EXCLUSIVE: Oxford Union releases term card for Trinity 2020

first_imgSharon Salzberg Dean Stalham Ryan McCarthy・United States Under Secretary of the Army Justin Bouen Tim Raue The Union will host twenty panel debates, more than twice as many as were hosted last term. The debates include four in a “COVID-19 Special Series,” which will interrogate a range of topics including the economics of the coronavirus and the marginalised voices of the coronavirus. John McAfee Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Union has announced that all talks and debates will take place in podcast format in Trinity term. All individual speakers’ talks will be recorded in advance of their release. Debates will be presented in a panel format, with the hosts interviewing speakers one by one, followed by a general discussion. There will be the possibility to submit questions for each event on the Union’s Facebook page.  Justine Greening  The Union will also host two presidents this term: Kersti Kaljulaid, the current president of Estonia, and Egils Levits, president of Latvia. The Oxford Union Society has released its term card for Trinity Term 2020, Cherwell can exclusively reveal. The term card includes a range of well-known speakers including activist Gina Miller, United States Senator Ted Cruz, and journalist Christina Lamb. Gina Miller initiated the court case R (Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, which ruled that the Government could not withdraw from the European Government without an act of Parliament. She also successfully overturned the prorogation of Parliament by Boris Johnson in 2019. Jane Goodall ・Primatologist and anthropologist  Carlotta Gall Fahrakhunda Naderi Individual speakers Paul Sinha Arkady Ostrovsky The podcasts will be released on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.   Prue Leith・Judge of the Great British Bake Off Opal Tometi・Human rights activist and founder of Black Lives Matter Deborah Frances-White Demystifying Mindfulness Dyjuan Tatro Harish Salve Joanna Lumley・Actor and model COVID-19: Finding Solutions Peter Baker Erica Frantz Juan Gabriel Vasquez Behind the Bars: How Do We Fix Our prisons? Jeb Bush・Former Governor of Florida Mike Schur・Producer and writer of The Office, and co-creator of Parks and Recreation Linda Bauld The Book Club The lineup is 40.4% female or gender non-binary, and 40.3% of the speakers are BAME. 71.6% of the term card will be international. The proportion of international speakers is higher than would typically be possible due to the online-only format of the talks. Amelia Morris The Comedy Club Amy Hart Simon Evans Steve Aoki・American DJ and producer Rami Khouri Lindsey Vonn・World Cup winning alpine ski racer Robin Swann Marcus Bullock COVID-19: A Gatway to Authoritarianism? Other prominent speakers include Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize-winning economist and former chief economist at the World Bank. Mr Stiglitz also chaired the Council of Economic Advisers, the body which advises the President of the United States on economic policy, from 1995 to 1997, serving under President Bill Clinton. Loretta Lynch・Former Attorney General of the United States Charles Leclerc ・Formula One racing driver Refugee Crisis: The Moral Failure of Europe? Dr. Maung Zarni Katya Adler・Europe editor at the BBC Linda Sarsour Kathy Gannon Christina Lamb・Foreign correspondent at the Sunday Times Andres Velasco Amb. Fiona Hill Weekend Special Speakers President Kersti Kaljulaid ・President of Estonia Regina Ip Alexey Minyaylo General Sir Richard Barrons William Kerr MiAngel Cody Jack Fowler A number of sports personalities including the Brownlee Brothers, Irish rugby player Brian O’Driscoll, and Daniel Sturridge, are also due to speak. Winnie Byanyima・Executive director of UNAIDS The lineup of speakers also includes Jeb Bush, who ran against Ted Cruz in the Republican primary which would eventually elect Donald Trump to the nomination of the Republican Party. Mr Bush is also the second child of President George H. W. Bush and brother of President George W. Bush. He served as governor of Florida between 1999 to 2007. Matthew Hoh Marvin Weinbaum Ted Cruz・United States Senator of Texas Christopher Plummer ・Candian actor with a career spanning six decades Dr Kamiar Alaei Catherine Wollard Nicole Jacobs Afghanistan: The West’s Lost War? Judith Heumann・Disability rights activist Miriam Haley・One of the two main accusers in the trial of Harvey Weinstein Brian O’Driscoll・Irish Rugby Union player Shamil Thakrar Leana Wen Jonathan Rochelle George Foreman・Two-time world heavyweight champion and Olympic gold medal boxer Kway Win Joyce Carol Oates Notis A. Mitarachi The Rohingya Crisis: Humanity on Trial? Maximo Torero Gelong Thubten Chigozie Obioma India: A Failure of its Founding Fathers’ Vision? President Egils Levits・President of Latvia Debate Speakers Malin Andersson Afghanistan: Is Peace a Lost Cause? Ben Anderson Joan Clos A full list of the speakers this term can be found below, and a PDF of the term card here. The Democratic Party: No Place for Moderates? Moisés Naím Latin America in 2020: Another Last Decade? Sir Laurie Bristow David Baltimore Michèle Tertilt Daniel Sturridge・Professional football player Ana Ros Asma Khan Phil Neville・Coach of England women’s football team Rajdeep Sardesai Amshi Jha Indira Jaisingh Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee・Olympic brother triathletes Jason Furman Another four debates will be hosted as part of their “Weekend Special” series. These will be released on the weekends in addition to the talks which would traditionally occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Weekend Specials will include a “Chef’s Roundtable” and a talk titled “Demystifying Mindfulness”. The Future of Work: Imagining the 21st Century Workplace Ian Bremmer Wai Wai Nu Rainn Wilson・Actor, portrayed Dwight Schrute on The Office Eddie Chu Clive Woodward・Former England Rugby Union coach Soumya Swaminathan・Chief Scientist of the World Health Organisation Gina Miller・Political activist Joseph Stiglitz・American Nobel Prize-winning economist Sean Rad・Founder of Tinder Missy Franklin・Five-time Olympic medal-winning swimmer Joshua Wong・Founder of Hong Kong pro-democracy party Demosisto Marc Randolph・First CEO of Netflix Hong Kong: What Does the Future Hold? Prof Lawrence Gostin Kanhaiya Kumar Love Island: Should We Regret the Summer of Love? Russia: Do We Live in Putin’s world? Prue Leith, prominent cooking journalist and host of the Great British Bake off, will also give a talk at the Society. The Marginalised Voices of the Pandemic Prof Nancy Rothbard Ángel Gurría・Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Nathan Law Soumya Swaminathan is also due to give an individual talk this term. Soumya is currently the Chief Scientist at the World Health Organisation. Helen Mack Yusra Mardini Other topics which will be debated during the term will concern the refugee crisis, the future of Hong Kong and the war in Afghanistan. Arthur Caplan Samantha Bee Dr Eric Feigl-Ding Paul Farmer The Economics of COVID-19 Shazia Mirza Amb. Kurt Tong The Chefs’ Roundtable Prof Kate Kellogg Clare Malonelast_img read more