Wed, Sep 16, 2015: The South China Sea-Peace Initiatives: Reviewing History and Regulatory Norms

The video from this event is now available here:

Please join us for a free public lecture on Wednesday September 16th from 7-9pm in Room UC 144 of University College ( 15 King’s College Circle, Toronto, ON M5S 3H7 ) at the University of Toronto’s St George campus:

The South China Sea-Peace Initiatives: Reviewing History and Regulatory Norms


Venilla Rajaguru

Venilla Rajaguru is a Ph.D Candidate in Science & Technology Studies at York University, and the Chair for a working group on Ocean Affairs under the organization Science for Peace, founded at University College, University of Toronto, Canada. She is also a working group member of an international research caucus, Science, Technology and Art in International Relations (STAIR). She has recently taken on the role of a course director for an environmental history course at York University. Her educational background is in Science and Technology Studies, International Development and International Law.

Her previous work experience spans management roles in corporate and public communications, and corporate social responsibility. Her publications include various news features on environmental and scientific practices in Southeast Asia, and an anthology of poetry titled, Intimations: poetry in the light of the mind’s eye. She is also the editor of two journals series, Literature Alive: New Writings from Britain and India, and Focus on English, published by British Council India division between 1995 and 1997. She is Rhodes Scholar 1992; and a recipient of the Ontario Graduate Scholarship for doctoral research in 2014. Born in Singapore, she has lived, worked and travelled in many parts of Asia, Europe and N. America.

This event is part of a weekly series of talks entitled: “Vital Discussions of Human Security”. Please see for details on all of our upcoming events. Please see our YouTube channel for videos from past events.