Panel - Crowdsource the government: Refugee Policy

Inside a dangerous mind – James O’Loghlin

Name: O’Loghlin, James

Age: 46-47

Occupation: Television/radio presenter



Q: What makes an idea “dangerous”?
When it questions things that everyone takes for granted, when it goes against established practice, and when it provokes questions that are difficult and uncomfortable.

Q: Which technological or scientific advancement excites you most?
Things that enable us to help answer the big questions, like how do we help the millions of people around the world who don’t have enough to eat, or have access to clean drinking water.

Q: Which social or political movement scares you most?
I’m hard to scare.

Q: What’s the one thing you wish society better understood?
Me, obviously. Apart from that, the fact that compared to most other people, we have much to be grateful for. Things aren’t actually that bad, and it might be a good thing if we tried to recognise that a bit more, and tried and take advantage of it.

Q: Will the defining catastrophe of the next decade be natural or man-made?
So if there were sharks, and they got dumped in a major city by a tornado, but the tornado was caused by some human experiment gone wrong, which would that be?

Q: What question have you been dying to ask someone (and who)?
“Yes I did hear your answer, but come on, you don’t believe that. What do you really think?”
Lots of people.

Q: What question have you been dying for someone to ask you?
Would you mind if I treated you and your family to a round the world trip?

Q: If you could outsource one part of your life, what would it be?
Admin – paying bills, buying food, putting out the garbage, shaving.

Q: What’s your favourite book and why?
‘Jericho Mosaic’ by Edward Whittemore. Not only a thrilling spy story, but also an examination of what makes a good person.

Q: You Twitter handle is _____. 
Twitter handle is @Jamesologhlin.


James O’Loghlin chairs the interactive session ‘Crowdsource the Government: Refugee Policy‘ at Festival of Dangerous Ideas. FODI is selling fast so get your tickets now!