Battle of Ideas 2014
18 & 19 October |
London

Two days of high-level, thought-provoking, public debate organised by the Institute of Ideas at the Barbican. To keep up with news about debates and tickets, join our mailing list.

Speakers include
Frank Furedi, Associate, Centre for Parenting Culture Studies, University of Kent, Canterbury; author, Wasted, Politics of Fear, On Tolerance and Authority: a sociological history

Brendan O'Neill, editor, spiked; columnist, Big Issue; contributor, Spectator

Yaron Brook, Executive director, Ayn Rand Institute

Christina Hoff Sommers, writer and resident scholar, American Enterprise Institute; host, weekly video series, The Factual Feminist

Sarah Harper, international adviser on ageing issues; director, Oxford Institute of Population Ageing

John Denham, Member of Parliament for Southampton, Itchen; former cabinet minister

Ricardo Fuentes-Nieva, head of research, Oxfam GB; co-author. Working for the Few: political capture and economic inequality

Lisa Harker, Director of strategy, policy and evidence, NSPCC

Philippe Legrain, visiting fellow, LSE’s European Institute; author, European Spring: Why Our Economies and Politics are in a Mess – and How to Put Them Right; former economic adviser to the President of the European Commission

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“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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