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A discussion programme with an edge. Broadcast out of London and presented by David Foster, it's about bringing people to the table, listening to every opinion, and analysing every point of view.​

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A discussion programme with an edge. Broadcast out of London and presented by David Foster, it's about bringing people to the table, listening to every opinion, and analysing every point of view.​

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    Why does Germany need new coal mines?

    Why does Germany need new coal mines?

    The demolition of a village in Germany to allow the expansion of a coal mine has, unsurprisingly, turned out to be hugely controversial.

    Police clashed with climate change activists trying to stop the bulldozing of Lützerath. Government ministers argue that with gas supplies from Russia now cut off because of the conflict in Ukraine, coal power is needed to ensure the lights stay on. But are there no other alternatives?

    Guests:

    Andris Piebalgs
    Former European Commissioner for Energy

    Sulti Mandel
    LützerathLebt Spokesperson

    Thomas O’Donnell
    Global Fellow of the Kennan Institute at the Wilson Center and energy and political analyst based in Berlin

    Roundtable is a discussion programme with an edge. Broadcast out of London and presented by David Foster, it’s about bringing people to the table, listening to every opinion, and analysing every point of view. From fierce debate to reflective thinking, Roundtable discussions offer a different perspective on the issues that matter to you. Watch it every weekday at 15:30 GMT on TRT World.

    • 26 min
    • video
    Davos: The decline of globalisation?

    Davos: The decline of globalisation?

    At the Davos meeting of the World Economic Forum this year, the heads of global politics and finance wrestled with the question of whether the era of globalisation is coming to an end.

    The conclusion? It depends on who you ask.

    Guests:
    Inderjeet Parmar
    Professor of International Politics

    Stella Ladi
    Queen Mary University of London

    James Mittelman
    Professor Emeritus, American University


    Roundtable is a discussion programme with an edge. Broadcast out of London and presented by David Foster, it’s about bringing people to the table, listening to every opinion, and analysing every point of view. From fierce debate to reflective thinking, Roundtable discussions offer a different perspective on the issues that matter to you. Watch it every weekday at 15:00 GMT on TRT World.

    • 25 min
    • video
    Is Britain trying to ban strikes?

    Is Britain trying to ban strikes?

    Britain’s government is responding to record levels of strikes by passing laws aimed at restricting the right of workers to walk out.

    Trades unions accuse the Conservative government of acting like “a dictator” and carrying out a “horrific attack” on workers’ rights. Ministers say the legislation is essential to maintaining public safety. But is the government simply trying to ban strikes?

    Guests:

    Tim Skeet
    Member of the UK Conservative Party

    Pollyanna Ruiz
    Author of ‘Articulating Dissent: Protest and the Public Sphere’

    Tonia Novitz
    Professor of Labour Law at the University of Bristol

    Roundtable is a discussion programme with an edge. Broadcast out of London and presented by David Foster, it’s about bringing people to the table, listening to every opinion, and analysing every point of view. From fierce debate to reflective thinking, Roundtable discussions offer a different perspective on the issues that matter to you. Watch it every weekday at 15:00 GMT on TRT World.

    • 26 min
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    Are the Elgin Marbles finally heading home?

    Are the Elgin Marbles finally heading home?

    The British museum says it's negotiating what it calls a ‘cultural exchange’ with Greece to return the Elgin Marbles. Also known as the Parthenon sculptures, the ancient works of art have been on display in London for more than 200 years.

    However, their presence is a diplomatic flashpoint, amid claims and counterclaims about how Britain got hold of them in the first place. So are the Elgin Marbles heading home, and should cultural artefacts always be sent back to their place of origin?

    Guests:

    Alexi Kaye Campbell
    Member of the British Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles

    Tatiana Flessas
    Associate Professor of Cultural Heritage at LSE

    Tiffany Jenkins
    Author of Keeping Their Marbles

    Mario Trabucco della Torretta
    Classical Archaeologist
    (pre-recorded)

    Roundtable is a discussion programme with an edge. Broadcast out of London and presented by David Foster, it’s about bringing people to the table, listening to every opinion, and analysing every point of view. From fierce debate to reflective thinking, Roundtable discussions offer a different perspective on the issues that matter to you. Watch it every weekday at 15:00 GMT on TRT World.

    • 25 min
    • video
    Is Germany’s new defence minister up to the job?

    Is Germany’s new defence minister up to the job?

    Germany’s new defence minister has little military or ministerial experience, and takes up the job at a historic crunch point. Boris Pistorius has already overseen a decision which has seen Germany relent and agree to send main battle tanks to Ukraine. But can he survive in such a toxic job in the long term?

    GUESTS:
    Alim Baluch
    Lecturer in German Politics and Society at University of Bath

    Domitilla Sagramoso
    Senior Lecturer at King's College London

    Glen Grant
    Military analyst at the Baltic Security Foundation

    Roundtable is a discussion programme with an edge. Broadcast out of London and presented by David Foster, it’s about bringing people to the table, listening to every opinion, and analysing every point of view. From fierce debate to reflective thinking, Roundtable discussions offer a different perspective on the issues that matter to you. Watch it every weekday at 15:30 GMT on TRT World.

    • 25 min
    • video
    Andrew Tate: What fuels influencers like him?

    Andrew Tate: What fuels influencers like him?

    The arrest of Andrew Tate in Romania for suspected rape and sex offences has intensified the controversy about the social media superstar. He’s an icon to schoolboys and young men, with his playboy lifestyle and macho advice on how to strike it rich - and attract women.

    His opponents see him as a dangerous misogynist who boasts of abusing women and making a fortune by radicalising young men. So how is this notorious so-called ‘moral entrepreneur’, and others like him, able to exert so much influence?

    Guests:

    Paul French
    Lecturer in Criminology, University of Chester

    Dan Ward
    Lecturer in Media, University of Sunderland

    Marcus Maloney
    Assistant Professor in Sociology, Coventry

    Roundtable is a discussion programme with an edge. Broadcast out of London and presented by David Foster, it’s about bringing people to the table, listening to every opinion, and analysing every point of view. From fierce debate to reflective thinking, Roundtable discussions offer a different perspective on the issues that matter to you. Watch it every weekday at 15:30 GMT on TRT World.

    • 26 min

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