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  • November 14, 2013

    6:00 pm

    McGill University Faculty Club Ballroom

    Montreal, QC

    Anthony Masi April 3 2012Thinking Forward: The 40th Anniversary Max Bell Essays and LecturesIs University Obsolete?
    As digital alternatives get cheaper and easier, argues McGill's Provost, traditional higher education must rise to the challenge.
  • May 23, 2013

    6:00 pm

    Asia Pacific Hall, Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue

    Vancouver, BC

    ClelandThinking Forward: The 40th Anniversary Max Bell Essays and LecturesDemand Better
    Why the usual debates over energy supply, from wind to oil sands, distract Canadians from our greenest opportunities
  • May 14, 2012

    7:00 pm

    Gardiner Museum

    Toronto

    The LRC Presents…Post-Economic Politics in Canada
    Andrew Coyne, the award-winning writer and columnist for the National Post, discusses how the state of the economy, contrary to popular belief, will not be the defining issue in our public policy debates.
  • April 2, 2012

    7:00 pm

    Gardiner Museum

    Toronto

    The LRC Presents…Echoes of a Working Eden
    Graeme Gibson, ardent naturalist and acclaimed author of the Bedside Book of Birds and the Bedside Book of Beasts, on why we should be spending more time in Nature, and what happens to us when we deprive ourselves of its lessons and powers.
  • March 5, 2012

    7:00 pm

    Gardiner Museum

    Toronto

    The LRC Presents…Our Mind at War
    Dr. Iain McGilchrist, renowned British psychiatrist and author, on why the battle between our right and left hemispheres has shaped everything from our notions of happiness to the development of civilizations.
  • February 6, 2012

    7:00 pm

    Gardiner Museum

    Toronto

    The LRC Presents…The Emerging Politics of Technology
    John Duffy, Liberal strategist and principal at StrategyCorp, on the political (and policy) impact of increasingly fast-paced technological change.
  • January 26, 2012

    7:00 pm

    Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library

    Toronto

    Steal this Idea!
    Panelists Sook-Yin Lee (CBC Radio, filmmaker), Rick Smith (ED, Environmental Defence and author) and MP Olivia Chow will present ideas from the social justice, sustainability and culture fields and debate their adaptability to Toronto.
  • December 5, 2011

    5:30 pm

    Gardiner Museum

    Toronto

    The LRC Presents…Our Brave New Canada
    John Ibbitson, veteran political columnist, on the collapse of our country’s most important geo-political alliance and the rise of a new power structure that will define our national debate for decades to come.
  • November 21, 2011

    7:00 pm

    The LRC Presents…Humanity 2.0
    Robert J. Sawyer, Canada’s leading science-fiction author and an internationally respected futurist, on the tomorrow we imagine – and the one we are creating.
  • October 12, 2011

    7:00 pm

    The LRC Presents…How did “Taxes” Become a Bad Word?
    Dr. Alex Himelfarb asks how "taxes" became a bad word in Canada. Was it our loss of trust in the government or in one another, or does it run even deeper: a loss of trust in the future?