Future Events

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Michael Lewis On How Behavioural Economics Changed The World

Tuesday 14 November 2017, 7pm | Emmanuel Centre


Michael Lewis is one of the most successful non-fiction authors alive, whose books include Moneyball and The Big Short. On November 14th, he will explore the extraordinary story of behavioural economics - the theory which has revolutionised everything from big data to medicine, from how we are governed to how we spend, from high finance to football.
Sheryl Sandberg, Malala Yousafzai and Adam Grant on Facing Adversity, Building Resilience And Finding Joy

Sheryl Sandberg, Malala Yousafzai and Adam Grant

Saturday 24 June 2017, 6.30pm | Central Hall Westminster


Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai and award-winning psychologist Adam Grant join us to explore how even after the most devastating events, we can learn to find deeper meaning and appreciation in our lives.
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Randall Munroe on Making Complicated Stuff Simple

Monday 2 October 2017, 7pm | Emmanuel Centre


On 2nd October, Randall Munroe, the former NASA roboticist and creator of webcomic xkcd, is coming to the Intelligence Squared stage to talk about his project, Thing Explainer. It extends xkcd’s principles of wit and ultra-simplicity to expose the workings of the world around us and the tech we love.
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James Rhodes And Armando Iannucci

Thursday 25 January 2018, 7pm | Cadogan Hall


Intelligence Squared is bringing Armando Iannucci and James Rhodes to our stage to discuss the transcendent power of music. These two exceptional minds will be using the concert grand at Cadogan Hall to show how the great composers can touch our hearts and change our lives.
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Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft

Thursday 28 September 2017, 7pm | Emmanuel Centre


Satya Nadella is one of the world’s most inspirational business leaders, as much a humanist as a technologist and executive. On September 28th, he comes to the Intelligence Squared stage to discuss his personal journey from a childhood in India to becoming CEO of Microsoft.
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#Me My_Selfie and I: Huawei + Saatchi Gallery

Wednesday 5 July 2017, 6.30pm | Saatchi Gallery


We are living in the age of selfie mania. But what effect is this cultural addiction having on us? Intelligence Squared, Huawei and the Saatchi Gallery are bringing together a panel from the worlds of cultural criticism, social media and neuroscience to discuss the impact of selfie culture from a multitude of perspectives.
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The Art of Debate: Learning to Speak your Mind

Tuesday 18 July 2017, 9.15am |


A 3-day debating workshop for students in Year 5 to Year 11 from Intelligence Squared and Debate Mate. In small groups students will craft their arguments, practise public speaking and take part in interactive lectures which expand their knowledge of topics such as human rights, criminal law, and the big political issues of the day.
Britain in the Balance

Britain in the Balance

Wednesday 13 September 2017, 7pm | Emmanuel Centre


The UK is once again in uncharted territory after an election result that confounded almost all predictions. To try to understand this historic political realignment and where we are headed next, Intelligence Squared is bringing together a star panel of politicians, commentators and experts.