Vancouver Institute Spring 2013 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 2013 season comprises ten lectures, from January 26th to April 13th, omitting February 16th (midterm break) and March 30th (Easter).

Spring 2013 Lecture Schedule

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

Jan 26
Dr. Jerome Groopman and Dr. Pamela Hartzband, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
When Experts Disagree: The Art of Medical Decision Making
Feb 2
Professor Alex Himelfarb, Director of the Glendon School of Public and International Affairs, York University, and Former Clerk of The Privy Council
Tax Isn't a Four-letter Word
Feb 9
Mr. Philipp Blom, Historian, novelist and journalist, Vienna
The Forgotten Enlightenment— Radical Humanism in the 21st Century
Feb 16 Midterm Break—NO LECTURE
Feb 23
Professor John Ruggie, Kennedy School of Government, and Law School, Harvard University
Just Business: Multinational Corporations and Human Rights
Mar 2
Professor Edward Slingerland, Department of Asian Studies, U.B.C.
Do We Really Live in a Secular Age?
Mar 9
Ms. Marci McDonald, Canadian author and journalist
Religion and Politics: Is Canada Becoming More Like the United States?
Mar 16 Mr. Mario Canseco, Vice President, Angus Reid Public Opinion Co., Vancouver
The Challenges of Conducting Sound Public Opinion Research
Mar 23
Professor Anthony Grafton, Henry Putnam University Professor of History, Princeton University
How Jesus Celebrated Passover: The Renaissance Discovery of the Jewish Roots of Christianity
Mar 30 Easter—NO LECTURE
Apr 6 Professor Roger Wilson, Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies, U.B.C.
Luxury Living in Late Roman Sicily: The Villa Near Piazza Armerina and its Context
Apr 13
Professor Jane Coop, School of Music, U.B.C.
Johannes Brahms: Some Personal Discoveries —— Musical Lecture