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Wednesday, 05th August, 2020

John Ralston Saul

John Ralston Saul

John Ralston Saul is an award-winning essayist and novelist, considered Canada’s leading public intellectual. In The Collapse of Globalism, Saul predicted the 2007-2008 economic crisis years before it happened as well as the current rise of populism and xenophobia. Declared a ‘prophet’ by TIME magazine, his 14 works have been translated into 28 languages in 37 countries. Saul is the Co-Founder and Co-Chair of both 6 Degrees, the Global Forum for Inclusion, and the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, a national organisation promoting the inclusion of new citizens. He is a leading voice in the international movement supporting immigrants and refugees. A longtime champion of freedom of expression, Saul was the elected President of PEN International from 2009 to 2015, the only Canadian writer elected to this position in 97 years.

Session

THE ABSENCE OF JUSTICE

John Ralston Saul in conversation with Manjushree Thapa

The asymmetrical power structures across cultures and continents have only been further reinforced in the times of the pandemic, as individual and societal conflicts deepen by the day. Here political philosopher and public intellectual John Ralston Saul speaks of the need to address these imbalances, through dialogue and negotiation, reconciliation and restitution.