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Public lecture podcasts and videos: 2010


Valuing the Humanities
Recorded on: 17 December 2010
Speaker(s): Professor James Ladyman, Professor Martha Nussbaum, Lord Rees of Ludlow, Richard Smith
James Ladyman is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Bristol and co-editor of the British Journal of the...
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Conflicts, Civil Society, and Democratic Development in Burma
Recorded on: 14 December 2010
Speaker(s): Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Professor Timothy Garton Ash, Professor Mary Kaldor, Amartya Sen, Maung Zarni and others
Aung San Suu Kyi, the recently released Burmese opposition leader and Nobel Peace laureate, speaks live via videolink...
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Some Mistakes about Preferences
Recorded on: 13 December 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Daniel Hausman
Preferences are the central notion in mainstream economic theory, yet economists say little about what preferences are....
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European democracies and human rights: from present failures to future protection
Recorded on: 9 December 2010
Speaker(s): Thomas Hammarberg
In a lecture marking UN International Human Rights Day, Thomas Hammarberg discusses the gap between human rights...
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Unbelonging
Recorded on: 8 December 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Ranjana Khanna
More often than not, a sense of belonging to a nation or a community has been deemed or imagined positive. This talk...
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Beyond the Crash: An evening in discussion about the new book by Gordon Brown
Recorded on: 7 December 2010
Speaker(s): Gordon Brown
The financial crisis has held the world firmly in its grip since it began in 2007. In his three years in office, the...
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Rationality in the Social Sciences: black box, empty box, or both
Recorded on: 7 December 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Nicholas Baigent
Nicholas Baigent is professor at the Institute of Public Economics at Graz University and president of the Central...
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Europe in 2011 and beyond
Recorded on: 7 December 2010
Speaker(s): János Martonyi
János Martonyi is the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Hungary, which assumes the Presidency of the European Union on 1...
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Asylum: The Concept and the Practice
Recorded on: 6 December 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Ranjana Khanna
In "Asylum: The Concept and the Practice," Professor Khanna will analyse conceptual links among different sites...
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What Europe Means to Me
Recorded on: 6 December 2010
Speaker(s): Jerzy Buzek, Professor Norman Davies
Jerzy Buzek, President of the European Parliament and former prime minister of Poland, in conversation with Professor...
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SIPRI Yearbook 2010 Seminar on Nuclear Weapons in Europe
Recorded on: 2 December 2010
Speaker(s): Lord Browne, Dr Bates Gill, Professor Mary Kaldor, Baroness Shirley Williams
London launch of the 2010 Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) Yearbook on Nuclear Weapons in...
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The Israeli-Palestinian peace process: prospects for 2011 and beyond
Recorded on: 2 December 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Yezid Sayigh
Professor Sayigh will examine Palestinian political dynamics, as a critical element in what will happen in the wider...
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War in the Borderlands
Recorded on: 1 December 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Derek Gregory
Professor Gregory discusses the evolving character of conflicts in the borderlands of former empires and the blurring...
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Psychoanalysis Outside of the Clinic
Recorded on: 1 December 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Christian Ingo Lenz Dunker, Professor Stephen Frosh, Professor Ian Parker
This debate will discuss this use of psychoanalytic thought, and its limitations, with reference to the world of...
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Africa and the World: the view from Washington
Recorded on: 30 November 2010
Speaker(s): Howard Wolpe
Ambassador Wolpe will comment on the Obama Administration's Africa policy and its perceptions of the continent's place...
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The Importance of Being Independent: a regulator and female lawyer's view
Recorded on: 30 November 2010
Speaker(s): Dame Janet Gaymer
Law aspires to independence, and the value of the rule of law is closely associated with that independence. This is the...
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The Sixth Crisis: Iran, Israel, America, and the Rumors of War
Recorded on: 29 November 2010
Speaker(s): Dr Dana H. Allin
Dr. Allin will speak on the tangle of Middle East crises: Iran's growing nuclear challenge, the impasse on...
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Are the New Conservatives conservative?
Recorded on: 26 November 2010
Speaker(s): Daniel Finkelstein, Professor Roger Scruton
The newly reinvigorated Tories describe themselves as liberal, progressive, and even radical. But these ideas have long...
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Zombie Economics: How Dead Ideas Still Walk among Us
Recorded on: 25 November 2010
Speaker(s): Professor John Quiggin
The recent financial crisis laid bare many of the assumptions behind market liberalism--the theory that market-based...
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Unilaterally Appointed Arbitrators - A Good Idea?
Recorded on: 24 November 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Jan Paulsson, Alexis Mourre
Jan Paulsson's recent paper on "Moral Hazard in International Arbitration" questioning the usefulness of having parties...
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The Third World's War
Recorded on: 24 November 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Niall Ferguson
Although never a "hot" war between the superpowers, the Cold War was waged partly through a series of proxy wars in...
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EU as a global player: reality or illusion?
Recorded on: 23 November 2010
Speaker(s): Dr Danilo Türk
Dr Danilo Türk is President of the Republic of Slovenia. Dr Türk assumed the position of Ambassador of the Republic of...
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Believing Cassandra: how to be an optimist in a pessimist's world
Recorded on: 23 November 2010
Speaker(s): Alan AtKisson
Coinciding with the reprint of Alan’s classic book, this event will look at how to build a bridge over the sea of...
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Revisiting the Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain: the Parekh Report 10 years on
Recorded on: 23 November 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Lord Bhikhu Parekh
A decade after the groundbreaking Runnymede Trust 'Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain' report, its chair, Lord Parekh,...
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Research in the Humanities: The Very Idea
Recorded on: 23 November 2010
Speaker(s): Dr Simon Glendinning
Simon Glendinning is reader in European philosophy at the European Institute, LSE, and director of the Forum for...
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How to Avoid Financial Crises in the Future
Recorded on: 22 November 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Costas Markides
Lots of people did many stupid things for us to get into the current financial mess. Now, the government is stepping up...
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Television Beyond Frontiers: reflections on public service broadcasting in a digital Europe
Recorded on: 22 November 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Caroline Pauwels, Dr Damian Tambini
The cornerstone of European media policy, public service broadcasting has long been characterised by transitions,...
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What has the financial crisis taught Europe?
Recorded on: 22 November 2010
Speaker(s): Dr Simeon Djankov
The recent financial crisis has uncovered several weaknesses in Europe's regulatory system. Belatedly, the European...
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Lagos: Confronting Change in a Global Megacity
Recorded on: 19 November 2010
Speaker(s): Babatunde Fashola
Lagos is one the fastest growing cities in Africa, and the seventh fastest growing city in the world. Governor...
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Balkans 2020: The Ministerial Debate
Recorded on: 18 November 2010
Speaker(s): Vuk Jeremić, Nickolay Mladenov
'Balkans 2020: The Ministerial Debate' marks the launch of the Balkan International Affairs Programme at LSE IDEAS. The...
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Impunity in Cambodia
Recorded on: 18 November 2010
Speaker(s): Brad Adams, Margo Picken, Simon Taylor
Senior leaders of Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge regime of Democratic Kampuchea are now on trial in Cambodia for the crimes...
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Zero-Sum World: power and prosperity in the age of anxiety
Recorded on: 18 November 2010
Speaker(s): Gideon Rachman
In this lecture to mark the publication of his new book Zero-Sum World: Power and Prosperity in the Age of Anxiety,...
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Trying to Quantify Uncertainty
Recorded on: 17 November 2010
Speaker(s): Professor David Spiegelhalter
There has been a traditional division between 'risk', which can be quantified using probability distributions, and...
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How serious a threat does Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula represent to Yemen and the West?
Recorded on: 16 November 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Fawaz Gerges
Fawaz A. Gerges is a Professor of Middle Eastern Politics and International Relations at the London School of Economics...
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Restoring Growth
Recorded on: 16 November 2010
Speaker(s): Professor John Van Reenen
The financial crisis and the great recession dealt the global economy a massive shock. How can growth be put back on a...
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The Verdict: did Labour change Britain?
Recorded on: 16 November 2010
Speaker(s): Polly Toynbee, David Walker
We've had Mandelson's memoirs, Blair's book and Brown biographies: in this lecture Polly Toynbee and David Walker look...
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Superpower? The Amazing Race Between China's Hare and India's Tortoise
Recorded on: 15 November 2010
Speaker(s): Raghav Bahl
After decades working with foreign investors, multinationals, and his own native government, Raghav Bahl knows that...
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A Lecture by Álvaro García Linera, Vice President of Bolivia
Recorded on: 11 November 2010
Speaker(s): Álvaro García Linera
The LSE IDEAS Latin America International Affairs Programme is pleased to announce a lecture by Bolivia's vice...
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Galileo and the Infinite Universe: science, heresy, and the Inquisition
Recorded on: 11 November 2010
Speaker(s): Professor David Wootton
Galileo was convicted in 1633 of defending Copernicanism, but he was also seeking to undermine Christianity. Professor...
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Risk as Feeling: New Perspectives on Risk Perception
Recorded on: 11 November 2010
Speaker(s): Dr Paul Slovic
Dr. Slovic will describe the laboratory experiments that led to the concept of risk as feelings and illustrate some...
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Dignified Foreign Policy
Recorded on: 11 November 2010
Speaker(s): Alexander Stubb
Alexander Stubb, Finland's Foreign Minister is a graduate of the LSE. He became Minister for Foreign Affairs in April...
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Kuwait Programme seminar: The Gulf and the Knowledge Economy
Recorded on: 11 November 2010
Speaker(s): Will Hutton, Dr Christopher Davidson
Will Hutton, executive vice chair of the Work Foundation, former editor in chief of The Observer. Dr Christopher...
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Hegemony and International Society
Recorded on: 10 November 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Ian Clark
International relations theory is weak on how international order is managed under a preponderance of power. This...
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The Wisdom of Bees
Recorded on: 10 November 2010
Speaker(s): Dr Michael O'Malley
When Michael O'Malley first took up beekeeping he thought it would be a nice hobby to share with his son. But he...
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Ten Years After Milosevic: How can Serbia Contribute to the Stabilisation of the Western Balkans?
Recorded on: 10 November 2010
Speaker(s): Zoran Vujic, Zoran Jeftic, Sonja Stojanovic, Bojan Brkic
Zoran Vujic is Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs. Zoran Jeftic is Deputy Minister of Defence. Sonja Stojanovic is...
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Investment Treaty Law after Lisbon
Recorded on: 10 November 2010
Speaker(s): Dr. Steve Woolcock, Dr. Jan Kleinheisterkamp and others
The workshop will present a recent study for the European Parliament on the Commissions communication and draft...
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Talking to the Enemy: Violent Extremism, Sacred Values, and What it Means to Be Human
Recorded on: 9 November 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Scott Atran
In this lecture Scott Atran will talk about his new book Talking to the Enemy |which is a courageous exploration of one...
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Employees First, Customers Second: Turning Conventional Management Upside Down
Recorded on: 9 November 2010
Speaker(s): Vineet Nayar
Differentiation is crucial to maintaining and growing market share. But many organisations lack the courage to look...
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Sustainability Living in Practice
Recorded on: 9 November 2010
Speaker(s): Satish Kumar
When he was nine Satish joined the wandering brotherhood of Jain monks. At 18, he became a campaigner for land reform,...
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Valuing the Environment
Recorded on: 9 November 2010
Speaker(s): Dr Eric Martin
Eric Martin is a fellow in the Centre for Philosophy of the Natural and Social Sciences, LSE.
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Welfare State Reform Over the (Very) Long-run
Recorded on: 9 November 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Paul Pierson, Professor Anton Hemerijck, Professor Julian le Grand
The lecture and panel discussion celebrate the T H Marshall Fellowship scheme, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation,...
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Towards a New Financial System
Recorded on: 9 November 2010
Speaker(s): José Viñals
José Viñals was appointed to the position of Financial Counsellor and Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets...
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Greece is Changing
Recorded on: 8 November 2010
Speaker(s): George Papaconstantinou
The Greek sovereign debt crisis of 2010 has received world-wide attention and has elicited unprecedented action by the...
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The Regime Complex for Climate Change
Recorded on: 8 November 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Robert O Keohane
There is no integrated regime governing efforts to limit climate change. Instead, there is a 'regime complex'… but can...
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Freedom and Agency
Recorded on: 4 November 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Patrick Haggard, Dr Amber Jacobs, Professor Thomas Pink
Is freedom part of human nature? And how can freedom be both a human power and a human right? Patrick Haggard is a...
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Seeking Justice for Crimes Against Humanity: the Case of Argentina
Recorded on: 4 November 2010
Speaker(s): Judge Sergio Gabriel Torres
Under the military government of 1976-1983, Argentina suffered massive and systematic violations of human rights, the...
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The State of the World Economy
Recorded on: 4 November 2010
Speaker(s): Olivier Blanchard
A strong and sustained world recovery requires two rebalancing acts. Internal, with a shift, in advanced countries,...
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Fred Halliday - an intellectual appreciation
Recorded on: 3 November 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Michael Cox, Howard Davies, Professor Fawaz Gerges, Professor Christopher Hill, Professor Margot Light, Dr Justin Rosenberg
This public event is an intellectual appreciation of Professor Fred Halliday who worked at the London School of...
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A talk by Saad Hariri
Recorded on: 2 November 2010
Speaker(s): Saad Hariri
Saad Hariri is President of the Council of Ministers of the Lebanese Republic, a position he has held since November...
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Them and Us: why we need a fair society
Recorded on: 2 November 2010
Speaker(s): Will Hutton
Will Hutton discusses the issues raised in his new book 'Them and Us: politics, greed and inequality' – why we need a...
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Where Good Ideas Come From
Recorded on: 2 November 2010
Speaker(s): Steven Johnson
Steven Johnson has spent twenty years immersed in creative industries, was active at the dawn of the internet and has a...
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Green Growth: the transition to a sustainable economy
Recorded on: 2 November 2010
Speaker(s): Chris Huhne MP
In this keynote talk Chris Huhne will set out the economic need for low-carbon growth as an essential path out of...
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European Questions – Turkish angles: Europe's citizens
Recorded on: 1 November 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Richard Bellamy, Professor Thomas Diez, Maurice Fraser
This series of events explores how our understanding of Europe's identity can be enhanced and developed in a new way by...
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Lady Chatterley's Lover: Fifty years on
Recorded on: 1 November 2010
Speaker(s): Lord Hutchinson QC, Helena Kennedy QC, Geoffrey Robertson QC
On 2nd November 1960 the jury at the Old Bailey acquitted Penguin Books of obscenity for publishing an uncensored...
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The Polish Question at the End of the First World War
Recorded on: 28 October 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Anita J Prazmowska
When the First World War broke out many assumed that it would inevitably lead to the re-emergence of a Polish state. As...
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Financial Crisis and Economic Recession
Recorded on: 28 October 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Jesús Huerta de Soto
The current financial and economic situation of the world should be analysed from the point of view of the Austrian...
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Celebrating the Work and Legacy of Professor Lord Meghnad Desai
Recorded on: 28 October 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Charles Goodhart, Professor Amartya Sen, Dr Purna Sen, Clare Short
In the year of his 70th birthday a panel of leading scholars discuss themes arising from Lord Desai's extensive work in...
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State of Emergency: The Way We Were, Britain 1970-1974
Recorded on: 27 October 2010
Speaker(s): Dominic Sandbrook
The beginning of the 1970s saw Britain tottering on the brink of an abyss. Yet this time of immense unrest was also one...
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African Whistle-blowers: fighting corruption from the inside
Recorded on: 26 October 2010
Speaker(s): John Githongo
Efforts to tackle corruption in Africa tend to focus on international initiatives, but it is local struggles for public...
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Re-engineering the Economy for Real People
Recorded on: 26 October 2010
Speaker(s): Samantha Heath
In the face of current economic and climatic challenges, decarbonising the economy sometimes amounts to little more...
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Evidence: philosophy of science meets medicine
Recorded on: 26 October 2010
Speaker(s): Professor John Worrall
Medics now insist that treatment decisions should be evidence based. Generally this must be right. But evidence based...
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European Questions - Turkish Angles: Europe's history
Recorded on: 25 October 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Stephen Houlgate, Professor Şevket Pamuk, Professor Donald Sassoon
These events explore how our understanding of Europe's identity can be enhanced and developed in a new way by taking in...
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MacroWikinomics: Rebooting Business and the World
Recorded on: 22 October 2010
Speaker(s): Don Tapscott
Don Tapscott is an internationally renowned authority on the strategic impact of information technology on innovation,...
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A Conversation with James Caan
Recorded on: 21 October 2010
Speaker(s): James Caan
A recession can uncover some great entrepreneurial talent and surprising opportunities. The speakers will explore how...
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Staying Safe Online (21/10/2010)
Recorded on: 21 October 2010
Speaker(s): Stephan Freeman, Dr Steve March
LSE IT Services is pleased to present a series of evenings (19, 20 and 21 October) to help promote awareness of...
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The Great Brain Race: Rise of the Global Education Marketplace
Recorded on: 21 October 2010
Speaker(s): Ben Wildavsky
In a worldwide educational marketplace, international competition to build the best universities and attract the...
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Jilted Generation: How Britain Bankrupted Its Youth
Recorded on: 20 October 2010
Speaker(s): Ed Howker, Shiv Malik
Why can so few young people afford to buy a house? Why do even top graduates struggle to find jobs? Why does politics –...
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Staying Safe Online (20/10/2010)
Recorded on: 20 October 2010
Speaker(s): David Blunkett
LSE IT Services is pleased to present a series of evenings (19, 20 and 21 October) to help promote awareness of...
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The Displaced and Dispossessed of Darfur
Recorded on: 20 October 2010
Speaker(s): Professor John Hagan
In addition to 300,000 deaths, the Darfur genocide has forced the displacement of about 3,000,000 people. John Hagan...
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Staying Safe Online (19/10/2010)
Recorded on: 19 October 2010
Speaker(s): Bob Ayers, Rob Carolina
LSE IT Services is pleased to present a series of evenings (19, 20 and 21 October) to help promote awareness of...
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The New Machiavelli: How to Wield Power in the Modern World
Recorded on: 19 October 2010
Speaker(s): Jonathan Powell
Taking the lessons Machiavelli derived from his experience as an official in fifteenth-century Florence, Powell shows...
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Europe in the new energy world order
Recorded on: 19 October 2010
Speaker(s): Lykke Friis
The cold war era was characterised by a bipolarity based on ideologies and nuclear arms. The post cold war era will...
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The Chilean Way to Development
Recorded on: 18 October 2010
Speaker(s): Sebastián Piñera Echenique
Sebastián Piñera Echenique is President of the Republic of Chile, a position he has held since being sworn in on 11...
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The Political Economy of the Cold War
Recorded on: 18 October 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Niall Ferguson
At its heart the Cold War was a competition between two economic systems. Despite having in common a...
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The Quest for Meaning
Recorded on: 18 October 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Tariq Ramadan
In this public lecture Tariq Ramadan, philosopher and Islamic scholar will talk about his new book 'The Quest for...
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The Global Challenge: No facts
Recorded on: 15 October 2010
Speaker(s): Hernando de Soto
The Global Policy dialogues are a unique series of exchanges bringing together today's most preeminent scholars and...
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Towards an Indian Renaissance: Building Institutions of Excellence
Recorded on: 15 October 2010
Speaker(s): Nita Ambani, Professor Lord Stern
India is at the vanguard of epoch-making economic and social transformation. A country of glorious heritage and...
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Financial Reform in China
Recorded on: 14 October 2010
Speaker(s): Howard Davies
In the 6th of an annual series of lectures, Howard Davies reviews the development of the Chinese financial system over...
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Lionel Robbins Memorial Lectures - Economic Freedom and Public Policy: Economics as a Moral Discipline
Recorded on: 13 October 2010
Speaker(s): Lord Turner
Lord Turner will deliver the 2010 Lionel Robbins Memorial Lecture Series, running for three consecutive evenings...
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Expiring or Expanding? international economic organisations and the restructuring of world power
Recorded on: 13 October 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Ngaire Woods
Ngaire Woods is professor of international political economy and director of the Global Economic Governance Programme,...
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Power Shift: West to East
Recorded on: 13 October 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Michael Cox, Professor Arne Westad
The world is tilting away from the West to the East, from the United States to China, from the Transatlantic to the...
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Wealth Creation in Developing Countries
Recorded on: 12 October 2010
Speaker(s): Andrew Mitchell, Professor Paul Collier
This event marks the launch of a new DFID approach to private sector investment in developing countries and is the...
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Lionel Robbins Memorial Lectures - Market Efficiency and Rationality: Why Financial Markets are Different
Recorded on: 12 October 2010
Speaker(s): Lord Turner
Lord Turner will deliver the 2010 Lionel Robbins Memorial Lecture Series, running for three consecutive evenings...
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Green Social Advertising
Recorded on: 12 October 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Luc Bovens
What are the aims and methods of green social advertising? Is it distinct from green nudges? Does it respect the...
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A Call for Judgment: sensible finance for a dynamic economy
Recorded on: 12 October 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Amar Bhide
Our prosperity requires the enterprise of innumerable individuals and businesses who exercise their imagination and...
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Fanatacism
Recorded on: 11 October 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Robert Eaglestone, Dr Alberto Toscano
Alberto Toscano will be debating his counter-history of fanaticism, in which he argues that fanaticism has played a...
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Lionel Robbins Memorial Lectures - Economic Growth, Human Welfare and Inequality
Recorded on: 11 October 2010
Speaker(s): Lord Turner
Lord Turner will deliver the 2010 Lionel Robbins Memorial Lecture Series, running for three consecutive evenings...
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Sustainability Enterprise: the future for business
Recorded on: 11 October 2010
Speaker(s): Sara Parkin
This lecture will consider the future for business and discuss the role of social enterprises, the future of...
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Press Conference: Nobel Prize for Economics awarded to Christopher Pissarides
Recorded on: 11 October 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Christopher Pissarides
A press conference to mark the award of the Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences to LSE professor Christopher Pissarides....
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PhD Forum for Finance and Economics in China 2010
Recorded on: 9 October 2010
Speaker(s): Liao Min, Professor Richard Portes, Professor Danny Quah, Xiao Gang Tian, Professor Shujie Yao
The main theme of this forum is Chinese Financial Reform and 'Sustainable Economic Development Under the Global...
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Brown at 10
Recorded on: 7 October 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Anthony Seldon
Gordon Brown's three years at No.10 were the most turbulent of any premiership in the postwar history of Downing...
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Greatness and Limits of the West: reflections on an uncompleted project
Recorded on: 7 October 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Emeritus Heinrich August Winkler
A lecture to mark the intellectual legacy of Ralf Dahrendorf, director of LSE from 1974 to 1984, and one of Europe's...
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The Rights' Future
Recorded on: 6 October 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Costas Douzinas, Professor Conor Gearty, Professor Francesca Klug, David Lammy
Conor Gearty joins invited guests to initiate 'The Rights' Future' a collaborative writing project aimed at the...
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The Economist as Philosopher: Adam Smith and John Maynard Keynes on human nature, social progress and economic change
Recorded on: 6 October 2010
Speaker(s): Nicholas Phillipson, Professor Lord Skidelsky
Robert Skidelsky and Nicholas Phillipson discuss how the philosophies of Keynes and Smith helped shape their...
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Steering the British Economy
Recorded on: 6 October 2010
Speaker(s): Howard Davies
Howard Davies delivers an orientation lecture to LSE students giving an insiders perspective on monetary policy and the...
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23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism
Recorded on: 5 October 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Ha-Joon Chang
We may like or dislike capitalism, but surely we all know how it works. Right? Wrong. Today, most arguments about...
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Getting More
Recorded on: 5 October 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Stuart Diamond
You're always negotiating. Whether making a business deal, talking to friends or even driving a car, negotiation is...
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The New Nobility: The Restoration of Russia's Security State and the Enduring Legacy of the KGB
Recorded on: 5 October 2010
Speaker(s): Andrei Soldatov
Andrei Soldatov – a journalist who has covered Russia's security services for more than a decade – penetrates the...
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Seizing the Opportunity of the Cloud: the Next Wave of Business Growth
Recorded on: 5 October 2010
Speaker(s): Steve Ballmer
The pervasive nature of technology and the ever increasing pace of development are rapidly changing the way we work,...
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Capitalism: can it ever be moral?
Recorded on: 4 October 2010
Speaker(s): Larry Elliot, Jon Cruddas MP, Professor Chandran Kukathas
Is it possible – or desirable – to reform capitalism so that it behaves better? A panel of speakers discuss the issues...
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Hong Kong's changing financial landscape
Recorded on: 4 October 2010
Speaker(s): John Tsang Chun Wah
John Tsang Chun Wah, Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region will discuss post-financial...
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Can we still afford Europe?
Recorded on: 30 September 2010
Speaker(s): Janusz Lewandowski
With its member states cutting spending sharply, what are the prospects for the EU's budget to 2020? Will Europe be...
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Lloyd George - the great outsider
Recorded on: 30 September 2010
Speaker(s): Lord Hattersley
David Lloyd George became the authentic radical of British politics in part because of intellectual conviction, but,...
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'It's my body and I'll do what I Like with it' Bodies as possessions and objects
Recorded on: 29 September 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Anne Phillips
We commonly use the language of body ownership as a way of claiming personal rights, though we do not normally mean it...
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Staying Power: Six Enduring Principles for Managing Strategy & Innovation in an Uncertain World
Recorded on: 28 September 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Michael A. Cusumano
This is an overview of Professor Cusumano's new book Staying Power: Six Enduring Principles for Managing Strategy and...
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The Financial Crisis: Who is to Blame?
Recorded on: 28 September 2010
Speaker(s): Howard Daves, Robert Peston
There is still no consensus on who or what caused the financial crisis which engulfed the world, beginning in the...
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Private Equity: leveraged expertise or leveraged bets?
Recorded on: 27 September 2010
Speaker(s): Dr Ulf Axelson
Dr Axelson draws from leading academic research to shed light on the controversial role of private equity in the...
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IGC Growth Week 2010 - Domestic Resource Mobilisation and Growth
Recorded on: 22 September 2010
Speaker(s): Nadeem ul Haque, Michael Keen, Dr Masihur Rahman, Rama Sithanen, Professor Joel Slemrod
To reduce reliance on foreign aid and financial inflows, policymakers across the developing world are seeking to...
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On Writing: High, Low, and everything in Between
Recorded on: 22 September 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Simon Schama
Simon Schama's latest book a selection of his writings titled Scribble, Scribble, Scribble, explores, amongst other...
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IGC Growth Week 2010 - Reforming Educational Systems
Recorded on: 22 September 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Michael Kremer, Professor George Imbanga Godia, Professor Geeta Kingdon, Dr Lansana Nyalley, Professor James Tooley
Michael Kremer discusses issues surrounding reform of education systems in developing countries based on evidence from...
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Ken Clarke – An interview with Mr Justice Cranston
Recorded on: 21 September 2010
Speaker(s): Kenneth Clarke
As part of the Legal Biographies Project lecture programme Mr Justice Cranston will be interviewing Ken Clarke, QC, MP,...
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IGC Growth Week 2010 - Industrial Revolution or Agricultural Revolution?
Recorded on: 21 September 2010
Speaker(s): Ernest Aryeetey, Ijaz Nabi, Professor Mark Rosenzweig, Paul Romer, Professor John Sutton
A distinguished panel tackles controversial and highly significant questions regarding the relative importance of...
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IGC Growth Week 2010 - Industrial Productivity
Recorded on: 21 September 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Chang-Tai Hsieh, Rasheed Adegbenro, Ludovico Alcorta, Professor Haroon Bhorat
What do we know about the importance of industrial productivity to a country's standards of living, both in absolute...
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IGC Growth Week 2010 - Mobile Phones for Development
Recorded on: 20 September 2010
Speaker(s): Dr Jenny Aker, Ken Banks, Dawn Haig-Thomas
Mobile phones have the potential to contribute significantly to economic growth in the developing world, in both the...
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IGC Growth Week 2010 - Managing Natural Resource Rents: China and Africa
Recorded on: 20 September 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Paul Collier, Dr Christopher Alden, Dr Gobind Nankani, Alan Winters
Is China's strategy - of negotiating deals in which resources are exchanged for infrastructure - mutually beneficial,...
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The Future of IT in India
Recorded on: 14 September 2010
Speaker(s): S.D. Shibulal
S.D. Shibulal is one of the co-founders and member of the Board of Directors of Infosys Technologies Limited. Shibu, as...
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Employment, labour markets, and development
Recorded on: 13 September 2010
Speaker(s): Dr Heiner Flassbeck
Launch Lecture of the UNCTAD Trade and Development Report 2010. As nations struggle with what they fear will be a...
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The Case of the Pope: Vatican Accountability for Human Rights Abuse
Recorded on: 8 September 2010
Speaker(s): Geoffrey Robertson
The Case of the Pope delivers a devastating indictment of the way the Vatican has run a secret legal system that has...
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The Quest for Meaning
Recorded on: 2 August 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Tariq Ramadan
In this public lecture Tariq Ramadan, philosopher and Islamic scholar will talk about his new book The Quest for...
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LSE Summer School 2010 - Contemporary Developments in International Law and the Role of the International Court of Justice
Recorded on: 29 July 2010
Speaker(s): Sir Christopher Greenwood
Sir Christopher Greenwood is a member of the International Court of Justice. Andrew Murray is Reader in Law at the...
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LSE Summer School 2010 - Barack Obama and the End of the American Empire
Recorded on: 21 July 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Michael Cox
Michael Cox is Professor of International Relations at LSE.
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Why Greece should default
Recorded on: 14 July 2010
Speaker(s): Alan Beattie
Going back to Philip II of Spain in the 16th century, government debt defaults need not be disastrous as long as they...
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Global Challenges for Europe and America
Recorded on: 13 July 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Nicholas Burns
Nicholas Burns is Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School. He...
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LSE Summer School 2010 - Business strategy in a global age
Recorded on: 12 July 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Costas Markides
Costas Markides is the Robert P Bauman Professor of Strategic Leadership at London Business School. Connson Locke is...
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Global Justice
Recorded on: 8 July 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Amartya Sen
In the first dialogue of the Global Policy Dialogue series, Amartya Sen and David Held will discuss Sen's new book, The...
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The Secret State: preparing for the worst 1945-2009
Recorded on: 7 July 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Peter Hennessy
Peter Hennessy will examine the most secret files recently declassified from the Cold War years and contrast the Secret...
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Living in the End Times
Recorded on: 1 July 2010
Speaker(s): Slavoj Zizek
There should no longer be any doubt: global capitalism is fast approaching its terminal crisis. In his latest book,...
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Cognitive Surplus
Recorded on: 28 June 2010
Speaker(s): Clay Shirky
For decades, technology encouraged us to squander our time as passive consumers. Today, tech has finally caught up with...
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Lithuania 2030
Recorded on: 22 June 2010
Speaker(s): Andrius Kubilius
Andrius Kubilius is Prime Minister of Lithuania, a position he has held since November 2008. He also served as Prime...
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Is Democracy Possible In Fragile States?
Recorded on: 15 June 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Teddy Brett, Professor Paul Collier, Professor James Robinson.
Over the past twenty years many Western development agencies have suggested that good governance, and possibly even...
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Art And The Limits Of The Political
Recorded on: 14 June 2010
Speaker(s): Dr Jonathan Lahey Dronsfield
A series of three lectures examining the proposition that contemporary art can go beyond transforming our understanding...
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Competition And Regulation: Micro-Economic Support For Macro-Economic Recovery
Recorded on: 14 June 2010
Speaker(s): Joaquín Almunia
Joaquín Almunia was appointed Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Competition in February...
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The Party: The Secret World Of China's Communist Rulers
Recorded on: 8 June 2010
Speaker(s): Richard McGregor
China's political and economic growth in the past three decades is one of astonishing, epochal dimensions. The country...
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Cities Under Siege
Recorded on: 7 June 2010
Speaker(s): Stephen Graham
Cities have become the new battleground of our increasingly urban world. From the slums of the global South to the...
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Art And The Limits Of The Political
Recorded on: 7 June 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Herman Rapaport
A series of three lectures examining the proposition that contemporary art can go beyond transforming our understanding...
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Mexico City: Inclusive Actions Towards Sustainability
Recorded on: 2 June 2010
Speaker(s): Marcelo Ebrard
Centrally involved in the shaping of Mexico City since the early 80's, Marcelo Ebrard has lead ambitious and innovative...
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A Lecture By Bronislaw Komorowski, Acting President Of Poland And Speaker Of The Polish Parliament
Recorded on: 2 June 2010
Speaker(s): Bronislaw Komorowski
Bronislaw Komorowski, Poland's parliamentary speaker, has been thrust into the role of acting president after the death...
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Climate Change: The City Solution
Recorded on: 1 June 2010
Speaker(s): Ritt Bjerregaard
As mayor of Copenhagen, Ritt Bjerregaard presided over a number of pioneering initiatives - including promoting cycling...
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India's Economy: Performance And Challenges
Recorded on: 1 June 2010
Speaker(s): Shankar Acharya, Isher Ahluwalia, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Surjit Bhalla, Martin Wolf
India has traversed a long way since the economic reforms of the early 1990s, and is now widely recognized as one of...
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Europe And North America In A Changing Global Economy
Recorded on: 27 May 2010
Speaker(s): Carlos Gutierrez
The global financial crisis caused some governments to turn inward. Is protectionism here to stay? What can the US and...
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HIV/AIDS In Uganda: How Anti-Retrovirals Change People's Lives
Recorded on: 27 May 2010
Speaker(s): Dr Antonieta Medina Lara, Barbara Nyanzi-Wakholi
Until only a few years ago, an AIDS diagnosis in Africa was seen as the harbinger of an inevitable and lingering death....
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The Career-Family Conundrum
Recorded on: 27 May 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Claudia Goldin
The talk concerns the challenges facing highly-educated young men and women who wish to have families while pursuing...
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The Ultimate Weapon Is No Weapon: Human Security And The New Rules Of War And Peace
Recorded on: 26 May 2010
Speaker(s): Lieutenant Colonel Shannon D. Beebe, Professor Mary Kaldor, Clare Short, Rory Stewart MP
A panel of speakers explore an idea for stabilising the dangerous neighbourhoods of the world through the...
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Making Research Relevant: Keynote Panel
Recorded on: 26 May 2010
Speaker(s): Zack Cooper, Simon Dietz, Sarabajaya Kumar, Sarah Mistry
This keynote panel is part of the LSE PhD Poster Exhibition: Relating Research to Reality hosted on May 26 in the NAB....
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Libya: Past, Present, And Future
Recorded on: 25 May 2010
Speaker(s): Saif al-Islam Alqadhafi
Saif al-Islam Alqadhafi is currently Chairman of the Gaddafi International Foundation for Charity and Development...
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A Manifesto For Giant Funds: Resolving The Dysfunctionality Of Finance
Recorded on: 25 May 2010
Speaker(s): Dr Paul Woolley
Paul Woolley explains why banking has grown so dominant, profitable and prone to crisis. He shows how giant funds, the...
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Beirut Normal
Recorded on: 25 May 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Hashim Sarkis
Is there anything to say about Beirut beyond the obvious, and by now exhausted, lessons of post-war reconstruction and...
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Building Social Business: The New Kind Of Capitalism That Serves Humanity's Most Pressing Needs
Recorded on: 25 May 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Muhammad Yunus
Muhammad Yunus has developed a visionary new dimension for capitalism which he calls "social business". By harnessing...
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The Realities And Relevance Of Japan's Great Recession
Recorded on: 24 May 2010
Speaker(s): Dr Adam S Posen
There is a battle for the future of our planet between profiteers who threaten to destroy natural resources for gain...
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The Plundered Planet
Recorded on: 24 May 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Paul Collier
Cities are the magnets for more than half the world's population. In such urban conditions, architects are increasingly...
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The Cultural Practices Of Cognition
Recorded on: 20 May 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Edwin Hutchins
Edwin Hutchins discusses how the shift to seeing cognition as a biological rather than a logical phenomenon presents...
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HIV/AIDS And Disability: New Research Findings From Kenya
Recorded on: 20 May 2010
Speaker(s): Dr Sam Tororei
The WHO estimates that 10 per cent of the population in poor countries is disabled. Disabled people have and want...
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How Much Does Good Management Matter? Evidence From India
Recorded on: 20 May 2010
Speaker(s): Professor John Roberts
As early as 2005 Roubini speculated that house prices would soon sink the economy, and in 2006 warned the IMF that the...
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We Don't Know How To Solve Global Poverty And That's A Good Thing
Recorded on: 19 May 2010
Speaker(s): Professor William Easterly
This lecture argues that occasions when development economists were more certain about 'the solution to global poverty'...
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Financial Crises And Crisis Economics: Past, Present And Future
Recorded on: 18 May 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Nouriel Roubini
As early as 2005 Roubini speculated that house prices would soon sink the economy, and in 2006 warned the IMF that the...
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Full Globalisation As A Positive-Sum Game: Green Demand As An Answer To The Financial Crisis
Recorded on: 18 May 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Carlota Perez
Drawing lessons from history, this lecture will argue that the potential of information technologies, the challenges of...
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Kinetic City: Designing For Informality In Mumbai
Recorded on: 18 May 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Rahul Mehrotra.
Mumbai, a Kinetic City, presents a compelling vision that potentially allows us to better understand the blurred lines...
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On Narrative And Ritual
Recorded on: 14 May 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Richard Sennett, Dr Rowan Williams.
A dialogue between a social philosopher and theologian about ritual and narrative.
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Trust, Transparency And Care
Recorded on: 14 May 2010
Speaker(s): Sir Christopher Kelly
The lecture will discuss some of the issues facing the health and social care system following the election.
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Richard Sennett: The Sociology Of Public Life
Recorded on: 14 May 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Craig Calhoun, Professor Bruno Latour, Alan Rusbridger, Professor Judy Wajcman, David Adjaye, Professor Geoff Mulgan, Lord Richard Rogers, Polly Toynbee.
In this exciting half-day conference two panels on 'Public Life and Public Policy' and 'Cities and the Public Realm',...
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China's 21st Century Market Authoritarian Challenge
Recorded on: 13 May 2010
Speaker(s): Stefan Halper
Beyond the military and economic challenge presented by Beijing, there lies a battle of ideas. China's market...
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Obliquity: Why Our Goals Are Best Pursued Indirectly
Recorded on: 13 May 2010
Speaker(s): Professor John Kay
Many goals are more likely to be achieved when pursued indirectly: the most profitable companies are not the most...
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Frazer Strikes Back From The Armchair
Recorded on: 13 May 2010
Speaker(s): Dr Rane Willerslev
The question which runs throughout this talk can be stated in stark form: is it a mistake to take our interest in an...
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LSE Director's Dialogue with Paul Volcker
Recorded on: 13 May 2010
Speaker(s): Howard Davies and Paul Volcker
Howard Davies is director of LSE. Prior to this, from 1997-2003 he was Chairman of the Financial Services Authority,...
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Atheists On Religion
Recorded on: 12 May 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Tim Crane, Professor AC Grayling
For the last 150 years or so European philosophers and sociologists have tended to regard religion as just one more...
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Banking On The Future: The Fall And Rise Of Central Banking
Recorded on: 12 May 2010
Speaker(s): Howard Davies, David Green
Not long ago, national central banks were endowed with wide-ranging authority, enormous prestige, and a high degree of...
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Economics And Politics Post-Lisbon
Recorded on: 11 May 2010
Speaker(s): Baroness Catherine Ashton
Baroness Catherine Ashton is the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and...
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Individuals And Groups In Evolutionary Biology
Recorded on: 11 May 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Samir Okasha
Many animal species live in cooperative groups, but the tension between individual and group welfare is ever-present....
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Islam Quintet: Night Of The Golden Butterfly
Recorded on: 11 May 2010
Speaker(s): Tariq Ali
Night of the Golden Butterfly concludes the Islam Quintet-Tariq Ali's award-winning series of historical novels,...
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Aftershock: Europe And The Post-Crisis World
Recorded on: 10 May 2010
Speaker(s): Philippe Legrain
The financial crisis brought the world to the brink of economic breakdown. As bubble turned to bust, Depression loomed....
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Transitional Justice In The 21st Century
Recorded on: 10 May 2010
Speaker(s): Natasa Kandic, Professor Ruti Teitel, David Tolbert.
To mark the official launch of the London Transitional Justice Network, this panel of leading advocates and scholars...
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Do No Harm: International Support For State Building In Fragile Situations
Recorded on: 6 May 2010
Speaker(s): Jon Lømoy, Dr Funmi Olonisakin, Professor James Putzel.
This panel discussion will focus on the January 2010 OECD report Do No Harm: international support for statebuilding in...
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Awakening Giants, Feet of Clay: assessing the economic rise of China and India
Recorded on: 5 May 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Pranab Bardhan
Professor Pranab Bardhan will deliver two lectures on the evening of 4 and 5 May. In this first lecture he will give a...
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Victims or Survivors? The Emerging Economies and the Economic Crisis
Recorded on: 5 May 2010
Speaker(s): Thomas Mirow.
18 months into the worst financial crisis since the 1930s, which countries seem to have made the grade? And how have...
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Awakening Giants, Feet of Clay: assessing the economic rise of China and India
Recorded on: 4 May 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Pranab Bardhan
Professor Pranab Bardhan will deliver two lectures on the evening of 4 and 5 May. In this first lecture he will give a...
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Islam, Secularisms and Law across Europe
Recorded on: 4 May 2010
Speaker(s): Professor John Bowen
This lecture will draw on the understandings of Islam and secularism that have been explored in earlier talks to...
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The Coming Global Monetary (Dis)Order
Recorded on: 29 April 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Benjamin Cohen
"After the Great Recession, the global monetary system is in turmoil. Can order be restored?"
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The Future of Cities in Britain: a pre-election debate
Recorded on: 29 April 2010
Speaker(s): Tessa Jowell, Lord McNally, Bob Neill
This public debate asks the country's leading parties what their policies are on making Britain's towns and cities more...
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The Greek Fiscal Crisis and the Future of the Euro-Zone
Recorded on: 28 April 2010
Speaker(s): Professor George Alogoskoufis, Professor Wim Koesters, Dr Yannos Papantoniou, Simon Tilford
The fiscal crisis in Greece has received much international coverage. Can Greece correct its financial position and...
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Red Tory: How Left and Right have Broken Britain and How we can Fix It
Recorded on: 28 April 2010
Speaker(s): Phillip Blond
Conventional politics is at a crossroads. Amid recession, depression, poverty, increasing violence and rising...
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The lottery of birth and the role of young people in development
Recorded on: 28 April 2010
Speaker(s): Espen Berg, Zoë Marriage, Bremley Lyngdoh, Andrew Lamb
The panellists will discuss the role of young people in development and what governments and the development community...
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What About Women?
Recorded on: 27 April 2010
Speaker(s): Lynne Featherstone, Harriet Harman, Theresa May
Women's votes will determine the result of this closely fought election and all the parties have mounted a media charm...
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'Running While Others Walk': the challenge of African development
Recorded on: 27 April 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Thandika Mkandawire
Africa lags behind other developing nations both economically and by other related social indicators. There is...
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The Enigma of Capital
Recorded on: 26 April 2010
Speaker(s): Professor David Harvey
For three centuries the capitalist system has shaped western society and conditioned the lives of its people....
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Mandela's Way - Lessons on Life
Recorded on: 12 April 2010
Speaker(s): Richard Stengel
For nearly three years Time magazine editor Richard Stengel collaborated with Nelson Mandela on his autobiography and...
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LSE Asia Forum 2010 - 15:30 - 17:00 - Plenary session: Health care: trust, mistrust, voice or choice? followed by Q&A Session - Closing Remarks
Recorded on: 26 March 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Julian Le Grand; Henk Bekedam; Professor Hu Yonghua; Howard Davies
The fifth LSE Asia Forum took place in Beijing on 25-26 March 2010 with the support of the China Institute of...
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LSE Asia Forum 2010 - 14:50 - 15:25 - Q&A Session: Climate change and economic growth
Recorded on: 26 March 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Lord Nicholas Stern of Brentford, Vice Minister Liu He, Zhu Min
The fifth LSE Asia Forum took place in Beijing on 25-26 March 2010 with the support of the China Institute of...
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LSE Asia Forum 2010 - 14:00 - 14:50 - Plenary session: Climate change and economic growth
Recorded on: 26 March 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Lord Nicholas Stern of Brentford, Vice Minister Liu He, Zhu Min
The fifth LSE Asia Forum took place in Beijing on 25-26 March 2010 with the support of the China Institute of...
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LSE Asia Forum 2010 - 11:30 - 12:45 - Plenary session: China: An Emerging Diplomatic Superpower?, followed by Q&A Session
Recorded on: 26 March 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Arne Westad, Professor Wang Jisi, Michael Yahuda
The fifth LSE Asia Forum took place in Beijing on 25-26 March 2010 with the support of the China Institute of...
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LSE Asia Forum 2010 - 08:00 - 09:45 - Welcome & Introduction - Keynote Speech - Address by His Royal Highness The Duke of York
Recorded on: 26 March 2010
Speaker(s): Howard Davies; His Excellency Mr Yang Jiechi; His Royal Highness The Duke of York
The fifth LSE Asia Forum took place in Beijing on 25-26 March 2010 with the support of the China Institute of...
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LSE Asia Forum 2010 - 08:00 - 09:45 - Welcome & Introduction | Keynote Speech | Address by His Royal Highness The Duke of York
Recorded on: 26 March 2010
Speaker(s): Howard Davies, His Excellency Mr Yang Jiechi, His Royal Highness The Duke of York
The fifth LSE Asia Forum took place in Beijing on 25-26 March 2010 with the support of the China Institute of...
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Entrepreneurship in the Arab world
Recorded on: 22 March 2010
Speaker(s): Sheikha Hanadi Al-Thani
The lecture will aim to raise awareness and understanding of the obstacles preventing the full integration of young...
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The Future of Capitalism and Globalisation: Global Perspectives and a European Agenda
Recorded on: 22 March 2010
Speaker(s): Karel De Gucht, Professor Marc De Vos
The subprime crisis and the global recession are receding. But what will be their long-term consequences? What future...
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Friendship and Poetry
Recorded on: 18 March 2010
Speaker(s): Vikram Seth
The Colorni lectures are held regularly in memory of Eva Colorni, who taught economics at the former City of London...
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Religion and Pluralism in a Divided World
Recorded on: 18 March 2010
Speaker(s): Anwar Ibrahim
Anwar Ibrahim is a former Deputy Prime Minister (1993-1998) and Finance Minister (1991-1998) of Malaysia. He was...
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EU Enlargement and the Western Balkans: A Fast Track or Slow Lane
Recorded on: 18 March 2010
Speaker(s): Ingeborg Grssle; Tanja Fajon
It has been said that EU enlargement in the Western Balkans is about completing the Union. The key question is when and...
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Europe as a Global Actor? A Conversation with Javier Solana
Recorded on: 18 March 2010
Speaker(s): Javier Solana
After ten years of serving as EU High Representative for CFSP, Javier Solana reflects on the achievements and...
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Inter-party Debate: Featuring Vince Cable V. Greg Hands V. Labour
Recorded on: 17 March 2010
Speaker(s): Vince Cable MP, Greg Hands MP, James Plaskitt MP
Keeping in context the events that unfolded in the recent economic crisis, the fiscal burden of the associated policies...
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Requiem for Detroit?
Recorded on: 17 March 2010
Speaker(s): G. Asenath Andrews, Stuart Gulliver, Bruce Katz, Richard Sennett
Detroit was once America's fourth largest city. Built by the car, with its groundbreaking suburbs, freeways and...
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New Labour, Xenophobia and Immigration
Recorded on: 17 March 2010
Speaker(s): Arun Kundnani, Nira Yuval-Davis, Joseph Harker
With immigration issues increasingly taking centre-stage during New Labour's tenure in government, and with the...
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Phoenix Cities - surviving financial, social and environmental turmoil in Europe and the US
Recorded on: 16 March 2010
Speaker(s): Lord Richard Rogers, Bruce Katz, Professor Anne Power, Julia Unwin
This discussion will debate the issues arising from a new book Phoenix Cities which examines seven cities from very...
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Beyond Copenhagen
Recorded on: 16 March 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Lord Stern
Nicholas Stern is IG Patel professor of economics and government at LSE and chairman of the ESRC Centre for Climate...
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The Empathic Civilization
Recorded on: 15 March 2010
Speaker(s): Jeremy Rifkin
At this event Jeremy Rifkin will talk about his latest book The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness...
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Meeting Development Challenges in the 21st Century
Recorded on: 12 March 2010
Speaker(s): Helen Clark
In recent times, the challenges of the developing world have been compounded by multiple crises: the food and fuel...
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Sustainable Business Innovation
Recorded on: 11 March 2010
Speaker(s): John Elkington
This lecture will discuss adapting to climate change within a new economic framework. John Elkington is co-founder of...
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Biomedical Enhancement and the Ethics of Development
Recorded on: 10 March 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Allen Buchanan
It is becoming possible to extend human capacities and perhaps even create new ones through the application of...
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Mind-Body Problems: Science, Fiction, and God
Recorded on: 10 March 2010
Speaker(s): Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, Professor Steven Pinker
What happens when a novelist and philosopher talks to a cognitive neuroscientist about faith, reason, fiction, and God?...
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The Risks of Genetically Modifying Human Embryos or Gametes
Recorded on: 9 March 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Allen Buchanan
Many consider genetic modification to be the riskiest mode of biomedical enhancement. The problem of unintended bad...
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The Brahimi Panels: Future Options in Afghanistan
Recorded on: 9 March 2010
Speaker(s): Wazhma Frogh, David Kilcullen, Horia Mosadiq, Michael Semple, Tom Tugendhat
Chaired by distinguished UN diplomat and envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, experts on Afghanistan will discuss the current...
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The Brahimi Panels: The Goldstone Report and the Peace Process
Recorded on: 8 March 2010
Speaker(s): Ami Ayalon, Professor Christine Chinkin, Karma Nabulsi, Colonel Desmond Travers
This public discussion, chaired by the distinguished UN diplomat and envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, will discuss the findings...
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The Future Development of International Criminal Justice: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Recorded on: 5 March 2010
Speaker(s): Sang-Hyun Song
Judge Sang-Hyun Song was appointed President of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in March, 2009. He initially...
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Independent Prosecutors and Democratic Accountability
Recorded on: 4 March 2010
Speaker(s): Sir Ken MacDonald QC
Public prosecutors must be free from political influence to command confidence. But if they are not answerable to...
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Education for Sustainable Development
Recorded on: 4 March 2010
Speaker(s): Tony Juniper
This event will explore the role of universities in driving the sustainability agenda. Tony Juniper is a campaigner,...
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Risk versus responsibility in the regulation of the company
Recorded on: 4 March 2010
Speaker(s): Dr David Kershaw
In this lunchtime series of lectures, a selection of LSE's academics from across the spectrum of the social sciences...
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Studying Islam across times and place: how to compare?
Recorded on: 2 March 2010
Speaker(s): Professor John Bowen
We discuss 'Studying Islam across times and place: how to compare?' and this time we subject 'Islam' to an analytical...
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Prosperity without Growth
Recorded on: 25 February 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Tim Jackson
This lecture will discuss a new vision of shared prosperity. It will consider the capability of human beings to...
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Hamlet Without the Prince of Denmark: how development has disappeared from today's 'development' discourse
Recorded on: 25 February 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Ha-Joon Chang
Ha-Joon Chang is a reader in the political economy of development at Cambridge University. This event is supported by...
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Geopolitics and Imperialism: the British Empire and Halford Mackinder 1890-1940
Recorded on: 25 February 2010
Speaker(s): Dr John Darwin
It was perhaps no coincidence that Halford Mackinder, the most famous exponent of geopolitical theory, wrote his...
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Chasing Science: laboratory inquiries, children's brains, family labours
Recorded on: 25 February 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Rayna Rapp
Over the last three decades, an escalating proportion of US school children have been classified for special education....
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Does the Electric Car have the Juice?
Recorded on: 25 February 2010
Speaker(s): Len Curran, Andrew Heiron
Fierce price competition, painstaking cost-cutting, and widespread volatility is making life in the auto industry...
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Risk-Based Regulation: Rethinking from a Lawyers' Perspective
Recorded on: 25 February 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Robert Baldwin, Julia Black
In this lunchtime series of lectures, a selection of LSE's academics from across the spectrum of the social sciences...
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The Importance of Alternative Financing: global perspectives on Islamic finance
Recorded on: 24 February 2010
Speaker(s): Stephen Green, Dr. M. Umer Chapra
This lecture discusses the growing role alternative financing arrangements, such as Islamic finance, have on the global...
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Civil Society, Aid and Security
Recorded on: 24 February 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Sally Healy, Dr Jeremy Lind, David Peppiat, Elizabeth Winter
The Obama administration has abandoned the term 'War on Terror' and taken steps to undo the worst excesses of the...
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Barack Obama and the Muslim World
Recorded on: 23 February 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Gilles Kepel
This lecture will assess how successful President Obama's engagement with the Muslim world has been. Gilles Kepel is...
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Twenty years of Transformation in CEE: Results, lessons and prospects
Recorded on: 22 February 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Leszek Balcerowicz
Leszek Balcerowicz is an economist, a Professor at the Warsaw School of Economics, Former President of the National...
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This Sporting Planet: global sport and global capitalism
Recorded on: 18 February 2010
Speaker(s): Professor David Goldblatt
Globalisation has seen sport achieve a hitherto unequalled global cultural significance, but it has also left it in...
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Counter-Composition: conversations on ethics
Recorded on: 17 February 2010
Speaker(s): Steve Pyke, Dr Alex Voorhoeve
Alex Voorhoeve builds on Plato's arguments for philosophising about ethics in dialogue form. Steve Pyke will describe...
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Jimmy Stewart Is Dead -- Ending the World's Ongoing Financial Plague with Limited Purpose Banking
Recorded on: 17 February 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Laurence J. Kotlikoff
Let's call a spade a spade. Today's financial system, with its limited liability, insider rating, political kickbacks,...
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How rich are the baby boomers and how poor are their children?
Recorded on: 16 February 2010
Speaker(s): David Willetts MP
David Willetts will analyse the distribution of income and wealth between different generations in Britain. He will...
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21st Century Challenges: how global crises provide the opportunity to transform the world
Recorded on: 16 February 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Lord Anthony Giddens, Professor David Held, Professor Mary Kaldor, Professor Danny Quah
The world now confronts crises unique in their global character. Distinguished LSE experts argue these crises provide...
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Renewing the Left's ideology: what should be the principles and goals of the centre-Left today?
Recorded on: 15 February 2010
Speaker(s): James Purnell MP
The credit crunch was followed by a consensus on the centre-Left that the world was entering a "progressive moment",...
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LSE Literary Festival - Speaking of Love
Recorded on: 13 February 2010
Speaker(s): AS Byatt, Ben Okri, Helen Simpson, Colin Thubron
Four very different writers consider four very different aspects of love: love as enchantment, and love as madness;...
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LSE Literary Festival - Animating a Myth for our times: The Lawsuit of the Animals against Humanity
Recorded on: 13 February 2010
Speaker(s): Zeina Frangie-Eyres, Dr Simon Glendinning, Professor Marina Warner, Dr Mark Wright
An event that combines a story-telling of the 1000-year-old eco-fable The Animals' Lawsuit against Humanity with a...
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LSE Literary Festival - Theatre of Action?
Recorded on: 13 February 2010
Speaker(s): Matt Charman, John Caird
Theatre has a rich tradition of raising political issues, as evidenced in LSE founder George Bernard Shaw's work. A...
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LSE Literary Festival - So Much for That: on illness, death and money
Recorded on: 13 February 2010
Speaker(s): Lionel Shriver
Lionel Shriver will be discussing and reading from her new novel So Much for That on the cusp of release in March....
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LSE Literary Festival - Sociology as Literature
Recorded on: 13 February 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Richard Sennett
Richard Sennett's award winning Sociology of Literature explores the role of narrative in social research and in...
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LSE Literary Festival - The Arts of Illness
Recorded on: 13 February 2010
Speaker(s): Dr Jane Darcy, Brian Dillon, Sally O'Reilly
Consciousness of our own mortality is at the heart of the human experience, and has long fascinated writers and...
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LSE Literary Festival - Reading London
Recorded on: 13 February 2010
Speaker(s): Will Alsop, Professor Rosemary Ashton, Leo Hollis, Hans Ulrich Obrist
How do we attempt to understand the sprawling "modern Babylon" that is London, with its layers of social, political and...
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LSE Literary Festival - Literature and the Sciences: Where do they meet?
Recorded on: 13 February 2010
Speaker(s): Michael Blackburn, Mario Petrucci, Richard Tyrone-Jones
Three poets discuss the interrelationship between art and literature and the social sciences. What are the links...
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LSE Literary Festival - Jekyll & Hyde: Law, Science, Psychology
Recorded on: 13 February 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Mary Evans, Professor Nicola Lacey, Robert Mighall, Professor Juliet Mitchell
Robert Louis Stevenson's Jekyll and Hyde develops an extraordinarily rich intersection between literary fiction, legal...
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LSE Literary Festival - War Stories: How to bring the battle to the book?
Recorded on: 13 February 2010
Speaker(s): Stephen Grey, Andrew Mueller, Ros Wynne-Jones
A discussion of war journalism in its historical context. How the great correspondents of the past managed to tell the...
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LSE Literary Festival - How to write a novel- an introduction for beginners with Justine Mann
Recorded on: 13 February 2010
Speaker(s): Justine Mann
Does the task of writing a novel both excite and daunt you? Using the political novel as an example, this workshop will...
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Authority, Enjoyment and the Spirits of Capitalism
Recorded on: 12 February 2010
Speaker(s): Yannis Stavrakakis
How is order sustained in capitalist societies? This lecture highlights the mutual engagement between authority,...
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LSE Literary Festival - Literature and the Academic: Literature as a resource for other disciplines
Recorded on: 12 February 2010
Speaker(s): Richard Bronk, Professor Margot Finn, Dr Neil Vickers
The session examines how the reading of literature can expand the analytical imagination, provide alternative metaphors...
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LSE Literary Festival - The Fiction of Development?
Recorded on: 12 February 2010
Speaker(s): Giles Foden, Professor David Lewis, Jack Mpanje, Sunny Singh
Do we learn more about global poverty issues and the worlds of international development agencies from works of popular...
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LSE Literary Festival - At the margins - are hard times good times for literature?
Recorded on: 12 February 2010
Speaker(s): Andrew Franklin, John Lanchester, Adrian Wooldridge
The publishing industry has arguably seen its worst financial year in decades, with flagging book sales and dwindling...
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LSE Literary Festival - Dance, Text, and Translation: Creating a Dialogue
Recorded on: 12 February 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Helen Thomas, Jasmin Vardimon
Dance is generally concerned with non-verbal bodily communication, while literature is text-based and disembodied....
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2010: Marking a New Beginning - Bosnia & Herzegovina and South East Europe
Recorded on: 11 February 2010
Speaker(s): Dr Zlatko Lagumdzija
Dr Zlatko Lagumdzija is leader of the Social Democratic Party and a former Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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LSE Literary Festival - How Would a Robot Read a Novel?
Recorded on: 11 February 2010
Speaker(s): Dr Kavita Abraham, Dr Jon Adams, Dr Robert Hudson
Don't judge a book by its cover? Don't be ridiculous. We constantly make judgements on books - from where it appears in...
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LSE Literary Festival -The Future of Teen Fiction
Recorded on: 11 February 2010
Speaker(s): Rebecca Clee, Patrick Ness, Alex Scarrow, Mark Walden
The culmination of LSE's second creative writing competition for London state schools, this panel of award-winning and...
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Uncertainty and Ambiguity in American Fiscal and Monetary Policies
Recorded on: 10 February 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Thomas J Sargent
Combining an historical approach with macroeconomic theory, Thomas Sargent will discuss ways of thinking about American...
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A Broken Middle East: a wasted decade of war on terror
Recorded on: 10 February 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Fawaz A Gerges
Today's Middle East is broken. The crisis of prolonged authoritarianism and failed economic policies have caused...
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Out of the Bretton Woods: Building a World Bank for the 21st Century
Recorded on: 10 February 2010
Speaker(s): Douglas Alexander MP
The first decade of the 21st Century has shown the extent to which we are increasingly interdependent for our...
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Sustainable Housing: how can we save 80 per cent of our energy use in existing homes?
Recorded on: 9 February 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Anne Power
This lecture addresses how we can drastically reduce energy consumption and consequent carbon emissions by considering...
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Freefall
Recorded on: 8 February 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Joseph Stiglitz
Stiglitz lays out not only the course of the financial crisis which began in 2007, but its underlying causes, and shows...
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Europe - the traitor's kiss
Recorded on: 4 February 2010
Speaker(s): Chris Bryant MP
After the recent focus on internal issues, the EU is now turning its attention to global matters. What impact will the...
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Economics 0-Reality 1
Recorded on: 4 February 2010
Speaker(s): John Lanchester
Has the credit crunch exposed the futility of academic economics? Should LSE be closed down and converted into...
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Climate Crunch: making the economics fit
Recorded on: 4 February 2010
Speaker(s): Jonathon Porritt
At the beginning of this new decade more people in the US and UK remain unpersuaded by the science of climate change...
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Online and offline risk - getting young people's experience of the internet into perspective
Recorded on: 4 February 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Sonia Livingstone
In this lunchtime series of lectures, a selection of LSE's academics from across the spectrum of the social sciences...
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Eastern Europe and the Balkans: what now?
Recorded on: 3 February 2010
Speaker(s): Tim Judah, Nick Thorpe
After months of renewed celebration of the fall of the Berlin Wall, has a new malaise taken over? Are there any...
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Doldrums to Downing Street? The Conservative Party's long journey from opposition to the brink of office
Recorded on: 3 February 2010
Speaker(s): Tim Bale
Why did the world's oldest and most successful political party dump Margaret Thatcher only to commit electoral suicide...
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Burquas aren't always blue: Kandahar 1968 - 2010
Recorded on: 3 February 2010
Speaker(s): Felix Kuehn, Alex Strick van Linschoten
Born in a small village of Kandahar, Abdul Salam Zaeef rose to become a senior member of the Taliban. His memoirs of...
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You are not a gadget
Recorded on: 2 February 2010
Speaker(s): Jaron Lanier
Something started to go wrong with the digital revolution at the start of the 21st century. Individual creativity has...
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Secularisms in crisis
Recorded on: 2 February 2010
Speaker(s): Professor John Bowen
During the 1980s people living in Europe and North America took cognizance of two major developments in religion and...
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Delivering a Low Carbon London
Recorded on: 2 February 2010
Speaker(s): Isabel Dedring
Isabel Dedring will discuss developing and implementing a vision for a low carbon London. Isabel Dedring is environment...
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Uninhibited, Robust and Wide-Open: a free press for a new century
Recorded on: 1 February 2010
Speaker(s): Lee Bollinger
Bollinger explores the meaning of freedom of the press in our globalised, internet-dominated era. Lee C. Bollinger...
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New Economics
Recorded on: 28 January 2010
Speaker(s): Andrew Simms
Andrew Simms considers the development of a new sustainable economic model, looking at environmental, social and...
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Electoral Reform in the Wake of the Economic Crisis
Recorded on: 28 January 2010
Speaker(s): Dr Vincent Cable MP
Following the most devastating economic crisis since the Great Depression, electoral and institutional governance...
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Risk, ethics and public sensitivities
Recorded on: 28 January 2010
Speaker(s): Professor George Gaskell
In this lunchtime series of lectures, a selection of LSE's academics from across the spectrum of the social sciences...
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The Special Tribunal for Lebanon: Where could Justice go wrong?
Recorded on: 27 January 2010
Speaker(s): Dr Omar Nashabe
The lecture places the crime - the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafic Hariri - in its...
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Not By Reason Alone
Recorded on: 26 January 2010
Speaker(s): Dr Montek Ahluwalia, Mukesh Ambani, Shobhana Bhartia, Professor Lord Desai, Shekhar Gupta, Ed Luce, Lord Patten, Nand Kishore Singh, Professor Lord Stern
Not by Reason Alone, written by Nand Kishore Singh a member of parliament in the Upper House in India is a comment on...
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Speaking with the Speaker
Recorded on: 25 January 2010
Speaker(s): John Bercow, Tony Travers
John Bercow was elected to the post of speaker in June 2009. It followed the resignation of the previous speaker in the...
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The Future of Internet Rights: A Conversation with Industry's Leaders
Recorded on: 25 January 2010
Speaker(s): Richard Allan, Kasey Chappelle, Alma Whitten, Usama M. Fayyad
Will the market and innovation decide the future of the internet, or will the future be led by law and policy? The...
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Why should social scientists be interested in the Cold War?
Recorded on: 21 January 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Michael Cox
In this lunchtime series of lectures, a selection of LSE's academics from across the spectrum of the social sciences...
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What kind of economics should we teach?
Recorded on: 20 January 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Geoffrey Hodgson, Professor Albert Marcet, Paul Ormerod, Professor John Sutton
The recent global crisis has lead to questions being asked about whether the kind of economics being taught to students...
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Europe after the European Age: historical reflections
Recorded on: 20 January 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Mark Mazower
What forces have shaped Europe's place in the world over the past two centuries? And how do the challenges of the two...
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Beyond the "Berlusconi Common Sense". A New Model of Politics for the 21st Century
Recorded on: 19 January 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Paolo Mancini
Mostly outside Italy, there is a widespread common sense about Berlusconi and his political adventure: he has been able...
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Child Under-nourishment as a Social Predicament
Recorded on: 19 January 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Amartya Sen
This lecture is in honour of Dr Indraprastha Gordhanbhai (I.G) Patel who was the ninth director of the London School of...
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The War on Drugs: an upper or downer for development?
Recorded on: 18 January 2010
Speaker(s): Misha Glenny, Michael Hartmann
The panel will discuss the impact of legalising and regulating the international trade in illegal drugs. They will look...
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Modernity and the Meaning of Life
Recorded on: 18 January 2010
Speaker(s): Dr Simon Glendinning, Dr Edward Skidelsky
This dialogue will examine the resources left to us to find meaning in our modern day lives. Simon Glendinning is a...
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Crisis as Motivation? The Challenges of Sustaining Growth in Southeast Asia
Recorded on: 14 January 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Richard Doner
Can the dynamic, export-oriented economies of Southeast Asia sustain their growth in light of the global economic...
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Positive Deviance: the only strategy left for sustainability leadership?
Recorded on: 14 January 2010
Speaker(s): Sara Parkin
In the absence of an adequate response to unsustainability by political leaders, it is up to the rest of us to lead the...
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Getting fiscal consolidation right: Lessons from Sweden
Recorded on: 14 January 2010
Speaker(s): Anders Borg
Faced with a record deficit and an accelerating debt, the UK will have to embark on a process of massive fiscal...
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When China Rules the World
Recorded on: 13 January 2010
Speaker(s): Martin Jacques
The years immediately following the end of the Cold War gave rise to the notion that the world was entering yet another...
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Muslims in Modern Europe
Recorded on: 12 January 2010
Speaker(s): Professor Gilles Kepel
This lecture will look at the complex character of the Muslim population in Europe and explain the many different ways...
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