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Launch of the third semi-annual Munk Debate

Apr 30, 2009

Peter Munk announced today the resolution and presenters for the third semi-annual Munk Debates to be held in Toronto on Monday, June 1st.

The third Munk Debate will explore the opportunities and hazards of foreign aid, by debating the resolution: "be it resolved that foreign aid to developing countries does more harm than good". It will consider whether wealthy nations should be increasing foreign aid in a world where over 3 billion people live on under $2 a day and where the ills of underdevelopment (e.g. civil strife) can have global repercussions. The debate will also explore the poor track record of state to state foreign aid in increasing GDP, the support it often provides to dictators and tyrants, and the potential for freer and fairer trade to lift up developing nations.

Canadians support military intervention, survey reveals

Nov 28, 2008

According to a new Innovative Research Group national telephone survey commissioned by the Munk Debates, a significant number of Canadians support military intervention as a means to stop humanitarian crises.

Second Munk Debate Announced

Nov 3, 2008

Peter and Melanie Munk announced today the resolution and presenters for the second semi-annual Munk Debates to be held in Toronto on Monday, December 1st and broadcast live in Cineplex theatres across Canada.

Forty-six percent of Torontonians believe the world is a safer place with a Republican in the White House

May 27, 2008

Forty-six percent of the 700 plus attendees at last night's sold-out Munk Debate agreed with the resolution: "The world is a safer place with a Republican in the White House." Fifty-four percent opposed the resolution.

 

Peter and Melanie Munk Launch International Public Debate Series

Apr 18, 2008

Peter and Melaine Munk announced today the launch of the Munk Debates -- a semi-annual debate series designed to elevate and enliven public discussion on the major challenges facing Canada and the world.

The first debate focuses on the impact of the U.S. Election on global security. The resolution: "The world is a safer place with a Republican in the White House."