Vital Discussions of Human Security, Fall 2013 / Spring 2014

Thursdays, 7-9 pm, Room 179, University College, 15 Kings College Circle, U.of Toronto. All welcome. No charge.

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.

Video will normally be available on the SfP YouTube channel within 1-2 weeks after each talk.

Thursday Sept 12: Martin Luther King: A Global Perspective Paul Dekar, Emeritus Professor of Theology, Memphis Theological Seminary. You-Tube video: 2013-09-12 Paul Dekar lecture

Thursday Sept 19: The Supranational Corporation Laura Westra, Professor Emerita of Philosophy, University of Windsor

Thursday Sept 26: Falling in Love with the Earth Stephen Scharper, Associate Professor, School of the Environment, University of Toronto. You-Tube video: 2013-09-26 Stephen Scharper lecture

Thursday Oct 3: 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. You-Tube video: 2013-10-03 Sedef Arat-Koç lecture

Thursday Oct 10: Neither Conflict nor “Use it or Lose it”: Canada’s Arctic Extended Continental Shelf Elizabeth Riddell-Dixon, Professor Emerita of Political Science at University of Western Ontario. You-Tube video: 2013-10-10 Elizabeth Riddell-Dixon lecture

Thursday Oct 17: Building A Dream: Advocacy and Affordable Housing Dennis Magill, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, University of Toronto

Thursday Oct 24: What Can Time-Use Data Tell Us? Bill Michelson, S.D. Clark Professor of Sociology, Emeritus

Thursday Oct 31: The Initiative for UN Emergency Peace Service Peter Langille, Senior Research Associate, Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria. YouTube video: 2013-10-31 Peter Langille lecture

Thursday Nov 7: Generating Rights for Communities Harmed by Mining Jim Hodgson journalist, Program Coordinator, Latin America and Caribbean,
The United Church of Canada. YouTube video: 2013-11-07 Jim Hodgson lecture

Thursday Nov 14: The Industrial Diet in Three Meals Tony Winson, Professor and Associate Chair, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Guelph. YouTube video: 2013-11-14 Tony Winson lecture

Thursday Nov 21: Whither Well Being: How Secure Can You Be? David Harries, Generalist, Committed to Strategic Foresight. YouTube video: 2013-11-21 David Harries lecture

Thursday Nov 28: Compensation, the Value of Life and the War on Terror Emily Gilbert, Associate Professor and Director, Canadian Studies program and Department of Geography, University of Toronto. YouTube video: 2013-11-28 Emily Gilbert lecture

Dec 5-Jan 2: Holidays: series resumes in New Year

Thursday Jan 9: Education for Democracy in Peirce, James, Dewey, and Mead Irving Zeitlin, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, University of Toronto. YouTube video: 2014-01-09 Irving Zeitlin lecture

Thursday Jan 16: Patents & Progress: What to do about Corrupt Medical Research Practices James R. Brown, Professor of Philosophy, University of Toronto. YouTube video: 2014-01-16 James Brown lecture

Thursday Jan 23: Armed Conflict and Food Insecurity: A Global Challenge Mustafa Koç, Professor of Sociology, Ryerson University. YouTube video: 2014-01-23 Mustafa Koç lecture

Thursday Jan 30: Nonviolence as Political Action Jill Carr-Harris, Development worker in India on women’s empowerment. YouTube video: 2014-01-30 Jill Carr-Harris lecture

Thursday Feb 6: Building Peace in the 21st Century: Reflections over 30 years Peggy Mason, Formerly Canada’s Ambassador for Disarmament. YouTube video: 2014-02-06 Peggy Mason lecture

Thursday Feb 13: Constitution and Strategy: Understanding Canadian Power in the World Irvin Studin, Assistant Professor in the School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto. YouTube video: 2014-02-13 Irvin Studin lecture

Feb 20: Reading week: series resumes following week

Thursday Feb 27: Economics of the Global Commons Frank de Jong, President of Earthsharing Canada. YouTube video: 2014-02-27 Frank de Jong lecture

Thursday Mar 6: Child Soldier Recruitment in Intra-state Armed Conflicts Vera Achvarina, Assistant Professor, Political Science, University of Toronto

Thursday Mar 13: Taxing for Fairness and Prosperity David Langille, Health Studies, University of Toronto and Work & Labour Studies, York University, Treasurer at Canadians for Tax Fairness

Thursday Mar 20: “Prosecutor:” A film and discussion about Luis Moreno-Ocampo and first trial of the International Criminal Court Barry Stevens, Film maker

Thursday Mar 27: Seasick: When Oil and Water Don’t Mix Alanna Mitchell, Journalist and author

Thursday Apr 3: Refugees: Silent Witnesses to War Mary Jo Leddy, Founder of Romero House for refugees, Adjunct Professor of Theology at Regis College. YouTube video: 2014-04-03 Mary Jo Leddy lecture