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Aimen Dean

Hardtalk - Aimen Dean

03-03-2015

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Robbie Rogers - Footballer

Hardtalk - Robbie Rogers - Footballer

Stephen Sackur speaks to Robbie Rogers, a US international footballer who plays for LA Galaxy. He broke the sport's great taboo by very publicly coming out after a spell in ...

05-02-2015

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Moazzam Begg

Hardtalk - Moazzam Begg

27-01-2015

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Yehuda Glick

Hardtalk - Yehuda Glick

13-01-2015

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Lord Coe

Hardtalk - Lord Coe

16-12-2014

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Kailash Satyarthi And Malala Yousafzai - Joint Winners Of The Nobel Peace Prize 2014

Hardtalk - Kailash Satyarthi And Malala Yousafzai - Joint Winners Of The Nobel Peace Prize 2014

HARDtalk speaks to the joint winners of the 2014 Nobel Peace prize, Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai. The judges awarded them the prize in recognition of 'their strug ...

11-12-2014

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Mehmet Fatih Ceylan - Turkish Ambassador To Nato

Hardtalk - Mehmet Fatih Ceylan - Turkish Ambassador To Nato

HARDtalk speaks to Turkey's ambassador to NATO, Mehmet Fatih Ceylan. Turkey has been criticised for its failure to act against IS. Is Ankara finally ready to confront the t ...

21-10-2014

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Sir David Tang - Founder, Shanghai Tang

Hardtalk - Sir David Tang - Founder, Shanghai Tang

With Hong Kong police now using strong-arm tactics on protesters, Stephen Sackur asks successful Hong Kong businessman Sir David Tang about the extent of Beijing's influence.

16-10-2014

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David Miliband - Ceo, International Rescue Committee

Hardtalk - David Miliband - Ceo, International Rescue Committee

Interviews with newsmakers and personalities from across the globe. Stephen Sackur speaks to former British foreign secretary David Miliband about the Middle East.

14-10-2014

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Mathias Du00f6pfner - Ceo, Axel Springer

Hardtalk - Mathias Du00f6pfner - Ceo, Axel Springer

HARDtalk talks to Mathias Du00f6pfner, the CEO of one of Europe's most powerful publishing companies - Axel Springer. How does a traditional company thrive in the age of th ...

09-10-2014

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General Lord Richards - Chief Of The Defence Staff, British Armed Forces (2010-13)

Hardtalk - General Lord Richards - Chief Of The Defence Staff, British Armed Forces (2010-13)

Interviews with newsmakers and personalities from across the globe. Stephen Sackur speaks to General Lord Richards, who recently retired as Britain's top military chief.

07-10-2014

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Lord Stern - Economist

Hardtalk - Lord Stern - Economist

Zeinab Badawi asks leading British climate economist Lord Nicholas Stern if global warming can be tackled without costing economic growth and prosperity.

02-10-2014

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Jessye Norman - Opera Singer

Hardtalk - Jessye Norman - Opera Singer

HARDtalk speaks to Jessye Norman, acclaimed as one of the greatest singers of her generation. Born in America's segregated south, has her success helped to tear down barriers?

30-09-2014

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Francis Fukuyama - Political Scientist

Hardtalk - Francis Fukuyama - Political Scientist

Stephen Sackur talks to Francis Fukuyama, one of America's leading political scientists. 25 years ago he concluded that liberal democracy had prevailed - how true is this t ...

25-09-2014

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Professor Susan Greenfield - Neuroscientist

Hardtalk - Professor Susan Greenfield - Neuroscientist

Stephen Sackur speaks to Susan Greenfield, a leader in the study of degenerative brain diseases who believes our 21st-century screen habits could be doing us damage.

23-09-2014

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Luis Moreno-ocampo - Chief Prosecutor, Icc (2003 - 2012)

Hardtalk - Luis Moreno-ocampo - Chief Prosecutor, Icc (2003 - 2012)

HARDtalk speaks to Luis Moreno-Ocampo, who was the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor for a decade. Why has the court failed to deliver on its promise?

18-09-2014

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Chrissie Hynde - Singer, Songwriter, And Guitarist

Hardtalk - Chrissie Hynde - Singer, Songwriter, And Guitarist

Stephen Sackur speaks to Chrissie Hynde, who has one of the most distinctive voices in rock music and a record of success going back to the late 1970s.

11-09-2014

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Giorgi Margvelashvili

Hardtalk - Giorgi Margvelashvili

How far should Nato go in protecting countries that are not members of the alliance, like Ukraine? HARDtalk speaks to President Giorgi Margvelashvili of Georgia.

04-09-2014

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Yuval Steinitz - Minister Of Intelligence, Israel

Hardtalk - Yuval Steinitz - Minister Of Intelligence, Israel

With a ceasefire now in place in Gaza, what exactly did Operation Protective Edge achieve? Stephen Sackur speaks to Israel's Minister of Intelligence, Yuval Steinitz.

28-08-2014

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20/08/2014

Hardtalk - 20/08/2014

Interviews with newsmakers and personalities from across the globe. Stephen Sackur talks to Bishop Angaelos of the Egyptian Coptic Church.

26-08-2014

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Ali Khedery - Special Assistant To The Us Ambassador To Iraq, 2003-2009

Hardtalk - Ali Khedery - Special Assistant To The Us Ambassador To Iraq, 2003-2009

HARDtalk speaks to Ali Khedery, a former adviser to a string of American ambassadors in Baghdad. Does the United States have the ability to impose its will on the Middle East?

21-08-2014

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19/08/2014

Hardtalk - 19/08/2014

Interviews with newsmakers and personalities from across the globe.

19-08-2014

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Dr Mads Gilbert - Doctor And Activist

Hardtalk - Dr Mads Gilbert - Doctor And Activist

Mads Gilbert is an outspoken political activist on behalf of the Palestinian cause. Does this interfere with his work as a medic and humanitarian? He talks to Zeinab Badawi.

19-08-2014

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Hardtalk On The Road: Moldova

Hardtalk - Hardtalk On The Road: Moldova

HARDtalk is in Moldova, a long-neglected corner of Europe now caught up in a trial of strength between Russia and the European Union. Stephen Sackur explores the situation.

07-08-2014

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Karl Von Habsburg

Hardtalk - Karl Von Habsburg

As the world commemorates the start of the First World War Stephen Sackur speaks to Karl von Habsburg - grandson of the last of the Habsburg emperors.

05-08-2014

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Ama Ata Aidoo - Author

Hardtalk - Ama Ata Aidoo - Author

HARDtalk speaks to the acclaimed Ghanaian writer Ama Ata Aidoo, author of such books as The Dilemma of a Ghost and Changes, about the western perception of African women.

22-07-2014

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Chris Packham - Naturalist And Wildlife Filmmaker

Hardtalk - Chris Packham - Naturalist And Wildlife Filmmaker

Stephen Sackur speaks to Chris Packham, one of Britain's best-known campaigners for wildlife protection. Is it time to radically rethink man's relationship with the na ...

15-07-2014

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Osama Hamdan - Hamas Spokesman For International Relations

Hardtalk - Osama Hamdan - Hamas Spokesman For International Relations

Interviews with newsmakers and personalities from across the globe. Zeinab Badawi speaks to Osama Hamdan, the Hamas spokesman for international relations.

10-07-2014

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Carl Bildt - Swedish Foreign Minister

Hardtalk - Carl Bildt - Swedish Foreign Minister

As the European Parliament selects a new set of officials, HARDtalk speaks to one of the EU's most experienced politicians, Sweden's foreign minister Carl Bildt.

08-07-2014

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Patrick Honohan - Governor, Central Bank Of Ireland

Hardtalk - Patrick Honohan - Governor, Central Bank Of Ireland

HARDtalk speaks to Patrick Honohan, governor of Ireland's central bank. Growth has returned, optimism is on the rise, but is it justified?

03-07-2014

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Deirdre Mccloskey - Economic Historian

Hardtalk - Deirdre Mccloskey - Economic Historian

Is rising inequality the sickness that could yet kill capitalism? The influential American economist Deirdre McCloskey thinks that is to misunderstand 300 years of global growth.

01-07-2014

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Anthony Loyd - War Correspondent

Hardtalk - Anthony Loyd - War Correspondent

Interviews with newsmakers and personalities from across the globe. Stephen Sackur speaks to Anthony Loyd, a war correspondent who was shot and seriously injured in Syria.

26-06-2014

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Aubrey De Grey - Chief Science Officer And Co-founder Of The Sens Foundation

Hardtalk - Aubrey De Grey - Chief Science Officer And Co-founder Of The Sens Foundation

Stephen Sackur speaks to a scientist and futurologist who believes that biotechnology will soon be able to eliminate aging in humans. Is his vision inspiring, daft, or dangerous?

24-06-2014

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Thomas Piketty - Economist

Hardtalk - Thomas Piketty - Economist

Stephen Sackur talks to French economist Thomas Piketty, whose book Capital in the 21st Century has become an unlikely international bestseller.

19-06-2014

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David Lachapelle - Photographer

Hardtalk - David Lachapelle - Photographer

Interviews with newsmakers and personalities. Stephen Sackur speaks to David LaChapelle, one of the most successful fashion and celebrity photographers of the last thirty years.

17-06-2014

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Carolyn Mccall - Ceo, Easyjet

Hardtalk - Carolyn Mccall - Ceo, Easyjet

Interviews with newsmakers and personalities from across the globe. Stephen Sackur speaks to Carolyn McCall, the CEO of the low cost airline easyJet.

12-06-2014

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Jack Straw - British Foreign Secretary (2001 - 2006)

Hardtalk - Jack Straw - British Foreign Secretary (2001 - 2006)

Stephen Sackur speaks to veteran Labour MP Jack Straw, asking whether Labour Party leader Ed Miliband is in tune with voters and capable of winning the 2015 general election.

10-06-2014

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Author

Hardtalk - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Author

As Nigeria emerges as a powerful economy, it is beset by conflict. Stephen Sackur asks acclaimed Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie how she sees her country's future.

05-06-2014

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Doyin Okupe - Senior Adviser To Nigeria's President

Hardtalk - Doyin Okupe - Senior Adviser To Nigeria's President

Interviews with newsmakers and personalities from across the globe. Stephen Sackur talks to Doyin Okupe, a senior adviser to Nigeria's president, Goodluck Jonathan.

03-06-2014

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Professor Sergey Karaganov - Advisor To The Presidential Administration Of Russia, 2001 - 2013

Hardtalk - Professor Sergey Karaganov - Advisor To The Presidential Administration Of Russia, 2001 - 2013

Stephen Sackur asks one of President Putin's influential former advisors about the next stage of Russia's apparent neo-imperialist foreign policy after developments in ...

29-05-2014

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Hardtalk On The Road - South Sudan

Hardtalk - Hardtalk On The Road - South Sudan

Interviews with newsmakers and personalities from across the globe. Hardtalk is in South Sudan as efforts are made to end a civil conflict which threatens humanitarian catastrophe.

27-05-2014

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Natalia Kaliada - Co-founder, Free Belarus Theatre

Hardtalk - Natalia Kaliada - Co-founder, Free Belarus Theatre

Interviews with newsmakers from across the globe. Stephen Sackur speaks to Natalia Kaliada, a Belarussian who has refused to be cowed by President Lukashenko's iron fist.

22-05-2014

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Salva Kiir Mayardit - President Of South Sudan

Hardtalk - Salva Kiir Mayardit - President Of South Sudan

In Juba, Stephen Sackur talks to the president of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit. A ceasefire has been agreed between his government and rebel forces led by his former deputy.

20-05-2014

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Viggo Mortensen - Actor

Hardtalk - Viggo Mortensen - Actor

Zeinab Badawi talks to actor Viggo Mortensen about diversity in global culture. What is his view of the effect of Hollywood, coming as he does from a multi-cultural background?

15-05-2014

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Riek Machar - Former Vice President Of South Sudan

Hardtalk - Riek Machar - Former Vice President Of South Sudan

Interviews with newsmakers from across the globe. Stephen Sackur speaks to Riek Machar, former vice president of South Sudan, in Addis Ababa.

13-05-2014

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Makaziwe Mandela - Daughter Of Nelson Mandela

Hardtalk - Makaziwe Mandela - Daughter Of Nelson Mandela

Ahead of the first elections since the death of Nelson Mandela, Zeinab Badawi speaks to Makaziwe Mandela, his eldest child. Does the party Mandela loved, the ANC, deserve to win?

08-05-2014

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Malcolm Turnbull - Minister For Communications, Australia

Hardtalk - Malcolm Turnbull - Minister For Communications, Australia

Stephen Sackur talks to Malcolm Turnbull, communications minister in Tony Abbott's right-of-centre Australian government. Is Australia in danger of alienating friends?

06-05-2014

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