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Public Lectures and Events: podcasts and videos

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Public lecture podcasts and videos: latest 20


The Real Story Behind the Invisible Hand
Recorded on: 30 October 2014
Speaker(s): Russell Roberts
Adam Smith gave the world the metaphor of the invisible hand, the most famous metaphor of economics. But he only used...
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Afghanistan: the transition
Recorded on: 30 October 2014
Speaker(s): Renzo Frike, Dr Stuart Gordon, Emma Graham-Harrison
This panel of experts reflect back on more than a decade of international aid and investment and discuss what is next...
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Why entrepreneurs care about customers and what can be learned by Chinese practice
Recorded on: 29 October 2014
Speaker(s): Anthony Thomson
Why build a customer centric bank? Indeed, having built one in which over 90% of the customers are satisfied or very...
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Nominal Democracy? Prospects for Democratic Global Governance
Recorded on: 28 October 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Robert O Keohane
Democratic global governance is a worthy ideal, but it is a naïve pursuit which risks purely nominal democracy....
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Making Markets Fair and Effective
Recorded on: 27 October 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Minouche Shafik
The wholesale financial markets are some of the largest in the world, and matter to all of us. But public confidence in...
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25 Years After the End of the Cold War: Its Legacy in a New World Order
Recorded on: 27 October 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Beatrice Heuser, Dr Andrew Monaghan, Professor Vladislav Zubok
Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War, how do these events shape the world...
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The View in to the Future: Serbia and the Western Balkans in the EU
Recorded on: 27 October 2014
Speaker(s): Aleksandar Vučić
Aleksandar Vučić has been Prime Minister of Serbia since 27 April 2014. He is the Leader of the Serbian Progressive...
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Religion and the Environment
Recorded on: 24 October 2014
Speaker(s): Bruno Latour, Rowan Williams
Former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Williams of Oystermouth and the renowned sociologist Professor Bruno Latour will...
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The Social Life of Money
Recorded on: 23 October 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Nigel Dodd, Professor Keith Hart
Questions about the nature of money have gained a new urgency in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. Even as...
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Global News Media: the next horizon
Recorded on: 23 October 2014
Speaker(s): Andrew Miller
Andrew Miller will address the challenges facing the news-media amid continued technological upheaval, changing...
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Art and Activism: reflections on the anti-apartheid struggle and two decades of South African democracy
Recorded on: 23 October 2014
Speaker(s): Hugh Masekela
Hugh Masekela has long spoken out about South Africa’s struggle for civil rights. His talk will be about arts &...
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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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The Lakatos Award Lectures
Recorded on: 22 October 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Laura Ruetsche, Dr David Wallace
Joint winners of the 2013 Lakatos Award, Professor Ruetsche will speak on “Developing the Scientific Image: The Quantum...
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Diane Abbott on London: A Tale of Two Cities
Recorded on: 22 October 2014
Speaker(s): Diane Abbott MP
The lecture will focus on the challenges facing London as a city and policy ideas to address these, chiefly the growing...
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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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Rituals and Ritualism in the International Human Rights System
Recorded on: 21 October 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Hilary Charlesworth
This lecture will consider rituals in the international human rights system and their connection to ritualism....
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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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