Speculative Fiction and the Dys/U/topian Future of

Political Economy
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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Anna Bogic
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Free of charge
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Presented by CIPS and the International Political Economy Network (IPEN) How do works of fiction inform our understanding of challenges in the contemporary and future global political economy? A panel discussion on works such as Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and Patrick Califia’s The Hustler, featuring: Ummni Khan (Department of Law and Legal Studies, Carleton University), whose research interests focus on the overlapping ways that sexuality, gender and the racialized body are constructed, policed and put into discourse in law and society. Robert Barsky (Canada Research Chair in Law, Narrative and Border Crossing, Carleton University), author of several books including Undocumented Immigrants in an Era of Arbitrary Law: The Flight and Plight of People Deemed Illegal, and a novel: Hatched. Nisa Malli, (Senior Policy Analyst with the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship at Ryerson University), leads research on technology, labour, economic growth, and inequality. She is the editor of an ongoing interview series, “The Policymaker’s Guide to the Galaxy”. Moderated by Chris Huggins, School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa. Presentations in English with bilingual discussion.