R.B. Byers Memorial Lecture

The R.B. Byers Memorial Lecture in Canada and International Security is presented annually by the York Consortium on International and Security Studies and the Department of Political Science, York University. Professor Byers’ work was characterized by his creativity and intellectual openness, which placed him at the leading edge of what became a profound rethinking of security in Canada and globally. The Memorial Lecture aims to capture this spirit of ‘new thinking’ by featuring academics and public intellectuals who are challenging Canadians  to reconsidered how international security is, can and/or should be theorized and practiced.