Dr. Matthew Lord, University of Vermont
To foster discussion beyond the Global Conference on the Prevention of Genocide, the Centre for Human Rights is hosting an International Forum for Young Leaders (October 8-11, 2007). Meet with some of the conference speakers and engage in scholarly debate on key genocide issues. See Centre's home page (bottom) for application forms.
Wilson Chacko Jacob, History Dept, Concordia. Prof. Jacob obtained a PhD from New York University in 2005 (History and Middle East and Islamic Studies) and a BS (Foreign Service) and MA (Arab Studies) from Georgetown University. His dissertation is entitled "Working Out Egypt: Masculinity and Subject Formation between Colonial Modernity and Nationalism, 1870-1940."
Water, water everywhere - but not a drop to drink! - Chandra Madramootoo, Dean, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
With over 10% of the world's water resources, Canada is considered water rich. While true from a broad national perspective, some parts experience water shortages, particularly the prairies and the North. We must also be mindful of severe water shortages, and lack of access to water and sanitation facilities, in the developing world. One billion people lack adequate access to safe drinking water, and 2.6 billion lack basic sanitation. Even worse, about 1.8 million children die annually from diseases caused by unclean water and poor sanitation. This presentation will explore the root causes of today's global water crisis, and describe potential roles for Canada in breaking down the barriers to poverty and disease caused by water insecurity.
The Canlyte Lighting Lecture. From James Carpenter Design Associates Inc. (NYC).
Patrick Macklem, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law. Reception to follow in the Ballroom of Thomson House.
Participatory Research at McGill (PRAM) Lunchtime Seminar: Kathleen Glass, Bioethics Research Unit, McGill. A light lunch will be provided. Please invite all interested, but RSVP so we know how much food to order!
Mangroves, shrimp farming and coastal livelihoods: Land use and cover change in the Gulf of Fonseca, Nicaragua
Karina Benessaiah, MSc Geography, McGill
Analysis Seminar: Jason Metcalfe, Berkeley
Analysis Seminar: Michael Levitin