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The Forum
5 Oct
Dorothy Rowe, Marshall Goldman, Frank Furedi


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A meeting point for this week's three ideas, by Emily Kasriel

The Forum, the BBC World Service programme which boldly crosses boundaries: scientific, creative and geographic, presented by Bridget Kendall.

Meet The Guests

Clinical psychologist and writer Dorothy Rowe explores why relationships with our siblings are key to understanding our sense of self in her book My Dearest Enemy, My Dangerous Friend.

American economist Marshall Goldman assesses Russia's new status as an energy super power in his latest book Petrostate: Putin, Power, and the New Russia.

Sociologist Frank Furedi argues we are too quick to blame global problems on humankind and should confront this ?new misanthropy'.

Listen to the 60 Second Idea To Change The World

Each week one guest presents an idea to enhance the world. This week it's the turn of sociologist Frank Furedi.


It is really just so different in Nepal. Siblings, especially the younger ones, seem to be like one's own children and in my family I, being the eldest of us three, find them more like my friends than siblings. However the programme opened my eyes to the status of sibling relationships in the world, especially in Europe.
Neha, Kathmandu

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