Vital Discussions about Human Security: 2011-2012 series

Thursdays, 4-6 pm, Rm. 179, University College (15 King’s College Circle), Toronto

29 Sep 2011:
Biochar and Food Security in Post-Fukushima Japan
Lloyd Helferty, Engineering Technologist, Biochar Ontario (Canadian Biochar Initiative)
6 Oct 2011:
Critical Perspectives on 9/11: Reflections on the September 2011 Toronto Hearings
Richard B. Lee, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, U. of Toronto
13 Oct 2011:
Canada: A Climate Criminal?
Margrit Eichler, Professor Emerita of Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, OISE/UT
20 Oct 2011:
Civil Society Working for Nuclear Abolition
Barbara Birkett, MD. Physicians for Global Survival
27 Oct 2011:
The Sustainability Nexus: Energy, Technology, and Population
Helmut Burkhardt, Professor of Physics Emeritus, Ryerson University
3 Nov 2011:
Economic and Social Security in the 21st Century: How Does Canada Stack Up Against other Wealthy Developed Nations?
Dennis Raphael, Professor of Health Policy and Management, York University, Author of Poverty in Canada
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxtjQHbBVZ4
10 Nov 2011:
Did Explosives Demolish the WTC Towers 1 and 2 ?: A Forensic Investigation Into 9/11
Ron Craig, Ryerson University and International Society of Explosive Engineers
17 Nov 2011:
Science in the Service of Peace: Monitoring Technologies for UN Peacekeeping
Walter Dorn, Associate Professor of Defence Studies, Canadian Forces College and Chair, Canadian Pugwash Group. Author of Keeping Watch: Monitoring Technology and Innovation in UN Peace Operations
24 Nov 2011:
An Arctic Nuclear Weapon Free Zone as an Element of Eliminating Nuclear Weapons
Adele Buckley, Ph.D. past Chair, Canadian Pugwash, Pugwash Council, physicist, environmental scientist; formerly Vice President Technology & Research, OCETA
1 Dec 2011:
Protecting Farm Land and Reforesting Our Barren Planet: Essential Remedies for Climate Change
John Bacher, Ph.D. Researcher, Preservation of Agricultural Lands Society. Author of Two Billion Trees and Counting
8 Dec 2011:
Impact of Climate Change on the Water Cycle and Health
Velma Grover, Ph.D. McMaster University. Editor, Global warming and Climate Change: Ten Years after Kyoto and Still Counting
15 Dec 2011:
World Food Security
Harriet Friedmann, Professor of Sociology and Geography, U. of Toronto
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 sfp@physics.utoronto.ca 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: scienceforpeace.ca/files/Democracy_and_the_Decline_of_Great_Powers.flv
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
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ql1W3LzsAiY
8 Mar 2012:
The Traffic in Nannies: The Exploitation of Female Labor?
Susan McClelland, Toronto-based Investigative Journalist
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eg50yV4nHaU
15 Mar 2012:
The Culture War in Iran
Mohamad Tavakoli, Professor of History, Historical Studies, and Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw_xYoQVNdU
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
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2pfl8aiexk
29 Mar 2012:
Nonviolence in a Global World
Ramin Jahanbegloo, Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGYQWIanBFo
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
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oNuNMm5CxU
12 Apr 2012:
Russia and the West After the Cold War
Sergei Plekhanov, Associate Professor of Political Science, York University
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciJPe9oFsTU