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Night of Ideas: Speaking to Each Other

with Anastasia Colosimo, Philippe Sands, Lionel Shriver and Thomas Chatterton Williams

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Thu 28 January 2021

Online

Night of Ideas: Speaking to Each Other

with Anastasia Colosimo, Philippe Sands, Lionel Shriver and Thomas Chatterton Williams

Night of Ideas logo
Thu 28 January 2021,

Online

Our social fabric is being ripped apart by violent forms of intolerance. The increasing number of conflicts born of intellectual oppositions often lead to radicalisation that affects us all. How can we produce a genuine debate of ideas while avoiding intolerance, exclusion or ideological conformism? Is free speech still a right?

The panellists are: Anastasia Colosimo (Professor of Political Theology, Sciences Po Paris), Lionel Shriver (author of We Need to Talk About Kevin) and Thomas Chatterton Williams (author and contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine). Chaired by Philippe Sands (author and Professor of Law, University College London).

Festival of Ideas continues its partnership with the Institut français and Night of Ideas. Launched by Institut français in 2016, the Night of Ideas is a project staged simultaneously in Paris, London and worldwide. Crossing French, British and European perspectives, Night of Ideas will engage audiences in debates with the theme ‘Together’ as the common thread to tackle the latest ideas behind issues central to our times. All events are free.

This event is part of a series that Festival of Ideas is running with many partners through 2020/2021 on the future of democracy and free speech as part of the English PEN Common Currency programme.

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