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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

Felix Salmon Promotional Video

Diego Sanchez Ancochea. Photo QEH. Nov 2016

The Quest for Universal Social Policy in the South               

Venue: 32L.G.03 Speaker: Diego Sánchez-Ancochea     

Chair: Professor Kenneth Shadlen

Recorded on 28 February 2017

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.

laptop in plantation

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

Blurry People

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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