Please let us have your feedback. We also welcome suggestions for other issues we might tackle.
This year we intend to host a Battle of Ideas festival over two days in association with Volkshochschule Zurich and our venue partner Zurich University: In German on Saturday 20th October, and in English on Saturday 10th November.
Potential topics include:
The nation state in the modern world.
Urban growth in Africa and China.
Is globalisation over? The future of world trade.
Citizen or consumer: what about our freedom of choice?
The rise of populism in the USA and Europe: old elites on the ropes?
From hate speech to fake news: is there too much freedom of speech?
Stagnating productivity, quantitative easing and the survival of the zombie economy. Is there an alternative?
Borders, refugees : the debate over so-called deserving and undeserving immigrants; open or closed borders; cultural clashes; law and order; economic challenges.
Future conflicts, roles and prospects of financial hubs such as London, Frankfurt, Zurich, Singapore, Hong Kong, New York and…?
What’s wrong with identity politics?
After BREXIT: wither the EU?
Do animals have rights?
University campus Culture Wars.
The future of education.
Disruption or danger: why does society fear new technology?
Are we living in a ‘post-truth’ society?
Feel free to contact us with any ideas you may have…