Presenter Sana Safi in London brings together a panel of young Afghan academics and campaigners to debate the country’s current crisis – and its future. The panel answers questions from young Afghans which cover the big issues of the day including how the Taliban will rule, the fate of women and political opponents and the type of international relationships Afghanistan will have with the rest of the world. The panel includes: Faiz Zaland: Academic and commentator who lectures in Public Administration and Policy at the University of Kabul Dr Omar Sadr: Author and academic who lectures in Politics at the American University of Afghanistan Mariam Wardak: Former security advisor to the Afghan National Security Council and the founder of Her Afghanistan, an organisation which promotes women’s rights in the country Haroun Rahimi: Assistant Professor of Law at the American University of Afghanistan Producers: Helen Towner and Steven Williams Sound Engineers: Rob Symington, Chris Weightman and Duncan Hannant (Photo: Silhouetted man waving Afghanistan flag on top of the mountain peak, Credit: zefart/Getty Images)
World Questions: Disability
More than a billion people are disabled - that’s 15 percent of the world’s population. With a panel of leading disabled academics, campaigners and politicians, World Questions examines the challenges and opportunities facing disabled people across the globe right now. Presenter: Scout Bassett, US Paralympic athlete Panel: Ambassador Catalina Devandas: Costa Rican ambassador to the United Nations (Geneva) Yetnebersh Nigussie: Ethiopian disability rights campaigner (Kenya) Baroness (Tanni) Grey-Thompson: Former Paralympic athlete (UK) Judy Heumann: Campaigner and former advisor to President Obama (USA) Producers: Helen Towner, Steven Williams and Victoria Brignell BBC World Questions is a series of international events created in partnership with the British Council. (Image: Disability rights protesters at a rally outside a New York courthouse, Credit: Erik McGregor/Getty Images)
As G7 wealthiest democracies gather in the UK to discuss the world’s big issues, World Questions convenes its parallel ‘summit’ tackling questions from the public all around the world. A powerful panel representing each of the seven countries discusses the threat to democracy, climate change, and whether China is a challenge to a rule-based world order. Jonny Dymond presents. The panel: Senator Rui Matsukawa: Vice-Minister for Defence and for the Cabinet Office, Japan Bob Rae: Canada’s Ambassador to the United Nations Nathalie Tocci: Director of the Italian Institute for International Affairs Christian Makarian: Former Foreign Affairs Editor of the French newspaper L’Express Christopher Hill: US Former Ambassador to Iraq Daniela Schwarzer: Executive Director of Open Society Foundations for Europe and Eurasia, based in Germany Tom Tugendhat, MP: Chair of the UK’s Select Committee on Foreign Affairs Producers: Charlie Taylor and Helen Towner Assistant Producer Steven Williams Sound Engineers: Darren Wardrobe, Mark MacDonald and Bob Nettles BBC World Questions is a series of international events created in partnership with the British Council. (Photo: G7 flags in circle on world map background, Credit: Kachura Oleg / Getty Images)
World Questions discusses the future of Turkey with young people from across the country. Jonny Dymond chairs a debate featuring a youthful panel of academics, lawyers and campaigners. The questioners come from across the country to debate the big issues of the day – unemployment and insecurity, student unrest on university campuses, the rights of women and the LGBT community, foreign policy and freedom of speech. Producers: Helen Towner and Charlie Taylor Sound Engineers: Chris Weightman and Ronan Loftus (Photo: Three young women wear their protective face masks while shopping in Ankara, Credit: Adem Altan/AFP via Getty Images)
The future of work
Life has changed in many ways in the year since the pandemic hit. Countless millions have been forced to work from home, offices have closed, livelihoods have disappeared and videoconferencing and online shopping have made huge inroads into everyday life. What will be the long term impact on the world of work?
Katya Adler explores the future of work with a high level panel facing questions from the public around the world. What will stay changed, what will happen next and what will we miss from the way things were?
Nicolas Schmit: EU Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights
Molly Kinder: David M. Rubenstein Fellow at the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Programme
Manish Bahl: Senior Director, Centre for the Future of Work at Cognizant, Asia Pacific
Ivan Petrella: Former Director of Argentina 2030. Fellow of the Center for Internet and Society – Harvard University
Producers: Charlie Taylor and Helen Towner
Sound Engineers: Ian Mitchell and Mark MacDonald
BBC World Questions is a series of international events created in partnership with the British Council.