The Institute for Quantum Studies at Chapman University presents an online discussion between Dr. Rob Spekkens (Perimeter Institute) and Dr. Matthew Leifer (co-Director of the Institute for Quantum Studies at Chapman) on quantum causality.  Robert Spekkens received his B.Sc. in physics and philosophy from McGill University and completed his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Physics at the University of Toronto.  He held a postdoctoral fellowship at Perimeter Institute and an International Royal Society Fellowship at the University of Cambridge.  He has been a faculty member at Perimeter Institute since November 2008.  His research is focused upon identifying the conceptual innovations that distinguish quantum theories from classical theories and investigating their significance for axiomatization, interpretation, and the implementation of various information-theoretic tasks.  His recent work includes new approaches to understanding causality in quantum mechanics and beyond.  The conversation will be broadcast live on YouTube at There will be an opportunity for audience Q&A after the event.rob spekkens