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Anthony Giddens to give lecture series at LSE on the future of world society

Professor Lord Anthony Giddens, former LSE director, will give examine The Future of World Society in a lecture series at LSE, starting on Wednesday 20 October.

In a series of five lectures, Professor Lord Giddens will analyse some of the major forces driving social change in the contemporary world, with an emphasis upon the policy responses that might be made to them. This first lecture will look at the topic of The Coming of the Global Age.

The series will continue with:

  • The Future of World Society - American Empire? Wednesday 27 October, 1.05pm, Old Theatre, Old Building.
  • The Future of World Society - Europe and Asia. Wednesday 3 November, 1.05pm, Old Theatre, Old Building.
  • The Future of World Society - The New Terrorism. Wednesday 10 November, 1.05pm, Old theatre, Old Building.
  • The Future of World Society - The Rich and the Poor. Wednesday 17 November, 1.05pm, Old Theatre, Old Building.

Professor Lord Giddens is a former director of the LSE and emeritus professor of sociology. He is one of the most widely cited contemporary sociologists in the world, and the author or editor of more than thirty books, many of which have been translated into over thirty languages. Several of his books have become academic best-sellers, and his first work, Capitalism and the Modern Society Theory, has been continuously in print for over three decades.

The Future of World Society - The Coming of the Global Age is on Wednesday 20 October at 1.05pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.

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To request a press seat for this or other lectures in the series, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

Notes:

This event is co-hosted by LSE's Centre for the Study of Global Governanace and the Department of Sociology.

12 October 2004

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