Canadian journalist and author Gwynne Dyer will speak at UPEI on Monday, February 25 as part of his cross-Canada university and college tour. The event will take place in the Duffy Science Centre room 135 at 7:00 pm.
Sponsored by the UPEI Faculty of Arts, Dyer’s lecture entitled “The Triumph of Non-Violence” is about the revolutions of the Arab spring and what they mean for the region and the world, but it also sets them in a broader context. Non-violent revolution is both more common and more successful in the modern world than the old and bloody version, but few people really understand it. This is an attempt to explain how and why it works.
Gwynne Dyer has worked as a freelance journalist, columnist, broadcaster, and lecturer on international affairs for more than 20 years, but he was originally trained as an historian. Born in Newfoundland, he received degrees from Canadian, American, and British universities, finishing with a PhD in Military and Middle Eastern History from the University of London. He served in three navies and held academic appointments at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and Oxford University before launching his twice-weekly column on international affairs, which is published by over 175 papers in some 45 countries.
In the spring of 2012, Gwynne Dyer was made an officer of the Order of Canada. The event is free and all are welcome to attend.