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Weidenfeld Debates

The Weidenfeld Debates have been a key element of the calendar since 2008. Over the years there have been a great many memorable debates focusing on a wide variety of issues from human rights to climate change, the economic crisis to terrorism, the internet to Islam.

Whatever the topic, the aim of the Weidenfeld Debate is to generate a unique, interdisciplinary and policy-orientated discussion of topical issues of international significance, as well as developing the scholars’ skills of collaboration, organisation and initiative.

Click on the panels below to find out about the Weidenfeld Debates to date.

"Economic Inequality is a Necessary Evil" 
Weidenfeld Debate 2015 with Channel 4 News Presenter Jon Snow moderating.
Speakers for the motion: Andreas Wesemann and Josh Spero.
Speakers against the motion: Alan Gray and Vicky Pryce.