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12/11/2016 Gmt2016111220161113 (WS)

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a debate in Dublin with politicians and thinkers on the issues affecting Ireland and post-Brexit Europe

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a debate in Dublin with politicians and thinkers on the issues affecting Ireland and post-Brexit Europe

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a debate in Dublin with politicians and thinkers on the issues affecting Ireland and post-Brexit Europe

25/05/2017 Gmt20170525

Jonathan Dimbleby and a panel of politicians debate questions from the public about issues affecting Europe and the EU.

Amsterdam2017040820170409 (WS)

Jonny Dymond hosts a panel discussion on the challenges facing the Netherlands

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

BBC World Questions is in Amsterdam in the aftermath of a fiercely fought election.

Immigration, national identity and the role of the EU continue to divide Dutch society. The ruling party held back a surge of support for what they called the “wrong kind of populism” and a wave of small parties did well in the election, but immigration and assimilation are still matters of great debate. Jonny Dymond and a panel of leading politicians and thinkers debate questions raised by a politically engaged audience.

The panel includes: Han Ten Broeke, Member of Parliament, People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) and spokesman on Foreign Affairs, Annabel Nanninga, journalist and commentator, Sylvana Simons, television presenter and founder of political party Artikel 1 and Petra Stienen, author, Arabist and Senator for Democrats 66 (D66).

BBC World Questions is a series of international events created in partnership with the British Council.

(Photo: The 'Womens march for a united Netherlands' demonstration in Amsterdam. Credit: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

Amsterdam20170408

Jonny Dymond hosts a panel discussion on the challenges facing the Netherlands

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

BBC World Questions is in Amsterdam in the aftermath of a fiercely fought election.

Immigration, national identity and the role of the EU continue to divide Dutch society. The ruling party held back a surge of support for what they called the “wrong kind of populism” and a wave of small parties did well in the election, but immigration and assimilation are still matters of great debate. Jonny Dymond and a panel of leading politicians and thinkers debate questions raised by a politically engaged audience.

The panel includes: Han Ten Broeke, Member of Parliament, People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) and spokesman on Foreign Affairs, Annabel Nanninga, journalist and commentator, Sylvana Simons, television presenter and founder of political party Artikel 1 and Petra Stienen, author, Arabist and Senator for Democrats 66 (D66).

BBC World Questions is a series of international events created in partnership with the British Council.

(Photo: The 'Womens march for a united Netherlands' demonstration in Amsterdam. Credit: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

Amsterdam2017040820170409 (WS)

Jonny Dymond hosts a panel discussion on the challenges facing the Netherlands

BBC World Questions comes to Amsterdam as the in the aftermath of a fiercely fought election.

Immigration, national identity and the role of the EU continue to divide Dutch society. The ruling party held back a surge of support for what they called the “wrong kind of populism? and a wave of small parties did well in the election, but immigration and assimilation are still matters of great debate. Jonny Dymond and a panel of leading politicians and thinkers debate questions raised by a politically engaged audience.

The panel includes: Han Ten Broeke, Member of Parliament, People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) and spokesman on Foreign Affairs, Annabel Nanninga, journalist and commentator, Sylvana Simons, television presenter and founder of political party Artikel 1 and Petra Stienen, author, Arabist and Senator for Democrats 66 (D66).

BBC World Questions is a series of international events created in partnership with the British Council.

(Photo: The 'Womens march for a united Netherlands' demonstration in Amsterdam. Credit: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

Beirut2017090920170910 (WS)

Politicians and thinkers join Jonny Dymond to discuss the future of Lebanon.

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

BBC World Questions, comes to Beirut to discuss the future of Lebanon and at a crucial moment in the history of the Middle East.

From the American University of Beirut a panel of politicians and thinkers debate the key issues facing the nation, with a lively audience. The ongoing legacy of sectarianism and the civil war, how the nation can best achieve political change, Lebanon’s role in the Syrian conflict, environmental degradation, the role of Hezbollah within Lebanon and more. All questions come directly from our public audience.

Our panel comprises of Deputy Prime Minister, Ghassan Hasbani MP, AUB Neighborhood Initiative Director and Beirut Madinati member Mona El Hallak Ghaisbeh, former Health Minister, Wael Abu Faour MP, the Vice President of the Free Patriotic Movement, Nicolas Sehnaoui and economist and political analyst, Kamel Wazne.

BBC World Questions is a series of international events created in partnership with the British Council.

(Photo: Lebanese flags hang from a car on the Corniche waterfront promenade in Beirut. Photo credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Beirut2017090920170913 (WS)

Politicians and thinkers join Jonny Dymond to discuss the future of Lebanon.

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

BBC World Questions, comes to Beirut to discuss the future of Lebanon and at a crucial moment in the history of the Middle East.

From the American University of Beirut a panel of politicians and thinkers debate the key issues facing the nation, with a lively audience. The ongoing legacy of sectarianism and the civil war, how the nation can best achieve political change, Lebanon’s role in the Syrian conflict, environmental degradation, the role of Hezbollah within Lebanon and more. All questions come directly from our public audience.

Our panel comprises of Deputy Prime Minister, Ghassan Hasbani MP, AUB Neighborhood Initiative Director and Beirut Madinati member Mona El Hallak Ghaisbeh, former Health Minister, Wael Abu Faour MP, the Vice President of the Free Patriotic Movement, Nicolas Sehnaoui and economist and political analyst, Kamel Wazne.

BBC World Questions is a series of international events created in partnership with the British Council.

(Photo: Lebanese flags hang from a car on the Corniche waterfront promenade in Beirut. Photo credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Beirut20170913

Politicians and thinkers join Jonny Dymond to discuss the future of Lebanon.

BBC World Questions, comes to Beirut to discuss the future of Lebanon and at a crucial moment in the history of the Middle East.

From the American University of Beirut a panel of politicians and thinkers debate the key issues facing the nation, with a lively audience. The ongoing legacy of sectarianism and the civil war, how the nation can best achieve political change, Lebanon’s role in the Syrian conflict, environmental degradation, the role of Hezbollah within Lebanon and more. All questions come directly from our public audience.

Our panel comprises of Deputy Prime Minister, Ghassan Hasbani MP, AUB Neighborhood Initiative Director and Beirut Madinati member Mona El Hallak Ghaisbeh, former Health Minister, Wael Abu Faour MP, the Vice President of the Free Patriotic Movement, Nicolas Sehnaoui and economist and political analyst, Kamel Wazne.

BBC World Questions is a series of international events created in partnership with the British Council.

(Photo: Lebanese flags hang from a car on the Corniche waterfront promenade in Beirut. Photo credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Belgrade

BBC World Questions is in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia - a pivotal country between East and West - for a heated debate at Bitef Theatre.

Jonathan Dimbleby discusses Kosovo, the European Union, Russian sanctions and Serbian democracy with a diverse panel: Nebojša Stefanović, Interior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia; Marija Janjušević, Member of the National Assembly for the right wing party Dveri; Writer and human rights activist, Miloš Ćirić and Gordana Čomić of the Democratic Party, Deputy Speaker in the National Assembly.

BBC World Questions is a series of international events created in partnership with the British Council.

Belgrade

Serbia became a stand-along country peacefully in 2006, after years of ethnic tensions and the exceptionally brutal break up of the socialist Republic of Yugoslavia. Now, under the leadership of the powerful President Vucic, Serbia is undergoing radical economic reform in a bid to join the European Union. How is the country coping with the large budget cuts and state sell-offs? Are violent ethnic tensions a thing of the past? Decades of communist rule brought Yugoslavia very close to Russia - how strong is Russian influence now?

Jonathan Dimbleby and a panel of influential politicians and thinkers discuss the future of Serbia with a public audience in Belgrade.

Belgrade2018031020180311 (WS)

Jonathan Dimbleby and a panel of politicians and thinkers discuss Serbia's future

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

BBC World Questions is in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia - a pivotal country between East and West - for a heated debate at Bitef Theatre.

Jonathan Dimbleby discusses Kosovo, the European Union, Russian sanctions and Serbian democracy with a diverse panel: Nebojša Stefanović, Interior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia; Marija Janjušević, Member of the National Assembly for the right wing party Dveri; Writer and human rights activist, Miloš Ćirić and Gordana Čomić of the Democratic Party, Deputy Speaker in the National Assembly.

BBC World Questions is a series of international events created in partnership with the British Council.

Belgrade20180310

Jonathan Dimbleby and a panel of politicians and thinkers discuss Serbia's future

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

BBC World Questions is in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia - a pivotal country between East and West - for a heated debate at Bitef Theatre.

Jonathan Dimbleby discusses Kosovo, the European Union, Russian sanctions and Serbian democracy with a diverse panel: Nebojša Stefanović, Interior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia; Marija Janjušević, Member of the National Assembly for the right wing party Dveri; Writer and human rights activist, Miloš Ćirić and Gordana Čomić of the Democratic Party, Deputy Speaker in the National Assembly.

BBC World Questions is a series of international events created in partnership with the British Council.

Belgrade2018031020180311 (WS)

Jonathan Dimbleby and a panel of politicians and thinkers discuss Serbia's future

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

BBC World Questions is in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia - a pivotal country between East and West - for a heated debate at Bitef Theatre.

Jonathan Dimbleby discusses Kosovo, the European Union, Russian sanctions and Serbian democracy with a diverse panel: Nebojša Stefanović, Interior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia; Marija Janjušević, Member of the National Assembly for the right wing party Dveri; Writer and human rights activist, Miloš Ćirić and Gordana Čomić of the Democratic Party, Deputy Speaker in the National Assembly.

BBC World Questions is a series of international events created in partnership with the British Council.

Serbia became a stand-along country peacefully in 2006, after years of ethnic tensions and the exceptionally brutal break up of the socialist Republic of Yugoslavia. Now, under the leadership of the powerful President Vucic, Serbia is undergoing radical economic reform in a bid to join the European Union. How is the country coping with the large budget cuts and state sell-offs? Are violent ethnic tensions a thing of the past? Decades of communist rule brought Yugoslavia very close to Russia - how strong is Russian influence now?

Jonathan Dimbleby and a panel of influential politicians and thinkers discuss the future of Serbia with a public audience in Belgrade.

Brexit and Europe2016091520160917 (WS)

A panel of experts debate the future of Britain and the EU after the vote.

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

The UK has voted to leave the EU and now the real work begins to untangle itself from the other 27 countries. Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, has said "Brexit means Brexit" but there is still a lot of debate about what that means in practice especially on the two key issues of how British firms do business in the European Union and what curbs are brought in on the rights of European Union nationals to live and work in the UK.

From the BBC’s headquarters in central London, Jonathan Dimbleby tackles these issues head-on with a panel of politicians and thinkers. There’s Chris Patten, Conservative Peer and Chancellor of Oxford University; Frank Field, Labour politician who also co-chairs a parliamentary group on migration; Ruth Lea, an economic advisor at Arbuthnot Banking Group; Professor Michael Dougan who’s an expert in European Law at the University of Liverpool and Daniela Schwarzer from the German Marshall Fund of the United States based in Berlin.

They answer questions from an audience in the BBC’s historic Radio Theatre, whilst listeners from all around the world join in via the BBC World Service Facebook page.

Image: Seaside slot machine showing Union Jack and EU flag Credit: Getty Images

Brexit and Europe20160915

A panel of experts debate the future of Britain and the EU after the vote.

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

The UK has voted to leave the EU and now the real work begins to untangle itself from the other 27 countries. Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, has said "Brexit means Brexit" but there is still a lot of debate about what that means in practice especially on the two key issues of how British firms do business in the European Union and what curbs are brought in on the rights of European Union nationals to live and work in the UK.

From the BBC’s headquarters in central London, Jonathan Dimbleby tackles these issues head-on with a panel of politicians and thinkers. There’s Chris Patten, Conservative Peer and Chancellor of Oxford University; Frank Field, Labour politician who also co-chairs a parliamentary group on migration; Ruth Lea, an economic advisor at Arbuthnot Banking Group; Professor Michael Dougan who’s an expert in European Law at the University of Liverpool and Daniela Schwarzer from the German Marshall Fund of the United States based in Berlin.

They answer questions from an audience in the BBC’s historic Radio Theatre, whilst listeners from all around the world join in via the BBC World Service Facebook page.

Image: Seaside slot machine showing Union Jack and EU flag Credit: Getty Images

Brexit And Europe2016091620160917 (WS)

A panel of experts debate the future of Britain and the EU after the vote.

A panel of experts debate the future of Britain and the EU after the vote.

The UK has voted to leave the EU and now the real work begins to untangle itself from the other 27 countries. Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, has said "Brexit means Brexit" but there is still a lot of debate about what that means in practice especially on the two key issues of how British firms do business in the European Union and what curbs are brought in on the rights of European Union nationals to live and work in the UK.

From the BBC’s headquarters in central London, Jonathan Dimbleby tackles these issues head-on with a panel of politicians and thinkers. There’s Chris Patten, Conservative Peer and Chancellor of Oxford University; Frank Field, Labour politician who also co-chairs a parliamentary group on migration; Ruth Lea, an economic advisor at Arbuthnot Banking Group; Professor Michael Dougan who’s an expert in European Law at the University of Liverpool and Daniela Schwarzer from the German Marshall Fund of the United States based in Berlin.

They answer questions from an audience in the BBC’s historic Radio Theatre, whilst listeners from all around the world join in via the BBC World Service Facebook page.

Image: Seaside slot machine showing Union Jack and EU flag Credit: Getty Images

The UK has voted to leave the EU and now the real work begins to untangle itself from the other 27 countries. Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, has said "Brexit means Brexit" but there is still a lot of debate about what that means in practice especially on the two key issues of how British firms do business in the European Union and what curbs are brought in on the rights of European Union nationals to live and work in the UK.

From the BBC’s headquarters in central London, Jonathan Dimbleby tackles these issues head-on with a panel of politicians and thinkers. There’s Chris Patten, Conservative Peer and Chancellor of Oxford University; Frank Field, Labour politician who also co-chairs a parliamentary group on migration; Ruth Lea, an economic advisor at Arbuthnot Banking Group; Professor Michael Dougan who’s an expert in European Law at the University of Liverpool and Daniela Schwarzer from the German Marshall Fund of the United States based in Berlin.

They answer questions from an audience in the BBC’s historic Radio Theatre, whilst listeners from all around the world join in via the BBC World Service Facebook page.

Image: Seaside slot machine showing Union Jack and EU flag Credit: Getty Images

A panel of experts debate the future of Britain and the EU after the vote.

Britain and Europe2016052120160522 (WS)

Stay or Leave? A panel in London debate the issues on Britain's EU membership

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

As the UK prepares to vote on whether to stay or leave the European Union we hear different sides of Britain's great debate. Jonathan Dimbleby is joined by former EU Commissioner Lord Chris Patten and the economic historian Nick Crafts, both who favour remaining in the EU, as well as former Foreign Secretary Lord David Owen and the economist Ruth Lea who support Britain leaving the European Union.

(Photo: The European Union flag and the British flag sit on top of a sand castle on a beach in Southport, United Kingdom. Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Britain and Europe20160521

Stay or Leave? A panel in London debate the issues on Britain's EU membership

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

As the UK prepares to vote on whether to stay or leave the European Union we hear different sides of Britain's great debate. Jonathan Dimbleby is joined by former EU Commissioner Lord Chris Patten and the economic historian Nick Crafts, both who favour remaining in the EU, as well as former Foreign Secretary Lord David Owen and the economist Ruth Lea who support Britain leaving the European Union.

(Photo: The European Union flag and the British flag sit on top of a sand castle on a beach in Southport, United Kingdom. Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Britain And Europe2016052120160522 (WS)

Stay or Leave? A panel in London debate the issues on Britain's EU membership

As the UK prepares to vote on whether to stay or leave the European Union we hear different sides of Britain's great debate. Jonathan Dimbleby is joined by former EU Commissioner Lord Chris Patten and the economic historian Nick Crafts, both who favour remaining in the EU, as well as former Foreign Secretary Lord David Owen and the economist Ruth Lea who support Britain leaving the European Union.

(Photo: The European Union flag and the British flag sit on top of a sand castle on a beach in Southport, United Kingdom. Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Stay or Leave? A panel in London debate the issues on Britain's EU membership

As the UK prepares to vote on whether to stay or leave the European Union we hear different sides of Britain's great debate. Jonathan Dimbleby is joined by former EU Commissioner Lord Chris Patten and the economic historian Nick Crafts, both who favour remaining in the EU, as well as former Foreign Secretary Lord David Owen and the economist Ruth Lea who support Britain leaving the European Union.

(Photo: The European Union flag and the British flag sit on top of a sand castle on a beach in Southport, United Kingdom. Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Colombia and Peace2016121020161211 (WS)

Jonny Dymond is in Colombia to debate peace and the legacy of violence with key voices.

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

BBC World Questions comes to Bogota, Colombia, as the country seeks a recipe for peace and an end to one of the world's longest running conflicts.

President Juan Manuel Santos has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace, but the people rejected his deal with the leader of The Farc in a referendum. A new deal has been signed, but will it have legitimacy without a second referendum?

BBC World Questions, staged with the British Council at Bogota's Luis Angel Arango Concert Hall, provides an opportunity to discuss the future for Colombia at this key moment in its history.

Featuring a distinguished panel of guests including Sergio Jaramillo, Colombia's High Commissioner for Peace; Senator Ivan Duque, of the Movement Democratic Centre; Mariela Kohon, Director of Justice for Colombia and Advisor to the Peace Delegation of The Farc; and Dr María Emma Wills Obregón, who leads the Department of Gender and Women at Colombia's Historical Memory Commission.

(Picture: Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (L) and the head of the Farc guerrilla Timoleon Jimenez, aka Timochenko (R), with Cuban President Raul Castro (C) holding their handshake. Credit: Luis Acosta/AFP/Getty Images)

Colombia and Peace20161210

Jonny Dymond is in Colombia to debate peace and the legacy of violence with key voices.

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

BBC World Questions comes to Bogota, Colombia, as the country seeks a recipe for peace and an end to one of the world's longest running conflicts.

President Juan Manuel Santos has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace, but the people rejected his deal with the leader of The Farc in a referendum. A new deal has been signed, but will it have legitimacy without a second referendum?

BBC World Questions, staged with the British Council at Bogota's Luis Angel Arango Concert Hall, provides an opportunity to discuss the future for Colombia at this key moment in its history.

Featuring a distinguished panel of guests including Sergio Jaramillo, Colombia's High Commissioner for Peace; Senator Ivan Duque, of the Movement Democratic Centre; Mariela Kohon, Director of Justice for Colombia and Advisor to the Peace Delegation of The Farc; and Dr María Emma Wills Obregón, who leads the Department of Gender and Women at Colombia's Historical Memory Commission.

(Picture: Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (L) and the head of the Farc guerrilla Timoleon Jimenez, aka Timochenko (R), with Cuban President Raul Castro (C) holding their handshake. Credit: Luis Acosta/AFP/Getty Images)

Colombia And Peace2016121020161211 (WS)

Jonny Dymond is in Colombia to debate peace and the legacy of violence with some of the key voices in this historic moment.

Jonny Dymond is in Colombia to debate peace and the legacy of violence with key voices.

BBC World Questions comes to Bogota, Colombia, as the country seeks a recipe for peace and an end to one of the world's longest running conflicts.

President Juan Manuel Santos has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace, but the people rejected his deal with the leader of The Farc in a referendum. A new deal has been signed, but will it have legitimacy without a second referendum?

BBC World Questions, staged with the British Council at Bogota's Luis Angel Arango Concert Hall, provides an opportunity to discuss the future for Colombia at this key moment in its history.

Featuring a distinguished panel of guests including Sergio Jaramillo, Colombia's High Commissioner for Peace; Senator Ivan Duque, of the Movement Democratic Centre; Mariela Kohon, Director of Justice for Colombia and Advisor to the Peace Delegation of The Farc; and Dr María Emma Wills Obregón, who leads the Department of Gender and Women at Colombia's Historical Memory Commission.

(Picture: Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (L) and the head of the Farc guerrilla Timoleon Jimenez, aka Timochenko (R), with Cuban President Raul Castro (C) holding their handshake. Credit: Luis Acosta/AFP/Getty Images)

Jonny Dymond is in Colombia to debate peace and the legacy of violence with some of the key voices in this historic moment.

Jonny Dymond is in Colombia to debate peace and the legacy of violence with key voices.

BBC World Questions comes to Bogota, Colombia, as the country seeks a recipe for peace and an end to one of the world's longest running conflicts.

President Juan Manuel Santos has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace, but the people rejected his deal with the leader of The Farc in a referendum. A new deal has been signed, but will it have legitimacy without a second referendum?

BBC World Questions, staged with the British Council at Bogota's Luis Angel Arango Concert Hall, provides an opportunity to discuss the future for Colombia at this key moment in its history.

Featuring a distinguished panel of guests including Sergio Jaramillo, Colombia's High Commissioner for Peace; Senator Ivan Duque, of the Movement Democratic Centre; Mariela Kohon, Director of Justice for Colombia and Advisor to the Peace Delegation of The Farc; and Dr María Emma Wills Obregón, who leads the Department of Gender and Women at Colombia's Historical Memory Commission.

(Picture: Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (L) and the head of the Farc guerrilla Timoleon Jimenez, aka Timochenko (R), with Cuban President Raul Castro (C) holding their handshake. Credit: Luis Acosta/AFP/Getty Images)

Copenhagen2018090820180909 (WS)

What do Danes have to say about world events and their country's future?

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

BBC World Questions is in Copenhagen to host a debate on Denmark's future. It has a reputation for being one of the happiest places on the planet but for many that has always felt like a bit of a myth. Increasingly the challenges of immigration, integration, and high taxes are causing some Danes to question whether their country can still afford a generous welfare state. Others feel that new laws to 'ban the burka' and cuts to welfare have put the character of their nation on the line.

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined by an influential panel to debate the state of the nation and its role in the world:

Martin Henriksen, MP – Spokesperson on Immigration and Integration for the Danish People’s Party
Knud Romer - Author and social commentator
Uzma Ahmed – Integration Advisor and founder of the Brown Feminists Network
Pernille Skipper, MP – Political Spokesperson for the Red Green Alliance

BBC World Questions is a series of international events created in partnership with the British Council.

(Photo: Colourful traditional houses in Copenhagen old town at sunset. Nyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark, Credit: Getty Images)

Copenhagen2018090820180912 (WS)

What do Danes have to say about world events and their country's future?

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

BBC World Questions is in Copenhagen to host a debate on Denmark's future. It has a reputation for being one of the happiest places on the planet but for many that has always felt like a bit of a myth. Increasingly the challenges of immigration, integration, and high taxes are causing some Danes to question whether their country can still afford a generous welfare state. Others feel that new laws to 'ban the burka' and cuts to welfare have put the character of their nation on the line.

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined by an influential panel to debate the state of the nation and its role in the world:

Martin Henriksen, MP – Spokesperson on Immigration and Integration for the Danish People’s Party
Knud Romer - Author and social commentator
Uzma Ahmed – Integration Advisor and founder of the Brown Feminists Network
Pernille Skipper, MP – Political Spokesperson for the Red Green Alliance

BBC World Questions is a series of international events created in partnership with the British Council.

(Photo: Colourful traditional houses in Copenhagen old town at sunset. Nyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark, Credit: Getty Images)

Dublin2016111220161113 (WS)

What are the issues affecting Ireland and post-Brexit Europe?

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

Ireland is the only EU country with a land border with the UK, and for that reason Brexit could have a profound impact on Eire. Jonathan Dimbleby hosts a lively debate in Dublin, lead entirely by questions from the audience. He is joined by a panel of four to discuss some of the most pressing issues of the day including Brexit, Donald Trump, abortion and getting young people involved in politics.

On the panel are Leo Varadkar, Ireland’s Minister for Social Protection and a Fine Gael TD; Mary Lou McDonald, the Deputy Party Leader for Sinn Fein; Conor Lenihan, a businessman and former Fianna Fail Minister, and Dr JoAnne Mancini, a Senior Lecturer in History at Maynooth University.

(Photo: A young girl waves a green flag with the words Irish Republic. Credit: Getty Images)

Dublin20161112

What are the issues affecting Ireland and post-Brexit Europe?

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

Ireland is the only EU country with a land border with the UK, and for that reason Brexit could have a profound impact on Eire. Jonathan Dimbleby hosts a lively debate in Dublin, lead entirely by questions from the audience. He is joined by a panel of four to discuss some of the most pressing issues of the day including Brexit, Donald Trump, abortion and getting young people involved in politics.

On the panel are Leo Varadkar, Ireland’s Minister for Social Protection and a Fine Gael TD; Mary Lou McDonald, the Deputy Party Leader for Sinn Fein; Conor Lenihan, a businessman and former Fianna Fail Minister, and Dr JoAnne Mancini, a Senior Lecturer in History at Maynooth University.

(Photo: A young girl waves a green flag with the words Irish Republic. Credit: Getty Images)

Dublin2016111220161113 (WS)

What are the issues affecting Ireland and post-Brexit Europe?

Ireland is the only EU country with a land border with the UK, and for that reason Brexit could have a profound impact on Eire.

BBC World Questions is in Dublin, the capital of the Republic of Ireland.

A panel of four, chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby, tackle some of the most pressing issues of the day including Brexit, Donald Trump, abortion and getting young people involved in politics. Expect a lively debate with panellists locking horns and some humour.

BBC World Question is an English language event staged in partnership with the British Council. The debate is lead entirely by questions from the audience.

On the panel are Leo Varadkar, Ireland’s Minister for Social Protection and a Fine Gael TD; Mary Lou McDonald, the Deputy Party Leader for Sinn Fein; Conor Lenihan, a businessman and former Fianna Fail Minister, and Dr JoAnne Mancini, a Senior Lecturer in History at Maynooth University.

What are the issues affecting Ireland and post-Brexit Europe?

Ireland is the only EU country with a land border with the UK, and for that reason Brexit could have a profound impact on Eire.

BBC World Questions is in Dublin, the capital of the Republic of Ireland.

A panel of four, chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby, tackle some of the most pressing issues of the day including Brexit, Donald Trump, abortion and getting young people involved in politics. Expect a lively debate with panellists locking horns and some humour.

BBC World Question is an English language event staged in partnership with the British Council. The debate is lead entirely by questions from the audience.

On the panel are Leo Varadkar, Ireland’s Minister for Social Protection and a Fine Gael TD; Mary Lou McDonald, the Deputy Party Leader for Sinn Fein; Conor Lenihan, a businessman and former Fianna Fail Minister, and Dr JoAnne Mancini, a Senior Lecturer in History at Maynooth University.

Europe and Hungary2016100820161009 (WS)

Freedom, democracy, immigration - issues affecting Hungary and Europe - are examined

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

Hungary has just held a deeply controversial referendum on the EU’s plan to impose migrant quotas. The European Union wants to share the responsibility for those entering the region through its southern borders. Many of them refugees from war. In a lively and frank debate at Corvinus University, Budapest, a large public audience debates freedom, democracy and immigration with a panel of politicians and thinkers chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby.

The panel includes the Government spokesperson Zoltán Kovács, Opposition MP for the Together party, Zsuzsanna Szelényi, business leader and former Hungarian Ambassador to the United Kingdom, János Csák and the Greek expert on the European Union, professor Loukas Tsoukalis.

Sixty years after the Hungarian Uprising against Soviet control, what is Hungary’s future within the EU?

(Photo: Debate panel and audience at Corvinus University, Budapest)

Europe and Hungary20161008

Freedom, democracy, immigration - issues affecting Hungary and Europe - are examined

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

Hungary has just held a deeply controversial referendum on the EU’s plan to impose migrant quotas. The European Union wants to share the responsibility for those entering the region through its southern borders. Many of them refugees from war. In a lively and frank debate at Corvinus University, Budapest, a large public audience debates freedom, democracy and immigration with a panel of politicians and thinkers chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby.

The panel includes the Government spokesperson Zoltán Kovács, Opposition MP for the Together party, Zsuzsanna Szelényi, business leader and former Hungarian Ambassador to the United Kingdom, János Csák and the Greek expert on the European Union, professor Loukas Tsoukalis.

Sixty years after the Hungarian Uprising against Soviet control, what is Hungary’s future within the EU?

(Photo: Debate panel and audience at Corvinus University, Budapest)

Europe And Hungary2016100820161009 (WS)

Jonathan Dimbleby and a panel of experts in Budapest debate questions from the public on issues affecting Hungary and Europe.

Jonathan Dimbleby and a panel of experts in Budapest debate questions from the public on issues affecting Hungary and Europe.

Jonathan Dimbleby and a panel of experts in Budapest debate questions from the public on issues affecting Hungary and Europe.

Europe's Challenges2016062820160703 (WS)

World Questions goes to Nicosia - the last divided city of Europe.

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, is the European Union's only divided city. The two main communities on the island, the Greek Cypriots and the Turkish Cypriots, have been separated since 1974. As leaders of both sides claim progress is being made towards reconciliation, World Questions is in Cyprus with the British Council and a panel of leading politicians and thinkers. Is the challenge of a united Cyprus a problem that the European Union can solve? In a time of turmoil, what does the future of the European Union mean to the island of Cyprus?

On the panel: Averof Neophytou, leader of DISY, the governing party of the Republic of Cyprus; Meltem Onurkan Samani, Adviser to the Turkish Cypriot Leadership; Christiana Erotokritou, DIKO, Republic of Cyprus MP; Jan Techau, director of Brussels-based research institute Carnegie Europe and Niyazi Kizilyurek, professor of Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies at The University of Cyprus.

(Photo: A sign reads 'UN Buffer Zone'. credit: Getty Images)

Europe's Challenges20160628

World Questions goes to Nicosia - the last divided city of Europe.

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, is the European Union's only divided city. The two main communities on the island, the Greek Cypriots and the Turkish Cypriots, have been separated since 1974. As leaders of both sides claim progress is being made towards reconciliation, World Questions is in Cyprus with the British Council and a panel of leading politicians and thinkers. Is the challenge of a united Cyprus a problem that the European Union can solve? In a time of turmoil, what does the future of the European Union mean to the island of Cyprus?

On the panel: Averof Neophytou, leader of DISY, the governing party of the Republic of Cyprus; Meltem Onurkan Samani, Adviser to the Turkish Cypriot Leadership; Christiana Erotokritou, DIKO, Republic of Cyprus MP; Jan Techau, director of Brussels-based research institute Carnegie Europe and Niyazi Kizilyurek, professor of Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies at The University of Cyprus.

(Photo: A sign reads 'UN Buffer Zone'. credit: Getty Images)

Europe's Challenges2016062820160703 (WS)

World Questions goes to Nicosia - the last divided city of Europe.

Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, is the European Union's only divided city. The two main communities on the island, the Greek Cypriots and the Turkish Cypriots, have been separated since 1974. As leaders of both sides claim progress is being made towards reconciliation, World Questions is in Cyprus with the British Council and a panel of leading politicians and thinkers. Is the challenge of a united Cyprus a problem that the European Union can solve? In a time of turmoil, what does the future of the European Union mean to the island of Cyprus?

On the panel: Averof Neophytou, leader of DISY, the governing party of the Republic of Cyprus; Meltem Onurkan Samani, Adviser to the Turkish Cypriot Leadership; Christiana Erotokritou, DIKO, Republic of Cyprus MP; Jan Techau, director of Brussels-based research institute Carnegie Europe and Niyazi Kizilyurek, professor of Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies at The University of Cyprus.

(Photo: A sign reads 'UN Buffer Zone'. credit: Getty Images)

World Questions goes to Nicosia - the last divided city of Europe.

Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, is the European Union's only divided city. The two main communities on the island, the Greek Cypriots and the Turkish Cypriots, have been separated since 1974. As leaders of both sides claim progress is being made towards reconciliation, World Questions is in Cyprus with the British Council and a panel of leading politicians and thinkers. Is the challenge of a united Cyprus a problem that the European Union can solve? In a time of turmoil, what does the future of the European Union mean to the island of Cyprus?

On the panel: Averof Neophytou, leader of DISY, the governing party of the Republic of Cyprus; Meltem Onurkan Samani, Adviser to the Turkish Cypriot Leadership; Christiana Erotokritou, DIKO, Republic of Cyprus MP; Jan Techau, director of Brussels-based research institute Carnegie Europe and Niyazi Kizilyurek, professor of Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies at The University of Cyprus.

(Photo: A sign reads 'UN Buffer Zone'. credit: Getty Images)

Germany and Europe2016050720160508 (WS)

Can Germany accommodate more migrants? A panel and audience debate this issue and more.

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

As Europe faces some of the greatest crises of modern time, Germany’s leadership in the Europe Union has been put under pressure. World Questions is in Berlin at the Deutsches Historiches Museum to explore a German audience’s questions to a panel of opinion-formers and decision-makers. Jonathan Dimbleby is joined by Aydan Özoguz, Cabinet Member and Federal Commissioner for Immigration, Refugees and Integration; Christian Schmidt, leader of the ALFA party in Berlin; the contemporary historian professor Gerhard Hirschfeld; the migration researcher professor Naika Foroutan; and Philipp Lengsfeld, CDU Member of the Bundestag.

(Photo: Refugees waiting to register in Passau, South Germany, on 16 January2016. Credit: Armin Weigel/AFP/Getty Images)

Germany and Europe20160507

Can Germany accommodate more migrants? A panel and audience debate this issue and more.

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

As Europe faces some of the greatest crises of modern time, Germany’s leadership in the Europe Union has been put under pressure. World Questions is in Berlin at the Deutsches Historiches Museum to explore a German audience’s questions to a panel of opinion-formers and decision-makers. Jonathan Dimbleby is joined by Aydan Özoguz, Cabinet Member and Federal Commissioner for Immigration, Refugees and Integration; Christian Schmidt, leader of the ALFA party in Berlin; the contemporary historian professor Gerhard Hirschfeld; the migration researcher professor Naika Foroutan; and Philipp Lengsfeld, CDU Member of the Bundestag.

(Photo: Refugees waiting to register in Passau, South Germany, on 16 January2016. Credit: Armin Weigel/AFP/Getty Images)

Germany And Europe2016050720160508 (WS)

Can Germany accommodate more migrants? A panel and audience debate this issue and more.

As Europe faces some of the greatest crises of modern time, Germany’s leadership in the Europe Union has been put under pressure. World Questions is in Berlin at the Deutsches Historiches Museum to explore a German audience’s questions to a panel of opinion-formers and decision-makers. Jonathan Dimbleby is joined by Aydan Özoguz, Cabinet Member and Federal Commissioner for Immigration, Refugees and Integration; Christian Schmidt, leader of the ALFA party in Berlin; the contemporary historian professor Gerhard Hirschfeld; the migration researcher professor Naika Foroutan; and Philipp Lengsfeld, CDU Member of the Bundestag.

(Photo: Refugees waiting to register in Passau, South Germany, on 16 January2016. Credit: Armin Weigel/AFP/Getty Images)

Can Germany accommodate more migrants? A panel and audience debate this issue and more.

As Europe faces some of the greatest crises of modern time, Germany’s leadership in the Europe Union has been put under pressure. World Questions is in Berlin at the Deutsches Historiches Museum to explore a German audience’s questions to a panel of opinion-formers and decision-makers. Jonathan Dimbleby is joined by Aydan Özoguz, Cabinet Member and Federal Commissioner for Immigration, Refugees and Integration; Christian Schmidt, leader of the ALFA party in Berlin; the contemporary historian professor Gerhard Hirschfeld; the migration researcher professor Naika Foroutan; and Philipp Lengsfeld, CDU Member of the Bundestag.

(Photo: Refugees waiting to register in Passau, South Germany, on 16 January2016. Credit: Armin Weigel/AFP/Getty Images)

Ghana2018041420180415 (WS)

Tough questions on US military aid and whether women should still cook for men

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

This month’s World Questions come to Ghana and tackles some of the big questions facing different countries across the globe - defence, the environment, religion, relations between women and men. In the capital Accra, Jonathan Dimbleby brings politicians, business leaders and other guests together to answer questions from the public in an exceptionally lively and exciting debate. These tough questions cover US military aid, the legal status of homosexuality and whether women should still be expected to cook for men in modern Africa, or anywhere for that matter!

BBC World Questions is a series of international events created in partnership with the British Council.

Image: Port full of people in Ghana, Africa, Credit: Getty Images

Ghana20180414

Tough questions on US military aid and whether women should still cook for men

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

This month’s World Questions come to Ghana and tackles some of the big questions facing different countries across the globe - defence, the environment, religion, relations between women and men. In the capital Accra, Jonathan Dimbleby brings politicians, business leaders and other guests together to answer questions from the public in an exceptionally lively and exciting debate. These tough questions cover US military aid, the legal status of homosexuality and whether women should still be expected to cook for men in modern Africa, or anywhere for that matter!

BBC World Questions is a series of international events created in partnership with the British Council.

Image: Port full of people in Ghana, Africa, Credit: Getty Images

Ghana2018041420180415 (WS)

Tough questions on US military aid and whether women should still cook for men

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

This month’s World Questions come to Ghana and tackles some of the big questions facing different countries across the globe - defence, the environment, religion, relations between women and men. In the capital Accra, Jonathan Dimbleby brings politicians, business leaders and other guests together to answer questions from the public in an exceptionally lively and exciting debate. These tough questions cover US military aid, the legal status of homosexuality and whether women should still be expected to cook for men in modern Africa, or anywhere for that matter!

BBC World Questions is a series of international events created in partnership with the British Council.

Image: Port full of people in Ghana, Africa, Credit: Getty Images

Harare2018070720180708 (WS)

World Questions comes to Harare just weeks before the country goes to the polls.

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

The BBC’s flagship World Service radio debate programme, World Questions, comes to Zimbabwe at a crucial time in the country’s history. Zimbabwe's president has announced the country will hold its national elections on 30th July. It will be the first time in decades former leader Robert Mugabe is not standing for president. Zanu PF’s Emmerson Mnangagwa - who took power after Mr Mugabe resigned in November last year – has promised that he will oversee "free and fair elections".

Will the opposition be able to challenge the ruling Zanu PF party? Who offers the best solutions to the country’s economic problems?

The BBC’s Allan Little will be joined by a panel of leading politicians and thinkers in a debate led entirely by questions from a public audience at the Meikles Hotel in Harare.

BBC World Questions is a series of international events created in partnership with the British Council.

Harare2018070720180708 (WS)

World Questions is in Harare just weeks before the country goes to the polls.

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

In a highly charged debate, an audience of Zimbabweans debates the upcoming presidential elections, land reform, the economic crisis and the legacy of the former President, Robert Mugabe.

Allan Little chairs the public debate with Paul Mangwana of Zanu PF, Welshman Ncube of the MDC Alliance, Fadzayi Mahere – independent parliamentary candidate, and Trevor Ncube – the journalist and publisher.

BBC World Questions is a series of international events created in partnership with the British Council.

(Photo: A supporter of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party waves the flag of Zimbabwe. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Harare20180707

World Questions is in Harare just weeks before the country goes to the polls.

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

In a highly charged debate, an audience of Zimbabweans debates the upcoming presidential elections, land reform, the economic crisis and the legacy of the former President, Robert Mugabe.

Allan Little chairs the public debate with Paul Mangwana of Zanu PF, Welshman Ncube of the MDC Alliance, Fadzayi Mahere – independent parliamentary candidate, and Trevor Ncube – the journalist and publisher.

BBC World Questions is a series of international events created in partnership with the British Council.

(Photo: A supporter of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party waves the flag of Zimbabwe. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Highlights2018081820180819 (WS)

Jonathan Dimbleby highlights some of World Questions' key moments.

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

From Zimbabwe to Hong Kong, Washington to Seoul, World Questions showcases the views of a vast array of panellists and audiences from around the world. No two programmes are the same – yet the questions asked are often similar. Immigration, the environment, the rise of populism, wealth distribution and corruption - the themes are of universal concern. Jonathan Dimbleby highlights some of World Questions' key moments and offers a unique insight into how the programmes are made.

BBC World Questions is a series of international events created in partnership with the British Council.

Highlights2018081820180822 (WS)

Jonathan Dimbleby highlights some of World Questions' key moments.

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

From Zimbabwe to Hong Kong, Washington to Seoul, World Questions showcases the views of a vast array of panellists and audiences from around the world. No two programmes are the same – yet the questions asked are often similar. Immigration, the environment, the rise of populism, wealth distribution and corruption - the themes are of universal concern. Jonathan Dimbleby highlights some of World Questions' key moments and offers a unique insight into how the programmes are made.

BBC World Questions is a series of international events created in partnership with the British Council.

Hong Kong20170708

Jonathan Dimbleby and a panel at the University of Hong Kong debate questions on the country’s economic and political future.

Hong Kong, on China’s Pearl River Delta, is one of the most densely populated territories on earth. It regularly ranks as the most developed financial centre globally, and the world’s most economically competitive place.

On 1 July 1997 the sovereignty of Hong Kong was transferred from the United Kingdom to the People’s Republic of China. It was a landmark event that marked the end of British rule and the start of a new era for Hong Kong.

Twenty years on, as a new Chief Executive takes over the running of the Hong Kong Government, what are the great issues facing the territory today?

A panel of politicians and thinkers from across the spectrum join Jonathan Dimbleby at the University of Hong Kong. They debate questions from a public audience on Hong Kong’s economic, political and international future.

World Questions Hong Kong was staged in partnership with the Journalism and Media Studies Centre of the University of Hong Kong.

(Photo: Hong Kong street scene with neon signs at night. Credit: Getty Images)

Jonathan Dimbleby and a panel at the University of Hong Kong debate questions on the country’s economic and political future.

Jonathan Dimbleby and a panel at the University of Hong Kong debate questions on the country’s economic and political future.

Hong Kong, on China’s Pearl River Delta, is one of the most densely populated territories on earth. It regularly ranks as the most developed financial centre globally, and the world’s most economically competitive place.

On 1 July 1997 the sovereignty of Hong Kong was transferred from the United Kingdom to the People’s Republic of China. It was a landmark event that marked the end of British rule and the start of a new era for Hong Kong.

Twenty years on, as a new Chief Executive takes over the running of the Hong Kong Government, what are the great issues facing the territory today?

A panel of politicians and thinkers from across the spectrum join Jonathan Dimbleby at the University of Hong Kong. They debate questions from a public audience on Hong Kong’s economic, political and international future.

World Questions Hong Kong was staged in partnership with the Journalism and Media Studies Centre of the University of Hong Kong.

(Photo: Hong Kong street scene with neon signs at night. Credit: Getty Images)

Hong Kong2017070820170709 (WS)

Politicians and experts debate Hong Kong's economic, political and international future

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

Hong Kong, on China’s Pearl River Delta, is one of the most densely populated territories on earth. It regularly ranks as the most developed financial centre globally, and the world’s most economically competitive place.

On 1 July 1997 the sovereignty of Hong Kong was transferred from the United Kingdom to the People’s Republic of China. It was a landmark event that marked the end of British rule and the start of a new era for Hong Kong.

Twenty years on, as a new Chief Executive takes over the running of the Hong Kong Government, what are the great issues facing the territory today?

A panel of politicians and thinkers from across the spectrum join Jonathan Dimbleby at the University of Hong Kong. They debate questions from a public audience on Hong Kong’s economic, political and international future.

World Questions Hong Kong was staged in partnership with the Journalism and Media Studies Centre of the University of Hong Kong.

(Photo: Hong Kong street scene with neon signs at night. Credit: Getty Images)

Hong Kong20170708

Politicians and experts debate Hong Kong's economic, political and international future

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

Hong Kong, on China’s Pearl River Delta, is one of the most densely populated territories on earth. It regularly ranks as the most developed financial centre globally, and the world’s most economically competitive place.

On 1 July 1997 the sovereignty of Hong Kong was transferred from the United Kingdom to the People’s Republic of China. It was a landmark event that marked the end of British rule and the start of a new era for Hong Kong.

Twenty years on, as a new Chief Executive takes over the running of the Hong Kong Government, what are the great issues facing the territory today?

A panel of politicians and thinkers from across the spectrum join Jonathan Dimbleby at the University of Hong Kong. They debate questions from a public audience on Hong Kong’s economic, political and international future.

World Questions Hong Kong was staged in partnership with the Journalism and Media Studies Centre of the University of Hong Kong.

(Photo: Hong Kong street scene with neon signs at night. Credit: Getty Images)

Johannesburg2017081220170813 (WS)

South Africa's major issues debated with a public audience in Johannesburg.

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

Opposition parties have pushed for a vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma, and later in the year, the ANC will vote on who will replace him as party leader. While President Zuma may have narrowly survived this week - South Africa's political future is far from settled.

BBC presenter Nancy Kacungira is joined by a panel of leading politicians and a lively audience in Johannesburg to discuss the major issues facing South Africans today - social and economic transformation, black economic empowerment, corruption, land redistribution, and of course, the future leader of the ANC.

Our panel comprises of Sihle Zikalala of the ANC, Leigh-Ann Mathys of the opposition party, the Economic Freedom Fighters, Adam Habib vice chancellor of Wits University and Sipho Pityana, leading businessman and convenor of the Save South Africa campaign.

BBC World Questions is a series of international events created with the British Council.

(Picture: A woman with a South African flag pinned to her headscarf Picture credit: RAJESH JANTILAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Johannesburg2017081220170816 (WS)

South Africa's major issues debated with a public audience in Johannesburg.

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

Opposition parties have pushed for a vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma, and later in the year, the ANC will vote on who will replace him as party leader. While President Zuma may have narrowly survived this week - South Africa's political future is far from settled.

BBC presenter Nancy Kacungira is joined by a panel of leading politicians and a lively audience in Johannesburg to discuss the major issues facing South Africans today - social and economic transformation, black economic empowerment, corruption, land redistribution, and of course, the future leader of the ANC.

Our panel comprises of Sihle Zikalala of the ANC, Leigh-Ann Mathys of the opposition party, the Economic Freedom Fighters, Adam Habib vice chancellor of Wits University and Sipho Pityana, leading businessman and convenor of the Save South Africa campaign.

BBC World Questions is a series of international events created with the British Council.

(Picture: A woman with a South African flag pinned to her headscarf Picture credit: RAJESH JANTILAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Johannesburg20170813

Nancy Kacungira and guests in Johannesburg are discussing the major issues facing South Africa at a crucial time in its history.

The BBC World Service programme World Questions comes to South Africa next month at a crucial time in the country's history. Opposition parties have pushed for a vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma, and later in the year, the ANC will vote who will replace him as party leader. Which direction will South Africa take?

BBC presenter Nancy Kacungira, a panel of leading politicians and a lively audience will be in Johannesburg to discuss the major issues facing South Africans now - social and economic transformation, black economic empowerment, corruption, land redistribution - and of course, the future leader of the ANC.

Johannesburg20170816

South Africa's major issues debated with a public audience in Johannesburg.

Opposition parties have pushed for a vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma, and later in the year, the ANC will vote on who will replace him as party leader. While President Zuma may have narrowly survived this week - South Africa's political future is far from settled.

BBC presenter Nancy Kacungira is joined by a panel of leading politicians and a lively audience in Johannesburg to discuss the major issues facing South Africans today - social and economic transformation, black economic empowerment, corruption, land redistribution, and of course, the future leader of the ANC.

Our panel comprises of Sihle Zikalala of the ANC, Leigh-Ann Mathys of the opposition party, the Economic Freedom Fighters, Adam Habib vice chancellor of Wits University and Sipho Pityana, leading businessman and convenor of the Save South Africa campaign.

BBC World Questions is a series of international events created with the British Council.

(Picture: A woman with a South African flag pinned to her headscarf Picture credit: RAJESH JANTILAL/AFP/Getty Images)

London20170525

Is it possible for countries to protect themselves from acts of terror - and if so, how?

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

Following the bombing of a pop concert in Manchester, we explore whether it is possible for countries to protect themselves from acts of terror - and if so, how? This issue is discussed with eminent British politicians - as the country heads towards a General Election. What drives people to commit such atrocities? What should Governments do to prevent them?

Jonathan Dimbleby and a panel of leading politicians and thinkers debate questions from around the world in London's Broadcasting House. The panel includes: Lord Kinnock, former leader of the Labour Party, Lord Howard, former leader of the Conservative party, Lord Campbell, former leader of the Liberal Democrats, Susan Glasser, founding editor of Politico and Daniela Schwarzer of the German Council on Foreign Relations.

(Photo: Manchester Comes Together to Remember Victims Of Terror Attack. Credit: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Madrid20180120

Jonathan Dimbleby hosts a debate in Madrid to discuss the future for Spain.

BBC World Questions comes to Madrid to discuss the future of Spain at a moment of high crisis. As the new parliament of the province of Catalonia takes its seats, Jonathan Dimbleby and a panel of politicians and thinkers debate the prospect of Catalonia breaking away from Spain. They also address the role of the monarchy and how the country addresses its past history of violence with a public audience in the centre of the capital.

The Panel:
Francisco Martínez, Deputy and Spokesperson for the Governing Partido Popular on constitutional matters
Alfred Bosch, leader of the Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC) in the Barcelona City Hall,
Begoña Villacís, one of the leaders of Cuidadanos, Madrid Councillor and former candidate for Mayor
Ana Romero, writer, journalist and authority on the Spanish Royal Family

(Photo: Spain flag on broken brick wall and half Catalan flag, Credit: Getty images)

Madrid2018012020180121 (WS)

The future of Spain and the prospect of Catalonia breaking away is debated by a panel

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

BBC World Questions comes to Madrid to discuss the future of Spain at a moment of high crisis. As the new parliament of the province of Catalonia takes its seats, Jonathan Dimbleby and a panel of politicians and thinkers debate the prospect of Catalonia breaking away from Spain. They also address the role of the monarchy and how the country addresses its past history of violence with a public audience in the centre of the capital.

The Panel:
Francisco Martínez, Deputy and Spokesperson for the Governing Partido Popular on constitutional matters
Alfred Bosch, leader of the Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC) in the Barcelona City Hall,
Begoña Villacís, one of the leaders of Cuidadanos, Madrid Councillor and former candidate for Mayor
Ana Romero, writer, journalist and authority on the Spanish Royal Family

(Photo: Spain flag on broken brick wall and half Catalan flag, Credit: Getty images)

Madrid20180120

The future of Spain and the prospect of Catalonia breaking away is debated by a panel

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

BBC World Questions comes to Madrid to discuss the future of Spain at a moment of high crisis. As the new parliament of the province of Catalonia takes its seats, Jonathan Dimbleby and a panel of politicians and thinkers debate the prospect of Catalonia breaking away from Spain. They also address the role of the monarchy and how the country addresses its past history of violence with a public audience in the centre of the capital.

The Panel:
Francisco Martínez, Deputy and Spokesperson for the Governing Partido Popular on constitutional matters
Alfred Bosch, leader of the Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC) in the Barcelona City Hall,
Begoña Villacís, one of the leaders of Cuidadanos, Madrid Councillor and former candidate for Mayor
Ana Romero, writer, journalist and authority on the Spanish Royal Family

(Photo: Spain flag on broken brick wall and half Catalan flag, Credit: Getty images)

Mexico20171209

BBC World Questions is in Mexico City to discuss the country’s political future.

With a general election on the horizon, Mexicans will soon decide who will become their new President - and which direction the country should now take. How should Mexico engage with the USA and President Trump? Will the wall between the two nations ever be built? What will happen to the Nafta trade agreement? And what positions will the presidential candidates take on drugs issues, inequality, corruption and violence?

Jonathan Dimbleby discusses these issues with a Mexican panel:

Armando Rios Piter - Independent Presidential candidate and Senator
Denise Dresser - Professor of Political Science and writer
Andrés Rozental - former Deputy of Foreign Affairs Minister and former Ambassador
Valeria Moy - economist and director of the think tank Como Vamos?

BBC World Questions is a series of international events created in partnership with the British Council.

(Photo: People holding Mexican flag. Credit: Getty Images)

BBC World Questions is in Mexico City to discuss the country’s political future.

With a general election on the horizon, Mexicans will soon decide who will become their new President - and which direction the country should now take. How should Mexico engage with the USA and President Trump? Will the wall between the two nations ever be built? What will happen to the NAFTA trade agreement? And what positions will the Presidential candidates take on drugs issues, inequality, corruption and violence?

Jonathan Dimbleby discusses these issues with a Mexican panel:

Armando Rios Piter - Independent Presidential candidate and Senator
Denise Dresser - Professor of Political Science and writer
Andrés Rozental - former Deputy of Foreign Affairs Minister and former Ambassador
Valeria Moy - economist and director of the think tank Como Vamos?

(Photo: People holding Mexican flag. Credit: Getty Images)

Mexico2017120920171210 (WS)

With an election looming a Mexican panel discuss the country's political future

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

With a general election on the horizon, Mexicans will soon decide who will become their new President - and which direction the country should now take. How should Mexico engage with the USA and President Trump? Will the wall between the two nations ever be built? What will happen to the Nafta trade agreement? And what positions will the presidential candidates take on drugs issues, inequality, corruption and violence?

Jonathan Dimbleby discusses these issues with a Mexican panel:

Armando Rios Piter - Independent Presidential candidate and Senator
Denise Dresser - Professor of Political Science and writer
Andrés Rozental - former Deputy of Foreign Affairs Minister and former Ambassador
Valeria Moy - economist and director of the think tank Como Vamos?

BBC World Questions is a series of international events created in partnership with the British Council.

(Photo: People holding Mexican flag. Credit: Getty Images)

Mexico20171209

With an election looming a Mexican panel discuss the country's political future

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

With a general election on the horizon, Mexicans will soon decide who will become their new President - and which direction the country should now take. How should Mexico engage with the USA and President Trump? Will the wall between the two nations ever be built? What will happen to the Nafta trade agreement? And what positions will the presidential candidates take on drugs issues, inequality, corruption and violence?

Jonathan Dimbleby discusses these issues with a Mexican panel:

Armando Rios Piter - Independent Presidential candidate and Senator
Denise Dresser - Professor of Political Science and writer
Andrés Rozental - former Deputy of Foreign Affairs Minister and former Ambassador
Valeria Moy - economist and director of the think tank Como Vamos?

BBC World Questions is a series of international events created in partnership with the British Council.

(Photo: People holding Mexican flag. Credit: Getty Images)

Moscow20171007

BBC World Questions comes to Moscow to discuss the future of Russia, 100 years on from the Revolution of 1917.

BBC World Questions comes to Moscow to discuss the future of Russia 100 years after the Russian Revolution of 1917.

From the Digital October building, in the heart of the capital, BBC presenter Allan Little and a panel of politicians and thinkers debate the key issues facing the nation, with a lively audience. The state of democracy in Russia, Russia’s role in the world, the 2018 Presidential elections and more. All questions come directly from our public audience.

Our panel comprises of the former Russian Prime Minister and current leader of the People's Freedom Party (PARNAS), Mikhail Kasyanov, the director of Institute of Democracy and Cooperation, Natalia Narochnitskaya, the President and Founder of the American University in Moscow, Dr Edward Lozansky and the human rights campaigner Polina Nemirovskaia.

(Photo: Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow Photo credit: Getty Images)

Moscow and the Future2017100720171008 (WS)

The future of Russia discussed 100 years after the Russian Revolution of 1917

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

BBC World Questions comes to Moscow to discuss the future of Russia 100 years after the Russian Revolution of 1917.

From the Digital October building, in the heart of the capital, BBC presenter Allan Little and a panel of politicians and thinkers debate the key issues facing the nation, with a lively audience. The state of democracy in Russia, Russia’s role in the world, the 2018 Presidential elections and more. All questions come directly from our public audience.

Our panel comprises of the former Russian Prime Minister and current leader of the People's Freedom Party (PARNAS), Mikhail Kasyanov, the director of Institute of Democracy and Cooperation, Natalia Narochnitskaya, the President and Founder of the American University in Moscow, Dr Edward Lozansky and the human rights campaigner Polina Nemirovskaia .

(Photo: Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow Photo credit: Getty Images)

Moscow and the Future20171007

The future of Russia discussed 100 years after the Russian Revolution of 1917

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

BBC World Questions comes to Moscow to discuss the future of Russia 100 years after the Russian Revolution of 1917.

From the Digital October building, in the heart of the capital, BBC presenter Allan Little and a panel of politicians and thinkers debate the key issues facing the nation, with a lively audience. The state of democracy in Russia, Russia’s role in the world, the 2018 Presidential elections and more. All questions come directly from our public audience.

Our panel comprises of the former Russian Prime Minister and current leader of the People's Freedom Party (PARNAS), Mikhail Kasyanov, the director of Institute of Democracy and Cooperation, Natalia Narochnitskaya, the President and Founder of the American University in Moscow, Dr Edward Lozansky and the human rights campaigner Polina Nemirovskaia .

(Photo: Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow Photo credit: Getty Images)

Nairobi20171111

Jonathan Dimbley and a panel of politicians and thinkers are at Nairobi University.

BBC World Questions comes to Nairobi to discuss the future of Kenya after two disputed elections.

Kenya has the largest economy in Central and Eastern Africa. It is a proud democracy with a liberal economy, but the country is going through troubled times. After months of divisive legal and political processes it is experiencing its worst crisis for a decade.
From the University of Nairobi with a large audience, Jonathan Dimbleby and a panel of political and cultural leaders discuss some of the key controversies facing the nation.

The panel:
Kipchumba Murkomen, Senate Majority Leader
Gladys Wanga MP, Women’s Representative for Homa Bay County
Nerima Wako, Executive Director of Siasa Place
Joy Mdivo, Lawyer and Executive Director of East Africa Centre for Law and Justice

BBC World Questions is a series of international events created in partnership with the British Council.

(Photo: Kenyans gather in small queues to vote just after dawn at a polling station in Huruma, Nairobi on October 26, 2017.Photo credit: Getty Images)

Nairobi2017111120171112 (WS)

Jonathan Dimbley and a panel of politicians and thinkers are at Nairobi University.

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

BBC World Questions comes to Nairobi to discuss the future of Kenya after two disputed elections.

Kenya has the largest economy in Central and Eastern Africa. It is a proud democracy with a liberal economy, but the country is going through troubled times. After months of divisive legal and political processes it is experiencing its worst crisis for a decade.
From the University of Nairobi with a large audience, Jonathan Dimbleby and a panel of political and cultural leaders discuss some of the key controversies facing the nation.

The panel:
Kipchumba Murkomen, Senate Majority Leader
Gladys Wanga MP, Women’s Representative for Homa Bay County
Nerima Wako, Executive Director of Siasa Place
Joy Mdivo, Lawyer and Executive Director of East Africa Centre for Law and Justice

BBC World Questions is a series of international events created in partnership with the British Council.

(Photo: Kenyans gather in small queues to vote just after dawn at a polling station in Huruma, Nairobi on October 26, 2017.Photo credit: Getty Images)

Nairobi2017111120171115 (WS)

Jonathan Dimbley and a panel of politicians and thinkers are at Nairobi University.

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

BBC World Questions comes to Nairobi to discuss the future of Kenya after two disputed elections.

Kenya has the largest economy in Central and Eastern Africa. It is a proud democracy with a liberal economy, but the country is going through troubled times. After months of divisive legal and political processes it is experiencing its worst crisis for a decade.
From the University of Nairobi with a large audience, Jonathan Dimbleby and a panel of political and cultural leaders discuss some of the key controversies facing the nation.

The panel:
Kipchumba Murkomen, Senate Majority Leader
Gladys Wanga MP, Women’s Representative for Homa Bay County
Nerima Wako, Executive Director of Siasa Place
Joy Mdivo, Lawyer and Executive Director of East Africa Centre for Law and Justice

BBC World Questions is a series of international events created in partnership with the British Council.

(Photo: Kenyans gather in small queues to vote just after dawn at a polling station in Huruma, Nairobi on October 26, 2017.Photo credit: Getty Images)

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Jonathan Dimbley and a panel of politicians and thinkers are at Nairobi University.

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

BBC World Questions comes to Nairobi to discuss the future of Kenya after two disputed elections.

Kenya has the largest economy in Central and Eastern Africa. It is a proud democracy with a liberal economy, but the country is going through troubled times. After months of divisive legal and political processes it is experiencing its worst crisis for a decade.
From the University of Nairobi with a large audience, Jonathan Dimbleby and a panel of political and cultural leaders discuss some of the key controversies facing the nation.

The panel:
Kipchumba Murkomen, Senate Majority Leader
Gladys Wanga MP, Women’s Representative for Homa Bay County
Nerima Wako, Executive Director of Siasa Place
Joy Mdivo, Lawyer and Executive Director of East Africa Centre for Law and Justice

BBC World Questions is a series of international events created in partnership with the British Council.

(Photo: Kenyans gather in small queues to vote just after dawn at a polling station in Huruma, Nairobi on October 26, 2017.Photo credit: Getty Images)

Nepal20180210

Can the landslide victory for the Left Alliance deliver political stability and peace?

After an historic election, Nepal has chosen a communist coalition to run the country. Could this landslide victory for the Left Alliance mark a turning point for the country, and deliver a long awaited period of political stability and peace?

Nepal has been through turmoil in recent years. A decade-long insurgency led by Maoist rebels left more than 17,000 people dead before a 2006 peace deal ushered in democracy. In April 2015, a series of earthquakes killed nearly 9,000 people and destroyed thousands of homes. In the past decade alone, ten different Prime Ministers have held office.

The elections in December were meant to mark the final phase in the country’s long political transition from the abolition of the monarchy to the establishment of an inclusive, federal republic.

But the new government faces many challenges – will the coalition remain united? How will it deal with Nepal’s two giant neighbours – China and India? And how can the country reduce its pollution levels?

The BBC’s Anu Anand is joined by: former Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai, government representative Pradeep Gyawali, writer C. K. Lal and journalist Subina Shrestha in a debate led by questions from a public audience to discuss the big issues facing Nepal.

BBC World Questions is a series of international events created in partnership with the British Council.

(Photo: Supporters of the Communist Party of Nepal, Credit: Getty Images)

Nepal2018021020180211 (WS)

Can the landslide victory for the Left Alliance deliver political stability and peace?

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

After an historic election, Nepal has chosen a communist coalition to run the country. Could this landslide victory for the Left Alliance mark a turning point for the country, and deliver a long awaited period of political stability and peace?

Nepal has been through turmoil in recent years. A decade-long insurgency led by Maoist rebels left more than 17,000 people dead before a 2006 peace deal ushered in democracy. In April 2015, a series of earthquakes killed nearly 9,000 people and destroyed thousands of homes. In the past decade alone, ten different Prime Ministers have held office.

The elections in December were meant to mark the final phase in the country’s long political transition from the abolition of the monarchy to the establishment of an inclusive, federal republic.

But the new government faces many challenges – will the coalition remain united? How will it deal with Nepal’s two giant neighbours – China and India? And how can the country reduce its pollution levels?

The BBC’s Anu Anand is joined by: former Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai, government representative Pradeep Gyawali, writer C. K. Lal and journalist Subina Shrestha in a debate led by questions from a public audience to discuss the big issues facing Nepal.

BBC World Questions is a series of international events created in partnership with the British Council.

(Photo: Supporters of the Communist Party of Nepal, Credit: Getty Images)

Nepal20180210

Can the landslide victory for the Left Alliance deliver political stability and peace?

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

After an historic election, Nepal has chosen a communist coalition to run the country. Could this landslide victory for the Left Alliance mark a turning point for the country, and deliver a long awaited period of political stability and peace?

Nepal has been through turmoil in recent years. A decade-long insurgency led by Maoist rebels left more than 17,000 people dead before a 2006 peace deal ushered in democracy. In April 2015, a series of earthquakes killed nearly 9,000 people and destroyed thousands of homes. In the past decade alone, ten different Prime Ministers have held office.

The elections in December were meant to mark the final phase in the country’s long political transition from the abolition of the monarchy to the establishment of an inclusive, federal republic.

But the new government faces many challenges – will the coalition remain united? How will it deal with Nepal’s two giant neighbours – China and India? And how can the country reduce its pollution levels?

The BBC’s Anu Anand is joined by: former Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai, government representative Pradeep Gyawali, writer C. K. Lal and journalist Subina Shrestha in a debate led by questions from a public audience to discuss the big issues facing Nepal.

BBC World Questions is a series of international events created in partnership with the British Council.

(Photo: Supporters of the Communist Party of Nepal, Credit: Getty Images)

Paris2017051320170514 (WS)

Jonathan Dimbleby hosts a debate in Paris following a dramatic presidential election.

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

BBC World Questions comes to Paris following a dramatic presidential election.

Support for the traditional parties of the left and right melted away and French voters were left with the stark choice between the politics of the Front National and the new centrist movement En Marche - led by 39-year-old former Socialist minister Emmanuel Macron. They chose Macron. But can he solve France’s many pressing economic and social problems – unemployment, the terror threat and cultural divisions?

Jonathan Dimbleby and a panel of leading politicians and thinkers debate questions raised by a large lively audience at Radio France in Paris. The panel includes: Sylvie Goulard MEP and En Marche member, Olivier Tonneau, parliamentary candidate for Jean Luc Melenchon’s France Insoumise party, Front National councillor Aymeric Merlaud and journalist Pascale Tournier.

BBC World Questions is a series of international events created in partnership with the British Council.

(Photo: Emmanuel Macron Celebrates His Presidential Election Victory At The Louvre Photo credit: David Ramos/Getty Images)

Paris20170513

Jonathan Dimbleby hosts a debate in Paris following a dramatic presidential election.

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

BBC World Questions comes to Paris following a dramatic presidential election.

Support for the traditional parties of the left and right melted away and French voters were left with the stark choice between the politics of the Front National and the new centrist movement En Marche - led by 39-year-old former Socialist minister Emmanuel Macron. They chose Macron. But can he solve France’s many pressing economic and social problems – unemployment, the terror threat and cultural divisions?

Jonathan Dimbleby and a panel of leading politicians and thinkers debate questions raised by a large lively audience at Radio France in Paris. The panel includes: Sylvie Goulard MEP and En Marche member, Olivier Tonneau, parliamentary candidate for Jean Luc Melenchon’s France Insoumise party, Front National councillor Aymeric Merlaud and journalist Pascale Tournier.

BBC World Questions is a series of international events created in partnership with the British Council.

(Photo: Emmanuel Macron Celebrates His Presidential Election Victory At The Louvre Photo credit: David Ramos/Getty Images)

Paris20170513

Jonathan Dimbleby hosts a debate in Paris following an election that will define the future direction of France and the EU.

Jonathan Dimbleby hosts a debate in Paris following a dramatic presidential election.

Jonathan Dimbleby hosts a debate in Paris following a dramatic presidential election.

Jonathan Dimbleby hosts a debate in Paris following an election that will define the future direction of France and the EU.

Poland2017021120170212 (WS)

Jonathan Dimbleby and a panel of key voices discuss Poland's new era of change with a public audience in the centre of Warsaw.

Prague2018051220180513 (WS)

Politicians and commentators answer questions on the future of the Czech Republic

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

This month’s World Questions comes from the Czech Republic and tackles some of the big questions facing the country. In the capital, Prague, Allan Little brings politicians and commentators together to answer questions from the public. There was heated debate about billionaire Prime Minister Andrej Babis who has been struggling for months to form a coalition government. Which political direction should the country now take on issues like immigration, the health service, membership of the EU and foreign relations? All these were debated in the Archa Theatre, Prague in front of a large audience.

BBC World Questions is a series of international events created in partnership with the British Council.

(Photo: Cityscape of Prague, Credit: Getty Images)

Prague20180512

Politicians and commentators answer questions on the future of the Czech Republic

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

This month’s World Questions comes from the Czech Republic and tackles some of the big questions facing the country. In the capital, Prague, Allan Little brings politicians and commentators together to answer questions from the public. There was heated debate about billionaire Prime Minister Andrej Babis who has been struggling for months to form a coalition government. Which political direction should the country now take on issues like immigration, the health service, membership of the EU and foreign relations? All these were debated in the Archa Theatre, Prague in front of a large audience.

BBC World Questions is a series of international events created in partnership with the British Council.

(Photo: Cityscape of Prague, Credit: Getty Images)

Rome2017011420170115 (WS)

A panel of experts discuss Italy\u2019s pressing challenges with a public audience in Rome.

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

BBC World Questions comes to Rome to discuss the future for Italy at a key moment in its history.

Paolo Gentiloni has recently been appointed as Italy's 7th Prime Minister in 10 years, but it is not only political stability that threatens the country. A banking crisis and economic conditions have the potential to impact the lives of all Italians and could even destroy the Euro. Youth unemployment is extremely high. Italy is also at the frontline of the wave of migration from Africa to Europe. Early elections are possible and with the euro-sceptic Five Star Movement riding high in the polls, a referendum on Italy’s place in Europe could be just around the corner.

Jonathan Dimbleby hosts a lively debate to discuss the challenges facing the nation. He is joined by a panel of leading politicians and opinion formers with all questions raised coming directly from the audience.

The panel includes Alessandro Gozi, Undersecretary to the Prime Minister with responsibility for European Affairs; Deborah Bergamini, Member of the Chamber of Deputies and former spokesperson for Forza Italia; Nathalie Tocci, Chief Advisor to Federica Mogherini High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Manlio di Stefano of the 5 Star Movement, who is a Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies.

This international series of events is created in partnership with the British Council.

(Picture: Roman Forum Picture Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Rome20170114

A panel of experts discuss Italy\u2019s pressing challenges with a public audience in Rome.

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

BBC World Questions comes to Rome to discuss the future for Italy at a key moment in its history.

Paolo Gentiloni has recently been appointed as Italy's 7th Prime Minister in 10 years, but it is not only political stability that threatens the country. A banking crisis and economic conditions have the potential to impact the lives of all Italians and could even destroy the Euro. Youth unemployment is extremely high. Italy is also at the frontline of the wave of migration from Africa to Europe. Early elections are possible and with the euro-sceptic Five Star Movement riding high in the polls, a referendum on Italy’s place in Europe could be just around the corner.

Jonathan Dimbleby hosts a lively debate to discuss the challenges facing the nation. He is joined by a panel of leading politicians and opinion formers with all questions raised coming directly from the audience.

The panel includes Alessandro Gozi, Undersecretary to the Prime Minister with responsibility for European Affairs; Deborah Bergamini, Member of the Chamber of Deputies and former spokesperson for Forza Italia; Nathalie Tocci, Chief Advisor to Federica Mogherini High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Manlio di Stefano of the 5 Star Movement, who is a Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies.

This international series of events is created in partnership with the British Council.

(Picture: Roman Forum Picture Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Rome2017011420170115 (WS)

BBC World Questions comes to Rome to discuss the future for Italy at a key moment in its history.

Paolo Gentiloni has recently been appointed as Italy's 7th Prime Minister in 10 years, but it is not only political stability that threatens the country. A banking crisis and economic conditions have the potential to impact the lives of all Italians and could even destroy the Euro. Youth unemployment is extremely high. Italy is also at the frontline of the wave of migration from Africa to Europe. Early elections are possible and with the euro-sceptic Five Star Movement riding high in the polls, a referendum on Italy’s place in Europe could be just around the corner.

Jonathan Dimbleby hosts a lively debate to discuss the challenges facing the nation. He is joined by a panel of leading politicians and opinion formers with all questions raised coming directly from the audience.

The panel includes Alessandro Gozi, Undersecretary to the Prime Minister with responsibility for European Affairs; Deborah Bergamini, Member of the Chamber of Deputies and former spokesperson for Forza Italia; Nathalie Tocci, Chief Advisor to Federica Mogherini High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Manlio di Stefano of the 5 Star Movement, who is a Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies.

This international series of events is created in partnership with the British Council.

(Picture: Roman Forum Picture Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

A panel of experts discuss Italy’s pressing challenges with a public audience in Rome.

Seoul2018061620180617 (WS)

World Questions is in Seoul to debate the future of Korea and the prospects for peace.

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

World Questions is in Seoul, the capital of the Republic of Korea, for a public debate on the outcome of the summit between President Trump and Chairman Kim. What do the people of South Korea feel about the prospects of lasting peace on the Korean peninsula?

Jonny Dymond chairs a public debate with Professor Moon Chung-in, the South Korean President's Special Advisor for Foreign Affairs and Distinguished Professor of Yonsei University; General Hwang Jin Ha, former Chair of the Defence Committee of the National Assembly; Kim Jiyoon, Research Fellow at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies; and Sohn Jie-Ae , former Seoul Bureau Chief for CNN and Invited Professor of International Studies at Ewha, the Womans University - where the debate is held.

BBC World Questions is created in partnership with the British Council.

Vienna20181013

A debate on Austria\u2019s political future

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

Vienna2018101320181014 (WS)

A debate on Austria\u2019s political future

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

Vienna2018101320181014 (WS)

A debate on Austria\u2019s political future

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

Warsaw20170211

A panel of politicians and thinkers discuss Poland's new era of political change.

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

BBC World Questions comes to Warsaw as Poland is in the midst of a new era of political change.

Poland’s opposition leaders claim the ruling party, Law and Justice, is restricting democratic freedom and hobbling the nation’s highest court, the Constitutional Tribunal. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the party's leader, says the opposition refuses to accept his party's victory in the 2015 election and its continuing popularity throughout the country. There have been occupations of parliament, demonstrations in the streets and a determination by the government to implement its mandate for sweeping reform. Jonathan Dimbleby and a panel of politicians and opinion formers discuss Poland's new era of change before politically charged audience.

The panel includes the film director Agnieszka Holland; the Editor of online newspaper 'wSieci' Jacek Karnowski; MP Rafal Trzaskowski from Civic Platform; and MP Dominik Tarczyński from the governing Law and Justice Party.

BBC World Questions is a series of international events created in partnership with the British Council.

(Picture: Polish pro-government demonstrators mark the 35th anniversary of the martial law in Warsaw Picture credit: JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Warsaw2017021120170212 (WS)

A panel of politicians and thinkers discuss Poland's new era of political change.

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

BBC World Questions comes to Warsaw as Poland is in the midst of a new era of political change.

Poland’s opposition leaders claim the ruling party, Law and Justice, is restricting democratic freedom and hobbling the nation’s highest court, the Constitutional Tribunal. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the party's leader, says the opposition refuses to accept his party's victory in the 2015 election and its continuing popularity throughout the country. There have been occupations of parliament, demonstrations in the streets and a determination by the government to implement its mandate for sweeping reform. Jonathan Dimbleby and a panel of politicians and opinion formers discuss Poland's new era of change before politically charged audience.

The panel includes the film director Agnieszka Holland; the Editor of online newspaper 'wSieci' Jacek Karnowski; MP Rafal Trzaskowski from Civic Platform; and MP Dominik Tarczyński from the governing Law and Justice Party.

BBC World Questions is a series of international events created in partnership with the British Council.

(Picture: Polish pro-government demonstrators mark the 35th anniversary of the martial law in Warsaw Picture credit: JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Washington D.C.2017031120170312 (WS)

Jonathan Dimbleby hosts a panel discussion on America\u2019s new political landscape

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

Jonathan Dimbleby hosts a panel discussion as President Trump’s administration starts to reshape the American political landscape.

To his supporters, his promise to make America great again means more jobs, more security, controlled immigration and a foreign policy based upon putting America first. To his critics, he is plunging the country into an era of isolationism and prejudice. The country remains deeply divided.

Jonathan Dimbleby, a panel of politicians and opinion formers, and an audience at George Washington University discuss the USA’s most pressing challenges and what “Trumpism” might mean for the rest of the world.

The panel includes the Republican Congressman Tom Cole, Democratic Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Diana Furchtgott-Roth of the Manhattan Institute and author Carol Anderson.

(Photo: President Trump Credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Washington D.C.20170311

Jonathan Dimbleby hosts a panel discussion on America\u2019s new political landscape

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

Jonathan Dimbleby hosts a panel discussion as President Trump’s administration starts to reshape the American political landscape.

To his supporters, his promise to make America great again means more jobs, more security, controlled immigration and a foreign policy based upon putting America first. To his critics, he is plunging the country into an era of isolationism and prejudice. The country remains deeply divided.

Jonathan Dimbleby, a panel of politicians and opinion formers, and an audience at George Washington University discuss the USA’s most pressing challenges and what “Trumpism” might mean for the rest of the world.

The panel includes the Republican Congressman Tom Cole, Democratic Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Diana Furchtgott-Roth of the Manhattan Institute and author Carol Anderson.

(Photo: President Trump Credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Washington D.c.2017031120170312 (WS)

Jonathan Dimbleby hosts a panel discussion on America’s new political landscape

Jonathan Dimbleby hosts a panel discussion as President Trump’s administration starts to reshape the American political landscape.

To his supporters, his promise to make America great again means more jobs, more security, controlled immigration and a foreign policy based upon putting America first. To his critics, he is plunging the country into an era of isolationism and prejudice. The country remains deeply divided.

Jonathan Dimbleby, a panel of politicians and opinion formers, and an audience at George Washington University discuss the USA’s most pressing challenges and what “Trumpism? might mean for the rest of the world.

The panel includes the Republican Congressman Tom Cole, Democratic Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Diana Furchtgott-Roth of the Manhattan Institute and author Carol Anderson.

(Photo: President Trump Credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

World Questions: Europe After Paris2015111920151122 (WS)
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As Europe faces some of the biggest crises of modern times - the mass movement of migrants across its borders, and now the attacks on Paris - Jonathan Dimbleby hosts a discussion on these and other important issues impacting Europe. Recorded in the Royal Library of Belgium in Brussels, at the heart of the EU, you will hear from Frans Timmermans, the first vice president of the European Commisison, the Maltese MEP Roberta Metsola, the Euro-sceptic Swedish Democrat MEP Peter Lundgren, and David van Reybrouck, the controversial best-selling writer and author of Against Elections, who reads a moving postcard To the World outside Europe. The panel respond to questions from the audience, but also from BBC World Service fans via Facebook.

(Photo: Special force officers stand guard on a roof top near the scene of police raids in the district of Molenbeek, Brussels. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

A discussion on global issues impacting Europe

A discussion on global issues impacting Europe

As Europe faces some of the biggest crises of modern times - the mass movement of migrants across its borders, and now the attacks on Paris - Jonathan Dimbleby hosts a discussion on these and other important issues impacting Europe. Recorded in the Royal Library of Belgium in Brussels, at the heart of the EU, you will hear from Frans Timmermans, the first vice president of the European Commisison, the Maltese MEP Roberta Metsola, the Euro-sceptic Swedish Democrat MEP Peter Lundgren, and David van Reybrouck, the controversial best-selling writer and author of Against Elections, who reads a moving postcard To the World outside Europe. The panel respond to questions from the audience, but also from BBC World Service fans via Facebook.

(Photo: Special force officers stand guard on a roof top near the scene of police raids in the district of Molenbeek, Brussels. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

A discussion on global issues impacting Europe

World Questions: Europe After Paris2015112120151119 (WS)

A discussion on global issues impacting Europe

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

As Europe faces some of the biggest crises of modern times - the mass movement of migrants across its borders, and now the attacks on Paris - Jonathan Dimbleby hosts a discussion on these and other important issues impacting Europe. Recorded in the Royal Library of Belgium in Brussels, at the heart of the EU, you will hear from Frans Timmermans, the first vice president of the European Commisison, the Maltese MEP Roberta Metsola, the Euro-sceptic Swedish Democrat MEP Peter Lundgren, and David van Reybrouck, the controversial best-selling writer and author of Against Elections, who reads a moving postcard To the World outside Europe. The panel respond to questions from the audience, but also from BBC World Service fans via Facebook.

(Photo: Special force officers stand guard on a roof top near the scene of police raids in the district of Molenbeek, Brussels. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

World Questions: Europe After Paris2015112120151122 (WS)

A discussion on global issues impacting Europe

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

As Europe faces some of the biggest crises of modern times - the mass movement of migrants across its borders, and now the attacks on Paris - Jonathan Dimbleby hosts a discussion on these and other important issues impacting Europe. Recorded in the Royal Library of Belgium in Brussels, at the heart of the EU, you will hear from Frans Timmermans, the first vice president of the European Commisison, the Maltese MEP Roberta Metsola, the Euro-sceptic Swedish Democrat MEP Peter Lundgren, and David van Reybrouck, the controversial best-selling writer and author of Against Elections, who reads a moving postcard To the World outside Europe. The panel respond to questions from the audience, but also from BBC World Service fans via Facebook.

(Photo: Special force officers stand guard on a roof top near the scene of police raids in the district of Molenbeek, Brussels. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

World Questions: Europe After Paris20151121

A discussion on global issues impacting Europe

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

As Europe faces some of the biggest crises of modern times - the mass movement of migrants across its borders, and now the attacks on Paris - Jonathan Dimbleby hosts a discussion on these and other important issues impacting Europe. Recorded in the Royal Library of Belgium in Brussels, at the heart of the EU, you will hear from Frans Timmermans, the first vice president of the European Commisison, the Maltese MEP Roberta Metsola, the Euro-sceptic Swedish Democrat MEP Peter Lundgren, and David van Reybrouck, the controversial best-selling writer and author of Against Elections, who reads a moving postcard To the World outside Europe. The panel respond to questions from the audience, but also from BBC World Service fans via Facebook.

(Photo: Special force officers stand guard on a roof top near the scene of police raids in the district of Molenbeek, Brussels. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

World Questions: Greece and Europe2016022720160228 (WS)

A panel of politicians and thinkers debate questions from the public about Greece and EU

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

Nowhere has felt the challenge of mass migration and pain of austerity more keenly than Greece, or has struggled harder in its relationship with the European Union. From the Megaron concert hall in Athens, the BBC's Jonathan Dimbleby discusses the issues with a panel of politicians and thinkers - The Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos; the former Mayor of Athens and former Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis; underwater archaeologist and union official Despina Koutsoumba; and Josef Janning, Senior Policy Adviser at the European Council on Foreign Relations. They answer questions from an audience in Athens, and also those from BBC World Service followers on social media.

(Photo: The archaeological site of Acropolis in Athens, seen through a fence on November 2015 due to a 24-hour general strike. Credit: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images)

World Questions: Greece and Europe2016022720160302 (WS)

A panel of politicians and thinkers debate questions from the public about Greece and EU

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

Nowhere has felt the challenge of mass migration and pain of austerity more keenly than Greece, or has struggled harder in its relationship with the European Union. From the Megaron concert hall in Athens, the BBC's Jonathan Dimbleby discusses the issues with a panel of politicians and thinkers - The Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos; the former Mayor of Athens and former Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis; underwater archaeologist and union official Despina Koutsoumba; and Josef Janning, Senior Policy Adviser at the European Council on Foreign Relations. They answer questions from an audience in Athens, and also those from BBC World Service followers on social media.

(Photo: The archaeological site of Acropolis in Athens, seen through a fence on November 2015 due to a 24-hour general strike. Credit: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images)

World Questions: Greece And Europe2016022820160302 (WS)

Nowhere has felt the challenge of mass migration and pain of austerity more keenly than Greece, or has struggled harder in its relationship with the European Union. From the Megaron concert hall in Athens, the BBC's Jonathan Dimbleby discusses the issues with a panel of politicians and thinkers - The Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos; the former Mayor of Athens and former Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis; underwater archaeologist and union official Despina Koutsoumba; and Josef Janning, Senior Policy Adviser at the European Council on Foreign Relations. They answer questions from an audience in Athens, and also those from BBC World Service followers on social media.

(Photo: The archaeological site of Acropolis in Athens, seen through a fence on November 2015 due to a 24-hour general strike. Credit: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images)

A panel of politicians and thinkers debate questions from the public about Greece and EU

A panel of politicians and thinkers debate questions from the public about Greece and EU

Nowhere has felt the challenge of mass migration and pain of austerity more keenly than Greece, or has struggled harder in its relationship with the European Union. From the Megaron concert hall in Athens, the BBC's Jonathan Dimbleby discusses the issues with a panel of politicians and thinkers - The Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos; the former Mayor of Athens and former Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis; underwater archaeologist and union official Despina Koutsoumba; and Josef Janning, Senior Policy Adviser at the European Council on Foreign Relations. They answer questions from an audience in Athens, and also those from BBC World Service followers on social media.

(Photo: The archaeological site of Acropolis in Athens, seen through a fence on November 2015 due to a 24-hour general strike. Credit: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images)

A panel of politicians and thinkers debate questions from the public about Greece and EU

World Questions: Latvia and Europe2016031220160313 (WS)

A debate on Latvia and its future

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

We're at the National Library of Latvia in the capital, Riga, for the third of our series of debates across Europe. Questions on the challenges and opportunies ahead for this northern European Baltic state - which lies on the EU's border with northern Russia - are answered by a panel of Latvian politicians and thinkers: Nils Ušakovs, the ethnic-Russian mayor of Riga; Ojārs Ēriks Kalniņš, chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee in parliament; and Baiba Rubesa, chair of the new Rail Baltica project, intended to link the Baltic states to the European rail network. They are joined by Magnus Christiansson, a Swedish security strategist specialising in NATO and the Baltic states. Questions come from the audience in Riga, and also BBC World Service social media followers.

(Photo: National Library of Latvia)
(Credit: Indriķis Stūrmanis)

World Questions: Latvia and Europe2016031220160316 (WS)

A debate on Latvia and its future

Every month, members of the public put their questions on issues impacting the world

We're at the National Library of Latvia in the capital, Riga, for the third of our series of debates across Europe. Questions on the challenges and opportunies ahead for this northern European Baltic state - which lies on the EU's border with northern Russia - are answered by a panel of Latvian politicians and thinkers: Nils Ušakovs, the ethnic-Russian mayor of Riga; Ojārs Ēriks Kalniņš, chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee in parliament; and Baiba Rubesa, chair of the new Rail Baltica project, intended to link the Baltic states to the European rail network. They are joined by Magnus Christiansson, a Swedish security strategist specialising in NATO and the Baltic states. Questions come from the audience in Riga, and also BBC World Service social media followers.

(Photo: National Library of Latvia)
(Credit: Indriķis Stūrmanis)

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We're at the National Library of Latvia in the capital, Riga, for the third of our series of debates across Europe. Questions on the challenges and opportunies ahead for this northern European Baltic state - which lies on the EU's border with northern Russia - are answered by a panel of Latvian politicians and thinkers: Nils Ušakovs, the ethnic-Russian mayor of Riga; Oj?rs Ēriks Kalniņš, chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee in parliament; and Baiba Rubesa, chair of the new Rail Baltica project, intended to link the Baltic states to the European rail network. They are joined by Magnus Christiansson, a Swedish security strategist specialising in NATO and the Baltic states. Questions come from the audience in Riga, and also BBC World Service social media followers.

(Photo: National Library of Latvia)

(Credit: Indriķis Stūrmanis)

A debate on Latvia and its future

A debate on Latvia and its future

We're at the National Library of Latvia in the capital, Riga, for the third of our series of debates across Europe. Questions on the challenges and opportunies ahead for this northern European Baltic state - which lies on the EU's border with northern Russia - are answered by a panel of Latvian politicians and thinkers: Nils Ušakovs, the ethnic-Russian mayor of Riga; Oj?rs Ēriks Kalniņš, chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee in parliament; and Baiba Rubesa, chair of the new Rail Baltica project, intended to link the Baltic states to the European rail network. They are joined by Magnus Christiansson, a Swedish security strategist specialising in NATO and the Baltic states. Questions come from the audience in Riga, and also BBC World Service social media followers.

(Photo: National Library of Latvia)

(Credit: Indriķis Stūrmanis)

A debate on Latvia and its future