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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.This week’s Gearty Grilling: Emily Jackson on assisted dying|Emily Jackson, Professor of Law, discusses euthanasia and assisted suicide.

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Pressed for Time: the acceleration of life in digital capitalism|

Judy Wajcman, the Anthony Giddens Professor of Sociology at LSE, will explore why it is that we both blame technology for speeding up everyday life and yet turn to digital devices for the solution. The event marks the publication of Professor Wajcman’s new book. Event date: Thursday 27  November


The Global Public Sphere|

Dr Ingrid Volkmer, Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Communications at the University of Melbourne, will completely rethink the “public sphere” concept for an age of global media. Event date: Wednesday 26 November

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

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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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The Social Life of Money
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