Club Online Zoom Event: A Conversation with Garry Kasparov
Date: 27 Aug 2020 08:00 PM | Venue:
|ONLINE ZOOM EVENT
A Conversation with Garry Kasparov
Join this exclusive FCC Zoom discussion with the former chess world champion and democracy campaigner, Garry Kasparov. Since retiring from competitive chess in 2005, Kasparov has been devoted to promoting democracy and opposing totalitarianism around the world. We will be asking his views on a range of issues, including the geopolitical stakes in the upcoming U.S. election, his opposition to Russian President Vladimir Putin, how he views China’s world role and the political situation in Hong Kong, his thoughts on artificial intelligence, and of course chess. Moderated by FCC vice-president, Eric Wishart.
Garry Kasparov is a Russian chess grandmaster, former World Chess Champion, writer, and political activist. In 1985, at the age of 22, he became the youngest world chess champion in history. Kasparov is a leading voice on human rights and in 2012 was named chairman of the New York-based Human Rights Foundation. In 2016, Kasparov was named a security ambassador by Avast Software, where he discusses cybersecurity and the digital future. In 2017, he founded the Renew Democracy Initiative, dedicated to promoting the principles of the free world. He is the author of numerous books on chess, history, and politics.