Global Flashpoints – Allen Sens

January 18, 2017 @ 05:00pm

Dr. Sens will speak on “Syria, Iraq and ISIS: Predicting Future Global Hotspots.” By examining the causes of the current turmoil in the Middle East, Dr. Sens will identify   some of the conditions that offer us some chance of predicting social instability and armed conflict.

Dr. Sens was raised in Kitsilano, and attended school at Henry Hudson Elementary and Kitsilano High. Dr. Sens completed his B.A and M.A. degrees at the University of British Columbia (UBC) before completing his PhD at Queen’s University in 1993. He began his career at UBC as a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for International Relations and later served for 10 years as Chair of the International Relations Program.

He is currently Professor of Teaching in the Political Science Department at UBC. He specializes in international conflict and conflict management. His teaching interests include international relations, international security, armed conflict and conflict management, Canadian foreign and defence policy, and nuclear weapons and arms control.

Dr. Sens has also served as a consultant to the Canadian government on the future of peacekeeping and the future of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). His publications include books, edited volumes, and articles on peacekeeping, European security, and Canadian defence policy.

Date/Time: Wednesday, January 18, 2017; Wine & Cheese starts at 5:00 pm, Program from 5:50 – 7:00 pm

Location:  The Vancouver Club, 915 Hastings Street West, Vancouver, B.C.

Cost:   $25 each for a Member of the Society, $35 each for a non-Member $40 for a Member accompanied by either a spouse, partner or an immediate family member.

(The ticket cost includes one beverage ticket per attendee for 1 glass of wine or beer, or for 2 soft drinks.  Additional drinks can be purchased from the bar)

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