The Forum – The Big Five: Inequality
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (BST)
BBC World Service in association with the RSA
The RSA and the World Service present the first in a series of events recorded with a public audience, with former President of Ireland Mary Robinson.
Distinguished global figures will present a panel of guests to shed fresh insight onto the big questions of our time. The Forum’s unique Big Five series will focus on tackling five big challenges of our age: Inequality, Alienation, Ageing, the Individual versus Society, and Education.
Speakers to include: Mary Robinson, president, Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice, former president of Ireland and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Find out more about The Forum, the ideas discussion show with some of the world's most eminent minds and listen to past episodes on the BBC iPlayer
The Big Five will be broadcast at a later date on The Forum on the BBC World Service
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