B. Jane L. Parpart, PhD, and Timothy M. Shaw, PhD, faculty fellows in the Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance, gave papers on three continents last month. Their research expertise brought them to academic conferences in Asia, Europe, and North America. In early June, they presented in Toronto at the Canadian Congress at the Canadian Association of African Studies and the Canadian Association for the Study of International Development conferences. Mid-month they gave lectures at the annual British International Studies Association conference in Brighton. The fellows also presented at a BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) think tank conference in Xiamen at the Huaqiao Overseas Chinese University at month’s end.
Parpart, an expert in development, gender studies, and conflict and (in)security, delivered lectures on the following topics: understanding biographies in Africa; rethinking women, peace, and security; exploring gender, silence, and power in insecure states; and politics, gender, and political leadership in the BRICS.
An accomplished scholar in international political economy, human development and human security, and the African and Caribbean regions, Shaw continues to share his expertise across the globe. Last month, he spoke on Canadian foreign policy on development, new analytic approaches to African development, and BRICS states and companies saving global multilateralism.
Shaw noted, “Our research papers are, in part, informed by teaching and supervising in the PhD Program in Global Governance and Human Security. This field continues to be a unique, promising segue way into a changing world.”