Annual James Graff Memorial Lecture (JGML)

This lecture was established in beloved memory of University of Toronto philosophy professor, husband, father, and tireless peace advocate Dr. James Graff, founder of NECEF, now Canada’s oldest Middle East peace education NGO. In October 2005, Jim was still teaching as well as actively working for peace before he died later that month.

Canadian Friends of Sabeel, a project of NECEF Sabeel Canada, has been honoured to host these eminent lecturers in Toronto:

  • Dr. Rafeef Ziadah (2016-2017)
  • Dr. Sara Roy (2015-2016)
  • Rev. Dr. Naim Ateek (2013-2014)
  • Afif Safieh (2012-2013)
  • Dr. Marc Ellis (2011-2012)
  • Phyllis Bennis (2010-2011)
  • Professor Richard Falk (2009-2010)
  •  Professor John Mearsheimer (2008-2009)
  •  Dr. Mustafa Barghouti (2007-2008)