* Free Public Lectures *
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Please see the Vancouver Institute home page.
Saturday evenings, 8:15 p.m. (doors open 7:30 p.m.), except where otherwise noted.
The Spring 2009 season comprises ten lectures, from January 31 to April 4.
(Please click on the lecture date for further detail.)
John K. and Marta Friesen Lecture|
Dr. James Delgado, President and CEO, Institute of Nautical Archaeology, College Station, Texas and Bodrum, Turkey
The Great Museum Beneath the Sea: A Global Tour of Some of History's Greatest Shipwrecks
Mr. Richard Stallman, President,
Free Software Foundation,
Copyright vs. Community in the Age of Computer Networks
Professor Fawaz Gerges, Department of International Affairs and Middle Eastern Studies,
Sarah Lawrence College,
Bronxville, New York|
Inside Al Qaeda: A Crisis of Authority and Legitimacy
Dr. Marcia Angell, Harvard Medical School and
Former editor, New England Journal of Medicine|
Health Care: A Tale of Two Countries
Mr. Ronald Wright, Novelist, historian, and essayist,
Saltspring Island, B.C.|
What is America?
Canadian Association for the Advancement of Science Lecture|
Professor David Schindler, Killam Memorial Professor of Ecology, University of Alberta
The Environmental Impacts of Exploiting the Alberta Tar Sands
UBC Excellence in Research Lecture|
Professor Robert Evans, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UBC
Sustainable Transportation: How B.C. Can Be a Showcase For the New Electricity Economy
St. John's College Lecture|
Professor Peter Bearman, Department of Sociology, Columbia University
Understanding the Increased Prevalence of Autism
Professor Robert Hare, Department of Psychology,
Psychopathy: A Journey to the Dark Side?
Cecil and Ida Green Lecture|
Professor Ludmilla Jordanova, Professor of Modern History, King's College, London and Former Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery, London
Portraiture and Identity