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Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

BOOK LAUNCH: GOD SAVE TEXAS: A JOURNEY INTO THE SOUL OF THE LONE STAR STATE, BY LAWRENCE WRIGHT

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower explores the history, culture, and politics of Texas, while holding the stereotypes up for rigorous scrutiny.

Lawrence Wright is a staff writer for The New Yorker, and the author of nine books. The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 won the Lionel Gelber Award for Nonfiction and the Pulitzer Prise for General Nonfiction. His most recent book, Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David, was named by Publisher’s Weekly one of the top ten books of the year.

This event is part of the “Books that Matter” series, sponsored by the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History.

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Oct
12
5:00 PM17:00

Innovation and Adaptation, 1968-1984 & Trudeau’s World: Insiders Reflect on Foreign Policy,Trade, and Defence, 1968-84

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Innovation and Adaptation, 1968-1984, and Trudeau’s World: Insiders Reflect on Foreign Policy, Trade, and Defence, 1968-84

Thursday, October 12, 2017-09-28 5:00 pm-7:00 pm

October 12, 5-7 pm, we launch Innovation and Adaptation, 1968-1984, by John Hilliker, Mary Halloran, and Greg Donaghy, and Trudeau’s World: Insiders Reflect on Foreign Policy, Tade, and Defence, 1968-84, by Robert Bothwell and J.L. Granatstein, at the Library, Munk School of Global Affairs, 315 Bloor Street West. Books available for purchase. Refreshments available. Register HERE.

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Book Launch: Alexandre Trudeau's "Barbarian Lost - Travels in the New China"
Sep
19
4:30 PM16:30

Book Launch: Alexandre Trudeau's "Barbarian Lost - Travels in the New China"

What are the realities of today’s China, and what do they mean for us? Journalist and filmmaker Alexandre Trudeau explores these questions in his first book, Barbarian Lost (HarperCollins). Following his lifelong fascination with China, Trudeau travels throughout the country and meets a variety of Chinese men and women, exploring the human dimension of this country whose economic and geopolitical rise is so consequential for Canada and the world. 

The Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History, in partnership with the Canadian International Council, the Trudeau Centre for Peace, Conflict and Justice, and HarperCollins is pleased to launch this important book. 

Join us Monday, September 19th, in the George Ignatieff Theatre, Trinity College, University of Toronto, 15 Devonshire Place, to hear Alexandre Trudeau share his perceptions of contemporary China. 

Doors open at 4:30pm
Presentation begins at 5:00pm
Reception and book signing to follow

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Book Launch: "Conflicting Visions: Canada and India in the Cold War World"
Mar
23
4:00 PM16:00

Book Launch: "Conflicting Visions: Canada and India in the Cold War World"

In 1974, India shocked the world by detonating a nuclear device. In the diplomatic controversy that ensued, the Canadian government expressed outrage that India had extracted plutonium from a Canadian reactor donated only for peaceful purposes. In the aftermath, relations between the two nations cooled considerably. 

As Conflicting Visions: Canada and India in the Cold War World 1945-1976 reveals, Canada and India's relationship was turbulent long before the first bomb blast. From the time of India's independence from Britain, Ottawa sought to build bridges between India and the West through dialogue and foreign aid. New Delhi, however, had a different vision for its future, and throughout the Cold War mistrust between the two nations deepened. These conflicting visions soured the relationship between the two governments long before India's display of nuclear might. 

Please join the Bill Graham Centre, the Asian Institute, and the Centre for South Asian Studies launch this book with a panel discussion on Canada and India from Nehru to Modi. Speakers include Ramesh Thakur, and Ryan Touhey, and the panel will be chaired by Ritu Burla. There will be an opportunity to purchase the book and have it signed. Reception to follow.

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Book Launch: "Australia, Canada, and Iraq"
Mar
22
4:00 PM16:00

Book Launch: "Australia, Canada, and Iraq"

  • Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility (map)
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Please join the Bill Graham Centre as it hosts the book launch for "Australia, Canada, and Iraq: Perspectives on an Invasion," edited by Jack Cunningham and Ramesh Thakur. Chaired by John English, the panel discussion will feature the editors and Tim Sayle. There will be an opportunity to purchase the book and have them signed at this event. Reception to follow. 

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Book Launch: ‘Your Country, My Country’ and ‘O.D. Skelton’
Oct
8
4:00 PM16:00

Book Launch: ‘Your Country, My Country’ and ‘O.D. Skelton’

Join the Graham Centre for the launch of two major books on Canadian foreign relations and Canadian-American relations, by two of the leading scholars in the field. Robert Bothwell, who holds the Gluskin Chair in Canadian History at the University of Toronto, has produced “Your Country, My Country: A Unified History of the United States and Canada”, which sheds light on the histories of both countries and their complicated relationship. Norman Hillmer, Professor of History at Carleton University, has written “O.D. Skelton: A Portrait of Canadian Ambition”, the definitive biography of the public servant who charted Canada’s pursuit of an independent foreign policy and a destiny as a North American Nation in the early decades of the 20th Century. Both works will establish themselves as required reading for serious students of Canadian history. Kim Nossal of Queen’s University will comment.

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Book Launch – Buying a Better World: George Soros and Billionaire Philanthropy by Anna Porter
Mar
5
6:00 PM18:00

Book Launch – Buying a Better World: George Soros and Billionaire Philanthropy by Anna Porter

  • First Floor Boardroom, Munk- Observatory (map)
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George Soros is a legendary currency speculator and philanthropist, who has spent billions to promote democracy and human rights around the world. Anna Porter, author of The Ghosts of Europe and Kasztner’s Train, has interviewed Soros, his principal associates, politicians, journalists and others for this searching examination of the man one analyst has called “the only private citizen with his own foreign policy.”

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