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Equality Without Equivalence: an anthropology of the common

Recorded on: 28 May 2015

Speakers: Dr Harry Walker

What would individualism and equality look like if detached from their foundations in a logic of equivalence?...

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The Case for Europe: the Italian vision

Recorded on: 28 May 2015

Speakers: Sergio Mattarella

Sergio Mattarella is the President of the Republic of Italy. He was born in Palermo in 1941. In 1964 he obtained a...

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Hubris: why economists failed to predict the crisis and how to avoid the next one

Recorded on: 27 May 2015

Speakers: Professor Lord Desai, Professor Charles Goodhart, Stephen King

Meghnad Desai discusses his latest book Hubris: Why Economists Failed to Predict the Crisis and How to Avoid the Next...

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When to Rob a Bank: a rogue economist's guide to the world

Recorded on: 27 May 2015

Speakers: Stephen J Dubner

When Freakonomics was first published, Steven D Levitt and Stephen J Dubner started a blog—and they’ve kept it up,...

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In Conversation with Secretary Lew

Recorded on: 27 May 2015

Speakers: Jacob J. Lew

The conversation will focus on the state of the global economy ahead of the Secretary’s travel to a meeting of G-7...

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Quality of Life in Urban China: economic growth and the environment

Recorded on: 26 May 2015

Speakers: Professor Matthew Kahn

Professor Kahn, a leading expert on environmental and urban issues, will examine China’s economic growth to present key...

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Race and Class: challenging inequalities

Recorded on: 26 May 2015

Speakers: Liz Fekete, Kiri Kankhwende, Professor James Nazroo, Dr Debbie Weekes-Bernard

This event will consider the ongoing significance of race and class to shaping inequalities in contemporary British...

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Scarcity: a talk for people too busy to attend talks

Recorded on: 21 May 2015

Speakers: Professor Sendhil Mullainathan

Why does poverty persist? Why do successful people get things done at the last minute? A single psychology--the...

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Above the Parapet - Women in Public Life

Recorded on: 20 May 2015

Speakers: Dr Purna Sen

As part of LSE Research Festival 2015 the Above the Parapet project will showcase its recent research on women in...

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The Government Paternalist: nanny state or helpful friend?

Recorded on: 20 May 2015

Speakers: Professor Julian Le Grand

Should governments save people from themselves? Do governments have the right to influence citizens’ behavior related...

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The Happiness of Cities

Recorded on: 20 May 2015

Speakers: Professor Ed Glaeser

Residents of big cities typically earn higher wages, but are they any happier? According to surveys on life...

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The Great Divide

Recorded on: 19 May 2015

Speakers: Professor Joseph E Stiglitz

Why has inequality increased in the Western world and what can we do about it? In this new book, The Great Divide,...

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Work Rules! Insights from Inside Google that Will Transform How you Live and Lead

Recorded on: 18 May 2015

Speakers: Laszlo Bock

Google receives more than two million unique job applications a year. In this talk, Laszlo Bock, the head of their...

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Decolonising Gender

Recorded on: 18 May 2015

Speakers: Professor Raewyn Connell

The creation of contemporary knowledge about gender is a revolution in thought that has been closely connected with...

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In Defence of a Liberal Education

Recorded on: 18 May 2015

Speakers: Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zakaria argues the turn away from the liberal arts is a mistake. In today’s world, the jobs of the future will...

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The Moral Challenge of Robust Cultural Pluralism

Recorded on: 14 May 2015

Speakers: Professor Richard A Shweder, Dr Bradley Franks, Professor Anne Phillips

Are there limits to liberal moral concepts for judging others? What does a highly developed social intelligence look...

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Inequality Matters: austerity policies, gender and race

Recorded on: 14 May 2015

Speakers: Professor Stephanie Seguino, Saphieh Ashtiany, Diane Negra

Austerity policies lead to cuts in social spending that have a potentially disproportionately negative effect on women,...

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The Election and the Left

Recorded on: 12 May 2015

Speakers: Professor John Curtice, Polly Toynbee, Hilary Wainwright

What do the results of the British general election mean for the left? <br><br>John Curtice is Professor of Politics at...

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The Crisis of Global Modernity: Asian traditions and a sustainable future

Recorded on: 11 May 2015

Speakers: Professor Prasenjit Duara, Professor William A Callahan, Professor Stephan Feuchtwang, Professor Rana Mitter

Professor Duara will discuss his new book, The Crisis of Global Modernity: Asian traditions and a sustainable future,...

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Dealing with China

Recorded on: 11 May 2015

Speakers: Hank Paulson, Lionel Barber

Hank Paulson has dealt with the government and business communities of China to a greater extent than any other...

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Inequality in The 21st Century: A Day Long Engagement with Thomas Piketty

Recorded on: 11 May 2015

Speakers: David Soskice, Wendy Carlin, Bob Rowthorn, Diane Perrons, Stephanie Seguino, Lisa McKenzie, Naila Kabeer, Dr. Laura Bear, Gareth Jones, Mike Savage, Sir John Hills, Sir Tony Atkinson, Thomas Piketty

A day-long conference with Thomas Piketty, whose Capital in the Twenty-First Century has been of global significance in...

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Money and its Redemption

Recorded on: 7 May 2015

Speakers: Dr Laura Bear, Professor David Graeber, Professor Bill Maurer

Can “bad money” be made good? Leading economic anthropologists will debate the morality of money, philosophies of...

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Anglo-American Civilisation and its Discontents in World Affairs

Recorded on: 6 May 2015

Speakers: Professor Peter Katzenstein

Professor Katzenstein will discuss the Anglo-American civilisation, how it compares to the world’s other civilisations,...

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Divided Cities: urban inequalities in the 21st century

Recorded on: 6 May 2015

Speakers: Professor Fran Tonkiss

What kinds of cities are emerging as urbanisation grows alongside worsening inequality? Why does urban inequality...

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Making a Difference in Education: what the evidence says

Recorded on: 6 May 2015

Speakers: Professor Robert Cassen, Professor Sandra McNally, Professor Anna Vignoles, Professor Steve Strand

Is education policy evidence-based? The speakers have written a book, Making a Difference in Education: What the...

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China, the United States and Asia in the Twenty-first Century

Recorded on: 5 May 2015

Speakers: Professor Arne Westad

The rivalry between China and the United States for influence in Asia will determine the geo-political landscape in...

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Barrel of a Gun? The Armed Struggle for Democracy in South Africa

Recorded on: 5 May 2015

Speakers: Gillian Slovo

Gillian Slovo will reflect on revolutionary heroism and the impact of the ANC’s turn to armed struggle in the fight for...

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Portugal's Way Forward: how to turn challenges into opportunities and lessons into policy

Recorded on: 5 May 2015

Speakers: Maria Luís Albuquerque

Following a difficult adjustment period, the Portuguese economy is now recovering and standing on more solid ground –...

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Inequality: what can be done?

Recorded on: 30 April 2015

Speakers: Professor Sir Tony Atkinson, Tom Clark, Professor Baroness Lister

Introducing his new book, Inequality: what can be done?, Professor Atkinson will argue we can do much more about...

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The Root of All Good

Recorded on: 28 April 2015

Speakers: Andrew Palmer

Finance distorts behaviour and destroys economies, but it also solves society's biggest problems. A new wave of...

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Integrating Financial Stability and Monetary Policy Analysis

Recorded on: 27 April 2015

Speakers: Oystein Olsen, Dr Sushil Wadhwani

The past decade shows how monetary policy and financial stability are interlinked. In recent years, Norges Bank has...

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Is Politics Based on Morality?

Recorded on: 27 April 2015

Speakers: Dr Fabienne Peter, Professor Catherine Rowett, Dr Stephen de Wijze

Is politics the instrument of moral ideals and values? Is it something like ‘applied morality’? In recent years there...

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The World Beyond Your Head: how to flourish in an age of distraction

Recorded on: 20 April 2015

Speakers: Matthew Crawford

Matthew Crawford will be in conversation with Professor Richard Sennett about his new book, The World Beyond Your Head:...

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General Election: The Opposition Leaders' Debate

Recorded on: 16 April 2015

Speakers: Jack Blumenau, Simon Hix, Tony Travers, Sue Cameron

The third of the general election debates, involving five opposition party leaders: Natalie Bennett (Greens), Nigel...

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Seeing What Others Don't: the remarkable ways we gain insights

Recorded on: 26 March 2015

Speakers: Dr Gary Klein

What are insights, and how do they happen? Observing people in their natural setting – from scientists and business...

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The Greek Economy: current developments and future prospects

Recorded on: 25 March 2015

Speakers: Yannis Stournaras

Yannis Stournaras will talk about the current developments of the Greek Economy. <br><br>Yannis Stournaras is Governor...

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Designing the Urban Commons: Lessons from the Field

Recorded on: 25 March 2015

Speakers: Assembly SE8 , Atelier d'architecture autogérée , Public Works Group

With an evening of provocations and discussion, Theatrum Mundi launched Designing the Urban Commons, an ideas...

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Which Digital Strategy for France and Europe in an Age of Disruption?

Recorded on: 20 March 2015

Speakers: Axelle Lemaire

Axelle Lemaire (@axellelemaire) has been at the French Ministry of State for Digital Affairs since April 2014, serving...

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Engaging Citizens: a game changer for development?

Recorded on: 19 March 2015

Speakers: Professor Jon Paul Faguet, Dr Shirin Madon, Dr Duncan Green, Owen Barder, Yesil Deniz, Dr Bjorn-Soren Gigler, Abha Joshi-Ghani, Leni Wild, Vanessa Herringshaw, Fredrik Galtung, Duncan Edwards

Engaging citizens has a vital role to play in the process of development. It helps to improve transparency and...

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Deng Xiaoping vs Gorbachev

Recorded on: 18 March 2015

Speakers: Professor Alexander V Pantsov

Professor Pantsov will discuss why the USSR couldn’t follow the pattern of Chinese reforms in the decade leading up to...

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Above the Parapet - Women in Public Life

Recorded on: 18 March 2015

Speakers: Roza Otunbayeva

Roza Otunbayeva is the first female President of Kyrgyzstan and the first woman to head a country in Central Asia. In...

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Crowd-Sourcing, Surveillance, and the Era of the Synopticon

Recorded on: 17 March 2015

Speakers: Professor Matthew Connelly

Technology has led to unprecedented state surveillance, but may also be the key to preserving the principle of open...

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Shifting African Digital Landscapes

Recorded on: 17 March 2015

Speakers: Dr Sean Jacobs

Developments in online media point to interesting possibilities for African engagement in the global public sphere....

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The Global Transformation: history, modernity and the making of international relations

Recorded on: 17 March 2015

Speakers: Professor Barry Buzan, Professor Craig Calhoun, Dr George Lawson, Professor Juergen Osterhammel, Dr Ayse Zarakol

This event marks the launch of a new book: The Global Transformation: history, modernity and the making of...

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VIP: Visual International Politics

Recorded on: 16 March 2015

Speakers: Professor William A Callahan

Although we live in a visual age, few actually study the role of images in international politics. This inaugural...

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How to Run a Government

Recorded on: 16 March 2015

Speakers: Sir Michael Barber

Billions of citizens around the world are frustrated with their governments. Political leaders struggle to honour their...

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Beyond the Budget

Recorded on: 16 March 2015

Speakers: Nicola Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) is Scotland’s first female First Minister and the first female to lead any of the...

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The Law, Finance and the Abyss

Recorded on: 12 March 2015

Speakers: Professor Julia Black, Dr Jon Danielsson, Professor Charles Goodhart, Professor Katharina Pistor

In financial markets law and finance are intrinsically connected. When markets collapse, however, legal rules are...

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Changing Patterns of Inequality in the UK

Recorded on: 12 March 2015

Speakers: Professor John Hills, Dr Polly Vizard

John Hills will present new findings from the Social Policy in a Cold Climate programme of research on the ways in...

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European Politics and Government

Recorded on: 11 March 2015

Speakers: Professor Jonathan Holslag, Dr Mareike Kleine

This discussion will explore the vexed question of the demos of European citizenship and the democratic deficit....

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Liability, Proportionality and the Number of Aggressors

Recorded on: 11 March 2015

Speakers: Professor Jeff McMahan

The annual Auguste Comte Memorial Lecture will be delivered by a leading scholar in social and political philosophy....

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Code and Law between Truth and Power

Recorded on: 11 March 2015

Speakers: Professor Julie Cohen, Anne Barron

The problem of control over information flows has emerged as a doubly critical vantage point from which to interrogate...

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Political Economy of European Union

Recorded on: 11 March 2015

Speakers: Professor Bob Hancké, Professor David Soskice

This discussion will explore the pressures facing Europe’s welfare states in a time of austerity, an aging population...

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Human Capital, Inequality and Tax Reform: Recent Past and Future Prospects

Recorded on: 10 March 2015

Speakers: Professor Sir Richard Blundell

Even before the financial crisis many developed economies were facing growing inequality and struggling to maintain...

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Class Matters: the working class in contemporary Britain

Recorded on: 10 March 2015

Speakers: Dr Selina Todd

Drawing on the testimonies of hundreds of people, Dr Todd refutes the claim that class is dead and exposes some of the...

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Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner? Women and Economics

Recorded on: 9 March 2015

Speakers: Katrine Marçal

Katrine Marçal charts the myth of ‘economic man’ – from its origins at Adam Smith’s dinner table to its adaptation by...

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A Conversation with Eric Ries

Recorded on: 6 March 2015

Speakers: Eric Ries

Eric Ries (@ericries) is an entrepreneur and author of the New York Times bestseller The Lean Startup: How Constant...

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Beyond the Cold War: how summits shaped the new world order

Recorded on: 5 March 2015

Speakers: Dr Kristina Spohr, Sir Rodric Braithwaite, Sir Roderic Lyne, Professor Arne Westad

Personal summitry, more than structural factors, shaped the peaceful ending of and exit from the Cold War. This lecture...

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On Civil Disobedience

Recorded on: 5 March 2015

Speakers: Dr Kimberley Brownlee

When is it permissible to resort to civil disobedience? Do we sometimes have a moral duty to do so? Should we be...

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Touching and Feeling

Recorded on: 5 March 2015

Speakers: Professor David J. Linden

Professor Linden will explore the biology of touch ranging from sex to pain to caress, paying particular attention to...

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Why We Should Talk to Terrorists

Recorded on: 5 March 2015

Speakers: Jonathan Powell

Jonathan Powell was chief of staff to Tony Blair and the chief British negotiator on Northern Ireland. In his new book...

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Yes, it is a Curse: politics and the adverse impact of natural-resource riches

Recorded on: 4 March 2015

Speakers: Professor Francesco Caselli

Professor Caselli will ask whether recent economic research could shed new light on the political and economic impact...

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Power and Order, Peace and War: lessons for Asia from 1914-18

Recorded on: 3 March 2015

Speakers: Professor Hugh White

Could it all happen again? Professor White will argue that imagining a new regional order to fit the fast-changing...

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Law, Economics and the Republic of Beliefs

Recorded on: 3 March 2015

Speakers: Professor Kaushik Basu, Professor Amartya Sen, Professor Lord Nicholas Stern

Kaushik Basu (@kaushikcbasu) is Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank. He is the second World...

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Clean Energy and Renaissance: a report from the race between revolution and collapse

Recorded on: 2 March 2015

Speakers: Jeremy Leggett

A solar revolution is unfolding at a speed that is taking even the solar industry by surprise. But years of blindness...

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Gender and the Brain

Recorded on: 2 March 2015

Speakers: Professor John Dupré, Professor Gina Rippon

Are there ‘hardwired’ psychological differences between men and women? Do these alleged differences show that gender...

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Literary Festival 2015: Changing Worlds

Recorded on: 28 February 2015

Speakers: Neel Mukherjee, Elif Shafak

What are the foundations of society? Two award-winning writers look at the underpinnings of cultures and societies in...

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Literary Festival 2015: Visions of Future Humans: science fiction and human enhancement

Recorded on: 28 February 2015

Speakers: Dr Caroline Edwards, Professor Adam Roberts, Anders Sandberg

Utopian and dystopian visions of technologically manipulated and enhanced human beings have always been central...

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Literary Festival 2015: Is There Life in the Novel of Ideas?

Recorded on: 28 February 2015

Speakers: Professor Peter Boxall, Jennie Erdal, Andrew O’Hagan

Is the 'novel of ideas' an outdated genre or are we witnessing its resurgence? What answers can it offer to...

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Literary Festival 2015: The Stones of Venice: foundations and future

Recorded on: 28 February 2015

Speakers: Polly Coles, Jane Da Mosto, Liza Fior, Jonathan Keates

Venice has captivated artists and writers for hundreds of years, but in a city whose literal foundations are under...

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Literary Festival 2015: Communicating Chronic Pain

Recorded on: 28 February 2015

Speakers: Dr Yasmin Gunaratnam, Dr Deborah Padfield, Jude Rosen

Pain is notoriously hard to communicate to others. Scholars have debated the relationship between pain and language:...

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Literary Festival 2015: Rebellion and Foundation: Southeast Asia, the UK and 50 years of development

Recorded on: 28 February 2015

Speakers: Ahmad Zakii Anwar, Nickson Fong, Yang-May Ooi

This year the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) becomes an integrated economic community. The year caps...

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Literary Festival 2015: Digital Personhood and Identity

Recorded on: 28 February 2015

Speakers: Luke Dormehl, Aleks Krotoski, Professor Sonia Livingstone, Professor Andrew Murray

What are the foundations of our identity in the digital age? As digital devices make and manage more and more decisions...

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Literary Festival 2015: Rerum Cognoscere Causas: understanding our classical foundations

Recorded on: 28 February 2015

Speakers: Professor Barbara Graziosi, Edith Hall, Tom Holland, Sir Peter Stothard

This panel explores the Classical wellsprings of Western literature, reflecting on the continuing value and relevance...

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Literary Festival 2015: The Human Age? Art and Identity in the Anthropocene

Recorded on: 28 February 2015

Speakers: Dr Matthew Griffiths, Gaia Vince, Dr Kathryn Yusoff

The controversial designation “Anthropocene” names a geological epoch in which the planet has been irrevocably changed...

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Literary Festival 2015: Why Remember?

Recorded on: 28 February 2015

Speakers: Lisa Appignanesi, Darian Leader, Owen Sheers

This panel explores our relationship with our sometimes traumatic past, and asks why we should remember and what...

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Literary Festival 2015: Why Do You Write? And Can Knowing That Even Help? With Jonathan Gibbs

Recorded on: 28 February 2015

Speakers: Jonathan Gibbs

In this creative writing workshop we will be looking at the impulse to write, when they are so many reasons and excuses...

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Literary Festival 2015: Music and Poetry: common foundations

Recorded on: 27 February 2015

Speakers: Professor Ian Bostridge, Dr Armand D’Angour, Professor Fiona Sampson

This discussion explores the links between music and poetry and how much each art form contributes to the other, as...

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Literary Festival 2015: A Magna Carta for Humanity: homing in on human rights

Recorded on: 27 February 2015

Speakers: Professor Francesca Klug

The Magna Carta, sealed in 1215, has come to stand for the rule of law, curbs on executive power and the freedom to...

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Literary Festival 2015: High Culture and the Western Canon: has the fightback begun?

Recorded on: 27 February 2015

Speakers: Professor Sarah Churchwell, Jonty Claypole, Maya Jaggi, Frederic Raphael

With the BBC having announced a remake of Kenneth Clark's TV series Civilisation, and Melvyn Bragg’s intellectual...

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Literary Festival 2015: "My Purse, My Person": money and identity

Recorded on: 26 February 2015

Speakers: David Birch, Professor Nigel Dodd, Tom Hockenhull, Professor Nicky Marsh

As our money increasingly takes the form of plastic cards and mobile phones, rather than cash, new questions are being...

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The Minimum Wage in the UK and Beyond

Recorded on: 26 February 2015

Speakers: Professor Alan Manning, Nicola Smith

The Centre for Economic Performance has played an important role in the development of the UK’s National Minimum Wage,...

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Literary Festival 2015: Origins, Translations and Adaptation: from page to stage

Recorded on: 25 February 2015

Speakers: 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: 25 February 2015

Speakers: Professor John Gray

John Gray draws together the religious, philosophic and fantastical traditions that question the very idea of human...

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An urbanising world: triumph or tragedy?

Recorded on: 25 February 2015

Speakers: Herbert Girardet

Prof. Herbert Girardet’s public lecture was based on his new book, Creating Regenerative Cities, published by Routledge...

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Literary Festival 2015: Thought Stories: philosophy for a young audience

Recorded on: 25 February 2015

Speakers: 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: Perceptions of Madness: understanding mental illness through art, literature and drama

Recorded on: 25 February 2015

Speakers: Dr Sarah Carr, Paul Farmer, Nathan Filer, Dr John McGowan

How mental illness is portrayed in art, literature and on TV can have a positive or negative effect on how the public...

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Literary Festival 2015: Commemorating 1815: politics and the arts after Waterloo

Recorded on: 25 February 2015

Speakers: Dr Tim Hochstrasser, Dr Kirsten Schulze, Professor Alan Sked, Dr Paul Stock

In the bicentenary anniversary of Waterloo, a panel of LSE historians reflect on the legacy of Napoleon's defeat. The...

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Literary Festival 2015: The China Dream

Recorded on: 24 February 2015

Speakers: 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: The 'School': the LSE from the Webbs to the Third Way

Recorded on: 24 February 2015

Speakers: 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

Speakers: 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: Foundations of Faith

Recorded on: 24 February 2015

Speakers: Sarah Perry, Professor Graham Ward

A conversation exploring the role of religious belief in European life and literature. <br><br>Despite the increased...

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Literary Festival 2015: An Eye for Life

Recorded on: 24 February 2015

Speakers: 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: Language, Landscape and Identity in Palestine

Recorded on: 23 February 2015

Speakers: 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

Speakers: 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

Speakers: 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

Speakers: 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

Speakers: 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

Speakers: 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

Speakers: 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

Speakers: 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

Speakers: 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

Speakers: 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

Speakers: 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

Speakers: 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

Speakers: 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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Syria and the Future of the State Order in the Levant

Recorded on: 11 February 2015

Speakers: Steven Heydemann

As the Syrian conflict nears its fourth anniversary, it poses a growing threat to the stability of the state order in...

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Tuition Fees Assist Access: discuss

Recorded on: 11 February 2015

Speakers: Professor Nicholas Barr, Martin Lewis

Nicholas Barr has been described as one of the architects of student loans and tuition fees, and in particular of the...

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Hong Kong: the struggle at the end of history

Recorded on: 10 February 2015

Speakers: Professor Conor Gearty, Raymond Li, Professor Danny Quah, Isabella Steger

The Umbrella Revolution has re-ignited a global debate on democracy. Why have the dynamics in this small ex British...

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Philosophy, the Public and Other Subjects

Recorded on: 10 February 2015

Speakers: Professor Simon Glendinning

50 years ago Professor Glendinning gave an inaugural lecture arguing for the abolition of inaugural lectures. His...

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Women, Peace and Security Centre Launch Event

Recorded on: 10 February 2015

Speakers: William Hague MP, Angelina Jolie Pitt, Professor Christine Chinkin

LSE today hosted First Secretary of State William Hague and UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Pitt to launch the UK’s...

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On Informed Consent

Recorded on: 9 February 2015

Speakers: Professor Baroness O’Neill, Professor Jonathan Wolff

Informed consent is not the most fundamental ethical standard, but a means of securing respect for other, more basic...

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STAR: using visual economic models to engage stakeholders to increase value in the NHS

Recorded on: 5 February 2015

Speakers: Dr Mara Airoldi, Professor Gwyn Bevan, Siân Williams

STAR is the Socio-Technical Allocation of Resource which has been designed, through an eight-year research programme at...

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How to See into the Future

Recorded on: 5 February 2015

Speakers: Tim Harford

Tim Harford will explain what’s really going on in the large-scale economic world – and what it means for us all in the...

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What do the Greek elections mean for Greece’s future?

Recorded on: 5 February 2015

Speakers: Dionyssis G. Dimitrakopoulos, Daphne Halikiopoulou, Dimitri Vayanos

The outcome of the Greek election on 25th January is being watched closely by euro-zone leaders and the financial...

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The Age of Sustainable Development

Recorded on: 4 February 2015

Speakers: Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs

In this public lecture Professor Sachs will talk about his upcoming book, The Age of Sustainable Development, which...

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Human Shield

Recorded on: 4 February 2015

Speakers: Professor Judith Butler

Recent debates about human shields in the summer bombardment of Gaza raised the question of how the unarmed human form...

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"Not in Our Name": contesting the (mis) use of psychological arguments in the immigration debate

Recorded on: 3 February 2015

Speakers: Professor Steve Reicher, Dr Suki Ali, Dr Caroline Howarth

Anti-immigration arguments rest on a series of unfounded psychological assumptions. Professor Reicher will propose a...

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The Butterfly Defect

Recorded on: 3 February 2015

Speakers: Professor Ian Goldin, Professor Danny Quah

Professor Goldin will address how global hyperconnectivity creates systemic risks and how this can be managed...

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Enriching our lives – why the Humanities and Social Sciences matter now

Recorded on: 3 February 2015

Speakers: Professor Julia Black, Greg Clark, Professor Lord Stern

In February 2014 the British Academy published Prospering Wisely, a multimedia resource which explores the nature of...

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A Stress Test Of The Welfare State

Recorded on: 2 February 2015

Speakers: Professor Tito Boeri

How did the welfare state in Europe cope with the Great Recession and the Eurozone crisis? While a lot of attention has...

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On Truth

Recorded on: 2 February 2015

Speakers: Professor Pascal Engel, Professor Simon Blackburn

Realists take truth to be a robust property of our thoughts and assertions, one which fits certain facts in the world....

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Hezbollah, Islamist Politics and International Society

Recorded on: 2 February 2015

Speakers: Dr Filippo Dionigi

Dr Dionigi will launch his new book on Hezbollah and Islamist politics, looking at how the norms of the liberal...

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Better Growth, Better Climate: cities and the new climate economy

Recorded on: 29 January 2015

Speakers: Graham Floater, Philipp Rode, Dimitri Zenghelis

This event is structured around research for the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate and the cities workstream...

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Materiality and Computer Art

Recorded on: 29 January 2015

Speakers: Professor Margaret Boden

Professor Boden will explore philosophical issues about art. Are computer artworks physical objects? Do they really...

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AEC 2015 – A Perspective from Business

Recorded on: 28 January 2015

Speakers: Dato Sri Nazir Razak

How will the ASEAN Economic Community change the political and economic landscape of Southeast Asia? What form will it...

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Extradition and the Erosion of Human Rights

Recorded on: 28 January 2015

Speakers: Gareth Peirce, Professor Saskia Sassen, Professor Jeanne Theoharis

Since 9/11 the rules governing extradition from the UK to the US have been systematically relaxed, and safeguards...

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Institutionalising Public Deliberation: empowerment or appeasement?

Recorded on: 28 January 2015

Speakers: Professor Laurence Monnoyer-Smith

France’s institutionalisation of public debate faces criticism as being an instrument for appeasement....

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Sovereigns, Vultures and Ignoble Cowardice

Recorded on: 27 January 2015

Speakers: Felix Salmon

Atrocious jurisprudence has plunged Argentina into an unwanted default and upended the world of sovereign debt....

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Foreign Fighters in Syria and Iraq: Motivations and Implications

Recorded on: 27 January 2015

Speakers: Professor Peter Neumann

Large numbers of foreigners, including many Europeans, have joined jihadist groups in the Syrian/Iraqi conflict. Who...

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The Organised Mind: thinking straight in the age of information overload

Recorded on: 26 January 2015

Speakers: Professor Daniel J Levitin

The information age is drowning us in a deluge of data, and it is becoming increasingly difficult to separate facts...

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The return of the 'German question'

Recorded on: 26 January 2015

Speakers: Hans Kundnani, Quentin Peel

A panel debate to mark the launch of Hans Kundnani's recently published book 'The Paradox of German Power'....

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Neighbours, Peers and Educational Achievement

Recorded on: 22 January 2015

Speakers: Professor Stephen Gibbons, Dr Tim Leunig, Professor Ruth Lupton

Many believe that education is very sensitive to the influence of school friends and neighbours. Professor Stephen...

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Hall of Mirrors

Recorded on: 21 January 2015

Speakers: Professor Barry Eichengreen

Popular understanding of the Great Depression shaped the response to the Great Recession. The experience of the Great...

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Being German, Becoming Muslim: race, religion, and conversion in the New Europe

Recorded on: 21 January 2015

Speakers: Dr Esra Özyürek, Dr Ruth Mandel, Dr Nasar Meer, Professor Joel Robbins

The panellists will discuss Dr Özyürek’s newly published book Being German, Becoming Muslim: race, religion, and...

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Defending Human Rights in Russia

Recorded on: 21 January 2015

Speakers: Dmitri Makarov, Dr Mary McAuley, Roman Udot

An unprecedented number of laws have been adopted in Russia over the past two years which dramatically restrict the...

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After Snowden

Recorded on: 20 January 2015

Speakers: Professor Ronald J Deibert, Dr Gus Hossein, Professor Sir David Omand, Professor Ronald W Pruessen

What are the implications of surveillance, big data, malware and hacking for individuals and societies? What...

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Inequality and Taxation in a Globalised World

Recorded on: 20 January 2015

Speakers: Dr Gabriel Zucman

Dr Zucman will discuss recent evidence on rising inequality, proposals made to curb these trends and challenges raised...

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In Conversation with Professor Lawrence H. Summers

Recorded on: 20 January 2015

Speakers: Professor Lawrence H. Summers

This public conversation with one of America’s leading economists, Professor Lawrence H. Summers, will focus on the...

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A Conversation on Central Banking

Recorded on: 19 January 2015

Speakers: Sir Alan Budd, Lord King

Lord King and Sir Alan will look back at central developments in banking over the last two decades. <br><br>Alan Budd...

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Managing Disruption, Avoiding Disaster and Growing Stronger in an Unpredictable World

Recorded on: 19 January 2015

Speakers: Dr Judith Rodin

Through dramatic stories, penetrating insights, and research from around the world, Judith Rodin, the President of the...

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Second Annual CAF-LSE Global South Conference

Recorded on: 16 January 2015

Speakers: See event programme for details

Geopolitics and the Global South: Challenges of the Emerging International Order. <br><br>Opening Ceremony and Keynote...

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Corporate Boards: facts and myths

Recorded on: 15 January 2015

Speakers: Professor Daniel Ferreira

Corporate Boards are a central part of a firm’s governance structure, and have since the 1980s received regulatory...

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Conor Gearty in Conversation with Chaloka Beyani

Recorded on: 14 January 2015

Speakers: Dr Chaloka Beyani

Dr Beyani will talk about international human rights, working with the UN and his duties as Special Rapporteur on the...

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Should Markets be Moral?

Recorded on: 14 January 2015

Speakers: Felix Martin, Professor Lord Skidelsky

Professor Lord Skidelsky will be in conversation with Felix Martin about the topic of a recent book he edited, to...

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Picturing Race and Inequality: the potential for social change

Recorded on: 13 January 2015

Speakers: Professor Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Mark Neville, Professor Tim Newburn, Professor Gwendolyn Sasse, Polly Toynbee

The panel will discuss effective ways of communicating and changing inequality, centring on the work of artist Mark...

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Signals: the breakdown of the social contract and the rise of geopolitics

Recorded on: 13 January 2015

Speakers: Dr Pippa Malmgren

Economic signals are everywhere, from magazine covers to grocery stores to military events. They reveal the story of...

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The Cold War and the Culture of Secrecy

Recorded on: 13 January 2015

Speakers: Professor Matthew Connelly

Official secrecy in the U.S. during the Cold War altered the culture of government and served many hidden agendas....

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What Is Rationality, Anyway?

Recorded on: 13 January 2015

Speakers: Dr Peter Dennis

Appeals to rationality are found in every area of life. But how can we accuse one another of being irrational if we...

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Berber government: the Kabyle polity in pre-colonial Algeria

Recorded on: 12 January 2015

Speakers: Professor Hugh Roberts

In this lecture and book launch, Professor Hugh Roberts discusses his new book, Berber Government: the Kabyle Polity in...

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Papal Infallibility? Global poverty, and the mystery of global inequality

Recorded on: 11 December 2014

Speakers: Professor Angus Deaton

In lectures across three consecutive evenings (9 December, 10 December and 11 December) leading development economist...

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Questions of Identity

Recorded on: 11 December 2014

Speakers: Professor Vincent Descombes, Alan Montefiore

What does it mean to speak of an individual’s very identity as a person? And what too of the ongoing identity of an...

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Local Governance in Times of CrisisLessons for Greece from the City of Thessaloniki

Recorded on: 11 December 2014

Speakers: Yiannis Boutaris

Amidst the economic crisis in Greece, something unusual emerged in Thessaloniki, the idiosyncratic “co-Capital” of the...

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Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space

Recorded on: 11 December 2014

Speakers: Professor Keller Easterling, Dr David Madden

Infrastructure is not only the underground pipes and cables controlling our cities. It also determines the hidden rules...

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In Conversation with Shirley Williams

Recorded on: 10 December 2014

Speakers: Lady Williams, Mark Bostridge

Shirley Williams and Mark Bostridge will be discussing the impact of the First World War on the life and work of her...

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Getting Prices Right: the mysteries of the index

Recorded on: 10 December 2014

Speakers: Professor Angus Deaton

In lectures across three consecutive evenings (9 December, 10 December and 11 December) leading development economist...

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The European Debt Crisis: the Greek case

Recorded on: 9 December 2014

Speakers: Costas Simitis

Costas Simitis will examine the European debt crisis with particular reference to the case of Greece. <br><br>LSE...

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A Menagerie of Lines: how to decide who is poor?

Recorded on: 9 December 2014

Speakers: Professor Angus Deaton

In lectures across three consecutive evenings (9 December,10 December and 11 December) leading development economist...

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Polis Media Agenda Talks: Dachshunds, dukes and obligatory fancy dress…working life at Tatler

Recorded on: 9 December 2014

Speakers: Sophia Money-Coutts

Sophia Money-Coutts is a former LSE student and has been the features editor on Tatler for two years. Prior to that,...

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The Tyranny of Experts

Recorded on: 8 December 2014

Speakers: Professor William Easterly

The admirable fight against global poverty has a blind spot on democracy and human rights, which are both good in...

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Democracy, decency and devolution

Recorded on: 8 December 2014

Speakers: Dame Tessa Jowell

Dame Tessa Jowell will draw on her experiences at the heart of government to discuss the role of capacity building and...

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The Book of Gold Leaves: In conversation with Mirza Waheed

Recorded on: 8 December 2014

Speakers: Mirza Waheed

Acclaimed novelist Mirza Waheed will be introducing his new novel The Book of Gold Leaves: a book of piercing lyricism,...

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Anarchism and Sexuality

Recorded on: 4 December 2014

Speakers: Martha Acklesberg, Richard Cleminson, Terence Kissack

The panel brings together historians and political theorists of anarchism and sexuality to explore the importance of...

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Accelerate Europe: the geographical imaginaries of accelerationism

Recorded on: 4 December 2014

Speakers: Dr Benjamin Noys

How can we imagine a way out of the stasis of a Europe mired in financial crisis? The proponents of ‘accelerationism’...

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Open Government in the Age of Total War

Recorded on: 2 December 2014

Speakers: Professor Matthew Connelly

The interwar years are vital to understanding the rise of the U.S. national security state and the government’s...

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The Hizbullah Phenomenon: Politics and Communication

Recorded on: 2 December 2014

Speakers: Dr Lina Khatib, Dr Dina Matar, Dr Atef Alshaer

In this talk, Dr Lina Khatib, Dr Dina Matar, and Dr Atef Alshaer will present their most recent book, 'The Hizbullah...

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Ready for Hillary? Portrait of a President in Waiting

Recorded on: 1 December 2014

Speakers: Robin Renwick

Will Hillary Clinton make history and become the first female President of the United States? Robin Renwick provides an...

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Ethics Matters in Climate Change

Recorded on: 1 December 2014

Speakers: Professor John Broome

Climate change is a moral problem. Through our emissions, each of us causes harm to others - something that generally...

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Uncertainty as Competitive Advantage

Recorded on: 1 December 2014

Speakers: Mark Phillips

We are under attack by change. The marketplace and battle-space are increasingly populated by peer competitors and...

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Brazil: inclusive sustainable development?

Recorded on: 1 December 2014

Speakers: Marcelo Neri

Minister Neri will talk about the growth of social welfare in Brazil during the last twenty years, and its...

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Pressed for Time: the acceleration of life in digital capitalism

Recorded on: 27 November 2014

Speakers: Professor Judy Wajcman, Genevieve Bell

Judy Wajcman explores why it is that we both blame technology for speeding up everyday life and yet turn to digital...

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Britain and China: a creative partnership

Recorded on: 27 November 2014

Speakers: Lord Clement-Jones

China's creative sector is a field in which Britain's creative industries can build a strong partnership if only we...

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On Progress and Human Development

Recorded on: 27 November 2014

Speakers: Professor Paul Anand, Catherine Audard, Professor Jonathan Wolff

What is progress and how do we measure it? What account of wellbeing could accommodate a concern for self-realization...

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The Global Public Sphere

Recorded on: 26 November 2014

Speakers: Dr Ingrid Volkmer, Professor Mary Kaldor

Dr Ingrid Volkmer completely rethinks the “public sphere” concept for an age of global media. <br><br>Ingrid Volkmer is...

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The Languages of Migration

Recorded on: 26 November 2014

Speakers: Professor Michael Rosen

Language is central to our understanding of migration: on the one hand, migrants bring languages with them and, on the...

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Power Politics and the Humanitarian Impulse: the United Nations in the post-Cold War era

Recorded on: 26 November 2014

Speakers: Professor Mats Berdal

How can the UN’s mission to raise humanitarian standards find its way in a world dominated by security concerns and...

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In Conversation with the Lord Chief Justice

Recorded on: 25 November 2014

Speakers: Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd

Sir Ross Cranston will interview the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, about his career in the law....

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From Transformational Leadership to Mafia State? Observations from South Africa's Two Decades of Democracy

Recorded on: 25 November 2014

Speakers: Dr Mzukisi Qobo

Widely considered to be Africa’s oldest liberation movement, the African National Congress (ANC) played a historic role...

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Polis Media Agenda Talks: Data journalism for social change

Recorded on: 25 November 2014

Speakers: Monique Villa

We all need stories to make sense of the world. And very powerful stories sometimes are hidden behind data. When data...

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Foreign Policy in a Time of Turmoil

Recorded on: 25 November 2014

Speakers: Børge Brende

We live in a world of unprecedented progress and unexpected crises. We have to adapt to a changing security landscape,...

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Museum Madness

Recorded on: 24 November 2014

Speakers: Fiammetta Rocco

All over the world, museums are springing up. Will they become white elephants? <br><br>Fiammetta Rocco...

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More Women Can Run: why women remain underrepresented in politics

Recorded on: 24 November 2014

Speakers: Professor Susan J Carroll, Professor Sarah Childs, Orlanda Ward

Susan Carroll will present the 2014 Political Studies Association (PSA) annual lecture to highlight an impressive data...

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The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: implications for multilateral economic integration

Recorded on: 24 November 2014

Speakers: Ignacio Garcia Bercero, Pascal Lamy

The EU's Chief Negotiator for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and a prominent former...

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A Conversation with Professor Muhammad Yunus

Recorded on: 21 November 2014

Speakers: Professor Muhammad Yunus

Muhammad Yunus (@Yunus_Centre) was born on 28 June 1940 in the village of Bathua, Chittagong, a seaport in Bangladesh....

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The War that Was Lost

Recorded on: 20 November 2014

Speakers: Dr Robin Archer

Why did radicals retreat on the eve of the Great War, even where opposition was strongest? What are the lessons for us...

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Dirty Old London

Recorded on: 19 November 2014

Speakers: Lee Jackson

Lee Jackson will discuss why the Victorians had boundless enthusiasm for cleanliness and sanitation, but still left...

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The Scale-up Manifesto: why scale-ups will drive the global policy agenda for the next generation

Recorded on: 18 November 2014

Speakers: Sherry Coutu, Geoff Mulgan, Tamara Rajah, Andy Tong

This event marks the launch of a major report commissioned by the UK government on increasing the economic impact of...

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Polis Media Agenda Talks: We expected jet packs, but we got 140 characters – the unfulfilled promise of the information revolution

Recorded on: 18 November 2014

Speakers: Norman Lewis

I aim to explore the gap between the potential of information communication technologies and the narrow narcissistic...

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How Finance is Tackling Sustainability: a roadmap to the future

Recorded on: 17 November 2014

Speakers: Michael Mainelli, Angela Ridgwell, Nick Robins

Speakers from the financial sector, NGOs and think tanks will discuss if the finance industry is doing enough to combat...

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What Europe?

Recorded on: 17 November 2014

Speakers: Professor Timothy Garton Ash, Professor Renaud Dehousse, Giuseppe Laterza, Professor Jan Zielonka

A panel debate to mark the official launch of Eutopia (@EutopiaMag) - the pan-European online magazine in which...

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Social Development: a UK-Brazil dialogue

Recorded on: 14 November 2014

Speakers:

Organised under the auspices of LSE and UNESCO, this international seminar brings together multiple voices from Brazil...

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Economy Beyond Economics: time for a paradigm shift?

Recorded on: 13 November 2014

Speakers: Satish Kumar

Our economy relies on stable ecological foundations. So why is ecology missing from big economic and political debates?...

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Ethics Matters in the Family

Recorded on: 13 November 2014

Speakers: Professor Adam Swift

The family is hotly contested ideological terrain. Some defend the traditional two-parent heterosexual family while...

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War and Moral Stupidity

Recorded on: 12 November 2014

Speakers: Professor Kimberly Hutchings

Professor Hutchings offers a feminist critique of the idea of just war and calls for the renewal of forms of pacifism...

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Good Times Bad Times: the welfare myth of them and us

Recorded on: 12 November 2014

Speakers: Professor Sir John Hills, Polly Toynbee, Professor Holly Sutherland

This ground-breaking book Good Times Bad Times: the welfare myth of them and us challenges the idea of a divide in the...

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The Greek Orthodox Church and the Economic Crisis

Recorded on: 12 November 2014

Speakers: His Eminence Metropolitan Ignatius of Demetrias and Almyros

As historically a central pole of national identity, and with a new politics of nationalism evident, the way in which...

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The Need to Censor Our Dreams

Recorded on: 11 November 2014

Speakers: Professor Slavoj Zizek

Critique of ideology should not begin with the critique of reality, but with the critique of our dreams. As Herbert...

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The Limits of Transformation from Above: Turkey since 1914

Recorded on: 11 November 2014

Speakers: Professor Çağlar Keyder

Professor Keyder will propose an account of the last hundred years of the “state tradition” in Turkey. <br><br>Çağlar...

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Stalin's Team

Recorded on: 11 November 2014

Speakers: Professor Sheila Fitzpatrick

We know a lot about Stalin but less about the team – Molotov, Kaganovich, Mikoyan and the rest of a group whose...

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Ebola, Peace and Security

Recorded on: 10 November 2014

Speakers: Karin Landgren

Ebola may not be a weapon but this disease threatens peace and security. To date, the total number of reported cases of...

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What is the Welfare State? A Sociological Restatement

Recorded on: 10 November 2014

Speakers: Professor David Garland, Professor Nicola Lacey

What, in fact, is the Welfare State? Commentators talk as if it were an historic moment in post-war Britain or New...

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The Fourth Revolution: the global race to reinvent the state

Recorded on: 10 November 2014

Speakers: John Micklethwait, Adrian Wooldridge

Is Britain falling behind in the global race to reinvent the state? Britain has led previous attempts to reinvent the...

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What is 'Modern' about Modern Greece?

Recorded on: 7 November 2014

Speakers: Professor Molly Greene, Professor Stathis N Kalyvas, Professor Vassilis Lambropoulos

The debt crisis has provoked new debate over Greece’s historical path and its identity. Was the crisis a result of it...

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On Fantasy Island: British politics, English judges and the European Convention on Human Rights

Recorded on: 6 November 2014

Speakers: Professor Conor Gearty

Conor Gearty unpicks the myths, illusions and downright lies that infect political engagement with human rights in...

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A Post-Genomic Surprise: the molecular reinscription of race in science, law and medicine

Recorded on: 6 November 2014

Speakers: Professor Troy Duster

Professor Duster will analyse the resurgence of the idea that racial taxonomies deployed to explain complex social...

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Planetary Economics: macroeconomic and international implications

Recorded on: 6 November 2014

Speakers: Professor Michael Grubb

Professor Grubb assesses lessons from 20 years of debate on technology, economic dimensions of global energy and...

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The EU, Russia and Ukraine: Lessons Learned

Recorded on: 6 November 2014

Speakers: Dr Tomila Lankina, Professor Karen E Smith, Professor Vladislav Zubok, Dr Gwendolyn Sasse

LSE experts will be debating what the EU got right and what it got wrong in the political crisis that followed...

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New Trends of Women's Activism after the Arab Uprisings: Redefining Women's Leadership

Recorded on: 6 November 2014

Speakers: Dr Aitemad Muhanna-Matar

Dr Aitemad Muhanna-Matar presents the findings of field research conducted in five countries (Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco,...

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Structural Opportunities in the US Economy

Recorded on: 5 November 2014

Speakers: Jason Furman

Jason Furman's talk will focus on the three major structural opportunities that he sees in the US economy: the slowdown...

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Shared Responsibility: the importance of international partnerships to homeland security

Recorded on: 5 November 2014

Speakers: Alejandro Mayorkas

The Deputy Secretary of US Department of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas, will deliver remarks on the close...

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Food Policy: ethics for your kitchen and beyond

Recorded on: 4 November 2014

Speakers: Professor Luc Bovens, Elena Rivilla Lutterkort, Duncan Williamson

You love it, you need it. But food production and consumption are changing fast. What are the ethics and policy issues...

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High-Risk Activism and Popular Struggle against the Israeli Occupation of the West Bank

Recorded on: 4 November 2014

Speakers: Professor Joel Beinin

Since 2002, local Palestinian popular committees have led a grass roots struggle against the separation barrier Israel...

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The Real Story Behind the Invisible Hand

Recorded on: 30 October 2014

Speakers: 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

Speakers: 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

Speakers: 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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Rethinking a new development agenda for Latin America

Recorded on: 29 October 2014

Speakers: Enrique Garcia

Enrique Garcia has been the Executive President of CAF since December 1991. He was Bolivia's Minister of Planning and...

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Nominal Democracy? Prospects for Democratic Global Governance

Recorded on: 28 October 2014

Speakers: 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

Speakers: 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

Speakers: 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

Speakers: 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

Speakers: 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

Speakers: 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

Speakers: 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

Speakers: 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 Matter of Life and Death for the Country: the Iranian intervention in Oman, 1972-1975

Recorded on: 23 October 2014

Speakers: Professor James Goode

This became one of the Shah’s most successful foreign initiatives. He entered at the request of Sultan Qabus to help...

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A Changing World and China

Recorded on: 22 October 2014

Speakers: 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

Speakers: 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

Speakers: 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

Speakers: 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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Short-termism, the market for corporate control and takeover regulation

Recorded on: 22 October 2014

Speakers: Ian Gilham, David Kershaw, William Underhill

This first seminar in this series will explore the role, if any, of the market for corporate control and its regulation...

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Do We Need to Shake Up the Social Sciences?

Recorded on: 21 October 2014

Speakers: 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

Speakers: 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

Speakers: 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

Speakers: 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

Speakers: 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

Speakers: 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

Speakers: 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

Speakers: 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

Speakers: Professor Cass Sunstein

What impact is behavioural science having on politics and business? Simplified disclosure, default rules, social norms,...

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Nixon, Kissinger, and the Shah: The United States and Iran in the Cold War

Recorded on: 16 October 2014

Speakers: Dr Roham Alvandi

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran, is often remembered as a pliant instrument of American power during the...

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The Outlook for Global Financial Stability

Recorded on: 16 October 2014

Speakers: 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

Speakers: 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

Speakers: 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

Speakers: 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

Speakers: 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

Speakers: 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

Speakers: 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

Speakers: 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

Speakers: 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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Polis Media Agenda Talks: Nick Davies

Recorded on: 14 October 2014

Speakers: Nick Davies

Nick Davies is a freelance journalist, working regularly as special correspondent for the Guardian. In the last few...

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Art and Politics Now

Recorded on: 13 October 2014

Speakers: 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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The Establishment and How They Get Away With It

Recorded on: 13 October 2014

Speakers: Owen Jones

Owen Jones, one of the most prominent political voices today, sets out on a journey into the heart of our...

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Transatlantic Free Trade: the final push? British, French and US perspectives on a TTIP agreement

Recorded on: 13 October 2014

Speakers: HE Sylvie Bermann, Peter Chase, Pascal Lamy, Sir Peter Ricketts

A deal on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership would be a powerful shot in the arm for the world's anaemic...

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Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy in the Twenty First Century

Recorded on: 9 October 2014

Speakers: Professor Ross Garnaut

Professor Garnaut will look forward to where the global economy is headed across a diverse range of nation-states...

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The History Manifesto

Recorded on: 8 October 2014

Speakers: Professor David Armitage, Dr Jo Guldi, Professor Simon Szreter

How should historians speak truth to power - and why does it matter? Why is five hundred years better than five months...

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Improving Basic Services for the Bottom Forty Percent: lessons from Ethiopia

Recorded on: 8 October 2014

Speakers: Dr Qaiser Khan, Marta Foresti, Peter Hawkins

Dr Qaiser Khan will be joined by a panel to discuss Improving Basic Services for the Bottom Forty Percent: Lessons from...

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Cross-Border Cross Referencing: sorting out Indonesian confrontation in the field

Recorded on: 8 October 2014

Speakers: Professor Brian P Farrell

Indonesia ‘confronted’ the establishment of Malaysia in 1963 by waging an undeclared war, which included armed...

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The Paradox of China's Peaceful Rise

Recorded on: 7 October 2014

Speakers: Professor Barry Buzan, Professor Arne Westad

Despite the widespread view that China does not have a coherent grand strategy, China has already articulated one that...

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Inequality and the 1%: what goes wrong when the rich become too rich

Recorded on: 7 October 2014

Speakers: Professor Danny Dorling

It is widely accepted that high rates of inequality are damaging to society, although some skeptics remain to be...

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Cultures of Democracy in Serbia and Bulgaria - How Ideas Shape Publics

Recorded on: 7 October 2014

Speakers: Dr James Dawson

Before beginning work on the book presented in this lecture, Dr James Dawson published survey and ethnographic research...

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Mainstream Media Is Meaningless Nostalgia

Recorded on: 7 October 2014

Speakers: Ben Hammersley

Your perception of The Media is probably entirely wrong. This is ok, because everyone’s is. But we’re all wrong in...

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China Goes West: Everything you need to know about Chinese companies going global

Recorded on: 6 October 2014

Speakers: Joel Backaler

With Chinese investment increasing dramatically in the EU, US and other overseas markets, the time is now to understand...

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Trails of the Great War 1914 - 2014

Recorded on: 3 October 2014

Speakers: Philip Bobbitt, Richard Sennett, Robert Gerwarth, John Horne, Lord Glasman, Donald Sassoon, The Rt Hon. Douglas Alexander MP, Zygmunt Bauman

The centenary year of the outbreak of the Great War began with a serious debate over the war guilt question. Historians...

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Gender, Inequality and Power

Recorded on: 1 October 2014

Speakers: Professor Diane Perrons

This lecture takes an interdisciplinary and transnational perspective to highlight the persistence of gender...

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Giving Guidance On Future Monetary Policy In A Very Uncertain World

Recorded on: 30 September 2014

Speakers: Professor David Miles, Professor Charles Goodhart

MPC member, David Miles will explore the paradox of giving guidance on the course of monetary policy in an uncertain...

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Roger Graef in Conversation with Professor Conor Gearty

Recorded on: 30 September 2014

Speakers: Roger Graef, Professor Conor Gearty

This event celebrates the official opening of the new media studio at the London School of Economics and Political...

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Housing: The Crisis That Divides

Recorded on: 29 September 2014

Speakers: Richard Blakeway, Cllr Sir Merrick Cockell, Councillor, David Orr, Professor Henry Overman

Britain’s housing crisis is a nationwide issue with multiple dimensions. In the run-up to the election, all politicians...

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How to Build the Future

Recorded on: 26 September 2014

Speakers: Peter Thiel

It's easier to copy a model than to make something new. Adding more of something familiar takes the world from 1 to n....

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Formality Bias: the habits holding Africa back

Recorded on: 26 September 2014

Speakers: Dayo Olopade

Dayo Olopade, Nigerian-American journalist and author, will expose the global pretensions that have stymied African...

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Growth, Policy and Institutions: lessons from the Indian experience

Recorded on: 25 September 2014

Speakers: Dr Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Professor Lord Stern

India has achieved remarkable progress over the last two decades, a process in which state institutions and reform has...

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Energy and Growth: Facts and Consequences

Recorded on: 24 September 2014

Speakers: Professor Michael Greenstone, Dr Kaikaus Ahmad, Dr Mohammad Irfan Elahi, Sanjay Kumar Singh

Economic growth depends critically on access to reliable energy. However, in much of the world, connectivity remains...

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Financing Africa's Future: infrastructure, investment and opportunity

Recorded on: 23 September 2014

Speakers: Dr Donald Kaberuka, Professor Sir Paul Collier

Low investment in infrastructure is a critical constraint on economic growth in Africa. Dr Kaberuka will assess the...

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Housing: the crisis that divides

Recorded on: 22 September 2014

Speakers: Emma Reynolds MP, David Orr, Professor Christine Whitehead

Britain’s housing crisis is a nationwide issue with multiple dimensions. In the run-up to the election, all politicians...

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The Shifts and The Shocks: What we've learned – and still have to learn – from the financial crisis

Recorded on: 16 September 2014

Speakers: Martin Wolf

Chief Economics Commentator of the Financial Times Martin Wolf gives an insightful and timely analysis of why the...

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Eco**2 exploring the fundamental links between ecology and economics

Recorded on: 8 September 2014

Speakers: Lord May, Professor Doyne Farmer

The two sciences of interactions – economics and ecology – don’t interact enough. How many useful ideas must there be...

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Supremacy or Survival? The West in the Asian Century

Recorded on: 4 August 2014

Speakers: Professor Danny Quah, Professor Mick Cox

One of the aims of LSE Summer School is to bring the LSE experience to all those attending its many courses between...

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Crisis without End? The Unravelling of Western Prosperity

Recorded on: 31 July 2014

Speakers: Professor Andrew Gamble

One of the aims of LSE Summer School is to bring the LSE experience to all those attending its many courses between...

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Emerging Africa: how the global economy's 'last frontier' can prosper and matter

Recorded on: 23 July 2014

Speakers: Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu

To many, Africa is the new frontier. As the West lies battered by financial crises, Africa is seen as offering...

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The Commonwealth at 65 – from London to Valletta

Recorded on: 21 July 2014

Speakers: Dr Joseph Muscat

In his speech Dr Muscat will consider the future of the Commonwealth, and how to ensure it is an effective, prosperous...

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The Earth in Crisis: Global Warming and the Failure of Climate Diplomacy

Recorded on: 14 July 2014

Speakers: Dr Robert Falkner

One of the aims of LSE Summer School is to bring the LSE experience to all those attending its many courses between...

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Thrive: the power of evidence-based psychological therapies

Recorded on: 10 July 2014

Speakers: Professor David M Clark, Professor Lord Layard, Andrew Marr

This event marks the launch of David Clark and Richard Layard’s new book, Thrive, which argues that mental health...

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Human Rights, Security and the Rule of Law after Snowden

Recorded on: 9 July 2014

Speakers: Professor Conor Gearty

One of the aims of LSE Summer School is to bring the LSE experience to all those attending its many courses between...

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Towards a safer and more stable financial system

Recorded on: 7 July 2014

Speakers: Stefan Ingves, Dr Jon Danielsson

Stefan Ingves is in charge of designing Basel III, the new financial regulations that will help protect the financial...

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Deleuze's Migrants and Nomads: the European Union in 2014

Recorded on: 1 July 2014

Speakers: Dr Eva Aldea

What is the difference between migrants and nomads? Eva Aldea will assess whether Deleuze’s concept of the nomad is...

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LSE Cape Town Conference 2014 Africa in the World, the World in Africa

Recorded on: 1 July 2014

Speakers: Professor Craig Calhoun, Professor Chris Alden, Professor Thandika Mkandawire

An audio recording of the proceedings of the LSE Cape Town Conference 2014 Africa in the World, The World in Africa:...

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Iraq: Causes and Consequences of the Present Crisis

Recorded on: 26 June 2014

Speakers: Professor Toby Dodge, Dr Faleh Jabar

The seizure of Mosul by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant and their rapid move south towards Baghdad has thrown...

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Governing Academic Life

Recorded on: 25 June 2014

Speakers: Various

25 June 2014 is the thirtieth anniversary of the death of Michel Foucault. ‘Governing Academic Life’ marks this...

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Good Morning, Mr Mandela

Recorded on: 24 June 2014

Speakers: Zelda la Grange

Zelda la Grange (@ZeldalaGrangeSA) grew up in South Africa as a white Afrikaner who supported the rules of segregation....

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A 21st Century BBC

Recorded on: 23 June 2014

Speakers: Diane Coyle

Acting BBC Trust Chair Diane Coyle considers how the BBC can meet the challenge of providing a universal service while...

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The Constitutional Imagination

Recorded on: 17 June 2014

Speakers: Professor Martin Loughlin

The Chorley Lecture is an annual lecture inaugurated in 1972 and named in honour of Lord Chorley of Kendal, the...

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Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Recorded on: 16 June 2014

Speakers: Professor Thomas Piketty

What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Thomas Piketty’s latest findings...

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Internal Worlds, External Relations

Recorded on: 16 June 2014

Speakers: Lida Sherafatmand, Ruaridh Arrow, Captain APF Cassar

This public lecture is part of the LSE Arts exhibition Internal Worlds, External Relations. This lecture is based on a...

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Space for Architecture

Recorded on: 16 June 2014

Speakers: Sheila O’Donnell, John Tuomey

O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects won the LSE international architectural competition for the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre...

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The Evolution of Culture in Monkeys, Apes and Humans

Recorded on: 12 June 2014

Speakers: Dr Jonathan Birch, Professor Andrew Whiten

Culture surrounds us. But where did it come from? And what are the basic mechanisms underpinning its transmission? One...

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Mandela, the Lawyer

Recorded on: 12 June 2014

Speakers: George Bizos, Catherine M. Cole, Professor David Dyzenhaus, Lord Joffe, Dr Jens Meierhenrich

What role for law in the struggle against injustice? On 12 June 1964, Nelson Mandela and seven of his co-defendants in...

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Fault Lines and Silver Linings in the European Social Model(s)

Recorded on: 11 June 2014

Speakers: Professor Anton Hemerijck, Dr Waltraud Schelkle, Professor David Soskice

Professor Hemerijck will consider whether the aftermath of the 2008 global credit crunch marks a new opportunity to...

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Harnessing the Power of Corporate Social Responsibility in the Fight to Eradicate Sexual Violence in Conflict

Recorded on: 10 June 2014

Speakers: Zainab Hawa Bangura

Zainab Hawa Bangura assumed her position as Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in...

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No Part in Warfare: UN response to attacks on schools and hospitals

Recorded on: 9 June 2014

Speakers: Leila Zerrougui

In July 2011, the Security Council adopted landmark resolution 1998, which highlights the impact of attacks on schools...

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Housing: where will we all live?

Recorded on: 9 June 2014

Speakers: Richard Blakeway, Professor Paul Cheshire, Rachel Fisher, Wayne Hemmingway, John Stewart

The governor of the Bank of England recently warned that the overheated housing market represents the "biggest risk" to...

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A New Strategy? Russia as an Unlikely Soft Power

Recorded on: 9 June 2014

Speakers: Professor Iver Neumann, Dr Arkady Moshes, Dr Thomas Gomart

This expert roundtable will discuss Russia’s declared strategy to invest in soft power instruments in regional and...

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The Amartya Sen Lecture 2014

Recorded on: 6 June 2014

Speakers: Christine Lagarde, Professor Amartya Sen

Ms Lagarde will be speaking on the theme of 'empowerment'. Christine Lagarde is managing director of the International...

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Shaping Tastes: attitude campaigns and persuasion as tools of public policy

Recorded on: 5 June 2014

Speakers: Professor Claus Offe

Current debates on “nudges” reflect the decline of traditional tools of policy implementation. This talk explores...

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The Polish Roundtable Talks and the End of the Cold War

Recorded on: 4 June 2014

Speakers: Professor Anne Applebaum, Eugeniusz Smolar, Nigel Thorpe, Professor Vladislav Zubok

The Polish roundtable talks and subsequent elections on 4 June 1989 were a crucial step in ending the Cold War. 25...

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The BoE Financial Policy Committee, an Experiment in Macro Prudential Management and Work in Progress: an external member's view

Recorded on: 4 June 2014

Speakers: Richard Sharp

Recently created, the Financial Policy Committee is novel and has been in existence for a year. Why was the FPC created...

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The State of Freedom in Britain

Recorded on: 3 June 2014

Speakers: Shami Chakrabarti, Professor Nicola Lacey

The British like to believe they are free, but after Snowden, Miranda and the “war on terror”, how true can this be?...

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On Making a Difference and Choosing a Career

Recorded on: 3 June 2014

Speakers: Dr William MacAskill

Should I work for a non-profit organisation in Africa? Or should I go into the City, and try to earn as much as I can...

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The Towers Debate: Does London need more tall buildings?

Recorded on: 2 June 2014

Speakers: Julia Barfield, Nicholas Boys Smith, Paul Finch, Simon Jenkins, Sir Edward Lister, Rowan Moore, Tony Travers, Nicky Gavron

There are now proposals for over 230 new tall buildings to be built in London over the next decade, 80 per cent of...

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On Sexual Difference: thinking with Catherine Malabou

Recorded on: 2 June 2014

Speakers: Professor Catherine Malabou, Dr Michael O’Rourke, Dr Danielle Sands

Speaking both as a woman and a philosopher, Catherine Malabou will guide us through the philosophical, cultural, and...

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England: a nation defined by dissent

Recorded on: 29 May 2014

Speakers: Billy Bragg

Is it possible to be both progressive and patriotic? Billy Bragg argues that from Magna Carta to Euro-scepticism,...

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Reflections on Leadership: a bank CEO's perspective

Recorded on: 28 May 2014

Speakers: Gail Kelly

Come and hear Gail’s thoughts on leadership and what it takes to succeed in the current environment. Gail will share...

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40 Years after the Collapse of the Greek Junta: reflections on its historical significance

Recorded on: 28 May 2014

Speakers: Professor Richard Clogg, Professor Evanthis Hatzivassiliou, Professor Constantinos Tsoukalas

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the collapse of the Greek Junta and its democratic transition. July 1974 and...

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From Subsidy to Strategic Investment: what can the EU's new, reformed regional policy do for growth and jobs in 2014-20?

Recorded on: 28 May 2014

Speakers: Johannes Hahn

With reforms now in place, EU regional policy focuses more than ever on investment that will improve the quality of...

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Wise Choices

Recorded on: 27 May 2014

Speakers: Dr Maria Alvarez, Professor Lisa Bortolotti, Professor Christian List, Dr Magda Osman

Traditional philosophical accounts of decision making assume that conscious rational thinking leads to wise choices....

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The Warrior State: Pakistan in the contemporary world

Recorded on: 27 May 2014

Speakers: Professor T.V. Paul

Seemingly from its birth, Pakistan has been struggling to build a proper democracy and a secure state. Today it ranks...

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Can Capitalists Afford Recovery?

Recorded on: 27 May 2014

Speakers: Professor Jonathan Nitzan

Theorists and policymakers from all directions and of all persuasions remain obsessed with the prospect of recovery....

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The Social Conditions for Innovation: dissonance for discovery

Recorded on: 22 May 2014

Speakers: Professor David Stark

Professor Stark discusses the conditions for innovation; analysis of dissonance, including the necessity of a healthy...

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Poverty, Justice and Development

Recorded on: 22 May 2014

Speakers: Professor David Hulme, Professor Thomas Pogge

What do we owe to the global poor? David Hulme and Thomas Pogge will discuss questions of global poverty from the point...

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An Economy of Temporary Possession

Recorded on: 22 May 2014

Speakers: Dr Rebecca Empson

In this lecture Rebecca outlines an economy based on the temporary, rather than outright possession of resources and...

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Oman's Foreign Policy Under Sultan Qaboos: Independent, but to what extent?

Recorded on: 22 May 2014

Speakers: Dr Marc Valeri

Oman’s foreign policy under Qaboos is usually considered to be pragmatic and independent – as illustrated by the...

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Risk Savvy: how to make good decisions

Recorded on: 21 May 2014

Speakers: Professor Gerd Gigerenzer

Remember the volcanic ash cloud over Iceland? The subprime disaster? What about mad cow disease? Each new crisis makes...

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The Future of Monetary Policy

Recorded on: 20 May 2014

Speakers: Charlie Bean

In this lecture Charlie Bean, outgoing deputy governor of the Bank of England and visiting professor in the LSE...

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Safeguards of a Disunified Mind

Recorded on: 20 May 2014

Speakers: Professor Wlodek Rabinowicz

Pragmatic arguments for rationality constraints on a decision maker’s beliefs or preferences show that disobeying such...

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Growth and Social Cohesion: challenges for Greece and beyond

Recorded on: 15 May 2014

Speakers: Philippe Costeletos, Wolfgang Munchau, Vicky Pryce, Horst Reichenbach

The event is organised by the Hellenic Observatory, LSE and the Hellenic Bankers Association, UK in the framework of...

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The Macroeconomics of the Gulf

Recorded on: 15 May 2014

Speakers: Raphael Espinoza

Raphael Espinoza's talk will analyse the challenges created by the changes the economies of the Gulf states have gone...

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Expulsions: brutality and complexity in the global economy

Recorded on: 13 May 2014

Speakers: Professor Saskia Sassen, Professor Ash Amin

In her new book, Expulsions: brutality and complexity in the global economy, Saskia Sassen explores how today’s...

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Reflections from Sylvia Chant and Inderpal Grewal

Recorded on: 9 May 2014

Speakers: Professor Sylvia Chant, Professor Inderpal Grewal

In this Gender Institute 20th Anniversary Conference keynote, two distinguished scholars – Sylvia Chant and Inderpal...

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Borders and Interests: should the workers of the world unite?

Recorded on: 8 May 2014

Speakers: Professor Yuli Tamir

Borders exclude non-members but force all classes to share risks and benefits. Is it the upper classes who have most to...

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Imagining Global Health with Justice

Recorded on: 8 May 2014

Speakers: Professor Lawrence Gostin, Professor Richard Ashcroft

Lawrence Gostin will discuss his new book, Global Health Law, examining critical health threats such as obesity,...

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The Expert Group on the Economics of Drug Policy

Recorded on: 7 May 2014

Speakers: Mauricio Lopez Bonilla, Professor Mark Kleiman, Dr Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch

This event will present the report of the Expert Group on the Economics of Drug Policy, the most thorough independent...

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Practice Makes Progress: the multiple logics of continuing innovation

Recorded on: 7 May 2014

Speakers: Professor Sidney Winter

Innovative activity is commonly conceived in terms of flashes of creative insight, but success often rewards expertise,...

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Scaling Up Excellence

Recorded on: 6 May 2014

Speakers: Professor Robert Sutton

Stanford professor Robert Sutton will discuss the lessons that he and colleague Huggy Rao gleaned from their seven year...

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Enhancing Productivity in Latin America: from subsistence to transformational entrepreneurship

Recorded on: 2 May 2014

Speakers: Enrique Garcia, Dr Daniel E Ortega, Dr Alvaro Mendez

The lecture will present the findings of CAF’s Economy and Development Report - RED 2013. Latin America’s low aggregate...

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Economics, But Not as You Know It

Recorded on: 1 May 2014

Speakers: Dr Ha-Joon Chang

In Economics: The User's Guide, which he will talk about in this public lecture, bestselling author Ha-Joon Chang...

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Human Rights, Globalisation and How to Save the World

Recorded on: 1 May 2014

Speakers: Professor Julio Faundez, Dr Asunción Lera St Clair, Craig Mokhiber

What should most preoccupy people concerned with the socio-economic state of the world today and its attendant human...

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The New Middle East Cold War

Recorded on: 1 May 2014

Speakers: F. Gregory Gause, III

The contest for influence in the post-Arab Spring Middle East is being played out in the domestic politics of states...

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On the Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in Science

Recorded on: 1 May 2014

Speakers: Dr Bryan Roberts, Professor Mairi Sakellariadou

Galileo famously wrote that natural philosophy is “written in the language of mathematics”. Why is it that abstract...

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In Conversation with Cherie Blair

Recorded on: 1 May 2014

Speakers: Cherie Blair

To mark the completion of the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, the first brand new building on campus for more than 40...

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A Typical Latin American Country: the United States

Recorded on: 30 April 2014

Speakers: Professor Felipe Fernández-Armesto

In this talk Felipe Fernández-Armesto aims to traduce the Anglo myth that has dominated US historiography, by...

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The Nazi-Soviet Pact in the Light of Transnational History: Persian Connections in German-Soviet Relations

Recorded on: 30 April 2014

Speakers: Professor Jennifer Jenkins

The Nazi-Soviet Pact, a central topic in the scholarship on the Second World War, is generally studied in its political...

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Unconventional Monetary Policy and the Financial Crisis

Recorded on: 30 April 2014

Speakers: Dr Kevin Sheedy

This talk discusses the policies adopted by central banks during the financial crisis, in particular forward guidance...

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The EU Economy After the Great Recession

Recorded on: 29 April 2014

Speakers: Pier Carlo Padoan

Pier Carlo Padoan was appointed minister of economy and finance in the Italian Government led by Matteo Renzi on 24...

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What's So Great About Strong Leaders?

Recorded on: 28 April 2014

Speakers: Professor Archie Brown

The conventional wisdom, shared by many politicians and political commentators, is that strong leaders who dominate...

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War: what is it good for?

Recorded on: 10 April 2014

Speakers: Professor Ian Morris

If you had been born 20,000 years ago, you would have faced a one in ten or even one in five chance of dying violently....

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Nationalism, Internationalism and Cosmopolitanism: some lessons from modern Indian history

Recorded on: 3 April 2014

Speakers: Professor Partha Chatterjee

This lecture deals with four strands of trans-regional political movement in India’s anti-colonial history. The first...

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LSE Asia Forum 2014

Recorded on: 3 April 2014

Speakers: Professor Craig Calhoun, Senator Dato' Sri Abdul Wahid Omar, Professor Arne Westad, Professor Tao Wenzhao, Dr Hassan Wirajuda, Professor Ricky Burdett, Datuk Syed Mohamed Ibrahim, Professor Mike Douglass, Professor Danny Quah, Azman Mokhtar…

The LSE Asia Forum is an important and very public part of the School's strategy to enhance its long standing...

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The 17 Contradictions of Capitalism

Recorded on: 2 April 2014

Speakers: Professor David Harvey

You thought capitalism was permanent? Think again. Leading Marxist thinker Professor David Harvey unravels the...

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Reflections

Recorded on: 31 March 2014

Speakers: James Dawson, Kate Kingsley, Geraldine McCaughrean, Jon Robinson

The culmination of the 2013-14 LSE and First Story creative writing competition sees a panel of award-winning young...

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2014 Polis Journalism Conference

Recorded on: 28 March 2014

Speakers: Alan Rusbridger, Ian Katz, Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Cathy Newman, Tom Giles, Luke Lewis…

The 5th Polis Journalism Conference on the topic of Transparency and Accountability was the biggest and most successful...

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Management Accounting Research Group conference 2014

Recorded on: 27 March 2014

Speakers: Michael Bromwich, Al Bhimani, David Otley, Chris Ford, Alasdair Macnab, Falconer Mitchell, Warwick Hunt, Henri Dekker, George Grosz, Alasdair Macnab, Kenneth Simmonds

The 35th annual MARG Conference will take place on Thursday 27 March 2014 at the London School of Economics and...

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Justice Rising: moving intersectionally in the age of post-everything

Recorded on: 26 March 2014

Speakers: Professor Kimberlé W. Crenshaw

Kimberlé W. Crenshaw is currently professor of law at UCLA and Columbia. She has written in the areas of civil rights,...

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Why Abenomics Matters: Abenomics and the Japanese economy

Recorded on: 25 March 2014

Speakers: Professor Motoshige Itoh

Japan is highly unusual in having experienced serious deflation in recent years, and Japan’s experience may be regarded...

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Bourgeois Dignity: why economics can't explain the modern world

Recorded on: 24 March 2014

Speakers: Evan Davis, Professor Deirdre McCloskey

The Great Enrichment after 1800 increased the income of the poor by well over 900 percent. Professor Deirdre McCloskey...

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How is London being transformed by migration?

Recorded on: 24 March 2014

Speakers: Ian Gordon, Eric Kaufman, Max Nathan, Antoine Paccoud, Sara Parker, Jeremy Skinner, Tony Travers

With the many shifts that have taken place over the past few years in the UK migration regime, the new net migration...

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Towards a sustainable financial system

Recorded on: 21 March 2014

Speakers: Haruhiko Kuroda, Richard Fisher, Riccardo Barbieri Hermitte, Jon Danielsson, Ulf Dahlsten, Luca Fantacci, Lars Jonung, Sheri Markose, Bao Mingyou, Adair Turner, Alan Wheatley, Yongding Yu, Jean-Pierre Zigrand

Have we done enough to avoid a new severe financial crisis? There are fundamental issues surrounding money creation,...

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Environmental Protection and Rare Disasters

Recorded on: 20 March 2014

Speakers: Professor Robert J Barro

The Stern Review's evaluation of environmental protection relies on extremely low discount rates, an assumption...

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In Conversation with Daniel Finkelstein

Recorded on: 20 March 2014

Speakers: Daniel Finkelstein

To mark the completion of the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, the first brand new building on campus for more than 40...

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Is Everything You Hear About Macroeconomics True?

Recorded on: 19 March 2014

Speakers: Professor Wouter Den Haan

This lecture looks at the real and perceived weaknesses, strengths and challenges of modern macroeconomics. Wouter Den...

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Syria-Iraq Relations: from state formation to the Arab uprising

Recorded on: 19 March 2014

Speakers: Professor Raymond Hinnebusch

This talk will examine Iraq-Syria relations with the aim of using their changing relations as indicators of changes in...

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Will China Dominate the 21st Century?

Recorded on: 18 March 2014

Speakers: Jonathan Fenby, Isabel Hilton, Wu Jian Min

Jonathan Fenby will talk about the theme of his new book Will China Dominate the 21st Century? Jonathan Fenby is the...

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Excel at Your Job, Be Home for Dinner

Recorded on: 17 March 2014

Speakers: Sharon Meers

What would happen if more men, women and managers knew things like this: children of dual-career couples do at least as...

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Access to Justice and Extractive Industries

Recorded on: 13 March 2014

Speakers: Aidan Davy, Richard Meeran, Juan Pablo Sáenz, Jake White

A panel of international legal and industry experts discuss the fraught world of environmental justice, human rights,...

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In Conversation with Martin Lewis

Recorded on: 13 March 2014

Speakers: Martin Lewis

To mark the completion of the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, the first brand new building on campus for more than 40...

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Word Power: written constitutions and the definition of British borders since 1787

Recorded on: 13 March 2014

Speakers: Professor Linda Colley

The onset and proliferation of new written constitutions after 1787 presented successive governments in the UK with...

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Tackling Global Injustice in a World of Climate Change: punishing the innocent?

Recorded on: 13 March 2014

Speakers: Mary Robinson, Professor Lord Stern, Sharan Burrow, Caio Koch-Weser, Marvin Nala, Sheela Patel, Henry Shue, Dessima Williams

LSE's Institute of Public Affairs and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment invite you...

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Tragedy of the European Union: Disintegration or Revival?: how Europe must now choose between economic and political revival or disintegration

Recorded on: 13 March 2014

Speakers: George Soros, Anatole Kaletsky

This event marks the publication of George Soros' new book, Tragedy of the European Union: Disintegration or Revival?:...

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The Origins of the Final Solution: Eastern Europe and the Holocaust

Recorded on: 11 March 2014

Speakers: Professor Timothy Snyder

The opening of borders and archives has permitted a much fuller acquaintance with the victims of the Holocaust as well...

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Transforming a City: from London's East End to the West End

Recorded on: 11 March 2014

Speakers: Alison Nimmo

In the past 10 years London has seen the resurgence of Regent Street to one of the globe’s most iconic streets and the...

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The Greek Growth Project

Recorded on: 11 March 2014

Speakers: Theodore Pelagidis

The emergence of the current crisis, and its handling by successive Greek governments once the crisis led to the loss...

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Rethinking Secularism: respect, domination and the state

Recorded on: 10 March 2014

Speakers: Professor Rajeev Bhargava

It is widely recognized that political secularism virtually everywhere in the world is in crisis. It is also...

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Algeria and its Southern Neighbours: Turbulence in the Sahara

Recorded on: 10 March 2014

Speakers: Dr Yvan Guichaoua, Imad Mesdoua

The South of Algeria belongs to the widely integrated Saharan political economy also composed of large chunks of the...

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Russia, Ukraine and Us

Recorded on: 7 March 2014

Speakers: Anne Applebaum, Sir Rodric Braithwaite, Ben Judah, Olexiy Solohubenko

It was meant to be a moment of glory for Vladimir Putin, basking in the glow from a successful winter Olympics. Instead...

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Literary Festival 2014: Rhyme and Reason: reflections on climate change

Recorded on: 6 March 2014

Speakers: Sabrina Mahfouz plus special guests

Join award-winning poet and playwright Sabrina Mahfouz and special guests for an evening of live literature,...

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Accountability and efficiency in the European Union: 20 Years of Co-decision

Recorded on: 6 March 2014

Speakers: Dr Sara Hageman, Fergal O'Regan, Anthony Teasdale

LSE European Institute and the European Parliament Information Office ‘European Parliament Elections 2014: issues and...

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Hypotheses on Europe and the Twentieth Century

Recorded on: 6 March 2014

Speakers: Professor Denis Guénoun

How can we understand the twentieth century? Denis Guénoun will interpret the social and political forms that marked...

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China's Urban Policies: dilemmas facing the world's largest urban population

Recorded on: 6 March 2014

Speakers: Professor Vernon Henderson

With the majority of its population now urban dwellers, China faces a unique set of challenges. Vernon Henderson...

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A Question of Law

Recorded on: 5 March 2014

Speakers: Dr Chaloka Beyani, Professor Julia Black, Professor Emily Jackson, Dr Peter Ramsay

Should we be allowed the right to die? Can the UK do more to prevent international human rights abuses? What can the...

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Diversified but Marginal: The GCC Private Sector as an Economic and Political Force

Recorded on: 5 March 2014

Speakers: Dr Steffen Hertog

Gulf private sectors contribute the majority of national capital formation and employment, and have diversified into a...

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The UK and the EU: sovereign illusions in an age of interdependence

Recorded on: 5 March 2014

Speakers: Alexander Stubb

Alexander Stubb @alexstubb has been minister for European affairs and foreign trade since 23 June 2011. The ministerial...

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Peacebuilding: what is it and why is it important?

Recorded on: 4 March 2014

Speakers: Judy Cheng-Hopkins

Peacebuilding has become a buzzword over the past decade. Yet, there are many diverging ideas of what peacebuilding is...

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After the Fall: World Order or Disorder after 1989

Recorded on: 4 March 2014

Speakers: Prof Jacques Rupnik, Prof Mary Kaldor, Prof Michael Cox

The end of the Cold War in 1989 ushered in a more stable world shaped by an irresistible combination of capitalism and...

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There is an Alternative! Lessons from Portugal

Recorded on: 4 March 2014

Speakers: António José Seguro

Since July 2011 António José Seguro (@ajseguro), leader of the opposition in Portugal has defended an alternative set...

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Gender and the Hindu Right in India

Recorded on: 3 March 2014

Speakers: Nishrin Jafri Hussain, Angana P. Chatterji, Meena Kandasamy

In the context of the forthcoming Indian elections in which the current Chief Minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi is the...

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In Conversation with Bronwyn Curtis

Recorded on: 3 March 2014

Speakers: Bronwyn Curtis

To mark the completion of the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, the first brand new building on campus for more than 40...

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Money and Inequality

Recorded on: 3 March 2014

Speakers: Professor Diane Elson, Professor Ruth Lister

With the arrival of The Women’s Library at LSE, the Gender Institute will be running a series of 'Conversations' for...

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Building London's private rented sector

Recorded on: 3 March 2014

Speakers: Christine Whitehead, Kath Scanlon

LSE London's 2014 Lent term seminar series begins on the 20th of January. Speakers from within and beyond LSE will...

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Literary Festival 2014: Voices of the Great War

Recorded on: 1 March 2014

Speakers: Tobias Hill, Michael Longley, Timberlake Wertenbaker, Louisa Young

One hundred years after the outbreak of the Great War, Sebastian Faulks, whose novel Birdsong has sold over 2.5 million...

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Literary Festival 2014: Private Lives: do we still value our privacy?

Recorded on: 1 March 2014

Speakers: Professor Josh Cohen, Dr Ellen Helsper, Professor Andrew Murray

This panel will discuss where our modern understanding of privacy has come from, what our rights to privacy are in a...

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Literary Festival 2014: Sonic Landscapes: understanding the world through sounds

Recorded on: 1 March 2014

Speakers: Professor Trevor Cox, Caroline Devine, Aleksander Kolkowski

In a world dominated by the visual, we can all benefit from opening our ears to the glorious cacophony around us, which...

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Literary Festival 2014: Don't Judge a Book by its Cover: reflecting content through design

Recorded on: 1 March 2014

Speakers: Polly Courtney, Isabelle de Cat, Jonathan Gibbs

Fiction publishing has long held that an eye catching cover is key to successful sales. But academic publishing...

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Literary Festival 2014: How We Feel: what neuroscience can and can't tell us about our emotions

Recorded on: 1 March 2014

Speakers: Giovanni Frazzetto

Is neuroscience better than philosophy to cope with anxiety in the face of the world’s economic crisis? <br><br>What...

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Literary Festival 2014: Alphabetical

Recorded on: 1 March 2014

Speakers: Michael Rosen

How on Earth did we fix upon our letters, what do they really mean, and how did we come to write them down in the first...

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Literary Festival 2014: Beyond Criticism

Recorded on: 1 March 2014

Speakers: Adrian Searle

At a time when criticism fragments into a mosaic of the theoretical and the anaemic, into promotion, obscurantism and...

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Literary Festival 2014: Based on a True Story with James Owen

Recorded on: 1 March 2014

Speakers: James Owen

In this session, historian and journalist James Owen will look at ways of approaching different types of non-fiction...

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Literary Festival 2014: Short Stories, Deep Reflections

Recorded on: 1 March 2014

Speakers: AS Byatt, Professor Mary Evans, Alex Preston

Does this year’s awarding of the Nobel prize for literature to a short-story writer mark a revival of the short story’s...

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Literary Festival 2014: Understanding the World: religious and secular perspectives

Recorded on: 1 March 2014

Speakers: Dr Arthur Bradley, Kenan Malik

Sensationalist accounts of the relationship between religion and secularism tend to depict the two as locked in combat,...

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Literary Festival 2014: Me, but not Me: using your life as a springboard for fiction with Jonathan Gibbs

Recorded on: 1 March 2014

Speakers: Jonathan Gibbs

Where does life end and fiction begin? It is a never-ending debate, but there has been much discussion recently of the...

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Literary Festival 2014: Understanding the Self

Recorded on: 28 February 2014

Speakers: Mary Midgley, Jonathan Rée, Professor Raymond Tallis

What is the self? Should we turn to philosophy, psychology or science in order to better understand it? Does the self...

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Literary Festival 2014: Baby Boomers on Trial

Recorded on: 28 February 2014

Speakers: Professor Judith Rees, Richard Hermer QC, Alice Stapleton, Richard Gordon QC, Zahra Al-Rikabi, Professor Oriana Bandiera, Shiv Malik, Emma Soames, Bob Ward

The post-war generation stands accused of wrecking the world for the generations that follow them. It is those younger...

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Literary Festival 2014: The Power of Poetry

Recorded on: 28 February 2014

Speakers: Bridget Minamore, Chimene Suleyman

Join LSE Students' Union and LSESU Literature Society in hosting Bridget Minamore and Chimene Suleyman, two members of...

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Literary Festival 2014: Gang Culture: on screen and in print

Recorded on: 27 February 2014

Speakers: Andrew Davies, Penny Woolcock

Gangs are a familiar subject for films, books and news media. The panel will explore why gangs are a favoured subject...

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Literary Festival 2014: More Tales from the Two James(es)

Recorded on: 27 February 2014

Speakers: Dr Alex Gillespie, Professor Philip Horne

Following on from last years’ dialogue, this event will draw on readings from the work of William and Henry James to...

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Literary Festival 2014: Sex and Psychopaths: celebrating 100 years of Freud's On Narcissism

Recorded on: 27 February 2014

Speakers: Professor Marianna Fotaki, Professor Steve Fuller, Professor Yiannis Gabriel, David Morgan

This session will look at how we can understand the apparent growth in narcissism and withdrawals from intimacy in a...

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Literary Festival 2014: Why Remember? Reflections on the First World War Centenary

Recorded on: 26 February 2014

Speakers: Professor Michael Cox, Dr John Hutchinson, Professor Margaret Macmillan

This multi-disciplinary panel discussion will reflect on the consequences of the First World War and the value of...

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Fiscal Policy During Recessions and Recoveries

Recorded on: 26 February 2014

Speakers: Dr Ethan Ilzetzki

This talk discusses what is known about the effects of austerity and fiscal stimulus on economic activity. Ethan...

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Literary Festival 2014: Metaphors and Science

Recorded on: 26 February 2014

Speakers: Richard Bronk, Professor Roger Kneebone, Dr Felicity Mellor

This panel discussion will examine the role of metaphors in scientific thinking and in the presentation of science. It...

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Surprise What Surprise?: the old "new" nationalisms in post-security Europe

Recorded on: 26 February 2014

Speakers: Professor Mabel Berezin

This lecture will explore the effect on the crisis and EU institutional action on public opinion, in particular the...

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Literary Festival 2014: Reflections on the Impact of HIV and AIDS

Recorded on: 26 February 2014

Speakers: Vernal Scott

Vernal Scott, author of the new autobiography, God’s Other Children - A London Memoir, will look back at the impact of...

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Literary Festival 2014: War and Memory

Recorded on: 26 February 2014

Speakers: Richard Ormond, Rachel Wagstaff

The First World War is arguably the first major conflict to have been waged after the advent of mass levels of literacy...

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Qatari Foreign Policy and the Changing Regional Order in the Middle East

Recorded on: 26 February 2014

Speakers: Dr Lina Khatib

Qatar has established a reputation for adopting a foreign policy based on pragmatism. However, the geopolitical...

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Literary Festival 2014: It's OK to be Gay

Recorded on: 26 February 2014

Speakers: Alice Arnold, Charlie Condou, Evan Davis, Stella Duffy, Claire Harvey, QBoy

For many lesbian, gay and bisexual people, coming out to family and friends can be a frightening moment in their lives....

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Literary Festival 2014: Where's the Wrath Now?

Recorded on: 25 February 2014

Speakers: Stephen Fender, Patrick Flanery, Maggie Gee, Professor John Sutherland

This panel will celebrate the 75th anniversary of John Steinbeck’s Great Depression novel The Grapes of Wrath...

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Literary Festival 2014: "Who is it who can tell me who I am?" Understanding Dementia through Art and Literature

Recorded on: 25 February 2014

Speakers: Melvyn Bragg, Dr Andrea Capstick, Professor Justine Schneider

Dementia “continues to be surrounded by fear and stigma … Nearly half of UK adults acknowledge that public...

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The Dialectics of the Arab Revolutions: 2011-2013

Recorded on: 25 February 2014

Speakers: Professor Gilles Kepel

Far from the misconceptions of the "Arab Spring" or the "Islamist Autumn", the upheavals of the Arab world over the...

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In Conversation with Rohan Silva

Recorded on: 25 February 2014

Speakers: Rohan Silva

To mark the completion of the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, the first brand new building on campus for more than 40...

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Literary Festival 2014: Self-Help: myth or reality?

Recorded on: 25 February 2014

Speakers: Dr Julian Baggini, Professor Paul Dolan, Professor Barbara J Sahakian

Is the idea of being able to improve yourself just a myth or can we really change ourselves for the better? This panel...

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Literary Festival 2014: Poetry Reading

Recorded on: 24 February 2014

Speakers: Professor Fiona Sampson

Fiona Sampson has published more than twenty-five books of poetry, criticism and philosophy of language, and received...

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Neoliberal Development in Palestine and the Regional Context

Recorded on: 24 February 2014

Speakers: Dr Adam Hanieh

The lecture will draw on Adam Hanieh's new book, Lineages of Revolt, and recent fieldwork in the West Bank, to examine...

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Literary Festival 2014: Paths of Glory

Recorded on: 24 February 2014

Speakers: Richard Daniels, Michael Leader

A screening of Stanley Kubrick’s 1957 anti-war film Paths of Glory (88 minutes), set during the First World War...

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Literary Festival 2014: Tacit Knowledge in the Arts, Science and Business

Recorded on: 24 February 2014

Speakers: Professor Harry Collins, Professor Roger Kneebone, Professor Fiona Sampson

The modern paradigm of knowledge is explicit knowledge that something is the case; but much knowledge is practical...

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Croatia's EU Membership: expectations and realities

Recorded on: 24 February 2014

Speakers: Zoran Milanović

In July 2013, Croatia became the EU’s 28th member state after a decade of negotiations. Will reality meet the...

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Growth and spatial distribution of poverty in London 2001-2011

Recorded on: 24 February 2014

Speakers: Alex Fenton, Amanda Fitzgerald-Arque

LSE London's 2014 Lent term seminar series begins on the 20th of January. Speakers from within and beyond LSE will...

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Reviving Famagusta: from ghost town to eco-city?

Recorded on: 21 February 2014

Speakers: Dr. James Ker-Lindsay, George C. Lordos, Symeon Matsis, Glafkos Constantinides, Layik Topcan, Robert Cowley, Dr Rebecca Bryant, Mustafa Öngün, Dr. Ceren Boğac, Dr. Wendy A. Pullan, Dr. Gabriel Koureas, Dr Christala Yakinthou

A half-day conference organised by the Hellenic Observatory, LSE and Contemporary Turkish Studies, LSE. Recent...

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War and Peace in Time of Ecological Conflicts

Recorded on: 20 February 2014

Speakers: Professor Bruno Latour

Although it is still useful to insist on the distinction between science and politics, the scale and importance of...

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On Exploitation

Recorded on: 20 February 2014

Speakers: Professor Hillel Steiner, Dr Nicholas Vrousalis

Child labour, sweatshops and low wages: there are many market exchanges that strike us as morally problematic because...

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Gujarat: human rights violations, impunity and the Indian general elections

Recorded on: 19 February 2014

Speakers: Dr Shakuntala Banaji, Carla Ferstman, Suresh Grover, Dr Biju Mathew

Key questions of human rights and impunity arise in the aftermath of the Gujarat carnage of 2002 and the rise of...

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An American Century or an Asian Century?

Recorded on: 18 February 2014

Speakers: Professor John Ikenberry, Professor Michael Cox

Will the future belong to the new rising powers of Asia revolving around China or the West still led by the United...

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Is there a Sexual History? A Conversation with Jeffrey Weeks and Clare Hemmings

Recorded on: 18 February 2014

Speakers: Professor Clare Hemmings, Professor Jeffrey Weeks

With the arrival of The Women’s Library at LSE, the Gender Institute will be running a series of 'Conversations' for...

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Social Movements, Political Violence and the State

Recorded on: 17 February 2014

Speakers: Professor Donatella Della Porta

From Gezi Park in Istanbul to Tahrir Square in Cairo, as well as in the heart of Europe, threatened regimes have faced...

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Residential displacement and densification effects of international migrants 2001-2011

Recorded on: 17 February 2014

Speakers: Ian Gordon

LSE London's 2014 Lent term seminar series begins on the 20th of January. Speakers from within and beyond LSE will...

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Reforming Europe in a Changing World

Recorded on: 14 February 2014

Speakers: José Manuel Barroso

José Manuel Barroso is president of the European Commission, a position he has held since 2004. He was born in Lisbon...

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Ethics and the Media: after the Leveson inquiry

Recorded on: 13 February 2014

Speakers: Baroness O’Neill, Professor George Brock, Gavin Millar

After Leveson, this debate asks: can ethics help us think about whether we have the media needed for a healthy...

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Ethics Matters in War

Recorded on: 13 February 2014

Speakers: Professor Cecile Fabre, Professor Jeff McMahan

The 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I reminds us of the importance of ethics in war. Under what...

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Debating Jan Paulsson's Idea of Arbitration

Recorded on: 13 February 2014

Speakers: Dr Tariq Baloch, Salim Moolan, Dr Jan Kleinheisterkamp, Dr Charles Poncet, Sir Bernard Rix, Professor Derek Roebuck, Professor Catherine Rogers, Professor Horatia Muir Watt

This event launches Jan Paulsson's newest book The Idea of Arbitration in the form of three small debates on three...

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Risk Sharing and Cooperative Finance

Recorded on: 12 February 2014

Speakers: Farmida Bi, Paul Mills

Organised in conjunction with the Harvard Islamic Finance Project, Farmida Bi talks on Islamic finance in the Western...

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The Politics of the Urban Everyday in the Arab Revolutions

Recorded on: 12 February 2014

Speakers: Professor Salwa Ismail

In this seminar, Professor Salwa Ismail will discuss dimensions of contention and oppositional action anchored in urban...

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Plato Between the Teeth of the Beast: animals and democracy in tomorrow's Europe

Recorded on: 11 February 2014

Speakers: Dr Richard Iveson

How important are animals to the constitution of democracy? In this talk, Richard Iveson will consider whether the...

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Economics, the Enemy?

Recorded on: 11 February 2014

Speakers: Dr Philip Roscoe

Could economics be responsible for the greatest problems we face? This lecture explores the making of the economic...

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Does the Greek labour market work? Crisis and adjustment across the Greek regions.

Recorded on: 11 February 2014

Speakers: Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis

The remarkable rise in unemployment in Greece has in a way overshadowed the substantial differentiation, across...

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Israel: the Arab spring, domestic politics and the future of the Arab-Israeli peace process

Recorded on: 10 February 2014

Speakers: Dr Ahron Bregman

The Arab spring has put on hold the possibility of reaching peace between Israel and Syria, thus leaving the...

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Locating urban migration: from Census to street

Recorded on: 10 February 2014

Speakers: Suzi Hall

This podcast is from LSE London's 2014 Lent term seminar series. Speakers from within and beyond LSE will focus on...

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LSE SU China Development Forum 2014: Rebalancing China

Recorded on: 8 February 2014

Speakers: Professor William Callahan, Mr David Dollar, Professor Michael Hockx, Mr Stephen Harner, Dr Yukon Huang, Sir Christopher Hum, Professor Nicholas Lardy...

The LSE SU China Development Forum (CDF) is an annual conference co-organised by the LSE SU China Development Society...

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Towards Reforming the International Financial and Monetary Systems

Recorded on: 6 February 2014

Speakers: Cardinal Peter Turkson

The current global financial crisis has already continued for six years now – much longer than most feared at the...

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Should the Euro Survive? Economics in an Era of Political Extremism

Recorded on: 6 February 2014

Speakers: Paul Donovan, George Magnus

Come along to an economics debate to help you consider what will happen next in Europe. <br><br>Paul Donovan is...

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Rainbow Jews

Recorded on: 6 February 2014

Speakers: Mark Solomon, Professor Catherine Harper, Surat Rathgeber Knan, Searle Kochberg, Peter Tatchell

Rainbow Jews is a pioneering oral history/archive project that records and showcases Jewish lesbian, gay, bisexual and...

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What Have You Got to Hide?

Recorded on: 5 February 2014

Speakers: Hazel Blears MP, Annie Machon, Professor Sir David Omand, Matthew Ryder QC

Without whistle blowers and the media the current debate over the accountability of the secret state would not be...

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Nationalism, Internationalism and Global Sport

Recorded on: 5 February 2014

Speakers: Mike Marqusee

Why does the partisan choice between Real Madrid and Barcelona affect the identity of millions in North Africa, the...

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The Quest for Cultural Authenticity and the Politics of Identity

Recorded on: 5 February 2014

Speakers: Professor Sami Zubaidi

For the BRISMES annual lecture, Sami Zubaida will explore the question of changing identities. What constitutes...

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The Sports Gene: talent, practice and the truth about success

Recorded on: 4 February 2014

Speakers: David Epstein

In his ground-breaking exploration of athletic success, The Sports Gene, award-winning writer David Epstein get to the...

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Justice in Finance

Recorded on: 4 February 2014

Speakers: Dr Gabriel Wollner

Gabriel Wollner offers a political philosophy perspective on questions of international finance and defends the idea of...

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A European Dream Deferred: how to restore Europe's promise and potential

Recorded on: 3 February 2014

Speakers: George Papandreou

Professor Amartya Sen, the Eva Colorni Trust and LSE are delighted to be hosting this year's Eva Colorni Memorial...

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Libya: a happy ending that wasn't

Recorded on: 3 February 2014

Speakers: Dr Florence Gaub

The lecture will cover post-2011 Libya and ask key questions related to post-conflict reconstruction, security sector...

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Iconic Design’ as Deadweight Loss? Rent acquisition by design in the constrained London office market

Recorded on: 3 February 2014

Speakers: Paul Cheshire

LSE London's 2014 Lent term seminar series begins on the 20th of January. Speakers from within and beyond LSE will...

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AIDS Drugs for All: social movements and market transformations

Recorded on: 30 January 2014

Speakers: Dr Joshua Busby

Drawing on a rich set of interviews and surveys, Joshua Busby shows how the global AIDS treatment advocacy movement...

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The Rise of Euroscepticism: causes and prospects

Recorded on: 30 January 2014

Speakers: Dr Matthew Goodwin, Peter Kellner

‘Eurosceptic‘ parties all around Europe are gathering momentum in advance of the European Parliament elections in May....

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China's Role in the Global Economy: myths and realities

Recorded on: 29 January 2014

Speakers: Dr Keyu Jin

The CFM and Department of Economics lecture series focuses on topical macroeconomic questions. Its aim is to give an...

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Pride and Propaganda: LGBT rights in Russia today

Recorded on: 29 January 2014

Speakers: Jonathan Cooper, Kseniya Kirichenko, Peter Tatchell

On the eve of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, a panel discusses the on-going threats to LGBT rights in Russia – from...

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Insurance and Adjustment in a Diverse Monetary Union: what can the Eurozone learn from the UK?

Recorded on: 29 January 2014

Speakers: Professor Julia Darby, Professor Danuta Hübner MEP, Dr Alberto Montagnoli, Professor Andrés Rodríguez-Pose

A major innovation in the Four Presidents’ report is the proposal for a shock absorption mechanism that helps regions...

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Engaged Social Science: impacts and use of research in the UK

Recorded on: 29 January 2014

Speakers: Mark Easton, Penny Lawrence, Aileen Murphie, Jeff Patmore, Professor Lord Stern

University social science plays an essential role in the ‘human-dominated’ and ‘human-influenced’ systems that are...

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The Next Crisis

Recorded on: 28 January 2014

Speakers: Professor Julia Black, Dr Jon Danielsson, Professor Charles Goodhart

The official response to the current economic crisis may create long term stability or, in actual fact, lay the seeds...

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Emerging ethnic economies at times of crisis: socio-economic and spatial dimensions of migrants’ entrepreneurship in Athens

Recorded on: 28 January 2014

Speakers: Dr Panos Hatziprokopiou

Migrant entrepreneurship remains a relatively marginal topic within migration studies in Greece. Yet immigrants’...

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The Ethics of 'Nudge'

Recorded on: 27 January 2014

Speakers: Professor George Loewenstein, Samuel Nguyen, Professor Drazen Prelec

Better decisions versus autonomous choices: should policy makers try to influence people’s behaviour using techniques...

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The People Want: a radical exploration of the Arab uprising

Recorded on: 27 January 2014

Speakers: Professor Gilbert Achcar

The euphoria that welcomed the Arab uprising in its initial stage tended to turn into gloom in recent months. Away from...

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Brazil's Economic Outlook

Recorded on: 27 January 2014

Speakers: Alexandre A. Tombini

In his lecture Governor Tombini will discuss the current state of the Brazilian economy and perspectives on the future,...

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Disrupting Institutional Rules and Organizational Practices for Women's Rights and Gender Equality

Recorded on: 24 January 2014

Speakers: Aruna Rao

We are pleased to announce that Aruna Rao, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Gender at Work, will be delivering a...

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These European Elections Matter

Recorded on: 23 January 2014

Speakers: Nigel Farage

UKIP leader and MEP Nigel Farage will discuss the importance of this year’s upcoming European elections. Nigel Farage...

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The Future of the Liberal World Order

Recorded on: 23 January 2014

Speakers: Professor Barry Buzan, Trine Flockhart, Professor John Ikenberry, Professor Charles Kupchan

This roundtable of eminent scholars will debate the future of the liberal international order. The liberal order is a...

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Poverty and the Tolerance of the Intolerable

Recorded on: 22 January 2014

Speakers: Professor Amartya Sen

Drawing on his ground-breaking work on poverty and development, Professor Sen will examine some of the biggest...

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Informal Governance in the European Union: how governments make international organisations work

Recorded on: 22 January 2014

Speakers: Dr Mareike Kleine, Professor Duncan Snidal, Luuk van Middelaar, Professor Helen Wallace

This roundtable of eminent scholars and practitioners of the EU will debate a new way of thinking about how the EU and...

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Western Sahara: stalemate and its discontents

Recorded on: 22 January 2014

Speakers: Dr Alice Wilson

The outbreak of the Arab uprisings marked the 35th year of the conflict over Western Sahara, Africa’s last...

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The Origins of Mass Killing: the bloodlands hypothesis

Recorded on: 21 January 2014

Speakers: Professor Timothy Snyder

At no other time in European history were so many human beings deliberately killed as a matter of policy as in Eastern...

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From Empire to Republic: China's struggle with modernity?

Recorded on: 21 January 2014

Speakers: Isabel Hilton

In 1912 the last emperor of China abdicated, leaving behind a country that had doubled in size under the Qing Empire....

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Feminism Then and Now

Recorded on: 21 January 2014

Speakers: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Natalie Bennett, Camille Kumar, Finn Mackay, Pragna Patel, Professor Lynne Segal

With the arrival of The Women’s Library at LSE, the Gender Institute will be running a series of 'Conversations' for...

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The Next Global Development Agenda: from aspiration to delivery

Recorded on: 21 January 2014

Speakers: Helen Clark

2015 was the date set for achieving most of the Millennium Development Goals' targets. United Nations member states...

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The New Bihar: rekindling governance and development

Recorded on: 20 January 2014

Speakers: Daniel Alexander MP, Lord Bilimoria, Ranjan Mathai, Suhel Seth, NK Singh

During the 1990s, the state of Bihar in India failed to benefit from the acceleration in India’s economic growth and in...

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The Ethics of the Cognitive Sciences: what can the brain tell us about the mind?

Recorded on: 20 January 2014

Speakers: Professor Ray Dolan, Dr Peter Hacker, Professor Nikolas Rose

What if anything, can neuroscience teach us about the mind? Does understanding the biology of the brain help illuminate...

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Agency and Gender in Gaza: masculinity, femininity and family during the second intifada

Recorded on: 20 January 2014

Speakers: Dr Aitemad Muhanna-Matar

In this talk, Dr Aitemad Muhanna-Matar will discuss her new book, which is based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork...

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Cities and Globalisation

Recorded on: 20 January 2014

Speakers: Professor Ed Glaeser

Ed Glaeser is the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics at Harvard, where he also serves as director of the...

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Transient Solidarities: commitment and collective action in post-industrial societies

Recorded on: 16 January 2014

Speakers: Professor Charles Heckscher

Solidarity has not died, despite laments about the loss of community and the wide decline of mass actions; it can be...

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In Conversation with Joshua Rozenberg

Recorded on: 16 January 2014

Speakers: Joshua Rozenberg

In this exclusive event, Joshua Rozenberg will answer your questions – tweet them to @LSELaw using #LSERozenberg....

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The True Story about the Geopolitical Role of Cyprus: David or Goliath?

Recorded on: 16 January 2014

Speakers: Nicos Anastasiades

The identity of Cyprus is defined by constants such as its geographical location in the Eastern Mediterranean, its...

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The Special Tribunal for Lebanon: a critical perspective

Recorded on: 16 January 2014

Speakers: Dr Omar Nashabe

Created by the UN Security Council to try the assassins of former Lebanese prime minister Rafic Hariri on February 14th...

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Measuring Happiness?

Recorded on: 15 January 2014

Speakers: Professor Paul Dolan, Professor Elaine Fox, Professor Andrew Oswald, Ben Page

What does it mean to measure happiness? Can it really be measured? If so, how? Is this a more meaningful indicator of...

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Japan after the Bubble

Recorded on: 15 January 2014

Speakers: David Pilling

In the 1980s, Japan was supposedly about to take over the world. Since the burst of the bubble in 1990, it has all but...

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The Reproduction of People by Means of People

Recorded on: 15 January 2014

Speakers: Professor Nancy Folbre

Current understandings and analyses of the economy represent a partial picture. To provide a comprehensive...

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The slow growth and sudden demise of supplementary pension provision in Cyprus

Recorded on: 14 January 2014

Speakers: Dr Bernard H. Casey

Much of the discussion about the impact of societal ageing in Cyprus has concentrated on the fiscal costs associated...

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Syria's Age of Revolution: Peaceful Protest to Armed Struggle

Recorded on: 13 January 2014

Speakers: Professor Yezid Sayigh

Professor Yezid Sayigh will explore the nature of Syria’s revolution, its armed rebellion, and its opposition. He will...

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Is Europe Working?

Recorded on: 12 December 2013

Speakers: Professor Sir Christopher Pissarides

The government announced earlier this year that LSE will be one of 12 universities to have the prestigious title of...

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In Conversation with the Hon Mr Justice Peter Jackson

Recorded on: 12 December 2013

Speakers: The Hon Mr Justice Peter Jackson

One of the most senior High Court judges assigned to the Family Division, Peter Jackson will answer your questions sent...

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From Moral Panics to States of Denial: a celebration of the life and work of Stan Cohen

Recorded on: 10 December 2013

Speakers: Professor Robin Cohen, Professor David Downes, Daphna Golan, Thomas Hammarberg, Professor Harvey Molotch

Stan Cohen was a world class sociologist, criminologist and public intellectual whose insight, analysis, commitment and...

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Feminism in the Media

Recorded on: 10 December 2013

Speakers: Natalie Hanman, Lola Okolosie, Tracey Reynolds

The panellists will interrogate current representations of feminism in the media and share interventionist strategies...

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Media Agenda Talk – ‘Women and the Public Sphere in the 21st Century’

Recorded on: 10 December 2013

Speakers: Caroline Criado-Perez

Caroline Criado-Perez is a freelance journalist, broadcaster and feminist campaigner. Co-founder of The Women’s Room,...

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The Future of London within the UK

Recorded on: 9 December 2013

Speakers: Boris Johnson

The State Of The Union series has seen people from Alex Salmond to Martin McGuiness and Michael Heseltine discuss the...

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Zhang Shizhao: a forgotten theorist of social change

Recorded on: 9 December 2013

Speakers: Dr Leigh Jenco

Leigh Jenco will explain how the forgotten work of Zhang Shizhao throws light on a dilemma of global importance: how...

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Africa and Its Position in the World Today

Recorded on: 6 December 2013

Speakers: Nelson Mandela

As Africa stands at a critical stage in its development, Nelson Mandela, the leading figure of the anti-apartheid...

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Constitutional Interpretation in the USA

Recorded on: 5 December 2013

Speakers: Professor Risa L Goluboff, Dr Jacco Bomhoff

The United States of America is famous for its system of constitutional review- its Supreme Court of unelected judges...

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Is ASEAN Still Relevant?

Recorded on: 4 December 2013

Speakers: Tan Sri Dr Tony Fernandes

Will the ASEAN Economic Community materialize by 2015 and how will it function in practice? Tan Sri Dr Tony Fernandes...

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Efficiency, Legitimacy and Political Expediency: Japan's trade governance dilemmas

Recorded on: 4 December 2013

Speakers: Mireya Solis

Trade policy aims to satisfy three key criteria: efficiency, legitimacy and political expediency. As Japan embarks on a...

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Protest and Revolution in the Arab World: Reflections Three Years On

Recorded on: 4 December 2013

Speakers: Professor Madawi Al-Rasheed, Dr John Chalcraft, Dr Ewan Stein

Three years after the Arab uprisings started in Tunisia, a panel of academics will reflect on the causes and drivers...

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