Vital Discussions of Human Security, Winter/Spring 2012 series

The Vital Discussions of Human Security Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the University College Health Studies Programme, Canadian Pugwash Group, Science for Peace and Voice of Women for Peace.

Time: Thursdays, 4-6 pm Place: Rm. 179 University College, University of Toronto (map)

All welcome. No charge

12 Jan 2012: The Effects of Militarism on a Fragile Planet: Health, Peace and the Environment with clips from “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

26 Jan 2012: Democracy and the Decline of Great Powers Vsevolod Gunitskiy, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto

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 University of Waterloo

12 Apr 2012: Russia and the West After the Cold War Sergei Plekhanov, Associate Professor of Political Science, York University

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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