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March 14 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
This event is CANCELED.
Due to the evolving situation with Covid-2019 and the need to limit the spread of the virus through our community, we have decided to cancel our regular HAAM meeting on March 14th. We hope to reschedule this topic when it is safe to resume our meetings.
Since the dawn of the 21st Century, we have seen the advent of a new phenomenon – identity politics. We now pigeonhole ourselves as the religious, the right, the left, gun owners, social justice warriors, vegans etc. etc. A peculiar side effect of this move away from traditional political models has been that the taking of offence has become something of a national pastime. Was it ever thus?
Dr. Simon Potter, a local expert in the giving of offence, discusses this pressing problem for society and provides historical evidence that the phenomenon is far from new – the Bertrand Russell case of 1941, when the “nice people” of the United States of America formed a coalition to prevent this renowned philosopher from teaching at the City College of New York because his views on sexual morality offended them.
Come hear how Russell, one of the greatest minds of the 20th century (world-famous logician, philosopher and mathematician), handled it all.
Dr Simon Potter is an internationally renowned expert in biomaterials design and processing. He earned a PhD in biochemistry from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and did further postdoctoral studies at the University of British Columbia. Dr Potter is the Chief Scientific Officer for Genome Prairie, based in Winnipeg, as well as an Adjunct Professor in Biosystems Engineering at the University of Manitoba. Currently, he is engaged in the Genome360 project to repatriate cancer testing back to the province, to reduce the patient journey from weeks to days.
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