Vancouver Institute Spring 2009 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 2009 season comprises ten lectures, from January 31 to April 4.

Spring 2009 Lecture Schedule

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

Jan 31
Dr. James Delgado, President and CEO, Institute of Nautical Archaeology, College Station, Texas and Bodrum, Turkey
The Great Museum Beneath the Sea: A Global Tour of Some of History's Greatest Shipwrecks
Feb 7 Mr. Richard Stallman, President, Free Software Foundation, Boston, Massachusetts
Copyright vs. Community in the Age of Computer Networks
Feb 14 Professor Fawaz Gerges, Department of International Affairs and Middle Eastern Studies, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York
Inside Al Qaeda: A Crisis of Authority and Legitimacy
Feb 21 Dr. Marcia Angell, Harvard Medical School and Former editor, New England Journal of Medicine
Health Care: A Tale of Two Countries
Feb 28 Mr. Ronald Wright, Novelist, historian, and essayist, Saltspring Island, B.C.
What is America?
Mar 7
Professor David Schindler, Killam Memorial Professor of Ecology, University of Alberta
The Environmental Impacts of Exploiting the Alberta Tar Sands
Mar 14
Professor Robert Evans, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UBC
Sustainable Transportation: How B.C. Can Be a Showcase For the New Electricity Economy
Mar 21
Professor Peter Bearman, Department of Sociology, Columbia University
Understanding the Increased Prevalence of Autism
Mar 28 Professor Robert Hare, Department of Psychology, UBC
Psychopathy: A Journey to the Dark Side?
Apr 4
Professor Ludmilla Jordanova, Professor of Modern History, King's College, London and Former Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery, London
Portraiture and Identity