2010-2011 Donald Lecture Series

2010-2011 Donald Lecture Series

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Made possible by the generous support of Bishop’s alumnus John Donald ’60, DCL ’12, the Donald Lecture Series brings speakers of national and international renown to the Bishop’s campus to provide insight, provoke thought, and stimulate debate on the most compelling issues and events in the world today. All lectures are free of charge and open to the public.

2010-2011 Season

David FrumDavid Frum

Thursday, September 16, 2010
7:00 pm at Centennial Theatre

Toronto-born David Frum is an author and political activist who lives and works in Washington, DC. Formerly with the American Enterprise Institute, he is now editor of FrumForum.com, dedicated to the renewal of the Republican party. Frum formerly served as special assistant to President George W. Bush and as senior foreign policy adviser to Rudy Giuliani’s presidential campaign. He is author of six books including Comeback: Conservatism That Can Win Again and The Right Man: The Surprise Presidency of George W. Bush.

Wade DavisWade Davis

Wednesday, November 17, 2010
7:00 pm in Bandeen Hall

Harvard-educated anthropologist Wade Davis is the National Geographic’s Explorer-in-Residence and an award-winning writer, photographer and filmmaker. His work has taken him around the world, living for extended periods among indigenous communities. Accompanied by photos from his travels, Davis will present his recent book, The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World, examining the juxtaposition of our technologically advancing world and the decline of the “ethnosphere,” the many cultures, religions and ways of life around the globe that are at risk of disappearing.

Clara HughesClara Hughes

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
7:00 pm in Centennial Theatre

The only person to win multiple medals at both the Summer and Winter Olympics, Clara Hughes is one of Canada’s outstanding athletes. She holds six medals in speed skating and cycling, including a speed skating gold medal from the 2006 Turin Olympics. A true and generous leader, Clara is active with many charities and causes. She is an Officer of the Order of Canada and a recipient of both the IOC’s “Sport and Community” award and the “Spirit of Sport” award from the Canadian Sports Awards.

Christie BlatchfordChristie Blatchford

Wednesday, March 16, 2011
7:00 pm in Bandeen Hall

Christie Blatchford is a high-profile columnist at The Globe and Mail. Her career spans 25 years. She is a winner of the National Newspaper Award for column writing, and the Governor General’s Award for her best-selling book Fifteen Days about the Canadian Military. Her new book, Helpless, is a thorough, fascinating and controversial investigation into the Caledonia occupation by protesters from the Six Nations Reserve.

For all questions regarding the Donald Lecture Series, please contact Denise Lauzière, Chief of Staff, Office of the Principal and Vice-Chancellor at denise.lauziere@ubishops.ca, or 819-822-9600, ext. 2201.