The End and The Beginning - Season 1
An Original Series from Asia Society Switzerland
The world is always changing. But with a global pandemic bringing immediate change to the daily lives of most people on this planet, we are perhaps feeling more keenly than before that bigger shifts are underway in the months and years to come. Some of these will be a direct result of coronavirus, others merely accelerated and catalyzed by it.
The End & The Beginning is a webcast series from Asia Society Switzerland exploring these shifts. Each episode is based on a hypothesis of something ending and discusses how this end will look like - and which beginnings it will enable.
As the saying goes, predictions are hard, especially if they’re about the future. We don’t claim to know how the future looks like. The End & The Beginning is designed to deliver thought-provoking conversation starters about what could end, and why.
The first season will run from July 16 to August 13, with new episodes aired live every week. All recordings will be available for re-watching after the season ends.
All episodes are 30 minutes long and free to register. Asia Society Switzerland Members can register for an additional Q&A session with the speakers following immediately after the webcast. How to become a Member?
Episode 1: The End of Emerging Markets?
July 16, 8.30 a.m. Zurich Time
James Crabtree on why the growth model of emerging markets is facing huge challenges.
Episode 2: The End of Democracy?
July 23, 5 p.m. Zurich Time
Bai Tongdong argues that liberal democracy can't solve global issues.
Episode 3: The End of Governments?
July 30, 5 p.m. Zurich Time
Maha Aziz argues that individuals, not governments, will shape tomorrow's world.
Episode 4: TBA
Aug 6, 2020
More information to follow soon
Episode 5: The End of Enlightenment?
Aug 13, 5 p.m. Zurich Time
Bruno Maçaes argues that we are leaving reality and truth behind.