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Public lecture podcasts and videos: 2013


Is Europe Working?
Recorded on: 12 December 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Sir Christopher Pissarides
The government announced earlier this year that LSE will be one of 12 universities to have the prestigious title of...
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In Conversation with the Hon Mr Justice Peter Jackson
Recorded on: 12 December 2013
Speaker(s): The Hon Mr Justice Peter Jackson
One of the most senior High Court judges assigned to the Family Division, Peter Jackson will answer your questions sent...
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From Moral Panics to States of Denial: a celebration of the life and work of Stan Cohen
Recorded on: 10 December 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Robin Cohen, Professor David Downes, Daphna Golan, Thomas Hammarberg, Professor Harvey Molotch
Stan Cohen was a world class sociologist, criminologist and public intellectual whose insight, analysis, commitment and...
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Feminism in the Media
Recorded on: 10 December 2013
Speaker(s): Natalie Hanman, Lola Okolosie, Tracey Reynolds
The panellists will interrogate current representations of feminism in the media and share interventionist strategies...
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The Future of London within the UK
Recorded on: 9 December 2013
Speaker(s): Boris Johnson
The State Of The Union series has seen people from Alex Salmond to Martin McGuiness and Michael Heseltine discuss the...
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Zhang Shizhao: a forgotten theorist of social change
Recorded on: 9 December 2013
Speaker(s): Dr Leigh Jenco
Leigh Jenco will explain how the forgotten work of Zhang Shizhao throws light on a dilemma of global importance: how...
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Africa and Its Position in the World Today
Recorded on: 6 December 2013
Speaker(s): Nelson Mandela
As Africa stands at a critical stage in its development, Nelson Mandela, the leading figure of the anti-apartheid...
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Constitutional Interpretation in the USA
Recorded on: 5 December 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Risa L Goluboff, Dr Jacco Bomhoff
The United States of America is famous for its system of constitutional review- its Supreme Court of unelected judges...
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Is ASEAN Still Relevant?
Recorded on: 4 December 2013
Speaker(s): Tan Sri Dr Tony Fernandes
Will the ASEAN Economic Community materialize by 2015 and how will it function in practice? Tan Sri Dr Tony Fernandes...
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Efficiency, Legitimacy and Political Expediency: Japan's trade governance dilemmas
Recorded on: 4 December 2013
Speaker(s): Mireya Solis
Trade policy aims to satisfy three key criteria: efficiency, legitimacy and political expediency. As Japan embarks on a...
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Protest and Revolution in the Arab World: Reflections Three Years On
Recorded on: 4 December 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Madawi Al-Rasheed, Dr John Chalcraft, Dr Ewan Stein
Three years after the Arab uprisings started in Tunisia, a panel of academics will reflect on the causes and drivers...
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Is there a Progressive Case for National Identity?
Recorded on: 3 December 2013
Speaker(s): Sunder Katwala
This lecture will examine attitudes towards immigration, integration and opportunity in Britain today. National...
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The Open Society as an Enemy
Recorded on: 3 December 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Jason McKenzie Alexander
It is often said that openness and transparency are required for liberal democracies. But is this true for openness and...
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US foreign policy and the Iranian Revolution: The Dynamics of Engagement and Strategic Alliance
Recorded on: 2 December 2013
Speaker(s): Dr Christian Emery
During this talk, Dr Emery will discuss the main findings from his new book: 'US Foreign Policy and the Iranian...
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Approaches to Eradicate Poverty Over the Next Generation
Recorded on: 28 November 2013
Speaker(s): Mark Goldring
Mark Goldring is chief executive of Oxfam GB and has decades of experience within international development, including...
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The Body Economic: why austerity kills
Recorded on: 27 November 2013
Speaker(s): Dr David Stuckler
The Body Economic puts forward a radical proposition. Austerity, it argues, is seriously bad for your health. We can...
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Crisis and Considering Crisis in Critical Contemporary Culture
Recorded on: 27 November 2013
Speaker(s): Alex Massouras (artwork), Alexis Milne (artwork), Nikolas Barnes (play), Rob Oldfield (play), Daniel Koczy (paper)
Following the second issue on fakeness (launched November 2012), CCC’s third issue examines the centrality of the idea...
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A Fractured Future: climate change in an age of fossil fuel abundance
Recorded on: 27 November 2013
Speaker(s): Lord Browne of Madingley
In 1997, Lord Browne broke ranks with the rest of the oil industry and acknowledged the risk posed by the climate...
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Dirty Wars
Recorded on: 27 November 2013
Speaker(s): Jeremy Scahill
Dirty Wars, winner of the Sundance Film Festival Cinematography award, follows the reporting on a US night raid gone...
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Iranian foreign policy after the election of Hassan Rouhani
Recorded on: 27 November 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Anoush Ehteshami
The victory of Rouhani represents the defeat of the most peripheral groups in the Iranian political spectrum. In a day,...
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The Future of EU Enlargement
Recorded on: 26 November 2013
Speaker(s): Dimitar Bechev, Lawrence Meredith, John Peet, Professor Robert Cooper
Enlargement is widely hailed as the EU’s most successful policy, largely responsible for the successful transition from...
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Metaphor and Crisis in Freud and Derrida
Recorded on: 26 November 2013
Speaker(s): Dr Nina Morgan
What role does metaphor have in shaping our emotional lives? Reading texts by Freud and Derrida, this lecture will...
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Power in the Information Age
Recorded on: 25 November 2013
Speaker(s): Alec Ross, Professor Michael Cox
Information is transforming what power means and how it operates. Social media, wikileaks, surveillance and big data...
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The Greek Ombudsman and Public Administration during Challenging Times
Recorded on: 25 November 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Calliope Spanou
The Ombudsman will focus on the establishment 15 years ago of the Ombudsman institution in Greece, highlighting its...
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The Syrian Civil War: The Resilience of Civil Society
Recorded on: 22 November 2013
Speaker(s): Lina Sinjab
In this talk, the BBC's Lina Sinjab will focus on the realities on the ground in Syria and the resilient civil society...
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European Competitiveness: is completing the single market the key?
Recorded on: 21 November 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Damian Chalmers, Professor Sebastien Dullien, Yiannos Papantoniou
The single European market has been a remarkable achievement. Its completion could substantially boost growth-...
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A Necessary Disenchantment: myth, agency and injustice in the digital age
Recorded on: 21 November 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Nick Couldry
Professor Couldry challenges some ‘digital age’ myths about how we gather on social media platforms and the value of...
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Innovation: transforming China's economic development
Recorded on: 21 November 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Liu Wei
China has built a relatively well-off society by the end of the 20th century, transforming from a low-income country to...
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The Idea of Order in Ancient Chinese Political Thought: a Wightian exploration
Recorded on: 20 November 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Yongjin Zhang
Is there any significant international thought in antiquity beyond the West? If there is, what insights can it offer?...
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The Old New Politics of Class
Recorded on: 20 November 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Mike Savage, Professor Bev Skeggs
In his inaugural lecture, Professor Savage will unravel "the paradox of class": that overt class politics and...
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Power Shift? The Rise of the Rest and the Decline of the West: facts, myths and economists
Recorded on: 19 November 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Michael Cox
It has become the truism of our age that power is fast ebbing away from a declining West to the East and the "rest"....
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The Ethics of the Cognitive Sciences: children's pathologies – how do we think about children’s mental health?
Recorded on: 19 November 2013
Speaker(s): Dr Rachel Cooper, Professor Eileen Munro, Professor Emily Simonoff
The classification, identification and treatment of mental illnesses in children raises particular challenges. For...
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The Progressive Agenda Now
Recorded on: 14 November 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Roberto Mangabeira Unger
The progressive left lacks the imagination to tackle the fundamental problems of society. Renowned social theorist...
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The Ethics of the Cognitive Sciences: privacy and respect for persons
Recorded on: 13 November 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Roger Brownsword, Dr Sarah Edwards, Dr Sarah Richmond
The continuing development of brain imaging technologies is now bringing into reach the correlation of brain activity...
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At Power's Elbow
Recorded on: 13 November 2013
Speaker(s): Dr Andrew Blick, Bernard Donoughue, Professor George Jones
Discreet, inconspicuous, prudent... the perfect Prime Ministerial aide should always be in the background, a...
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Global Financial Regulation - implications for China
Recorded on: 12 November 2013
Speaker(s): Charles Haswell
Blame for the financial crisis has been firmly placed on bankers. But there were failings in other areas, too, notably...
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The Chicago Plan Revisited
Recorded on: 12 November 2013
Speaker(s): Michael Kumhof
Michael Kumhof will discuss his 2012 paper on the Chicago Plan, a radical reform plan for the banking industry that...
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Burke, Oakeshott and the Intellectual Roots of Modern Conservatism
Recorded on: 12 November 2013
Speaker(s): Jesse Norman MP
Edmund Burke and Michael Oakeshott are often considered as the intellectual founding fathers of British conservatism....
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Cloning Wild Life: zoos, captivity, and the future of endangered animals
Recorded on: 12 November 2013
Speaker(s): Dr Carrie Friese, Professor Charis Thompson
The natural world is marked by an ever-increasing loss of varied habitats, species extinctions, and new kinds of...
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Europe: the struggle for supremacy, 1453 to the present
Recorded on: 12 November 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Brendan Simms
If there is a fundamental truth of geopolitics, it is this: whoever controls the core of Europe controls the entire...
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Behavioural Economics and Diet
Recorded on: 12 November 2013
Speaker(s): Professor George Loewenstein
George Loewenstein is professor of economics and psychology at Carnegie Mellon University. He received his PhD from...
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Gandhi Before India
Recorded on: 11 November 2013
Speaker(s): Dr Ramachandra Guha
The life of Gandhi is one of the most remarkable and potent in the modern era – yet few know what shaped him in his...
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Competition in the online world: European and global perspectives
Recorded on: 11 November 2013
Speaker(s): Joaquín Almunia
The online world is of crucial importance to consumers and businesses. Its role in providing innovation and...
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Re-negotiating the Terms of EU-Israel Partnership: Normative Power and International Law
Recorded on: 11 November 2013
Speaker(s): Charles Shamas
In July the European Commission published "guidelines on the eligibility of Israeli entities and their activities in...
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Can and Should the Eurozone Survive?
Recorded on: 7 November 2013
Speaker(s): Lionel Barber
After four successive crisis years, an economic recovery in Europe is within sight. The euro's survival - which was in...
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The "Human Sciences" on Trial in Iran
Recorded on: 7 November 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Ali Mirsepassi
Why the "human sciences" have become the target of a major government crackdown in Iran today. This talk will focus...
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Brazil
Recorded on: 6 November 2013
Speaker(s): Michael Palin
The story of the making of Michael Palin’s BBC1 Brazil series, made up of Michael’s own reminiscences, with a slide...
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Human Suffering and Humanitarian Emergencies
Recorded on: 5 November 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Craig Calhoun
Humanitarian emergencies are not simply brute facts, appealing directly to our emotions or our moral sensibilities....
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The Origins of the Revolution: Marx and Eastern Europe
Recorded on: 5 November 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Timothy Snyder
Marx and Engels tended to be romantics about East European liberation from imperial rule in the nineteenth century, but...
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Climate Justice vis-à-vis Global Justice
Recorded on: 5 November 2013
Speaker(s): Dr Katie Steele
Who should accept responsibility for, and bear the costs of, climate change? Can climate change be sectioned off as an...
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The Great Tamasha: cricket, corruption and the turbulent rise of modern India
Recorded on: 5 November 2013
Speaker(s): James Astill
James Astill speaks about his new book and his encounters with cricketers, fans, businessmen, bookies, Bollywood stars...
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The Revolutionary Status Quo - A Referee’s Perspective
Recorded on: 5 November 2013
Speaker(s): David Mahoney
David Mahoney, Director of Policy Development at Ofcom discusses the role of the regulator and the principles behind...
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Exodus: immigration and multiculturalism in the 21st century
Recorded on: 4 November 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Paul Collier
Mass international migration is a response to extreme global inequality, and immigration has a profound impact on the...
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Only White Men: serial killing in European cinema
Recorded on: 4 November 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Richard Dyer
Serial killing is an extremely rare crime which nonetheless may be considered a cultural dominant of our times....
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Toward a Genuine Economic and Monetary Union?
Recorded on: 4 November 2013
Speaker(s): Fabrizio Saccomanni
Fabrizio Saccomanni is Italian minister of economy and finance, a position he has held since April 2013. Prior to this...
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In It Together: the inside story of the coalition government
Recorded on: 31 October 2013
Speaker(s): Matthew d'Ancona
The revelatory inside story of Britain's coalition government, that cuts right to the heart of the Lib Dem/Tory...
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Private Sector Approaches to Sustainable, Long-Term Economic Development
Recorded on: 31 October 2013
Speaker(s): Dr Helene Gayle
New approaches to address extreme poverty are emerging that involve greater private sector engagement. Traditional...
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What's the Point of Contemporary Art?
Recorded on: 30 October 2013
Speaker(s): JJ Charlesworth, Mark Rappolt
The art world seems to be going from strength to strength, even in the midst of recession and austerity. Collectors pay...
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Is Rape Different?
Recorded on: 30 October 2013
Speaker(s): Nazir Afzal, Barbara Hewson, Helen Reece, Professor Jennifer Temkin
Rape is a heinous crime but does it demand special treatment? Do rule of law and fairness pay a price? Helen Reece...
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Work as a Value
Recorded on: 29 October 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Lord Skidelsky, Lord Glasman
Why do we work almost as hard as we did 40 years ago, despite being on average twice as rich? Robert Skidelsky suggests...
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The Metropolitan Revolution: perspectives from US cities
Recorded on: 29 October 2013
Speaker(s): Bruce Katz, Professor Anne Power
Bruce Katz will explain how ground-up innovations at a city level are solving the toughest economic problems in the US,...
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The Mumsnet Story - How to Engage with Online Communities
Recorded on: 29 October 2013
Speaker(s): Justine Roberts
Justine Roberts, Co-Founder and CEO of Mumsnet explains how the website rose to success and the influence of its...
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Capitalism Without Guilt: the moral case for freedom
Recorded on: 28 October 2013
Speaker(s): Dr Yaron Brook
Capitalism has an undisputed record of wealth generation, yet it has always functioned under a cloud of moral...
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The Social-Cultural Foundation of the 21st Century New Pan-Africanist Consciousness
Recorded on: 24 October 2013
Speaker(s): Adama Samassekou
The Steve Biko Memorial Lecture Europe is an initiative of the South African based Steve Biko Foundation. The 2013...
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Thinking and Feeling About Risk: can they be separated?
Recorded on: 24 October 2013
Speaker(s): Professor David Spiegelhalter
Whether it’s bicycle helmets or fracking, people often have strong feelings about risks and their control. But, when...
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Keys to the City: how economics, institutions, social interaction and politics shape development
Recorded on: 23 October 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Michael Storper
The global economy is driven by major cities: the keys to the city are the keys to global development. Michael Storper...
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Richard Titmuss: forty years on
Recorded on: 23 October 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Howard Glennerster
Richard Titmuss was one of the world’s leading public analysts and philosophers. He was enormously influential in...
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"Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here": the human rights struggle against Muslim fundamentalism
Recorded on: 23 October 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Karima Bennoune
From Pakistani peace activists to Tunisian feminists, from Chechen journalists to Algerian victims of terrorism, Karima...
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China Peaceful Rise & its New Diplomacy and its Global Relevance to the Chinese Economy
Recorded on: 22 October 2013
Speaker(s): Shixiong Ni
Shixiong Ni, professor of international relations, is former Dean of the School of International Relations and Public...
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A Vision of the Future – the BBC and Visual Journalism
Recorded on: 22 October 2013
Speaker(s): Amanda Farnsworth
Amanda Farnsworth, Head of BBC Visual Journalism gives an overview of the BBC’s work in this field.
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Modern Middle East Studies as a Distinct Intellectual Field
Recorded on: 21 October 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Roger Owen
Roger Owen will offer a personal history of the emergence of modern Middle Eastern Studies as a distinct...
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The Inextricable Links between Banking and the Economy
Recorded on: 21 October 2013
Speaker(s): António Horta‐Osório
António will set out his views on why the future of the UK economy and the banking industry are inextricably linked. He...
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From Eco-Catastrophe to Zero Clearing: why is deforestation in the Neotropics declining?
Recorded on: 17 October 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Susanna Hecht
An expert on tropical development, Professor Susanna Hecht will address the recent dramatic decline in deforestation in...
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Social Democracy and the Nation After the Crash
Recorded on: 17 October 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Andrew Gamble
Why has the global financial crisis not revived the left? Andrew Gamble argues that the policies of the 1980s and 1990s...
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Values Beyond Value? Is Anything Beyond the Logic of Capital?
Recorded on: 17 October 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Beverley Skeggs
Many theories adopt the metaphors of capital to explore power (e.g. Bourdieu), others propose that capital has subsumed...
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The UK in the EU Single Market: What Next? Opportunities and challenges
Recorded on: 17 October 2013
Speaker(s): Michel Barnier
The single market or "common market" as more frequently referred to in the UK is probably the one bit of the European...
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Grassroots Innovation and the Spread of Flourishing
Recorded on: 16 October 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Edmund Phelps
A handful of nations saw exploding wages, teeming employment and an engaged populace from 1820 to 1940, racing ahead of...
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Imprisoning the mentally disordered: a manifest injustice?
Recorded on: 16 October 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Jill Peay, Anita Dockley, Dr Tim Exworthy
Prisons are populated by offenders with various forms of mental disorder. How does the law justify this, does their...
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The New Middle East: the world after the Arab Spring
Recorded on: 16 October 2013
Speaker(s): Paul Danahar
Paul Danahar offers a fascinating and illuminating analysis of the new order in the Middle East following the Arab...
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The Origins of the Nations: the brotherlands hypothesis
Recorded on: 15 October 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Timothy Snyder
Why do we have nations at all? And why do we have the nations that we have? Scholarly explanations of the rise of...
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The Great Escape: health, wealth, and the origins of inequality
Recorded on: 15 October 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Angus Deaton, Professor Nicholas Stern
The world is a better place than it used to be. People are wealthier and healthier, and live longer lives. Yet the...
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Virtue Ethics
Recorded on: 15 October 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Constantine Sandis, Professor Brad Hooker
This dialogue will assess the doctrine that what morality requires can be defined only as what a virtuous person would...
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The Cunning of Uncertainty
Recorded on: 15 October 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Helga Nowotny
The dominant Western narrative tells of a trajectory from fate to taking destiny into our own hands. This has induced...
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China and its new leaders: What matters to global business?
Recorded on: 15 October 2013
Speaker(s): Sir Thomas Harris, Stephen Perry
China stands at its most critical juncture to date, in its trajectory of economic development and its engagement with...
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Dark Art – The Changing Face of Public Relations
Recorded on: 15 October 2013
Speaker(s): Tim Burt
Tim Burt, managing partner at Stockwell Communications, discusses the PR industry and its relationship with media.
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The Paralympic Movement Takes Off
Recorded on: 14 October 2013
Speaker(s): Sir Philip Craven
Since the origins of the Paralympic Games at Stoke Mandeville the key challenge has been putting basic building blocks...
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Can the European Union reconnect with its citizens?
Recorded on: 14 October 2013
Speaker(s): Gavin Hewitt
As populist parties and demagogues trade blows with discredited elites, political legitimacy in Europe seems more...
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The EU in the Eye of the Storm
Recorded on: 14 October 2013
Speaker(s): Dr Javier Solana, Professor Robert Cooper
The EU and the Eurozone have been hit by the strongest crisis in their history. Southern Europe, particularly, has been...
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Global Migration and Urban Renewal
Recorded on: 10 October 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Philip Kasinitz, Professor Michael Keith, Rob Berkeley, Tim Finch, Professor Sharon Zukin
Increasingly, a strand of political conservatism depicts migration in terms of depleting assets. This event brings...
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Reclaiming Democracy in the Square? Interpreting the Anti-Austerity and Pro-Democracy Movements
Recorded on: 10 October 2013
Speaker(s): Dr Heba Raouf Ezzat, Professor Marlies Glasius, Dr Armine Ishkanian
The speakers shall examine the recent pro-democracy and anti-austerity movements which have become sites for political...
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Red Fortress: the secret heart of Russia's history
Recorded on: 9 October 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Catherine Merridale
The extraordinary story of one of the most significant, mysterious and emblematic buildings in Russian history – the...
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Crowdsourcing a New UK Constitution
Recorded on: 8 October 2013
Speaker(s): David Blunkett MP, Richard Gordon QC, Carol Harlow, Dr Lea Ypi
The UK has no constitution written down in one document. Instead it has laws, conventions, practices, activities...
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Why Growth Theory Requires a Theory of the State Beyond Market Failures
Recorded on: 8 October 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Mariana Mazzucato
Government spending has a higher multiplier when that spending is 'directed' towards large missions. Whether this was...
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The Nature of Existence
Recorded on: 8 October 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Tim Crane
What does it mean to exist? This lecture will address this question by contrasting things that exist with things that...
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A Most Masculine State: Gender, Politics and Religion in Saudi Arabia
Recorded on: 7 October 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Madawi Al-Rasheed
Professor Al-Rasheed will introduce her new book and discuss the ‘question of women’ in Saudi Arabia in light of the...
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The Financial Crisis: a Canadian perspective on lessons learned and avoiding the next crisis
Recorded on: 3 October 2013
Speaker(s): Richard Nesbitt
Richard Nesbitt is chief operating officer, CIBC. In this role, he is responsible for the global operations of...
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Predatory Thinking
Recorded on: 2 October 2013
Speaker(s): Dave Trott
In this lecture Dave Trott will explain how to out think the competition, and how to use creativity to get upstream and...
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Tracking the Gender Politics of the Millennium Development Goals: from the Millennium Declaration to the post-MDG consultations
Recorded on: 2 October 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Naila Kabeer
The Millennium Declaration, signed by over 180 world leaders at the start of the new millennium, committed the...
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Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East
Recorded on: 2 October 2013
Speaker(s): Christopher Schroeder
The west has one narrative around the Middle East based on political instability and sectarian unrest. In parallel,...
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The Undercover Economist Strikes Back
Recorded on: 1 October 2013
Speaker(s): Tim Harford
A million readers bought The Undercover Economist to get the lowdown on how economics works on a small scale, in our...
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What has the European Convention on Human Rights ever done for us?
Recorded on: 1 October 2013
Speaker(s): Martin Howe QC, Professor Philip Leach, Caroline Lucas MP, Emily Thornberry MP, Professor Alan Sked
On the 60th anniversary of the entry into force of the European Convention on Human Rights, a panel of politicians and...
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Molecules of Happiness: Why Love Matters for Vulnerable Children
Recorded on: 26 September 2013
Speaker(s): including Camila Batmanghelidjh, Commander Matt Bell, Professor Stephen Briggs, Charlotte Cecil, Professor Leon Feinstein, Frank Field MP, Dr Ernest Gralton, Sharon Hodgson MP, Professor Sandra Jovchelovitch, Professor Corinne May-Chahal
A one day conference to launch LSE research into the model of work used by Kids Company and to discuss what really...
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Transforming the Economic Lives of the Ultrapoor
Recorded on: 25 September 2013
Speaker(s): Robin Burgess, Abhijit Banerjee, Dean Karlan and Mushtaque Chowdhury
Robin Burgess, Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Abhijit Banerjee,...
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Financing Infrastructure Investment in Africa
Recorded on: 24 September 2013
Speaker(s): Paul Collier, Antonio Estache, Keith Palmer
Paul Collier (Co-Director, Centre for the Study of African Economies and Professor of Economics and Public Policy at...
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Sustaining Inclusive Growth in Africa
Recorded on: 23 September 2013
Speaker(s): Trevor Manuel, Professor Francesco Caselli
This public lecture is part of Growth Week 2013 which takes place at LSE from 23-25 September organised by the...
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Delivering Food Assistance in a Shrinking Humanitarian Space
Recorded on: 17 September 2013
Speaker(s): Ertharin Cousin
Conflict and insecurity present a growing challenge to humanitarian agencies as they strive to reach those in need of...
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Adjusting to the changing dynamics of the world economy
Recorded on: 12 September 2013
Speaker(s): Richard Kozul-Wright, Professor Robert Wade
The Trade and Development Report 2013 contends that to achieve durable and inclusive growth, developing and transition...
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State of the World Economy: A View from an Emerging Market
Recorded on: 11 September 2013
Speaker(s): Felipe Larraín Bascuñán
Since March 2010, Felipe Larraín Bascuñán is the minister of Finance of the Government of President Sebastián Piñera. ...
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The Last Vote: The threats to Western democracy
Recorded on: 9 September 2013
Speaker(s): Philip Coggan
In The Last Vote, Philip Coggan shows how democracy today faces threats that we ignore at our own risk. Amid the...
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Turnaround: Third World lessons for First World growth
Recorded on: 5 September 2013
Speaker(s): Peter Blair Henry
Thirty years ago, China seemed hopelessly mired in poverty, Mexico triggered the Third World Debt Crisis, and Brazil...
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Europe on the Brink: From Crisis to Collapse?
Recorded on: 8 August 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Robert Cooper
Robert Cooper joined the Foreign Office in 1970. He served in several posts including Japan and Germany. In 1989 he was...
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The Great Crash of 2008: Causes, Consequences and the Future of the World Economic System
Recorded on: 1 August 2013
Speaker(s): Lord Meghnad Desai
Lord Desai is an Indian-born British economist and Labour politician. He unsuccessfully stood for the Speaker in the...
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Social Movements in the US: From the American Revolution to Obama
Recorded on: 23 July 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Craig Calhoun
Professor Calhoun is a world-renowned social scientist whose work connects sociology to culture, communication,...
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The Great Stagnation: What can Policy Makers do?
Recorded on: 19 July 2013
Speaker(s): Professor David Webb, Dr Sushil Wadhwani
Professor David Webb is Head of the Department of Finance at LSE. Specialising in financial economics and monetary...
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Gridlock: why global cooperation is failing when we need it most
Recorded on: 11 July 2013
Speaker(s): Thomas Hale, Professor David Held, Kevin Young
This event grapples with the causes and consequences of the failure of leadership and negotiations across leading...
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No One’s World, Everyone’s Problem: Global Power in a Shifting Global Economy
Recorded on: 11 July 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Mick Cox, Professor Danny Quah
Professor Danny Quah (LSE) and Professor Mick Cox (LSE) will debate this question in a public lecture hosted by LSE...
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China's War with Japan
Recorded on: 10 July 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Rana Mitter
The story of China’s war with Japan is crucial to understanding the rise of modern China – both its relentless drive...
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The Rise of the South: human progress in a diverse world
Recorded on: 10 July 2013
Speaker(s): Khalid Malik
The LSE Global South Unit is delighted to host Khalid Malik. As the lead author of the 2013 UNDP Human Development...
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One Nation, Many Roots
Recorded on: 9 July 2013
Speaker(s): John Denham MP, Ruth Dudley Edwards, Sunder Katwala
Britain as "One Nation" is an idea that originated with the Conservative Party, in particular its Victorian leader...
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Secrets of Silicon Valley
Recorded on: 8 July 2013
Speaker(s): Deborah Perry Piscione
Entrepreneur Deborah Perry Piscione offers an inside look at Silicon Valley's unique innovation culture and...
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Social Science in the Public Sphere: Riots, Class and Impact
Recorded on: 2 July 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Fiona Devine, Dr Sam Friedman, Professor Tim Newburn
We are delighted to confirm that the Impact of Social Sciences blog will continue to receive financial support from...
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Philosophical Biography and Autobiographical Philosophy
Recorded on: 2 July 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Ray Monk, Professor Stephen Mulhall
Is the biography of a philosopher relevant to an understanding of his philosophy? And is philosophy itself always...
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Middle East and North Africa Regional Economic Developments and Outlook
Recorded on: 28 June 2013
Speaker(s): Massood Ahmed
Moderate growth is anticipated in the Middle East and North Africa region for this year, with oil exporters’ healthy...
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An Uncertain Glory: the economic and social condition of modern India
Recorded on: 26 June 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Amartya Sen
When India became independent in 1947 after two centuries of colonial subjugation, it immediately adopted a firmly...
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What's happening in Turkey? Reflections on an uprising
Recorded on: 26 June 2013
Speaker(s): Dr Derya Bayir; Dr Ayça Çubukçu; Dr Zeynep Gambetti; Dr Özlem Köksal
How should we understand what is happening in Turkey?

Is this as an anti-capitalist or anti-authoritarian...
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The Thistle and the Drone
Recorded on: 26 June 2013
Speaker(s): Ambassador Akbar Ahmed
The United States declared war on terrorism in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. More than ten years later, the results are...
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Philosophy Stand Up – No Joke
Recorded on: 25 June 2013
Speaker(s): Dr Gordon Finlayson, Dr Simon Glendinning, Professor Laurence Goldstein, Professor MM McCabe, Dr Kristina Musholt, Dr Lea Ypi
Six philosophers have ten minutes each to pitch their arguments to a live audience. No deviation, hesitation or...
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Against the Consensus: Reflections on the Great Recession
Recorded on: 24 June 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Justin Lin
This event marks the publication of Professor Lin's new book Against the Consensus: Reflections on the Great Recession....
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Sri Lanka and the culture of impunity: human rights challenges in a post-war and post-conflict environment
Recorded on: 20 June 2013
Speaker(s): Dr Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, Asanga Welikala, Uvindu Kurukulasuriya
Sri Lanka's civil war, which spanned more than a quarter of a century, ended in 2009. With more than 100,000 war...
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When the Money Runs Out: The End of Western Affluence
Recorded on: 19 June 2013
Speaker(s): Stephen King
The Western world has experienced extraordinary economic progress throughout the last six decades, a prosperous period...
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On Philippa Foot
Recorded on: 18 June 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Sarah Broadie, Dr Alex Voorhoeve
Why be moral? May we kill one to save others? Is morality objective? This dialogue engages with renowned philosopher...
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The Future of Asian Financial Markets in a Changing World
Recorded on: 18 June 2013
Speaker(s): Zhu Min, Professor Lord Stern
Mr Zhu will review broad global trends and argue that globally we may be witnessing a fundamental shift in the...
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Virtuous Citizenship and the Moral Values of One Nation
Recorded on: 12 June 2013
Speaker(s): Jon Cruddas MP, David Davis MP, Professor Francesca Klug, Professor Alan Sked
Britain as "One Nation" is an idea that originated with the Conservative Party, in particular its Victorian leader...
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Redrawing the Energy-Climate Map: World Energy Outlook Special Report
Recorded on: 12 June 2013
Speaker(s): Fatih Birol, Gregory Barker
The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political...
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Can Europe lead in a post-western world?
Recorded on: 11 June 2013
Speaker(s): Dr Jaimini Bhagwati, Professor Mary Kaldor, Mark Leonard
Since the last European Security Strategy when Western hegemony seemed unassailable, Europe has lost both hard and soft...
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Responsible Corporations: Wealth and public good
Recorded on: 11 June 2013
Speaker(s): Mathieu Cantegreil, Dweep Chanana, S. Gopalakrishnan, Farhad Forbes, Alok Kirloskar, R Mukundan and Shankar Vanavarayar
In India, business has never been just about wealth creation. Besides being engines of growth, corporations and their...
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Revealing Indian Philanthropy
Recorded on: 10 June 2013
Speaker(s): Mrs Rajashree Birla, Mr Dweep Chanana, Dr Ruth Kattumuri, Mr Gautam Kumar
From supporting the establishment of modern India to the innovative work of recent years, philanthropy has played, and...
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Representing Europeans: a pragmatic approach
Recorded on: 6 June 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Richard Rose
Less than a year away from the 2014 European Parliament elections, Professor Richard Rose talks about his new book on...
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Green Philosophy
Recorded on: 5 June 2013
Speaker(s): Dr Rupert Read, Professor Roger Scruton
On the basis of a shared interest in planetary survival, can we forge an alliance across the left/right rift in our...
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France's place in Europe - One year into the Socialist Presidency
Recorded on: 5 June 2013
Speaker(s): Jean-François Copé
Leading figure of the centre-right opposition, Jean-François Copé assesses François Hollande’s Presidency and sets out...
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From Response to Resilience: the role of the engineer in disaster risk reduction
Recorded on: 4 June 2013
Speaker(s): Jo da Silva
Jo da Silva explores how engineers and built environment professionals need to shift from responding to natural...
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The Future of Capitalism
Recorded on: 4 June 2013
Speaker(s): Professor John Kay, Professor Mariana Mazzucato
John Kay chaired the Review of UK Equity Markets and Long-Term Decision-Making which reported to the Secretary of State...
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Things to Do with Words: Illustrations from Italian Fascism (1919-1922) and Georgia lynchings (1875-1930)
Recorded on: 3 June 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Roberto Franzosi
This talk will illustrate the power of Quantitative Narrative Analysis, a quantitative social science approach to texts...
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Cooking as a Political Act
Recorded on: 30 May 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Michael Pollan
The food writer and journalist discusses what is at stake when we let corporations do the cooking, and why we need to...
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Reflections on a Changing World: 1950-2050
Recorded on: 29 May 2013
Speaker(s): Sir James Wolfensohn, Professor Amartya Sen
James Wolfensohn was the ninth president of the World Bank.

Amartya Sen is professor of economics at Harvard...
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Sartre on the Transcendental I
Recorded on: 28 May 2013
Speaker(s): Dr Joel Smith
This lecture will discuss some of the central ideas contained within Sartre’s The Transcendence of the Ego and consider...
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The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business
Recorded on: 23 May 2013
Speaker(s): Jared Cohen, Eric Schmidt
Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen are two of the leading thinkers of our time. The New Digital Age is a unique and...
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Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking
Recorded on: 23 May 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Daniel Dennett
In this lecture, one of the world's most original thinkers will show how he designs, uses, and dismantles the thinking...
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Palestinian-Israeli Economic Relations: Repudiating the Paris Protocol?
Recorded on: 23 May 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Ephraim Kleiman
Professor Kleiman will discuss the repeated calls in the Palestinian Territories for the abrogation of the Paris...
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Austerity - The History of a Dangerous Idea
Recorded on: 23 May 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Mark Blyth
Governments have advanced a policy of draconian budget cuts - austerity - to solve the financial crisis. Austerity...
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Banker to the Poor: Lifting Millions Out of Poverty through Social Business
Recorded on: 20 May 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Muhammad Yunus
Muhammad Yunus was born on 28 June 1940 in the village of Bathua, Chittagong, a seaport in Bangladesh. The third of...
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Progressive Capitalism
Recorded on: 20 May 2013
Speaker(s): Lord Sainsbury
The neoliberalism that has dominated economic thinking since Mrs Thatcher and Ronald Reagan first came to power is now...
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Synchronic and Diachronic Responsibility
Recorded on: 16 May 2013
Speaker(s): Dr Andrew Khoury
This lecture distinguishes between different types of moral responsibility and discusses the implications for our...
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Anthropology and Emotion
Recorded on: 16 May 2013
Speaker(s): Dr Andrew Beatty
The centrality of emotion in thought and action is increasingly recognised in the human sciences, though basic...
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Who Owns the "One Nation" and what does it stand for?
Recorded on: 15 May 2013
Speaker(s): Lord Glasman, Michael Gove
Britain as "One Nation" is an idea of government that belonged to the Conservative Party, originating with Benjamin...
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Does market-led development have a future?
Recorded on: 15 May 2013
Speaker(s): Dr Ha-Joon Chang, Professor Danny Quah
The Department of International Development’s third annual Development Debate will consider the topic “Does market-led...
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On Beauty
Recorded on: 15 May 2013
Speaker(s): Professor John Hyman, Dr Elisabeth Schellekens
What, if anything, do different manifestations of beauty have in common? Does it make sense to apply the concept of...
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The Theft of Creative Content: Copyright in Crisis
Recorded on: 9 May 2013
Speaker(s): Amelia Andersdotter MEP, Robert Ashcroft, Ludovic Hunter-Tilney, Dr Luke McDonagh, Eg White
As the nature of music consumption reaches a critical point, a panel of experts on both sides of the debate discuss the...
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Is Self-Regulation of International Arbitration an Illusion?
Recorded on: 9 May 2013
Speaker(s): Sundaresh Menon, Professor Jan Paulsson
A debate on the roles and responsibilities of arbitral institutions, arbitrators and counsel for ensuring that...
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Truth and Rationality
Recorded on: 9 May 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Wolfgang Spohn
Drawing on his Lakatos Award winning book The Laws of Belief, Wolfgang Spohn asks how is truth best characterised? And...
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The Gaza Kitchen: Documenting a Culinary Heritage and a Food System under Stress
Recorded on: 8 May 2013
Speaker(s): Laila El-Haddad, Maggie Schmitt
In the summer of 2010, writer Laila El-Haddad and food documentarian Maggie Schmitt were able to fulfil a long-held...
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Global Power in a Shifting International Order: The West and the Rest
Recorded on: 8 May 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Joseph Nye
Wealth and power are shifting from the West to the rising economies of the East. But in a world of complex...
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The Lost Continent: Europe's darkest hour since the Second World War
Recorded on: 8 May 2013
Speaker(s): Gavin Hewitt
Gavin Hewitt will discuss the story of a flawed dream, a noble vision that turned dangerous and which has led Europe...
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Trafficking Networks and Threats to Security in West Africa: the case of Mali
Recorded on: 8 May 2013
Speaker(s): Dr Kwesi Aning
An examination of the changing strategic security environment in West Africa and the effectiveness of the response...
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The Bankers' New Clothes: What's Wrong with Banking and What to Do about It
Recorded on: 8 May 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Anat Admati
The past few years have shown that risks in banking can impose significant costs on the economy. Many claim, however,...
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The Philosophy of Mental Illness
Recorded on: 7 May 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Matthew Broome, Dr Bonnie Evans, Professor Tim Thornton
How should we think of mental disorders? Can psychiatry be reduced to neuroscience, or is there something irreducibly...
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The Kurds and the Conflict in Syria
Recorded on: 3 May 2013
Speaker(s): Saleh Muslim Mohamed
It is nine months since Kurds took control of towns in northern Syria, having established an unprecedented coalition of...
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Saving the Arab Spring: economic development in the Middle East
Recorded on: 2 May 2013
Speaker(s): Dr Bassem Awadallah, Dr Adeel Malik
The speakers will argue that the struggle for a new Middle East will be won or lost in the private sector, and that...
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The Challenges of Engaged Development in Brazil: Homage to Albert Hirschman and Oscar Niemeyer
Recorded on: 2 May 2013
Speaker(s): João Carlos Ferraz
An overarching sense of uncertainty prevails in the second decade of the 21st century, as dramatic changes sweep most...
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Obama, the Tea Party, and the future of American Politics
Recorded on: 2 May 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Theda Skocpol
What happened to Obama's "new New Deal"? Why did his achievements enrage opponents more than they satisfied supporters?...
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Britain and the EU: an ever-closer union of peoples?
Recorded on: 2 May 2013
Speaker(s): Sir Malcolm Rifkind
The acute economic crisis of the euro, coupled with the chronic political crisis of Europe’s democratic deficit, have...
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Error, Lies and Adventure: the pursuit of adventure
Recorded on: 1 May 2013
Speaker(s): Hilary Lawson, Professor Steven Rose, Professor Barry Smith
Since Plato the greatest intellectual adventure is often thought to be the pursuit of truth. Might there be alternative...
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Innovation in Russia: Plans and Prospects
Recorded on: 1 May 2013
Speaker(s): Vladislav Surkov
The challenge of diversifying Russia’s economic structure and reducing its reliance on natural resource sectors has...
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The Democracy Project
Recorded on: 30 April 2013
Speaker(s): Dr David Graeber, Professor Craig Calhoun
From the earliest meetings for Occupy Wall Street, David Graeber felt that something was different from previous...
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Doing Well by Doing Good? Private Equity Investing in Emerging Markets
Recorded on: 30 April 2013
Speaker(s): Arif Naqvi
The theme of the event is private equity’s role in the transformation of the world economy. As Western economies battle...
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The Signal and the Noise: the art and science of prediction
Recorded on: 29 April 2013
Speaker(s): Nate Silver
In this age of information-overload, Silver argues it is more difficult than ever to distinguish a true "signal" from...
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Conflicted Societies, Memory and the Visual Arts
Recorded on: 29 April 2013
Speaker(s): Miriam de Búrca, Ruth Goddard, Adela Jušic, Jonathan Watkins, Dr Gwendolyn Sasse
Artists from Northern Ireland, South Africa and Bosnia will reflect upon the impact of violent conflict on their work....
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A Panel Discussion on Palestine
Recorded on: 26 April 2013
Speaker(s): Dr Karma Nabulsi, Professor Ilan Pappe, Professor Rosemary Hollis, Peter Kosminsky
On this panel discussion, chaired by Jon Snow of Channel 4 News, the speakers will discuss aspects of the current...
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Margaret Thatcher - Not For Turning
Recorded on: 25 April 2013
Speaker(s): Charles Moore
Not For Turning is the first volume of Charles Moore's authorized biography of Margaret Thatcher, the longest serving...
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In conversation with Nancy Pelosi
Recorded on: 19 April 2013
Speaker(s): Nancy Pelosi
Nancy Pelosi is the Democratic Leader of the House of Representatives. From 2007 to 2011, she served as the first...
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Management Accounting Research Group Conference 2013
Recorded on: 18 April 2013
Speaker(s): Various - see description
10.30-10.45 Welcome from Michael Bromwich and Al Bhimani.

10.45-11.45 Laura Spira (Oxford Brookes University) -...
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The Middle Kingdom Ride - 2 Brothers, 2 Motorcycles, 1 Epic Adventure in China
Recorded on: 17 April 2013
Speaker(s): Colin Pyle, Ryan Pyle
When Canadian brothers Colin Pyle and Ryan Pyle set out from Shanghai on a motorcycle journey that had never previously...
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The Art of Thinking Clearly: Better Thinking, Better Decisions
Recorded on: 11 April 2013
Speaker(s): Rolf Dobelli
Rolf Dobelli argues that we are swayed by cognitive biases when making decisions. By knowing what they are and how to...
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Khan Academy - Reimagining Education
Recorded on: 10 April 2013
Speaker(s): Salman Khan, Professor Martin Bean
Join Salman Khan as he tells the inspiring story of how the Khan Academy came to be and shares his thoughts on what...
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Polis Journalism Conference 2013
Recorded on: 5 April 2013
Speaker(s): Various - see description
1000 - How to build trust in your journalism?

Speakers: Ruurd Bierman, Cilla Benkö, Trushar Barot.

What...
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What should economists and policymakers learn from the financial crisis?
Recorded on: 25 March 2013
Speaker(s): Dr Ben S Bernanke, Olivier Blanchard, Professor Lawrence H. Summers, Axel A. Weber
Five years on, the global economy continues to come to terms with the impact of the financial crisis. This event...
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Error, Lies and Adventure: The Power of Lies
Recorded on: 21 March 2013
Speaker(s): Hilary Lawson, Dr Parashkev Nachev, Dr Jaime Whyte
We have seen a gradual erosion of belief in objective truth, but in a world without truth how are we to understand...
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The Folly of Technological Solutionism
Recorded on: 21 March 2013
Speaker(s): Evgeny Morozov
Evgeny Morozov will be presenting his latest book To Save Everything, Click Here, which argues that the proliferation...
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Scarcity, Abundance, Excess: Towards a Social Theory of Too Much
Recorded on: 21 March 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Andrew Abbott
This lecture argues that since excess and overabundance are central phenomena of modern life, we should refound social...
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China's Growth: The Making of an Economic Superpower
Recorded on: 21 March 2013
Speaker(s): Dr Linda Yueh
What drives China's impressive growth and will it continue? Parsing the evidence leads to some surprising conclusions...
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Book Launch: The Politics of Business in the Middle East After the Arab Spring
Recorded on: 21 March 2013
Speaker(s): Dr Steffen Hertog, Professor Giacomo Luciani, Dr Marc Valeri, Dr Khalid AlMezaini
Although most Arab countries remain authoritarian, many have undergone a restructuring of state-society relations....
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German Europe: Are there Alternatives?
Recorded on: 21 March 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Ulrich Beck, Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Professor Mary Kaldor
The basic rules of European democracy are being subverted or turned into their opposite, bypassing parliaments,...
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Divided Nations: Why global governance is failing and what we can do about it?
Recorded on: 20 March 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Ian Goldin
The growing gap between global problems and solutions reflects a crisis in global governance. Professor Ian Goldin will...
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Euro-crisis & Greece
Recorded on: 20 March 2013
Speaker(s): Dr Daniel Gros, Professor Charles Goodhart, Professor Michael Haliassos
Dr Daniel Gros is director of Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels.

Professor Charles Goodhart,...
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The Human in Politics
Recorded on: 20 March 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Anne Phillips
In this inaugural lecture, to celebrate her appointment as the Graham Wallas Professor of Political Science, Anne...
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LSE China Lecture Series - What Threatens Global Capitalism Now?
Recorded on: 20 March 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Craig Calhoun
In this lecture LSE Director Professor Craig Calhoun, considers the threats, internal and external to global capitalism.
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Is Multiculturalism Dead?
Recorded on: 19 March 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Cécile Laborde, Professor Tariq Modood, Professor Anne Phillips
Under the combined criticisms of feminism, secularism and nationalism, multiculturalism is repeatedly being pronounced...
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The Politics of FGM: The Influence of External and Locally-Led Initiatives in The Gambia
Recorded on: 18 March 2013
Speaker(s): Dr Isatou Touray
This talk discusses the efforts made by grassroots Gambian activists and community campaigns, as well as external...
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The Politics of Nationalism in Modern Iran
Recorded on: 18 March 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Ali Ansari
Launching his latest book, The Politics of Nationalism in Modern Iran, Professor Ali Ansari will explore the idea of...
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Literary Festival 2013: Innovation
Recorded on: 18 March 2013
Speaker(s): James Dawson, Kate Kingsley, Meg Rosoff
This event celebrates the culmination of the LSE/First Story creative writing competition for key stages 3, 4 and 5 and...
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Localism in London
Recorded on: 18 March 2013
Speaker(s): Michael Ward
LSE London's 2013 Lent term seminar series begins on the 14th of January. Speakers from within and beyond academia will...
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The Great Convergence: Asia, The West and the Logic of One World
Recorded on: 14 March 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Kishore Mahbubani
88% of the world’s population lives outside the West and is rising to Western living standards, and sharing Western...
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Franco's Terror in a European Context: the Volksgemeinschaft that got away
Recorded on: 14 March 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Paul Preston, Dr Daniel Beer, Professor Helen Graham, Professor Dan Stone
A discussion of the atrocities against civilians in the Spanish Civil War, the political consequences in Spain today...
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Why Painting Matters
Recorded on: 14 March 2013
Speaker(s): Professor David Ferris
This lecture will argue that painting, rather than retreat from the transformation of the visual image announced by...
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Greece's way out of the crisis
Recorded on: 14 March 2013
Speaker(s): Alexis Tsipras
Alexis Tsipras is President of Syriza-USF (Official Opposition Party, Greece). Professor Kevin Featherstone is director...
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The Economics and Politics of the Euro Crisis: A Varieties-of-Capitalism Perspective
Recorded on: 14 March 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Peter Hall
This presentation explores the origins and consequences of the contemporary crisis of the Euro from the perspective of...
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Nationalism and Transnational History
Recorded on: 13 March 2013
Speaker(s): Professor John Breuilly, Dr Faisal Devji, Dr Mark Hewitson
This discussion will mark the launch of The Oxford Handbook of the History of Nationalism edited by Professor John...
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Achieving a Social State
Recorded on: 13 March 2013
Speaker(s): Kate Bell, Duncan Bowie, Howard Reed, Zoe Williams
Seventy years ago the Beveridge Report announced the pursuit of a new settlement, one that would dramatically change...
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India - Macroeconomic Challenges, Some Reserve Bank Perspectives
Recorded on: 13 March 2013
Speaker(s): Dr Duvvuri Subbarao
This lecture is in honour of Dr Indraprastha Gordhanbhai (IG) Patel who was the ninth director of LSE from 1984 to...
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What is Sustainable Development and How Can We Achieve It?
Recorded on: 13 March 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Jeffrey D Sachs
The world has agreed to adopt Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to guide global development after 2015. Professor...
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States and their Territories: To the Center of the Earth
Recorded on: 12 March 2013
Speaker(s): Professor A. John Simmons
Modern states claim a wide variety of rights of control over particular geographical territories. These claims,...
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Does Eastern Europe Still Exist?
Recorded on: 12 March 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Anne Applebaum
The nations of the region we called “Eastern Europe” were once closely linked, so much so that West Europeans had...
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The Commonwealth: Reform, Relevance and Future Role
Recorded on: 12 March 2013
Speaker(s): Hugh Segal
Senator Hugh Segal, Canada's Special Envoy to the Commonwealth, will speak about Commonwealth reform and the role it...
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Sexual Politics and Revolution: Emma Goldman's Passion
Recorded on: 11 March 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Clare Hemmings
This paper charts the significance of Emma Goldman's revolutionary thought for a contemporary analysis of sexuality,...
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Unintended Consequences of the New Financial Regulations
Recorded on: 11 March 2013
Speaker(s): Dr Jon Danielsson, Professor Charles Goodhart, Matt King
The first public event of the ESRC Systemic Risk Centre at LSE will debate whether the post crisis reforms of financial...
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John Locke and European Philosophy
Recorded on: 11 March 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Etienne Balibar
Etienne Balibar is Anniversary Chair in Modern European Philosophy at Kingston University and emeritus professor of...
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Energy Security and Shifting Global Power
Recorded on: 11 March 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Roland Dannreuther
When there are shifts in distribution of power in international politics, energy security emerges as a salient concern....
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States and their Territories: Boundaries of Authority
Recorded on: 11 March 2013
Speaker(s): Professor A. John Simmons
Modern states claim a wide variety of rights of control over particular geographical territories. These claims,...
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Whither the Child? The Causes and Consequences of Low Fertility in the West and East Asia
Recorded on: 11 March 2013
Speaker(s): Stuart Basten, Carlos Cavalle, Wolfgang Lutz, Catherine Hakim, John Parker, Eric Kaufmann
This panel explores the impact of declining fertility in western countries and East Asia - especially the social...
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Community-Led Physical Regeneration: Tottenham and beyond
Recorded on: 11 March 2013
Speaker(s): Chris Brown
LSE London's 2013 Lent term seminar series begins on the 14th of January. Speakers from within and beyond academia will...
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Ireland: Economic Recovery and the EU Presidency - Stability, Jobs & Growth
Recorded on: 11 March 2013
Speaker(s): Enda Kenny
Enda Kenny is Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland, a position he has held since March 2011. He has been the Leader of...
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The End of Impunity for Violence against Women? The Istanbul Convention in Europe
Recorded on: 7 March 2013
Speaker(s): Louise de Sousa, Elda Moreno, Pragna Patel
The Istanbul Convention is the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and Combating Violence against Women and...
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Healthy African Cities
Recorded on: 7 March 2013
Speaker(s): Dr Ama de Graft Aikins, Dr Gora Mboup, Professor Vanessa Watson
Notwithstanding improvements, urban health in Africa remains a particular challenge, with 70 per cent of urban dwellers...
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Transformation in World Politics: The challenges for global and regional order
Recorded on: 7 March 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Dr Ahmet Davutoglu
Professor Dr Ahmet Davutoglu is Minister of Foreign Affairs of the 60th Government of the Republic of Turkey, a...
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Britain's Labour Market: Confounding The Sceptics
Recorded on: 6 March 2013
Speaker(s): Mark Hoban
Presented by British Government @ LSE and LSE Civil Service and Public Policy Alumni Group.
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Urban Controversies: How controversies shape our cities
Recorded on: 6 March 2013
Speaker(s): Dr Gareth Jones, Juan Sebastian Lama, Gloria Morrison, Dr Austin Zeiderman
This panel event is a student-led initiative, full title 'Urban Controversies: how controversies shape our cities,'...
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Do Women Make Good Political Leaders?
Recorded on: 5 March 2013
Speaker(s): Baroness Williams
Shirley Williams is a former Labour cabinet minister and one of the Gang Of Four who left Labour to start the Social...
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Reversing the Resource Curse: How to Harness Natural Resource Wealth for Accelerated Development
Recorded on: 5 March 2013
Speaker(s): Paul Collier
How to Harness Natural Resource Wealth for Accelerated Development.
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Why I am a Euro-optimist
Recorded on: 4 March 2013
Speaker(s): Alain Juppé
At this time of mistrust towards the European Union, Alain Juppé reiterates his strong beliefs and his faith in...
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Beyond Truth: Error and Adventure
Recorded on: 4 March 2013
Speaker(s): Hilary Lawson
Philosophers have pursued truth, and many have placed truth at the centre of their account of meaning. But might this...
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Rethinking Investment Treaty Law: An Investor's Perspective - Repsol / YPF in Argentina
Recorded on: 4 March 2013
Speaker(s): Pablo Fernandez, Carlos Lopez, Miguel Klingenberg
The recent expropriation of Repsol by the Argentine government raises important legal, diplomatic and policy issues...
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Revolution as Gambling: Egypt Under the Muslim Brotherhood
Recorded on: 4 March 2013
Speaker(s): Dr Hazem Kandil
Cambridge University's Dr Hazem Kandil will help explain why Egypt's popular uprising has so far failed to overthrow...
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Update on the Demography of London
Recorded on: 4 March 2013
Speaker(s): Baljit Bains
LSE London's 2013 Lent term seminar series begins on the 14th of January. Speakers from within and beyond academia will...
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Literary Festival 2013: New Media and the Future of Literacy
Recorded on: 2 March 2013
Speaker(s): Miranda Glover, Charles Leadbeater, Sam Riviere
Some people have been struck by the aphoristic potential of Twitter. Others see developments in new media as bringing...
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Literary Festival 2013: The Future of Publishing in a Digital Age
Recorded on: 2 March 2013
Speaker(s): Ben Galley, Claire Squires, Damon Zucca
New technologies have the potential to revolutionise how publishing works. And the benefits for authors of faster and...
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Literary Festival 2013: Between Curatorial and Urban Practice
Recorded on: 2 March 2013
Speaker(s): Dr Clémentine Deliss, Elke Krasny, Maria Lind, Justin McGuirk
In recent years arts practice has shifted towards new modes of collaborative production while digital platforms...
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Literary Festival 2013: Place Writing: landscape, nature and identity
Recorded on: 2 March 2013
Speaker(s): Paul Farley, Tristan Gooley, Sara Maitland
Paul Farley has received widespread acclaim for his poetry, including the Whitbread Prize, the Somerset Maugham Award,...
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Literary Festival 2013: Fashion in Food
Recorded on: 2 March 2013
Speaker(s): Claude Fischler, Matthew Fort, Katie Miller, Carl Warner
Food is something of an obsession in contemporary culture, with 'celebrity' chefs topping the bestseller lists and...
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Literary Festival 2013: Art in Conflict
Recorded on: 2 March 2013
Speaker(s): Pat Barker
Moving from the Slade School of Art to Queen Mary's Hospital, where surgery and art intersect in the rebuilding of the...
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Literary Festival 2013: Poetry and Politics: how well do they mix?
Recorded on: 2 March 2013
Speaker(s): Carola Luther, Michael McGregor, Dr Llewelyn Morgan
How well can political ideas and sentiments be expressed and illuminated in poetry? Are oblique references more...
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Literary Festival 2013: The Power of Literature and Human Rights
Recorded on: 2 March 2013
Speaker(s): Gabriella Ambrosio, Vered Cohen–Barzilay, Marina Nemat
Literature has a unique capacity to touch the hearts and minds and engage readers in a way that is distinctly different...
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Literary Festival 2013: Narratives: the oral tradition of storytelling and fiction
Recorded on: 2 March 2013
Speaker(s): Dr Vayu Naidu, Michael Wood
After a performance by the highly acclaimed story teller Vayu Naidu of a story from the Ramayana, this discussion will...
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Literary Festival 2013: Trying New Positions: how to spice up your text life
Recorded on: 2 March 2013
Speaker(s): Katy Darby
Bored of the same old viewpoint or genre? Want to inject new life into your prose? Katy Darby talks about experimenting...
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Literary Festival 2013: Fast Fiction: creative writing and changing technology
Recorded on: 2 March 2013
Speaker(s): Jonathan Gibbs
It’s a truism that technology is changing the way we live our lives – but should this fact change just what we write...
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Literary Festival 2013: Austerity on Trial
Recorded on: 1 March 2013
Speaker(s): Hugh Tomlinson QC, Karon Monaghan QC, Jamie Burton, Martin Howe QC, Richard Honey, Tim Frost, Will Hutton, Andrew Lilico, Ruth Porter, Magdalena Sepulveda, Polly Toynbee
Organisers: Professor Conor Gearty, Professor of Human Rights Law, LSE; Professor Aoife Nolan, Professor of...
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Literary Festival 2013: Branching Out: the life and work of Denis Diderot
Recorded on: 1 March 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Russell Goulbourne, Dr Tim Hochstrasser, Dr Paul Keenan
This discussion will explore the work and influence of the French Enlightenment philosopher, art critic and writer...
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Literary Festival 2013: Sarah Losh of Wreay: architect, antiquarian and visionary
Recorded on: 1 March 2013
Speaker(s): Jenny Uglow
Jenny Uglow celebrates National Women’s History Month and its theme ‘women inspiring innovation through imagination’...
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Literary Festival 2013: My Mediterranean
Recorded on: 1 March 2013
Speaker(s): Professor David Abulafia
One great sea, a multitude of cultures and an embarrassment of riches: David Abulafia shares his intellectual odyssey...
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Literary Festival 2013: The Silence of Animals
Recorded on: 28 February 2013
Speaker(s): Professor John Gray
John Gray draws on an extraordinary array of memoirs, poems, fiction and philosophy to make us re-imagine our place in...
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Growing the Productivity of Government Services
Recorded on: 28 February 2013
Speaker(s): Leandro Carrera, Professor Patrick Dunleavy, Joe Grice, Edwin Lau, Barry Quirk
For many decades there has been little effective analysis and guidance on how to improve the organizational...
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Literary Festival 2013: Branching Out: mapping human imagination, exploration and innovation
Recorded on: 28 February 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Jerry Brotton, Mike Parker
Throughout history maps have been fundamental in shaping our view of the world and our place in it. Our panel will...
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Literary Festival 2013: A Life in Politics – leading London from the left
Recorded on: 28 February 2013
Speaker(s): Ken Livingstone
Ken Livingstone has for almost 40 years been a controversial but highly effective politician who has dominated London...
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Literary Festival 2013: Beyond the Book: new forms of academic communication
Recorded on: 28 February 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Miriam Bernard, Dr Kip Jones, Dr Gareth Morris
Academic communication is changing. New emphasis on impact and public engagement, combined with new technologies that...
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Literary Festival 2013: Altered States: what happens when we tell stories about science?
Recorded on: 27 February 2013
Speaker(s): Greg Artus, Richard Bronk, Aifric Campbell, Professor Roger Kneebone
Is truth a casualty in the stories we tell about science? Is there a conflict between narrative truth and historical...
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Islamic Finance and Shari`a Compliance: reality and expectations
Recorded on: 27 February 2013
Speaker(s): Tan Sri Dato' Azman bin Hj. Mokhtar, Dr Frank Vogel
Organised in conjunction with the Harvard Islamic Finance Project, a distinguished authority shall speak on Islamic...
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Literary Festival 2013: Day Jobs and the Twilight World
Recorded on: 27 February 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Christopher Andrew, Professor Lord Hennessy, Alan Judd
Although the cliché of the novelist as a typically bohemian, solitary, garret-inhabiting individual persists, in...
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Literary Festival 2013: Narrative, Memory and the Mind
Recorded on: 27 February 2013
Speaker(s): Lisa Appignanesi, Professor Anne Applebaum, Dr Charles Fernyhough
Our ability to remember forms the basis of who we are, and is a psychological trick that has fascinated scientists and...
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Literary Festival 2013: Women Writing History
Recorded on: 27 February 2013
Speaker(s): Molly Crabapple, Professor Mary Evans, Vicky Featherstone, Kate Mosse
In celebration of LSE’s acquisition of the Women’s Library, our distinguished panel will discuss the role of women in...
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The Survival of EU Legal Authority after the Crisis?
Recorded on: 26 February 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Damian Chalmers
As part of the EU, can Britain disobey EU law and when would it be democratic to do so? If Britain left the Union how...
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Literary Festival 2013: Philosophy by Podcast
Recorded on: 26 February 2013
Speaker(s): David Edmonds, Nigel Warburton
In the 5th century BC Socrates brought philosophy to the marketplace. Can this ancient branch of learning be...
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The Psychology of Violence: insurgents and counterinsurgents
Recorded on: 26 February 2013
Speaker(s): Lord Alderdice, Dr Deirdre MacManus
How much do we know about the psychology of those engaged in the violence of insurgency and counterinsurgency? What are...
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Cancel the Apocalypse
Recorded on: 25 February 2013
Speaker(s): Andrew Simms
Is the sleeping architecture of a new economic approach already with us? Andrew Simms argues that while we might be...
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Natural-Born Cyborgs? Reflections on Bodies, Minds, and Human Enhancement
Recorded on: 25 February 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Andy Clark
We are entering an age of widespread human enhancement. This raises a fundamental question: where does the mind stop,...
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Planning and Fuel Use: A Highly Critical Survey
Recorded on: 25 February 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Alan Evans
LSE London's 2013 Lent term seminar series begins on the 14th of January. Speakers from within and beyond academia will...
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The New Middle East: protest and revolution in the Arab world
Recorded on: 21 February 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Fawaz Gerges, Professor Charles Tripp
What drives large-scale, popular mobilizations in the Middle East and North Africa? And what are the challenges and...
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On Shame
Recorded on: 21 February 2013
Speaker(s): Dr Phil Hutchinson, Professor Vasudevi Reddy, Dr Jonathan Webber
Shame is often depicted as playing a socially negative role. But might it also play an important positive role in our...
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Creativity and Recovery from Recession
Recorded on: 21 February 2013
Speaker(s): Jim Hagemann Snabe
While the digital age has reached the individual through global social networks and redefined social interaction some...
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History Reconfigured: Habsburg's imperial symbolism and regional identities in the visual arts during the 19th and 20th centuries
Recorded on: 20 February 2013
Speaker(s): Dr Werner Telesko
A look at how Habsburg visions and constructions of identity were reflected in the arts in the late nineteenth and...
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Democratising a Macro-Economic Union in Europe
Recorded on: 20 February 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Simon Hix
A look at how the emerging structure of macro-economic governance in Europe has an impact on traditional modes of...
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Liberty and Security in the World Today: why we are all neo-democrats and what we should do about it
Recorded on: 19 February 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Conor Gearty, Dr Devika Hovell
Leading human rights lawyer Professor Conor Gearty speaks about his new book Liberty and Security with Dr Devika...
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Off the edge of history: the world in the 21st century
Recorded on: 19 February 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Lord Giddens
The risks we face, and the opportunities we have, in the 21st century are in many respects quite different from those...
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The Crisis, the New Eurozone Governance and the Legitimacy of the EU Institutions
Recorded on: 19 February 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Stefano Bartolini
The EU crisis, and the new economic governance instruments invented to solve it, further complicates the problem of the...
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On Humour
Recorded on: 18 February 2013
Speaker(s): Dr Julian Baggini, Hardeep Singh Kohli
Humour is not to be confused with comedy and jokes. Humour concerns something that belongs to and can more or less...
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What would Hayek do to sort out this mess?
Recorded on: 18 February 2013
Speaker(s): Dr Eamonn Butler
The Nobel economist F A Hayek was the arch-rival of Keynes in the 1930s and 1940s. Some today say that he has the...
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Media Representation and the Global Imagination
Recorded on: 18 February 2013
Speaker(s): Dr Shani Orgad, Professor Saskia Sassen, Laurie Taylor
Marking the publication of Shani Orgad's latest book Media Representation and the Global Imagination (Polity), the...
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In the Eye of the Storm: The History of Lebanon Revisited
Recorded on: 18 February 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Fawwaz Traboulsi
With few comprehensive histories of Lebanon, Professor Fawwaz Traboulsi's A History of Modern Lebanon, which weaves...
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London and UK trends in Higher Education
Recorded on: 18 February 2013
Speaker(s): Jo Attwool
LSE London's 2013 Lent term seminar series begins on the 14th of January. Speakers from within and beyond academia will...
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Freedom of Expression and Hate Speech: What International Human Rights Law Says
Recorded on: 15 February 2013
Speaker(s): Navi Pillay
In recent years, the world has witnessed a number of incidents involving hate speech at times with wide-ranging and...
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In Conversation with Jean-Paul Costa
Recorded on: 14 February 2013
Speaker(s): Jean-Paul Costa
A unique opportunity to put your questions to a former president of the European Court of Human Rights, via Twitter...
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Live from Downing Street: The inside story of power, politics and the media
Recorded on: 14 February 2013
Speaker(s): Nick Robinson
Live from Downing Street is the BBC’s political editor’s colourful and personal account of the relationship between the...
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International Relations as a Social Science
Recorded on: 13 February 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Iver Neumann
One origin of the social sciences lies in opposition to the discipline of history. Rather than speculating about the...
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China's New Leadership - Hopes for Reform and Fear of Uncertainty
Recorded on: 13 February 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Athar Hussain, Dr Debin Ma, Professor Arne Westad
The 18th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party held last November saw a wholesale replacement of the old with a new...
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EU on a Cross-road and the Future of Our European Project - a View from Central Europe
Recorded on: 13 February 2013
Speaker(s): Miroslav Lajcák
Miroslav Lajcák is Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, a...
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On Responsibility and Justice
Recorded on: 12 February 2013
Speaker(s): Emily McTernan
Questions of responsibility play a central role within contemporary political debate. This lecture will revise the...
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Putinism: the ideology
Recorded on: 12 February 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Anne Applebaum
Containing elements of managed democracy and corporate capitalism – and reflecting the culture and values of the 1980s...
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The Challenges of Latin America and the New Global South
Recorded on: 12 February 2013
Speaker(s): Enrique García
What are the new challenges and opportunities faced by Latin American countries and the New Global South in the 21st...
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Local pay and growth: the London perspective
Recorded on: 11 February 2013
Speaker(s): Matthew Oakley
LSE London's 2013 Lent term seminar series begins on the 14th of January. Speakers from within and beyond academia will...
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Phyllis Bennis: In Conversation with Fawaz Gerges
Recorded on: 8 February 2013
Speaker(s): Phyllis Bennis
While US policy towards Israel remains unchanged, the long-standing assumption that most Americans – even most Jewish...
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Design in Nature
Recorded on: 7 February 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Sarah Coakley, Professor John Cottingham, Professor John Worrall
The idea that nature displays an inherent purpose, and more generally the hand of a wise designer, may have suffered a...
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A Law of Crisis or A Crisis of Law? The EU Legal Order Under Stress
Recorded on: 6 February 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Neil Walker
The EU’s early success owed much to the law’s understated role as the motor of integration, but a more emphatic legal...
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The Global Theft of Land: human rights, dispossession and destruction
Recorded on: 6 February 2013
Speaker(s): Megan MacInnes, Fred Pearce, Dr Subir Sinha
The theft of land is a global phenomenon. This event will provide an overview of global land grabbing, an analysis of...
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Russia And The First World War: time to think again?
Recorded on: 5 February 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Dominic Lieven
Dominic Lieven asks whether new trends in German and English language scholarship together with the opening of the...
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Can Democracy be Saved? Participation, Deliberation and Social Movements
Recorded on: 5 February 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Donatella Della Porta
While liberal democracy is losing trust and legitimacy, social movements of different types are calling for...
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Rethinking Diffusion: 1989, the Colour Revolutions, and the Arab Uprisings
Recorded on: 4 February 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Valerie Bunce
Why do publics decide to challenge authoritarian rulers; why do they take different approaches to achieving these ends;...
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London's superhighways and the 'Going Dutch' Campaign
Recorded on: 4 February 2013
Speaker(s): Gerhard Weiss
LSE London's 2013 Lent term seminar series begins on the 14th of January. Speakers from within and beyond academia will...
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Investing in Prosperity – Launch of the LSE Growth Commission Report
Recorded on: 31 January 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Tim Besley, Professor Francesco Caselli, Sir Richard Lambert, Rachel Lomax, Professor Lord Stern and Professor John van Reenen
Having sifted through the evidence throughout 2012, the distinguished group of LSE Growth Commissioners launch the...
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Heroic Achievement or Folly, What Would Kapuscinski Make of Development Today?
Recorded on: 30 January 2013
Speaker(s): Lord Malloch-Brown
Ryszard Kapuscinski exposed the follies of Africa’s rulers and officials while showing an intense emotional...
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The Political Consequences of the Great Recession in Europe: electoral punishment and popular protest
Recorded on: 30 January 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Hanspeter Kriesi
Professor Kriesi will explore the reactions of Europe’s citizens to the Great Recession, and how the political and...
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China's Silent Army: the pioneers, traders, fixers and workers who are remaking the world in Beijing's image
Recorded on: 30 January 2013
Speaker(s): Heriberto Araujo, Juan Pablo Cardenal
Frustrated by the facile, pro-business commentary of so much writing on China and the evasions of Beijing's official...
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LSE Director's Inaugural Alumni Lecture
Recorded on: 30 January 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Craig Calhoun
Craig Calhoun took up his post as LSE Director on 1 September 2012, having left the United States where he was...
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Democracy and Emotion
Recorded on: 29 January 2013
Speaker(s): Professor James Jasper
On those rare occasions when democracy has emerged in history, emotions have been used to define who is a full citizen....
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African Security and External Interference: exploring the role of a newcomer, China
Recorded on: 29 January 2013
Speaker(s): Dr Bonnie Ayodele, Professor Zhongying Pang
As Africa-China ties have grown tighter in the past few years, China’s engagement with the continent has evolved from...
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Landscapes of the Metropolis of Death: Reflections on Memory and Imagination
Recorded on: 28 January 2013
Speaker(s): Otto Dov Kulka, Sir Ian Kershaw
In this event Otto Dov Kulka will discuss his new book Landscapes of the Metropolis of Death: Reflections on Memory and...
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Zimbabwe Takes Back its Land
Recorded on: 28 January 2013
Speaker(s): Dr Joseph Hanlon, Dr Jeanette Manjengwa, Teresa Smart
A discussion with the authors of the new book, Zimbabwe Takes Back its Land which offers a nuanced assessment of land...
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Colonial Control in Algeria: the French Security and Intelligence Services between the Two World Wars
Recorded on: 28 January 2013
Speaker(s): Dr Rabah Aissaoui
In colonial Algeria, the social, ethnic and religious dividing lines of colonial society remained marked in the...
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Road Pricing in England: has its time finally come?
Recorded on: 28 January 2013
Speaker(s): Alexander Jan
LSE London's 2013 Lent term seminar series begins on the 14th of January. Speakers from within and beyond academia will...
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An App That Can Save Lives
Recorded on: 24 January 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Eve Mitleton-Kelly, Professor Dr Paul Lukowicz, Nestor Alfonzo Santamaria
The scientists behind a crowd safety app, and the City of London Police who use the app in emergencies, will discuss...
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Eurozone Deadlock – Finding a Path Out of the Crisis
Recorded on: 23 January 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Luis Garicano, Professor Wouter Denhaan, Professor Paul de Grauwe, Professor John Van Reenen
It is still possible to find a way out of the Eurozone crisis if policy-makers address two problems: dealing with the...
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Is Jordan Immune to the Arab Spring Uprisings?
Recorded on: 23 January 2013
Speaker(s): Dr Tariq Tell
Dr Tell will provide context to contemporary politics in Jordan by examining the history of the emergence and...
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The Outbreak of War in 1914 Revisited
Recorded on: 22 January 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Christopher Clark
Few episodes in the history of modern Europe have attracted such intense and lasting historical interest as the July...
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Language and the Law: In Conversation with Lucy Scott-Moncrieff
Recorded on: 22 January 2013
Speaker(s): Lucy Scott-Moncrieff
Lucy Scott-Moncrieff will reflect on the disappointing progress of human rights and anti-discrimination law, and...
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The Foreign Policy Dilemmas of the US Administration in the Next Four Years
Recorded on: 22 January 2013
Speaker(s): Professor John Coatsworth
John Coatsworth will talk about the major foreign policy challenges facing the second Obama administration: the decline...
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Women, Protest and the Nature of Female Rebellion
Recorded on: 22 January 2013
Speaker(s): Laurie Penny
Taking in Pussy Riot and the 2011 uprisings, and stretching back to the Paris Commune, a contextual look at how the...
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Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super Rich
Recorded on: 21 January 2013
Speaker(s): Chrystia Freeland
There has always been some gap between rich and poor but it has never been wider - and now the rich are getting...
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Digital Reality - Life in Two Worlds: The Physical World We Inhabit and the Digital Universe We Create
Recorded on: 21 January 2013
Speaker(s): Ping Fu
We’ve spent the past 20 years capturing physical objects in the digital world. But in the coming decade, as the...
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The Olympic Legacy
Recorded on: 21 January 2013
Speaker(s): Richard Brown
LSE London's 2013 Lent term seminar series begins on the 14th of January. Speakers from within and beyond academia will...
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The economic future of British cities: what should urban policy do?
Recorded on: 17 January 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Henry G. Overman, Alexandra Jones, Adam Marshall
Britain’s cities are facing profound challenges – both in the short run as a result of the recession and in the long...
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Land of the Seven Rivers: a brief history of India's geography
Recorded on: 17 January 2013
Speaker(s): Sanjeev Sanyal
The history of any country begins with its geography. Marking the launch of his new book, Sanjeev Sanyal looks at how...
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Islam and the Politics of Resistance: the case of women in Iran
Recorded on: 16 January 2013
Speaker(s): Baroness Afshar
Prominent Muslim feminist and peer Haleh Afshar will speak on the situation facing Iranian women in their country...
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Masters of the Universe: Hayek, Friedman, and the Birth of Neoliberal Politics
Recorded on: 16 January 2013
Speaker(s): Dr Daniel Stedman Jones, Professor Mark Pennington, Professor Lord Skidelsky
How did American and British policymakers become so enamoured with free markets, deregulation, and limited government? ...
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Perspectives on the European crises from a small open economy
Recorded on: 16 January 2013
Speaker(s): Anders Borg
For the fifth year running Europe is preoccupied with financial turmoil, weak public finances, anemic growth and high...
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The Power Of Zero In Driving "Breakthrough Capitalism"
Recorded on: 15 January 2013
Speaker(s): John Elkington
Drawing from his recent book The Zeronauts: Breaking the Sustainability Barrier, John Elkington will provide an account...
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The Labour Movement and Protest: a working-class politics for the 21st century
Recorded on: 15 January 2013
Speaker(s): Len McCluskey
The Labour movement has started to put itself once more at the heart of British politics but it also needs to link up...
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The Case for the Permissibility of Male Infant Circumcision
Recorded on: 15 January 2013
Speaker(s): Dr Joseph Mazor
In defending circumcision the speaker will consider bodily integrity, autonomy, reduction of sexual pleasure, the...
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Life and Politics: Potentiation and Extinguishment
Recorded on: 14 January 2013
Speaker(s): Professor Elizabeth A. Povinelli
Are all progressive politics inevitably acts of absolute extinguishment and emancipation, of the production and...
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The purpose and work of the London Finance Commission
Recorded on: 14 January 2013
Speaker(s): Tony Travers
LSE London's 2013 Lent term seminar series begins on the 14th of January. Speakers from within and beyond academia will...
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