15 June 2016 - 9:00am to 17 June 2016 - 6:00pm

Université McGill, Montréal, QC

2011 Trudeau Scholar Mélanie Millette and 2015 Trudeau fellow Bessma Momani present on youth political engagement at a conference at McGill University in Montreal on 15-17 June. The event is titled "Youth Political Participation: The Diverse Roads to Democracy" and will "bring together experts on political participation, socialization and civic education from around the world, to discuss the state of the field, recent research findings, and to explore future avenues of research. The conference will showcase research from different national contexts and offer a comparative perspective on the contemporary challenges of youth political engagement in western democracies."

On Thursday 16 June, Bessma Momani together with University of Waterloo colleague Melissa Finn, leads a panel entitled “Citizenship Claims making Among Canadian Arab Youth: Examining Political Subjectivity through Peer-to-Peer engagement.” Professor  Momani is an expert on global economic governance issues, Canadian foreign policy, Arab Spring, Arab Canadians and Arab youth.

On Friday 17 June, Melanie Millette will discuss digital strategies in a presentation entitled “TaGueule! A Webzine to Speak Out About Politics, Identity, and Culture in French Canada: When Social Media Uses Is a Form of Political Participation.” Millette is now a professor at UQAM interested in how social media can provide visibility and legitimacy to minority or marginalized groups.
 

Bessma Momani

Professor Bessma Momani is an expert on global economic governance issues, Canadian foreign policy, Arab Spring, Arab Canadians and Arab youth.

2015 Fellows

Mélanie Millette

Mélanie is analyzing how social media can provide visibility and legitimacy to minority or marginalized groups. She is President of the Alumni Society of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation.

2011 Scholars Directors