Pearson Global was established to celebrate great Canadian Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson, his work as a diplomat to make the world a safer place. Pearson lectures provide a congenial intellectual environment for the exchange of opinions and ideas. The intention is that experienced, thought provoking lecturers will share their knowledge and expertise for the benefit of the larger community. Each lecture will focus on a different aspect of sustainable development under nine diffrent themes such as development, economics, environment and natural resources, food and agriculture, health, governance, information and communication, science and technology, social policy and gendr equality. And also may draw on a variety of disciplines including, but not limited to, resource economies, social and economic issues related to development, issues related to design capacity, policy discussions and the global challenges of urban and rural communities. Pearson Global forms a multi-disciplinary and diverse community that includes distinguished senior scholars and eminent members of society beyond the academic world. Dr. Neville Hewage, program director of Ontario International Development Agency, was one of the founders of the Pearson Global.
Our Speakers
Professor W. Andy Knight is former Director of the Institute of International Relations in Trinidad and past Chair of the Department of Political Science of the University of Alberta, Canada. He is currently Professor of international Relations in the Political Science Department at the University Alberta, Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (FRSC). He has written and edited several books on Global Politics, the United Nations, Terrorism, Building Sustainable Peace and Regional integration movements. His most recent books include: Female Suicide Bombings: A Critical Gendered Approach (with Tanya Narozhna of the University of Winnipeg) published by University of Toronto Press in 2016; Remapping the Americas: Trends in Region-Making, with Julian Castro-Rea & Hamid Ghany (Ashgate 2014); The Routledge Handbook of the Responsibility to Protect (with Frazer Egerton) Routledge 2012; Towards the Dignity of Difference?: Neither 'end of History' Nor 'clash of Civilizations' (with Mojtaba Mahdavi) Ashgate 2012; and Global Politics (with Tom Keating) – Oxford University Press 2010.
Dr. Andy Knight, Ph.D.
Christopher Isike, PhD is a Professor of African Politics and International Relations Department of Political Sciences, University of Pretoria, Hatfield, South Africa. An Africanist scholar by research standpoint, Prof Isike’s teaching and research interests revolve around the quality of women’s political representation in Africa, women and peace-building in Africa, African immigration to South Africa, human security, human factor development in Africa, African soft power politics and development dynamics. A C3 rated researcher by South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF), Prof Isike has published scores of quality articles in international peer-reviewed journals. He consults for the UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women and the KwaZulu- Natal provincial government on gender equality and women empowerment issues in the province. In recognition of his work on gender equality in Africa, he was selected by the South African government to be part of a KwaZulu-Natal government delegation to Ethiopia on a study tour to explore its social transformation model in ending early childhood/forced marriages in 2013. Prof Isike has just finished a one year sabbatical stint as Senior Research Advisor at the Shell Petroleum Development Company in Nigeria where he was a programme monitoring and evaluation specialist in the External Relations Department of the company. He is a Council and Executive member of the South African Association of Political Science (SAAPS), a member of the International Political Science Association (IPSA), Canadian Association of African Studies (CAAS), EPOS; Global conflict mediation and resolution network and Ontario International Development Agency (OIDA).
Dr. Christopher Isike, Ph.D.
Dr. Neville Hewage, Ph.D.
Neville Hewage, Ph.D. is an Adjunct Professor of the Law and Justice Department Laurentian University. Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. He also is a research fellow of the International Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Law at Laurentian University. He is a managing editor for OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development. The OIDA IJSD Journal indexed in SSRN, EBSCO, DOAJ, AMICUS Canada Library and Archives databases. He involved in a wide variety of international development projects across the world. Dr. Hewage is a conference co-chair for International Conference on Sustainable Development organized by the Ontario International Development Agency (OIDA). The conference is a multidisciplinary forum and discusses all issues related to human development and solutions adapted. Dr. Hewage is a member of the Law Society of Ontario and licensed to provide legal services. He is a senior partner of the Hewage Law Group.
Symposium on Genocide and Reconcilliation : Canada and Beyond Wendsday, November 27, 2019 at 6:30 PM Conference Centre Marriot Downtown Hotel CF Eaton Centre 525 Bay Street Toronto, ON M5G 2L2 RSVP Invited delgates, Please RSVP by below URL General Admission $30.00 (Event open to public) Buy Tickets Please buy tickets here (You will be directed to Eventbrite secure paymnet page) The symposium proposes multidisciplinary strategies for economic socio-political, cultural and institutional changes, and support reconciliation efforts