The SFU Vancouver Speaker Series brings global experts to a local audience.
Launched in 2012, the series builds on SFU’s rich history of community engagement by exploring critical issues to contribute to better understanding among Vancouver’s citizens through an intellectually enriching experience.
With speakers ranging from acclaimed journalist Gwynne Dyer, Bollywood icon Shabana Azmi, and UN Special Rapporteur Miloon Kothari, past SFU Vancouver Speaker Series topics have included “The New Middle East,” which discussed the dramatic revolutions sweeping through the Arab World, “The Right to Adequate Housing,” which concentrated on the work being done by civil society campaigns around the world, and “Sex and Sensibility,” which focused on the changing attitudes towards women on screen and in society.
The series traditionally follows a three-part format; the speaker will present their opening remarks, followed by a conversation with a moderator from the local media, and before closing with a question and answer period with the audience.
The SFU Vancouver Speaker Series is presented by SFU Public Square, in partnership with SFU Vancouver and SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement.