Upcoming Events

Fall Program:

Thursday October 4 at 7pm

Ottawa Public Library, 120 Metcalfe St. (Main Branch)

Dr. Etienne Rollin, Supervisor of the Physics Laboratory (Carleton University) will speak on “Observing the Universe”.

Dr. Etienne Rollin is a particle physicist and currently a physics lab supervisor at Carleton University.  He earned his MSc in Physics with the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory and his doctorate with the Enriched Xenon Observatory based near Carlsbad, New Mexico.  His talk on “Observing the Universe”  will explain how the light we see from stars and planets is only a small fraction of the information gathered about the observable universe and beyond.

Monday November 5th at 7pm.

Ottawa Public Library, 120 Metcalfe St. (Main Branch)

Dr. Randal Marlin (Carleton University), author of Propaganda and the Ethics of Persuasion will speak on: “Truth, Lies and Propaganda, Part 2”

Randal Marlin, Adjunct Research Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Carleton University will be giving Part II of his lecture on “Truth, Lies and Propaganda: the Ethics of Persuasion in the Age of Spin,” Monday, November 5 at the Ottawa Public Library at 7 p.m.

Professor Marlin, author of Propaganda and the Ethics of Persuasion, (Second Edition, 2013) has a wealth of additional examples of propaganda, updating his discussion (Part I was given in May, 2014) to include “fake news, “ gaslighting, and other issues pertaining to the Age of Trump.

Dr. Marlin obtained a Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Toronto, and M.A. from McGill and an A.B. from Princeton. He has taught a course on “Truth and Propaganda” at Carleton since 1980, following a year-long study with Jacques Ellul at the University of Bordeaux in France. He is a former vice-president of the International Jacques Ellul Society and a member of the Conseil Scientifique of the Association Internationale Jacques Ellul.