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The debates on IAI tv address the pressing issues of our time. The topics and speakers are the outcome of a stringent editorial process. From sub-atomic physics and philosophical logic to global politics and aesthetics, we do not ask our speakers to simplify for a public audience or to engage in sound bites but to make their opinions direct and clear to their peers in the debate.

Our hosts are critical to ensuring this takes place. It is their difficult and challenging role to insist that questions are answered, that speakers do not hide behind their authority, fame or expertise, and that conclusions are drawn. As a result our hosts are often experts in their own right with the confidence to challenge the leading thinkers in the particular field on their own turf.

David Aaronovitch

Times columnist David Aaronovitch has won the Orwell prize for journalism, and the What the Papers Say columnist of the year award in 2003. He is the autho...

Rachel Armstrong

Rachel Armstong is a senior TED fellow, artist and sci-fi writer, and is also Co Director of AVATAR at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. Armstrong ...

Julian Baggini

Julian Baggini is the co-founder and editor of The Philosophers’ Magazine, who also writes and broadcasts for The Guardian and the BBC. Baggini is the auth...

Roger Bolton

BBC presenter and producer of Panorama, Tonight and Nationwide before setting up the Flame Group.

Andrew Copson

Andrew Copson is Chief Executive of Humanists UK and President of Humanists International, the global umbrella body for atheist, humanist, sceptic and secu...

Sean Curran

Deputy Editor of the BBC’s Parliamentary Programmes, Sean leads the teams who produce Today in Parliament and Yesterday in Parliament for BBC Radio 4.

Peter Curran

BBC Radio 2 and Radio 4 presenter Peter Curran is best-known for hosting The Friday Night Arts Show, When Art Went Pop, Loose Ends and Bunk Bed.

Jonathan Derbyshire

Executive Comment Editor at the Financial Times, Jonathan Derbyshire has written for the New Statesman, The Philosophers’ Magazine and New Humanist. The Gu...

Felicity Evans

Felicity Evans studied Law at the University of Oxford, but abandoned her desire to be a barrister in favour of a career in journalism and radio, now prese...

Gabriel Gbadamosi

Gabriel Gbadamosi is a poet, playwright and critic whose work includes Abolition, Eshu’s Faust and Hotel Orpheu. He is a former presenter of BBC Radio 4’s ...

Isabel Hilton

Founder and and editor of chinadialogue.net, Hilton is a former editor-in-chief of opendemocracy.net and has reported from China, South Asia, Latin America...

Martin Jacques

Journalist, academic and author of When China Rules The World, Jaques is a visiting senior fellow at the LSE and visiting professor at Tsinghua University,...

Joanna Kavenna

Winner of the Orange First Novel prize, Joanna Kavenna’s works include A Field Guide to Reality, The Ice Museum and Inglorious. Her journalism has appeared...

Hilary Lawson

Hilary Lawson is a post-postmodern philosopher and a renowned critic of philosophical realism. He is best known for his work on reflexivity and his theory ...
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