Thu, Nov 21, 2013: Whither Well Being: How Secure Can You Be?

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Join us for a free public lecture at 7-9pm on Thursday November 21st, 2013 in Room 179 (west end of the building on the ground floor) at University College, 15 King’s College Circle, Toronto, ON by:

David Harries, Generalist, Committed to Strategic Foresight


Whither Well Being: How Secure Can You Be?

Bio for David Harries PhD, PEng

Educated as a nuclear engineer, he has worked in the public and private sectors as a military officer, as a consultant in personal and corporate security, and as a senior advisor and professor in heavy engineering, humanitarian aid, post-conflict/post-disaster response and recovery, executive development and university education.

He is currently based in Kingston, Canada from where he does research, curriculum development, teaching and facilitation of strategic foresight focusing on the five security domains, comparative civil-military relations, aboriginal entrepreneurship, leadership and leadingship, and human security engineering. He is most interested in the dynamics of the interconnections among strategic issues, and the impacts of the biases, assumptions and interests of significant actors.

Six years (1996-2002) were spent based in Jakarta and Singapore and working throughout Asia as an educator, security provider, crisis response advisor and researcher. From 2004 to 2008 he ran one of the three MA programmes at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC). From the Canadian Defence Academy, he supports defence diplomacy projects including seminars and courses on civil-military relations in Canada and abroad.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Global Initiatives Project and ProteusCanada, a member of Canadian Pugwash and Chair of the Foresight Committee, Associate Executive Director of Foresight Canada, head of the Leadership and Management community of, and was the Chair of the Canadian Node of the Millennium Project 2003-2012. He is Assistant Coach of the RMC men’s varsity rugby team.

David Harries has lived in 19 countries and paid between 1 and 20 working visits to another 93.

About this lecture series
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Co-Sponsored by University College Health Studies Programme, Canadian Pugwash Group, Science for Peace and Voice of Women for Peace.

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