Vital Discussions of Human Security, Fall 2013 / Spring 2014

*Thursdays, 7-9 pm, Room 179, University College, 15 Kings College Circle, U.of Toronto. Video of most lectures is now available: see links.

Lecture Series for 2013-14 academic year. Co-Sponsored by University College Health Studies Programme, Canadian Pugwash Group, Science for Peace, and Voice of Women for Peace.

12 Sep 2013:
Martin Luther King: A Global Perspective.
Paul Dekar, Emeritus Professor of Theology, Memphis Theological Seminary.
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NgIChTqzoY
19 Sep 2013:
The Supranational Corporation.
Laura Westra, Professor Emerita of Philosophy, U of Windsor.
26 Sep 2013:
Falling in Love with the Earth.
Stephen Scharper , Associate Professor, School of the Environment, UofT.
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdcgVRs4Gos
3 Oct 2013:
Politics of Peace vs. Politics of Empire in the Middle East: Democratic Struggles, Neo-Ottoman Aspirations.
Sedef Arat-Koç, Associate Professor, Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University.
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ahuAc9NR6s
10 Oct 2013:
Neither Conflict nor “Use it or Lose it”: Canada’s Arctic Extended Continental Shelf.
Elizabeth Riddell-Dixon, Professor Emerita of Political Science at Western University.
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwp9Ud-rzyY
17 Oct 2013:
Building A Dream: Advocacy and Affordable Housing.
Dennis Magill, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, University of Toronto.
24 Oct 2013:
What Can Time-Use Data Tell Us?.
Bill Michelson, S.D. Clark Professor of Sociology, Emeritus.
31 Oct 2013:
The Initiative for UN Emergency Peace Service.
Peter Langille, Senior Research Associate, Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria.
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkyHuSLZ6iY
7 Nov 2013:
Generating Rights for Communities Harmed by Mining.
Jim Hodgson, journalist, Program Coordinator, Latin America and Caribbean, The United Church of Canada (replacing originally scheduled speaker Liisa North, Professor Emeritus, York University and Visiting Professor, Latin American Faculty of Social Scienc
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MY3lXDbD2o
14 Nov 2013:
The Industrial Diet in Three Meals.
Tony Winson, Professor and Associate Chair, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Guelph.
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=01AyrImfyNQ
21 Nov 2013:
Whither Well Being: How Secure Can You Be?.
David Harries, Generalist, Committed to Strategic Foresight.
28 Nov 2013:
Compensation, the Value of Life and the War on Terror.
Emily Gilbert, Associate Professor and Director, Canadian Studies program and Department of Geography, UofT.
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHVp8eXigJM
9 Jan 2014:
Education for Democracy in Peirce, James, Dewey, and Mead.
Irving Zeitlin, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, University of Toronto.
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsHuRIhWwms
16 Jan 2014:
Patents & Progress: What to do about Corrupt Medical Research Practices.
James R. Brown, Professor of Philosophy, University of Toronto.
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_3L64zH6Xs
23 Jan 2014:
Armed Conflict and Food Insecurity: A Global Challenge.
Mustafa Koç, Professor of Sociology, Ryerson University.
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Upd25IKQvWc
30 Jan 2014:
Nonviolence as Political Action.
Jill Carr-Harris, Development worker in India on women’s empowerment.
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AYrPy6RnmM
6 Feb 2014:
Building Peace in the 21st Century: Reflections over 30 years.
Peggy Mason, Formerly Canada’s Ambassador for Disarmament.
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-u1J1eKGWk
13 Feb 2014:
Constitution and Strategy: Understanding Canadian Power in the World.
Irvin Studin, Assistant Professor in the School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto..
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Upd25IKQvWc
27 Feb 2014:
Economics of the Global Commons.
Frank de Jong.
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdfCBnC_eU
6 Mar 2014:
Child Soldier Recruitment in Intra-state Armed Conflicts.
Vera Achvarina, Assistant Professor, Political Science, University of Toronto.
13 Mar 2014:
Taxing for Fairness and Prosperity.
David Langille, Health Studies, University of Toronto and Work & Labour Studies, York University, Treasurer at Canadians for Tax Fairness.
20 Mar 2014:
Prosecutor’: A film and discussion about Luis Moreno-Ocampo and first trial of the International Criminal Court
Barry Stevens, Film maker.
27 Mar 2014:
Seasick: When Oil and Water Don’t Mix.
Alanna Mitchell, Journalist and author.
3 Apr 2014:
Refugees: Silent Witnesses to War.
Mary Jo Leddy, Founder of Romero House for refugees, adjunct professor of theology at Regis College.
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-d-wYnPf7Q