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,
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 GoodOrg.ca 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