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Seventeenth Semi-Annual Munk Debate Announced: Are Humankind's Best Days Behind Us?

Oct 7, 2015

Malcolm Gladwell, Alain de Botton, Steven Pinker and Matt Ridley convene in Toronto, Canada, to debate the future of progress.

Academic Advisory Council to the Munk Election Debate on Canada's Foreign Policy

Sep 28, 2015

The Munk Debates are announcing today the membership of its national academic advisory council for the first ever election debate on Canada’s foreign policy.

Chaired by Stephen Toope, Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs, the council advised the Debates on the topics and themes that will form the basis of tonight’s election debate. Made up of leading scholars of international affairs from across Canada and overseas, the council also advised the debate’s moderator, Rudyard Griffiths, on the framing of the questions that will be put to leaders at Roy Thomson Hall.

Three party leaders agree to the final format and rules for the September 28 Munk Debate on Canada’s Foreign Policy

Sep 15, 2015

Statement by Rudyard Griffiths, Chair of the Munk Debates:

“I am pleased to announce that Mr. Harper, Mr. Mulcair, and Mr. Trudeau have accepted our final proposal for the rules and format for the Monday, September 28 Munk Debate on Canada’s Foreign Policy. We are looking forward to hosting all three leaders at a debate where participants can speak in either official language when they want and for as long as they want. We also look forward to providing the audience at Roy Thomson Hall, those watching on television and the Internet, or those following the Munk Debates social media feeds with simultaneous translation of the entire debate proceedings."

Statement on the release of the final rules and format for the Monday, September 28 Munk Debate on Canada’s Foreign Policy

Sep 14, 2015

“This morning we provided the participating parties with the final rules and format for the Munk Debate on Canada’s Foreign Policy. The parties have until noon tomorrow to indicate their acceptance of the debate’s rules and format. Parties who do not respond within the allotted time will forfeit their place in the debate."

Déclaration sur la publication des règles et du format définitifs du débat Munk du 28 septembre sur la politique étrangère du Canada

Sep 14, 2015

« Nous avons fourni ce matin les règles et le format définitifs du débat Munk sur la politique étrangère du Canada aux partis politiques qui participent à cet événement. Les partis ont maintenant jusqu’à demain midi pour confirmer qu’ils acceptent les règles et le format du débat. Les partis qui ne répondent pas dans le délai prévu perdront leur droit de participer au débat.