TORONTO, Feb. 25, 2013 – Award-winning essayist and novelist John Ralston Saul will deliver a lecture on "Aboriginal Peoples and the Law" on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, as part of the Distinguished Speakers’ Series at York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School.
Declared a “prophet” by TIME magazine, Ralston Saul has made an impact on political and economic thought in many countries. His 14 works include his philosophical trilogy: Voltaire's Bastards: The Dictatorship of Reason in the West; The Doubter's Companion: A Dictionary of Aggressive Common Sense; and The Unconscious Civilization. They have been translated into more than 20 languages in over 30 countries. He won widespread acclaim in 2005 for The Collapse of Globalism, which among other things foresaw the global financial crisis of 2008.
He has received many national and international awards for his writing, such as Chile’s Pablo Neruda Medal, South Korea’s Manhae Prize, and the Governor General's Award for Non-Fiction Literature, for Unconscious Civilization. He serves as general editor of Penguin Canada’s Extraordinary Canadians series of books, to which he also contributed a double biography of Louis-Hippolyte LaFontaine and Robert Baldwin.
A longtime champion of freedom of expression, he was re-elected to a second term as President of PEN International in October 2012. His latest book, Dark Diversions, is his fifth novel in English, and the first in 24 years.
The lecture, which will take place during Osgoode's Diversity Week, is hosted by the Distinguished Speakers’ Series Organizing Committee of Osgoode Hall Law School.
WHAT: Lecture on “Aboriginal Peoples and the Law” by John Ralston Saul
WHERE: Moot Court, 1005 Ignat Kaneff Building, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (building 32 on map)
WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, 3:30 to 5pm. There will be a book signing at 5pm outside the Moot Court following the lecture
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