Big Thinking

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The Big Thinking lecture series is held throughout Congress and is open to all attendees and members of the public. This series brings together leading scholars and public figures who present forward-thinking research, ideas and solutions to the critical questions and issues of our time. The 2016 Big Thinking lecture series is organized by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and the University of Calgary.

His Worship Naheed Nenshi (click to watch the video)
Mayor, City of Calgary, Alberta
The power to change: Leadership, community and resiliency
Saturday, May 28 - 12:15 - 13:15
Rozsa Centre — Eckhardt Gramatté Hall

Naomi Klein (click to watch the video)
Award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and New York Times bestselling author
This changes everything: Capitalism vs. the climate
Sunday, May 29 - 12:15 - 13:15
Rozsa Centre — Eckhardt Gramatté Hall

The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin (click to watch the video)
P.C., Chief Justice of Canada
The rule of law in a multicultural society
Monday, May 30 - 12:15 - 13:15
Rozsa Centre — Eckhardt Gramatté Hall

Chantal Hébert (click to watch the video)
Journalist, Toronto Star
Losing the thread of the conversation: Covering Canadian politics in the social media era
Tuesday, May 31 - 12:15 - 13:15
Rozsa Centre — Eckhardt Gramatté Hall

Leroy Little Bear (click to watch the video)
Educator, academic, author, former chair of the Native American Studies Department, University of Lethbridge, and founding Director of Harvard University’s Native American Program
Big Thinking and rethinking: Blackfoot metaphysics 'waiting in the wings'
Wednesday, June 1 - 12:15 - 13:15
Rozsa Centre — Eckhardt Gramatté Hall

Jennifer Clapp (click to watch the video)
Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security and Sustainability; Professor, Environment and Resource Studies Department, University of Waterloo, and Trudeau Fellow
Navigating the global food fight: Trade, food security and the battle for policy space
Thursday, June 2 - 12:15 - 13:15
Rozsa Centre — Eckhardt Gramatté Hall

 

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