Hardtalk: Former Education Minister, Nigeria - Obiageli...07/23/14
Has Nigeria failed the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram and their families?
HT: Obiageli Ezekwesili: Wednesday 23rd July
A few months ago international attention was fixed on the remote forests of north eastern Nigeria - believed to be where 200 kidnapped schoolgirls were being held by Boko Haram militants. Well, the girls have now been missing for 100 days; Boko...
Hardtalk: Naturalist and Wildlife Film-maker - Chris Packham
Is it time to radically rethink man’s relationship with the natural world?
HT: Chris Packham: Monday 21st July
HARDtalk is in the heart of the English countryside, a habitat that is rich in wildlife but for how much longer? The impact of human beings here, as in so much of the world, is putting enormous pressure on natural eco systems. Stephen Sackur speaks to...
Hardtalk: South African Writer and Nobel Laureate - Nadine Gordimer
Is modern South Africa what she hoped it would be?
HT: Lord Falconer 16 July 2014
Just a handful of countries allow assisted dying or euthanasia or both - most notably Switzerland and the Netherlands. It is a difficult and contentious area for policymakers. This week in the UK, the highly controversial Assisted Dying Bill has its...
HT: Thomas Piketty: Monday 14th July
Just occasionally a big idea makes waves across the world. HARDtalk speaks to French economist Thomas Piketty whose book, ‘Capital in the 21st Century’ has become an unlikely international bestseller. His thesis carries echoes of Karl Marx - modern...
HT: Carl Bildt: Friday 11th July 2014
It is out with the old and in with the new at the European Union as EU member states conduct the usual bout of horse-trading that follows elections for the European Parliament. They are selecting a new set of officials including the key post of...
HT: Dore Gold: Wednesday 9th July
The kidnap and murder of four teenagers - three Israeli and then one Palestinian - has triggered protests and violent clashes in both Israel and the Occupied Territories and unleashed the heaviest rocket fire between Israel and Hamas for nearly two...
HT: Mohamoud Nur Monday 7th July
Most of us probably don't associate local government with racing pulses and grave danger. But few local government jobs are like the Mayor of Mogadishu's. HARDtalk speaks to Mohamoud Nur who had that post for more than three years, trying to improve...
HT: Deirdre McCloskey Friday 4th July
Is rising inequality the sickness that could yet kill capitalism? It's a debate currently raging in politics as well as economics. President Obama says income inequality is the defining challenge of our time. The influential American economist Deirdre...
HT: Salih Muslim Mohammed 1 July 2014
The extremist group Isis is expanding its foothold in Syria after its recent gains in neighbouring Iraq. The first town it seized was Raqqa in northern Syria a year ago, it holds parts of Aleppo province in the north as well as more territory on the...
HT: Anthony Loyd: Monday 30th June 2014
More than sixty journalists have been killed in Syria's civil war. Across the world journalists have become targets as never before, murdered, kidnapped and, in the case of three Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt, locked up by the state for doing their...
HT: Aubrey De Grey 23 June 14
Imagine life without aging. You could live for hundreds of years with the mental and physical attributes of your 25 year old self. Would you be tempted? HARDtalk speaks to a scientist and futurologist who believes it's a proposition that 21st century...
HT: Carolyn McCall 18 June 2014
Is flying always going to be this affordable and accessible? Low cost airlines have revolutionised the European aviation business over the past 25 years - offering cheap flights, no frills and a service sometimes to be endured rather than enjoyed. How...
HT: David LaChapelle: Monday 16th June
HARDtalk is in the gallery district of London’s West End to meet one of the most successful and controversial fashion and celebrity photographers of the last thirty years, David LaChapelle. His story revolves around sex, drugs and provocative...
HT: Jack Straw: Wednesday 11th June 2014
The UK Independence Party topped the UK polls in the recent European elections putting pressure on the Conservative and Labour Parties to re-consider their position on immigration and the UK’s relationship with the EU ahead of the 2015 general...
HT: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Mon 9th June
How should we make sense of Nigeria's 21st Century identity? Newly anointed as Africa's number one economy, it is an oil-rich emerging power. But it is also beset by corruption, poor governance and a wave of internal conflict that could threaten the...
HT: Doyin Okupe 04 Jun 14
It took the abduction of more than 200 school girls to focus international attention on the appalling level of violence and insecurity in North Eastern Nigeria. The brutal conflict between the Islamist militant group Boko Haram and government security...
HT: Kizza Besigye 02 Jun 14
HARDtalk's Zeinab Badawi talks to Dr Kizza Besigye, a former ally of Uganda’s President Museveni who has become his biggest critic and the country’s best known opposition figure. He was the leader of the main opposition party – the Forum for...
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