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Distinguished political scientist to speak on Canadian social policy at Memorial's Henrietta Harvey lecture

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DATE:     Sept. 14, 2001
SUBJECT:     Distinguished political scientist to speak on Canadian social policy at Memorial's Henrietta Harvey lecture

Note to editors:

Dr. Keith Banting will be visiting Memorial's St. John's campus from Sept. 24-28 as the Henrietta Harvey Distinguished Lecturer. Dr. Banting will present a public lecture on Sept. 26th at 7:30 p.m. at the Donald Cook Recital Hall in the School of Music, located on Memorial's St. John's campus. His lecture is titled Disembedding Liberalism? The Social Policy Trajectory in Canada.

Dr. Banting is the Stauffer-Dunning professor of policy studies and director of the School of Policy Studies at Queen's University, Kingston. He is a political scientist and leading researcher on Canadian and comparative social policy, constitutional issues and federal-provincial relations. His current research focuses on social citizenship in the welfare state and the role of the nonprofit sector in Canada.

He is the author of numerous papers, two books, Poverty, Politic and Policy: Britain in the 1960s and The Welfare State and Canadian Federalism, and has edited several publications. Internationally, he has spoken at Harvard University, the Frei Universitšt in Berlin, and Hokusei Gakuen University in Japan. In Canada, he has made presentations at McMaster University, the University of British Columbia, the University of Toronto, the Centre for the Study of Living Standards, and the Institute for Research on Public Policy. He has also spoken at the federal government's Deputy Ministers' Luncheon and has given testimony to a committee of the Senate of Canada.

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For more information, contact: Dr. Peter Boswell, Department of Political Science, Memorial University, at 737-8179 or e-mail pboswell@mun.ca or Deborah Inkpen, information officer (research), Memorial University, at 737-4073 or e-mail: inkpend@mun.ca.

 

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