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Lunch Talk Series

Listen to speakers share their professional knowledge on a range of topics – and help yourself to a free lunch. Students who attend at least six lunch talks over the year will receive a Certificate of Participation. Those who attend ten or more talks will receive a Certificate of Honour. Lunch Talks take place in the Senior Common Room (140 McLaughlin College). Check out our current offerings below.

Upcoming Events

September 15, 2021: Professor James C. Simeon; Ending Exclusion from Refugee Protection and Advancing International Justice,

September 20, 2021: Professor Alex Bellamy: The Quest for Peace in a World in Flames, An International Presentation and McLaughlin College Lecture.

September 21, 2021: UN International Day of Peace Commemoration and Special Panel Presentation. The 2021 Theme is "Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world". The panelists are: Professors Richard Caplan, W. Andy Knight, and Sandra Whitworth. The panel is being Chaired by Professor David Dewitt and Moderated by Professor James C. Simeon.

September 22, 2021: The Revd Dr. Liz Carmichael; Creating a Peaceful Country: South Africa's National Peace Accord

September 23, 2021: The McLaughlin College Union Debate on "This House believes that World Peace is possible". Panelists are: Professors, Ann Fitz-Gerald, Sorpong Peou, Richard Baltrop and Embassador and Senior Fellow, Stephen J. Rapp. Professor James C. Simeon will be the Chair and Moderator.

Past Events

Presented by: Zainub Verjee
Moderator: James C. Simeon
"Massey Report at 70: Current Impasses and Prospects of Canadian Cultural Policy"
April 13, 2021

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Presented by: Carole Simone Dahan
Moderated: James C. Simeon
"Current Refugee Protection Challenges and Covid-19: Waving the Canadian Flag or is that just the wind?"
April 12, 2021

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Presented by: Lilian Tsourdi
Moderator: James C. Simeon
"Asylum in EU and the Rule of Law Backsliding"
April 8, 2021

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Presented by: Bruno Dupeyron
Moderator: James C. Simeon
Conference: What Utopias Can Teach Us
"The Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS) and its Upcoming 2021"
April 7, 2021

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Presented by: Geneviève Cartier
Moderator: James C. Simeon
"Administrative Discretion, Public Policy and the Challenges of Legality"
April 6, 2021

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International and McLaughlin College Lecture by Jay Marlowe
Moderator: James C. Simeon
"Dislocation in an Age of Connection: Refugee Journeys and Social Media"
March 30, 2021

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Presented by: Rory O'Connor
Moderator: James C. Simeon
"Charting a Course Through the Public Service"
March 24, 2021

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Panel Presentation presented by: Robert Drummond, Ian Greene, David Leyton-Brown, Benjamin Lowinsky and Stephen Newman
Chair: Philip MacEwen
Moderator: James C. Simeon
"The Fourth Anniversary of the Trump Administration: From Trump to Biden"
March 18, 2021

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Presented by Stuart Armstrong
Moderator: James C. Simeon
"An AI Future Could be Fantastic or Disastrous"
March 17, 2021

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Lecture by Judith Gleeson, Judge of the Upper Tribunal
Moderator: James C. Simeon
"Justice for our Times? The Bangalore Principles and Judicial Integrity"
March 16, 2021

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Presented by: Angelo N. Caravaggio and Ken Hansen
Moderator: Ian Greene
"Policing at the Brink"
March 11, 2021

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Presented by George Fallis
Moderator: James C. Simeon
"Democratic Politics, Ethics and Expertise: Reflections on Canada's Fight Against COVID-19"
March 10, 2021

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Presented by Gloria Fung
Moderator: James C. Simeon
"Hong Kong Democracy and the Future of Canada-China Relations"
March 3, 2021

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Moderator: James C. Simeon
Speaker: Sydney Campbell
"COVID-19 and Injustices Experienced by Children and Youth"
February 24, 2021

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Moderator: James C. Simeon
Presented by: Lorne Foster and Dora Dipp
"Many Rivers to Cross: The African Canadian Experience"
February 23, 2021

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Moderator: James C. Simeon
Panelists: Elspeth Guild, Obiora C. Okafor, Anna Purkey
"UN World Day of Social Justice 2021: A Call for Social Justice in the Digital Economy"
February 23, 2021

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Christel Querton
"Fleeing Contemporary Armed Conflicts in International Refugee Law: Judicial Practice in the European Union"
February 10, 2021

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Chair and Moderator: David Leyton-Brown
Speaker: James C. Simeon
"The Case Study Method in Public Policy and Administration"
January 27, 2021

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Rema Jamous Imseis
"The UN Refugee Agency – 70 Years On, Why We Are Still Here"
January 21, 2021

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Moderator: James C. Simeon
Speakers: Justice Frank Marrocco and Kate McGrann
"The Collingwood Judicial Inquiry: Public Trust and Municipal Ethics"
January 20, 2021

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Moderator: James C. Simeon
Panelists: Sarah Dryden-Peterson, Charles Hopkins, Heather Lotherington
"Commemoration of UN International Day of Education"
January 19, 2020

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Moderator: James C. Simeon
Panelists: Hilkka Becker, Dr. Alice Edwards and Ian Greene
"UN International Human Rights Day Commemoration (Panel)"
December 10, 2020

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Patricia Tuitt
"UK's General Strike: Brexit and Walter Benjamin's 'Critique of Violence'"
December 9, 2020

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Emma Posca
"Indigenous Women's Resistance to Colonialism and Whiteness: The connection to ethnographic storytelling and the significance of Guest Responsibilities as a Settler Educator."
December 2, 2020

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Moderator: Philip MacEwen
Host: James C. Simeon
Panelists: Robert Drummond, Ian Greene, David Leyton-Brown, Stephen Newman
"U.S. Presidential Election 2020: The Election of Elections?"
November 19, 2020

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Michael Bryant
“Emergency Management and Civil Liberties"
November 18, 2020

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Satvinder Singh Juss
"The Right to Religious Freedom"
October 19, 2020

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Online European book launch, second in the series
"Terrorism and Asylum"
October 7, 2020

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Balkees Jarrah
"Justice for Syria in German Courts"
October 7, 2020

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Shaila Khan
“Coping with COVID: Key to Academic Success, Health, Wellness and Wellbeing"
September 30, 2020

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Joseph Rikhof & Selina March
"Terrorism and Asylum"
An Online European Book Launch
September 25, 2020

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Thomas R. Klassen
"Practical problem solving and strengthening critical skills"
February 4, 2020

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Joanne Ong (from Student Success Strategies)
"Financial Success"
January 29, 2020

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Panelists: Donald A. Dippo, Carl Everton James, Roopa Trilokekar, Kate Tilleczek
Moderator: James Simeon
UN International Day of Education (Panel)
January 22, 2020

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Shoshana Elharar
Co-sponsored with YCPE
“Tel Aviv: Beyond Borders, Between Borders” The Bauhaus in Tel Aviv-Jaffa
January 21, 2020

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Hon. Mr. Justice Michael Tulloch
Co-sponsored with YCPE
"Policing ad Public Policy:  Understanding the Significance of the Independent Police Oversight and Street Checks Reviews"
January 15, 2020

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Panelists: Anna Purkey and Warda Shazadi Meighen
Moderator: James Simeon
UN International Day of Human Rights (Panel)
December 10, 2019

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Greg Tardi
“Political Law – A Very Short Introduction”
November 28, 2019

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John Campbell
"The Assessment and Evaluation of ‘evidence’ by Judges in the United Kingdom’s Immigration and Asylum Chamber"
November 27, 2019

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Panelists: Robert Drummond, Fred Fletcher, Dennis Pilon,
Moderator: James Simeon
"The Election Nobody Won: Post-Election Analysis" (Panel)
November 26, 2019

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Julia Kienast and Constantin Hruschka
"Crisis Management or Hysteria? Policy Reactions to the 2015 Refugee Arrivals in Austria and Germany"
November 25, 2019

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Joseph Rikhoff
"Syria: Crimes and Punishment?"
November 21, 2019

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Valerie Jepson
"The Toronto Office of the Integrity Commissioner – Fruits of a Major Public Inquiry"
Co-sponsored with YCPE
November 20, 2019

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Ian MacDonald
"Ethics: My Beliefs from Life and Learning"
Co-sponsored with YCPE
November 14, 2019

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Derek Lett
"Ontario’s Ethical Framework and Public Service in Turbulent Times"
Co-sponsored with YCPE
November 13, 2019

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Simone Bohn
"Advancing Gender Claims in Post-Pink Tide Brazil: Bolsonaro’s Project for Women”
Co-sponsored with YCPE
November 12, 2019

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George Blake
"Special Remembrance Day Presentation: Here’s to Heroes”
Co-sponsored with YCPE
November 11, 2019

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Joey Coleman
"Too Much Transparency in Policy Making? How Municipal Government’s Messy Policy Making an Improve Public Confidence in Public Institutions"
November 7, 2019

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Michael Giudice
"Social Reconstruction of State-Indigenous Legal Relations in Canada"
Co-sponsored with YCPE
November 5, 2019

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Shaila Khan, from Student Success Strategies
"Well-being: The Key to Student Success"
October 8, 2019

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Joanne Ong
Financial Support Peers from Student Financial Services
"Investing in Yourself: Smart Ways to Cover the Cost of Your Higher Education"
September 25, 2019

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Ian Greene
"Beverley McLachlin: The Legacy of a Supreme Court Chief Justice" (Book Launch)
September 24, 2019

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James Simeon
“The Moral and Legal Philosophical Justification of Article 1F Exclusion from Convention Refugee Status”
September 18, 2019

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Ian Stedman
“Does Anyone Really Care About Government Ethics Laws?”
September 11, 2019

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Saeed Selvam
“The Need for Disruption in Philanthropy”
March 12, 2019
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Paul Baxter
"When it gets Personal: Conflicts between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Peoples, and Equal Protection Under the Law. Lessons From the Colten Boushie and Jon Styres Cases"
March 19, 2019

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James C. Simeon
“Terrorism and Asylum”
March 20, 2019

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Warda Shazadi Meighen
“Do International Systems Continue to Serve Us? A Case Study of International Refugee Law”
March 26, 2019

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Dr. Alex Wellington
"Legal Rights Under Challenge: Comparing SCC Decisions on Sex Work and MAID"
March 28, 2019

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Joseph Rikhof and Terje Einarsen
“ A Theory of Punishable Participation in Universal Crimes"(a Book Launch)
March 7, 2019

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Suzanne Craig, Sandhya Kohli, Rob Kenedy (YCPE Panel)
"Ethics Commissioners in the Era of Multiculturalism: Praxis and Conduct in an Orwellian Context"
March 6, 2019

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Ian Greene, Robert Drummond, David Leyton-Brown, Benjamin Lowinsky, Philip MacEwen (YCPE Panel)
“Second Year of Trump Administration"
February 28, 2019

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Genvière Cartier
"Cities and Foreign Relations: From High-Level Prerogative to Decentralised Discretion"
February 27, 2019

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Thomas Klassen
"Reflections on a visit to North Korea"
February 25, 2019

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Lorne Foster, Morley S. Wolfe, and Arthur C. Downes
“The Importance of Strategic Alliances for Canada’s Human Rights Movement"
Feb. 7, 2019

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Dr. Andria Bianchi
This lunch talk was co-sponsored with York Collegium for Practical Ethics.
"Considering the Ethical Complexities of People with Dementia and Sexual Consent"
January 22, 2019

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James Simeon, Michael Creal, Lesley Wood and David Leyton-Brown
“International Human Rights Day 2018"
December 10, 2018

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James Simeon, Nancy Weisman, Angus Grant and Joseph Rikhof (From Bookstore: Michael Legris)
"The Criminalization of Migration Book Launch. (Panel)"
December 5, 2018

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Peter Constantinou
"What climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro taught me about Teaching and Learning"
November 21, 2018

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Ian Roberge
"Where to stash your dirty Cash: A look at the International Regime to Combat Money Laundering."
November 14, 2018

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Michaela Hynie
"Welcome Refugees? Exploring Resettlement Conditions for Recently Arrived Refugees in Canada."
November 13, 2018

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Ian Greene and George Blake
"Here’s to Heros!"
November 9, 2018

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Robert Drummond
“Bland Works: When Conservatism was Somewhat Progressive – The Government of Bill Davis 1971-1984”
November 7, 2018

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Elspeth Guild and Didier Bigo
"Surveillance and Migration – European Challenges of Legitimacy"
October 30, 2018

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Leo Panitch
"Trumping the US Empire"
Oct. 25, 2018

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Howard Adelman
“President Trump and UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees)”
Oct. 4, 2018

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Claude M. Rocan
"Collaborative Governance: Path Forward or Pipe Dream?"
October 3, 2018

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Greg Levine
"Conflict of Interest:  A Reflection"
Co-sponsored with York Collegium for Practical Ethics (YCPE)
September 26, 2018

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Sheldon Clark, Sorpong Peong, James C. Simeon
"UN International Day of Peace"
Co-sponsored with Dept. of Social Science, Centre for Public Policy and Law
September 20, 2018

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James C. Simeon
"Complicity and Exclusion in International Refugee Law"
September 18, 2018

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Student Success Centre
"Health Education and Promotion"
September 12, 2018

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Canadian Armed Forces Panel - Commanders Robert D’Eon and Helga Budden, Lieutenant-Commander Simon Summers
“From Design to Delivery: Building the Royal Canadian Navy of the Future”
March 1, 2018

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Bob Tarantino
"Judging AI: Ethics & Accountability for Legal Algorithms"
February 28, 2018

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Constable Imran Saeed
RCMP Career Presentation
February 15, 2018

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William van Wijngaarden
"Climate Change: What on Earth is Going On?"
February 14, 2018

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Olivia Schuman (York U. PhD Philosophy student)
"Donor Anonymity in Canada: Practical and Moral Considerations"
February 7, 2018

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Zahir Ali, Irfan Kara, Rafik Kodsy and Aleksandr Radin
"Second 50th Anniversary Alumni Panel"
February 6, 2018

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Ian Greene, Stephen Newman, Robert Drummond, David Leyton-Brown, Jerry Ginsberg
"The First Anniversary of the Trump Presidency"
January 22, 2018

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Fred Fletcher
"‘Fake News’ and The Future of Journalism in the Digital Age"
January 18, 2018

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Chris Macdonald (Faculty from Ryerson University)
“Should Corporations Punish Employees for Off-Duty Wrongs? Or, Should Murder be a Firing Offence?”
Co-sponsored with York Collegium for Practical Ethics (YCPE)
November 29, 2017

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Joy Kirchner and Andrea Kosavic
“Open Data in Context: Balancing the Benefits of Openess”
Co-sponsored with York Collegium for Practical Ethics (YCPE)
November 22, 2017

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Kevin Donovan
“The Law and Ethics of Investigative Journalism”
October 25, 2017

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David B. Dewitt
“A Journey Through International Relations Scholarship and Practise”
October 4, 2017

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Greg Levine
“Codes, Commissioners and the State of the Municipal Ethics Regime in Ontario in 2017”
September 27, 2017

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Sean Squires, Ian Wilgus, M. Makwane, Dr. J. Laws
“50 Years of Residence Life” 50th Anniversary Alumni Panel
September 26, 2017

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Speaker: Stephanie Francis
“Taking Care of YU”
September 13, 2017

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Kristina McCutcheon, Nasha Ahmed, Alicia Zapa, Nicole Patimisco, Julia Black, Elite Hasson, and Latoya Green
“Violence Against Indigenous Women: The Past, Present and Future”
March 22, 2017

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Senator Anne Cools
“Ninth Floor”
March 15, 2017

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Scott Forsyth
“Film in Politics/Politics in Film: From Battleship Potemkin to Captain America”
March 14, 2017

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Ian Macdonald
"Ethical Issues as Seen Through the Eyes of an Academically Inclined Administrator"
March 8, 2017

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Ray Rogers
“Are Environmentalists Hysterical or Paranoid? Metaphors of Care and Nature Conservation”
March 7, 2017

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Five Fellows of McLaughlin College
“The Trump Transition (Panel)”
March 1, 2017

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Robert MacDermid
“For the Love of Money:The Cash for Access Controversy”
Feb. 14, 2017

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Richard Phidd
“Prime Ministers and the Canadian Public Service”
Feb. 9, 2017

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Dr. Ronald E. Pearlman
“Genome Engineering: and its applications”
November 23, 2016

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Prof. Wesley Cragg
“Oil Pipelines and Pipe Dreams: What is the Real Issue?”
November 16, 2016

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Michael Fenn
“Ontario and its Municipal Governments: Challenges and Opportunities”
November 9, 2016

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Piragal Thiru
“Getting Involved: Why I Became Politically Active and Ultimately a Candidate for Elected Office”
November 1, 2016

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Jennifer Brant
Bringing Honour to Our "Sisters in Spirit"
October 25, 2016

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Prof. Carla Lipsig-Mummé
“Bridging the Solitudes: Activist Politics and the Academic Life. A Personal Reflection”
October 12, 2016

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Hon. J. David Wake, Ontario Integrity Commissioner
“Judicial and Government Ethics in Ontario”
October 5, 2016

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Prof. Philip MacEwen
“The Ethics of Commercial and Civilian Drones”
October 4, 2016

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Alan Shefman, Councillor, Ward 5 – Thornhill
“Practical and Practicing Ethics: The Development, Implementation and Operation of a Municipal Ethics Program from a Councillor Perspective”
September 29, 2016

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Prof. Ian Greene
“Political Scandals in Canada and What We Learned from Them”
September 28, 2016

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Steven Kuykendall and Martin Lancaster
Perspectives on the Upcoming U.S. Presidential Election
September 26, 2016

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Prof. Deborah Davidson
“Talking Tattoos: What Tattoos Tell Us”
September 22, 2016

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Stephanie Francis
“Taking Care of YU”
September 14, 2016

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Panel Presentation
"Refugee Rights in Canada"
April 4, 2016

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Joanne Magee
"The Importance of Filing an Income Tax Return"
March 31, 2016

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Greg Levine
"The Law of Government Ethics Nine Years On"
March 17, 2016

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Eunice Machado
"The Real Ally McBeal and Good Wife: What Lawyers Really Do"
March 9, 2016

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Elizabeth Dauphinee
"The Accidental Theorist"
January 26, 2016

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David Barnes and Dino Radocchia
"Not for Profit Challenges in a Changing World"
January 20, 2016

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Panel Presentation
"UN International Human Rights Day: Our Rights, Our Freedoms Always"
December 10, 2015

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Peter P. Constantinou
"Learning by doing: Reflections on 20 years of bringing theory and practice together"
December 2, 2015

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Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Izatt
"Op Renaissance DART in Nepal"
November 26, 2015

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Sule Tomkinson
"Studying Refugee Determination From Below: Adjudication of Refugee Status in Canada"
November 5, 2015

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JoAnn Miller-Reid
"Reimagining Youth Justice in Ontario"
November 4, 2015

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Danielle Thibodeau
"How We Teach Values"
October 28, 2015

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Panel Discussion
“Your Vote 2015” A Series of Events to help Inform Students About the 2015 Federal Election. How to Use Your Vote?
October 15, 2015

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Panel Discussion
“Your Vote 2015” A Series of Events to help Inform Students About the 2015 Federal Election. Who Governs?
October 7, 2015

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Eleanor Glor
“Do Innovative Organizations Survive Longer [than other organizations]?”
October 6, 2015

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Panel Discussion
“Your Vote 2015” A Series of Events to help Inform Students About the 2015 Federal Election. Why Vote?
September 30, 2015

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Howard Adelman
“Electoral Politics: Indochinese and Syrian Refugee Resettlement in Canada”
September 29, 2015

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Panel
“Advancing the Cause of Peace in a “World at War”: Mobilizing the Peace Movements to Combat Wars, Armed Conflicts and Generalized Violence”.
September 22, 2015

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Olivia Chow
“Affordable Childcare: Why Not Now?”
April 22, 2015

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Lorna Marsden
International Women's Day Inspired Event
“Make it Happen”
April 15, 2015

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Tom Clark
“Refugee Rights day in Canada”
April 2, 2015

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Barbara Hall
“The UN World Day of Social Justice & Black History Month Celebrations”
February 19, 2015

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George Comninel
“State Formation and Political Theory: The Place of History in Political Science”
February 12, 2015


Stacey Berry
“Help Fight Ebola – Persistence and Dedication is the key ingredient for creating REAL change”
February 10, 2015


Tony Ruprecht
“A Fascinating Look At Mind-Body Interactions
(Uncovering The Devastating Effects Of Negative Thoughts And Emotions On Our Body And Its Bioenergy Field)”
February 4, 2015


Justice James O'Reilley
"Overseeing CSIS: The Federal Court’s Role"
January 22, 2015

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Ken Leyton-Brown
“Racial Stereotyping in Early Saskatchewan”
January 20, 2015


Wes Cragg
“Is it time to resurrect social contract theory?”
January 15, 2015


Garrett MacSweeney
“CSR in the Developing World: Understanding Responsibility”
January 13, 2015

A Distinguished Panel of Speakers
“International Human Rights Day Celebrations”
December 10, 2014


Valerie Jepson
(Integrity Commissioner of Toronto)
“Ethics and Toronto City Council: At the 10-year mark”
November 19, 2014


“Panel Discussions on the Municipal Elections 2014”
November 13, 2014


William van Wijngaarden
“Is Global Warming Hot Air”
November 12, 2014


George B. Blake
(Remembrance Day Celebrations)
“Remembering Canada’s War Heroes”
November 11, 2014


Sidney Linden
(Conflict of Interest Commissioner of Ontario)
“Keeping Public Servants Ethical”
November 5, 2014


Mike Molloy
“Canada’s Nansen Medal: Why Canada?”
October 27, 2014


Jerry Ginsburg
"The U.S. Supreme Court and African-American Voting Rights"
October 23, 2014


Richard Flohill
“Why Canadian music matters – and, against all odds, how it’s managing to survive”
October 9, 2014


Peter Goodspeed
"The Politics of Compassion: Canada and the Syrian Crisis"
October 8, 2014


“International Day of Peace ”
September 22, 2014


Leah State
“Taking Care of YU”
September 10, 2014


Georgia Dona
"The Meaning of 'Home' in Prolonged Conditions of Displacement"
May 5, 2014


Bertha Oliva
“Building Solidarity with Honduras Tour – Peoples’ Rights over Corporate Rights”
April 7, 2014


Refugee Rights Day Celebrations
“Refugee Rights Day”
April 4, 2014


Brenda Spotton-Visano
“Fitting in by not fitting in… the Privilege of a Career as a University Professor”
March 20, 2014


Professor Andrea O’Reilly
“Matricentric Feminism: Why Mothers Need a Feminist Theory/Movement of Their Own”
March 13, 2014


“International Women’s Day – Lunch Talk and Book Launch with Featured Speaker
Olivia Chow”
March 6, 2014

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Ian Greene
“Ethics & Canadian Politics”
March 5, 2014


Donna Dasko
“Women in Canadian Politics: Why we need more women and how do we achieve this”
March 4, 2014


Carl Baar
Faculty Research Profile Series
“Enjoying a Wonderful Life in an Obscure Corner of Political Science”
February 27, 2014


Alan Young
“Consensual Crimes and Fundamental Justice”
February 25, 2014


“The UN World Day of Social Justice & Black History Month Celebrations”
February 20, 2014


Chancellor Roy McMurtry
“Memoirs and Reflections” – Lunch Talk and Book Launch
February 12, 2014


Lorna Marsden
“Countervailing Powers in Parliament: an inside look at the Senate”
February 11, 2014


Special Panel Session
“Indo Chinese Refugee Movement”
January 22, 2014


Susan Dimock
Faculty Research Profile Series
“Reflections on a Career in Academia”
January 21, 2014


Ken Leyton-Brown
“Chinese and Homicide in early Saskatchewan”
January 14, 2014

Panel (International Human Rights Day)
“International Human Right Day - Presentation”
December 10, 2013


Idil Atak
"The Securitization of Migration and Asylum in Canada: Human Rights Challenges"
November 26, 2013


George Fallis
"Canada's One Percent"
November 19, 2013


Rchard Phidd
"Career Development as a Professor of Public Administration and Public Policy"
November 14, 2013


Jennifer Mendoza
"South India -- Defining an International Experience"
November 13, 2013


A Panel of Speakers
"Ezokola: The test of Complicity in War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity"
November 8, 2013


Stephen C. Dunnett
Competition for Global Talent
November 6, 2013

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Craig Roxborough
Protecting the Public: Medical Self-Regulation and Policy
October 29, 2013


George Macdonald
Whither Canadian Defence Policy?
October 23, 2013


Greg Levine
Municipal Conflict of Interest in the Aftermath of the Ford Case
October 16, 2013


Howard Leyton-Brown
A Music Career in the Making
October 10, 2013


James Sheptycki
Faculty Research Profile Series
Reflections on the career developments of an academic criminologist
October 8, 2013


Maxwell Cameron
“Strong Constitutions: Why the erosion of the separation of powers makes us weak”
September 20, 2013


Bob Matthews
“War and Peace in the 21st Century”
September 19, 2013


James Simeon
“From 'personal and knowing participation' to 'significant and knowing contribution:' A Critical Examination of the Supreme Court of Canada's Judgement in the Ezokola Case and its new Standard for Complicity in Serious International Crimes"
September 17, 2013


Haran Vijayanathan
“Hindsight is 20/20: Being Proactive With Your Health”
September 19, 2013


Ron Ellis
“Unjust by Design, Canada’s Administrative Justice System”
April 11, 2013


Claudia Barbosa
“Latin American Constitutionalism: new approaches to social and civil rights”
April 10, 2013


A Panel of Speakers
“Acknowledging and Advancing Refugee Rights in Canada – April 4th, Refugee Rights Day in Canada”
April 4, 2013


Richard Phidd
“Public Sector Organizational Case Studies in Canada (Ontario)”
April 3, 2013


James Simeon
“The Scope of “Personal and Knowing Participation” in War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity in International Refugee Law”
March 27, 2013


Wade Rowland
"Saving the CBC: Balancing Profit and Public Service"
March 20, 2013


Robyn Gilliam
"Revolution and Heritage: Egypt since January 2011"
March 13, 2013


Greg Levine
"Magder v. Ford - Conduct, Conflict of Interest, Commissioners, and Courts"
March 7, 2013


International Women's Day
March 6, 2013


Gary Brewer & Susan Dimock
"University Funding in the 21st Century"
March 4, 2013


Alessandro Manduca-Barone
"Competence to Consent to Medical Research: A Comparative Analysis between the Medical Research and Medical Practice Context for Terminally Ill Persons"
February 6, 2013


Joel Lexchin
"Medical Journals and Ethics"
February 5, 2013


Tanya Juric
"Informed and Engaged Secularism to Support Increasingly Diverse Societies"
January 22, 2013


Wes Cragg
"Ethics and the Academy: Implications for York University"
January 17, 2013


Nathalia Abreu
"From Toronto to Cartegena - York Student Makes a Difference at the Summit of the Americas"
January 16, 2013


Tom H. Wilson
"Employment Equity"
January 15, 2013


"How I Got into Law School"
November 29, 2013

"International Human Rights Day - Celebrations"
December 10, 2012


James Simeon and Richard Phidd
"The Methodological and Pedagogical Principles of the Use of Case Studies in Research and Teaching"
November 29, 2012


James McAllister
"Herding Cats: Financing the Canadian Federation"
November 22, 2012


Richard Phidd
"The Ministry of Labour and Social Security in Jamaica, 1938-2012: A Case Study"
November 14, 2012


Panel Discussion
"Changing Role of the Critical Media in the 21st Century: How Technology and New Media presents Ethical Concerns and Considerations for Democracy"
November 12, 2012


Dr. George Fallis
"Ethics & Economics: An Oxymoron?"
October 25, 2012


Greg Levine and Robert Swayze
"Conflicts, Conduct and Commissioners - Structures and Issues in the Promotion and Enforcement of Municipal Ethics Rules"
October 17, 2012


Dr. David Wiesenthal
"Canadian Research Ethics"
October 3, 2012


Master Ian Greene, Dr. Jamie Laws, Prof. Tom Wilson & Mitch Burnie
"The Illustrious History of McLaughlin College"
September 20, 2012


Joseph Bogdan
"Madinat Al Hareer-Silk City, Kuwait"
Tuesday April 17, 2012


Master Ian Greene, Jennifer Hyndman, Sean Rehaag,
Francisco Rico-Martinez
Public Seminar – Refugee Rights Day
Wednesday April 4, 2012


Lynn Morrison
"The Role of the Integrity Commissioner"
Tuesday March 27, 2012


Khalid Karim
"The price of Security is your Freedom: National Security and the rule of law in Canada"
March 22, 2012


Franklin J. McDonald (Visiting Scholar)
"Capacity Building for Sustainability: Caribbean Perspectives and Challenges "
Tuesday March 20, 2012


Karen Sheppard (Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada)
"The Lobbying Act – How Canada's Legislation ensures that Lobbying is done in a Transparent and Ethical Manner"
Monday March 12, 2012


Annual Criminology Lecture – Professor Michael Levi
"Financial Crimes and the Criminalization Process"
Thursday March 8, 2012


Dr. Tony Ruprecht
"Uncovering the Three Dimensions of 'Radiant Health': An integrated approach to mind/ body interactions and relating medicine with spirituality and healing"
Tuesday March 6, 2012


Sadiq Al Ali
Iraqi Constitution: Between Domination and Politicization
Wednesday February 29, 2012


Sergei Plekhanov
"Russia's Political Turmoil: A Revolution in the Making? "
Tuesday February 28, 2012


Lieutenant General Walter Perchal
"Military Ethics in the context of the challenges of 21st Century – a personal perspective"
Thursday February 16, 2012


Jennifer Dalton
"Is Aboriginal Electoral Engagement a Question of Justice?: Examining Participation and Attitudes in Canada."
Wednesday February 8, 2012


Paul Brienza
"Prosecuting War Crimes: The Beginnings of the International Criminal Court"
Tuesday February 7, 2012


John McErlean
"Don't shoot the Messenger: Personalities, Excitement in communications in the age of Napoleon"
Thursday February 2, 2012


Humera Jabir
"Ontario Legislature Internship Programme (OLIP) – A Personal Experience"
Tuesday January 31, 2012


Ian Greene
Courts - Canadian Demographic Audit
Thursday January 26, 2012


James Simeon
Excluding persons from Convention Refugee Status who are "undeserving of international refugee protection": Ethical and/or Moral Dilemmas?
Tuesday January 17, 2012


Stepan Wood
"Avoiding the Spiderman Syndrome: When Should Corporate Power Give Rise to Corporate Responsibility?"
January 12, 2012

Henry Milner
"The Internet Generation: Engaged Citizens or Political Dropouts?"
December 7, 2011


Roger Rickwood and Ian Greene
"Insight on Supreme Courts' Insite Decison"
November 22, 2011


Roger Rickwood
"The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Conundrum and the Criminal Justice System: Breaking The Cycle That Turns Victims Into Offenders"
November 15, 2011


George B. Blake
Accompanied by Master Ian Greene
"Remembering Canada's War Heroes"
November 11, 2011


André Marin
"Watchdogs Bark: The Influence of the Ombudsman on Public Policy"
November 7, 2011


Ian Greene & Jerry Ginsburg
"Climbing Raises Academic Minds To New Heights"
November 3, 2011


Speakers Panel
"Panel in the 2011 Elections – Provincial and Federal"
October 26, 2011


Dr. Said Zeedani
"The Arab Spring"
October 25, 2011


Virgil Haden-Pawlowski
"Into Indonesia, Personal Observations of an IDS Student"
October 17, 2011


Eleanor Glor
"Comparing Organizational Mortality Rates"
September 30, 2011


Helen Wong
"How to become a successful public servant"
September 29, 2011


George MacDonald
Challenges of the Canadian Forces
September 23, 2011


Nigerian Judges
Nigerian vs Supreme Court of Canada system
September 22, 2011

Howard Adelman
November 17, 2010


Ian Greene
"Poverty Eradication in Ethiopia - How a Canadian Organization Helps the Most At-Risk Children"
November 17, 2010


Terry Conlin
"Remembering Canada's War Heroes"
November 11, 2010


Dr. Ann Cavoukian
"Annual Public Policy Lecture: A Future Without Privacy is a Future Without Freedom: Why We Have to Change the Paradigm"
November 10, 2010


Paul Brienza
"Policing and the Crisis of Community"
November 3, 2010


Constable Martin Douglas
"Toronto Crime Stoppers"
October 29, 2010


Dr. Adalsteinn Brown
"Annual Public Policy Lecture: Changing Roles and the Promise of Conflict in Health Care"
March 24, 2010


Beverly Byron and Paddy Torsney
"The policy-making process in Canada and the United States: The Experience of two Ex-Parliamentarians"
March 23, 2010


Peter P. Constantinou
"How Not to Make Friends and Influence People: Government Relations in the Post-Secondary Education Sector in Ontario"
March 18, 2010


Didier Pomerleau
"So You Want to be a Civil Servant? Observations on Starting a Career in Ontario’s Public Service"
March 15, 2010


Gary Spraakman
"Budgeting In and Around Universities"
March 9, 2010


Tony Genco
"Parc Downsview Park Inc."
March 8, 2010


Ian Greene
"Dangerous Gamble: the Harper Government's thoughtless tinkering with the Senate"
March 4, 2010


Christopher J. Williams
"Police Violence: State Power and the Logic of Legitimation"
March 3, 2010


Ben Lowinsky
"The Recent German Election and What it Bodes for Germany and the International Community"
March 2, 2010


Guy Kirby Letts & Marianne Vardalos
"Engaging Terror: The Social and Ideological Production of Fear in Everyday Life"
February 24, 2010


R.W Phidd
"Meeting The Challenge, Potential Contribution to Public Management and Policy-making Initiatives at York, 2010 and Beyond"
February 11, 2010


Thomas Wilson
"The Public Funding of Religious Based Schools in Ontario and Canada"
February 9, 2010


Lt. Gen George Macdonald
"Impressions of Afghanistan"
January 18, 2010


Susan Dimock
"The 'Intoxication Defence' in Criminal Law"
January 15, 2010


John McErlean
"Dorothea Lieven: Russian Princess, Pioneer Woman Diplomat, Mover & Shaker, Mistress of Many"
January 12, 2010

Paul Brienza
"On Gangs"
November 26, 2009


Ani Mamikon
"War Child Canada"
November 25, 2009


John Steckley
"Why Aboriginal Languages Matter"
November 19, 2009


Roundtable Discussion
"Bureaucracy, Representation, Technology, and Bureaucracy"
November 18, 2009


George B. Blake and Terry Conlin
"Remembering Canada's War Heroes"
November 11, 2009


Constable Scott Mills
"Toronto Crime Stoppers"
November 9, 2009


Greg Scherkoske
"Leading a Convincing Life: Integrity, Assurance and Responsibility"
November 6, 2009


Philip MacEwen
"Calvin @ 500 and York @ 50"
November 4, 2009


Faculty of Education
"Applications and Admissions Process"
October 29, 2009


Susan Dimock
"International Criminal Law and Justice for Victims of Atrocity"
October 26, 2009


Shivu Ishwaran
"Education demands. Publishing needs. An Insiders look at Publishing and the Publishing Industry"
October 21, 2009


Simon Malbogat
"The Masks of Manipulation"
October 20, 2009


RESULTS Canada
"End Poverty Now! – Will You Stand Up & Take Action?"
October 17, 2009


The Honourable Roy McMurtry
"Roots of Youth Alienation and the Challenges Ahead"
May 7, 2009


David V. J. Bell
"The Mid-Point in York's First Century: Perspectives on Sustainability and the Future of Humankind"
May 5, 2009


Sir Martin Harris
"Clare Hall, A College for Advanced Study in the University of Cambridge"
April 30, 2009


Rick Sauvé
"Prisoners' Right to Vote"
April 28, 2009


Ani Mamikon
"War Child Canada"
April 27, 2009


Martin Shadwick
"Canada's Air Force: Requiem or Renaissance?"
April 27, 2009


Tony Genco
"Progress on the Park"
April 24, 2009


Stepan Wood
"Canada's NAFTA Supraconstitution"
April 23, 2009


Dr. Brenda Spotton Visano
"Financial Crisis"
April 23, 2009


Conference on Rwandan Genocide
March 25, 2009


Scott Fairweather
"To Walk Without Fear"
March 25, 2009


Zachary Gutfreund
March 23, 2009


John Brigham
"Designing Federal Law: The Courthouses in Massachusetts and Puerto Rico"
March 19, 2009


Free Speech Conference
"A Symposium on Free Speech on University Campuses"
March 17, 2009


Congo Conference
"How much do you know about the D.R.Congo?"
March 12, 2009


Ken Dryden
March 6, 2009


Irvin Studin
"How Policy and Power in Ottawa Really Works"
February 25, 2009


Almos Tassonyi
"Municipal Finances in Times of Crisis: A Historical Perspective"
February 24, 2009


Dr. Benjamin Lowinsky
"Electronic Communication and the Proliferation of New ‘Borders’: Humanity, Community, and the Intellect on the Wane?"
February 19, 2009


Masud Ansari
"How to Be at Your Best"
February 18, 2009


James C. Simeon
"Charting the Future Course of International Refugee Protection: A Review of the 8th IARLJ World Conference in Cape Town, South Africa"
February 11, 2009


Peter Foster
"Al Gore has claimed that Climate Change is a "moral issue." Does such an approach help clarify the policy issues involved, or confuse them?"
February 6, 2009

Jim Cooper and Ian Greene
"The November/December 2008 Political Crisis in Ottawa"
December 10, 2008


David Brustman and Greg Barns
"Anti-Terror Laws and the Criminal Justice System: An Australian Perspective"
November 26, 2008


Steven Newman and Sergei Plekhanov
"The US Pre-Election Panel"
October 30, 2008


Bob MacDermid, Jim Cooper and Ian Greene
"The Canadian Post-Election Panel"
October 27, 2008


Philip MacEwen
"Ethics for the 21st Century"
October 21, 2008


Jean T. Fournier
"Is Canada a World Leader in Parliamentary Ethics?"
October 2, 2008


Bob MacDermid, Fred Fletcher, and Lynne Macdonald
"The Canadian Pre-Election Panel"
September 29, 2008


Dr. Thomas Doucet
"The Lived Experience of Having Faith: A Humanbecoming Perspective"
September 18, 2008


Michael Posluns
"Imagining the reconciliation urged by successive chief justices between Canada and First Nations, and between the common law and Aboriginal law."
March 26, 2008


Geoffrey Reaume
"Othering Tracy Latimer: Why Robert Latimer's Day Parole is Wrong"
March 20, 2008


John MacErlean
How the good news came from Waterloo: the exciting story of communications in the Napoleonic era
March 10, 2008


Tony Genco
"The Fabulous Future of Downsview Park"
February 27, 2008


Richard Phidd
Prime Ministerial Leadership, the Public Service and Administrative in Canada-Part II
February 21, 2008


Susan Dimock
"Criminal Law in Canada"
February 5, 2008


Barbara Coloroso
"Issues she has written about: parenting, teaching, discipline, non-violent conflict resolution, and reconciliatory justice"
January 16, 2008


Conference on Rwandan Genocide
January 14-16, 2008

World Aids Day
November 30, 2007


Dr.Greg Levine
"Government Ethics Law in Canada - The Book: A Discussion"
November 27, 2007


The Hon. Monte Kwinter
"The Road Ahead"
November 26, 2007


The Right Hon. Joe Clark
"McLaughlin College Annual Public Policy Lecture: Restoring a Broadly-Based Canadian Foreign Policy"
November 15, 2007


George B. Blake
"Remember the Heroes"
November 9, 2007


Ron Ellis
"Justice Denied: The Plight of Administrative Tribunals in Canada and the McKenzie case"
November 6, 2007


Michael Payton
"Intricate Ethics: The Human Capacity for Moral Judgment.”
November 1, 2007


Gill Teiman
"Human Rights"
October 22, 2007


Philip Slayton
"Lawyers Gone Bad"
October 17, 2007


Robert MacDermid, Ian Greene and Jim Cooper
"The Ontario Provincial Election: What Happened"?
October 12, 2007


Dennis Raphael
"Maintaining population health in a period of welfare state decline: Political economy as the missing dimension in health promotion theory and practice"
October 9, 2007


Selwyn McSween and Linda Grobovsky
"Conflict Resolution: Is It Really Possible?"
October 2, 2007


Alan Winburg
"Why Programs Fail"
September 20, 2007


Roger Rickwood
“Is Canada Fair to Refugee Claimants?”
March 28, 2007


Pam Schwartzberg and David Bell
"The UN Decade on Education for Sustainable Development"
March 27, 2007


Lorne Waldman
“Maher Arar and the Fragility of Human Rights in Canada.”
February 20, 2007


Tony Genco
"Downsview Park: Making the Dream a Reality"
January 17, 2007


John Godfrey, MP
“My Life in Politics.”
January 15, 2007


Will Postma
"Save the Children"
January 9, 2007

Amnesty International
“How you can help to free political prisoners.”
November 24, 2006


Garth Turner, MP
“The Politics of Democratic Renewal.”
November 17, 2006


Profs. Ian Greene and David Shugarman
“The Impact of the Gomery Commission Report.”
November 16, 2006


Jason Bogel
"Racism in the Criminal Justice"
October 27, 2006


Kareem Javed
“The Prospects for Peace in the Middle East.”
October 5, 2006


Lieutenant-General (Ret'd) George MacDonald
“Current Challenges of the Canadian Forces.”
October 4, 2006


Prof. Martin Lockshin
“Can Religion be a Force for Peace in the Middle East?”
September 26, 2006


Prof. John McErlean
“‘Secret Classrooms’ or ‘Spyschool?’ -- The British military Russian language program in the 1950s.”
September 21, 2006


Dr. Deborah Poff
"Ethical Leadership in the Academy: the Need for Fresh Ideas."
March 29, 2006


Dr. Shaun Young
"Developing Public Policy Reasonably"
March 23, 2006


Prof. Roger Rickwood & Mary Tatham
"Master Tatham's ten principles of learning and character development."
March 1, 2006


Paul Cantor
“Accountability and Autonomy; Crown Corporations under Siege”
February 27, 2006


Gerry Jordan
"My Dearest Emma."
February 23, 2006


Several McLaughlin Fellows
"The 2006 General Election."
January 26, 2006


Shirley Hoy, City Manager, City of Toronto
"Lunch with Shirley Hoy"
January 20, 2006

Thaddeus Hwong
“Patterns of Judicial Decision Making in the Supreme Court of Canada, 1920-2003.”
November 30, 2005


Philip MacEwen
"Is the use of Cellular Phones compatible with the Commons?"
November 24, 2005


Justice Peter Cory
" Innocence Project: Helping the Wrongfully Convicted."
November 17, 2005


John Sewell
“Fuelling Suburban Growth in the Toronto area, 1950-2000.”
November 14, 2005


Ray Aldred
"Aboriginal contribution to justice in Canada"
November 10, 2005


Prof. Don MacNiven
“Environmental Ethics: Idealism, Homocentrism and the Sin of Pride.”
October 26, 2005


Dr. David Leyton-Brown
"The Future of Advanced Education in Ontario."
October 24, 2005


Prof. Philip MacEwen
"Games Sports, and Strikes."
March 31, 2005


Dr. Bernard Shapiro
"Ethics in Government: the Experience, the Possibilities, the Limitations."
March 24, 2005