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The Making of Canada-Asia Relations: The Roles of “Other Diplomacies”: A Workshop

York Centre for Asian Research, York University, Toronto, Mar. 15, 2012

PANEL 1:  Rethinking Diplomatic Agency: Experts and Technical Knowledge Transfer

Chair and Discussant:  Derek Hall (Associate Professor, Political Science and the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University)

Scholars “Other Diplomats” in Canada-Asia Relations: The Case of Canadian Academic Experts on Canadian Multiethnic Accommodation and Federalism
Susan Henders (Associate Professor, Political Science, York University)

Engagement by “Other Diplomats”:  The Environment in Canada-China State-Society-Crossing Linkages
Der-yuan Wu (Associate Research Fellow, Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University, Taiwan)

“Other Diplomats” in Indonesia: The Case of CUSO International
Mary Young (Adjunct Faculty, Geography, York University)

PANEL 2: Rethinking Diplomatic Processes: Private Sector and Indigenous Actors and Regulation

Chair and Discussant: Steve Penfold (Associate Professor, History, University of Toronto)

Canadian Seafood Sustainability Standards and State Authority in Asia
Peter Vandergeest (Associate Professor, Geography, York University)

Canada in “Minegolia”: Corporate Social Responsibility as an “Other Diplomacy”
Sara L. Jackson (PhD Candidate, Geography, York University)

Asian Investors’ Warm Welcome in the Resource Extraction Sector in Canada? Preliminary Thoughts on the Emancipation of Aboriginal and Northern Canadian Communities as Surfacing International Actors
Jean Michel Montsion (Assistant Professor, International Studies, Glendon College, York University) and Heather Kincaide (Post-Graduate Research Fellow, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada)

PANEL 3: Rethinking Cultural Diplomacy: Transnational Linkages in Education and Immigration

Chair and Discussant: Roland Sintos Coloma (Assistant Professor, Sociology and Equity Studies, Ontario Studies in Education, University of Toronto)

Canadian Dreams and Bollywood Fantasies: Cinematic Connections in the Diaspora
Faiza Hirji (Assistant Professor, Communication Studies and Multimedia, McMaster University)

The Dynamics of Cultural Diffusion on Bilateral Migration Flows: An Emerging Research Agenda on Canadian Migrants in Asia
Ann Kim (Assistant Professor, Sociology York University)

Educational Diplomacy: Towards Building a “Human Bridge” between Canada and China
Ruth Hayhoe (Professor, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education) and Qiang Zha (Associate Professor, Education, York University)

Canada-Asian Transnationalism Among the Children of Immigrants
Philip F. Kelly (Associate Professor, Geography: Director, York Centre for Asian Research(York University)

ROUND TABLE WRAP-UP DISCUSSION: Implications for Scholarship, Policy, Political Action and Citizenship

Chair: Mary Young (Adjunct Faculty, Geography, York University)

Diana Lary (Professor Emeritus, History, University of British Columbia)
Margaret Walton-Roberts (Associate Professor, Geography, Wilfrid Laurier University)
Connie Sorio (Program Coordinator for the Asia-Pacific Partnerships, KAIROS Canada)

Other Work Shop Partipants:

Elena Caprioni (Academic Director, CIEE Study Center in Beijing, China; Research Fellow, Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia)

Joaquin Jay Gonzalez III (Professor, Politics and Asian Studies, University of San Francisco)

Gabor Jozsa (MA Candidate, Social Anthropology, York University)

Charles Krusekopf (Associate Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability, Royal Roads University; Executive Director, American Center for Mongolian Studies)

Eric Li (Instructor, Faculty of Management, University of British Columbia-Okanagan Campus)

Regina Lam (PhD Candidate, Ethnomusicology, York University)

Sai Latt (PhD Candidate, Geography, Simon Fraser University)

Hannah Prabhu (MA Candidate, Political Science, York University)

Aparna Sundar (Assistant Professor, Politics and Public Administration, Ryerson University)

Erin Williams (Project Manager, Asia Pacific Foundation)

Lorna Wright (Associate Vice-President, International and Associate Professor, International Business, Schulich School of Business, York University)

Maggie Zeng (Consultant, Toronto)