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Winter Term Events Programme

Although our weekly Media Agenda Talks have come to an end for this academic year, we still have a host of exciting speakers and events coming up in 2013, mostly notably our Annual Polis Journalism Conference.

You can find a list of last term's events, as well as all of Polis' past news and events, on the 'News & Events Archive'| section of our website.

Podcasts| of the events are also now available online, accessible through the Polis homepage.

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January 2013

Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super Rich

ChrystiaFreelandSpeaker: Chrystia Freeland

Monday 21 January 2013, 6.30-8pm; Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

There has always been some gap between rich and poor but it has never been wider - and now the rich are getting wealthier at such breakneck speed that the middle classes are being squeezed out. Acclaimed business journalist and global editor-at-large of Reuters, Chrystia Freeland has unprecedented access to the richest and most successful people on the planet, from Davos to Dubai. She offers a timely insight into the current state of capitalism and its most wealthy players. Forget the 1% - it's time to get to grips with the 0.1%. This event marks the publication of her latest book Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super Rich.

Chrystia Freeland is Editor of Thomson Reuters Digital, following years of service at the Financial Times both in New York and London. She was the deputy editor of Canada's Globe and Mail and has reported for the Financial Times, Economist, and Washington Post. Freeland's last book was Sale of a Century: The Inside Story of the Second Russian Revolution. She lives in New York City.

This is a public event and is free and open to all with no ticket required. If you have any questions, please email events@lse.ac.uk|.

This is a POLIS/Linklaters public lecture.

Marketing Medicine Online: Social Media and Pharma

multivitaminThursday 31 January 2013, 6.30-8pm, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building at Lincoln's Inn Fields, LSE

What do people say about medicines on social networks, and what can both patients and pharmaceutical companies learn from this? This new Polis event, Marketing Medicine Online: Social Media and Pharma will present research by Polis and Human Digital trying to answer these questions.

Speakers include Katherine Relle, LSE alum and winner of the Human Digital Prize, Christian Gladwell  from Human Digital, Jamie Bartlett from Demos, and John Gerow from Astra Zeneca.

This event is free and open to all but please RSVP to polis@lse.ac.uk| if you'd like to attend.

February 2013

Polis Debate: Media Representation and the Global Imagination

MediaRepresentationShaniOrgadMonday February 18th, 6.30-8pm, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, Lincoln's Inn Fields

As a senior lecturer in the LSE’s Department of Media and Communications, Dr. Shani Orgad’slatest book, Media Representation and the Global Imagination (Polity), will be the focus of a panel discussion on the ways in which we imagine the world, how its ‘others’ are nourished by the media, and how the media can offer different images and accounts from the ones we encounter.

Debate panellists include Dr. Shani Orgad; Saskia Sassen, the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and Co-Chair Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University; Laurie Taylor, consultant, newspaper and magazine contributor, and presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Thinking Allowed; and will be chaired by Charlie Beckett, Head of the Media and Communications Department and Director of POLIS.

A reception will follow from 8-9pm.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries contact Dr. Shani Orgad by email at s.s.orgad@lse.ac.uk| or call 07949 973 459.

Suggested Twitter hashtag for this event: #LSEimagine.

April 2013

Polis Journalism Conference 2013

LSE_NABcrop|Polis' Annual Journalism Conference| will take place on Friday, April 5th, 2013 in the coming year.

Investigative journalist Nick Davies will be the keynote speaker at this year's Polis Journalism Conference on 'Trust in Journalism'.  As both an accomplished journalist and writer, Davies, who has written extensively for the Observer and the Guardian, was a key figure in exposing the News of the World phone-hacking scandal in July of 2011. Other panel debates include Trust and the BBC, Trust in Newspapers, Trust in Europe and Trust in Power, as well as workshop sessions on regulating trust and data journalism, among others. 

A full schedule of the day's events and speakers can be found here.|

You can get free tickets for this year's Polis conference here|.

Whether you're a student, journalist, academic or activist, there will be something for everyone!

Email polis@lse.ac.uk| for any inquiries.

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