Recent Public Lectures

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Public Lecture - Nov. 25, 2014- Prof. Suanne Kelman

Prof. Suanne Kelman, Ryerson University, visiting professor at the Hebrew University department of communication and journalism, gave a public lecture titled “Shooting the messenger: Canada’s mania for secrecy”.

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Mrs. Miriam Ziv - May 7, 2014.

Mrs. Miriam Ziv, Ambassador to Canada 2008-2013, gave a lecture titled "Best Friends; Canada and Israel".

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Dr. Alain Beaudet - March 26th, 2014

"Health Hesearch for the 21st Century: Opportunities and Challenges" In today's world of scientific endeavours, certain truths adhere. One is that science is increasingly collaborative. It crosses borders, evoking impact through joint investigation and application of knowledge. Science is also increasingly multidisciplinary. It transcends any one subject or specialization in favour of a better understanding of intrinsically complex issues. In the health field, these issues...

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Prof. Michael Ignatieff - Jan 4th, 2013

Prof. Ignatieff spoke about "Rationality in Politics" at the Second Edna Ullmann-Margalit Memorial Lecture at the Centre for the Studiy of Rationality, co-sponsered by the Halbert Centre for Canadian Studies. Prof. Ignatieff served as Member of Parliament and Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada from 2008 to 2011. An acclaimed author, political philosopher, and TV commentator, Ignatieff is Professor of Practice at Harvard’s Kennedy School, and Chancellor Jackman Professor of Human...

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Prof. Pierre Anctil - June 5th, 2012

"Henri Bourassa and the Invention of French-Canadian Nationalism, 1910-1918," Prof. Pierre Anctil. Dept. of History, University of Ottawa, Visiting Professor, The Halbert Centre for Canadian Studies. Chair: Prof. Moshe Sluhovsky, Dept. of History.

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Graham Fraser, Official Languages Commissiner, Canada - May 16th, 2012

"Diversity and Language in Canada" by Graham Fraser, Official Language Commissioner, Canada. Chair: Mr. Danny Ben-Natan, President, the Israel Association of Canadian Studies

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Prof. Yossi Katz - May 8th, 2012

פרופסור יוסי כץ, המחלקה לגאוגרפיה, אוניברסיטת בר-אילן יעביר הרצאה ציבורית בנושא: "הקומונות ההוטריות במערב קנדה והתמורות החלות בהם כיום" יו"ר: פרופסור שלמה חסון, החוג לגאוגרפיה, האוניברסיטה העברית בירושלים (8 במאי, 2012)

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Prof. Joseph Facal - April 23rd, 2012

"Multiculturalism and National Identities: A Predictable Failure?" by Prof. Joseph Facal, Bullock Chair, The Halbert Centre for Canadian Studies, Associate Professor, Dept. of Management, HEC Montreal. Chair: Prof. Pierre Anctil. Dept. of History, University of Ottawa, Visiting Professor, The Halbert Centre for Canadian Studies

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Mr. Israel Bar-Kochav - March 14th, 2012

As part of the Irving Layton Bicentennial Celebrations, poet Israel Bar-Kochav will be hosting an evening in honor of Layton, the first recipient of the Canada Council's Governor-General's Award for literature, and Nobel Prize in Literature nominee. The events will include a Public Lecture by Mr. Bar-Kochav: "Recipe for a Long and Happy Life: Reading the Poetry of Irving Layton."

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Professor Meric S. Gertler - December 12th, 3rd Arie Shachar Memorial Lecture,

"Universities and Cities: Local and National Prosperity," Prof. Meric S. Gertler, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto, as part of the Institute for Urban and Regional Studies 3rd Annual Arie Shahchar Memorial Lecture, also sponsored by the Halbert Centre for Canadian Studies

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