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.

2019-20 Lecture

Please join us as we welcome the former Governor General of Canada, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean to deliver the 2019-20 Shaar Shalom Lecture at Dalhousie University.

Madame Jean’s talk is titled: “Shared Humanity: Generating Hope in an Era of Despair”.

7:00 pm
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
McInnes Room, 2nd floor, Dalhousie Student Union Building
6136 University Avenue, Halifax

Guests must RSVP for this lecture event.

Past Lectures:

2019 Lecture

The 2019 Lecture featured Mr. Stephen Lewis, Canada’s Former Ambassador to the UN

7:00 pm
6, February, 2019
McInnes Room, 2nd floor, Dalhousie Student Union Building
6136 University Avenue, Halifax
Can The United Nations Be Saved?
alumni.dal.ca/shaarshalomlecture2019

Watch the video of the speech delivered by Stephen Lewis on February 6, 2019 at Dalhousie University

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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"
alumni.dal.ca/shaarshalomlecture2018

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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"
alumni.dal.ca/shaarshalomlecture2017

Watch the video of the speech delivered by LGen Roméo Dallaire on April 5, 2017 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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