Lakehead Law and Politics' second Debate/Discussion event!

Event Date: 
Tuesday, November 28, 2023 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm EST
Event Location: 
The Study - Side Room
Hello everyone, 
Tonight will be Lakehead Law and Politics' second Debate/Discussion event! After an engaging and exciting debate/discussion last month, we look forward to discussing the Carbon Tax in Canada and the rise of right-wing politics internationally. 
The debate/discussion will be held today, Tuesday, November 28, 2023, from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm in The Study Sideroom.
All points of view are welcome at the event! 
We look forward to seeing you there!
LLP Exec Team


Event Date: 
Monday, October 30, 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm EDT
Event Location: 
The Study Sideroom



Monday, October 30TH 6:00-7:30 P.M.   

Debates/discussions are welcoming of all points of view!

Topics Include

•            Israel-Palestine Crisis

•            Canada-India Dispute

•            NATO involvement in Ukraine Russia Conflict

What was the Sign of Libya? Liberal Interventionism, Imperial Blowback, and the Crisis in the Sahel.

Event Date: 
Monday, October 16, 2023 - 11:30am to 1:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
UC 1017

"Unsettling the Coloniality of Child Being"

Event Date: 
Thursday, February 9, 2023 - 9:00am to 10:30am EST
Event Location: 
ZOOM Link -
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Toby Rollo
Event Contact E-mail: 
Dr. Rollo is presenting and participating in a discussion on Childism and Decoloniality.


Transnational Childism Colloquium
Thursday February 9, 2023, 9:00-11:00 am US ET, Online via Zoom

ZOOM Link -


The figure of the child is central to coloniality. There is a need for critical discussion around a painful lacuna in current scholarship and society, namely, the intersection of adult subordination of the young and colonial subordination of the “non-Western” subject and a corresponding intersection of child and decolonial liberation. In both theory and practice, adultist logics serve the essential colonial function of removing children from their lands and communities by disqualifying them from participation in socio-political life and segregating them into institutions such as schools for the purposes of inculcating a "modern education." While children from racialized groups continue to be the primary group affected by colonial adultism, there is a need to explore how all human beings designated as children are implicated in the colonial project. At the same time, the actual and figurative "child" stands as a potential site for the formation of just and emancipatory new social imaginations.

Program (in US ET)

9:00-9:10 Introduction, John Wall, Rutgers University, US

9:10-9:40 Panel 1: "The Child" and Coloniality

Toby Rollo, Lakehead University, Canada: "Unsettling the Coloniality of Child Being"

Lucia Rabello de Castro, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: “Gestures towards Decoloniality: How Could a Childist Perspective Help?”

9:40-10:00 Open Discussion



Political Science 2023 Seminar Series

Event Date: 
Monday, February 6, 2023 - 10:00am to 11:30am EST
Event Location: 
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. B. Maiangwa
Event Contact E-mail: 

Yearning to be: a lecture on the coloniality of race, gender and personhood.

Christiane Essombe

Christiane Essombe (she/her) holds a Master degree from the University of Montreal School of Public Health. She has been involved in anti-racism work, public health research and advocacy for marginalized populations for over 7 years. As a diasporic Black woman who is neither from here or there, she constantly interrogates the legacy of colonialism, racism and sexism wherever she is. Christiane is currently completing a PhD in psychology at the University of Cape Town in which she interrogates Negrophobia in African contexts--  

Monday, February 6th    

10:00 a.m.


Meeting ID: 942 7607 2982
Passcode: 229633

Everyone Welcome

Political Science Webinar Series

Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:30am EDT
Event Location: 
ZOOM (please email for the passcode)

Please join us for our POLITICAL SCIENCE Webinar. 

(Please email to receive the pass code.

Topic: Challenging conversations:  Fostering political voice at the intersections of race, gender, class and sexuality

Time: Sep 28, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 953 5114 1769

Before you attend the presentation, kindly watch this excerpt from Director Lee Mun Wah of Stirfry Seminars & Consultings Diversity Training Films: Documentaries. 

Topic: Challenging conversations: Fostering political voice at the intersections of race, gender, class, and sexuality

Systems of patriarchy, slavery, colonialism, and capitalism have created global structural and social divisions across cultures. These divisions have perpetuated all forms of violence, including impeding consciousness formation and mobilization or fostering political voice across cultures. The presentation will focus on how we create brave spaces—that is, spaces that foster political voice, using constructive storytelling and dialogue while exploring challenging topics about difference, including but not limited to gender, race, sexuality, and class.  


Michele Lemonius holds an MA in Conflict Analysis and Management from Royal Roads University, an MA in Adult Education from St. Francis Xavier University and attained her Ph.D. in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Manitoba.

As a researcher, educator and peace activist, she continues to facilitate a process that encourages creating spaces for dialogue, and self-discovery; that embraces all experiences as integral parts of one whole; that allows each human contact to be an experience of critical reflection where meaning is challenged in an effort to provide personal and professional growth.

Michele was born in Jamaica and immigrated to Canada over 30 years ago and has strong ties to the Jamaican diaspora in Toronto where she spent most of her life. She has conducted qualitative, multi method research in organization and community, specific to the causes of conflict in the workplace, and the experiences of Jamaican immigrant women in Canada.



Unforeseen Challenges Of Ideology: James Madison and the Federalist Papers

Event Date: 
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 11:30am to 12:30pm EDT
Event Location: 
ZOOM - Students and faculty please contact Dr. P. Cain ( via email for the zoom link.
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. P. Cain
Event Contact E-mail: 
Event Contact Web: 

Russian Aggression in Ukraine: An Intimate Perspective

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm EST
Event Location:

The Reason for Racism: A Student Perspective

Event Date: 
Friday, April 9, 2021 - 10:00am EDT
Event Location: 
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. D. West
Event Contact E-mail: 

MEETING ID: 997 1814 0096

PASSCODE: 173235