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Professor Lord Rees

Martin Rees, Professor Lord Rees, is the Astronomer Royal. He has been Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, and President of the Royal Society. He co-founded Cambridge's Centre for the Study of Existential Risk in 2012.

Professor Lord Rees introduces ideas presented to the American Philosophical Society on the risks posed by climate change and technology. He also outlines what governments can do about them.

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Lady Arden

Mary Arden, Lady Arden of Heswall, is a UK Supreme Court Justice. She was the first female High Court judge assigned to the Chancery Division, and is also President of the Trinity Hall Law Society, Cambridge.

Lady Arden shows how Shakespeare dramatised legal and constitutional issues in four of his plays. She writes passionately on the uses of theatre and the richness of legal study.

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Lord Sumption

Jonathan Sumption, Lord Sumption, is a former UK Supreme Court Justice, once named 'the brain of Britain'. He is also a leading historian of the Hundred Years' War and an outspoken commentator on law and politics.

Lord Sumption summarises the ideas behind his new book Law in a Time of Crisis (March 2021), on the UK government's authoritarian and illegal response to COVID-19.

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Edward Lucie-Smith

Edward Lucie-Smith is a renowned art critic who has written more than 100 books. He is an authority on Francis Bacon.

Lucie-Smith writes on his ancestry, on his approach to art criticism, and on the stagnation of modern art brought by the growing influence of politics and commerce.

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Volha Siakhovich

Volha Siakhovich is a Belarusian legal expert, human rights campaigner, and writer who specialises in media and freedom of expression issues. Since 2013, she has collaborated with the Belarusian Association of Journalists.

Siakhovich writes on journalists' rights and Internet freedoms in Belarus, which were rapidly eroded during the 2020 election.

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Professor Matthew Kramer

Professor Matthew Kramer is Professor of Legal and Political Philosophy at Churchill College, Cambridge. He is a leading proponent of legal positivism, and heads the Cambridge Forum for Legal and Political Philosophy.

Professor Kramer argues that investment in the arts is vital for encouraging self-respect and high standards.

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Jeremy Strick

Jeremy Strick has been the Director of the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, Texas, since 2009, overseeing collections, exhibitions, and operations at the museum of modern and contemporary sculpture.

Strick analyses the debate over the classifications of monuments and public art, and the Nasher Sculpture Center’s initiatives to advance understanding of these disciplines.

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Fakir Aijazuddin

Fakir Aijazuddin is a Pakistani historian and businessman who has published widely on colonial history. He has been Punjab's Minister for Culture, Tourism and Environment, and is the UK's honorary consul in Lahore.

Aijazuddin gives a richly illustrated account of the visit Czarevitch Nicholas Alexandrovitch made to Lahore in 1891.

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Professor Peter Goodrich

Professor Peter Goodrich is a renowned legal theorist. He is Professor of Law at New York University, Abu Dhabi, Managing Editor of the journal Law and Literature, and a filmmaker.

Professor Goodrich writes on how the law restricts the perception and transmission—'remediation'—of its workings.

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James Hill

James Hill is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist. He has reported on some of the most important political and military events of recent years.

Hill discusses the power of the camera in dangerous environments. His piece includes previously unpublished photographs.

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Her Honour Salma Lakhani

Her Honour Salma Lakhani was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Alberta in August 2020. This made her the first woman of South Asian heritage and the first Muslim to hold a viceregal office in Canada.

Her Honour Lakhani reproduces her installation speech, which discusses her formative experiences as a stateless person and in community-centred service.

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Srinivasan Keshav

Srinivasan Keshav is the Robert Sansom Professor of Computer Science at Cambridge. His current interests lie broadly at the intersection of computer science and sustainability.

Keshav presents an imagined conversation between the founders of the digital age: Claude Shannon, Alan Turing, and John von Neumann.

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Sir Nicholas Penny

Sir Nicholas Penny is an art historian and former Director of the National Gallery. He is an alumnus of St Catharine's College, Cambridge.

Sir Nicholas reproduces an address given in Rouen, on the politics behind government arts funding and the lending of artefacts by national museums.

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Dr Alexandre Loktionov

Dr Alexandre Loktionov is an ancient historian interested in the justice systems of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. He is a Fellow of Christ’s College, Cambridge, and the Royal Society of Arts.

Dr Loktionov discusses ancient Egyptian ideas of government and how they illuminate the development of constitutional principles over two millennia before Magna Carta.

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Thomas Garrett

Thomas Garrett is a US diplomat with three decades of experience. He is now Secretary General of the Community of Democracies.

Garrett writes on collective action, global crises, and the Community of Democracies.

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Hugo Drochon

Hugo Drochon is Assistant Professor of Political Theory at the University of Nottingham. He has a Cambridge PhD and is the author of Nietzsche's Great Politics. He also writes for the Guardian, New Statesman, and TLS.

Drochon asks whether the swift backlash against Michael Jordan following The Last Dance is just herd morality. Is 'His Airness' Nietzsche's Übermensch, jumping over those rounding on him?

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Professor Robin Mansell

Professor Robin Mansell is a prolific writer on the Internet and its impacts on human creativity and freedom. She is Professor of New Media and the Internet in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE.

Professor Mansell writes on how the online world shapes democracy and determines what is prominent in the human psyche.

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Dr Hratch Tchilingirian

Dr Hratch Tchilingirian is a sociologist specialising in religion and conflict in Asia and the Caucasus. He is a member of the Oxford Faculty of Oriental Studies.

Dr Tchilingirian argues that the recent conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh did not solve the problems that motivated it.

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Peter Brooke

Peter Brooke has a Cambridge PhD and a book on Ulster Presbyterianism. He has been a member of the Campaign for Labour Representation in Northern Ireland, and has written on the Cubist painter Albert Gleizes.

Brooke writes on the significant but generally misunderstood legacy of John Hume, a founder of Northern Ireland's Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP), who died in 2020.

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Willow Winston

Willow Winston is a UK-based installation artist, book artist, sculptor, and teacher. She also has twenty years of experience in engraving, painting, and theatre design.

Winston writes on the importance of art to understanding consciousness, and on the harmful lack of creativity in British education system.

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​Professor Boris Groys

Professor Boris Groys is a Berlin-born art critic and philosopher. He started his academic life in mathematical logic. He is now Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies at New York University.

Professor Groys writes on Russian Cosmism, Auguste Comte, and the intersection of art theory and ethics.

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Michael Joyce

Michael Joyce is Professor Emeritus of English and Media Studies at Vassar College, New York. He has written fifteen books, fictional and non-fictional, and he writes and critiques digital works.

Joyce writes on Charles Olson and Heraclitus, and on witnessing, spatiality, and networks.

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Professor Adrian Kendry

Professor Adrian Kendry is a former Senior Defence Economist for NATO. He retired in 2014 but still teaches young diplomats.

Professor Kendry describes how music has not only been a pastime but has shaped his career in economics and security.

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Don Foresta

Don Foresta is a research artist and art theoretician, who incorporates new technologies in his art. He holds a Sorbonne doctorate in Information Science, and is a Chevalier of France's Order of Arts and Letters.

Foresta proposes that the 'network' is an interactive space emblematic of our civilisation, just as the clockwork mechanism was of the Renaissance.

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Carey Young

Carey Young is a multimedia visual artist whose practice addresses the law. Her works have been exhibited in London, in New York, and at the Venice Biennale. She is Associate Professor in Fine Art at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL.

Young writes on the potent image of Justitia, 'blind justice', and argues that artists overlook the law as a source of inspiration.

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Gabriella Kardos

Gabriella Kardos is an artist and art historian described by the Quebec Museum of Fine Arts as ‘belonging to a breed of artists who will determine the direction of contemporary art’.

Kardos discusses one of the recurrent motifs in her work—flowers—and uses them a means of elucidating her artistic methods and inspirations.

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Emily Nicholson

Emily Nicholson is a Legal Director at Mishcon de Reya. She acted for Gina Miller in her successful constitutional judicial review cases concerning the Prime Minister's prorogation of Parliament.

Nicholson and Alexandra Agnew analyse trends towards weak rule of law, including US political polarisation and the actions of Poland's incumbent PiS ('Law and Justice') party.

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Jonathan Jones

Jonathan Jones is an international commercial lawyer who helped set up The Economist’s Emerging Markets Unit. He is currently writing a book on the importance of cosmology throughout history.

Jones introduces the ideas in his upcoming book on the social impact of cosmology, mixing them with observations from his international business career.

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Demosthenes Demosthenous

Father Demosthenes Demosthenous, Archpresbyter, is a theologian, conservator, and iconographer. He is Director of the Restoration Laboratory of Ancient Icons of The Holy Archbishopric of Nicosia in Cyprus.

Demosthenous writes on the experience of theologians on Cyprus, and on the mosaic SYNTERESE, which is dedicated to the island's 520 occupied churches.

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Alexandra Agnew

Alexandra Agnew is an Associate at Mishcon de Reya. She has recently advised the Jewish Labour Movement in relation to its submissions to the Equality and Human Rights Commission on Labour Party antisemitism.

Agnew and Emily Nicholson analyse trends towards weak rule of law, including US political polarisation and the actions of Poland's incumbent PiS ('Law and Justice') party.

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Askold Krushelnycky

Askold Krushelnycky is a British Ukrainian journalist. He has been a foreign correspondent for the Independent, Sunday Times, and Chicago Tribune.

Krushelnycky discusses how the Internet helps spread fake information and conspiracy theories, including through the efforts of autocracies.

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Serhan Handani

Serhan Handani is a civil litigation solicitor at Bramsdon & Childs. He has an LLM in Maritime Law (Southampton) and has previously worked in seafarers' rights initiatives and with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

Handani investigates the law of art salvaged from shipwrecks. The area has romantic appeal, but it is complex and international agreement has not been reached.

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Dr Sarah Alexis Rabinowe

Dr Sarah Alexis Rabinowe is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law. She specialises in art law.

Dr Rabinowe explores the sixteenth-century Venetian cartographer Antonio Floriano's request that his Mappamondo (world map) be assigned print privilege.

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Ievgen Klopotenko

Ievgen Klopotenko is a Ukrainian chef, television presenter, entrepreneur, and public activist. He has studied international relations and is an official ambassador of vocational education reform in Ukraine.

Klopotenko discusses his campaign to have borscht recognised as Ukraine's national dish, and expresses outrage at Russia's attempts to claim borscht as its own.

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Professor Achilles Emilianides

Professor Achilles Emilianides is a Professor of Law and Dean of the School of Law at the University of Nicosia. He is also a Founding Member of the Cyprus Academy of Sciences, Letters, and Arts.

Professor Emilianides writes on the case of George Gavriel, a Cypriot whose anti-Church art raises important freedom of expression issues.

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