The 2013 Eaton Lecture
Peaceable Kingdom or Warrior Nation?: Canada's Identity Crisis
by Lee Windsor
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, 7 p.m.
Royal Ontario Museum
As the centennial of the First World War approaches, the debate over whether Canada is the peaceable nation of Lester Pearson or a militarist nation forged in wartime is heating up. The 2013 Eaton Lecture tackled this issue head on. Watch the video:
Dr. Windsor is deputy director of the Milton F. Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society and holds the Fredrik S. Eaton Chair in Canadian Army Studies at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. He earned a BA with honours from Acadia University, an MA from Wilfrid Laurier University and a PhD from UNB.
He teaches in the field of modern war, specializing in the Canadian Army experience. Dr. Windsor is a former member of the West Nova Scotia Regiment and the 8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise's).
His Gregg Centre duties include facilitating Canadian Forces professional development and education through the Army's Combat Training Centre at nearby CFB Gagetown. His current research projects center on Canada's role in two world wars as well as on post-war overseas commitments from the Sinai to Afghanistan.
On behalf of UNB and the Canadian Battlefields Foundation, he regularly guides groups of students, soldiers and the general public on study tours to battlefields in Italy, France, Belgium and Holland.
His publications include Kandahar Tour: Turning Point in Canada's Afghan Mission, Steel Cavalry: The 8th (New Brunswick) Hussars and the Italian Campaign, as well as a series of book chapters, articles and government reports.