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HRG Schedule

HRG 2021




Naomi Klein

"An Evening with Naomi Klein"

Naomi Klein is the inaugural Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair in Media, Culture and Feminist Studies at Rutgers University, and an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and international and New York Times bestselling author of, No Is Not Enough: Resisting the New Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need (2017), This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate (2014), The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (2007) and No Logo (2000). Naomi Klein was named Senior Correspondent at The Intercept in February 2017. She is a Puffin Fellow of the Type Media Center. She has also written a regular column for The Nation, The Globe and Mail and The Guardian. She has received multiple honorary degrees and awards. In 2019 she was named one of the Frederick Douglass 200, a project to honor the impact of 200 living individuals who best embody the work and spirit of Douglass. In 2015 she was awarded the Izzy (I.F. Stone) Award for Outstanding Independent Media and Journalism: “Few journalists today take on the big issues as comprehensively and fearlessly as Naomi Klein. She combines rigorous reporting, analysis, history and global scope into a package that not only identifies problems, but also illuminates successful activism and solutions. That goes for her groundbreaking book on climate change and for columns that brilliantly connect the dots – such as the intersection of climate justice and racial justice.”



Erick Laming

"Stop Resisting: Understanding Police Use of Force and Accountability in Canada"

Erick Laming is a PhD candidate in criminology at the University of Toronto. He is a member of the Shabot Obaadjiwan First Nation and his research focuses on police use of force, police oversight and accountability, and Indigenous and Black community members' experiences with law enforcement.



Adrian Guta

HRG Fellow 2020-2021

“From the social to the molecular: Reflections on biotechnological panacea in the HIV and COVID-19 pandemics”

Dr. Adrian Guta is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Windsor and has training in social work, public health, and bioethics. As an interdisciplinary scholar, he conducts both social science research about health issues and critical analysis in a health humanities tradition (e.g., using continental philosophy and discourse analysis to theorize changing ideas about care and the relationship between the body, technology, and forms of governance). His substantive focus for over 15 years has been the health and wellness needs of people living with HIV and people who use drugs. This has informed his work on the social and structural determinants of health, community engagement, and ethical issues in research, care, and public health interventions. Dr. Guta has received funding from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The focus of Dr. Guta’s HRG fellowship is molecular HIV surveillance and what it means for the health of people living with HIV and medicine and public health broadly.


Past Events:

OCTOBER 13, 2020

Lydia Miljan

“Primate Politics”

Dr. Lydia Miljan is an Associate Professor of Political Science, with a focus on Canadian public policy. She has been on the faculty at the University of Windsor since 2001. She served as the Assistant Provost for Inter-Faculty Programs for two years. Previously she was the Director of the Institute's Alberta Policy Research Centre and the National Media Archive. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute. Dr. Miljan completed her Ph.D. at the University of Calgary. Her research interests include political communication; public policy; and the electoral process. She has organized conferences and workshops with diverse topics ranging from Canadian public policy to zombie studies. She is a highly sought-after media commentator having been interviewed on local and national television, radio, and newspapers. In addition to peer-reviewed papers, she has published four books: Counting Votes: Essays on Electoral Reform; Public Policy in Canada and is a co-author of Hidden Agendas: How Journalists Influence the News, and Cross- Media Ownership and Democratic Practice in Canada. Hidden Agendas was short-listed for the Donner Prize for the best book in public policy 2003/04.



Emma Donoghue

"An Evening with Emma Donoghue"

Dr. Emma Donoghue is an Irish emigrant twice over: she spent eight years in Cambridge, England—where, at the University of Cambridge she received her PhD on the concept of friendship between men and women I eighteenth-century English fiction, then settled in Canada’s London, Ontario. Dr. Donoghue has written literary history and for stage, screen and radio, but is best known for her novels, which range from the historical (The WonderSlammerkinLife MaskThe Sealed Letter) to the contemporary (AkinStir-FryHoodLanding). Her newest novel The Pull of the Stars (2020) was inspired by the centenary of the Great Flu of 1918 and is set in a Dublin hospital where a nurse midwife, a doctor and a volunteer helper fight to save patients in a tiny maternity ward. International bestseller Room was a New York Times Best Book of 2010 and was a finalist for the Man Booker, Commonwealth, and Orange Prizes; her screen adaptation, directed by Lenny Abrahamson, was nominated for four Academy Awards.