2021-22 J. V. Clyne Lectures at UBC, hosted by Green College

 “That a Beginning Be Made”: A Rule of Law for Our New Age of Anxiety
We live in a time when it really does seem that there is an epidemic of anxiety. Three worries stand out: nationalist populism, the impact of globalization, and fear of disruptive technologies. Drawing on a rich heritage of classical, pragmatist and practice-focussed thought, we have the resources to address those anxieties. As part of that effort, we must strengthen a modest version of the rule of law. Current undermining of the rule of law imperils our societies.

Stephen Toope, Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge
Lew Forum, Allard Hall, 1822 East Mall, UBC and livestreamed
4:30-6:00 pm

The COVID-19 Campus Rules are framed around Step 3 of the BC Restart plan. The Public Health Officer moved to step 3 on July 1, 2021. All organized gatherings will need to meet the requirements of the relevant Provincial Health Orders that are current at the time of the event:

  • Non-medical masks are required when indoors.
  • Only 50% capacity is permitted, which means only 90 people will be allowed in the Lew Forum.
  • No loitering in the building. Please arrive for the lecture between 4 and 4:15 pm and take your seat immediately after checking in with staff.
  • Please follow signage in all spaces.

Lecture 1: Our Age of Anxiety
Tuesday, September 7

Lecture 2: The Fight to Recover What Has Been Lost
Wednesday, September 8

Lecture 3: A New Beginning for the Rule of Law
Thursday, September 9