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Public lecture podcasts and videos: latest 20


Literary Festival 2015: The China Dream
Recorded on: 24 February 2015
Speaker(s): Professor William A Callahan, Chan Koonchung, Isabel Hilton
The 'China Dream' is the keyword of contemporary propaganda discourse in the People's Republic. This panel discusses...
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Literary Festival 2015: Origins, Translations and Adaptation: from page to stage
Recorded on: 24 February 2015
Speaker(s): David Harsent, Jeremy Sams
Is a translation or adaptation bound always to be measured against the work on which it was founded, or can it take on...
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Literary Festival 2015: The Soul of the Marionette: a short inquiry into human freedom
Recorded on: 24 February 2015
Speaker(s): Professor John Gray
John Gray draws together the religious, philosophic and fantastical traditions that question the very idea of human...
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Literary Festival 2015: The 'School': the LSE from the Webbs to the Third Way
Recorded on: 24 February 2015
Speaker(s): Professor Michael Cox
In 1895 the LSE was born with little to suggest that it would one day become one of the most influential and respected...
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Middle East Border Geopolitics: established and emerging themes
Recorded on: 24 February 2015
Speaker(s): Dr Richard Schofield
In trying to make sense of the spontaneous appearance of new borderland spatialities in Syria and Iraq, as well as...
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Literary Festival 2015: An Eye for Life
Recorded on: 24 February 2015
Speaker(s): Marion Coutts, Ali Smith
Ali Smith's How to be Both, in which the lives of a 15th-century fresco painter and a 21st-century Cambridge schoolgirl...
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Literary Festival 2015: Thought Stories: philosophy for a young audience
Recorded on: 24 February 2015
Speaker(s): Professor Luc Bovens, Anne Fine, Peter Worley
Literature is a successful medium to introduce philosophy to school children. Our panel features a children’s author...
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Literary Festival 2015: Language, Landscape and Identity in Palestine
Recorded on: 23 February 2015
Speaker(s): Raja Shehadeh
Raja Shehadeh in conversation with Professor Craig Calhoun will discuss his new book, Language of War, Language of...
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Literary Festival 2015: Philanthropic Partnerships: innovation and social change
Recorded on: 23 February 2015
Speaker(s): Dr Lee Elliot Major, Clare Woodcraft-Scott
LSE's origins are rooted in philanthropy for change, with our foundation funded through Henry Hunt Hutchinson's bequest...
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Literary Festival 2015: Words in Time and Place
Recorded on: 23 February 2015
Speaker(s): David Crystal
If you lived in 1800, which words existed in English to let you talk about money or the weather? Or 1600? Or at any...
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Literary Festival 2015: A Little Gay History
Recorded on: 23 February 2015
Speaker(s): Professor Richard Parkinson
Richard Parkinson will present a ground-breaking LGBT history project by the British Museum, drawing on objects ranging...
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Ayn Rand, the Financial Crisis and the Age of Selfishness
Recorded on: 18 February 2015
Speaker(s): Darryl Cunningham
An illustrated lecture by graphic journalist Darryl Cunningham based on his new book, Supercrash: How To Hijack The...
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The Brain's Way of Healing: stories of remarkable recoveries and discoveries
Recorded on: 18 February 2015
Speaker(s): Professor Norman Doidge
In his new book The Brain’s Way of Healing, Norman Doidge shows the astonishing advances of neuroplasticity being used...
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Leaving the EU?
Recorded on: 17 February 2015
Speaker(s): Professor Damian Chalmers, Professor Carol Harlow, Dr Jan Komarek, Dr Jo Eric Khushal Murkens
Has the European Union reached the end of the road in the UK? The country has taken on a competence review aimed at...
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Are Welfare Programmes Just Keeping People Out of Work? An Economist's Take on Benefits Street
Recorded on: 17 February 2015
Speaker(s): Dr Camille Landais
Dr Landais will examine the latest research into the best ways of determining the optimal level of welfare provision...
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Structural Crisis of the Modern World-System
Recorded on: 16 February 2015
Speaker(s): Professor Immanuel Wallerstein
Immanuel Wallerstein (@iwallerstein) is Senior Research Scientist in Sociology at Yale University. He is the former...
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The Challenge of Big Data for the Social Sciences
Recorded on: 16 February 2015
Speaker(s): Professor Kenneth Benoit, Kenneth Cukier
The ubiquity of "big data" about social, political and economic phenomena has the potential to transform the way we...
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Investor Protection in TTIP: fading democracy or new generation?
Recorded on: 12 February 2015
Speaker(s): Dr Jan Kleinheisterkamp, Professor Martti Koskenniemi
The Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provisions in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)...
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Children's Rights in the Digital Age
Recorded on: 11 February 2015
Speaker(s): Professor Sonia Livingstone, John Carr, Professor Robin Mansell
Are children’s rights enhanced or undermined by access to the internet? Charters and manifestos for the digital age are...
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How Good We Can Be: ending the mercenary society and building a great country
Recorded on: 11 February 2015
Speaker(s): Will Hutton
A compelling and sharply insightful lecture that will examine the state of Britain today and look forward to the...
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