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Propaganda Old and New: Greg Woolf Compares the Rhetoric of Augustus and Vladimir Putin

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There were early signs that Green College was reaching the end of winter on March 7th. The sun was still shining at five in the afternoon as the audience slowly filtered into the Coach House to see Greg Woolf, the Ronald J. Mellor Distinguished Professor of Ancient History at UCLA and Cecil H. and Ida Green Visiting Professor at UBC, give his talk, “Fake News is Old News: A Hostile Reading of the Emperor Augustus’ Last Words.”


The Reassertion of Memory: Nataliia Ivchyk Discusses Holocaust Memorials in Ukraine

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The path to the Green College Coach House was among Vancouver’s busiest freeways on January 25th for Nataliia Ivchyk’s lecture, “A Bridge over the Chasm of Oblivion: Creating Spaces of Holocaust Remembrance in Modern Day Ukraine.”


Not a seat was empty and the walls found themselves supporting the remaining audience for Green College’s third John Grace Memorial Visitor in Residence, a residency program set up in memory of the founding Dean of Green College and former Dean of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, John Grace.

Art, Animation and Changing the World: An Interview with Green College Animator in Residence Sara Barackzay

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Afghanistan's first female animator and current John Grace Memorial Animator in Residence at Green College reflects on her childhood, early career and the struggles of Afghan women and girls


The most important thing to understand about Afghanistan’s first female animator, Sara Barackzay, is that from an early age, she has known exactly what her purpose in life is.

How AI Impacts Decision-Making: Ajay Agrawal Explores the Power of Predictions

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Thursday April 29th was not the first time Ajay Agrawal has been to Green College. The Richard V. Ericson lecturer from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto was in fact visiting his old stomping grounds when he attended the Coach House to give a lecture on the economic disruptive capabilities of artificial intelligence (AI).

Philosophy Professor Amber Carpenter Speaks at the College on the Challenge of Seeking Ideal Knowledge

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Imagine a Platonist and a Buddhist discussing the ultimate moral task.

Like most conversations, at least conversations of the academic debate variety, there are many points where people might disagree. Yet, it is Yale-NUS philosopher Amber Carpenter’s task to discover where they might, surprisingly, agree on knowledge, virtue and the goal of living a moral life.

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