2016- Methods Workshop – GLOBAL ACTORS AND COMMUNITY-LEVEL SECURITY IN THE EXTRACTIVE SECTOR

VENUE: DELTA KINGSTON WATERFRONT HOTEL, 1 JOHNSON ST, KINGSTON, ON SEPTEMBER 16, 2016

The objective of this workshop is to give graduate students involved in research relating to the themes below the opportunity to present their dissertation proposal and methodologies, and to receive feedback from experts in academia, industry, government, NGOs, etc. The workshop will serve as a forum for mentorship, networking and the exchange of experiences, best practices and ideas that will provide pre-deployment support for graduate field work research.

The workshop themes include:
• The state-business nexus of security and human rights in the extractive sector;
• Best practices relating to the implementation of global governance regimes in the extractive sector;
• Relations with local law enforcement and the military in the extractive sector;
• The dynamics of company-community conflict in the extractive sector;
• Public-private partnerships in extractive sector;
• Risk analysis and conflict impact assessment tools for multinational corporations;
• Private security trends and challenges in the extractive sector;
• Canada at home and abroad.

WORKSHOP AGENDA

Date: Friday September 16, 2016
Venue: Delta Kingston Waterfront Hotel, Rm TBC – 1 Johnson St, Kingston, ON K7L 5H7

7:45AM- 8.30AM: Arrival and Free Registration

8:30AM: Welcome and Keynote
Dr. Stéfanie von Hlatky (Queen’s University), Director of CIDP
Dr. Jeffrey Davidson (CSR Counsellor, Global Affairs Canada)

9:15AM- 10:15AM: PANEL 1: Corporate Social Responsibility and Conflict in the Extractive Sector

Chair: Claude Voillat (ICRC)

– Priscilla Apronti (Queen’s University), “Enhancing Corporate Accountability through ‘Social License to Operate’. Challenges and Prospects in Ghana’s Mineral Mining Industry”

– Olivier Jobin (Université de Montréal), “How Mining Conflicts Become News: Investigation of Selection Biases of Media Monitoring Systems covering Canadian Mining Companies in Africa”

Experts/Discussants: Dr. Uwafiokun Idemudia (York University)
Dr. Nathan Andrews (Queen’s University)

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10 MINUTE BREAK
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10:30AM- 11:30 AM: PANEL 2: Global Governance Frameworks and Human Rights

Chair: Alan Bryden (DCAF)

– Raynold Wonder Alorse (Queen’s University), International Business and Human Rights ‘the Canadian Way’? A Study of Canadian Transnational Mining Firms in South Africa and Ghana”

– Jason McSparren (University of Massachusetts, Boston), “The EITI Multi-Stakeholder Working Group: The role of civil society”

Experts/Discussants:
Dr. Jane Parpart (University of Massachusetts, Boston)
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20 MINUTE BREAK AND NETWORKING
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12:00PM – 1:15PM: PANEL 3 (Lunch Panel): Roundtable of Experts – Research, Government, Private and Not–for–‐profit Insights

Chair/Discussant: Dr. Frédéric Mérand, Université de Montréal

– Isabelle Brissette, Rio Tinto
– Sharonya Sekhar, Candian Red Cross (CRC)
– Claude Voillat, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
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15 MINUTE BREAK AND NETWORKING
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1:30PM – 2:30PM: PANEL 4 – Natural Resource Governance and Security

Chair: Almero Retief (Rio Tinto)

Timothy Adivilah (University of Massachusetts, Boston), “Global governance of mercury use in artisanal and small-scale mining: A socio-environmental case study”

Kuzi Charamba (McGill University), “The Development of a Global Regulatory Network for the
Private Military and Security Industry”

Discussants/Expert: Dr. J. Andrew Grant (Queen’s University)
Dr. Nadège Compaoré (York University)
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15 MINUTE BREAK AND NETWORKING
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2:45PM- 3:45PM: PANEL 5 – Canada at Home and Abroad: Substate Actors and Public-Private Partnerships

Chair: Dr. Stéfanie von Hlatky (Queen’s University)

Leah Sarson (Queen’s University), “Controlling International Perceptions of the State: Indigenous peoples, Canadian foreign policy, and the extractive resource sector”

Shingirai Taodzera (University of Ottawa), “Examining Botswana’s public-private partnership resource governance model through Bayart’s “Extraversion””.

Experts/Discussants: Dr. Tim Shaw (University of Massachusetts, Boston)
Dr. Paula Butler (Wilfrid Laurier University) *
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3:45PM-4:00PM: Closing remarks by Dr. Stéfanie von Hlatky and Dr. Frédéric Mérand