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What does it mean to welcome Omar Khadr? University students and the lesson of hospitality

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Tyler J. Pollard interviews David L. Clark Earlier this year, professor and public intellectual, Dr. David L. Clark, invited the President and Vice-Chancellor of McMaster University, Dr. Patrick Deane, to support offering Canadian citizen Omar Khadr a spot in the … Continue reading




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“Dissociated Consciousness[es]”: The Rising Voice of the Administrator and the Falling Voice of the Academic in the Winter 2015 Labour Disruption at the University of Toronto

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by Oliver Lue On February 27th, 2015, CUPE 3902 Unit 1, representing 6000 teaching assistants, course instructors and lab instructors, began job action against the University of Toronto.1 Members of CUPE 3902 demanded an increase to the minimum yearly stipend … Continue reading




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Beyond the Politics of Civility and Trauma: The End of Higher Education as We Know It

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The academy is entering a dangerous time. Academics now find themselves entering a time when a more comprehensive politics that deals with the rise of authoritarianism through a variety of related fundamentalisms–economic, religious, political, and educational–is being overlooked as a … Continue reading




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The University of the Spectacle

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by James Compton The whole life of those universities in which modern conditions of managerialism prevail presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles. All scholarship that was once directly lived has become mere representation. I am reminded of this … Continue reading




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The Canadian University and the War Against Omar Khadr

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Tyler J. Pollard interviews David L. Clark Omar Khadr is a Canadian citizen who spent the first ten years of his life moving back and forth between Canada and Pakistan. In 1996 at the age of ten, he moved with … Continue reading




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Intellectuals as Subjects and Objects of Violence

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By Henry A. Giroux Edward Snowden, Russ Tice, Thomas Drake, Jeremy Scahill, and Julian Assange, among others, have recently made clear what it means to embody respect for a public intellectual debate, moral witnessing and intellectual culture. They are not … Continue reading




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Conference 16-18 October 2014

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Cultural Workers in Hamilton as Public Intellectuals

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Public Intellectuals Resisting Global Violence: An Interview with Brad Evans




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Carol Becker: Artists as Public Intellectuals

Watch Carol Becker, Dean of Columbia University School of the Arts, speak on how artists are redefining their role in the 21st century.




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