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.