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.
Presented by the TCSA, Gzowski College, and Otonabee College