CBC Massey Lecture Event: “Belonging: The Paradox of Citizenship”
Right and Honorable Adrienne Clarkson, Rebecca Cohn Auditorium – Dalhousie Arts Centre
The Right and Honorable Adrienne Clarkson will be delivering her second CBC Massey lecture Belonging: The Paradox of Citizenship on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 7pm. The lecture is titled “The Glory that was Greece”.
In the presentation, the former Governor General of Canada will trace the concept of citizenship from the classical worlds of Aristotle and the Ancient Greeks in the reflections about the intellectual democratic heritage available to us in understanding contemporary questions of diversity and modern societies. The lecture series seeks to explore our abilities to simultaneously belong to a growing diverse society along with its newcomers. The key lies in our conceptual inheritance of critical democratic ideals, and the trust and equality of citizens.
Born in Hong Kong, Adrienne Clarkson became the 26th Governor General of Canada on October 7th, 1999 to September 27th, 2005. Madame Clarkson was also an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1992 for her outstanding contributions in her various journalistic and other charitable endeavors.