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[TeenTalk] Thinking the Unthinkable with Nik Gowing and Chris Langdon

  • 27/11/2018
  • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Full Circle House – Chaussée de Vleurgat 89, Ixelles 1050

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NIK GOWING & CHRIS LANGDON

THINKING THE UNTHINKABLE

TeenTalk / Tues 27 Nov / 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Across the political spectrum, many feel that our leaders are failing to address some of the most crucial problems of our time. Find out what Nik Gowing and Chris Langdon – British broadcasters and political thinkers – consider the problem to be, and what changes need to be made to fix things.

Learn how dialogues with charities, economists, politicians and businesses gave them an insight into the unique dilemmas faced by our current generations, and the unique solutions offered by those willing to think outside the box.

Nik Gowing and Chris Langdon will also give a talk to adults, see our Evening Salon with Nik Gowing and Chris Langdon.

Nik Gowing and Chris Langdon will also give a talk to adults, see our Evening Salon with Nik Gowing and Chris Langdon.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Nik Gowing is a British television journalist and foreign affairs specialist, having presented location coverage of major global stories in recent history. He is the co-author of Thinking the Unthinkable (2018) and a founder of its spin-off social enterprise project to help global leaders understand disruption and flourish on change. Nik has extensive reporting experience over three decades in diplomacy, defence and international security. He specialises in convening ideas and issues related to the contemporary challenges of policy making, and has much sought-after analytical expertise on the management of information in the transparent environments of conflicts, crises, emergencies and times of tension. He has also been a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Geo-Economics as well as an adviser to the President of the UN General Assembly on leadership-related challenges.

Chris Langdon is co-author of Thinking the Unthinkable (2018) and Co-director of Think Unthinkable Ltd. He is also Founder director of Reconciliation Through Film, a charity being established to develop new ways of using communications to help conflict resolution. He was previously Managing Director of the Oxford Research Group (ORG) which focuses on conflict resolution and on challenging security policy orthodoxies. Chris has worked extensively on facilitating political reform in SE Europe and change in the Western Balkans. He began his career as a TV producer. From 1978-96 his roles included Senior Foreign Affairs Producer (BBC News), Scriptwriter (ITN), Researcher (London Weekend TV), and launch Europe Editor (APTN). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA).

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