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A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2011-03-16

Cataclysm in Japan

In the face of its worst disaster since World War Two, faced with a major nuclear accident and rolling power outages, François Picard’s panel explains why Japan has shown amazing resilience. But will a nation that for two decades has been struggling to get out of the economic doldrums fall into irreversible decline or come out of it all galvanized?

A debate with François Picard and Guests:

Jean-François Di MEGLIO, President of the Asia Centre, CERI Sciences-Po
Ken MORI, Director, France News Digest
Dr. Nissim OTMAZGIN, Lecturer at the Department of East Asian Studies and Asia Unit Coordinator for The Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (by satellite from Jerusalem)
Paul CONNEALLY, Media and external communications manager of the IFRC, International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (by Skype from Geneva)

Watch the second part

Program prepared by Perrine Desplats and Bilal Tarabey



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2017-06-22 Emmanuel Macron

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2017-06-21 Queen Elizabeth II

Queen's Speech: Monarch outlines two-year plan as Brexit looms

Our panel of guests focus on the state opening of parliament in London, where the Queen usually reads out the government's to-do list for the year ahead. Brexit featured front...

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2017-06-20 Middle East

The Scramble for Syria: What happens after Raqqa falls?

There's the battle for Raqqa but what about the battle for Syria? The shooting down of a Syrian jet by the US military, plus an Iran-made drone in the southeast late this...

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2017-06-19 Emmanuel Macron

The Macron Way: Big win, but will new president reform France? (part 1)

How did Emmanuel Macron upend and redraw France's political landscape? It's out with the old guard on both sides of the aisle, with the average age of MPs dropping more than five...

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