University of Toronto Department of Political Science
Date: Wednesday May 2nd, 2012
Authority over transportation is diffused horizontally and vertically among orders of government, and calls for private sector involvement are increasingly being heard. Achieving coordination becomes more complicated as the city region expands, the number of actors in it increases, and the authority of government ebbs. Poorly coordinated transportation is perceived as a cause of an array of economic, social and environmental challenges, and has contributed to calls for consolidation under a single authority. Scott Sams will discuss whether an effective, accountable, and coordinated transportation system can be achieved without resorting to the temptation to centralize our public organizations.
Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance
Recognition to Cranford Pratt for his contribution to the creation of the University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
What: Award for Cranford Pratt
Professor Emeritus Cranford Pratt was the first Principal of the University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), 1960-65. While marking their fifthieth anniversary the University of Dar es Salaam wanted to honour Cranford for the role he played in creating this important institution. Three officials from that University are coming to Toronto to present an award to Cran in recognition of his contribution. The department will be hosting the ceremony where Cranford will be presented with this award on Thursday, May 3rd at 1pm in 3037 – please come and join us in celebration of Cranford’s achievements.
Presented by the Program on Globalization and Regional Innovation Systems
May 10, 2012
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
108N – Seminar Room, North House
Munk School of Global Affairs
1 Devonshire Place
Professor Tuebal’s research interests include: Economic growth processes. Technological change. Technology infrastructure policy. The evolution of national systems of innovation, particularly in Israel. Market-building policies. A framework for research, technology and innovation policies for Europe and for NICs. The formulation of an R&D policy for Israel. High-tech start-ups and venture capital: evolutionary and systemic perspectives.
Monday, May 14 – 2:00 to 4:00 PM
• David Rayside, Jerald Sabin, Paul Thomas – Faith and Alberta Politics
A discussion of the Alberta 2012 election and what it means for the future of the province, the country, and the study of public opinion.
Why is it so hard to reform health policy in Canada? Lessons From Cross-Provincial Analysis (Advance Registration Requested)
The School Of Public Policy & Governance and The Department of Political Science present
HARVEY LAZAR, Adjunct Professor, School of Public Administration, University of Victoria
Professor Lazar will be joined by: BRIAN GOLDEN (Professor, Rotman School of Management) and CAROLYN HUGHES TUOHY (Senior Fellow and Professor emeritus of Political Science, SPPG) as discussants and the session will be moderated by DAVID CAMERON (Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science).
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
A light lunch will be provided.
Register online here: http://lazar.eventbrite.com/
Registration is appreciated so that they can predict catering numbers.