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The Next Debate

The Munk Debates

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A bi-monthly interview series from The Munk Debates, featuring past and future debaters on issues and ideas driving public debate. The interviews will be published in the Saturday Globe and Mail. Full length podcasts of each interview will also be made available.

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In a little over twelve months Donald Trump has gone from vanity candidate to the presumptive Republican nominee for President of the United States. What explains Trump’s meteoric rise? And, what does his candidacy say about the state and future of American politics? E.J. Dionne, one of America’s savviest political observers, is out with a big...

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From quantitative easing to negative interest rates, central banks around the world have become, in the worlds of mega-investor Mohamed El-Erian, “the only game in town” when it comes to reviving economic growth. But when does too much central bank intervention start to become a risk to the global recovery? Mohamed El-Erian thinks this could...

Are we living in a post-revolutionary age? From the Arab Spring uprisings in the Middle East to Occupy Wall Street movement in the West, mass social movements have failed spectacularly in recent years to achieve meaningful and lasting social change. Author and activist Micah White thinks mass movements today are fundamentally misunderstanding...

For weeks now financial markets have been in turmoil over whether a cooling Chinese economy will drag the world into recession. Renowned economist and Asia expert, Stephen Roach, thinks fears of a China “crash” are exaggerated and reveal how little we actually understand about the growing strength of China’s domestic economy. For Stephen Roach,...