Vancouver Institute Fall 2014 Program

* Free Public Lectures *

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

General Information

Please see the Vancouver Institute home page.

Lecture Times

Saturday evenings, 8:15 p.m. (doors open 7:30 p.m.), except where otherwise noted.

The Fall 2014 season comprises nine lectures, from October 4 to November 29, omitting October 11th (Thanksgiving).

Fall 2014 Lecture Schedule

(Please click on the lecture date for further detail.)

Oct 4
Dr. Siddharta Mukherjee, MD, PhD, Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, Columbia University
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
Oct 11 Thanksgiving—NO LECTURE
Oct 18 Dr. Marc-Andre Bernier, Chief, Underwater Archaeology Service, Parks Canada
Diving Into Canada's History: 50 Years of Underwater Archaeology at Parks Canada
Oct 25 Dr. Arvind Gupta, President of the University of BC
An Evening With UBC's 13th President
Oct 26
7:00 p.m.

Ms. Naomi Klein, Canadian Author and Social Activist
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate
Alternate location: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, University of British Columbia
Nov 1 Professor Charlotte Townsend-Gault; Professor Jennifer Kramer; and Ḳi-ḳe-in, Department of Art History, UBC; Department of Anthropology, UBC; and Historian and poet; respectively
Native Art of the Northwest Coast: A History of Changing Ideas
Nov 8
Ms. Stephanie Nolen, South America bureau chief, The Globe and Mail
The Change We Seek—Why some countries make real progress on inequality
Nov 15
Professor Robert Keohane, Department of Political Science, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University
Anti-Americanism or Fear of Impingement? Evidence from the Arabic Twitter Universe
Nov 22
Professor Clifford Ando, Department of Classics, History and Law, University of Chicago
The Long Defeat and Fall of the Roman Empire in the East and the West
Nov 29
Mr. Chris Turner, Author and journalist, Calgary
How to Breathe Underwater: Innovation in an Age of Radical Change