Lansdowne speaker: Whitney Lackenbauer Oct 22-25

LANSDOWNE SPEAKER: Whitney Lackenbauer (Trent University)
Public Lecture "Canada’s North: Learning from the Past, Understanding the Present, Navigating the Future"
Tuesday, October 22, 4:30-6:30 pm, ELL 061

Department Seminar "Challenges and Opportunities in Canada’s Fast Changing North" Wednesday, October 23, 2:30-4:30 pm, DSB C118

Public Lecture "The Canadian Rangers and Canada’s Arctic Sovereignty in the 20th and 21st Centuries" (with LCol. Russell Meads, Commanding Officer, 4th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group) 
Thursday, October 24, 4:30-6:50 pm, ECS124

Workshop Keynote Roundtable, "Beyond the Boundaries of International Relations: Power, Indigeneity, and the Settler State"
Friday, October 25, 12:30-2:00 pm, DTB A357

Professor P. Whitney Lackenbauer is one of the leading global experts on Arctic history and politics, specializing in Arctic security, sovereignty and governance issues; modern Canadian military and diplomatic history; and Aboriginal-state relations. He is Professor of History and Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in the Study of the Canadian North at Trent University. Prior to taking up this appointment in 2018, he was Professor and Chair in the Department of History and co-director of the Centre for Foreign Policy and Federalism at St. Jerome’s University in the University of Waterloo. He sits on various national boards and working groups dedicated to Canadian Arctic affairs, including the Arctic Security Working Group and Canadian Arctic Resources Committee, and is a Fellow with the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary History; the Arctic Institute of North America; the Centre for Military, Security and Strategic Studies; and an adjunct professor with the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies & Indigenous Studies at Trent University. In recognition of his longstanding work with the Canadian Rangers, since 2014 Prof. Lackenbauer has served as Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel for the 1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Group, based in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories and spanning Canada’s three northern territories. In its millennium issue, Maclean’s Magazine named him as a “Canadian to watch” in the 21st century.