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Public Lectures and Events: podcasts and videos

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Does Europe Have a Future?

Recorded on: 1 October 2015

Speaker(s): Professor Stephen M Walt

Professor Walt will discuss strategic challenges facing the European Union and explore the geopolitical implications of...

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'Open the Pod Bay Doors, HAL': Machine Intelligence and the Law

Recorded on: 30 September 2015

Speaker(s): Professor Andrew Murray

HAL 9000 will soon no longer be science fiction: sentient machines will quickly be with us. As “smart agents” make...

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The Future of Britain and Europe

Recorded on: 30 September 2015

Speaker(s): Professor Simon Hix

With the countdown to a likely In/Out Referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union, Professor Hix will...

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The Nature of Memory: perspectives from art, history and neuroscience

Recorded on: 29 September 2015

Speaker(s): Jessica Bland, Dr Sebastian Groes, Professor Adam Roberts, Professor Barry C Smith

Our ability to mentally travel in time and re-experience past events is thought to be a fundamental feature of what...

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Cyberphobia: identity, trust, security and the internet

Recorded on: 28 September 2015

Speaker(s): Edward Lucas

Crossing the road, we look both ways. Riding a bicycle at night, we use lights. Driving a car, we wear seatbelts. So...

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The Way Forward for Europe: a union of solidarity and differentiation?

Recorded on: 24 September 2015

Speaker(s): Emmanuel Macron

"From one border of the EU to the other, the European ideal is being challenged. Now is the time to reopen the economic...

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Why Demography Needs (New) Theories

Recorded on: 23 September 2015

Speaker(s): Professor Wendy Sigle

It is widely acknowledged that the theoretical perspectives that inform demographic inquiry have often come from other...

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One plus One Equals Three: a masterclass in creative thinking

Recorded on: 21 September 2015

Speaker(s): Dave Trott

Dave Trott will talk about his latest book, One Plus One Equals Three, that goes straight to the heart of the creative...

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Inside the Nudge Unit: how small changes can make a big difference

Recorded on: 15 September 2015

Speaker(s): Dr David Halpern

It all started as a cautious experiment. In 2010, David Cameron set up the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT or ‘Nudge...

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Black Earth: the Holocaust as history and warning

Recorded on: 14 September 2015

Speaker(s): Professor Timothy Snyder

In this lecture Timothy Snyder (@TimothyDSnyder) will talk about his new book, Black Earth: The Holocaust as History...

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What Economics and Public Policy Can Learn from Engineering Design

Recorded on: 9 September 2015

Speaker(s): Guru Madhavan

Guru Madhavan will discuss the essentials of the engineering mind-set—based on narratives from his book Think Like an...

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How to Apply the 80/20 Rule for Increased Productivity, Happiness and Freedom

Recorded on: 8 September 2015

Speaker(s): Shaa Wasmund

Entrepreneur and author of bestsellers Stop Talking, Start Doing and Do Less, Get More, Shaa Wasmund explains how to...

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How Business Can be a Force for Good

Recorded on: 12 August 2015

Speaker(s): Nick Giles, Michael Hayman

Business as usual is over. Belief is the new currency and to succeed you must follow new rules: purpose as the route to...

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When Will America and China go to war?

Recorded on: 6 August 2015

Speaker(s): Professor Michael Cox

We have been told for years that war between great powers is a thing of the past: something that has been consigned...

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Making sense of the Islamic State: An Organic Crisis in Arab Politics

Recorded on: 30 July 2015

Speaker(s): Professor Fawaz Gerges

Fawaz A. Gerges is Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE),...

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Sacred Mountains of China

Recorded on: 29 July 2015

Speaker(s): Ryan Pyle

Join adventurer and renowned photographer, Ryan Pyle, as he spends months exploring and photographing Western China’s...

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Something Will Turn Up: Britain's economy, past, present and future

Recorded on: 28 July 2015

Speaker(s): David Smith

Sunday Times economics editor and best-selling author David Smith leads us through the mire of government policy and...

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The Impact of Geography on International Politics

Recorded on: 13 July 2015

Speaker(s): Tim Marshall

Foreign Affairs Broadcaster and Journalist, Tim Marshall, author of new book Prisoners of Geography explains how...

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Do we need a New Macroeconomics?

Recorded on: 9 July 2015

Speaker(s): Lord Meghnad Desai

Lord Desai is an Indian-born British economist and Labour politician. He unsuccessfully stood for the Speaker in the...

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A Beautiful Question: finding nature's deep design

Recorded on: 8 July 2015

Speaker(s): Professor Frank Wilczek

In his new book, which he will discuss in this public lecture, world-class physicist and Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek...

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