How to watch the 2020 Munk Dialogues

The autumn 2020 Munk Dialogues are a free, weekly interactive video conversation about the big issues and events transforming our lives.

The COVID-19 pandemic enters a new phase this autumn. Are governments up to the challenge of handling a second wave of infections? How is the all-important economic recovery likely to play out? What are the new geopolitical risks we face as the pandemic goes global? And, when it comes to big risks that could impact all these forces and factors, none looms larger than the most consequential U.S. election in a generation.

The autumn 2020 Munk Dialogues are a free, weekly interactive video conversation about the big issues and events transforming our lives. Civil, substantive and on point, these dialogues range in topic from the U.S. election to the pandemic to the economy to geopolitics.

Watch weekly starting Wednesday, September 30 at 8 p.m. ET.

How can I watch?

Watch live on CBC Gem! Download the CBC Gem app from iTunes or Google Play, or watch in your browser

Meet the participants

Wednesday, September 30, 8 p.m. ET

Dialogue with Maggie Haberman, Pulitzer Prize winner, New York Times'  White House correspondent, and one of the world's leading investigative journalists, on the behind-the-scenes details of President Trump's reelection bid. 




Thursday, October 8, 8 p.m. ET

Dialogue with Michael Eric Dyson, bestselling author, scholar, and racial justice campaigner, on the future of the politics of race and social justice in the shadow of the most consequential U.S. election in a generation.




Wednesday, October 14, 8 p.m. ET

Dialogue with Robert Reich, former U.S. labour secretary, economic inequality activist and filmmaker, on how to tackle the once-in-a-generation societal challenges presented by COVID-19 and its shakeup of the global economy.




Wednesday, October 21, 8 p.m. ET

Dialogue with Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of U.S. House of Representatives and bestselling author, on the legacy of Trump's first term as president, and the future of U.S politics, two weeks out from November's vote. 




Wednesday, October 28, 8 p.m. ET

(Courtesy James Carville)

Dialogue with James Carville, U.S. Democratic Party stalwart, political strategist and bestselling author, on the likely outcomes of the November 3, 2020 U.S. election, one week out from this high-stakes global event. 



Wednesday, November 11, 8 p.m. ET

(Courtesy Martin Wolf)

Dialogue with Martin Wolf, CBE, associate editor and chief economics commentator for the Financial Times, on the state of the global economy and how COVID-19 is creating a new economic reality that will effect growth and prosperity for a generation to come.



Wednesday, November 18, 8 p.m. ET

(Courtesy Anne Applebaum)

Dialogue with Anne Applebaum, Pulitzer Prize-winning American historian and journalist, on the aftermath of the U.S. election and the future of democracy in an era of populist politics and rising authoritarianism.




Wednesday, November 25, 8 p.m. ET

(Courtesy Zhang Weiwei)

Dialogue with Zhang Weiwei, professor of International Relations at Fudan University, on America's growing rivalry with the Middle Kingdom and why China's unique system of governance means it will come out on top.


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