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Sunday January 26, 2020, 7:30 Topic: The recent electoral success of Germany’s far-right party, the Alternative For Germany, has caused many to ask: Do we need to worry about Germany again? In this talk, Gary Bruce will compare Germany’s current far-right populism to previous eras and explain why the Alternative For Germany has become the party of choice for an increasing number of Germans. Speaker: Gary Bruce. Full Professor of History at the University of Waterloo. He has studied at Queen’s University, the University of Glasgow, the University of Leipzig and McGill University, where he obtained a PhD in Modern European History. He is the author of numerous books and articles on various aspects of German history, including most recently Through The Lion Gate: A History Of The Berlin Zoo published in 2017 by Oxford University Press.

Sunday, February 23, 2020, 7:30 p.m., Parkminster United Church Public Lecture: Debora Van NijNatten – “Crafting A National Climate Strategy”

Sunday, March 29, 2020, 7:30 p.m., Parkminster United ChurchPublic Lecture: John Milloy – “The Role Of Faith In Political Discourse”