Ideas

Famine, Shelter, War - Surviving the Next 50 Years and Beyond

IDEAS marks its 50th anniversary with a thought-provoking event that will be held in CBC Toronto's Glenn Gould Studio. Three thought leaders look toward the next 50 years and beyond to argue - cautiously - how humanity may not only survive, but actually thrive.

Ideas@50 Presents:

Famine, Shelter, War - Surviving the Next 50 Years and Beyond - Thursday, October 22 

The sense that the human species may be facing "the end" is all around us. Environmental collapse. Global financial meltdown. Interethnic bloodshed. Not to mention the possibility of a sixth extinction.

How will we survive? Will there be enough food? Will we all be crammed into dystopian megacities? How will we escape our long history of bloody conflict?

As CBC Radio's IDEAS commemorates its 50th anniversary, join host Paul Kennedy for a thought-provoking evening in CBC Toronto's Glenn Gould Studio. On Thursday, October 22, three thought leaders will look toward the next 50 years and beyond to argue - cautiously - how humanity may not only survive, but actually thrive.

Our speakers are:

Evan Fraser, Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security at the University of Guelph and author of Empires of Food: Feast, Famine and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations.

Jennifer Keesmaat, Chief Planner and Executive Director of the City of Toronto.

Payam Akhavan, Professor of International Law at McGill University, Visiting Fellow at Oxford University, author of Reducing Genocide to Law: Definition, Meaning, and the Ultimate Crime and the CBC Massey Lecturer for 2017.

Listen to their thoughts, then submit your own questions to the panel.

The Ideas@50 forum will be recorded for future broadcast on CBC Radio One IDEAS.

Afterwards, join us in the lobby of Glenn Gould Studio for cake and a cash bar to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of IDEAS. 

  • Doors open at 6:00 pm
  • Panel + Q&A hosted by Paul Kennedy from 6:30-8:00 pm
  • IDEAS 50th Anniversary Reception 8:00-9:00 pm
  • Tickets are free!
  • Reserve your tickets here

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