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Borders, Walls and Security Conference

2013 Murs webInternational conference organized by the Center for Geopolitical Studies of the Raoul Dandurand Chair at the University of Quebec at Montreal, in association with the Association for Borderlands Studies
October 17th, 18th, 2013


Borders, Walls and Security

International conference organized by the Center for Geopolitical Studies of the Raoul Dandurand Chair at the University of Quebec at Montreal, in association with the Association for Borderlands Studies

October 17th, 18th, 2013

University of Quebec at Montreal
Sherbrooke Building, room SH-4800
200 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal
Place-des-Arts Metro

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Simultaneous translation will be available troughout the conference.

Fees

  • General admission: $25 per day, $40 for 2 days (dinner not included). Payment on the spot and compulsory online registration.
  • Students: free for students of all universities, upon presentation of a valid student card (dinner not included). Compulsory online registration.

Compulsory Online Registration

Thursday, October 17th

https://wallsday1.eventbrite.ca

 Friday, October 18th

https://wallsday2.eventbrite.ca

 

Information

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Presentation

Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the question still remains "Do good fences still make good neighbours"? Since the Great Wall of China, construction of which began under the Qin dynasty, the Antonine Wall, built in Scotland to support Hadrian's Wall, the Roman "Limes" or the Danevirk fence, the "wall" has been a constant in the protection of defined entities claiming sovereignty, East and West. But is the wall more than an historical relict for the management of borders? In recent years the wall has been given renewed vigour all around the world, whether in North America, in Europe (with the Greek border fence), in Asia (for instance in India) or in Middle East. But the success of these new walls in the development of friendly and orderly relations between nations (or indeed, within nations) remains unclear. What role does the wall play in the development of security and insecurity? Do walls contribute to a sense of insecurity as much as they assuage fears and create a sense of security for those 'behind the line'? Exactly what kind of security is associated with border walls?

Organizers

  • Elisabeth Vallet, Adjunct Professor, Department of Geography and Research director of Geopolitics at the Raoul Dandurand Chair, UQAM
  • Charles-Philippe David, Raoul-Dandurand Chair and Full Professor of Political Science, UQAM
  • Heather Nicol, Professor of Geography, Trent University, President (2011-2012), Association for Borderlands Studies and associate researcher of the Center for Geopolitical Studies of the Raoul Dandurand Chair, UQAM

Program (PDF)


THURSDAY, OCTOBER, 17TH, 2013

Walls in International Relations

8:00 am to 8:15 am Registration


8:15 am to 8:30 am
Welcome

  • Elisabeth Vallet, Adjunct Professor, Department of Geography and Research director of Geopolitics at the Raoul Dandurand Chair, UQAM

8:30 am to 9:00 am
Opening Remarks

  • Philippe Rekacewicz, Geographer and cartographer, Le Monde diplomatique, France

9:15 am to 10:45 am
Workshop 1

Global Narratives and the Resurgence of Borders

  • Walls as security mechanism

Polly Pallister-Wilkins, Assistant Professor, Department of Politics, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

  • The International will be Everywhere in the Neo-Liberal, Hyper-Security Endgame: Walls, Borders and Emerging Regimes of Deterrialization and Spatial Fragmentation

Robert Latham, director of the Centre for International and Security Studies, and associate professor of Political Science, at York University in Toronto.

  • Mapping the border-security industry: how borders and walls grow through the market?

Vincent Boulanin, Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris, Associated Research Fellow at Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Stockholm, and Renaud Bellais, Ph.D., Associate Professor of economics at École Spéciale Militaire de Saint Cyr Coëtquidan, France.

  • La matérialisation des asymétries frontalières par le cloisonnement des espaces et filtrage des populations. Éléments d'une géographie des murs et de la domination

Fabien Guillot, Maître de conférences en géographie, Université de Caens Basse-Normandie.

  • Globalisation et construction de murs : Hypothèses d'explication

Mimoun Attaheri, Professeur de relations internationales et de sciences politiques, Faculté pluridisciplinaire, Nador, Maroc.

Chair: Said Saddiki, Associate Professor at Al-Ain University of Science and Technology, UAE.

10:45 am to 11:00 am Coffee Break


11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Workshop 2

Case Studies of Walls in History : Past and Present

  • Defining the Nation in the City: Anti-Roma Walls in Eastern Europe

Ulrich Best, DAAD Visiting Professor, Canadian Centre for German and European Studies, Department of Geography, York University, Toronto, Canada.

  • The Post-NAFTA circulation regime. The dual function of the barricaded Mexico-US border

Isidro Morales, Director EGAP, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Campus Estado de México.

  • Frontières étatiques et internationales sans territoire : le Saint-Siège sur la scène internationale depuis les accords de Latran (1929)

François Mabille, Professeur de relations internationales à l'Université catholique de Lille, chercheur statuaire au sein du groupe Sociétés, Religions, Sociétés au CNRS et membre associé, Observatoire sur les missions de paix et opérations humanitaires, Chaire Raoul-Dandurand, UQAM.

  • Border discrimination against American Indians & Metis/Metizos in North America

Laurence Armand French, Affiliate Professor, Justiceworks Institute Social Science Department, University of New Hampshire, and Magdaleno Manzanzrez, Professor & Department Chair, Social Science Department, Western New Mexico University.

  • Israeli Separation Barriers: Contexts, Impacts and Effectiveness

Said Saddiki, Associate Professor at Al-Ain University of Science and Technology, UAE.

Chair: Heather Nicol, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.


12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Lunch*

Showing of the documentary "De l'autre côté de la ligne"

By Yvon Guillon, Maison des Sciences de l'Homme en Bretagne, Médiation culturelle et scientifique, Production audiovisuelle/média.

Durant l'été 2008, des ateliers de cinéma d'animation ont été donnés par des artisans bretons à Tijuana et à San Diego, de part et d'autre de la frontière américano-mexicaine. Une équipe de cinéastes professionnels était sur place pour documenter l'expérience. Un projet qui en a inspiré un autre Kuei/Bonjour/Demat à venir.


1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Workshop 3

Case Studies on Walls and Reinforced Borders

  • In the name of Security: Violations at the Barmer Border

Bani Gill, Post Graduate Student pursuing the Erasmus Mundus Masters European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations, Kampala, Uganda.

  • The U.S.-Mexico Border Project: Tracing the physical and psychological borderlands

Susan Harbage Page, Assistant Professor in Women's and Gender Studies, Affiliate Faculty in Global Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA.

  • La privatisation des checkpoints israéliens : redéploiement néolibéral de l'occupation

Shira Havkin, doctorante Sciences Po/CERI, France.

  • Le mur de séparation entre Israël et le Liban: origines, construction et fonctions

Daniel Meier, Senior Associate Member at St Antony's College – University of Oxford, and Visiting Fellow of the Center for Lebanese Studies, United Kingdom.

  • Les frontières entre Jordanie/Syrie; Irak/Syrie/Iran/Turquie

Cyril Roussel, docteur en géographie, Chercheur à l'Institut Français du Proche-Orient (IFPO), Amman, Jordanie.

Chair: Yann Roche, professeur au Département de géographie de l'Université du Québec à Montréal et chercheur associé à l'Observatoire de géopolitique de la Chaire Raoul-Dandurand

3:00 pm to 3:15 pm Coffee Break


3:15 pm to 5:00 pm
Workshop 4

Environmental and Social Impacts

  • Passive Borders, Active Ecologies

Yehre Suh, Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture, Bernard College/Columbia University, USA.

  • Increasing Economic and Environmental Resilience in the US-Mexico Border Region of the Rio Grande

Catherine Hallmich, Project Coordinator at the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, Montreal, Canada.

  • Une Frontière en Mouvance: Le Sahara

William Miles, Professor of Political Science, Northeastern University Boston, Massachusetts, USA.


Chair: Karen Richardson, Program Manager, Terrestrial and Marine Ecosystems, Commission for Environmental Cooperation


5:00 pm to 5:50 pm
Conference

Borderline Art: From the muddied waters of the Yalu and Tumen Rivers, separating China and North Korea

  • Ian Howard, Dean of the College of Fine Arts at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Poster session and cocktail

Borders and Walls – Global Analysis

  • Walls of Money - Securitization of Border Discourse and Militarization of Markets

Élisabeth Vallet, Adjunct Professor of Geography and Research Director in Geopolitics, UQAM

  • Through the Cracks in the Wall: Permeability and Borderlands in Near Future Science Fiction

Graham Shular, M.A., Centre for American Studies, Western University, London, Ontario.

 

Case Studies on Walls, Fences and Reinforced Borders

  • The DMZ and the Three Koreas: A Sociological Institutional Analysis of Security in the Korean Peninsula

Alexandre Léger, Master's Student at the Department of Political Science, Concordia University.

  • Drones, Robots and Shield Borders - An Overview

Marc-André Laferrière, chercheur en résidence, Center for United States Studies, Raoul Dandurand Chair, UQAM.

Art & Borders

  • Presentation of New World Border : Artists Respond to the US/Mexico Border Wall

Art Hazelwood, renowned artist, impresario and instigator, San Francisco, USA.


FRIDAY,  OCTOBER, 18th 2013

Walls and Identities

8:00 am to 8:15 am Registration


8:15 am to 9:00 am
Opening Address

  • Border Walls and Global Apartheid

Reece Jones, Associate Professor and Chair of Graduate Studies, Department of Geography, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, USA.


9:15 am to 10:45 am
Workshop 5

Building of National, Local and Transnational Identities

  • Boundary Lines: Canada, the U.S. and the Geopolitics of Othering

Heather Nicol, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.

  • Construction of local identities alongside Schengen border – Bordering and crossbordering processes along Croatia-Slovenia border

Marta Zorko, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb, Ivan Sulc, MA graduate and junior researcher at University of Zagreb, and Marko Kovacic, Ph.D. student in Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana.

  • Festive security: Reveling in patriotism on the U.S.-Mexicano Border

Elaine A. Peña, Assistant Professor of American Studies, George Washington University, Washington, D.C

  • Robert Frost's Ambivalence: Borders and Boundaries in Poetic and Political Discourse

Kenneth Madsen, Assistant Professor of Geography, Ohio State University at Newark, USA, and D.B. Ruderman, Assistant Professor of English, Ohio State University at Newark, USA.


Chair: Frédérick Gagnon, Professor, Political Science Department, Université du Québec à. Montréal, and Director, Center for United States Studies, Raoul Dandurand Chair.

10:45 am to 11:00 am Coffee Break


11:00 am to 12:45 pm
Workshop 6

Identity of the Wall, Identities of the Borders

  • Mental Walls, Bounded Identities: The Finnish-Russian Spectacle of Othering

Jussi Laine, Researcher at the Karelian Institute, University of Eastern Finland.

  • « Lo mas bonito de Tijuana es San Diego » : La movilidad como recurso y referente de identidad en Tijuena, México

Amalia Campos Delgado, Researcher at the Research Center : El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, México.

  • Les frontières basques peuvent-elles disparaître au sein de l'espace européen?

Jean-Marie Izquierdo, Professeur associé au département de science politique, l'IUT de Bayonne et du Pays basque, France.

  • Haïti: un espace national, entre les murs

Marie Redon, MCF en Géographie, Université Paris 13, France.

  • Mutating Borders According to the Propaganda Balloons in the Korean Demilitarized Zone

Dongsei Kim, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture, Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, New York, USA.

Chair: Arthur Charpentier, Assistant Professor at the Department of Mathematics, UQAM


12:45 pm to 1:30 pm
Lunch*

Showing of the documentary "Connected Walls"

  • Sébastien Wielemans, producer and filmmaker, Bruxelles

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Workshop 7

Identity of the Wall, Border discourses

  • Mapping the West Bank Wall: International Law as a Discursive Tool in Visual Arguments

Christine Leuenberger, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Science & Technology Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.

  • Constructing a "Wall": Naming and the Politics of Israeli "Security Fence"

Emily Regan Wills, Adjunct Professor at the School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa.

  • Fencing the Border: The Identity Crisis of "We" and "They": A Case Study of Bangladesh and India

Iqbal Shailo, Ph.D., Carleton University, Ottawa.

  • Chameleon Walls : Inside two configurations of pro-"security fence" actors in Israel and in Arizona

Damien Simonneau, PhD Candidate in Political Science, Centre Emile Durkheim/Sciences Po Bordeaux, et chercheur à l'Institut de recherche stratégique de l'École militaire (IRSEM), Paris.

Chair: Reece Jones, Associate Professor and Chair of Graduate Studies, Department of Geography, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA

3:00 pm to 3:15 pm Coffee Break


3:15 pm to 4:45 pm
Workshop 8

Walls & Migrations 1

  • African migrants, security measures and a new fence: The Egyptian-Israeli Border from the soldiers' point of view

Dr. Nir Gazit and Dr. Efrat Ben-Zeev, The Ruppin Academic Center, Emek Hefer and The Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.

  • "None is Too Many": Geographic and Legislative Segregation of Roma Refugee Claimants

Petra Molnar Diop, Centre for Refugee Studies, York University.

  • Palestinian Child Labor in Israel: Segregation through Contact

Omri Grinberg, Ph.D. Student in Anthropology and the Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Toronto, Canada.

  • Géopolitique des clôtures européennes de mise à distance de l'immigration subsaharienne

Michel Douryang Domga, Assistant – Institut Supérieur du Sahel – Université de Maroua, Cameroun.

  • Fencing the Sea Borders? Making Sense of EU new Digital Borders

Rocco Bellanova, Researcher Peace Research Institute Oslo, Norway, and Denis Duez, Professor, Université Saint-Louis, Bruxelles

Chair: Victor Konrad, President, Association for Borderlands Studies, Adjunct Professor, Carlton University.

5:00 pm to 5:15 pm Coffee Break


5:15 pm to 6:15 pm
Workshop 9

Walls & Migrations 2

  • Biopolitical Surveillance and Resistance at the Greece-Turkey Borders

Özgün E. Topak, PhD candidate, Queen's University, Sociology Department, Ontario.

  • Racialized Borders: Hypothesizing the Diasporic Implications of Discriminatory Surveillance at Canadian Borders

Alana Saulnier PhD Candidate at Queen's University and Research Fellow at the Surveillance Studies Centre and Dr. Steven Downing, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

  • From Smart Borders to Perimeter Security: The Canadian Border and the Shrinking Rule of Law

Ciara Braken-Roche, Alana Saulnier and Özgun Topak, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario.

Chair: Victor Konrad, President, Association for Borderlands Studies, Adjunct Professor, Carlton University.


6:15 pm to 6:30 pm
Concluding Remarks

Living in the Shadow of the Walls

Marcello Di Cintio, writer and the author of « Walls: Travels Along the Barricades »


 

19 h 00 à 20 h 00
Frontière canado-américaine: technologies de surveillance et cybersécurité

Conférence du Lieutenant-Général Alain Parent, commandant adjoint du NORAD/USNORTHCOMMAND.

Conférence gratuite et inscription en ligne obligatoire

 


Performances & Exhibitions

  • Esquisses cartographiques, Philippe Rekacewicz, géographe et cartographe, Le Monde diplomatique, France

* All meals are payable by the participants and speakers


 

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