2021 Henry Marshall Tory Lecture

Save the Date!

The Friends of the University of Alberta is pleased to welcome University of Alberta Distinguished Professor and Fulbright Distinguished Chair W. Andy Knight to deliver the 2021 Tory Lecture:

Governing Disorder in our Intermestic World

2021 Tory Lecture
Thu, Nov 4, 2021 at 7:00 PM MDT
Online via Zoom

Bio:
W. Andy Knight is Professor of International Relations in the Political Science Department at the University of Alberta and past Chair of the Department. He is the former Director of the Institute of International Relations (IIR), The University of the West Indies (UWI), Trinidad & Tobago, and co-founder and the former head of the Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean (DAOC). Professor Knight serves as Co-editor in Chief of both African Security journal and International Journal — two globally prestigious peer-reviewed academic publications. During his secondment in the Caribbean, Knight established the Caribbean Journal of International Relations and Diplomacy and he was co-editor of a highly regarded and award-winning journal — Global Governance from 2000 to 2005.

A Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (FRSC), Professor Knight was named by Venture Magazine among Alberta’s top 50 most influential people and, by the Black Business and Professional Association of Canada, as the Harry Jerome Trailblazer. He served as Advisory Board Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Welfare of Children and was the inaugural Director of the Peace and Post Conflict Studies Certificate Programme in the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies (OIS) at the University of Alberta. In March 2007, Dr. Knight was appointed by the Canadian Foreign Minister to the Board of Governors of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and served in that position until 2011.

Knight has written several books on the United Nations, Global Politics, and the Responsibility to Protect. One of his most recently published books is the award-winning, Female Suicide Bombings: A Critical Gendered Approach, with Tanya Narozhna (published by the University of Toronto Press). His ongoing research and publications address issues of global health governance, global health security, Children and war, and the vulnerabilities and resiliency of small island developing states (SIDS). In March 2021, Professor Knight was awarded the University of Alberta’s highest honour – the University of Alberta Distinguished Professor. He is currently the 2021-22 Fulbright Distinguished Chair in International and Area Studies at Yale University.

2021 Hum 101 Donation

We got out the big cheque book to support UAlberta Humanities 101 program.

the HUM Program brings together a diverse group of adult learners who all share a passion for lifelong learning.

As with practically everything in the past 15 months, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced Humanities 101 to switch gears and plot a new course to deliver their programming. They have teamed up with CJSR FM 88.5 to broadcast their classes, used Zoom and Facebook, and their own website hum101onair.wordpress.com.

A few of the Friends met on a patio for a quick photo op. We are smiling under our masks and happy that the Friends are able to support Hum101 and their programming (and that it was a lovely day).

An Evening of Martian Delights & Insights

We have reached capacity. Sold Out!

But you can watch the video here:

Join the Friends on May 13th at 7:30 pm for a virtual “Raise the Bar” featuring professor Chris Herd @SpaceRockDoc (UAlberta’s local Returned Sample Science Participating Scientist) as he presents the latest update on the current Mars mission with the rover Perseverance.

In order to allow discussion with the speaker, the capacity has been limited and we have reached capacity.

If you would like to read some background articles of regarding this mission here are some links:
https://www.ualberta.ca/folio/2019/03/bringing-martian-rocks-back-to-earth-crucial-for-science-say-researchers.html
https://www.ualberta.ca/folio/2020/02/u-of-a-scientist-lending-expertise-to-nasa-mars-2020-rover-mission.html

And from the Canadian Space Agency
https://asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/astronomy/mars/missions/mars-2020.asp

And from NASA
https://www.nasa.gov/perseverance/overview

Even though we are unable to meet in-person in a bar and enjoy a beverage together that doesn’t stop you from enjoying your beverage of choice during the talk. If you are looking for ideas, here is a link to a few “Mars” cocktails (we have not tested these recipes, please drink responsibly):
https://bevvy.co/articles/life-on-mars-cocktail/11034

Raise The Bar is a program designed by The Friends of the University of Alberta Society to provide interesting, engaging learning opportunities that break down real or perceived barriers to education and connect the University and its faculty to the broader community. We’re raising the bar on the way people consume content.