This week's topic:
Vulnerability of our societies - is it increasing, and if so what can we do about it?
As our societies get more advanced, interconnected and sped up we may actually put ourselves in grave danger.
It is easy to think that the prosperity, peace and calm we currently experience in increasingly larger parts of the world, is something we should get accustomed to and may rely upon for our ever brighter futures.
However some critical voices are heard that claim that many of the things we do now may come back to haunt us sooner or later. These things include, but are not limited to:
Are these threats real or are some of them overblown? Are there others not mentioned here? What can we do to mitigate them?
The English Debate Club:
Challenge and improve your English skills with lively discussions and debates! Sometimes we stick to debate format, other times it evolves into a general discussion.
Topics will be set at least a week in advance (please feel free to message the group leader with topic suggestions) and participants are welcome to prepare beforehand or wing it - but everyone will be encouraged to contribute to the discussion.
Focus will be on crafting arguments in English, phrasing for emphasis and expanding vocabulary at an advanced level. Native English speakers who would like to brush up on their debating skills very welcome also!