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Conversations to launch a new decade of the Cecil H. and Ida Green Visiting Professors program at Green College

Cecil and Ida Green endowed the Green Visiting Professors Program to provide opportunities for UBC students and faculty and interested members of the public to interact with outstanding scholars, artists and intellectuals from outside the Province of British Columbia. The program–inaugurated in 1972 with public lectures by Gerhard Herzberg, Canadian recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics–has now welcomed over 200 distinguished visitors. Since 1993, it has been hosted by Green College, under the College's mandate for interdisciplinary studies. 

In the past, Green Visiting Professors have normally been appointed as single visitors. For 2014, as Green College begins its third decade and the Green Visiting Professors Program advances into its fifth, invitations have instead been made to six pairs of scholars to make joint presentations in which they will bring insights from different disciplinary and professional perspectives to bear on issues of broad concern for the future of science, scholarship, humanity and the planet. In addition to the "conversations" that they will have at Green College on Tuesdays, these visitors will also be booked to offer seminars in UBC departments and/or public lectures elsewhere on campus, the city and the province. 

The first three pairs of Green Visiting Professors conversing on "Interdisciplinary Futures" will be at UBC between January and March, the second three pairs between September and November, 2014.

All presentations are at 5 pm in the Coach House, Green College, 6201 Cecil Green Park Road. No registration is required but space is limited.

Spring Series

Tuesday January 28

Integrating Critical Health Studies:
New Sources and New Perspectives from Medicine, the Social Sciences and the Humanities

Jacalyn Duffin, Hannah Professor of the History of Medicine,Queen’s University

Susan Squier, Brill Professor
of English and Women’s Studies, Pennsylvania State University

Tuesday February 4

future earth:
A Science Agenda for Sustainability and Human Prosperity

Timothy O’Riordan, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia

Jonathan O’Riordan, Former Deputy Minister, Sustainable Resource Management, Province of British Columbia

Tuesday March 11

Beyond Economic Rationality

Colin Camerer, Robert Kirby Professor of Behavioural Economics, California Insitute of Technology

Michael Kearns, Professor and National Center Chair in Computer and Information Systems, University of Pennsylvania and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellow, 2013


Fall Series

Tuesday, September 23

Thinking Differently about Pain

Christine T. Chambers, Professor of Pediatrics and Psychology, Canada Research Chair in Pain and Child Health, Dalhousie University

Michael J. L. Sullivan, Professor of Psychology, Medicine, Physical and Occupational Therapy, Neurology and Neurosurgery
Canada Research Chair in Behavioural Health, McGill University


Tuesday, November 18

Religion and Empire:
The Romans and Long After

Clifford Ando, David B. and Clara E. Stern Professor of Humanities
Professor of Classics, History and Law, University of Chicago

Jörg Rüpke, Fellow, Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies, University of Erfurt