The International Workshop on Capitalism, Inequality, and Democracy took place from April 12-13, 2013 at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. . The workshop examined the global rise of social inequality as well as its implications for democratic governance and social movements. It was co-organized by the Institute for European Studies at UBC and the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office.
More details on the event can be found here.
This year, the Institute for European Studies (IES) is proud to announce that eight exceptional students from the Political Science and International Relations programs have been selected to participate in a variety of internships in Europe for the Summer of 2013.
They will be starting their internships following the completion of the European Union Study Tour, also organized through the IES and its partnerships.
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Elysée Treaty between France and Germany, the Institute for European Studies at the University of British Columbia, in partnership with the Consulate generals of France and Germany in Vancouver, organized the international symposium: The Elysée Treaty: 50 Years of French-German Partnership. What Does it Mean to Europe?
2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Public Symposium
5:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Pre-Reception Debate
7:00 p.m –8:00 p.m.: Reception
For a very long time inequality, income and wealth disparity have been on the rise, not only in Canada but around the world. Join us as our invited experts discuss the causes behind this unfortunate reality as well as its implications for political democracy and the interplay between market and state.