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Network a Co-Sponsor of Dorothy J. Killam Memorial Lecture Series Featuring Board Member Dr. Richard Tremblay

New Perspectives on Conflict and Cooperation
Friday, May 23, 2003: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Conflict and cooperation are a feature of all aspects of our lives. You don't have to look far to find examples of both — at home and away, in our playgrounds and workplaces, between governments and the private sector.

Dalhousie University presents four experts, speaking on conflict and cooperation, May 29 to June 4, 2003. Topics ranging from child development to intergovernmental relations, peacemaking and globalization, the Killam lecturers include the former president of Ireland, past premier of Saskatchewan, author Dr. Margaret MacMillan and child development specialist Dr. Richard Tremblay. Each lecturer will discuss the enduring areas of conflict and the inspiring examples of cooperation.

"New Perspectives on Conflict and Cooperation" is the topic for this year's Dorothy J. Killam Memorial Lecture Series. The annual lecture's bring some of the world's best minds to Dalhousie University, and to the community at large, to speak on a topic of current interest. The series was created in memory of Dorothy J. Killam, a philanthropist who established the Killam trusts, in honor of her husband, Izaak Walton Killam. Through the Killam endowments, the university maintains a number of major programmes, including the Dorothy J. Killam Memorial Lecture Series.

Open to the public, the free lectures all take place in the Ondaatje Auditorium of the Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Thursday, May 29, 8:00 p.m. Dr. Richard Tremblay, a Canada Research Chair holder in child development and a professor of pediatrics, psychiatry and psychology at the University of Montreal, will present Explaining When, How and Why Humans Learn to Fight and Reconcile.

Dr. Tremblay has spent the past 20 years studying the physical, cognitive, emotional and social development of children from conception to adulthood. His goal is to integrate genetic, environment, brain and behavior research to better understand the socialization process. His studies provide evidence that the social learning hypothesis applies much more to conflict resolution than to physical aggression. These studies suggest new approaches to the prevention of physical violence.

Richard Tremblay's presentation is co-sponsored by the Canada Research Chairs Program, the Networks of Centres of Excellence Program, and the Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network.

Monday, June 2, 8:00 p.m. Dr. Margaret MacMillan is currently the Provost of Trinity College and is an adjunct professor with the University of Toronto. Her lecture Peacemaking Then and Now: Lessons of the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, will explain the historical roots of continuing conflicts in Europe and the Middle East.

Dr. MacMillan, the great-granddaughter of former British prime minister David Lloyd George, recently published Paris 1919: Six Months that Changed the World. She has won several awards and will draw upon her impressive scholarship to shed new light on how we can learn from the past in order to achieve international peace and security in the future.

Tuesday, June 3, 8:00 p.m. Roy Romanow, former Premier of Saskatchewan will examine conflict and cooperation in the health care sector, in his address on The Future of Health Care in Canada: Reflections on a Royal Commission.

Prime Minister Jean Chrétien in 2001, appointed Roy Romanow the Chair of the Royal Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada. The report has had a major impact on Canadian public policy. Romanow will discuss his report, how it has been received by governments, and what steps need to be taken in the future.

Wednesday, June 4, 8:00 p.m. Mary Robinson was the first woman president of Ireland and more recently was the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. She will speak about Making Globalization Work for All.

Educated at the University of Dublin and Harvard Law School, Robinson was a founding member of the Council of Women World Leaders and is currently leading a new project, the Ethical Globalization Initiative. The goal is to bring the norms and standards of human rights into the globalization process and to support capacity building in good governance in developing countries, with an initial focus on Africa.

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Dalhousie University is a comprehensive, research-intensive institution with an enrolment of more than 14,500 students annually.

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