Professor Norman Cornett: “Since when do we divorce the right answer from an honest answer?” (2009)

In the following feature presentation of the National Film Board of Canada, First Nations filmmaker Dr. Alanis Obomsawin narrates and produced a forcefully inspiring documentary on the unorthodox McGill Professor Norman Cornett and the injustices of his abrupt dismissal at McGill University in 2007. The documentary entitled “Professor Norman Cornett: ‘Since when do we divorce the right answer from an honest answer?’” chronicles the life-changing and student-centric pedagogical approaches Professor Cornett employed to release his students from the regurgitative type of academic study onto an academic study that tapped into their own… Read More

Jürgen Habermas on Secular Foundations of Political Legitimation

Jürgen Habermas on Secular Foundations of Political Legitimation Berkley Centre for Religion, Peace & World Affairs At the 2011 Berkley Centre for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, Professor Habermas presented a philosophical paper titled “Myth and Ritual”. In the question period that followed, Professor Habermas’ highlighted what he believed was really at the issue in interpreting the very foundations itself of contemporary political legitimation in terms that were secular. While seeing himself as a defender of the “Enlightenment heritage” of the West, Professor Habermas argued that the issue ultimately relies on a… Read More