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German-Canadian Transatlantic Forum

CCGES organizes the Transatlantic Forum each year to examine an issue of relevance in both Germany and Canada with the aim of fostering contacts between scholars working in Canada’s German studies community. Participants are both senior and junior scholars working at Canadian universities in a variety of disciplines. While the format varies from year to year, at the Forum’s core is always a workshop in which participants present brief papers on an aspect of the year’s theme. These are intended to serve as starting points for discussion and debate. In addition, ample time is built into the proceedings to allow participants to network with the colleagues from across the country.

2011 Transatlantic Forum: Nuclear Energy Policy in Europe and North America – November 11-12, 2011

Germany’s decision to close its nuclear power plants by 2022 was the catalyst for this year’s event which uses this as a starting point for a look at nuclear energy policy in a number of European and North American contexts.

The Forum will begin with a free screening of “Under Control: An Archaeology of Nuclear Energy”, a documentary film by German director Volker Sattel, on Friday, November 11th at 6 pm, Innis Town Hall. The film is open to all and will be screened in its original German with English subtitles.

On Saturday, Forum participants will convene at the Centre’s York offices for a day-long workshop during which they will consider issues relating to nuclear energy policy in Europe and North America from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

The 2011 Transatlantic Forum has been convened by Prof. Ulrich Best, a CCGES Faculty Affiliate and a DAAD Visiting Professor in York’s Geography Department. For more information on the Forum, please contact him at: