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Summary: Scholarly and Research Activities

September 2014

Academic Presentations

Tuna Baskoy.  “Social Provisioning Process, Market Instability, and Managed Competition.” Presented at the 12th International Post-Keynesian Conference Where Do We Go From Here?  Kansas City, MO: University of Missouri – Kansas City, 25-27 September 2014 (presentation on 27 September 2014).

Daniel Rubenson.  “The impact of property rights on income and economic activity: Evidence from a field experiment in Mongolia.”  Presented at the Asian Development Bank conference Making impact evaluation matter: Better Evidence for Effective Policies and Programmes.  Manila, Philippines: 3-5 September 2014.

Myer Siemiatycki. “Making Sense of City Politics: Mission Impossible?” Presented as Keynote to Welcome Day, LIFE Institute, G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, Ryerson University. Toronto: 18 September 2014.


Pamela Palmater was one of the 23 Visionary Women Leaders selected to meet and answer the question “What do 23 women envision for our country for the next 150 years?” A Bold Vision was formed by a coalition of women’s organizations in Prince Edward Island, with support from PEI 2014 Inc.  The organization held a conference in Charlottetown, PEI on September 24-26, 2014 to commemorate the 1864 Charlottetown Conference that led to the formation of Canada, to celebrate the vital role women played and will continue to play in the advancement of Canada, and to update the 1864 vision of the 23 men (the Fathers of Confederation).  Canadians nominated women leaders from all walks of life to participate in this discussion of the future of Canada.  Pam Palmater joined, among others, the Rt. Hon. Kim Campbell (former Prime Minister); the Hon. Eva Aariak (former Premier of Nunavut); Mayor Hazel McCallion (Mississauga); Dr. Carolyn Bennet, MP (Lib. - St. Paul’s); Niki Ashton, MP (NDP - Churchill);  Nazanin Afshin-Jam MacKay (an international human rights activist); and Maria Mourani, MP (Ind. - Ahuntsic).  Click here for a full list of visionaries.

For more details, see, and especially, which features a recreation of the iconic photo of the Fathers of Confederation in 1864, this one featuring the 23 women visionaries in similar poses.  Parks Canada and Province House generously allowed the staging of the photo in the protected Province House.  All of the participants contributed to a book sharing their vision for Canada, which was released during the conference (see “Publications” below).

Publications - Published

Patrice Dutil. “Paths, Precedents, Parallels and Pendulums: The uses of the Past in Public Policy and Administration.” Canadian Public Administration 57:3 (September 2014):  419-435.

Bryan Evans. “Social Democracy in the New Age of Austerity.” In Orchestrating Austerity: Impacts and Resistance, ed. Donna Baines and Stephen McBride, 79-90.  Halifax: Fernwood Publishing, 2014.  [reported as “accepted” in the August 2014 DIGEST]

Sunil Johal. “Income Splitting or Trojan Horse? The Federal Government’s Proposal and its Impact on Provincial Budgets.” Mowat Centre Research Note 96 (18 September 2014): 1-11.

Pamela D. Palmater. “Canada: As Long as the Grass Grows and Rivers Flow.”  In A Bold Vision: Women Leaders Imagining Canada’s Future, ed. A Bold Vision Steering Committee (with a Foreword by Roberta Bondar).  Charlottetown: Women’s Network, Inc., 2014.

Gabrielle Köhler (UNRISD Visiting Fellow, Geneva), Thomas Pogge (Yale), and Mitu Sengupta. “Big Holes in the SDG Draft.”  CROP Poverty Brief (August 2014): 1-3.

Thomas Pogge (Yale) and Mitu Sengupta. “Sustainable Development Goals: A Better Pact is Possible.”  Featured Article.  Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP), 10 August 2014.

Thomas Pogge (Yale) and Mitu Sengupta. “Rethinking the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Eight Ways to End Poverty Now.” Global Justice: Theory, Practice, Rhetoric 7 (2014) [Special Issue: Global Justice and the Theory and Practice of Development, ed. Julian Culp]: 3-11.