Vancouver Institute Fall 2005 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 2005 season comprises nine lectures, from September 24 to November 26, omitting October 8 (Thanksgiving).

Fall 2005 Lecture Schedule

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

Sep 24 Professor Heribert Adam, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Simon Fraser University
Mandela's Legacy: Reconciliation Between Israelis and Palestinians?
Oct 1 Professor Margaret MacMillan, Department of History and Provost of Trinity College, University of Toronto
Lessons of History: The Paris Peace Conference of 1919
Oct 8 Thanksgiving—NO LECTURE
Oct 15 Professor Sara Davis Buechner, School of Music, UBC
Piano Music and the Movies
Alternate location: Recital Hall, UBC Music Building
Oct 22
Professor Pierre-Etienne Will, Directeur d'études, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris
Democracy, Human Rights, and the Chinese Political Tradition
Oct 29 Dr. William Bowie, MD, FRCP, Professor of Infectious Diseases, UBC
Emerging Epidemics and Pandemics: Are They Inevitable and Catastrophic?
Nov 5 Professor Tim Barnes, FRSC, Department of Classics, University of Toronto
Render Unto Caesar? Early Christianity and the Roman Empire
Nov 12
Professor Gary Geddes, Distinguished Professor of Canadian Culture, Western Washington University
The Search for an Asian Marco Polo
Nov 19 Mr. Ronald Wright, Novelist, historian and essayist, Saltspring Island, B.C.
The Traps of Progress
Nov 26 Ms. Karen Connelly, Canadian writer and poet, Greece
Writing "The Lizard Cage"