The new global security agenda

Posted: January 30, 2015 4:00 p.m.

Canadian expert on topics of national security, terrorism, and intelligence to speak at the next Faculty of Arts Open Minds discussion.
Canadian expert on topics of national security, terrorism, and intelligence to speak at the next Faculty of Arts Open Minds discussion. Photo: iStock

The Open Minds series, presented by the Faculty of Arts, brings academics and members of the community together to discuss timely issues and to foster a lively exchange of ideas. The next talk on February 3 invites Dr. Wesley Wark to discuss the nature of terrorism threats in Canada and how to respond to them.  

As a member who served on the Prime Minister of Canada’s Advisory Council on National Security and on the Advisory Committee to the President of the Canadian Border Services Agency, Wark is considered an expert on issues relating to intelligence, national security and terrorism.  He says, “My talk will deal with the current nature of the terrorist threat, the tools available to deal with terrorism, and the latest update concerning new Canadian government efforts.”

Dr. Thomas Bredohl, Faculty of Arts Associate Dean (Graduate and Research), says he is looking forward to hearing what Wark has to say. “This topic is even more pertinent today than it was before the tragic events on Parliament Hill last October, in Sydney Australia last December and in Paris a few weeks ago,” notes Bredohl.

All discussions in the Open Minds series are free and open to the public.  Free parking is available for those attending the event in Lots 13 & 14M.

The New Global Security Agenda
Tuesday, February 3
7:00 pm
Education Auditorium Wing – ED 106.2
University of Regina main campus

For more information, contact 306-585-4226 or visit the series website at http://www.uregina.ca/arts/public-lectures/open-minds.html.