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Events Programme

We are pleased to announce a four exciting public lectures at LSE this spring.

Professor Vernon Henderson will give an inaugural lecture on China's urban polices to celebrate his recent appointment as School Professor of Economic Geography at LSE. Alison Nimmo will discuss her experience as Chief Executive of the Crown Estate, one of the UK's leading property players. A panel of international legal and industry experts will debate the challenges of Access to Justice and Extractive Industries, before the programme is rounded off with the return of Professor David Harvey, who will present the 17 contradictions of capitalism.

These events are free and open to all, and each talk will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience. Full details can be found below, along with information on how to attend. If you have any queries, please email| or call 020 7955 6043.

Vernon Henderson|

China's Urban Policies: dilemmas facing the world's largest urban population|

6 March, 6:30 - 8pm.  Hong Kong Theatre, LSE|

With the majority of its population now urban dwellers, China faces a unique set of challenges. Vernon Henderson| examines the policy options as Chinese cities continue to grow. Professor Henderson is a leading expert in urbanisation of developing countries and School Professor of Economic Geography at LSE. More details|.

Alison Nimmo|

Transforming a City: from London's East End to the West End|

11 March, 6:30 - 8pm.  Hong Kong Theatre, LSE|

Valued at £8 billion, the Crown Estate is a giant player in the property industry with an unusually diverse portfolio. The group's Chief Executive Alison Nimmo joins LSE's Paul Cheshire| to discuss her experience leading the company, her past projects in city redevelopment and the Olympic Delivery Authority, and her plans for the future. More details|.

photo: Stephen Codrington|

Access to Justice and Extractive Industries|

13 March, 6.30 - 8:30pm. Hong Kong Theatre, LSE|

A panel of international legal and industry experts discuss the fraught world of environmental justice, human rights, minerals and mining, and explain why it should be of concern to us all.

With Aidan Davy (International Council for Mining and Minerals), Juan Pablo Saenz (Amazon Defense Coalition), Richard Meeran (Leigh Day & Co) and Jake White (Friends of the Earth). More details|.

David Harvey|

The 17 Contradictions of Capitalism|

2 April, 6:30 - 8pm. Old Theatre, LSE|

Thought capitalism was permanent? Think again. Leading Marxist thinker Professor David Harvey unravels the contradictions at the heart of capitalism and the drive to accumulate capital beyond the means of investing it.

This event marks the publication of Professor Harvey’s new book, Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism|. More details|.


Media queries: please contact the Press Office if you would like to request a press seat or have a media query about this event, email|. Please note that press seats are usually allocated at least 24 hours before each event.