Program

PROGRAM

Day 1 – September 27, 2018

8h-8h30: Arrival of participants

8h30-8h45: Welcoming address and introduction

  • Élisabeth Vallet, Department of Geography – UQAM, Director – Geopolitical center – Raoul-Dandurand Chair, Quebec Lead – Borders in globalization – Canada

8h45-9h25: Opening address – Border Walls: The state of knowledge

  • Reece Jones, Professor of Geography, University of Hawaii at Manoa – United States

9h30-10h50: Workshop 1 – 21st century borders: Pluridisciplinary definitions 

  • Material and Virtual Border Walls and the Legal Machinery for Oneway Porosity
    • Uta Kohl, Professor of Commercial Law, University of Southampton – UK
  • Ways of Seeing (the Border) 
    • Matthew Longo, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Leiden University – Netherlands
  • The Genesis of the 100-mile U.S. Border Security Zone Controversy
    • Lawrence Armand French, University of New Hampshire and Magdaleno Manzanarez, Western New Mexico University – United States
  • The Evolution and Failure of U.S. Border Enforcement
    • David Shirk, Professeur, University of San Diego – United States

10h50-11h10: Coffee break

11h10-12h40: Workshop 2 – Representations and symbolisms of borders

  • State of Exception at the US Border: Building Barriers with Legal Waivers
    • Kenneth Madsen, Associate Professor of Geography, Ohio State University – United States
  • Mapping Divided Cities and their Separation Walls: Case Studies from Berlin and Jerusalem
    • Christine Leuenberger, Department of Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University – United States
  • Australia’s Sovereign Borders: Symbolism, Security and Power. The vulnerabilities come later
    • Ian Howard, Department of Art & Design, University of New South Wales – Sydney – Australia
  • Designing Border Security: Prototype Imaginations in the San Diego-Tijuana Borderlands
    • Benjamin Muller, Associate Professor of Political Science, King’s University College at Western University – Canada

12h40-14h00: Lunch break

14h00-15h30: Workshop 3 – Borders identities, wall of identity

  • Border as “Zone of Indistinction”: Turkey’s Border with Syria
    • Egzi Tuncer, Assistant Professor in Architecture, Kadir Has University Turkey
  • Border Fences and Identitary Bordering in Europe: Hungary’s Antipolitics of European Integration 
    • James Scott, Karelian Institute, University of Eastern Finland – Finland
  • Reminiscing Partition in Constructing Indo-Pak Border in Punjab
    • Gurvel Singh Malhi, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Khalsa College et Manjit Kaur, Département de science politique, Guru Nanak Dev University College – India
  • Moroccos BorderWalls: Political and Security Aspects
    • Said Saddiki, Professor of Law, Al-Ain University of Science and Technology – UEA

15h30-15h50: Coffee break

15h50-17h20: Workshop 4 – Walls and (im)mobility : Responses to contemporary migration flows 

  • Contesting or consolidating border security?  Dilemmas of NGOs defending migrants’ rights in France and in Belgium
    • Damien Simonneau, Postdoctoral researcher, Université Saint-Louis – Belgium
  • Building Walls, Constructing Subjectivities
    • Stefania Vlachou, LL.M. Candidate, McGill University – Canada
  • Border walls, DREAMers and Trump: Politics, policy and the banality of evil
    • Terence Garrett,Professor of Political Science, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley et Paul PopeAssociate Professor of Political Science, Montana State University Billings – United States
  • A Comparative Analysis of Migration Control Strategies along the Western and Eastern Mediterranean routes: Sovereign Interventions through Militarization and Deportation
    • Ozgun Topak, Assistant Professor of Criminology, York University et Luna Vives, Professeure adjointe en géographie, Université de Montréal – Canada
  • Souffrances humaines  autour des murs : Cas de Melilla. Témoignages. 
    • Mimoun Attaheri, Professeur en Science politique, Faculté Pluridisciplinaire de Nador – Morocco

17h30: Performance – Erasing the Border

  • Susan Harbage Page, Assistant Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – United States

18h00-19h00 : Evening event – Discussions around the border (poster session with discussants) 

Discussants: Tony Payan, Margath Walker, Luna Vives and Matthew Longo

  • Water Wall on the Mexico-United States Border:  Río Bravo/Rio Grande Boundary Adjudications since 1884
    • Peter L. Reich, Lecturer in Law, UCLA School of Law – United States
  • Problems of the Periphery: Violence and Underdevelopment in the Pakistan-Afghanistan Borderlands
    • Belal Jonaid, Student-Researcher, Rutgers University – United States
  • Great Hatred, Little Room? Violence and Negotiations at 87 Dover Street
    • Brita Midness, PhD student, Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, School of International Relations, University St.Andrews – Scotland
  • Léviathan de béton : le mur de séparation israélien, chimère de sécurité
    • Clarisse Genton, Doctorante en architecture, École Nationale Supérieure de Paris-Malaquais – France
  • The Biopolitical Bordering of Migrant Women’s Bodies and the Babies Born In-Between
    • Allison J. Petrozziello, Doctorante en Global Governance, Balsillie School of International Affairs/Wilfrid Laurier University – Canada

Over the two days : Screening of documentaries & Photo Exhibit

  • Destierros, Hubert Caron-Guay – Canada
  • Démanteler les murs, Martin Bureau – Canada
  • Children at the Border, David Newman – Israel
  • Disaster Capitalism, Paul R. Jones – United Kingdom
  • Up Close with U.S.-Mexico Border Barriers, Kenneth Madsen – United States

 

Day 2, September 28, 2018

9h00-9h40: Opening address – Underground Tunnels as Shadow Border Ecologies

  • Juan Llamas-Rodriguez, Assistant Professor Critical Media Studies, University of Texas at Dallas – United States

9h45-11h15: Workshop 5 – Walls as means of securitization: justifications, limits and reflexions

  • Borders beyond borders: Economic grounds for keeping migrants and refugees at bay
    • Renaud Bellais, Chercheur associé ENSTA Bretagne, Brest et Institutional Advisor to the CEO, MBDA Missile Systems, Le Plessis-Robinson – France
  • Walls and borders. The securitization of immigration in the EU and the US
    • María-Luz Suárez, Associate Professor, University of Deusto – Spain
  • Fear of the Uncontrollable Border in Breaking Bad
    • Mark Bernhardt, Associate Professor of History, Jackson State University – United States
  • Paper Tigers and Imagined Risks: Organizational Culture and Bureaucratic Politics at the U.S.-Mexico Border
    • Tony Payan, Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies et Adjunct Professor, Rice University – United States
  • Securitizing Insecurity along Mexico’s borders
    • Margath Walker, Associate Professor of Geography and Geosciences, University of Louisville – United States

11h15-11h35: Coffee break

11h35-12h35: Workshop 6 – Indigenous communities and borders: North American perspectives

  • Annamarie Stevens and April Ignacio, Indivisible Tohono – Tohono O’odham nation
  • Darren Bonaparte, Author – Mohawk nation, Akwesasne
  • Canadian v. America Indian: Defining Belonging Along the U.S.-Canadian Borderlands
    • Karl Hele, Associate Professor, Mount Allison University – Canada

12h35-13h45: Lunch break

13h45-15h05: Workshop 7 – Walling of the state and (in)visibility

  • Life After Deportation in Mexico
    • Irasema Coronado, Professor of Political Science, University Texas at El Paso – United States
  • Maintenir l’impunité : rapports de race et de genre à la frontière maroco-espagnole
    • Elsa Tyszler, Doctorante en sociologie, Université Paris 8 CRESPPA-GTM – France
  • Entre local et global : enjeux et réalités migratoires des femmes subsahariennes vers l’Europe
    • Mylène de Repentigny-Corbeil, candidate à la maîtrise en communication, Université du Québec à Montréal Canada
  • Caged Women: Migration, mobility and access to health services in Texas and Arizona
    • Andréanne Bissonnette, étudiante au doctorat en science politique, Université du Québec à Montréal Canada

15h05-15h25: Coffee break

15h25-16h50: Workshop 8 – The Canada-US border: between securitization and collaboration

  • L’International Traffic in Arms Regulations et l’industrie aéronautique québécoise : un enjeu transfrontalier
    • Mathilde Bourgeon,candidate à la maîtrise en science politique, Université du Québec à Montréal Canada
  • L’expertise québécoise de l’érable au-delà des limites frontalières : histoires et défis de ces producteurs et productrices aux États-Unis
    • Thalia D’Aragon-Giguère, candidate à la maîtrise en science politique, Université du Québec à Montréal Canada
  • In Search of the Origins of the Canadian-American Border.  A Provisional Exploration
    • John Willis, Canadian Museum of History Canada
  • Les changements sécuritaires à la frontière canado-étatsunienne et leurs impacts sur les camionneurs longue distance francophones
    • Andréanne Bissonnette, étudiante au doctorat en science politique, et Elisabeth Vallet, département de géographie, Université du Québec à Montréal Canada

16h50 : Conclusion address

  • Élisabeth Vallet, Department of Geography – UQAM, Director – Geopolitical center – Raoul-Dandurand Chair, Quebec Lead – Borders in globalization – Canada

 

** A translation service (English to French/French to English) will be provided.