This Week On Ideas

Monday, June 27
BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE 21ST CENTURY WILL BELONG TO CHINA
munk-debates.gifRenowned historian and lecturer Niall Ferguson, and the celebrated Chinese economist David D. Li argue for the motion. Speaking against it are CNN foreign affairs commentator and TIME magazine's editor-at-large, Fareed Zakaria, and former US secretary of State, Henry Kissinger.The Munk Debates is an initiative of the Aurea Foundation, a charitable organization founded in 2006 by Peter and Melanie Munk to "improve the quality and vitality of public debate in Canada." For further information visit the munk debates website.

Tuesday, June 28
CLOSING THE BOOK

The world of letters is being rocked by new technology.  The rapid rise of the e-reader could be the biggest change in books since Gutenberg invented movable type.  Readers, writers, booksellers, and publishers are all grappling with its implications and asking a fundamental question: is a book really a book when it exists only as a digital file? CBC producer Sean Prpick goes between the covers of the question.

Wednesday, June 29
HUMAN RIGHTS AND MULTICULTURALISM: AN EVENING WITH IRSHAD MANJI
IDEAS host Paul Kennedy moderates a discussion with Irshad Manji, the critically acclaimed author of The Trouble With Islam, on the impact of individual rights on social integration and Canadian society. How do responsibilities play into the process of integration within a diverse society? How should we address rights that are in conflict?

Thursday, June 30
104 PALL MALL
Ever since it was founded in 1836, London's exclusive Reform Club has been a place where progressive people meet to discuss radical politics. There's also a considerable Canadian connection. IDEAS host Paul Kennedy takes a guided tour.

Friday, July 1
INCIDENT AT SEVEN OAKS
On June 19, 1816, near the Red River settlement, twenty-eight armed settlers marched out from Fort Douglas and exchanged fire with seventy armed and mounted Métis traders and hunters. Myrna Kostash exhumes historical memory to reveal multiple meanings of the incident at Seven Oaks.









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