Media Advisory - Does Leadership Matter?

    OTTAWA, April 21 /CNW Telbec/ - Leading Canadian scholar Mark Kingwell
presents on Parliament Hill this week to a sell-out audience on questions of
    Kingwell examines to what extent does personal leadership actually direct
political outcomes? Is a charismatic executive a prerequisite for leveraging
change in a democratic system or is the system itself the source of renewal?
What kind of political leadership is required in the information age to
sustain the gift of democracy?
    A professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto, the author of 12
books of political and cultural theory, and a regular media commentator, Mark
Kingwell will examine these questions and sketch the outlines of this vital
issue in modern political theory.
    Dr. Kingwell will speak at an event for parliamentarians, government
policy-makers and community leaders organized by the Canadian Federation for
the Humanities and Social Sciences:

                     7:45 - 9:00 am, Thursday, April 23
              Parliamentary Restaurant, 6th Floor, Centre Block
                       A hot breakfast will be served.

    Dr. Kingwell will be available for media interviews on Wednesday
afternoon and after his presentation the next day.

    Representing more than 50,000 researchers in 69 scholarly associations,
75 universities and colleges, and seven affiliates across the country, the
Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences is the voice of
Canada's humanities and social sciences community.

For further information:

For further information: Caitlin Kealey, Manager of Communications,
(613) 513-9756,;

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