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May 12, 2022

James Turk is director of the Centre for Free Expression at the Toronto Metropolitan University. He discusses the difficulty of finding consistent criteria for evaluating the content of social media and regulating its decency and fairness. Indeed, freedom of speech is not absolute, but censorship is generally the worst...


May 12, 2022

Ralph Lysyshyn has served as Canada's ambassador to NATO, Poland, Belarus, Russia, Uzbekistan, and Armenia (some of those concurrently). He was warned by a previous ambassador to Russia that some people in the military and security services will never accept Ukraine's independence and would try to overcome it...


May 11, 2022

Hugo Benedetti is an economist and expert on blockchain currencies; Paul Werbos is an expert on all matter cyber, especially Artificial Intelligence; Maria Puerta Riera is a political scientist from Venezuela; Peter Venton is an economist. They are all concerned about the potential of crypto-currencies to destabilize the...


May 6, 2022

Betty Reardon is a professor emeritus of peace education at the Teachers College, Columbia University. Hers was a graduate program, unlike the peace studies undergraduate program that Metta taught at U of Toronto. She notes gladly that the legitimacy of peace as a discipline has been achieved now, and that her graduates...


May 4, 2022

Angella MacEwen, John Foster, and Francisco Wulff are all economists; Alex Belyakov is a Ukrainian journalist who covered the Chernobyl disaster. There was a debate about whether Canada's fossil fuels may help Europe transition away from Russian sources or whether nuclear power is a better solution. There was...