Johnson Shoyama Graduate School welcomes three visiting scholars

The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) welcomes three visiting scholars in the 2010-11 academic year - two Diefenbaker Policy Fellows and one Fulbright Scholar.

The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) welcomes three visiting scholars in the 2010-11 academic year - two Diefenbaker Policy Fellows and one Fulbright Scholar. All will be in residence at the school's University of Saskatchewan (U of S) campus and will deliver public lectures.

Bruce Barnes, an associate professor at the University of Hawaii-Manoa, will join JSGS as the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in North American Studies for four months beginning in January 2011. Barnes, with a Master of Law degree from Columbia University, is an expert in Eastern and Southeastern Asian and Pacific Island cultures, restorative justice and conflict resolution methods. His research project will focus broadly on assembling information and documentation of research, practice and academic program information for the field of conflict resolution, with emphasis on the universities of Western Canada and the Northwest U.S. Barnes believes that North America has been a trailblazer and prime mover in the development of conflict resolution, but thinks much work remains to be done to strengthen conflict resolution capacity at local, regional and global levels.

Jeremy de Beer joined JSGS on July 1 for a six-month term as Diefenbaker Policy Fellow. De Beer is an associate professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa. An alumnus of the U of S College of Law, he later continued his legal education at the University of Oxford. De Beer's research is focused on intellectual property in high technology sectors, from internet communications to life sciences. During his fellowship, de Beer will continue to work on his book manuscript entitled How Courts Control Our Crops, which argues that the government's judicial branch is making a considerable, but largely unappreciated, impact on public policy governing agricultural biotechnologies.

Jeremy Morgan comes to JSGS starting Jan. 1, 2011 after a long tenure as chief executive officer of the Saskatchewan Arts Board. Morgan also served as the CEO of Wanuskewin Heritage Park, and was previously the general manager of the Saskatchewan Council of Cultural Organizations. He holds a Master of Arts degree from Dalhousie University. During his six-month term as Diefenbaker Policy Fellow, Morgan will investigate the development of policy for indigenous arts and culture and the implications of such policy for public support. Morgan will consider the relevance and relationships of various issues to indigenous arts and culture policy, including treaty rights and jurisdictional issues, traditional ownership and copyright, and the duty to consult.

The Diefenbaker Policy Fellowship was created by JSGS in honour of The Right Honourable John G. Diefenbaker, and is awarded to scholars whose research relates broadly to the school's mandate of furthering the study of public policy and public administration in Canada. The Fulbright Scholarship program is an international educational exchange program, funded by the U.S. government, with the intent of developing an understanding between the people of the U.S. and other countries. To date, the program has supported nearly 300,000 Fulbright Scholars.

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For further information, please contact:
Joanne Paulson, Research Communications Officer
Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
University of Saskatchewan
Tel: (306) 966-8393
Email: joanne.paulson@usask.ca

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