This year's lecture series, 1965: Reflections on 50 Years of History, honours both the 50th anniversary of the inception of Simon Fraser University, and the real legacy of our 50 years as a department, our alumni. 

1965 not only embodied drugs, sex and rock and roll, it was a year of monumental historical events that would have tremendous impact on human cultures and interactions. In the United States, black Americans are mobilizing against domestic segregation and participation in foreign wars. African independence has been declared. There's been a revolution in Christian-Jewish relations. SFU itself went from being branded the 'instant university' to being internationally recognized for its energy, flexibility and innovation. This lecture series aims to explore the historical significance of these events. 

September 28, 2015 | 6:30 p.m.                               
Critical Uprisings, Crucial Events: The Significance of 1965
Book sale and talk
Tariq Ali

*Location for this lecture only: 
SFU Segal Building
500 Granville Street

November 12, 2013 | 6:30 p.m.
SFU Past & Present: A Review of the University and its development from turbulent beginnings
Hugh Johnston

January 21, 2015 | 6:30 p.m.                             
PostCollonial Posibilities: Why it matters that SFU emmerged during African Independence 
Sarah Walshaw                                   

March 10, 2015 | 6:30 p.m.
1965: A Revolution in Christian-Jewish Relations
Hilmar Pabel

*Location for the above 3 lectures:
Fletcher Challenge Theater
SFU Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings St.



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