Sunday, September 09, 2012

Invitation to weekly lectures in Toronto

Here's the program for my weekly lecture series for the academic year 2012-13.  Please do come!

Vital Discussions of Human Security

Lecture Series for 2012-13 academic year. Co-Sponsored by University College Health Studies Programme, Canadian Pugwash Group, Science for Peace, and Voice of Women for Peace.

Thursdays, 7-9 pm, usually in Rm. 144, University College, 15 Kings College Circle, U.of Toronto. All welcome. No charge.

13-Sept.   Walter Dorn, Chair, Canadian Pugwash Group  (room 052).
Wars Waged by the USA and Canada: Just, Unjust and Everthing In Between

20-Sept.    Ellen Michelson, recent Green Party candidate  (room 052).
Fixing Canada's Electoral System: Four Fallacies

27-Sept.    Danny Harvey, Professor of Geography, University of Toronto.
Global Warming and Human Security: Food and Water

4-Oct.    Barry Wellman, Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto,
Networked individualism

11-Oct.   Helmut Burkhardt, Professor of Physics Emeritus, Ryerson University.
Security for All: But How and at What Price?

18-Oct.   Timothy Donais, Associate Professor of Global Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University.
Peacebuilding and Local Ownership

25-Oct.   Pia Kleber, Prof. of Drama, Comparative Literature, U of Toronto.
A Cultural Approach to Human Security

1-Nov.    John Hannigan, Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto.
Disasters Without Borders: The International Politics of Natural Disaster

8-Nov.     Doug Saunders, Journalist with The Globe and Mail.
The Myth of the Muslim Tide

15-Nov.   Ron Craig, Professor of Communication & Design, Ryerson University.
New Strategies for Dealing with Global Problems

22-Nov.   Lloyd Helferty, Engineering Technologist, Biochar Consultant.
Biochar and Food Security: Dealing with the Droughts

29-Nov.   Peter Bessau, International Affairs, Natural Resources Canada.
International Model Forest Network: Canada's Contribution to Forest Sustainability Since Rio

10-Jan.    Aysan Sev'er, Professor Emerita of Sociology, U. of Toronto
Honour-Killings: Women's Safety in Honour-based Cultures

17-Jan.    John Bacher, Preservation of Agricultural Land, Ontario.
Toward a Billion More Trees in Ontario

24-Jan.    Duff Conacher, Coordinator of Your Canada, Your Constitution, Founder of Democracy Watch, Director of in Toronto.
What Makes Up an Actual, Working Democracy?

31-Jan.    Shawn-Patrick Stensil, Staff of Greenpeace in Toronto.
Lessons from Fukushima: Implications for Nuclear Safety International

7-Feb.    Valerie Zawilski, Associate Professor of Sociology, Western University.
The Sexual Slave Trade in Kosovo

14-Feb.   Seva Gunitsky, Asst. Professor of Political Science, U of Toronto.
Competing Visions of Democracy in the Post-Soviet Space

28-Feb.   J.C. Luxat, Professor of Nuclear Safety, McMaster U, and Richard Denton, M.D. President, Physicians for Global Survival.
The Nuclear Safety Issue

7-Mar.   Gordon Edwards, Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility
Can We Be Free of Nuclear Weapons and Still Have Nuclear Power?

14-Mar.   Peter Victor, Professor of Environmental Studies, York University.
Managing Without Growth: Slower by Design, Not Disaster

21-Mar.   Harriet Friedmann, Professor of Geography, U. of Toronto.
From "Feeding the World" to Sustainable Farming

28-Mar.   Jack Veugelers, Professor of Sociology, U. of Toronto.
The Far Right in France

4-Apr.    Leo Panitch, Professor of Political Science, York University.
The Making of Global Capitalism: The Canadian Model