Kennedy Lecture in Global Social Issues

Kennedy Lecture in Global Social Issues introduces the Trent and broader communities to exemplary scholars and leaders engaged in issues of social justice that have global dimensions.

Founded by Trent alumnus Bruce Kennedy '66, this endowed lecture aims to provide a focal point for discussions that can lead to a better understanding of our world, our place within it, and an examination of how to improve our engagement with key global issues.


Race, the Canadian University, and Black Activism: The Sir George Williams University Computer Affair, Montreal

Afua Cooper spotlights race and the academe and explores a significant moment in Canadian university's history. 

Dr. Afua Cooper

Killam Research Chair, Professor & Author

About Dr. Cooper

Dr. Afua Cooper is a multidisciplinary scholar, author, and artist. She serves as the Canadian Representative for UNESCO’s International Scientific Committee Slave Route Project and is a faculty member of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Dalhousie University, where she also holds a Killam Research Chair. Read her groundbreaking book The Hanging of Angelique: The Untold Story of Slavery in Canada and the Burning of Old Montreal.  

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