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Salon with Paul Kennedy -- Host of the CBC radio program Ideas

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Lew Auerbach's home

17 Loch Isle Rd

Ottawa

Canada

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Ideas has been a fixture on CBC Radio for over 50 years.

Paul Kennedy has been the host since 1999, when he succeeded the legendary Lister Sinclair. But Paul's association with the program goes back more than thirty years, to 1977. That year, he made his first contribution to Ideas with a documentary called, The Fur Trade Revisited.

The project took him on a 1,600 kilometer journey paddling down the Mackenzie River from Great Slave Lake to the Arctic Ocean. Paul's interests encompass the environment, sport, travel, food, music, art and biography. His work engages what he describes as, "the core curriculum of contemporary culture." In the course of his work, he has travelled across Canada, throughout North America, to Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

He has won national and international recognition for his work, including an ACTRA award for best Canadian radio documentary for a program called, War on the Home Front, co-authored with Timothy Findley; the B'nai Brith Media Human Rights Award for a series called, Nuremberg on Trial; an Armstrong Award presented by Columbia University. In 2005, he was awarded the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Special Citation for Excellence in Ocean Science Journalism for his eight-part series, Learning from the Oceans.

Paul has a BA from Queen's University, an MLitt from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He did post-graduate work at the University of Toronto where he studied with Marshall McLuhan.

He will be interviewed, followed by questions from the audience, by Lew Auerbach, a former Ideas producer and past President of the Harvard Club of Ottawa. Lew will be turning the tables on Paul, who interviewed Lew on the Ideas program rebroadcast on March 23 about THEREFORE CHOOSE LIFE: THE LOST MASSEY LECTURE BY GEORGE WALD. In 1970, outspoken Harvard biologist George Wald became the first natural scientist to give the CBC Massey Lectures. The Nobel Prize winner championed diversity—biological and philosophical, as well as the value of both life and death. He also spoke out about long-term negative consequences of social inequality, and environmental pollution and took a public stand against the war in Vietnam. Wald's Massey broadcasts were a huge success. But he never got around to publishing them as a book. The program includes fascinating exceprts from the lectures and Paul's interview of Lew, who produced the Wald lectures, recovered the typescripts, and the remarkable backstory of Wald and his Massey talks, which have only now been published by the House of Anansi.

As with all Harvard Club salons, guests are invited to bring wine, deserts or other edibles to share.

In addition to Club members and member guests, the salon is open to students who have been admitted to Harvard this year. Other non members and non member guests can purchase a membership at http://harvardclubottawa.ca/index.php/join/membership-plans.
Attendance is limited to 32 guests and a wait list will be maintained if the event is oversubscribed.


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Lew Auerbach's home

17 Loch Isle Rd

Ottawa

Canada

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