Rudyard Griffiths

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Rudyard Griffiths (born 1970) is a philanthropic adviser, author, and television broadcaster. He has edited various collections of essays on international, political and historical themes and is the author of the bestselling book Who We Are: A Citizen's Manifesto (2009). He has been a columnist at the National Post and The Toronto Star and a television anchor on CTV News Channel and the Business News Network. He is currently the host of Bloomberg North on Bloomberg TV Canada.

Rudyard Griffiths is the President of the Aurea Foundation. Founded by industrialist Peter Munk, the Aurea Foundation supports Canadian institutions involved in the study and development of public policy. The semi-annual Munk Debates are a signature initiative of the Aurea Foundation. Rudyard Griffiths is the organiser and moderator of the Debates. In 2015, he moderated the first-ever Canadian election debate dedicated to foreign policy issues.

Rudyard Griffiths was 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. Following the 2009 merger of the Dominion Institute and the Historica Foundation to create Historica Canada, he was a board member of the combined organization until 2012. He is a founding director and member of the executive committee of the board of the Global Centre for Pluralism; an international initiative of the Aga Khan IV and the Government of Canada.

In 2006, 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
  • Editor, The Munk Debate on Obama's Foreign Policy, Anansi Books, 2015
  • Editor, The Munk Debate on Putin's Russia, Anansi Books, 2015
  • Editor, The Munk Debate on Progress, Anansi Books, 2016

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