March 19/20, 2019

Our event series "Public Debates in Turbulent times" addresses the issues of public debate and the role of academia with a focus on the discussions on democracy and it’s futures. Experts from academia, media, and various civil society communities come together and discuss the challenges of sharing knowledge supporting the core idea that democracy rests on the process of decision making through procedures of free and equal public deliberation. Yet, contemporary Western democracies suffer from declining trust in the political process and massive disinformation in particular in social media.

The panel discussions on March 19 th and meetings on March 20th with various stakeholders  will address the conditions under which civic dialogue and democratic deliberation can be effective in a political environment increasingly shaped by populist rhetoric and deep divisions in the public sphere.


Public Debate

Tuesday, March 19th | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM PST

Live: Sunset Labs | 400 Herald Street | Victoria BC | map

Digital Ticket



Wednesday, March 20th | 10 AM - 12:00 PM PST

Centre for Global Studies  | University of Victoria BC 


Lunch Meeting with Stakeholders

Wednesday, March 20th | 10 AM - 12:00 PM PST

Centre for Global Studies  | University of Victoria BC 




Centre for Global Studies, PO Box 3050 STN CSC, Victoria, BC V2W 3P5 CANADA
(250) 721 7490