Well-known journalist, historian and speaker Gwynne Dyer will be speaking at Rick Hansen Secondary school on “Lessons that WWI taught us” this Friday.
Gwynne Dyer has worked as a freelance journalist, columnist, broadcaster and lecturer on international affairs for more than 20 years, but he was originally trained as an historian. Born in Newfoundland, he received degrees from Canadian, American and British universities, finishing with a Ph.D. in Military and Middle Eastern History from the University of London.
EVENT: Gwynne Dyer “Lessons that WW1 taught us”
WHEN: Friday, March 7, 9:40am (approximate).
WHERE: Rick Hansen Secondary, 31150 Blueridge Drive, Abbotsford
WHAT: A presentation by noted author, journalist, broadcaster and historian Gwynne Dyer to students at Rick Hansen Secondary.
He served in three navies and held academic appointments at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and Oxford University. His column on international affairs is published by over 175 papers in some 45 countries on every major continent. In Canada, Dyer’s column appears regularly in over 55 newspapers (online and printed.)
Television series include the 7-part documentary “War”, aired in 45 countries in the mid-1980’s, and
“Millenium”, a six-hour series on the emerging global culture.
Dyer’s books include “Ignorant Armies: Sliding into War in Iraq” (2003), “Future: Tense” (2005), and “The Mess They Made: The Middle East After Iraq” (2007), all of which were number one or number two on the Globe & Mail’s non-fiction best-seller list. His recent book, “Climate Wars”, deals with the geopolitical implications of large-scale climate change.
In the spring of 2012, Gwynne Dyer was made an officer of the Order of Canada.