The risk to global civilisation is as high today as it has ever been in the face of threats of nuclear weapons and climate change, a group of leading scientists announced recently.
Other analysts have also pointed to other dangers such as pandemics, cyber-attacks, and socio-economic and political disintegration. But is there room for optimism?
The British Spanish Society (BSS) and IE Business School are hosting a panel discussion in English in Madrid on 29 May entitled ‘Present Dangers, Future Risks‘, to address the clicking Doomsday Clock from different angles and perspectives.
The discussion is planned to deal with ‘our security and survival from global warming to cyber and nuclear terrorism, via political and economic meltdown – or are we heading for a better world?’
This top panel discussion in English will focus on the key challenges facing ‘the survival of our civilisation’, and the participants include Martin Territt (from Solar Water Plc), Simon Kuper (The Financial Times), Carlota García Encina (Elcano Royal Institute), Odile Rodríguez de La Fuente (ecologist) and Manuel Muñiz, Dean of IE School of Global and Public Affairs.
The discussion will be presented by Jimmy Burns Marañón OBE, chairman of the BSS and will be followed by a reception.
Date: 29 May
Time: 7pm, (arrive promptly as no access will be permitted once the room is full)
Venue: Aula Magna at IE Business School, Calle de María de Molina, 11, 28006 Madrid
Tickets: Entrance is free but please RSVP by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org