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CIC Victoria: What Cold War 2.0 Means for Canada

April 15 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm PDT

When: Monday, 15 April
Where: The Union Club, 805 Gordon Street
Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm (registration desk opens at 11:30 am)
Our Speaker: George S. Takach

Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the complex dynamics of contemporary global politics with renowned author and expert George S. Takach as he speaks about his latest book, ‘Cold War 2.0’ which contains meticulously researched insights that shed light on the geopolitical challenges of our time.

‘Cold War 2.0 – Artificial Intelligence in the New Battle between China, Russia, and America’ scrutinizes the role of artificial intelligence, military coordination, missile defense systems, advanced semiconductor chips, quantum computers, and bio-engineering in shaping the conflict between democracy and autocracy, and explores how Western democracies can navigate these challenges to ultimately triumph.

George S. Takach holds a bachelor’s degree in history, political economy, and philosophy from the University of Toronto; a graduate degree from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University; and a law degree from the University of Toronto. For forty years, he practiced technology law at McCarthy Tétrault, one of Canada’s premier law firms. He has written three books on technology law/tech commercial subjects. This is his first book for a general audience.

You may wish to read George’s recent article in the The Star for some insights about his book: Why the democracies need to declare Cold War 2.0

The cost to attend is $40 for CIC members, $45 for guests of CIC members, $50 for non-members, $30 for CIC young professional members and non-member students and $20 for CIC student members.

To register, please email Jennifer Button at cic.victoria.sec@gmail.com no later than noon on Monday, 8 April with your name, the names of any guests and any specific dietary restrictions.

Once we have heard from you, confirmation of your registration and eTransfer payment instructions will be provided. Please do not send e-transfers until you hear from us. Payment by eTransfer is strongly encouraged (please, no cash at the door, but cheques can be accepted). Unfortunately, as meals must be pre-ordered and paid for, no refunds are possible after 1 pm on Monday, 8 April unless we have a waiting list.


April 15
11:30 am - 1:30 pm PDT


The Union Club of BC
805 Gordon Street
Victoria, BC V8W 1Z6 Canada
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CIC Victoria Branch