Vancouver Institute Fall 2010 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 2010 season comprises twelve lectures, from September 18 to December 4, omitting October 9th (Thanksgiving) and including a Monday Noon lecture on November 8.

Fall 2010 Lecture Schedule

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

Sep 18
Mr. Gwynne Dyer, Author and commentator, London
Geopolitics in a Hotter World
Sep 25
Mr. David Baines, Columnist, The Vancouver Sun
Securities Fraud: How Crooks Rip Off the Public, How Professionals Facilitate Their Crimes, and How Regulators and Police Let Them Get Away With It
Oct 2 Dr. Memory Elvin-Lewis, Department of Biology, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri
Healing From Rain Forests: The Value of Traditional Knowledge
Oct 9 Thanksgiving—NO LECTURE
Oct 16 Dr. Nancy Olivieri, Professor, Pediatrics, Medicine and Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto
Medicine, Morals, and Money
Oct 23 Mr. Robert Fowler, Former Canadian Diplomat, Ottawa
Sleeping With Al Qaeda
Oct 30 Professor Barbara Sherwood Lollar, Department of Geology, University of Toronto
Can Carbon Capture and Storage Solve Global Climate Change? Lessons From Nature
Nov 6 Professor Peter Klein, School of Journalism, UBC
Digital Dumping Ground: The Global Trade in Electronic Waste
Nov 8
See lecture page re tickets

Dr. Dambisa Moyo, International Economist and Author
Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way For Africa
Alternate location: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, University of British Columbia
Nov 13
Professor Deborah Blum, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Cocktails and Cyanide
Nov 20 Dr. Peter Timmer, Professor of Developmental Studies, Harvard University
Local Food – Global Food: The Future of Food Security
Nov 27 Professor Stan Coren, Department of Psychology, UBC
The Human-Animal Bond: Our History With Dogs
Dec 4
8:00 p.m.

Dr. Ronald Graham, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, University of California – San Diego
Searching For the Shortest Network: Hard Problems, Communication Networks, VLSI Design and Molecular Phylogenetics
Alternate location: Coast Plaza Hotel, 1763 Comox Street, off Denman