Future Events

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The acclaimed Battle of Ideas originated in London. It has grown into an annual two-month international festival of debate that takes place in over 20 cities throughout the UK and Europe. It challenges speakers and audience alike to „shape the future through debate“. Visit our main Battle of Ideas Festival Zurich page here.  Meanwhile, here’s a quick overview:

Date
Saturday 20 October, 09:00-17:30

Venue
University of Zurich, Zentrum Rämistr. 71 8006 Zürich

Tickets
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FULL PROGRAMME

09:00 – 10:00
Registration and coffee

10:00-10:30
Welcomes, including musical performance

10:30-12:00
PLENARY DEBATE: THE FUTURE OF EUROPE IN AN AGE OF POPULISM

12:00-13:30
Lunch

13:30-14:45
ART, MUSIC, PROTEST: THE CULTURAL LEGACY OF 1968
or
IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP: IS THERE A FUTURE FOR FREE MOVEMENT?
or
#METOO, ONE YEAR ON: WHERE NEXT FOR FEMINISM?

14:45-15:30
Coffee

15:30-16:45
DO WE NEED AN ‘URBAN REVOLUTION’?
or
SHOULD WE KEEP RELIGION AND THE STATE SEPARATE? (this session will be in German)

16:45-17:30
Free cocktail reception

Feel free to contact us with any ideas you may have…