16 - 19 June
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Monday 16 June 2014: The Clash of Generations
Peter Day reports from the annual student run symposium at St Gallen University in Switzerland where global leaders mix with students from all over the world to focus on a topical subject. This year it's The Clash of Generations. Are the ‘baby boomers’ becoming richer at the expense of young people, many of whom feel excluded and are highly critical of their elders? We hear the thoughts of some of them.
Tuesday 17 June 2014: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Author
How should we make sense of Nigeria's 21st Century identity? Newly anointed as Africa's number one economy, it's an oil-rich emerging power. But it's also beset by corruption, poor governance and a wave of internal conflict that could threaten the very unity of the state. HARDtalk speaks to the highly acclaimed Nigerian novelist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Her fiction explores her country's troubled past and current challenges. How does this writer see Nigeria's story unfolding?
Wednesday 18 June 2014: The Women of the Arab Spring #1 of 2
Tales of bravery and defiance from the women of the Arab Spring. In the first of two programmes, Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawey travels to Tunisia – the country that sparked the uprisings – to meets the female politicians who pushed through legislation for gender equality in the new constitution. With the largest majority of seats in Tunisia’s constituent assembly belonging to an Islamist political party, Mona asks whether tensions exist between secular and feminist Islam and moves beyond the façade to ask whether this new legislation will have any impact on the majority of Tunisia’s women.
Thursday 19 June 2014: South Korea: Sex in the Sunset Years
It is the generation that raised South Korea from the ashes of war to one of the richest, most technologically advanced countries on earth. Even without a Confucian tradition of filial piety, you would think they would at least be made comfortable in their old age. But they are not. South Korea has the highest rates of suicide and relative poverty among senior citizens in the rich world. For some this has meant finding a second career to make ends meet. In Jongmyo Park in Seoul, Lucy Williamson finds an old profession getting some surprising new recruits.