Vancouver Institute Fall 2007 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 2007 season comprises ten lectures, from September 15 to December 1, omitting October 6 (Thanksgiving) and November 10 (Remembrance weekend).

Fall 2007 Lecture Schedule

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

Sep 15
Dr. Jennifer Welsh, Professor in International Relations, Oxford University
Canada's Foreign Policy: Do Citizens Have a Say?
Sep 22 Professor Hector Williams, Department of Classical, Near Eastern & Religious Studies, UBC
Excavations in Arcadia: Uncovering Ancient Stymphalos
Sep 29 Mr. Richard Pound, O.C., O.Q., Q.C., LLD, Member, International Olympic Committee
Human Athletes or Chemical Stockpiles? Doping in Sport
Oct 6 Thanksgiving—NO LECTURE
Oct 13 Dr. Harvey Sachs, Writer, journalist, and music historian, New York
The Toscanini Letters: A Musician Looks at his World
Oct 20 Professor Craig Packer, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behaviour, University of Minnesota
Why the Lion is Disappearing from Africa
Oct 27 Changed Ms. Malalai Joya, Elected Member, Afghanistan's National Assembly, Kabul
Warlords, Women's Rights and Foreign Troops: An Afghan Experience
Nov 3 Professor David Schindler, Killam Memorial Professor of Ecology, University of Alberta
A Life with Pesticides
Nov 10 Remembrance Weekend—NO LECTURE
Nov 17 Professor Stephen Majeski, Head, Political Science Department, University of Washington
Clients, Enemies, and Empire
Nov 24 Dr. Garry Rogers, Head, Earthquake Hazards West, Natural Resources Canada, Sidney, B.C.
The Earthquake Threat to British Columbia
Dec 1 Professor Dennis Danielson, Head, Department of English, UBC
From Copernicus to E.T. and Why it Matters