*** Extension of CASID Conference Submissions Until DECEMBER 10th ***
Borders Without Boundaries
Brock University, St. Catharines, ON
May 28th to May 30th, 2014
The Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID) invites you to participate at its 2014 meeting, as part of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences Congress, at Brock University. Academics (faculty and students), practitioners, the policy making community, NGOs, social movements and community groups are all welcome to attend and participate actively. We especially acknowledge the Six Nations Confederacy, upon whose traditional territory our event will be held.
We are excited this year to be partnering with the Social Justice & Equity Studies Program, at Brock University, for our conference. Given this partnership, it is appropriate that this year’s conference interpret Congress’ theme, Borders Without Boundaries, through a social justice lens. After all, just a short distance away from Brock University is one of Ontario’s key agricultural areas, labored on by numerous foreign temporary agricultural workers, whose presence, rights and wage structure should lead to questions about how they would interpret the theme, Borders Without Boundaries. At the same time, this conference also provides room to interrogate what social justice means in the midst of continued global financial tensions, increasing global and local gaps between those who have and those who have not, and borders that are not boundaries to corporate interests, state-sponsored conflicts, or terrorist activities. What role does international development have to play in asking how unbounded borders connect with a more socially just world?
It is with these questions and tensions in mind that the CASID conference organizing committee invites all who wish to attend to submit paper and panel proposals that engage with the question and/or the role of social justice in borders without boundaries.
Please keep in mind that CASID attracts a wide audience and we thus encourage you to relate your specific research and development experiences to more general themes. How can discussions related to your specific research reach out to a broad audience and generate rich dialogue and debate? Papers on geographic areas (Asia, Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe) are also welcome and encouraged. Please link your proposed paper/panel to one or more of this year’s themes: