Medrano about Mexico, before Daniel Béland brings the comparative and transnational perspective to the fore. The objective is not to fully answer all the above questions but to find better ways to think about them to foster better comparative social policy research in North America.