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Dialogues

In this series two thinkers engage in lively discussion about a fundamental question, an important event, an extraordinary idea, or a great mind.   

Poverty, Justice and Development

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Thursday 22 May, 6.30-8pm
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

DavidHulme

 

David Hulme|, Professor of Development Studies, University of Manchester

 

ThomasPogge

 

 

Thomas Pogge|, Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs, Yale University

 

Chair: Catherine Audard|, Visiting Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE and Chair of the Forum for European Philosophy  

What are the causes of poverty? What is the nature of our moral obligations towards the global poor? And what are effective policies and strategies of development? Combining normative argument with empirical analysis, political philosopher Thomas Pogge and development economist David Hulme will explore issues of poverty, justice and development in an inter-disciplinary dialogue.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEjustice 

 

The Evolution of Culture in Monkeys, Apes and Humans

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Thursday 12 June, 6.30 – 8pm
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE 

JonathanBirch 

 

Jonathan Birch|, Junior Research Fellow, Christ's College, University of Cambridge

AndrewWhitten

 

 

Andrew Whiten|, Professor of Evolutionary and Developmental Psychology and Wardlaw Professor, University of St Andrews

 

 

Chair: Bryan Roberts|, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow

Culture surrounds us. But where did it come from? And what are the basic mechanisms underpinning its transmission? One way to answer this question is to compare the evolution of culture among humans to that of non-human cousins like monkeys and chimpanzees. In this event, renowned scientist Andrew Whiten will present some of his results on the evolution of culture, followed by a discussion with philosopher of biology Jonathan Birch.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEculture

 

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