Brown Bag Lecture Series

2017 Brown Bag Lecture Series

Since October 2006, the Brown Bag is a luncheon seminar series held on designated Fridays during the regular sessions from 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm in the Mauro Centre Boardroom, 252 St. Paul's College.

The lectures are approximately 30 minutes in length, followed by a discussion period. The lectures are free to attend and open to students, staff, faculty and members of the public. Don't forget to bring your bagged lunch!

UPCOMING BROWN BAG LECTURES for FALL 2017


Friday September 22, 2017 | 12:00 pm
"Just War" An Idea Whose Time Has Passed
A Brown Bag Lecture with Mr. Mel Duncan, Co-Founder and past Executive Director of Nonviolent Peace Force
Brown Bag Lecture: Mel DuncanIn 2016, Mel Duncan was one of eighty peace leaders invited to the Vatican to discuss and evaluate the Just War Doctrine. Mr. Duncan will share his experiences and discuss the work and vision of the Nonviolent Peaceforce.

Peace Days 2017 As an unarmed, paid civilian protection force, Nonviolent Peaceforce fosters dialogue among parties in conflict and provides a protective presence for threatened civilians. “We envision a worldwide culture of peace in which conflicts within and between communities and countries are managed through nonviolent means.”

This lecture produced in association with Peace Days, a collaboration with Rotary International D5550 World Peace Partners.
September 22 | 12:00 | Mauro Centre Boardroom, 252 St. Paul’s College
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Friday September 29, 2017 | 12:00 pm
Human Dimensions and Perspectives in a Nuclear World
A Brown Bag Lecture with Dr. Jonathan Black-Branch, Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba
Brown Bag Lecture: Jonathan Black-BranchDr. Black-Branch will share his perspective on the issues of Non-Proliferation, Disarmament and the Right to Nuclear Energy, highlighting the pertinent aspects of the three pillars of the 1968 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty –non-proliferation of nuclear weaponry, peaceful uses of nuclear energy, and nuclear disarmament.

On October 12-13, the Faculty of Law will co-host a workshop that will further consider the human dimensions of the use of nuclear energy both in peacetime and times of armed conflict. Join us for this preview of the topics and issues that will be presented and considered at the workshop.
September 29 | 12:00 | Mauro Centre Boardroom, 252 St. Paul’s College
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Friday October 13, 2017 | 12:00 pm
Successful Economic Integration of Refugees to Canada
A Brown Bag Lecture with Dr. Lori Wilkinson, Department of Sociology, University of Manitoba
Brown Bag Lecture: Dr. Lori WilkinsonWhat are the determining factors for the successful economic integration of refugees in Canada? What new challenges have emerged and what policies and programs should Canada pursue to address the challenge of more than 60 million internally displaced and refugees around the world?

Dr. Lori Wilkinson will share her research and consider current trends in the successful economic integration of refugees in Canada, with a particular focus on the long- term labour market trajectories of those arriving to Canada as children or teens.
October 13 | 12:00 | Mauro Centre Boardroom, 252 St. Paul’s College
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Friday October 20, 2017 | 12:00 pm
Financing Terror: Implications for the Pursuit of Peace and Justice
A Brown Bag Lecture with Dr. Michelle Gallant, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba
Brown Bag Lecture: Dr. Michelle Gallant Dr. Gallant will challenge us to consider the impacts of tax havens and how they impact inequality and the prospects for global peace and justice. The presentation will explore modern initiatives and international efforts to regulate global tax evasion and the implications for terrorist finance and corruption.

In part a reflection on the 2017 Sol Kanee Lecture, where Mr. Steve Killelea defined peace as a positive, tangible and achievable measure of human well-being, Dr. Gallant will consider the tax-related legal and structural impediments which actively challenge the prospects for peace.
October 20 | 12:00 | Mauro Centre Boardroom, 252 St. Paul’s College
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UPCOMING BROWN BAG LECTURES:
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Brown Bag Lecture: Mel Duncan

September 22 | 12:00 pm
"Just War" An Idea Whose Time Has Passed
Mel Duncan


Brown Bag Lecture: Dr. Jonathan Black-Branch

September 29 | 12:00 pm
Human Dimensions and Perspectives in a Nuclear World
Dr. Jonathan Black-Branch


Brown Bag Lecture: Dr. Lori Wilkinson

October 13 | 12:00 pm
Successful Economic Integration of Refugees to Canada
Dr. Lori Wilkinson


Brown Bag Lecture: Dr. Michelle Gallant

October 20 | 12:00 pm
Financing Terror: Implications for the Pursuit of Peace and Justice
Dr. Michelle Gallant

For more information about these and future Brown Bag lectures, please contact the Mauro Centre at Mauro.Centre@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-7273.