Metta Spencer

Curriculum Vitae

May 2015

A. BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

1. Personal

Metta Spencer
Home: 155 Marlee Avenue
Apt. 201
Toronto, Ontario M6B 4B5
Telephone: (416) 789-2294
Email: mspencer at web.net
Internet: mettaspencer.com; metta-spencer.blogspot.com; twoaspirinsandacomedy.com; RussianPeaceAndDemocracy.com; zeronuclearweapons.com

University: Department of Sociology
University of Toronto at Mississauga
Mississauga, Ontario L5L 1C6
Telephone: (905) 569-4611
Fax: (905) 569-4611

Peace Magazine: Box 248, Station P
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2S7
Telephone: (416) 533-7581
Internet: www.peacemagazine.org

2. Degrees

Ph.D. (Sociology) 1969 University of California, Berkeley

Political Behavior of University Students in India. Supervisor: S.M. Lipset

3. Employment

  • 1963 Research Assistant, Institute of International Studies, Berkeley. S. M. Lipset, Director. (Research on radical right-wing politics and ethnic conflict.)
  • 1963-65 Research Assistant, International Data Library, Survey Research Center, University of California, Berkeley. Charles Y. Glock, Director. (Analysis, B'nai B'rith prejudice project.)
  • 1965-66 Lecturer, College of the Holy Names, Oakland, California. (Taught research methods, deviance, and theory part time.)
  • 1965 Research assistant with William Kornhauser, (summer). Institute of International Studies, Berkeley. (Comparative study of revolutions.)
  • 1967 Senior Research Assistant, Center for International Affairs, Harvard University. (Research on student politics in India.)
  • 1968-69 Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Massachusetts, Boston. (Taught Introductory Sociology, Race and Ethnic Relations, and Social Change, part time.)
  • 1968-69 Research Sociologist, Center for International Affairs, Harvard University. (Research on Comparative International Study of Modernization with Alex Inkeles.)
  • 1969-71 Research Sociologist, Survey Research Center, University of California, Berkeley. (Research on prejudice among high school students.)
  • 1970 Lecturer, California State College, Hayward, California. (Taught research methods part time.)
  • 1971 Lecturer, Mills College, Oakland, California. (Taught Introductory Sociology, part time.)
  • 1971-76 Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto, Erindale Campus. Member of Graduate Faculty since 1972.
  • 1972 Spring Discipline Representative, Department of Sociology, Erindale Campus
  • 1975-76 Associate Chairman, Department of Sociology, Erindale Campus
  • 1989-91 Associate Chairman, Department of Sociology, Erindale Campus
  • 1976-96 Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto, Erindale Campus
  • 1997 Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto at Mississauga
  • Since 1997 Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto

4. Honours

  • Canadian Who's Who.
  • International Who's Who
  • International Directory of Distinguished Leadership.
  • "Making a World of Difference," Directory of Women in Canada Specializing in Global Issues.
  • Confederation Medal awarded by Governor-General for Service to Canada, 1992.
  • Global Citizen Award, United Nations. Awarded by Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario at a celebration of the United Nations Fiftieth Anniversary, 1995.
  • Pugwash, with which I (and some 2000 others) serve, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 1995.
  • Ludwik and Estelle Jus Memorial Human Rights Prize, 1997
  • United Nations Association in Canada Award, 1999
  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, 2012
  • Anne Goodman Peace Education Award, 2014

5. Professional Affiliations and Activities

Professional Organizations

  • American Sociological Association (Executive Committee, 1988 91 and Chairman, Nominations Committee, Section on War and Peace, 1988-89.
  • Executive Committee, Section on War and Peace, 1989-91. Invited to stand for election as chair, 1994)
  • Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association
  • Humanistic Sociology Association (International Representative, 1983-84)
  • Canadian Peace Research and Education Association
  • International Sociological Association
  • Consortium on Peace Research, Education, and Development "COPRED"
  • (Executive Committee, 1985-89; Chair, Publications Committee 1988-89)
  • International Peace Research Association (Invited to serve as director, 1993)
  • North American Academy of Arts and Sciences (named Fellow, 2002)

Public Affairs Organizations

  • Campaign for a Department of Peace, Toronto Chapter. Executive Committee, 2007 and 2008.
  • Canadian Citizens Assembly for the Helsinki Process (Executive Board, 1990-3)
  • Canadian Disarmament Information Service (CANDIS) Founding President and Director.
  • Canadian Physicians for Global Survival (1986 - present)
  • Canadian Pugwash Group (1985 - present. Secretary, 1988-90. Executive Committee 1991-93, Board of Directors, 1993-1998); chair nominating committee 2006, 2009
  • Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (1984 - present). Honorary director 2015-present
  • Couchiching Institute for Public Affairs.
  • Committee for Resolution One, 1983.
  • Committee for the Third Track, 1983-84.
  • Contact Group for Nonviolence in the Former Soviet Union, 1995-present.
  • Corporate Nuclear Concern, Inc. (Director and Secretary, 1989 -1999)
  • Group of 78 (1986 - present)
  • Helsinki Citizens Assembly, 1990-97. Chair, structure committee, 1992-94
  • Hunger Project of Canada (Member, Board of Directors, 1981-83)
  • Nonviolence International Canada (Trustee, 2007-present)
  • Peace Magazine. Editor-in-Chief since 1985.
  • Science for Peace (Executive Officer, 1983-85. Advisory Board, 1987-90; National Board of Directors, 1983-86; 1990-1999; Vice President, 1999-2000, 2014-2015; Executive Committee, 2000-2005, 2007-2010; President, 2012-2014 and 2015-present).
  • Toronto City Council: Peace Committee Planning Group (1989)
  • Toronto/Volgograd Initiative. (Steering Committee 1983-84.)
  • Toronto Sesquicentennial Planning Group, 1983.
  • United Nations Association (1983 - present)
  • United Campuses for Nuclear Disarmament (Canadian Executive, 1982-84)

B. ACADEMIC HISTORY

6. A. Research Endeavours

  • Peace and War Studies

6. B. Research, Publication, and Conference Awards

Grants Received

  • $20,000 Ministry of External Affairs, for peace publication, 1983
  • $ 15,000 Ministry of External Affairs, for peace publication, 1984
  • $ 3,000 Ministry of External Affairs for peace publication, 1985
  • $ 15,000 Ministry of External Affairs for peace publication, 1986.
  • $ 5,500 City of Toronto, for peace publication, 1987
  • $12,000 Canadian Institute for International Peace and Security, 1985
  • $ 9,000 Canadian Institute for International Peace and Security, 1986
  • $ 6,000 Canadian Institute for International Peace and Security, 1987
  • $12,000 Canadian Institute for International Peace and Security, 1988
  • $10,000 Church of the Holy Trinity, for peace publication, 1983
  • $ 7,000 Church of the Holy Trinity, for peace publication, 1984
  • $ 3,000 Church of the Holy Trinity, for peace publication, 1985
  • $ 6,000 Church of the Holy Trinity, for peace publication, 1986
  • $ 1,000 Jackman Foundation, for peace publication, 1985
  • $ 1,000 Jackman Foundation, for peace publication, 1986
  • $ 1,000 Jackman Foundation, for peace publication, 1988
  • $ 1,000 Franz Blumenfeld Fund, for peace publication, 1988
  • $ 4,000 Peacefund Canada for peace publication, 1987
  • $10,000 Alan and Joy Phillips Fund, for peace publication, 1989.
  • $ 4,000 Peacefund Canada, for peace publication, 1990.
  • $ 3,000 Peacefund Canada, for peace publication, 1992
  • $ 6,000 Jean Smith Fund, for peace publication, 1990.
  • $ 2,750 SSHRC for research in Europe, summer of 1990
  • $12,000 Canadian Institute for International Peace and Security, for publication, 1991.
  • $12,000 Canadian Institute for International Peace and Security, for publication, 1992.
  • $ 3,500 Ontario Ministry of Culture, for publication, 1992.
  • $ 7,500 Ontario Ministry of Culture, for publication, 1992.
  • $ 8,000 Ministry of External Affairs, for publication, 1993.
  • $10,000 Ontario Ministry of Culture, for publication, 1994.
  • $15,000 Ontario Ministry of Culture, for publication, 1995.
  • $30,000 John Holmes Fund, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, for conference on "The Lessons of Yugoslavia," March 1997.
  • $ 5,000 Professional Partnerships Program. Travel grants for speakers to conference on "The Lessons of Yugoslavia," March 1997.
  • $ 3,000 Professional Partnerships Program. Travel to Russia, Eastern Europe. 1997.
  • $ 10,000 John Holmes Fund, for publication, 1999.
  • $ 17,500 Heritage Fund, Government of Canada, for publication, 2002
  • Research at Erindale was supported by Section 25 and work-study grant assistants. Travel grants have been awarded by Erindale College and by the Humanities and Social Sciences Research Committee of the University. Expenses to many of the workshops and conferences have been covered by invitations from foreign organizations, Pugwash, the Canadian Institute for International Peace and Security, and as a consultant for the Canadian Disarmament Ambassador and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO.

6. C. Patents

  • N/A

C. SCHOLARLY AND PROFESSIONAL WORK

7. Refereed Publications

A. Articles

Articles in refereed journals

B. Books

  • Adolescent Prejudice. New York: Harper and Row, 1975. (Co-author with Charles Y. Glock, Robert Wuthnow, and Jane Piliavin.)
  • Foundations of Modern Sociology, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1976.
  • Study Guide, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1976.
  • Foundations of Modern Sociology, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1979. (Second Edition.)
  • Foundations of Modern Sociology, Scarborough, Ont.: Prentice-Hall of Canada. (2nd Canadian edition.) 1981.
  • Foundations of Modern Sociology, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1982 (Third edition.)
  • Foundations of Modern Sociology, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1983 (Third Canadian edition.)
  • Foundations of Modern Sociology, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, (Fourth edition) 1985
  • Foundations of Modern Sociology, Scarborough, Ontario: Prentice-Hall of Canada (Fourth Canadian edition) 1985.
  • Foundations of Modern Sociology, Scarborough, Ontario: Prentice-Hall of Canada (Fifth Canadian edition) 1990.
  • Foundations of Modern Sociology, Scarborough, Ontario: Prentice-Hall of Canada (Sixth Canadian edition) 1993.
  • Foundation of Modern Sociology, Scarborough, Ontario: Prentice-Hall Canada. (Seventh Canadian Edition), 1996.
  • Two Aspirins and a Comedy: How Television Can Enhance Health and Society, Boulder, Colorado, Paradigm Publishers, 2006.
  • The Russian Quest for Peace and Democracy. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Press, 2010).
Refereed chapters in books

C. Books Edited

  • Research in Social Movements, Conflict, and Change, Vol. 13. (Editor) JAI Press, Greenwich, Connecticut. 1991.
  • World Security: The New Challenge, By Pugwash Canada. Co-edited with Carl G. Jacobsen, Morris Miller, and Eric Tollefson. Toronto: Dundurn, 1994.
  • Women in Post-Communism: Research on Russia and Eastern Europe, Vol 2. Co-edited with Barbara Wejnert, with the assistance of Slobodan Drakulic. Greenwich, Connecticut, 1997.
  • Separatism: Democracy and Disintegration (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield, 1998)
  • The Lessons of Yugoslavia: Research on Russia and Eastern Europe, Vol. 3. (Amsterdam, London: JAI, Elsevier, 2000.)

D. Editorial Work on Other Publications

  • Founder and member of Editorial Board, The Peace Calendar, a monthly newspaper dealing with nuclear disarmament which was published by Canadian Disarmament Information Service 1983-85.
  • Editor-in-Chief since 1985 of PEACE Magazine, published four times a year by the Canadian Disarmament Information Service (CANDIS). This magazine includes, but is not limited to, peer-reviewed articles.
  • Co-Chair of Publications Board responsible for Peace and Change, a journal published jointly by Consortium on Peace Education, Research, and Development (COPRED) and Conference on Peace Research and History. (1988-89)
  • Editorial Board, Peace and Change, 1989-present.
  • Advisory Editor, Annual Editions in Sociology. Dushkin Publishing Company. 1989-90.
  • Advisory Editor, Annual Editions in Violence and Terrorism. Dushkin Publishing Co. 1989-93.
  • Advisory Editor, Peace Review 1991- present.
  • Editorial Committee, Encyclopedia of Violence and Peace. Academic Press, 1999.

E. Book reviews in refereed journals

  • Review of Gregory Baum's Religion and Alienation, in Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, 1978.
  • Review of Wildred B.W. Martin and Allan J. Macdonnel's Canadian Education: A Sociological Analysis in Canadian Journal of Sociology, 1979.
  • Review of Lloyd de Mause's Foundations of Psychohistory in Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 1982.
  • Review of Dimitrios Roussopoulos's Our Generation Against Nuclear War, in Canadian Journal of Sociology, 1985.
  • Review of Ruth Roach Pierson (ed.) Women and Peace: Theoretical, Historical, and Practical Perspectives in Canadian Journal of Sociology, Vol. 14, No. 2, Spring, 1989, p.p. 233-35.
  • Review of Michael Rywkin, Soviet Society Today in Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, 28:1, February, 1991.
  • Review of Vladimir Tismaneanu, ed. In Search of Civil Society: Independent Peace Movements in the Soviet Bloc. in Canadian Slavonic Papers. XXXIII (1) March 1991, 98-99.
  • Review of Seymour Martin Lipset, Continental Divide: The Values and Institutions of the United States and Canada, in Theory and Society, 21/4, August 1992.
  • Review of Aparna Rao, Michael Bollig, and Monika Böck, eds., The Practice of War: Production, Reproduction and Communication of Armed Violence, in Canadian Review of Sociology, February 2009.

8. Non-Refereed Publications

A. Non-refereed articles

Note: This listing is a partial one. Not included are some forty articles - some lengthy analytical pieces, others short incidental reports - that appeared in The Peace Calendar (see above) during the two years before it became Peace Magazine. Also not included are several dozen short articles of passing interest (e.g. news items) that have appeared in Peace Magazine.

Peace Magazine articles
Other non-refereed articles

B. Non-refereed chapters in books

  • The Partisan Student in India," in The Student Revolution Philip Altbach, ed. (Bombay: Lalvani, 1972).
  • "The Doves Behind the Wire," in John Foster, ed., Signs of the Times: Resources for Social Faith. (edited version of ibid.) (Toronto: United Church of Canada, 1984)
  • "Actualizing the Helsinki Accords," in John Foster, ed.,Signs of the Times (Toronto: United Church of Canada, 1984.)
  • "Finding Your Curriculum in Unlikely Places," Proceedings of the Inter- University Workshops on Peace Studies, (Dundas, Ontario: Peace Research Institute, 1986).
  • "Introduction," in Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change, ed. Metta Spencer (Louis Kriesberg, series ed). (Greenwich, Conn.: JAI Press, 1991)
  • "On the Way to the Forum," in Gender and the Academic Experience: Berkeley Women 1952-72 Kay Meadow Orlans and Ruth Wallace (eds.) (University of Nebraska Press, 1994)
  • "Post-Socialist Patriarchy," in Women in Post-Communism, Volume II in the series that I edit for JAI Press (Greenwich, Conn.),Research on Russia and Eastern Europe. 1997.
  • "Introduction," in my edited volume, Separatism: Democracy and Disintegration. (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield, 1998).
  • "When States Divide," in my edited volume, Separatism:Democracy and Disintegration. (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield, 1998).
  • "The Breakup of Yugoslavia," in my edited volume, Separatism:Democracy and Disintegration. (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield, 1998).
  • "The Partition of Czechoslovakia," co-authored with Petr Pithart in my edited volume, Separatism: Democracy and Disintegration.(Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield, 1998).
  • "Conclusion" in my edited volume, Separatism:Democracy and Disintegration. (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield, 1998).
  • "Introduction," in The Lessons of Yugoslavia, Metta Spencer, ed. (London: Elsevier Press, 2000)
  • "What Happened in Yugoslavia?" in The Lessons of Yugoslavia, Metta Spencer, ed. (London: Elsevier Press, 2000)
  • "What Are the Lessons?" in The Lessons of Yugoslavia, Metta Spencer, ed. (London: Elsevier Press, 2000)
  • "Yugoslavia Timeline," in The Lessons of Yugoslavia, Metta Spencer, ed. (London: Elsevier Press, 2000)

9. Other manuscripts in preparation

  • Socialist Agriculture and Beyond, a book co-authored with John Bacher, with the assistance of Pavel Fomitchev, a Moscow geographer specializing in agriculture.

10. Papers Presented at meetings and symposia.

  • "Eros and Responsibility," a paper presented to Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association meetings in Fredericton, 1977.
  • "Therapy and Eastern Religion: A Study in Cultural Evolution," Association for the Study of Religion, Providence R.I., Oct. 1982.
  • "The Arms Race and its Opponents," paper presented to Erindale sociologists, Oct 4, 1983.
  • "Recent Events in the Arms Race," Seminar presentation to U of T. Department of Sociology, Nov. 22, 1983.
  • "Finding Your Curriculum in Unlikely Places," Address to Inter-University Workshop on Peace Education, Brock University, May 13, 1984.
  • "Why Isn't Everybody in the Peace Movement?" A paper presented at the Canadian Sociological and Anthropological Association Meetings, Guelph, June 9, 1984.
  • "Sociobiology, Aggression and Warfare," Paper presented to American Psychological Association, Annual Convention, Toronto, Aug. 24, 1984.
  • "An Agenda for the Peace Movement," a paper presented to Association for Future Studies at Learned Societies meeting, Montreal, June 1985.
  • "The Press and Peace Studies," a paper presented to Consortium for Peace Education, Research, and Development, Berkeley, Nov. 8, 1985.
  • "Prospects for the Peace Movement," a paper presented to the annual Political Economy Conference, Concordia University, Montreal, October 17, 1986.
  • "Eastern Europeans' Concerns about Disarmament," a paper presented to the Consortium on Peace Education, Research, and Development (COPRED), annual meetings, Iowa City, Iowa. November 7, 1986.
  • "Debates Within the Disarmament Movement," a paper presented to the annual conference at Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, McMaster University, June 1987. (Publication shown in the Refereed Journals section.)
  • "Getting to Know You: Reflections on the Social Psychology of Citizen Diplomacy," a paper presented to the annual conference at Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, University of Windsor, June, 1988.
  • "Dimensions of Scholarly Studies of Peace and Conflict," a paper presented to the Inter-University Workshop on Peace Education, Learned Societies meeting, Laval University, Quebec City, Quebec, June 2, 1989.
  • "From Grassroots to Oligarchy in the Canadian Peace Movement," a paper presented to the International Peace Research Association convention, Groningen, Netherlands, July 4, 1990.
  • "Women and Pacifism in the Two World Wars," Commentary on three invited papers, Conference on The Pacifist Impulse in Historical Perspective, University College, 12 May 1991.
  • "Teaching Introductory Sociology in the 1990s," a workshop at the annual convention of Canadian Sociological and Anthropological Association Meeting, 3 June, 1991.
  • "The Soviet Peace Movement on the Eve of the Coup," paper presented in War and Peace Section, American Sociological Association convention, Cincinnati, August 25, 1991.
  • "Ethnic Conflict, Secession, and Voting Arrangements," a paper presented to the First Pugwash Conference on Social Tensions, Pugwash Nova Scotia, August, 1992
  • "War Rape," a presentation, American Psychological Association Convention, Toronto, August 1993.
  • "Nonviolence: The Ripple Effect," Invited presentation to plenary session, War and Peace Section, American Sociological Association Convention, Los Angeles, August 4, 1994.
  • "Pugwash and Soviet Military Policy," a contribution to a public symposium by Canadian Pugwashites at University of Toronto in celebration of winning the Nobel Peace Prize. November 5, 1995.
  • "Separatism," a paper presented to the Peace and War section of the American Sociological Association, New York City, August 19, 1996.
  • "Separatism and Democracy in Comparative Perspective," a paper presented to the Canadian Sociological and Anthropological Association Annual Convention, St. Johns, Newfoundland, June 10, 1997.
  • "Are Peace and War on the Sociological Agenda?" Paper presented at annual convention, American Sociological Association. Sheraton Centre, Toronto, August 12, 1997.
  • "Devolution, Secession and Democracy," Paper presented to a conference on law and ethnic conflict, University of Lljubljana, Slovenia, October 28, 1997.
  • "Physiological Impact of TV and Film Viewing," at Society for the Study of Social Problems, Montreal, Aug. 10, 2006.
  • "What is This Thing Called Love?" Paper delivered to a sociological conference on love, Concordia University, Nov. 18, 2006.
  • "Drama, Emotion, and Peacework," Conference on the Culture of Peace, McMaster University, Nov. 25, 2006.
  • "The Politics of Peace: A Canada-US Dialogue," at an annual colloquium by University of Windsor and Wayne State University in Detroit. Held at University of Windsor, March 30, 2007.
  • "Top-Down, Bottom-Up, or Sideways? Russians' Beliefs About Political Change," American Academy for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Convention in Philadelphia, Nov. 21, 2008.

11. Invited lectures, public education events

  • "Soviet and Western Socialization," Address to high school principals of Wentworth County, 1974.
  • "Syncretism of Eastern and Western Therapies," A colloquium for sociologists at California State College at Hayward, 1978.
  • "Personal and Cultural Change," A public lecture in series at Holy Trinity Church, Toronto, 1978.
  • "Psychotherapy and Eastern Religion," A colloquium presented to University of Toronto Society for Psychotherapists, 1981.
  • "Mysticism in Christian and Therapeutic Discourse," a public lecture in a series at the Church of the Holy Trinity, Toronto, 1981.
  • "Psychotherapy and Sociology," A colloquium for sociologists, Erindale College, 1981.
  • Speaker and moderator for a one-day workshop on nuclear war for 400 high school students at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Sponsored by National Survival Institute. October, 1982.
  • "Eastern Religion and the New Therapies," a workshop at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, for faculty and students of counseling, 1982.
  • "New Religious Cults and Sects in North America," a colloquium presented at York University, Department of Sociology, 1982.
  • "The Risk of Accidental Nuclear War," lecture at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, Jan. 1983.
  • Addressed a high school teachers' professional development day on the topic of Canada's NATO commitments. February 10, 1983.
  • Moderator, ACT Annual Conference, Toronto City Council Chambers, Feb. 11, 1983.
  • Addressed a Unitarian conference on nuclear war in Rexdale. Feb. 13, 1983.
  • Addressed a high school class in Toronto about nuclear war Feb. 14, 1983.
  • Addressed a high school conference on nuclear war at Bramalea Civic Center, Feb. 25, 1983.
  • "Deterrence," a public lecture at Peel Unitarian Church, Mississauga. June 12, 1983.
  • "Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki," Address at Hiroshima Day Observances, Parliament Hill, Ottawa, August 8, 1983.
  • "Emotions and the Arms Race," a public lecture at Hart House, Sponsored by University Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament,Sept. 15, 1983.
  • "Report on the World Assembly for Peace and Life Against Nuclear War," Social Workers for Peace, Toronto, Sept. 26, 1983.
  • "Coping with Nuclear Reality" Address at Hamilton City Hall during observations of Disarmament Week, Oct 22, 1983.
  • "Estimating the Probability of Nuclear War," Lecture to an NDP riding association meeting, Runnymede School, Toronto, Oct. 2, 1983.
  • Lecture and facilitation, One Day Conference of Secondary School Students on Nuclear War. Sponsored by Toc-Alpha. Holiday Inn, Toronto, Dec. 29, 1983.
  • "The Peace Movements, East and West," public lecture at Guelph University, March 21, 1984.
  • "Nonviolence and Negotiation," a lecture at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, April 9, 1984.
  • "Cultural Aspects of Eastern and Western Geopolitical Rivalry" a lecture to students and faculty, Niagara College, Welland, Ontario, April 16, 1984.
  • Panel discussion on nuclear war for a school assembly, followed by discussions in classrooms. Governor Simcoe Secondary School, St. Catharines, April 18, 1984.
  • "Social Psychological Issues in the 1980s," a panel at the Canadian Sociological and Anthropological Association annual meetings, Guelph, Ontario. Discussant. June 9, 1984.
  • "The Views of Women in the Peace Movement," address to conference of government officials and peace activists at University of Toronto, sponsored by Canadian Institute of International Affairs, June 10, 1984.
  • "The Canadian Peace Movement," address to Conference at Skarpnack, Stockholm, Sweden, June 1984.
  • "What's Holding The Peace Movement Back?" Lecture to sociologists at York University, Oct. 23, 1984.
  • "Self-fulfilling Prophecies and Nuclear War," a lecture sponsored by Science for Peace, University of Waterloo, November 6, 1984.
  • "Peace Movements in Europe and North America," lecture at the University of Guelph, invited by the Department of Political Science. November 7, 1984.
  • "The Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference and What To Do Now." A public lecture at Church of the Holy Family, Bolton, Ontario, November 13, 1984.
  • "NATO, NORAD, Nuclear Weapon Free Zones, and the Test Ban Treaty," lecture to Ontario Peace Conference, University of Waterloo, November 18, 1984.
  • "Loving a Planet," a lecture for the Bolton Peace Group, Bolton, Ontario, November 26, 1984.
  • "Supporting the Non-proliferation Treaty Review Conference," a public lecture sponsored by Project Ploughshares, Brantford, Ontario, Dec. 8, 1984.
  • "Cultural Bases of East-West Conflict," a lecture sponsored by Psychologists for Social Responsibility, University College, March 18, 1985.
  • "Strategies for the Disarmament Movement," a panel discussion for the Guelph Disarmament Coalition, Guelph, Ont. May 21, 1985.
  • "Short Term and Long Term Goals," a lecture to World University of Peace, Trinity St. Paul's United Church, Toronto June 21, 1985
  • "The Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference," a lecture to the Rural Adult Education Society of Ontario, Goderich, Ontario. June 22, 1985
  • "Popular Ambivalence about Peace," a lecture and panel discussion, Brahma Kumaris conference on world peace, Convocation Hall, U. of Toronto, August 20, 1985.
  • "Peace Work and the Media," a workshop at Ontario Peace Network Conference, University of Ottawa, Sept. 21, 1985.
  • "Obstacles to Nuclear Disarmament," lecture at Don Heights Unitarian Church, October 27, 1985.
  • "Protecting the Nonproliferation Regime," a public lecture sponsored by Project Ploughshares, Brantford, Ontario. Dec. 8, 1985.
  • Interview on "Morningside," (CBC - AM) on military mythology. Jan., 1986.
  • "Human Rights and the Peace Movement," a talk to a conference organized by ACT for Disarmament on the topic of human rights during the peace festival. Toronto City Hall, April 26, 1986.
  • "Finding Our Audience," a lecture to the annual conference of ACT for Disarmament, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario. May 23, 1986.
  • Interview on "Metro Morning," (CBC - AM) on the role of municipal governments in opposing nuclear weaponry. July, 1986.
  • Interview on "Morningside," (CBC - AM) on the views of Eastern Europeans toward nuclear disarmament. July, 1986.
  • Interview on CBC-AM on Soviet disarmament proposals, July 1986.
  • "Eastern European Independent Peace Movements," a lecture to sociologists at York University. October 24, 1986.
  • Interview on Graham Television on NDP Defence Policy, July 28, 1987.
  • Interview on CIUT radio in the U.S./Soviet agreement on Intermediate Range
  • Nuclear Forces, October 1, 1987.
  • "Strategies and Visions," a lecture to Conference on Women, Peace, and the Environment. University of Windsor, October 10, 1987.
  • "Remembrance Day, 1987," Address, Chamanade High School, North York, Ontario, November 11, 1987.
  • "Peace Movements in Comparative and Historical Perspective," Address to political scientists and historians at Guelph University, November 25, 1987.
  • "Where is the Canadian Peace Movement Going?" Address to seminar of Canadian Institute for International Affairs, University of Toronto, November 27, 1987.
  • "The Alternative Media and Academic Work," a public presentation and panel discussion sponsored by Science for Peace, University of Toronto, April 6, 1988.
  • "Deep Trouble," a public panel discussion with Hon. Douglas Frith, M.P., Liberal Defence critic, on the proposed purchase of nuclear submarines by Canada. May 13, 1988.
  • "Cultural and Foreign Policy Differences between Canada and the United States," an invited lecture to visiting group of American students, St. Michael's College, June 7, 1988.
  • "The Amendment Conference to Partial Test Ban Treaty of 1963," invited lecture to group of political scientists, University of Guelph, Nov. 23, 1988.
  • "Review of Military Policy Changes, NATO and WTO, in 1988," an interview on Vision TV by Stephen Kerzner. Dec. 19, 1988.
  • "Packaging Global Problems," an invited talk in a series at Church of the Holy Trinity, Jan 23, 1989.
  • "George Ignatieff: A Memorial" with L. Terrell Gardner on CIUT Radio, Sept. 1989.
  • "Pacifism," a public forum at Zen Buddhist Temple, Toronto. Nov. 25, 1989.
  • "Power and the Prospects for the Peace Movement," an invited lecture sponsored by Committee on Peace Studies, McMaster University, Feb. 14, 1990.
  • "The Links between Development, Disarmament, Population, and the Environment," Rotary Club of North York, May 22, 1990.
  • "Separatism: Thoughts on War Prevention," an invited lecture sponsored by the Committee on Peace Studies, McMaster University, January 16, 1997.
  • "Soviet problems in the 1990s," a panel discussion on Vision television, November 6, 1990.
  • "Pacifist Movements in Europe: Past, Present, and Future," an invited lecture sponsored by Committee on Peace Studies and Professor Henry Wiseman, McMaster University, Nov. 12, 1990.
  • "The Gulf Peace Team," a panel discussion with Jean Dreze and Madeline Gilchrist, Friends Meeting House, Toronto, Jan 7, 1991.
  • "Preventing War in the Persian Gulf," a panel discussion with Hon. Lloyd Axworthy, Admiral (Ret.) Eugene V. Carroll, and Professor Atif Kuborsi, McMaster University. Sponsored by Peace Studies Committee, McMaster University. Hamilton Public Library, January 8, 1991.
  • "Recalling Nonviolence When War Begins," a presentation in an ecumenical conference at the Zen Buddhist Temple in Toronto, January 15, 1991.
  • "War in the Gulf," a one-hour panel discussion on "Between the Lines," TV Ontario, Thursday, Jan. 17, 1991.
  • "Historical Origins of the Gulf Conflict: Factionalism in the Middle East," as a teach-in on the Gulf War. Erindale College, January 29, 1991.
  • "Common Security or Collective Security?" Forum on the Gulf War, Zen Buddhist Temple, Toronto, Feb. 2, 1991.
  • "The Media and the Gulf War," Teach-in at Hart House Theatre, Feb. 13, 1991.
  • "Socialization for Violence," CHUM Radio. Feb. 16, 1991.
  • "Anti-War Hawks and Pro-War Doves," an invited lecture at the Centennial Public Library, Oakville, Ontario, March 10, 1991.
  • "The Mobilization of the Canadian Peace Movement," an invited lecture to sociologists, York University, March 21, 1991.
  • "The Press and the Gulf War," address and public discussion with Svend Robinson, M.P. to a community meeting in Kingston, Ontario Public Library, 25 April, 1991.
  • "Behind the Canadian Constitutional Crisis," a series of four lectures given to international groups in Ukraine, July 25, 27, Aug 3, 7, 1991.
  • "Politics Beyond Turf," an invited public lecture, University College Lecture Series, March 12, 1992
  • "Nationalism and Separatism," a lecture and workshop for the Civil Society Commission, Helsinki Citizens Assembly, Bratislava, Czecho-Slovakia, 26 March 1992.
  • "Self Determination and Voting Systems," an invited lecture for the Foreign Policy Association, Moscow, June 1992.
  • "Secession or Enhanced Democracy?" Pugwash Conference, Pugwash Nova Scotia, August 13, 1992.
  • "The Gulf War and the Fate of Gorbachev's Regime," an invited lecture, Department of Peace Studies, University of Akron, November 19, 1992.
  • "The Meaning of Security," an invited lecture to a seminar in international relations organized by Franklyn Griffiths, University College, University of Toronto, January, 1993
  • "Anti-War Hawks in Russia," an invited lecture, Foreign Affairs Society, Akron, Ohio, November 19, 1992.
  • "The Partition of States," a special session I organized for the America Sociological Association convention in Miami, August 1993.
  • "Security Policy Today," an invited lecture to a seminar in international relations organized by Franklyn Griffiths, University College, University of Toronto, January, 1994.
  • "Mainstreaming Women's Voices in Peace Education, Peace Research, Nonviolent Conflict Resolution," a presentation and workshop in Women's Peace Conference, Toronto, June 3-4, 1994.
  • "Peace Movement Directions into the Next Millennium," Magnificat. October 24, 1995.
  • "Developing a Peace Education Curriculum for High Schools," Conference with students and school administrators, Peel Peacemakers, Port Credit, Ont. Feb. 3, 1996.
  • Discussant at "Group of 78 Conference," Econiche, Quebec. October, 1999.
  • "Kosova Teach-In," Presented paper. Toronto, May 2, 1999.
  • "Evolution of World Order" Conference. Organized and chaired two sessions. June 3-6, 1999.
  • "Working Group on Peacebuilding," Co-chair. 1999-present.
  • "Humanitarian Intervention," chaired discussion which was published in Canadian Forum. January 27, 2000.
  • Lecture invited by University of Toronto Buddhist Association, "The Work Of the Dalai Lama, Aung San Suu Kyi, and Other Buddhist Peacemakers," University of Toronto. Feb. 26, 2004.
  • Lecture, "NGOs in Peacebuilding," as contribution to a two-week course on Peacebuilding in which I participated at the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre, in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia. June 2, 2004.
  • Lecture, "Drama and Health," to Toronto Rotary Club, June, 2005.
  • Lecture, "Nonviolence and War Resistance," at the Oakville Peace and Environment Festival, Nov. 6, 2005.
  • Lecture, Social change through Television Programming, Toronto Dollar dinner meeting, Nov. 21, 2005.
  • Lecture, What Martin Luther King taught about Nonviolence, Annual Celebration of Martin Luther King's Life at El Cerrito Civic Center, El Cerrito California, January 16, 2006.
  • Television Interview about Two Aspirins and a Comedy with Connie Martinson on Connie Martinson Talks Books, Van Nuys, California, March 7, 2006.
  • CBC Radio Interview about Two Aspirins and a Comedy, March 10, 2006.
  • Book launch presentation, Two Aspirins and a Comedy, Church of the Holy Trinity, Toronto, April 12, 2006.
  • Interview, The Ideas of Metta Spencer, a one-hour program on the CBC radio show, Ideas,
  • Interview about Two Aspirins and a Comedy on "PM Buffalo," a television show. June 7, 2006.
  • Lecture about Two Aspirins and a Comedy, at the Borders book store in Cheektowaga, New York. June 8, 2006.
  • Lecture about Television and Social Change at the World Peace Forum, University of British Columbia, June 25, 2006.
  • Lecture about Two Aspirins and a Comedy, at Chapters Book Store, Kelowna, B.C. July 3, 2006.
  • Lecture about Two Aspirins and a Comedy, at McNally Robinson Book Store, Calgary, July 4, 2006.
  • Lecture about Two Aspirins and a Comedy at McNally Robinson Book Store, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, July 6, 2006.
  • Lecture about Two Aspirins and a Comedy at McNally Robinson Book Store, Winnipeg, Manitoba, July 8, 2006.
  • Lecture about Two Aspirins and a Comedy, Octopus Book Store, Ottawa, Dec. 7, 2006.
  • Lecture, "Building a Culture of Peace," to Learning Unlimited in Etobicoke, Feb. 27, 2007.
  • Lecture and workshop, "Health and Drama," Oakville Peace Conference. March 31. 2007.
  • Lecture, "Storytelling and Social Change," to the Committee of Concerned Journalists. Metro Hall, Toronto. April 27, 2007.
  • Lecture, "Fiction and Reality," to the Unitarian Fellowship of Northwest Toronto. May 13, 2007.
  • Lecture, "Two Aspirins and a Comedy," Scarborough Rotary Club, Scarborough Ontario. June 12, 2007.
  • Lecture, "On Democratization," Unitarian Fellowship, Etobicoke, Ontario. Sept. 2007.
  • Interview about Tibetan nonviolent movement, CBC radio (morning and evening broadcasts on "The Current") March 20, 2008.
  • Lecture, "On Carbon Taxation," to Science for Peace meeting, March 29, 2008.
  • Lecture, "Illicit Ideas," at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Moscow Russia, May 22, 2008.
  • Lecture, "On Carbon Taxation." Church of the Holy Trinity, Toronto, July 27, 2008.
  • Lecture, "Democracy in Russia Today." Oakville Centre for Peace and Ecology, Oakville, Ont. Sept. 24, 2008.
  • Lecture, "On Carbon Taxation," Green Neighbours, Unitarian Church, Toronto, October 7, 2008.
  • Lecture, "The Russian Quest for Peace and Democracy," Senior Scholars Symposium, University of Toronto, April 7, 2009.
  • Lecture, "Russian Nuclear Weapons Today," to a delegation of Japanese to the Non-Proliferation Review Conference. Toronto City Hall, May 5, 2010.
  • Lecture, "Russian Peace Activists," to the general assembly of the International Peace Bureau, Oslo, Norway, September 24, 2010.
  • Lecture, "On our Way to Nuclear Disarmament," to the annual general meeting of Physicians for Global Survival, University of Toronto, Oct 1, 2010.
  • "Ukraine since the Euromaidan", invited public address to the Owen Sound Peace Association, Owen Sound, ON, May 24, 2014.
  • "How to Save the World in a Hurry", invited public address to high school seniors, Owen Sound, ON, May 25, 2014.
  • Keynote address, "How to Save the World in a Hurry," to the Canadian Peace Research Association, Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences, St Catharines ON, May 30, 2014.[YouTube video available]

Participation in other professional and public affairs conferences not noted elsewhere:

  • American Sociological Association, annual meetings attended included:
  • Atlanta, 1988 (War and Peace Section, as member of Executive Committee and Nominating Committee).
  • San Francisco, 1989. (War and Peace Section, as member of Executive Committee and Nominating Committee).
  • Washington, D.C. 1990 (War and Peace Section, as member of Executive Committee).
  • Cincinnati, Ohio, 1991 (War and Peace Section, as member of Executive Committee, nominating committee).
  • Miami, 1993. (War and Peace Section, as member of Executive Committee).
  • Los Angeles, 1994. (War and Peace Section, as member of Executive Committee, program committee).
  • San Francisco, 2004.
  • Association for the Sociology of Religion, Detroit Michigan, Annual meeting of Aug. 30, 1983. Organized session on Religion and Psychotherapy.
  • Ontario Association for Sociology and Anthropology, Annual Meeting of Oct. 20, 1984. Toronto. Organized and chaired session: Advocacy and the Peace Movement.
  • Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, annual meetings,
  • Windsor, 1978 (Organized and chaired joint plenary session: Forum on Peace Studies for CSAA, Canadian Peace Research and Education Association (CPREA), and Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSAA).
  • World Congress of Sociology, Toronto, 1974.
  • Humanistic Sociology Association, New York, 1976. (As International Committee Chair)
  • Society for Psychotherapy Research, Toronto, 1978.
  • Discussions on the instruction of introductory sociology, York University, 1977. University of Windsor, 1977.
  • Ontario Sociology and Anthropology Association Meetings, Glendon College, 1978.
  • Association for the Study of Religion, Toronto, 1982, Detroit, Michigan, 1983 (Organized a session)
  • Society for the Study of Social Problems, Toronto. Planning committee.1982.
  • Symposia on Psychotherapy, Sponsored by Harvard Medical School and Cambridge Hospital, Boston, June 1982.
  • Conference on Heidegger, New York Area Center, New York City, July 1982.
  • Conference on Contextual Analysis in Psychotherapy, Center for Contextual Study, Boston, Oct. 1982.
  • Conference on World Food Policy. Sponsored by The Hunger Project. Vancouver, Oct. 1982.
  • Conference on World Food Policy. Ministry of Agriculture, Ottawa, October 1982.
  • Conference on Disarmament and Development, University Waterloo, Dec. 1982.
  • Conference on Nuclear War, Institute of Strategic Studies, York University, April 12, 1983.
  • "Institutions for Peace," United Nations Association and World Federalists. Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, May 14, 1983. Moderator.
  • "World Assembly for Peace and Life Against Nuclear War," Prague, Czechoslovakia. Chaired session. June 21-24, 1983.
  • Conference on Nonviolence, Inter-University Institute, Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia, June 26-July 10, 1983.
  • Conference on Disarmament, Guelph University, Oct. 27-30, 1983. (Organizer and convener of NGO meeting.)
  • Second Vienna Dialogues on Peace and Disarmament, Vienna Austria, Nov. 15-18, 1983.
  • Canadian National Peace Conference, sponsored by Peace Petition Caravan Campaign, Winnipeg, Feb. 2-5, 1983.
  • Moscow Dialogues. Participated in discussions and presented written copies of several papers in a conference on disarmament sponsored by the Soviet Peace Committee. Moscow, June 23-25, 1984.
  • Nordic Women's Peace Conference. Stockholm, Sweden, June 27- July 10, 1984. Organized panel.
  • Stockholm Conference on Confidence-Building Measures and Disarmament. Attended plenary sessions, press conferences, interviewed Canadian delegates, Olof Palme, Javier Perez de Cuellar. July, 1984.
  • American Psychological Association, Annual Meetings, Toronto, August, 1984. (Participated in a panel on nuclear terror)
  • Five-Continent Peace Initiative. Conference with American peace group organizers. New York City, November 9, 1984.
  • Conference for Dialogue between Disarmers and Strategic Analysts, invited by the Program on Strategic Studies, McLaughlin College, York University, Jan. 16, 1985.
  • Forum on Peace and Security in Europe, Houthalen, Belgium. Invited by Pax Christi and the Belgian trade union movement. Spoke in section on proposals for a security zone in Europe. Feb. 28 - Mar. 5, 1985.
  • Conference on All-Canadian Peace Alliance. Vancouver, B.C. March 14-17, 1985. Chaired two sessions.
  • Conference on Mutual (Balanced) Force Reduction Negotiations in Vienna. Science for Peace, Toronto. May 6-7, 1985. (Organizing committee)
  • Conference on Non-proliferation Treaty, Institute of Strategic Studies, York University, May 9,10, 1985.
  • Canadian Peace Research and Education Association. Annual Convention, Montreal, June 1985.
  • Canadian Sociological and Anthropological Association Meetings, Learned Societies Conference, Montreal. Discussant in a session on the peace movement, June 1985.
  • Conference for scholars researching the Canadian Peace Movement, sponsored by Canadian Institute of International Peace and Security. Carleton University, Ottawa, November 22-23, 1985.
  • Conference: "Economic Conversion of Military Production." Toronto, November 29-30, 1985.
  • Conference on teaching peace studies at the university level. Participated in a panel. Hampshire College, Amherst Massachusetts, April 3-7, 1986.
  • "Illusions and Realities," a conference on foreign relations and military policy sponsored by McGill University. Participated in a public debate on Star Wars. Montreal, April 21-22, 1986.
  • International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, Annual Conference at Cologne, FRG. Participated in workshops on psychological aspects of the arms race and on the press coverage of military policy. May 29-31, 1986.
  • European Nuclear Disarmament (END). Annual Conference at Evry, France. June 5-8, 1986. Organized a workshop on political parties.
  • Pugwash. Annual Conference, Budapest, Hungary. Canadian delegate. Participated in section on economic development and militarization. September 1 - 5, 1986.
  • Conference on Alternative Defence Policy, Friends Annual Meeting, New York City. May 10-11, 1987.
  • Panelist in discussion of press relations, Consortium for Peace Research, Education, and Development, Washington, D.C. April 16, 1987.
  • "Outside the Nuclear Club," a four-day conference at York University, June 10-13, 1987.
  • The Group of 78. Stoney Lake, Ontario, September 25-27, 1987. Prepared document for working group on World Commission on Environment and Development.
  • Annual Convention, Consortium on Peace Research, Education, and Development. Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 12-15, 1987. Convened session on Peace Politics and Peace Policy.
  • International Peace Coordinating Committee, Conference in Vienna, Austria, March 26-27, 1988.
  • Ontario Peace Conference, Guelph, Ontario, "Economic Literacy." Sept. 17, 1988.
  • Canadian Pugwash Meetings, Carleton University, September 24, 1988. (Prepared report).
  • Annual Convention, Ontario Sociology and Anthropology Association, New College, University of Toronto, Oct. 13- 14, 1988.
  • Annual Convention, Consortium on Peace Research, Education, and Development. Manhattan College, New York. October 15 - 18, 1988.
  • World Council for Global Cooperation, Founding Conference, Toronto Convention Centre. Chaired one session. November 25, 1988.
  • National Conference on Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution, Montr?al, Jan 12-14, 1989.
  • Canadian Pugwash Meetings, University of Toronto, October 6-7, 1989. (Organizing committee)
  • Ethical Choices in the Age of Pervasive Technology: A World Conference, Oct 25-29, 1990 Guelph Ontario. Rapporteur and Workshop Convener.
  • Conference on Nonviolent Sanctions. Albert Einstein Institution and Center for International Affairs, Harvard University. Cambridge, Mass. Feb. 8-11, 1990. (Rapporteur)
  • Helsinki Citizens Assembly, Preparatory Committee Meeting, Prague, Czech and Slovak Federal Republic, June 22-24, 1990. (Chaired session)
  • European Nuclear Disarmament Conference, Helsinki, Finland and Tallinn, Estonia, July 5-8, 1990. (Chaired session on independent press.)
  • Helsinki Citizens Assembly. Founding Conference. Rapporteur, Commission on Environment and Ecology. Prague, October 19-23, 1990.
  • "Glasnost and the Global Village," York University, Toronto, Feb. 18-22, 1991.
  • "The Pacifist Impulse in Historical Perspective," Conference at University College, May, 1991. Organizing committee.
  • Conferred with Minister of Environment and his staff, Russian Republic, Moscow, July 1991; meetings with Environmentalists in Ukraine, July 23-Aug. 10, 1991.
  • European Nuclear Disarmament Conference, Moscow, August 14-17, 1991. Personal interviews with Soviet policymakers, in preparation for a book on the East/West dialogue.
  • International Peace Bureau Conference, Toronto Sept. 13- 15, 1991. Organizing committee; facilitated panels.
  • Helsinki Citizens Assembly, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, March 24-27, 1992. Chair, Committee on Structure.
  • Pugwash. Planning Committee, International Conference on Nationalism and Separatism, August, 1992 in Pugwash, Nova Scotia.
  • Helsinki Citizens Assembly, Trento, Italy, March 5-9, 1993. Presented report with recommendations on structure.
  • Helsinki Citizens Assembly, Liblice Castle, Czech Republic, September, 1993. Chair, Committee on Structure. (Over a period of 18 months, wrote the constitution for the organization.)
  • Helsinki Citizens Assembly, Ankara, Turkey, December, 1993. Chair, Committee on Structure, panel on the independent press.
  • Helsinki Citizens Assembly, Prague, Czech Republic, March 2-7, 1994. Presented Statute, which was ratified.
  • "Ethnic Strife," an international Pugwash Conference held at Pugwash, Nova Scotia, June 1994. Served on planning Committee.
  • "Arms and the Man," annual conference of the Group of 78, Cantley, Quebec. Sept. 20-23, 1996.
  • "Bosnia After the Elections," a conference at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Ottawa, Oct. 8, 1996. (Discussed international law of secession in plenary session with Minister Axworthy, prepared report.)
  • "The Lessons of Yugoslavia." Coordinator and Chair of Science for Peace's Organizing Committee, International Conference March 20-23, 1997 at the University of Toronto.
  • "An Agenda for Peace Activism," Organizer and Presider, Panel Discussion for the Public, with invited peace researchers at City Council Chamber, Toronto City Hall. Speakers: Dietrich Fischer (Professor at Pace University), Anatol Rapoport (Professor Emeritus at University of Toronto), and Gene Sharp (Senior Scholar, Albert Einstein Institution). August 11, 1997.
  • "A Gathering of Peace Researchers." Organized and presided over special meeting of southern Ontario peace researchers with visiting members of the Peace and War Section, American Sociological Association. Toronto City Hall, August 11, 1997.
  • "Leading Edge Issues in Peace Research," a thematic session of the annual convention of the American Sociological Association. Organized and presided over session. Speakers: Dietrich Fischer (Professor at Pace University), Anatol Rapoport (Professor Emeritus at University of Toronto), and Gene Sharp (Senior Scholar, Albert Einstein Institution). August 11, 1997.
  • "The New Gulf War." Organized and chaired panel discussion of the bombing of Iraq. Speakers: Norman Dyson, Atif Kuborsi, Meir Amor, James Graff. Science for Peace, University of Toronto, April 1998.
  • "Failed States," a conference of the Group of 78. Econiche House, Cantwell, Quebec. October 1998. Convened session on Bosnia.
  • Cultural Environment Movement Conference. Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, March, 1999. Co-chaired session on War, Peace, and Media Literacy.
  • Chaired workshop on federalism in Sri Lanka at Queens Park, with Hon. Bob Rae. May 13, 2003.
  • Served on organizing committee, International Pugwash Conference, Dalhousie University, July 17, 2003.
  • Green Cross International Conference, "Water for Life," Bologna, Italy, Sept. 24-29, 2003.
  • Canadian Peacebuilding Coordinating Committee, Conference in Ottawa, Oct. 24-25, 2003.
  • Coordinated conference on Burma and Inter-ethnic Conflict, Toronto, Jan. 11, 2004.
  • Group of 78. Ottawa, Sept. 10-12, 2004.
  • Inauguration of annual Seymour Martin Lipset Democracy Lecture Series, Canadian Embassy, Washington, D.C. Dec. 6, 2004.
  • Globalization and Democracy conference, Columbia University, New York City, March 30, 2005.
  • Canadian Peacebuilding Coordinating Committee, Science for Peace delegate. May 13, 2005.
  • Group of 78 conference, Ottawa, Sept. 16-19, 2005.
  • Joint Pugwash-Science for Peace conference, Toronto. Organizing committee; chaired workshop. Oct. 1, 2005.
  • Conference on Democracy in Asia, sponsored by Rights and Democracy. Toronto, June 14, 2006.
  • Group of 78. Ottawa. Oct 1-3, 2006.
  • Conference on the Use of Soap Operas for Health Education. School of Public Health, Emory University, May 17, 2007.
  • Extraordinary Session on Nuclear Weapons, Pugwash 50th Anniversary Conference, Pugwash Nova Scotia. July 2, 2007.
  • Group of 78. Ottawa. September 28-30, 2007.
  • Burma and Democracy Roundtable, Toronto, October 14, 2007.
  • Canadian Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. Ottawa, October 25, 2007. Science for Peace delegate.
  • Launch of ICAN movement, Parliament Building, Ottawa. October 25, 2007. Science for Peace delegate.
  • "Climate Change and Peak Oil," a public forum held at University of Toronto, Dec. 1, 2008, sponsored by Science for Peace. I chaired the organizing committee.
  • "Zero Nuclear Weapons Forum." I chaired the organizing committee for a public forum with experts on nuclear weapons, held in Toronto City Council Chamber, Nov. 13-14, 2009. Sponsors: Canadian Pugwash Group, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, Physicians for Global Survival, and Science for Peace. Entire proceedings can be viewed at http://zeronuclearweapons.com.
  • International Peace Bureau Steering Committee, Geneva, Switzerland, November 26-27, 2010.
  • International Peace Bureau Steering Committee, Barcelona, Spain, March 19-20, 2011.
  • Couchiching Conference, Geneva Park, ON, August 4-7, 2011.
  • International Peace Bureau Steering Committee, Paris, France, August 27-28, 2011.
  • International Peace Bureau Steering Committee, Potsdam, Germany, October 28-29, 2011.
  • International Peace Bureau Steering Committee, Vienna, Austria, April 28-29, 2012.
  • Couchiching Conference, Geneva Park, ON, August 9-12, 2012.
  • Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies, New Orleans, LA, November 17, 2012. Organized and chaired one session.
  • International Peace Bureau Steering Committee, Mons, Belgium, May 22-25, 2013.
  • Open-ended working group on nuclear weapons, United Nations, Geneva, August 27-30, 2013. Represented Science for Peace and the International Peace Bureau.
  • Green Cross International conference, Geneva, Switzerland, September 1-3 2013.
  • International Peace Bureau Steering Committee and General Assembly, Stockholm, Sweden, September 12-18 2013.
  • Peace and Justice Studies Association annual convention, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON, October 17-19, 2013. Organized and chaired two sessions for Science for Peace.
  • Canadian Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. Ottawa, May 13, 2014. Science for Peace delegate.
  • Group of 78 conference on the First World War, National War Museum, Ottawa ON, September 27, 2014. Chaired session on civil society.
  • Canadian Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. Ottawa, December 1, 2014. Science for Peace delegate.
  • "Ukraine and Russia: Prospects for Peace." Full-day Science for Peace conference at Sandford Fleming Building, University of Toronto, Feb. 22, 2015. Event organizer; also chaired one session. Discussion and a full video record of the proceedings (3 x 2 hr) at http://scienceforpeace.ca/ukraine-and-russia-prospects-for-peace.

D. LIST OF COURSES

12. A. Undergraduate Courses Taught

Undergraduate courses taught since 1985

  • Introductory Sociology. (Over the entire teaching career, taught introductory sociology to an estimated 3,800 students.)
  • One Political Sociology course at third year level.
  • One undergraduate course on War and Peace at St. George Campus (taught as a special studies program).
  • A second year level course on Peace and War, which I proposed to Academic Affairs and taught at Erindale every year since 1989.
  • Seminars each year at fourth year level on negotiation and nonviolence. (Continued to offer this course since retirement, 1998, 99, 2000, 2001.)
  • Independent studies courses each year with one or two students working on peace and conflict projects.
  • Fourth year seminar on Population, Environment, and Development, 1994-95; 1995-96; 1996-97.
  • Fourth year seminar on Methods and Theory, 1994-95; 1995-96; 1996-97.
  • Supervised three independent research courses in 2002, 2004, 2006.
  • Fourth year half-course on Public Health in a Nuclear Age, 2014 and 2015.

12. B. Graduate teaching and supervision since 1983:

  • One graduate course in Political Sociology.
  • Served on six comprehensive examination committees.
  • Served on three Ph.D. thesis committees.
  • Served on 12 Senate Oral committees.
  • Internal appraiser, one Ph.D. senate oral committee.
  • Taught two independent research courses.
  • Supervised two Ph.D. theses.
  • External Ph.D thesis appraiser, University of Wollongong, 2014

E. ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS

13. A. Positions held and service on committees and organizations with the University

  • Associate Chairman/ Discipline Representative, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto, with administrative responsibility for the Erindale Campus, Winter term, 1972, 1975-76, 1989-91.
  • Coordinator, Peace and Conflict Studies Program and Peace Resource Centre at Erindale College. Convened committee, wrote proposal for the programme, defended it though the review process 1988-89, and continued the administrative work until retiring in 1997. I regularly taught two of the required courses for this programme, which had 15- 20 majors.
  • Organizer of a resource centre and small archive that was fully catalogued. The print-out was available to students and other interested persons. Upon my retirement the peace and conflict program at the Mississauga campus was terminated and we donated the resource centre materials to McMaster University's Centre for Peace Studies.
  • Member, Graduate Curriculum Committee, Department of Sociology, 1971-72.
  • Member, Search Committee for Associate Dean, Social Sciences, 1975.
  • Member, Library committee, Erindale College, 1971-79.
  • Member, Principal's Advisory Council, Erindale.1975-76.
  • Member, Executive Committee, Department of Sociology, 1976-77, 78-79.
  • Member, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Department of Sociology, 1976-79, 1982-84, 1987-88, 1994-95.
  • Member, Elections Committee, Department of Sociology, 1976- 77.
  • Member, Task Force on Snider Bequest, 1976-78.
  • Member, College Affairs Committee, 1976-77.
  • Member, College Executive Committee, 1977-78.
  • Chairperson, Task Force on Work Unit Program,1977-79.
  • Convener, Departmental discussions on teaching introductory sociology, 1975.
  • Convener, Interdisciplinary symposia on religion, psychotherapy and philosophy. Toronto, 1976-79.
  • Member, Board of Directors, U. of Toronto Student Christian Movement, 1977-79.
  • Member, Subcommittee on Student Counseling, Erindale Academic Affairs Committee, 1980-81.
  • Member, American Studies Committee, 1980-84.
  • Chairperson, Involvement Time Committee (Created programme for student volunteers), 1980-83.
  • Member, Academic Affairs Committee, Erindale, 1980-83.
  • Member, General Committee of the Faculty of Arts and Science, 1980-84.
  • Member, Committee to Evaluate New Program, Erindale, 1981-83.
  • Organizer, Conference on Leadership in Third World, Hart House, Nov.26, 1982.
  • Member, Committee on Instruction and Evaluation, Faculty of Arts and Science, 1981-83.
  • Member, Admissions Committee, Department of Sociology, 1981-84.
  • Convener, Student study group on disarmament, 1983.
  • Tenure Review Committee, John Hannigan, 1983.
  • Senate Orals Committees, served on over twenty such committees since 1972, including chairing about ten.
  • Convener, Preparatory Study Group, Science for Peace, 1984.
  • Convener, Weekly Seminars on Peace Research, Science for Peace, 1982-84, 1985-86.
  • Steering Committee planning the Conference on Disarmament and Development, Guelph University, Oct. 1983.
  • Steering Committee Member, Inter-University Workshops on Peace Education, 1983-87.
  • Committee to establish Pan-American Peace Research Consortium, for Canadian Peace Research and Education Association - 1984 -86.
  • Tenure review committee, David Brownfield,
  • Tenure review committee, Blair Wheaton 1989.
  • Search committee, Associate Chairman, Erindale Sociology, 1989.
  • Member, Academic Affairs Committee and Curriculum Sub-committee, Erindale College, 1989-90, 1990-91.
  • Promotion review committee, Professor Pat Armstrong, York University, 1990.
  • Chair, Search Committee, Tutorship in Sociology, Erindale College, 1990.
  • Chair, Search Committee, Acting Assistant Professorship in Sociology, Erindale College, 1990.
  • Co-organizer (with Professor Joanna Dutka) of a public discussion of violence at Erindale, marking the anniversary of the massacre in Montr?al of fourteen women. December, 1990.
  • Facilitator with student committee of a series of "teach-in" lectures at Erindale College, January, February 1991.
  • Member, Search committee, Associate Chair of Sociology, Erindale. 1991.
  • Member, Search committee, Associate Chair of Sociology, Erindale, 1993.
  • External Reviewer of Publications for Tenure Committee, Professor Sam Marullo, Georgetown University, 1993.
  • Member, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Department of Sociology, 1994-95.
  • Served as external examiner of the undergraduate program of peace studies, McMaster University, 2004.

13. B. Positions held and service on committees and organizations outside the University of scholarly and civic significance.

  • Ad Hoc Committees to publicize the human rights violations suffered by scholars belonging to the Moscow Group for Trust. 1985-86.
  • Manuscript and grant proposal reviewer for:
    • Canadian Ethnic Studies (1981-83.)
    • SSHRC grant proposals
    • Canadian Journal of Sociology
    • Prentice-Hall of Canada (frequent).
    • Peace and Change
    • Social Science Federation of Canada for grant proposals.
    • Bibliography on the Peace Movement for Haworth Press
    • MacArthur Foundation
  • Consultant for producer of CBC program, "Morningside," on the "War and Peace column." (1985-87) and occasionally for "As it Happens," and "The Journal."
  • Science for Peace. Member of Executive Committee 2000-2005, 2007-2010, and (as president) 2012-2014 and Feb 2015-present. Organized and chaired series of monthly dinner meetings with lectures, 2004-2007. Organized and chaired weekly lecture series at University College, September 2011 to present. Chair of a committee to study and campaign for carbon taxation policy, September 2007 to present.
  • Canadian Pugwash Group. Nominations committee and other committee roles.

13. C. Government Advisory Activities

  • Heritage Language Programme Advisory Task Force, Peel County Social Planning Council, 1977.
  • Organized and wrote brief for the Prime Minister on the cruise missile issue, representing position of a group comprising 8 faculty members and Chancellor Ignatieff, Nov.- Dec. 1982.
  • Participated in dialogue between invited officials of Ministries of External Affairs and Defence and NGOs. Canadian Institute of International Affairs, Toronto, June, 1984.
  • Participated in workshop on negotiation led by Prof. Roger Fisher for NGOs and officials in the Ministries of External Affairs and Defence. Canadian Centre for Arms Control and Disarmament, Ottawa, Dec. 1, 2, 1984.
  • International Year of Peace Planning Committee for the City of Toronto. Several meetings, beginning Feb. 26, 1985.
  • Conferred on Canadian role in NATO with Ambassador Paul Taylor at NATO headquarters, Brussels. March 3, 1985.
  • Drafted a policy brief, presented to Liberal Party Task Force on External Affairs, chaired by Hon. Jean Chretien, Montreal, June 6, 1985.
  • Consultative Group Member, Ministry of External Affairs. This group convenes by invitation of the Disarmament Ambassador at the Ministry. The group meets twice a year to advise the Ambassador and reviews written documents. I first participated in it in Ottawa, October 31- Nov. 2, 1985. Reappointed to serve a term from 1987-1991.
  • Additional consultation with Ambassador Roche, Toronto April 23, 1986.
  • Contribution to the drafting of a brief on alternative defence policy, the Group of 78. Ottawa, April 1987.
  • Observer by invitation to Disarmament Commission, United Nations and Canadian Mission to the U.N. Discussions over a five-day period with some fifteen U.N. officials and the ambassadors representing several participating nations. May 1987.
  • Consultative Group meeting with Ambassador Roche, Cornwall, Ont. October 1-3, 1987. Rapporteur.
  • Conference on Arms Transfers to the Third World, Canadian Institute for International Peace and Security. Hull, Quebec, October 21-22, 1987.
  • Consultant to Canadian Institute for International Peace and Security in a conference on its public programs policy. Ottawa, February 9, 1988.
  • Consultant for Canadian Commission to UNESCO. Delegate to founding conference, European University Centre for Peace Studies, Stadtschlaining, Austria, March 23- 31, 1988.
  • Consultative Group Meeting, Disarmament Ambassador. Ministry of External Affairs, Ottawa, April 14- 16, 1988.
  • Special Adviser to Canadian Mission to United Nations during the Third Special Session on Disarmament, May- June 1988. (Prepared brief to the Disarmament Ambassador; participated in drafting the Final Document, which was never adopted. Co-authored, with Maxime Faille, review of Canada's position on Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.)
  • Consultative Group Meeting with Disarmament Ambassador. Cornwall, Ontario. Jan 12 -15, 1989. Review Canadian Arms Control policies for the 1990s.
  • Consultative Group Meeting. Cornwall, Ontario, Jan. 10-12, 1990. Planning for the 1990 Review of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
  • Invited to present brief and confer with Hon. David Collennette, Minister of Defence, regarding defence policy, November, 1994.
  • Delegate, NDP National Convention, Ottawa, October 1995.
  • Peacebuilding Consultation, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, March 1998.
  • Peacebuilding Consultation, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, March 1999.
  • NDP Peacebuilding Consultation, Parliament in Ottawa. March 22, 2004.
  • Peacebuilding Consultations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ottawa, Jan. 19, 2005. Science for Peace delegate.
  • Peacebuilding Consultations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ottawa, June 7-9, 2005. Science for Peace delegate.
  • Peacebuilding Consultations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ottawa. May 11, 2006. Science for Peace delegate.