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Danny Dorling, Hardeep Matharu, Adam Price and AC Grayling talk to Jennifer Nadel

Towards Compassionate Politics

Hay Festival 2024, 

Politics can often seem devoid of compassion, with the focus on systems over people, on making money over the needs of the vulnerable. With voter distrust of politics at an all-time high, it’s clear that our existing political systems are failing to deliver solutions to the multiple interlocking crises that our world faces. In this event, our panel members talk to journalist and founder of cross party Think Tank, Compassion in Politics Jennifer Nadel about everything from the refugee crisis to wars across the world, how we can renew support for democratic ideals and what role compassion can play in creating a new political settlement that is inclusive, cooperative and effective in improving the lives of us all.

Dorling is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Oxford. Grayling is a philosopher and principal of the New College of the Humanities at Northeastern University, London, and Matharu is the Editor of the independent investigative news site and monthly print news magazine Byline Times. Price is a Member of the Senedd and former Leader of Plaid Cymru.