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Call for proposals: Big Thinking

Published on: 23 Jul 2020
Lecture date: Between October 20 and November 17, 2020 (TBA)
Location & duration: Online presentation lasting 45 to 60 minutes.
Subject matter: The 2020 U.S. Election.
Submission deadline: August 7, 2020

The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences welcomes proposals for a Big Thinking lecture or panel featuring scholar(s) in any discipline of the humanities and social sciences, on the topic of the 2020 U.S. election. The event will take place virtually on a date to be determined, sometime between October 20 – November 17, 2020.

Potential themes to explore may include, but are not limited to, the implications of the election results, from a pre- or post-election perspective, on:

Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences
International relations and global security
Inequality and social justice
Canada - U.S. trade and border policy
Climate change and environmental policy

Virtual Big Thinking events typically consist of a 20-minute presentation followed by a moderated, prepared Q&A session, and a moderated Q&A with the audience.

To submit a proposal, please fill out the online form by August 7, 2020. You will be asked to upload a PDF containing a) the title and abstract (max 200 words) of your proposed talk and b) a CV (max two pages). Applicants not retained for this event may be contacted about future opportunities on this theme. For more information, consult our Call for Proposals.

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