The School of Languages and Literatures, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, is hosting the interdisciplinary conference, The New World Order, on Friday September 24, 1999, from 3:30 to 7:00 in 100 Thornbrough/Engineering building.
The New World Order conference explores history in the making: the role of the state in the free-trade world, the rights of the individual versus rights of the state, social and economic impact of globalization, changes to cultures and national boundaries as a result of unions such as the EU and NAFTA.
3:30 John McMurtry, "Globalization and the Economics of Life and Death"
Prof. McMurtry teaches philosophy at the University of Guelph. Most recently he has published Unequal Freedoms: The Global Market as an Ethical System and The Cancer Stage of Capitalism.
4:00 David Orchard, "The Fight for Canada"
David Orchard is the cofounder of Citizens Concerned about Free Trade. More recently he ran for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada. Mr. Orchard is the author of the best seller, The Fight for Canada: Four Centuries of Resistance to American Expansionism.
4:30 Keith Ellis, "Cuba's Encounter with the Changing Faces of Imperialism"
Prof. Ellis teaches Latin American literature and culture at the University of Toronto. He is a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Havana. His recent publications are Cuba's Nicolás Guillén, and Nicolás Guillén: New Love Poetry.
5:00 Marjaleena Repo, "Furthering the Goals of the New World Order: Media and the War"
Marjaleena Repo is a media critic and a free lance writer with a special interest in national and international justice issues. With David Orchard, she is co-founder of Citizens Concerned about Free Trade.
5:30 Michael Mandel, "The Legal Institutions of the New World Order: Global Democracy or Might is Right"
Prof. Mandel teaches law at Osgoode Hall Law School. He has been a Visiting Professor at Hebrew University and University of Bologna. He is the author of The Charter of Rights and the Legalization of Politics in Canada.
6:00-7:00 General Discussion
Conference organized and chaired by Prof. Gordana Yovanovich, Spanish Studies
Sponsored by the School of Languages and Literatures, the College of Arts, the Central Student Association, and the University of Guelph
Admission is free, and all are invited to attend.
School of Languages and Literatures
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario Canada N1G 2W1
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