Battle of Ideas 2011 29 & 30 October, London. Two days of high-level, thought-provoking, public debate organised by the Institute of Ideas, hosted by the Royal College of Art.
Speakers include
Clare Gerada, GP; past chair, Royal College of General Practitioners

GM Tamás, visiting professor, Central European University; author, Les Idoles de la Tribu

Kenan Malik, writer and broadcaster; author, From Fatwa to Jihad and The Quest for a Moral Compass

Philippe Legrain, visiting senior fellow, LSE’s European Institute; author, Immigrants: your country needs them and 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

Rebecca Jenkins, cultural historian and novelist; Royal Literary Fund Fellow; former writing partner of Bishop of Durham, David Jenkins

KAS Quinn, children's writer; lecturer and educationalist; author, The Queen Must Die, first part of a time-travel trilogy

John Cooper, leading criminal and human rights barrister; regular columnist, The Times and Observer; editor, Criminal Bar Quarterly

Martin Wolf, associate editor and chief economics commentator, Financial Times; author, Fixing Global Finance

Daniel Ben-Ami, finance and economics writer; author Ferraris for All: in defence of economic progress and Cowardly Capitalism

Zoe Williams, columnist, Guardian; author, What Not to Expect When You're Expecting

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