Al Jazeera Head to Head : Dambisa Moyo

  • Event Start: 12th June 2018, 7:30pm
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Al Jazeera English’s foremost interview and discussion show Head to Head will be returning to the Oxford Union this June and July, to film four brand new TV shows.
Hosted by the award-winning British journalist Mehdi Hasan, each show features high-profile guests, expert panellists, and a Q&A with the Oxford Union audience. The events will be recorded, and televised internationally at a later date, on the Al Jazeera English TV channel.
Tickets are open to the public, and free of charge. However, spaces are limited, and you must book a ticket via Eventbrite (please see links below for each show).
The recording of each event begins at 7.30pm, but please note that you would need to arrive at 6.30pm to be seated.
Tickets for tonight's event available via www . dambisa-moyo . eventbrite . co . uk

 

Tonight,  Mehdi Hasan Head to Head with Dambisa Moyo: Is Democracy Under Siege?

In this episode of Head to Head, Mehdi Hasan challenges the world-famous economist and thinker Dambisa Moyo, on why she believes liberal democracy is failing, and what can be done to save it.

The best-selling author first made waves with her book Dead Aid where she argued that foreign aid was in fact preserving poverty in Africa instead of relieving it. Now the economist is taking on an even bigger target: liberal democracy itself. In recent years, the West has been said to be in crisis: the election of Donald Trump, the UK’s Brexit vote, and the rise of far-right parties across Europe have all been cited by some as evidence of the failures of the current political system. In her new book Edge of Chaos, Moyo provides her own diagnosis for the upsurge of populist and anti-establishment attitudes and provides a radical blueprint for change, which would “restrict the behaviour of politicians, limit the options available to voters, and…narrow the scope of the electorate itself.” We ask: Is democracy really under siege? Is there such a thing as too much democracy? Should some people get more voting power? And is prosperity more important than political rights?

To apply for tickets for this event, see www . dambisa-moyo . eventbrite . co . uk