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:

Latest news


Life's a beach 

Is it possible to distil a nation into a single brand? Research from the Department of Media and Communications' Dr César Jiménez-Martínez’s, the experience from Brazil suggests these attempts will always be controversial. Read the full story 


Boomerang children 

The parents of middle-class millennials are providing vital emotional and financial support to their young adult children – as students and graduates – in a challenging employment and housing environment, new research has shown. 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: Do we need to rethink foreign aid? 

This month’s episode of the LSE IQ podcast takes a look at development and humanitarian aid. In 2013, the UK became one of only six countries to meet the UN’s target of spending 0.7 per cent of its gross national income on overseas development aid. But while some claim aid is helping build a safer, healthier and more prosperous world for all, not everyone supports the concept of aid. Listen to the podcast

Past issues of LSE Thinks

June 2018

May 2018

April 2018

March 2018