Annual Lecture Series
The Centre hosts exceptional international scholars each year for public talks. The series self-consciously curates the cutting edge of diaspora and transnational studies, with our audiences often including a mix of undergraduates, graduate students, alumni, faculty from across the University, and members of the public. Talks are generally 45 minutes long with additional time for questions and answers.
The Quayson Lecture in Diaspora and Transnational Studies
This annual, yearend event is named after Professor Ato Quayson. University Professor and the Centre’s founding director, Professor Quayson’s bold research set the Centre’s agenda for more than a decade. This lecture now serves as an opportunity for students and scholars to participate in the futures that his intellectual labor made possible. The inaugural Quayson Lecture will be delivered by Professor Ato Quayson on Thursday March 22, 2018.
Workshops and Conferences
The Centre routinely convenes scholarly workshops and conferences that bring leading scholars from around the world to the University of Toronto.
Teach-Ins and Town Halls
Student initiated and Centre facilitated, teach-ins and town halls provide public space for a student body actively grappling with the politics of our day. Intended to be organized within a matter of days, possibly in response to emerging events, teach-ins and town halls combine the conviviality of public debate with the informality of earnest inquiry.