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Renowned thinkers reflect on the big issues and ideas changing our world.

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Our Mission is to help the world rediscover the art of civil and substantive debate by convening the sharpest minds and brightest thinkers to weigh in on the big issues of the day.

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May 12, 2022

Russia-Ukraine War

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Be it resolved, ending the world’s worst geopolitical crisis in a generation starts with acknowledging Russia’s security interests.

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John Mearsheimer
Stephen Walt
Con
Michael McFaul
Radosław Sikorski
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December 4, 2019

Capitalism

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Be it resolved, the capitalist system is broken. It's time to try something different...

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Katrina vanden Heuvel
Yanis Varoufakis
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Arthur Brooks
David Brooks
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May 9, 2019

China

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Be it resolved, China is a threat to the liberal international order...

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H.R. McMaster
Michael Pillsbury
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Kishore Mahbubani
Huiyao Wang
Result
Con wins by a narrow margin of 2%
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The Winter 2022 Munk Dialogues explore the topic of reason and rationality, from the perspective of the individual to society at large. How do our brains actually work when it comes to our faculty to reason? What role does reason play in our evolution as a species and the development of the modern society? And, what is happening to reason and rationality today?

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April 28, 2022

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali joined us on April 28 for an enlightening, members-only discussion on how many of our longstanding beliefs about reasoning and rationality are coming under attack at a time when they are needed most.

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April 7, 2022

Julia Galef

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Julia Galef joined us on April 7 for a fascinating, members-only discussion on why embracing a scout’s mindset, one that champions curiosity and truth-seeking over knee jerk reactions, will give us the tools we need to make smarter decisions. 

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March 17, 2022

Daniel Dennett

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Daniel Dennett joined us on March 17 for a special members-only discussion on the origin of human consciousness, and how our minds have been shaped by natural selection and generations of cultural evolution.

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