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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

Clear Bright Future with Paul Mason

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) is delighted to invite you to a talk with award-winning writer, broadcast and film maker Paul Mason following the release of his book Clear Bright FutureA Radical Defence of the Human Being.

This will take place on 28th May, 4:30-6:00pm at IPPR 14 Buckingham Street, London WC2N 6DF.

In the next century we are going to be asked: on what basis do you, the human race, claim control over intelligent machines? Unless we revive belief in agency, rationalism and universal rights, we are going to find that a very difficult question to answer.

In conversation with Tom Kibasi, Director of IPPR, the former Channel 4 and BBC Newsnight economics editor will explore the questions put forward in his latest call for resistance, from economics to Big Data, from neuroscience to the culture wars.

To register for this event, please follow the link below.

Paul Mason is recognised as an influential public intellectual across Europe. He commands large audiences among both grass-roots movements and institutions alike, filling halls of hundreds, sometimes thousands, from Amsterdam to Berlin, Seattle to Zagreb, Sydney and Seoul. He has a unique voice – both angry and reasoned, learned and accessible, international and local – always engaged in storytelling. Previously economics editor of Channel 4 and BBC Newsnight, he is an award-winning writer, broadcast and film maker. Since the publication of his Sunday Times bestseller Postcapitalism, his Twitter following has increased from 90k to 600k.