ESS Lecture Series Schedule
Winter 2018 Term:
ESS Lecture Series
Unless otherwise noted, all lectures begin at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday nights in Ondaatje Hall, 6135 University Avenue, Marion McCain Arts & Social Sciences building.
All welcome. Free of charge. Limited seating -- please arrive early.
11 January. Sustainability and Well-being
Chris Barrington-Leigh, Professor, School of the Environment and Institute for Health and Social Policy, McGill University, Montreal QC
18 Janaury. Gender Dynamics of Food Security: Research Results from Ghana
Somed Shadahu Bitamsimli, Ph.D. Candidate, School of International DEvelopment and Global Studies (SIDGS), University of Ottawa ON
25 January. World's Challenge Challenge 2017-2018
Proposing Solutions to Global Challenges:
Dalhousie's Semi-Finalists in the
"World's Challenge Challenge Competition"
Co-hosted with DALVision -- Academic Innovation
Office of the Provost & Vice-President Academic, Dalhousie, Halifax NS
1 February. February Film Fest: Water on the Table
Liz Marshall (NFB, Canada, 2015)
8 February. February Film Fest: Surviving Progress
Mathieu Roy and Harold Crooks (NFB, Canada, 2011)
15 February. February Film Fest: Sand Wars
Denis Delestrac (France, 2014)
1 March. Systemic Racism in the Academy
Craig Steven Wilder, Professor of History, MIT and Senior Fellow, Bard Prison Initiative, Cambridge MA
This lecture examines the rise of our oldest colleges in of the slave economies of the Atlantic world. Slave traders and slaveholders founded ten colleges in British America. In the aftermath of the American Revolution, colleges became even more dependent on slavery as trustees and administrators searched for funding to rebuild and recruited wealthy students to reopen. Higher education thrived in the decades following the war because governors attached their institutions’ fates to that of American slavery.
Launch of the "Belong Forum" Lecture Series. Part of Dalhousie's 200th Anniversary Celebrations in 2018.
8 March. The Security Implications of Climate Change: Instability, Conflict, and Adaptation
Emily Robinson, Strategic Analyst, Defence Research and Development Canada, Ottawa ON
15 March. Sustainability Transitions in Canada's Energy Landscape
Brendan Haley, Banting PostDoctoral Fellow, School for Resource and Environmental Studies (SRES), Dalhousie University, Halifax NS
22 March. The Shared Work Model of Collaboration
Tim Merry and Tuesday Ryan Hart, System Change Strategists
Often the differences between collaborators — different perspectives, backgrounds, ideologies and aspirations — become the focus of meetings rather than getting work done together. In this lecture, Tim and Tuesday will present the Shared Work model, which emphasizes important stances for getting to work iin our collaborative ventures.
Co-hosted with the RBC Sustainability Leadership Certificate
29 March. Beyond Environmentalism: Why Saving the Planet Means Forgetting What You Assume to be True
Linda Pannozzo Author, Journalist, Activist, Fox Point NS
5 April. ESS Student Showcase: Youth Leading Change
Highlights from the ESS Capstone Projects, Internships, and Honours Theses, as well as RBC Sustainability Leadership Certificate Action Projects .