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Eaton Lecture

QUB Eaton Lecture

Professor John Meehan, President of Campion College, University of Regina
Flags, Loyalists and Nationalists; The Canadian Experience

Professor Bill Blaikie, Adjunct Professor of Theology & Politics at the University of Winnipeg, former member of the Canadian House of Commons
Three Solitudes? Faith, Politics and Secularism in Canada

Professor Jane Koustas, Brock University, Craig Dobbin Professor of Canadian Studies at University College Dublin
Robert Lepage: Staging Identity in Toronto

Mr. Anthony Cary CMG, UK High Commissioner to Canada
Changing Climate, Changing Minds, and Changing Policy?

Professor Indira Samarasekera, President of the University of Alberta
The Rise of the 21st Century University

Mr. John Ralston Saul CC, essayist & novelist
The Collapse of Globalism: the Way the World is Turning

Ms. Naomi Klein, author & columnist
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

Mr. James R Wright, High Commissioner for Canada
Making a Difference: A Canadian Perspective on International Security

Dr. Michael Bravo, Scott Polar Researh Institute, University of Cambridge
Determining the Self: The Science of Governance in Nunavut

The Right Honourable Ed Schreyer, Former Premier of Manitoba and Governor General of Canada
Resource Use and Abuse in North America

The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, P.C., Chief Justice of Canada
The Conversation of Cultures: Bijurialism in Canada

Professor Patrick James, School of Politics, University of Missouri
Constitutional Politics in Canada

In 1994 the Governors of the Eaton Foundation of Toronto Canada donated £10,000 via the Ireland Fund of Canada to permanently endow the Eaton Lecture to be held annually at Queen's University Belfast, arranged by the University's Centre of Canadian Studies. The Eaton Lecturers should normally be prominent Canadians or students of Canada and someone whose work focuses on the links between Canada and Northern Ireland. The first lecture in 1994 was by Frederick S Eaton, Canadian High Commissioner to the UK. The Eatons descend from Timothy Eaton from Ballymena who founded the Eaton retail business in the 19th Century after he had migrated to Ontario.

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