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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.

Newt Gingrich & Laura Ingraham “Trump” Robert Reich & Jennifer Granholm at a no-holds-barred public debate on the US election

Sep 30, 2016

Tonight in Toronto some of the biggest names in U.S. politics and media debated Donald Trump’s candidacy for President of the United States. The result was a surprise victory by Trump’s defenders at the debate, Newt Gingrich and Laura Ingraham over their Democratically minded opponents Robert Reich and Jennifer Granholm.

Nineteenth Semi-Annual Munk Debate Announced: Can Donald Trump Make America Great Again?

Aug 9, 2016

Newt Gingrich, Laura Ingraham, Robert Reich & Jennifer Granholm convene in Toronto, Canada, to debate the U.S. election.

Eighteenth Semi-Annual Munk Debate Announced: How Do We Respond to the Global Refugee Crisis?

Mar 1, 2016

Louise Arbour, Nigel Farage, Simon Schama, and Mark Steyn convene in Toronto, Canada, to debate the pressing issue of our time.