Why This Debate and Why Now?
Global threats are growing fast, from climate change and nuclear weapons to the spread of infectious disease and job loss from automation. As challenges rise, globalization is rising with it — a highly contested concept. Globalization is the interdependence of governments, economies, people and products, and while it’s supported as a model for protecting human rights and the environment, it’s criticized as a slippery slope to cross-border bullying, bigotry, elitism and colonialism. Which variations of globalization, if any, are most balanced? Is broad-based action or local problem-solving the most ethical path forward? Or is there some way in between? Watch the full debate and read our recap.
Three speakers, three perspectives. Each invited speaker presents a view and opinion on a possible solution to a world challenge.
American co-founder of human rights group Global Exchange and peace group Code Pink
Indian American author, journalist and founder of data-driven strategic firm FutureMap
The role of connector is to combine elements of each opinion to create a new 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 July 24, 2019
Globalization Debate in Edinburgh, Scotland
2:15 PM – 4:00 PM BST
How to Join the Debate
If you are a student in Scotland, you can apply to be in the live studio audience here.
Doha Viewing Event
Join us at Qatar National Library on July 24 for a live viewing event and reception.
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