Vital Discussions of Human Security: Fall 2012 / Spring 2013

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.

Also see the Confronting a Nuclear Age lecture series, which met Thursday afternoons and shared two lectures with this series (28 Feb and 7 Mar 2013).

Thursdays, 7-9 pm, in Rm. 144, University College, 15 Kings College Circle, U.of Toronto. All welcome. No charge.13 Sep 2012:Wars Waged by the USA and Canada: Just, Unjust and Everthing In BetweenWalter Dorn, Chair, Canadian Pugwash GroupVideo: www.youtube.com/watch?v=S536AM1oHHc Slide presentation: 13 Sept. Dorn slides (pdf).20 Sep 2012:Fixing Canada’s Electoral System: Four FallaciesEllen Michelson, recent Green Party candidateVideo: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAOtILgIj1k 27 Sep 2012:Global Warming and Human Security: Food and WaterDanny Harvey, Professor of Geography, University of TorontoVideo: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQcUkHR86cw Slide presentation: 27 Sept. Harvey slides (pdf).4 Oct 2012:Networked individualismBarry Wellman, Professor of Sociology, University of TorontoVideo: www.youtube.com/watch?v=07E2Tgxs0e0 11 Oct 2012:Security for All: But How and at What Price?Helmut Burkhardt, Professor of Physics Emeritus, Ryerson UniversityVideo: www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLkOhKmu9SE 18 Oct 2012:Peacebuilding and Local OwnershipTimothy Donais, Associate Professor, Wilfrid Laurier UniversityVideo: www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6HH7fLSe5k 25 Oct 2012:A Cultural Approach to Human SecurityPia Kleber, Prof. of Drama, Comparative Literature, U of TorontoVideo: www.youtube.com/watch?v=fawwBi3SKZg 1 Nov 2012:Disasters Without Borders: The International Politics of Natural DisasterJohn Hannigan, Professor of Sociology, University of TorontoVideo: www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO7nNoIZXWs 8 Nov 2012:The Myth of the Muslim TideDoug Saunders, Journalist with The Globe and MailVideo: www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNdSm8W5XSM 15 Nov 2012:New Strategies for Dealing with Global ProblemsRon Craig, Prof of Communication & Design, Ryerson UniversityVideo: www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5tMcFKZ_QY 22 Nov 2012:Biochar and Food Security: Dealing with the DroughtsLloyd Helferty, Engineering Technologist, Biochar ConsultantVideo: www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbYB9w0w6jE 29 Nov 2012:The Russian Quest for Peace and DemocracyMetta Spencer, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, U of TorontoVideo: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeNiEVYIYf4 10 Jan 2013:Honour-Killings: Women’s Safety in Honour-based CulturesAysan Sev’er, Professor Emerita of Sociology, U of TorontoVideo: www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2PQoB0lUNQ 17 Jan 2013:Toward a Billion More Trees in OntarioJohn Bacher, Preservation of Agricultural Land, OntarioVideo: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qzYfhdGw0k 24 Jan 2013:What Makes Up an Actual, Working Democracy?Duff Conacher, Coordinator of Your Canada, Your Constitution, Founder of Democracy Watch, Director of GoodOrg.ca in TorontoVideo: www.youtube.com/watch?v=niMKi-vMZrY 31 Jan 2013:Lessons from Fukushima: Implications for Nuclear Safety InternationalShawn-Patrick Stensil, Staff of Greenpeace in TorontoVideo: www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOWMNYFo414 7 Feb 2013:The Sexual Slave Trade in KosovoValerie Zawilski, Associate Prof. of Sociology, Western University14 Feb 2013:Competing Visions of Democracy in the Post-Soviet SpaceSeva Gunitsky, Asst. Professor of Political Science, U of TorontoVideo: www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOblA4t20cM 28 Feb 2013:The Nuclear Safety IssueJ.C. Luxat, Professor of Nuclear Safety, McMaster U, and Richard Denton, M.D. President, Physicians for Global Survival7 Mar 2013:Can We Be Free of Nuclear Weapons and Still Have Nuclear Power?Gordon Edwards, Canadian Coalition for Nuclear ResponsibilityVideo: www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdwrEucO2UA 14 Mar 2013:From “Feeding the World” to Sustainable FarmingHarriet Friedmann, Professor of Geography, U. of TorontoVideo: www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoHSYw7gnKM 21 Mar 2013:The Making of Global Capitalism: The Canadian Model.Leo Panitch, Professor of Political Science, York UniversityVideo: www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOkdhnHEYXE 28 Mar 2013:The Far Right in FranceJack Veugelers, Professor of Sociology, U. of Toronto4 Apr 2013:Managing Without Growth: Slower by Design, Not DisasterPeter Victor, Professor of Environmental Studies, York UniversityVideo: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZI2RDNvd6M

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Brian Martin BRIAN MARTIN is professor of social sciences at the University of Wollongong, Australia and author of numerous publications on nonviolence, dissent, scientific controversies, information