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Thursday, September 20, 2018 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
close-up on map of Syria and area

At the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Lorne Dawson will provide a snapshot of the results of three years of research involving interviews with Westerners who have traveled to Syria and Iraq to support various jihadist groups, and the family members and friends of such fighters.

Thursday, September 20, 2018 — 7:00 PM EDT
Image of Karl Marx on old banknote

In recognition of Karl Marx's 200th birthday, WCGS is honoured to welcome distinguished Professor Gareth Stedman Jones for the Grimm Lecture 2018. He is Professor of the History of Ideas at Queen Mary, University of London and author of Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion (2016). 

Friday, September 21, 2018 — 9:30 AM EDT
Dominic Barton

President and Vice-Chancellor Feridun Hamdullahpur invites you to a special President's Lecture featuring our new Chancellor. Mr. Barton will share his insights and reflections on the global economy and on the University of Waterloo's position and opportunities as a leader in global innovation.

Saturday, September 22, 2018 — 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
painting detail of Indigenous dancer

Every year in the fall, the Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre at St. Paul's University College hosts a Pow Wow. Everyone is welcome.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 — 4:00 PM EDT
group of office workers at large desk

In the simple models that economists routinely use to think about the labour market there is no such thing as a “good job”: everyone is paid what they are worth, regardless of whom they work for. In this lecture, Professor Card will review this evidence and discuss the importance of firms’ pay and hiring policies for understanding wage inequality, the gender pay gap, the career profile of wages, and many other phenomena.

Thursday, September 27, 2018 — 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM EDT
students working on laptops

Social networks are used to model, gain insight on, and predict important phenomena. What are the strengths and limitations of these models? How can they be used to provide solutions to concrete problems?

Friday, September 28, 2018 — 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT

Join us on Friday, September 28 we will launch the new Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute and learn about the interdisciplinary, scientific approach to develop solutions to fundamental problems that have the potential to change the landscape of cybersecurity.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 — 4:00 PM EDT
illustration of Lee Maracle

The Indigenous Speakers Series presents renowned author and teacher Lee Maracle, who will be joined by choreographer Bill Coleman for an integrated lecture/dance performance. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 — 7:00 PM EDT
Drew Hayden Taylor

Waterloo Centre for German Studies invites you to a screening of the documentary film, Searching for Winnetou, and a conversation with Ojibway author and humourist Drew Hayden Taylor about his quest to understand the roots of the German obsession with Native North Americans.

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