February 10, 2016, 3:30-5:30; Osgoode Hall Law School (Ignat Kaneff Building), Room 2027
After recently joining York University’s Department of Social Science as a SSHRC Postdoctroral Fellow, Nadège Compaoré was invited to give the third ILIGS seminar on February 12, 2016. The seminar, entitled “Re-Politicizing State Sovereignty in Global Governance: A Political Economy of Transparency in the Oil Sectors of Gabon and Ghana” explored political and economic role of oil-rich post-colonial states within the context of global governance mechanisms. As an International Relations scholar, Nadège’s presentation gave those in attendance an interesting viewpoint on the relationship between TWAIL and “TWAIR” – Third World Approaches to International Relations. Indeed, this inter-disciplinary presentation sparked considerable discussion from scholars of both law and politics at York University.
Dr. Nadège Compaoré is a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Social Science at York University. She holds a PhD in Political Studies from Queen’s University, where her research was funded by SSHRC, by the Center for International Governance Innovation, and by the Canadian International Development Agency. Compaoré’s work draws upon TWAIL scholarship and International Relations theory, to construct de-colonial critiques of global governance measures in the extractive sector. Her current research investigates the changing nature of mining legislations in Africa, and the implications of these changes for corporate and state behaviour in host countries. Compaoré is co-editor of New Approaches to the Governance of Natural Resources: Insights from Africa (with J.A. Grant and M.I Mitchell, Palgrave 2014).