Wednesday, January 7, 2009

January 2009 Shows

January 6
Professor Keith Maillard, UBC Creative Writing Department
Keith Maillard discusses his current work. He is an internationally acclaimed writer and novelist, specialising in fiction and poetry; and he also Chairs one of North America's most successful Creative Writing programs.

January 13
Dr. Hadi Dowlatabadi, The Institute for Resources, Environment
and Sustainability, UBC
Professor Dowlatadabadi discusses "Why we have been failing to take on more efficient and environmentally friendly technologies; and why adaptation to climate change will be so much more difficult than academics have been postulating"

January 20
Dr. Ira Nadel, The UBC department of English
Ira Nadel discusses his most recent projects and new work: a biography of the American playwright and filmmaker David Mamet, pub. Feb. 2008 and a book co-authored on the Golden Gate Bridge entitled Golden Gate Bridge, History and Design of an Icon, also pub. in 2008. New work: a biography of the American popular writer and author of Exodus, Leon Uris.

January 27
Professor Benjamin Perrin, UBC Faculty of Law
Benjamin Perrin discusses his current research on Human Trafficking in Canada which is the first comprehensive account of Canada's involvement in human trafficking for sexual exploitation as well as his involvement at the Third World Congress Against Sexual Exploitation of Children held in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Nov 25-28

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