Vital Discussions of Human Security: Fall 2012 / Spring 2013

Lecture Series for 2012-13 academic year. Co-Sponsored by University College Health Studies Programme, Canadian Pugwash Group, Science for Peace, and Voice of Women for Peace.

Also see the Confronting a Nuclear Age lecture series, which met Thursday afternoons and shared two lectures with this series (28 Feb and 7 Mar 2013).

Thursdays, 7-9 pm, in Rm. 144, University College, 15 Kings College Circle, U.of Toronto. All welcome. No charge.

13 Sep 2012:
Wars Waged by the USA and Canada: Just, Unjust and Everthing In Between
Walter Dorn, Chair, Canadian Pugwash Group
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=S536AM1oHHc
Slide presentation: 13 Sept. Dorn slides (pdf).
20 Sep 2012:
Fixing Canada’s Electoral System: Four Fallacies
Ellen Michelson, recent Green Party candidate
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAOtILgIj1k
27 Sep 2012:
Global Warming and Human Security: Food and Water
Danny Harvey, Professor of Geography, University of Toronto
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQcUkHR86cw
Slide presentation: 27 Sept. Harvey slides (pdf).
4 Oct 2012:
Networked individualism
Barry Wellman, Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=07E2Tgxs0e0
11 Oct 2012:
Security for All: But How and at What Price?
Helmut Burkhardt, Professor of Physics Emeritus, Ryerson University
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLkOhKmu9SE
18 Oct 2012:
Peacebuilding and Local Ownership
Timothy Donais, Associate Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6HH7fLSe5k
25 Oct 2012:
A Cultural Approach to Human Security
Pia Kleber, Prof. of Drama, Comparative Literature, U of Toronto
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=fawwBi3SKZg
1 Nov 2012:
Disasters Without Borders: The International Politics of Natural Disaster
John Hannigan, Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO7nNoIZXWs
8 Nov 2012:
The Myth of the Muslim Tide
Doug Saunders, Journalist with The Globe and Mail
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNdSm8W5XSM
15 Nov 2012:
New Strategies for Dealing with Global Problems
Ron Craig, Prof of Communication & Design, Ryerson University
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5tMcFKZ_QY
22 Nov 2012:
Biochar and Food Security: Dealing with the Droughts
Lloyd Helferty, Engineering Technologist, Biochar Consultant
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbYB9w0w6jE
29 Nov 2012:
The Russian Quest for Peace and Democracy
Metta Spencer, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, U of Toronto
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeNiEVYIYf4
10 Jan 2013:
Honour-Killings: Women’s Safety in Honour-based Cultures
Aysan Sev’er, Professor Emerita of Sociology, U of Toronto
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2PQoB0lUNQ
17 Jan 2013:
Toward a Billion More Trees in Ontario
John Bacher, Preservation of Agricultural Land, Ontario
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qzYfhdGw0k
24 Jan 2013:
What Makes Up an Actual, Working Democracy?
Duff Conacher, Coordinator of Your Canada, Your Constitution, Founder of Democracy Watch, Director of GoodOrg.ca in Toronto
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=niMKi-vMZrY
31 Jan 2013:
Lessons from Fukushima: Implications for Nuclear Safety International
Shawn-Patrick Stensil, Staff of Greenpeace in Toronto
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOWMNYFo414
7 Feb 2013:
The Sexual Slave Trade in Kosovo
Valerie Zawilski, Associate Prof. of Sociology, Western University
14 Feb 2013:
Competing Visions of Democracy in the Post-Soviet Space
Seva Gunitsky, Asst. Professor of Political Science, U of Toronto
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOblA4t20cM
28 Feb 2013:
The Nuclear Safety Issue
J.C. Luxat, Professor of Nuclear Safety, McMaster U, and Richard Denton, M.D. President, Physicians for Global Survival
7 Mar 2013:
Can We Be Free of Nuclear Weapons and Still Have Nuclear Power?
Gordon Edwards, Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdwrEucO2UA
14 Mar 2013:
From “Feeding the World” to Sustainable Farming
Harriet Friedmann, Professor of Geography, U. of Toronto
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoHSYw7gnKM
21 Mar 2013:
The Making of Global Capitalism: The Canadian Model.
Leo Panitch, Professor of Political Science, York University
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOkdhnHEYXE
28 Mar 2013:
The Far Right in France
Jack Veugelers, Professor of Sociology, U. of Toronto
4 Apr 2013:
Managing Without Growth: Slower by Design, Not Disaster
Peter Victor, Professor of Environmental Studies, York University
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZI2RDNvd6M