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6 pm - 8 pm, October 14th, 2014




The Campbell Conference Facility at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

1 Devonshire Pl

Toronto, ON, M5S 3K7









Jonathan Kay, Comment Pages Editor of the National Post


Jonathan Kay is Comment Pages Editor for the Toronto-based Canadian daily newspaper National Post, a columnist for the Post op-ed page, a blogger for the Post web site, a book author and editor, and a public speaker. He is also a regular contributor to Commentary Magazine and the New York Post. His freelance articles have been published in a variety of US publications including Newsweek, The New Yorker,, The New Republic, Harper's Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, The Weekly Standard, The Literary Review of Canada, The National Interest, and The New York Times.


Irvin Studin


Irvin Studin is the President of the Institute for 21st Century Questions and Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Global Brief magazine. He is the co-founder of Ukraine's Higher School of Public Administration (Kiev) and Professor in Russia's Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (Moscow). Between 2009 and 2014, he was MPP Program Director and Assistant Professor in the School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto. In 2012, he was Visiting Senior Fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. 


He worked for a number of years in the Privy Council Office (Prime Minister’s department) in Ottawa, as well as in the Australian Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in Canberra. The first ever recruit of the Canadian government’s Recruitment of Policy Leaders programme, he co-authored Canada’s 2004 national security policy, and principal-authored Australia’s 2006 national counter-terrorism policy. He holds degrees from the Schulich School of Business (York University, Toronto), the London School of Economics and the University of Oxford, where he studied on a Rhodes Scholarship. His PhD is from Osgoode Hall Law School, where he was a Trudeau Scholar and earned the Governor-General’s Gold Medal. Studin lectures around the world in a number of languages, and has written for publications ranging from the Financial Times to Le Monde, the Globe & Mail, National Post, Le Devoir,La Presse and the Straits Times. He is author of The Strategic Constitution – Understanding Canadian Power in the World (UBC Press, 2014), and editor of What is a Canadian? Forty-Three Thought-Provoking Responses (McClelland & Stewart, 2006). 

Irwin Cotler is the Member of Parliament for Mount Royal. He is a former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (2003-2006) and is Professor of Law Emeritus at McGill University where he taught law for 30 years. An Officer of the Order of Canada, Prof. Cotler is the recipient of 10 honorary doctorates. He currently serves as Liberal Advocate for Rights and Freedoms and is Vice-Chair of the House of Commons Committee on Justice and Human Rights and Vice-Chair of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Human Rights.


Mr. Cotler helped established Canada’s Raoul Wallenberg Commemorative Day and has chaired the International Commission on the Fate and Whereabouts of Raoul Wallenberg.


Irwin Cotler, Canadian Member of Parliament for Mont Royal



Learn about commemorations and monuments in honor of Raoul Wallenberg in Toronto





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