Day 1 – Thursday, May 4, 2017

8:30 am – Coffee and continental breakfast

8:30 – 9:30 – Registration

9:00 – 9:20 – Opening remarks: Dr. Steve Patten, Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Arts and
Lois Harder, Chair of Political Science Department, and symposium organizer

9:30 – 10:45 Panel 1: Culture, Land, Borders

Chair: Fiona Nicoll

Davina Bhandar (Simon Fraser University) “Demarcating Status Through Border Techne: Site
of Neoliberal Crisis”
Alexandra Dobrowolsky (Saint Mary’s University) “Present Day Puzzles in Neoliberalism and
Problems for Multiculturalism and Equality”
Isabel Altamirano-Jiménez (University of Alberta) “Indigenous Women’s Rights, Containment
and the Neo-liberal State”

10:50 – 12:10 Panel 2: Feminist Activists meet Populist Governments

Chair: Laurie Adkin

Shannon Bell (York University) “The Post-Hysteric in Neoliberalism: Hacking the Lack”
Alexa DeGagne (Athabasca University) “LGBT Politics, Police and Neoliberalism”
Gloria Filax (Athabasca University) “Educating in Neo-liberal Times”

12:15 – 1:15 – Lunch (provided)


1:20- 2:20 Panel 3: Migration and Markets

Chair: Meenal Shrivastava

Christina Gabriel (Carleton University) “Neoliberalism, Migration and Metrics”
Suzan Ilcan (University of Waterloo) “The Citizenship-Humanitarian Nexus: Protracted
Situations, Citizenship Training and Refugee Activism”

2:20 – Coffee and snacks

2:30 – 3:45 Panel 4: Health, Housing and Happiness

Chair: Judy Garber

Catherine Kingfisher (University of Lethbridge) “Happiness and Governance: Orthodox and
Alternative Approaches”
Brent Epperson (University of Alberta) “Neoliberal Narratives of Healthcare in Media
Representations of State-Level American Health Reforms: The Massachusetts and Utah Cases”
Janet Phillips (University of Alberta) “Promotion, Prevention, Recovery: The Neoliberalism of
Mental ‘health’ in Canada”

3:45 – 4:00 – Break and Snacks

4:00 – 6:00 Keynote Plenary

Chair: Lois Harder

Isabella Bakker (York University) “False Economies, False Feminism”
John Clarke (Open University UK) “A New Conjuncture? Nationalism, Populism and the Crises
of Neoliberalism”
Wendy Larner (Victoria University, NZ) “Feminism in Neoliberal Universities”

6:00 – 7:00 Reception with cash bar: Matrix Hotel

Day 2 – Friday, May 5, 2017

8:00 – Coffee and continental breakfast

8:00 – 9:00 – Registration

9:00 – 11:00 Panel 5: The Legacy of ‘Crisis, Challenge and Change’

Chair: Siobhan Bynre

Steve Patten “Partisan Politics, Neoliberal Hegemony, Epistemological Populism and the
Production of Social Illiteracy”
Sandra Rein “Continuing Politics on and from the Margins of ‘Crisis, Challenge and Change’
and Intellectual Debt”
Justin Leifso “Lean on Everything: Neoliberalism and the Emergence of Lean Management in
North America”
Yasmeen Abu-Laban “Ideas, Political Parties and Cultural Pluralism: Towards an Embrace of
the Other?”

11:00 – Mid-morning snack

11:30- 1:00 – Roundtable on Janine Brodie’s Professional Legacy/Mentorship

Chair: Davina Bhandar

Isabel Altamirano-Jiménez, Yasmeen Abu-Laban, Abigail Bakan, Alexa DeGagne, Gloria Filax,
Lois Harder, Catherine Kellogg, Janet Phillips.

1:00 – Janine Brodie, Closing Remarks

1:15 – 2:30
Plated Lunch

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