The intellectual journey of Garry Kasparov
The 2015 edition of the George Lengvari Sr. Lecture Series featured Garry Kasparov, former world chess champion, Russian dissident and renowned freedom fighter.
Born in Baku, Azerbaijan (then a Republic of the USSR) in 1963, Kasparov took on the greatest champions and won. Since retiring from the game, he has been involved in a fearless political battle with one of the most powerful and controversial men alive, Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia.
Photos taken during the event
Mr. Garry Kasparov with co-lead sponsors of this year’s event Mr. William K. Kovalchuk, President of Claret – Asset Management Corporation, and Mr. George Lengvari, member of the board of the MEI.
Mr. Stéphan Crétier, member of the board of the MEI and chairman of the board and CEO of Garda World Security Corporation, with Mr. Garry Kasparov.
Mr. Mario Dumont, the evening’s MC.
Mr. Michel Kelly-Gagnon, President and CEO of the MEI.
Mr. Garry Kasparov, keynote speaker.
Mr. Claude Picher, business columnist for more than 30 years at La Presse and winner of the 2015 John Dobson Medal for Free Enterprise.