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

Ivan Krastev, Chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia; permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna

David Didau, former teacher; blogger, The Learning Spy; author, Why Everything We Know About Teaching is Wrong (forthcoming)

Chantal Mouffe, Professor of political theory, University of Westminster; author, Agonistics: thinking the world politically

Phil Booth, coordinator, medConfidential

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

Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, philosopher and novelist; author, Plato at the Googleplex: why philosophy won’t go away

Munira Mirza, deputy mayor, education and culture, Greater London Authority; author, The Politics of Culture: the case for universalism

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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“Five debates a day sounds a bit daunting beforehand, but I really loved it. The speakers are so knowledgeable and passionate about their chosen topic, and the amount of time dedicated to questions from the audience was great as it really brought in alternative views.”
Exeter University student

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