International Symposium

University of Victoria
Monday, April 13, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

The Borders in Globalization Project at UVic's Centre for Global Studies presents

What: "Borders in Globalization: A Symposium with International Scholars": The Borders in Globalization Project will host an afternoon symposium, showcasing the work of its international colleagues on borders and border regions around the world.


  • Dr. Todd Hataley, Royal Military College of Canada
  • Dr. Martin van der Velde, Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands)
  • Dr. Birte Wassenberg, Centre Raymond Poidevin, IEP, Université Strasbourg (France)
  • Dr. Bernard Reitel, IFD/Discontinuités, Université d’Artois (France)
  • Dr. Alex Bukh, Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand)
  • Dr. Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly, University of Victoria
  • Dr. Victor Konrad, Carleton University
  • Dr. David Davidson, Western Washington University
  • Dr. Melissa Gauthier, University of Victoria 
  • Sarah Grünendahl, PhD Candidate visiting fellow at the University of Victoria
  • Tatsiana Shaban, PhD Candidate at the University of Victoria 

When: Monday, April 13 2015 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm Where: Room 120, Harry Hickman Building, UVic 

Program for the Symposium: 

Panel I

Chair: Dr. Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly

Discussant: Dr. Todd Hateley, Royal Military College of Canada

Territorial disputes in Northeast Asia: View from the antipodes with Dr. Alexander Bukh. 

Greening the ‘Green Line’ in Cyprus with Dr. Victor Konrad. 

Institutional opportunities for cross-border cooperation between the European Union and Western Ukraine with Tatsiana Shaban. 

Coffee Break

Panel II

Chair: Dr. Helga Hallgrimsdottir, University of Victoria

Discussant: Dr. Melissa Gauthier, University of Victoria

The history of cross-border cooperation in Europe: between management of proximity & Neighbourhood Policy with Dr. Birte Wassenberg and Dr. Bernard Reitel. 

Borders in Globalisation: The European voice in a global dialogue with Dr. Martin van der Velde. 

“Being in limbo:” The situation of U.S. American Afghanistan and Iraq war resisters in Canada with Sarah Grünendahl

Please RSVP to bordersra[at]uvic[dot]ca as space is limited. For information or for a schedule of speakers for the day, please contact the Project Manager, Nicole Bates-Eamer nbeamer[at]uvic[dot]ca