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Come meetup to hear fascinating speakers on a wide range of subjects that concerns us all: Literature, art, economics, commerce, education, philosophy, sports, science, politics, religion, law, music, medicine, history and travel. The St-James Literary Society was founded in Montreal in 1898 and as such, is one of the oldest learned societies in North America. It is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian, non-political organization that provides a forum for the free exchange of viewpoints amongst its members and the general public. Over the past century The Society has had the honour of being addressed by those who were pre-eminent leaders in their respective areas of expertise. Our motto, Permitte Lucem, i.e. spread the light, has always been understood to extend to those beyond its own membership. We look forward to you joining our mission to increase collective knowledge.

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Upcoming events (2)

Online: Inside the Criminal Mind

Online event

Are criminals bad people or people in need? Research on the criminal mind can provide some answers to this important social issue. If the answer is the former, then a punishment (a retributive) approach may be acceptable. If the matter, then a (rehab) restorative approach is far more appropriate. Failure to choose the correct one can result in high levels of recidivism and a tremendous loss of human potential for everyone. This session will examine the common motives for criminal behaviour and the effectiveness of retributive versus restorative justice. About the speaker: Dr. Jack Hirschberg, PhD McGill, 1989, is a forensic psychologist who has taught courses at Concordia University, McGill University and Vanier College over the years. His numerous professional affiliations include the following: l’Ordre des psychologues du Québec, the American Psychological Association and the New York Academy of Sciences. His expertise has been sought by such important organizations as l’Ordre des Médicins du Québec, la Commission de la Santé et de la Sécurité du Travail as well as the Superior Court of Québec and Correctional Services Canada. Cost: Free For more information: http://www.stjamesliterarysociety.com/event/inside-the-criminal-mind/ Location: Online through Zoom You must register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qcO2ppzIvGNKhT-RpjFlvS-xBuBMWG8XK After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Like this event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/391134271872454/

Memories of Mom and Mayhem

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Tommy tells the compelling story of how his Mom got two world-famous Nazis to save her life and the impact that had on their turbulent relationship. Sparkling with humor and chutzpah, it’s a story of cultural collision and delightful dysfunction with growing pains and the earthiness of The Simpsons and the family loyalty of the Sopranos. Tommy Schnurmacher was the host of a highly rated daily three-hour radio talk show on CJAD in Montreal for more than twenty years. Winner of the Golden Ribbon Award presented by the Canadian Association of Broadcasters, he is the author of The Golddiggers Guide: How to Marry Rich (1985), Canada is not a Real Country and Are We On Yet: Inside Secrets on How to be Interviewed (2012.) This is a Zoom online event. The link to the event will be added a few days before.

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