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Ideas Beyond human rights

In the 2014 Vancouver Human Rights Lecture, international lawyer and McGill University professor Payam Akhavan argues that our world needs more than laws and legal niceties: it has to be built on empathy.

Quirks & Quarks The Next Big Thing - Fusion Power and ITER

Hear an update on ITER, the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor.

White Coat, Black Art Dr. Phil Hebert and Parkinson's Disease

Dr. Hebert tells why he kept the diagnosis a secret for so long and what finally convinced him he had to quit practising medicine.


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