Rudyard Griffiths

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Rudyard Griffiths (born 1970) is a social entrepreneur, author, and television broadcaster. He has edited various collections of essays on Canadian and international political and historical themes and is the author of the bestselling book Who We Are: A Citizen's Manifesto (2009). He has worked as a columnist at the National Post and The Toronto Star and as a television anchor on CTV News Channel and the Business News Network and is a guest host on CBC News Network's Lang & O'Leary Exchange.

Rudyard Griffiths is the President of the Peter and Melanie Munk Foundation (PMMF) and its sister charity, The Aurea Foundation. The PMMF makes large-scale grants to Canadian and international institutions including The Munk School of Global Affairs, The Peter Munk Cardiac Centre and Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. The Aurea Foundation supports Canadian institutions involved in the study and development of public policy. Together the two foundations have donated $160 million to various causes.

Rudyard Griffiths is the co-founder of the Salon Speakers Series in [1] in Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. Presenters at the Series include Christopher Hitchens, David Gergen, James Carville, Gore Vidal and Paul Volcker. He is also the moderator and organiser of the semi-annual Munk Debates. Recent Munk Debates participants include Tony Blair, Henry Kissinger, Christopher Hitchens, Fareed Zakaria, and Paul Krugman.

Rudyard Griffiths is the co-founder of the Dominion Institute; a national charity created in 1997 to promote history and civics education in Canadian high schools. He stepped down as executive director in July 2008. In September 2009, the Dominion Institute merged with the Historica Foundation to create Historica Canada. He was a founding board member of the combined organization until 2012. He is a member of the executive committee of the board of the Global Centre for Pluralism; an international initiative of His Highness the Aga Khan and the Government of Canada.

In 2006, Rudyard Griffiths was recognised by The Globe and Mail as one of Canada's Top 40 under 40. He studied history and political science at Trinity College, University of Toronto and completed a masters of philosophy at Cambridge University.

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  • Editor, Great Questions of Canada, Stoddart, 2000
  • Contributor, Passages to Canada, Doubleday, 2001
  • Contributor, Story of a Nation, Doubleday, 2002
  • Editor, Lafontaine-Baldwin Lectures, Vol. I, Penguin, 2002
  • Contributor, Our Story, Doubleday, 2004
  • Co-author, Rare Courage, McClelland & Stewart, 2005
  • Editor, Lafontaine-Baldwin Lectures, Vol II, Penguin, 2006
  • Editor, Great Questions of Canada, 2nd Edition, Key Porter Books, 2007
  • Co-Editor, American Power: Potential and Limits in the 21st Century, Key Porter Books, 2007
  • Co-Editor, The Race to the White House, Key Porter Books, 2008
  • Editor, American Myths: What Canadians Think They Know About the U.S., Key Porter Books, 2008
  • Editor, Canada 2020: Twenty Leading Voices Imagine Canada's Future, Key Porter Books, 2008
  • Editor, 101 Things Canadians Should Know About Canada, Key Porter Books, 2008
  • Author, Who We Are: A Citizen's Manifesto, Douglas & McIntyre, 2009
  • Editor, The Munk Debates: Volume I, Anansi Books, 2010
  • Editor, Hitchens vs. Blair: The Munk Debate on Religion, Anansi Books, 2011
  • Co-Editor, The Munk Debate on China, Anansi Books, 2011
  • Co-Editor, The Munk Debate on The North American Economy, Anansi Books, 2012
  • Editor, The Munk Debate on Europe, Anansi Books, 2012
  • Editor, The Munk Debate on Iran, Anansi Books, 2013
  • Editor, The Munk Debate on Taxing the Wealthy, Anansi Books, 2013
  • Editor, The Munk Debate on Gender in the 21st Century, Anansi Books, 2013
  • Editor, The Munk Debate on State Surveillance, Anansi Books, 2014

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