Lecture Series

As part of its commitment to fostering public policy debate, the Donner Canadian Foundation hosts a semiannual, public lecture series featuring some of the world's most prominent intellectuals.

Most Recent Lecture:

The Return of Geopolitics?
The Challenge to the Post-Cold War Order

By Walter Russell Mead | Tuesday, May 27, 2014 | The Carlu, Toronto

Walter Russell Mead is the James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and Humanities at Bard College and Editor-at-Large of The American Interest magazine.

Mead writes regularly on international affairs for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, The Washington Post, Financial Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and Esquire.

His book Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How It Changed the World won the 2002 Lionel Gelber Prize for the world's best non-fiction book in English on foreign affairs.

2014 Donner Canadian Foundation
Past Speakers

Our past lectures have featured such influential thinkers as Steven Pinker, Niall Ferguson, Anne Applebaum, Hernado de Soto, and Ayaan Hirsi Ali. View a full list of past speakers. 



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