For those of you interested, the University of Alberta Students’ Union will be beginning their annual Revolutionary Speakers Series next week!
The first speaker of the 2005-06 series will be Dr. Thomas Homer-Dixon (on October 18th!).
Dr. Homer-Dixon is the author of The Ingenuity Gap, and Director of the Trudeau Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Toronto.
His lecture, titled: The Ingenuity Challenge: Surviving the 21st Century, will epically cross the following terrain…
“Global warming. Emergent diseases. Energy shortages. Infoglut. International financial instability. Mega-terrorism. Are the problems we’re confronting as individuals, societies, and a species becoming more difficult? If so, can we solve them? Thomas Homer-Dixon will address these questions by looking at how societies adapt to complex change. The 21st century promises to be among the most perilous in humankind’s brief history, but it will also offer unprecedented opportunities for renewal and social creativity.”
This will be a great lecture, so make sure to come and check it out!