Keynote Controversies

Big sessions discussing big ideas

Saturday 31 October 2009

10.30am to 12.00pm Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
Rethinking education – the new crisis of adult authority in the classroom

Saturday 31 October 2009

1.30pm to 3.00pm Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
Rethinking Privacy in an age of Disclosure and Sharing

Saturday 31 October 2009

3.30pm to 5.00pm Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
Rethinking Freedom in an Illiberal Age: securing rights or celebrating liberty?

Saturday 31 October 2009

5.15pm to 6.30pm Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
Rethinking Therapy Culture: changing the subject?

Sunday 1 November 2009

10.45am to 12.15pm Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
Nudge Nudge, Nag Nag: the new politics of behaviour

Sunday 1 November 2009

1.45pm to 3.15pm Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
The Art of Criticism: judgement in crisis?

Sunday 1 November 2009

3.45pm to 5.15pm Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
The Good Society: virtues for a post-recession world

Sunday 1 November 2009

5.30pm to 6.30pm Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
America, Obama and the Recession

Produced by
Academy of Ideas

Festival Buzz

"The Battle of Ideas is adrenaline for the mind. A chance for intellectual fisticuffs with some of the best-known and most stimulating thinkers in the world."
Colin Blakemore, professor of neuroscience, Oxford University