Encounters

Truths, Untruths And The Media
13 July 2023

Truths, Untruths And The Media

On 13 July, IPA Senior Fellow John Roskam spoke to British journalist Isabel Oakeshott about her decision to make public more than 100,000 WhatsApp messages between government officials and politicians about the management of Covid during 2020 and 2021, which became known as the ‘Lockdown Files’. John and Isabel discuss how during Covid the British government prioritised its own political
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Stopping The Cancellation Of Western Civilisation
24 March 2023

Stopping The Cancellation Of Western Civilisation

On 24 March, IPA Senior Fellow John Roskam meets with Marie Kawthar Douda, a lecturer at the Oriel College at Oxford University. They discuss how the study of western classics is being undermined in English-speaking countries. Marie, who is of Moroccon descent, emphasises that Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Odyssey should be studied and understood because they are powerful works of art
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Freedom of Speech vs Media, Government and Corporations
10 March 2023

Freedom of Speech vs Media, Government and Corporations

On 3 March, IPA Senior Fellow John Roskam sat down with former CIA analyst and author Martin Gurri to discuss how freedom of speech is under attack from governments, media and corporations. Martin Gurri is the author of the book The Revolt of the Public and the Crisis of Authority in the New Millennium. The discussion ranged from how the
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Encounters With Steven Koonin
28 July 2022

Encounters With Steven Koonin

Recently, IPA Director of the Centre for the Australian Way of Life John Roskam spoke to the eminent American physicist Steve Koonin, the undersecretary of science in the US Department of Energy under President Obama from 2009 to 2011, and author of the recent best selling book of science Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us.John and Steve discuss why he wrote Unsettled,
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Fighting for Freedom – Lessons from History
14 July 2022

Fighting for Freedom – Lessons from History

On 30 June 2022, IPA Executive Director John Roskam sat down with Daniel J Mahoney, Professor of Political Science at Assumption College to discuss the nature of truth and goodness, how our institutions fail to teach the lessons of 20th century totalitarianism to young people in the West, the state of democracy today and what can we – as individuals
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The Berlin Wall Moment For Freedom
21 April 2022

The Berlin Wall Moment For Freedom

On 19 April, IPA Executive Director John Roskam sat down with Journalist & Founder of the Free Speech Union Toby Young to discuss global lockdowns, cancel culture, and education. Toby is Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Sceptic and runs his very own Substack for those of you who enjoy news on soccer. Below is a transcript of the interview. John Roskam:
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How Woke Media Is Undermining Democracy – Encounters
24 March 2022

How Woke Media Is Undermining Democracy – Encounters

On 22 March, IPA Executive Director John Roskam sat down with American journalist and author Batya Ungar-Sargon to discuss what has gone wrong with our media and why for our monthly show IPA Encounters. Batya is the author of the recent best-seller Bad News: How Woke Media is Undermining Democracy. Below is a transcript of the interview. John Roskam:    Welcome.
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