2013 Programme: Keynote Controversies

Big sessions discussing big ideas

Saturday 19 October 2013
10.30am to 12.00pm Cinema 1
1.30pm to 3.00pm Cinema 1
Sunday 20 October 2013
5.15pm to 6.15pm Cinema 1

Produced by
Academy of Ideas

Why isn't poverty history yet?

"The rules of the game at The Battle of Ideas makes beating about the bush impossible. When you are given 5 minutes to make your point, you either say something essential, or you reveal that you have nothing really to say. This eliminates 'the unbearable lightness' of speculation that haunts public debate."
Albena Azmanova, social philosopher, political commentator and activist

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