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'Europe's Perfect Storm: racism, anti-Semitism, terrorism and resurgent nationalism'

Speaker: Michel Wieviorka, French sociologist
Recorded: 23 November 2015

Margrethe Vestager

'Next Steps in EU Antitrust Law: boosting national enforcement'

Speaker: Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition
Recorded: 20 November 2015

Mary Robinson

 'Climate change and migration to Europe'

Speakers: Prof Neil Adger, Mary Robinson (pictured), Alain Le Roy
Chair: Lord Nicholas Stern
Recorded: 18 November 2015


'Philosophy, the Public and Other Subjects'
Speaker: Prof Simon Glendinning
Recorded: 10 February 2015


'A stress test of the welfare state'
Speaker: Prof Tito Boeri
Recorded: 2 February 2015

Kundnani, Hans

'The return of the 'German question''
Speakers: Hans Kundnani, Quentin Peel
Recorded: 26 January 2015


'Being German, Becoming Muslim: Race, Religion and Conversion in the New Europe'
Speakers: Dr Esra Özyürek, Dr Ruth Mandel, Dr Nasar Meer, Professor Joel Robbins
Recorded: 21 January 2015

Cadier, David

European Energy Policy in Light of the Ukraine Crisis
Speakers: Cho Khong, Chi-Kong Chyong, Julian Popov
Chair: David Cadier
Recorded: 4 December 2014

In partnership with ECFR and the EU Commission


'Democratic Politics in a European Union under Stress'
Speakers: Damian Chalmers, Simon Hix, Catherine de Vries, Giandomenico Majone
Chair: Sara Hobolt
Recorded: 25 November 2014


'What Europe?'
Speakers: Timothy Garton Ash, Renaud Dehousse, Giuseppe Laterza and Jan Zielonka
Recorded: 17 November 2014


'The Limits of Transformation from Above: Turkey since 1914'
Speaker: Çağlar Keyder
Recorded: 11 November 2014

Economides Spyros

‘From Ukraine to Syria: What foreign policy priorities for the new European Commission?’
Speakers: Nick Witney, Spyros Economides and Quentin Peel
Recorded: 3 November 2014

In partnership with ECFR and the EU Commission


‘Transatlantic Free Trade: The Final Push? - British, French and US Perspectives on A TTIP Agreement’
Speakers: Pascal Lamy, Sir Peter Ricketts, Sylvie Bermann, Peter Sutherland
Recorded: 13 October 2014




'The 2014 EP elections: a victory for European democracy?'
Speakers: Dr Sara Hagemann, Prof Iain Begg and Dr Mareike Kleine
Recorded: 2 June 2014


‘Fixing Europe Dialogue 2: John Peet and Hugo Dixon’
Speakers: John Peet and Hugo Dixon
Recorded: 27 May 2014


‘Fixing Europe’ Dialogue 1: Roger Bootle and Philippe Legrain
Speakers: Roger Bootle and Philippe Legrain
Recorded: 12 May 2014


‘European Parliamentary Elections: What’s at stake?’
Speakers: Prof Maurice Fraser, Stuart Wheeler, Mark Leonard, Dr Sara Hagemann
Recorded: 30 April 2014


‘The EU economy after the great recession’
Speaker: Pier Carlo Padoan, Italian Minister of Economy and Finance
Recorded: 29 April 2014


‘A Crisis of European Democracy?’
Speakers: Catherine de Vries, Claes de Vreese, Mark Franklin and James Tilley
Recorded: 11 March 2014


'Accountability and efficiency in the European Union: 20 Years of Co-decision'
Speakers: Sara HagemannFergal O’Regan and Anthony Teasdale 
Recorded: 6 March 2014


‘The UK and the EU: sovereign illusions in an age of interdependence’
Speaker: Alexander Stubb
Recorded: 5 March 2014


‘Surprise What Surprise?: The Old “new” nationalisms in Post-security Europe’
Speaker: Professor Mabel Berezin
Recorded: 26 February 2014


‘The United Kingdom and the European Parliament Elections: Voting For, Against or About the European Union?’
Speakers: Prof Vernon Bogdanor, Prof Simon Hix, Prof Damian Chalmers and Mats Persson
Recorded: 12 February 2014


‘Winning and losing from EU enlargement: Politics and Principles’
Speakers: (Lord) Timothy Boswell and Robert Cooper
Recorded: 11 February 2014


‘The Rise of Euroscepticism: Causes and Prospects’
Speakers: Dr Matthew Goodwin and Peter Kellner
Recorded: 30 January 2014


‘Insurance and adjustment in a diverse monetary union – what can the Eurozone learn from the UK?’
Speakers: Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Alberto Montagnoli, Danuta Hübner, Julia Darby
Recorded: 29 January 2014

‘Structural reforms to stimulate growth – more pain for workers and another credit bubble in the making?’
Speakers: Tito Boeri, Gilles Saint-Paul and Laurence Boone
Recorded: 4 December 2013
‘An Industrial Compact for Europe’
Speaker: Antonio Tajani
Recorded: 3 December 2013
Panel discussion: 'European competitiveness: is completing the single market the key?'
Speakers: Yiannos Papantoniou, Damian Chalmers and Sebastien Dullien
Recorded: 21 November 2013
‘Macroeconomic stabilisation in times of austerity – how can national income be anchored again?’
Speakers: Lucrezia Reichlin, Martin Weale, Paul De Grauwe Recorded: 20 November 2013
Joaquín Almunia
‘Competition policy: European and global perspectives’
Speaker: Joaquín Almunia
Recorded: 11 November 2013
'The UK in the EU Single Market: What Next? Opportunities and challenges'
Speaker: Michel Barnier
Recorded: 17 October 2013
'Can the European Union reconnect with its citizens?’
Speaker: Gavin Hewitt
Recorded: 14 October 2013
Simon Hix
‘The 2014 European Elections: Why this time will be different’
Speakers: Simon Hix, Doru Frantescu, Mats Persson, Bjorn Kjellstrom
Recorded: 2 October 2013
‘The future of Europe’s economy: Deliverance or disaster?’
Speakers: Paul De Grauwe, Holger Schmieding, George Magnus, Thomas Mayer
Recorded: 18 September 2013
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‘Why Europe Matters. The Case for the European Union’
Speaker: John McCormick
Recorded: 17 June 2013
‘Can Europe lead in a post-western world?’
Prof Mary Kaldor, Professor of Global Governance, LSE
HE Dr Jaimini Bhagwati, Indian High Commissioner in London
Mark Leonard, ECFR co-founder and director
Chair: Robin Lustig, BBC Radio 4 former presenter
Recorded: Tuesday 11 June 2013
‘Representing Europeans: A Pragmatic Approach’
Speaker: Prof Richard Rose
Recorded: 6 June 2013
'France’s place in Europe - One year into the Socialist Presidency’
Jean-François Copé, Founder of Think tank Generation France and leader of the French opposition
Recorded: 5 June 2013
‘Do countries need currencies, and do currencies need countries?’
LEQS Annual Lecture
Prof Harold James
Recorded: 21 May 2013
'The Lost Continent: Europe's Darkest Hour Since World War Two'
Gavin Hewitt, BBC's Europe Editor
Recorded: 8 May 2013
'Countering the crisis: fixing the monetary union and upgrading EU employment policy’
László Andor, EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
Recorded: 7 May 2013
'Britain and the EU: An Ever-Closer Union of Peoples?'
Sir Malcolm Rifkind
Recorded: 2 May 2013
‘Will the euro crisis kill the single market?’
Shahin Vallée, Sebastian Dullien and Waltraud Schelkle
Recorded: Monday 22 April 2013
'Norway's experience with the EEA. An example for Britain?’
Erna Solberg, Leader and Prime Minister Candidate 2013 of the Conservative Party of Norway
Recorded: Monday 15 April 201
‘Let’s Get Europe Moving’
Loïc Tribot La Spière, CEPS Director General
Peter Sutherland, Chairman of the LSE Court of Governors; Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for Migration
Recorded: 7 March 2013  
Ireland: Economic Recovery and the EU Presidency - Stability, Jobs and Growth
Enda Kenny, Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland
Recorded: 11 March 2013
‘Why I am a Euro-optimist’
Alain Juppé, Former Prime Minister of France
Recorded: 4 March 2013
'My Mediterranean’
Prof David Abulafia
Recorded: 1 March 2013
‘EU on a Cross-road and the Future of Our European Project - a View from Central Europe’
Speaker: Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic
Recorded: 13 February 2013
‘Geopolitical oblivion or a pragmatic approach? Britain, the EU and European foreign policy in 2012’

Helga Schmid, Deputy Secretary General, EEAS
Gideon Rachman, Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator, Financial Times
Dr Heather Grabbe, Director, Open Society European Policy Institute
Dr Spyros Economides, LSE European Institute
Chair: Susi Dennison, Scorecard Project Leader, ECFR

Recorded: 6 February 2013 
'Perspectives on the European crises from a small open economy'
Anders Borg, Minister for Finance in Sweden
Recorded: 16 January 2013
'Blaming Europe? Citizens, Governments and the Media'
Prof Sara Hobolt
Recorded: 5 December 2012
'The future of the European Union after the euro crisis: Political union and its discontents'
Ulrike Guérot, José Ignacio Torreblanca, Mark Leonard, Anthony Teasdale
Recorded: 3 December 2012
'The eurozone’s design...failures. Can they be corrected?"
Prof Paul De Grauwe
Recorded: 28 November 2012
'A banking union for Europe: how (and how not) to do it'
Willem Buiter, Paul De Grauwe, Frank Heinemann
Recorded: 7 November 2012
Strengthening Competitiveness and Growth in Europe
Philipp Rösler, German Vice-Chancellor
Recorded: 30 October 2012
The Mediterranean – an opportunity?”
Lawrence Gonzi, Prime Minister of Malta
Recorded: 26 October 2012
"The European Union Now: what is it and where is it going?"
Anthony Teasdale, Prof Simon Hix, Philip Stephens and Sir Stephen Wall
Recorded: 19 October 2012
'Spain's Economic Policy Strategy' 
Luis de Guindos, Spanish Minister of the Economy and Competitiveness
Recorded: 4 October 2012
A European policy outlook: the crisis and beyond’
Pierre Moscovici, French Finance Minister
Recorded: 17 September 2012


'Philosophy and European Union'
Speaker: Simon Glendinning
Recorded 19 June 2012, approx 89 min
'Freud on Translation'
Robert J. C. Young
Recorded 6 June 2012, approx 79 min.
'How Can European Migration Policies Promote Development?' Tobias Billström. in conversation with Peter Sutherland
Recorded: 23 May 2012, approx 63 min.
The Eurozone's Awkward Threesome: fiscal stance, macroeconomic stability and growth
Leszek Balcerowicz
Recorded: 8 May 2012, approx 83 min.
On Guilt
Robert Eaglestone, Edward Harcourt
Recorded: 8 May 2012, approx 87 min.
Can Greece get out of the crisis?
Dimitris Daskalopoulos, Moritz Kraemer, Vicky Pryce, Poul Thomsen
Recorded: 28 March 2012, approx 82 min.
Rahel Jeaggi
Re-thinking Alienation
Rahel Jaeggi
Recorded: 13 March 2012, approx 83 min.
Petr Necas
Growth for Europe: Resuscitating the Single Market
Petr Necas
Recorded: 29 February 2012, approx 58 min
Roger Scruton
Literary Festival 2012: The Culture of Europe
Roger Scruton, in conversation with Maurice Fraser
Recorded: 29 February 2012, approx 85 min.