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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.

Ed Conway

Joining the Sunday Telegraph at 25, Conway was the youngest ever Economics Editor of a national newspaper. He is currently based at Sky News.

Quentin Cooper

Presenter of BBC Radio 4’s science showcase The Material World, Quentin has been described as “the world’ most enthusiastic man” (Times).

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...

Michael Crick

A founding member of the Channel 4 News Team in 1982, Crick became the BBC's political editor in 2007. He returned to Channel 4 as a political corresponden...

Helena Cronin

Darwinist feminist and Director of the LSE's Centre for the Philosophy of Social and Natural Science, her books include The Ant and The Peacock.

Helen Croydon

Best-selling author of Screw The Fairytale: A Modern Girl’s Guide to Sex and Love, journalist and broadcaster.

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.

Theodore Dalrymple

Psychiatrist and commentator who has written for the Times and Spectator. His books include Our Culture, What’s Left of It.

Hannah Dawson

Historian of political thought and lecturer at Kings College London, Hannah Dawson is author of Locke, Language and Early Modern Philosophy (Cambridge Univ...

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...

Katie Derham

Derham was the youngest newscaster on British television when she joined ITN in 1998. A keen violinist, she has hosted the Classical BRIT Awards four tim...

Pavan Dhaliwal

Pavan Dhaliwal is head of Public Affairs at the British Humanist Association.

Phillip Dodd

Broadcaster, writer and editor. He is chairman of the creative industries company Made in China.
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