* 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 Fall 2013 season comprises ten lectures, from September 21 to November 30, omitting October 12th (Thanksgiving).
(Please click on the lecture date for further detail.)
Bert and Megan Allsopp Lecture|
Dr. Samantha Nutt, C.M., Executive Director, War Child Canada, and Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto
Damned Nations: Greed, Guns, Armies and Aid
Professor Jo Anne Van Tilburg, Research Associate,
The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology,
University of California – Los Angeles|
The Mystery of Easter Island
Dr. John Grace, O.C., Department of Chemical Engineering,
Should We, and Can We, Phase Out Canada's Oil Sands?
|Oct 12||Thanksgiving—NO LECTURE|
Mr. Terry Fallis, Author and political consultant|
Momus in Ottawa: Satire and the Search for Honesty in Politics
Bel N. Nemetz Lecture|
Ms. Marci McDonald, Canadian author and journalist
Religion and Politics: Is Canada Becoming More Like the United States?
Mark Zacher Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture|
Professor Ron Deibert, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto
Under Cover of the Net: Surveillance, Privacy, and the Dark Side of Cyberspace
Professor Neil Cashman, Brain Research Centre,
Neurodegenerative Diseases: The Distorted Origami of Protein Misfolding
Ms. Mary Janigan, Author and Political Journalist,
Let the Eastern Bastards Freeze in the Dark
Mr. Mark Mazzetti, Journalist,
The New York Times|
America’s Shadow War
Prof. Alex Himelfarb, Director of the Glendon School of
Public and International Affairs,
York University, and
Former Clerk of The Privy Council|
Tax Isn't a Four-letter Word