Making Connections: Culture and Social Cohesion in the New Millenium -- Final Program

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Friday, May 26, 2000

Welcoming Keynote Addresses

Moderator: John Gordon, President, CCRN

Speakers:

Dick Stanley, Director, Strategic Research and Analysis Directorate, Department of Canadian Heritage - How Will We Live Together?

Ritva Mitchell, President, CIRCLE

Opening Plenary: Exploring Connections

Recent Canadian Conceptual Work on Social Cohesion and Connectedness

Presenter:

Jane Jenson, Department of Political Science, University of Montreal - Identifying the Links Between Social Cohesion and Culture

European Work on Culture and Social Cohesion: Case Studies

Presenters:

Jordi Pascual i Ruiz, INTERARTS Observatory - Spain

Rod Fisher, International Arts Bureau - United Kingdom

Lidia Varbanova, Department of Social and Cultural Management, University of National and World Economy, Sofia, & Balkan Arts Foundation - Bulgaria

Rapporteur: Diane Dodd, CIRCLE Co-ordinator

Citizens versus Consumers: Connections to What?
Recent Research on Cultural Diversity, Cultural Identity, and Cultural Pluralism

Presenters:

M. Sharon Jeannotte, A/Chief, International Comparative Research, Department of Canadian Heritage - Review of Canada's Report/Participation in the Council of Europe Study on Cultural Policy and Cultural Diversity

Celestino Spada, Author, editor, and researcher on broadcasting - "European Original Fiction": A National Resource and a Way (Different Ways) of Self-Representation

Rapporteur: Nancy Duxbury, Office of Cultural Affairs, City of Vancouver

Cultural Participation: Research on Emerging Trends

Presenters:

John Foote, Cultural Development Sector, Department of Canadian Heritage - Cultural Consumption and Participation

Pierre Mayol, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, Département des études et de la prospective, Paris - The Policy of the City and Cultural Action

Rapporteur: Lidia Varbanova, Department of Social and Cultural Management, University of National and World Economy, Sofia, & Balkan Arts Foundation

Trouble and Conflict in Europe and Canada: Cultural Solutions?

Presenters:

Joy Cohnstaedt for Frances Henry, Professor (Emerita) of Anthropology, York University - Canada's Contribution to the "Management" of Ethno-Cultural Diversity

Sanjin Dragojevic, Faculty for Political Science, Zagreb - The Process of Pacification in South Eastern Europe: Challenges and Issues from a Cultural Perspective

Rapporteur: Ritva Mitchell, President, CIRCLE

Tending to Society: Culture and the Formation of Young Minds

Presenters:

Terry Cheney, independent researcher and CCRN board member - Tending to Society, Tending to Yourself: The Roles of Culture

Cas Smithuijsen, Director, Boekmanstichting, & Eva Brinkman, ReCap initiative, Boekmanstichting - Social Cohesion and Cultural Policy in the Netherlands

Rapporteur: Carla Bodo, Associazione Economia della Cultura, Rome

Closing Remarks - Day 1

Speakers:

Geoffrey Brown, EUCLID

Joy Cohnstaedt, Canadian Cultural Research Network

Saturday, May 27, 2000

Global Connections: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Presenters:

John Hannigan, Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto - Global Connections: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Kazimierz Krzysztofek, Director, Instytut Kultury, Warsaw - Global Governance and Global Culture

Rapporteur: Sanjin Dragojevic, Faculty for Political Science, Zagreb

Culture and the Quality of Life in Cities

Presenters:

Michel de la Durantaye, Département des sciences du loisir et de la communication sociale, Université du Québec à Trois Rivières - Local and Regional Cultural Policies, Social Bonds, and the Quality of Life in Cities

Colin Mercer, Cultural Policy and Planning Research Unit, Nottingham Trent University - Culture and the Quality of Life in Cities: Reinventing the Arts of Urban Governance

Rapporteur: Jean-Paul Baillargeon, INRS-Culture et société, Université du Québec

Hearing the Third Voice: Culture and Civil Society

Presenters:

Catherine Murray, School of Communication, Simon Fraser University - The Third Voice: Cultural Diversity and Civil Society

Matko Mestrovic, Ekonomski Institut, Zagreb - Who Is Speaking?

Rapporteur: Rod Fisher, International Arts Bureau, London

Cloing Plenary: New Directions for Cultural Policy Research - Moving Culture in from the Margins

Presenters:

Robin Higham, Centre on Governance, University of Ottawa - A Suggested Starting Point for Moving Culture in from the Margins

David Moorman, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada - Overview of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Andreas Joh. Wiesand, ERICarts, Bonn - (Comparative) Cultural Policy Research in Europe: A Paradigm Shift

Rapporteur: Jocelyn Harvey, independent researcher and CCRN board member

Closing Remarks

John Gordon, President, CCRN

Ritva Mitchell, President, CIRCLE



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