EVENT DATE: January 14, 2014
TOPIC: Rebranding Canada in an Age of Anxiety
Jamie Swift, Kingston author, journalist and activist, was the Canadian Club of Kingston’s speaker at its luncheon on Tuesday, Jan 14. His topic was: “Rebranding Canada in an Age of Anxiety.”
He is the author of a dozen books. His latest, co-authored with Ian McKay, is Warrior Nation: Rebranding Canada in an Age of Anxiety. This is a revealing inquiry into Canadian history. Are we a peace-keeping nation? A warrior nation? How we define ourselves matters.
He teaches at the Queen’s School of Business. He was awarded the Michener Fellowship for Public Service Journalism at Queen’s. A lifelong political activist, he works on social justice issues for the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul.
Jamie Swift contributes regularly to the Ideas program on CBC Radio. He has talked about Warrior Nation on The Agenda with Steve Paiken. His articles appear in numerous Canadian publications.