Saturday, September 28, 2013

Weekly Lecture Series 2013-14 Please Come and Bring a Friend!

Vital Discussions of Human Security Lecture Series for 2013-14

Co-Sponsored by University College Health Studies Programme, Canadian Pugwash Group, Science for Peace, and Voice of Women for Peace.

Thursdays, 7-9 pm, Room 179, University College, 15 Kings College Circle, U.of Toronto. All welcome. No charge. Bring your friends! Video will normally be available on the SfP YouTube channel within 1-2 weeks after each talk.

Thursday Sept 26: Falling in Love with the Earth Stephen Scharper, Associate Professor, School of the Environment, University of Toronto

Thursday Oct 3: Politics of Peace vs. Politics of Empire in the Middle East: Democratic Struggles, Neo-Ottoman AspirationSedef Arat-Koç, Associate Professor, Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University

Thursday Oct 10: Neither Conflict nor “Use it or Lose it”: Canada’s Arctic Extended Continental Shelf  Elizabeth Riddell-Dixon, Professor Emerita of Political Science at University of Western Ontario

Thursday Oct 17: Building A Dream: Advocacy and Affordable Housing Dennis Magill, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, University of Toronto

Thursday Oct 24: What Can Time-Use Data Tell Us?  Bill Michelson, S.D. Clark Professor of Sociology, Emeritus

Thursday Oct 31: The Initiative for UN Emergency Peace Service Peter Langille, Senior Research Associate, Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria

Thursday Nov 7: Generating Rights for Communities Harmed by Mining Liisa North, Professor Emeritus, York University and Visiting Professor, Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO), Quito, Ecuador

Thursday Nov 14: The Industrial Diet in Three Meals Tony Winson, Professor and Associate Chair, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Guelph

Thursday Nov 21: Whither Well Being: How Secure Can You Be? David Harries, Generalist, Committed to Strategic Foresight

Thursday Nov 28: Compensation, the Value of Life and the War on Terror Emily Gilbert, Associate Professor and Director, Canadian Studies program and Department of Geography, University of Toronto

Dec 5-Jan 2: Holidays: series resumes in New Year

Thursday Jan 9: Education for Democracy in Peirce, James, Dewey, and Mead Irving Zeitlin, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, University of Toronto

Thursday Jan 16: Nonviolence as Political Action Jill Carr-Harris, Development worker in India on women’s empowerment.

Thursday Jan 23: Armed Conflict and Food Insecurity: A Global Challenge Mustafa Koç, Professor of Sociology, Ryerson University

Thursday Jan 30: Patents & Progress: What to do about Corrupt Medical Research Practices James R. Brown, Professor of Philosophy, University of Toronto

Thursday Feb 6: Building Peace in the 21st Century: Reflections over 30 years Peggy Mason, Formerly Canada’s Ambassador for Disarmament

Thursday Feb 13: Constitution and Strategy: Understanding Canadian Power in the World  Irvin Studin, Assistant Professor in the School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto

Feb 20: Reading week: series resumes following week

Thursday Feb 27: Economics of the Global Commons Frank de Jong, President of Earthsharing Canada

Thursday Mar 6: Child Soldier Recruitment in Intra-state Armed Conflicts Vera Achvarina, Assistant Professor, Political Science, University of Toronto

Thursday Mar 13: Taxing for Fairness and Prosperity David Langille, Health Studies, University of Toronto and Work & Labour Studies, York University, Treasurer at Canadians for Tax Fairness

Thursday Mar 20: “Prosecutor:” A film and discussion about Luis Moreno-Ocampo and first trial of the International Criminal Court  Barry Stevens, Film maker

Thursday Mar 27: Seasick: When Oil and Water Don’t Mix  Alanna Mitchell, Journalist and author
Thursday Apr 3: Refugees: Silent Witnesses to War  Mary Jo Leddy, Founder of Romero House for refugees, Adjunct Professor of Theology at Regis College

Video is available for most of the September 2012-April 2013 series and the Spring 2012 series, as well as for some of the Fall 2011 series.


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