It’s the biggest election year in global history, with an extraordinary four billion people – around half of the world’s population – set to go to the polls across the course of 2024. But in an unsettled global landscape with major wars raging, shifting superpowers and AI and social media more powerful than ever, what does the year of elections hold?

The Festival's esteemed panel of some of the world’s greatest thinkers: Professor of Global History at Oxford University and author of The Silk Roads and The Earth Transformed Peter Frankopan; author, politician and former international civil servant Shashi Tharoor and The Washington Post’s Asia-Pacific editor Anna Fifield join Toby Manhire to lend their thoughts and predictions in this momentous year for world politics.

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Last updated: 12 March 2024