Public Symposium

Building Research Collaboration on Citizen Participation and Social Change

Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Time: 2 – 4 pm

Venue: University of Toronto Scarborough, Council Chambers (Room AA 160)

You are invited to attend a public symposium on the launch of a new global
research partnership, the Collaboration for Research on Democracy (CORD)

The new research network is being developed at a workshop hosted by the
IDS program at UTSC from May 21st-23rd. Funded by the IDRC, participants
include over twenty researchers and practitioners from Bangladesh, Brazil,
Egypt, India, South Africa, the UK and Canada.

At this public symposium, on the last day of the workshop, participants
will talk about their current research projects, CORD¹s global research
agenda, and plans for building engagements between researchers and

Researchers, students,and anyone interested in citizen participation,
democracy and pro-poor social change should attend this event.


* Dr. Simeen Mahmud (BRAC Development Institute, BRAC University,
* Dr. Shylashri Shankar (Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, India)
* Professor Laurence Piper (University of the Western Cape, South Africa)
* Hani Morsi, (Social activist and researcher, Egypt) Ph.D candidate
Institute for Development Studies, University of Sussex.
* Laura Waisbich (The Brazilian Centre for Analysis and Planning, Brazil)
* Dr. Bettina von Lieres (International Development Studies Program,
University of Toronto Scarborough

Chair: Professor Paul Kingston, IDS at UTSC

Opening Remarks: Professor Rick Halpern, Dean of Arts and Sciences,
University of Toronto Scarborough

For details, see the workshop website:

A light lunch will be served to all of those who register for the event:

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