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. Past speakers include Niall Ferguson, Hernando de Soto, Bernard Lewis, Christopher Patten, Francis Fukuyama, the late Richard Holbrooke, Dambisa Moyo, Martin Amis, Anne Applebaum, and Steven Pinker.

These lectures are often recorded by public television and radio for broadcast, and they continue to reach a wide audience through the Internet. The following links will take you to the websites of CBC Radio's Ideas or TVO's Big Ideas where you can view or listen to the lectures.


Richard Haass
"The 21st Century: What We Know, What We Don't", November 16, 2010


Ayaan Hirsi Ali
"Islam to America", June 8, 2010




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To be added to our lecture series invitation list, send your e-mail and mailing address to: admin@donner.ca