“War in the 21st Century” addresses strategies, tactics, and politics of the war in Ukraine, including its potential nuclear dimension, and the evolving nature and role of war as an institution. Is it unique to human beings or just the human expression of a more widespread and deeply rooted behaviour? How did it evolve into the different kinds of war people fight nowadays? Have nuclear weapons really “changed everything except the way we think,” as Einstein said. And will we ever be able to stop?

GWYNNE DYER has worked as a freelance journalist, columnist, broadcaster and lecturer on international affairs for most of his adult life but was originally trained as an historian. Born in Newfoundland, Dyer has degrees from Canadian, American and British universities, has served in three navies, and held academic appointments at the Canadian Forces College, the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, and Oxford University. His newest book, ‘The Shortest History of War,’ is out now; a forthcoming book, ‘Intervention Earth,’ will be out in spring 2023.

Audience Advisory: Lecture deals with subject matter that some might find upsetting.

Thursday, February 2

Gwynne Dyer – War in the 21st Century

Event Details


Thursday, February 2 2023


YAC Mainstage

February 2 | 7PM


Adult: $20.00

Senior / Elder: $15.00

Student: $15.00