Throughout the weekend, a special programme of informal conversations between Battle of Ideas speakers on topics ‘in the news’. These will be programmed in the days leading up to the festival to ensure they are as topical as possible. Details of issues and speakers will be published online the week before the Battle of Ideas and look out for details over the weekend.
All Hot Off the Press sessions are free and open to non ticket holders.
Middle East revolutions: hopes and fears?
"The 2012 Battle of Ideas at the Barbican was the best ever. It was bustling with interesting people, punchy debates and new ideas. I can't wait for 2013's."
Philippe Legrain, adviser to José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission