Conference Program

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Date: Monday, 31/May/2021
10:00am - 11:30am1.1.1: Conference Welcome
Location: Room 1
Session Chair: Kate Grantham
Technical chair: Adrian Murray

Join the Conference Organizing Committee to open CASID 2021!

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Room 1 
11:30am - 12:30pmLunch Day 1
 
12:30pm - 2:00pm1.2.1: Décoloniser l’Étude des Relations Internationales et du Développement
Location: Room 1
Technical chair: valerie charest
Room 1 
12:30pm - 2:00pm1.2.2: Arts and Social Media for Development
Location: Room 2
Session Chair: Furqan Asif
Technical chair: Furqan Asif
Room 2 
12:30pm - 2:00pm1.2.3: Critical Feminisms: colonialism, masculinities and violence
Location: Room 3
Session Chair: Kate Grantham
Technical chair: Juliette Strohbach
Room 3 
12:30pm - 2:00pm1.2.4: The Challenges of Finding a Tenure-Track Job - Workshop
Location: Room 4
Session Chair: Liam Swiss
Technical chair: Adrian Murray

Finding a tenure track job is difficult even in the best of times. In today’s job market, and in the midst of a global pandemic, it may appear even more daunting. But don’t panic! CASID 2021 will feature a roundtable discussion and workshop with both seasoned professors who have sat on dozens of hiring committees and junior scholars who have recently found positions in this highly competitive job market. This workshop will be conducted mainly in English.

Panelists include: Nathan Andrews, University of Northern British Columbia; Philippe Frowd, University of Ottawa; Prachi Srivastava, Western University; Rebecca Tiessen, University of Ottawa; Daniel Tubb, University of New Brunswick.

Room 4 
2:00pm - 2:30pmBreak Day 1
 
2:30pm - 4:00pm1.3.1: From Feminist Theory to Feminist Practice
Location: Room 1
Technical chair: Liam Swiss
Room 1 
2:30pm - 4:00pm1.3.2: Contextualizing Colonial Roots in Transit-Oriented Development and “Urban Renewal.” Perspectives from Little Jamaica’s Black Residents (Toronto)
Location: Room 2
Technical chair: Adrian Murray
Room 2 
2:30pm - 4:00pm1.3.3: Political economy of private and public institutions
Location: Room 3
Session Chair: Larry Swatuk
Technical chair: Kate Grantham
Room 3 
2:30pm - 4:00pm1.3.4: Demystifying Decolonization: Baby Steps & Reflexive Praxis - Workshop
Location: Room 4
Technical chair: Alisa Greenwood Nguyen

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Room 4 
Date: Tuesday, 01/June/2021
10:00am - 11:30am2.1.1: Indigenous Resurgence: Defending the Land, Liberating Our Peoples, Honouring Our Ancestors - A Town Hall Dialogue
Location: Room 1
Session Chair: Jess Notwell
Technical chair: Adrian Murray

CASID 2021 will feature a Town Hall dialogue on Indigenous Resurgence, led by people whose daily lives and leadership are at the heart of these struggles for freedom.

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“'Justice’ to me...means the return of land, the regeneration of Indigenous political, educational, and knowledge systems, the rehabilitation of the natural world, and the destruction of white supremacy, capitalism, and heteropatriarchy” (Simpson, 2016: 21)

The foundations of Western “development,” are colonialism, imperialism, heteropatriarchy and White Supremacy. “Development” is mobilized to justify the theft, exploitation and destruction of land, water and non-human beings alongside the exploitation, enslavement and attempted elimination of Indigenous Peoples across the world. Refusing to vanish, Indigenous Nations are resurging and resisting this “system of lawless pillage and plunder of the earth and its people on the graves of our ancestors” (Maracle, 1990: 119). From Turtle Island to Palestine to Kenya to Jamaica, people indigenous to the land are mobilizing against myriad colonial violences and for sovereignty, self-determination, and liberation. Refusing a one-size-fits-all modernization paradigm, these embodied struggles take many forms, rooted in local histories, identities, cultures and lands. CASID 2021 will feature a Town Hall dialogue, led by people whose daily lives and leadership are at the heart of these struggles for freedom. 

Speakers include: 

Dan and Mary Lou Smoke (Elders, Seneca Nation from Six Nations Grand River Territory and Ojibwe Nation, Batchewana).

Amina Abdulhaq (Palestine).

Dr. Luis Alberto Tuaza Castro (Kichwa, Ecuador).

Ahksistowaki Medicine Crane (Blackfoot, Kainai and Piikani Nations).

Room 1 
11:30am - 12:30pmLunch Day 2
 
12:30pm - 2:00pm2.2.1: Giving money directly: Microloans and Cash transfers
Location: Room 1
Session Chair: Laura Parisi
Technical chair: Liam Swiss
Room 1 
12:30pm - 2:00pm2.2.2: Finding Bridges within New Doctoral Research
Location: Room 2
Technical chair: Furqan Asif
Room 2 
12:30pm - 2:00pm2.2.3: White Saviorism and Decolonization in International Cooperation
Location: Room 3
Technical chair: Gloria Novovic
Room 3 
12:30pm - 2:00pm2.2.4: Writing in research companions as a decolonizing writing practice - Workshop
Location: Room 4
Technical chair: Adrian Murray

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Room 4 
2:00pm - 2:30pmBreak Day 2
 
2:30pm - 4:00pm2.3.1: Youth inclusion in theory and practice
Location: Room 1
Session Chair: Judyannet Muchiri
Technical chair: valerie charest
Room 1 
2:30pm - 4:00pm2.3.2: Decolonizing Development as a Decolonization of Mind
Location: Room 2
Technical chair: Nathan Andrews
Room 2 
2:30pm - 4:00pm2.3.3: How to Make Space for Youth in International Development Work: Up-and-coming Ideas from the Up-and-coming - Workshop
Location: Room 3
Technical chair: Kate Grantham

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Room 3 
2:30pm - 4:00pm2.3.4: Strengthening scholar-activist networks in development studies - Workshop
Location: Room 4
Technical chair: Adrian Murray

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Room 4 
Date: Wednesday, 02/June/2021
10:00am - 11:30am3.1.1: Keyote - Décolonization and Developement : A Conversation with Felwine Sarr
Location: Room 1
Session Chair: Maïka Sondarjee
Technical chair: Dominique Caouette

The keynote speaker for CASID 2021 will be Felwine Sarr, Duke University–leading Senegalese writer, economist, academic and musician–in conversation with Jeanne-Marie Rugira, UQAR.

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Livestream

Felwine Sarr Decolonization and International Development, is it possible?
The Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID) is pleased to announce that the keynote speaker for our 2021 Conference will be the renowned Senegalese philosopher, economist, and musician–Professor Felwine Sarr, Duke University. In discussion with Rwando-Canadian scholar Jeanne-Marie Rugira, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Dr. Sarr will present his work on African imaginaries and decolonizing International Development Studies from a Senegalese perspective. Challenging us to decolonize our minds when we think about the very idea of ‘development’—as detailed in his widely acclaimed book Afrotopia (2016) —Sarr draws on Africa’s rich and varied philosophies, cultures and economies to broaden our collective horizon. Sarr challenges the idea that Africa is falling behind and is in need of ‘development.’ Instead, informed by various imaginaries of the possible, he offers a radically new way of envisioning the African continent’s future to reclaim its diverse heritages and values, and creatively mobilize the potential and resources of its people.

***The event will be bilingual, with automatic translation in English***

Room 1 
11:30am - 12:30pmLunch Day 3
 
12:30pm - 2:00pm3.2.1: Nourishing the World: Food, Agriculture and Development
Location: Room 1
Session Chair: Larry Swatuk
Technical chair: Furqan Asif
Room 1 
12:30pm - 2:00pm3.2.2: North/South relations and inequities
Location: Room 2
Session Chair: Liam Swiss
Technical chair: Liam Swiss
Room 2 
12:30pm - 2:00pm3.2.3: Anti-racist framework for the international cooperation sector - Workshop
Location: Room 3
Session Chair: Maïka Sondarjee
Technical chair: Adrian Murray
Room 3 
12:30pm - 2:00pm3.2.4: Building a Decolonizing "Development" Community of Praxis - Workshop
Location: Room 4
Technical chair: Jess Notwell

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Room 4 
2:00pm - 2:30pmBreak Day 3
 
2:30pm - 4:00pm3.3.1: Digging clean: Mining discourses and practices
Location: Room 1
Session Chair: Georgina Alonso
Technical chair: Furqan Asif
Room 1 
2:30pm - 4:00pm3.3.2: Indigenous Struggles and Futures
Location: Room 2
Session Chair: Alisa Greenwood Nguyen
Session Chair: Clothilde Parent-Chartier
Room 2 
2:30pm - 4:00pm3.3.3: States and politics of development in Africa
Location: Room 3
Session Chair: Adrian Murray
Room 3 
2:30pm - 4:00pm3.3.4: Presentation of the CASID Membership Survey
Location: Room 4
Session Chair: Kate Grantham
Session Chair: Jess Notwell

Join representatives from the CASID Executive Committee to view and discuss the results of the membership survey.

Room 4 
Date: Thursday, 03/June/2021
10:00am - 11:30am4.1.1: CASID AGM
Location: Room 1
Session Chair: Kate Grantham
Technical chair: Adrian Murray

Join the CASID board and members for the association's Annual General Meeting.

Only CASID members in good standing can participate in this session!

Room 1 
11:30am - 12:30pmLunch Day 4
 
12:30pm - 2:00pm4.2.1: Human Rights Agendas: SDGs, Reproductive Health and Sexual Violence
Location: Room 1
Session Chair: Nasya Razavi
Room 1 
12:30pm - 2:00pm4.2.2: The Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Canadian SMO Adaptation and Resilience
Location: Room 2
Technical chair: Adrian Murray
Room 2 
12:30pm - 2:00pm4.2.3: Decolonizing Research Methods for the Global South - Workshop
Location: Room 3
Technical chair: valerie charest

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Room 3 
12:30pm - 2:00pm4.2.4: Beyond the Academy: Career opportunities in international development - Workshop
Location: Room 4
Session Chair: Marie Gagné
Technical chair: Furqan Asif

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Considering a career in development outside the academy? CASID 2021 will host a roundtable discussion and workshop with a group of development graduates and professionals working in a diverse array of roles in within and beyond the field. The panelists will share their own experiences of making the decision to pursue alternative career paths, offering advice to students and recent graduates about how to chart a path forward beyond the academy. This will be followed by more in depth, workshop style discussions around key themes and sectors in plenary and breakout groups to more deeply explore these paths and processes.

Panelists include: Julie Crowley, IDRC; Kate Grantham, FemDev; Carly Hayes GAC; Paola Ortiz, SSHRC; Deborah Simpson, OXFAM Canada.

Room 4 
2:00pm - 2:30pmBreak Day 4
 
2:30pm - 4:00pm4.3.1 Decolonizing the academy: lessons from partnerships with indigenous communities
Location: Room 1
Technical chair: Georgina Alonso
Room 1 
2:30pm - 4:00pm4.3.2: Open
Location: Room 2
Room 2 
2:30pm - 4:00pm4.3.3: Colonialism, Localisation and Participation
Location: Room 3
Session Chair: Nasya Razavi
Technical chair: Furqan Asif
Room 3 
2:30pm - 4:00pm4.3.4: Prioritizing Indigenous Worldviews within performance management and evaluation - Workshop
Location: Room 4
Technical chair: Adrian Murray
Room 4 
Date: Friday, 04/June/2021
10:00am - 11:30am5.1.1: Transnational solidarities: ICT, Friendship and Diasporas
Location: Room 1
Session Chair: Larry Swatuk
Technical chair: valerie charest
Room 1 
10:00am - 11:30am5.1.2: Baby or bathwater? Conflations of development and underdevelopment in historical and materialist perspective
Location: Room 2
Technical chair: Jessica Cadesky
Room 2 
10:00am - 11:30am5.1.3: Decolonization, anti-racism and adaptability in the development sector: An Exploration of three case studies - Workshop
Location: Room 3
Technical chair: Marie Gagné

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Room 3 
10:00am - 11:30am5.1.4: Publishing your article: a guide for young scholars - Workshop
Location: Room 4
Technical chair: Furqan Asif
Room 4 
11:30am - 12:30pmLunch Day 5
 
12:30pm - 2:00pm5.2.1: Restorying climate change narratives
Location: Room 1
Technical chair: Nasya Razavi
Room 1 
12:30pm - 2:00pm5.2.2: Colonialism, Capitalism and the State: The case of Bangladesh
Location: Room 2
Session Chair: Marie Gagné
Technical chair: Liam Swiss
Room 2 
12:30pm - 2:00pm5.2.3: Aid and NGOs in a colonized world
Location: Room 3
Session Chair: Christine Gibb
Technical chair: Kate Grantham
Room 3 
12:30pm - 2:00pm5.2.4: Decolonizing the International Development Studies syllabus - Workshop
Location: Room 4
Technical chair: Adrian Murray

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Room 4 
2:00pm - 2:30pmBreak Day 5
 
2:30pm - 4:00pm5.3.1: Global Minerals Local Communities in Canada and the Philippines
Location: Room 1
Session Chair: John Edison Ubaldo
Technical chair: Kate Grantham
Room 1 
2:30pm - 4:00pm5.3.2: Canadian NGOs: What now?
Location: Room 2
Session Chair: Laura Parisi
Technical chair: Gloria Novovic
Room 2 
2:30pm - 4:00pm5.3.3: Digital Ethnography and the Digital Divide - Workshop
Location: Room 3
Technical chair: Adrian Murray

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Room 3 
2:30pm - 4:00pm5.3.4: Digitizing Basic Services: Mentoring the social business franchise - Workshop
Location: Room 4
Technical chair: Furqan Asif

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Room 4