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Battle of Ideas Stockholm 2019


Under Fontänen


Are the young being robbed of their future? Will China soon dominate the whole world? Is populism a genuine threat to democracy? 
And do we need a public service media to explain and answer these issues for us?
Do you feel concerned about the quality of contemporary debate and want to bring discussions to levels above and beyond - come along and join us at Battle of Ideas Stockholm 2019!

For the sixth year in a row, we gather in Stockholm to cover contemporary politics, culture and society with prominent speakers from Great Britain and Sweden. 
The Battle of Ideas tackles tough current issues through wide-ranging, thought-provoking and wonderfully argumentative debate.
A powerful antidote to today’s climate of offence taking, the festival slogan is: FREE SPEECH ALLOWED.

Battle of Ideas Stockholm is a joint production by Academy of Ideas, London, Forum/Debatt and Kulturhuset Stadsteatern.

These debates are in English and are free and open to all!

The debates will be live-streamed through the Battle of Ideas Stockholm 2019 FB event page, and on Kulturhuset Stadsteatern's Facebook page. To make sure you get in, please reserve a free ticket via the link at the bottom of this page. Tickets will also be available on the door at Under Fontänen, on a first come first served basis.

PROGRAMME:

12.00-13.15
EUROPE DIVIDED: POPULISM AND THE NEW POLITICAL IDENTITIES
Across Europe, the ‘populist wave’ has thrown up surprise after surprise for mainstream politics. The Sweden Democrats moved from non-entity to a driving force in Swedish politics in less than a decade. Is populism the same across Europe? Can we distinguish positive and negative aspects? And where will it lead?

13.30-14.45
THE NEW SUPERPOWER: HOW WILL THE RISE OF CHINA CHANGE THE WORLD
October marks the seventieth anniversary of the Chinese Revolution led by Chairman Mao, but arguably, China’s more recent transformation into the world’s largest trading nation represents an even greater revolution. Can ‘capitalist’ China sustain its current, authoritarian approach to internal governance and human rights? Will it now dominate the world?

15.15-16.30
CAN PUBLIC-SERVICE JOURNALISM SURVIVE THE CULTURE WARS?
One target of populist upheavals throughout Europe has been the media. Mainstream media are constantly accused of bias by both left and right. Can the ideal of an impartial, taxpayer-funded news service survive today’s febrile culture wars? Do we really need a central public-service organisation to educate the public?

16.45-18.00
GENERATION WARS: ARE THE YOUNG BEING LEFT OUT OF THEIR FUTURE?
Stockholm schoolgirl Greta Thunberg has become a symbol of a youthful generation whose values are at odds with their elders. The older generation is even blamed for stealing their kids’ futures, both economically and environmentally. Are the generations hopelessly divided, or can we have solidarity between old and young?

PANELISTS:

Aida Badeli, co-chair, Young Greens Sweden; board member, Folk och Försvar

Ceri Thomas, editor and partner, Tortoise Media; ex-editor, BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme and BBC’s Panorama

Cindy Yu, reporter and broadcast editor, Spectator; commentator BBC World, RTE

Eva Hamilton, former CEO, SVT; chairwoman Swedish Film & TV Producers association

Ivar Arpi, editorial columnist, Svenska Dagbladet; author, Så blev vi alla rasister

Jakob Ohlsson, co-founder and campaign strategist, Reform Act

Jennie Bristow, senior lecturer in sociology, Canterbury Christ Church University; author, Stop Mugging GrandmaThe ‘Generation Wars’ and Why Boomer-Blaming Won’t Solve Anything

Jonathan Lundqvist, press freedom campaigner; former president of Reporters Without Borders Sweden

Julian Kroon, chairman, The Conservative Association (Konservativa förbundet)

Nathan Hamelberg, method developer, MÄN; columnist, Opulens Magazine

Susi Meret, associate professor, ACEuS - Aalborg Centre for European Studies, Aalborg University; author, The Danish People's Party, the Italian Northern League and the Austrian Freedom Party in a Comparative Perspective: Party Ideology and Electoral Support

Thomas Mattsson, former editor-in-chief, Expressen

Tim Rühlig, research fellow, The Swedish Institute of International Affairs; PhD, University of Frankfurt; author, State control in times of China’s rise

Penny Lewis, lecturer, University of Dundee; leader, joint architecture programme, University of Dundee and University of Wuhan in China

Peter Ramsay, professor of law, London School of Economics and Political Science; founding signatory, The Full Brexit

 

CHAIRS:

Alastair Donald, co-convenor, Battle of Ideas festival; convenor, Living Freedom; co-director, Future Cities Project

Jacob Reynolds, partnerships manager; Academy of Ideas; co-convenor, Living Freedom and The Academy, BoI charity.

Nathalie Rothschild, freelance journalist; producer and reporter for Sweden's public service radio

 

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