Elizabeth Pisani describes how politics, ideology—and ten billion dollars a year—have bulldozed through scientific evidence and common sense and needlessly failed to fight the AIDS pandemic that has infected 70 million people worldwide. Chaired by Rachel Holmes.
The radical analyst Naomi Klein meticulously exposes the US policy of ‘Disaster Capitalism’ that overwhelms societies reeling from natural (tsunami) and military (Iraq) catastrophe. In conversation with Rosie Boycott.
Paul Blezard meets the authors of two of the whitest-knuckle reads of the year. Tom Rob Smith’sChild 44 tracks a serial killer at the height of Stalin’s Terror. Philip Kerr’s latest mystery A Quiet Flame sends Bernie Gunther to Peron’s Argentina.
The Bishop of New Hampshire, whose homosexuality threatens the schism of the Anglican Church discusses The State of the Communion. Chaired by Stephen Bates, author of God’s Own Country: Power and Religion in the USA.
The dazzling New Zealand writer launches her compelling Novel About My Wife. The Pulitzer Prize-winning short story writer Lahiri launches her new collection Unaccustomed Earth. Chaired by Ariane Koek of the Arvon Foundation.
International Development Secretary
Douglas Alexander, Harriet Lamb of Fairtrade, and Oxfam’s Duncan Green debate how sustainable principles can be managed in our relations with the developing world. Chaired by Jo Confino.
The great American short story writer’s ferociously funny, soulful stories tell of the gulf between men and women, the loneliness of the broken-hearted and the yearned-for, impossible intimacies we crave.
Film-maker Hannah Rothschild tells the extraordinary story of her eccentric great aunt Pannonica Rothschild, who became famous as the Baroness of the Bebop jazz revolution, and patron to Charlie Parker and Thelonious Monk.
Vijay Vaitheeswaran(Zoom: The Global Race to Fuel the Car of the Future) and Parag Khanna(The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order) challenge assumptions about energy with climate change thinker Nick Butler.
NY-based internationalist Shashi Tharoor hosts this conversation about American society with Jonathan Freedland of the Guardian, Matt Frei author of Only in America and Jacob Weisberg, author of The Bush Tragedy and online editor of Slate online magazine.
Jonathan Zittrain,author of The Future of the Internet - and How To Stop It,Lee Siegel, author of Against the Machine: Being Human in the Age of the Electronic Mob, and Emily Bell, the Director of Digital Content, Guardian News and Media, ask: is the web a force for good?
The Nobel Laureate and former US Presidenton conflict resolution and human rights, and the work of the carter foundation.
Introduced by Alan Rusbridger, editor of The Guardian. Chaired by Philippe Sands
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