Battle of Ideas — 28 & 29 October 2017
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In a rapidly change world, debating ideas matters more than ever. The Battle of Ideas provides a unique forum to discuss the big issues of our time. Find out more about this year’s festival here.
Those who enjoy the comfort of conventional wisdom will find the Battle of Ideas a very unsafe space.
Nick Cater, executive director, Menzies Research Centre, Australia; columnist, The Australian
2017 sessions include
Was it Big Data wot won it? Political campaigning todayRead more >
Creating a future for economic growthRead more >
Why Luther still matters: religious conscience and individual libertyRead more >
Science International: are research and medicine threatened by borders?Read more >
Fashion warsRead more >
The gig economy and the changing face of jobsRead more >
All by myself: is loneliness a social problem?Read more >
Silicon Valley: from heroes to zeroes?Read more >
America's New South: from slavery to black powerhouse?Read more >
Can satire survive in the era of fake news?Read more >
Russia: is this a new Cold War?Read more >
What is to be done? Literature and the Russian RevolutionRead more >
Is there such a thing as Trumpism?Read more >
Watching the detectives: crime fiction and the zeitgeistRead more >
The international abortion warsRead more >
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