Dyer Lecture to Launch ASTRA
Gwynne Dyer, one of Canada's most respected and prolific freelance journalists, broadcasters and lecturers, will give a free public lecture Oct. 1 at U of G. He will discuss “Climate Wars” at 7:30 p.m. in the atrium of the new science complex.
The lecture will inaugurate the University's Arts, Science and Technology Research Alliance (ASTRA), a network of researchers from across campus looking to explore common research and teaching interests in the sciences and the humanities. ASTRA will foster interdisciplinary research collaborations and joint grant applications for a range of research projects involving arts and sciences.
Dyer, who received an honorary degree from Guelph last year, will be introduced by former federal environment minister David Anderson, who heads the Guelph Institute for the Environment. Anderson also served as president of the Governing Council of the United Nations' Environmental Program.
Dyer has worked as a freelance journalist, columnist, broadcaster and lecturer on international affairs for more than 20 years. His twice-weekly column is published by 175 newspapers and is translated into more than a dozen languages.
He is also the author of a number of books: War, The Defence of Canada: In the Arms of the Empire, Ignorant Armies: Sliding Into War in Iraq, War: The New Edition and Future: Tense — The Coming World Order?