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Information on Language Centre events and important news on current and past projects

The Language Centre is involved in a variety of teaching and research projects funded from various sources. A few are highlighted below with links to project sites.

LSE Research in Mandarin aims to showcase LSE’s world class research and multilingual faculty.

LSE Festival: New World DisOrders (The New World Gives the Orders)

Politics and philosophy, discussion and performance:  Orwell as prophet; Pinter as protester, and ‘Convenience’ as the new order of our virtual world. LSE Language Centre, in collaboration with the LSE Student Union Drama Society, presents an evening of dramas and discussion

Since the end of the Cold War there has been continual speculation and discussion regarding the emergence of a New World Order in the apparent vacuum of power which was left. Noam Chomsky pessimistically concluded that New World Order simply meant ‘The New World’ (i.e. the USA) now gave the orders.  Dr Kai Spiekermann, an expert on modern alternatives to democracy, and author with Robert Goodin of An Epistemic Theory of Democracy and Masha Karp, author of a new biography of Orwell, consider the extent to which a New World Order can be identified, and in what ways this affirms or contradicts Orwell’s pessimistic, dystopian vision of the future, in Nineteen Eighty-Four, as it approaches its sixtieth anniversary.

Latest Spanish in Motion Event

Over 130 people from LSE, Birkbeck University the Cervantes Institute and members of the public attended the recent Spanish in Motion: hijos de las nubes event at LSE.

In the question and answer session, Bahia Awah, writer and honorary professor of social anthropology at Madrid Autonomous University, spoke. Following the event he published (in Spanish) “ Y …¿dónde queda el Sahara?” in the Spanish newspaper El País.

You can see pictures of the event on the Spanish in Motion blog. The next event is Spanish in Motion: en tierra extraña in February 2018.  

Latest videos from LSE Research in Mandarin

The latest videos from LSE Research in Mandarin are now available.

LSE Research in Mandarin aims to showcase LSE’s world class research and multilingual faculty, is being filmed at LSE’s new media studio. From media industries to social policy change and future economic development in China.

 

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In this video of ‘LSE Research in Mandarin’, Dr Xinghao Qiao talks to Dr Catherine Xiang about his research on using functional data analysis method to identify key variables in the use of big data. He also talks about implications of statistics in machine learning. Dr Xinghao Qiao, Dr Catherine Hua Xiang
  1. China UK Relationship
  2. Chinese political thoughts
  3. Geographical indications in EU and beyond
  4. Health insurance reform in China
  5. Organisational behaviour and management
  6. Performance based pay in China and UK schools
  7. Modernisation of China

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