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.

2019 Lecture

Stephen Lewis

7:00 pm
6, February, 2019
Scotiabank Auditorium, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building
6135 University Avenue, Halifax
Lecture title TBD  


Past Lectures:

2018 Lecture

Dr. Stephen D. Smith
7:00 pm
17, January, 2018
Potter Auditorium, Rowe Building, 6100 University Avenue
"Countering Hate in the Digital Age: The Power of the Human Story"

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2017 Lecture

Lieutenant General the Honourable Roméo A. Dallaire, O.C., C.M.M., G.O.Q, M.S.C., C.D., (Retired)
7:00 pm
5, April, 2017
McInnes Room, Dalhousie Student Union Building
"All Humans are Human"

Watch the video of the speech delivered by LGen Roméo Dallaire on April 5 at Dalhousie University

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2016 Lecture  

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."

2015 Lecture  

Lawrence Hill (author)
"The Book of Negroes: Merging History, Fiction, and Adaptation to Screen"
29 January 2015, Scotiabank Auditorium (McCain)

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