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Live On Stage
Wednesday November 20 2024, 7pm GMT

The World in 2025 with Peter Frankopan: Making Sense of our Past, Present and Future

Politics &
Economics

We’re living in a time of upheaval. Climate change, military conflict, and new technologies are challenging our way of life. Major geopolitical tension is unsettling too, with Asia threatening to eclipse the West with its rising economic, political and military ambitions. If we are to understand the world around us, we need to study its past. 

That’s the argument of acclaimed historian Peter Frankopan, who returns to the Intelligence Squared stage this November. By that time, this remarkably turbulent year will almost be over. The ballots for the UK and US elections will have been counted, the anniversary of the Hamas-led attack on Israel will have passed, and COP29 discussions will be drawing to a close.

Attention will, by that point, be turning to 2025 and what lies in the months ahead for us all. Drawing on his best-selling books, The Silk Roads and The Earth Transformed, Frankopan will put our current challenges and opportunities into historical perspective and seek to map out what we can expect from the world in 2025. 

Join us at Conway Hall, hear the arguments and ask your questions in the live Q&A. 

Praise for The Earth Transformed: An Untold History 

‘This is epic, gripping, original history that leaps off the page. I wanted to buy everyone I know a copy’ – Sathnam Sanghera

‘Unputdownable. Seriously good and mind altering’ – Emily Maitlis

All Historians aiming to tell a narrative face the problem of when exactly to start it. Only Peter Frankopan would go back 2.5 billion years to the Great Oxidation Event‘ – Tom Holland

The Earth Transformed: An Untold Story
by Peter Frankopan

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The World in 2025 with Peter Frankopan: Making Sense of our Past, Present and Future



Speaker
  • Peter Frankopan

    Professor of Global History at the University of Oxford and his latest book is The Earth Transformed

Chair TBC


Location
  • Conway Hall
  • 25 Red Lion Square
  • London
  • WC1R 4RL
Time
  • Wednesday 20 November 2024
  • 7pm to 8:30pm GMT



Speakers

Speaker

Peter Frankopan

Professor of Global History at the University of Oxford and his latest book is The Earth Transformed


Professor of Global History at the University of Oxford. His books include The Silk Roads: A New History of the World and The New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the World, both of which are global bestsellers. He has been Senior Research Fellow at Worcester College, Oxford since 2000. His latest book is The Earth Transformed: An Untold Story

Chair TBC