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CIC Nipissing District: “Terror and Endless War” – Reflections on the Global War on Terror

October 6, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT


On Thursday October 6th, 2016, the Nipissing District Branch of the Canadian International Council (CIC) is pleased to present, “”Terror and Endless War” – Reflections on the Global War on Terror.” This presentation will be made by Dr. John Duncan of Trinity College at the University of Toronto. Drawing on his research on philosophy, global terrorism and international relations, Dr. Duncan will reflect on the evolution of the war on terror in the years following 9/11 and the start of the war in Afghanistan.

This talk will be held on Thursday October 6th, 2016 from 7 – 9:00 pm at Nipissing University in Room A122. This event is free to CIC Members, members of the general public and students. It is open to all. Please register with the online registration system before Thursday October 6th, 2016 (Link below). Seating is limited.

Speaker’s Biography
John Duncan completed his PhD in the interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Social and Political Thought at York University in 1998, immediately after which he joined the faculty at the University of King’s College in Halifax. In 2002 he founded the international bilingual society for the study of Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture (EPTC) and served as its president until May 2009. During a 2004-05 sabbatical leave he was Ashley Fellow at Trinity College in the University of Toronto, a year in which he co-founded PhaenEx, EPTC’s interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal. He remained a PhaenEx executive editor until the summer of 2012 when he co-edited a 400-page issue in commemoration of EPTC’s ten-year anniversary (PhaenEx 7.1., spring/summer,2012). In the summer of 2005 he was appointed assistant professor and director of the Ethics, Society, and Law (ES&L) program at Trinity, as well as an instructor in the Margar et MacMillan Trinity One Program in public policy,ethics, international relations, and health science, for which he served as director from July 2012 to August 2014. From 2006 to 2011 he was an executive member of the University of Toronto’s Centre for Ethics, for which he organized the October 2011 Public Issues Forum: On the very idea of a good war:Afghanistan ten years in. Beginning at Trinity in 2007 and continuing in partnership with Victoria College in the University of Toronto (where he is an associate) from 2010, he co-founded the Humanities for Humanity outreach program and remains its academic director. Starting from the 2011-12 year he has led Victoria College’s Culture, Conflict, and the Media seminar, and served as the academic director for its Theatre for Thought outreach program, both of which are part of Victoria’s Ideas for the World program. In January 2014 he became the first holder of the appointment of Faculty Advisor for the Ideas for the World program at Victoria. From June 2013 to June 2015 he has served as Vice President of the Canadian Peace Research Association. He has co-edited a volume on the thought of Jean-Jacques Rousseau as well as issues of PhaenEx, written chapters, articles,reviews and opinion pieces on the history of philosophy, continental philosophy, and politics, and given many talks on the same subjects. His feature article on close air support and civilian casualties in Afghanistan,“Death from Above,” first published in This Magazine, March/April, 2010, was re-published in Tightrope Books’ The Best Canadian Essays: 2011. He published a chapter in October 2013 on the virtue of deep dissent, and is currently working on a book on the war in Afghanistan.

Event Partner
Department of Political Science at Nipissing University

Date and Time
Thursday October 6, 2016
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Nipissing University
100 College Drive, Box 5002
North Bay, Ontario P1B 8L7

This is a free event. Please register online by clicking the button below.

Event Contact
John Allison | johna@nipissingu.ca | (705)474-3461


October 6, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT