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1. UK preview, Everything's Gone Green
2. Area Studies and the Globalised World
3. Nationalism in the Americas
Please note the deadline for applications for this year's Prix du Quebec is 1 March 2007. Further details at:


1. UK Preview of Douglas Coupland's Everything's Gone Green at:

Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, Sat 17 February, 4.10pm
Screen 2. http://www.dubliniff.com
Glasgow Film Festival, Wed 21 February and Thurs 22 February, 1.30pm
Cineworld Renfrew Street. http://www.glasgowfilmfestival.org
North of Hollywood, Sun 25 February, 3.45pm and Mon 26 February, 8.45pm
Film House, Edinburgh. http://www.filmhousecinema.com
Arts Picture House, Cambridge, 28 March. http://picturehouses.co.uk

Tuesday 27 February 2007

British Library Conference Centre, London 25 (15 for postgraduates)
The British Library (Eccles Centre), the Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies , the UK Council for Area Studies Associations (UKCASA) and the Canadian High Commission in London have joined to organise this conference. Keynote speakers are Lord Giddens (London School of Economics) and Canadian social philosopher John Ralston Saul. A full programme and downloadable registration form is available at http://www.llas.ac.uk/events/llaseventitem.aspx?resourceid=2616

10.00 - 10.30 Registration and coffee
10.30 - 11.15
Europe and Globalisation
Keynote speaker: Lord Giddens
London School of Economics
Author of Runaway World: How Globalization is Reshaping Our Lives
11.15 - 12.45
Higher Education panel
Chair: Michael Kelly (Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies, University of Southampton)
Panel: Itesh Sachdev (SOAS); Elspeth Jones (Leeds Metropolitan University); David Sadler (Director of Networks - Higher Education Academy)

12.45 - 13.30
13.30 - 14.15
Area Studies, globalisation and British Library resources
Matthew Shaw and Dorian Hayes
14.15 - 15.00
The collapse of globalism: the way the world is turning
Keynote speaker: John Ralston Saul
Essayist and Novelist
Author of
The Collapse of Globalism and the Reinvention of the World
15.00 - 15.30
15.30 - 17.00
Area studies, globalisation and 21stC diplomacy
Chair: Iwan Morgan (Institute for the Study of the Americas)
Panel: Frank Pieke (University of Oxford), John Dumbrell (Durham University), Yasir Suleiman (University of Edinburgh

The Area Studies Network list is run by the Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies, www.llas.ac.uk. LLAS is now a Subject Centre of the Higher Education Academy, www.heacademy.ac.uk

3. Nationalism in the Americas
Friday 2 March

Keynote speaker: Ramsay Cook, Professor Emeritus at York University. Professor Cook is the author of many books including "Remembering Pierre Elliott Trudeau", and "Canada, Quebec and the Uses of Nationalism".

The seminar will take place from 3pm to 7pm at the Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London, 35 Tavistock Square, London WC1.

Admission is free, but if you would like to attend, please would you let Olga Jimenez know at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


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