JUNE 2, 2016

Doors open at 8 AM.

8h00– 8h30 – Registration

8h30– 8h45 – Welcoming remarks

Élisabeth Vallet (@geopolitics2020), Geopolitical Center, Raoul-Dandurand Chair, UQAM & Borders in Globalization – Canada

8h45-9h15 – Opening address

  • Walls are Mobile Borders
    Anne-Laure Amilhat-Szary, Geography, Joseph Fourier University & Institut universitaire de France – France

9h00-9h15: Question Period

9h15-10h30 – Panel 1
Border Walls and Violence

Chair : Yann Roche, Geography Department, UQAM – Canada

  • Fortifiying the Morroco-Algeria border : security concerns and regional competition
    Said Saddiki
    , International Law, Al-Ain University of Science and Technology – U.A.E.
  • Is symbolic violence a means for normalising walls and fragmentation of spaces?
    Brigitte Piquard
     (@bpiquard), Humanitarian and Conflict, Oxford Brookes University, School of Architecture Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment, Headington Campus – United Kingdom
  • Arizona policies and politics, ethnic cleansing, and enforcing border walls
    Francisca James Hernandez, Anthropology & Southwest Institute for Research on Women, University of Arizona – USA
  • Border moves : Walls and other form of U.S. Bordering
    Victoria Hattam, Department of Politics, New School for Social Research – USA

10h15-10h30 – Question Period
10h30-10h45 – Coffee Break

10h45-12h00 – Panel 2
Border Walls and Identities

Chair : Said Saddiki, International Law, Al-Ain University of Science and Technology – U.A.E.

  • Fencing a Nation : India-Bangladesh Border in South East Asia
    Subho Basu (@SubhoBasu50), McGill University – Canada
  • Frontières murées et identités nationales au Moyen-Orient
    Daniel Meier, Sociology, Université Joseph Fourier – France
  • Fencing Europe. A critical analysis of the discourses on safety and migration in the field of physical border manifestation in southern Europe
    Francesca Barp, Technische Universität Dresden – Germany
  • Fencing the India-Pakistan border in Indian Punjab and its impact on the local population
    Jagrup Singh Sekhon, Department of Political Science and School of Social Sciences, Guru Nanak dev University Amritsar, Punjab – India

11h45-12h00 – Question Period
12h00-13h15 – Lunch

13h15-14h30 – Panel 3
Border Walls and the Environment

Chair : Melissa Kelly, Geography & Environmental Studies, Carleton University – Canada

  • Multiple mobilities : How non-humans shape border walls
    Miriam Ticktin, Anthropologie, New School for Social Research & Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility – USA
  • Line drawing : Seeing through walls
    Radhika Subramaniam, School of Art and Design History and Theory – USA
  • The multispecies border wall : invasive, exotic, endangered at the U.S.-Mexico border
    Rafi Youatt (@RafiYouatt), New School for Social Research, Department of Politics – USA
  • Walls, waivers, and water on the U.S.-Mexico border
    Scott Nicol, South Texas College & Sierra Club Borderlands Team – USA

14h15-14h30 – Question period
14h30-14h45  – Coffee Break

14h45-16h00 – Panel 4
Border Walls and Border Art

Chair : Kenneth D. Madsen (@madsen34geog), Geography, Ohio State University at Newark – USA

  • Operation Sovereign Borders : Saving lives, losing face
    Ian Howard,
    Arts and Design, UNSW – Australia
  • Border art as an act of contemporary protest
    Nikita Yasmin Shah, Global Governance, Balsillie School of International Affairs, University of Waterloo – Canada
  • Paradoxal landscape : Reinterpreting the Sino-North Korea border as blockage and bridge
    Longfeng Wu, Design Studies, Harvard University – USA
  • Critical creations : Portrait the border researcher as an Artist
    Anne-Laure Amilhat-Szary, Laboratoire de géographie alpine, Université Joseph Fourier Grenoble & Institut Universitaire de France – France

15h45-16h00 – Question Period

16h00-17h00 – Evening discussion

17h00-19h30 : Poster Session + Beer&Cider Cocktail
Organised with the support of Aeroports de Montréal

Discussants : Said Saddiki & Kenneth D. Madsen

  • An Illusion of Security: Border Securitization and Border Wall Construction
    Bradley M. Cranwell, University of Victoria  – Canada
  • Producing division and unity through memories of war : South Korean military and political strategies for managing the DMZ
    Darcie Draudt 
    (@DarcieDraudt), Department of Political Science, Johns Hopkins University – USA
  • Border killing in Bangladesh-India border : An attempt to highlight the real causes through profile analysis
    Farhana Razzak
    , Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit Bangladesh
  • Could cross border cooperation destroy borderwalls? Criticism of Turkey-Bulgaria borders with in the frame of IPA cross border cooperation
    Feristah Yilmaz
    , Gazi University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Political Science and Public Administration  – Turkey
  • Alternatives to border walls
    Gerhard Besier
    and Katarzyna Stoklosa, Sigmund Neumann Institute for the Research on Freedom and Democracy, University of Southern Denmark – Germany / Denmark
  • Hidden actors of making border regulations : the role of small-scale traders in the Thai-Malaysian borderland
    Kazue Takamura
    , Institute for the Study of International Development, McGill University  – Canada
  • Comparative border flooding controversies : Syrians vs Latin Americans : The geopolitics of ethnic/sectarian acceptance
    Laurence Armand French
    and Magdaleno Manzanarez (@ManzanarezM), Psychology, Western New Mexico University & External Affairs, Western New Mexico University – USA
  • Border caricatures
    David Newman, Geopolitics, Université de Negev – Israel

Art Exhibition
June, 2&3

Photography :

Visual art :

  • Martin Bureau« La fin du dialogue – Le Mur » – Canada
  • École Lanaudière (Montréal) directed by Anouk Looten, « L’anti-mur de séparation» – Canada
  • David Newman, Video “Children at the Border”


JUNE 3, 2016

8h30-9h15 – Opening address 

Chair : Élisabeth Vallet (@geopolitics2020), Geopolitical Center, Raoul-Dandurand Chair, UQAM & Borders in Globalization – Canada

  • Re-fencing and re-bordering in an era of securization : the return of borders
    David Newman, Université de Negev & International Journal Geopolitics – Israel

9h00-9h15 – Question Period

9h15-10h30 – Panel 5
Economics and Technology of Border Walls

Chair : Christine Leuenberger, Department of Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University – USA

  • Le prix de l’asymétrie dans la maîtrise des espaces frontaliers
    Renaud Bellais, ENSTA Bretagne & Affaires publiques France, Airbus Group, Paris – France
  • Économies des murs en Afrique du Nord et impacts sur les politiques de croissance : Le cas de l’Algérie
    Nadji Khaoua (@NaNadjikh), Economics, Université Badji Mokhtar d’Annaba Algeria
  • How do algorithms reborder the security state? Of borders, infrastructures and algorithmic security
    David Grondin (@ProfGrondin), School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa – Canada
  • Entry to and Exit from Greece: Surveillance and Human Rights
    Ozgun E. Topak (@ozgun_topak), Department of Political Science, York University – Canada

10h15-10h30 – Question Period
10h30-10h45 – Coffee Break

10h45-11h30 – Panel 6
Border Walls Effectiveness 

Chair : Frédérick Gagnon (@GagnonFrederick), Political Science, UQAM & Center for United States Studies, Raoul-Dandurand Chair – Canada

  • Crumbling walls and mass migration in the 21st century
    Christine Leuenberger, Department of Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University – USA
  • Walls : The regulatory influence of physical partitions on territories and nations
    Marie-Ève Loiselle, Centre for International Governance and Justice, Australian National University – Australia

11h15-11h30 – Question Period
11h30-13h00 – Lunch

13h00-14h00 – Panel 7
Border Walls, Agency and Civil Society (1)

Chair : Marie Lamensch (@MarieLamensch84), MIGS, Concordia University, Montreal – Canada

  • Biopolitics and family politics in these neoliberal times : Borders, governmentality, and intrusion into private bodies and family lives
    Irasema Coronado and Kathleen Staudt,, Political Science, University of Texas at El Paso – USA
  • More-than-human Agency and Resistance in the (Moroccan) State of Exception
    Leslie Wyrtzen, Graduate School of Geography, Clark University – USA
  • « We need a fence! » A comparison of pro-fence mobilizations in Israel and in Arizona (USA)
    Damien Simonneau (@DamSim), Centre Émile Durkheim, Sciences Po Bordeaux, Université Paris 13, Sorbonne Paris Cité – France

13h45-14h00 – Période de questions
14h00-14h15 – Coffee Break

14h15-15h15 – Panel 8
Border Walls, Agency and Civil Society (2)

Chair : Stéphane Bernard, Département de géographie, Université du Québec à Montréal – Canada

  • Conflict and cooperation over border barrier construction along the Tohono O’Odham reservation
    Kenneth D. Madsen (@madsen34geog), Professeur adjoint de géographie, Ohio State University at Newark, doctorant en géographie, Arizona State University – USA
  • Greening the « Green Line » in Cyprus
    Victor Konrad, Geography and Environmental Studies, Carleton University – Canada
  • Walls beyond border walls : The US-Mexico border and Calais
    Leila Whitley (@LeilaMWhitley), Centre for Feminist Research, Goldsmiths, University of London – United Kingdom

15h00-15h15 – Question Period

15h15-15h45 – Closing Address

Chair : Victor Konrad, Geography and Environmental Studies, Carleton University – Canada

  • Les frontières à l’heure de la mondialisation
    Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly, School of Public Administration, Faculty of Human and Social Development & Local Governement Institute, University of Victoria – Canada

16h00 – Farewell