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Munk Dialogues

The 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? Are we losing our capacity to reason together, and if so, why? The 2022 Munk Dialogues explore the cutting edge of how we think with some of the world’s brightest minds and sharpest intellects.

April 22, 2021

Jonathan Haidt

April 22, 2021

Jonathan Haidt

Jonathan Haidt joined us on April 22 at 8pm ET for a Munk Dialogue on how the pandemic is polarizing public debate in new and dangerous ways. The archived version of Haidt's Dialogue is available only to Munk Members. Membership is free. Click HERE to join.

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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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January 19, 2021

Fareed Zakaria

January 19, 2021

Fareed Zakaria

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

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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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