Recognising the true economic effects of land-use planning - Paul Cheshire has transformed our understanding of land-use planning by revealing its substantial economic impactsVanessa Iwowo on why Africa should be more pragmaticEbola’s economics, teenage online habits and what did the Coalition really do for us? - LSE Connect’s summer issue is not out and onlinePolicy change is needed to address the barriers that hinder many women from accessing safe abortions - Dr Ernestina Coast highlights the obstacles to safe abortions in Zambia

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This week’s Gearty Grilling: Vanessa Iwowo on leadership

Vanessa Iwowo, reader in the Department of Management, discusses her ideas on leadership in Africa.

LSE academic advises Greek Debt Truth Committee

Dr Margot Salomon, LSE Centre for the Study of Human Rights and Law Department has prepared a legal brief for the Special Committee of the Hellenic Parliament on the audit of the Greek Debt (Debt Truth Committee).

LSE honours pioneering economists Sir William Arthur Lewis and Professor Timothy Besley

Professor Tim Besley is to become the inaugural Sir William Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics at LSE.

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Gayatri Spivak

Still Pushing for the Humanities 

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, University Professor, and a founding member of the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, at Columbia University, New York will explore the importance of teaching the humanities at both ends of the spectrum: post-tertiary at Columbia and elementary on the Birbhum-Jharkhand border. Event date: Monday 29 June 2015     


Above the Parapet - Women in Public Life 

Ruth Simmons, the 18th president and first female president of Brown University and the first black person to be head of an Ivy-League Institution delivers a lecture at this event which is part of the Above the Parapet project, which seeks to capture the experiences of high profile women who have shaped public life. Event date: Tuesday 30 June 2015   

Decoding Glamour 

Drawing on her new book on glamour, Virginia Postrel looks to crack the code of this mysterious and surprisingly pervasive phenomenon. She identifies the three essential elements in all forms of glamour and explains how they work to create a distinctive sensation of projection and yearning. Event date: Thursday 2 July 2015  

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Francesca Klug

Speakers: Shami Chakrabarti, Professor Francesca Klug (pictured)
Recorded: Wednesday 10 June 2015, approx. 86 minutes                      


Speaker: Professor Lord Meghnad Desai
Recorded: Wednesday 27 May 2015, approx. 84 minutes              

Speaker: Kevin Rudd
Recorded: Monday 1 June 2015, approx. 85 minutes                                            

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