2011 Programme: Festival Strands

Seven strands run through the format of the festival weekend, allowing in depth examination of a subject. Select a strand below to find out more.

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"The Battle of Ideas is a global treasure. Bringing together some of the world's leading thinkers for civil dialogue on an array of topics, the festival is a must-see for those deeply committed to the free exchange of ideas."
Fredrick C. Harris, professor of political science, Columbia University

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