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Reconciliation and the Rights of Indigenous People: A Civil Society Perspective

Date & Time:
October 2, 2018 | 5:00 pm
TFDL, Gallery Hall
Dr. Philip Oxhorn

Professor Dr. Philip Oxhorn discusses the problematic nature of the citizenship rights of Indigenous peoples from a comparative perspective. This is then applied to how we should view reconciliation and ends with a discussion of the implications of this for achieving reconciliation within Canada and Mexico.

Philip Oxhorn is Associate Provost (International) and a Professor of Political Science at McGill University. Prior to that, he was the Founding Director of McGill’sInstitute for the Study of International Development and the Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Latin American Research Review. His research focuses on the comparative study of civil society and its role in supporting democratic regimes, particularly in Latin America. Professor Oxhorn’s publications include Sustaining Civil Society: Economic Change, Democracy and the Social Construction of Citizenship in Latin America (Penn State University Press, 2011) and Organizing Civil Society: The Popular Sectors and the Struggle for Democracy in Chile (Penn State University Press, 1995), as well as numerous articles and four co-edited volumes