In an age of polarised politics, an ever-increasing threat of climate change, and growing terrorist activity feeding an onslaught of worrisome headlines, trying to make sense of today’s world can feel overwhelming.

This event features a panel of speakers who have their finger on the international pulse, bringing you up-to-date on national and worldwide events. Join Paul Rogers and Nick Baines for a truly global update on current affairs, as they discuss what’s happening today and how it might affect us all tomorrow.

About The Speakers

Paul Rogers

Paul Rogers is Emeritus Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University. He trained originally as a biologist, lectured at Imperial College and worked in East Africa on tropical crop research before working on environmental conflicts and joining Peace Studies in 1979. His research is on the changing causes of international conflict, especially in relation to political violence, socio-economic divisions and environmental limits to growth.

Bishop Nick Baines

Nick Baines is the Bishop of Leeds. He’s an author (of six books), a broadcaster, blogger and tweeter (with 15K followers), and is a member of the House of Lords. He was previously Bishop of Bradford, Bishop of Croydon, and a Russian linguist at GCHQ (after reading German and French at Bradford University).

About The Chair

Muddassar Ahmed

Muddassar is a serial social entrepreneur who traverses the worlds of business, media and civil society engagement to bridge divides between communities. He is Managing Partner at Unitas Communications, a political consultancy based in London, Washington, Brussels and Jeddah specialising in strategic cross-cultural communications.