International Issues Discussion (IID) series talk on fake news and post-truth


The International Issues Discussion (IID) series at Ryerson University is pleased to present its fifth event of the Fall 2017 term: 100 Years Since Russia’s Revolution: What Does it Mean Today and Where is Russia Heading?

Our guest will be Jeremy Kinsman, whose 40 year career in the foreign service included appointments as Canadian Ambassador to the Russian Federation (1992-1996), Italy (1996-2000), High Commissioner in the United Kingdom (2000-2002), and Ambassador to the European Union (2002-2006). He is one of Canada’s foremost authorities on foreign affairs, appearing regularly on CBC and CTV news, and writing for numerous magazine and papers including Policy Options, Policy, and The New York Times. Since 2009 he has been Resident International Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, and between 2010 and 2017 served as Visiting Distinguished Diplomat with the Department of History at Ryerson University.

His talk will be Wednesday, November 8th 630-830 pm, in ENG 103 (George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre: 245 Church Street, at the corner of Gould and Church: see at Ryerson University, Toronto.

All are welcome and admission is free. Please circulate notice of the event as widely as possible. A poster advertising the talk is attached. JeremyKinsman_Poster_V2

Founded in 2005, the IID is a non-partisan, student-led forum designed to engage all members of the Ryerson University community on major events and issues in contemporary global affairs through reasoned, objective, and scholarly discourse. For further details about the IID and our series please see  or contact the IID student leaders at


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