CBC’s Ideas spotlights professor

Juan Luis Suarez, University of Western Ontario Hispanic studies professor, brings his ideas to Ideas this week.

Suarez, director of The CulturePlex Laboratory, was one of the three panelists at the 2011 Community Forum hosted by the Calgary Institute for the Humanities (CIH) in April. This year’s forum, titled Untangling Identities, will be rebroadcast at 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 18 on Ideas with Paul Kennedy on CBC Radio.

The forum provided an opportunity to discuss how complex systems (financial and labour markets, new technologies, health-care systems, even politics) require a renewed understanding of complexity for the 21st century.  When there is a significant change in a complex system, the scale of impact is nearly impossible to anticipate and thus understanding the challenges of complexity becomes an important social responsibility.

Visit the Ideas website for details.