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


Fake news 

A new report by the LSE Commission on Truth, Trust and Technology has recommended the government establish an Independent Platform Agency (IPA) to evaluate the effectiveness of platform self-regulation and the development of quality journalism. Read the full story 


Closing the disability pay and employment gap

Larger employers should be required to collect and publish core information on their employment and pay of disabled people, an LSE report has argued. The paper sets out a number of recommendations and calls for greater leadership from employers and the Government. Read the full story

Latest blog


There is no left-wing case for Brexit

Contemporary socialism requires new ways of organising and must be transnational, argues Lea Ypi. Using the British case, she explains why neither Remain nor Leave fully capture the demands of the left.  Read the full blog


Protracted conflicts and public health: re-thinking geographies of health care provision in the Middle East 

While conflicts across the Middle East gain a lot of media traction, their broader implications on the future of health care provision across the region tend to be overlooked, writes Yasmine Kherfi. Read the full blog   Pic credit: UNHCR/M. Hofer/November 2013



Can activism change the world? 

This episode of the LSE IQ podcast explores the challenges activists face in trying to bring about societal change, with experts Dr Ayça Çubukçu, Dr Armine Ishkanian and Dr Chris Rossdale. Listen to the podcast


How far has Brexit reached? Taking stock of progress and risks 

Sara Hobolt (pictured) is one of a panel of experts reflecting on the progress of the Brexit negotiations and the implications for the UK’s future relationship with the EU. Listen to the podcast

Past issues of LSE Thinks

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