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Older public event podcasts and videos
In addition to the podcasts listed here a catalogue of more than six hundred public event podcasts and videos dating from 1990 to 2006 can be found in the LSE Digital Library.

Forthcoming events
See the public events website, or view an RSS feed of forthcoming events, or follow events on Twitter.

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Globalisation, Migration and the Future of the Middle Classes

Recorded on: 27 June 2016

Speaker(s): Branko Milanovic

The talk will discuss empirically recent changes in global income distribution, creation of a “global middle class”,...

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The Secret of Our Success

Recorded on: 22 June 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Joseph Henrich

The ability of human groups to socially interconnect and learn from one another has allowed us to create ingenious...

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Protecting South Africa's fragile democracy

Recorded on: 21 June 2016

Speaker(s): Mmusi Maimane, Dr Kate Orkin

The institutions of South Africa’s democracy are under strain, making the miracle of South Africa’s democracy more...

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Endless Endeavours: from the 1866 women's suffrage petition to the Fawcett Society

Recorded on: 21 June 2016

Speaker(s): Elizabeth Crawford, Dr Ann Dingsdale, Jane Grant

Some people are inclined to begin a subdued kind of agitation for the franchise: the evolution of the women’s suffrage...

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Thinking in Public: philosophy, politics and the public

Recorded on: 16 June 2016

Speaker(s): Catherine Audard, Professor Geoffrey Bennington, Professor François Noudelman

What does it mean to take philosophy beyond academia and into the public sphere? What is the value of philosophy in the...

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The European Union: a citizen's guide

Recorded on: 15 June 2016

Speaker(s): Dr Chris Bickerton

For most of us today, 'Europe' refers to the European Union. At the centre of a seemingly never-ending crisis, the EU...

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Alternatives to Austerity?

Recorded on: 9 June 2016

Speaker(s): Dr Laura Bear, Anna Coote, Dr Andrea Muehlebach, Dr Carly Schuster

This panel discussion will look beyond the present into a future without austerity. Participants will discuss the...

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Fawcett at 150: new horizons or same old battles? What future for feminism?

Recorded on: 9 June 2016

Speaker(s): Sam Smethers

Discover the present and future feminist agenda for the Fawcett Society, reflections on progress achieved, what we...

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The Case for Brexit: why Britain should quit the EU

Recorded on: 8 June 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Alan Sked

This talk will include an analysis of the failings of the EU and the advantages of Brexit. Alan Sked is Emeritus...

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Equal Rights and Equal Dignity of Human Beings

Recorded on: 6 June 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Tariq Ramadan

In our globalised world, pluralism is a fact and equality, a hope. We need to start with the basic statement reminding...

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Tales of the Unexpected: gender equality and social progress in Bangladesh

Recorded on: 3 June 2016

Speaker(s): Juli Huang, Professor David Lewis, Professor Amartya Sen

This panel will discuss why gender indicators for Bangladesh have shown a marked improvement despite various...

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Growth Challenges in Fragile States

Recorded on: 2 June 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Tim Besley, Professor Sir Paul Collier

This panel of experts will explore the major challenges that state fragility poses for creating an environment...

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UN - to be fit for purpose

Recorded on: 2 June 2016

Speaker(s): Dr Igor Lukšić

Many believe that this is by far the best time in history a human being can be born. Growing life expectancies, ever...

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The UK and Europe: an insider's view

Recorded on: 2 June 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Jonathan Faull

Jonathan Faull (@FaullJonathan) has worked in senior positions across the European Commission for most of the period of...

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Industrial Development – China and Africa

Recorded on: 1 June 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Chang-Tai Hsieh, Professor John Sutton

This panel of experts will explore the strengths and pitfalls of China’s growth model and the lessons for African...

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Misbehaving: the making of behavioural economics

Recorded on: 1 June 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Richard H Thaler

Richard Thaler, described by The Spectator as ‘the godfather of behavioural economics’, will be in conversation with...

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Stop Bombing Hospitals: Medecins Sans Frontieres and the protection of medical space

Recorded on: 31 May 2016

Speaker(s): Vickie Hawkins, Dr Stuart Gordon

MSF has witnessed first-hand the impact that violations have on the civilian population and infrastructure including...

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The History of China's Future

Recorded on: 26 May 2016

Speaker(s): Isabel Hilton, Dr Leigh Jenco, Professor Jeffrey Wasserstrom

In China, history isn't just about the past - it shapes the future. With the rise of China over the past four decades,...

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Slippery Slope: Europe's troubled future

Recorded on: 26 May 2016

Speaker(s): Giles Merritt

Slippery Slope is far from the usual run of uncritical EU-related studies. Its aim is to set alarm bells ringing across...

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Challenging Inequalities

Recorded on: 25 May 2016

Speaker(s): Shami Chakrabarti, Duncan Green, Phumeza Mlungwana

This panel will debate different approaches to addressing key inequalities. Shami Chakrabarti is the Former Director of...

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