The Damaging Effects of Discrimination Conference 2014

The Damaging Effects of Discrimination: Presented by Dalhousie’s Multifaith Centre Dalhousie University, Halifax Nova Scotia The purpose for the Damaging Effects of Discrimination Conference was to expand our awareness of discrimination in our cities and how to address this problem in an increasingly diverse and interconnected world. The discussions provided an opportunity to think about discrimination in the context of the growing importance of community and its changing daily expectations by our expanding awareness of racial, lingual and religious plurality in our societies. The question as a philosopher became for me one of addressing discrimination in… Read More

Dr. Michael Oppenheimer, Princeton University Lecture Series: “The Copenhagen Climate Summit, in Context: What Came Before, What Happens Next?”

Dr. Michael Oppenheimer, Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs: “The Copenhagen Climate Summit, in Context: What Came Before, What Happens Next?” At the Princeton University 2010 Speakers Series, Dr. Michael Oppenheimer spoke on the topic of the science of climate change and argued that while Copenhagen was neither the world saving event that the European Union sought it to be, nor was it a failure as it was subsequently branded, but indeed a step and a significant one in the journey of finding a workable solution to the problem of climate change. In… Read More

Nobel Peace Nominee, Sheila-Watt Cloutier on Climate Change and Human Rights

Keynote Presentation: Sheila Watt-Cloutier – Nobel Peace Prize Nominee  On Climate Change and Human Rights Halifax, Nova Scotia – Traditional grounds of the Mi’kmaq At the 2014 IdeaLaw conference, Noble Peace Prize Nominee Sheila Watt-Cloutier spoke about our collective environmental challenges and argued that an adequate response must encapsulate the interconnectivity between our resources, environmental challenges, in particular those that tie the Northern Arctic and the South together, and the relatable human stories behind them. Sheila reminds us that climate change is never simply environmental degradation or melting ice of a remote… Read More