Peter Frankopan, Professor of Global History at Oxford, and bestselling author of The Silk Roads, in an unmissable conversation with Akala, award-winning hip-hop artist, writer and social entrepreneur, on “the present and future of the world”.

Drawing on his major new book The New Silk Roads, Peter Frankopan and Akala will discuss how in an age of Brexit and Trump, the themes of isolation and fragmentation permeating the Western world stand in sharp contrast to events along the Silk Roads where since 2015 ties have been strengthened and mutual cooperation established. And how the network of relationships being formed along the length and breadth of the Silk Roads, will have profound global implications in the centre of power whose importance is all too absent from today’s newspaper headlines.

All roads used to lead to Rome, but as this conversation will show, today they lead to Beijing.





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