Annual Lecture

2022-2023 Annual Lecture


C. Thi Ngyuen gave the 2023 Annual Lecture on Thursday, March 30th, 2023 in the Faculty Club Ballroom on ‘Value Capture’. 


2021-2022 Annual Lecture


Rana Mitter gave the 2022 Annual Lecture on Tuesday, April 7, 2022 in the Faculty Club Ballroom on ‘Internationalism, Identity and Ideology in the Shaping of Postwar China’.


2020-2021 Annual Lecture


The 2021 Annual Lecture of the Yan P Lin Centre, with support from the McGill Bicentennial Celebrations was given by Bruno Latour on April 8th.



2019-2020 Annual Lecture 


The 2020 Annual Lecture was to be given in the spring by Rana Mitter on “China's Good War: How World War II is shaping the new nationalism”. It had to cancelled due to COVID19.


2018-19 Annual Lecture

This year, the Yan P. Lin Centre Annual Lecture was given in the spring by Elizabeth Anderson on “The Great Reversal: How Neoliberalism Turned the Economic Aspirations of Liberalism Upside Down “. Elizabeth Anderson is a John Dewey Distinguished University Professor, John Rawls Collegiate Professor and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor at the University of Michigan. She specializes in ethics, social and political philosophy, feminist theory, social epistemology, and the philosophy of economics and the social sciences. She is the author of Value in Ethics and Economics, The Imperative of Integration, and, most recently, Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (And Why We Don't Talk About It), as well as articles on value theory, the ethical limitations of markets, facts and values in social scientific research, feminist and social epistemology, racial integration and affirmative action, rational choice and social norms, democratic theory, egalitarianism, and the history of ethics (focusing on Kant, Mill, and Dewey).

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