Vancouver Institute Fall 2004 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 2004 season comprises eleven lectures, from September 18 to December 4, omitting October 9 (Thanksgiving).

Please note that the first lecture in November is on a Monday, rather than the usual Saturday, that it will be held in the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, and that admission to this lecture is limited.

Fall 2004 Lecture Schedule

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

Sep 18 Professor Joel Bakan, Faculty of Law, UBC
The Corporation
Sep 25 Mr. William Deverell, Lawyer and Author, Vancouver
Obscenity, Hate and Artistic Freedom
Oct 2
Professor Kelly Oliver, Women's Studies and Chair, Philosophy Department, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Conflicted Love: Why We Feel Unloved and Unlovable
Oct 9 Thanksgiving—NO LECTURE
Oct 16 Professor Ransom Myers, Department of Biology, Dalhousie University
Consequences of Global Overexploitation of Fisheries
Oct 23
Professor Ramachandra Guha, Historian and biographer, Bangalore, India
Arguments With Gandhi: In His Times and Ours
Oct 30 Dr. Martin Gleave, M.D., Department of Surgery, UBC, And Director, Clinical Research, The Prostate Centre, Vancouver General Hospital
From Mice to Men: Translating Discoveries in Prostate Cancer Research Into Improved Patient Care
Nov 8

Dr. Hans Blix, Chief Weapons Inspector for the U.N. in Iraq, Chair, Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission
Weapons of Mass Destruction: Lessons from Iraq
Alternate location: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, University of British Columbia
Nov 13 Professor John Oleson, Department of Greek & Roman Studies, University of Victoria
Ancient Humayma: Water and Society in the Jordanian Desert
Nov 20 Professor Thomas J. Ruth, Director, Positron Emission Tomography, TRIUMF, UBC
A Needle in a Haystack: The Science of Radiotracers
Nov 27
Professor Immanuel Wallerstein, Department of Sociology, Yale University
Whose Right to Intervene? From the "Discovery" of America to Today
Dec 4 Mr. David Tarrant, Horticulturist, UBC Botanical Garden
Chasing Spring Around the World