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AC Grayling – For The Good of the World- LLF22

by Leeds Lit Fest


Join acclaimed philosopher, historian and author Professor A.C. Grayling as he discusses he discusses his new book – ‘For The Good of the World’ which asks the question – Is it possible to get global agreement on global challenges.
‘A must read for anyone with questions, worries and fears about pollution, poverty, protectionism, populism, weapons proliferation, and where our world is headed.’ GORDON BROWN, former UK Prime Minister
Can we humans agree on a set of values which will allow us to confront the numerous threats that we and our planet face? Or will we continue our disagreements, rivalries and antipathies, even as we collectively approach a series of potentially drastic threats? The most serious problems facing the world are not such that they can be solved or even managed within the borders of a single state. They require international cooperation; and that means finding a unifying set of values on which all can agree.

A. C. Grayling CBE MA DPhil (Oxon) FRSA FRSL is the Founder and Principal of New College of the Humanities at North-eastern University, and its Professor of Philosophy. He is also a Supernumerary Fellow of St Anne’s College, Oxford. He is the author of over thirty books of philosophy, biography, history of ideas, and essays. He was for a number of years a columnist on the Guardian, the Times, and Prospect magazine. He has contributed to many leading newspapers in the UK, US and Australia, and to BBC radios 4, 3 and the World Service, for which he did the annual ‘Exchanges at the Frontier’ series; and he has often appeared on television. He has twice been a judge on the Booker Prize, in 2014 serving as the Chair of the judging panel. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a Vice President of Humanists UK, Patron of the Defence Humanists, Honorary Associate of the Secular Society, and a Patron of Dignity in Dying.

This event is part of the LitFest Boundaries season.

Date and Time

Sun, February 27, 2022

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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