For the first episode this season, ROR will discuss social media, and the power and oppression it is used for. Our special guest today is Elisha Corbett, a political science PhD student at Queen's University.
If you are interested in water rights and access to fresh water in Canada and abroad than this week’s episode of 'Right of Reply' is right for you.
Tonight we are speaking with Professor Eleanor MacDonald who is an Associate Professor in the Political Studies Department here at Queen’s University. Dr. MacDonald will be giving us some insight into the privatization vs. government regulation debate on fresh water and will be discussing what this means for accessibility in the future. We also discuss some of the difficulties with mobilizing civil society to become serious about water issues and offer some of our own sentiments about why it remains difficult to motivate people around environmental issues despite a general awareness amongst the public to these concerns. We hope you enjoy!
In the final episode of our fourth season, we explore the substance and mechanics of the ongoing U.S. Presidential election.
First, we speak with David Rothschild, an economist with a Ph.D. in applied economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He currently works for Microsoft Research in New York City studying social media data, polling, and markets and is a regular contributor to the Washington Post. Through his development of prediction and sentiment models, David was able to correctly predict 50 of 51 Electoral College outcomes in the 2012 election. We speak with David about the nature and value of contemporary polling, and get his predictions on the ongoing race.
We then speak with Paul Quirk, Phil Lind Chair in U.S. Politics and Representation at the University of British Columbia and received his PhD from Harvard University. We talk to Paul about this controversial election, the rise of Bernie Sanders, and the collapse of the Republican Party.
Finally, we close with a discussion with the entire ROR team, in which we address some of the many controversies sparked by the ongoing race.
In this episode, Reply of Reply examines sexual violence and sexual assault policy on university campuses. Inspired by the documentary "The Hunting Ground", the Right of Reply team examines the current social climate that facilitates sexual violence and impunity for perpetrators throughout Canadian and American campuses.
To help us in our discussion of Queen's University's response to sexual assault, Right of Reply is joined by Victoria Gibson, Assistant News Editor of The Queen's Journal to speak with us on their recent article: Sexual Assault Policy, 15 Months Later.