From left to right: Bridget Kendall, Camila Batmanghelidjh and Amartya Sen
RECORDING THIS WEEK'S FORUM
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MEET THE GUESTS
Indian Nobel laureate and economist, AMARTYA SEN, believes we should focus on putting injustices right, rather than on trying to forge an ideal model of justice. He says public debate plays a crucial role in making societies less unjust.
Swedish crime writer HENNING MANKELL explains why he sees imagination not only as an instrument of creativity, but as a tool for life and survival. He shows how it can make up for what is lacking in the real world.
British Iranian psychotherapist CAMILA BATMANGHELIDJH claims neglect deprives a child of a personal soothing repertoire and can lead them to violence. She explains that this kind of violent behaviour is the result of an emotional deficiency, rather than a moral problem.
60 SECOND IDEA TO CHANGE THE WORLD
In our 60 Second Idea To Change The World CAMILA BATMANGHELIDJH suggests those attending government meetings all over the world should wear roller blades or roller skates. At the moment it takes governments too long to make decisions. In this way there would be no time to waffle meaninglessly, meetings wouldn’t be stagnant, body and mind would be integrated and people would come up with ideas that have momentum.Listen to this idea...
THIS WEEK'S ILLUSTRATION
Violent and abused children imagining a less unjust world as a tool for survival. By Emily Kasriel
IN NEXT WEEK'S PROGRAMME
Nobel laureate chemist HARRY KROTO on understanding the architecture of the microcosmos.
American ethnographer NANCY RIES on the meanings given to the potato by modern Russians.
Artist KUTLUG ATAMAN on the story of the Turkish village that went to the moon.