Munk Members-Only Pod: Season 2, Episode 5


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This is a sample of the Munk Members-Only Podcast. The program provides listeners with a focused, half-hour masterclass on the big issues, events and trends driving news and current events. The show features Janice Gross Stein, the founding director of the Munk School of Global Affairs and bestselling author, in conversation with Rudyard Griffiths, Chair and moderator of the Munk Debates.

This week’s Munk Members podcast explores two important stories in the news and the key insights of the latest Munk Dialogue on rationality. First, Canada’s trucker occupation of parliamentary precinct and downtown Ottawa enters its second week. Is there a way to deescalate the protests? Who is capable of talking for the protesters? And, is there a credible government interlocular to lead negotiations? Second, Xi and Putin meet at the opening of the Olympic Winter Games and pledge mutual economic and security support for each other’s nations. How could strengthening Sino-Russian relations effect events in Ukraine? What is the Biden Administration’s response to closer China-Russia ties? And finally, what are the key lessons and insights we can draw from Lisa Feldman Barret’s recent Munk Dialogue on rationality?

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