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  • Peter Greste: Journalistic Freedom, Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2015

    What happens to freedom of the press when journalists become the target? Peter Greste is an Austral…

  • Jon Ronson: Shame Culture, Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2015

    What does the rise of public shaming say about online culture and is it here to stay? Jon Ronson is…

  • AC Grayling: What I Believe, Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2015

    What are the most important beliefs that we hold and why? Festival of Dangerous Ideas speakers each…

  • Laurie Penny: Lost Boys, Festival of Dangerous ideas 2015

    Can the liberation of women free men from the straightjacket of masculinity? Lisa Dempster (Chair) …

  • AC Grayling: Bad Education, Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2015

    Will it take a revolution to enable us to really educate? Julia Baird (Chair) AC Grayling is a dis…

  • Tariq Ali: The Twilight of Democracy, Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2015

    What's the point of elections if the result is always a victory for the extreme centre? Stan Grant …

  • Johann Hari: Ceasefire on Drugs, Festival of Dangerous ideas 2015

    What if everything we thought we knew about drugs is wrong? Johann Hari is a British writer and jou…

  • Naomi Klein: Capitalism and the Climate, Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2015

    Is Capitalism now at war with our planet? The Festival of Dangerous Ideas (FODI) is an annual event…

  • Women For Sale Panel, Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2014

    Women are bought, sold and exploited everywhere. In much of the world, equality for women is still a…

  • Anne Manne: The Narcissism Epidemic, Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2014

    The stories of Anders Behring Breivik and Lance Armstrong may seem to have little in common, but eac…

  • Festival of Dangerous Ideas: Kay Hymowitz - The Rise of Women is Turning Men into Boys

    Women want to win at work and expect equality at home, which doesn’t leave much room for the tradi…

  • Festival of Dangerous Ideas: Pussy Riot/Zona Prava - In conversation with Masha Gessen

    Pussy Riot’s vibrant, feminist, punk protests drew the attention of the world to the abuses of Put…

  • Festival of Dangerous Ideas: Panel - Women For Sale

    Women are bought, sold and exploited everywhere. In much of the world, equality for women is still a…

  • Salman Rushdie & Emily Nussbaum: Television Has Replaced The Novel, Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2014

    A new generation of television creators have taken our most popular medium & broken the shackles of …

  • Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2013: Panel - There are no Sexual Ethics

    While many sexual taboos have gone out the window, there are still some clear lines that should not …

  • Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2013: Hanna Rosin - The End of Men

    In the US, 40% of women are out earning their partners; females are recipients of more -- and higher…

  • Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2013: Lawrence Krauss & Peter Rollins - New Religions vs. New Atheism

    Have the new atheists won the battle of ideas by proving that religion isn't true? Scientists and ph…

  • Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2013: Dan Savage - Savage Advice

    There's a flaw in the way we choose our life partners. We pair up based (mostly) on preferences outs…

  • Festival of Dangerous Ideas: Kajsa Ekis Ekman - Surrogacy Is Child Trafficking

    Surrogacy looks like a win-win situation. But is it? At a closer glance, the surrogacy industry has …

  • Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2013: David Simon - Some People are More Equal than Others

    There are two Americas. In one, bankers get golden parachutes, insider traders return to society as …

  • Peter Hitchens - There is No War on Drugs, Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2013

  • Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2013: Vandana Shiva - Growth = Poverty

    When natural resources like timber, water and mineral deposits can be extracted from ecosystems, the…