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Fall
2018
New Technology: Unintended Consequences
Edward Greenspon, Jonathan MacKenzie, Scott Campbell, Stephanie MacLellan, Neil Desai, Marcel O'Gorman, Ed Jernigan, Thomas Homer-Dixon
   Oct 16 - MacKenzie - Democracy and Digital Communication
  Oct 23 - Campbell - Lessons from the History of Technology
  Oct 30 - MacLellan - Can the Internet be made Safe?

  Nov 6 - Jernigan - Unintended Consequences
Fall
2018
Beauty and Belief: Art and Philosophy in Eastern Cultures
Patricia Q. Campbell
   Oct 11 - Patricia Campbell's Recommended Reading
Hindu Traditions:
    Living Hinduisms, Nancy Falk
    Hindu Myths, Penguin Classics
    The Bhagavad Gita, Eknath Easwaran, trans.
    Hindu Art and Architecture, George Michell
Buddhism:
    Buddha, Karen Armstrong
    What the Buddha Taught, Walpola Rahula
    The Dhammapada, Thomas Byrom, trans.
    Buddhist Art and Architecture, Robert E. Fisher
Other:
    The Easternization of the West, Colin Campbell
Winter 2018Exploring Local Live Theatre

Pat Quigley, Nora Polley, Kathleen Sheehy, Alex Mustakas, Matt White, Gill Garratt, Andy Houston, Lois Adamson

   Feb 20 - Houston - Edna's Archive
  Feb 27 - Adamson - The Stratford Festival
Winter 2018The Many Faces of AfricaLarry Swatuk, Mary Lou Klassen, Alan Whiteside, Ian Spears, Ronald Mathies, Rachel Boratto, Mary S. Caesar, Ryan Snider
   Jan 11 - Swatuk - 21st Century Africas
  Jan 25 - Whiteside - Aids in Africa
  Feb 1 - Spears - Conflict Resolution
  Feb 22 - Swatuk - Water in Africa
  Feb 28 - Snider - Socially Responsible Travel
Fall 2017Back by Popular Demand Gavin Brockett, Quincey Almeida, Sheila Ager, David Seljak
   Nov 21 - Seljak - Spirituality, Addiction, and Globalization
  Nov 28 - Seljak - The Poor, the Planet, and the Pope
  Nov 7 - Ager - From Tyranny to Trump: Who Are “The People”?
  Nov 14 - Ager - You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby - Or Have You?
 

Fall 2017

Composition and the Wow Factor

 Ken Hull, Carol Anderson, Jane Buyers, Kim and Amanda Jernigan

Winter

2017

Building a Just Community: Restorative Justice

Chris Cowie, Christiane Sadeler, Bryan Larkin, Judah Oudsboorn, Julie Thompson,Wendy Meek, Bill Smith, Leslie Waye

Winter

2017

Canadian Architecture: connections to the environment

Rick Waldenby, Danielle Gignac, Terri Boake, Phillip Beasley, Alex Josephson, Piper Birnbaum, Katherine Kovalcik

Fall

2016

Music in the 20th Century: history of protest songs and of recordings

Darren Mulloy, Robert Harris

Fall

2016

What makes a Liveable City? Sustainability in Waterloo Region

Colin Ellard,  Stephanie Sobek-Swant, Joe Mancini, Pierre Filion, Mark Pancer, Alison Blay-Palmer, Jeff Casello

Winter

2016

Trimming the Sails: Living Well in Retirement

Sherry Dupuis, Brian Smale, Joan Norris, Mark E. Havitz, Laura Middleton, Marianne Mellinger, Suzanne Tyas

 

  January 14th : Leisure and Aging Well
  January 21st : The Canadian Index Of Wellbeing
  January 28st : Aging successfully
  February 4th : "I Still Run In My Dreams"
  February 18th : Art and Dementia
  February 25th  : Spirituality

Winter

2016

Scapegoating: A Theory of Violence

David Seljak, Sheila Ager, Gavin Brockett, Gary Bruce, Greta Kroeker, Timothy Gianotti, Wendy Fletcher

 

  January 12th : Scapegoating: "The Other"
  January 19th : Scapegoating Women in Myth and History
 
January 26th : The Hero as Scapegoat
  February 9th : "The Holocaust"
 
March 1st : We're Not Racist - We're Canadian

Fall

2015

Art, Architecture & Gardens of Italy

Cynthia Venables

 

  October 14: Integration of the Natural World in Pre-Historic Art and  Etruscan Tombs
 
October 22: Greek Influence - Roman Grandeur and Convenience
 
October 29th: The Roman Convenience in Pompeii and Roman Christianity
 
November 5th: Humanism and an Expanding World View

Fall

2015

The Canadian Arctic

Robert Park, Scott Slocombe, Chris Alcantara, Whitney Lackenbauer, Claude Duguay, Jennifer Baltzer, Mark Terry

Winter

2015

Now That Religion Has Refused to Die: Canadian and Global Perspectives

David Seljak, Scott Wall, Amar Amarasingam,

Douglas E. Cowan, Meena Sharify, Jeff Wilson

Winter

2015

New Developments in Astronomy

Michel Fich

Richard Epp

Fall

2014

The Rollicking History of the English Language

Katherine Barber

Fall

2014

BRICS and Beyond: Emerging Economies of the New Century

Andrew Cooper, Hongying Wang, Surinder Suri, John Jawaorsky, Kathryn Hochstetler, Gavin Brockett,

Eric Helleiner

Winter

2014

Sleeping with an Elephant: Canada-US Relations

Susan Roy, Geoff Hayes, Ken McLaughlin, Andrew Hunt, Veronica Kitchen, Kevin Spooner

Winter

2014

How the Brain Works, from Bottom to Top

Chris Eliasmith, Matt van der Meer, Bruce McKay, S. Singh Obhi, Paul Thagard, Myra Fernandes, Quincy Almeida

Fall

2013

Canada, Land of Immigrants: Then and Now

Marlene Epp, James Walker, Mikal Skuterud, Janet McLaughlin, Idrisa Pandit, Dwight Storring, Lauris DaCosta, Soheila Esfahani

Fall

2013

Eight Moments that Made the Middle East

Gavin Brockett, WLU

Winter

2013

Upheavals and Revolutions

Andrew Hunt,Lynne Taylor, Gary Bruce, Greta Kroeker,

Blaine Chiasson, Steven Bednarski, Alex Statiev, Paul Brewer

Winter

2013

Climate Change

Ellsworth LeDrew, Brent Wolfe, Chris Fletcher, Claude Duguay, Linda Mortsch, Ross McKitrick, Neil Craik