It can be tempting to look at historical figures as either wholly good or wholly evil; as heroes or as villains. Mahatma Gandhi: high-minded hero. Rodrigo Borgia: scheming villain.

This perspective contains elements of truth, but also ignores the more complicated and compelling reality that both good and evil reside within us all. This lecture series aims to break down the good-evil binary by revisiting and re-evaluating the lives of some notorious heroes and villains of history.

September 19, 2013 | 5:30 p.m.                               
Rebel Life: The Life and Times of Robert Gosden, Revolutionary, Mystic, Labour Spy
Book launch and talk
Mark Leier

October 24, 2013 | 5:30 p.m.
Great Soul or Great Schemer? Exploring the Myth of Mahatma Gandhi
Bidisha Ray

November 28, 2013 | 5:30 p.m.                                
Trudeau 2.0: Pierre's Legacy and Justin's Future
A panel discussion with Elise ChenierNicolas Kenny, and Allen Seager. Hosted by Roxanne Panchasi                                     

January 23, 2014 | 5:30 p.m.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Reflections on the Renaissance Papacy
Emily O'Brien

February 26, 2014 | 5:30 p.m.                                           
The Yin-Yang of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Karen Ferguson

March 27, 2014 | 6:30 p.m.      
Ottoman Hero or Frontier Villain? Ahmed Feyzi Pasha (1839-1915)
Thomas Kuehn

Fletcher Challenge Theater
SFU Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings St.


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