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Peace and Conflict Lecture series 2012, University of Toronto

Vital Discussions of Human Security and Peace
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, usually 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 (room 052)
Wars Waged by the USA and Canada: Just, Unjust and Everything In Between

20-Sept. Ellen Michelson, recent Green Party candidate (room 052)
Fixing Canada's Electoral System: Four Fallacies

27-Sept. Danny Harvey, Professor of Geography, University of Toronto.
Global Warming and Human Security: Food and Water

4-Oct. Barry Wellman, Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto,
Networked individualism

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

18-Oct. Timothy Donais, Associate Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University.
Peacebuilding and Local Ownership


25-Oct. Pia Kleber, Prof. of Drama, Comparative Literature, U of Toronto.
A Cultural Approach to Human Security


1-Nov. John Hannigan, Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto.
Disasters Without Borders: The International Politics of Natural Disaster


8-Nov. Doug Saunders, Journalist with The Globe and Mail.
The Myth of the Muslim Tide


15-Nov. Ron Craig, Prof of Communication & Design, Ryerson University.
New Strategies for Dealing with Global Problems


22-Nov. Lloyd Helferty, Engineering Technologist, Biochar Consultant.
Biochar and Food Security: Dealing with the Droughts


 29-Nov. Peter Bessau, International Affairs, Natural Resources Canada.
International Model Forest Network: Canada's Contribution to Forest Sustainability Since Rio


10-Jan. Aysan Sev'er, Professor Emerita of Sociology, U. of Toronto.
Honour-Killings: Women's Safety in Honour-based Cultures


 17-Jan. John Bacher, Preservation of Agricultural Land, Ontario.
Toward a Billion More Trees in Ontario


24-Jan. Duff Conacher, Coordinator of Your Canada, Your Constitution, Founder of Democracy Watch, Director of GoodOrg.ca in Toronto.
What Makes Up an Actual, Working Democracy?


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


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

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4-Feb. Seva Gunitsky, Asst. Professor of Political Science, U of Toronto.
Competing Visions of Democracy in the Post-Soviet Space


28-Feb. J.C. Luxat, Professor of Nuclear Safety, McMaster U, 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?


14-Mar. Peter Victor, Professor of Environmental Studies, York University.
Managing Without Growth: Slower by Design, Not Disaster


21-Mar. Harriet Friedmann, Professor of Geography, U. of Toronto.
From "Feeding the World" to Sustainable Farming


28-Mar. Jack Veugelers, Professor of Sociology, U. of Toronto.
The Far Right in France


 4-Apr. Leo Panitch, Professor of Political Science, York University.
The Making of Global Capitalism: The Canadian Model. 

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HAT meetings are free and open to members and the public. Most events are at OISE, 252 Bloor Street West, unless indicated otherwise. ___________________________________________________
The Humanist Forum meets Saturday morning 11am-1pm
The Monthly Meeting, is usually the Third Saturday at 1:30pm
The Steering Committee meets First Wednesday of each month, at 7pm
The Book Group meets monthly on Saturdays.
The Film program (formerly met) on the Third Sunday of the Month at 3pm at CFI, 216 Beverly Street. (Currently in hiatus - looking for better technology!)