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.

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

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13 Sept. Walter Dorn, Chair, Canadian Pugwash Group
Wars Waged by the USA and Canada: Just, Unjust and Everthing In Between
YouTube video: 2012-09-13 Walter Dorn lecture
Slide presentation: 13 Sept. Dorn slides (pdf).

20 Sept. Ellen Michelson, recent Green Party candidate
Fixing Canada’s Electoral System: Four Fallacies
YouTube video: 2012-09-20 Ellen Michelson lecture

27 Sept. Danny Harvey, Professor of Geography, University of Toronto
Global Warming and Human Security: Food and Water
YouTube video: 2012-09-27 Danny Harvey lecture
Slide presentation: 27 Sept. Harvey slides (pdf).

4 Oct. Barry Wellman, Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto
Networked individualism
YouTube video: 2012-10-04 Barry Wellman lecture

11 Oct. Helmut Burkhardt, Professor of Physics Emeritus, Ryerson University
Security for All: But How and at What Price?
YouTube video: 2012-10-11 Helmut Burkhardt lecture

18 Oct. Timothy Donais, Associate Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University
Peacebuilding and Local Ownership
YouTube video: 2012-10-18 Tim Donais lecture

25 Oct. Pia Kleber, Prof. of Drama, Comparative Literature, U of Toronto
A Cultural Approach to Human Security
YouTube video: 2012-10-25 Pia Kleber lecture

1 Nov. John Hannigan, Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto
Disasters Without Borders: The International Politics of Natural Disaster
YouTube video: 2012-11-01 John Hannigan lecture

8 Nov. Doug Saunders, Journalist with The Globe and Mail
The Myth of the Muslim Tide
YouTube video: 2012-11-08 Doug Saunders lecture

15 Nov. Ron Craig, Prof of Communication & Design, Ryerson University
New Strategies for Dealing with Global Problems
YouTube video: 2012-11-15 Ron Craig lecture

22 Nov. Lloyd Helferty, Engineering Technologist, Biochar Consultant
Biochar and Food Security: Dealing with the Droughts
YouTube video: 2012-11-22 Lloyd Helferty lecture
Slide presentation: 22 Nov. Helferty slides (pdf).

29 Nov. Metta Spencer, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, U of Toronto
The Russian Quest for Peace and Democracy
YouTube video: 2012-11-29 Metta Spencer lecture

10 Jan. Aysan Sev’er, Professor Emerita of Sociology, U of Toronto
Honour-Killings: Women’s Safety in Honour-based Cultures
YouTube video: 2013-01-10 Aysan Sev’er lecture
Slide presentation: 10 Jan. Sev’er slides (pdf).

17 Jan. John Bacher, Preservation of Agricultural Land, Ontario
Toward a Billion More Trees in Ontario
YouTube video: 2013-01-17 John Bacher lecture

24 Jan. Duff Conacher, Coordinator of Your Canada, Your Constitution, Founder of Democracy Watch, Director of in Toronto
What Makes Up an Actual, Working Democracy?
YouTube video: 2013-01-24 Duff Conacher lecture

31 Jan. Shawn-Patrick Stensil, Staff of Greenpeace in Toronto
Lessons from Fukushima: Implications for Nuclear Safety International
YouTube video: 2013-01-31 Shawn-Patrick Stensil

7 Feb. Valerie Zawilski, Associate Prof. of Sociology, Western University
The Sexual Slave Trade in Kosovo

14 Feb. Seva Gunitsky, Asst. Professor of Political Science, U of Toronto
Competing Visions of Democracy in the Post-Soviet Space
YouTube video: 2013-02-14 Seva Gunitsky

28 Feb. Tom Davis and
Richard Denton, M.D., President, Physicians for Global Survival
The Nuclear Safety Issue

7 Mar. Gordon Edwards, Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility
Can We Be Free of Nuclear Weapons and Still Have Nuclear Power?
YouTube video: 2013-03-07 Gordon Edwards

14 Mar. Harriet Friedmann, Professor of Geography, U. of Toronto
From “Feeding the World” to Sustainable Farming
YouTube video: 2013-03-14 Harriet Friedmann

21 Mar. Leo Panitch, Professor of Political Science, York University
The Making of Global Capitalism: The Canadian Model
YouTube video: 2013-03-21 Leo Panitch

28 Mar. Jack Veugelers, Professor of Sociology, U. of Toronto
The Far Right in France
No video of this talk is available

4 Apr. Peter Victor, Professor of Environmental Studies, York University
Managing Without Growth: Slower by Design, Not Disaster
YouTube video: 2013-04-04 Peter Victor

Video is available for most of the Spring 2012 series and some of the Fall 2011 series. Click on the relevant link to be taken to the archive page for each series.