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Science for Peace weekly lecture series, 2017-2018

Science for Peace Presents

Our weekly series of free public lectures Wednesday evenings, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, 13 September to 4 April 2018 Room 140, University College, 15 Kings College Circle, U. of Toronto.

Fall termSept. 13, 2017Earl Turcotte, Former Canadian and UN disarmament diplomat“Nuclear disarmament: Universalizing the treaty” 20, 2017Ralph Martin, Professor, University of Guelph, specializing in organic and sustainable agriculture“Climate change and food security” 27, 2017Jill Carr-Harris, Director, International Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence & Peace“Gandhi’s influence on contemporary nonviolent leaders” 4, 2017Doug Saunders, Globe and Mail international affairs columnist“Maximum Canada: Why 35 million Canadians are not enough” 11, 2017Lloyd Helferty, Engineering technologist“Climate smart food: How consumer choice can fix the climate and ensure a sustainable future”, 2017John Hannigan, University of Toronto Sociology; Anna Zalik, York University Faculty of Environmental Studies“The deep sea frontier: What are the security risks?”Oct. 25, 2017Vincent Eagan, Sergeant, York Regional Police“Police use of force”Nov. 1, 2017Aisha Ahmad, Assistant Professor of Political Science, U. of Toronto“Jihad and Co: Black markets and Islamist power” 15, 2017Amy Bilton, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, U. of Toronto“Water security” 22, 2017Karen Hamilton, General Secretary of the Canadian Council of Churches“Unity in diversity” 29, 2017Melissa Williams, Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto“The crisis of democracy: five paradoxes” 6, 2017Arne Kislenko, Associate Professor of History, Ryerson University and Adjunct Professor, International Relations Program, Munk School for International Studies“Espionage”

Winter term10 January 2018Tom Rand on “Waking the Frog: Solutions to Our Climate Paralysis”Senior Advisor, Cleantech; Managing Partner, ArcTern January 2018Prabhat Jha on “How to Avoid Cancer, Heart Disease, Pandemics and to Live Forever: Premature Mortality in the 21st century”Professor of Global Health, Dalla Lana School of Public January 2018John Daniele on “The Geopolitics of Cyber Security”Forensic Cyber Security January 2018Thomas Ponniah on “Building a Cosmopolitan Imagination: The Global Great Books Project”Professor Liberal Arts, George Brown, Lecturer, Harvard February 2018Paul Kushner on “Canadian Snow and Sea Ice”Professor of Physics, University of February 2018Timothy Donais on “Is Peacekeeping Still for Chumps? Canada’s Tentative Re-engagement with UN Peace Operations”Assoc. Professor of Global Studies, Wilfrid Laurier February 2018Bruce Lampard on “MSF: A Medical Humanitarian Organization”Past Canadian president of Médecins Sans Frontiè March 2018Joy Kennedy on “Paying for the Big Shift: Tobin Taxes and more.”Ecumenical Climate Activist, World Council of Churches Working March 2018Wilson Prichard on “International Taxation”Associate Professor of Political Science, U. of March 2018Maja Catic on “The Politics of Genocide Recognition: Between the Imperative to Remember and the Need to Forget”Department of Defence Studies, Canadian Forces March 2018Elizabeth Renzetti on “Faux Real: How Fake News Undermines Democracy and What We Can Do About It”Columnist, The Globe and April 2018David Burman and Liz Couture on “Drawdown: 100 solutions to Global Warming”


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