Professor Thomas Homer-Dixon Lecture

Professor Thomas Homer-Dixon
Director, Peace and Conflict Studies
University of Toronto

will be addressing the Vancouver Institute on October 28, 2000 at 8:15 p.m. in Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, University of British Columbia.

How Can We Solve the Problems of the Future?

Dr. Homer-Dixon conducts research on social adaptation to complex stress, the links between environmental stress and violence in developing countries, and the causes of ethnic and other group-identity conflicts. His books include Environment, Scarcity, and Violence and Ecoviolence: Links among Environment, Population, and Security. His latest book, The Ingenuity Gap, will be published this fall. Dr. Homer-Dixon has been invited to speak on his research at major American universities, West Point, the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the UN Population and Development Conference. He has twice briefed the Vice President of the United States, Al Gore, on his team's research.

Fall Program 2000
Sep 16, Sep 23, Sep 30, Oct 14, Oct 21, Oct 28, Nov 4, Nov 18, Nov 25, Dec 2, Dec 9.

Background Information

(Compiled by Ted Powell)

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