The 2018 Glyn Berry Lecture

The Political Science department and the Centre for the Study of Security and Development wishes to invite you to the 2018 Glyn Berry Lecture.

On March 8, Prof. Michael Byers will be at Dalhousie to give a lecture on space policy, titled “Elon Musk, President of Mars?” The lecture will be held from 1:00 to 2:30pm, in the Lord Dalhousie Room. Light refreshments will be provided, and all are (strongly) encouraged to attend.




Lord Dalhousie Room, Henry Hicks Building



Additional Information

THE LECTURE SERIES: On January 15, 2006, senior Canadian diplomat Glyn R. Berry was tragically killed in a terrorist attack in Afghanistan. At that time, he was Political Director for the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Kandahar. Mr. Berry was a principled humanitarian, passionately devoted to improving conditions for ordinary people in desperate circumstances. He graduated with a PhD (Political Science) from Dalhousie University in 1981. In his honour, Dalhousie, in partnership with DFAIT (now Global Affairs Canada), created the Glyn R. Berry Memorial Scholarship in International Policy Studies, for a PhD candidate who specializes in Canadian foreign policy, defence and security policy, development assistance policy, or another area addressing Canada's role in international affairs.

This event is co-organized by the Political Science department and the CSSD; this year’s lecture is co-sponsored by the Halifax branch of the Canadian International Council.


THE SPEAKER FOR 2018: Michael Byers holds a Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Global Politics and International Law. His work focuses on issues of Arctic sovereignty, climate change, the law of the sea, and Canadian foreign and defence policy. He holds major research grants from ArcticNet and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Dr. Byers has been a Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford University, and a Professor of Law at Duke University. He is the author of the national bestseller Intent for a Nation and, most recently, Who Owns the Arctic? He is a regular contributor to the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, and Ottawa Citizen.