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    How did the #metoo movement really start – and where does it go now? Meg Twohey knows…

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    Susan Rice shaped the world of foreign affairs and national security.

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Jeremy Rifkin says the fossil fuel world will collapse by 2028. Find out why in 2019. Few world-renowned economists, social theorists and political advisors have been so prolific for as long as Jeremy Rifkin. He is best known as the architect of the Third Industrial Revolution and his 20 books have been translated into 35 languages. On Wednesday, (more…)

Event Phone: Louise Davey louise@ramsayinc.com

Susan Rice is still shaping the world of foreign affairs and national security. Susan Rice was America’s National Security Advisor and the US Ambassador to the UN. Her view of America then, now and tomorrow, is as unique and serious as the posts she held. Her life is equally unique, from her elders – immigrants (more…)

Event Phone: Louise Davey 416-602-2584

RamsayTalks presents two commanding women on two defining issues of our age. In November, we’re presenting two women whose work and lives have changed our world – and haven’t stopped. Susan Rice was America’s National Security Advisor and the US Ambassador to the UN. Meg Twohey, along with her New York Times colleague Jodi Kantor, (more…)

Event Phone: Louise Davey louise@ramsayinc.com

How did the #metoo movement really start – and where does it go now? Megan Twohey knows… The New York Times reporter, along with her colleague Jodi Kantor, broke the Harvey Weinstein scandal. In doing that they changed how men and women behave with each other. They not only wrote truth to power, they spoke truth to (more…)

A New Way to Enjoy Original Thinking Upcoming RamsayDinners Robert Shiller on February 21, 2020 Famed Yale economist and Nobel Prize winner; Author of Irrational Exuberance and Narrative Economics Françoise Baylis on March 30, 2020 Medical ethicist, whistleblower and author of Altered Inheritance Sir Angus Deaton and Anne Case on May 19, 2020 Nobel Laureate Deaton and his wife decode America’s rising (more…)

RamsayTalks are different.
The speakers are always articulate, often ground-breaking and new to town. The audience? Well, come see for yourself.

RamsayTalks have been held in Toronto for over 40 years.

They began as luncheons‚ with speakers like Malcolm Gladwell, Valery Gergiev, Sir Edmund Hillary, Brent Hawkes and Margaret MacMillan. Then in 2009, they grew into breakfasts, smaller and more interactive gatherings with speakers like Samantha Power, Robin Ghivan, Tracy Kidder and Peter Gelb.

In 2010, Bob Ramsay partnered with the Globe and Mail and Mackenzie Financial to create the Keynote Speaker Series with leading thinkers who happen to be authors such as Ken Auletta, Sheena Iyengar, Nicholas Christakis, Tim Wu and Tony Hsieh.

In addition, in the summer of 2011 RamsayTalks co-produced the 20th anniversary reunion of Thelma & Louise, with Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis live on stage at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto.

Today, RamsayTalks include series programmed for larger venues such as the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema with speakers such as Jane McGonigal, Robyn Doolittle and David Thomson.

Recent speakers have included: Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, Charles Bronfman, Wade Davis, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Niall Ferguson, Kathleen McLaughlin, Sandy Pentland, Eric Schmidt, Howard Schultz, Andrew Solomon, Geoffrey Stone, Cass Sunstein, Dr. Robert Lustig, Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman, Simon Winchester, and for the Sony Centre with Amy Cuddy.

Click here to view a video of past speakers. 

Who is Bob Ramsay?

He is the President of Ramsay Inc., the Toronto communications consultancy that presents RamsayTalks.

He is also deeply involved in the community. For many years, he was the fund-raising chair on the board of TIFF, the Toronto International Film Festival. He has also served on the boards of the St. Lawrence Centre, Women’s College Hospital Foundation, the Canadian Film Centre and the International Festival of Authors, which he also chaired.

Bob Ramsay was born in Edmonton and received his BA in English at Princeton, and his diploma in publishing procedures from Harvard. He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Medal in 2015 and the Bernier Medal from the Royal Canadian Geographic Society in 2017.

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