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A global view from Anthony Giddens

Wednesday 7, Wednesday 14, Wednesday 21 November
1.00pm Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street

Professor Anthony Giddens, Director of LSE, will be giving three public lectures in November on Global Futures at a Time of Transition , covering the key dilemmas and possibilities of the contemporary age.

On Wednesday 7 November, Anthony Giddens, previously Professor of Sociology and a Fellow of King's College at Cambridge University as well as the author of 34 books, published in over 30 languages, will begin the series by looking at The Future of World Order .

Professor Giddens will then talk on The Future of the Nation State on Wednesday 14 November, followed by a lecture on The Future of Global Inequality on Wednesday 21 November.

The Director's Lectures continue in January 2002, with two events concluding the series entitled The Future of the Family on Wednesday 23 January and The Future of Democracy on Wednesday 31 January. These will be held in the Old Theatre, Old Building, with a video link in the New Theatre, East Building at 1pm.

Professor Anthony Giddens' ideas have profoundly influenced the writing and teaching of sociology and social theory. He has received 13 honorary degrees and is co-founder of the publishing house Polity Press, set up in 1985 and which now publishes some 80 books a year. He became the Director of LSE in 1997 and was the 1999 BBC Reith Lecturer.

All November lectures start at 1pm and are held in the Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street.

No ticket is required, with entry on a first come, first served basis.

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For further information, contact Jessica Winterstein on 020 7955 7060 or email J.Winterstein@lse.ac.uk|

October 2001

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