Vital Discussions of Human Security

Science for Peace Presents

Our weekly series of free public lectures
Wednesday evenings, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, 13 September to 6 December 2017
Room 140, University College, 15 Kings College Circle, U. of Toronto.
Everyone is welcome. Bring a friend.

Download this lecture schedule as a one-page poster: sfp-presents-2017.pdf

Fall term

Sept. 13, 2017
Earl Turcotte, Former Canadian and UN disarmament diplomat
“Nuclear disarmament: Universalizing the treaty”
Sept. 20, 2017
Ralph Martin, Professor, University of Guelph, specializing in organic and sustainable agriculture
“Climate change and food security”
Sept. 27, 2017
Jill Carr-Harris, Director, International Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence & Peace
“Gandhi’s influence on contemporary nonviolent leaders”
Oct. 4, 2017
Doug Saunders, Globe and Mail international affairs columnist
“Maximum Canada: Why 35 million Canadians are not enough”
Oct. 11, 2017
Lloyd Helferty, Engineering technologist
“Climate smart food: How consumer choice can fix the climate and ensure a sustainable future”
Oct.18, 2017
John Hannigan, University of Toronto Sociology; Anna Zalik, York University Faculty of Environmental Studies
“The deep sea frontier: What are the security risks?”
Oct. 25, 2017
Vincent Eagan, Sergeant, York Regional Police
“Police use of force”
Nov. 1, 2017
Aisha Ahmad, Assistant Professor of Political Science, U. of Toronto
“Jihad and Co: Black markets and Islamist power”
Nov. 15, 2017
Amy Bilton, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, U. of Toronto
“Water security”
Nov. 22, 2017
Karen Hamilton, General Secretary of the Canadian Council of Churches
“Unity in diversity”
Nov. 29, 2017
Melissa Williams, Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto
“The crisis of democracy”
Dec. 6, 2017
Arne Kislenko, Associate Professor of History, Ryerson University and Adjunct Professor, International Relations Program, Munk School for International Studies

Winter term

Our winter/spring lineup of speakers will be finalized later in the term. Come back and check any time.

Most lectures will be recorded on video (and later posted to YouTube and/or Facebook)

Video is available for most of the lectures we have hosted since 2011. See the Science for Peace YouTube channel for full listings.