October 26, 2007
ALBERTA’S NEW PREMIER CAVES TO US MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX
To see the Premier’s explanation of Alberta’s new relationship with the global energy market, but particularly its US branch, click here.
October 25, 2007
SAMPLE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS TO HELP STUDENTS PREPARE FOR THE MIDTERM TEST IN IDST 2850
To help prepare for your test, click here to view the test preparation hand out.
October 16, 2007
INTERPRETING, TEACHING, AND UNDERSTANDING ISLAMIC HISTORY
Oct. 17, 6pm Mountain Time @ www.globalizationstudies.ca
In the second of our classes devoted to Islamic History Month Canada globalizationstudies.ca is mounting a three-way video conference linking the University of Waterloo, the University of Calgary, and the University of Lethbridge. The presentation in Calgary will feature Dr.Rahat Naqvi, Ms. Sally Goddard and Dr. Eugene Kowch. They will discuss the content and philosophy of the curriculum they have prepared on Islam for elementary school students. At Waterloo Drs. Mohamed Elmasry, Judith Miller, and Anthony Hall will discuss the role of Islamic civilization in global civilization with special reference to Canada.
To help prepare for the class, click here to read the essay by Dr. Elmasry, who is National President of the Canadian Islamic Congress.
October 9, 2007
HOMAGE PAID TO GLOBALIZATION STUDIES. WHAT AN HONOR.
Evan Thornton produced this video based largely on the GS video archives. Let us pay homage to Evan by taking the time to watch his fantastic efforts.
Thank you Evan.
September 21, 2007
GLOBALIZATION STUDIES AND THE UN DECLARATION ON THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Chair of the Permanent UN Committee on Indigenous Peoples, will be a contributor to the October 3 GS webcast. Ms. Tauli-Corpuz was a key player in the UN General Assembly’s historic adoption this September 13 of the UN’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The governments of 143 countries voted for the Declaration. Four governments dissented, those of Canada, the United States, New Zealand and Australia. The Declaration has been in the making at the United Nations for over two decades.
To see the text of the new UN Declaration, click here.
Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Chair of the UN Permanent Committee on Indigenous Peoples
To view Ms. Tauli-Corpuz’s statement on the new UN Declaration, click here.
UN General Assemly
October 2, 2007
“MONOCULTURES AND BIOCULTURAL DIVERSITY ON THE FRONTIERS OF GLOBAL FORESTRY AND INERNATIONAL LAW”
A paper for presentation at the international conference to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Faculty of Forestry at the University of Toronto. Written by Anthony J. Hall, to be presented 3 October, 2007.
To see Professor Hall’s conference presentation, click here.
September 24, 2007
THE PRESIDENT OF THE CANADIAN ISLAMIC CONGRESS ADDS HIS VOICE TO THE GROWING DISMAY AT THE NO VOTE OF CANADA, THE USA, AUSTRALIA, AND NEW ZEALAND ON THE UN DECLARATION AFFIRMING THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES GLOBALLY
Dr. Mohamed Elmasry, the long serving President of the Canadian Islamic Congress, expressed his dismay at the “astonishingly retrograde step” of the four dissenting governments who opposed the will of 143 governments that supported the UN Declaration affirming the rights of the world’s Indigenous Peoples. Dr. Elmasry will be the primary contributor to the October 17 webcast, the second in a two-part series on globalizationstudies.ca. The two-part series to be broadcast on October 10 and October 17 is entitled, INSIDE ISLAM. It is part of a nationwide array of events to recognize and celebrate Islamic History Month Canada. This October is the first-ever IHMC.
Dr. Mohamed Elmasry, National President of the Canadian Islamic Congress
To read Dr. Elmasry’s editorial, click here.
September 14, 2007
THE EDUCATION FACULTY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF REGINA COMES ON STREAM WITH A NEW WEBCAST COURSE IN THE AXIS OF ENLIGHTENMENT
On September 11 Professor Tony Hall, Founding Coordinator of Globalization Studies at the University of Lethbridge, helped initiate Professor Marc Spooner’s webcast course in a video conference linking their two institutions of higher learning. The graduate seminar course is entitled Social Justice and Globalization from an Educational Perspective. Professor Spooner refers to this collaboration as the beginning of an initiative in what he calls, “inter-faculty, inter-institutional, video-conference enabled” education. The three hour event involved lively class discussions within the Regina classroom and between the video conference sites. Some of the exchanges came in response to a webcasted viewing of the very disturbing video clip produced to explain the main themes of Naomi Klein’s controversial book, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. A student taking the course for credit in Ottawa contributed through an audio link. Evan Thornton of PODCO Information Services in Ottawa is a key contributor to the post-video conference phase of this project. His task is to create edited versions of the webcasted classes with added features like bibliographies and links. Professor Spooner refers to this aspect of the project as Learning Enhanced Re-presentation.
To see Professor Marc Spooner’s webcast Social Justice and Globalization, click here.
To see the University of Regina’s ED 870 Social Justice and Globalization website, click here.
GLOBALIZATION STUDIES NEWS: SEPT 2007
Starting on September 5 a new offering of the second-year University course, “Globalization since 1492,” will appear here, live on the www. The course events take place for thirteen weeks every Wednesday night, 6pm-8:50pm Mountain (8pm-10:50 Eastern, 5pm-7:50 Pacific). Among the video conferences being planned is a multisite event on October 10 to mark the first ever Islamic History Month in Canada. On October 3 Professor Anthony J. Hall will host a discussion emanating from an international conference in Toronto looking at the past, present and future of the global forestry industry.
To see the course outline for this offering of Globalization since 1492, click here.
GLOBALIZATION STUDIES NEWS: MAY 2007
The Launching of National Globalism and www.GlobalizationStudies.ca
Globalization Studies’ host site is now at .ca rather than .org. The new address reflects Professor Anthony J. Hall’s invention and promotion of a new federal policy for Canada entitled National Globalism. Hall came up with the concept of National Globalism at an event organized by the Canadian Islamic Congress in Toronto on Labour Day weekend of 2006. Matt Sletto was also in attendance. Hall was invited by CIC’s President, Dr. Mohamed Elmasry, to present a two-hour overview of Canadian History at the event launching the policy of “smart integration.” CIC’s idea of “smart integration” and Hall’s conception of National Globalism are thus intertwined in their origins, genesis, and intent. “The concept of National Globalism,” says Hall, “takes us up a notch from the multicultural policy introduced by the federal government of Pierre Elliot Trudeau in 1971.” Hall has recently been invited to join the Board of Islamic History Month Canada, an invitation he proudly yet humbly accepts.
On Smart Integration see
On National Globalism see
See some welcome news of hope from the Canadian Islamic Congress below:
THE CANADIAN ISLAMIC CONGRESS MEDIA COMMUNIQUE
April 10, 2007
CANADIAN MUSLIMS WELCOME CANADA-PALESTINE PARLIAMENTARY ASSOCIATION
The Canadian Islamic Congress welcomes the timely initiative of those Members of Parliament and Senators who recently undertook the courageous step of founding the Canada-Palestine Parliamentary Association.
CIC would especially like to express its deep thanks and appreciation to RÃ©al MÃ©nard, Omar Alghabra, Marcel Lussier and Libby Davies for leading the effort to make this vital project a concrete reality.
CIC hopes that the new CPPA will proactively inform Canadian Parliamentarians and all politicians of the continuing unjust occupation of
Palestinian lands and brutal treatment of native Palestinians by Israeli forces for the past 40 years (since June 5, 1967).
“News of the founding of the Canada-Palestine Parliamentary Association has been received with great anticipation and expectation by all peace-loving Canadians,” today’s CIC statement said. “It assures us that Canada can and will strive toward the goal of establishing a just and permanent peace in Palestine. It also gives us great hope that Canadawill fulfill its obligations and honor its support of UN Resolution No. 194 regarding the right of return for Palestinian refugees.”
CIC’s statement concluded by affirming that “we believe the Canada-Palestine Parliamentary Association will play a key role in protecting the human rights of native Palestinians currently under Israeli occupation and in establishing productive dialogue with the Palestinian government… We strongly encourage other Parliamentarians to join in this worthy and courageous initiative and look forward to working with the CPPA to achieve peace through justice — a Canadian value of the first order.”
CIC’s statement was endorsed by other organizations including ICNA Canada, the Islamic Supreme Council of Canada (ISCC), the Quebec-based Canadian Muslim Forum, the Muslim Council of Calgary and the Salaheddin Islamic Centre and the Dar Al-Tawheed Islamic Centre, both of Toronto.
Imam Dr. Zijad Delic
CIC’s Ottawa National Executive Director
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Dr. Mohamed Elmasry, CIC national president
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Mrs. Wahida Valiante, CIC national VP
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