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McGill Social Policy Workshop - Day 1

Anna Liisa Aunio, Ben Authers, Aimé Dontigny, Elizabeth Ellis, Ajay Heble, Debra Henderson, Gordon Knox, David Lametti, Eric Lewis, Desmond Manderson, Greg Marchildon, Karel Mayrand, Tracey Nicholls, Ian Peach, Tina Piper, Sara Ramshaw, Keith Sawyer, Shawn Van Sluys, Dana Vocisano, Ellen Waterman, Daniel Weinstock

Published: 2009-06-17

VIDEO/AUDIO: A recorded roundtable discussion of the use of improvisation as a lens through which to understand both the process of public policy formation and that of public policy implementation. TEXT: Biographies of workshop participants and an introduction to improvisation, law, and social policy.

Available Files

  • McGill_Social_Policy_Workshop_bios.pdf

    124 KB | application/pdf

  • Introduction_to_Improvisation_Social_Policy_and_Law.pdf

    111 KB | application/pdf

  • Social_Policy_Workshop_day1.m4a

    104 MB | audio/mp4

  • Social_Policy_Workshop_day1_highlights.mp4

    78 MB | video/mp4


Improvisation is, simply put, being and living this very moment. No one can hide in music, and improvising in music is to be truly in this very moment and being completely yourself, with all your qualities and faults. It is probably the most honest state for a human being to be in.

– John McLaughlin in an interview with Daniel Fischlin.