Science for Peace Activities for 2012 / 2013

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Science for Peace has a busy schedule of activities for the 2012 / 2013 academic year:

Academic year 2012 / 2013: Vital Discussions of Human Security lecture series

This series of 24 lectures will cover a wide range of topics related to human security – including nuclear power, forest sustainability, sexual slave trade in Kosovo, biochar, and many more thought-provoking topics. Please join us in Room 144 of University College at the University of Toronto (15 King’s College Circle) on Thursday evenings between 7 and 9pm. This is a free public lecture series, so bring your friends! Visit www.scienceforpeace.ca for more information and videos of past lectures.

September 24th, 2012 – Grahame Russell

Please join us for a free public talk on Investing in repression in Honduras and Guatemala by Grahame Russell  on Monday September 24th at 7pm in Room 2-214 at OISE (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON). Grahame Russell will talk discuss how Canadian companies and investors, supported by the Canadian government, contribute to and benefit from repression and a lack of democracy in Honduras and Guatemala. Donations to Rights Action appreciated.

October 15th and 16th, 2012 – Mark Z Jacobson

In cooperation with University College, Science for Peace will bring Mark Z Jacobson (Stanford) to lecture on A Plan to Power 100 Percent of the Planet with Renewables. The public lecture will take place on October 15th from 4-6pm in Room 140 of University College at the University of Toronto (15 King’s College Circle). Please click here to register.

Professor Jacobson will also meet with students for a lunch-and-learn on October 16th from 1-4pm in Room 248 of University College; to register for this event, please contact Bryan Eelhart at sfp@physics.utoronto.ca

Winter 2013: Public Health in a Nuclear Age
This 12 week course will introduce students to the complexities of nuclear power, nuclear weapons and how they help shape our societies. Topics include:
-Risk Assessment in Technology, the Environment, Economics, and Security.
-Can We Have a World Free of Nuclear Weapons and Still Have Nuclear Power?
-The Nuclear Disarmament and Non-proliferation Regime

This course will start in January 10, 2013 and will be held on Thursday afternoons between 3 and 5pm in Room 044 of University College at the University of Toronto (15 King’s College Circle). Please email Bryan Eelhart at sfp@physics.utoronto.ca for a course syllabus or to register.

In addition to this, we have regular meetings for our Scientists for the Right to Know and Climate Justice working groups. Please contact Bryan Eelhart, Science for Peace Coordinator, at sfp@physics.utoronto.ca. or 416-978-3606 if you would like to get involved in any of these activities or if you would like to suggest new activities.

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