Former Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Michael Ignatieff asks whether or not the principle of human rights is becoming a global ethic, or the preserve of a liberal economic elite.
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Terrorism expert Julia Ebner argues that far right and Islamist extremist narratives are mutually supportive, and are escalating the global terror threat.
Nobel Prize-winning economist Jean Tirole sets out an ambitious agenda for the role of the economist as a positive force for good in society.
Social innovators Geoff Mulgan, Hilary Cottam and Ed Mayo discuss the practical impact and legacy of the work of visionary economist Robin Murray.
Four giant tech monopolies have quickly become the most powerful gatekeepers of knowledge the world has ever known. But at what cost? Influential liberal journalist Franklin Foer investigates.
'The rock star of neuroscience', David Eagleman teams up with composer Anthony Brandt to present an agenda-setting investigation into human creativity.
Rachel Botsman and Andy Haldane debate: do we now trust institutions less, but people and networks more? If so, what does this mean for industries that rely trust, such as banking?
Award-winning professor of neuroscience Matthew Walker visits the RSA to explain why the sleep deprivation epidemic is one of the greatest public health crises of the 21st century.
To celebrate the launch of the 2017/18 RSA Student Design Awards brief, Sue Siddall, partner at IDEO, explores the role of design thinking in fostering innovation and tackling global challenges.
Collaborating with partner venues across the UK, Royal & Derngate Northampton explores Britain’s changing relationship with Europe.