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The Many Masks of Imperialism: COVID-19 & Consolidation of Power
The 16th annual Peace, Conflict and Justice Student Conference will explore the legacies of colonialism and imperialism, examining how they influence power asymmetries between state actors within the current context of COVID-19.

11:00-11:05 - Opening Remarks
11:05-11:20 - Keynote Address
Dr. Amitav Acharya, UNESCO Chair in Transnational Challenges and Governance and Distinguished Professor at the School of International Service, American University

11:20-12:20 - Forum #1: Financial Interventions
Dr. Sanjay Ruparelia, Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University
Sachini Perera, RESURJ
Njoki Njehu, Fight Inequality Alliance & Daughters of Mumbi Global Resource Center
Dr. Carmen Logie, UofT Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
David Okojie, Second-Year PCJ Student

12:20-1:20 - Forum #2: Soft Power
Dr. Rinaldo Walcott, UofT OISE & Women and Gender Studies Institute
Laila Omar, UofT Department of Sociology
Geetha Philipupillai, Goldblatt Partners LLP
Neha Dhaliwal, Fourth-Year PCJ Student
Madhurie Dhanrajh, Third-Year PCJ Student

1:50-2:45 - Forum #3: Military Industrial Complex
Dr. Terri E. Givens, McGill University Department of Political Science
Dr. Walter Dorn, Royal Military College of Canada & Canadian Forces College
Ray Acheson, Reaching Critical Will (Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom)
Maryam and Nivaal Rehman, Third-Year PCJ Students

2:45-3:50 - Forum #4: International Legal Systems
Roojin Habibi, Global Strategy Lab & Canadian International Council
Bryce Edwards, Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP
David Walders, Indigenous Innovation Initiative
Dr. Uchechukwu Ngwaba, Ryerson University Lincoln Alexander School of Law
Lina Lashin, Fourth-Year PCJ Student
Roya Aboosaidi, Second-Year PCJ Student
Hailey Marleau, Fourth-Year PCJ Student

3:50-4:00 - Closing Remarks

Jan 31, 2022 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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