Monday, February 11, 2019
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Gwynne Dyer public lecture is now at capacity and our online registration is closed. To be added to a waitlist, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or come to the registration table on the night of the event as a few seats may be available at the door.
Livestream is available in an adjoining classroom, for this event: you're welcome to come and join us to watch the live-stream and participate in the post-lecture Q & A and reception or if you wish, watch from the comfort of your own home by using the live stream link (sign in just before 7:30 pm).
After the lecture and Q & A, Dr. Dyer's most recent books will be available for sale at a small reception in the Gzowski atrium.
Gwynne Dyer, Canadian author, journalist, columnist, broadcaster, and lecturer, will address one of today’s most urgent global issues – climate change. Climate change is a reality. Dwindling resources, massive population shifts, natural disasters, spreading epidemics, drought, rising sea levels, plummeting agricultural yields, crashing economies, political extremism – are some of the expected consequences in the decades ahead. Climate change will have exponential influences on our military, politics, environment, social systems and economy, but with an unprecedented level of global cooperation, Dyer believes there might be a way through it.
On Monday, February 11, 2019, Dr. Dyer will be travelling from London, UK to present his lecture at Trent University. This presentation will be followed by a question and answer period to delve more deeply into what this global challenge means for us locally. This event is free to attend, and all Trent students, staff, faculty, and Peterborough Community members are welcome to attend.
Dr. Dyer has worked as a freelance journalist, columnist, broadcaster and lecturer on international affairs for more than 20 years, but he was originally trained as a historian. He received degrees from Canadian, American and British universities, finishing with a Ph.D. in Military and Middle Eastern History from the University of London. Dr. Dyer lives in London. In 2010, he was made an officer of the Order of Canada.