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IDP Speaker Series - Cold War 2.0: Technology and Geopolitics, and What it Means for Canada and the Other Democracies

Wednesday, February 28, 2024
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Robert Sutherland Hall
Room: 448
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George's new book, Cold War 2.0, comes out in March, 2024. George will discuss in this session some of the key themes of the book, including: what it means for the democracies and the autocracies to be in a cold war, especially one that is technologically driven; why the democracies do technology and innovation better than the autocracies; and what the democracies have to do to leverage their edge in technology and innovation in order to prevail in Cold War 2.0.


George S. Takach is a graduate of the University of Toronto (including IEP, Aix-en-Provence) (BA), the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (MA), and the Faculty of Law University of Toronto (JD). George is a former partner and national Technology Industry Leader at the McCarthy Tétrault law firm, where for 35+ years he represented Canadian and international technology companies (with financings, M&A and commercial matters) and traditional companies and governments with their sophisticated technology transactions and projects. George was an Adjunct Professor of computer law at Osgoode Hall Law School for 22 years. He is the author of Computer Law and two other books on the business of technology. He is now writing books on technology and geopolitics for a general audience, including Cold War 2.0: Artificial Intelligence in the New War Between China, Russia and America (pub date March 5, 2024, available from Simon &

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