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The Munk Debates is dedicated to convening one-on-one debates between today’s biggest thinkers and sharpest minds. Our mission is to create space for civil and substantive debate on the big issues of the day - free of spin, focused on facts and animated by smart conversation. Join us each week for a fresh take on the complex, controversial and compelling debates of our time. The Munk Debates Podcast returns to WBFO this Fall with new episodes beginning October 4. The Munk Debates Podcast airs Sundays at 6pm.
October 4- dialogue with Maggie Haberman, Pulitzer Prize winner, New York Times’ White House correspondent, and one of world’s leading investigative journalists, on the behind the scenes of President Trump’s reelection bid.
October 11-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.
October 18--dialogue with Robert Reich, former U.S. labor secretary, economic inequality activist, and filmmaker, on how to meet the once in a generation societal challenges presented by COVID19 and its shakeout of the global economy.
October 25-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.
November 1- 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.
November 15 – Martin Wolf, CBE, – British, Assoc. Editor and Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times, widely regarded as preeminent economic journalist at work today on the state of global economy and how COVID-19 is creating a new economic reality that will effect growth and prosperity for a generation to come.
November 22 – Anne Applebaum – American historian and journalist, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and Cundill History Prize, staff writer at The Atlantic on the aftermath of the U.S. election, on the future of democracy in an era of populist politics and rising authoritarianism.
November 29 – Zhang Weiwei - professor of International Relations at Fudan University, has written widely on China’s economic and political reform on America’s growing rivalry with the Middle Kingdom and why China’s unique system of governance means it will come out on top.