LECTURES IN PEACE STUDIES

University College - University of Toronto

Some recent lectures
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1995 "The World Court Project: a matter of peace and justice". Alex Bryans, Past-President of Physicians for Global Survival (CPPNW). UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, Room 140 (NE Corner), 8:00 p.m.

The International Court of Justice in the Hague, (the 'World Court'), is considering the vitally important question of whether the possession and/or use of nuclear weapons would be illegal, ie. a crime against humanity. Their decision is expected within the next few months.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1995 "Agent Orange: At the Interface between Science and Public Policy". Peter Kahn, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA. SANDFORD FLEMING BLDG., Room 1105, 8:00 p.m.

Professor Kahn was scientific advisor to the investigation by a US Commission on the effect of Agent Orange on Vietnam veterans - the "Vietnam War Syndrome".


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1995 "The Aesthetics of Terror" Dominick Jenkins, Graduate Student, Department of Philosophy. Peace and Environmental Activist with CND, Greenpeace ... UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, Room 140 (NE Corner), 8:00 p.m.

After the First World War, the U.S. Army Chemical Warfare Service used photographs of poison gas warfare, laboratories and industrial plants to imagine scientists, engineers and military commanders as a community of sublime heros: men separate from, and exalted above, nature and common human feeling. Slides of these photographs are contrasted with official medical drawings of gas casualties listed as "not to be communicated to the press". It is argued that this redeployment of the romantic sublime has become a key recourse for the extension across the globe of science-based industry. This has produced a logic of addiction: the greater the destruction set in train by scientists, engineers and industrialists, the more exalted the makers of science-based industry have appeared to themselves. Links are made to current debates over nuclear weapons (the Smithsonian scandal, French nuclear testing) and over the environment (the ozone layer, organo-chlorines and human immune and reproductive system failure).


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                 Science for Peace Public Lecture

SPEAKER: Professor Fedor Burlatskii

TITLE: Human Rights in Russia: Reality and Illusion

        TIME: Thursday, March 28, 7:30 pm 
        PLACE: Room 3050 Sidney Smith Hall, University of Toronto

Professor Burlatskii is President of the Human Rights Commission and 
Co-President of the East-West Conference on Human Rights. He is a member 
of the Russian Academy of Sciences and was formerly a member of the 
Supreme Soviet of the USSR and president of the committee that prepared 
its draft law on human rights. 

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