- Posted by Jonny hough
- On March 26, 2018
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.