Program 2013-2014

Fall 2013
Religion in the City


September 26: Old Religions in New Cities, New Religions in Old Cities: Lessons for and from Canada
Paul Bramadat
University of Victoria

October 24: The Unexpected Other: Place of Worship, City Planning, and Social Transactions in Montreal
Annick Germain
Centre for Urbanization, Culture, and Society at the National Institute for Scientific Research

November 21: The City in the Religious Imagination
Myer Siemiatycki
Ryerson University

April 10: Religious Diversity and Spatial Justice
Valerie Amiraux
Department of Sociology, University of Montreal

*This talk was rescheduled from the Fall 2013 Series.



Spring 2014
Security in the City


January 23: Security in the City: Is Everywhere Under Surveillance? Views from London, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo
David Murakami Wood
Canada Research Chair in Surveillance Studies and Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Queen's University

February 24: The Battles in Seattle: Paradoxes of Social Control in a Seemingly Progressive City
Steve Herbert
Professor and Director, Law, Societies, and Justice Program and Department of Geography, University of Washington

*Please note: This talk was cancelled due to travel problems resulting from bad weather.

March 20: In the Shadow of the Spectacle: Security Legacies in the Olympic City
Adam Molnar
Postdoctoral Fellow, The Surveillance Studies Centre, Queen's University

City Talks Special Event

March 5: Building Better Cities: Urban Renewal, State Power, and Democracy in 1960s Halifax and Vancouver
Tina Loo
Professor, Department of History, University of British Columbia