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Below are selections of podcasts from some of our past events. You can find podcasts from a broader range of events on the main LSE podcasts page

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Dr Joseph Hanlon, Visiting Senior Fellow

Bangladesh Confronts Climate Change: Keeping our heads above water

Speaker: Joseph Hanlon and Manoj Roy

Chair: Professor Tim Forsyth

Recorded on 16 November 2016

Dr Duncan Green, Professor in Practice

How Change Happens

Speaker: Duncan Green     

Chair: Hugh Cole

Recorded on 1 November 2016


Stop Bombing Hospitals: Medecins Sans Frontieres and the protection of medical space

Speaker: Vickie Hawkins

Chair: Professor Mary Kaldor  

Recorded on 31 May 2016


Today We Drop Bombs, Tomorrow We Build Bridges: how foreign aid became a casualty of war

Speakers: Peter Gill

Chair: Professor Craig Calhoun 

Recorded on 27 April 2016

Mozambique Elections Ballot Paper

Fraud at polls: can journalists and statisticians check? The Mozambican experience

Speakers: Dr Johan Ahlback, Dr Joseph Hanlon

Chair: Wendy Willems                                    

Recorded on 16 March 2016

Kevin Anderson Professor of Energy and Climate Change at the University of Manchester

Going beyond 'dangerous' climate change

Speaker: Kevin Anderson

Chair: Tim Dyson

Recorded on 4 February 2016

Giles Duley Emergency UK event

One Second of Light

Speaker: Giles Duley

Chair: Stuart Gordon

Recorded on 3 February 2016

Professor Attahiru Jega

Africa Talk: Giving Democracy a Chance

Speaker: Prof Attahiru Jega

Chair: Dr Kate Meagher

Recorded on 10 November 2015

Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, Oxfam International (Photo credit: Oxfam)

Is Africa Rising? A Personal Perspective

Speaker: Winnie Byanyima

Chair: Dr Duncan Green

Recorded on 12 October 2015

Dr Philipp Lepenies, IASS Potsdam

A Political History of GDP

Speaker: Dr Philipp Lepenies

Chair: Prof Robert Wade

Recorded on 28 April 2015.

Coursera MOOC Launch, 19 March 2015

Engaging Citizens MOOC Discussion

Speakers: Professor Jon Paul Faguet, Yesil Deniz, Dr Shirin Madon, Dr Duncan Green, Owen Barder, Yesil Deniz, Dr Bjorn-Soren Gigler, Leni Wild, Vanessa Herringshaw, Fredrik Galtung, Duncan Edwards

Moderator: Abha Joshi-Ghani

Recorded on 19 March 2015

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Sovereigns, Vultures and Ignoble Cowardice

Speaker: Felix Salmon

Chair: Professor Ken Shadlen

Recorded on 27 January 2015


Brazil: inclusive sustainable development?

Speaker: Brazilian Minister for Strategic Affairs, Dr Marcelo Neri

Chair: Professor James Putzel

Recorded on 1 December 2014


Improving Basic Services for the Bottom Forty Percent: lessons from Ethiopia

Speaker: Dr Qaiser Khan

Chair: Professor Jean-Paul Faguet

Recorded on 8 October 2014


Economics, but not as you know it

Speaker: Dr Ha-Joon Chang

Chair: Professor James Putzel

Recorded on 1 May 2014


Emerging Africa: how the global economy's 'last frontier' can prosper and matter

Speaker: Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu

Chair: Professor Catherine Boone

Recorded on 23 July 2014


Peacebuilding: what is it and why is it important?

Speaker: Judy Cheng-Hopkins

Chair: Dr Stuart Gordon

Recorded on 4 March 2014


AIDS Drugs for All: social movements and market transformation

Speaker: Dr Joshua Busby

Chair: Professor Ken Shadlen

Recorded on 30 January 2014


Efficiency, Legitimacy and Political Expediency: Japan's trade governance dilemmas

Speaker: Dr Mireya Solis

Chair: Professor Ken Shadlen

Recorded on 4 December 2013


Approaches to Eradicate Poverty Over the Next Generation

Speaker: Mark Goldring

Chair: Professor James Putzel

Recorded on 28 November 2013

Helene D. Gayle

Private Sector Approaches to Sustainable, Long-Term Economic Development

Speaker: Dr Helene Gayle

Chair: Dr Teddy Brett

Recorded on 31 October 2013


Delivering Food Assistance in a Shrinking Humanitarian Space

Speaker: Ertharin Cousin

Chair: Professor Stuart Gordon

Recorded on 17 September 2013

Amartya Sen

An Uncertain Glory: the economic and social condition of modern India

Asia Research Centre and Department of International Development public lecture

Speaker: Professor Amartya Sen

Chair: Professor Craig Calhoun 

Recorded on 26 June 2013


The Amartya Sen Lecture at LSE

Speaker: Sir James Wolfensohn

Discussant: Professor Amartya Sen

Recorded on 29 May 2013


Does market-led development have a future?


Dr Ha-Joon Chang Reader in the Political Economy of Development, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge

Professor Danny Quah Kuwait Professor of Economics and International Development, LSE

Chair: Dr Jean-Paul Faguet, Reader in the Political Economy of Development, LSE

Recorded 15 May 2013


Reversing the Resource Curse: How to Harness Natural Resource Wealth for Accelerated Development

Speaker: Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Oxford University; author of 'The Bottom Billion' and 'Plundered Planet: How to Reconcile Prosperity with Nature'.

Chair: Dr Jean-Paul Faguet, International Development, LSE

Recorded 5 March 2013

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Zimbabwe Takes Back its Land

Speakers: Dr Joseph Hanlon, Dr Jeanette Manjengwa, Teresa Smart

Chair: Professor Teddy Brett

Recorded on 28 January 2013

Decentralization and Popular Democracy

Decentralization and Popular Democracy: governance from below in Bolivia

Speaker(s): Dr Jean-Paul Faguet

Chair: Professor Teddy Brett

Recorded on 14 November 2012 in Old Theatre, Old Building.

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The Challenge of Agricultural Development in Africa: what lessons from China?

Speaker(s): Professor Li Xiaoyun, Professor Henry Bernstein, Professor Thandika Mkandawire, Professor James Putzel

Recorded on 1 November 2012

Joseph E Stiglitz

Creating a Learning Society

Speakers: Professor Joseph E Stiglitz, Professor Amartya Sen

Chair: Professor Oriana Bandiera

Recorded on 28 June 2012

Pakistan house

Pakistan after Bin Laden: Free-fall or Resurgence?

Speaker: Ali Dayan Hasan

Chair: Professor Athar Hussain

Recorded on 7 June 2012

Lord Boateng

Adding Value In Africa: some reflections from the grandson of a Ghanaian cocoa farmer

Speaker: Lord Boateng

Chair: Professor Thandika Mkandawire

Recorded on 10 May 2012

Water Carrier

The New Population Bomb? The Politics of Population Change

Speaker:  Professor Jack Goldstone, Professor Eric Kaufmann, John Parker

Chair: Dr Elliott Green

Recorded on 1 May 2012


Crises and Revolutions: The Reshaping of International Development

Speaker: Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Chair: Professor Robert Wade

Recorded on 7 February 2012

Tim Allen

The Burning Issue: Parasites - enemy of the poor

Speaker: Professor Tim Allen

Released on 30 January 2012.

Bill Gates

Bill Gates and Hans Rosling addressing the 2012 Global Poverty Ambassadors and students at the LSE

Speaker(s): Bill Gates, Professor Hans Rosling

Recorded on 25 January 2012

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Bottom-up Politics: an agency-centred approach to globalisation

Speaker(s): Professor Helmut Anheier, Professor Mient Jan Faber, Professor Marlies Glasius, Professor Mary Kaldor

Chair: Dr Denisa Kostovicova

Recorded on 23 January 2012


Margin Call - post screening discussion

Speakers: Bronwyn Curtis, Dr Jon Danielsson, Professor Robert Wade

18 January 2012

James Putzel

Eastern DRC: what should the international community be doing?

Speakers: David Leonard, General Olusegun Obasanjo, Professor James Putzel, Clare Short

Chair: Professor Jo Beall
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Stuart Corbridge

Fighting the Banana Wars

Speakers: Harriet Lamb, Adam Brett, Dr Teddy Brett.

Chair: Professor Stuart Corbridge

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We Don't Know How To Solve Global Poverty And That's A Good Thing

Speaker: Professor William Easterly

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