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Public lecture podcasts and videos: 2014


War: what is it good for?
Recorded on: 10 April 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Ian Morris
If you had been born 20,000 years ago, you would have faced a one in ten or even one in five chance of dying violently....
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Nationalism, Internationalism and Cosmopolitanism: some lessons from modern Indian history
Recorded on: 3 April 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Partha Chatterjee
This lecture deals with four strands of trans-regional political movement in India’s anti-colonial history. The first...
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LSE Asia Forum 2014
Recorded on: 3 April 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Craig Calhoun, Senator Dato' Sri Abdul Wahid Omar, Professor Arne Westad, Professor Tao Wenzhao, Dr Hassan Wirajuda, Professor Ricky Burdett, Datuk Syed Mohamed Ibrahim, Professor Mike Douglass, Professor Danny Quah, Azman Mokhtar…
The LSE Asia Forum is an important and very public part of the School's strategy to enhance its long standing...
Play | Download: Audio - Calhoun's Closing Remarks, Audio - Keynote Speech, Audio - Pissarides' Closing Remarks, Audio - Plenary session 1, Audio - Plenary session 2, Audio - Plenary session 3, Audio - Plenary session 4, Audio - Welcome and introduction, Video - Calhoun's Closing Remarks, Video - Keynote Speech, Video - Pissarides' Closing Remarks, Video - Plenary session 1, Video - Plenary session 2, Video - Plenary session 3, Video - Plenary session 4, Video - Welcome and introduction

The 17 Contradictions of Capitalism
Recorded on: 2 April 2014
Speaker(s): Professor David Harvey
You thought capitalism was permanent? Think again. Leading Marxist thinker Professor David Harvey unravels the...
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Reflections
Recorded on: 31 March 2014
Speaker(s): James Dawson, Kate Kingsley, Geraldine McCaughrean, Jon Robinson
The culmination of the 2013-14 LSE and First Story creative writing competition sees a panel of award-winning young...
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2014 Polis Journalism Conference
Recorded on: 28 March 2014
Speaker(s): Alan Rusbridger, Ian Katz, Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Cathy Newman, Tom Giles, Luke Lewis…
The 5th Polis Journalism Conference on the topic of Transparency and Accountability was the biggest and most successful...
Play | Download: Audio - Innovation in transparency, Audio - Investigative journalism…, Audio - Journalism after Snowden, Audio - Reducing the cost of …, Audio - Taking on the world, Audio - The future of transparency…, Audio - Watching the watchdogs

Management Accounting Research Group conference 2014
Recorded on: 27 March 2014
Speaker(s): Michael Bromwich, Al Bhimani, David Otley, Chris Ford, Alasdair Macnab, Falconer Mitchell, Warwick Hunt, Henri Dekker, George Grosz, Alasdair Macnab, Kenneth Simmonds
The 35th annual MARG Conference will take place on Thursday 27 March 2014 at the London School of Economics and...
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Justice Rising: moving intersectionally in the age of post-everything
Recorded on: 26 March 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Kimberlé W. Crenshaw
Kimberlé W. Crenshaw is currently professor of law at UCLA and Columbia. She has written in the areas of civil rights,...
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Why Abenomics Matters: Abenomics and the Japanese economy
Recorded on: 25 March 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Motoshige Itoh
Japan is highly unusual in having experienced serious deflation in recent years, and Japan’s experience may be regarded...
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How is London being transformed by migration?
Recorded on: 24 March 2014
Speaker(s): Ian Gordon, Eric Kaufman, Max Nathan, Antoine Paccoud, Sara Parker, Jeremy Skinner, Tony Travers
With the many shifts that have taken place over the past few years in the UK migration regime, the new net migration...
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Towards a sustainable financial system
Recorded on: 21 March 2014
Speaker(s): Haruhiko Kuroda, Richard Fisher, Riccardo Barbieri Hermitte, Jon Danielsson, Ulf Dahlsten, Luca Fantacci, Lars Jonung, Sheri Markose, Bao Mingyou, Adair Turner, Alan Wheatley, Yongding Yu, Jean-Pierre Zigrand
Have we done enough to avoid a new severe financial crisis? There are fundamental issues surrounding money creation,...
Play | Download: Audio - Break-out Session a, Audio - Break-out Session b, Audio - Break-out Session c, Audio - Session 1, Audio - Session 2, Audio - Session 4, Audio - Session 5, Video - Break-out Session a, Video - Break-out Session b, Video - Break-out Session c, Video - Session 1, Video - Session 2, Video - Session 4, Video - Session 5

Environmental Protection and Rare Disasters
Recorded on: 20 March 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Robert J Barro
The Stern Review's evaluation of environmental protection relies on extremely low discount rates, an assumption...
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In Conversation with Daniel Finkelstein
Recorded on: 20 March 2014
Speaker(s): Daniel Finkelstein
To mark the completion of the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, the first brand new building on campus for more than 40...
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Is Everything You Hear About Macroeconomics True?
Recorded on: 19 March 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Wouter Den Haan
This lecture looks at the real and perceived weaknesses, strengths and challenges of modern macroeconomics. Wouter Den...
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Syria-Iraq Relations: from state formation to the Arab uprising
Recorded on: 19 March 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Raymond Hinnebusch
This talk will examine Iraq-Syria relations with the aim of using their changing relations as indicators of changes in...
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Will China Dominate the 21st Century?
Recorded on: 18 March 2014
Speaker(s): Jonathan Fenby, Isabel Hilton, Wu Jian Min
Jonathan Fenby will talk about the theme of his new book Will China Dominate the 21st Century? Jonathan Fenby is the...
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Excel at Your Job, Be Home for Dinner
Recorded on: 17 March 2014
Speaker(s): Sharon Meers
What would happen if more men, women and managers knew things like this: children of dual-career couples do at least as...
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Access to Justice and Extractive Industries
Recorded on: 13 March 2014
Speaker(s): Aidan Davy, Richard Meeran, Juan Pablo Sáenz, Jake White
A panel of international legal and industry experts discuss the fraught world of environmental justice, human rights,...
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In Conversation with Martin Lewis
Recorded on: 13 March 2014
Speaker(s): Martin Lewis
To mark the completion of the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, the first brand new building on campus for more than 40...
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Word Power: written constitutions and the definition of British borders since 1787
Recorded on: 13 March 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Linda Colley
The onset and proliferation of new written constitutions after 1787 presented successive governments in the UK with...
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Tackling Global Injustice in a World of Climate Change: punishing the innocent?
Recorded on: 13 March 2014
Speaker(s): Mary Robinson, Professor Lord Stern, Sharan Burrow, Caio Koch-Weser, Marvin Nala, Sheela Patel, Henry Shue, Dessima Williams
LSE's Institute of Public Affairs and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment invite you...
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Tragedy of the European Union: Disintegration or Revival?: how Europe must now choose between economic and political revival or disintegration
Recorded on: 13 March 2014
Speaker(s): George Soros, Anatole Kaletsky
This event marks the publication of George Soros' new book, Tragedy of the European Union: Disintegration or Revival?:...
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The Origins of the Final Solution: Eastern Europe and the Holocaust
Recorded on: 11 March 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Timothy Snyder
The opening of borders and archives has permitted a much fuller acquaintance with the victims of the Holocaust as well...
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Transforming a City: from London's East End to the West End
Recorded on: 11 March 2014
Speaker(s): Alison Nimmo
In the past 10 years London has seen the resurgence of Regent Street to one of the globe’s most iconic streets and the...
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Rethinking Secularism: respect, domination and the state
Recorded on: 10 March 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Rajeev Bhargava
It is widely recognized that political secularism virtually everywhere in the world is in crisis. It is also...
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Algeria and its Southern Neighbours: Turbulence in the Sahara
Recorded on: 10 March 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Yvan Guichaoua, Imad Mesdoua
The South of Algeria belongs to the widely integrated Saharan political economy also composed of large chunks of the...
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Russia, Ukraine and Us
Recorded on: 7 March 2014
Speaker(s): Anne Applebaum, Sir Rodric Braithwaite, Ben Judah, Olexiy Solohubenko
It was meant to be a moment of glory for Vladimir Putin, basking in the glow from a successful winter Olympics. Instead...
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Literary Festival 2014: Rhyme and Reason: reflections on climate change
Recorded on: 6 March 2014
Speaker(s): Sabrina Mahfouz plus special guests
Join award-winning poet and playwright Sabrina Mahfouz and special guests for an evening of live literature,...
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Accountability and efficiency in the European Union: 20 Years of Co-decision
Recorded on: 6 March 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Sara Hageman, Fergal O'Regan, Anthony Teasdale
LSE European Institute and the European Parliament Information Office ‘European Parliament Elections 2014: issues and...
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Hypotheses on Europe and the Twentieth Century
Recorded on: 6 March 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Denis Guénoun
How can we understand the twentieth century? Denis Guénoun will interpret the social and political forms that marked...
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China's Urban Policies: dilemmas facing the world's largest urban population
Recorded on: 6 March 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Vernon Henderson
With the majority of its population now urban dwellers, China faces a unique set of challenges. Vernon Henderson...
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A Question of Law
Recorded on: 5 March 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Chaloka Beyani, Professor Julia Black, Professor Emily Jackson, Dr Peter Ramsay
Should we be allowed the right to die? Can the UK do more to prevent international human rights abuses? What can the...
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Diversified but Marginal: The GCC Private Sector as an Economic and Political Force
Recorded on: 5 March 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Steffen Hertog
Gulf private sectors contribute the majority of national capital formation and employment, and have diversified into a...
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The UK and the EU: sovereign illusions in an age of interdependence
Recorded on: 5 March 2014
Speaker(s): Alexander Stubb
Alexander Stubb @alexstubb has been minister for European affairs and foreign trade since 23 June 2011. The ministerial...
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Peacebuilding: what is it and why is it important?
Recorded on: 4 March 2014
Speaker(s): Judy Cheng-Hopkins
Peacebuilding has become a buzzword over the past decade. Yet, there are many diverging ideas of what peacebuilding is...
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After the Fall: World Order or Disorder after 1989
Recorded on: 4 March 2014
Speaker(s): Prof Jacques Rupnik, Prof Mary Kaldor, Prof Michael Cox
The end of the Cold War in 1989 ushered in a more stable world shaped by an irresistible combination of capitalism and...
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There is an Alternative! Lessons from Portugal
Recorded on: 4 March 2014
Speaker(s): António José Seguro
Since July 2011 António José Seguro (@ajseguro), leader of the opposition in Portugal has defended an alternative set...
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Gender and the Hindu Right in India
Recorded on: 3 March 2014
Speaker(s): Nishrin Jafri Hussain, Angana P. Chatterji, Meena Kandasamy
In the context of the forthcoming Indian elections in which the current Chief Minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi is the...
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In Conversation with Bronwyn Curtis
Recorded on: 3 March 2014
Speaker(s): Bronwyn Curtis
To mark the completion of the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, the first brand new building on campus for more than 40...
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Money and Inequality
Recorded on: 3 March 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Diane Elson, Professor Ruth Lister
With the arrival of The Women’s Library at LSE, the Gender Institute will be running a series of 'Conversations' for...
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Building London's private rented sector
Recorded on: 3 March 2014
Speaker(s): Christine Whitehead, Kath Scanlon
LSE London's 2014 Lent term seminar series begins on the 20th of January. Speakers from within and beyond LSE will...
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Literary Festival 2014: Voices of the Great War
Recorded on: 1 March 2014
Speaker(s): Tobias Hill, Michael Longley, Timberlake Wertenbaker, Louisa Young
One hundred years after the outbreak of the Great War, Sebastian Faulks, whose novel Birdsong has sold over 2.5 million...
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Literary Festival 2014: Private Lives: do we still value our privacy?
Recorded on: 1 March 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Josh Cohen, Dr Ellen Helsper, Professor Andrew Murray
This panel will discuss where our modern understanding of privacy has come from, what our rights to privacy are in a...
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Literary Festival 2014: Sonic Landscapes: understanding the world through sounds
Recorded on: 1 March 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Trevor Cox, Caroline Devine, Aleksander Kolkowski
In a world dominated by the visual, we can all benefit from opening our ears to the glorious cacophony around us, which...
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Literary Festival 2014: Don't Judge a Book by its Cover: reflecting content through design
Recorded on: 1 March 2014
Speaker(s): Polly Courtney, Isabelle de Cat, Jonathan Gibbs
Fiction publishing has long held that an eye catching cover is key to successful sales. But academic publishing...
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Literary Festival 2014: How We Feel: what neuroscience can and can't tell us about our emotions
Recorded on: 1 March 2014
Speaker(s): Giovanni Frazzetto
Is neuroscience better than philosophy to cope with anxiety in the face of the world’s economic crisis?

What...
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Literary Festival 2014: Alphabetical
Recorded on: 1 March 2014
Speaker(s): Michael Rosen
How on Earth did we fix upon our letters, what do they really mean, and how did we come to write them down in the first...
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Literary Festival 2014: Beyond Criticism
Recorded on: 1 March 2014
Speaker(s): Adrian Searle
At a time when criticism fragments into a mosaic of the theoretical and the anaemic, into promotion, obscurantism and...
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Literary Festival 2014: Based on a True Story with James Owen
Recorded on: 1 March 2014
Speaker(s): James Owen
In this session, historian and journalist James Owen will look at ways of approaching different types of non-fiction...
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Literary Festival 2014: Short Stories, Deep Reflections
Recorded on: 1 March 2014
Speaker(s): AS Byatt, Professor Mary Evans, Alex Preston
Does this year’s awarding of the Nobel prize for literature to a short-story writer mark a revival of the short story’s...
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Literary Festival 2014: Understanding the World: religious and secular perspectives
Recorded on: 1 March 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Arthur Bradley, Kenan Malik
Sensationalist accounts of the relationship between religion and secularism tend to depict the two as locked in combat,...
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Literary Festival 2014: Me, but not Me: using your life as a springboard for fiction with Jonathan Gibbs
Recorded on: 1 March 2014
Speaker(s): Jonathan Gibbs
Where does life end and fiction begin? It is a never-ending debate, but there has been much discussion recently of the...
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Literary Festival 2014: Understanding the Self
Recorded on: 28 February 2014
Speaker(s): Mary Midgley, Jonathan Rée, Professor Raymond Tallis
What is the self? Should we turn to philosophy, psychology or science in order to better understand it? Does the self...
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Literary Festival 2014: Baby Boomers on Trial
Recorded on: 28 February 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Judith Rees, Richard Hermer QC, Alice Stapleton, Richard Gordon QC, Zahra Al-Rikabi, Professor Oriana Bandiera, Shiv Malik, Emma Soames, Bob Ward
The post-war generation stands accused of wrecking the world for the generations that follow them. It is those younger...
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Literary Festival 2014: The Power of Poetry
Recorded on: 28 February 2014
Speaker(s): Bridget Minamore, Chimene Suleyman
Join LSE Students' Union and LSESU Literature Society in hosting Bridget Minamore and Chimene Suleyman, two members of...
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Literary Festival 2014: Gang Culture: on screen and in print
Recorded on: 27 February 2014
Speaker(s): Andrew Davies, Penny Woolcock
Gangs are a familiar subject for films, books and news media. The panel will explore why gangs are a favoured subject...
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Literary Festival 2014: More Tales from the Two James(es)
Recorded on: 27 February 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Alex Gillespie, Professor Philip Horne
Following on from last years’ dialogue, this event will draw on readings from the work of William and Henry James to...
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Literary Festival 2014: Sex and Psychopaths: celebrating 100 years of Freud's On Narcissism
Recorded on: 27 February 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Marianna Fotaki, Professor Steve Fuller, Professor Yiannis Gabriel, David Morgan
This session will look at how we can understand the apparent growth in narcissism and withdrawals from intimacy in a...
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Literary Festival 2014: Why Remember? Reflections on the First World War Centenary
Recorded on: 26 February 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Michael Cox, Dr John Hutchinson, Professor Margaret Macmillan
This multi-disciplinary panel discussion will reflect on the consequences of the First World War and the value of...
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Fiscal Policy During Recessions and Recoveries
Recorded on: 26 February 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Ethan Ilzetzki
This talk discusses what is known about the effects of austerity and fiscal stimulus on economic activity. Ethan...
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Literary Festival 2014: Metaphors and Science
Recorded on: 26 February 2014
Speaker(s): Richard Bronk, Professor Roger Kneebone, Dr Felicity Mellor
This panel discussion will examine the role of metaphors in scientific thinking and in the presentation of science. It...
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Surprise What Surprise?: the old "new" nationalisms in post-security Europe
Recorded on: 26 February 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Mabel Berezin
This lecture will explore the effect on the crisis and EU institutional action on public opinion, in particular the...
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Literary Festival 2014: Reflections on the Impact of HIV and AIDS
Recorded on: 26 February 2014
Speaker(s): Vernal Scott
Vernal Scott, author of the new autobiography, God’s Other Children - A London Memoir, will look back at the impact of...
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Literary Festival 2014: War and Memory
Recorded on: 26 February 2014
Speaker(s): Richard Ormond, Rachel Wagstaff
The First World War is arguably the first major conflict to have been waged after the advent of mass levels of literacy...
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Qatari Foreign Policy and the Changing Regional Order in the Middle East
Recorded on: 26 February 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Lina Khatib
Qatar has established a reputation for adopting a foreign policy based on pragmatism. However, the geopolitical...
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Literary Festival 2014: It's OK to be Gay
Recorded on: 26 February 2014
Speaker(s): Alice Arnold, Charlie Condou, Evan Davis, Stella Duffy, Claire Harvey, QBoy
For many lesbian, gay and bisexual people, coming out to family and friends can be a frightening moment in their lives....
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Literary Festival 2014: Where's the Wrath Now?
Recorded on: 25 February 2014
Speaker(s): Stephen Fender, Patrick Flanery, Maggie Gee, Professor John Sutherland
This panel will celebrate the 75th anniversary of John Steinbeck’s Great Depression novel The Grapes of Wrath...
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Literary Festival 2014: "Who is it who can tell me who I am?" Understanding Dementia through Art and Literature
Recorded on: 25 February 2014
Speaker(s): Melvyn Bragg, Dr Andrea Capstick, Professor Justine Schneider
Dementia “continues to be surrounded by fear and stigma … Nearly half of UK adults acknowledge that public...
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The Dialectics of the Arab Revolutions: 2011-2013
Recorded on: 25 February 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Gilles Kepel
Far from the misconceptions of the "Arab Spring" or the "Islamist Autumn", the upheavals of the Arab world over the...
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In Conversation with Rohan Silva
Recorded on: 25 February 2014
Speaker(s): Rohan Silva
To mark the completion of the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, the first brand new building on campus for more than 40...
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Literary Festival 2014: Self-Help: myth or reality?
Recorded on: 25 February 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Julian Baggini, Professor Paul Dolan, Professor Barbara J Sahakian
Is the idea of being able to improve yourself just a myth or can we really change ourselves for the better? This panel...
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Literary Festival 2014: Poetry Reading
Recorded on: 24 February 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Fiona Sampson
Fiona Sampson has published more than twenty-five books of poetry, criticism and philosophy of language, and received...
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Neoliberal Development in Palestine and the Regional Context
Recorded on: 24 February 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Adam Hanieh
The lecture will draw on Adam Hanieh's new book, Lineages of Revolt, and recent fieldwork in the West Bank, to examine...
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Literary Festival 2014: Paths of Glory
Recorded on: 24 February 2014
Speaker(s): Richard Daniels, Michael Leader
A screening of Stanley Kubrick’s 1957 anti-war film Paths of Glory (88 minutes), set during the First World War...
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Literary Festival 2014: Tacit Knowledge in the Arts, Science and Business
Recorded on: 24 February 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Harry Collins, Professor Roger Kneebone, Professor Fiona Sampson
The modern paradigm of knowledge is explicit knowledge that something is the case; but much knowledge is practical...
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Croatia's EU Membership: expectations and realities
Recorded on: 24 February 2014
Speaker(s): Zoran Milanović
In July 2013, Croatia became the EU’s 28th member state after a decade of negotiations. Will reality meet the...
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Growth and spatial distribution of poverty in London 2001-2011
Recorded on: 24 February 2014
Speaker(s): Alex Fenton, Amanda Fitzgerald-Arque
LSE London's 2014 Lent term seminar series begins on the 20th of January. Speakers from within and beyond LSE will...
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Reviving Famagusta: from ghost town to eco-city?
Recorded on: 21 February 2014
Speaker(s): Dr. James Ker-Lindsay, George C. Lordos, Symeon Matsis, Glafkos Constantinides, Layik Topcan, Robert Cowley, Dr Rebecca Bryant, Mustafa Öngün, Dr. Ceren Boğac, Dr. Wendy A. Pullan, Dr. Gabriel Koureas, Dr Christala Yakinthou
A half-day conference organised by the Hellenic Observatory, LSE and Contemporary Turkish Studies, LSE. Recent...
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War and Peace in Time of Ecological Conflicts
Recorded on: 20 February 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Bruno Latour
Although it is still useful to insist on the distinction between science and politics, the scale and importance of...
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On Exploitation
Recorded on: 20 February 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Hillel Steiner, Dr Nicholas Vrousalis
Child labour, sweatshops and low wages: there are many market exchanges that strike us as morally problematic because...
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Gujarat: human rights violations, impunity and the Indian general elections
Recorded on: 19 February 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Shakuntala Banaji, Carla Ferstman, Suresh Grover, Dr Biju Mathew
Key questions of human rights and impunity arise in the aftermath of the Gujarat carnage of 2002 and the rise of...
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An American Century or an Asian Century?
Recorded on: 18 February 2014
Speaker(s): Professor John Ikenberry, Professor Michael Cox
Will the future belong to the new rising powers of Asia revolving around China or the West still led by the United...
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Is there a Sexual History? A Conversation with Jeffrey Weeks and Clare Hemmings
Recorded on: 18 February 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Clare Hemmings, Professor Jeffrey Weeks
With the arrival of The Women’s Library at LSE, the Gender Institute will be running a series of 'Conversations' for...
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Social Movements, Political Violence and the State
Recorded on: 17 February 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Donatella Della Porta
From Gezi Park in Istanbul to Tahrir Square in Cairo, as well as in the heart of Europe, threatened regimes have faced...
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Residential displacement and densification effects of international migrants 2001-2011
Recorded on: 17 February 2014
Speaker(s): Ian Gordon
LSE London's 2014 Lent term seminar series begins on the 20th of January. Speakers from within and beyond LSE will...
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Reforming Europe in a Changing World
Recorded on: 14 February 2014
Speaker(s): José Manuel Barroso
José Manuel Barroso is president of the European Commission, a position he has held since 2004. He was born in Lisbon...
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Ethics and the Media: after the Leveson inquiry
Recorded on: 13 February 2014
Speaker(s): Baroness O’Neill, Professor George Brock, Gavin Millar
After Leveson, this debate asks: can ethics help us think about whether we have the media needed for a healthy...
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Ethics Matters in War
Recorded on: 13 February 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Cecile Fabre, Professor Jeff McMahan
The 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I reminds us of the importance of ethics in war. Under what...
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Debating Jan Paulsson's Idea of Arbitration
Recorded on: 13 February 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Tariq Baloch, Salim Moolan, Dr Jan Kleinheisterkamp, Dr Charles Poncet, Sir Bernard Rix, Professor Derek Roebuck, Professor Catherine Rogers, Professor Horatia Muir Watt
This event launches Jan Paulsson's newest book The Idea of Arbitration in the form of three small debates on three...
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Risk Sharing and Cooperative Finance
Recorded on: 12 February 2014
Speaker(s): Farmida Bi, Paul Mills
Organised in conjunction with the Harvard Islamic Finance Project, Farmida Bi talks on Islamic finance in the Western...
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The Politics of the Urban Everyday in the Arab Revolutions
Recorded on: 12 February 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Salwa Ismail
In this seminar, Professor Salwa Ismail will discuss dimensions of contention and oppositional action anchored in urban...
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Plato Between the Teeth of the Beast: animals and democracy in tomorrow's Europe
Recorded on: 11 February 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Richard Iveson
How important are animals to the constitution of democracy? In this talk, Richard Iveson will consider whether the...
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Economics, the Enemy?
Recorded on: 11 February 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Philip Roscoe
Could economics be responsible for the greatest problems we face? This lecture explores the making of the economic...
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Israel: the Arab spring, domestic politics and the future of the Arab-Israeli peace process
Recorded on: 10 February 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Ahron Bregman
The Arab spring has put on hold the possibility of reaching peace between Israel and Syria, thus leaving the...
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Locating urban migration: from Census to street
Recorded on: 10 February 2014
Speaker(s): Suzi Hall
This podcast is from LSE London's 2014 Lent term seminar series. Speakers from within and beyond LSE will focus on...
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LSE SU China Development Forum 2014: Rebalancing China
Recorded on: 8 February 2014
Speaker(s): Professor William Callahan, Mr David Dollar, Professor Michael Hockx, Mr Stephen Harner, Dr Yukon Huang, Sir Christopher Hum, Professor Nicholas Lardy...
The LSE SU China Development Forum (CDF) is an annual conference co-organised by the LSE SU China Development Society...
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Towards Reforming the International Financial and Monetary Systems
Recorded on: 6 February 2014
Speaker(s): Cardinal Peter Turkson
The current global financial crisis has already continued for six years now – much longer than most feared at the...
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Should the Euro Survive? Economics in an Era of Political Extremism
Recorded on: 6 February 2014
Speaker(s): Paul Donovan, George Magnus
Come along to an economics debate to help you consider what will happen next in Europe.

Paul Donovan is...
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Rainbow Jews
Recorded on: 6 February 2014
Speaker(s): Mark Solomon, Professor Catherine Harper, Surat Rathgeber Knan, Searle Kochberg, Peter Tatchell
Rainbow Jews is a pioneering oral history/archive project that records and showcases Jewish lesbian, gay, bisexual and...
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What Have You Got to Hide?
Recorded on: 5 February 2014
Speaker(s): Hazel Blears MP, Annie Machon, Professor Sir David Omand, Matthew Ryder QC
Without whistle blowers and the media the current debate over the accountability of the secret state would not be...
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Nationalism, Internationalism and Global Sport
Recorded on: 5 February 2014
Speaker(s): Mike Marqusee
Why does the partisan choice between Real Madrid and Barcelona affect the identity of millions in North Africa, the...
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The Quest for Cultural Authenticity and the Politics of Identity
Recorded on: 5 February 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Sami Zubaidi
For the BRISMES annual lecture, Sami Zubaida will explore the question of changing identities. What constitutes...
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The Sports Gene: talent, practice and the truth about success
Recorded on: 4 February 2014
Speaker(s): David Epstein
In his ground-breaking exploration of athletic success, The Sports Gene, award-winning writer David Epstein get to the...
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Justice in Finance
Recorded on: 4 February 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Gabriel Wollner
Gabriel Wollner offers a political philosophy perspective on questions of international finance and defends the idea of...
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A European Dream Deferred: how to restore Europe's promise and potential
Recorded on: 3 February 2014
Speaker(s): George Papandreou
Professor Amartya Sen, the Eva Colorni Trust and LSE are delighted to be hosting this year's Eva Colorni Memorial...
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Libya: a happy ending that wasn't
Recorded on: 3 February 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Florence Gaub
The lecture will cover post-2011 Libya and ask key questions related to post-conflict reconstruction, security sector...
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Iconic Design’ as Deadweight Loss? Rent acquisition by design in the constrained London office market
Recorded on: 3 February 2014
Speaker(s): Paul Cheshire
LSE London's 2014 Lent term seminar series begins on the 20th of January. Speakers from within and beyond LSE will...
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AIDS Drugs for All: social movements and market transformations
Recorded on: 30 January 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Joshua Busby
Drawing on a rich set of interviews and surveys, Joshua Busby shows how the global AIDS treatment advocacy movement...
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The Rise of Euroscepticism: causes and prospects
Recorded on: 30 January 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Matthew Goodwin, Peter Kellner
‘Eurosceptic‘ parties all around Europe are gathering momentum in advance of the European Parliament elections in May....
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China's Role in the Global Economy: myths and realities
Recorded on: 29 January 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Keyu Jin
The CFM and Department of Economics lecture series focuses on topical macroeconomic questions. Its aim is to give an...
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Pride and Propaganda: LGBT rights in Russia today
Recorded on: 29 January 2014
Speaker(s): Jonathan Cooper, Kseniya Kirichenko, Peter Tatchell
On the eve of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, a panel discusses the on-going threats to LGBT rights in Russia – from...
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Insurance and Adjustment in a Diverse Monetary Union: what can the Eurozone learn from the UK?
Recorded on: 29 January 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Julia Darby, Professor Danuta Hübner MEP, Dr Alberto Montagnoli, Professor Andrés Rodríguez-Pose
A major innovation in the Four Presidents’ report is the proposal for a shock absorption mechanism that helps regions...
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Engaged Social Science: impacts and use of research in the UK
Recorded on: 29 January 2014
Speaker(s): Mark Easton, Penny Lawrence, Aileen Murphie, Jeff Patmore, Professor Lord Stern
University social science plays an essential role in the ‘human-dominated’ and ‘human-influenced’ systems that are...
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The Next Crisis
Recorded on: 28 January 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Julia Black, Dr Jon Danielsson, Professor Charles Goodhart
The official response to the current economic crisis may create longterm stability or, in actual fact, lay the seeds...
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The Ethics of 'Nudge'
Recorded on: 27 January 2014
Speaker(s): Professor George Loewenstein, Samuel Nguyen, Professor Drazen Prelec
Better decisions versus autonomous choices: should policy makers try to influence people’s behaviour using techniques...
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The People Want: a radical exploration of the Arab uprising
Recorded on: 27 January 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Gilbert Achcar
The euphoria that welcomed the Arab uprising in its initial stage tended to turn into gloom in recent months. Away from...
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Brazil's Economic Outlook
Recorded on: 27 January 2014
Speaker(s): Alexandre A. Tombini
In his lecture Governor Tombini will discuss the current state of the Brazilian economy and perspectives on the future,...
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Disrupting Institutional Rules and Organizational Practices for Women's Rights and Gender Equality
Recorded on: 24 January 2014
Speaker(s): Aruna Rao
We are pleased to announce that Aruna Rao, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Gender at Work, will be delivering a...
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These European Elections Matter
Recorded on: 23 January 2014
Speaker(s): Nigel Farage
UKIP leader and MEP Nigel Farage will discuss the importance of this year’s upcoming European elections. Nigel Farage...
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The Future of the Liberal World Order
Recorded on: 23 January 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Barry Buzan, Trine Flockhart, Professor John Ikenberry, Professor Charles Kupchan
This roundtable of eminent scholars will debate the future of the liberal international order. The liberal order is a...
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Poverty and the Tolerance of the Intolerable
Recorded on: 22 January 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Amartya Sen
Drawing on his ground-breaking work on poverty and development, Professor Sen will examine some of the biggest...
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Informal Governance in the European Union: how governments make international organisations work
Recorded on: 22 January 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Mareike Kleine, Professor Duncan Snidal, Luuk van Middelaar, Professor Helen Wallace
This roundtable of eminent scholars and practitioners of the EU will debate a new way of thinking about how the EU and...
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Western Sahara: stalemate and its discontents
Recorded on: 22 January 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Alice Wilson
The outbreak of the Arab uprisings marked the 35th year of the conflict over Western Sahara, Africa’s last...
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The Origins of Mass Killing: the bloodlands hypothesis
Recorded on: 21 January 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Timothy Snyder
At no other time in European history were so many human beings deliberately killed as a matter of policy as in Eastern...
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From Empire to Republic: China's struggle with modernity?
Recorded on: 21 January 2014
Speaker(s): Isabel Hilton
In 1912 the last emperor of China abdicated, leaving behind a country that had doubled in size under the Qing Empire....
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Feminism Then and Now
Recorded on: 21 January 2014
Speaker(s): Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Natalie Bennett, Camille Kumar, Finn Mackay, Pragna Patel, Professor Lynne Segal
With the arrival of The Women’s Library at LSE, the Gender Institute will be running a series of 'Conversations' for...
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The Next Global Development Agenda: from aspiration to delivery
Recorded on: 21 January 2014
Speaker(s): Helen Clark
2015 was the date set for achieving most of the Millennium Development Goals' targets. United Nations member states...
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The New Bihar: rekindling governance and development
Recorded on: 20 January 2014
Speaker(s): Daniel Alexander MP, Lord Bilimoria, Ranjan Mathai, Suhel Seth, NK Singh
During the 1990s, the state of Bihar in India failed to benefit from the acceleration in India’s economic growth and in...
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The Ethics of the Cognitive Sciences: what can the brain tell us about the mind?
Recorded on: 20 January 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Ray Dolan, Dr Peter Hacker, Professor Nikolas Rose
What if anything, can neuroscience teach us about the mind? Does understanding the biology of the brain help illuminate...
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Agency and Gender in Gaza: masculinity, femininity and family during the second intifada
Recorded on: 20 January 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Aitemad Muhanna-Matar
In this talk, Dr Aitemad Muhanna-Matar will discuss her new book, which is based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork...
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Cities and Globalisation
Recorded on: 20 January 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Ed Glaeser
Ed Glaeser is the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics at Harvard, where he also serves as director of the...
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Transient Solidarities: commitment and collective action in post-industrial societies
Recorded on: 16 January 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Charles Heckscher
Solidarity has not died, despite laments about the loss of community and the wide decline of mass actions; it can be...
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In Conversation with Joshua Rozenberg
Recorded on: 16 January 2014
Speaker(s): Joshua Rozenberg
In this exclusive event, Joshua Rozenberg will answer your questions – tweet them to @LSELaw using #LSERozenberg....
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The True Story about the Geopolitical Role of Cyprus: David or Goliath?
Recorded on: 16 January 2014
Speaker(s): Nicos Anastasiades
The identity of Cyprus is defined by constants such as its geographical location in the Eastern Mediterranean, its...
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The Special Tribunal for Lebanon: a critical perspective
Recorded on: 16 January 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Omar Nashabe
Created by the UN Security Council to try the assassins of former Lebanese prime minister Rafic Hariri on February 14th...
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Measuring Happiness?
Recorded on: 15 January 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Paul Dolan, Professor Elaine Fox, Professor Andrew Oswald, Ben Page
What does it mean to measure happiness? Can it really be measured? If so, how? Is this a more meaningful indicator of...
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Japan after the Bubble
Recorded on: 15 January 2014
Speaker(s): David Pilling
In the 1980s, Japan was supposedly about to take over the world. Since the burst of the bubble in 1990, it has all but...
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The Reproduction of People by Means of People
Recorded on: 15 January 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Nancy Folbre
Current understandings and analyses of the economy represent a partial picture. To provide a comprehensive...
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Syria's Age of Revolution: Peaceful Protest to Armed Struggle
Recorded on: 13 January 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Yezid Sayigh
Professor Yezid Sayigh will explore the nature of Syria’s revolution, its armed rebellion, and its opposition. He will...
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