Big Ideas is a showcase of contemporary intellectual culture. It features lectures about subjects that shape our public debates, challenge our perceptions and contribute to our understanding of an increasingly complex world. Academics, authors and other luminaries deliver thought-provoking lectures on topics ranging across all the essential fields of human endeavor.
Apr 14, 2003 – 57:16
George Steiner on the History of Literacy
Apr 20, 2003 – 56:23
Jordan Peterson, University of Toronto professor of psychology talks about fear of the unknown and fear of dealing with problems.
Apr 20, 2003 – 50:09
Taiaiake Alfred - Mohawk writer and activist speaks about Canada's relationship with indigenous peoples
Apr 27, 2003 – 53:29
Bernard Lewis What has Changed? The Impact of "9/11" on the Middle East
Apr 27, 2003 – 48:17
Niall Ferguson on his book Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order
May 04, 2003 – 42:55
Steven J. Zipperstein of Stanford University speaks on Anti-Semitism: The Politicization of Prejudice in the Contemporary World.
May 04, 2003 – 45:53
Todd M. Endelman of the University of Michigan and Director of the Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.
May 04, 2003 – 16:07
Anti-Semitism Conference: Michael R. Marrus on The Politicization of Prejudice in the Contemporary World
May 11, 2003 – 52:51
Richard C. Lewontin, Harvard University, Museum of Comparative Zoology on The Co-evolution of Organisms and the Environment
May 11, 2003 – 54:16
Guy Proulx Director of Psychology and NeuroRehabilition, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care - Wisdom Versus Dementia: A Walk Through the Aging Brain
May 18, 2003 – 34:35
Mark Kingwell of University of Toronto's Department of Philosophy on the Art of Procrastination
May 18, 2003 – 26:15
Gayle Gibson of the Royal Ontario Museum on "Nude, Naked and All Dressed Up" - a lecture on modesty
May 18, 2003 – 31:35
Naomi Morgenstern on Oedipus Complex Made Simple
May 25, 2003 – 52:54
David Healy of University of Wales on Psychopharmaceuticals
Jun 01, 2003 – 51:46
Angela Davis of the University of California on Punishment and Democracy
Jun 01, 2003 – 55:31
University of Toronto's John Frank on What Determines Health?
Jun 08, 2003 – 36:14
Elizabeth Abbott on her book A History of Mistresses.
Jun 08, 2003 – 30:32
Lesley Downer, author of Madame Sadayako - The Geisha Who Bewitched the West