WATCH: Doha Debates 2020

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WATCH: Doha Debates 2020
Watch the discussions on gender equality and genetics here

Original text from dohadebates.com

DOHA, Qatar – Doha Debates examines the world’s most pressing challenges through live debates, digital videos, a TV series, blogs and podcasts.

This innovative approach includes Majlis-style conversations designed to bridge differences, build consensus and identify solutions to urgent global issues.

Why this debate and why now? Recent research suggests that most of us — including Generation Z — won’t live to see gender equality achieved worldwide, a milestone that is almost 100 years away. Awareness of this fact has fueled conversations around how to address this, and in this debate, our experts discuss one possible solution: quotas.

Participants:

  • Randa Abdel-Fattah – award-winning author, academic and human rights advocate
  • Ayishat Akanbi – cultural commentator, stylist and artist
  • Christina Hoff Sommers – author, host of YouTube’s The Factual Feminist & co-host of weekly podcast ”The Femsplainers”
  • Govinda Clayton – Doha Debates Connector, senior researcher in peace processes at the Centre for Security Studies at ETH Zurich
  • Ghida Fakhry – Doha Debates Moderator
  • Nelufar Hedayat– Doha Debates Correspondent

Gene editing allows scientists to change an organism’s DNA, and the science behind it has accelerated in the past decade, thanks to a tool known as CRISPR. CRISPR heralds a new phase in human evolution: We now have the ability to change and rewrite our genetic code.

In this debate, we ask what long-term challenges and opportunities CRISPR presents, looking closely at two particular consequences: the implications of gene editing on global inequality, and the risk to evolution.

Participants:

  • Katie Hasson – policy advocate
  • Jamie Metzl – futurist, geopolitical expert and author
  • Julian Savulescu – philosopher, bioethicist and author
  • Nawaal Akram – comedian, model, athlete and disability rights campaigner
  • Govinda Clayton – Doha Debates Connector, senior researcher in peace processes at the Centre for Security Studies at ETH Zurich
  • Ghida Fakhry – Doha Debates Moderator
  • Nelufar Hedayat – Doha Debates Correspondent

– Rappler.com

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