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Renowned Commentator, Journalist and Historian Gwynne Dyer at Trent November 20


Dr. Dyer to Speak on the Shift in Global Influence from the U.S. and the West to Asia

Monday, November 13, 2006, Peterborough

Trent University is pleased to welcome acclaimed political commentator and international war correspondent Gwynne Dyer to Wenjack Theatre on Monday, November 20 at 7:30 p.m. for a discussion entitled “Back to the Great Game”, which will explore the emerging power of China and the shift in global influence from the U.S. and its allies in the West to Asia. This event is open to the public and there is no charge for admission.

The November 20 talk will be Dr. Dyer’s third visit to Trent University in six years. In October 2001 he spoke about the origins and likely course of the War on Terrorism following the events of September 11, and in January 2004, he spoke about current issues of terrorism, global division, and the problems with American and British policies after Iraq.

Originally trained as a historian, Dr. Dyer has worked as a freelance journalist, columnist, broadcaster and lecturer on international affairs for more than 20 years. He currently publishes a twice-weekly column on international affairs, which appears in 175 papers in some 45 countries. His first television series, the seven-part documentary War, was aired in 45 countries in the mid-80s. One episode, “The Profession of Arms”, was nominated for an Academy Award. His current projects include a book and a television documentary on the looming strategic confrontation in Asia and a radio series on the long-range political and demographic implications of extreme climate change.


Those wishing to attend are strongly encouraged to arrive early, as seating will be limited for this popular lecture.

For more information, please contact:
Prof. Stephen Brown, Master, Champlain College, Trent University, (705) 748-1011 x1238 or swbrown@trentu.ca.