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Gwynne Dyer to speak at UNBC

Best-selling Canadian journalist Gwynne Dyer will present a public lecture at UNBC on May 14, on the subject of the rise of the populist right in North America and Europe.

Best-selling Canadian journalist Gwynne Dyer will present a public lecture at UNBC on May 14, on the subject of the rise of the populist right in North America and Europe.

Dyer's syndicated columns have appeared in the pages of newspapers in Canada and throughout the globe such as the Jerusalem Post, the South China Morning Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Winnipeg Free Press, and the Victoria Times-Colonist. He is an internationally recognized commentator on international politics, and has been described by the National Post as "one of Canada's best known defence and foreign policy analysts."

His free lecture is entitled "The Trump era: surviving the populist wave." It will be held at 7 p.m. at the Canfor Theatre at UNBC.

Originally from Newfoundland, Dyer was trained as a historian at several Canadian, US and UK universities. In the 1980's, he produced a seven-part documentary series, based on his 1985 book "War," with the National Film Board of Canada. The series, filmed in 10 countries, was the largest documentary production ever undertaken at the time by the NFB. The series aired internationally, and received an Academy Award nomination for one episode, 'The Profession of Arms.' Dyer has also produced a number of audio-documentaries, the most recent of which, "Climate Wars," provided the basis for his 2009 novel of the same name. The three-part series aired on CBC Radio's Ideas.

Dyer has also authored 12 books, including "Future: Tense" (2006), "Crawling from the Wreckage" (2010) and "Canada in the Great Power Game: 1914-2014."

Dyer currently lives in London, England.