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Vital Discussions about Human Security: 2011-2012 series

Thursdays, 4-6 pm, Rm. 179, University College (15 King’s College Circle), Toronto29 Sep 2011:Biochar and Food Security in Post-Fukushima JapanLloyd Helferty, Engineering Technologist, Biochar Ontario (Canadian Biochar Initiative)6 Oct 2011:Critical Perspectives on 9/11: Reflections on the September 2011 Toronto HearingsRichard B. Lee, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, U. of Toronto13 Oct 2011:Canada: A Climate Criminal?Margrit Eichler, Professor Emerita of Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, OISE/UT20 Oct 2011:Civil Society Working for Nuclear AbolitionBarbara Birkett, MD. Physicians for Global Survival27 Oct 2011:The Sustainability Nexus: Energy, Technology, and PopulationHelmut Burkhardt, Professor of Physics Emeritus, Ryerson University3 Nov 2011:Economic and Social Security in the 21st Century: How Does Canada Stack Up Against other Wealthy Developed Nations?Dennis Raphael, Professor of Health Policy and Management, York University, Author of Poverty in CanadaVideo: 10 Nov 2011:Did Explosives Demolish the WTC Towers 1 and 2 ?: A Forensic Investigation Into 9/11Ron Craig, Ryerson University and International Society of Explosive Engineers17 Nov 2011:Science in the Service of Peace: Monitoring Technologies for UN PeacekeepingWalter Dorn, Associate Professor of Defence Studies, Canadian Forces College and Chair, Canadian Pugwash Group. Author of Keeping Watch: Monitoring Technology and Innovation in UN Peace Operations24 Nov 2011:An Arctic Nuclear Weapon Free Zone as an Element of Eliminating Nuclear WeaponsAdele Buckley, Ph.D. past Chair, Canadian Pugwash, Pugwash Council, physicist, environmental scientist; formerly Vice President Technology & Research, OCETA1 Dec 2011:Protecting Farm Land and Reforesting Our Barren Planet: Essential Remedies for Climate ChangeJohn Bacher, Ph.D. Researcher, Preservation of Agricultural Lands Society. Author of Two Billion Trees and Counting8 Dec 2011:Impact of Climate Change on the Water Cycle and HealthVelma Grover, Ph.D. McMaster University. Editor, Global warming and Climate Change: Ten Years after Kyoto and Still Counting15 Dec 2011:World Food SecurityHarriet Friedmann, Professor of Sociology and Geography, U. of Toronto12 Jan 2012:The Effects of Militarism on a Fragile Planet: Health, Peace and the Environment, with clips from the video “Poison DUst” on DU.Dorothy Goldin Rosenberg, Education and Film Consultant, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education19 Jan 2012:Modernizing IslamFarzana Hassan, Toronto-based Writer, Past Chairperson, Canadian Muslim Congress(Science for Peace members may email the office at for a link to the video of this talk)26 Jan 2012:Democracy and the Decline of Great PowersVsevolod Gunitskiy, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of TorontoVideo: 2 Feb 2012:If Canada and Mexico are so Necessary for US Security, Why are they so Impotent when Facing Washington’s Border Security Demands?Stephen Clarkson, Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto9 Feb 2012:Putin and the Stalinist LegacyRobert E. Johnson, Professor of History, University of Toronto16 Feb 2012:Entrenched Male-domination, Altered Sex-ratios and Women’s Well(ill)-being: The case of IndiaAysan Sev’er, Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto1 Mar 2012:Corporate Law: What Has Sustainable Development Got to Do with It?Gail Henderson, SJD Candidate, Faculty of Law, University of TorontoVideo: 8 Mar 2012:The Traffic in Nannies: The Exploitation of Female Labor?Susan McClelland, Toronto-based Investigative JournalistVideo: 15 Mar 2012:The Culture War in IranMohamad Tavakoli, Professor of History, Historical Studies, and Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of TorontoVideo: 22 Mar 2012:The Geopolitics of War in Afghanistan, Chechnya and KosovoValerie Zawilski, Associate Professor of Sociology, Kings University College, U. of Western OntarioVideo: 29 Mar 2012:Nonviolence in a Global WorldRamin Jahanbegloo, Professor of Political Science, University of TorontoVideo: 5 Apr 2012:Should We Be Afraid? Real and Imagined Security Threats 10 years after 9/11Mark Sedra, Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation and U. of WaterlooVideo: 12 Apr 2012:Russia and the West After the Cold WarSergei Plekhanov, Associate Professor of Political Science, York UniversityVideo:

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