Productive Conflict? People, Politics and Place

The Kule Dialogues program proudly presents "Productive Conflict? People, Place and Politics."

Science-based management of our natural world and our communities relies on the development of a common understanding of the science and the underlying values held among decision-makers, the public and other actors.  Collaboration is an approach promising to deliver the level of dialogue that would foster such understanding and potentially, innovative solutions, yet some barriers have proven difficult to navigate, preventing full engagement and cooperation.  This KIAS Dialogue will present four case studies that explore the “success” of collaborative approaches in fostering an open and transparent dialogue and ultimately, engagement, in managing agriculture, land use, oil sands development and cultural heritage.

Featuring four panelists from a variety of backgrounds, this talk will showcase the interdisciplinarity of the Kule Institute for Advanced Study. Each presenter will give a brief presentation, and then we will allow for Q&A from the audience.

Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.

When: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 4:00pm

Where: Humanities Building, L-1


Marcia Ostashewski, KIAS Postdoctoral Fellow

Faculty of Arts, Department of Music

Collaborative Ethnomusicology: Celebrating Ukrainian communities in Cape Breton

Shannon Stunden Bower

Research Director, Parkland Institute

From Settlement to Science: The Cultural Programme of the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration