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    Munk Debate on U.S. Election

    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) and Laura Ingraham debated former Labor Secretary Robert Reich and former Governor Jennifer Granholm (D-MI) in the semi-annual Munk Debate. The debate was on…

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    Munk Debate on Global Refugee Crisis

    U.K. Independence Party Leader Nigel Farage and author Mark Steyn debate former U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour and historian Simon Schama on how developed nations…

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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 Thomas…

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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 West should engage not isolate…

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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 the world a more dangerous…

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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, “State…

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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 against Iran, and…

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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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    Munk Debate on the Future of Geopolitics

    The Munk Debate is a semi-annual event in Toronto bringing together newsmakers and leaders to debate the most pressing issues. Historian Niall Ferguson and CNN host Fareed Zakaria debated the future of…

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