Club Lunch: World Questions
Date: 5 Jul 2017 12:30 PM | Venue:
|Speaker: Jonathan Dimbleby|
|Broadcaster, Historian and Commentator|
WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 2017
12:30PM FOR 12:45PM – LUNCH
1:15PM – ADDRESS
Global politics is in a state of flux. Conventions are being tested, old alliances are fracturing and established norms are being swept aside. From Brexit to the future of Hong Kong, there’s little certainty on where next. The winners seem to be the authoritarian regimes as the liberal order fragments. It’s also a golden opportunity for quality journalism to show off its wares and separate news from the noise. This is your opportunity to ask the BBC’s Jonathan Dimbleby the questions.
Mr. Dimbleby began his award winning career as a television and radio reporter for BBC Bristol in 1969. In 1997, the BBC screened The Last Governor, his series on the final five years of British rule in Hong Kong and he published a book of the same name. He has presented documentaries about Ethiopia and Kosovo for ITV and has also fronted many documentary series on BBC TV, including more recent series on Russia, Africa and South America. Jonathan has chaired Any Questions, the weekly UK political debate programme since 1987. In 2015 he launched World Questions for the BBC World Service, and has since chaired public debates with audiences and politicians in Washington, Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin and many other cities around the world. He is in Hong Kong to chair an edition of World Questions which debates the future for Hong Kong, 20 years after the handover.