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The future of western politics is populist not liberal

Sep 5, 2018

The Munk Debates announced today the resolution for the 23rd semi-annual event, to be held in Toronto on Friday, November 2nd, 2018.

Is Political Correctness an Enemy of Free Speech or Does It Help Create a More Just Society?

Mar 5, 2018

The twenty-second semi-annual Munk Debate is announced. Michael Eric Dyson, Michelle Goldberg, Stephen Fry, and Jordan Peterson convene in Toronto to debate political correctness.

Is Donald Trump to blame for the crisis of American Democracy?

Sep 7, 2017

Newt Gingrich, Kimberley Strassel, E.J. Dionne, and Andrew Sullivan convene in Toronto to debate the state and future of American democracy.

Peter Munk Announces Funding to Support Public Debate in Canada and Globally

Apr 28, 2017

$5 million pledge will ensure that the Munk Debate remains Canada’s leading public policy forum for informed debate.

In front of 3,000 people at Roy Thomson Hall, Peter Munk announced his foundation will make a $5 million gift to the Munk Debates to ensure another half-decade of world-class debates take place in Toronto, Canada.

Twentieth Semi-Annual Munk Debate Announced: Is the Liberal International Order Over?

Mar 2, 2017

Today the Munk Debates announced the speakers and resolution for the twentieth semi-annual event, to be held in Toronto on Friday, April 28th. To mark this milestone, the Munk Debates is inviting back to the stage of Roy Thomson Hall two presenters who have thrilled its audience with their debating skills: Niall Ferguson and Fareed Zakaria. In keeping with the Debates' tradition of engaging with the big issues of our time, these two intellectual heavyweights will go head-to-head over the motion: be it resolved the liberal international order is over.