Speakers Series

Every year the Terry Project is fortunate enough to host and showcase several leading academics, cognoscenti, and proactive members of our global community for a series of talks. Held at The Chan Centre for Performing Arts, these talks offer students an opportunity to engage with speakers and foster dialogue at UBC concerning various global issues.

The Terry Global Speakers Series has become Terry’s flagship event, owing its tremendous success to its design—it is developed by students, driven by students, and delivered for students. Hosted two or three times per year in the Chan Centre, the Speakers Series invites world-renown academics, artists, authors, or activists to give talks before an audience of 1,100 students. But the Global Speakers Series is not merely a lecture. It brings together the community, affording students the unique opportunity to speak both with world-renown thinkers and with each other.

Tune in for the latest news on 2013/2014 speakers.

Below you can find an archive of our speakers including (for most) video recordings of the talk itself:

 

Kavita Ramdas
Social Entrepreneur, Human Rights Advocate
Nothing Less than a Revolution: How Women’s Movements are Changing our World
March 26th, 2012

Bill McKibben
Author, Environmentalist
Bill McKibben: Notes on the Climate Fight
March 26th, 2012

Dambisa Moyo
Economist, Author
Dead Aid: Why aid is not working and how there is a better way for Africa
November 8th, 2010

K’naan
Musician, Poet, Activist
Dusty Foot Philosophies
September 24th, 2010

Sir Ken Robinson
Education Leader
The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything
September 30th, 2009

Daniel Dennett
Philosopher, Cognitive scientist
Darwin’s Strange Inversion of Reasoning
January 14th, 2009

Sheldon Solomon
Psychologist, Author
The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness
October 9th, 2008

Richard Dawkins
Ethologist, Evolutionary biologist
The God Delusion
April 29th, 2008

Paul Collier
Economist
The Bottom Billion
March 11th, 2008

Shelia Watt-Cloutier
Activist
The Right to be Cold: The Global Significance of Arctic Climate Change
February 29th, 2008

Alisa Smith & J.B. Mackinnon
Authors, Journalists
The 100-Mile Diet
November 23rd, 2007

Vandana Shiva
Ecologist, Activist, Author
Defending Food Freedom in a Period of Food Fascism
March 12, 2007

David Suzuki
Scientist, Environmentalist, Broadcaster
The Biotech Context
March 13th, 2006

Stephen Lewis
Broadcaster, Diplomat
World Issues – Local Impact
February 6th, 2006

David Orr
Environmental Researcher
The End of Education
January 12-13th, 2006

2 Responses to “Speakers Series”

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  2. Lisa Weaver

    Hi The Terry Global Speakers Series- I wanted to ask about how you become a speaker in your Program? What are the qualifications that are required in order to apply to be a speaker at the Terry Global Speakers Series?

    Thank You!

    Lisa Weaver~~~~~~

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