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Public Lectures and Events: podcasts and videos

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Public lecture podcasts and videos: latest 20


A Changing World and China
Recorded on: 22 October 2014
Speaker(s): Ambassador Wu Jian Min
The rise of China has been one of the most important developments in global affairs. Despite China’s growing...
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Happiness by Design
Recorded on: 22 October 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Paul Dolan
Professor Paul Dolan will define happiness in terms of experiences of pleasure and purpose. He will describe how being...
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Do We Need to Shake Up the Social Sciences?
Recorded on: 21 October 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Nicholas Christakis, Professor Patrick Dunleavy, Dr Amanda Goodall, Professor Andrew Oswald
‘Yes’, according to Nicholas Christakis. He wrote, in the New York Times, ‘Taking a page from Darwin, the natural...
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The Radical Transparency of the American Republic
Recorded on: 21 October 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Matthew Connelly
For most of its history, the U.S. government’s commitment to transparency stood as a radical counter-example to the...
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Buying Time: the delayed crisis of democratic capitalism
Recorded on: 20 October 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Wolfgang Streeck, Colin Crouch
The financial and economic crisis that began in 2008 still has the world on tenterhooks. The gravity of the situation...
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In Search of Human Uniqueness
Recorded on: 20 October 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Michael Tomasello, Professor Rita Astuti, Dr Alex Gillespie
Professor Tomasello will explore what distinguishes humans from other great apes in terms of their cognitive and social...
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The Impact of European Employment Strategy in Greece and Portugal
Recorded on: 20 October 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Sotirios Zartaloudis
Sotirios Zartaloudis will present and discuss his new book "The Impact of European Employment Strategy in Greece and...
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Confronting Climate Change: Economics, Fairness and Political Feasibility
Recorded on: 20 October 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Lawrence H. Goulder
How can climate change policies be designed to be not only environmentally effective but also cost-effective and fair?...
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Hand to Mouth: the truth about being poor in a wealthy world
Recorded on: 16 October 2014
Speaker(s): Linda Tirado
Linda Tirado knows from experience what it is to be poor, to struggle to make ends meet. She was working all hours at...
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Rationality and Irrationality in Government
Recorded on: 16 October 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Cass Sunstein
What impact is behavioural science having on politics and business? Simplified disclosure, default rules, social norms,...
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The Outlook for Global Financial Stability
Recorded on: 16 October 2014
Speaker(s): Dr José Viñals
José Viñals is currently the Financial Counsellor and Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department of the...
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The Thirteenth Labour of Hercules: Inside the Greek Crisis
Recorded on: 15 October 2014
Speaker(s): Yannis Palaiologos
Yannis Palaiologos, will present and discuss his new book "The Thirteenth Labour of Hercules: Inside the Greek Crisis"....
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Women in Public Life: above the parapet
Recorded on: 15 October 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Joyce Banda, Dr Purna Sen, Marie-Pierre Lloyd
Joyce Banda will reflect on her journey to the highest level of public life. This event launches a new Institute of...
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The Summit: the biggest battle of the Second World War – fought behind closed doors
Recorded on: 15 October 2014
Speaker(s): Ed Conway
The idea of world leaders gathering in the midst of economic crisis has become all-too familiar. But the summit at...
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Practical and ethical dilemmas of working in the current Ebola crisis
Recorded on: 15 October 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Benjamin Black
Benjamin Black is a London based obstetrics & gynaecology registrar, currently working for Médecins Sans Frontières...
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'Secure the Borders!' The Cost and Consequences of Europe's 'Fight Against Irregular Migration'
Recorded on: 14 October 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Ruben Andersson, Jeremy Harding, Dr Cecilia Malmström
The summer of 2014 has been yet another season of misery at Europe’s southern frontiers. The unseaworthy boats carrying...
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The Politics of Climate Change 2014: what cause for hope?
Recorded on: 14 October 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Lord Giddens
Professor Lord Giddens published The Politics of Climate Change in 2007and is currently preparing a new edition for...
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Greece: Taking Stock - Economics and Financial Changes since the Onset of the Global and Euro Area Crises
Recorded on: 14 October 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Eleni Louri- Dendrinou
Professor Eleni Louri- Dendrinou’s talk will focus on a number of issues, starting with the roots of the crisis and the...
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AIDS in 2014: tell no lies and claim no easy victories
Recorded on: 14 October 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Flora Cornish, Mark Heywood, Sisonke Msimang
Expert activists and social scientists will debate the global state of the civil society response to AIDS, and what it...
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Art and Politics Now
Recorded on: 13 October 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Anthony Downey
Since the turn of the 21st century, contemporary artists have increasingly engaged with some of the most pressing...
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