About LSE Thinks

LSE Thinks showcases LSE academics and researchers who are applying their expertise to some of the most pressing issues facing us today.

The series is designed to highlight examples of our world-leading academics informing key public debates and discussions through research, blog posts, interviews, public lectures, podcasts and news stories.

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Recent highlights of LSE Thinks include:

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Moment of youth

UK youth are amongst the most pro-European citizens in Europe according to new research by Dr Sam Mejias. Read the full story 

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Something in the air

Higher levels of air pollution increases the rate of most types of crime in London. Read the full story

Latest blogs


Britain is already paying the price for leaving the EU 

Twenty one months after the referendum, we can start to assess how the Brexit vote has impacted the British economy. Thomas Sampson summarises what we know so far… Read the full blog

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The Illegal Economy of Refugee Registration: Insights into the Ugandan Refugee Scandal 

Charles Ogeno and Ryan Joseph O’Byrne shed light on one of the central concerns of Ugandan locals on the recunt influx of South Sudanese refugees -  the buying and selling of refugee registration... Read the full blog

Latest podcasts

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The struggle for the Arab world

Hear Professor Fawaz Gerges explain how the clash between pan-Arab nationalism and pan-Islamism has shaped the history of the region from the 1920s to the present. Listen to the podcast

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LSE IQ: How do you win an argument?

What makes a good argument and what’s the best way to argue effectively? This episode considers how to debate with conspiracy theorists, how US intelligence agencies formulating better arguments, and whether certain people are too dangerous to confront. Listen to the podcast

Past issues of LSE Thinks

May 2018

April 2018

March 2018