* 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 2013 season comprises ten lectures, from January 26th to April 13th, omitting February 16th (midterm break) and March 30th (Easter).
(Please click on the lecture date for further detail.)
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Lecture|
Dr. Jerome Groopman and Dr. Pamela Hartzband, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
When Experts Disagree: The Art of Medical Decision Making
CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESSProfessor 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
Dal Grauer Memorial Lecture|
Mr. Philipp Blom, Historian, novelist and journalist, Vienna
The Forgotten Enlightenment— Radical Humanism in the 21st Century
|Feb 16||Midterm Break—NO LECTURE|
Mark Zacher Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture|
Professor John Ruggie, Kennedy School of Government, and Law School, Harvard University
Just Business: Multinational Corporations and Human Rights
UBC Excellence in Research Lecture|
Professor Edward Slingerland, Department of Asian Studies, U.B.C.
Do We Really Live in a Secular Age?
CANCELLED DUE TO INJURYMs. Marci McDonald, Canadian author and journalist
Religion and Politics: Is Canada Becoming More Like the United States?
Mr. Mario Canseco, Vice President, Angus Reid Public Opinion Co.,
The Challenges of Conducting Sound Public Opinion Research
Cecil and Ida Green Lecture|
Professor Anthony Grafton, Henry Putnam University Professor of History, Princeton University
How Jesus Celebrated Passover: The Renaissance Discovery of the Jewish Roots of Christianity
|Mar 30||Easter—NO LECTURE|
Professor Roger Wilson, Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies,
Luxury Living in Late Roman Sicily: The Villa Near Piazza Armerina and its Context
Erich Vogt Lecture|
Professor Jane Coop, School of Music, U.B.C.
Johannes Brahms: Some Personal Discoveries —— Musical Lecture