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Valuing the Humanities

Recorded on: 17 December 2010

Speaker(s): Professor James Ladyman, Professor Martha Nussbaum, Lord Rees of Ludlow, Richard Smith

James Ladyman is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Bristol and co-editor of the British Journal of the...

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Conflicts, Civil Society, and Democratic Development in Burma

Recorded on: 14 December 2010

Speaker(s): Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Professor Timothy Garton Ash, Professor Mary Kaldor, Amartya Sen, Maung Zarni and others

Aung San Suu Kyi, the recently released Burmese opposition leader and Nobel Peace laureate, speaks live via videolink...

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Some Mistakes about Preferences

Recorded on: 13 December 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Daniel Hausman

Preferences are the central notion in mainstream economic theory, yet economists say little about what preferences are....

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European democracies and human rights: from present failures to future protection

Recorded on: 9 December 2010

Speaker(s): Thomas Hammarberg

In a lecture marking UN International Human Rights Day, Thomas Hammarberg discusses the gap between human rights...

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Unbelonging

Recorded on: 8 December 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Ranjana Khanna

More often than not, a sense of belonging to a nation or a community has been deemed or imagined positive. This talk...

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Beyond the Crash: An evening in discussion about the new book by Gordon Brown

Recorded on: 7 December 2010

Speaker(s): Gordon Brown

The financial crisis has held the world firmly in its grip since it began in 2007. In his three years in office, the...

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Rationality in the Social Sciences: black box, empty box, or both

Recorded on: 7 December 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Nicholas Baigent

Nicholas Baigent is professor at the Institute of Public Economics at Graz University and president of the Central...

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Europe in 2011 and beyond

Recorded on: 7 December 2010

Speaker(s): János Martonyi

János Martonyi is the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Hungary, which assumes the Presidency of the European Union on 1...

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Asylum: The Concept and the Practice

Recorded on: 6 December 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Ranjana Khanna

In "Asylum: The Concept and the Practice," Professor Khanna will analyse conceptual links among different sites...

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What Europe Means to Me

Recorded on: 6 December 2010

Speaker(s): Jerzy Buzek, Professor Norman Davies

Jerzy Buzek, President of the European Parliament and former prime minister of Poland, in conversation with Professor...

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SIPRI Yearbook 2010 Seminar on Nuclear Weapons in Europe

Recorded on: 2 December 2010

Speaker(s): Lord Browne, Dr Bates Gill, Professor Mary Kaldor, Baroness Shirley Williams

London launch of the 2010 Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) Yearbook on Nuclear Weapons in...

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The Israeli-Palestinian peace process: prospects for 2011 and beyond

Recorded on: 2 December 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Yezid Sayigh

Professor Sayigh will examine Palestinian political dynamics, as a critical element in what will happen in the wider...

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War in the Borderlands

Recorded on: 1 December 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Derek Gregory

Professor Gregory discusses the evolving character of conflicts in the borderlands of former empires and the blurring...

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Psychoanalysis Outside of the Clinic

Recorded on: 1 December 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Christian Ingo Lenz Dunker, Professor Stephen Frosh, Professor Ian Parker

This debate will discuss this use of psychoanalytic thought, and its limitations, with reference to the world of...

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Africa and the World: the view from Washington

Recorded on: 30 November 2010

Speaker(s): Howard Wolpe

Ambassador Wolpe will comment on the Obama Administration's Africa policy and its perceptions of the continent's place...

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The Importance of Being Independent: a regulator and female lawyer's view

Recorded on: 30 November 2010

Speaker(s): Dame Janet Gaymer

Law aspires to independence, and the value of the rule of law is closely associated with that independence. This is the...

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The Sixth Crisis: Iran, Israel, America, and the Rumors of War

Recorded on: 29 November 2010

Speaker(s): Dr Dana H. Allin

Dr. Allin will speak on the tangle of Middle East crises: Iran's growing nuclear challenge, the impasse on...

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Are the New Conservatives conservative?

Recorded on: 26 November 2010

Speaker(s): Daniel Finkelstein, Professor Roger Scruton

The newly reinvigorated Tories describe themselves as liberal, progressive, and even radical. But these ideas have long...

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Zombie Economics: How Dead Ideas Still Walk among Us

Recorded on: 25 November 2010

Speaker(s): Professor John Quiggin

The recent financial crisis laid bare many of the assumptions behind market liberalism--the theory that market-based...

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Unilaterally Appointed Arbitrators - A Good Idea?

Recorded on: 24 November 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Jan Paulsson, Alexis Mourre

Jan Paulsson's recent paper on "Moral Hazard in International Arbitration" questioning the usefulness of having parties...

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The Third World's War

Recorded on: 24 November 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Niall Ferguson

Although never a "hot" war between the superpowers, the Cold War was waged partly through a series of proxy wars in...

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EU as a global player: reality or illusion?

Recorded on: 23 November 2010

Speaker(s): Dr Danilo Türk

Dr Danilo Türk is President of the Republic of Slovenia. Dr Türk assumed the position of Ambassador of the Republic of...

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Believing Cassandra: how to be an optimist in a pessimist's world

Recorded on: 23 November 2010

Speaker(s): Alan AtKisson

Coinciding with the reprint of Alan’s classic book, this event will look at how to build a bridge over the sea of...

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Revisiting the Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain: the Parekh Report 10 years on

Recorded on: 23 November 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Lord Bhikhu Parekh

A decade after the groundbreaking Runnymede Trust 'Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain' report, its chair, Lord Parekh,...

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Research in the Humanities: The Very Idea

Recorded on: 23 November 2010

Speaker(s): Dr Simon Glendinning

Simon Glendinning is reader in European philosophy at the European Institute, LSE, and director of the Forum for...

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How to Avoid Financial Crises in the Future

Recorded on: 22 November 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Costas Markides

Lots of people did many stupid things for us to get into the current financial mess. Now, the government is stepping up...

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Television Beyond Frontiers: reflections on public service broadcasting in a digital Europe

Recorded on: 22 November 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Caroline Pauwels, Dr Damian Tambini

The cornerstone of European media policy, public service broadcasting has long been characterised by transitions,...

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What has the financial crisis taught Europe?

Recorded on: 22 November 2010

Speaker(s): Dr Simeon Djankov

The recent financial crisis has uncovered several weaknesses in Europe's regulatory system. Belatedly, the European...

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Lagos: Confronting Change in a Global Megacity

Recorded on: 19 November 2010

Speaker(s): Babatunde Fashola

Lagos is one the fastest growing cities in Africa, and the seventh fastest growing city in the world. Governor...

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Balkans 2020: The Ministerial Debate

Recorded on: 18 November 2010

Speaker(s): Vuk Jeremić, Nickolay Mladenov

'Balkans 2020: The Ministerial Debate' marks the launch of the Balkan International Affairs Programme at LSE IDEAS. The...

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Impunity in Cambodia

Recorded on: 18 November 2010

Speaker(s): Brad Adams, Margo Picken, Simon Taylor

Senior leaders of Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge regime of Democratic Kampuchea are now on trial in Cambodia for the crimes...

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Zero-Sum World: power and prosperity in the age of anxiety

Recorded on: 18 November 2010

Speaker(s): Gideon Rachman

In this lecture to mark the publication of his new book Zero-Sum World: Power and Prosperity in the Age of Anxiety,...

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Trying to Quantify Uncertainty

Recorded on: 17 November 2010

Speaker(s): Professor David Spiegelhalter

There has been a traditional division between 'risk', which can be quantified using probability distributions, and...

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How serious a threat does Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula represent to Yemen and the West?

Recorded on: 16 November 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Fawaz Gerges

Fawaz A. Gerges is a Professor of Middle Eastern Politics and International Relations at the London School of Economics...

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Restoring Growth

Recorded on: 16 November 2010

Speaker(s): Professor John Van Reenen

The financial crisis and the great recession dealt the global economy a massive shock. How can growth be put back on a...

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The Verdict: did Labour change Britain?

Recorded on: 16 November 2010

Speaker(s): Polly Toynbee, David Walker

We've had Mandelson's memoirs, Blair's book and Brown biographies: in this lecture Polly Toynbee and David Walker look...

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Superpower? The Amazing Race Between China's Hare and India's Tortoise

Recorded on: 15 November 2010

Speaker(s): Raghav Bahl

After decades working with foreign investors, multinationals, and his own native government, Raghav Bahl knows that...

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A Lecture by Álvaro García Linera, Vice President of Bolivia

Recorded on: 11 November 2010

Speaker(s): Álvaro García Linera

The LSE IDEAS Latin America International Affairs Programme is pleased to announce a lecture by Bolivia's vice...

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Galileo and the Infinite Universe: science, heresy, and the Inquisition

Recorded on: 11 November 2010

Speaker(s): Professor David Wootton

Galileo was convicted in 1633 of defending Copernicanism, but he was also seeking to undermine Christianity. Professor...

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Risk as Feeling: New Perspectives on Risk Perception

Recorded on: 11 November 2010

Speaker(s): Dr Paul Slovic

Dr. Slovic will describe the laboratory experiments that led to the concept of risk as feelings and illustrate some...

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Dignified Foreign Policy

Recorded on: 11 November 2010

Speaker(s): Alexander Stubb

Alexander Stubb, Finland's Foreign Minister is a graduate of the LSE. He became Minister for Foreign Affairs in April...

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Kuwait Programme seminar: The Gulf and the Knowledge Economy

Recorded on: 11 November 2010

Speaker(s): Will Hutton, Dr Christopher Davidson

Will Hutton, executive vice chair of the Work Foundation, former editor in chief of The Observer. Dr Christopher...

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Hegemony and International Society

Recorded on: 10 November 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Ian Clark

International relations theory is weak on how international order is managed under a preponderance of power. This...

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The Wisdom of Bees

Recorded on: 10 November 2010

Speaker(s): Dr Michael O'Malley

When Michael O'Malley first took up beekeeping he thought it would be a nice hobby to share with his son. But he...

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Ten Years After Milosevic: How can Serbia Contribute to the Stabilisation of the Western Balkans?

Recorded on: 10 November 2010

Speaker(s): Zoran Vujic, Zoran Jeftic, Sonja Stojanovic, Bojan Brkic

Zoran Vujic is Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs. Zoran Jeftic is Deputy Minister of Defence. Sonja Stojanovic is...

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Investment Treaty Law after Lisbon

Recorded on: 10 November 2010

Speaker(s): Dr. Steve Woolcock, Dr. Jan Kleinheisterkamp and others

The workshop will present a recent study for the European Parliament on the Commissions communication and draft...

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Talking to the Enemy: Violent Extremism, Sacred Values, and What it Means to Be Human

Recorded on: 9 November 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Scott Atran

In this lecture Scott Atran will talk about his new book Talking to the Enemy |which is a courageous exploration of one...

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Employees First, Customers Second: Turning Conventional Management Upside Down

Recorded on: 9 November 2010

Speaker(s): Vineet Nayar

Differentiation is crucial to maintaining and growing market share. But many organisations lack the courage to look...

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Sustainability Living in Practice

Recorded on: 9 November 2010

Speaker(s): Satish Kumar

When he was nine Satish joined the wandering brotherhood of Jain monks. At 18, he became a campaigner for land reform,...

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Valuing the Environment

Recorded on: 9 November 2010

Speaker(s): Dr Eric Martin

Eric Martin is a fellow in the Centre for Philosophy of the Natural and Social Sciences, LSE.

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Welfare State Reform Over the (Very) Long-run

Recorded on: 9 November 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Paul Pierson, Professor Anton Hemerijck, Professor Julian le Grand

The lecture and panel discussion celebrate the T H Marshall Fellowship scheme, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation,...

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Towards a New Financial System

Recorded on: 9 November 2010

Speaker(s): José Viñals

José Viñals was appointed to the position of Financial Counsellor and Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets...

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Greece is Changing

Recorded on: 8 November 2010

Speaker(s): George Papaconstantinou

The Greek sovereign debt crisis of 2010 has received world-wide attention and has elicited unprecedented action by the...

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The Regime Complex for Climate Change

Recorded on: 8 November 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Robert O Keohane

There is no integrated regime governing efforts to limit climate change. Instead, there is a 'regime complex'… but can...

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Freedom and Agency

Recorded on: 4 November 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Patrick Haggard, Dr Amber Jacobs, Professor Thomas Pink

Is freedom part of human nature? And how can freedom be both a human power and a human right? Patrick Haggard is a...

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Seeking Justice for Crimes Against Humanity: the Case of Argentina

Recorded on: 4 November 2010

Speaker(s): Judge Sergio Gabriel Torres

Under the military government of 1976-1983, Argentina suffered massive and systematic violations of human rights, the...

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The State of the World Economy

Recorded on: 4 November 2010

Speaker(s): Olivier Blanchard

A strong and sustained world recovery requires two rebalancing acts. Internal, with a shift, in advanced countries,...

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Fred Halliday - an intellectual appreciation

Recorded on: 3 November 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Michael Cox, Howard Davies, Professor Fawaz Gerges, Professor Christopher Hill, Professor Margot Light, Dr Justin Rosenberg

This public event is an intellectual appreciation of Professor Fred Halliday who worked at the London School of...

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A talk by Saad Hariri

Recorded on: 2 November 2010

Speaker(s): Saad Hariri

Saad Hariri is President of the Council of Ministers of the Lebanese Republic, a position he has held since November...

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Them and Us: why we need a fair society

Recorded on: 2 November 2010

Speaker(s): Will Hutton

Will Hutton discusses the issues raised in his new book 'Them and Us: politics, greed and inequality' – why we need a...

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Where Good Ideas Come From

Recorded on: 2 November 2010

Speaker(s): Steven Johnson

Steven Johnson has spent twenty years immersed in creative industries, was active at the dawn of the internet and has a...

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Green Growth: the transition to a sustainable economy

Recorded on: 2 November 2010

Speaker(s): Chris Huhne MP

In this keynote talk Chris Huhne will set out the economic need for low-carbon growth as an essential path out of...

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European Questions – Turkish angles: Europe's citizens

Recorded on: 1 November 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Richard Bellamy, Professor Thomas Diez, Maurice Fraser

This series of events explores how our understanding of Europe's identity can be enhanced and developed in a new way by...

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Lady Chatterley's Lover: Fifty years on

Recorded on: 1 November 2010

Speaker(s): Lord Hutchinson QC, Helena Kennedy QC, Geoffrey Robertson QC

On 2nd November 1960 the jury at the Old Bailey acquitted Penguin Books of obscenity for publishing an uncensored...

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The Polish Question at the End of the First World War

Recorded on: 28 October 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Anita J Prazmowska

When the First World War broke out many assumed that it would inevitably lead to the re-emergence of a Polish state. As...

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Financial Crisis and Economic Recession

Recorded on: 28 October 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Jesús Huerta de Soto

The current financial and economic situation of the world should be analysed from the point of view of the Austrian...

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Celebrating the Work and Legacy of Professor Lord Meghnad Desai

Recorded on: 28 October 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Charles Goodhart, Professor Amartya Sen, Dr Purna Sen, Clare Short

In the year of his 70th birthday a panel of leading scholars discuss themes arising from Lord Desai's extensive work in...

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State of Emergency: The Way We Were, Britain 1970-1974

Recorded on: 27 October 2010

Speaker(s): Dominic Sandbrook

The beginning of the 1970s saw Britain tottering on the brink of an abyss. Yet this time of immense unrest was also one...

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African Whistle-blowers: fighting corruption from the inside

Recorded on: 26 October 2010

Speaker(s): John Githongo

Efforts to tackle corruption in Africa tend to focus on international initiatives, but it is local struggles for public...

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Re-engineering the Economy for Real People

Recorded on: 26 October 2010

Speaker(s): Samantha Heath

In the face of current economic and climatic challenges, decarbonising the economy sometimes amounts to little more...

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Evidence: philosophy of science meets medicine

Recorded on: 26 October 2010

Speaker(s): Professor John Worrall

Medics now insist that treatment decisions should be evidence based. Generally this must be right. But evidence based...

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European Questions - Turkish Angles: Europe's history

Recorded on: 25 October 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Stephen Houlgate, Professor Şevket Pamuk, Professor Donald Sassoon

These events explore how our understanding of Europe's identity can be enhanced and developed in a new way by taking in...

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MacroWikinomics: Rebooting Business and the World

Recorded on: 22 October 2010

Speaker(s): Don Tapscott

Don Tapscott is an internationally renowned authority on the strategic impact of information technology on innovation,...

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A Conversation with James Caan

Recorded on: 21 October 2010

Speaker(s): James Caan

A recession can uncover some great entrepreneurial talent and surprising opportunities. The speakers will explore how...

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Staying Safe Online (21/10/2010)

Recorded on: 21 October 2010

Speaker(s): Stephan Freeman, Dr Steve March

LSE IT Services is pleased to present a series of evenings (19, 20 and 21 October) to help promote awareness of...

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The Great Brain Race: Rise of the Global Education Marketplace

Recorded on: 21 October 2010

Speaker(s): Ben Wildavsky

In a worldwide educational marketplace, international competition to build the best universities and attract the...

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Jilted Generation: How Britain Bankrupted Its Youth

Recorded on: 20 October 2010

Speaker(s): Ed Howker, Shiv Malik

Why can so few young people afford to buy a house? Why do even top graduates struggle to find jobs? Why does politics –...

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Staying Safe Online (20/10/2010)

Recorded on: 20 October 2010

Speaker(s): David Blunkett

LSE IT Services is pleased to present a series of evenings (19, 20 and 21 October) to help promote awareness of...

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The Displaced and Dispossessed of Darfur

Recorded on: 20 October 2010

Speaker(s): Professor John Hagan

In addition to 300,000 deaths, the Darfur genocide has forced the displacement of about 3,000,000 people. John Hagan...

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Staying Safe Online (19/10/2010)

Recorded on: 19 October 2010

Speaker(s): Bob Ayers, Rob Carolina

LSE IT Services is pleased to present a series of evenings (19, 20 and 21 October) to help promote awareness of...

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The New Machiavelli: How to Wield Power in the Modern World

Recorded on: 19 October 2010

Speaker(s): Jonathan Powell

Taking the lessons Machiavelli derived from his experience as an official in fifteenth-century Florence, Powell shows...

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Europe in the new energy world order

Recorded on: 19 October 2010

Speaker(s): Lykke Friis

The cold war era was characterised by a bipolarity based on ideologies and nuclear arms. The post cold war era will...

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The Chilean Way to Development

Recorded on: 18 October 2010

Speaker(s): Sebastián Piñera Echenique

Sebastián Piñera Echenique is President of the Republic of Chile, a position he has held since being sworn in on 11...

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The Political Economy of the Cold War

Recorded on: 18 October 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Niall Ferguson

At its heart the Cold War was a competition between two economic systems. Despite having in common a...

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The Quest for Meaning

Recorded on: 18 October 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Tariq Ramadan

In this public lecture Tariq Ramadan, philosopher and Islamic scholar will talk about his new book 'The Quest for...

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The Global Challenge: No facts

Recorded on: 15 October 2010

Speaker(s): Hernando de Soto

The Global Policy dialogues are a unique series of exchanges bringing together today's most preeminent scholars and...

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Towards an Indian Renaissance: Building Institutions of Excellence

Recorded on: 15 October 2010

Speaker(s): Nita Ambani, Professor Lord Stern

India is at the vanguard of epoch-making economic and social transformation. A country of glorious heritage and...

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Financial Reform in China

Recorded on: 14 October 2010

Speaker(s): Howard Davies

In the 6th of an annual series of lectures, Howard Davies reviews the development of the Chinese financial system over...

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Lionel Robbins Memorial Lectures - Economic Freedom and Public Policy: Economics as a Moral Discipline

Recorded on: 13 October 2010

Speaker(s): Lord Turner

Lord Turner will deliver the 2010 Lionel Robbins Memorial Lecture Series, running for three consecutive evenings...

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Expiring or Expanding? international economic organisations and the restructuring of world power

Recorded on: 13 October 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Ngaire Woods

Ngaire Woods is professor of international political economy and director of the Global Economic Governance Programme,...

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Power Shift: West to East

Recorded on: 13 October 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Michael Cox, Professor Arne Westad

The world is tilting away from the West to the East, from the United States to China, from the Transatlantic to the...

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Wealth Creation in Developing Countries

Recorded on: 12 October 2010

Speaker(s): Andrew Mitchell, Professor Paul Collier

This event marks the launch of a new DFID approach to private sector investment in developing countries and is the...

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Lionel Robbins Memorial Lectures - Market Efficiency and Rationality: Why Financial Markets are Different

Recorded on: 12 October 2010

Speaker(s): Lord Turner

Lord Turner will deliver the 2010 Lionel Robbins Memorial Lecture Series, running for three consecutive evenings...

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Green Social Advertising

Recorded on: 12 October 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Luc Bovens

What are the aims and methods of green social advertising? Is it distinct from green nudges? Does it respect the...

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A Call for Judgment: sensible finance for a dynamic economy

Recorded on: 12 October 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Amar Bhide

Our prosperity requires the enterprise of innumerable individuals and businesses who exercise their imagination and...

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Fanatacism

Recorded on: 11 October 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Robert Eaglestone, Dr Alberto Toscano

Alberto Toscano will be debating his counter-history of fanaticism, in which he argues that fanaticism has played a...

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Lionel Robbins Memorial Lectures - Economic Growth, Human Welfare and Inequality

Recorded on: 11 October 2010

Speaker(s): Lord Turner

Lord Turner will deliver the 2010 Lionel Robbins Memorial Lecture Series, running for three consecutive evenings...

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Sustainability Enterprise: the future for business

Recorded on: 11 October 2010

Speaker(s): Sara Parkin

This lecture will consider the future for business and discuss the role of social enterprises, the future of...

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Press Conference: Nobel Prize for Economics awarded to Christopher Pissarides

Recorded on: 11 October 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Christopher Pissarides

A press conference to mark the award of the Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences to LSE professor Christopher Pissarides....

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PhD Forum for Finance and Economics in China 2010

Recorded on: 9 October 2010

Speaker(s): Liao Min, Professor Richard Portes, Professor Danny Quah, Xiao Gang Tian, Professor Shujie Yao

The main theme of this forum is Chinese Financial Reform and 'Sustainable Economic Development Under the Global...

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Brown at 10

Recorded on: 7 October 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Anthony Seldon

Gordon Brown's three years at No.10 were the most turbulent of any premiership in the postwar history of Downing...

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Greatness and Limits of the West: reflections on an uncompleted project

Recorded on: 7 October 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Emeritus Heinrich August Winkler

A lecture to mark the intellectual legacy of Ralf Dahrendorf, director of LSE from 1974 to 1984, and one of Europe's...

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The Rights' Future

Recorded on: 6 October 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Costas Douzinas, Professor Conor Gearty, Professor Francesca Klug, David Lammy

Conor Gearty joins invited guests to initiate 'The Rights' Future' a collaborative writing project aimed at the...

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The Economist as Philosopher: Adam Smith and John Maynard Keynes on human nature, social progress and economic change

Recorded on: 6 October 2010

Speaker(s): Nicholas Phillipson, Professor Lord Skidelsky

Robert Skidelsky and Nicholas Phillipson discuss how the philosophies of Keynes and Smith helped shape their...

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Steering the British Economy

Recorded on: 6 October 2010

Speaker(s): Howard Davies

Howard Davies delivers an orientation lecture to LSE students giving an insiders perspective on monetary policy and the...

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23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism

Recorded on: 5 October 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Ha-Joon Chang

We may like or dislike capitalism, but surely we all know how it works. Right? Wrong. Today, most arguments about...

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Getting More

Recorded on: 5 October 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Stuart Diamond

You're always negotiating. Whether making a business deal, talking to friends or even driving a car, negotiation is...

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The New Nobility: The Restoration of Russia's Security State and the Enduring Legacy of the KGB

Recorded on: 5 October 2010

Speaker(s): Andrei Soldatov

Andrei Soldatov – a journalist who has covered Russia's security services for more than a decade – penetrates the...

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Seizing the Opportunity of the Cloud: the Next Wave of Business Growth

Recorded on: 5 October 2010

Speaker(s): Steve Ballmer

The pervasive nature of technology and the ever increasing pace of development are rapidly changing the way we work,...

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Capitalism: can it ever be moral?

Recorded on: 4 October 2010

Speaker(s): Larry Elliot, Jon Cruddas MP, Professor Chandran Kukathas

Is it possible – or desirable – to reform capitalism so that it behaves better? A panel of speakers discuss the issues...

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Hong Kong's changing financial landscape

Recorded on: 4 October 2010

Speaker(s): John Tsang Chun Wah

John Tsang Chun Wah, Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region will discuss post-financial...

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Can we still afford Europe?

Recorded on: 30 September 2010

Speaker(s): Janusz Lewandowski

With its member states cutting spending sharply, what are the prospects for the EU's budget to 2020? Will Europe be...

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Lloyd George - the great outsider

Recorded on: 30 September 2010

Speaker(s): Lord Hattersley

David Lloyd George became the authentic radical of British politics in part because of intellectual conviction, but,...

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'It's my body and I'll do what I Like with it' Bodies as possessions and objects

Recorded on: 29 September 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Anne Phillips

We commonly use the language of body ownership as a way of claiming personal rights, though we do not normally mean it...

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Staying Power: Six Enduring Principles for Managing Strategy & Innovation in an Uncertain World

Recorded on: 28 September 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Michael A. Cusumano

This is an overview of Professor Cusumano's new book Staying Power: Six Enduring Principles for Managing Strategy and...

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The Financial Crisis: Who is to Blame?

Recorded on: 28 September 2010

Speaker(s): Howard Daves, Robert Peston

There is still no consensus on who or what caused the financial crisis which engulfed the world, beginning in the...

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Private Equity: leveraged expertise or leveraged bets?

Recorded on: 27 September 2010

Speaker(s): Dr Ulf Axelson

Dr Axelson draws from leading academic research to shed light on the controversial role of private equity in the...

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IGC Growth Week 2010 - Domestic Resource Mobilisation and Growth

Recorded on: 22 September 2010

Speaker(s): Nadeem ul Haque, Michael Keen, Dr Masihur Rahman, Rama Sithanen, Professor Joel Slemrod

To reduce reliance on foreign aid and financial inflows, policymakers across the developing world are seeking to...

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On Writing: High, Low, and everything in Between

Recorded on: 22 September 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Simon Schama

Simon Schama's latest book a selection of his writings titled Scribble, Scribble, Scribble, explores, amongst other...

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IGC Growth Week 2010 - Reforming Educational Systems

Recorded on: 22 September 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Michael Kremer, Professor George Imbanga Godia, Professor Geeta Kingdon, Dr Lansana Nyalley, Professor James Tooley

Michael Kremer discusses issues surrounding reform of education systems in developing countries based on evidence from...

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Ken Clarke – An interview with Mr Justice Cranston

Recorded on: 21 September 2010

Speaker(s): Kenneth Clarke

As part of the Legal Biographies Project lecture programme Mr Justice Cranston will be interviewing Ken Clarke, QC, MP,...

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IGC Growth Week 2010 - Industrial Revolution or Agricultural Revolution?

Recorded on: 21 September 2010

Speaker(s): Ernest Aryeetey, Ijaz Nabi, Professor Mark Rosenzweig, Paul Romer, Professor John Sutton

A distinguished panel tackles controversial and highly significant questions regarding the relative importance of...

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IGC Growth Week 2010 - Industrial Productivity

Recorded on: 21 September 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Chang-Tai Hsieh, Rasheed Adegbenro, Ludovico Alcorta, Professor Haroon Bhorat

What do we know about the importance of industrial productivity to a country's standards of living, both in absolute...

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IGC Growth Week 2010 - Mobile Phones for Development

Recorded on: 20 September 2010

Speaker(s): Dr Jenny Aker, Ken Banks, Dawn Haig-Thomas

Mobile phones have the potential to contribute significantly to economic growth in the developing world, in both the...

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IGC Growth Week 2010 - Managing Natural Resource Rents: China and Africa

Recorded on: 20 September 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Paul Collier, Dr Christopher Alden, Dr Gobind Nankani, Alan Winters

Is China's strategy - of negotiating deals in which resources are exchanged for infrastructure - mutually beneficial,...

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The Future of IT in India

Recorded on: 14 September 2010

Speaker(s): S.D. Shibulal

S.D. Shibulal is one of the co-founders and member of the Board of Directors of Infosys Technologies Limited. Shibu, as...

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Employment, labour markets, and development

Recorded on: 13 September 2010

Speaker(s): Dr Heiner Flassbeck

Launch Lecture of the UNCTAD Trade and Development Report 2010. As nations struggle with what they fear will be a...

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The Case of the Pope: Vatican Accountability for Human Rights Abuse

Recorded on: 8 September 2010

Speaker(s): Geoffrey Robertson

The Case of the Pope delivers a devastating indictment of the way the Vatican has run a secret legal system that has...

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The Quest for Meaning

Recorded on: 2 August 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Tariq Ramadan

In this public lecture Tariq Ramadan, philosopher and Islamic scholar will talk about his new book The Quest for...

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LSE Summer School 2010 - Contemporary Developments in International Law and the Role of the International Court of Justice

Recorded on: 29 July 2010

Speaker(s): Sir Christopher Greenwood

Sir Christopher Greenwood is a member of the International Court of Justice. Andrew Murray is Reader in Law at the...

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LSE Summer School 2010 - Barack Obama and the End of the American Empire

Recorded on: 21 July 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Michael Cox

Michael Cox is Professor of International Relations at LSE.

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Why Greece should default

Recorded on: 14 July 2010

Speaker(s): Alan Beattie

Going back to Philip II of Spain in the 16th century, government debt defaults need not be disastrous as long as they...

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Global Challenges for Europe and America

Recorded on: 13 July 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Nicholas Burns

Nicholas Burns is Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School. He...

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LSE Summer School 2010 - Business strategy in a global age

Recorded on: 12 July 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Costas Markides

Costas Markides is the Robert P Bauman Professor of Strategic Leadership at London Business School. Connson Locke is...

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Global Justice

Recorded on: 8 July 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Amartya Sen

In the first dialogue of the Global Policy Dialogue series, Amartya Sen and David Held will discuss Sen's new book, The...

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The Secret State: preparing for the worst 1945-2009

Recorded on: 7 July 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Peter Hennessy

Peter Hennessy will examine the most secret files recently declassified from the Cold War years and contrast the Secret...

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Living in the End Times

Recorded on: 1 July 2010

Speaker(s): Slavoj Zizek

There should no longer be any doubt: global capitalism is fast approaching its terminal crisis. In his latest book,...

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Cognitive Surplus

Recorded on: 28 June 2010

Speaker(s): Clay Shirky

For decades, technology encouraged us to squander our time as passive consumers. Today, tech has finally caught up with...

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Lithuania 2030

Recorded on: 22 June 2010

Speaker(s): Andrius Kubilius

Andrius Kubilius is Prime Minister of Lithuania, a position he has held since November 2008. He also served as Prime...

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Is Democracy Possible In Fragile States?

Recorded on: 15 June 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Teddy Brett, Professor Paul Collier, Professor James Robinson.

Over the past twenty years many Western development agencies have suggested that good governance, and possibly even...

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Art And The Limits Of The Political

Recorded on: 14 June 2010

Speaker(s): Dr Jonathan Lahey Dronsfield

A series of three lectures examining the proposition that contemporary art can go beyond transforming our understanding...

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Competition And Regulation: Micro-Economic Support For Macro-Economic Recovery

Recorded on: 14 June 2010

Speaker(s): Joaquín Almunia

Joaquín Almunia was appointed Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Competition in February...

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The Party: The Secret World Of China's Communist Rulers

Recorded on: 8 June 2010

Speaker(s): Richard McGregor

China's political and economic growth in the past three decades is one of astonishing, epochal dimensions. The country...

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Cities Under Siege

Recorded on: 7 June 2010

Speaker(s): Stephen Graham

Cities have become the new battleground of our increasingly urban world. From the slums of the global South to the...

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Art And The Limits Of The Political

Recorded on: 7 June 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Herman Rapaport

A series of three lectures examining the proposition that contemporary art can go beyond transforming our understanding...

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Mexico City: Inclusive Actions Towards Sustainability

Recorded on: 2 June 2010

Speaker(s): Marcelo Ebrard

Centrally involved in the shaping of Mexico City since the early 80's, Marcelo Ebrard has lead ambitious and innovative...

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A Lecture By Bronislaw Komorowski, Acting President Of Poland And Speaker Of The Polish Parliament

Recorded on: 2 June 2010

Speaker(s): Bronislaw Komorowski

Bronislaw Komorowski, Poland's parliamentary speaker, has been thrust into the role of acting president after the death...

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Climate Change: The City Solution

Recorded on: 1 June 2010

Speaker(s): Ritt Bjerregaard

As mayor of Copenhagen, Ritt Bjerregaard presided over a number of pioneering initiatives - including promoting cycling...

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India's Economy: Performance And Challenges

Recorded on: 1 June 2010

Speaker(s): Shankar Acharya, Isher Ahluwalia, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Surjit Bhalla, Martin Wolf

India has traversed a long way since the economic reforms of the early 1990s, and is now widely recognized as one of...

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Europe And North America In A Changing Global Economy

Recorded on: 27 May 2010

Speaker(s): Carlos Gutierrez

The global financial crisis caused some governments to turn inward. Is protectionism here to stay? What can the US and...

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HIV/AIDS In Uganda: How Anti-Retrovirals Change People's Lives

Recorded on: 27 May 2010

Speaker(s): Dr Antonieta Medina Lara, Barbara Nyanzi-Wakholi

Until only a few years ago, an AIDS diagnosis in Africa was seen as the harbinger of an inevitable and lingering death....

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The Career-Family Conundrum

Recorded on: 27 May 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Claudia Goldin

The talk concerns the challenges facing highly-educated young men and women who wish to have families while pursuing...

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The Ultimate Weapon Is No Weapon: Human Security And The New Rules Of War And Peace

Recorded on: 26 May 2010

Speaker(s): Lieutenant Colonel Shannon D. Beebe, Professor Mary Kaldor, Clare Short, Rory Stewart MP

A panel of speakers explore an idea for stabilising the dangerous neighbourhoods of the world through the...

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Making Research Relevant: Keynote Panel

Recorded on: 26 May 2010

Speaker(s): Zack Cooper, Simon Dietz, Sarabajaya Kumar, Sarah Mistry

This keynote panel is part of the LSE PhD Poster Exhibition: Relating Research to Reality hosted on May 26 in the NAB....

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Libya: Past, Present, And Future

Recorded on: 25 May 2010

Speaker(s): Saif al-Islam Alqadhafi

Saif al-Islam Alqadhafi is currently Chairman of the Gaddafi International Foundation for Charity and Development...

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A Manifesto For Giant Funds: Resolving The Dysfunctionality Of Finance

Recorded on: 25 May 2010

Speaker(s): Dr Paul Woolley

Paul Woolley explains why banking has grown so dominant, profitable and prone to crisis. He shows how giant funds, the...

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Beirut Normal

Recorded on: 25 May 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Hashim Sarkis

Is there anything to say about Beirut beyond the obvious, and by now exhausted, lessons of post-war reconstruction and...

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Building Social Business: The New Kind Of Capitalism That Serves Humanity's Most Pressing Needs

Recorded on: 25 May 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Muhammad Yunus

Muhammad Yunus has developed a visionary new dimension for capitalism which he calls "social business". By harnessing...

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The Realities And Relevance Of Japan's Great Recession

Recorded on: 24 May 2010

Speaker(s): Dr Adam S Posen

There is a battle for the future of our planet between profiteers who threaten to destroy natural resources for gain...

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The Plundered Planet

Recorded on: 24 May 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Paul Collier

Cities are the magnets for more than half the world's population. In such urban conditions, architects are increasingly...

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The Cultural Practices Of Cognition

Recorded on: 20 May 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Edwin Hutchins

Edwin Hutchins discusses how the shift to seeing cognition as a biological rather than a logical phenomenon presents...

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HIV/AIDS And Disability: New Research Findings From Kenya

Recorded on: 20 May 2010

Speaker(s): Dr Sam Tororei

The WHO estimates that 10 per cent of the population in poor countries is disabled. Disabled people have and want...

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How Much Does Good Management Matter? Evidence From India

Recorded on: 20 May 2010

Speaker(s): Professor John Roberts

As early as 2005 Roubini speculated that house prices would soon sink the economy, and in 2006 warned the IMF that the...

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We Don't Know How To Solve Global Poverty And That's A Good Thing

Recorded on: 19 May 2010

Speaker(s): Professor William Easterly

This lecture argues that occasions when development economists were more certain about 'the solution to global poverty'...

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Financial Crises And Crisis Economics: Past, Present And Future

Recorded on: 18 May 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Nouriel Roubini

As early as 2005 Roubini speculated that house prices would soon sink the economy, and in 2006 warned the IMF that the...

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Full Globalisation As A Positive-Sum Game: Green Demand As An Answer To The Financial Crisis

Recorded on: 18 May 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Carlota Perez

Drawing lessons from history, this lecture will argue that the potential of information technologies, the challenges of...

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Kinetic City: Designing For Informality In Mumbai

Recorded on: 18 May 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Rahul Mehrotra.

Mumbai, a Kinetic City, presents a compelling vision that potentially allows us to better understand the blurred lines...

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On Narrative And Ritual

Recorded on: 14 May 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Richard Sennett, Dr Rowan Williams.

A dialogue between a social philosopher and theologian about ritual and narrative.

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Trust, Transparency And Care

Recorded on: 14 May 2010

Speaker(s): Sir Christopher Kelly

The lecture will discuss some of the issues facing the health and social care system following the election.

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Richard Sennett: The Sociology Of Public Life

Recorded on: 14 May 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Craig Calhoun, Professor Bruno Latour, Alan Rusbridger, Professor Judy Wajcman, David Adjaye, Professor Geoff Mulgan, Lord Richard Rogers, Polly Toynbee.

In this exciting half-day conference two panels on 'Public Life and Public Policy' and 'Cities and the Public Realm',...

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China's 21st Century Market Authoritarian Challenge

Recorded on: 13 May 2010

Speaker(s): Stefan Halper

Beyond the military and economic challenge presented by Beijing, there lies a battle of ideas. China's market...

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Obliquity: Why Our Goals Are Best Pursued Indirectly

Recorded on: 13 May 2010

Speaker(s): Professor John Kay

Many goals are more likely to be achieved when pursued indirectly: the most profitable companies are not the most...

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Frazer Strikes Back From The Armchair

Recorded on: 13 May 2010

Speaker(s): Dr Rane Willerslev

The question which runs throughout this talk can be stated in stark form: is it a mistake to take our interest in an...

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LSE Director's Dialogue with Paul Volcker

Recorded on: 13 May 2010

Speaker(s): Howard Davies and Paul Volcker

Howard Davies is director of LSE. Prior to this, from 1997-2003 he was Chairman of the Financial Services Authority,...

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Atheists On Religion

Recorded on: 12 May 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Tim Crane, Professor AC Grayling

For the last 150 years or so European philosophers and sociologists have tended to regard religion as just one more...

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Banking On The Future: The Fall And Rise Of Central Banking

Recorded on: 12 May 2010

Speaker(s): Howard Davies, David Green

Not long ago, national central banks were endowed with wide-ranging authority, enormous prestige, and a high degree of...

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Economics And Politics Post-Lisbon

Recorded on: 11 May 2010

Speaker(s): Baroness Catherine Ashton

Baroness Catherine Ashton is the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and...

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Individuals And Groups In Evolutionary Biology

Recorded on: 11 May 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Samir Okasha

Many animal species live in cooperative groups, but the tension between individual and group welfare is ever-present....

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Islam Quintet: Night Of The Golden Butterfly

Recorded on: 11 May 2010

Speaker(s): Tariq Ali

Night of the Golden Butterfly concludes the Islam Quintet-Tariq Ali's award-winning series of historical novels,...

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Aftershock: Europe And The Post-Crisis World

Recorded on: 10 May 2010

Speaker(s): Philippe Legrain

The financial crisis brought the world to the brink of economic breakdown. As bubble turned to bust, Depression loomed....

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Transitional Justice In The 21st Century

Recorded on: 10 May 2010

Speaker(s): Natasa Kandic, Professor Ruti Teitel, David Tolbert.

To mark the official launch of the London Transitional Justice Network, this panel of leading advocates and scholars...

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Do No Harm: International Support For State Building In Fragile Situations

Recorded on: 6 May 2010

Speaker(s): Jon Lømoy, Dr Funmi Olonisakin, Professor James Putzel.

This panel discussion will focus on the January 2010 OECD report Do No Harm: international support for statebuilding in...

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Awakening Giants, Feet of Clay: assessing the economic rise of China and India

Recorded on: 5 May 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Pranab Bardhan

Professor Pranab Bardhan will deliver two lectures on the evening of 4 and 5 May. In this first lecture he will give a...

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Victims or Survivors? The Emerging Economies and the Economic Crisis

Recorded on: 5 May 2010

Speaker(s): Thomas Mirow.

18 months into the worst financial crisis since the 1930s, which countries seem to have made the grade? And how have...

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Awakening Giants, Feet of Clay: assessing the economic rise of China and India

Recorded on: 4 May 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Pranab Bardhan

Professor Pranab Bardhan will deliver two lectures on the evening of 4 and 5 May. In this first lecture he will give a...

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Islam, Secularisms and Law across Europe

Recorded on: 4 May 2010

Speaker(s): Professor John Bowen

This lecture will draw on the understandings of Islam and secularism that have been explored in earlier talks to...

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The Coming Global Monetary (Dis)Order

Recorded on: 29 April 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Benjamin Cohen

"After the Great Recession, the global monetary system is in turmoil. Can order be restored?"

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The Future of Cities in Britain: a pre-election debate

Recorded on: 29 April 2010

Speaker(s): Tessa Jowell, Lord McNally, Bob Neill

This public debate asks the country's leading parties what their policies are on making Britain's towns and cities more...

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The Greek Fiscal Crisis and the Future of the Euro-Zone

Recorded on: 28 April 2010

Speaker(s): Professor George Alogoskoufis, Professor Wim Koesters, Dr Yannos Papantoniou, Simon Tilford

The fiscal crisis in Greece has received much international coverage. Can Greece correct its financial position and...

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Red Tory: How Left and Right have Broken Britain and How we can Fix It

Recorded on: 28 April 2010

Speaker(s): Phillip Blond

Conventional politics is at a crossroads. Amid recession, depression, poverty, increasing violence and rising...

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The lottery of birth and the role of young people in development

Recorded on: 28 April 2010

Speaker(s): Espen Berg, Zoë Marriage, Bremley Lyngdoh, Andrew Lamb

The panellists will discuss the role of young people in development and what governments and the development community...

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What About Women?

Recorded on: 27 April 2010

Speaker(s): Lynne Featherstone, Harriet Harman, Theresa May

Women's votes will determine the result of this closely fought election and all the parties have mounted a media charm...

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'Running While Others Walk': the challenge of African development

Recorded on: 27 April 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Thandika Mkandawire

Africa lags behind other developing nations both economically and by other related social indicators. There is...

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The Enigma of Capital

Recorded on: 26 April 2010

Speaker(s): Professor David Harvey

For three centuries the capitalist system has shaped western society and conditioned the lives of its people....

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Mandela's Way - Lessons on Life

Recorded on: 12 April 2010

Speaker(s): Richard Stengel

For nearly three years Time magazine editor Richard Stengel collaborated with Nelson Mandela on his autobiography and...

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LSE Asia Forum 2010 - 15:30 - 17:00 - Plenary session: Health care: trust, mistrust, voice or choice? followed by Q&A Session - Closing Remarks

Recorded on: 26 March 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Julian Le Grand; Henk Bekedam; Professor Hu Yonghua; Howard Davies

The fifth LSE Asia Forum took place in Beijing on 25-26 March 2010 with the support of the China Institute of...

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LSE Asia Forum 2010 - 14:50 - 15:25 - Q&A Session: Climate change and economic growth

Recorded on: 26 March 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Lord Nicholas Stern of Brentford, Vice Minister Liu He, Zhu Min

The fifth LSE Asia Forum took place in Beijing on 25-26 March 2010 with the support of the China Institute of...

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LSE Asia Forum 2010 - 14:00 - 14:50 - Plenary session: Climate change and economic growth

Recorded on: 26 March 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Lord Nicholas Stern of Brentford, Vice Minister Liu He, Zhu Min

The fifth LSE Asia Forum took place in Beijing on 25-26 March 2010 with the support of the China Institute of...

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LSE Asia Forum 2010 - 11:30 - 12:45 - Plenary session: China: An Emerging Diplomatic Superpower?, followed by Q&A Session

Recorded on: 26 March 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Arne Westad, Professor Wang Jisi, Michael Yahuda

The fifth LSE Asia Forum took place in Beijing on 25-26 March 2010 with the support of the China Institute of...

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LSE Asia Forum 2010 - 08:00 - 09:45 - Welcome & Introduction - Keynote Speech - Address by His Royal Highness The Duke of York

Recorded on: 26 March 2010

Speaker(s): Howard Davies; His Excellency Mr Yang Jiechi; His Royal Highness The Duke of York

The fifth LSE Asia Forum took place in Beijing on 25-26 March 2010 with the support of the China Institute of...

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LSE Asia Forum 2010 - 08:00 - 09:45 - Welcome & Introduction | Keynote Speech | Address by His Royal Highness The Duke of York

Recorded on: 26 March 2010

Speaker(s): Howard Davies, His Excellency Mr Yang Jiechi, His Royal Highness The Duke of York

The fifth LSE Asia Forum took place in Beijing on 25-26 March 2010 with the support of the China Institute of...

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Entrepreneurship in the Arab world

Recorded on: 22 March 2010

Speaker(s): Sheikha Hanadi Al-Thani

The lecture will aim to raise awareness and understanding of the obstacles preventing the full integration of young...

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The Future of Capitalism and Globalisation: Global Perspectives and a European Agenda

Recorded on: 22 March 2010

Speaker(s): Karel De Gucht, Professor Marc De Vos

The subprime crisis and the global recession are receding. But what will be their long-term consequences? What future...

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Friendship and Poetry

Recorded on: 18 March 2010

Speaker(s): Vikram Seth

The Colorni lectures are held regularly in memory of Eva Colorni, who taught economics at the former City of London...

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Religion and Pluralism in a Divided World

Recorded on: 18 March 2010

Speaker(s): Anwar Ibrahim

Anwar Ibrahim is a former Deputy Prime Minister (1993-1998) and Finance Minister (1991-1998) of Malaysia. He was...

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EU Enlargement and the Western Balkans: A Fast Track or Slow Lane

Recorded on: 18 March 2010

Speaker(s): Ingeborg Grssle; Tanja Fajon

It has been said that EU enlargement in the Western Balkans is about completing the Union. The key question is when and...

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Europe as a Global Actor? A Conversation with Javier Solana

Recorded on: 18 March 2010

Speaker(s): Javier Solana

After ten years of serving as EU High Representative for CFSP, Javier Solana reflects on the achievements and...

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Inter-party Debate: Featuring Vince Cable V. Greg Hands V. Labour

Recorded on: 17 March 2010

Speaker(s): Vince Cable MP, Greg Hands MP, James Plaskitt MP

Keeping in context the events that unfolded in the recent economic crisis, the fiscal burden of the associated policies...

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Requiem for Detroit?

Recorded on: 17 March 2010

Speaker(s): G. Asenath Andrews, Stuart Gulliver, Bruce Katz, Richard Sennett

Detroit was once America's fourth largest city. Built by the car, with its groundbreaking suburbs, freeways and...

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New Labour, Xenophobia and Immigration

Recorded on: 17 March 2010

Speaker(s): Arun Kundnani, Nira Yuval-Davis, Joseph Harker

With immigration issues increasingly taking centre-stage during New Labour's tenure in government, and with the...

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Phoenix Cities - surviving financial, social and environmental turmoil in Europe and the US

Recorded on: 16 March 2010

Speaker(s): Lord Richard Rogers, Bruce Katz, Professor Anne Power, Julia Unwin

This discussion will debate the issues arising from a new book Phoenix Cities which examines seven cities from very...

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Beyond Copenhagen

Recorded on: 16 March 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Lord Stern

Nicholas Stern is IG Patel professor of economics and government at LSE and chairman of the ESRC Centre for Climate...

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The Empathic Civilization

Recorded on: 15 March 2010

Speaker(s): Jeremy Rifkin

At this event Jeremy Rifkin will talk about his latest book The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness...

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Meeting Development Challenges in the 21st Century

Recorded on: 12 March 2010

Speaker(s): Helen Clark

In recent times, the challenges of the developing world have been compounded by multiple crises: the food and fuel...

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Sustainable Business Innovation

Recorded on: 11 March 2010

Speaker(s): John Elkington

This lecture will discuss adapting to climate change within a new economic framework. John Elkington is co-founder of...

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Biomedical Enhancement and the Ethics of Development

Recorded on: 10 March 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Allen Buchanan

It is becoming possible to extend human capacities and perhaps even create new ones through the application of...

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Mind-Body Problems: Science, Fiction, and God

Recorded on: 10 March 2010

Speaker(s): Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, Professor Steven Pinker

What happens when a novelist and philosopher talks to a cognitive neuroscientist about faith, reason, fiction, and God?...

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The Risks of Genetically Modifying Human Embryos or Gametes

Recorded on: 9 March 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Allen Buchanan

Many consider genetic modification to be the riskiest mode of biomedical enhancement. The problem of unintended bad...

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The Brahimi Panels: Future Options in Afghanistan

Recorded on: 9 March 2010

Speaker(s): Wazhma Frogh, David Kilcullen, Horia Mosadiq, Michael Semple, Tom Tugendhat

Chaired by distinguished UN diplomat and envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, experts on Afghanistan will discuss the current...

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The Brahimi Panels: The Goldstone Report and the Peace Process

Recorded on: 8 March 2010

Speaker(s): Ami Ayalon, Professor Christine Chinkin, Karma Nabulsi, Colonel Desmond Travers

This public discussion, chaired by the distinguished UN diplomat and envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, will discuss the findings...

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The Future Development of International Criminal Justice: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Recorded on: 5 March 2010

Speaker(s): Sang-Hyun Song

Judge Sang-Hyun Song was appointed President of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in March, 2009. He initially...

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Independent Prosecutors and Democratic Accountability

Recorded on: 4 March 2010

Speaker(s): Sir Ken MacDonald QC

Public prosecutors must be free from political influence to command confidence. But if they are not answerable to...

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Education for Sustainable Development

Recorded on: 4 March 2010

Speaker(s): Tony Juniper

This event will explore the role of universities in driving the sustainability agenda. Tony Juniper is a campaigner,...

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Risk versus responsibility in the regulation of the company

Recorded on: 4 March 2010

Speaker(s): Dr David Kershaw

In this lunchtime series of lectures, a selection of LSE's academics from across the spectrum of the social sciences...

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Studying Islam across times and place: how to compare?

Recorded on: 2 March 2010

Speaker(s): Professor John Bowen

We discuss 'Studying Islam across times and place: how to compare?' and this time we subject 'Islam' to an analytical...

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Prosperity without Growth

Recorded on: 25 February 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Tim Jackson

This lecture will discuss a new vision of shared prosperity. It will consider the capability of human beings to...

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Hamlet Without the Prince of Denmark: how development has disappeared from today's 'development' discourse

Recorded on: 25 February 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Ha-Joon Chang

Ha-Joon Chang is a reader in the political economy of development at Cambridge University. This event is supported by...

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Geopolitics and Imperialism: the British Empire and Halford Mackinder 1890-1940

Recorded on: 25 February 2010

Speaker(s): Dr John Darwin

It was perhaps no coincidence that Halford Mackinder, the most famous exponent of geopolitical theory, wrote his...

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Chasing Science: laboratory inquiries, children's brains, family labours

Recorded on: 25 February 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Rayna Rapp

Over the last three decades, an escalating proportion of US school children have been classified for special education....

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Does the Electric Car have the Juice?

Recorded on: 25 February 2010

Speaker(s): Len Curran, Andrew Heiron

Fierce price competition, painstaking cost-cutting, and widespread volatility is making life in the auto industry...

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Risk-Based Regulation: Rethinking from a Lawyers' Perspective

Recorded on: 25 February 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Robert Baldwin, Julia Black

In this lunchtime series of lectures, a selection of LSE's academics from across the spectrum of the social sciences...

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The Importance of Alternative Financing: global perspectives on Islamic finance

Recorded on: 24 February 2010

Speaker(s): Stephen Green, Dr. M. Umer Chapra

This lecture discusses the growing role alternative financing arrangements, such as Islamic finance, have on the global...

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Civil Society, Aid and Security

Recorded on: 24 February 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Sally Healy, Dr Jeremy Lind, David Peppiat, Elizabeth Winter

The Obama administration has abandoned the term 'War on Terror' and taken steps to undo the worst excesses of the...

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Barack Obama and the Muslim World

Recorded on: 23 February 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Gilles Kepel

This lecture will assess how successful President Obama's engagement with the Muslim world has been. Gilles Kepel is...

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Twenty years of Transformation in CEE: Results, lessons and prospects

Recorded on: 22 February 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Leszek Balcerowicz

Leszek Balcerowicz is an economist, a Professor at the Warsaw School of Economics, Former President of the National...

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This Sporting Planet: global sport and global capitalism

Recorded on: 18 February 2010

Speaker(s): Professor David Goldblatt

Globalisation has seen sport achieve a hitherto unequalled global cultural significance, but it has also left it in...

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Counter-Composition: conversations on ethics

Recorded on: 17 February 2010

Speaker(s): Steve Pyke, Dr Alex Voorhoeve

Alex Voorhoeve builds on Plato's arguments for philosophising about ethics in dialogue form. Steve Pyke will describe...

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Jimmy Stewart Is Dead -- Ending the World's Ongoing Financial Plague with Limited Purpose Banking

Recorded on: 17 February 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Laurence J. Kotlikoff

Let's call a spade a spade. Today's financial system, with its limited liability, insider rating, political kickbacks,...

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How rich are the baby boomers and how poor are their children?

Recorded on: 16 February 2010

Speaker(s): David Willetts MP

David Willetts will analyse the distribution of income and wealth between different generations in Britain. He will...

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21st Century Challenges: how global crises provide the opportunity to transform the world

Recorded on: 16 February 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Lord Anthony Giddens, Professor David Held, Professor Mary Kaldor, Professor Danny Quah

The world now confronts crises unique in their global character. Distinguished LSE experts argue these crises provide...

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Renewing the Left's ideology: what should be the principles and goals of the centre-Left today?

Recorded on: 15 February 2010

Speaker(s): James Purnell MP

The credit crunch was followed by a consensus on the centre-Left that the world was entering a "progressive moment",...

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LSE Literary Festival - Speaking of Love

Recorded on: 13 February 2010

Speaker(s): AS Byatt, Ben Okri, Helen Simpson, Colin Thubron

Four very different writers consider four very different aspects of love: love as enchantment, and love as madness;...

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LSE Literary Festival - Animating a Myth for our times: The Lawsuit of the Animals against Humanity

Recorded on: 13 February 2010

Speaker(s): Zeina Frangie-Eyres, Dr Simon Glendinning, Professor Marina Warner, Dr Mark Wright

An event that combines a story-telling of the 1000-year-old eco-fable The Animals' Lawsuit against Humanity with a...

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LSE Literary Festival - Theatre of Action?

Recorded on: 13 February 2010

Speaker(s): Matt Charman, John Caird

Theatre has a rich tradition of raising political issues, as evidenced in LSE founder George Bernard Shaw's work. A...

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LSE Literary Festival - So Much for That: on illness, death and money

Recorded on: 13 February 2010

Speaker(s): Lionel Shriver

Lionel Shriver will be discussing and reading from her new novel So Much for That on the cusp of release in March....

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LSE Literary Festival - Sociology as Literature

Recorded on: 13 February 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Richard Sennett

Richard Sennett's award winning Sociology of Literature explores the role of narrative in social research and in...

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LSE Literary Festival - The Arts of Illness

Recorded on: 13 February 2010

Speaker(s): Dr Jane Darcy, Brian Dillon, Sally O'Reilly

Consciousness of our own mortality is at the heart of the human experience, and has long fascinated writers and...

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LSE Literary Festival - Reading London

Recorded on: 13 February 2010

Speaker(s): Will Alsop, Professor Rosemary Ashton, Leo Hollis, Hans Ulrich Obrist

How do we attempt to understand the sprawling "modern Babylon" that is London, with its layers of social, political and...

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LSE Literary Festival - Literature and the Sciences: Where do they meet?

Recorded on: 13 February 2010

Speaker(s): Michael Blackburn, Mario Petrucci, Richard Tyrone-Jones

Three poets discuss the interrelationship between art and literature and the social sciences. What are the links...

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LSE Literary Festival - Jekyll & Hyde: Law, Science, Psychology

Recorded on: 13 February 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Mary Evans, Professor Nicola Lacey, Robert Mighall, Professor Juliet Mitchell

Robert Louis Stevenson's Jekyll and Hyde develops an extraordinarily rich intersection between literary fiction, legal...

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LSE Literary Festival - War Stories: How to bring the battle to the book?

Recorded on: 13 February 2010

Speaker(s): Stephen Grey, Andrew Mueller, Ros Wynne-Jones

A discussion of war journalism in its historical context. How the great correspondents of the past managed to tell the...

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LSE Literary Festival - How to write a novel- an introduction for beginners with Justine Mann

Recorded on: 13 February 2010

Speaker(s): Justine Mann

Does the task of writing a novel both excite and daunt you? Using the political novel as an example, this workshop will...

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Authority, Enjoyment and the Spirits of Capitalism

Recorded on: 12 February 2010

Speaker(s): Yannis Stavrakakis

How is order sustained in capitalist societies? This lecture highlights the mutual engagement between authority,...

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LSE Literary Festival - Literature and the Academic: Literature as a resource for other disciplines

Recorded on: 12 February 2010

Speaker(s): Richard Bronk, Professor Margot Finn, Dr Neil Vickers

The session examines how the reading of literature can expand the analytical imagination, provide alternative metaphors...

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LSE Literary Festival - The Fiction of Development?

Recorded on: 12 February 2010

Speaker(s): Giles Foden, Professor David Lewis, Jack Mpanje, Sunny Singh

Do we learn more about global poverty issues and the worlds of international development agencies from works of popular...

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LSE Literary Festival - At the margins - are hard times good times for literature?

Recorded on: 12 February 2010

Speaker(s): Andrew Franklin, John Lanchester, Adrian Wooldridge

The publishing industry has arguably seen its worst financial year in decades, with flagging book sales and dwindling...

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LSE Literary Festival - Dance, Text, and Translation: Creating a Dialogue

Recorded on: 12 February 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Helen Thomas, Jasmin Vardimon

Dance is generally concerned with non-verbal bodily communication, while literature is text-based and disembodied....

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2010: Marking a New Beginning - Bosnia & Herzegovina and South East Europe

Recorded on: 11 February 2010

Speaker(s): Dr Zlatko Lagumdzija

Dr Zlatko Lagumdzija is leader of the Social Democratic Party and a former Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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LSE Literary Festival - How Would a Robot Read a Novel?

Recorded on: 11 February 2010

Speaker(s): Dr Kavita Abraham, Dr Jon Adams, Dr Robert Hudson

Don't judge a book by its cover? Don't be ridiculous. We constantly make judgements on books - from where it appears in...

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LSE Literary Festival -The Future of Teen Fiction

Recorded on: 11 February 2010

Speaker(s): Rebecca Clee, Patrick Ness, Alex Scarrow, Mark Walden

The culmination of LSE's second creative writing competition for London state schools, this panel of award-winning and...

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Uncertainty and Ambiguity in American Fiscal and Monetary Policies

Recorded on: 10 February 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Thomas J Sargent

Combining an historical approach with macroeconomic theory, Thomas Sargent will discuss ways of thinking about American...

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A Broken Middle East: a wasted decade of war on terror

Recorded on: 10 February 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Fawaz A Gerges

Today's Middle East is broken. The crisis of prolonged authoritarianism and failed economic policies have caused...

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Out of the Bretton Woods: Building a World Bank for the 21st Century

Recorded on: 10 February 2010

Speaker(s): Douglas Alexander MP

The first decade of the 21st Century has shown the extent to which we are increasingly interdependent for our...

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Sustainable Housing: how can we save 80 per cent of our energy use in existing homes?

Recorded on: 9 February 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Anne Power

This lecture addresses how we can drastically reduce energy consumption and consequent carbon emissions by considering...

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Freefall

Recorded on: 8 February 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Joseph Stiglitz

Stiglitz lays out not only the course of the financial crisis which began in 2007, but its underlying causes, and shows...

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Europe - the traitor's kiss

Recorded on: 4 February 2010

Speaker(s): Chris Bryant MP

After the recent focus on internal issues, the EU is now turning its attention to global matters. What impact will the...

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Economics 0-Reality 1

Recorded on: 4 February 2010

Speaker(s): John Lanchester

Has the credit crunch exposed the futility of academic economics? Should LSE be closed down and converted into...

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Climate Crunch: making the economics fit

Recorded on: 4 February 2010

Speaker(s): Jonathon Porritt

At the beginning of this new decade more people in the US and UK remain unpersuaded by the science of climate change...

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Online and offline risk - getting young people's experience of the internet into perspective

Recorded on: 4 February 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Sonia Livingstone

In this lunchtime series of lectures, a selection of LSE's academics from across the spectrum of the social sciences...

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Eastern Europe and the Balkans: what now?

Recorded on: 3 February 2010

Speaker(s): Tim Judah, Nick Thorpe

After months of renewed celebration of the fall of the Berlin Wall, has a new malaise taken over? Are there any...

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Doldrums to Downing Street? The Conservative Party's long journey from opposition to the brink of office

Recorded on: 3 February 2010

Speaker(s): Tim Bale

Why did the world's oldest and most successful political party dump Margaret Thatcher only to commit electoral suicide...

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Burquas aren't always blue: Kandahar 1968 - 2010

Recorded on: 3 February 2010

Speaker(s): Felix Kuehn, Alex Strick van Linschoten

Born in a small village of Kandahar, Abdul Salam Zaeef rose to become a senior member of the Taliban. His memoirs of...

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You are not a gadget

Recorded on: 2 February 2010

Speaker(s): Jaron Lanier

Something started to go wrong with the digital revolution at the start of the 21st century. Individual creativity has...

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Secularisms in crisis

Recorded on: 2 February 2010

Speaker(s): Professor John Bowen

During the 1980s people living in Europe and North America took cognizance of two major developments in religion and...

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Delivering a Low Carbon London

Recorded on: 2 February 2010

Speaker(s): Isabel Dedring

Isabel Dedring will discuss developing and implementing a vision for a low carbon London. Isabel Dedring is environment...

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Uninhibited, Robust and Wide-Open: a free press for a new century

Recorded on: 1 February 2010

Speaker(s): Lee Bollinger

Bollinger explores the meaning of freedom of the press in our globalised, internet-dominated era. Lee C. Bollinger...

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New Economics

Recorded on: 28 January 2010

Speaker(s): Andrew Simms

Andrew Simms considers the development of a new sustainable economic model, looking at environmental, social and...

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Electoral Reform in the Wake of the Economic Crisis

Recorded on: 28 January 2010

Speaker(s): Dr Vincent Cable MP

Following the most devastating economic crisis since the Great Depression, electoral and institutional governance...

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Risk, ethics and public sensitivities

Recorded on: 28 January 2010

Speaker(s): Professor George Gaskell

In this lunchtime series of lectures, a selection of LSE's academics from across the spectrum of the social sciences...

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The Special Tribunal for Lebanon: Where could Justice go wrong?

Recorded on: 27 January 2010

Speaker(s): Dr Omar Nashabe

The lecture places the crime - the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafic Hariri - in its...

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Not By Reason Alone

Recorded on: 26 January 2010

Speaker(s): Dr Montek Ahluwalia, Mukesh Ambani, Shobhana Bhartia, Professor Lord Desai, Shekhar Gupta, Ed Luce, Lord Patten, Nand Kishore Singh, Professor Lord Stern

Not by Reason Alone, written by Nand Kishore Singh a member of parliament in the Upper House in India is a comment on...

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Speaking with the Speaker

Recorded on: 25 January 2010

Speaker(s): John Bercow, Tony Travers

John Bercow was elected to the post of speaker in June 2009. It followed the resignation of the previous speaker in the...

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The Future of Internet Rights: A Conversation with Industry's Leaders

Recorded on: 25 January 2010

Speaker(s): Richard Allan, Kasey Chappelle, Alma Whitten, Usama M. Fayyad

Will the market and innovation decide the future of the internet, or will the future be led by law and policy? The...

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Why should social scientists be interested in the Cold War?

Recorded on: 21 January 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Michael Cox

In this lunchtime series of lectures, a selection of LSE's academics from across the spectrum of the social sciences...

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What kind of economics should we teach?

Recorded on: 20 January 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Geoffrey Hodgson, Professor Albert Marcet, Paul Ormerod, Professor John Sutton

The recent global crisis has lead to questions being asked about whether the kind of economics being taught to students...

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Europe after the European Age: historical reflections

Recorded on: 20 January 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Mark Mazower

What forces have shaped Europe's place in the world over the past two centuries? And how do the challenges of the two...

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Beyond the "Berlusconi Common Sense". A New Model of Politics for the 21st Century

Recorded on: 19 January 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Paolo Mancini

Mostly outside Italy, there is a widespread common sense about Berlusconi and his political adventure: he has been able...

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Child Under-nourishment as a Social Predicament

Recorded on: 19 January 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Amartya Sen

This lecture is in honour of Dr Indraprastha Gordhanbhai (I.G) Patel who was the ninth director of the London School of...

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The War on Drugs: an upper or downer for development?

Recorded on: 18 January 2010

Speaker(s): Misha Glenny, Michael Hartmann

The panel will discuss the impact of legalising and regulating the international trade in illegal drugs. They will look...

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Modernity and the Meaning of Life

Recorded on: 18 January 2010

Speaker(s): Dr Simon Glendinning, Dr Edward Skidelsky

This dialogue will examine the resources left to us to find meaning in our modern day lives. Simon Glendinning is a...

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Crisis as Motivation? The Challenges of Sustaining Growth in Southeast Asia

Recorded on: 14 January 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Richard Doner

Can the dynamic, export-oriented economies of Southeast Asia sustain their growth in light of the global economic...

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Positive Deviance: the only strategy left for sustainability leadership?

Recorded on: 14 January 2010

Speaker(s): Sara Parkin

In the absence of an adequate response to unsustainability by political leaders, it is up to the rest of us to lead the...

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Getting fiscal consolidation right: Lessons from Sweden

Recorded on: 14 January 2010

Speaker(s): Anders Borg

Faced with a record deficit and an accelerating debt, the UK will have to embark on a process of massive fiscal...

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When China Rules the World

Recorded on: 13 January 2010

Speaker(s): Martin Jacques

The years immediately following the end of the Cold War gave rise to the notion that the world was entering yet another...

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Muslims in Modern Europe

Recorded on: 12 January 2010

Speaker(s): Professor Gilles Kepel

This lecture will look at the complex character of the Muslim population in Europe and explain the many different ways...

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