Campus Life

Homer-Dixon on campus for two sessions

Thomas Homer-Dixon, one of Canada's most important academics, will deliver a keynote speech entitled Twin Peaks: Peak Oil, Climate Change and the Future of a Generation, Thursday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m. in PE250 as part of Peak Week, presented by the University of Lethbridge Students' Union (ULSU).

"Homer-Dixon's talk is going to address how we're facing two issues that could be catastrophic for human civilization – oil depletion and climate change," says Alex Massé of the ULSU, "and how addressing one without the other won't solve anything."

The Prentice Institute will also be hosting Homer-Dixon along with U of L Geography Chair James Byrne and U of L Sociology Chair Trevor Harrison in a panel discussion entitled Science, Politics, Tipping Points. This Prentice Institute Brownbag Series event will take place at noon, Feb. 25 in Students' Union Ballroom A.