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What Is Killing Western Civilization?


Today, many observers agree that Western civilization is in decline. What lies behind this decline? Is the decline over-stated?  Can anything be done to counter the damage that has already been put in motion? What needs to change? And, what exactly is Western civilization anyway?


On Friday, September 21,  join Yaron Brook and Douglas Murray for a panel discussion on the future of Western civilization. Claire Fox will moderate the event. The event will be held at 7:30 PM at the Lecture Theatre on One Birdcage Walk in Westminster. Tickets are £10 ($13) for the first 50 students to register and £20 ($26) for everyone else. Please note that tickets will be charged in US Dollars.

Yaron Brook

Yaron Brook is the host of the nationally syndicated Yaron Brook Show and renowned best-selling author. Brook’s Radical Capitalist series can be heard weekly on TheBlaze Radio and his Living Objectivism series can be heard on the Yaron Brook Show at BlogTalk Radio and YouTube.

Brook was the Executive Director of The Ayn Rand Institute (ARI) for 17 years (2000-2017). He remains Chairman of the Board of ARI and its primary spokesperson.

Douglas Murray

Douglas Murray is a regular columnist for both the Spectator and Standpoint and writes frequently for a variety of other publications, including the Sunday Times and Wall Street Journal. A prolific debater, Douglas has spoken on a variety of prominent platforms, including at the British and European Parliaments and the White House. 


Author of four books, most recently the number one bestseller: The Strange Death of Europe.

Claire Fox

Claire Fox is the director of the Academy of Ideas (AoI), which she established to create a public space where ideas can be contested without constraint. She convenes the yearly Battle of Ideas festival and initiated the Debating Matters Competition for sixth-formers. She also co-founded the AoI’s residential summer school The Academy, with the aim to demonstrate ‘university as it should be’.


Claire is a panelist on BBC Radio 4’s The Moral Maze and a columnist for TES (Times Educational Supplement) and MJ (Municipal Journal). She is author of a book on free speech, recently republished as I STILL Find That Offensive!



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When: Friday, September 21 at 7:30 PM. Doors open at 7:00 PM.

 Where: Lecture Theatre on One Birdcage Walk in Westminster

Tickets: £10 ($13) for the first 50 students to register and £20 ($26) for everyone else. Please note that tickets will be charged in US Dollars.