Social resilience: Creative responses to social change

On October 17th join the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) as three authors gather at UBC Vancouver to share insights into questions presented in their new book, Social Resilience in the Age of Neoliberalism.

October 17th, 3 to 5 pm
Michael Smith Lecture Hall

2185 East Mall, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Please RSVP to: by Friday, October 11, 2013

A team of interdisciplinary researchers from political science, sociology, cultural analysis, epidemiology and more, set out to identify the most important social changes over the last 30 years, to better understand what makes certain communities and individuals resilient and able to thrive amidst a changing society.

What cultural resources or collective imaginaries contribute to resilience?
How has neoliberalism affected multicultural ideals in Canada?
How well can communities foster healthy lives at the local level?

Michèle Lamont is a CIFAR Senior Fellow and Program Co-Director of the Successful Societ­ies program and a Professor of Sociology and African and African American Studies.

Will Kymlicka is a CIFAR Senior Fellow in the Successful Societ­ies program and holds the Canada Research Chair in Political Philoso­phy at Queen’s University.

Arjumand Siddiqi is a CIFAR Global Scholar alumni and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. She will speak on her chapter “Can communities succeed when states fail them? A case study of early human develop­ment and social resilience in a neo­liberal era” which she co-authored with Clyde Hertzman.


For more information please visit the CIFAR website.