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Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 in General News

U of T: Weekly Public Lectures on Vital Global Issues

From Science for Peace, an invitation to a weekly lecture series at the University of Toronto this term.

Weekly Public Lectures on Vital Global Issues
Fall Term 2014

Sponsored by Science for Peace

During the academic term we meet on Wednesdays from 4:00 – 6:00 pm in Room 140, University College, 15 Kings College Circle, U. of Toronto. (That’s the NE corner of the building.) Students, faculty, and all concerned citizens are welcome. No charge. Bring a friend.



10 Sep Panel Discussion: “The War in Syria and Beyond”

Atif KubursiEmeritus Professor of Economics, McMaster University, Gloria Nafziger, Refugee Campaigner, Amnesty International,and Husam Wafael, Retired Canadian Forces Officer, Founder & President of the Syrian Canadian Foundation for Humanity


17 Sep “Practical Technologies to Save Lives: A Demonstration for Humanitarian, Peacekeeping Missions”

Walter DornProfessor of Defence Studies, Canadian Forces College and the Royal Military College of Canada


24 Sep “Nothing Accomplished: Our War in Afghanistan”

John Duncan, Ph.D. Director, Ethics, Society, and Law Program, Trinity College, U of T


1 Oct “Insights about the Ukraine Crisis from a Stay in the Caucasus”

Matthew Light, Professor of Criminology and European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, U of Toronto.


8 Oct “International Criminal Law on Trial: An Assessment”

Jamie Rowen, Assistant Professor (CLTA) of Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, U. of Toronto


15 Oct “Challenges Ahead for Kosovo”

Robert Austin, Ph.D. Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, U of Toronto


22 Oct “Big Business and the Re-shaping of North America”

Richard RomanAssociate Professor Emeritus, Sociology, University of Toronto


29 Oct “Alternatives to Fossel Fuels: Is the Bio-Economy the Answer We’ve Been Looking For?”

Kean Birch, Assistant Professor, Business & Society Program, York University.


5 Nov “Israel: A Nation-State?”

abraham Weizfeld, Ph.D. UQAM, Toronto-raised Jewish refugee descendent.


12 Nov “The Politics of Decay: Nuclear Nationalism”

Emily Simmonds, Ph.D. Candidate in Science and Technology, York University


19 Nov “Education for Security Leaders: A Global Survey and Research Agenda”

Lt. Col. (ret.) David Last, Associate Professor of Political Science, Royal Military College


26 Nov “Revolution, War and Terrorism: Evidence From the Family Photo Album.”

Jack Wayne, Ph.D. Founder of Canadian Scholars Press.



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