2012-2013 Donald Lecture Series

2012-2013 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.

2012-2013 Season

Susan CainSusan Cain

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
7:00 PM at Centennial Theatre

Susan Cain is the bestselling author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, which claims that our culture holds a bias toward the “extrovert ideal” and dramatically undervalues the talents of introverts — in business, the classroom and beyond. Cain is a Princeton and Harvard Law School-educated corporate lawyer, negotiations consultant and author.

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Right Honorable Michaëlle JeanRight Honorable Michaëlle Jean

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
7:00 PM at Centennial Theatre

Michaëlle Jean served as Canada’s Governor General from 2005 to 2010. She immigrated to Canada from Haiti with her family in 1968 and studied at the University of Montreal. After working for 10 years with Quebec shelters for battered women, Jean forged a successful career in journalism, becoming a highly regarded reporter and anchor with Radio-Canada and CBC Newsworld. Since her time as Governor General, Jean has served as UNESCO Special Envoy for Haiti and worked on behalf of disadvantaged youth through the Michaëlle Jean Foundation.

Bill McKibbenBill McKibben

Monday, March 18, 2013
7:00 PM in Bandeen Hall

Bill McKibben is the author of a dozen books about the environment and the first author to publish a book on climate change for a general audience. He is a founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org which has coordinated 15,000 rallies in 189 countries since 2009. One of the most important environmentalists in the United States, McKibben is the Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College.

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.