Webcasts & Online Events

Webcasts & Online Events

Munk School webinars are available on our YouTube channel. We’ve also included a selection of recent webinars below.


Democracy and the Future of Belarus

On October 16, 2020, the Munk School’s Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies hosted an online event featuring Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Belarusian opposition leader; Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne; H.E. Linas Linkevičius, Foreign Minister of Lithuania; Mark MacKinnon, Senior International Correspondent, The Globe and Mail; and Professor Lucan Way.

On the Day of German Unity: a look at Angela Merkel’s Legacy

This year’s Day of German Unity anniversary coincides with the end of an era -Chancellor Angela Merkel will leave office following the elections on September 26th, after a 16-year tenure. Together with the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto, the German Embassy has conceived a virtual event on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Legacy.

The Future of Foreign Investment in Canada?

In this seminar, leading Canadian and international experts Jim Balsillie, Dan Breznitz, Susan M. Hutton, Peter Loewen, and Graeme Moffat, share their insights on evolving strategic competition for resources, IP, talent, and taxation.

Canada’s Quantum Internet: Prospects & Perils

This panel of Francesco Bova, Anne Broadbent, John Lindsay, Christoph Simon and Dan Patterson, discuss the political, economic, and scientific implications of quantum communications, for Canada and the world.

30 Years of German Unity: Past, Present and Future

Munk School Distinguished Fellow Peter Mansbridge moderates a conversation with former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and a panel with Senator Ratna Omidvar and CERES’ Alex Reisenbichler

Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship in Canada

Seray Çiçek, Ryan Hubbard, Graeme Moffat, and Shiri Breznitz, discuss issues relating to their firm’s ability to secure IP especially as it relates to IP education and the role of government in supporting IP protection.

Canada’s future skills strategy: Workforce Development for Inclusive Innovation

Rachel Wernick, Denise Amyot, Dan Munro, David Ticoll, and Tara Dechamps of the Canadian Press, discuss the Government of Canada’s The Future Skills Council report.

Inclusive Innovation: COVID and After

An Innovation Policy Lab / CIFAR event moderated by Globe & Mail technology reporter Josh O’Kane

Digital Democracy and a Global Pandemic: Lessons from Taiwan’s Covid-19 Response

The Honorable Audrey Tang, Taiwan’s Digital Minister, in conversation with Peter Loewen

Urban Leadership and Innovation in Times of Crisis

Carole Saab, Richard Florida, Anita McGahan, Shauna Brail, and Supriya Dwived, Host of The Morning Show on Global News Radio, discuss how urban leaders can best respond to build more inclusive, just and resilient cities and generate the policy innovations that can shape enduring change.

Canada’s Innovation Imperative

Jim Balsillie, Dan Breznitz, and Meagan Simpson, discuss the question; how can we make sure Canada builds competitive advantage through policy that leverages innovation for tomorrow’s economy?

Policymaking Under Uncertainty

The panel of Uri Gabai, Darius Ornston, Sylvia Schwaag Serger, and Dan Breznitz, examine how policymakers adapt to extremely uncertain events, focusing on innovation, war, and the recent COVID-19 pandemic.

Reset: Reclaiming the Internet for Civil Society, by Ron Deibert

Ron Deibert, Director of the Munk School’s Citizen Lab, and 2020 Massey Lecturer, discusses his new book with journalist Ziya Tong.

Innovation on Remote?

In this Munk School Innovation Policy Lab / CIFAR online event, experts Catherine Beaudry, Ben Spigel, Tara Vinodrai and David Wolfe take a deep dive into how COVID-19 will affect innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems.

Will COVID-19 Bring us together or Blow us apart?

Janice Stein, Jon Lindsay, and Ron Deibert will discuss the cybersecurity and surveillance threats associated with the unprecedented relocation of life online. They are joined by Nahlah Ayed, Host of CBC Radio’s Ideas.

Cities After COVID

Experts Richard Florida, Nathalie Des Rosiers, Anita McGahan and Shauna Brail discuss cities after COVID with Marcia Young, host of CBC’s World Report.

Pope Francis and the Future of Work

Paolo Foglizzo, Fr. Clete Kiley, Joe McCartin, Sarah Prenger, Peter Warrian, and Claire Porter Robins, examine practices and processes that can help direct the future of work towards sustainable and inclusive outcomes.

COVID-19 & the Impact on Higher Education

International experts, Shiri Breznitz, Heike Mayer, Donald Siegel and Elvira Uyarra, discuss the impact of COVID-19 on higher education.

The Future of (Decent?) Work After Covid-19

In this Munk School / Innovation Policy Lab / CIFAR online event, experts Dan Breznitz, Zabeen Hirji and Peter Warrian take a deep dive into how COVID-19 will affect the next normal of the future of work.

The World After Covid-19

Innovation Policy Lab experts Shauna Brail, Anita McGahan, Tara Vinodrai and Shiri Breznitz discuss the world after COVID-19. Moderated by Jennifer Pagliaro, from The Toronto Star.

COVID-19 and the World’s Grand Challenges

Innovation Policy Lab online experts join Anita McGahan, Joseph Wong and Karlee Silver discuss how COVID-19 will affect our efforts to address the world’s grand challenges, with CBC’s Anna Maria Tremonti.

How is Covid-19 affecting global supply chains?

Innovation Policy Lab researchers Dan Breznitz, Shauna Brail and Steven Denney for discuss the pandemic’s disruption to global supply chains, Murad Hemmadi, Ottawa Bureau Chief for The Logic.

Book Launch:
Planet Canada: How Our Expats Are Shaping The Future, by John Stackhouse

Michael Sabia and Peter Loewen in conversation with Munk School Senior Fellow John Stackhouse

Solved: How the World’s Great Cities are Solving the Climate Crisis

The Munk School’s Environmental Governance Lab and the School of Cities host David Miller for a discussion on cities and climate change.

Exploring Life Post-COVID

Carolyn A. Wilkins, Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada, speaks about life post-COVID to the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy