The Rotary Club of Nisku-Leduc presents a lecture by famed Canadian author Gwynne Dyer.
Author, Historian, and independent journalist, as well as a broadcaster and lecturer on international affairs for more than 30 years. Born in Newfoundland, he received degrees from Canadian, American, and British universities, finishing with a Ph.D. in Military and Middle Eastern History from the University of London. He served in three navies and held academic appointments at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and Oxford University before launching his twice-weekly column on international affairs, which is published by over 175 papers in some 45 countries, including the Leduc Rep earlier in 2022. His books include Growing Pains: The Future of Democracy (and work); The Shortest History of War; and Canada in the Great Power Game.
His lecture on January 12th, which will be a 1-hour talk followed by about a 45-minute Q&A, will be entitled: War in the 21st Century
This lecture will address the specific strategies, tactics, and politics of the war in Ukraine, including the potential nuclear dimension of the conflict, but it will also consider the evolving nature and role of war as an institution. Is it unique to human beings, or just the human expression of a more widespread and deeply rooted behavior? How did it evolve into the different kinds of war people fight nowadays? Have nuclear weapons really “changed everything except the way we think,” as Einstein said. And will we ever be able to stop?