Monthly Archives: December 2007

Militarization of Halifax: King’s military school

King’s Journalism School, its lucrative contract with the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre, and the rationalization: ‘another example of a university selling its soul to the military.’

By BRUCE WARK*

CHRISTMAS, a time to celebrate peace and to thank our beneficent military for supporting Canadian universities.

Last year, I wrote about how Dalhousie’s Centre for Foreign Policy Studies was one of 11 similar academic outfits generously supported by DND, the Department of National Defence. Now, I’ll point to the King’s Journalism School, where budgets are tight, but hearts are light, thanks to another lucrative contract with the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre, which gets about $2 million a year from DND. Continue reading

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