Ransom payments from piracy in Somalia have done little to help the country’s long-term economic health - Ryan Jablonski’s research shows that piracy has undermined Somalia’s economy, despite huge injections of cash LSE Africa Summit 17-18 April - Two-day conference explores opportunities and challenges for AfricaEnsuring the best science-based predictions of climate change - Professor Leonard Smith challenged the validity of current models used to predict climate change Democratic Dashboard - LSE launches new voter information website in lead-up to 2015 general election

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Are we really 'all in this together'?| Inequality of pre- and post-tax income has risen remarkably in the UK since the late 1970s. And while inequality of net income fell in the aftermath of the financial crisis, there are signs that it is rising once again according to LSE's Centre for Economic Performance. African-Caribbean teenage boys get a taste of university life at LSE|LSE hosted a cohort of 50 teenage boys from African and Caribbean backgrounds earlier this month in a bid to encourage more students from this sector into higher education.Thousands miss out on palliative care due to unfair health system|The UK's palliative care system needs a major overhaul, according to an LSE report which reveals widespread inequalities.

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Events Programme Summer 2015                            

LSE’s Summer Term public events programme has been announced|

Speakers visiting the School in the coming months include; Øystein Olsen, Governor of Norway’s central bank; Maria Luís Albuquerque, Portuguese Finance Minister; LSE alumnus and economist Thomas Piketty; Nobel laureate Robert J Shiller; former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard; and British journalist and feminist activist Caroline Criado-Perez.  


The World Beyond Your Head: how to flourish in an age of distraction|

Philosopher and mechanic Matthew Crawford will be in conversation with LSE’s Richard Sennett about his new book, in which he investigates the challenge of mastering one's own mind. With ever-increasing demands on our attention, how do we focus on what's really important in our lives? Event date: Monday 20 April

The Root of All Good|

Finance distorts behaviour and destroys economies, but it also solves society's biggest problems. A new wave of financial innovation is tackling everything from the threat of pandemics to the retirement crisis, from credit-starved borrowers to recidivism in prisons. Andrew Palmer, who has worked at the Economist  since 2007 and is currently Head of Data Journalism, will speak about his new book. Event date: Tuesday 28 April

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Barry Buzan               

Speakers: Professor Barry Buzan (pictured), Professor Craig Calhoun, Dr George Lawson, Professor Juergen Osterhammel, Dr Ayse Zarakol
Recorded: Tuesday 17 March 2015, approx. 87 minutes          


Speaker: Sir Michael Barber
Recorded: Monday 16 March 2015, approx. 73 minutes          

Speaker: Dr Sean Jacobs
Recorded: Tuesday 17 March 2015, approx. 87 minutes                

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The Politics of the Human        

The Politics of the Human|

Anne Phillips

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