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October 31, 2014

Canadian Excellence

Kitchener Public Library "Ideas & Issues" Lecture Series

This popular noon-hour lecture series, now in its 40th year, focuses on current affairs and topics from the world of political and social science, history and the arts. Speakers from the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University give informal lectures at Kitchener Public Library's newly renovated main branch on Queen Street.


KPL Central Library
85 Queen Street
Kitchener, ON 519.743.0271


Wednesdays from 12 - 1 p.m.,September 2014 - March 2015.

Who Can Attend?

Everyone is invited to attend these free public lectures!

Fall 2014

Wednesday, September 24
Werewolves and Medievalism in Harry Potter
Dr. Renee Ward, Medieval Studies, Laurier

Wednesday, October 8
Peace-keeping in the Central African Republic and DR Congo: Can International Intervention Prevent Genocide?
Dr. Alistair Edgar, Political Science, Laurier

Wednesday, October 29
The Call of War: Canada Embraces a Total War
Dr. Andrew Thomson, History, Laurier

Wednesday, November 5
A War to End all Peace? The Legacy of World War One, 1914-2014
Dr. Leonard Friesen, History, Laurier

Wednesday, November 19
Beyond the Space Odyssey: Drones, Artificial Intelligence and the Ethics of Mechanized Killing
Dr. Sara Matthews, Global Studies, Laurier