Stark choices ahead for Western economies if they’re to avoid permanent decline, suggests Zambian born economist Dambisa Moyo.
Eminent music scholar Malcolm Gillies on the importance of folk music in the works of Hungarian composer Béla Bartók.
Pioneering water engineer Dragan Savic on modelling the impact of grandiose plans to reroute rivers.
SIXTY SECOND IDEA TO CHANGE THE WORLD
In our 60 second idea water engineer, Dragan Savic says that in a world which is getting ever more complex, we need to teach our children how to deal with these complexities be they economic, environmental or technological. He suggests that the way to do this is to teach all 7 year olds Systems Theory – he says it will give them the tools to view the world as it really is, a complex set of interconnecting systems.
IN NEXT WEEK'S PROGRAMME
The first of two special Forums at the Jaipur Literary Festival in India, with Nepali writer, Manjushree Thapa, Kavery Nambisan, a doctor from rural India and Gurcharan Das, a former CEO of a large multinational who’s gone back to his roots and become a Sanskrit scholar.