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Nationalism and far-right movements are rising around the world. Some see this as a direct backlash against globalism and globalisation which critics say has not delivered for ordinary people.

What is really going on? How can people respond to these new divisions? How have digital technologies – social media, big data, and tools for mass communication – shaped this new state of affairs?

Join us at Politics Summit 2019: Globalism vs Nationalism in the Digital Age to discuss these issues with fellow citizens and leaders in government, business, tech, civil society, academia, and the media.

Politics Summit 2019 will gather leaders from political parties, think-tanks, civil society, and campaigning organisations from around the world to discuss the most pressing political issues of our time.

The agenda will be a mix of keynote speeches, panel discussions, networking sessions, and entertaining performances. Full details, including the speaker line-up, will be shared over the next few weeks.

Previous speakers at Politics Summit 2017 and 2018 include Joshua Wong (campaigner and Nobel Peace Prize nominee), Lord Clement-Jones (former Chair, House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence), Chi Onwurah MP (Shadow Minister for DCMS), Kenneth Cukier (Senior Editor, The Economist), Jamie Bartlett (award-winning author of The People vs Tech, The Dark Net), Symeon Brown (Reporter, Channel 4), Sophia Adams Bhatti (The Law Society), Richard Lloyd (Leader of Google You Owe Us, & former Executive Director, Which?), Eshaan Akbar (Piccadilly Comedy Club new Comedian of the year), Jason Lee-Moyer (General Secretary, Independent Workers Union Great Britain), and Toni Cowan-Brown (Vice President, Change.org).

Previous attendees include senior representatives from UK Parliament, EU Parliament, multinational tech companies, major media publications, top universities, FTSE100 companies, law firms, policy-makers, entrepreneurs, and prominent campaigning organisations.

In November 2017, we hosted our sold-out inaugural summit on the future of politics, and in November 2018, we hosted another sold-out summit on citizens in the digital age. This year promises to be even bigger and better.

Politics Summit 2019 is the third annual summit organised by The Fourth Group, a public advocacy group established to shape the fourth industrial revolution for all, leaving nobody behind.

Past speakers.
Joshua Wong
Nobel Peace Prize nominee / Secretary-General, Demosistō
Chi Onwurah MP
Shadow Minister, Industrial Strategy
Jamie Barlett
Author, ``The People vs Tech``
Dex Torricke-Barton
Director, Brunswick Group
Bianca Nobilo
News Anchor, CNN
Carl Miller
Author, ``Death of the Gods``
Jason Karaian
Global Finance and Economics Editor, Quartz
Sabina Ciofu
Policy Advisor (Digital Economy), European Parliament
Emmanuel Speaks
Poet, spoken word artist, & musician
Sophia Adams Bhatti
Director of Legal & Regulatory Policy, The Law Society
Richard Lloyd
Founder, You Owe Us
Kajal Odedra
UK Director, Change.org
Ravi Naik
Partner, ITN Solicitors
Hera Hussain
Founder, CHAYN
Eshaan Akbar
Kenneth Cukier
Senior Editor, The Economist
Lord Clement-Jones
Co-Chair, All Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence
Nizam Uddin
Trustee, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Lee Rowley MP
Co-Chair, Parliamentary Commission on Technology Ethics
Safoora Biglari
Community Manager, One Young World

Past speakers:

  • Joshua Wong (Nobel Peace Prize nominee 2018; Secretary-General, Demosistō)
  • Lord Clement-Jones (Co-Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence)
  • Lee Rowley MP (Co-Chair, Cross-Party Parliamentary Commission on Technology Ethics)
  • Chi Onwurah MP (Shadow Minister for Industrial Strategy, Science & Innovation)
  • Dex Torricke-Barton (Director, Brunswick Group; formerly Mark Zuckerberg’s and Ban Ki-Moon’s speechwriter)
  • Richard Lloyd (Founder, YouOweUs, and Chairman, Resolver)
  • Bianca Nobilo (News Anchor, CNN)
  • Jason Karaian (Global Finance and Economics Editor, Quartz)
  • Jamie Bartlett (Author, The People vs Tech)
  • Carl Miller (Author, Death of the Gods)
  • Hera Hussain (Founder, Chayn, and winner of the Microsoft Spark Award 2018)
  • Kenneth Cukier (Senior Editor, The Economist)
  • Sophia Adams-Bhatti (Director of Legal & Regulatory Policy, The Law Society)
  • Sabina Ciofu (Policy Advisor, European Parliament)
  • Kajal Odedra (UK Director, Change.org)
  • Ravi Naik (Partner, ITN Solicitors)
  • Eshaan Akbar (Comedian)
Why attend?
  • Join leaders in politics, business, technology, the media, and civil society (including Nobel Prize nominees and senior politicians) to learn new knowledge and understand what’s happening in the world in politics and technology
  • Network with citizens from different political backgrounds
  • Become part of a community of people interested in what it means to be a citizen in the digital age
  • Professionals: Stay up to date with the state of the art, and engage with people from multidisciplinary backgrounds and different industries.
  • Interested citizens: Critically assess your role in the world in the digital age
  • Activists: Organise around issues which the public have expressed concern about

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Ticket Types.
  • Early Bird

  • £ 65
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  • Limited availability
  • General Admission

  • £ 85
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  • Limited availability
  • Concessions

  • £ 25
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  • Limited availability

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