Debate

The Attack of the 50Ft. Women – Gender Equality

Date: Friday 20 October

Time: 11:00 to 12:30

Cost: £6.00/£4.00

Sponsored by The Centre for South Asian Studies, University of Edinburgh   In a world where fewer than 10% of world leaders are women, progress towards gender equality appears to have stalled.  Journalist, author and co-founder of the Women’s Equality Party, Catherine Mayer (pictured) hopes to fight back with her ideal of ‘Equalia’, a truly gender […]

Find Out More

A failed revolution for Arab youth?

Date: Thursday 19 October

Time: 16:00 to 17:30

Cost: £6.00/£4.00

In partnership with the Royal Society of Edinburgh   In 2011, a politically engaged Arab youth population demanded political, social and civil liberty – with varying responses. Could the ‘Arab Spring’ have taken place without this mass of under 25-year-olds and who will harness their voices in the future?  Join Chair Professor Alison Phipps OBE […]

Find Out More

Death of the Expert

Date: Thursday 19 October

Time: 17:00 to 18:30

Cost: £6.00/£4.00

With Brexit, shock elections and financial crisis; what do so-called experts really know? Do we even need experts when social media can directly validate our views?  Join our panel including Professor Jonathan Portes, King’s College, London; Dr Julia Paul, Queen’s University, Belfast and Professor Sally Mapstone, Principal, University of St Andrews, as they debate the […]

Find Out More