Mark your calendars: The Massey Lectures are coming to Montreal.
The five-part lecture series starts its cross-Canada tour in mid-September and stops in Montreal on September 19, 2017.
The 2017 lecturer is renowned UN prosecutor and human rights scholar Payam Akhavan. Akhavan is a Professor of International Law at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, a Member of the International Court of Arbitration, and a former UN prosecutor at The Hague.
CBC Daybreak's Mike Finnerty will host the event.
Payam Akhavan: In Search of a Better World
When: Tuesday, September 19 at 7 p.m. - Lecture 3: The Will to Intervene
Where: Centaur Theatre, Montreal QC (453 Rue Saint-Francois-Xavier).
Tickets: $30, students/seniors $5 discount
Website: Centaur Theatre Box Office
ABOUT THE 2017 MASSEY LECTURES
The CBC Massey Lectures is a partnership between CBC, House of Anansi Press and Massey College in the University of Toronto and named in honour of Vincent Massey, the first Canadian-born governor general of Canada. Since their creation in 1961 by the CBC, the Massey Lectures have established their place as a Canadian institution and become an annual highlight of our cultural life. The five lectures provide a forum on radio where contemporary thinkers can explore important issues of our time. Former lecturers include Martin Luther King Jr., Margaret Atwood and Stephen Lewis. These days, the lecturers are all Canadian, and the series is recorded on a cross-Canada tour. The book of the Massey Lectures is published by House of Anansi Press.
In Search of a Better World is published by House of Anansi Press. The 2017 CBC Massey Lectures will be broadcast on IDEAS Nov. 6 - 10, 2017.