Shaar Shalom Lecture at Dalhousie University

The Shaar Shalom Lecture at Dalhousie University is a significant annual lecture made possible through the generosity of the Shaar Shalom Synagogue of Halifax. The Shaar Shalom’s unique partnership with Dalhousie University seeks to explore the broad themes of tolerance, multiculturalism, diversity, and difference in contemporary society, and demonstrates our shared interest in bringing in-depth discussion of these themes to wider civil society.

Past lectures:

The 2021-22 Lecture

The 2021-22 lecture featured Cindy Blackstock, PhD, Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society and a professor at McGill University’s School of Social Work.

Spirit Bear: Echoes of the Past

Watch the video of the lecture that was delivered on March 3, 2022 at Dalhousie University.

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The 2020-21 Lecture

The 2020-21 lecture featured Wes Hall and Dahabo Ahmed-Omer of The BlackNorth Initiative

Watch the video of the lecture that was delivered virtually on February 24, 2021.

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2019-20 Lecture

The 2019-20 Lecture featured the former Governor General of Canada, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean.

Shared Humanity: Generating Hope in an Era of Despair

Watch the video of the lecture delivered by Madame Jean on October 16, 2019 at Dalhousie University.

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2019 Lecture

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

Can The United Nations Be Saved?

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

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2018 Lecture

Dr. Stephen D. Smith

"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)

"All Humans are Human"

Watch the video of the lecture delivered by LGen Roméo Dallaire on April 5, 2017 at Dalhousie University

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2015 Lecture  

Lawrence Hill (author)
"The Book of Negroes: Merging History, Fiction, and Adaptation to Screen"

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