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
William Saletan, journalist, Slate; author, Bearing Right: how conservatives won the abortion war

Mark Vernon, journalist; author, God: all that matters and The Big Questions: God

Clare Gerada, GP; past chair, Royal College of General Practitioners

Tom Watt, writer, actor and broadcaster

Jeffrey Rosen, professor of law, George Washington University; author, The Supreme Court: the personalities and rivalries that defined America

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

Cathy Young, contributing editor, Reason magazine; author, Ceasefire! Why women and men must join forces to achieve true equality

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

Simon Baron-Cohen, director, Autism Research Centre, University of Cambridge; author, Zero Degrees of Empathy

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

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"Depressed by 'debates' where the panel ignore each other? The Battle of Ideas is the real deal - two days of verbal fistfights. Accept no alternative."
Vivienne Raper, writer and editor

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