Vancouver Institute Spring 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 Spring 2007 season comprises eleven lectures, from January 20 to April 14, omitting February 17 (Midterm Break) and April 7 (Easter).

Spring 2007 Lecture Schedule

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

Jan 20 Dr. David Sweet, Faculty of Dentistry, And Director, BOLD, UBC
Crime Scene Investigation: Identifying Victims and Perpetrators Using New Forensic Science Methods
Jan 27 Professor Cole Harris, Department of Geography, UBC
Colonialism and Its Consequences: Creating and Solving the Native Land Question
Feb 3
Professor Gert Groening, Deputy Executive Director, Institute for the History and Theory of Design, Berlin University of the Arts
Gardens as Elements of an Urbanizing World
Feb 10 Professor Mark Jaccard, School of Resource and Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University
Fossil Fuels: Friend or Foe?
Feb 17 Midterm Break—NO LECTURE
Feb 24 Sir Jeremy Greenstock, Former British Ambassador to the United Nations, And Her Majesty's former Special Representative in Iraq
Globalization or Polarization: Where is the World Heading?
Mar 3 Professor Philip Pettit, Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Human Values, Princeton University
Democracy: Fashions, Failures, and Fantasies
Mar 10
Professor Daniel Pauly, Director, Fisheries Centre, UBC
Global Fisheries: Are the Gloom and Doom Justified?
Mar 17 Dr. Patrick L. McGeer, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Can We Eliminate Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias?
Mar 24 Baroness Susan Greenfield, Senior Research Fellow, Lincoln College, Oxford, And Director, Royal Institution of Great Britain
Tomorrow's People: How 21st Century Technology is Changing the Way We Think and Feel
Mar 31 Dr. Christopher Gaze, Artistic Director, Bard on the Beach, Vancouver
The Bard In Vancouver: A National Treasure
Apr 7 Easter—NO LECTURE
Apr 14
Professor Matthew Paterson, School of Political Science, University of Ottawa
Moving the Earth: Car Culture and Global Environmental Politics