Events

  • November 18, 2016 – JRS to be inducted into The Royal Society of Canada – Isabel Bader Centre, Kingston, Canada
  • November 07, 2016 – “A third avenue between the establishment and nationalisms” Article in El País featuring JRS´ participation at The Common Action Forum 2016 – Madrid, Spain.
  • October 16, 2016 – Che cos’è oggi il movimento di Toronto [What is the Toronto School today] – Article by JRS for Nòva – Milano, Italia
  • October 13, 2016 – John Ralston Saul’s The Unconscious Civilization chosen as one of the 25 most influential books by the Literary Review of Canada – Toronto, Canada.
  • September 19, 2016 – Watch the 14th LaFontaine-Baldwin Lecture with Naomi Klein. Introduction by JRS. Click here to watch the video on CPAC – Toronto, Canada.
  • September 27, 2016 – Senator Ratna Omidvar on improving citizenship in Canada (Bill C-6) – Ottawa, Canada.
  • September 28, 2015 – “When it comes to Inclusion Canada is the Guiding Country” – Richard van der Laken of What Design can Do tells his story about his experience at 6 Degrees Citizen Space – Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • September 21, 2016 – The 6 Degrees-Vancity report “Open for Business: Immigrant/New Canadian Entrepreneurs in Canada¨by Ricardo Meilman Lomaz Cohn and Eric Adebayo is published – Toronto, Canada. Click here to access the report.
  • September 21, 2016 – The 6 Degrees-CIGI report “New Canadian Entrepreneurs: An Underappreciated Contribution to Canadian Prosperity?” by 6 Degrees Senior Fellow Bessma Momani is published – Toronto, Canada. Click here to access the report.
  • August 27, 2016 – “John Ralston Saul calls for a new conversation about immigration and Citizenship” – JRS Interview with EFE/La Vanguardia – Toronto, Canada.
  • September 19th, 2016 – Naomi Klein – award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of international bestsellers – will be the 16th LaFontaine-Baldwin lecture on Monday the 19th at 19:30 in Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, 273 Bloor St. W – Toronto, Canada
  • September 19-21, 2016 – 6 Degrees Citizen Space is a three days, three nights event organised by the Institute for Canadian Citizenship where thinkers, doers, artists, politicians and civil society leaders will be brought together to have a conversation on citizenship, inclusion and immigration in the 21st century. Events will be held in various parts of downtown Toronto, for more information go to their website www.6degreesto.com- Toronto, Canada
  • July 22, 2016 – JRS’s second Op-Ed opinion piece for the Globe and Mail 6 Degrees: Experiments in Pluralism series on citizenship, refugees and inclusion in the 21st Century – Toronto, Canada
  • June 15, 2016 – JRS’s complete speech at the Canadian Mennonite University about peace and immigration in Canada available on video – Winnipeg, Canada
  • June 14, 2016 – JRS speech at the Canadian Mennonite University, 7:00 PM at the Marpeck Commons, 2299 Grant Ave., in Winnipeg will be live streamed – Winnipeg, Canada
  • June 3, 2016 – Full video of JRS’s speech at the The Walrus Talks The Indigenous City, recorded May 11, 2016 at the Winnipeg Art Gallery – Winnipeg, Canada
  • May 21, 2016 – JRS joins Monocle’s The Big Interview series talking about freedom of expression, citizenship and the troubling times in contemporary politics – London, UK
  • May 13, 2016 – Article in the Winnipeg Free Press about the citizenship ceremony hosted by JRS on May 9 at the Canadian Museam for Human Rights – Winnipeg, Canada
  • May 10, 2016 – JRS interviewed by CTV News Winnipeg on Canadian immigration, why it works and Canadians non-monolithic sense of identity – Winnipeg, Canada
  • May 9, 2016 – Live streamed interview of JRS by the Winnipeg Free Press about Canadian reality prior to Citizenship Ceremony at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights – Winnipeg, Canada
  • May 6, 2016 – Interview of JRS by Eva Salinas of opencanada.org reflecting on his Presidency at PEN International and the state of freedom of expression in Canada and beyond. – Toronto, Canada
  • May 5, 2016 – New post added to JRS and Adrienne’s new blog about their Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Sublime being for sale in Canada – Toronto, Canada
  • May 5, 2016 – Recording of JRS’s lecture at the University of Regina titled “Learning how to think, learning how to be: Reimagining the role of the humanities in Canadian universities” published on Youtube – Regina, Canada
  • May 3, 2016 – Article in GuelphToday.com about JRS’s and Thomas King’s involvement in Authors for Indies Day 2016 – Guelph, Canada
  • May 2, 2016 – Opening chapter written by JRS for special edition of Die horen : Hinauf in das winzige Zelt von Blau (Writers in Prison / Writers at Risk) of Wellstein Verlag – Göttingen, Germany
  • April 21, 2016 – JRS radio interview with Estelle Côté-Sroka of Point du jour about the role of Aboriginal peoples in Canadian history – Winnipeg, Canada
  • April 21, 2016 – JRS interviewed by Brad de Roo of Bookshelf about his books, writing career and thoughts as an Indigenous ally before his appearance with Thomas King at the Authors for Indies Day 2016 – Guelph, Canada
  • April 23, 2016 – JRS Op-Ed opinion piece for the Globe and Mail 6 Degrees: Experiments in Pluralism series on citizenship, refugees and inclusion in the 21st Century – Toronto, Canada
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  • April 21, 2016 – Article in the Regina Leader-Post about JRS’s speech on the value of liberal arts and humanities in education and job training – Regina, Canada
  • April 4, 2016 – JRS and Adrienne Clarkson have created a blog to share their passion for the production of olive oil. Find out more about their product, their groves and the history and traditions of the area in general – Eygalières, France
  • April 2, 2016 – Article in French newspaper Le Monde about Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau quoting JRS’s notion of him – Paris, France
  • March 17, 2016 – JRS interviewed by Turkish newspaper K24 about the lack of freedom of expression in Turkey and about his literary career – Istanbul, Turkey
  • March 11, 2016 – JRS speaks with Cumhuriyet about the current situation in Turkey – Istanbul, Turkey.
  • February 7, 2016 – JRS appearing on the CBC Unreserved Radio Show hosted by Rosanna Deerchild to discuss his latest book “The Comeback” – Toronto, Canada
  • February 27, 2016 – JRS and Adrienne Clarkson host The Celebration of Life of Maurice Strong under the Patronage of the Speakers of the Senate and the House of Commons – Video. Speakers: JRS, Prime Minister Trudeau, James Wolfsensohn, Achim Steiner, Catherine McKenna, Martin Lees, Désirée McGraw, Paul Martin, and Adrienne Clarkson – Ottawa, Canada.
  • January 27, 2016 – JRS and the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson are organising a celebration for the life the Honourable Maurice Strong, a remarkable Canadian and friend of the Earth. Among the guests of honour will be the Governor General and the Prime Minister – Ottawa, Canada
  • January 9, 2016 – JRS and the Right Honorable Adrienne Clarkson are going to Pearson Airport to welcome more than 300 Syrian refugees into Canada – Toronto, Canada
  • November 30, 2015 – JRS’s memorial piece in honour of Maurice Strong, father of the environmental movement and dear friend, published in the Globe and Mail – Toronto, Canada
  • November 25, 2015 – Article in the Revista N of Argentina written by Luisa Valenzuela president of PEN Argentina relating her experience in the Congress of Pen International in Quebec and the overall work of PEN mentioning the hard work of JRS during his presidency of the organisation – Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • November 18, 2015 – Article in the Journal de Montréal quoting The Comeback by JRS when discussing the resurgence of Canadian Aboriginals – Montréal, Canada
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  • November 18, 2015 – JRS interviewed by Alain Crevier host of ICI Radio-Canada’s Second Regard about his latest book ‘The Comeback’ on the Aboriginal reality in Canada in relation to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission – Montreal, Canada
  • November 17, 2015 – JRS’s presidency closing letter to the PEN Membership
  • November 16, 2015 Dear PEN Members, Dear Friends, A last monthly letter to say thank you and to report on the 81st Congress in Quebec City. First, the obvious, we have a new President. Jennifer Clement, a wonderful novelist. She was President of PEN Mexico when we organized our first new style international delegation in […]

  • November 9, 2015 – Article in Ottawa Citizen about the protest against the construction of condominiums on Algonquin sacred lands at the Chaudiere Falls mentioning JRS – Ottawa, Canada
  • November 8, 2015 – Complete video of press conference in Ottawa along with Evelyn Commanda and Douglas Cardinal to encourage the respect and protection of a sacred meeting place at Chaudière Falls and the adjacent islands – Ottawa, Canada
  • November 5, 2015 – JRS interviewed by Hervé Gardette de Radio France’s Du Grain à Moudre on the topic of Canada’s uniqueness within North America, identity, citizenship, Aboriginal issues and the new government – Paris, France
  • November 4, 2015 – JRS and The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson are traveling to Ottawa for the swearing in of the new Prime Minister and his cabinet – Ottawa, Canada
  • November 1, 2015 – Complete audio of JRS’s Keynote speech for the Réseau des villes francophones et francophiles d’Amérique hosted by the Centre de la Francophonie des Ameriques – Quebec City, Canada
  • November 1, 2015 – JRS at the “Vision of the Sacred Islands” press conference in Ottawa along with Evelyn Commanda and Douglas Cardinal to encourage the respect and protection of the creation of a sacred meeting place at Chaudière Falls and the adjacent islands – Ottawa, Canada
  • October 28, 2015 – “In Conversation with John Ralston Saul,” interview in the Winnipeg Free Press about JRS’s The Comeback and the Aboriginal resurgence in Canada. – Winnipeg, Canada
  • October 28, 2015 – Article in El Pais Uruguay on the resurgence of PEN in Latin America mentioning JRS involvement in the region – Montevideo, Uruguay
  • October 26, 2015 – JRS in an episode of Chris Hedges’s Days of Revolt to discuss neoliberalism as an ideology, the breakdown of that ideology, and what comes next. – Toronto, Ontario
  • October 24, 2015 – Radio interview on Radio-Canada Manitoba with Daniel Gervais on JRS’s The Comeback and the reasons behind the book and its significance today – Winnipeg, Canada
  • October 22, 2015 – Entertaining article in the National post about a friendly Twitter war between the Toronto Public Library and the Kansas Public Library that utilized JRS’s The Comeback to jest about the 5th game in the post-seasons and the Blue Jay’s victory – Toronto, Canada
  • October 22, 2015 – Article in the New Yorker by Adam Gopnik on Trudeau’s victory in Canada’s Federal election mentioning JRS’s twin biography of Robert Baldwin and Louis Lafontaine, to emphasize how much the Canada owes to its tradition of avoiding conflict – New York, USA
  • October 14, 2015 – Emotional Thank you letter from Leonard Cohen to JRS for being President of PEN International for the past 6 years – Quebec City, Canada
  • October 14, 2015 – Article in Le Monde on the importance of Aboriginal votes in the upcoming election quotes JRS’s lastest book Le Grand Retour
  • October 11, 2015 – JRS on his way to Quebec City to chair the 81st PEN Congress, his last as International President of PEN International – Quebec, Canada
  • October 8, 2015 – Interview in La Presse about ‘Le Grand Retour,’ my latest book, about the logic behind the book.
  • October 7, 2015 – Article in Le Devoir Newspaper about JRS’s latest essay ‘Le Grand Retour,’ translated by Daniel Poliquin.
  • October 6, 2015 – JRS interviewed about his latest novel “Le Grand Retour” by ICI Radio-Canada’s Medium Large host Catherine Perrin.
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  • September 30, 2015 – JRS to attend a PEN Ukraine public meeting along with Andrei Kurkov hosted by Mykola Riabchuck, President of PEN Ukraine, on ‘Culture, the War and Responsibility of intellectuals’ in Library Hall of Kyiv- Kiev, Ukraine
  • September 19, 2015 – JRS to host 13th LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium with Adrienne Clarkson and Charles Foran at the Stratford Festival. This year’s speaker is Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi on the topic of citizenship and the importance of inclusion.
  • September16, 2015 – October Letter from John Ralston Saul International President, to the PEN membership
  • August 2015 Letter from John Ralston Saul International President of PEN International to the PEN membership. September 10, 2015 Dear PEN members, Dear friends, There are moments when civilizations throw away the ethical value of that word, civilization. They lose the credibility needed to be taken seriously. The question is, can they get it back? […]

  • August 16, 2015 – September Letter from John Ralston Saul International President, to the PEN membership
  • August 2015 Letter from John Ralston Saul International President of PEN International to the PEN membership. September 15, 2015 Dear PEN members, Dear friends, There are moments when civilizations throw away the ethical value of that word, civilization. They lose the credibility needed to be taken seriously. The question is, can they get it back? […]

  • September 10, 2015 – Article published about JRS and the 81st PEN International Congress in Quebec City after the Montreal press conference he attended last week
  • September 9, 2015 – JRS in Zagreb, Croatia for the launch of “Mracni otkloni naslovnica,” the Croatian version of his novel Dark Diversions published by Edicije Božičević
  • September 3, 2015 – JRS interviewed by “Plus on est fou, plus on lit!” a Radio-Canada literary show in Montreal with Marie-Louise Arsenault to discuss his career as a writer and the opening of the 81st PEN International Congress in Quebec City
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  • October 6, 2015 – The Comeback, French edition published by Éditions du Boréal titled Le Grand Retour, to be launched in Canada on the 6th of October
  • September 9th , 2015 -Dark Diversions, Croatian edition titled “Mracni otkloni naslovnica” published by Edicije Božičević, to be launched in Zagreg, Croatia.
  • August 17, 2015 – JRS calls on Honduran officials to ensure the protection of the well-being of journalist and member of PEN Honduras, Cesario Padilla.
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  • May 09, 2015 – Launch of the Slovenian edition of JRS’s novel Dark Diversions (“MRAČNI ODKLONI”) published by Društvo Mohorjeva Družba – Slovenia
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  • June 30, 2015 – JRS reaired from February 10th on CBC Ideas, in conversation with Paul Kennedy and Saul and Hayden King of Ryerson University.
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  • June 23 – JRS to meet Michaëlle Jean, Secretary General of L’Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie together with Carles Torner, ED of PEN International to talk about PEN’s programs in Africa.
  • June 22 – JRS to meet with Madam Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO, together with Carles Torner, ED of PEN International and Romana Cacchioli, Director of International Programs to talk about PEN and its activities.
  • June 19, 2015 – ‘Time for a Rewrite,’ review from Geist Magazine on JRS’s most recent book ‘The Comeback’
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  • 13 May, 2015 – May Letter from John Ralston Saul International President, to the PEN membership
  • May Letter from John Ralston Saul International President, to the PEN membership. May 13, 2015 Dear PEN members, dear friends, This spring we undertook an ambitious three country intervention in Latin America. Sixteen PEN centres took part. We called it the PEN Summit of the Americas and it unfolded as we moved from Honduras to […]

  • June 06, 2015 – JRS op-ed on the Truth and Reconciliation Comission of Canada Report in the Globe and Mail, “Truth and Reconciliation is Canada’s last chance to get it right”
  • May 26-29, 2015 – JRS to attend the Biennial PEN International Writers in Prison Committee Conference – Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • May 16-17, 2015 – JRS to attend the 37th Literature Days literary festival. Solothurn, Switzerland.
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  • May 13th, 2015 – JRS in conversation with EFE about freedom of expression, impunity and corruption in Latin America. Online
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  • May 06, 2015 – JRS to attend the PEN International Writers for Peace Committee Meeting in Bled, Slovenia.
  • May 06, 2015 – JRS to meet with the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahour together with Hori Takeaki, Evald Flisar, Tone Peršak, Edvard Kovač, and Andrei Kurkov – Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Monday April 20th, 2015 – PEN Argentina, headed by Luisa Valenzuela, officially relaunches. Another step forward strengthening PEN’s presence in the Americas. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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  • Wednesday April 15th, 2015 – JRS to take part in a PEN International roundtable at the European Parliament with Josef Haslinger, Tahmima Anam, Kamila Shamsie, Emine Sevgi Özdamar, discussing “Freedom of Expression in a Time of Crisis” Chaired by Josep Maria Terricabras. Brussels, Belgium
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  • Tuesday April 14th, 2015 – JRS will lead a PEN International delegation with Jarkko Tonti, Josef Haslinger, Jo Glanville, Nina George, Emine Sevgi Özdamar, organized by Josep Maria Terricabras to present PEN’s document “Refugee and Asylum Seekers Protection in Europe” declaration to the European Parliament President Martin Schulz. The declaration is signed by more than 1000 writers. Brussels, Belgium.
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  • Monday April 13th- Tuesday April 14th, 2015 – JRS to attend London Book Fair. London, England.
  • Wednesday March 18th, 2015 – JRS discusses Omnibus Bills with Nick Rose of VICE Magazine: “Some Kind of Monster: A Brief History of Harper’s Big Fat Omnibus Bills.”
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  • Wednesday March 11th, 2015 – The Writers’ Trust of Canada to announce winner of Shaughnessy-Cohen prize, a mandate to advance, nurture, and celebrate Canadian writers and writing. The Fairmont Château Laurier. Ottawa.
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  • Wednesday March 11th, 2015 – The Institute for Canadian Citizenship has selected Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi as our 13th LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium speaker.
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  • Wednesday March 11th, 2015 – JRS interview with Mark Burgess “Aboriginal Issue ‘biggest unresolved, fundamental issue in Canada.’ The Hill Times
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  • Thursday February 26th, 2015 – PEN International, which defends freedom of expression, said that in Latin America there is a vicious cycle of corruption-violence-impunity against writers and journalists. Terra Noticias Mexico.
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  • Thursday February 26th, 2015 – John Ralston Saul “Corruption prevents development of Mexico.” Criterio Hidalgo Newspaper. Mexico
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  • Thursday February 26th, 2015 – John Ralston Saul: “The Mexican social dis-ease id this profane unholy trinity of corruption, violence and impunity.” El Economista (In Spanish). Mexico
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  • Thursday February 26th, 2015 – PEN International President John Ralston Saul: “Inefficiency of government in protecting human rights.”
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  • Thursday February 26, 2015 – John Ralston Saul, president of PEN Club International noted that if the problems of violence in Mexico are not fixed, they will affect other countries.” Newpaper El Debate. (Spanish) Mexico
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  • Friday Feb 13th- 24 February – JRS heads delegation of writers from around the world to address attacks on journalists in Central America & Mexico
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  • Tuesday February 3rd, 2015 – JRS appointed to the Order of Ontario. Queen’s Park. Toronto, Ontario.
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  • Monday Feb 2nd, 2015 – January Letter from John Ralston Saul to the PEN International membership.
  • January Letter from John Ralston Saul, International President, to the PEN Membership. January 26, 2014 Dear PEN Members, Dear Friends, Last week in Paris I went to the site of the Charlie Hebdo murders with Emmanuel Pierrat of French PEN, Jarkko Tontti, Carles Torner and Sarah Clarke from our Secretariat. We placed flowers and a […]

  • Tuesday January 27th, 2015 – Shaughnessy Cohen Prize Jury on the finalists.
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  • Tuesday January 27, 2015 – JRS The Comeback on shortlist of the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing.
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  • Sunday January 18, 2015 – New edition of The Unconscious Civilization released in Macedonia.
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  • Tuesday January 20, 2015: JRS in Skopje, Macedonia to meet with the Macedonian President, Ǵorge Ivanov, the Prime Minister, Nikola Gruevski and the Minister of Culture, Elizabeta Kanceska Milevska,
  • Monday January 19th, 2015 – “Letter from Chile: Jig-making with Nicanor Parra” PN Review.
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  • Sunday January 18th, 2015 – JRS to receive the World Prize of Humanism from the Ohrid Academy of Humanism in Macedonia.
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  • Tuesday Jan 13th, 2015 – Censors March for Free Expression: PEN calls on Governments to implement their commitments to free expression and to desist from further curtailing free expression through the expansion of surveillance.
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  • Wednesday January 14, 2015 – JRS participates at an emergency UNESCO freedom of expression meeting titled ¨Journalism After Charlie¨ in Paris.
  • Monday Jan 12th, 2015 – CBC reporter Angela Sterritt recounts panel discussion she moderated: “Reconciliation: The way Forward.”
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  • Monday Jan 12th, 2015 – Author John Ralston Saul tells Corporate Knights why he was inspired to write a book on Canada’s aboriginal renaissance: “The (dis)honour of the crown.”
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  • (Français) le vendredi 09 janvier 2015 – PEN est consterné par l’attaque sauvage contre le journal satirique français Charlie Hebdo.
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  • Monday Jan 07th, 2015 – JRS “PEN International appalled by savage attack on French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo.”
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  • December 16th, 2014 – JRS analysis of high school teacher racism: “Winnipeg Can Defend Itself…”
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  • Friday December 12, 2014 – “A Winnipeg high school teacher suspended over Facebook posts.” Ici Radio- Canada (In French)
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  • Friday December 12, 2014 – “Brad Badiuk, Winnipeg teacher, on leave after controversial Facebook posts on aboriginals.” CBC News
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  • Wednesday Dec 3rd, 2014 – “We’ll be defined by how we deal with aboriginals: Haroon Siddiqui.” The Toronto Star
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  • Wednesday Dec 3rd, 2014 – PEN International concerned over Bergman’s punishment. The Dhaka Tribune.
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  • Tuesday December 2nd, 2014 – Bangladesh court convicts British journalist David Bergman for doubting war death toll. The Guardian UK.
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  • Tuesday Dec 2nd, 2014 – John Ralston Saul, on David Bergman’s ruling by the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal.
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  • Saturday Nov 29th, 2014 – Toronto Star Columnist Haroon Siddiqui reviews THE COMEBACK.
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  • Friday Nov 29th, 2014 – 20 years after the release of Voltaire’s Bastards, John Richardson’s review – “Two Dystopias: “Voltaire’s Bastards” and “Paris in the Twentieth Century.” Oct 24th, 2013
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  • November 20th, 2014 – The great Mexican writer, Elena Poniatowska in conversation with Huffington Post RE: this terrible situation in Mexico.
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  • Tuesday November 25th, 2014 – The Globe & Mail’s Lawrence Martin on THE COMEBACK: “Canada’s unheard aboriginal narrative.”
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  • Monday Nov 24th, 2014 – October/ November Letter from John Ralston Saul to the PEN International membership.
  • Dear PEN Members, Dear friends, A few weeks ago, two hundred and fifty writers from almost 80 PEN Centres came together in Bishkek. Nothing like this has been tried before. And it probably would not have been possible elsewhere in the region. This 80th Congress was an illustration of why PEN exists. We came to […]

  • Saturday Nov 22nd, 2014 – JRS interview with Bengali newspaper The Daily Star: “When the pen is mightier than the sword.”
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  • Saturday November 22nd, 2014 – Homero Aridjis, former PEN International President has written an important article on the situation in Mexico. Huffington Post.
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  • Thursday Nov 20th, 2014 – JRS is interviewed by The Daily Star: “Hay Festival begins with a promise of diversity.” Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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  • Thursday Nov 20th, 2014 – JRS to meet with Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh in Dhaka, Sheikh Hasina Wajed to discuss the state of minority languages, freedom of expression & education.
  • Monday Nov 17th, 2014 – John Ralston Saul’s The Comeback, review: A hopeful vision. The National Post.
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  • Friday Nov 14th, 2014 – “JRS has reminded us again in his book THE COMEBACK of a period of imperialist, racialized thought.” Hon. Bob Rae Globe & Mail.
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  • Thursday Nov 13th, 2014 – Quill & Quire reviews THE COMEBACK: “How Aboriginals Are Reclaiming Power and Influence.”
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  • Thursday Nov 13th, 2014 – Book Review – THE COMEBACK: ‘Trouble on Turtle Island: The ongoing colonization of Aboriginal peoples.’ Walrus Magazine
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  • Wednesday Nov 12th, 2014 – JRS speaks with Monocle Daily radio explaining Idle No More & THE COMEBACK.
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  • Wednesday Nov 12th, 2014 – JRS interview on CTV News explaining belief that Aboriginal issues are the most important & unresolved in Canada.
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  • November 8th, 2014 – THE COMEBACK review: “‘New elite’ to lead indigenous resurgence.” Winnipeg Free Press
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  • Wednesday November 5th, 2014 – JRS to speak with host Cheryl McKenzie of Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) Regarding THE COMEBACK
  • Tuesday November 4th, 2014 – JRS to join University of Saskatchewan roundtable discussion with faculty and community members.
  • Tuesday November 4th, 2014 – JRS to speak with Marcy Markusa of CBC Winnipeg regarding THE COMEBACK book launch.
  • Monday Nov 3rd, 2014 – JRS to attend Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission discussion Session with Judge David Arnot. Saskatoon.
  • Monday November 3rd, 2014 – JRS to be interviewed by CBC Saskatoon regarding launch of THE COMEBACK.
  • Sunday November 2nd, 2014 – JRS to attend honouring ceremony for Dr. Winona Wheeler, Saskatoon.
  • Sunday November 2nd, 2014 – JRS to attend Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) Pow Wow Grand Entry Ceremony, Saskatoon.
  • Friday October 31st, 2014 – John Ralston Saul calls for Canadians to be Idle No More. Globe and Mail.
  • September 10th, 2014 – JRS, McGill alumnus, becomes an honorary member of the Royal Society of Canada.
  • Monday Oct 27th, 2014 – Aboriginal rights: A simple matter of rights denied: The Toronto Star.
  • October 23rd, 2014 – JRS addresses THE COMEBACK in official acceptance speech for Honourary Doctorate of Law.
  • October 20th, 2014 – Chris Hedges and JRS interview discusses “The imperative of revolt.”
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  • October 18th, 2014 – 12th LaFontaine Baldwin Symposium with Robert Lepage. The Isabel Bader Theatre (93 Charles Street West, Toronto).
  • 12th LaFontaine Baldwin Symposium with Robert Lepage. The Isabel Bader Theatre (93 Charles Street West, Toronto).

  • October 17th, 2014 – JRS to give acceptance speech at University of Winnipeg.
  • JRS to give acceptance speech at the University of Winnipeg for Honourary Doctorate of Law with central themes including citizenship & the aboriginal comeback. Click to be redirected to a live stream.

  • October 16, 2014 – University of Winnipeg to honour John Ralston Saul at Autumn Convocation.
  • October 16th 2014 – John Ralston Saul to receive Honourary Doctorate of Law from the University of Winnipeg.
  • October 7th, 2014 – Joanne Leedom-Ackerman shares her impressions of 80th PEN International Congress. Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
  • October 7th, 2014 – JRS to arrive at the Frankfurt International Book Fair representing PEN International & recently re-issued, published works.
  • October 2nd, 2014 – PEN International passes resolution to support Freedom of Expression of LGBTI community with no votes against during PEN International Congress 2014. Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
  • October 2nd, 2014 – PEN International announces the winner of the New Voices Award to Marina Babanskaya from Russian PEN.
  • October 1st, 2014 – Kyrgyzstan President Almazbek Atambaev met with the participants of the 80th Congress of PEN International in Bishkek.
  • Президент Алмазбек Атамбаев встретился с участниками 80-го Конгресса PEN International

  • September 28th to October 7th, 2014 – JRS to lead the 80th PEN International Congress in Bishkek, Kyrgystan.
  • JRS to lead the 80th PEN International Congress in Bishkek, Kyrgystan.

  • September 29th, 2014 – JRS meets the Head of the Executive Office of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nurlan Nigmatulin and the Chairman of The Committee of Criminal and Executive System, Colonel Baurzhan Maratovich Berdalin.
  • Septmber 26, 2014 – JRS & PEN delegation granted permission from the Kazakh prison system to meet with imprisoned journalist Vladimir Koslov.
  • September 26th, 2014 – JRS meets Aliya Turusbekova, Vladimir Kozlov’s wife with Hori Takeaki, International Secretary, Carles Torner, Executive Director of PEN International and Kazakh PEN member Vladimir Karcev.
  • September 25th, 2014 – JRS meets with Kazakh university students at the Canadian Embassy in Astana with Ambassador Shawn Steil.
  • September 25th – 27th, 2014 – JRS will be leading a PEN International delegation to Kazakhstan w/ International Secretary Hori Takeaki & Executive Director Carles Torner to meet with Kazakh PEN & Public Officials in Astana & Almaty.
  • JRS will be leading a PEN International delegation to Kazakhstan w/ International Secretary Hori Takeaki & Executive Director Carles Torner to meet with Kazakh PEN & Public Officials in Astana & Almaty.

  • September 22, 2014 – Monthly Letter from John Ralston Saul, International President
  • September 16th, 2014 – JRS interview with Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia: “Globalization has only brought unemployment and crisis.”
  • Globalization has only brought unemployment and crisis – La Vanguardia

  • September 12, 2014 – JRS to attend the Opening ceremonies of the Ismaili Centre Toronto and Aga Khan Museum Toronto, Ontario. Canada
  • JRS to attend the Opening ceremonies of the Ismaili Centre Toronto and Aga Khan Museum Toronto, Ontario. Canada

  • August 1st, 2014 – PEN International Condemns Killings of Journalists and Attacks on Media during Israeli Offensive in Gaza.
  • PEN International Condemns Killings of Journalists and Attacks on Media during Israeli Offensive in Gaza.

  • July 22th, 2014 – July letter from John Ralston Saul International President, to the PEN membership.
  • July letter from John Ralston Saul International President, to the PEN membership.

  • July 7, 2014 – JRS in conversation with Andrew Graham-Yooll
  • JRS in conversation w Andrew Graham-Yooll of Argentine Pagina 12 newspaper RE the re launch of PEN Argentina, censorship, and the importance of protecting endangered languages.

  • June 14, 2014 – Online interview from Estonia
  • An online interview from Estonia with journalist Silvia Urgas

  • June 13, 2014 – An interview with Finnish journalist, Antti Majander.
  • An interview with Finnish journalist, Antti Majander: “Russian and Ukrainian PEN centres are opposed to align with hate speech.”

  • June 12, 2014 – JRS in Tallinn to meet with members and President of Estonian PEN,
  • JRS in Tallinn to meet with members and President of Estonian PEN, Kätlin Kaldmaa and Estonian Minister of Culture, Urve Tiidus.

  • June 11, 2014 – Russian and Ukrainian PEN International affirm their unity against the waves of propaganda destroying the language of public discussion.
  • Russian and Ukrainian PEN affirm their unity against the waves of propaganda destroying the language of public discussion.

  • June 10, 2014 – JRS is in Helsinki with Jarkko Tonti, International Treasurer of International PEN
  • JRS in Helsking with Jarkko Tonti, International Treasurer of PEN International and Sirpa Kähkönen, President of Finnish PEN. Tomorrow they will meet with Erik Lundberg, Head of the Unit for Human Rights Policy, Pekka Haavisto, Minister for International Development of the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Finnish PEN members.

  • June 9, 2014 – PEN International brings together leading Ukrainian and Russian writers to promote a peaceful solution to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.
  • PEN brings together leading Ukrainian and Russian writers to promote a peaceful solution to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine

  • May 26, 2014 – A report from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on our recent PEN International delegation.
  • A report from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on our recent PEN International delegation.

  • May 23, 2014 – JRS to present Key Note speech to the graduates of the IE Business School in Segovia, Spain
  • JRS to present Key Note speech to the graduates of the IE Business School in Segovia, Spain. Key note address will relate to Voltaires Bastards. The graduation ceremony will be broadcast live at 11:15 local time over the internet following the link:

  • May 16, 2014 to May 21, 2014 – JRS in Barcelona for PEN International Board meeting. Board to discuss Russia-Ukraine situation, developing PEN International in Latin America & regional strategies including Turkey, and South Asia.
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  • May 14, 2014 to May 16, 2014 – JRS to attend meeting with Board members in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany. Mayor Hermann-Josef Pelgrinstreet to invite German PEN President Josef Haslinger & JRS to sign the Golden Book at Schwäbisch Hall Council Chamber.
  • JRS to attend meeting with PEN Deutschland & PEN International Board members in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany. Mayor Hermann-Josef Pelgrinstreet to invite German PEN President Josef Haslinger & JRS to sign the Golden Book at Schwäbisch Hall Council Chamber.

  • PEN International President delivers speech on World Press Freedom Day.
  • Press Freedom Day event in Ottawa, Canada. The speech, titled ‘Secrecy, Surveillance and Free Expression’ is available to view online here.

  • May 6th, 2014 – PEN International President delivers speech on World Press Freedom Day. Ottawa, Canada
  • PEN International President delivers speech on World Press Freedom Day. Ottawa, Canada

  • May 3 – May 9, 2014 – JRS to attend Buenos Aires Book Fair
  • JRS to attend Buenos Aires Book Fair in Argentina from May 3rd – May 9th. Visit to include roundtable “Free The Word!” with Argentine authors including Martín Kohan, Luisa Valenzuela, Pola Oloixarac and Carlos Gamerro. They will discuss the history of PEN International in Latin America and freedom of expression.

  • May 3, 2014 to May 9th, 2014 – JRS to attend Buenos Aires Book Fair in Argentina. Visit to include roundtable “Free The Word!” with Argentine authors including Martín Kohan, Luisa Valenzuela, Pola Oloixarac and Carlos Gamerro. They will discuss the history of PEN International in Latin America and Freedom of Expression.
  • JRS to attend Buenos Aires Book Fair in Argentina from May 3rd – May 9th. Visit to include roundtable “Free The Word!” with Argentine authors including Martín Kohan, Luisa Valenzuela, Pola Oloixarac and Carlos Gamerro. They will discuss the history of PEN International in Latin America and freedom of expression.

  • May 2, 2014 – JRS to speak at National Arts Centre
  • JRS to speak at National Arts Centre, Ottawa: “Secrecy, Surveillance and Free Expression.” Speech is in celebration of World Press Freedom hosted by the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom

  • May 2, 2014 – JRS delivers the keynote address to the World Press Freedom Day Luncheon in Ottawa. Saul’s speech is titled ‘Secrecy, Surveillance and Free Expression.’
  • JRS delivers the keynote address to the World Press Freedom Day Luncheon in Ottawa. Sauls speech is titled “Secrecy, Surveillance and Free Expression.”

  • April 30, 2014 – JRS to speak RE: “A Fair Country: Truth or Tall Tale?” In his speech, JRS questions three Canadian myths. Church of the Redeemer. 162 Bloor St. W – April 30th, 7pm.
  • JRS to speak RE: “A Fair Country: Truth or Tall Tale?” FREE event questions three Canadian myths. Church of the Redeemer. 162 Bloor St. W – April 30th, 7pm.

  • March 17, 2014 – JRS to visit publishers and writers in Myanmar at Yangon.
  • JRS to visit publishers and writers in Myanmar at Yangon PEN Centre.

  • March 16 to March 23, 2014 – JRS to visit publishers and writers in Myanmar at Yangon.
  • JRS to visit publishers and writers in Myanmar at Yangon PEN Centre.

  • March 6, 2014 – Distinguished Visiting Professor
  • JRS, Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson University joining Marianne Hirsch, Past President (2013-14) of the Modern languages Association, and Stephen Slemon, President of the Association of Community College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE)to discuss: Humanities: Past, Present, Future. Sears Atrium 3rd Floor, George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre. 245 Church Street. 6:00pm- 9:00pm

  • March 6, 2014
  • JRS, Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson University joining Marianne Hirsch, Past President (2013-14) of the Modern languages Association, and Stephen Slemon, President of the Association of Community College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE)to discuss: Humanities: Past, Present, Fu

  • February 27, 2014
  • JRS to attend visit of Canada by His Highness the Aga Khan 49th Hereditary Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili. Tuesday Feb 27th, 2014. Ottawa, Canada.

  • February 27, 2014
  • JRS to attend visit of Canada of His Highness the Aga Khan 49th Hereditary Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili. Tuesday Feb 27th, 2014. Ottawa, Canada.

  • February 14, 2014 – February 16, 2014 – JRS to attend 18th Karlsruhe Dialogues in Germany.
  • JRS to attend 18th Karlsruhe Dialoguesin Germany. Discussion topic – “World (Market) Society: On Trade with Goods, Data & Humans” Including Global Economy & The Collapse of Globalism.

  • February 14, 2014
  • JRS to attend 18th Karlsruhe Dialogues in Germany. Discussion topic – “World (Market) Society: On Trade with Goods, Data & Humans” Including Global Economy & The Collapse of Globalism.

  • January 30, 2014 – Delhi- Roundtable on PEN
  • Delhi- Roundtable on PEN + freedom of expression given by Canadian High Commissioner Stewart Beck.

  • January 30, 2014
  • Delhi-Table ronde sur PEN + liberte dexpression proposee par Stewart Beck Haut – commissaire du Canada.

  • January 27, 2014 – Mumbai- Roundtable on PEN and freedom of expression
  • Mumbai- Roundtable on PEN and freedom of expression is given by Canadian Consul General Richard Bale. Title: Freedom of Expression in a Globalising World. Location: Lavender Room, Taj Chambers, Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. Apollo Bunder, Mumbai. 18:30 – 20:30

  • January 27, 2014
  • Mumbai- Roundtable on PEN and freedom of expression is given by Canadian Consul General Richard Bale. Title: Freedom of Expression in a Globalising World. Location: Lavender Room, Taj Chambers, Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. Apollo Bunder, Mumbai. 18:30 – 20:30

  • January 20, 2014 – JRS in conversation with Michael Sandel
  • JRS in conversation with Michael Sandel re: “Has Globalism Failed? Markets, and the Dictatorship of Reason.” Monday Jan 20th,2014. 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Jaipur Literature Festival.

  • January 20, 2014 – JRS & Adrienne Clarkson in conversation with Jonathan Shainin
  • JRS & Adrienne Clarkson in conversation with Jonathan Shainin: “The Pleasures and Problems of Cohabiting with Another Writer.” Monday Jan 20th, 2014 15:30- 16:30. Jaipur Literature Festival.

  • January 20, 2014
  • JRS in conversation with Michael Sandel re: “Has Globalism Failed? Markets, and the Dictatorship of Reason.” Monday Jan 20th,2014. 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

  • January 20, 2014
  • JRS & Adrienne Clarkson in conversation with Jonathan Shainin: “The Pleasures and Problems of Cohabiting with Another Writer.” Monday Jan 20th, 2014 15:30- 16:30. Jaipur Literature Festival.

  • January 19, 2014 – in conversation w/ Hubert Vedrine, & Shashi Tharoor
  • JRS in conversation w/ Hubert Vedrine, & Shashi Tharoor on “History Strikes Back and the Collapse of Globalism.” Sunday Jan 19th, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Jaipur Literature Festival.

  • January 19, 2014 – JRS in conversation w/ Peter Godwin, Jerry Pinto & Madhu Trehan.
  • PEN Session Sunday Jan 19th 17:00 – 18:00. JRS in conversation w/ Peter Godwin, Jerry Pinto & Madhu Trehan: “Freedom, Opinion and Expression.”

  • January 19, 2014
  • JRS in conversation w/ Hubert Vedrine, & Shashi Tharoor on “History Strikes Back and the Collapse of Globalism.”

  • January 19, 2014
  • PEN Session Sunday Jan 19th 17:00 – 18:00. JRS in conversation w/ Peter Godwin, Jerry Pinto & Madhu Trehan: “Freedom, Opinion and Expression.”

  • January 18, 2014 – JRS Introduces Ray Monk, biographer of Wittgenstein at Jaipur Festival. Jaipur, India.
  • JRS Introduces Ray Monk, biographer of Wittgenstein at Jaipur Festival. Sat Jan 18th, 18:00

  • January 15, 2014 – JRS attends launch of PEN Delhi Centre
  • JRS attends launch of PEN Delhi Centre. Wednesday jan 15th, 2014. The Attic 36 Regal Building, New Delhi 110 001

  • December 4, 2013 – JRS in conversation with Hon. Bill Graham.
  • Hon. Bill Graham, Chancellor, Trinity College, in conversation with Dr. John Ralston Saul. “Voltaire’s Bastards Twenty Years on: What’s New?”

  • December 4, 2013 – Hon. Bill Graham, Chancellor, Trinity College, in conversation with Dr. John Ralston Saul. “Voltaire’s Bastards Twenty Years on: What’s New?”
  • Hon. Bill Graham, Chancellor, Trinity College, in conversation with Dr. John Ralston Saul. “Voltaire’s Bastards Twenty Years on: What’s New?”

  • November 23 to 29, 2013 – JRS in South Africa for the 6th SRACHI
  • JRS in South Africa for the 6th SRACHI (South African Research Chairs Initiative) from November 23rd- November 29th, 2013. “Establishing the Discourse and Protocols for Innovations from Below as Restorative Action to the Community.”

  • November 23, 2013
  • JRS in South Africa for the 6th SRACHI (South African Research Chairs Initiative) from November 23rd- November 29th, 2013. “Establishing the Discourse and Protocols for Innovations from Below as Restorative Action to the Community.”

  • November 8 2013 – Local volunteers to welcome 40 new Canadians from 24 countries at a special community citizenship ceremony at Fort York National Historic Site
  • Local volunteers to welcome 40 new Canadians from 24 countries at a special community citizenship ceremony at Fort York National Historic Site

  • October 23, 2013 – October 27, 2013
  • JRS in Serbia from Oct 23rd-27th, attending the Belgrade Book Fair to promote the new Serbian edition of Dark Diversions (Arhipelag 2013), Collapse of Globalism (Arhipelag 2011),& The Unconscious Civilization (Karpos 2011).

  • October 23, 2013
  • JRS to arrive in Serbia from Oct 23rd-27th, attending the Belgrade Book Fair to promote the Serbian issues of Dark Diversions (Archipelag 2013), Collapse of Globalism (Archipelag 2013),& The Unconscious Civilization (Karpos2013).

  • October 22, 2013
  • Citizenship Week 2013, October 22: local volunteers to welcome 40 new Canadians at a community citizenship ceremony at the Art Gallery of Hamilton

  • October 21, 2013
  • When was the last time you thought about Canadian citizenship? ICC celebrates Citizenship Week with ceremonies, tours and compelling conversation.

  • October 9 to 13, 2013
  • JRS to arrive in Germany for the Frankfurt Book Fair 2013. Will Chair the PEN International Publishers Circle breakfast.

  • October 9, 2013
  • JRS to arrive in Germany for the Frankfurt Book Fair 2013. Will Chair the PEN International Publishers Circle breakfast.

  • September 29, 2013 – Columbia Basin Watershed Network/ Symposium presents John Ralston Saul
  • Columbia Basin Watershed Network/ Symposium presents John Ralston Saul, author of “A Fair Country: Telling Truths about Canada. Fairmont Hot Springs, British Columbia.

  • September 29, 2013
  • Columbia Basin Watershed Network/ Symposium presents John Ralston Saul, author of “A Fair Country: Telling Truths about Canada. Fairmont Hot Springs, British Columbia.

  • September 28, 2013 – A keynote address by John Ralston Saul
  • A keynote address by John Ralston Saul, Canadian author of ‘A Fair Country: Telling Truths About Canada’ at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. The talk will close the festival and kick off the 2013 Watershed Symposium. Invermere, British Columbian~6:00pm (Salmon Festival.

  • September 28, 2013
  • A keynote address by John Ralston Saul, Canadian author of ‘A Fair Country: Telling Truths About Canada’ at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. The talk will close the festival and kick off the 2013 Watershed Symposium. Invermere, British Columbian~6:00pm (Salmon Festival.

  • September 27, 2013 – JRS Speaks at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre
  • Presented by the North Columbia Environmental Society in partnership with Living Lakes Canada: John Ralston Saul will be speaking in Revelstoke about his book, “A Fair Country: Telling Truths about Canada.” Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre, British Columbia. 6:30 p.m.

  • September 27, 2013
  • Presented by the North Columbia Environmental Society in partnership with Living Lakes Canada: John Ralston Saul will be speaking in Revelstoke about his book, “A Fair Country: Telling Truths about Canada.” Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre, British Columbia. ^:30 p.m.

  • September 27, 2013
  • John Ralston Saul speaks: Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre Sept27th, 2013 6:30 p.m. Invemere, B.C. as part of The Salmon Festival, and Fairmont, B.C. for the Watershed Symposium.

  • September 12, 2013
  • PEN International Free the Word! “Freedom of Speech: Digital Frontiers.” John Ralston Saul in conversation with Douglas Coupland, and Ali Ravi will discuss the future of freedom of expression on the internet.

  • September 11th, 2013 – Opening Speech At The 79th PEN International Congress In Reykjavik
  • Opening Speech At The 79th PEN International Congress In Reykjavik

  • September 11, 2013
  • PEN International Free the Word! Evening with an address by John Ralston Saul, President of PEN International.

  • September 11, 2013 – PEN International Free the Word!
  • PEN International Free the Word! Evening with an address by John Ralston Saul, President of PEN International.

  • September 9, 2013 to September 12, 2013 – John Ralston Saul Chairs the PEN International Congress in Reykjavik
  • John Ralston Saul Chairs the PEN International Congress in Reykjavik

  • September 4, 2013
  • Heritage Toronto honours Lester B. Pearson with a plaque presented at 12 Admiral Road(his former home). John Ralston Saul and Adrienne Clarkson address the guests of the ceremony, including Olivia Chow, Councillor Vaughn & Bill Graham amongst others.

  • April 25, 2013
  • Keep Toronto Reading: John Ralston Saul & Charles Foran discuss Farenheit 451 and freedom of expression (19:00, Toronto Reference Library)

  • September 25th, 2013
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  • August 9, 2013
  • Join John Ralston Saul and Adrienne Clarkson at the 11th Annual LaFontaine- Baldwin Symposium. The main lecture this year will be the AFN National Chief Shawn Atleo.

  • August 2013 – Discussing Voltaires Bastards with Prime Interest’s Brian English
  • Voltaire’s Bastards and the Worship of Reason Discussing Voltaires Bastards 20th Anniversary re-issue and the worship of reason RT America interview with Brian English of Prime Interest

  • January 23, 2013
  • News Release: ICC Partnering with Stratford Festival to Host National Chief Shawn Atleo as 11th LaFontaine-Baldwin Lecturer

  • June 3, 2013
  • John Ralston Saul delivers a keynote speech at the Annual Conference of the Association of Canadian Community Colleges.

  • June 3, 2013 – keynote speech at the Annual Conference of the Association of Canadian Community Colleges
  • John Ralston Saul delivers a keynote speech at the Annual Conference of the Association of Canadian Community Colleges.

  • May 27, 2013 – “Drugs, Money and Morality”
  • JRS participates in panel discussion at HowTheLightGetsIn Festival: Reino Unido: “Drugs, Money and Morality” (5:30pm).

  • May 27, 2013 – Panel discussion “Drugs, Money, and Morality”
  • JRS participates in panel discussion at HowTheLightGetsIn Festival: “Drugs, Money, and Morality” (5:30pm)

  • May 25, 2013 – “Confused, Belligerent, and Lost”
  • JRS delivers speech at HowTheLightGetsIn Festival: “Confused, Belligerent, and Lost” (11:00am)

  • May 25, 2013 – “Lies, Lies, Lies”
  • JRS participates in panel discussion at HowTheLightGetsIn Festival: “Lies, Lies, Lies” (1:15 pm)

  • May 25, 2013 – JRS delivers speech “Confused, Belligerent, and Lost”
  • JRS delivers speech at HowTheLightGetsIn Festival: “Confused, Belligerent, and Lost” (11:00am)

  • May 25, 2013 – Panel discussion “Lies, Lies, Lies”
  • JRS participates in panel discussion at HowTheLightGetsIn Festival: “Lies, Lies, Lies” (1:15 pm)

  • May 2013
  • John delivers lecture titled “Bilingualism and Multilingualism as the Future” at the Toronto French School (7:30pm)

  • May 2013 – John delivers lecture titled “Bilingualism and Multilingualism as the Future”
  • John delivers lecture titled “Bilingualism and Multilingualism as the Future” at the Toronto French School (7:30pm)

  • April 25, 2013 – John Ralston Saul & Charles Foran discuss Fahrenheit 451
  • Keep Toronto Reading: John Ralston Saul & Charles Foran discuss Farenheit 451 and freedom of expression (19:00, Toronto Reference Library)

  • March 23, 2013
  • JRS Delivers Keynote Speech, “A Country Won or Lost by Its Intellectuals”, at the Annual Conference of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (Ottawa, Canada)

  • March 23, 2013 – JRS Delivers Keynote Speech
  • JRS Delivers Keynote Speech, “A Country Won or Lost by Its Intellectuals”, at the Annual Conference of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (Ottawa, Canada)

  • February 26, 2013
  • JRS delivers lecture titled “Aboriginal Peoples and the Law” to Osgoode Hall Law School (3:30pm, IKB Building, Moot Court, Osgoode Hall Law School, (Toronto)

  • February 26, 2013 – JRS delivers lecture titled “Aboriginal Peoples and the Law” to Osgoode Hall Law School (3:30pm, IKB Building, Moot Court, Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto)
  • JRS delivers lecture titled “Aboriginal Peoples and the Law” to Osgoode Hall Law School (3:30pm, IKB Building, Moot Court, Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto)

  • February 21, 2013
  • JRS joins Tenth Glenn Gould Prize Jury, which selects Robert Lepage as 2013 Glenn Gould Prize Laureate

  • February 21, 2013 – JRS joins Tenth Glenn Gould Prize Jury.
  • JRS joins Tenth Glenn Gould Prize Jury, which selects Robert Lepage as the 2013 Glenn Gould Prize Laureate

  • February 3, 2013
  • JRS in feature interview with El País Semanal

  • February 3, 2013 – JRS in Feature Interview with El Pais
  • The Collapse of Globalism and the Reinvention of the World El País – “No hay razón para salvar a los bancos” Joseba Elola

  • January 30, 2013
  • John Ralston Saul in conversation with David Roa at “La Madriguera del Conejo” in Bogotá, Colombia

  • January 30, 2013 – John Ralston Saul discusses The Collapse of Globalism with David Roa
  • John Ralston Saul discusses The Collapse of Globalism with David Roa at “La Madriguera del Conejo” in Bogotá, Colombia

  • January 23, 2013
  • News Release: ICC Partnering with Stratford Festival to Host National Chief Shawn Atleo as 11th LaFontaine-Baldwin Lecturer

  • January 23, 2013 – ICC ( Institute for Canadian Citizenship) Partnering with Stratford Festival
  • News Release: ICC Partnering with Stratford Festival to Host National Chief Shawn Atleo as 11th LaFontaine-Baldwin Lecturer. Symposium2013 Launch Rls

  • December 21, 2012
  • JRS Participates in Panel Discussion: “We’re All in This Together” at the Reviving the Islamic Spirit Convention (Toronto, Canada)

  • December 21, 2012 – JRS Participates in Panel Discussion: “We’re All in This Together”
  • JRS Participates in Panel Discussion: “We’re All in This Together” at the Reviving the Islamic Spirit Convention (Toronto, Canada)

  • November 2012
  • JRS delivers the Keynote Address of the “Co-operating to Build a Better West” Conference (Saskatoon, Canada)

  • November 2012 – JRS delivers the Keynote Address of the “Co-operating to Build a Better West” Conference (Saskatoon, Canada)
  • JRS delivers the Keynote Address of the “Co-operating to Build a Better West” Conference (Saskatoon, Canada)

  • October 28, 2012
  • JRS interviewed about Dark Diversions by Charlotte Gray at Ottawa Writers Festival (4:00pm, Knox Presbyterian Church, Ottawa)

  • October 28, 2012 – JRS interviewed about Dark Diversions by Charlotte Gray
  • JRS interviewed about Dark Diversions by Charlotte Gray at Ottawa Writers Festival (4:00pm, Knox Presbyterian Church, Ottawa)

  • October 26, 2012
  • JRS interviewed about Dark Diversions by Susan Pedler at BookFest Windsor (8:00pm, Pentastar Theatre, Windsor)

  • October 26, 2012 – JRS interviewed about Dark Diversions by Susan Pedler
  • JRS interviewed about Dark Diversions by Susan Pedler at BookFest Windsor (8:00pm, Pentastar Theatre, Windsor)

  • October 24, 2012
  • Words After Dark 2012 with John Ralston Saul ($5, 7:00pm, Victoria Hall, Montreal)

  • October 24, 2012 – Words After Dark 2012 with John Ralston Saul
  • Words After Dark 2012 with John Ralston Saul ($5, 7:00pm, Victoria Hall, Montreal)

  • October 23, 2012
  • JRS delivers Closing Plenary at the 19th Canadian Conference on Global Health (free for students, 3:45pm, Delta City Centre Hotel, Ottawa)

  • October 23, 2012 – JRS delivers Closing Plenary at the 19th Canadian Conference on Global Health (free for students, 3:45pm, Delta City Centre Hotel, Ottawa)
  • JRS delivers Closing Plenary at the 19th Canadian Conference on Global Health (free for students, 3:45pm, Delta City Centre Hotel, Ottawa)

  • October 21, 2012
  • JRS Interviewed about Dark Diversions by Mark Kingwell as part of IFOA (12:00pm, Fleck Dance Theatre, 207 Queens Quay West, Toronto)

  • October 21, 2012 – JRS Interviewed about Dark Diversions by Mark Kingwell as part of IFOA (12:00pm, Fleck Dance Theatre, 207 Queens Quay West, Toronto)
  • JRS Interviewed about Dark Diversions by Mark Kingwell as part of IFOA (12:00pm, Fleck Dance Theatre, 207 Queens Quay West, Toronto)

  • October 17, 2012
  • JRS Interviewed about Dark Diversions by Charlie Foran (Burlington Art Centre, 1333 Lakeshore Road, Burlington)

  • October 17, 2012 – JRS Interviewed about Dark Diversions by Charlie Foran(Burlington Art Centre, 1333 Lakeshore Road, Burlington)
  • JRS Interviewed about Dark Diversions by Charlie Foran(Burlington Art Centre, 1333 Lakeshore Road, Burlington)

  • October 14, 2012 – John Ralston Saul delivers a speech the Salt Spring Forum (Art Spring Theatre, Salt Spring Island, BC)
  • John Ralston Saul delivers a speech the Salt Spring Forum (ArtSpring Theatre, Salt Spring Island, BC)

  • October 13, 2012
  • “Bridging the Divide & Knowing Our Neighbours” An Evening with John Ralston Saul (Musqueam Community Centre, Vancouver, BC)

  • October 13, 2012 – “Bridging the Divide & Knowing Our Neighbours” An Evening with John Ralston Saul (Musqueam Community Centre, Vancouver, BC)
  • “Bridging the Divide & Knowing Our Neighbours”, An Evening with John Ralston Saul (Musqueam Community Centre, Vancouver, BC)

  • October 12, 2012
  • JRS Interviewed about Dark Diversions by Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi at Wordfest (Vertigo Theatre Centre, 115 9 Avenue Southeast, Calgary)

  • October 12, 2012 – JRS Interviewed about Dark Diversions by Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi at Wordfest (Vertigo Theatre Centre, 115 9 Avenue Southeast, Calgary)
  • JRS Interviewed about Dark Diversions by Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi at Wordfest (Vertigo Theatre Centre, 115 9 Avenue Southeast, Calgary)

  • September 18, 2012 – Delivers lecture at a seminar organized by the National Research Council
  • John Ralston Saul delivers a lecture at a seminar organized by the National Research Council for Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences in Seoul, Korea. Mr. Saul shares his opinions on where humanities and social sciences should go for the coming era.

  • September 18, 2012
  • John Ralston Saul delivers a lecture at a seminar organized by the National Research Council for Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences in Korea. Mr. Saul shares his opinions on where humanities and social sciences should go for the coming era.

  • September 2, 2012
  • Melbourne Writers Festival: “Strange Ideas”: An on-stage interview with John Ralston Saul (18:00, BMW Edge, Fed Square, $21.50)

  • September 2, 2012 – Melbourne Writers Festival: “Strange Ideas”: An on-stage interview with John Ralston Saul (18:00, BMW Edge, Fed Square)
  • Melbourne Writers Festival: “Strange Ideas”: An on-stage interview with John Ralston Saul (18:00, BMW Edge, Fed Square, $21.50)

  • September 1, 2012
  • Melbourne Writers Festival: “Writers in Peril”: A Conversation with John Ralston Saul and Melbourne PEN President Arnold Zable (16:00, ACMI Cinema 2, $21.50)

  • September 2012 – Melbourne Writers Festival
  • Melbourne Writers Festival: “Writers in Peril”: A Conversation with John Ralston Saul and Melbourne PEN President Arnold Zable (16:00, ACMI Cinema 2, $21.50)

  • August 31, 2012
  • John Ralston Saul and John de Graaf talk at the Melbourne Writers Festival with The Age business columnist Adele Ferguson about how the globalization movement has changed the way we live and work, and whether globalism can ever deliver equality and a better life for all.

  • August 31, 2012 – Melbourne Writers Festival
  • John Ralston Saul and John de Graaf talk at the Melbourne Writers Festival with The Age business columnist Adele Ferguson about how the globalization movement has changed the way we live and work, and whether globalism can ever deliver equality and a better life for all.

  • August 30, 2012 – International Responsible Investment Conference Keynote Address
  • Keynote Address at the International Responsible Investment Conference (Melbourne, Australia)

  • August 27, 2012 – Public Lecture at the University of Tasmania in Hobart
  • “It’s Broke: How Can We Fix It?” Public Lecture at the University of Tasmania in Hobart (19:00, Stanley Burbury Lecture Theatre, University Centre)

  • August 26, 2012 – Public Lecture at the Sydney Opera House
  • “It’s Broke: How Can We Fix It?” Public Lecture at the Sydney Opera House (17:00, Sydney, Australia)

  • August 10, 2012 – “A Fair Country” Revisited
  • Speech: “A Fair Country” Revisited (6:30pm, 353 McCarthy Road, Stratford, Canada)

  • July 2, 2012
  • Participating in the The Global Forum on the French Language (Quebec City, Canada)

  • May 16, 2012 to May 20, 2012 – John Ralston Saul attends the PEN Peace Committee meeting in Bled, Slovenia
  • John Ralston Saul attends the PEN Peace Committee meeting in Bled, Slovenia

  • May 10, 2012 to May 11, 2012 – John Ralston Saul attends the annual ICORN General Assembly meeting in Stockholm
  • John Ralston Saul attends the annual ICORN General Assembly meeting in Stockholm

  • April 19, 2012 – Speaking at the Public Interest Alberta 2012 Annual Advocacy Conference
  • Speaking at the Public Interest Alberta 2012 Annual Advocacy Conference, “Make Shift Happen: Mobilizing the Power of the People” (Calgary and Edmonton, Canada)

  • April 16, 2012 to April 18, 2012
  • John Ralston Saul attends the London Book Fair

  • March 27, 2012 – Speaking in the Toronto in Question Lecture Series
  • Speaking in the Toronto in Question Lecture Series: Who Needs Art and Culture in Toronto? (6:30pm, Free admission, FitzGerald Building, 150 College St., Room 103, Toronto, Canada)

  • March 26, 2012 – Speaking at public forum, Economic Inequality: What Do We Do?
  • Speaking at public forum: Economic Inequality What Do We Do? (7:00pm, Free admission, Metropolitan United Church, Queen & Church, Toronto, Canada)

  • March 7, 2012 to March 10, 2012
  • John Ralston Saul visits the PEN Centre in Djibouti

  • February 24, 2012 to March 6, 2012 – John Ralston Saul visits Ethiopian PEN and takes part in the 1st Annual Gral Meeting of PEN Ethiopia
  • John Ralston Saul visits Ethiopian PEN and takes part in the 1st Annual Gral Meeting of PEN Ethiopia

  • February 23, 2012
  • Participating as Panelist and a Leading Speaker at the Global Korea 2012 Conference (Seoul, South Korea)

  • February 17, 2012 to February 19, 2012 – John Ralston Saul visits Korean PEN in Seoul
  • John Ralston Saul visits Korean PEN in Seoul

  • November 7, 2011
  • Extraordinary Canadians Author Meet-and-Greet (St. Thomas Golf and Country Club, 11am)

  • November 7, 2011
  • Extraordinary Canadians Author Meet-and-Greet (St. Thomas Golf and Country Club, 11am)

  • November 4, 2011
  • JRS Receives Honourary Doctorate from Nipissing University and Delivers Convoocation Address

  • November 4th, 2011 – JRS Receives Honourary Doctorate from Nipissing University and Delivers Convocation Address
  • JRS Receives Honourary Doctorate from Nipissing University and Delivers Convocation Address

  • October 29, 2011
  • Official Launch of the Extraordinary Canadians Television Series

  • October 29, 2011 – Extraordinary Canadians Television Series Launch
  • Official Launch of the Extraordinary Canadians Television Series

  • October 21, 2011
  • LaFontaine and Baldwin Book Launch Event at the Salon du livre de Dieppe at 19:00 (Dieppe, New Brunswick)

  • October 21, 2011
  • JRS Receives Honourary Doctorate from Université de Moncton and Delivers Convocation Address

  • October 19, 2011
  • Discussing LaFontaine and Baldwin with Éric Bédard at Librairie Olivieri at 19:00 (Montreal, Canada)

  • October 4, 2011
  • JRS attends the first KA NA TA Conversation (Winnipeg, Canada)

  • September 13th, 2011 – Opening Ceremony Speech Of The 77th Annual PEN Congress In Belgrade, Serbia
  • Opening Ceremony Speech of 77th Annual PEN Congress in Belgrade, Serbia SEPTEMBER 13, 2011

  • September 12, 2011
  • Literary Evening with JRS, “The Collapse of Globalism” at Galery ARTGET (Belgrade, Serbia)

  • July 21, 2011 – JRS Receives the Gutenberg Galaxy Award
  • JRS Receives the Gutenberg Galaxy Award for Literature in Celebration of McLuhan Centenary

  • June 25th, 2011 – ICC Citizenship Ceremony hosted by the Musqueam Indian Band in Vancouver, Canada.
  • ICC Citizenship Ceremony hosted by the Musqueam Indian Band in Vancouver, Canada.

  • June 25, 2011
  • ICC Citizenship Ceremony hosted by the Musqueam Indian Band in Vancouver

  • May 30, 2011 – Speech on Democracy in 19th-century Canada and 21st-century North Africa
  • Speech on Democracy in 19th-century Canada and 21st-century North Africa, as part of Fort York’s “Parler Fort” Speaker Series (7:30pm, Fort York, Toronto, Canada)

  • May 28, 2011
  • Extraordinary Canadians Event with Adrienne Clarkson at Chapters St. Johns (2:00pm, 70 Kenmount Rd., St. Johns, Newfoundland)

  • May 28, 2011 – Extraordinary Canadians Event
  • Extraordinary Canadians Event with Adrienne Clarkson at Chapters St. Johns (2:00pm, 70 Kenmount Rd., St. Johns, Newfoundland)

  • May 26, 2011 – JRS Receiving Honorary Doctorate of Letters Degree from Memorial University and Addressing the Convocation Ceremony at the Arts and Culture Centre (St. Johns, Canada)
  • JRS Receiving Honorary Doctorate of Letters Degree from Memorial University and Addressing the Convocation Ceremony at the Arts and Culture Centre (St. Johns, Canada)

  • May 26, 2011
  • JRS Receiving Honorary Doctorate of Letters Degree from Memorial University and Addressing the Convocation Ceremony at the Arts and Culture Centre (St. Johns, Canada)

  • April 14, 2011
  • JRS to Moderate Extraordinary Canadians Book Launch Event with André Pratte, Vincent Lam, Charles Foran, and Mark Kingwell at the Royal Ontario Museum at 19:00

  • April 14, 2011 – JRS to Moderate Extraordinary Canadians Book Launch Event
  • JRS to Moderate Extraordinary Canadians Book Launch Event with André Pratte, Vincent Lam, Charles Foran, and Mark Kingwell at the Royal Ontario Museum at 19:00

  • April 13, 2011
  • JRS to Moderate Extraordinary Canadians Book Launch Event with André Pratte, Vincent Lam, and Charles Foran at the Mayfair Theatre (1074 Bank St.) at 19:00, as part of Ottawa’s Writers Festival

  • April 13, 2011 to April 14th 2011 – JRS to Moderate Extraordinary Canadians Book Launch Event with André Pratte, Vincent Lam, and Charles Foran at the Mayfair Theatre (1074 Bank St.) at 19:00, as part of The Ottawa Writers Festival
  • JRS to Moderate Extraordinary Canadians Book Launch Event with André Pratte, Vincent Lam, and Charles Foran at the Mayfair Theatre (1074 Bank St.) at 19:00, as part of Ottawa’s Writers Festival

  • March 9, 2011
  • JRS Participating in Global Economy Panel Discussion: The Dark Side of Globalization, hosted by the Centre for International Governance Innovation, starting at 19:00 (Waterloo, ON)

  • March 6, 2011 -Speaking at the Globe & Mail/Ben McNally Books Authors’ Brunch
  • Speaking at the Globe & Mail/Ben McNally Books Authors’ Brunch – 10:00am at the King Edward Hotel (Toronto, ON)

  • March 2, 2011
  • Tribute to Bob Neibert (Bracebridge, Canada)

  • Speaking at French for the Future’s 2011 National Ambassador Youth Forum (Quebec, Canada)
  • Recent Speeches / Writings February 28, 2011 – Quebec, Canada

  • February 23, 2011
  • JRS Presented with the Writers’ Union of Canada’s 2011 Freedom to Read Award, at the Gladstone Hotel at 18:00 (Toronto, Canada)

  • February 23, 2011 – JRS Presented with the Writers’ Union of Canada’s 2011 Freedom to Read Award
  • JRS Presented with the Writers’ Union of Canada’s 2011 Freedom to Read Award, at the Gladstone Hotel at 18:00 (Toronto, Canada)

  • February 16, 2011
  • Speech on LaFontaine and Baldwin to the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto (Toronto, Canada)

  • February 15th, 2011 – ICC Special Citizenship Ceremony in Ottawa. Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Canada
  • February 15, 2011 – Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Canada

  • February 15, 2011
  • Speech at ICC Special Citizenship Ceremony (Ottawa, Canada)

  • February 14, 2011
  • ICC Ceremonia Especial de Ciudadanía

  • January 21, 2011 – Speech, “Friendship: Making Canada a Fair Place”
  • Speech, “Friendship: Making Canada a Fair Place”, at the Cathedral Church of St. James, at 7:00pm (Toronto, Canada)

  • January 20, 2011
  • Speech at the TD National Reading Summit (Montreal, Canada)

  • January 13, 2011 – Speaking on “Aboriginal Sovereignty and the Arctic” with Stepehen Kakfwi, hosted by the Canadian International Council at the Munk School for Global Affairs, at 6:30pm (Toronto, Canada)
  • Speaking on “Aboriginal Sovereignty and the Arctic” with Stepehen Kakfwi, hosted by the Canadian International Council at the Munk School for Global Affairs, at 6:30pm (Toronto, Canada)

  • November 30, 2010
  • Seminar on the Arabic edition of Collapse of Globalism, with Dr. Hamed Ammar and Prof. Sayed Yassin (Cairo, Egypt)

  • November 5th, 2010 – ICC Annual Gathering. Toronto, Canada.
  • ICC Annual Gathering. Toronto, Canada.

  • November 5, 2010
  • ICC Annual Gathering (Toronto)

  • November 5, 2010
  • ICC Annual Reunion

  • November 4, 2010
  • Book Launch Event for Louis-Hippolyte LaFontaine and Robert Baldwin, with Joseph Boyden at the Princess Twin Cinema in Waterloo at 7:00PM (Waterloo, Canada)

  • October 25, 2010
  • Extraordinary Canadians Book Launch Event with Joseph Boyden at the Maxwell Cummings Auditorium, Montreal Museum of Fine Art at 6:00PM (Montreal)

  • October 23, 2010
  • Interviewing Donna Thomson for the International Festival of Authors (Toronto)

  • October 22, 2010
  • Keynote Speech on Endangered Languages at the EstDocs Film Festival (Toronto)

  • October 22, 2010 – Visions of equality and inclusion
  • Gazette – “Visions of Equality and Inclusion” John Kalbfleisch

  • October 21, 2010
  • Extraordinary Canadians Book Launch Event with Joseph Boyden at the Stanley A. Milnery Library Theatre at 7:00PM (Edmonton)

  • October 21, 2010 – Book Launch Event for Louis-Hippolyte LaFontaine and Robert Baldwin, with Joseph Boyden at the Stanley A. Milner Library Theatre at 7:00PM (Edmonton)
  • Book Launch Event for Louis-Hippolyte LaFontaine and Robert Baldwin, with Joseph Boyden at the Stanley A. Milner Library Theatre at 7:00PM (Edmonton)

  • October 20, 2010
  • Extraordinary Canadians Book Launch Event with Joseph Boyden at the Winnipeg Westminster United Church at 7:00PM (Winnipeg)

  • October 19, 2010
  • Extraordinary Canadians Book Launch Event with Joseph Boyden at the Roxy Theatre at 7:30PM (Saskatoon)

  • October 19, 2010 – Book Launch Event for Louis-Hippolyte LaFontaine and Robert Baldwin, with Joseph Boyden at the Roxy Theatre at 7:30PM (Saskatoon)
  • Book Launch Event for Louis-Hippolyte LaFontaine and Robert Baldwin, with Joseph Boyden at the Roxy Theatre at 7:30PM (Saskatoon)

  • October 18, 2010
  • French For the Future Annual General Meeting (Toronto)

  • October 18th 2010 – French For the Future Annual General Meeting. Toronto, Ontario. Canada
  • French For the Future Annual General Meeting. Toronto, Ontario. Canada

  • October 15th, 2010 – 10th Annual LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium featuring His Highness the Aga Khan
  • 10th Annual LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium featuring His Highness the Aga Khan

  • October 15, 2010
  • 10th Annual LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium featuring His Highness the Aga Khan (Toronto)

  • October 15, 2010 – 10th Annual LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium featuring His Highness the Aga Khan (Toronto)
  • 10th Annual LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium featuring His Highness the Aga Khan (Toronto)

  • October 13, 2010
  • Extraordinary Canadians Book Launch Event with Joseph Boyden at the Ottawa International Writers Festival at 7:00PM (Ottawa)

  • October 13, 2010 – Book Launch Event for Louis-Hippolyte LaFontaine and Robert Baldwin, with Joseph Boyden at the Ottawa International Writers Festival at 7:00PM (Ottawa)
  • October 13, 2010 Book Launch Event for Louis-Hippolyte LaFontaine and Robert Baldwin, with Joseph Boyden at the Ottawa International Writers Festival at 7:00 PM (Ottawa)

  • October 12, 2010
  • Extraordinary Canadians Book Launch Event with Joseph Boyden at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library at 7:00PM (Toronto)

  • September 26th, 2010 – Opening Ceremony Speech Of The 76th Annual PEN In Tokyo, Japan.
  • Opening Ceremony Speech Of The 76th Annual PEN In Tokyo, Japan.

  • September 9, 2010
  • Speech to Huronia Unitarian Fellowship: “Spirituality and Myth in a Fair Country: the Citizen as Agent of Change” (Barrie, Ontario)

  • August 9, 2010
  • Speech to Korean PEN (Seoul, South Korea)

  • August 9, 2010 – JRS will speak to the Korean PEN membership (Seoul, South Korea)
  • Speech to Korean PEN (Seoul, South Korea)

  • June 24, 2010
  • Speaker, Meeting of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (Brussels)

  • June 24, 2010
  • Speaker, Meeting of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (Brussels, Belgium)

  • June 17, 2010
  • PEN Speech at the Committee of Translations and Linguistics Rights conference, hosted by Catalan PEN (Barcelona)

  • June 17, 2010 – PEN Speech at the Committee of Translations and Linguistics Rights conference, hosted by Catalan PEN (Barcelona)
  • PEN Speech at the Committee of Translations and Linguistics Rights conference, hosted by Catalan PEN (Barcelona)

  • June 17, 2010 – June 18, 2010 – PEN Speech at the Committee of Translations and Linguistics Rights conference, hosted by Catalan PEN (Barcelona)
  • Annual Conference of the Committee of Translations and Linguistics Rights (Barcelona, Spain)

  • June 6, 2010
  • PEN Meeting with Roberto Varela, Minister of Culture (Galicia)

  • June 4, 2010
  • PEN Meeting with José Luís Baltar Pumar, President of Ourense

  • June 4, 2010 – PEN Meeting with José Luís Baltar Pumar, President of Ourense (Ourense, Galicia)
  • PEN Meeting with José Luís Baltar Pumar, President of Ourense (Ourense, Galicia)

  • June 2010
  • Opening Keynote Address on Migration and Integration at the ICORN General Assembly (Frankfurt, Germany)

  • May 22, 2010
  • John Ralston Saul Talks to Ramona Koval at the Sydney Writers’ Festival (Sydney, Australia)

  • May 22, 2010 – John Ralston Saul Talks to Ramona Koval at the Sydney Writers’ Festival (Sydney, Australia)
  • John Ralston Saul Talks to Ramona Koval at the Sydney Writers’ Festival (Sydney, Australia)

  • May 20, 2010
  • Onstage Event, “An Evening with John Ralston Saul” at the Sydney Writers’ Festival (Sydney, Australia)

  • May 12, 2010
  • Keynote Speech at the London Regional Aboriginal Education Symposium 2010 – “Understanding the Past to Build the Future”

  • May 6, 2010
  • Remarks at Opening of Bill Reddick Show at the Gardiner Museum (Toronto, Ontario)

  • May 3, 2010
  • Keynote Address, “Doing Theology in A Fair Country” at the First Biennial National Conference of the Churches’ Council on Theological Education in Canada

  • April 28, 2010
  • Extraordinary Canadians at the Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto, Ontario)

  • April 27, 2010
  • Extraordinary Canadians at the Ottawa International Writers Festival

  • April 22, 2010
  • Bernhard Schlink in conversation with John Ralston Saul, at the Holy Blossom Temple (Toronto, Ontario)

  • April 14, 2010
  • Meeting with Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Mr. Kamalesh Sharma

  • April 6, 2010
  • Speech on A Fair Country to McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario)

  • April 8, 2010
  • Keynote Address at the Université Laval’s “Between Wisdom and Ignorance” International Conference

  • March 31, 2010
  • Speech on A Fair Country for the President’s Lecture Series at Thompson Rivers University (Kamloops, British Columbia)

  • March 30, 2010
  • Speech on A Fair Country to the Unitarian Church of Vancouver (Vancouver, British Columbia)

  • March 29, 2010
  • Conference with Simon Fraser University’s Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs (Vancouver, British Columbia)

  • March 29, 2010 – Conference with Simon Fraser University’s Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs (Vancouver, British Columbia)
  • Conference with Simon Fraser University‘s Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs (Vancouver, British Columbia)

  • March 24, 2010
  • Meeting with President of the Republic of Slovenia, Dr. Danilo Türk

  • March 19, 2010
  • Meeting with the Secretary General of La Francophonie, Mr.Abdou Diouf

  • November 20, 2009
  • Keynote Speech at the 20th anniversary of PLAN

  • September 28th, 2008 – Book launch for A Fair Country: Telling Truths about Canada
  • Book launch for A Fair Country: Telling Truths about Canada

  • September 2008
  • “Listen to the North,” in the Literary Review of Canada,

  • September 2008 – Book, A Fair Country: Telling Truths about Canada
  • Book, A Fair Country: Telling Truths about Canada

  • April 28, 2008
  • Message from Local Forum French for the Future

  • November 8, 2007
  • Editorial about education and speech by John Ralston Saul in Education Conference in Toronto.

  • November 3, 2007
  • John Ralston Saul: “In Defense of Public Education”

  • October 22, 2007 – The rogue state of Burmese generals
  • The rogue state of Burmese generals

  • October 2007
  • “The rogue state of Burmese generals”

  • September 27, 2007
  • Open Letter from Akbar Ganji to the UN Secretary-General

  • April 25, 2007
  • Testimony given before the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration

  • March 2007 – Speech given at a Citizenship Ceremony, hosted by the Institute for Canadian Citizenship. Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • Speech given at a Citizenship Ceremony, hosted by the Institute for Canadian Citizenship. Vancouver, British Columbia.

  • March 2007
  • JRS_ICC Vancouver Speech_March 2007Speech to the Citizenship Ceremony, organized by the Institute for Canadian Citizenship

  • November 15, 2006
  • John Ralston Saul participated in the Youth elections at Pelham Park

  • September 8, 2005
  • Official Opening of Confederation Boulevard and Bytown Bridge

  • September 8, 2005 – Confederation Boulevard and Bytown Bridge
  • Official Opening of Confederation Boulevard and Bytown Bridge

  • August 2005
  • “A circle of friends” Foreword to the publication In the Company of Others by PLAN (Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network)

  • June 28, 2005
  • Introduction to “Speaking in Tongues” a PEN Canada anthology

  • May 13th, 2005 – Opening of the new Canadian Embassy “Citizenship, Immigration and Federalism: The Complexity of Modern Democracy in Canada” Berlin, Germany.
  • Opening of the new Canadian Embassy “Citizenship, Immigration and Federalism: The Complexity of Modern Democracy in Canada” Berlin, Germany.

  • May 13, 2005
  • His Excellency John Ralston Saul Speech given at the opening of the new Canadian Embassy “Citizenship, Immigration and Federalism: The Complexity of Modern Democracy in Canada”

  • May 13th, 2005 – Opening of the new Canadian Embassy “Citizenship, Immigration and Federalism: The Complexity of Mode. Berlin, German.
  • Opening of the new Canadian Embassy “Citizenship, Immigration and Federalism: The Complexity of Mode. Berlin, German.

  • April 26, 2005
  • His Excellency John Ralston Saul Speech at the opening of the 2005 French for the Future Conference University of Ottawa

  • April 26, 2005 – French for the Future Conference Speech
  • Speech at the opening of the 2005 French for the Future Conference University of Ottawa

  • 2005
  • “Imagining the Whole,” Three Rivers: The Yukon’s Great Boreal Wilderness

  • September 25, 2004 – Foreword to a booklet for exogamous couples
  • Foreword to a booklet for exogamous couples. Prepared by the Alberta Federation of francophone parents

  • September 20, 2004
  • John Ralston Saul: “In Defense of Public Education”

  • September 2004 – Challenges for Social Scientists
  • His Excellency John Ralston Saul “Challenges for Social Scientists” Feature article for the e-zine innovationcanada.ca

  • May 20, 2004 – A balance between people and place
  • A balance between people and place

  • March 20, 2004
  • HIS EXCELLENCY JOHN RALSTON SAUL: INAUGURAL JOSEPH HOWE LECTURE UNIVERSITY OF KING’S COLLEGE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM

  • March 20th, 2004 – Inaugural Joseph Howe Lecture. University of King’s College, Halifax.
  • Inaugural Joseph Howe Lecture. University of King’s College, Halifax.

  • March 20, 2004 – Inaugural Joseph Howe Lecture
  • Inaugural Joseph Howe Lecture University Of King’s College School Of Journalism

  • October 27, 2003
  • His Excellency John Ralston Saul: Centennial Banquet of the Société historique de Saint-Boniface

  • September 29th, 2003 – Honorary Degree (Honoris Causa) from Herzen State Pedagogical University. St.Petersburg, Russia
  • Honorary Degree (Honoris Causa) from Herzen State Pedagogical University. St.Petersburg, Russia

  • September 23, 2003
  • Honorary Degree (Honoris Causa) from Herzen State Pedagogical University

  • September 4, 2003
  • Francophone communities in the face of globalization

  • September 3rd, 2003 – Remarks to the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS)
  • Remarks to the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS)

  • September 3, 2003
  • Remarks to the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS)

  • September 3rd, 2003 – Francophone communities in the face of globalization. University of Moncton, N.B.
  • Francophone communities in the face of globalization. University of Moncton, N.B.

  • June 3rd, 2003 – Association of Constitutional Courts using the French division (ACCPUF). Ottawa, Canada.
  • Association of Constitutional Courts using the French division (ACCPUF). Ottawa, Canada.

  • March 25, 2003
  • His Excellency John Ralston Saul “Struggling for Balance: Public Education and Civil Society”

  • September 2nd, 2002 – “Leadership and the Environment”, Inaugural Gowgaia Institute Speakers’ Series. Queen Charlotte City, Haida Gwaii
  • “Leadership and the Environment”, Inaugural Gowgaia Institute Speakers’ Series. Queen Charlotte City, Haida Gwaii

  • September 2, 2002
  • “Leadership and the Environment”, Inaugural Gowgaia Institute Speakers’ Series

  • April 3, 2002
  • Speech on the Occasion of a Reception for « Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN) »

  • April 3, 2002
  • Speech on the Occasion of a Reception for Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN)

  • April 3, 2002
  • Discurso en la Ocasión de la Recepción del PLAN

  • March 21, 2002
  • Conférence à l’Association des libertés civiles de la Colombie-Britannique (en anglais)

  • March 21, 2002
  • Discurso dirigido a BC Civil Liberties Association

  • (Français) 21 juillet 2001
  • In defense of public education

  • July 13th, 2001 – “In Defence of Public Education,” to Canadian Teachers’ Federation. Whitehorse, Yukon
  • “In Defence of Public Education,” to Canadian Teachers’ Federation

  • July 13, 2001
  • “In Defence of Public Education,” to Canadian Teachers’ Federation

  • April 5th, 2001 – The opening of the French for the Future National Conference. Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  • The opening of the French for the Future National Conference. Winnipeg, Manitoba.

  • April 5, 2001 – Opening of the national conference for French for the Future.
  • the opening of the National Conference French for the Future His Excellency John Ralston Saul Speech on the Occasion of the Official Opening of the French for the Future National Conference

  • March 9, 2001
  • My Canada Includes the North

  • March 3rd, 2001 – “My Canada Includes the North,” Globe and Mail
  • “My Canada Includes the North,” Globe and Mail

  • March 3, 2001
  • “My Canada Includes the North,” Globe and Mail

  • April 6th, 2000 – Opening of the 3rd Annual Conference French for the Future / French for the Future Speech. Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • Opening of the 3rd Annual Conference French for the Future / French for the Future Speech. Vancouver, British Columbia.

  • April 6, 2000
  • Opening of the 3rd Annual Conference French for the Future / French for the Future Speech

  • April 6, 2000
  • Keynote Speech at the Third Annual Conference of French for the Future

  • March 23, 2000
  • Inaugural Conference LaFontaine- Baldwin

  • March 23, 2000
  • Opening of the Conference LaFontaine – Baldwin

  • March 23rd, 2000 – Inaugural LaFontaine-Baldwin Lecture. Toronto, Ontario.
  • Inaugural LaFontaine-Baldwin Lecture. Toronto, Ontario.

  • November 19, 1999
  • Meeting with students in the French Immersion program

  • November 19th, 1999 – Immersion School Gathering. Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • Immersion School Gathering. Vancouver, British Columbia.

  • January 16, 1999
  • Promoting democracy and globalization (en anglais)

  • January 16, 1999
  • Democracy and Globalization

  • November 20, 1996 – Power versus the Public Good
  • Power versus the Public Good: The Conundrum of the Individual and Society

  • November 20th, 1996 – “Power versus the Public Good: The Conundrum of the Individual and Society” – Hagey Lecture. Kitchener, Ontario.
  • “Power versus the Public Good: The Conundrum of the Individual and Society” – Hagey Lecture. Kitchener, Ontario.

  • October 15, 1994 – 10th Annual LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium
  • 10th Annual LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium featuring His Highness the Aga Khan

  • June 17, 1994 – Annual Conference of the Committee of Translations and Linguistics Rights
  • Annual Conference of the Committee of Translations and Linguistics Rights, hosted by Catalan PEN (Barcelona)

  • June 2, 1994
  • Co-Chair with Gloria Guardia, Vice-President of International PEN, The Fourth Ibero-American Foundation of PEN Conference, hosted by Galician PEN (Santiago de Compostela)

  • 1994 – “Subversion in the North,”
  • “Subversion in the North,” Writing Away: The PEN Canada Travel Anthology. Ed. Constance Rooke (McClelland and Stewart)

  • May 16, 1994 – John Ralston Saul is in Barcelona
  • John Ralston Saul is in Barcelona for the Annual Meeting of the Council of the International PEN discussing the situation and developing Russia -Ukraine International PEN’s strategy for the region of Latin America, Turkey and South Asia.

  • Press

  • February 7, 2016 – JRS appearing on the CBC Unreserved Radio Show hosted by Rosanna Deerchild to discuss his latest book “The Comeback” – Toronto, Canada
  • November 30, 2015 – JRS’s memorial piece in honour of Maurice Strong, father of the environmental movement and dear friend, published in the Globe and Mail – Toronto, Canada
  • November 25, 2015 – Article in the Revista N of Argentina written by Luisa Valenzuela president of PEN Argentina relating her experience in the Congress of Pen International in Quebec and the overall work of PEN mentioning the hard work of JRS during his presidency of the organisation – Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • November 18, 2015 – Article in the Journal de Montréal quoting The Comeback by JRS when discussing the resurgence of Canadian Aboriginals – Montréal, Canada
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  • November 18, 2015 – JRS interviewed by Alain Crevier host of ICI Radio-Canada’s Second Regard about his latest book ‘The Comeback’ on the Aboriginal reality in Canada in relation to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission – Montreal, Canada
  • November 5, 2015 – JRS interviewed by Hervé Gardette de Radio France’s Du Grain à Moudre on the topic of Canada’s uniqueness within North America, identity, citizenship, Aboriginal issues and the new government – Paris, France
  • October 26, 2015 – JRS in an episode of Chris Hedges’s Days of Revolt to discuss neoliberalism as an ideology, the breakdown of that ideology, and what comes next. – Toronto, Ontario
  • October 22, 2015 – Entertaining article in the National post about a friendly Twitter war between the Toronto Public Library and the Kansas Public Library that utilized JRS’s The Comeback to jest about the 5th game in the post-seasons and the Blue Jay’s victory – Toronto, Canada
  • October 22, 2015 – Article in the New Yorker by Adam Gopnik on Trudeau’s victory in Canada’s Federal election mentioning JRS’s twin biography of Robert Baldwin and Louis Lafontaine, to emphasize how much the Canada owes to its tradition of avoiding conflict – New York, USA
  • October 14, 2015 – Article in Le Monde on the importance of Aboriginal votes in the upcoming election quotes JRS’s lastest book Le Grand Retour
  • October 6, 2015 – JRS interviewed about his latest novel “Le Grand Retour” by ICI Radio-Canada’s Medium Large host Catherine Perrin.
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  • September 3, 2015 – JRS interviewed by “Plus on est fou, plus on lit!” a Radio-Canada literary show in Montreal with Marie-Louise Arsenault to discuss his career as a writer and the opening of the 81st PEN International Congress in Quebec City
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  • June 30, 2015 – JRS reaired from February 10th on CBC Ideas, in conversation with Paul Kennedy and Saul and Hayden King of Ryerson University.
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  • May 26, 2015 – JRS to Speak at the Opening Ceremony of the Biennial PEN International Writers in Prison Committee Conference – Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • May 26-29, 2015 – JRS to attend the Biennial PEN International Writers in Prison Committee Conference – Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • May 17, 2015 – JRS to take part in the PEN Podium of the 37th Literature Days literary festival to discuss freedom of expression after Charlie Hebdo and the current situation in places such as Syria, Russia, Ukraine, Mexico and Honduras. Solothurn, Switzerland.
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  • May 16, 2015 – JRS to take part in panel, “Literature in a Time of Crisis” in the 37th Literature Days literary festival.. Participants include Yari Bernasconi, Marica Bodrožić, Martin R. Dean, Pedro Lenz, Jérôme Meizoz, Ruth Schweikert. Ariane von Graffenried. Solothurn. Switzerland
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  • May 16-17, 2015 – JRS to attend the 37th Literature Days literary festival. Solothurn, Switzerland.
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  • May 13th, 2015 – JRS in conversation with EFE about freedom of expression, impunity and corruption in Latin America. Online
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  • May 06, 2015 – JRS to attend the PEN International Writers for Peace Committee Meeting in Bled, Slovenia.
  • May 09, 2015 – JRS to speak at follow-up event for the launch of the Slovenian edition of his novel Dark Diversions (“MRAČNI ODKLONI”) published by Društvo Mohorjeva Družba – Ljubljana, Slovenia
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  • May 07, 2015 – JRS to give keynote speech at the opening roundtable of the PEN International Writers for Peace Committee Meeting, “A Writer in a Society Reduced to Its Public Sphere”. – Bled, Slovenia.
  • May 07, 2015 – JRS to speak at the official launch of the Slovenian edition of his novel Dark Diversions published by Društvo Mohorjeva Družba – Radovljica, Slovenia.
  • May 06, 2015 – JRS to meet with the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahour together with Hori Takeaki, Evald Flisar, Tone Peršak, Edvard Kovač, and Andrei Kurkov – Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Monday April 20th, 2015 – PEN Argentina, headed by Luisa Valenzuela, officially relaunches. Another step forward strengthening PEN’s presence in the Americas. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Click on the link to read Andrew Graham-Yooll’s report for the Buenos Aires Herald:

  • Sunday April 19th, 2015 – JRS joins Andrew Tuck & Tom Edwards on Monocle 24 radio to discuss freedom of expression and the importance of protecting endangered languages. London, England.
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  • Wednesday April 15th, 2015 – JRS to take part in a PEN International roundtable at the European Parliament with Josef Haslinger, Tahmima Anam, Kamila Shamsie, Emine Sevgi Özdamar, discussing “Freedom of Expression in a Time of Crisis” Chaired by Josep Maria Terricabras. Brussels, Belgium
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  • Wednesday April 1st, 2015 – JRS will be discussing his latest book The Comeback with Interviewer Pam Palmater. Beit Zatoun, Toronto.
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  • Friday March 27th, 2015 – JRS to moderate a panel discussion with fellow guests Perry Bellegarde, Wab Kinew, Marie Wilson titled: “Canada’s Relationship with Indigenous Peoples: Can the Damage be Repaired?”Ottawa, Canada
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  • Saturday March 28th, 2015 – JRS to give a talk on freedom of expression at RAFF (REEL Artists Film Festival) 2015 following screening of Stéphanie Valloatto’s film “Cartoonists: Foot Soldiers of Democracy,” Toronto, Canada
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  • Wednesday March 18th, 2015 – JRS discusses Omnibus Bills with Nick Rose of VICE Magazine: “Some Kind of Monster: A Brief History of Harper’s Big Fat Omnibus Bills.”
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  • Monday March 23rd, 2015 – JRS to host “A New Conversation: Indigenous and New Canadian Perspectives on Canada.” Ryerson University, Toronto.
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  • Saturday March 21st, 2015 – JRS to give morning keynote address “Global Awakening: Indigenous Rights in Canada and the World.”Toronto, Canada.
  • Click on the headline to read The University of Toronto United Nations Society press release:

  • Wednesday March 27th, 2015 – JRS to join distinguished speakers at the Broadbent Institute 2015 Progress Summit. Ottawa, Canada.
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  • Wednesday March 11th, 2015 – The Writers’ Trust of Canada to announce winner of Shaughnessy-Cohen prize, a mandate to advance, nurture, and celebrate Canadian writers and writing. The Fairmont Château Laurier. Ottawa.
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  • Wednesday March 11th, 2015 – The Institute for Canadian Citizenship has selected Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi as our 13th LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium speaker.
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  • Wednesday March 11th, 2015 – JRS interview with Mark Burgess “Aboriginal Issue ‘biggest unresolved, fundamental issue in Canada.’ The Hill Times
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  • Thursday February 26th, 2015 – PEN International, which defends freedom of expression, said that in Latin America there is a vicious cycle of corruption-violence-impunity against writers and journalists. Terra Noticias Mexico.
  • Click on the link to be directed to the article in Terra Noticias (In Spanish):

  • Thursday February 26th, 2015 – John Ralston Saul “Corruption prevents development of Mexico.” Criterio Hidalgo Newspaper. Mexico
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  • Thursday February 26th, 2015 – John Ralston Saul: “The Mexican social dis-ease id this profane unholy trinity of corruption, violence and impunity.” El Economista (In Spanish). Mexico
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  • Thursday February 26th, 2015 – PEN International President John Ralston Saul: “Inefficiency of government in protecting human rights.”
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  • Thursday February 26, 2015 – John Ralston Saul, president of PEN Club International noted that if the problems of violence in Mexico are not fixed, they will affect other countries.” Newpaper El Debate. (Spanish) Mexico
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  • Wednesday February 25th, 2015 – JRS to gives a speech: “Debacle of globalization and the collapse of the state” at the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo, Mexico.
  • Tuesday February 24th, 2015 – JRS meets with Mexican justice committee with PEN International delegates to confront impunity and advocate journalist protection.
  • Monday February 23rd, 2015 – JRS to meet with Mexico City mayor to discuss PEN Americas Summit 2015. Mexico DF
  • Thursday February 19th, 2015 – JRS to speak in Managua, Nicaragua: “The Canal and Channels of Communication: Interoceanic Canal, Freedom of Expression & Transparency.”
  • Wednesday February 18th, 2015 – JRS Speech at the opening of the 11th International Poetry Festival of Granada, Nicaragua. (Spanish)
  • Discurso de John Ralston Saul Ceremonia de Apertura 11 Festival Internacional de Poesía de Granada Febrero 17, 2015 Granada, Nicaragua Solo bajo la mas grande trepidación es que un filosofo da un discurso a poetas. Todos sabemos – nosotros novelistas, historiadores – que, sí existe una aristocracia entre los escritores, es dominada por los príncipes […]

  • Friday Feb 13th- 24 February – JRS heads delegation of writers from around the world to address attacks on journalists in Central America & Mexico
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  • Tuesday February 3rd, 2015 – JRS appointed to the Order of Ontario. Queen’s Park. Toronto, Ontario.
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  • Monday Feb 2nd, 2015 – January Letter from John Ralston Saul to the PEN International membership.
  • January Letter from John Ralston Saul, International President, to the PEN Membership. January 26, 2014 Dear PEN Members, Dear Friends, Last week in Paris I went to the site of the Charlie Hebdo murders with Emmanuel Pierrat of French PEN, Jarkko Tontti, Carles Torner and Sarah Clarke from our Secretariat. We placed flowers and a […]

  • Tuesday January 27th, 2015 – Shaughnessy Cohen Prize Jury on the finalists.
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  • Tuesday January 27, 2015 – JRS The Comeback on shortlist of the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing.
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  • Friday January 23rd, 2015 – JRS to deliver Keynote Address at the RAIC (Royal Architecture Institute of Canada) President Investiture Ceremony. Ottawa
  • Sunday January 18, 2015 – New edition of The Unconscious Civilization released in Macedonia.
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  • Tuesday January 20, 2015: JRS in Skopje, Macedonia to meet with the Macedonian President, Ǵorge Ivanov, the Prime Minister, Nikola Gruevski and the Minister of Culture, Elizabeta Kanceska Milevska,
  • Monday January 19th, 2015 – “Letter from Chile: Jig-making with Nicanor Parra” PN Review.
  • Click on headline to be re-directed to PN Review 221, Volume 41 Number 3.

  • Sunday January 18th, 2015 – JRS to receive the World Prize of Humanism from the Ohrid Academy of Humanism in Macedonia.
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  • Tuesday Jan 13th, 2015 – Censors March for Free Expression: PEN calls on Governments to implement their commitments to free expression and to desist from further curtailing free expression through the expansion of surveillance.
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  • Wednesday January 14, 2015 – JRS participates at an emergency UNESCO freedom of expression meeting titled ¨Journalism After Charlie¨ in Paris.
  • Monday Jan 12th, 2015 – CBC reporter Angela Sterritt recounts panel discussion she moderated: “Reconciliation: The way Forward.”
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  • Monday Jan 15th, 2015 – JRS to give keynote speech together with Writer Karl Ove Knausgård at PEN International’s Free the Word! festival opening night and presentation of the PEN Oxfam Novib Freedom of Speech award in the Hague.
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  • Monday Jan 12th, 2015 – Author John Ralston Saul tells Corporate Knights why he was inspired to write a book on Canada’s aboriginal renaissance: “The (dis)honour of the crown.”
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  • (Français) le vendredi 09 janvier 2015 – PEN est consterné par l’attaque sauvage contre le journal satirique français Charlie Hebdo.
  • Sorry, this entry is only available in French.

  • Monday Jan 07th, 2015 – JRS “PEN International appalled by savage attack on French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo.”
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  • Tuesday December 16th, 2014 – JRS discusses THE COMEBACK with francophone media “Les Premières Nations en position de force? ” UNIS Canada.
  • Click headline to be re-directed to Coleurs Locales panel (In French)

  • December 16th, 2014 – JRS analysis of high school teacher racism: “Winnipeg Can Defend Itself…”
  • Click headline to be re-directed JRS’s analysis. The Winnipeg Free Press

  • Friday December 12, 2014 – “A Winnipeg high school teacher suspended over Facebook posts.” Ici Radio- Canada (In French)
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  • Friday December 12, 2014 – “Brad Badiuk, Winnipeg teacher, on leave after controversial Facebook posts on aboriginals.” CBC News
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  • Wednesday Dec 3rd, 2014 – “We’ll be defined by how we deal with aboriginals: Haroon Siddiqui.” The Toronto Star
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  • Wednesday Dec 3rd, 2014 – PEN International concerned over Bergman’s punishment. The Dhaka Tribune.
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  • Tuesday December 2nd, 2014 – Bangladesh court convicts British journalist David Bergman for doubting war death toll. The Guardian UK.
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  • Tuesday Dec 2nd, 2014 – John Ralston Saul, on David Bergman’s ruling by the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal.
  • Click headline to be re- directed to John Ralston Saul’s PEN International statement

  • Saturday Nov 29th, 2014 – Toronto Star Columnist Haroon Siddiqui reviews THE COMEBACK.
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  • Friday Nov 29th, 2014 – 20 years after the release of Voltaire’s Bastards, John Richardson’s review – “Two Dystopias: “Voltaire’s Bastards” and “Paris in the Twentieth Century.” Oct 24th, 2013
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  • November 20th, 2014 – The great Mexican writer, Elena Poniatowska in conversation with Huffington Post RE: this terrible situation in Mexico.
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  • Thursday Nov 27th, 2014 – JRS interview with APTN InFocus explaining THE COMEBACK & his life work interpreting Canada’s history.
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  • Tuesday November 25th, 2014 – The Globe & Mail’s Lawrence Martin on THE COMEBACK: “Canada’s unheard aboriginal narrative.”
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  • Monday Nov 24th, 2014 – October/ November Letter from John Ralston Saul to the PEN International membership.
  • Dear PEN Members, Dear friends, A few weeks ago, two hundred and fifty writers from almost 80 PEN Centres came together in Bishkek. Nothing like this has been tried before. And it probably would not have been possible elsewhere in the region. This 80th Congress was an illustration of why PEN exists. We came to […]

  • Saturday Nov 22nd, 2014 – JRS interview with Bengali newspaper The Daily Star: “When the pen is mightier than the sword.”
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  • Saturday November 22nd, 2014 – Homero Aridjis, former PEN International President has written an important article on the situation in Mexico. Huffington Post.
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  • Wednesday Nov 26th, 2014 – JRS to give keynote address at the gala honouring seven former Chiefs of Ontario. Toronto, Canada.
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  • Thursday Nov 20th, 2014 – JRS is interviewed by The Daily Star: “Hay Festival begins with a promise of diversity.” Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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  • Sunday Nov 23rd, 2014 – JRS will be speaking to University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh students & faculty: “Technology and the Rise of Authoritarianism.” 17:00 ULAB Auditorium, Campus A. Admission Free.
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  • Thursday Nov 20th, 2014 – JRS to meet with Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh in Dhaka, Sheikh Hasina Wajed to discuss the state of minority languages, freedom of expression & education.
  • Saturday Nov 22nd, 2014 – JRS talks to Salil Tripathy about his “committment to freedom of speech, his championing of indigenous languages, writers in exile and the best selling novel that started it all, Birds of Prey.”
  • Friday Nov 21, 2014 – JRS on freedom of expression panel at Hay Fest Dhaka in Bangladesh featuring Salil Tripathi, C.R. Abrar, Chaired by Nilanjana Roy. KKTea Stage. 12:30- 13:30.
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  • Thursday Nov 20th, 2014 – JRS to give Inaugural address at HAY Festival in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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  • Monday Nov 17th, 2014 – John Ralston Saul’s The Comeback, review: A hopeful vision. The National Post.
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  • Friday Nov 14th, 2014 – “JRS has reminded us again in his book THE COMEBACK of a period of imperialist, racialized thought.” Hon. Bob Rae Globe & Mail.
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  • Thursday Nov 13th, 2014 – Quill & Quire reviews THE COMEBACK: “How Aboriginals Are Reclaiming Power and Influence.”
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  • Thursday Nov 13th, 2014 – Book Review – THE COMEBACK: ‘Trouble on Turtle Island: The ongoing colonization of Aboriginal peoples.’ Walrus Magazine
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  • Wednesday Nov 12th, 2014 – JRS speaks with Monocle Daily radio explaining Idle No More & THE COMEBACK.
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  • Wednesday Nov 12th, 2014 – JRS interview on CTV News explaining belief that Aboriginal issues are the most important & unresolved in Canada.
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  • November 8th, 2014 – THE COMEBACK review: “‘New elite’ to lead indigenous resurgence.” Winnipeg Free Press
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  • Wednesday November 5th, 2014 – JRS to speak with host Cheryl McKenzie of Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) Regarding THE COMEBACK
  • Tuesday November 4th, 2014 – JRS to join University of Saskatchewan roundtable discussion with faculty and community members.
  • Tuesday November 4th, 2014 – JRS to speak with Marcy Markusa of CBC Winnipeg regarding THE COMEBACK book launch.
  • Monday Nov 3rd, 2014 – JRS to attend Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission discussion Session with Judge David Arnot. Saskatoon.
  • Monday November 3rd, 2014 – JRS to be interviewed by CBC Saskatoon regarding launch of THE COMEBACK.
  • Sunday November 2nd, 2014 – JRS to attend honouring ceremony for Dr. Winona Wheeler, Saskatoon.
  • Sunday November 2nd, 2014 – JRS to attend Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) Pow Wow Grand Entry Ceremony, Saskatoon.
  • Friday October 31st, 2014 – John Ralston Saul calls for Canadians to be Idle No More. Globe and Mail.
  • September 10th, 2014 – JRS, McGill alumnus, becomes an honorary member of the Royal Society of Canada.
  • Monday Oct 27th, 2014 – Aboriginal rights: A simple matter of rights denied: The Toronto Star.
  • Wednesday Nov 12th, 2014 – Toronto- THE COMEBACK book launch.
  • 7:30 pm. Isabel Bader Theatre. 93 Charles St. W. JRS speech with special guests Hayden King and Lisa Charleyboy. The unstoppable comeback of the Aboriginal peoples.

  • October 23rd, 2014 – JRS addresses THE COMEBACK in official acceptance speech for Honourary Doctorate of Law.
  • October 20th, 2014 – Chris Hedges and JRS interview discusses “The imperative of revolt.”
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  • Monday Nov 10th, 2014 – Ottawa- THE COMEBACK book launch.
  • 7:00pm. Southminster United Church. 15 Aylmer Ave. JRS speech will be joined by guests TBC. The unstoppable comeback of the Aboriginal peoples.

  • Thursday Nov 6th, 2014 – Vancouver- THE COMEBACK book launch.
  • 7:00 pm. First Nations House of Learning. 1985 W. Mall. UBC Point Grey (closest parking: Fraser River Parkade). JRS speech moderated by Georgia Straight Editor, Charlie Smith. Guests include Doug White, Leah George Wilson & Shain Jackson. The unstoppable comeback of the Aboriginal peoples.

  • Tuesday Nov 4th, 2014 – Winnipeg- THE COMEBACK book launch.
  • 7:30 pm. 300 Memorial Blvd. Winnipeg Art Gallery. JRS speech & conversation with Leah Gazan, Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair with music by Rebecca Chartrand, hosted by Michael Champagne. The unstoppable comeback of the Aboriginal peoples.

  • Monday Nov 3rd, 2014 – Saskatoon – THE COMEBACK book launch.
  • 7:00 pm at The Roxy Theatre 320 20th St W. JRS Speech & conversation with Winona Wheeler and John Ralston Saul will be joined by special guests, hip hop artist Eekwol and Dr. Winona Wheeler, President Elect of NAISA & Head of the Department of Native Studies. Hosted by Dani Mario of CBC News Saskatchewan. […]

  • October 18th, 2014 – 12th LaFontaine Baldwin Symposium with Robert Lepage. The Isabel Bader Theatre (93 Charles Street West, Toronto).
  • 12th LaFontaine Baldwin Symposium with Robert Lepage. The Isabel Bader Theatre (93 Charles Street West, Toronto).

  • October 17th, 2014 – JRS to give acceptance speech at University of Winnipeg.
  • JRS to give acceptance speech at the University of Winnipeg for Honourary Doctorate of Law with central themes including citizenship & the aboriginal comeback. Click to be redirected to a live stream.

  • October 16, 2014 – University of Winnipeg to honour John Ralston Saul at Autumn Convocation.
  • October 16th 2014 – John Ralston Saul to receive Honourary Doctorate of Law from the University of Winnipeg.
  • October 7th, 2014 – Joanne Leedom-Ackerman shares her impressions of 80th PEN International Congress. Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
  • October 7th, 2014 – JRS to arrive at the Frankfurt International Book Fair representing PEN International & recently re-issued, published works.
  • October 2nd, 2014 – PEN International passes resolution to support Freedom of Expression of LGBTI community with no votes against during PEN International Congress 2014. Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
  • October 2nd, 2014 – PEN International announces the winner of the New Voices Award to Marina Babanskaya from Russian PEN.
  • October 1st, 2014 – Kyrgyzstan President Almazbek Atambaev met with the participants of the 80th Congress of PEN International in Bishkek.
  • Президент Алмазбек Атамбаев встретился с участниками 80-го Конгресса PEN International

  • September 28th to October 7th, 2014 – JRS to lead the 80th PEN International Congress in Bishkek, Kyrgystan.
  • JRS to lead the 80th PEN International Congress in Bishkek, Kyrgystan.

  • September 29th, 2014 – JRS meets the Head of the Executive Office of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nurlan Nigmatulin and the Chairman of The Committee of Criminal and Executive System, Colonel Baurzhan Maratovich Berdalin.
  • Septmber 26, 2014 – JRS & PEN delegation granted permission from the Kazakh prison system to meet with imprisoned journalist Vladimir Koslov.
  • September 26th, 2014 – JRS meets Aliya Turusbekova, Vladimir Kozlov’s wife with Hori Takeaki, International Secretary, Carles Torner, Executive Director of PEN International and Kazakh PEN member Vladimir Karcev.
  • September 25th, 2014 – JRS meets with Kazakh university students at the Canadian Embassy in Astana with Ambassador Shawn Steil.
  • September 25th – 27th, 2014 – JRS will be leading a PEN International delegation to Kazakhstan w/ International Secretary Hori Takeaki & Executive Director Carles Torner to meet with Kazakh PEN & Public Officials in Astana & Almaty.
  • JRS will be leading a PEN International delegation to Kazakhstan w/ International Secretary Hori Takeaki & Executive Director Carles Torner to meet with Kazakh PEN & Public Officials in Astana & Almaty.

  • September 22, 2014 – Monthly Letter from John Ralston Saul, International President
  • September 16th, 2014 – JRS interview with Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia: “Globalization has only brought unemployment and crisis.”
  • Globalization has only brought unemployment and crisis – La Vanguardia

  • June 14, 2014 – Online interview from Estonia
  • An online interview from Estonia with journalist Silvia Urgas

  • May 26, 2014 – A report from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on our recent PEN International delegation.
  • A report from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on our recent PEN International delegation.

  • May 23, 2014 – JRS to present Key Note speech to the graduates of the IE Business School in Segovia, Spain
  • JRS to present Key Note speech to the graduates of the IE Business School in Segovia, Spain. Key note address will relate to Voltaires Bastards. The graduation ceremony will be broadcast live at 11:15 local time over the internet following the link:

  • May 14, 2014 to May 16, 2014 – JRS to attend meeting with Board members in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany. Mayor Hermann-Josef Pelgrinstreet to invite German PEN President Josef Haslinger & JRS to sign the Golden Book at Schwäbisch Hall Council Chamber.
  • JRS to attend meeting with PEN Deutschland & PEN International Board members in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany. Mayor Hermann-Josef Pelgrinstreet to invite German PEN President Josef Haslinger & JRS to sign the Golden Book at Schwäbisch Hall Council Chamber.

  • May 3, 2014 to May 9th, 2014 – JRS to attend Buenos Aires Book Fair in Argentina. Visit to include roundtable “Free The Word!” with Argentine authors including Martín Kohan, Luisa Valenzuela, Pola Oloixarac and Carlos Gamerro. They will discuss the history of PEN International in Latin America and Freedom of Expression.
  • JRS to attend Buenos Aires Book Fair in Argentina from May 3rd – May 9th. Visit to include roundtable “Free The Word!” with Argentine authors including Martín Kohan, Luisa Valenzuela, Pola Oloixarac and Carlos Gamerro. They will discuss the history of PEN International in Latin America and freedom of expression.

  • May 2, 2014 – JRS to speak at National Arts Centre
  • JRS to speak at National Arts Centre, Ottawa: “Secrecy, Surveillance and Free Expression.” Speech is in celebration of World Press Freedom hosted by the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom

  • March 17, 2014 – JRS to visit publishers and writers in Myanmar at Yangon.
  • JRS to visit publishers and writers in Myanmar at Yangon PEN Centre.

  • January 18, 2014 – JRS Introduces Ray Monk, biographer of Wittgenstein at Jaipur Festival. Jaipur, India.
  • JRS Introduces Ray Monk, biographer of Wittgenstein at Jaipur Festival. Sat Jan 18th, 18:00

  • October 23, 2013 – October 27, 2013
  • JRS in Serbia from Oct 23rd-27th, attending the Belgrade Book Fair to promote the new Serbian edition of Dark Diversions (Arhipelag 2013), Collapse of Globalism (Arhipelag 2011),& The Unconscious Civilization (Karpos 2011).

  • October 4, 2013 – Ryerson University appoints John Ralston Saul as distinguished visiting professor
  • John Ralston Saul has been appointed a distinguished visiting professor at Ryerson University’s Faculty of Arts. His appointment is for a three-year term. As a distinguished visiting professor, Saul will help plan and participate in an annual John Ralston Saul Big Idea public discussion series. Ryerson University appoints John Ralston Saul as distinguished visiting professor

  • October 2, 2013 – Thomas King and John Ralston Saul in Conversation
  • The authors of The Inconvenient Indian and A Fair Country on the First Nations existence in Canada versus the United States, Stephen Harper’s Conservative government, and the -exaggerated, unrealistic- need for Aboriginal consensus. Assault on the Reserves: Thomas King and John Ralston Saul in Conversation

  • July 14, 2013 – Book review (fiction): Dark Diversions
  • Dark Diversions Richmond Times Dispatch – “Book review (fiction): Dark Diversions” Doug Childers

  • February 3, 2013 – JRS in Feature Interview with El Pais
  • The Collapse of Globalism and the Reinvention of the World El País – “No hay razón para salvar a los bancos” Joseba Elola

  • October 19, 2012 – DARK DIVERSIONS
  • Dark Diversions Ottawa Citizen Peter Robb

  • October 19, 2012 – John Ralston Saul: Not the man he was then
  • Dark Diversions National Post – “John Ralston Saul: Not the man he was then” Mark Medley

  • September 15, 2012 – “Saul’s new fiction an ingenious read”
  • Dark Diversions Winnipeg Free Press – “Saul’s new fiction an ingenious read” Angela Narth

  • November 4th, 2011 – JRS Receives Honourary Doctorate from Nipissing University and Delivers Convocation Address
  • JRS Receives Honourary Doctorate from Nipissing University and Delivers Convocation Address

  • May 26, 2011 – JRS Receiving Honorary Doctorate of Letters Degree from Memorial University and Addressing the Convocation Ceremony at the Arts and Culture Centre (St. Johns, Canada)
  • JRS Receiving Honorary Doctorate of Letters Degree from Memorial University and Addressing the Convocation Ceremony at the Arts and Culture Centre (St. Johns, Canada)

  • March 2011 – “19th century politicians fought for made-in-Canada democracy.”
  • Louis-Hippolyte LaFontaine and Robert Baldwin Straight Goods – “19th century politicians fought for made-in-Canada democracy” Mel Watkins

  • February 5, 2011 – “Making major impact on Canada”
  • Louis-Hippolyte LaFontaine and Robert Baldwin The StarPhoenix – “Making major impact on Canada” Bill Robertson

  • January 15, 2011 – Al Ahram Al Araby Magazine (Egypt)
  • The Collapse of Globalism and the Reinvention of the World Al Ahram Al Araby Magazine (Egypt) Interview with John Ralston Saul – In Arabic

  • 2011 Honourary Doctorates
  • Honourary Doctorates D. Letters, Memorial University of Newfoundland

  • 2011 – Honors
  • Honours Writers’ Union of Canada’s Freedom to Read Award

  • 2010 – Literary Awards
  • Literary Awards Manhae Grand Prize for Literature

  • December 13, 2010
  • The Collapse of Globalism and the Reinvention of the World Various Arabic Articles Interviews with Egyptian Press

  • November 20, 2010 – “Tough nation-builders fought powerful empire”
  • Louis-Hippolyte LaFontaine and Robert Baldwin Winnipeg Free Press – “Tough nation-builders fought powerful empire” Ron Kirbyson

  • November 7, 2010 – “A city that forgets its history is condemned to delete it”
  • Louis-Hippolyte LaFontaine and Robert Baldwin Toronto Star – Christopher Hume

  • October 25, 2010 – The Hill Times Article
  • Louis-Hippolyte LaFontaine and Robert Baldwin The Hill Times – “LaFontaine, Baldwin responsible for implementing foundations of modern Canada” Bea Vondouangchanh

  • October 22, 2010 – The Gazette – “Visions of Equality and Inclusion”
  • Louis-Hippolyte LaFontaine and Robert Baldwin The Gazette – Gazette – “Visions of Equality and Inclusion” John Kalbfleisch

  • October 21, 2010 – The Founding Fathers?
  • Louis-Hippolyte LaFontaine and Robert Baldwin Maclean’s – Macleans-FoundingFathers? Aaron Wherry

  • October 2010 – Yomiuri Shimbun profile
  • Other News Yomiuri Shimbun profile of John Ralston Saul at the Tokyo PEN Congress (in Japanese)

  • March 22, 2010 – Literary Awards – King Abdullah Ibn Abdul-Aziz Prize
  • Literary Awards TRANSLATOR OF ARABIC EDITION OF THE COLLAPSE OF GLOBALISM WINS King Abdullah Ibn Abdul-Aziz Prize

  • 2008 – Literary Awards
  • Literary Awards Pablo Neruda International Presidential Medal of Honour

  • September 28th, 2008 – Book launch for A Fair Country: Telling Truths about Canada
  • Book launch for A Fair Country: Telling Truths about Canada

  • July 2008 to August 2008 – Article: LawNow Magazine.
  • Article: LawNow Magazine.

  • 2004 – Honourary Doctorates
  • Honourary Doctorates D. Laws, University of Ottawa

  • 2003 – Honourary Doctorates
  • Honourary Doctorates D. Laws, University of Calgary Honoris Causa, Herzen State Pedagogical University St. Petersburg (Russia) D. Laws, Mount Allison University D. Laws, St.Francis Xavier University D. Laws, Queen’s University D. Laws, Laurentian University

  • September 29th, 2003 – Honorary Degree (Honoris Causa) from Herzen State Pedagogical University. St.Petersburg, Russia
  • Honorary Degree (Honoris Causa) from Herzen State Pedagogical University. St.Petersburg, Russia

  • 2002 – Honours
  • Honours The Tony Aspler Award of Excellence for contributions to the Ontario Wine Industry

  • 2002 – Honourary Doctorates
  • Honourary Doctorates Honoris causa, Universite du Quebec a Montreal D. Laws, University of Manitoba

  • 2001 – Honours
  • Honours Canadian Teachers Federation Public Advocacy Award

  • 2001 – Honourary Doctorates
  • Honourary Doctorates D. Laws, McMaster University

  • 1999 – Honours
  • Honours Named Companion in The Order of Canada

  • 1999 – Honourary Doctorates
  • Honourary Doctorates D. Laws, Simon Fraser University

  • 1999 – Honourary Doctorates
  • Honourary Doctorates D. Letters, University of Western Ontario

  • 1998 – Literary Awards
  • Literary Awards The Gordon Montador Award for Reflections of a SiameseTwin, for the best Canadian non-fiction book on contemporary social issues, published in 1997

  • 1997 – Honourary Doctorates
  • Honourary Doctorates D. Letters, McGill University D. Letters, University of Victoria