This week's Gearty Grilling: Bob Ward on climate changeA new book by John HillsISIS can be defeated - Fawaz Gerges argues recent actions by the terror group show that it is running out of optionsThe moral dilemmas of vaccination - Jeroen Luyten says it’s time policy makers considered ethics as well as costs

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This week’s Gearty Grilling: Bob Ward on climate change|Bob Ward, Director of Policy and Communications at the Grantham Research Institute, reveals his optimism at the chances of controlling climate change.World's top economists warn UN Sustainable Development Goals will not succeed without emphasis on economic growth|Some of the world’s top economists have warned the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon, that the Sustainable Development Goals will not succeed without a stronger emphasis on the need for economic growth.Stand tall if you are living in a democracy|  Men growing up in a democracy are likely to be taller than those who spend the first 20 years of their lives in a communist regime.

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Matthew Connelly                               

Open Government in the Age of Total War|

The interwar years are vital to understanding the rise of the US national security state and the government’s approach to official secrecy. World War I both revealed the dangers of secret diplomacy to the world, and rationalised its necessity to its leaders. The ensuing period was marked by intense struggles over the limits to official secrecy. Matthew Connelly, Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs at LSE, will deliver this lecture. Event date: Tuesday 2 December


Ready for Hillary? Portrait of a President in Waiting|

Will Hillary Clinton make history and become the first female President of the United States? Robin Renwick, former British Ambassador to the USA, provides an invaluable insight into one of the most divisive figures in recent US political history. Event date: Monday 1 December

Anarchism and Sexuality|

The panel brings together historians and political theorists of anarchism and sexuality to explore the importance of this relationship to how we conceive of sexual politics today. Event date: Thursday 4 December

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John Hills         

Speaker: Professor Sir John Hills
Recorded: Wednesday 12 November 2014, approx. 96 minutes  


Speaker: Sherry Coutu
Recorded: Tuesday 18 November 2014, approx. 79 minutes      

Speaker: Professor Muhammad Yunus
Recorded: Friday 21 November 2014, approx. 76 minutes           

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