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LSE’s public events programme for September to December now online|
Everyone is welcome to attend LSE’s public events, where some of the most influential figures in the social sciences can be heard. The programme for the coming months includes lectures, debates, discussions, concerts and exhibitions.


Financing Africa's Future: infrastructure, investment and opportunity  |
Low investment in infrastructure is a critical constraint on economic growth in Africa. Dr Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank, will assess the challenges and offer his views on the way forward. Event date: Tuesday 23 September.   

Improving Basic Services for the Bottom Forty Percent: lessons from Ethiopia
|Dr Qaiser Khan, lead economist and program leader at the World Bank, will be joined by a panel to discuss his new book, which examines Ethiopia's model in delivering basic services and why it appears to be succeeding. Event date: Wednesday 8 October.  

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Lord Layard     

Speakers: Professor David M Clark, Professor Lord Layard, Andrew Marr
Recorded: Thursday 10 July 2014 , approx. 72 minutes 


Speaker:Professor Andrew Gamble
Recorded: Thursday 31st July 2014, approx. 52 minutes  

Speaker: Professor Mick Cox, Professor Danny Quah  
Recorded: Monday 4th August 2014, approx. 80 minutes

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Illegality Inc by Ruben Andersson    

Illegality, Inc.|

Ruben Andersson

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