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Ideas in Dialogue - Democracy in the Year of Election

Mark Kingwell and Janice Gross Stein

Presented by PEN Canada in association with the Royal Ontario Museum.

On the eve of the US election, author and public intellectual Mark Kingwell and one of Canada’s most respected and provocative political scientists, Janice Gross Stein, discuss the state and future of democracy, in Canada and abroad.

Janice Gross Stein is the Belzberg Professor of Conflict Management in the Department of Political Science and the Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a member of the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario.

"Even if it’s just the banal freedom to tweet your thoughts about a baseball game or post a photo on Facebook, self-expression is a necessary condition of democracy. "-- Mark Kingwell

Mark Kingwell is a professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto. He is the author of, among his many books, A Civil Tongue: Justice, Dialogue, and The Politics of Pluralism, which was awarded the Spitz Prize for political theory in 1997, and In Pursuit of Happiness: Better Living from Plato to Prozac. He is a member of the advisory board of PEN Canada.

Moderator: Carol Off is the host of CBC Radio’s flagship current affairs program, As It Happens, and a highly regarded television reporter.



Royal Ontario Museum
Signy and Cléophée Eaton Theatre