Past Event17 Aug 2018

Dr. Cornel West and Douglas Murray

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ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre

Talks & ideas

Celebrated intellectuals Dr. Cornel West and Douglas Murray are set to duke it out for the first time ever in New Zealand this August.

Polarised will see the two scholars converse on topics such as foreign policy, identity politics, race issues, equality, and the multitude of other subjects that are bound to pop up when these two share a live microphone. They will be joined on stage by mediator Mihingarangi Forbes, followed by an audience Q&A session. 

A renowned philosopher, social critic and political activist, Dr. Cornel West has long been an avid supporter of African American liberation groups, whilst being a vocal critic of the Obama administration. The son of a Baptist minister, a radical Democrat and a democratic socialist, West is an outspoken voice in American leftist politics, and is currently the Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University. 

Taking a seat beside Dr. Cornel West is acclaimed British author, journalist and political commentator, Douglas Murray. Standing out as one of Britain’s go-to critics on Islam, Murray is also an expert on immigration, free speech and gay rights. A seasoned regular on debate panels, talkback radio shows and television forums, Murray will be bringing his neoconservative expertise to New Zealand for the first time.

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