JSGS Featured Lecture Series

The Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy organizes an annual Featured Lecture Series exploring themed policy areas. Presenters are invited to bring a unique and interesting look to the topic, especially any new theoretical or applied developments.  The theme for 2013-2014 is Technology and Governance. 

Featured Lecture Series

2013-14 Technology and Governance Lecture Series

From President Obama’s digital fund-raising campaign to the Liberal Party of Canada’s social media organizing efforts and technology-enabled movements from Idle No More to the Arab Spring, it is clear that digital communications is transforming political and public life. Are governments in Canada capitalizing on the latest communication technologies for internal operations and to engage more comprehensively with the public? With citizens becoming digitally savvy, governments must respond to the realities of the communication revolution in order to stay connected and relevant in the lives of Canadians.

The 2013-14 Technology and Governance Lecture Series will feature:

 

 Johns Wilkinson

John Wilkinson, Former Ontario Cabinet Minister and President & CEO of Wilkinson Insight Incorporated

Title: Emails at the Bleeding Edge of Parliamentary Democracy
Date: Thursday, October 10, 2013
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: This lecture will take place in Saskatoon and will be video-conferenced to a Regina audience.

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Ken Coates 

Ken Coates, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan campus
Title: Innovation Policy for a Digital Age: Governments, Digital Media and Economic Development
Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: This lecture will take place in Regina and will be video-conferenced to a Saskatoon audience.

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 Jeffrey Roy

Jeffrey Roy, Professor, School of Public Administration, Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University

Title: From Machinery to Mobility: Government and Democracy in a Participative Age
Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: This lecture will take place in Regina and will be video-conferenced to a Saskatoon audience.

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 Jocelyn Bourgon

Jocelyn Bourgon, Former Clerk of the Privy Council and President, Public Governance International

Title: Reclaiming Public Administration: From Public Management to Public Purpose
Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: This lecture will take place in Saskatoon and will be video-conferenced to a Regina audience.

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