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Public lecture podcasts and videos: 2011


The Concept of Dignity among Palestinian Youth: An Exploratory Pilot Study
Recorded on: 13 December 2011
Speaker(s): Rita Giacaman
How do young Palestinians define dignity? What is the importance of dignity in their lives? What would increase or...
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British Journal of Industrial Relations (BJIR): 50th Anniversary Conference panel discussion
Recorded on: 13 December 2011
Speaker(s): Ed Heery, John Kelly, David Metcalf
"The unsolved problems in the research of work and employment" – a round table discussion among former BJIR chief...
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China Model 2
Recorded on: 8 December 2011
Speaker(s): Dr Kent Deng, Professor Jude Howell, Professor Athar Hussain
Against all previous predictions China has been completely transformed. This raises the question of the "China Model"...
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The US and the Arab Revolutions
Recorded on: 8 December 2011
Speaker(s): Professor William Quandt
The US has been an active player in the Middle East over the past century, but has been of minor relevance during the...
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A New Synthesis of Public Administration: serving in the 21st century
Recorded on: 6 December 2011
Speaker(s): Jocelyne Bourgon
Crises, cascading failures, and unpredictable shocks characterise the world we live in. Jocelyne Bourgon will map out...
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Rules and Representations: desire from an evolutionary point of view
Recorded on: 6 December 2011
Speaker(s): Dr Armin Schulz
Many organisms make decisions using only reflexes and drives; some, however, do so by employing explicit...
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EU Foreign Policy after Lisbon: the role of parliaments in EU foreign policy-making
Recorded on: 6 December 2011
Speaker(s): Brendan Donnelly, Mike Gapes MP, Lord Teverson, Professor Wolfgang Wagner
In this second roundtable in a series on 'EU Foreign Policy after Lisbon' the LSE's European Foreign Policy Unit...
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New Strategies for Disaster Response: How the increased frequency and intensity of disasters will reshape the EU approach
Recorded on: 6 December 2011
Speaker(s): Kristalina Georgieva
Kristalina Georgieva is European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response....
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The Price of Civilization: economics and ethics after the fall
Recorded on: 5 December 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Jeffrey Sachs
The world economy remains in a precarious state after the global recession. Jeffrey Sachs will discuss why we must –...
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Global Political Challenges: women advancing democracy
Recorded on: 2 December 2011
Speaker(s): Dr Madeleine Korbel Albright
Former US secretary of state Madeleine Korbel Albright will address the future of US foreign policy and the leadership...
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Aung San Suu Kyi and the revolution of the spirit
Recorded on: 1 December 2011
Speaker(s): Peter Popham
Twenty-three years after an uprising involving millions, and 21 years after elections which Aung San Suu Kyi's National...
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Families and young people in troubled neighbourhoods
Recorded on: 1 December 2011
Speaker(s): Iain Duncan Smith, Professor Anne Power, Professor Jane Waldfogel
The Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion tracked 200 families bringing up children in deprived neighbourhoods over...
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Perspectives on Taste – Philosophy and Neuroscience: the nature of tastes and tasting
Recorded on: 1 December 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Barry Smith
This lecture will explore the philosophy and neuroscience of taste and what it tells us about perception. Barry Smith...
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WikiLeaks: news in the networked era
Recorded on: 30 November 2011
Speaker(s): Charlie Beckett
This lecture will tell the story of WikiLeaks, the most controversial journalism organisation of the digital age. Led...
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Arab Nationalism, Islamism and the Arab Uprising
Recorded on: 30 November 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Sadik Al Azm
Al-Azm, one of the Middle East's most notable contemporary thinkers, will reflect on the effects of the Arab uprisings...
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1989 and EU-enlargement: Austria's role in European politics
Recorded on: 29 November 2011
Speaker(s): Dr Heinz Fischer
In spring 2010, Dr. Heinz Fischer was re-elected as Federal President of the Republic of Austria by popular vote for...
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For Love and Money: the distinctive features of care work
Recorded on: 29 November 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Nancy Folbre
For Love and Money, a forthcoming book edited by Nancy Folbre provides an overview of care provision in the United...
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Jawaharlal Nehru and China: a study in failure?
Recorded on: 29 November 2011
Speaker(s): Dr Ramachandra Guha
Jawaharlal Nehru, the man most identified with Indian foreign policy after independence, is remembered for what is...
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On Love
Recorded on: 29 November 2011
Speaker(s): Dr David Bell, Professor Simon May
Is genuine love unconditional, or enduring, or disinterested? Simon May says 'no' and offers an alternative theory....
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Herd Behaviour and Keeping up with the Joneses
Recorded on: 28 November 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Andrew Oswald
Herd behaviour is often natural and individually rational, but it has the potential to be disastrous for the group. In...
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Whatever Happened to Parliamentary Socialism: taking Ralph Miliband seriously today
Recorded on: 25 November 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Leo Panitch
This lecture marks the 50th anniversary of Ralph Miliband's first major work, the hugely influential Parliamentary...
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Democracy in the Workplace
Recorded on: 24 November 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Axel Gosseries, Paul Loach
This dialogue explores the prospects for workplace democracy - utopian ideal, or an idea whose time has come? Axel...
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Social Movements in the Age of the Internet
Recorded on: 24 November 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Manuel Castells
How are Social Movements shaped by the availability of horizontal communication networks based on the Internet and...
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Covering the Arab Spring: Are the Media Getting it Wrong?
Recorded on: 24 November 2011
Speaker(s): Brian Whitaker, Roger Hardy, Marwan Bishara, Dr Ramy Aly
A panel of seasoned journalists who have covered the Middle East extensively during their careers will critically...
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LSE Honorary Degree Ceremony - Social Business: to solve society's most pressing problems
Recorded on: 24 November 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Muhammad Yunus
Muhammad Yunus is to be awarded an Honorary Degree – Doctor of Science (Economics) at this ceremony. Professor Yunus...
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Role of the Chinese Diaspora
Recorded on: 23 November 2011
Speaker(s): Lord Nat Wei
Lord Wei will give a lecture in memory of Lord Michael Chan, the first ever ethnic Chinese member of the House of...
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The Evolution of Morality
Recorded on: 22 November 2011
Speaker(s): Dr Jason McKenzie Alexander, Dr Keith Jensen, Dr Andrew Pinsent
What generates our capability to act morally? How much is it part of our basic biology? How is it socialised? Is it...
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LSE Health and Social Care Annual Lecture 2011 - Fairer Care Funding
Recorded on: 22 November 2011
Speaker(s): Andrew Dilnot
Achieving a sustainable and fair system for funding the support required by people with social care needs represents a...
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Leading Colombia towards Prosperity for All
Recorded on: 22 November 2011
Speaker(s): Juan Manuel Santos Calderón
Juan Manuel Santos Calderón is President of the Republic of Colombia. Born in Bogota on August 10, 1951. He was a cadet...
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The Global Value of the Commonwealth
Recorded on: 21 November 2011
Speaker(s): Kamalesh Sharma
Kamalesh Sharma will reflect on the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in October 2011, which is expected...
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World Stage Student and Alumni Lecture Series - 21 Novermber 2011
Recorded on: 21 November 2011
Speaker(s): Paulina Bozek, Vyacheslav Polonski, Christina Kerr
This is the second year of events where invited alumni share a stage with current students in a public talk. This is a...
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Dreaming Transnational Law - Dream, Faith, Vision and Utopia in current legal discourse
Recorded on: 17 November 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Ralf Michaels
We are witnessing a paradigmatic shift in the reality and theory of law. The new transnational law – international...
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The deconstruction of social unreality: How to naturalise social facts
Recorded on: 17 November 2011
Speaker(s): Dan Sperber
Many social scientists and philosophers - John Searle in particular in The Construction of Social Reality - argue that...
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Revolution and Counter-revolution in the Arab World
Recorded on: 16 November 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Gilles Kepel
From the Tunisian and Egyptian uprisings to their suppression in Bahrain and Syria; from civil war in Yemen and Libya...
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The Deaths of Others
Recorded on: 16 November 2011
Speaker(s): John Tirman
US author John Tirman argues that while Americans are rightly concerned about the number of US troops killed in battle,...
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State Violence and the Responsibility to Protect: the role of the international community
Recorded on: 15 November 2011
Speaker(s): Dr Chaloka Beyani, Ignacio Llanos, Professor Sir Adam Roberts
The UN has a responsibility to protect populations from genocide and crimes against humanity, but to what effect?...
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The Wit and Wisdom of Brian Moore
Recorded on: 15 November 2011
Speaker(s): Brian Moore
Former England rugby player turned journalist and media commentator gives his forthright views on a whole range of...
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Thinking Fast and Slow - Daniel Kahneman in conversation with Richard Layard
Recorded on: 15 November 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Daniel Kahneman, Professor Lord Richard Layard
Two systems drive the way we think and make choices: System One is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System Two is...
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Conservative Leadership - What Works and What Doesn't
Recorded on: 14 November 2011
Speaker(s): Robin Harris
Drawing on his new book, The Conservatives-A History, Robin Harris will review the different styles, strengths and...
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European Questions – Turkish Angles: Europe's nation states
Recorded on: 14 November 2011
Speaker(s): Professor John Breuilly, Professor Sir Francis Jacobs, Professor Umut Özkirimli
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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Savage Messiah: Transmissions from a discarded future
Recorded on: 14 November 2011
Speaker(s): Laura Oldfield Ford
In this talk, artist, writer and zine maker Laura Oldfield Ford will be showing traces and relics from her...
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Bombing Savages in Law, in Fact, in Fiction
Recorded on: 10 November 2011
Speaker(s): Sven Lindqvist
This lecture marks the centenary of aerial bombardment. More than just a military revolution, this development redrew...
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The Darwin Economy: liberty, competition, and the common good
Recorded on: 10 November 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Robert H. Frank
Who was the greater economist--Adam Smith or Charles Darwin? The question seems absurd. Darwin, after all, was a...
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Crisis in the EU and Eurozone - Austria's response
Recorded on: 10 November 2011
Speaker(s): Dr Michael Spindelegger
Dr Michael Spindelegger is Vice-Chancellor of the Republic of Austria and Federal Minister for European and...
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The City of London
Recorded on: 9 November 2011
Speaker(s): Professor David Kynaston
David Kynaston's ground-breaking history of the City of London, published in four volumes between 1994 and 2001 and now...
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Europe's Vanished Kingdoms
Recorded on: 9 November 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Norman Davies, Maurice Fraser
The history of Europe is not just the story of Britain, France and Germany. Norman Davies examines the lives and...
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The Art of Selecting the Right Arbitrator
Recorded on: 9 November 2011
Speaker(s): Constantine Partasides
Few aspects are as crucial in the practice of international arbitration as having the right people on the tribunal....
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Doing Business with China: problems, challenges and opportunities
Recorded on: 8 November 2011
Speaker(s): Stephen Perry
Stephen Perry will discuss the early days of the 48 Group, the oldest Western trading partners with the People's...
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Emerging art markets
Recorded on: 8 November 2011
Speaker(s): Melanie Gerlis
With China now the second or even first biggest art market in the world, this lecture looks at the emerging markets for...
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More Cooperation is More Security: Towards European Coherence in International Affairs
Recorded on: 8 November 2011
Speaker(s): Erkki Tuomioja
Minister Tuomioja will outline his views on international security challenges and the responses that are urgently...
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Kuwait Programme seminar: Faith and politics in the Gulf
Recorded on: 8 November 2011
Speaker(s): Roger Hardy, Jane Kinninmont
Roger Hardy is Visiting Fellow at the Centre for International Studies at LSE and former Middle East and Islamic...
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The Arab Uprisings: mass protest, border-crossing and history from below
Recorded on: 7 November 2011
Speaker(s): Dr John Chalcraft
Based on fieldwork conducted over the past five years, John Chalcraft will examine the Arab uprisings with a focus on...
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Christ to Coke?
Recorded on: 3 November 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Martin Kemp
Informative, funny, sad, and surprising by turns, this is the first book to look at all the main types of visual icon,...
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Derrida and (the) English
Recorded on: 3 November 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Rachel Bowlby, Professor Robert Eaglestone, Dr Sarah Wood
Marking the publication of Simon Glendinning's new book Derrida: a very short introduction, this discussion will...
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Is the Western Liberal Order China-Proof?
Recorded on: 3 November 2011
Speaker(s): Mark Leonard
As uncertainty and insecurity in the West increase, can a drift to state capitalism and political authoritarianism be...
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Them and Us: A Special Relationship?
Recorded on: 3 November 2011
Speaker(s): Sarah Lyall, Justin Webb
BBC Today Programme presenter and former Washington Correspondent Justin Webb in conversation with the New York Times'...
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LSE perspectives on the sovereign debt crisis
Recorded on: 2 November 2011
Speaker(s): Dr Jon Danielsson, Dr Bob Hancke, Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis, Professor Dimitri Vayanos
The panellists will each outline their analysis of the crisis, with particular emphasis on the Eurozone, and debate how...
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The Rare Find
Recorded on: 2 November 2011
Speaker(s): George Anders
How do we recognise greatness? The world-wide hunt for talent has never been more ambitious, more systematic -- and...
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ERC Security in Transition Launch
Recorded on: 2 November 2011
Speaker(s): Lakhdar Brahimi, Professor Mary Kaldor, Javier Solana
The event will discuss the gap between contemporary security needs and security capabilities, and will launch the new...
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Decarbonising Britain
Recorded on: 1 November 2011
Speaker(s): Dr David Kennedy
The UK has an aggressive plan to decarbonise its economy by 34 per cent in 2020, 50 per cent in 2027 and 80 per cent in...
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Predicting if Your Policy will Work for You: doing it better
Recorded on: 1 November 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Nancy Cartwright
Why isn't evidence-based policy making working? This lecture looks at examples from Californian schools, the Bangladesh...
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Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade
Recorded on: 1 November 2011
Speaker(s): Andrew Feinstein
Pulling back the curtain on the secretive world of the global arms trade, Andrew Feinstein reveals the corruption and...
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Role of a Foreign Bank in China
Recorded on: 31 October 2011
Speaker(s): Sir Thomas Harris
Drawing on his rich experience Sir Thomas Harris will talk about the role of a foreign bank in China. Thomas Harris is...
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The Federalization of Iraq and the Break-up of Sudan
Recorded on: 31 October 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Brendan O'Leary
Why do some multiethnic states break up while others hold together? Brendan O'Leary compares how federalism has...
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The Better Angels of our Nature: The Decline of Violence in World History and Its Causes
Recorded on: 31 October 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Steven Pinker
One of the world's best-known psychologists argues that violence within and between societies - both murder and warfare...
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The Future of Economic Convergence
Recorded on: 29 October 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Dani Rodrik
Emerging and developing economies have grown much more rapidly than rich countries recently. This has led to hopes that...
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Building an International Rule of Law
Recorded on: 27 October 2011
Speaker(s): Judge Patrick Robinson
Since its establishment in 1993, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia has irreversibly changed...
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Terrorism: a (self) love story
Recorded on: 27 October 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Arie Kruglanski
Using research on terrorist organisations in Sri Lanka, the Philippines and the Middle East, Professor Kruglanski...
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Turkey’s Experience with Neoliberal Policies
Recorded on: 27 October 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Asaf Savas Akat, Professor Fikret Senses
An interactive public debate on Turkish economy, its past, present, and future prospects.
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Pakistan and the challenges of a new decade
Recorded on: 26 October 2011
Speaker(s): Douglas Alexander MP, Professor Sumantra Bose
UK forces have been in Afghanistan for over a decade but Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander MP will argue that...
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Why the Role of the Developer Matters
Recorded on: 26 October 2011
Speaker(s): Francis Salway
One of the industry's most influential figures will give his views on the vital importance of property developers in...
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The World Economy: How did we get here and where are we going?
Recorded on: 26 October 2011
Speaker(s): Nemat Shafik
Nemat Shafik is the Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, a position she has held since April...
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Arguments with Gandhi
Recorded on: 25 October 2011
Speaker(s): Dr Ramachandra Guha
At once a freedom fighter, social reformer and environmental thinker, Mahatma Gandhi's ideas were original and...
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Life After Death: Al-Qaeda and the US war on terror
Recorded on: 25 October 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Fawaz Gerges
Al-Qaeda has degenerated into a fractured, marginal body kept alive largely by the self-serving, anti-terrorist...
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European Questions – Turkish Angles: Europe's banking system
Recorded on: 24 October 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Philip Goodchild, Professor Sevket Pamuk, Dr Waltraud Schelkle
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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Gendered Violence and Drug Wars: The Mexico-US Border
Recorded on: 24 October 2011
Speaker(s): Dr Melissa W Wright
Since 2006, when Mexico's President declared war against the drug trade, the people of the northern Mexican border...
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Is South African Society More Equal Today Than When Apartheid Ended in 1994?
Recorded on: 24 October 2011
Speaker(s): Dr Max Price
South Africa was one of the most unequal countries in the world in 1994, with the lines drawn clearly along the racial...
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Going Beyond Dangerous Climate Change: Exploring the void between rhetoric and reality in reducing carbon emissions
Recorded on: 21 October 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Kevin Anderson
This lecture is part of the LSE Department of International Development Friday Lecture Series, which brings in leading...
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The Hidden Future of Cities
Recorded on: 21 October 2011
Speaker(s): Alex Steffen
Alex Steffen uses real-world examples and big-picture research to show us that a brighter, greener future is ours to...
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Combating Carbon in an Economic Crisis
Recorded on: 20 October 2011
Speaker(s): Tom Burke, Avinash Persaud
The event will focus on two key questions: Has the economic crisis irrevocably undermined the world’s chances of...
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Good Strategy/Bad Strategy: the difference and why it matters
Recorded on: 20 October 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Richard Rumelt
Developing and implementing a strategy is the central task of any leader. Richard Rumelt shows that there has been a...
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Is There A Future For Multiculturalism?
Recorded on: 20 October 2011
Speaker(s): Dr Jonathan Chaplin, Alan Craig, Claire Fox, Professor Tariq Modood
Recent years have seen politicians and commentators of all stripes lining up to condemn multiculturalism. This event...
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Canada: a reliable, responsible contributor to global energy security and economic stability
Recorded on: 20 October 2011
Speaker(s): Joe Oliver
Joe Oliver, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, will discuss Canada as a reliable, responsible contributor to...
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Michael Oakeshott Memorial Lecture 2011 - Are adverbial rules enough?
Recorded on: 19 October 2011
Speaker(s): Oliver Letwin MP
Michael Oakeshott famously distinguished the character of a state, as opposed to an enterprise association, as...
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Basic Concepts of International Arbitration (Part 2 of 2)
Recorded on: 19 October 2011
Speaker(s): Jan Paulsson
Jan Paulsson presents the essentials of international arbitration in two compact seminars of the LSE Transnational Law...
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Chaos, Unpredictability and the Evolution of Mathematical Ideas
Recorded on: 18 October 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Paul Glendinning, Dr Charlotte Werndl
Chaos research has been hailed as having led to revolutionary scientific advances. This dialogue between a philosopher...
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Citizenship, Immigration, and the European Social Project: Rights and Obligations of Individuality
Recorded on: 18 October 2011
Speaker(s): Dr Yasemin Soysal
This lecture addresses the recently intensified European debates and policies on immigrant integration in the context...
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Is Happiness the Right Measure of Social Progress?
Recorded on: 18 October 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Lord Richard Layard, Professor Lord Robert Skidelsky
In his book, Happiness (recently updated), Richard Layard argues that the best societies are those with the most...
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A Saudi Spring of Sand Storms: signs of domestic turbulence
Recorded on: 17 October 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Madawi Al- Rasheed
While neighbouring countries have seen unprecedented popular protests, Saudi Arabia has so far avoided a major show of...
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New Mobile Technologies: privacy and policy, threats and opportunities
Recorded on: 17 October 2011
Speaker(s): Dr Gus Hosein, Mark Selby
New LSE research on Oyster Cards and other applications of near field communication technologies shows how the...
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The Mountain Within: Leadership lessons from Kilimanjaro
Recorded on: 13 October 2011
Speaker(s): Herta von Stiegel
Herta von Stiegel presents The Mountain Within, the book and award-winning documentary, telling the story of her climb...
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Truth, Errors, and Lies: politics and economics in a volatile world
Recorded on: 13 October 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Grzegorz W Kolodko
A key architect of Poland's successful economic reforms, Grzegorz Kolodko applies his far-reaching knowledge to the...
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Global Reform for Derivatives Markets
Recorded on: 13 October 2011
Speaker(s): Gary Gensler
In this seminar hosted by the LSE Financial Markets Group, Gary Gensler discusses derivatives reform as well as issues...
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Beatrice Webb: her quest for a fairer society
Recorded on: 12 October 2011
Speaker(s): Michael Ward, Jonathan Derbyshire, Professor David Piachaud, Stephen Timms MP
Tackling poverty and inequality is at the heart of progressive politics. But what can history tell us about the...
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Portugal delivers
Recorded on: 12 October 2011
Speaker(s): Paulo Portas
In this lecture Paulo Portas, Portuguese Minister for Foreign Affairs will speak about the financial crisis in the...
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What Should We Do About Google?
Recorded on: 12 October 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Martin Cave
Google has been running into trouble with competition authorities in Europe, the US and elsewhere. Should its wings be...
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Basic Concepts of International Arbitration (Part 1 of 2)
Recorded on: 12 October 2011
Speaker(s): Jan Paulsson
Jan Paulsson presents the essentials of international arbitration in two compact seminars of the LSE Transnational Law...
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627 Million Chinese Brought Out of Poverty: where did it all go wrong?
Recorded on: 11 October 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Danny Quah
From 1981 to 2005 China succeeded in lifting over 600 million of its citizens out of grinding poverty. What other...
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A More Secure World - From Neighbourhood to Globe
Recorded on: 11 October 2011
Speaker(s): William J. Bratton
From Tottenham to global terrorism, developing policies and implementing schemes that work across the range of fighting...
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Exceptional People: how migration shaped our world and will define our future
Recorded on: 11 October 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Ian Goldin
Migration has played a critical role in human history--the circulation of ideas and technologies has benefited...
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Extended Selves
Recorded on: 10 October 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Katalin Farkas
Our iPhones, diaries, computers or collaborators are extensions of our minds, according to a philosophical argument....
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How to Make your First Million?
Recorded on: 10 October 2011
Speaker(s): Leszek Czarnecki
The lecture talks about establishing a prosperous business and seeks to present the crucial factors for success: a good...
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Architecture and Happiness
Recorded on: 6 October 2011
Speaker(s): Ben Rogers, Professor Roger Scruton
Architecture is the most public of art-forms and has borne political, religious and moral meanings throughout history....
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Framing the Arab Uprisings: a historical perspective
Recorded on: 6 October 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Juan Cole
Juan Cole is Richard P Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan and author of the blog...
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Deceit and Self Deception: fooling yourself the better to fool others
Recorded on: 5 October 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Robert Trivers
After decades of research, one of the most influential theoretical evolutionary biologists of our time has returned to...
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Hellenism, Universal Rights and Apartheid
Recorded on: 5 October 2011
Speaker(s): George Bizos
George Bizos will speak about defending human rights under apartheid in South Africa, drawing on his own career as a...
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"Same bed different dreams": Asia's rise - threat or opportunity? The view from Australia
Recorded on: 5 October 2011
Speaker(s): Malcolm Turnbull
The world economy is being transformed by the rise of Asia and increasing integration. Accompanying competition and...
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Exit Strategies and Lessons Learned: from the Balkans to Afghanistan
Recorded on: 4 October 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Richard Caplan
Currently leading a research project on 'Exit Strategies and Peacen Consolidation', Richard Caplan will analyse the...
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Cybercrime, Cybercops and You
Recorded on: 4 October 2011
Speaker(s): Misha Glenny
In a world where we shop, bank, work and live online, security has become a nightmare for law enforcement agencies, as...
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'Making Rich People Richer Doesn't Make the Rest of Us richer' and 22 other Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism
Recorded on: 4 October 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Ha-Joon Chang
Three years on since the outbreak of the financial crisis in 2008, the world economy is struggling, with huge downward...
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Changing Fortunes: income mobility and poverty dynamics in Britain
Recorded on: 3 October 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Stephen Jenkins, Professor Simon Burgess, Professor John Hills
Stephen Jenkins launches his book, Changing Fortunes: income mobility and poverty dynamics in Britain, a comprehensive...
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Entrepreneurs, innovation and growth
Recorded on: 3 October 2011
Speaker(s): Luke Johnson
Luke Johnson will talk about how new firms and their founders create jobs and wealth, and what we can do to stimulate...
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Cities and Economic Development
Recorded on: 21 September 2011
Speaker(s): Sergio Cabral, N K Singh, Professor Tony Venables
Urban areas are the most productive parts of the developing world, yet concentrated urban poverty presents some of the...
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Pakistan: A Personal History
Recorded on: 20 September 2011
Speaker(s): Imran Khan
Born only five years after Pakistan was created in 1947, Imran Khan has lived his country's history. Pakistan now...
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Relevant Capabilities and Industrial Development: stories from Sub-Saharan Africa
Recorded on: 20 September 2011
Speaker(s): Professor John Sutton
Good advice for governments intervening to promote industrial development can only come from a detailed understanding...
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Building Effective States
Recorded on: 19 September 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Paul Collier, Sushil Kumar Modi
Getting fragile states on a path of sustainable economic growth is currently a key policy imperative. This session will...
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The road to recovery – What can Government do in the current economic crisis?
Recorded on: 14 September 2011
Speaker(s): Nick Clegg MP
Nick Clegg is Deputy Prime Minister. Nick Clegg was born in Buckinghamshire in 1967, the third of four siblings. He...
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The 9/11 Wars
Recorded on: 13 September 2011
Speaker(s): Jason Burke
Throughout the 1990s a vast conflict was brewing. Jason Burke was a first-hand witness of many of the conflict's key...
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The Leaderless Revolution: How ordinary people will take power and change politics in the 21st century
Recorded on: 8 September 2011
Speaker(s): Carne Ross
In his new book The Leaderless Revolution, former diplomat Carne Ross offers a compelling new vision of what’s wrong...
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Beyond the crisis: lessons for the future of the eurozone
Recorded on: 7 September 2011
Speaker(s): Herman Van Rompuy
In this speech, the President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, will draw the political lessons from the...
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National Security, Regional Stability: Prospects for Arab-Iranian Conflict and Cooperation
Recorded on: 7 September 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Gary Sick
Keynote speech by Gary Sick, the final session from the Arab-Iranian Relations: Discourses of Conflict and Cooperation...
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Transparency and financial stability
Recorded on: 6 September 2011
Speaker(s): Donald Kohn
Donald Kohn is a member of the Bank of England's Financial Policy Committee which identifies, monitors, and takes...
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Post-crisis policy challenges in the world economy
Recorded on: 5 September 2011
Speaker(s): Dr Heiner Flassbeck, Dr Supachai Panitchpakdi
Post-crisis policy challenges in the world economy will be the focus of UNCTAD´s Trade and Development Report 2011. The...
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Security challenges ten years after 9/11
Recorded on: 5 September 2011
Speaker(s): Michael Chertoff
In this lecture former US Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff will address changes in home security...
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Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age
Recorded on: 8 August 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Viktor Mayer-Schönberger
Viktor Mayer-Schönberger is the Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at Oxford. His research focuses on the...
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What next for Rupert Murdoch? The Man Who Owns The News
Recorded on: 28 July 2011
Speaker(s): Michael Wolff
Rupert Murdoch is currently engulfed in one of the most extraordinary news stories of recent times, his own. Michael...
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An Evening with Michael Atherton
Recorded on: 27 July 2011
Speaker(s): Michael Atherton
A conversation and Q&A with cricketer Michael Atherton, author of Glorious Summers and Discontents: Looking Back on the...
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Monetary policy and banking fragility
Recorded on: 27 July 2011
Speaker(s): Professor David Miles
The banking sector across many developed economies proved fragile – insufficiently robust to prevent worries about the...
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Keynes v Hayek
Recorded on: 26 July 2011
Speaker(s): Professor George Selgin, Professor Lord Skidelsky, Duncan Weldon, Dr Jamie Whyte
How do we get out of the financial mess we're in? Two of the great economic thinkers of the 20th century had sharply...
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I'm Feeling Lucky: The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59
Recorded on: 20 July 2011
Speaker(s): Douglas Edwards
Comparing Google to an ordinary business is like comparing a rocket to a wheelbarrow. No academic analysis or...
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The End of the Peer Show?: A debate on the future of the House of Lords
Recorded on: 18 July 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Tim Bale, Professor Patrick Dunleavy, Mark Harper MP, Rt Revd Lord Harries
The draft House of Lords Reform Bill, published in May 2011, sets out a number of proposals aiming to reform the UK's...
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Change in the Middle East? Democracy, Authoritarianism and Regime Change in the Arab World
Recorded on: 13 July 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Lisa Anderson
This lecture is an examination of the recent uprisings in the Arab world, highlighting where they happened, where they...
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Phone-hacking: is it time to get tough on the press?
Recorded on: 13 July 2011
Speaker(s): David Aaronovitch, Charlotte Harris, Martin Moore, Paul Staines
The furore around the phone-hacking scandal at the News of the World has raised wider issues around the regulation and...
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Migrants and Intellectual life
Recorded on: 13 July 2011
Speaker(s): Sir Harry Kroto, Philippe Sands QC, Mike Phillips, Gita Sahgal, Barbara Roche
Migrants are often presented as a burden, but no one can deny the impact they have had on Britain's intellectual life....
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ED: The Milibands and the making of a Labour leader
Recorded on: 12 July 2011
Speaker(s): Mehdi Hasan, James Macintyre
Ed Miliband is perhaps the least understood political leader of modern times. Mehdi Hasan and James Macintyre's book, ...
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Arab Revolutions in the Making: Not a Perfect Storm
Recorded on: 7 July 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Fawaz A Gerges
Fawaz Gerges is a Professor of Middle Eastern Politics and International Relations at the London School of Economics...
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Powerful Portraits: What's in a Face? A slideshow lecture by Platon
Recorded on: 6 July 2011
Speaker(s): Platon
Portrait photographer Platon shares his experience photographing an eclectic mix of presidents, politicians,...
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The Caribbean in a Changing Global Environment
Recorded on: 5 July 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Sir Hilary Beckles
This event is part of the celebrations that the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Caucus of High Commissioners are...
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Quality in Health and Social Care
Recorded on: 5 July 2011
Speaker(s): Dr Zack Cooper, Professor Julien Forder, Professor Mireia Jofre-Bonet, Dr Irini Papanicolas
In this lecture, organised by LSE Health and Social Care, and supported by LSE HEIF 4 Bid Fund, LSE academics will...
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Family Futures: Childhood and poverty in urban neighbourhoods
Recorded on: 5 July 2011
Speaker(s): Rt Hon Margaret Hodge MP, Dr Katharine Rake, Professor Anne Power, Jane Waldfogel
Family futures is about family life in areas of concentrated poverty and social problems where surrounding conditions...
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An Integrated Networking Approach for a Sustainable Textile Sector in Solapur City, India
Recorded on: 5 July 2011
Speaker(s): Rahul Hiremath
The textile sector in India plays an important role in the country's economy, providing employment to a significant...
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London Integration Forum 2011 - Exploring Diversity
Recorded on: 1 July 2011
Speaker(s): Liz Fekete, Dr Naika Foroutan, Dr Myria Georgiou, Nazia Hussain, Lamya Kaddor, Profressor Julian Petley
How can we formulate a vision of the future after the widely proclaimed "failure of multiculturalism"? The London...
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The LSE Big Questions Lecture: East beats West? Is the East taking over the world? with Prof. Danny Quah
Recorded on: 30 June 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Danny Quah
Your clothes, trainers, Xboxes, TVs and much, much more are all made in the East. And by selling us all this stuff,...
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A lecture by Felipe Larraín Bascuñán, Minister of Finance of the Government of Chile
Recorded on: 29 June 2011
Speaker(s): Felipe Larraín Bascuñán
Since March 2010, Felipe Larraín Bascuñán has been the Minister of Finance of the Government of President Sebastián...
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Urban regeneration and social sustainability
Recorded on: 29 June 2011
Speaker(s): Andrea Colantonio, Tim Dixon, Brian Field, Jan Olbrycht
Urban regeneration is a key focus for public policy throughout Europe. This launch marks an examination of social...
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Moving Social Security Online (Conference)
Recorded on: 29 June 2011
Speaker(s): Sir Michael Bichard, Matt Briggs, Guy Ker, Simon Boniwell, Nick Chapman, David Dinsdale, Patrick Dunleavy, Harry Metcalfe, Ivo Gormley, William Heath, Teresa Perchaud, Kevin McLean, Mark O'Neill, Jerry Fishenden, Martin Ferguson
LSE Public Policy Group, LSE Moving Social Security Online Conference, Wednesday 29 June 2011. In the present fiscal...
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Adaptation and regeneration in the EU's regions: The case of Wallonia
Recorded on: 28 June 2011
Speaker(s): Rudy Demotte
In the 19th century the Belgian region of Wallonia was the second industrial power of the world after England. Then, in...
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Injunctions are a necessary evil: Privacy, free speech and a feral press
Recorded on: 28 June 2011
Speaker(s): Suzanne Moore, Max Mosley, David Price, Hugh Tomlinson
A public debate to celebrate the launch of the new issue of Index on Censorship magazine, Privacy is dead! Long live...
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Policy and Philosophy for Children
Recorded on: 23 June 2011
Speaker(s): Phillip Blond, Jonathan Douglas, Professor John White
Three debates will examine the theoretical, practical and policy implications of teaching philosophy to children in...
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Philosophers and Philosophy for Children
Recorded on: 23 June 2011
Speaker(s): Dr Katerina Deligiorgi, Dr Angela Hobbs, Dr Vivienne Orchar
Three debates will examine the theoretical, practical and policy implications of teaching philosophy to children in...
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Bread and Butter: Food, De-Development and the Arab Revolutions
Recorded on: 23 June 2011
Speaker(s): Dr Rami Zurayk
In his lecture, Rami Zurayk will discuss his current work on food and de-development in Gaza and the use of food...
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Practitioners and Philosophy for Children
Recorded on: 23 June 2011
Speaker(s): Dr Mary Healy, Dr John Taylor, Peter Worley
Three debates will examine the theoretical, practical and policy implications of teaching philosophy to children in...
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Global Imbalances and Social Challenges
Recorded on: 22 June 2011
Speaker(s): Jean-Michel Severino, Martin Wolf
Two of the world's top commentators on economics, development and finance discuss some of the most pressing global...
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The European Parliament: Finally a Powerful and Legitimate Institution?
Recorded on: 22 June 2011
Speaker(s): Michael Shackleton, David Curry, Sara Hagemann, Hugo Brady
The launch of the 8th edition of the "The European Parliament" by Richard Corbett, Francis Jacobs and Michael...
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KT Social Care Project Seminar: Mind the Gap - Getting Research Into Policy and Practice
Recorded on: 22 June 2011
Speaker(s): Philip Davies
It is almost thirty years since the American social scientist Carol Weiss noted that social science findings and...
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Too Many People in Britain? Immigration and the Housing Problem
Recorded on: 21 June 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Stephen Nickell
This lecture will look at immigration and its economic effects including the contribution to population growth. Why...
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Power Shifts and Power Games in the G20: What do China and Japan want from the G20?
Recorded on: 20 June 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Yves Tiberghien
In the wake of the global financial crisis of 2008 and at the time of major impasses regarding both the future of the...
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The Filter Bubble: What The Internet Is Hiding From You
Recorded on: 20 June 2011
Speaker(s): Eli Pariser
Imagine a world where all the news you see is defined by your salary, where you live, and who your friends are. Imagine...
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The fork in the road – time for the alternative
Recorded on: 16 June 2011
Speaker(s): Ed Balls
Ed Balls is the Labour & Co-operative MP for Morley and Outwood and Shadow Chancellor. He was previously MP for...
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Turkey in the World
Recorded on: 15 June 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Michael Cox, Fadi Hakura, Professor Şevket Pamuk
Turkey's international role has grown in recent years as its economy has boomed under the direction of Prime Minister...
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Reconsidering the 1948 Arab-Israeli War
Recorded on: 14 June 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Benny Morris
The lecture will look at various aspects, some of them innovative, of the 1948 War, the first between the Arabs and...
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The Big Society and the Good Society: rethinking the place of the state in British society
Recorded on: 14 June 2011
Speaker(s): Lord Glasman, Jesse Norman MP
David Cameron has championed the 'big society' as his big idea for government; Ed Miliband has countered with the 'good...
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Delivering Meaningful Results in Global Development: A lecture by Dr Raj Shah, Administrator of USAID
Recorded on: 14 June 2011
Speaker(s): Dr Rajiv Shah
In the process of implementing one of the most sweeping sets of reforms in its history, the U.S. Agency for...
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The Fabric of Our Social World
Recorded on: 13 June 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Chris Frith, Dr Alex Gillespie, Professor Dermot Moran
How do we create our world through shared experiences? What are the psychological and physiological mechanisms that...
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The euro, its central bank and economic governance
Recorded on: 13 June 2011
Speaker(s): Jean-Claude Trichet
The Stamp Memorial Lecture is in memory of Josiah Charles Stamp, an alumnus and former governor of LSE. The recent...
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Impact Conference 2011
Recorded on: 13 June 2011
Speaker(s): Various - see description for details
Academics are increasingly being pressed to provide evidence of impact from their research on the world outside...
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A Fair Trial for the Human Rights Act
Recorded on: 9 June 2011
Speaker(s): Sadiq Khan MP
Sadiq Khan will explain Labour's approach to human rights. Sadiq Khan is shadow lord chancellor and shadow secretary of...
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Indian herbal heritage and its rising global influence in economic growth
Recorded on: 9 June 2011
Speaker(s): Shahnaz Husain
Over the last few years, India has become one of the fastest-growing economies. Shahnaz Husain's experience is in...
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A Shadow of Its Former Self? Robert Mugabe and Zimbabwe's Education System
Recorded on: 9 June 2011
Speaker(s): Peter Godwin
Peter Godwin is an award-winning foreign correspondent, author, documentary-maker and screen writer. After practicing...
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Should China revisit the 1994 fiscal reforms?
Recorded on: 9 June 2011
Speaker(s): Dr Ehtisham Ahmad
Does China need to conduct another "fundamental rethink" of the fiscal system as in 1993/4? The 1994 reforms have...
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Social Policy in an Ageing Society
Recorded on: 9 June 2011
Speaker(s): Dr Jose-Luis Fernandez, Professor Julien Forder, Philipp Hessel, Dr Tiziana Leone, Raphael Wittenberg, Professor Mike Murphy
Programme: Welcome from Chair - Professor Martin Knapp (co-director LSE Health and Social Care). The effect of "social...
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Why Nations Fail
Recorded on: 8 June 2011
Speaker(s): Professor James Robinson
Countries grow economically if they can build inclusive economic institutions. They stagnate if they have exclusive...
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On Happiness
Recorded on: 7 June 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Andrew Clark, Dr Antti Kauppinen
Is there more to happiness than pleasure or belief that life is going well? Should public policy aim at increasing...
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Preventing Financial Meltdowns
Recorded on: 7 June 2011
Speaker(s): Tim Harford
In this lecture, Tim Harford, the author, radio presenter and newspaper columnist looks at the lessons we can learn...
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Rhian Benson Returns to the LSE: Music, Conversation, African Inspiration
Recorded on: 6 June 2011
Speaker(s): Rhian Benson
A conversation with award-winning artist and LSE alumna Rhian Benson, hosted by journalist Emma Warren, discussing...
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Living in the Endless City
Recorded on: 6 June 2011
Speaker(s): Dr Joan Clos, Dr Gareth Jones, Professor Çaglar Keyder, Professor Saskia Sassen, Professor Richard Sennett
Marking the launch of a new book on Mumbai, Sao Paulo and Istanbul – the outcome of the Urban Age research programme at...
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The Flaw
Recorded on: 6 June 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Francesco Caselli, Philip Coggan, David Sington, Professor Robert Wade
Today, a question haunts America: what exactly caused the world's greatest economy to crash and burn? And why is it so...
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A lecture by Traian Băsescu, President of Romania
Recorded on: 6 June 2011
Speaker(s): Traian Băsescu, Professor Vladimir Tismaneanu
Traian Basescu is president of Romania. He was first elected to the post in December 2004, and was re-elected to a...
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Kuwait Programme seminar: Political change in the Gulf
Recorded on: 6 June 2011
Speaker(s): Sir Harold Walker, H.E. Khaled Al-Duwaisan
Sir Harold Walker is a former British Ambassador to Iraq, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. H.E. Khaled Al-Duwaisan...
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Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less From Each Other
Recorded on: 2 June 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Sherry Turkle
Facebook. Twitter. Second Life. "Smart" phones. Robot pets. Robot lovers. Thirty years ago we asked what we would use...
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Poor Economics; A Radical Rethinking of the way to Fight Global Poverty
Recorded on: 2 June 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Abhijit Banerjee, Professor Esther Duflo
Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo have worked with the poor in dozens of countries, trying to understand the specific...
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The Evolution of the Individual
Recorded on: 2 June 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Peter Godfrey-Smith
The winner of the 2010 Lakatos Award (for his book Darwinian Populations and Natural Selection) will talk about the...
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The Outsider Inside: Palestinian Citizens of Israel, their Context and Contest
Recorded on: 1 June 2011
Speaker(s): Dr Tilde Rosmer
This lecture examines the role of Palestinians citizens of Israel in Israeli politics and their place in a conflict in...
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Africa's Disease Burden
Recorded on: 1 June 2011
Speaker(s): Dr Ama de-Graft Aikins, Dr Olugbenga Ogedegbe, Dr Francis Dodoo
LSE Health and the LSE Africa Initiative in collaboration with The British Academy invites you to an event on Africa’s...
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Health Care Reform in the US
Recorded on: 31 May 2011
Speaker(s): Dr Peter Orszag
Spiralling health care costs are currently threatening the future of the US economy. Peter Orszag offers insight on...
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Can single individuals still shape history? The Case of Osama bin Laden
Recorded on: 26 May 2011
Speaker(s): Michael Scheuer
Osama bin Laden was one of America's most formidable and implacable enemies. And yet no one has written a serious...
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Following the trail of Islamism and the Veil across time and borders
Recorded on: 26 May 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Leila Ahmed
Professor Ahmed asks why the wearing of veils or headscarves has become a growing phenomenon in America – and across...
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Beyond a Global Deal? A UN+ Approach to Climate Governance
Recorded on: 25 May 2011
Speaker(s): Dr Robert Falkner, Professor Lord Giddens, Thomas Hale, André Lieber, Scott Moore, Professor Michael Jacobs
How can we make progress on climate change in the face of gridlock? Global Governance 2020 is a group of young...
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Eradicating Ecocide: laws and governance to prevent the destruction of our planet
Recorded on: 25 May 2011
Speaker(s): Polly Higgins
Polly Higgins advocates a different approach to preventing the destruction of our planet. Instead of our laws...
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It's all about people
Recorded on: 25 May 2011
Speaker(s): Sheryl Sandberg
We are witnessing the transformation of the web from the information web to the social web. This has profound...
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The Future of Finance: The LSE Report
Recorded on: 24 May 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Charles Goodhart, Dr Paul Woolley, Mark Schieritz, Dr Holger Schmieding, Hiltrud Thelen-Pischke, Dr Friedrich Thelen
The Future of Finance report presents a novel approach to the reform of the world's financial system, starting with the...
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Africa's Diasporas: a continental longing for form?
Recorded on: 24 May 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Ato Quayson
In 2005 the African Union declared the African diaspora to be the sixth region of the continent. But was the concept...
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Excellence in Public Policy; A Celebration of Julian Le Grands forty years as a leading academic and policy analyst
Recorded on: 24 May 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Julian Le Grand, Professor Carol Propper, Peter Taylor-Gooby, Nick Timmins, Professor Albert Weale
For excellent public policy, it is necessary to have a clear idea of both the ends to be achieved (including equity,...
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A Conversation with Sandra Day O'Connor, former Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court
Recorded on: 24 May 2011
Speaker(s): Sandra Day O'Connor
Sandra Day O'Connor is an American jurist who was the first female member of the Supreme Court of the United States....
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The Lessons of Northern Ireland for Contemporary Counterterrorism and Conflict Resolution Policy
Recorded on: 23 May 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Richard English, Martin Mansergh, Jonathan Powell, David Trimble
What are the lessons from the 30 years of the Troubles for modern counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism policy...
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Rethinking Investment Treaty Law - A Policy Perspective
Recorded on: 23 May 2011
Speaker(s): Alvaro Galindo, Margrethe Norum, Adam Sheppard, Randall Williams
Australia recently announced to discontinue investor-state-arbitration provisions in trade agreements; Ecuador abandons...
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The three pillars of Colombia's recent progress
Recorded on: 23 May 2011
Speaker(s): Álvaro Uribe Vélez
Álvaro Uribe Vélez is the former President of Colombia, holding the office from 2002 to 2010. Mr. Uribe has a Law...
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The Architecture of Social Investment
Recorded on: 20 May 2011
Speaker(s): Alfredo Brillembourg
This lecture explores the physical limitations of contemporary architecture and argues for a shift in emphasis from...
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Between: literature and memory, past and future
Recorded on: 19 May 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Robert Eaglestone
Final part of the series, in which an historian, a novelist and a literary critic explore the ways in which memory,...
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Distance and Cities: where do we stand?
Recorded on: 19 May 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Gerald Frug, Dr Asher Ghertner, Patrik Schumacher, Professor Richard Sennett, Dr Fran Tonkiss, Professor Larry Vale
This panel discussion will examine the concept of distance when writing about cities. How does this concept remain...
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Gay Liberation Now: global movements and transformations
Recorded on: 19 May 2011
Speaker(s): Sonia Corrêa
Since the late 1970s, Sonia Corrêa has been involved in research and advocacy activities related to gender equality,...
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Public Policy, Equity and Growth: a panel discussion
Recorded on: 19 May 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Sir Tony Atkinson, Professor Peter Diamond, Sir Nicholas Macpherson, Professor Sir James Mirrlees, Professor Lord Stern
This event is part of a celebration of 25 years on from the LSE project on Taxation, Income Distribution and Incentives...
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Bridging Facts and Values?
Recorded on: 18 May 2011
Speaker(s): Alan Montefiore, Professor Stephen Mulhall, Dr Sarah Richmond
Marking the publication of Alan Montefiore's new book A Philosophical Retrospective: facts, values and Jewish identity,...
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Development of Good Living: The Social Transformation Agenda in Ecuador
Recorded on: 18 May 2011
Speaker(s): René Ramírez
This lecture provides an idea of the approach of the Ecuadorian Government to comply with its strategies of "Good...
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Empowering Women to Meet New Challenges, from National Development to Conflict Prevention and Post-Conflict Recovery
Recorded on: 17 May 2011
Speaker(s): Michelle Bachelet
The UN's newest agency - UN Women - has a global mandate to empower women and build gender equality. UN Women's first...
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Berlin, Seventh of November – History in Nonhistorical Fiction: a discussion and reading
Recorded on: 17 May 2011
Speaker(s): Dr Douglas Cowie
In this series, an historian, a novelist and a literary critic explore the ways in which memory, literature and history...
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Supporting Sustainable Transition in Afghanistan: an interagency approach
Recorded on: 17 May 2011
Speaker(s): Major General John Lorimer, Moazzam Malik, Sheelagh Stewart, Nick Williams
This event will examine the challenges faced by those responsible for overseeing the transfer of state power from...
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The Architecture of Governance
Recorded on: 17 May 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Gerald Frug
Professor Frug looks at the fragmentation of current urban governance and how it undermines the authority of elected...
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Arbitration and Financial Markets Disputes
Recorded on: 16 May 2011
Speaker(s): Jeffrey Golden, Professor Jan Paulsson
Jeffrey Golden, the principal author of ISDA's Master agreements (FT: "Mr. Derivatives") and the driving force behind...
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Can China's Political System Sustain its Peaceful Rise?
Recorded on: 16 May 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Susan Shirk
What are the features of Chinese politics that could derail its peaceful rise? And how should other countries respond?...
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Equality, growth and sustainability – an impossible combination?
Recorded on: 16 May 2011
Speaker(s): Sigbjørn Johnsen
Equality and growth are often considered to be conflicting goals. Welfare cuts in order to achieve fiscal...
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The Politics of Religious Dissent in Contemporary Saudi Arabia
Recorded on: 16 May 2011
Speaker(s): Dr Stephane Lacroix
Since the events of 9/11, Saudi Islamists have attracted considerable attention. However, given the opacity of the...
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The Ethics of Photojournalism
Recorded on: 13 May 2011
Speaker(s): Luc Bovens, Simon Norfolk
This dialogue between a photojournalist and a philosopher will explore how war photography treads a fine line between...
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Cities at the Speed of Light: Asian experiments of the urban century
Recorded on: 12 May 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Ananya Roy
The 21st century will be an urban century. It will also be a 'Southern' or even 'Asian' century, with much of the urban...
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Unfathomable Event
Recorded on: 10 May 2011
Speaker(s): Dr Simon Glendinning, Dr Amber Jacobs, Professor Nicholas Royle
Marking the publication of Nicholas Royle's new novel Quilt, this event will attempt to explore the dimensions and...
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A World Without Superpowers: de-centered globalism
Recorded on: 10 May 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Barry Buzan
As the inequality of power between the West and the rest diminishes, the most likely scenario for world politics is...
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Budgeting for Gender Equality: is government economic policy fair to women?
Recorded on: 10 May 2011
Speaker(s): Dr Claire Annesley, Beatrix Campbell, Professor Diane Elson, Professor Susan Himmelweit
This panel will consider how far women, especially low income women, are bearing an unfair share of the burden of the...
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The Economic Fuel of the Arab Intifada
Recorded on: 10 May 2011
Speaker(s): Dr Ali Kadri
Arab countries represent stark cases of "de-development". Of the two paths of capital accumulation - accumulation by...
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Next-generation Leadership and Management
Recorded on: 9 May 2011
Speaker(s): Tim Macartney
A lecture from a leadership expert who seeks to challenge some of our fundamental preconceptions and current ways of...
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Pakistan: A Hard Country
Recorded on: 9 May 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Anatol Lieven
In this talk on the subject of his new book, Pakistan: A Hard Country, Professor Anatol Lieven will analyse the...
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Democracy and Dissent
Recorded on: 5 May 2011
Speaker(s): Frank Vibert
A recent report by the IMF on why it failed to spot the 2008 international financial crisis identified what is known as...
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Europe: Where is the Passion?
Recorded on: 5 May 2011
Speaker(s): Dr Hans-Gert Pöttering
These are troubled times for Europe. Where is the EU headed? Will its economy revive? Has the European Parliament found...
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How Not to Keep Bees
Recorded on: 5 May 2011
Speaker(s): Bill Turnbull
Bill Turnbull's light-hearted introduction to the world of beekeeping highlights the ups and rather more frequent downs...
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Literature and History in European post-Cold War Memory
Recorded on: 5 May 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Dan Stone
In this series, an historian, a novelist and a literary critic explore the ways in which memory, literature and history...
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The Future of Power
Recorded on: 4 May 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Joseph Nye
Joseph Nye is a long-time analyst of power and a hands-on practitioner in government. His concept of "soft power" has...
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Turkey and Europe
Recorded on: 4 May 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Norman Stone
Joined to Europe by geography and linked to it byhistory and trade, can politics overcome religious and cultural...
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The Most Human Human: A Defence of Humanity in the Age of the Computer
Recorded on: 4 May 2011
Speaker(s): Brian Christian
Author Brian Christian will talk on the subject of his debut book The Most Human Human a superbly engaging...
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The Greek bail-out one year on: how can Greece return to growth?
Recorded on: 3 May 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Costas Meghir, Professor Herakles Polemarchakis
One year after Greece agreed a rescue package with the EU and the IMF, this debate considers how best Greece can secure...
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Zero Degrees of Empathy: a new theory of human cruelty
Recorded on: 3 May 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Simon Baron-Cohen
World-expert Simon Baron-Cohen presents new discoveries on the importance of empathy, and the problems with evil. Simon...
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The End of Remembering
Recorded on: 5 April 2011
Speaker(s): Joshua Foer
Once upon a time remembering was everything. Today, we have endless mountains of documents, the Internet and...
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Management Accounting Research Group (MARG) Conference 2011
Recorded on: 1 April 2011
Speaker(s): John Cullen, Professor Zhang Xinmin, Robin Bellis-Jones, Andrew Shilston
10.30, John Cullen, University of Sheffield, Innovation in the NHS - Can Accounting Stimulate and Facilitate...
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The Economic Outlook and Financial Industry Challenges
Recorded on: 30 March 2011
Speaker(s): Thomas M Hoenig
Thomas M Hoenig is president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. He assumed the...
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Cities and Climate Change
Recorded on: 28 March 2011
Speaker(s): Joan Clos
Urban areas will have to play an increasingly important role as part of strategies addressing global climate change:...
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A Vision of the Next Economy: from macro to metro
Recorded on: 24 March 2011
Speaker(s): Ricky Burdett, Bruce Katz
LSE Cities and the Brookings Institution have carried out new research on how cities and metropolitan areas are...
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US Energy Policy and International Security
Recorded on: 24 March 2011
Speaker(s): Senator Lindsey O. Graham
Lindsey O. Graham was elected to serve as United States Senator on November 5, 2002. He serves on five committees in...
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Security: Present and Future Challenges
Recorded on: 23 March 2011
Speaker(s): Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope, Professor Mary Kaldor
The inter-relationship between global and national security is a feature of our connected world. Rapid change and...
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Exorbitant Privilege: The Rise and Fall of the Dollar
Recorded on: 22 March 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Barry Eichengreen
The dollar, the world's international reserve currency for over eighty years, has been a pillar of American economic...
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The International Insertion of Uruguay in the world
Recorded on: 22 March 2011
Speaker(s): Luis Almagro
Foreign Minister Almagro will outline the Uruguayan Government's Policies on International Relations, focusing on the...
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Mexico's Fight for Security: Actions and Achievements
Recorded on: 22 March 2011
Speaker(s): Alejandro Poiré
Alejandro Poiré is the National Security Spokesman, Presidencia de la República.
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The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity
Recorded on: 21 March 2011
Speaker(s): Pavan Sukhdev
Pavan Sukhdev is Study Leader for the G8+5 commissioned report on The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB),...
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The Mexican Economy and Future Prospects
Recorded on: 21 March 2011
Speaker(s): Ernesto Cordero
Ernesto Cordero is the Mexican Minister of Finance. This event marks the inauguration of Mexico Today Economic...
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The Globalisation Paradox – Why Global Markets, States, and Democracy Can't Coexist
Recorded on: 17 March 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Dani Rodrik
Managing globalisation requires that we get the balance between markets and regulation and between the global economy...
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The Unfinished Global Revolution
Recorded on: 17 March 2011
Speaker(s): Lord Malloch Brown
The dramatic shifts underway in global economic, political and social society are leading to new stress points. Both at...
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Grasshoppers, Ants and Locusts: the future of the world economy
Recorded on: 16 March 2011
Speaker(s): Martin Wolf
The financial crisis was the product of an unstable interaction between ants (excess savers), grasshoppers (excess...
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Italy 150 Years On: Was Unification a Mistake?
Recorded on: 16 March 2011
Speaker(s): David Gilmour, Marco Simoni
Italy today has the seventh largest economy in the world. Yet despite its economic and cultural riches, it has never...
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The Globalisation of the Business of English law
Recorded on: 16 March 2011
Speaker(s): Stuart Popham
Stuart Popham will discuss many of the changes which he has seen in his 35 year career. Stuart Popham is the senior...
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OECD at 50, Better Policies for Better Lives: Growth, Skills and Jobs
Recorded on: 16 March 2011
Speaker(s): Vince Cable, Howard Davies, Angel Gurria
Now in its 50th year, the OECD has established itself as the leading international economic organisation for...
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Changes in Labour Market Inequality
Recorded on: 15 March 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Stephen Machin
In this lecture, the third in a series to celebrate 21 years of the CEP, Stephen Machin surveys significant research...
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The Emerging Powers, the EU and Global Governance
Recorded on: 15 March 2011
Speaker(s): Charles Grant
China and other emerging powers are starting to transform the institutions of global governance. Can the EU exert any...
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Triumph of the City: how our greatest invention makes us richer, smarter, greener, healthier and happier
Recorded on: 14 March 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Edward Glaeser
Building and maintaining cities is difficult and density has costs, but in this presentation Professor Edward Glaeser...
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Trust and education: a way out of corruption - A Public Lecture by Antanas Mockus Sivickas
Recorded on: 14 March 2011
Speaker(s): Antanas Mockus Sivickas
Corruption and generalized mistrust against public officers and against fellow citizens are mayor problem in several...
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Buying Low, Flying High: carbon offsets and partial compliance
Recorded on: 14 March 2011
Speaker(s): Dr Kai Spiekermann
Many airlines allow their customers to 'offset' the emissions caused by flying. Is it permissible to fly purely for...
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Gender and Poverty in the 21st Century
Recorded on: 11 March 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Diane Elson, Professor Nancy Folbre, Professor Maxine Molyneux
Each speaker will briefly reflect on a theme inspired by or departing from the International Handbook of Gender and...
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Philosophy in the Public World
Recorded on: 11 March 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Anthony Grayling
Philosophy has an important role in public life. Anthony Grayling is one of the most prominent public faces of...
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21st Century Statecraft
Recorded on: 10 March 2011
Speaker(s): Alec Ross
Technology and innovation have changed the conditions for statecraft in the 21st century. Just as the internet has...
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Climate Change needs Climate Justice
Recorded on: 10 March 2011
Speaker(s): Mary Robinson
The debate on climate change is moving from stopping it to how best to manage its effects. Climate justice links human...
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Public Service Broadcasting and Public Value: the remaining challenges for the BBC
Recorded on: 9 March 2011
Speaker(s): Sir Michael Lyons
The out-going chairman of the BBC's governing body will give his view on the future of the corporation and its role in...
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The Human Sciences in the 'Age of Biology' – revitalising sociology
Recorded on: 8 March 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Nikolas Rose
Thanks to the insights of genomics and neuroscience we now understand ourselves in radically new ways. Is a new figure...
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Why is the European Left Losing Elections?
Recorded on: 8 March 2011
Speaker(s): David Miliband MP
For the first time since First World War, governments in Britain, France, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden and Italy come...
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The Economic Future of the European Union
Recorded on: 7 March 2011
Speaker(s): John Bruton
John Bruton is chair of IFSC Ireland. He was EU ambassador to the US from 2004 to 2009, and was Taoiseach (prime...
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Why Human Rights and Democracy are Critical to overcome Poverty
Recorded on: 7 March 2011
Speaker(s): Gunilla Carlsson
Although the overall trend in reaching the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) is positive we still face major challenges...
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Israeli Society and the Occupation
Recorded on: 7 March 2011
Speaker(s): Gideon Levy
Gideon Levy is a Haaretz columnist and a member of the newspaper's editorial board. In his lecture he will explore how...
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Britain: a country divided?
Recorded on: 3 March 2011
Speaker(s): Professor John Hills, Dr Polly Vizard, Professor Sir Tony Atkinson, David Darton
At the centre of CASE's work is the understanding of different aspects of inequality and the impacts of public policy...
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The Doha Round is Alive; and more important than ever
Recorded on: 3 March 2011
Speaker(s): Lord Brittan
Since 2008 it has looked to many as if the Doha Round trade negotiations were dead, or at best comatose. At the G20...
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Human Security and EU Foreign Policy: Concepts, Impact, Implications
Recorded on: 3 March 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Mary Kaldor, Javier Solana
This event will reflect on the work of the Human Security Study Group at LSE since 2004 and its impact in the...
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Good Life in Hard Times
Recorded on: 2 March 2011
Speaker(s): Archbishop Vincent Nichols
Archbishop Nichols will be speaking about the importance of religious freedom, and arguing that promoting religious...
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Out of Europe? The United States in an Asian age
Recorded on: 2 March 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Michael Cox, Professor Arne Westad
Niall Ferguson argues that the world is now being shaped more by the emerging economies of the East than by the once...
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Has Fairtrade Asked for Enough?
Recorded on: 1 March 2011
Speaker(s): Adam Brett, Deborah Doane, Julia Clark, Robin Murray
In this discussion event, a range of speakers look back over 15 years of the Fairtrade Mark and consider whether the...
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Income Distribution and Social Change after 50 years
Recorded on: 1 March 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Sir Tony Atkinson
Fifty years ago, it was believed that income inequality was falling and that poverty had largely been eliminated. This...
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Nuclear Arms and Human Rights
Recorded on: 1 March 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Niall Ferguson
The decisive breakthroughs in the Cold War occurred in seemingly unrelated fields – nuclear arms control and human...
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The Impact of Politics on Economy in Turkey
Recorded on: 1 March 2011
Speaker(s): Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu
Mr. Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu MP, the leader of the main opposition Republican People's Party in Turkey, is visiting LSE only...
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A Perfect Storm in the Arab World?
Recorded on: 24 February 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Fawaz Gerges
Regardless of the outcome of events in Egypt, for Arabs, psychologically and symbolically, this is their Berlin Wall...
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Moral Error Theory and Moral Scepticism
Recorded on: 24 February 2011
Speaker(s): Dr Hallvard Lillehammer, Dr Bart Streumer
Is moral thought embroiled in some kind of error? And is the error attributable to moral thought as such or to those...
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The Lure of Authority: Motivation and Incentive Effects of Power
Recorded on: 24 February 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Ernst Fehr
Authority and power permeate political, social, and economic life - yet there is limited empirical knowledge about the...
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Documenting China: Being a Professional Photographer in the Middle Kingdom
Recorded on: 24 February 2011
Speaker(s): Ryan Pyle
Canadian born, award winning, documentary photographer Ryan Pyle first visited China in 2001. After a 3 month trip...
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Catch-Up History and the Cold War
Recorded on: 23 February 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Lord Peter Hennessy
World-renowned expert on Cold War intelligence and espionage Peter Hennessy will address recently declassified...
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Jeffrey Boloten on The State of the Global Art Market 2011
Recorded on: 23 February 2011
Speaker(s): Jeffrey Boloten
As part of HRL Contemporary's collaboration with the LSE, we are delighted to present our first lecture examining the...
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The Global Chaos of Love
Recorded on: 23 February 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Ulrich Beck, Professor Lynn Jamieson
In the global age there are increasing numbers of long-distance relationships, bi-national couples, marriage migrants,...
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Animal Minds
Recorded on: 21 February 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Nicola Clayton, Professor Erica Fudge, Professor Gregory Radick
This panel discussion will provide historical and contemporary perspectives on animal cognition and will consider the...
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Can Middle East peace be imposed?
Recorded on: 21 February 2011
Speaker(s): Henry Siegman
Henry Siegman is president of the U.S./Middle East Project, an initiative focused on U.S.-Middle East policy and the...
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Literary Festival 2011 - Literature and Islamophobia: Muslima Authors Speak Out
Recorded on: 19 February 2011
Speaker(s): Shelina Zahra Janmohamed, Senay Özdemir, Naema Tahir
There are few places in Europe in which the voices of multiculturalism and Islamophobia have clashed more forcefully...
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Literary Festival 2011 - The Immortalization Commission: Science and the Strange Quest to Cheat Death
Recorded on: 19 February 2011
Speaker(s): Professor John Gray
During the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century science became the vehicle for an assault on death. The...
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Literary Festival 2011 - Mirrors of Violence: Representations of Conflict in Contemporary Subcontinental Literature
Recorded on: 19 February 2011
Speaker(s): Tahmima Anam, Mirza Waheed
A new generation of writers from the subcontinent has been producing exciting work on the region's armed conflicts....
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Literary Festival 2011 - New technologies and the Reinvention of the Author
Recorded on: 19 February 2011
Speaker(s): Sam Leith, Lionel Shriver, Nigel Warburton
With rapid developments in communication and publication technologies, the book – as conventionally conceived – is no...
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Literary Festival 2011 - Through the Soviet Looking-Glass
Recorded on: 19 February 2011
Speaker(s): Francis Spufford
At first sight, the USSR of the 1950s and 1960s is a formidably remote and strange place for an early 21st-century...
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Literary Festival 2011 - Placing Mobilities
Recorded on: 19 February 2011
Speaker(s): Brian Chikwava, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Olumide Popoola
This panel will consider a number of complementary and competing themes around the topic of diaspora and place....
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Literary Festival 2011 - The Four Walls of My Freedom
Recorded on: 19 February 2011
Speaker(s): Donna Thomson, Geraldine Bedell
Donna Thomson will discuss her book, The Four Walls of My Freedom, which describes her family's experience of coping...
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Literary Festival 2011 - Reality Hunger
Recorded on: 19 February 2011
Speaker(s): Geoff Dyer, Robert Hudson, David Shields
Is the novel dead? Is art theft? Can you copyright reality? David Sheilds’s Reality Hunger questions every assumption...
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Literary Festival 2011 - Crossing Borders: Migration in Women's Writing in Poland
Recorded on: 19 February 2011
Speaker(s): Ursula Chowaniec, Izabela Filipiak, Grazyna Plebanek
Three female Polish authors discuss migration in women's writing in Poland. Urszula Chowaniec is an Assistant Professor...
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Literary Festival 2011 - New Ways to Witness Wars
Recorded on: 18 February 2011
Speaker(s): James Brabazon, Jill McGivering, Ed Vulliamy
Three of the best British conflict reporters describe three very different ways to tell the stories of three very...
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Literary Festival 2011 - Writing Across Borders: Empathy in the Age of Conflict
Recorded on: 18 February 2011
Speaker(s): Elif Shafak
Storytelling is an ancient and universal art at the heart of which lies the need to imagine and the ability to...
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India and China: Competition, Co-operation or conflict?
Recorded on: 18 February 2011
Speaker(s): Dr Shashi Tharoor
This lecture is part of India Week 2011. Dr Shashi Tharoor is an elected Member of Parliament and a former Minister of...
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Literary Festival 2011 - Sketching Society: the communicative power of the comic strip in a global age
Recorded on: 18 February 2011
Speaker(s): Steve Bell, Bryan Talbot
In an interconnected world where culture can transcend borders, the impact of a single drawn image can reverberate...
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Literary Festival 2011 - Facts are Subversive: crossing the borders between history and journalism
Recorded on: 18 February 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Timothy Garton Ash
The border between journalism and academic history is a minefield. Timothy Garton Ash has been crossing it stubbornly...
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Literary Festival 2011 - The Making of Bestsellers
Recorded on: 17 February 2011
Speaker(s): John Thompson, Andrew Franklin
The world of book publishing is going through turbulent times. For nearly five centuries the methods and practices of...
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Where is Future Growth Going to Come From?
Recorded on: 17 February 2011
Speaker(s): Professor John Van Reenen, Professor Jonathan Haskel
Where will the sources of new growth come from in the wake of the financial crisis and recession? What is the role of...
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Literary Festival 2011 - Adaptation in an age of Digitisation: its fans, practitioners and foes
Recorded on: 17 February 2011
Speaker(s): Dr Shakuntala Banaji, Professor Andrew Burn, Blake Morrison
This provocative panel centres on the range of adaptations practised in today’s diverse multimedia landscape. These...
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Literary Festival 2011 - Science Fiction and International Orders
Recorded on: 17 February 2011
Speaker(s): Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Paul McAuley, Ken McLeod
The study of popular culture has always been a feature of the social sciences as well as of the humanities – indeed,...
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Literary Festival 2011 - This House Believes that the Future of Rights is Left not Right
Recorded on: 17 February 2011
Speaker(s): David Davis MP, Professor Conor Gearty
For the past twenty weeks Conor Gearty has been writing a collaborative book online, at www.therightsfuture.com, with...
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An Evening with Bjørn Lomborg: Putting Global Warming into Perspective
Recorded on: 16 February 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Bjørn Lomborg, Dimitri Zenghelis
Global warming is real, but it is often presented one-sided and in exaggerated form. This leads to bad policies that...
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Representing Atrocity: distant suffering and the politics of pity
Recorded on: 16 February 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Lilie Chouliaraki, Professor Stjepan Mestrovic, Dr Irene Bruna Seu
Humanitarian campaigns create a 'politics of pity' that transforms the way we think about our moral responsibility for...
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Literary Festival 2011 - Storylines and Songscapes: Celebrating Tagore's short stories
Recorded on: 16 February 2011
Speaker(s): Various speakers and artists - see the event listing on the LSE website for details
Celebrating Rabindranath Tagore's 150th anniversary, this production marks his seminal contribution to Indian fiction...
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Kapuscinski Lecture: How to respond to global threats in the decade ahead
Recorded on: 16 February 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Jan Pronk
The lectures honour the name of Kapuscinski, a Polish journalist and writer known as the Voice of the Poor, who died in...
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Impact, Concerns and Future of Political Transitions in Latin America
Recorded on: 15 February 2011
Speaker(s): Carlos Mesa
Having worked for the government from 2000, Carlos Mesa Gisbert was President of Bolivia from 2003 to 2005. His...
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Soul Dust: the magic of consciousness
Recorded on: 15 February 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Nicholas Humphrey
How is consciousness possible? What biological purpose does it serve? Nicholas Humphrey has a radical new theory....
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The Nobel Lecture: Equilibrium in the Labour Market with Search Frictions
Recorded on: 15 February 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Christopher Pissarides
Christopher Pissarides was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize for Economic Sciences in 2010 (jointly with Peter Diamond...
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The Foreign Policy of Modern Russia: The Prospects for Russian British Relations
Recorded on: 15 February 2011
Speaker(s): Sergey Lavrov
Sergey Lavrov is Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Prior to this he served from 1994-2004 as...
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How Life In The Internet Changes The Practice Of Macroeconomics
Recorded on: 14 February 2011
Speaker(s): Edward Hugh
A surprising feature of economic analysis of the current crisis has been the pivotal role played by a small number of...
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Climate Forecasting with Chaos, or Chaos in Climate Forecasting?
Recorded on: 14 February 2011
Speaker(s): Dr Roman Frigg
Predicting how climate change will affect us is of paramount importance, yet it is beset with both practical and...
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The economics of Palestinian-Israeli peace
Recorded on: 14 February 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Ephraim Kleiman
Ephraim Kleiman is Don Patinkin Emeritus Professor of Economics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is a graduate...
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Uprising: will emerging markets shape or shake the world economy
Recorded on: 9 February 2011
Speaker(s): George Magnus
George Magnus will look at China and emerging markets from a post-financial crisis perspective, inviting us to...
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Absolute beginners: behavioural economics and human happiness
Recorded on: 8 February 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Paul Dolan
In Absolute Beginners by The Jam, Paul Weller sang "I need the strength to go and get what I want". The problem is that...
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The Have and Have Nots
Recorded on: 8 February 2011
Speaker(s): Branko Milanovic
Inequality is a surprisingly slippery issue, involving not just straightforward comparisons of individuals, but also...
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On Forgiveness
Recorded on: 7 February 2011
Speaker(s): Dr Tom Farrow, Professor Raimond Gaita
What role does forgiveness play in our private lives and in politics? And can neuroscience contribute to a more nuanced...
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Growing the aid budget at a time of deficit reduction: moral imperative and political challenge
Recorded on: 3 February 2011
Speaker(s): Harriet Harman MP
The three main political parties have committed to the target of spending 0.7 per cent of Britain's Gross National...
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Why Indians Win in Business
Recorded on: 3 February 2011
Speaker(s): Patrick French
Award-winning historian Patrick French looks at the cultural roots of India's transformation: how a stagnant planned...
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Peace Vs. Women's Rights in Afghanistan: Compatible or Contradicting Concepts?
Recorded on: 2 February 2011
Speaker(s): Zainab Salbi
The talk will focus on the dichotomy of how peace and women's rights in Afghanistan are currently mutually exclusive....
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The Role of Education in Greece's Recovery
Recorded on: 2 February 2011
Speaker(s): Anna Diamantopoulou
With the economic crisis in Greece, the government is embarking on an ambitious set of domestic reforms. What is the...
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The Changing Geostrategic Landscape in the Middle East
Recorded on: 2 February 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Mohammed Ayoob, Patrick Seale, Professor Avi Shlaim
The new Middle East Centre at LSE is holding a public symposium and reception to welcome Middle East specialists to LSE...
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The City of London and its Tax Haven Empire
Recorded on: 1 February 2011
Speaker(s): Dr Maurice Glasman, Nicholas Shaxson
The City of London is an offshore island inside the British nation state, floating partly free from the democratic...
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Phase Three of the Global Crisis
Recorded on: 31 January 2011
Speaker(s): Paul Mason
As countries adopt competitive exit strategies from the global crisis Paul Mason surveys the political economy of a...
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