Hay Festival Arequipa 2021 – Futures

Are you in Arequipa? If you find yourself in the White City, you can see the live broadcasts of all of the events for free, on the big screen, comfortably seated at the Paraninfo de la Universidad Nacional de San Agustín, where you can enjoy the talks from 1 to 7 November.

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Event 6

Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang in conversation with Mónica Meltis

Hay Fórum Digital Moquegua
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Facebook is not only the world’s largest social networking service, but also the one that has been involved in most controversy, from the dissemination of fake news to its impact on the outcomes of elections, such as the one that brought Donald Trump to power. The award-winning New York Times journalists, Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang, who have been investigating the subjects of technology and cybersecurity for over ten years, are the co-authors of The Ugly Truth, a book that reveals some of the dark secrets of the social media company, whose stated aim is to create links of friendship among thousands of millions of people around the world. However, as the book finds, Facebook systematically resorts to questionable practices such as selling user data, disinformation and the proliferation of hate speech. In conversation with Mónica Meltis.

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Event 24

Alex Beard in conversation with Fernando Bolaños Galdós

The future of education

Llwyfan Digidol Cymru – Wales Digital Stage
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One of the great experts on what characteristics education will need in order to face the challenges of tomorrow’s world is Alex Beard (United Kingdom). He is a member of Teach For All, a network of independent organizations that work for global education, and author of Natural Born Learners, an important book that draws on two years of travel around the world observing educational models in very different places, particularly ones that have brought success in terms of social or technological development. At this event, Beard will talk about the challenges faced by education today –particularly with the Covid-19 pandemic– and how we can move towards forms of education that face up to the difficulties of our times: health emergencies, the climate crisis, the dizzying advance of technology, and social inequality. He will talk to Fernando Bolaños Galdos, also an expert on education.

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Event 27

Libia Brenda and Vandana Singh in conversation with Ed Finn

Climate Champions COP26 - Imagining the future

Escenario Digital Arequipa
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The reality of the current series of environmental disasters is accompanied by a narrative of catastrophe that, at times, makes it difficult to conceive or imagine the possibilities for global cooperation needed to face the challenges that the climate crisis poses. Therefore an urgent task is to produce and disseminate stories of hope and transformation, ones that are linked to local realities and to the latest scientific knowledge. The possibility of inspiring communities around the world to envisage their own positive climate futures will enable the imagining, and the doing, of the work needed to reorient economies and cultural practices around the world towards more sustainable models. The Climate Imagination Fellowship, presented by Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination, is intended to stimulate the creation of positive stories about the future that can act as catalysts for action in the present. Libia Brenda, the first Mexican woman nominated for a Hugo Award, and Vandana Singh, a speculative fiction writer and a Physics lecturer, will talk to Ed Finn, Director of both the Center for Science and the Imagination and the Climate Imagination Fellowship, about fiction, hope and climate justice.

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Event 31

Yuval Noah Harari in conversation with Moisés Naím

Escenario Digital Arequipa
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Few intellectuals have captivated and excited so many readers as Yuval Noah Harari. He is the author of the ambitious books Sapiens. A Brief History of Humankind (2014), Homo Deus. A Brief History of Tomorrow (2016) and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century (2018), titles that have been translated into 60 languages and have sold over 30 million copies. The Israeli writer, historian and philosopher, Doctor in History from Oxford University and lecturer at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is one of the most incisive thinkers today, able to articulate some of the most critical themes from human history and civilization in his books, covering everything from religion to technology, from the invention of agriculture to the arrival of capitalism. In his most recent publication, Sapiens. A Graphic History (2021), Harari adapts his acclaimed work Sapiens into visual language, telling the human story in images with the help of his fellow writer David Vandermeulen and the illustrator Daniel Casanave. In this first volume of what is set to be a graphic series, Harari covers the early period of humanity and presents our distant relatives, the Neanderthals. In conversation with the writer and journalist Moisés Naím.

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