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COVID-19 has fast-forwarded us into a confusing and uncertain future. Nowhere are the accelerating forces of the pandemic more evident than in our democracy. We are being challenged by rising authoritarian regimes, a reckoning on race, and intense debates on cancel culture, identity politics and free speech. The Spring Munk Dialogues explore the fate and future of democracy in a world remade by COVID-19. The live Munk Dialogues are available to anyone to watch. Archived versions are for Munk Members only. Membership is free, click HERE.

February 4, 2021

Yuval Harari &
Masha Gessen

February 4, 2021

Yuval Harari &
Masha Gessen

Internationally bestselling authors Yuval Harari (Sapiens, Homo Deus, and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century) and Masha Gessen (The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin and Surviving Autocracy) joined us on February 4 for a members-only Munk Dialogue. This event is free for Munk Members.

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December 9, 2020

Bari Weiss

December 9, 2020

Bari Weiss

Bari Weiss joined us on December 9 for a Munk Dialogue on the future of speech and open debate in contemporary society, and how we forge common understandings about the things that matter in time of extreme political and ideological polarization.

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December 2, 2020

Ian Morris

December 2, 2020

Ian Morris

Ian Morris, archaeologist, historian, bestselling author and big thinker, joined us on December 2 for a Munk Dialogue on the past and future of human civilization, in an era of rapid social and technological change

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November 25, 2020

Zhang Weiwei

November 25, 2020

Zhang Weiwei

Zhang Weiwei, China’s leading scholar of geopolitics, joined us on November 25 for a Munk Dialogue on America’s growing rivalry with Beijing and why China’s unique system of governance means it will come out on top.  

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November 18, 2020

Anne Applebaum

November 18, 2020

Anne Applebaum

Anne Applebaum, bestselling author and past Munk Debater, joined us on November 18 for a Munk Dialogue on the future of democracy in an era of populist politics and rising authoritarianism.

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