Festival of Dangerous Ideas

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Festival of Dangerous Ideas
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Talk dangerous and controversial ideas at the annual talks festival

Sydney Opera House hosts 24 individual talks and 12 panel sessions over the two-day festival covering four major themes: Disappearing Countries, Dealing in Death, Disruptive Behaviour and Dirty Politics. 

Read our interview with Festival of Dangerous Ideas co-curator Ann Mossop about this year’s headline speakers.

Read our interview with Molly Crabapple.


Alicia Garza

Lionel Shriver

Molly Crabapple

A.C. Grayling

Henry Rollins

Alok Jha

Alexei Sayle

Jennifer Rayner

Andrew Bolt

Annabel Crabb & David Marr

Dee Madigan

George Packer

Jesse Bering

John Elder Robinson

Laura Secor

Lee Vinsel

Lev Grossman

Lloyd Newson

Miranda Johnson

Neil Strauss

Philippe Legrain

Priyamvada Gopal

Sarah Houbolt

Satyajit Das

Sheila Watt-Cloutier

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