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

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One-hour video Dialogue featuring 1-on-1 conversations where Munk Chair Rudyard Griffiths puts audience questions to an expert guest.

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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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January 13, 2022

Steven Pinker

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Steven Pinker joined us on January 13, 2022 for a thought-provoking, members-only discussion on how sectarian solidarity and our pursuit of self-interest has led to the demise of objectivity, truth, and collective rationality. See below for details on how to access the event.

 

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May 20, 2021

Douglas Murray

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Douglas Murray joined us on May 20 at 8pm ET for a thought-provoking, Munk Dialogue on the future of free speech and liberal institutions in the shadow of COVID-19. The archived version of Murray's Dialogue is available only to Munk Members. Membership is free. Click HERE to join.

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January 19, 2021

Fareed Zakaria

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CNN’s Fareed Zakaria joined us on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 for a members-only video Q&A.

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The Munk Debates Podcast

We are the world’s first podcast dedicated to convening one-on-one debates between today’s biggest thinkers and sharpest minds.

Drug Legalization

January 11, 2022

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Nathaniel Erskine-Smith
Theodore Dalrymple
Free Will

January 4, 2022

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Christian List
Gregg D. Caruso
Ukraine-Russia Conflict

December 28, 2021

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Dov S. Zakheim
Anatol Lieven

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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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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
Con
Kishore Mahbubani
Huiyao Wang
Result
Con wins by a narrow margin of 2%
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Nov 2, 2018

The Rise of Populism

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Be it resolved, the future of western politics is populist not liberal...

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Stephen K. Bannon
Con
David Frum
Result
No side wins
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