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Vital Discussions of Human Security: Spring 2012 series

Lecture Series Co-Sponsored by University College Health Studies Programme, Canadian Pugwash Group, Science for Peace, and Voice of Women for Peace

Thursdays, 4-6 pm, Rm. 087 University College, U.Toronto. All welcome. No charge (map)

12 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 Education

19 Jan 2012

Modernizing Islam Farzana 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 Powers Vsevolod Gunitskiy, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto Video

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 Toronto

9 Feb 2012

Putin and the Stalinist Legacy Robert E. Johnson, Professor of History, University of Toronto

16 Feb 2012

Entrenched Male-domination, Altered Sex-ratios and Women’s Well(ill)-being: The case of India Aysan Sev’er, Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto

1 Mar 2012

Corporate Law: What Has Sustainable Development Got to Do with It? Gail Henderson, SJD Candidate, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

8 Mar 2012

The Traffic in Nannies: The Exploitation of Female Labor? Susan McClelland, Toronto-based Investigative Journalist

15 Mar 2012

The Culture War in Iran Mohamad Tavakoli, Professor of History, Historical Studies, and Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto

22 Mar 2012

The Geopolitics of War in Afghanistan, Chechnya and Kosovo Valerie Zawilski, Associate Professor of Sociology, Kings University College, U. of Western Ontario

29 Mar 2012

Nonviolence in a Global World Ramin Jahanbegloo, Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto

5 Apr 2012

Should We Be Afraid? Real and Imagined Security Threats 10 years after 9/11 Mark Sedra, Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation and U. of Waterloo

12 Apr 2012

Russia and the West After the Cold War Sergei Plekhanov, Associate Professor of Political Science, York University

More about this series

The first series ran from 29 Sept 2011 to 15 Dec 2011; follow this link for descriptions and external / embedded video.

Listings for the Fall 2012/Spring 2013 series can be seen here

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