By Bonny Ibhawoh,
THE CENTRE FOR PEACE STUDIES McMASTER UNIVERSITY
THE 20th ANNUAL BERTRAND RUSSELL PEACE LECTURES
GWYNNE DYER has worked as a freelance journalist, columnist, broadcaster and lecturer on international affairs for more than 20 years. Born in Newfoundland, he received degrees from Canadian, American and British universities, finishing with a Ph.D. in Military and Middle Eastern History from the University of London. He served in three navies and held academic appointments at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and Oxford University before launching his twice-weekly column on international affairs, which is published by over 175 papers in some 45 countries. His first television series ‘War’, was aired in 45 countries in the mid-80s. One episode, ‘The Profession of Arms’, was nominated for an Academy Award. His more recent works include the 1994 series ‘The Human Race’, and ‘Protection Force’, a three-part series on peacekeepers in Bosnia, both of which won Gemini awards. His award-winning radio documentaries include ‘The Gorbachev Revolution’, a series based on Dyer’s experiences in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union in 1987-90, and ‘Millenium’, a six-hour series on the emerging global culture. His most recent projects are a book and a radio series called ‘Climate Wars’, dealing with the geopolitics of climate change.
WAR AND PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST – NOV 9, 2009
CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE THREAT OF WAR – NOV 10, 2009
7:00PM Health Sciences Centre, room HSC-1A1 McMASTER UNIVERSITY