Sunday, August 27, 2006

Stay Tuned - I'm To Be On BBC 4 on Sept. 13

This is the programme:-

The series is called "Iconoclasts". It is being recorded in front of a live audience in conjunction with the Royal Society of Arts in London and the 45 minute programme will go out on BBC Radio 4 at 8 PM.

Iconoclasts explores the world's important issues through informative and thought-provoking discussions. These speakers challenge accepted, traditional thinking and are prepared to put their heads above the parapet - not just because they can but because they care.

In each programme, one speaker will throw down the gauntlet to the audience, explaining what they believe and why. Then a panel of experts and the audience take over the discussion. At the end, your e-mailed questions are put to the contributors.

Iconoclasts is being recorded in association with the RSA (Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce). Find further information and tickets.

Progamme 2 - Wednesday 13 September
Michael Melchior, Israeli politician and rabbi
who wants a Palestianian state and thinks peace is a religious process.

Main guest:
Rabbi Melchior believes that creating peace is a religious process. "Religion has created the war; we must help it create the peace," he says. "We won't have peace unless there is justice for all sides, Jew and Muslim, Israeli and Palestinian."

He helped to initiate the Alexandria Declaration, in which the religious leaders of the Holy Land agreed to work together towards the peaceful resolution of conflict, and is a recipient of the Nobel Institute's Prize for Tolerance and Bridge-Building.

The panel

Dr Rosemary Hollis is director of research at the Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House.

Dame Pauline Neville-Jones was a career diplomat from 1963 to 1996, serving in Rhodesia, Singapore, Washington and Bonn. Between 1993 and 1994 she was chair of the Joint Intelligence Committee. Subsequently, as political director in the Foreign Office, she led the British delegation to the Dayton negotiations on the Bosnia peace settlement.

Dr Salman Sayyid is a research fellow at the School of Sociology and Social Policy at Leeds University. He is the author of A Fundamental Fear: Eurocentrism and the Emergence of Islamism (Zed Books).

and also me.

Updates forthcoming.


Risa Tzohar said...

How can regular folks, here in Israel, without cable see (hear?) this?

YMedad said...

I hope to be able to find a direct feed link as the BBC is very good at providing service to listeners. The did that with the Reith Lectures I was on.

Maybe check back here: