Conversazioni: The Future of National Identity

Some big guns making an appearance at an event at the Chan Centre this coming Friday and Saturday. And best of all, it would appear that it’s free as well. Anyway, here’s the Friday line up, although it also continues through Saturday as well:

Citizenship, Federalism and Nationalism under Scrutiny: Moving toward Multinational Identity
Alain Gagnon, Professor of Political Science, Université du Québec à Montréal

The Three Faces of Canadian Identity
Philip Resnick, Professor of Political Science, University of British Columbia

News from the Trenches Down Under – National Identity after a Decade of the Culture Wars
Janet Albrechtsen, Columnist, The Australian; Director, Australian Broadcasting Company

Euphronios’s Odyssey: Cultural Identity, Cultural, Property and Cultural Politics
Timothy Potts, Director-designate of the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge.

Full ticket pick up, and speaker biographies (for Saturday as well) can be found here.

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