Nathanson Centre News – 2011

Director Craig Scott to run for NDP in Toronto-Danforth

December 12, 2011
Prof. Craig Scott, Director of the Nathanson Centre, announced on December 9 that he will be seeking the New Democratic Party nomination for the upcoming federal by-election in the riding of Toronto-Danforth (former riding of the late Jack Layton). We wish him the best in this praiseworthy endeavour.

Successful Applicants for 2011-2012 Nathanson Graduate Fellowships announced

October 14, 2011
The Nathanson Centre is happy to announce and congratulate the successful recipients of its 2011-2012 Nathanson Graduate Fellowships.

Call for Applications for 2012-2013 Nathanson Visiting Fellowships

September 28, 2011
The Nathanson Centre is now welcoming applications for its 2012-2013 Visiting Fellowships. The call for applications is available here, and targets faculty members not affiliated with York University, as well as policy leaders and journalists whose work relates directly to the research mandate of the Centre.

Nathanson Graduate Fellowships: Call for Application 2011-2012

August 23, 2011
The Call for Applications for the 2011-2012 Nathanson Graduate Fellowships is now out. Apply by 3pm on Wednesday, 14 September, 2011.

New Nathanson Centre Premises

August 23, 2011
The Nathanson Centre has now moved into its state-of-the art new premises on the third floor of the Ignat Kaneff Building (i.e. Osgoode Hall Law School’s renovated building). This much needed dedicated space will allow the Centre to rekindle its vibrant academic and policy visitors program, provide workspace for its Graduate Fellows, and host some student and faculty groups whose activities fit within its mandate. Drop in and say hi!

LPBST 2011-2012 Schedule Now Online

June 27, 2011
The schedule for the 2011-2012 edition of the Legal Philosophy between State and Transnationalism seminar series is now available online.

Holidays greetings

June 1, 2011
The Nathanson Centre wishes everyone a good summer 2011!

FTR Minnesota Talk

April 14, 2011
Acting Director François Tanguay-Renaud to speak at international symposium on Human Dignity and Criminal Law, to be held at the University of Minnesota Law School, on Friday, 15 April, 2011.

Emon Seminar Video

April 6, 2011
Video recording of Prof. Anver Emon’s seminar on “Sharia in the Post-Imperial/Post-Colonial Muslim World: Legal Pluralism and the Contest for Legitimacy” now available online.

Tasioulas Lecture recording

March 31, 2011
Prof. John Tasioulas’s ‘Or ‘Emet Lecture on “Is Dignity the Foundation of Human Rights?” and follow-up seminar discussion now available online.

Meditation Article (Scott)

March 17, 2011
Craig Scott’s essay “The Transnationalization of Truth: A Meditation on Sri Lanka and Honduras” was recently published in the civil-society journal Ethics in Action.

Honduras Can Gov Presentation

March 17, 2011
Director Craig Scott (on leave) appeared before the Canadian House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development during a session devoted to the situation in Honduras, in his capacity as a Commissioner on Honduras’ civil-society Truth Commission. His presentation is now available on SSRN.

India Outreach

March 12, 2011
Acting Director Tanguay-Renaud on outreach mission in India from March 12 to 26 with some Osgoode colleagues, exploring various partnership opportunities for the Nathanson Centre.

Perju Seminar Video-Recording

March 02, 2011
Vlad Perju’s seminar on “Cosmopolitanism and Constitutional Self-Government” is now available online.

Ebadi Lecture

February 25, 2011
2010 Nathanson-sponsored CIPP Lecture by Shirin Ebadi, Iranian Lawyer and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, now online.

Scott/Fata debate on secrecy in governance

February 22, 2011
Prof. Craig Scott argues against the proposition that “Secrecy is a necessary condition for good governance” in a debate with Daniel P. Fata (Vice-President at the Cohen Group in Washington, DC, who served as the US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Europe and NATO Policy from 2005 to 2008). The exchange is published in the latest edition of Global Brief.

FTR SOAS and Warwick talks

February 15, 2011
Acting Director Tanguay-Renaud to deliver talks on “Basic Challenges for Governance in Emergencies” in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London (Wed., March 9, 3-5pm), and “Puzzling about State Excuses as Group Excuses” at the University of Warwick (Fri., March 11, 10-11:30am). Papers available upon request.

Scott on Tea with Torturers

February 8, 2011
Prof. Craig Scott publishes timely and provocative pieces on the situation in Egypt on the OpenDemocracy website: “Taking Tea with Torturers” (31 January) and “A Surfer’s Guide to US Foreign Policy in Egypt, or Has Obama Been Snookered?” (8 February).

FTR Rutgers Talk

January 24, 2011
Acting Director Tanguay-Renaud to deliver talk on “Puzzling about State Excuses” at Rutgers University Law School in Newark, NJ on Thursday, 27 January, 2011 – 1145-1300 (Berson Board Room). The paper is available on demand.

six-year review

January 17, 2011
Nathanson Centre six-year external review to be conducted on Tuesday, January 18 and Wednesday, January 19, 2011.