BBC World Questions, a programme by the BBC World Service that places people and their inquiries at the core of the discussion, is set to land in Tbilisi, Georgia.

On Tuesday, 12th September, BBC World Questions will gather prominent figures and the public to deliberate on the pressing matters for the people of Georgia.

Hosted by Anu Anand, directly from the Liberty Theatre, a panel comprising of politicians and influential figures will engage in a discussion primarily guided by queries from the audience.

Crucial topics such as the potential accession of the country to the European Union, relations with Russia, freedom and democracy, the economy, and the environment, will all be open for discourse.

Taking part in this programme’s panel will be:

Mariam Lashkhi, Member of Parliament for the ruling party, Georgian Dream Party

Tina Bokuchava, Member of Parliament for the opposition party, United National Movement (UNM)

Kornely Kakachia, Professor of Political Science, Tbilisi State University

Levan Ghambashidze, Philosopher

Gwenan Roberts, commissioning editor, BBC World Service English, says: “BBC World Questions travels the globe hearing about the big issues that matter most to our audiences and it’s their opportunity to hold power to account. We’re excited to visit Tbilisi and look forward to an informed and lively debate!”

BBC World Questions: Georgia is an English-language programme that will be recorded for global broadcast on the BBC World Service and BBC Sounds, as well as on most other podcast platforms. The recording will take place in English on Tuesday, 12th September, in front of a live audience at the Liberty Theatre in Tbilisi. We extend an invitation to all audience members to join a reception starting at 6.30 pm to formulate questions for the debate, with the recording commencing at 7.30 pm.

Tickets to be part of the audience can be found here