March 6 – 7, 2024
Level 2, Richcraft Hall

Governance and Public Policy

Informed Citizenship

Stronger Societies

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Faculty of Public Affairs graduate students explore all of these ideas in their research and we invite you to learn about these ideas and more.

Join us for one session or the entire conference and participate in a day and a half of research discussions, panel presentations, and professional development workshops.

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Program - March 6 and 7

Emerging Perspectives 2024.

Day 1: Wednesday March 6th — 9:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

8:30 – 9:10 Registration | Light Continental Breakfast

Room 2228

9:00 – 9:10 Welcome | Associate Dean and Event Chair Jonathan Malloy  Atrium 
9:15 – 10:45 Simultaneous Graduate Panel Presentations and Q&A

Panel 1: State Power |  Room 2220

Discussant:  Alex McClelland, Criminology


1.      Unmasking Responsibility: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Ottawa Public Health Tweets During the COVID-19 Pandemic | Kyle Cayouette, Department of Law and Legal Studies

2.       “Shooting the Distressed”: Exploring Gun Violence within Wellness Checks | Monisha Logan, Department of Law and Legal Studies

3.        Mobilizing feminist disability studies to critically examine Canadian income supports | Kendal  David, School of Social Work

4.        Personal needs are political: Institutional allowances for disabled Canadians | Kendal David and  Megan Linton, School of Social Work and Deparment of Sociology and Anthropology

Panel 2: Security and Defence |  Room 2224

Discussant:  Stephanie Carvin, NPSIA


1.      Operationalizing Gender-Intelligence: A New Analytical Discipline for Violent Extremist Tactics | Ori Navoiy, NPSIA

2.      Canada’s Voice in the New Space Race | Ola Mirzoeva, NPSIA

3.      Starved for choice? A study of Five Eyes military interoperability and its implications for Canadian defence procurement in the digital age | William Richardson, Department of Political Science

4.      The Discriminatory regime: Nuclear non proliferation regime’s internal terminators | Alireza Mamdouhi, NPSIA

10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:15 Simultaneous Graduate Panel Presentations and Q&A

Panel 3: Monetary Policy  |  Room 2220

Discussant:  TBA


1.       Monetary Policy Surprises in Canada and the Role of Central Bank Communication | Matt Soosalu, Deparment of Economics

2.       A Reassessment of US Monetary Policy Spillovers to Emerging and Advanced Economies |  Pratap Basnet, Department of Economics

Panel 4:  Women’s Empowerment in the Global South  |  Room 2224

Discussant:  Lisa Mills, SPPA


1.      Gender Dynamics and Women’s Decision-Making Strategies in Transnational Migrant Households: The Case of Guatemala | Esther Jimenez Atochero, Migration and Diaspora Studies

2.      Weaving through crisis: Understanding women empowerment in Post-Rana Plaza Bangladesh | Fabiha Bushara, Department of Economics

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

Welcome and Remarks | Dean Faculty Public Affairs, Brenda O’Neill

1:00 – 2:30  

Panel 5: Ideas  |  Room 2220

Discussant:  Maggie Fitzgerald, Political Economy (Visiting Scholar)


1.      Constrasting Conception of Nature Expressed by the Aesthetics of Nazi and Surrealist Art  Ali Yasin, Department of Political Science

2,      Land-Class Struggles: A Reconceptualization of Anti-Capitalist and Anti-Colonial Solidarities Fiona Doyle, Institute of Political Economy

Panel 6:  Canadian Politics  |  Room 2224

Discussant:  Jonathan Malloy, Political Science


1.       Policy Process Theories Related to Agenda Setting for Parliamentarians | Josh Dadjo, SPPA

2.       How Participatory Democracy Can Reduce Western Alienation in Canada | Bronwyn Heerspink, SPPA

3.       Canada’s Official Languages Act: The Experience of Indigenous Federal Workers | Vanessa Hodge, Department of Political Science

4.      Northern Ontario: A History of Industrialization, Labour and Social Reproduction | Derek Patterson, SPPA

 2:30 – 2:45 Break
2:45 – 3:45 Presentations

Northern Canada Roundtable Discussion

Room 2220

Supporting Community-determined Harvest Economies and Cultural Resurgence | Kahlea Wells, Dr Carola Ramos Cortez, Emmelie Paquette and Moderator Dr Stephan Schott  SPPA

Panel 7:  Canadian State Attitudes

Room 2224


Discussant:  Mira Sucharov, Political Science

1.  An Alliance of Settler Colonial States: Canada’s Diplomatic and Political Support for Illegal Israeli Settlements | Lama Alsafi, NPSIA

2. Is Polygamy Terrorism? An Analysis of Terrorism Discourses in Canada’s Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act | Ellen Yarr, Department of Law and Legal Studies 

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Getting Published (all disciplines)

Dr Erin Tolley, Canada Research Chair in Gender, Race & Inclusive Politics, Department of Political Science, Co-Editor, Canadian Journal of Political Science

Jonathan Malloy, Department of Political Science

End of Day 1

Day 2: Thursday, March 7th — 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

8:15– 8:45 Registration | Light Continental Service

Room 2228

9:00 – 10:30 Simultaneous Graduate Panel Presentations and Q&A

Panel 8: Regulations and Markets  |  Room 2220

Discussant:  Dane Rowlands, NPSIA


1.        Working from Home Under Technological Constraints: A Comparative Analysis of the Labour Market in Brazil and Canada during Covid-19 | Flavia Alves, SPPA

2.        Policy Scenario Development; A Case in Canadian Aviation | Emma Neale, SPAA

3.        Assessing a potential for regulatory capture in the Canadian Artificial Intelligence (AI) regulation development | Kasia Polańska, SPPA

Panel 9: Sustainable Development | Room 2224

Discussant:  Graeme Auld, SPPA


1.      Transitioning to Clean Energy: Balancing Economic, Environmental, and Social Factors of Sustainability | Meghan Hembruff, NPSIA

2.      Bringing the SDGs Home: Global Sustainable Development Governance and Community Foundation Leigha McCarroll, SPPA

10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:00 Professional Development Workshop | Room 2224

Non-Academic Career Paths

Speaker: Dr. Rajeev Venugopal, PhD (Political Science, Carleton University)

General Manager- International Affairs and Global Business, Canada Post Corporation

12:00 – 1:00PM Networking Lunch  |  Room 2228 and Atrium 

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