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Lassonde Debate | November 16th, 2016

15138386_1198323720255373_4901048188635013503_oOn November 16th, 2016 Garry took part in the Lassonde Debate which was hosted by the Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence, the new home of the Lassonde School of Engineering at York University.

The Lassonde Debate welcomed four dynamic debaters to discuss a timely motion: This house believes technology is making us more human. The house lost, but the evening was one of the most memorable in Lassonde history.

“New technology is changing everything – we cannot cling to the concept of humanity” Andrew Keen at the 2016 Lassonde Debate

“Technology is often one size fits all – you can’t customize it to individuals if it’s democratized.” Amber Case at the 2016 Lassonde Debate

To learn more about the Lassonde Debate, please follow the link.

To see more photos from the event, please visit our gallery.


The Lassonde Debate brings together the rigour of an Oxford-style debate with the social atmosphere of a Renaissance Salon.

This year, The Lassonde Debate is once again taking on a topical and timely motion that’s relevant to each one of us.

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Garry Kasparov at 20th Forum 2000 Conference | Video | October 17th, 2016

On October 17th, 2016 Garry took part in the 20th Forum 2000 Conference to discuss human rights activism and the importance of taking responsibility in the struggle against authoritarianism. Please see the video of his address below.

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The Courage to Take Responsibility

20th Forum 2000 Conference
October 16–19, 2016, Prague and other Central European cities

The life and work of Václav Havel, an intellectual, an author, a political prisoner, a human rights defender and a president of a country, is an amazing example of democratic leadership and of taking personal responsibility for the state of public affairs and the world as a whole. Nevertheless, today´s democratic leadership seems to be in crisis, contending with a lack of vision, responsibility, and perhaps even courage to lead. Are the current democratic systems unable to generate true leaders? Is the growing authoritarianism in the world a result of the weakness of democratic leadership? Where are the Havels, Churchills, or Mandelas of today?

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