Joel Cohen

Joel drives the development and delivery of campaigns, which comprise communications and events activities, to support BeyondMe’s growth. BeyondMe brings professionals, businesses and charities together to make a meaningful impact on the world. Prior to BeyondMe, Joel co-ordinated volunteers for the UK’s toughest schools’ debating competition, Debating Matters, and was instrumental in setting up the competition in Israel. As an associate fellow of the Academy of Ideas, Joel is a regular convener and chair of debates at Europe’s premier ideas festival, the Battle of Ideas, and has written on a range of issues across civic life, education, politics, international affairs and the arts. Joel graduated with a BA in Politics from SOAS, the School of Oriental and African Studies, and once survived driving from London to Ghana in a Ford Fiesta.

Related Sessions
Wednesday 30 September 2015, 19.30 The Friends' Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton
Saturday 17 October 2015, 14.00 Barbican Library
Saturday 17 October 2015, 16.00 Free Stage
Sunday 18 October 2015, 17.30 Garden Room

Multinationals: curse or blessing for the developing world?

"Although 'battle' suggests destruction, these were some of the most constructive debates I've taken part in. This was civilised conflict in the best sense of both words."
Julian Baggini, author, Welcome to Everytown: A Journey into the English Mind, and The Ego Trick

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