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Gwynne Dyer to speak at Nipissing University

November 15, 2006

Source: Nipissing University

North Bay, ON, November 15, 2006 — Nipissing University, in partnership with the North Bay Nugget, is proud to host internationally renowned journalist Gwynne Dyer on campus for a lecture on Monday, November 27, at 7:00 p.m. in the Nipissing University Theatre (room F213).

Dyer’s lecture, entitled Back to the Great Game, will look at current global issues through the lens of history. The United States, after less than a century as the reigning superpower, faces the emergence of new great powers in Asia. The most dangerous times in history are the periods when the pecking order of the great powers changes. It is normal for the reigning power to search desperately for ways to stop or slow the decline of its power. It never works, but those foredoomed strategies for staying on top caused great destruction the last few times that the wheel turned. It could happen again. The time may come when we see the ten-year military agreement between the United States and India that was signed in June, 2005 as the starting gun for the new Cold War. Or worse.

To attend the lecture, please register online at: The lecture is free of charge and is open to everyone.

Dyer has worked as a highly respected freelance journalist, columnist, broadcaster and lecturer on international affairs for more than 20 years. 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. Dyer’s column is published regularly in the North Bay Nugget.

A reception, sponsored by the Dr. J.R. McCarthy Lecture Series, will follow the lecture.



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