Professor Robin R. Wang: “Yinyang: The Way of Ways”

Thursday, October 16 2014, University of King’s College Event, Halifax, NS, 7pm, in KTS Lecture Hall. On October 16 2014, Professor Robin R. Wang (Loyola Marymount University) will be giving a public lecture at King’s College titled “Yinyang: The Way of Ways”. The talk will focus on the concept of “yin-yang” in Chinese thought and culture, exploring the intellectual and historical significance of this popular symbol across the world. The public lecture is based on Professor Wang’s book Yinyang: The Way of Heaven and Earth in Chinese Thought and Culture (Cambridge University… Read More

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…. Read More

2014 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates

Norway, October 10th 2014 The Storting (The Parliament of Norway) and Nobel Foundation The Norwegian Nobel Committee today on October 10th announced Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi as both the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates for 2014, in recognition for “their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.” The Norwegian committee emphasized in their press release the importance of the respect for the “rights of children and young people” as a “prerequisite for peaceful global development”. “In conflict-ridden areas in particular, the… Read More

Tomorrow’s Nobel Peace Prize Announcement

Nobel Peace Prize Announcement – October 10th 2014 The Storting (The Parliament of Norway) and Nobel Foundation (Est. 1900) The 2014 Nobel Peace Prize will be announced this week on October 10th 2014 at 11:00 am in Norway, and there are no indications or leaks as to who will be receiving the honor in 2014. The year has been particularly marked by worldwide conflict and escalating political as well as military conflict. Nevertheless, while it may be possible that no laureate may be selected, it is likely that there will be a… Read More

Professor David G. Victor, “Getting Serious About Climate Change”

Charles David Keeling Annual Lecture, University of California In the 2014 Charles David Keeling Annual Lecture “Getting serious about climate change”, Professor David G. Victor discusses the transitions in the public narratives on atmospheric and environmental global climate change, noting the transition of the focus from detecting and attributing the causes of climate change localized in scientific intellectual communities towards managing the politics, communities, and impacts of environmental degradation. The lecture focuses on the societal practices required to manage and overcome the political barriers assuming that a two degree increase in global… Read More