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Meet Dennis Edney, Omar Khadr's Lawyer

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
12:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

The Hilton, Toronto Ballroom
145 Richmond Street, Toronto

What does Omar Khadr's lawyer say now about justice? Find out at lunch on Tuesday, Sept. 15

DennisEdneyOne of North America's most noted human rights lawyer will speak at a joint RamsayTalk/Empire Club of Canada Luncheon about his ongoing defence of Omar Khadr. Khadr spent 10 years in Guantanamo for killing an American soldier before returning to prison in Canada in 2012 and was then paroled this May.

Jane McGonigal

Thursday, September 24, 2015
6:30pm - 8:00pm (doors open at 6:00pm)

Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
506 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON

Jane McGonigal thinks the next medical breakthrough is... gaming. 


screen-shot-2012-09-26-at-7-19-49sm-pmShe says gaming can help us recover from all kinds of trauma. In fact, she claims it can give us all 10 more good years. 


She’ll be in Toronto on Sept. 24th and you’re invited to hear one of the most original minds anywhere. 



Jeremy Kinsman, Evan Solomon, Colin Robertson

Thursday, October 1, 2015
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 

The University Club
380 University Avenue, Toronto

It's a testy world. Can America and Mexico help save us, and help the world cooperate too?


No matter who wins on October 19th, Canada-US relations will be in for a reset. But should we stop squabbling with America and Mexico just to boost our trade? Or should we try to strengthen the continent together? After all, we all face a huge list of common problems, from declining oil prices, energy, and climate change, to trade, border management, people movement, infrastructure, and even foreign and security policy. 


Ray Kelly

Tuesday, October 6, 2016
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 

Pantages Hotel Toronto Centre, Rehearsal Ballroom
200 Victoria Street, Toronto

New York City's best police commissioner will speak in Toronto on Oct. 6th.


ray_kelly5aBest? Really?
Well, violent crime in New York did fall by 40% during Ray Kelly's 14 years as commissioner, starting right after 9-Eleven. 


Niall Ferguson

Friday, October 23, 2015
12:00pm - 2:00pm 

The Four Seasons Hotel, Vinci Ballroom
60 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto

Hear one of the world's eminent thinkers uncover one of its most controversial figures 


NiallFerguson_smNiall Ferguson is not only the author of 14 acclaimed books on economics and history such as The Ascent of Money and Civilization: The West and the Rest; he's a prolific commentator on contemporary politics and its players.