U of A campus & Livestream • November 17–19, 2023
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Concurrent session



November 17, 2018 at 10:30am - 11:45am


Engineering Teaching & Learning Complex (ETLC), University of Alberta
with Kevin Taft and Trevor Harrison

The Deep History of Oil and Government in Alberta

Kevin Taft is author of five books, including Oil’s Deep State, published by Lorimer in 2017. Taft served three terms in the Alberta legislature and was Leader of the Official Opposition from 2004 to 2008, through two general elections.

Through a Past and Future Glass Darkly: Alberta Before and After 2015

This presentation will examine the lessons arising out of Alberta's 2015 election and what they suggest about future directions.

Trevor Harrison is a professor of Sociology at the University of Lethbridge and, since 2011, director of Parkland Institute. He is best known for his studies in political sociology, political economy, and public policy. He is the author, co-author, or co-editor of nine books, numerous journal articles and book chapters, and is a frequent contributor to public media, including radio and television.