Vital Discussions of Human Security

Science for Peace Presents

Our weekly series of free public lectures
Wednesday evenings, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, 13 September to 4 April 2018
Room 140, University College, 15 Kings College Circle, U. of Toronto.

Fall term

Sept. 13, 2017
Earl Turcotte, Former Canadian and UN disarmament diplomat
“Nuclear disarmament: Universalizing the treaty”
www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kIKr7o6sEI
Sept. 20, 2017
Ralph Martin, Professor, University of Guelph, specializing in organic and sustainable agriculture
“Climate change and food security”
www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2c1YH_C2HQ
Sept. 27, 2017
Jill Carr-Harris, Director, International Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence & Peace
“Gandhi’s influence on contemporary nonviolent leaders”
www.youtube.com/watch?v=haiI_a8GUsM
Oct. 4, 2017
Doug Saunders, Globe and Mail international affairs columnist
“Maximum Canada: Why 35 million Canadians are not enough”
www.youtube.com/watch?v=gN2f6lyHF3M
Oct. 11, 2017
Lloyd Helferty, Engineering technologist
“Climate smart food: How consumer choice can fix the climate and ensure a sustainable future”
www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZI_SNdJ8CQ
Oct.18, 2017
John Hannigan, University of Toronto Sociology; Anna Zalik, York University Faculty of Environmental Studies
“The deep sea frontier: What are the security risks?”
Oct. 25, 2017
Vincent Eagan, Sergeant, York Regional Police
“Police use of force”
Nov. 1, 2017
Aisha Ahmad, Assistant Professor of Political Science, U. of Toronto
“Jihad and Co: Black markets and Islamist power”
www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi9rJR4_JCA
Nov. 15, 2017
Amy Bilton, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, U. of Toronto
“Water security”
www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwDA_IKVgi8
Nov. 22, 2017
Karen Hamilton, General Secretary of the Canadian Council of Churches
“Unity in diversity”
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvxgUIcXZrc
Nov. 29, 2017
Melissa Williams, Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto
“The crisis of democracy: five paradoxes”
www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRSYUuZpU3A
Dec. 6, 2017
Arne Kislenko, Associate Professor of History, Ryerson University and Adjunct Professor, International Relations Program, Munk School for International Studies
“Espionage”
www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-_vbmFFf-8

Winter term

10 January 2018
Tom Rand on “Waking the Frog: Solutions to Our Climate Paralysis”
Senior Advisor, Cleantech; Managing Partner, ArcTern Ventures
www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdAW4JNNAyk
17 January 2018
Prabhat Jha on “How to Avoid Cancer, Heart Disease, Pandemics and to Live Forever: Premature Mortality in the 21st century”
Professor of Global Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JcPm_bXISU
24 January 2018
John Daniele on “The Geopolitics of Cyber Security”
Forensic Cyber Security Analyst
www.youtube.com/watch?v=r37JBZSultg
31 January 2018
Thomas Ponniah on “Building a Cosmopolitan Imagination: The Global Great Books Project”
Professor Liberal Arts, George Brown, Lecturer, Harvard U.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDUgjpKvbDM
07 February 2018
Paul Kushner on “Canadian Snow and Sea Ice”
Professor of Physics, University of Toronto
www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZMyZLTqU-Y
14 February 2018
Timothy Donais on “Is Peacekeeping Still for Chumps? Canada’s Tentative Re-engagement with UN Peace Operations”
Assoc. Professor of Global Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffRziMPBmu0
28 February 2018
Bruce Lampard on “MSF: A Medical Humanitarian Organization”
Past Canadian president of Médecins Sans Frontières
www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4yhSabTNDQ
07 March 2018
Joy Kennedy on “Paying for the Big Shift: Tobin Taxes and more.”
Ecumenical Climate Activist, World Council of Churches Working Group
www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlqkrPhV1fo
14 March 2018
Wilson Prichard on “International Taxation”
Associate Professor of Political Science, U. of Toronto
www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqkH6oflAEY
21 March 2018
Maja Catic on “The Politics of Genocide Recognition: Between the Imperative to Remember and the Need to Forget”
Department of Defence Studies, Canadian Forces College
www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvlMZOBjt28
28 March 2018
Elizabeth Renzetti on “Faux Real: How Fake News Undermines Democracy and What We Can Do About It”
Columnist, The Globe and Mail
www.youtube.com/watch?v=n70MWdTd5tw
04 April 2018
David Burman and Liz Couture on “Drawdown: 100 solutions to Global Warming”
youtube.com/watch?v=YkEOWszfmdQ

Video is available for most of the lectures we have hosted since 2011. See the Science for Peace YouTube channel for full listings.