Overview of Lecture Series
Wilfrid Laurier University is pleased to partner with the Town of Milton and the Milton Public Library to present the sixth "Laurier Milton Lecture Series."
Wilfrid Laurier has long supported the public role of academics to bring their
knowledge and thinking outside of the classroom. The Laurier Milton Lecture
Series provides a wonderful opportunity to engage in a public dialogue with
citizens of Milton on a broad array of important topics. We are pleased that
the presentations represent the current research and analysis of members of different
Faculties and University Departments/Programs.
The lecture series is a partnership between the Town of Milton, Wilfrid Laurier University, and the Milton Public Library.
Preliminary 2014 / 2015 Lecture Series Schedule
Lecture Series Schedule
Admission is free. All lectures take place from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Milton Centre for the Arts on the dates noted below.
Please note: Some or all of the lectures may be filmed and televised on TVCOGECO.
Registration details are expected by September 19th.
- October 8,
- Extraordinary Progress and Glaring Gaps: Women’s International Human Rights Since 1970
- by Rhoda E. Howard-Hassman, PhD, FRSC, Department of Global Studies, Faculty of Arts
- This lecture discusses progress and problems in universal women's rights since 1970, focusing both on the international law of women's rights and on developments in Canada. It discusses ongoing debates about women's rights, such as the meaning of cultural relativism; women's position in religion; and debates about such matters as abortion, prostitution, and traditional practices. It also discusses new women's issues such as the effects of globalization on women and whether humanitarian law sufficiently takes into account the interests of women and girls.
- November 12,
- The Shell Shock Enigma
- by Mark Humphries, PhD, Department of History, Faculty of Arts
- December 10,
- Exploring the Fourth State of Matter: The Design and Preparation of New Liquid Crystalline Materials
- by Ken Maly, PhD, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Faculty of Science
- January 14,
- Can Property Rights Substantially Reduce Aboriginal Poverty on Canadian Indian Reserves?
- by Chris Alcantara, PhD, Political Science, Faculty of Arts
- February 11,
- Settlement and Immigration Programming in Southwestern Ontario
- by Jennifer Long, PhD, Anthropology, Faculty of Arts
- March 11
- Community Music at Laurier
- by Lee Willingham, PhD, and the Laurier Singers, Faculty of Music
- April 8,
- The Pleasure of Metaphor: a Reading and a Lecture
- by Sonnet L’Abbe, PhD, Laurier Writer in Residence
- May 13
- First Person Simulation: Using Immersion to Communicate Consumer Experience
- by Sarah Wilner, PhD, Marketing, School of Business and Economics