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Yanis Varoufakis

Yanis Varoufakis was Greek Minister of Finance in 2015. He has taught economics at Cambridge and been Economist-in-Residence at Valve. In 2018 he founded Progressive International with Bernie Sanders.

Varoufakis discusses the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025, which he also co-founded. He clarifies his idea of 'techno-feudalism', and proposes that bad politicians are the best kind.

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Sylvana Tomaselli

Sylvana Tomaselli is the Sir Harry Hinsley Lecturer in History at St John's College, Cambridge. She has published on a range of topics in intellectual history, including toleration, the character of nations, and feminist issues.

Tomaselli, who has recently written a book on Mary Wollstonecraft, outlines Wollstonecraft's intellectual influences, and addresses assumptions about her views on gender and education.

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Anthony Julius

Anthony Julius is a solicitor advocate who has represented Princess Diana and Deborah Lipstadt. He is Deputy Chairman of Mishcon de Reya, and Chair of Law and the Arts at UCL.

Julius discusses numerous aspects of law and the arts, including censorship of the arts, and Shakespeare sonnets versus case law and statutes.

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Rebecca Salter

Rebecca Salter is a painter. She is President of the Royal Academy of Arts, the first woman in the role. She has a strong interest in Japanese woodblock prints.

Salter details the challenges she has faced as RA President: arts funding cuts, government interference, and getting private sponsorship without sacrificing integrity.

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Jean Tirole

Jean Tirole is a French economist with very broad expertise. He won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2014, and he has been appointed by President Macron to advise on the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition to the economics of COVID-19, Tirole discusses job automation, universal basic income, and climate change.

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Victoria Broackes

Victoria Broackes is Director of the 2021 London Design Biennale. Previously, she held numerous senior positions at the V&A. She co-curated 'David Bowie is' (2013) and curated 'Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains' (2017).

Broackes explores how design can address global challenges, with examples from the Biennale and from history. She also discusses digitising exhibitions, and the future of UK design.

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Professor Costas Douzinas

Professor Costas Douzinas has founded two law faculties (at Birkbeck and in Cyprus). He is Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities and a Member of the Hellenic Parliament.

Professor Douzinas discusses his career, ethics and human rights, and the state of legal academia.

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Axel Rüger

Axel Rüger is Secretary and Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Arts and former Director of the Van Gogh Museum. He has written books on Chinese and Japanese art.

Rüger discusses the challenges of starting his role shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic, and of the importance of a strong exhibition schedule.

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Professor Elizabeth Anderson

Professor Elizabeth Anderson is a prominent political philosopher who works in the analytic and pragmatist traditions. Her doctoral advisor was John Rawls.

Professor Anderson discusses her research into egalitarianism, and the need for political philosophy to remain grounded empirical findings.

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Philip Hoffman

Philip Hoffman is Founder and CEO of the Fine Art Group, which connects private collectors with public museums and galleries.

Hoffman addresses the misconception that private collectors are necessarily at odds with public institutions. He provides examples from his work.

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Manuel Rabaté

Manuel Rabaté is Director of the Louvre Abu Dhabi. He has taught Arts & Cultural Management at Paris-Dauphine University and Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi. He is a Knight of France’s National Order of Merit.

Rabaté and Dr Souraya Noujaim discuss the cultural precursors to the Louvre Abu Dhabi, and how their work relates to Europe–Middle East geopolitics.

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Dr Souraya Noujaim

Dr Souraya Noujaim is Scientific, Curatorial & Collections Management Director of Louvre Abu Dhabi. She was previously Islamic Art History Chair at the École du Louvre.

Dr Noujaim and Manuel Rabaté discuss the cultural precursors to the Louvre Abu Dhabi, and how their work relates to Europe–Middle East geopolitics.

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William Christie

William Christie is an American-born French conductor and harpsichordist. He pioneered the renewal of French baroque music. His seventeenth-century manor in Thiré (Vendée) hosts a yearly baroque music festival.

Christie and Claire Roserot de Melin discuss the impact of COVID-19 on musicians: how France has protected musicians, and why other countries should do the same.

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Claire Roserot de Melin

Claire Roserot de Melin is General Manager of the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse. She previously worked as an artistic coordination director at the Opera of Rouen.

Roserot de Melin and William Christie discuss the impact of COVID-19 on musicians: how France has protected musicians, and why other countries should do the same.

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Professor Cynthia Enloe

Professor Cynthia Enloe is a feminist theorist and political scientist at Clark University, known for her research on the patriarchy and the discipline of international relations.

Professor Enloe discusses the feminist questions surrounding global crises, including COVID-19, and how to be a conscious feminist.

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Bert Demarsin

Bert Demarsin co-founded the Court of Arbitration for Art in The Hague, the only court of its kind in the world, with Camilla Perera-De Wit. Demarsin also teaches at KU Leuven and has been campus dean of the Brussels Law School.

Demarsin and Camilla Perera-De Wit discuss the challenges facing art lawyers today, trends towards national repatriation of art, and an undiscovered Rembrandt that rocked the art world.

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Camilla Perera-de Wit

Camilla Perera-de Wit co-founded the Court of Arbitration for Art in The Hague, the only court of its kind in the world, with Professor Bert Demarsin. She also heads the Netherlands Arbitration Institute.

Perera-de Wit and Bert Demarsin discuss the challenges facing art lawyers today, trends towards national repatriation of art, and an undiscovered Rembrandt that rocked the art world.

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Michael Sandle

Michael Sandle RA is a sculptor whose focus is on sex, death, and destruction. He left the RA in protest in 1997, but was called back and has been referred to as ‘the living soul of the RA’.

Sandle pillories today's art world, including competitions he entered, and talks about his war-themed art.

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Professor Andreas Rahmatian

Professor Andreas Rahmatian is Professor of Commercial Law at Glasgow. He has trained as a commercial solicitor and now specialises in artistic copyright law.

Professor Rahmatian outlines UK, European, and US approaches to artistic copyright, as well as the challenges of balancing creativity and reliable laws.

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Count Sperello di Serego Alighieri

Count Sperello di Serego Alighieri is an astronomer descended from Dante Alighieri, author of the Divine Comedy.

Count Alighieri discusses, with Antoine de Gabrielli, the retrial of Dante taking place 700 years after his death.

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Antoine de Gabrielli

Antoine de Gabrielli is a prominent French businessman descended from Cante dei Gabrielli, the judge who condemned Dante to exile.

de Gabrielli discusses, with Count Sperello di Serego Alighieri, the retrial of Dante taking place 700 years after his death.

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Professor Frances Spalding

Professor Frances Spalding is an art historian and Emeritus Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge. She has written biographies of numerous artists and edited The Burlington Magazine, the oldest English-language art journal.

Professor Spalding speaks to the artist Mark Cazalet on how his art has been influenced by travel: to France, India, Senegal, Japan, Mali, and more.

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Mark Cazalet

Mark Cazalet is a British contemporary artist. He is a Trustee of City and Guilds Art School, and has exhibited at Clare Hall, Cambridge.

Cazalet speaks to Professor Frances Spalding on how his art has been influenced by travel: to France, India, Senegal, Japan, Mali, and more.

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Russell Barnes

Russell Barnes is a Director and Producer for the documentary production company ClearStory. ClearStory's series African Renaissance, on art in Ethiopia, Senegal, and Kenya, aired in 2020.

Barnes and Clare Burns discuss filming African Renaissance, as well as their desire to treat African art with the respect it deserves and shift the focus away from the West.

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Sharon Ament

Sharon Ament has been Director of the Museum of London since 2012, and is overseeing its move to the new West Smithfield site. Before, she had extensive involvement in wildlife conservation.

Ament discusses the role of the Museum in London, before and after the pandemic, and about her plans for the future, relating to technology and to the new site.

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Clare Burns

Clare Burns is Production Manager at the documentary production company ClearStory. ClearStory's series African Renaissance, on art in Ethiopia, Senegal, and Kenya, aired in 2020.

Burns and Russell Barnes discuss filming African Renaissance, as well as their desire to treat African art with the respect it deserves and shift the focus away from the West.

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Becky Shaw

Becky Shaw is a Senior Associate at Boodle Hatfield. She specialises in art litigation, and has worked on the return of the Banksy mural Art Buff to Folkestone. She co-founded the blog Art Law & More with Rebecca Foden.

Shaw and Rebecca Foden discuss the variety the blog allows, the benefits it has brought to their firm, and whether the pandemic has accelerated the digitisation of the art world.

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Rebecca Foden

Rebecca Foden is a Senior Associate at Boodle Hatfield. She specialises in art litigation, and has worked on the Caravaggio case Thwaytes v Sotheby’s. She co-founded the blog Art Law & More with Becky Shaw.

Foden and Becky Shaw discuss the variety the blog allows, the benefits it has brought to their firm, and whether the pandemic has accelerated the digitisation of the art world.

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Dr Mostafa El Feki

Dr Mostafa El Feki is an Egyptian diplomat, political scientist, and historian. He has been Egypt's Ambassador to Austria, and is now Director of the New Library of Alexandria.

Dr El Feki discusses his varied career, and the Egyptian Presidents he has lived under and worked with.

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Dr Laura Bowler

As described by The Arts Desk, Dr Laura Bowler is 'a triple threat composer-performer-provocatrice'. She is also a Tutor in Composition at the Royal Northern College of Music.

Dr Bowler discusses the power and limitations of music as political action, focussing on her works Antarctica and FFF (Freeze, Flight, Fight).

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Christopher Marinello

Christopher Marinello is an expert in recovering lost and stolen art. He was a lawyer for thirty years and has founded Art Recovery International. He has recovered $500 million dollars' worth of art and done much repatriation work.

Marinello discusses art forgeries and money laundering with art. He speaks of the difficulties in remaining objective in politically charged investigations.

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Maggi Hambling

Maggi Hambling is a painter and sculptor. Subjects for many of her paintings are the sea and the dead. Her sculptures are famous and controversial and include A Sculpture for Mary Wollstonecraft.

Hambling answers our questions not only with words but also with beautiful and provocative oil paintings.

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Sir Christopher Le Brun

Sir Christopher Le Brun is a painter, printmaker, and former President of the RA. His works are in the permanent collections of New York's MoMA and Met, as well as London's Tate, V&A, and British Museum.

Sir Christopher discusses whether arts funding should be public or private. He also considers whether competitive shows like the RA's Summer Exhibitions let great works slip through the cracks.

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Maggie Hoag

Maggie Hoag is Deputy General Counsel, Americas, of the auction house Christie's. She studied art law at Stanford, and was involved in the sale of Leonardo da Vinci's painting Salvator Mundi for a historic $450 million.

Hoag discusses her beginnings at Christie's Chicago, her career highlights, and the advice she would give aspiring art lawyers.

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Vittoria Mastrandrea

Vittoria Mastrandrea was a UK solicitor and has worked in the Art Transport department at Christie’s. She is a member of both the Institute of Art and Law and the Association of Critical Heritage Studies.

Mastrandrea discusses her varied background and her PhD research (LSE). She also discusses the online Art Law course she has set up at Christie's Education.

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