Bo Seo in conversation
Readings Emporium — Woiworung Country, Emporium Melbourne, Shop 1-016/287 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
We are thrilled to have two-time world champion debater Bo Seo, talk with Radio National’s big Idea’s presenter Paul Barclay about the art of debate and why its central pillars - fact-finding, reason, persuasion and listening to opponents - are so valuable in today’s alarming ecosystem of misinformation and extreme emotion.
When Bo Seo’s family immigrated from South Korea to Australia, he was a shy, conflict-averse eight year old who worried about being an outsider, and in his book, Good Arguments, he recounts how debate not only helped him to cross language lines, but also gave him confidence and a voice of his own.
This event is free to attend but bookings are essential.
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