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    Munk Debate on Foreign Policy

    The Munk Debate hosted a special election on foreign policy with the three major political parties in Canada. Conservative Party Leader Stephen Harper, New Democratic Party Leader…

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    Munk Debate on Western Engagement with Russia

    Panelists debated the West’s relationship with President Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Vladimir Pozner and Stephen Cohen argued for the resolution, “Be it resolved the…

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    Munk Debate on President Obama's Foreign Policy

    Panelists debated the effectiveness of President Obama’s foreign policy strategy. Motion: “Be it resolved Obama’s foreign policy is emboldening our enemies and making…

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    Munk Debate on State Surveillance

    Panelists debated the topic of government surveillance. Former CIA and NSA director Michael Hayden and Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz argued in favor of the resolution,…

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    Munk Debate on Taxation

    Former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman debated former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and former Reagan economic adviser Arthur Laffer on…

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    Iran's Nuclear Ambitions

    Panelists debated how the world should respond to Iran’s nuclear program. Topics included the U.S. and Israeli positions in the Middle East, the consequences of launching a war…

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    Future of the European Union

    Participants debated the future of the European Union in light of the European debt crisis and speculation that countries, such as Greece, might be forced to leave the monetary union.. The…

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