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多伦多大学副校长Rick Halpern 11月6日莅临岭南做客

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Topic/主题Foundations of American Economic Policy, 1932-39

Speaker/主讲人:Dr. Rick Halpern (Dean and Vice-Principal Academic, University of Toronto Scarborough)

Time/时间:10:00-11:30 am , Nov. 6th, 2014 (Thursday)

Venue/地点W.T.Chans Auditorium, 3rd floor of Lingnan Hall/岭南堂三楼讲学厅

Language/语言English/英语


Abstract/讲座题目及概要

This lecture roots American economic policy in the legislative and institutional legacy if the “New Deal”, President Franklin Roosevelt’s program for addressing the crisis of the Great Depression. It looks carefully at the interplay between social movements – labour activism, rural protest, civil rights – and the federal state’s response to the challenge of the 1930s. It also explores the legacy, and the contradictions, of the policies forged in the depression decade for the United Stated today.


Resume/嘉宾介绍

Dr. Rick Halpern begins his second five-year term as the University of Toronto Scarborough's (UTSC) Dean and Vice-Principal Academic on July 1, 2014.  During Professor Halpern's first term as Dean, UTSC experienced substantial growth with eight academic departments transforming into fifteen departments and two academic centres; including two graduate departments, with the introduction of new Masters and PhD programs in Environmental Science and Clinical Psychology. 2015 is expected to bring further academic, and experiential, growth with the opening of the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre and the Environmental Sciences and Chemistry building.


Professor Halpern earned his BA and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and his MA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Upon completion of his doctorate in 1989, he joined the Department of History, University College London, as a Lecturer and was later promoted to Reader.  He joined the University of Toronto in 2001 as the first Bissell-Heyd Professor of American Studies in the Department of History.  Following terms as Associate Director and then, Acting Director, Professor Halpern served as Director of the Centre for the Study of the United States at the Munk Centre for International Studies from 2004 to 2006.  He is a Senior Fellow at Massey College, and from 2006 to 2009 served as Principal of New College. Professor Halpern began his term as Dean and Vice-Principal Academic at UTSC on July 1, 2009 and was re-appointed to a second five-year term at UTSC in January 2014. He is the chief academic officer for the campus.


Professor Halpern is a specialist in modern U.S. history, and has written extensively on race and labour in a number of national and transnational contexts. His publications include Down on the Killing Floor: Black and White Workers in Chicago's Packinghouses, 1904-1954 (1997); Racializing Class, Classifying Race: Labour and Difference in Britain, the USA, and Africa (2000); The American South and the Italian Mezzogiorno: Essays in Comparative History (2002); Slavery and Emancipation (2002); and Inventing Collateral Damage: Civilian Casualties, War, and Empire (2009, co-editor with Stephen Rockel).  He has published articles in a number of journals including the Journal of American History, Social History, Labor History, the Journal of Southern African Studies, and Ethnic and Racial Studies.  He supervises students working on a range of topics in African American history, US social history, and transnational labour and working class history.


How to apply?

Click "预约活动" at the top of the notice by 17:00 pm, November 3, Monday. The registration will be confirmed via email.

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