Present Danger, Future Risks: A Panel Discussion

BritishSpanish Society & IE Business School Headline Event: ‘Present Danger, Future Risks: A Panel Discussion’ 15th March

 

By our Madrid correspondent

 

The risk to global civilisation is as high today as it has ever been, in the face of threats of nuclear weapons and climate change, a group of leading scientists  reported last  January, while other analysts also point to dangers like pandemics, cyber-attacks, and socio-economic and political disintegration.  But is all doom and gloom, or is there room for optimism?

 

Thus did the BSS chairman,   author and journalists Jimmy Burns Marañón introduce a well-attended conference in Madrid jointly organised by the BSS and the IE Business School on March 15th .

 

The event in the IE Business School’s impressive  Aula Magna or main lecture hall, followed a BBC-Question Time format with  top panellists engaging in lively discussion between  themselves.

 

They also answered questions and comments from the audience, which included many supporters of the BSS, among them postgraduate students, and several distinguished guests including the former Spanish ambassador to  London Marques de Tamaron, senior UK and Spanish lawyers and business executives,  and representatives of the diplomatic  community.