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John Polanyi returns for a reprise of this critical conversation joined by Jason Millar and Isabelle Jones

In 1987, we welcomed celebrated Nobel Laureate Dr. John Polanyi to Hart House as part of a public debate on the resolution “This House Believes Science is the Enemy of Mankind” exploring ideas about the responsibility of the scientist and in particular, about the threat posed by nuclear proliferation.

More than thirty years later, the threat of nuclear weapons remains and Dr. Polanyi continues to be a voice of conscience. Dr. Polanyi returns to Hart House for a reprise of this critical conversation and will be joined by Dr. Jason Millar, Isabelle Jones and moderator Garvia Bailey.

With the fast pace of scientific developments—developments such as AI and autonomous technology that are emerging in an already nuclearlized world—how do we approach discovery and development within a lens of commitment to peace, human rights, transparency and democracy? What are the responsible approaches to managing and understanding risk? How do communities engage meaningfully in these vital discussions?

Join us for an important conversation about an issue that impacts us all.

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Event Metadata

  • Date: Thu, Mar 19, 2020
  • Time & Duration: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (EST) (2h)
  • Cost:
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  • Venue:
    Hart House
    7 Hart House Cir,
    Toronto, ON M5S 3H3
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  • Room: Great Hall (1022)
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