Since 1991, the International Political Economy and Ecology (IPEE) Summer School has offered a course each year on a salient issue within the IPEE field. Every year an internationally renowned scholar in the field is invited as the course instructor. The course offering is sponsored by the Department of Politics, Faculty of Environmental Studies, and the Department of Geography at York University.
International Political Economy and Ecology Summer School
Freedom Dreams: Approaching the Transnational Political Economy of Race
Robin D. G. Kelley, Distinguished Professor and Gary B. Nash Endowed Chair in U.S. History, UCLA
Anna Zalik and Honor Ford-Smith, Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change, York University
The IPEE Summer School invites applications from graduate students and other interested individuals.
Application procedures for the Summer School vary, depending on whether or not you intend to take the course for academic credit.
The deadline to apply is April 30, 2021.
1. Students intending to take the Summer School for academic credit.
Academic credit for the Summer School will be one half-course equivalent (that is, for a one term graduate course).
1.1 Ontario Graduate Students, including York University Graduate Students
- You must submit a brief statement of why you want to take the course and list your background and qualifications (to Ouma Jaipaul at IPEE2021@yorku.ca). Once given permission to enrol in the course, York students who are not Political Science, Environmental Studies or Geography students must file a "Request to Take a Course in Another Graduate Program at York" form and send to Ouma Jaipaul at IPEE2021@yorku.ca.
- PNon-York students must file an Ontario Visiting Graduate Student Application form (available from your home university) and send to IPEE2021@yorku.ca.
1.2 Graduate Students from Outside Ontario (Canadian and International)
- You must submit a brief statement of why you want to take the course and list your background and qualifications (please send to Ouma Jaipaul at IPEE2021@yorku.ca).
- Graduate students from outside Ontario should discuss with their own Graduate Program whether they must register for formal credit at York to receive credit at their own university. Should you be admitted to the Summer School, you will need to register for formal credit as special student and send both your undergraduate and graduate official transcripts to the Office of Admissions at York University).
2. Students who are not seeking academic credit for the Summer School
- You must submit a statement of why you want to take the course and list your background and qualifications (please send to Ouma Jaipaul at IPEE2021@yorku.ca).
- Should you be admitted to the Summer School, you must fill out a registration form which will be provided to you by the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change at a later date.
Fees: For all students who are not seeking academic credit the fee for the Summer School is CDN $600.
The number of participants in the course will be limited. Places are reserved for York Students from the sponsoring graduate programs in Political Science, Geography and Environmental Studies, but does not guarantee admission.
The dates of the course are:
- June 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29 (2:30pm to 5:30 pm, EST time)
- July 7, 8, 9 (2:30pm to 5:30 pm, EST time)
- Additional guests/panelists will join Professor Kelley on specific dates, TBC.
The course will be offered by “zoom.” A list of required readings and details of written assignments will be available before the class begins.
Past IPEE Summer School Speakers
|1991||Eric Helleiner||Global Finance and the Emerging World Order|
|1993||Saskia Sassen||Global Cities|
|1994||Elmar Altvatar||Economy + Ecology|
|1995||Vandana Shiva||Sustainability in a Turbulent World|
|1996||Alain Lipietz||The Planner After Fordism: Ecology, Democracy, Internationalism|
|After the New Right: New Lefts North and South|
|1998||Warren Magnusson||Social Movements and the Global City|
|1999||Mike Davis||The Political Economy of Disaster: From Victorian Famines to Postmodern Apocalypses|
|2000||Peter Marcuse||Globalizing Cities/Partitioned Worlds|
|2001||Patrick Bond||Challenging Capitalist Globalizations: Targets, Opportunities, Contradictions|
|2002||Tony Clarke||Blue Gold: Unpacking the Political Ecology of the Emerging Global Water Crisis|
|2003||Dick Bryan||Global Capital and National Identity|
|2004||Eric Swyngedouw||Delightful Perversions of Glocalization: Nature, Space and Scale|
|Ecology, Imperialism and the Contradictions of Capitalism|
|2006||Aijaz Ahmed||Imperialism of Our Time|
|2007||Alfredo Saad-Filho||Development under Neoliberalism: Value, Money, Accumulation, Alternatives|
|2008||Gustavo Esteva||Beyond development and Globalization: Autonomous Movements, Indigenous Knowledges and Food Sovereignty in Latin America|
|Social Injustice is Killing People: the Political Economy of Health|
|2010||Nik Theodore||Labour Markets Under Late Neoliberalism: Restructuring, Regulations and Resistance|
|2011||Adam Harmes||New Constitutionalism and Global Economy|
|2012||Adam Hanieh||Political Economy of the Arab Spring: Crisis, Capitalism and Revolt|
|2013||Nik Heynen||Radical Food and Hunger Politics in the City|
|2014||Jamie Gough||Localism in a Neoliberal World: How Do Right, Centre and Left Use the Local Scale?|
|2015||Don Mitchell||Mean Street: Class Struggle, Capital Circulation and Public Space.|
|2016||Glen Coulthard||Resurgencies: Settler-Colonialism and Radical Indigenous Politics|
|2017||Nancy Peluso||Violent Political Ecologies: Resources, Labour, Transformation
|2019||Susanne Bergeron||Thinking Neoliberal Development Otherwise|
|2020||Cancelled due to COVID-19|