Call for participation: Global Populism and Democratic Futures Summit

Friday, March 2, 2018

Call for participation

We are pleased to invite students, researchers, activists and faculty members to contribute to the workshops and panel discussions of the “Global Populism and Democratic Futures Summit” to be held on Thursday March 29, 2018 at the Balisillie School of International Affairs.

We welcome a wide variety of submissions (academic papers, policy briefs, creative writing and poetry, posters and workshops) related to the theme of Global Populism and Democratic Futures.

The Summit will provide participants the opportunity to share their knowledge and to engage in fruitful discussions.

If you’re interested to participate, please send us a title and 100-word abstract by 4 pm on Friday March 16th to

The aim of the Summit is to showcase projects developed by the Global Engagement Seminar Program’s students, as well as to engage the broader community in important conversations about the global rise of populist movements.

The Global Engagement Program brings together a select group of students from across the six university faculties in order to engage with pressing global challenges. The program Director, Dr. Jasmin Habib, and this year’s Jarislowky Fellow, Dr. Henry Giroux, are encouraging students to think critically about the global challenges posed by populism and the implications for different communities’ futures.

Along with keynote presentations by Henry Giroux, Kurt Huebner, and Ann Komaromi, (and possibly others), GES students are designing exhibits and preparing presentations on such topics as Social Media and Civic Engagement, the rise of and response to Anti-Science Movements, Cultural Belonging in the Wake of Populism, and Mainstreaming and Populist Feminisms.

These projects aim to contribute towards the development of meaningful responses and solutions to these timely global issues.

For more information about preparation and submission, please contact Dani Marcheva at

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