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Since 2008, we have brought the world’s sharpest minds and brightest thinkers to our mainstage debates in Toronto, Canada. In front of live audiences of 3,000 people, twice a year, we debate the big issues of the day, from climate to the global economy to political correctness to the future of democracy. All these great debates are curated here in video, audio and text for your watching, listening and reading pleasure. Enjoy the art of civil and substantive public debate.
May 12, 2022
Be it resolved, ending the world’s worst geopolitical crisis in a generation starts with acknowledging Russia’s security interests.
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December 4, 2019
Be it resolved, the capitalist system is broken. It's time to try something different...
May 9, 2019
Be it resolved, China is a threat to the liberal international order...
Nov 2, 2018
Be it resolved, the future of western politics is populist not liberal...
May 18, 2018
Be it resolved, what you call political correctness, I call progress…
Oct 12, 2017
Be it resolved, American democracy is in its worst crisis in a generation and Donald J. Trump is to blame…
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