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.

The 2020-21 Lecture

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 7:00 p.m. AST

This year's lecture will be presented virtually and will feature Dahabo Ahmed-Omer and Wes Hall of The BlackNorth InitiativeAudience members will have the opportunity to ask questions to our guest speakers.

Please check back soon for full event details, including how to join the lecture virtually.


Past Lectures:

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.

Read the Dal News story.

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

Read the Dal News story

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

Read the Dal News story

2016 Lecture  

Orit Bashkin (Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago)
"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"

Read the Dal News story