Why This Debate and Why Now?
Is capitalism built for today’s challenges, or is it due for sweeping changes? As the wealth gap widens and natural resources shrink, the engine of capitalism — limitless growth — is clashing more and more with the need for sustainability on a planet whose very survival is threatened. Capitalism’s defenders say it’s adaptable to the moment, but a new movement is underway for alternative paths to prosperity without growth as its centerpiece, from the Green New Deal to initiatives in Africa and Latin America. Is common ground possible?
Three experts will debate capitalism on October 23, 2019, with live digital voting and audience participation. Mark your calendar and join the debate now @DohaDebates with the hashtag #DearWorld, and let us know which version of capitalism, or replacement for it, you suggest.
Three speakers, three perspectives. Each invited speaker presents a view and opinion on a possible solution to a world challenge.
The role of connector is a bridge-builder, combining elements of each opinion to create an unorthodox, challenging response that deconstructs arguments and examines their consequences.
Senior researcher in peace processes at the Centre for Security Studies at ETH Zurich
Our debate will take place October 23, 2019
Capitalism Debate in Doha, Qatar
Doha 6 p.m.
Johannesburg 5 p.m.
New York 11 a.m.
Mumbai 8:30 p.m.
Tokyo 12 a.m.
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