Vital Discussions of Human Security: Fall 2014 series

Weekly Public Lectures on Vital Global Issues

During the fall 2014 academic term we met on Wednesdays from 4:00-6:00 pm in Room 140, University College, 15 Kings College Circle, U. of Toronto. Videos of most lectures are available on YouTube (as shown below).10 Sep 2014:Panel Discussion: The War in Syria and BeyondAtif Kubursi, Emeritus 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 HumanityVideo: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKHP42-A5Jw 17 Sep 2014:Practical Technologies to Save Lives: A Demonstration for Humanitarian, Peacekeeping MissionsWalter Dorn, Professor of Defence Studies, Canadian Forces College and the Royal Military College of CanadaVideo: www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHVNsxYdje8 24 Sep 2014:Nothing Accomplished: Our War in AfghanistanJohn Duncan, Ph.D. Director, Ethics, Society, and Law Program, Trinity College, U of TVideo: www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiEYSn1_sjU 1 Oct 2014:Insights about the Ukraine Crisis from a Stay in the CaucasusMatthew Light, Professor of Criminology and European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, U of Toronto.Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbICSVYOhP4 8 Oct 2014:International Criminal Law on Trial: An AssessmentJamie Rowen, Assistant Professor (CLTA) of Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, U. of TorontoVideo: www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ztQ0W07Emo 15 Oct 2014:Challenges Ahead for KosovoRobert Austin, Ph.D. Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, U of TorontoVideo: www.youtube.com/watch?v=wI8mUtjFgUI 22 Oct 2014:Big Business and the Re-shaping of North AmericaRichard Roman, Associate Professor Emeritus, Sociology, University of TorontoVideo: www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUTkxnuUHpY 29 Oct 2014:Alternatives to Fossil Fuels: Is the Bio-Economy the Answer We’ve Been Looking For?Kean Birch, Assistant Professor, Business & Society Program, York University.Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TYNoXMMpIE 5 Nov 2014:Israel: A Nation-State?abraham Weizfeld, Ph.D. UQAM, Toronto-raised Jewish refugee descendent.Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvnPdzA3X7E 12 Nov 2014:The Politics of Decay: Nuclear NationalismEmily Simmonds, Ph.D. Candidate in Science and Technology, York University19 Nov 2014:Education for Security Leaders: A Global Survey and Research AgendaLt. Col. (ret.) David Last, Associate Professor of Political Science, Royal Military CollegeVideo: www.youtube.com/watch?v=miI0hNsflQA 26 Nov 2014:Revolution, War and Terrorism: Evidence From the Family Photo Album.Jack Wayne, Ph.D. Founder of Canadian Scholars Press.Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VECtfhDCew

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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