Big Ideas

The Annual Big Ideas Forum - Can Democracy Survive a Disappearing Middle Class? (Professor Francis Fukuyama, Professor John Keane, Bernard Salt & Benjamin Herscovitch) 26 AUGUST 2013 AT 6PM

Big Ideas | Wesley Conference Centre |

Around the world, the bonds between democracy and the middle class seem to be fraying. This year's Big Ideas Forum will examine whether democracy can survive a disappearing middle class.   Read More...

The Annual CIS Big Ideas Forum - Welfare Without the State

Big Ideas | The Masonic Centre |

This Big Ideas Forum will address how and why the old belief in dignity through work has been eroded and replaced by an acceptance, expectation and even desire for government handouts without any reciprocal responsibility. Is pride in self-reliance lost for good or can social policy encourage more personal responsibility? Can we tame the welfare juggernaut?   Read More...

You Can't Say That: Freedom of Speech & the Invisible Muzzle

Big Ideas | The Masonic Centre |

The Annual CIS Big Ideas Forum this year will focus on the perils of political correctness.   Read More...

The Future of Europe

Big Ideas | The Masonic Centre |

The modern world began in Athens and Rome; is it likely to end there too? with HENRYK M BRODER,  PROFESSOR FRANK FUREDI,  DR OLIVER HARTWICH and JOHAN NORBERG Join us at the Annual Big Ideas Forum.   Read More...