Shaar Shalom Lecture at Dalhousie University
The Shaar Shalom Lecture at Dalhousie University is an annual lecture series which explores the broad themes of tolerance, multiculturalism, diversity and difference in contemporary Canadian society. Established as a partnership between the Shaar Shalom Synagogue and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences this lecture series demonstrates our shared interests in bringing these themes to wider civil society.
The annual lecture normally takes place in the winter term, and the inaugural lecture was delivered by Lawrence Hill on 29 January 2015.
**Please note that this Feb. 9 event has been postponed due to inclement weather. A new date for the event will be announced on this page in the coming weeks. Thank you for your understanding.**
Lieutenant General the Honourable Roméo A. Dallaire, O.C., C.M.M., G.O.Q, M.S.C., C.D., (Retired)
Thursday, February 9, 2017
McInnes Room, Dalhousie Student Union Building
"All Humans are Human"
Roméo Dallaire is a retired Lieutenant-General, former Senator, and is celebrated as a humanitarian worldwide. His passion for child rights and protection led him to establish The Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative at Dalhousie. The Dallaire Initiative is a global partnership with the mission to end the recruitment and use of child soldiers. This mission was inspired by his experience as the UN Force Commander leading the peacekeeping mission in Rwanda (UNAMIR).
This event is free and open to the public.
**Pre-registration for reserved seating is now closed. Please note that there will also be non-reserved seating available at this event. We hope to see you there!**
Orit Bashkin (Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago)
22 March 2016, Ondaatje Auditorium (McCain)
"Human Material -- Arab-Jewish Refugees in a Jewish State."
Lawrence Hill (author)
"The Book of Negroes: Merging History, Fiction, and Adaptation to Screen"
29 January 2015, Scotiabank Auditorium (McCain)