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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| 

Matthew Crawford will be in conversation with Professor 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|

LSE alumnus and head of data journalism at the Economist Andrew Palmer will talk about his new book which discusses how finance distorts behaviour and destroys economies, but how 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. Event date: Tuesday 28 April

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John Hills              

Speakers: Professor John Hills, Dr Polly Vizard
Recorded: Thursday 12 March 2015, approx. 80 minutes       


Speaker: Nicola Sturgeon
Recorded: Monday 16 March 2015, approx. 55 minutes            

Speakers: Professor Barry Buzan, Professor Craig Calhoun, Dr George Lawson, Professor Juergen Osterhammel, Dr Ayse Zarakol
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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