May 2017

CPSA is keeping me busy, but there have been some interesting news stories in the last few days: ‘Mark my words’: Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion will proceed, Alberta premier vows Trump Advisers Wage Tug of War Before Decision on Climate Deal Financial firms lead shareholder rebellion against ExxonMobil climate change policies Trump pulling U.S. out […]

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In one of my most boneheaded moves ever, I lost my wonderful Fuji X100s camera at the Canadian Political Science Association conference. I was at a morning panel on “Natural Resources, Energy, and Climate” and because the desks were small I put it on the one behind me. At the end of the session, I […]

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As called for in President Gertler’s “Beyond Divestment” decision, the U of T Asset Managament Corporation (UTAM) recently released their first report on incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into the management of the school’s $9 billion portfolio (PDF). I’m pretty tied up with the Canadian Political Science Association conference from tomorrow to Thursday, […]

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One danger with relationships — from the professional to the familial — is to focus too closely on the recent past when deciding how to feel about them. I find that I have a tendency to feel like the emotional trajectory of the last few days or weeks offers the best chance for estimating what […]

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