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The Concept of Dignity among Palestinian Youth: An Exploratory Pilot Study

Recorded on: 13 December 2011

Speakers: Rita Giacaman

How do young Palestinians define dignity? What is the importance of dignity in their lives? What would increase or...

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British Journal of Industrial Relations (BJIR): 50th Anniversary Conference panel discussion

Recorded on: 13 December 2011

Speakers: Ed Heery, John Kelly, David Metcalf

"The unsolved problems in the research of work and employment" – a round table discussion among former BJIR chief...

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China Model 2

Recorded on: 8 December 2011

Speakers: Dr Kent Deng, Professor Jude Howell, Professor Athar Hussain

Against all previous predictions China has been completely transformed. This raises the question of the "China Model"...

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The US and the Arab Revolutions

Recorded on: 8 December 2011

Speakers: Professor William Quandt

The US has been an active player in the Middle East over the past century, but has been of minor relevance during the...

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A New Synthesis of Public Administration: serving in the 21st century

Recorded on: 6 December 2011

Speakers: Jocelyne Bourgon

Crises, cascading failures, and unpredictable shocks characterise the world we live in. Jocelyne Bourgon will map out...

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Rules and Representations: desire from an evolutionary point of view

Recorded on: 6 December 2011

Speakers: Dr Armin Schulz

Many organisms make decisions using only reflexes and drives; some, however, do so by employing explicit...

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EU Foreign Policy after Lisbon: the role of parliaments in EU foreign policy-making

Recorded on: 6 December 2011

Speakers: Brendan Donnelly, Mike Gapes MP, Lord Teverson, Professor Wolfgang Wagner

In this second roundtable in a series on 'EU Foreign Policy after Lisbon' the LSE's European Foreign Policy Unit...

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New Strategies for Disaster Response: How the increased frequency and intensity of disasters will reshape the EU approach

Recorded on: 6 December 2011

Speakers: Kristalina Georgieva

Kristalina Georgieva is European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response....

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The Price of Civilization: economics and ethics after the fall

Recorded on: 5 December 2011

Speakers: Professor Jeffrey Sachs

The world economy remains in a precarious state after the global recession. Jeffrey Sachs will discuss why we must –...

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Global Political Challenges: women advancing democracy

Recorded on: 2 December 2011

Speakers: Dr Madeleine Korbel Albright

Former US secretary of state Madeleine Korbel Albright will address the future of US foreign policy and the leadership...

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Aung San Suu Kyi and the revolution of the spirit

Recorded on: 1 December 2011

Speakers: Peter Popham

Twenty-three years after an uprising involving millions, and 21 years after elections which Aung San Suu Kyi's National...

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Families and young people in troubled neighbourhoods

Recorded on: 1 December 2011

Speakers: Iain Duncan Smith, Professor Anne Power, Professor Jane Waldfogel

The Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion tracked 200 families bringing up children in deprived neighbourhoods over...

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Perspectives on Taste – Philosophy and Neuroscience: the nature of tastes and tasting

Recorded on: 1 December 2011

Speakers: Professor Barry Smith

This lecture will explore the philosophy and neuroscience of taste and what it tells us about perception. Barry Smith...

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WikiLeaks: news in the networked era

Recorded on: 30 November 2011

Speakers: Charlie Beckett

This lecture will tell the story of WikiLeaks, the most controversial journalism organisation of the digital age. Led...

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Arab Nationalism, Islamism and the Arab Uprising

Recorded on: 30 November 2011

Speakers: Professor Sadik Al Azm

Al-Azm, one of the Middle East's most notable contemporary thinkers, will reflect on the effects of the Arab uprisings...

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1989 and EU-enlargement: Austria's role in European politics

Recorded on: 29 November 2011

Speakers: Dr Heinz Fischer

In spring 2010, Dr. Heinz Fischer was re-elected as Federal President of the Republic of Austria by popular vote for...

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For Love and Money: the distinctive features of care work

Recorded on: 29 November 2011

Speakers: Professor Nancy Folbre

For Love and Money, a forthcoming book edited by Nancy Folbre provides an overview of care provision in the United...

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Jawaharlal Nehru and China: a study in failure?

Recorded on: 29 November 2011

Speakers: Dr Ramachandra Guha

Jawaharlal Nehru, the man most identified with Indian foreign policy after independence, is remembered for what is...

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On Love

Recorded on: 29 November 2011

Speakers: Dr David Bell, Professor Simon May

Is genuine love unconditional, or enduring, or disinterested? Simon May says 'no' and offers an alternative theory....

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Herd Behaviour and Keeping up with the Joneses

Recorded on: 28 November 2011

Speakers: Professor Andrew Oswald

Herd behaviour is often natural and individually rational, but it has the potential to be disastrous for the group. In...

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Whatever Happened to Parliamentary Socialism: taking Ralph Miliband seriously today

Recorded on: 25 November 2011

Speakers: Professor Leo Panitch

This lecture marks the 50th anniversary of Ralph Miliband's first major work, the hugely influential Parliamentary...

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Democracy in the Workplace

Recorded on: 24 November 2011

Speakers: Professor Axel Gosseries, Paul Loach

This dialogue explores the prospects for workplace democracy - utopian ideal, or an idea whose time has come? Axel...

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Social Movements in the Age of the Internet

Recorded on: 24 November 2011

Speakers: Professor Manuel Castells

How are Social Movements shaped by the availability of horizontal communication networks based on the Internet and...

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Covering the Arab Spring: Are the Media Getting it Wrong?

Recorded on: 24 November 2011

Speakers: Brian Whitaker, Roger Hardy, Marwan Bishara, Dr Ramy Aly

A panel of seasoned journalists who have covered the Middle East extensively during their careers will critically...

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LSE Honorary Degree Ceremony - Social Business: to solve society's most pressing problems

Recorded on: 24 November 2011

Speakers: Professor Muhammad Yunus

Muhammad Yunus is to be awarded an Honorary Degree – Doctor of Science (Economics) at this ceremony. Professor Yunus...

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Role of the Chinese Diaspora

Recorded on: 23 November 2011

Speakers: Lord Nat Wei

Lord Wei will give a lecture in memory of Lord Michael Chan, the first ever ethnic Chinese member of the House of...

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The Evolution of Morality

Recorded on: 22 November 2011

Speakers: Dr Jason McKenzie Alexander, Dr Keith Jensen, Dr Andrew Pinsent

What generates our capability to act morally? How much is it part of our basic biology? How is it socialised? Is it...

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LSE Health and Social Care Annual Lecture 2011 - Fairer Care Funding

Recorded on: 22 November 2011

Speakers: Andrew Dilnot

Achieving a sustainable and fair system for funding the support required by people with social care needs represents a...

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Leading Colombia towards Prosperity for All

Recorded on: 22 November 2011

Speakers: Juan Manuel Santos Calderón

Juan Manuel Santos Calderón is President of the Republic of Colombia. Born in Bogota on August 10, 1951. He was a cadet...

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The Global Value of the Commonwealth

Recorded on: 21 November 2011

Speakers: Kamalesh Sharma

Kamalesh Sharma will reflect on the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in October 2011, which is expected...

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World Stage Student and Alumni Lecture Series - 21 Novermber 2011

Recorded on: 21 November 2011

Speakers: Paulina Bozek, Vyacheslav Polonski, Christina Kerr

This is the second year of events where invited alumni share a stage with current students in a public talk. This is a...

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Dreaming Transnational Law - Dream, Faith, Vision and Utopia in current legal discourse

Recorded on: 17 November 2011

Speakers: Professor Ralf Michaels

We are witnessing a paradigmatic shift in the reality and theory of law. The new transnational law – international...

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The deconstruction of social unreality: How to naturalise social facts

Recorded on: 17 November 2011

Speakers: Dan Sperber

Many social scientists and philosophers - John Searle in particular in The Construction of Social Reality - argue that...

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Revolution and Counter-revolution in the Arab World

Recorded on: 16 November 2011

Speakers: Professor Gilles Kepel

From the Tunisian and Egyptian uprisings to their suppression in Bahrain and Syria; from civil war in Yemen and Libya...

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The Deaths of Others

Recorded on: 16 November 2011

Speakers: John Tirman

US author John Tirman argues that while Americans are rightly concerned about the number of US troops killed in battle,...

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State Violence and the Responsibility to Protect: the role of the international community

Recorded on: 15 November 2011

Speakers: Dr Chaloka Beyani, Ignacio Llanos, Professor Sir Adam Roberts

The UN has a responsibility to protect populations from genocide and crimes against humanity, but to what effect?...

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The Wit and Wisdom of Brian Moore

Recorded on: 15 November 2011

Speakers: Brian Moore

Former England rugby player turned journalist and media commentator gives his forthright views on a whole range of...

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Thinking Fast and Slow - Daniel Kahneman in conversation with Richard Layard

Recorded on: 15 November 2011

Speakers: Professor Daniel Kahneman, Professor Lord Richard Layard

Two systems drive the way we think and make choices: System One is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System Two is...

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Conservative Leadership - What Works and What Doesn't

Recorded on: 14 November 2011

Speakers: Robin Harris

Drawing on his new book, The Conservatives-A History, Robin Harris will review the different styles, strengths and...

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European Questions – Turkish Angles: Europe's nation states

Recorded on: 14 November 2011

Speakers: Professor John Breuilly, Professor Sir Francis Jacobs, Professor Umut Özkirimli

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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Savage Messiah: Transmissions from a discarded future

Recorded on: 14 November 2011

Speakers: Laura Oldfield Ford

In this talk, artist, writer and zine maker Laura Oldfield Ford will be showing traces and relics from her...

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Bombing Savages in Law, in Fact, in Fiction

Recorded on: 10 November 2011

Speakers: Sven Lindqvist

This lecture marks the centenary of aerial bombardment. More than just a military revolution, this development redrew...

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The Darwin Economy: liberty, competition, and the common good

Recorded on: 10 November 2011

Speakers: Professor Robert H. Frank

Who was the greater economist--Adam Smith or Charles Darwin? The question seems absurd. Darwin, after all, was a...

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Crisis in the EU and Eurozone - Austria's response

Recorded on: 10 November 2011

Speakers: Dr Michael Spindelegger

Dr Michael Spindelegger is Vice-Chancellor of the Republic of Austria and Federal Minister for European and...

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The City of London

Recorded on: 9 November 2011

Speakers: Professor David Kynaston

David Kynaston's ground-breaking history of the City of London, published in four volumes between 1994 and 2001 and now...

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Europe's Vanished Kingdoms

Recorded on: 9 November 2011

Speakers: Professor Norman Davies, Maurice Fraser

The history of Europe is not just the story of Britain, France and Germany. Norman Davies examines the lives and...

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The Art of Selecting the Right Arbitrator

Recorded on: 9 November 2011

Speakers: Constantine Partasides

Few aspects are as crucial in the practice of international arbitration as having the right people on the tribunal....

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Doing Business with China: problems, challenges and opportunities

Recorded on: 8 November 2011

Speakers: Stephen Perry

Stephen Perry will discuss the early days of the 48 Group, the oldest Western trading partners with the People's...

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Emerging art markets

Recorded on: 8 November 2011

Speakers: Melanie Gerlis

With China now the second or even first biggest art market in the world, this lecture looks at the emerging markets for...

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More Cooperation is More Security: Towards European Coherence in International Affairs

Recorded on: 8 November 2011

Speakers: Erkki Tuomioja

Minister Tuomioja will outline his views on international security challenges and the responses that are urgently...

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Kuwait Programme seminar: Faith and politics in the Gulf

Recorded on: 8 November 2011

Speakers: Roger Hardy, Jane Kinninmont

Roger Hardy is Visiting Fellow at the Centre for International Studies at LSE and former Middle East and Islamic...

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The Arab Uprisings: mass protest, border-crossing and history from below

Recorded on: 7 November 2011

Speakers: Dr John Chalcraft

Based on fieldwork conducted over the past five years, John Chalcraft will examine the Arab uprisings with a focus on...

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Christ to Coke?

Recorded on: 3 November 2011

Speakers: Professor Martin Kemp

Informative, funny, sad, and surprising by turns, this is the first book to look at all the main types of visual icon,...

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Derrida and (the) English

Recorded on: 3 November 2011

Speakers: Professor Rachel Bowlby, Professor Robert Eaglestone, Dr Sarah Wood

Marking the publication of Simon Glendinning's new book Derrida: a very short introduction, this discussion will...

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Is the Western Liberal Order China-Proof?

Recorded on: 3 November 2011

Speakers: Mark Leonard

As uncertainty and insecurity in the West increase, can a drift to state capitalism and political authoritarianism be...

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Them and Us: A Special Relationship?

Recorded on: 3 November 2011

Speakers: Sarah Lyall, Justin Webb

BBC Today Programme presenter and former Washington Correspondent Justin Webb in conversation with the New York Times'...

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LSE perspectives on the sovereign debt crisis

Recorded on: 2 November 2011

Speakers: Dr Jon Danielsson, Dr Bob Hancke, Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis, Professor Dimitri Vayanos

The panellists will each outline their analysis of the crisis, with particular emphasis on the Eurozone, and debate how...

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The Rare Find

Recorded on: 2 November 2011

Speakers: George Anders

How do we recognise greatness? The world-wide hunt for talent has never been more ambitious, more systematic -- and...

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ERC Security in Transition Launch

Recorded on: 2 November 2011

Speakers: Lakhdar Brahimi, Professor Mary Kaldor, Javier Solana

The event will discuss the gap between contemporary security needs and security capabilities, and will launch the new...

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Decarbonising Britain

Recorded on: 1 November 2011

Speakers: Dr David Kennedy

The UK has an aggressive plan to decarbonise its economy by 34 per cent in 2020, 50 per cent in 2027 and 80 per cent in...

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Predicting if Your Policy will Work for You: doing it better

Recorded on: 1 November 2011

Speakers: Professor Nancy Cartwright

Why isn't evidence-based policy making working? This lecture looks at examples from Californian schools, the Bangladesh...

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Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade

Recorded on: 1 November 2011

Speakers: Andrew Feinstein

Pulling back the curtain on the secretive world of the global arms trade, Andrew Feinstein reveals the corruption and...

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Role of a Foreign Bank in China

Recorded on: 31 October 2011

Speakers: Sir Thomas Harris

Drawing on his rich experience Sir Thomas Harris will talk about the role of a foreign bank in China. Thomas Harris is...

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The Federalization of Iraq and the Break-up of Sudan

Recorded on: 31 October 2011

Speakers: Professor Brendan O'Leary

Why do some multiethnic states break up while others hold together? Brendan O'Leary compares how federalism has...

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The Better Angels of our Nature: The Decline of Violence in World History and Its Causes

Recorded on: 31 October 2011

Speakers: Professor Steven Pinker

One of the world's best-known psychologists argues that violence within and between societies - both murder and warfare...

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The Future of Economic Convergence

Recorded on: 29 October 2011

Speakers: Professor Dani Rodrik

Emerging and developing economies have grown much more rapidly than rich countries recently. This has led to hopes that...

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Building an International Rule of Law

Recorded on: 27 October 2011

Speakers: Judge Patrick Robinson

Since its establishment in 1993, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia has irreversibly changed...

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Terrorism: a (self) love story

Recorded on: 27 October 2011

Speakers: Professor Arie Kruglanski

Using research on terrorist organisations in Sri Lanka, the Philippines and the Middle East, Professor Kruglanski...

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Turkey’s Experience with Neoliberal Policies

Recorded on: 27 October 2011

Speakers: Professor Asaf Savas Akat, Professor Fikret Senses

An interactive public debate on Turkish economy, its past, present, and future prospects.

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Pakistan and the challenges of a new decade

Recorded on: 26 October 2011

Speakers: Douglas Alexander MP, Professor Sumantra Bose

UK forces have been in Afghanistan for over a decade but Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander MP will argue that...

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Why the Role of the Developer Matters

Recorded on: 26 October 2011

Speakers: Francis Salway

One of the industry's most influential figures will give his views on the vital importance of property developers in...

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The World Economy: How did we get here and where are we going?

Recorded on: 26 October 2011

Speakers: Nemat Shafik

Nemat Shafik is the Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, a position she has held since April...

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Arguments with Gandhi

Recorded on: 25 October 2011

Speakers: Dr Ramachandra Guha

At once a freedom fighter, social reformer and environmental thinker, Mahatma Gandhi's ideas were original and...

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Life After Death: Al-Qaeda and the US war on terror

Recorded on: 25 October 2011

Speakers: Professor Fawaz Gerges

Al-Qaeda has degenerated into a fractured, marginal body kept alive largely by the self-serving, anti-terrorist...

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European Questions – Turkish Angles: Europe's banking system

Recorded on: 24 October 2011

Speakers: Professor Philip Goodchild, Professor Sevket Pamuk, Dr Waltraud Schelkle

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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Gendered Violence and Drug Wars: The Mexico-US Border

Recorded on: 24 October 2011

Speakers: Dr Melissa W Wright

Since 2006, when Mexico's President declared war against the drug trade, the people of the northern Mexican border...

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Is South African Society More Equal Today Than When Apartheid Ended in 1994?

Recorded on: 24 October 2011

Speakers: Dr Max Price

South Africa was one of the most unequal countries in the world in 1994, with the lines drawn clearly along the racial...

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Going Beyond Dangerous Climate Change: Exploring the void between rhetoric and reality in reducing carbon emissions

Recorded on: 21 October 2011

Speakers: Professor Kevin Anderson

This lecture is part of the LSE Department of International Development Friday Lecture Series, which brings in leading...

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The Hidden Future of Cities

Recorded on: 21 October 2011

Speakers: Alex Steffen

Alex Steffen uses real-world examples and big-picture research to show us that a brighter, greener future is ours to...

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Combating Carbon in an Economic Crisis

Recorded on: 20 October 2011

Speakers: Tom Burke, Avinash Persaud

The event will focus on two key questions: Has the economic crisis irrevocably undermined the world’s chances of...

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Good Strategy/Bad Strategy: the difference and why it matters

Recorded on: 20 October 2011

Speakers: Professor Richard Rumelt

Developing and implementing a strategy is the central task of any leader. Richard Rumelt shows that there has been a...

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Is There A Future For Multiculturalism?

Recorded on: 20 October 2011

Speakers: Dr Jonathan Chaplin, Alan Craig, Claire Fox, Professor Tariq Modood

Recent years have seen politicians and commentators of all stripes lining up to condemn multiculturalism. This event...

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Canada: a reliable, responsible contributor to global energy security and economic stability

Recorded on: 20 October 2011

Speakers: Joe Oliver

Joe Oliver, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, will discuss Canada as a reliable, responsible contributor to...

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Michael Oakeshott Memorial Lecture 2011 - Are adverbial rules enough?

Recorded on: 19 October 2011

Speakers: Oliver Letwin MP

Michael Oakeshott famously distinguished the character of a state, as opposed to an enterprise association, as...

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Basic Concepts of International Arbitration (Part 2 of 2)

Recorded on: 19 October 2011

Speakers: Jan Paulsson

Jan Paulsson presents the essentials of international arbitration in two compact seminars of the LSE Transnational Law...

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Chaos, Unpredictability and the Evolution of Mathematical Ideas

Recorded on: 18 October 2011

Speakers: Professor Paul Glendinning, Dr Charlotte Werndl

Chaos research has been hailed as having led to revolutionary scientific advances. This dialogue between a philosopher...

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Citizenship, Immigration, and the European Social Project: Rights and Obligations of Individuality

Recorded on: 18 October 2011

Speakers: Dr Yasemin Soysal

This lecture addresses the recently intensified European debates and policies on immigrant integration in the context...

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Is Happiness the Right Measure of Social Progress?

Recorded on: 18 October 2011

Speakers: Professor Lord Richard Layard, Professor Lord Robert Skidelsky

In his book, Happiness (recently updated), Richard Layard argues that the best societies are those with the most...

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A Saudi Spring of Sand Storms: signs of domestic turbulence

Recorded on: 17 October 2011

Speakers: Professor Madawi Al- Rasheed

While neighbouring countries have seen unprecedented popular protests, Saudi Arabia has so far avoided a major show of...

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New Mobile Technologies: privacy and policy, threats and opportunities

Recorded on: 17 October 2011

Speakers: Dr Gus Hosein, Mark Selby

New LSE research on Oyster Cards and other applications of near field communication technologies shows how the...

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The Mountain Within: Leadership lessons from Kilimanjaro

Recorded on: 13 October 2011

Speakers: Herta von Stiegel

Herta von Stiegel presents The Mountain Within, the book and award-winning documentary, telling the story of her climb...

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Truth, Errors, and Lies: politics and economics in a volatile world

Recorded on: 13 October 2011

Speakers: Professor Grzegorz W Kolodko

A key architect of Poland's successful economic reforms, Grzegorz Kolodko applies his far-reaching knowledge to the...

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Global Reform for Derivatives Markets

Recorded on: 13 October 2011

Speakers: Gary Gensler

In this seminar hosted by the LSE Financial Markets Group, Gary Gensler discusses derivatives reform as well as issues...

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Beatrice Webb: her quest for a fairer society

Recorded on: 12 October 2011

Speakers: Michael Ward, Jonathan Derbyshire, Professor David Piachaud, Stephen Timms MP

Tackling poverty and inequality is at the heart of progressive politics. But what can history tell us about the...

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Portugal delivers

Recorded on: 12 October 2011

Speakers: Paulo Portas

In this lecture Paulo Portas, Portuguese Minister for Foreign Affairs will speak about the financial crisis in the...

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What Should We Do About Google?

Recorded on: 12 October 2011

Speakers: Professor Martin Cave

Google has been running into trouble with competition authorities in Europe, the US and elsewhere. Should its wings be...

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Basic Concepts of International Arbitration (Part 1 of 2)

Recorded on: 12 October 2011

Speakers: Jan Paulsson

Jan Paulsson presents the essentials of international arbitration in two compact seminars of the LSE Transnational Law...

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627 Million Chinese Brought Out of Poverty: where did it all go wrong?

Recorded on: 11 October 2011

Speakers: Professor Danny Quah

From 1981 to 2005 China succeeded in lifting over 600 million of its citizens out of grinding poverty. What other...

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A More Secure World - From Neighbourhood to Globe

Recorded on: 11 October 2011

Speakers: William J. Bratton

From Tottenham to global terrorism, developing policies and implementing schemes that work across the range of fighting...

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Exceptional People: how migration shaped our world and will define our future

Recorded on: 11 October 2011

Speakers: Professor Ian Goldin

Migration has played a critical role in human history--the circulation of ideas and technologies has benefited...

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Extended Selves

Recorded on: 10 October 2011

Speakers: Professor Katalin Farkas

Our iPhones, diaries, computers or collaborators are extensions of our minds, according to a philosophical argument....

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How to Make your First Million?

Recorded on: 10 October 2011

Speakers: Leszek Czarnecki

The lecture talks about establishing a prosperous business and seeks to present the crucial factors for success: a good...

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Architecture and Happiness

Recorded on: 6 October 2011

Speakers: Ben Rogers, Professor Roger Scruton

Architecture is the most public of art-forms and has borne political, religious and moral meanings throughout history....

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Framing the Arab Uprisings: a historical perspective

Recorded on: 6 October 2011

Speakers: Professor Juan Cole

Juan Cole is Richard P Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan and author of the blog...

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Deceit and Self Deception: fooling yourself the better to fool others

Recorded on: 5 October 2011

Speakers: Professor Robert Trivers

After decades of research, one of the most influential theoretical evolutionary biologists of our time has returned to...

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Hellenism, Universal Rights and Apartheid

Recorded on: 5 October 2011

Speakers: George Bizos

George Bizos will speak about defending human rights under apartheid in South Africa, drawing on his own career as a...

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"Same bed different dreams": Asia's rise - threat or opportunity? The view from Australia

Recorded on: 5 October 2011

Speakers: Malcolm Turnbull

The world economy is being transformed by the rise of Asia and increasing integration. Accompanying competition and...

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Exit Strategies and Lessons Learned: from the Balkans to Afghanistan

Recorded on: 4 October 2011

Speakers: Professor Richard Caplan

Currently leading a research project on 'Exit Strategies and Peacen Consolidation', Richard Caplan will analyse the...

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Cybercrime, Cybercops and You

Recorded on: 4 October 2011

Speakers: Misha Glenny

In a world where we shop, bank, work and live online, security has become a nightmare for law enforcement agencies, as...

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'Making Rich People Richer Doesn't Make the Rest of Us richer' and 22 other Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism

Recorded on: 4 October 2011

Speakers: Professor Ha-Joon Chang

Three years on since the outbreak of the financial crisis in 2008, the world economy is struggling, with huge downward...

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Changing Fortunes: income mobility and poverty dynamics in Britain

Recorded on: 3 October 2011

Speakers: Professor Stephen Jenkins, Professor Simon Burgess, Professor John Hills

Stephen Jenkins launches his book, Changing Fortunes: income mobility and poverty dynamics in Britain, a comprehensive...

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Entrepreneurs, innovation and growth

Recorded on: 3 October 2011

Speakers: Luke Johnson

Luke Johnson will talk about how new firms and their founders create jobs and wealth, and what we can do to stimulate...

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Cities and Economic Development

Recorded on: 21 September 2011

Speakers: Sergio Cabral, N K Singh, Professor Tony Venables

Urban areas are the most productive parts of the developing world, yet concentrated urban poverty presents some of the...

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Pakistan: A Personal History

Recorded on: 20 September 2011

Speakers: Imran Khan

Born only five years after Pakistan was created in 1947, Imran Khan has lived his country's history. Pakistan now...

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Relevant Capabilities and Industrial Development: stories from Sub-Saharan Africa

Recorded on: 20 September 2011

Speakers: Professor John Sutton

Good advice for governments intervening to promote industrial development can only come from a detailed understanding...

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Building Effective States

Recorded on: 19 September 2011

Speakers: Professor Paul Collier, Sushil Kumar Modi

Getting fragile states on a path of sustainable economic growth is currently a key policy imperative. This session will...

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The road to recovery – What can Government do in the current economic crisis?

Recorded on: 14 September 2011

Speakers: Nick Clegg MP

Nick Clegg is Deputy Prime Minister. Nick Clegg was born in Buckinghamshire in 1967, the third of four siblings. He...

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The 9/11 Wars

Recorded on: 13 September 2011

Speakers: Jason Burke

Throughout the 1990s a vast conflict was brewing. Jason Burke was a first-hand witness of many of the conflict's key...

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The Leaderless Revolution: How ordinary people will take power and change politics in the 21st century

Recorded on: 8 September 2011

Speakers: Carne Ross

In his new book The Leaderless Revolution, former diplomat Carne Ross offers a compelling new vision of what’s wrong...

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Beyond the crisis: lessons for the future of the eurozone

Recorded on: 7 September 2011

Speakers: Herman Van Rompuy

In this speech, the President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, will draw the political lessons from the...

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National Security, Regional Stability: Prospects for Arab-Iranian Conflict and Cooperation

Recorded on: 7 September 2011

Speakers: Professor Gary Sick

Keynote speech by Gary Sick, the final session from the Arab-Iranian Relations: Discourses of Conflict and Cooperation...

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Transparency and financial stability

Recorded on: 6 September 2011

Speakers: Donald Kohn

Donald Kohn is a member of the Bank of England's Financial Policy Committee which identifies, monitors, and takes...

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Post-crisis policy challenges in the world economy

Recorded on: 5 September 2011

Speakers: Dr Heiner Flassbeck, Dr Supachai Panitchpakdi

Post-crisis policy challenges in the world economy will be the focus of UNCTAD´s Trade and Development Report 2011. The...

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Security challenges ten years after 9/11

Recorded on: 5 September 2011

Speakers: Michael Chertoff

In this lecture former US Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff will address changes in home security...

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Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age

Recorded on: 8 August 2011

Speakers: Professor Viktor Mayer-Schönberger

Viktor Mayer-Schönberger is the Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at Oxford. His research focuses on the...

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What next for Rupert Murdoch? The Man Who Owns The News

Recorded on: 28 July 2011

Speakers: Michael Wolff

Rupert Murdoch is currently engulfed in one of the most extraordinary news stories of recent times, his own. Michael...

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An Evening with Michael Atherton

Recorded on: 27 July 2011

Speakers: Michael Atherton

A conversation and Q&A with cricketer Michael Atherton, author of Glorious Summers and Discontents: Looking Back on the...

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Monetary policy and banking fragility

Recorded on: 27 July 2011

Speakers: Professor David Miles

The banking sector across many developed economies proved fragile – insufficiently robust to prevent worries about the...

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Keynes v Hayek

Recorded on: 26 July 2011

Speakers: Professor George Selgin, Professor Lord Skidelsky, Duncan Weldon, Dr Jamie Whyte

How do we get out of the financial mess we're in? Two of the great economic thinkers of the 20th century had sharply...

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I'm Feeling Lucky: The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59

Recorded on: 20 July 2011

Speakers: Douglas Edwards

Comparing Google to an ordinary business is like comparing a rocket to a wheelbarrow. No academic analysis or...

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The End of the Peer Show?: A debate on the future of the House of Lords

Recorded on: 18 July 2011

Speakers: Professor Tim Bale, Professor Patrick Dunleavy, Mark Harper MP, Rt Revd Lord Harries

The draft House of Lords Reform Bill, published in May 2011, sets out a number of proposals aiming to reform the UK's...

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Change in the Middle East? Democracy, Authoritarianism and Regime Change in the Arab World

Recorded on: 13 July 2011

Speakers: Professor Lisa Anderson

This lecture is an examination of the recent uprisings in the Arab world, highlighting where they happened, where they...

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Phone-hacking: is it time to get tough on the press?

Recorded on: 13 July 2011

Speakers: David Aaronovitch, Charlotte Harris, Martin Moore, Paul Staines

The furore around the phone-hacking scandal at the News of the World has raised wider issues around the regulation and...

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Migrants and Intellectual life

Recorded on: 13 July 2011

Speakers: Sir Harry Kroto, Philippe Sands QC, Mike Phillips, Gita Sahgal, Barbara Roche

Migrants are often presented as a burden, but no one can deny the impact they have had on Britain's intellectual life....

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ED: The Milibands and the making of a Labour leader

Recorded on: 12 July 2011

Speakers: Mehdi Hasan, James Macintyre

Ed Miliband is perhaps the least understood political leader of modern times. Mehdi Hasan and James Macintyre's book, ...

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Arab Revolutions in the Making: Not a Perfect Storm

Recorded on: 7 July 2011

Speakers: Professor Fawaz A Gerges

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

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Powerful Portraits: What's in a Face? A slideshow lecture by Platon

Recorded on: 6 July 2011

Speakers: Platon

Portrait photographer Platon shares his experience photographing an eclectic mix of presidents, politicians,...

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The Caribbean in a Changing Global Environment

Recorded on: 5 July 2011

Speakers: Professor Sir Hilary Beckles

This event is part of the celebrations that the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Caucus of High Commissioners are...

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Quality in Health and Social Care

Recorded on: 5 July 2011

Speakers: Dr Zack Cooper, Professor Julien Forder, Professor Mireia Jofre-Bonet, Dr Irini Papanicolas

In this lecture, organised by LSE Health and Social Care, and supported by LSE HEIF 4 Bid Fund, LSE academics will...

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Family Futures: Childhood and poverty in urban neighbourhoods

Recorded on: 5 July 2011

Speakers: Rt Hon Margaret Hodge MP, Dr Katharine Rake, Professor Anne Power, Jane Waldfogel

Family futures is about family life in areas of concentrated poverty and social problems where surrounding conditions...

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An Integrated Networking Approach for a Sustainable Textile Sector in Solapur City, India

Recorded on: 5 July 2011

Speakers: Rahul Hiremath

The textile sector in India plays an important role in the country's economy, providing employment to a significant...

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London Integration Forum 2011 - Exploring Diversity

Recorded on: 1 July 2011

Speakers: Liz Fekete, Dr Naika Foroutan, Dr Myria Georgiou, Nazia Hussain, Lamya Kaddor, Profressor Julian Petley

How can we formulate a vision of the future after the widely proclaimed "failure of multiculturalism"? The London...

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The LSE Big Questions Lecture: East beats West? Is the East taking over the world? with Prof. Danny Quah

Recorded on: 30 June 2011

Speakers: Professor Danny Quah

Your clothes, trainers, Xboxes, TVs and much, much more are all made in the East. And by selling us all this stuff,...

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A lecture by Felipe Larraín Bascuñán, Minister of Finance of the Government of Chile

Recorded on: 29 June 2011

Speakers: Felipe Larraín Bascuñán

Since March 2010, Felipe Larraín Bascuñán has been the Minister of Finance of the Government of President Sebastián...

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Urban regeneration and social sustainability

Recorded on: 29 June 2011

Speakers: Andrea Colantonio, Tim Dixon, Brian Field, Jan Olbrycht

Urban regeneration is a key focus for public policy throughout Europe. This launch marks an examination of social...

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Moving Social Security Online (Conference)

Recorded on: 29 June 2011

Speakers: Sir Michael Bichard, Matt Briggs, Guy Ker, Simon Boniwell, Nick Chapman, David Dinsdale, Patrick Dunleavy, Harry Metcalfe, Ivo Gormley, William Heath, Teresa Perchaud, Kevin McLean, Mark O'Neill, Jerry Fishenden, Martin Ferguson

LSE Public Policy Group, LSE Moving Social Security Online Conference, Wednesday 29 June 2011. In the present fiscal...

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Adaptation and regeneration in the EU's regions: The case of Wallonia

Recorded on: 28 June 2011

Speakers: Rudy Demotte

In the 19th century the Belgian region of Wallonia was the second industrial power of the world after England. Then, in...

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Injunctions are a necessary evil: Privacy, free speech and a feral press

Recorded on: 28 June 2011

Speakers: Suzanne Moore, Max Mosley, David Price, Hugh Tomlinson

A public debate to celebrate the launch of the new issue of Index on Censorship magazine, Privacy is dead! Long live...

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Policy and Philosophy for Children

Recorded on: 23 June 2011

Speakers: Phillip Blond, Jonathan Douglas, Professor John White

Three debates will examine the theoretical, practical and policy implications of teaching philosophy to children in...

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Philosophers and Philosophy for Children

Recorded on: 23 June 2011

Speakers: Dr Katerina Deligiorgi, Dr Angela Hobbs, Dr Vivienne Orchar

Three debates will examine the theoretical, practical and policy implications of teaching philosophy to children in...

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Bread and Butter: Food, De-Development and the Arab Revolutions

Recorded on: 23 June 2011

Speakers: Dr Rami Zurayk

In his lecture, Rami Zurayk will discuss his current work on food and de-development in Gaza and the use of food...

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Practitioners and Philosophy for Children

Recorded on: 23 June 2011

Speakers: Dr Mary Healy, Dr John Taylor, Peter Worley

Three debates will examine the theoretical, practical and policy implications of teaching philosophy to children in...

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Global Imbalances and Social Challenges

Recorded on: 22 June 2011

Speakers: Jean-Michel Severino, Martin Wolf

Two of the world's top commentators on economics, development and finance discuss some of the most pressing global...

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The European Parliament: Finally a Powerful and Legitimate Institution?

Recorded on: 22 June 2011

Speakers: Michael Shackleton, David Curry, Sara Hagemann, Hugo Brady

The launch of the 8th edition of the "The European Parliament" by Richard Corbett, Francis Jacobs and Michael...

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KT Social Care Project Seminar: Mind the Gap - Getting Research Into Policy and Practice

Recorded on: 22 June 2011

Speakers: Philip Davies

It is almost thirty years since the American social scientist Carol Weiss noted that social science findings and...

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Too Many People in Britain? Immigration and the Housing Problem

Recorded on: 21 June 2011

Speakers: Professor Stephen Nickell

This lecture will look at immigration and its economic effects including the contribution to population growth. Why...

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Power Shifts and Power Games in the G20: What do China and Japan want from the G20?

Recorded on: 20 June 2011

Speakers: Professor Yves Tiberghien

In the wake of the global financial crisis of 2008 and at the time of major impasses regarding both the future of the...

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The Filter Bubble: What The Internet Is Hiding From You

Recorded on: 20 June 2011

Speakers: Eli Pariser

Imagine a world where all the news you see is defined by your salary, where you live, and who your friends are. Imagine...

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The fork in the road – time for the alternative

Recorded on: 16 June 2011

Speakers: Ed Balls

Ed Balls is the Labour & Co-operative MP for Morley and Outwood and Shadow Chancellor. He was previously MP for...

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Turkey in the World

Recorded on: 15 June 2011

Speakers: Professor Michael Cox, Fadi Hakura, Professor Şevket Pamuk

Turkey's international role has grown in recent years as its economy has boomed under the direction of Prime Minister...

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Reconsidering the 1948 Arab-Israeli War

Recorded on: 14 June 2011

Speakers: Professor Benny Morris

The lecture will look at various aspects, some of them innovative, of the 1948 War, the first between the Arabs and...

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The Big Society and the Good Society: rethinking the place of the state in British society

Recorded on: 14 June 2011

Speakers: Lord Glasman, Jesse Norman MP

David Cameron has championed the 'big society' as his big idea for government; Ed Miliband has countered with the 'good...

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Delivering Meaningful Results in Global Development: A lecture by Dr Raj Shah, Administrator of USAID

Recorded on: 14 June 2011

Speakers: Dr Rajiv Shah

In the process of implementing one of the most sweeping sets of reforms in its history, the U.S. Agency for...

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The Fabric of Our Social World

Recorded on: 13 June 2011

Speakers: Professor Chris Frith, Dr Alex Gillespie, Professor Dermot Moran

How do we create our world through shared experiences? What are the psychological and physiological mechanisms that...

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The euro, its central bank and economic governance

Recorded on: 13 June 2011

Speakers: Jean-Claude Trichet

The Stamp Memorial Lecture is in memory of Josiah Charles Stamp, an alumnus and former governor of LSE. The recent...

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Impact Conference 2011

Recorded on: 13 June 2011

Speakers: Various - see description for details

Academics are increasingly being pressed to provide evidence of impact from their research on the world outside...

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A Fair Trial for the Human Rights Act

Recorded on: 9 June 2011

Speakers: Sadiq Khan MP

Sadiq Khan will explain Labour's approach to human rights. Sadiq Khan is shadow lord chancellor and shadow secretary of...

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Indian herbal heritage and its rising global influence in economic growth

Recorded on: 9 June 2011

Speakers: Shahnaz Husain

Over the last few years, India has become one of the fastest-growing economies. Shahnaz Husain's experience is in...

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A Shadow of Its Former Self? Robert Mugabe and Zimbabwe's Education System

Recorded on: 9 June 2011

Speakers: Peter Godwin

Peter Godwin is an award-winning foreign correspondent, author, documentary-maker and screen writer. After practicing...

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Should China revisit the 1994 fiscal reforms?

Recorded on: 9 June 2011

Speakers: Dr Ehtisham Ahmad

Does China need to conduct another "fundamental rethink" of the fiscal system as in 1993/4? The 1994 reforms have...

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Social Policy in an Ageing Society

Recorded on: 9 June 2011

Speakers: Dr Jose-Luis Fernandez, Professor Julien Forder, Philipp Hessel, Dr Tiziana Leone, Raphael Wittenberg, Professor Mike Murphy

Programme: Welcome from Chair - Professor Martin Knapp (co-director LSE Health and Social Care). The effect of "social...

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Why Nations Fail

Recorded on: 8 June 2011

Speakers: Professor James Robinson

Countries grow economically if they can build inclusive economic institutions. They stagnate if they have exclusive...

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On Happiness

Recorded on: 7 June 2011

Speakers: Professor Andrew Clark, Dr Antti Kauppinen

Is there more to happiness than pleasure or belief that life is going well? Should public policy aim at increasing...

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Preventing Financial Meltdowns

Recorded on: 7 June 2011

Speakers: Tim Harford

In this lecture, Tim Harford, the author, radio presenter and newspaper columnist looks at the lessons we can learn...

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Rhian Benson Returns to the LSE: Music, Conversation, African Inspiration

Recorded on: 6 June 2011

Speakers: Rhian Benson

A conversation with award-winning artist and LSE alumna Rhian Benson, hosted by journalist Emma Warren, discussing...

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Living in the Endless City

Recorded on: 6 June 2011

Speakers: Dr Joan Clos, Dr Gareth Jones, Professor Çaglar Keyder, Professor Saskia Sassen, Professor Richard Sennett

Marking the launch of a new book on Mumbai, Sao Paulo and Istanbul – the outcome of the Urban Age research programme at...

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The Flaw

Recorded on: 6 June 2011

Speakers: Professor Francesco Caselli, Philip Coggan, David Sington, Professor Robert Wade

Today, a question haunts America: what exactly caused the world's greatest economy to crash and burn? And why is it so...

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A lecture by Traian Băsescu, President of Romania

Recorded on: 6 June 2011

Speakers: Traian Băsescu, Professor Vladimir Tismaneanu

Traian Basescu is president of Romania. He was first elected to the post in December 2004, and was re-elected to a...

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Kuwait Programme seminar: Political change in the Gulf

Recorded on: 6 June 2011

Speakers: Sir Harold Walker, H.E. Khaled Al-Duwaisan

Sir Harold Walker is a former British Ambassador to Iraq, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. H.E. Khaled Al-Duwaisan...

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Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less From Each Other

Recorded on: 2 June 2011

Speakers: Professor Sherry Turkle

Facebook. Twitter. Second Life. "Smart" phones. Robot pets. Robot lovers. Thirty years ago we asked what we would use...

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Poor Economics; A Radical Rethinking of the way to Fight Global Poverty

Recorded on: 2 June 2011

Speakers: Professor Abhijit Banerjee, Professor Esther Duflo

Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo have worked with the poor in dozens of countries, trying to understand the specific...

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The Evolution of the Individual

Recorded on: 2 June 2011

Speakers: Professor Peter Godfrey-Smith

The winner of the 2010 Lakatos Award (for his book Darwinian Populations and Natural Selection) will talk about the...

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The Outsider Inside: Palestinian Citizens of Israel, their Context and Contest

Recorded on: 1 June 2011

Speakers: Dr Tilde Rosmer

This lecture examines the role of Palestinians citizens of Israel in Israeli politics and their place in a conflict in...

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Africa's Disease Burden

Recorded on: 1 June 2011

Speakers: Dr Ama de-Graft Aikins, Dr Olugbenga Ogedegbe, Dr Francis Dodoo

LSE Health and the LSE Africa Initiative in collaboration with The British Academy invites you to an event on Africa’s...

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Health Care Reform in the US

Recorded on: 31 May 2011

Speakers: Dr Peter Orszag

Spiralling health care costs are currently threatening the future of the US economy. Peter Orszag offers insight on...

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Can single individuals still shape history? The Case of Osama bin Laden

Recorded on: 26 May 2011

Speakers: Michael Scheuer

Osama bin Laden was one of America's most formidable and implacable enemies. And yet no one has written a serious...

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Following the trail of Islamism and the Veil across time and borders

Recorded on: 26 May 2011

Speakers: Professor Leila Ahmed

Professor Ahmed asks why the wearing of veils or headscarves has become a growing phenomenon in America – and across...

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Beyond a Global Deal? A UN+ Approach to Climate Governance

Recorded on: 25 May 2011

Speakers: Dr Robert Falkner, Professor Lord Giddens, Thomas Hale, André Lieber, Scott Moore, Professor Michael Jacobs

How can we make progress on climate change in the face of gridlock? Global Governance 2020 is a group of young...

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Eradicating Ecocide: laws and governance to prevent the destruction of our planet

Recorded on: 25 May 2011

Speakers: Polly Higgins

Polly Higgins advocates a different approach to preventing the destruction of our planet. Instead of our laws...

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It's all about people

Recorded on: 25 May 2011

Speakers: Sheryl Sandberg

We are witnessing the transformation of the web from the information web to the social web. This has profound...

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The Future of Finance: The LSE Report

Recorded on: 24 May 2011

Speakers: Professor Charles Goodhart, Dr Paul Woolley, Mark Schieritz, Dr Holger Schmieding, Hiltrud Thelen-Pischke, Dr Friedrich Thelen

The Future of Finance report presents a novel approach to the reform of the world's financial system, starting with the...

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Africa's Diasporas: a continental longing for form?

Recorded on: 24 May 2011

Speakers: Professor Ato Quayson

In 2005 the African Union declared the African diaspora to be the sixth region of the continent. But was the concept...

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Excellence in Public Policy; A Celebration of Julian Le Grands forty years as a leading academic and policy analyst

Recorded on: 24 May 2011

Speakers: Professor Julian Le Grand, Professor Carol Propper, Peter Taylor-Gooby, Nick Timmins, Professor Albert Weale

For excellent public policy, it is necessary to have a clear idea of both the ends to be achieved (including equity,...

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A Conversation with Sandra Day O'Connor, former Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court

Recorded on: 24 May 2011

Speakers: Sandra Day O'Connor

Sandra Day O'Connor is an American jurist who was the first female member of the Supreme Court of the United States....

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The Lessons of Northern Ireland for Contemporary Counterterrorism and Conflict Resolution Policy

Recorded on: 23 May 2011

Speakers: Professor Richard English, Martin Mansergh, Jonathan Powell, David Trimble

What are the lessons from the 30 years of the Troubles for modern counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism policy...

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Rethinking Investment Treaty Law - A Policy Perspective

Recorded on: 23 May 2011

Speakers: Alvaro Galindo, Margrethe Norum, Adam Sheppard, Randall Williams

Australia recently announced to discontinue investor-state-arbitration provisions in trade agreements; Ecuador abandons...

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The three pillars of Colombia's recent progress

Recorded on: 23 May 2011

Speakers: Álvaro Uribe Vélez

Álvaro Uribe Vélez is the former President of Colombia, holding the office from 2002 to 2010. Mr. Uribe has a Law...

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The Architecture of Social Investment

Recorded on: 20 May 2011

Speakers: Alfredo Brillembourg

This lecture explores the physical limitations of contemporary architecture and argues for a shift in emphasis from...

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Between: literature and memory, past and future

Recorded on: 19 May 2011

Speakers: Professor Robert Eaglestone

Final part of the series, in which an historian, a novelist and a literary critic explore the ways in which memory,...

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Distance and Cities: where do we stand?

Recorded on: 19 May 2011

Speakers: Professor Gerald Frug, Dr Asher Ghertner, Patrik Schumacher, Professor Richard Sennett, Dr Fran Tonkiss, Professor Larry Vale

This panel discussion will examine the concept of distance when writing about cities. How does this concept remain...

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Gay Liberation Now: global movements and transformations

Recorded on: 19 May 2011

Speakers: Sonia Corrêa

Since the late 1970s, Sonia Corrêa has been involved in research and advocacy activities related to gender equality,...

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Public Policy, Equity and Growth: a panel discussion

Recorded on: 19 May 2011

Speakers: Professor Sir Tony Atkinson, Professor Peter Diamond, Sir Nicholas Macpherson, Professor Sir James Mirrlees, Professor Lord Stern

This event is part of a celebration of 25 years on from the LSE project on Taxation, Income Distribution and Incentives...

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Bridging Facts and Values?

Recorded on: 18 May 2011

Speakers: Alan Montefiore, Professor Stephen Mulhall, Dr Sarah Richmond

Marking the publication of Alan Montefiore's new book A Philosophical Retrospective: facts, values and Jewish identity,...

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Development of Good Living: The Social Transformation Agenda in Ecuador

Recorded on: 18 May 2011

Speakers: René Ramírez

This lecture provides an idea of the approach of the Ecuadorian Government to comply with its strategies of "Good...

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Empowering Women to Meet New Challenges, from National Development to Conflict Prevention and Post-Conflict Recovery

Recorded on: 17 May 2011

Speakers: Michelle Bachelet

The UN's newest agency - UN Women - has a global mandate to empower women and build gender equality. UN Women's first...

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Berlin, Seventh of November – History in Nonhistorical Fiction: a discussion and reading

Recorded on: 17 May 2011

Speakers: Dr Douglas Cowie

In this series, an historian, a novelist and a literary critic explore the ways in which memory, literature and history...

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Supporting Sustainable Transition in Afghanistan: an interagency approach

Recorded on: 17 May 2011

Speakers: Major General John Lorimer, Moazzam Malik, Sheelagh Stewart, Nick Williams

This event will examine the challenges faced by those responsible for overseeing the transfer of state power from...

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The Architecture of Governance

Recorded on: 17 May 2011

Speakers: Professor Gerald Frug

Professor Frug looks at the fragmentation of current urban governance and how it undermines the authority of elected...

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Arbitration and Financial Markets Disputes

Recorded on: 16 May 2011

Speakers: Jeffrey Golden, Professor Jan Paulsson

Jeffrey Golden, the principal author of ISDA's Master agreements (FT: "Mr. Derivatives") and the driving force behind...

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Can China's Political System Sustain its Peaceful Rise?

Recorded on: 16 May 2011

Speakers: Professor Susan Shirk

What are the features of Chinese politics that could derail its peaceful rise? And how should other countries respond?...

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Equality, growth and sustainability – an impossible combination?

Recorded on: 16 May 2011

Speakers: Sigbjørn Johnsen

Equality and growth are often considered to be conflicting goals. Welfare cuts in order to achieve fiscal...

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The Politics of Religious Dissent in Contemporary Saudi Arabia

Recorded on: 16 May 2011

Speakers: Dr Stephane Lacroix

Since the events of 9/11, Saudi Islamists have attracted considerable attention. However, given the opacity of the...

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The Ethics of Photojournalism

Recorded on: 13 May 2011

Speakers: Luc Bovens, Simon Norfolk

This dialogue between a photojournalist and a philosopher will explore how war photography treads a fine line between...

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Cities at the Speed of Light: Asian experiments of the urban century

Recorded on: 12 May 2011

Speakers: Professor Ananya Roy

The 21st century will be an urban century. It will also be a 'Southern' or even 'Asian' century, with much of the urban...

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Unfathomable Event

Recorded on: 10 May 2011

Speakers: Dr Simon Glendinning, Dr Amber Jacobs, Professor Nicholas Royle

Marking the publication of Nicholas Royle's new novel Quilt, this event will attempt to explore the dimensions and...

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A World Without Superpowers: de-centered globalism

Recorded on: 10 May 2011

Speakers: Professor Barry Buzan

As the inequality of power between the West and the rest diminishes, the most likely scenario for world politics is...

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Budgeting for Gender Equality: is government economic policy fair to women?

Recorded on: 10 May 2011

Speakers: Dr Claire Annesley, Beatrix Campbell, Professor Diane Elson, Professor Susan Himmelweit

This panel will consider how far women, especially low income women, are bearing an unfair share of the burden of the...

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The Economic Fuel of the Arab Intifada

Recorded on: 10 May 2011

Speakers: Dr Ali Kadri

Arab countries represent stark cases of "de-development". Of the two paths of capital accumulation - accumulation by...

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Next-generation Leadership and Management

Recorded on: 9 May 2011

Speakers: Tim Macartney

A lecture from a leadership expert who seeks to challenge some of our fundamental preconceptions and current ways of...

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Pakistan: A Hard Country

Recorded on: 9 May 2011

Speakers: Professor Anatol Lieven

In this talk on the subject of his new book, Pakistan: A Hard Country, Professor Anatol Lieven will analyse the...

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Democracy and Dissent

Recorded on: 5 May 2011

Speakers: Frank Vibert

A recent report by the IMF on why it failed to spot the 2008 international financial crisis identified what is known as...

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Europe: Where is the Passion?

Recorded on: 5 May 2011

Speakers: Dr Hans-Gert Pöttering

These are troubled times for Europe. Where is the EU headed? Will its economy revive? Has the European Parliament found...

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How Not to Keep Bees

Recorded on: 5 May 2011

Speakers: Bill Turnbull

Bill Turnbull's light-hearted introduction to the world of beekeeping highlights the ups and rather more frequent downs...

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Literature and History in European post-Cold War Memory

Recorded on: 5 May 2011

Speakers: Professor Dan Stone

In this series, an historian, a novelist and a literary critic explore the ways in which memory, literature and history...

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The Future of Power

Recorded on: 4 May 2011

Speakers: Professor Joseph Nye

Joseph Nye is a long-time analyst of power and a hands-on practitioner in government. His concept of "soft power" has...

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Turkey and Europe

Recorded on: 4 May 2011

Speakers: Professor Norman Stone

Joined to Europe by geography and linked to it byhistory and trade, can politics overcome religious and cultural...

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The Most Human Human: A Defence of Humanity in the Age of the Computer

Recorded on: 4 May 2011

Speakers: Brian Christian

Author Brian Christian will talk on the subject of his debut book The Most Human Human a superbly engaging...

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The Greek bail-out one year on: how can Greece return to growth?

Recorded on: 3 May 2011

Speakers: Professor Costas Meghir, Professor Herakles Polemarchakis

One year after Greece agreed a rescue package with the EU and the IMF, this debate considers how best Greece can secure...

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Zero Degrees of Empathy: a new theory of human cruelty

Recorded on: 3 May 2011

Speakers: Professor Simon Baron-Cohen

World-expert Simon Baron-Cohen presents new discoveries on the importance of empathy, and the problems with evil. Simon...

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The End of Remembering

Recorded on: 5 April 2011

Speakers: Joshua Foer

Once upon a time remembering was everything. Today, we have endless mountains of documents, the Internet and...

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Management Accounting Research Group (MARG) Conference 2011

Recorded on: 1 April 2011

Speakers: John Cullen, Professor Zhang Xinmin, Robin Bellis-Jones, Andrew Shilston

10.30, John Cullen, University of Sheffield, Innovation in the NHS - Can Accounting Stimulate and Facilitate...

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The Economic Outlook and Financial Industry Challenges

Recorded on: 30 March 2011

Speakers: Thomas M Hoenig

Thomas M Hoenig is president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. He assumed the...

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Cities and Climate Change

Recorded on: 28 March 2011

Speakers: Joan Clos

Urban areas will have to play an increasingly important role as part of strategies addressing global climate change:...

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A Vision of the Next Economy: from macro to metro

Recorded on: 24 March 2011

Speakers: Ricky Burdett, Bruce Katz

LSE Cities and the Brookings Institution have carried out new research on how cities and metropolitan areas are...

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US Energy Policy and International Security

Recorded on: 24 March 2011

Speakers: Senator Lindsey O. Graham

Lindsey O. Graham was elected to serve as United States Senator on November 5, 2002. He serves on five committees in...

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Security: Present and Future Challenges

Recorded on: 23 March 2011

Speakers: Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope, Professor Mary Kaldor

The inter-relationship between global and national security is a feature of our connected world. Rapid change and...

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Exorbitant Privilege: The Rise and Fall of the Dollar

Recorded on: 22 March 2011

Speakers: Professor Barry Eichengreen

The dollar, the world's international reserve currency for over eighty years, has been a pillar of American economic...

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The International Insertion of Uruguay in the world

Recorded on: 22 March 2011

Speakers: Luis Almagro

Foreign Minister Almagro will outline the Uruguayan Government's Policies on International Relations, focusing on the...

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Mexico's Fight for Security: Actions and Achievements

Recorded on: 22 March 2011

Speakers: Alejandro Poiré

Alejandro Poiré is the National Security Spokesman, Presidencia de la República.

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The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity

Recorded on: 21 March 2011

Speakers: Pavan Sukhdev

Pavan Sukhdev is Study Leader for the G8+5 commissioned report on The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB),...

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The Mexican Economy and Future Prospects

Recorded on: 21 March 2011

Speakers: Ernesto Cordero

Ernesto Cordero is the Mexican Minister of Finance. This event marks the inauguration of Mexico Today Economic...

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The Globalisation Paradox – Why Global Markets, States, and Democracy Can't Coexist

Recorded on: 17 March 2011

Speakers: Professor Dani Rodrik

Managing globalisation requires that we get the balance between markets and regulation and between the global economy...

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The Unfinished Global Revolution

Recorded on: 17 March 2011

Speakers: Lord Malloch Brown

The dramatic shifts underway in global economic, political and social society are leading to new stress points. Both at...

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Grasshoppers, Ants and Locusts: the future of the world economy

Recorded on: 16 March 2011

Speakers: Martin Wolf

The financial crisis was the product of an unstable interaction between ants (excess savers), grasshoppers (excess...

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Italy 150 Years On: Was Unification a Mistake?

Recorded on: 16 March 2011

Speakers: David Gilmour, Marco Simoni

Italy today has the seventh largest economy in the world. Yet despite its economic and cultural riches, it has never...

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The Globalisation of the Business of English law

Recorded on: 16 March 2011

Speakers: Stuart Popham

Stuart Popham will discuss many of the changes which he has seen in his 35 year career. Stuart Popham is the senior...

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OECD at 50, Better Policies for Better Lives: Growth, Skills and Jobs

Recorded on: 16 March 2011

Speakers: Vince Cable, Howard Davies, Angel Gurria

Now in its 50th year, the OECD has established itself as the leading international economic organisation for...

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Changes in Labour Market Inequality

Recorded on: 15 March 2011

Speakers: Professor Stephen Machin

In this lecture, the third in a series to celebrate 21 years of the CEP, Stephen Machin surveys significant research...

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The Emerging Powers, the EU and Global Governance

Recorded on: 15 March 2011

Speakers: Charles Grant

China and other emerging powers are starting to transform the institutions of global governance. Can the EU exert any...

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Triumph of the City: how our greatest invention makes us richer, smarter, greener, healthier and happier

Recorded on: 14 March 2011

Speakers: Professor Edward Glaeser

Building and maintaining cities is difficult and density has costs, but in this presentation Professor Edward Glaeser...

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Trust and education: a way out of corruption - A Public Lecture by Antanas Mockus Sivickas

Recorded on: 14 March 2011

Speakers: Antanas Mockus Sivickas

Corruption and generalized mistrust against public officers and against fellow citizens are mayor problem in several...

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Buying Low, Flying High: carbon offsets and partial compliance

Recorded on: 14 March 2011

Speakers: Dr Kai Spiekermann

Many airlines allow their customers to 'offset' the emissions caused by flying. Is it permissible to fly purely for...

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Gender and Poverty in the 21st Century

Recorded on: 11 March 2011

Speakers: Professor Diane Elson, Professor Nancy Folbre, Professor Maxine Molyneux

Each speaker will briefly reflect on a theme inspired by or departing from the International Handbook of Gender and...

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Philosophy in the Public World

Recorded on: 11 March 2011

Speakers: Professor Anthony Grayling

Philosophy has an important role in public life. Anthony Grayling is one of the most prominent public faces of...

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21st Century Statecraft

Recorded on: 10 March 2011

Speakers: Alec Ross

Technology and innovation have changed the conditions for statecraft in the 21st century. Just as the internet has...

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Climate Change needs Climate Justice

Recorded on: 10 March 2011

Speakers: Mary Robinson

The debate on climate change is moving from stopping it to how best to manage its effects. Climate justice links human...

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Public Service Broadcasting and Public Value: the remaining challenges for the BBC

Recorded on: 9 March 2011

Speakers: Sir Michael Lyons

The out-going chairman of the BBC's governing body will give his view on the future of the corporation and its role in...

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The Human Sciences in the 'Age of Biology' – revitalising sociology

Recorded on: 8 March 2011

Speakers: Professor Nikolas Rose

Thanks to the insights of genomics and neuroscience we now understand ourselves in radically new ways. Is a new figure...

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Why is the European Left Losing Elections?

Recorded on: 8 March 2011

Speakers: David Miliband MP

For the first time since First World War, governments in Britain, France, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden and Italy come...

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The Economic Future of the European Union

Recorded on: 7 March 2011

Speakers: John Bruton

John Bruton is chair of IFSC Ireland. He was EU ambassador to the US from 2004 to 2009, and was Taoiseach (prime...

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Why Human Rights and Democracy are Critical to overcome Poverty

Recorded on: 7 March 2011

Speakers: Gunilla Carlsson

Although the overall trend in reaching the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) is positive we still face major challenges...

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Israeli Society and the Occupation

Recorded on: 7 March 2011

Speakers: Gideon Levy

Gideon Levy is a Haaretz columnist and a member of the newspaper's editorial board. In his lecture he will explore how...

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Britain: a country divided?

Recorded on: 3 March 2011

Speakers: Professor John Hills, Dr Polly Vizard, Professor Sir Tony Atkinson, David Darton

At the centre of CASE's work is the understanding of different aspects of inequality and the impacts of public policy...

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The Doha Round is Alive; and more important than ever

Recorded on: 3 March 2011

Speakers: Lord Brittan

Since 2008 it has looked to many as if the Doha Round trade negotiations were dead, or at best comatose. At the G20...

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Human Security and EU Foreign Policy: Concepts, Impact, Implications

Recorded on: 3 March 2011

Speakers: Professor Mary Kaldor, Javier Solana

This event will reflect on the work of the Human Security Study Group at LSE since 2004 and its impact in the...

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Good Life in Hard Times

Recorded on: 2 March 2011

Speakers: Archbishop Vincent Nichols

Archbishop Nichols will be speaking about the importance of religious freedom, and arguing that promoting religious...

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Out of Europe? The United States in an Asian age

Recorded on: 2 March 2011

Speakers: Professor Michael Cox, Professor Arne Westad

Niall Ferguson argues that the world is now being shaped more by the emerging economies of the East than by the once...

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Has Fairtrade Asked for Enough?

Recorded on: 1 March 2011

Speakers: Adam Brett, Deborah Doane, Julia Clark, Robin Murray

In this discussion event, a range of speakers look back over 15 years of the Fairtrade Mark and consider whether the...

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Income Distribution and Social Change after 50 years

Recorded on: 1 March 2011

Speakers: Professor Sir Tony Atkinson

Fifty years ago, it was believed that income inequality was falling and that poverty had largely been eliminated. This...

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Nuclear Arms and Human Rights

Recorded on: 1 March 2011

Speakers: Professor Niall Ferguson

The decisive breakthroughs in the Cold War occurred in seemingly unrelated fields – nuclear arms control and human...

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The Impact of Politics on Economy in Turkey

Recorded on: 1 March 2011

Speakers: Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu

Mr. Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu MP, the leader of the main opposition Republican People's Party in Turkey, is visiting LSE only...

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A Perfect Storm in the Arab World?

Recorded on: 24 February 2011

Speakers: Professor Fawaz Gerges

Regardless of the outcome of events in Egypt, for Arabs, psychologically and symbolically, this is their Berlin Wall...

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Moral Error Theory and Moral Scepticism

Recorded on: 24 February 2011

Speakers: Dr Hallvard Lillehammer, Dr Bart Streumer

Is moral thought embroiled in some kind of error? And is the error attributable to moral thought as such or to those...

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The Lure of Authority: Motivation and Incentive Effects of Power

Recorded on: 24 February 2011

Speakers: Professor Ernst Fehr

Authority and power permeate political, social, and economic life - yet there is limited empirical knowledge about the...

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Documenting China: Being a Professional Photographer in the Middle Kingdom

Recorded on: 24 February 2011

Speakers: Ryan Pyle

Canadian born, award winning, documentary photographer Ryan Pyle first visited China in 2001. After a 3 month trip...

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Catch-Up History and the Cold War

Recorded on: 23 February 2011

Speakers: Professor Lord Peter Hennessy

World-renowned expert on Cold War intelligence and espionage Peter Hennessy will address recently declassified...

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Jeffrey Boloten on The State of the Global Art Market 2011

Recorded on: 23 February 2011

Speakers: Jeffrey Boloten

As part of HRL Contemporary's collaboration with the LSE, we are delighted to present our first lecture examining the...

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The Global Chaos of Love

Recorded on: 23 February 2011

Speakers: Professor Ulrich Beck, Professor Lynn Jamieson

In the global age there are increasing numbers of long-distance relationships, bi-national couples, marriage migrants,...

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Animal Minds

Recorded on: 21 February 2011

Speakers: Professor Nicola Clayton, Professor Erica Fudge, Professor Gregory Radick

This panel discussion will provide historical and contemporary perspectives on animal cognition and will consider the...

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Can Middle East peace be imposed?

Recorded on: 21 February 2011

Speakers: Henry Siegman

Henry Siegman is president of the U.S./Middle East Project, an initiative focused on U.S.-Middle East policy and the...

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Literary Festival 2011 - Literature and Islamophobia: Muslima Authors Speak Out

Recorded on: 19 February 2011

Speakers: Shelina Zahra Janmohamed, Senay Özdemir, Naema Tahir

There are few places in Europe in which the voices of multiculturalism and Islamophobia have clashed more forcefully...

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Literary Festival 2011 - The Immortalization Commission: Science and the Strange Quest to Cheat Death

Recorded on: 19 February 2011

Speakers: Professor John Gray

During the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century science became the vehicle for an assault on death. The...

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Literary Festival 2011 - Mirrors of Violence: Representations of Conflict in Contemporary Subcontinental Literature

Recorded on: 19 February 2011

Speakers: Tahmima Anam, Mirza Waheed

A new generation of writers from the subcontinent has been producing exciting work on the region's armed conflicts....

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Literary Festival 2011 - New technologies and the Reinvention of the Author

Recorded on: 19 February 2011

Speakers: Sam Leith, Lionel Shriver, Nigel Warburton

With rapid developments in communication and publication technologies, the book – as conventionally conceived – is no...

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Literary Festival 2011 - Through the Soviet Looking-Glass

Recorded on: 19 February 2011

Speakers: Francis Spufford

At first sight, the USSR of the 1950s and 1960s is a formidably remote and strange place for an early 21st-century...

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Literary Festival 2011 - Placing Mobilities

Recorded on: 19 February 2011

Speakers: Brian Chikwava, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Olumide Popoola

This panel will consider a number of complementary and competing themes around the topic of diaspora and place....

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Literary Festival 2011 - The Four Walls of My Freedom

Recorded on: 19 February 2011

Speakers: Donna Thomson, Geraldine Bedell

Donna Thomson will discuss her book, The Four Walls of My Freedom, which describes her family's experience of coping...

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Literary Festival 2011 - Reality Hunger

Recorded on: 19 February 2011

Speakers: Geoff Dyer, Robert Hudson, David Shields

Is the novel dead? Is art theft? Can you copyright reality? David Sheilds’s Reality Hunger questions every assumption...

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Literary Festival 2011 - Crossing Borders: Migration in Women's Writing in Poland

Recorded on: 19 February 2011

Speakers: Ursula Chowaniec, Izabela Filipiak, Grazyna Plebanek

Three female Polish authors discuss migration in women's writing in Poland. Urszula Chowaniec is an Assistant Professor...

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Literary Festival 2011 - New Ways to Witness Wars

Recorded on: 18 February 2011

Speakers: James Brabazon, Jill McGivering, Ed Vulliamy

Three of the best British conflict reporters describe three very different ways to tell the stories of three very...

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Literary Festival 2011 - Writing Across Borders: Empathy in the Age of Conflict

Recorded on: 18 February 2011

Speakers: Elif Shafak

Storytelling is an ancient and universal art at the heart of which lies the need to imagine and the ability to...

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India and China: Competition, Co-operation or conflict?

Recorded on: 18 February 2011

Speakers: Dr Shashi Tharoor

This lecture is part of India Week 2011. Dr Shashi Tharoor is an elected Member of Parliament and a former Minister of...

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Literary Festival 2011 - Sketching Society: the communicative power of the comic strip in a global age

Recorded on: 18 February 2011

Speakers: Steve Bell, Bryan Talbot

In an interconnected world where culture can transcend borders, the impact of a single drawn image can reverberate...

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Literary Festival 2011 - Facts are Subversive: crossing the borders between history and journalism

Recorded on: 18 February 2011

Speakers: Professor Timothy Garton Ash

The border between journalism and academic history is a minefield. Timothy Garton Ash has been crossing it stubbornly...

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Literary Festival 2011 - The Making of Bestsellers

Recorded on: 17 February 2011

Speakers: John Thompson, Andrew Franklin

The world of book publishing is going through turbulent times. For nearly five centuries the methods and practices of...

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Where is Future Growth Going to Come From?

Recorded on: 17 February 2011

Speakers: Professor John Van Reenen, Professor Jonathan Haskel

Where will the sources of new growth come from in the wake of the financial crisis and recession? What is the role of...

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Literary Festival 2011 - Adaptation in an age of Digitisation: its fans, practitioners and foes

Recorded on: 17 February 2011

Speakers: Dr Shakuntala Banaji, Professor Andrew Burn, Blake Morrison

This provocative panel centres on the range of adaptations practised in today’s diverse multimedia landscape. These...

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Literary Festival 2011 - Science Fiction and International Orders

Recorded on: 17 February 2011

Speakers: Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Paul McAuley, Ken McLeod

The study of popular culture has always been a feature of the social sciences as well as of the humanities – indeed,...

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Literary Festival 2011 - This House Believes that the Future of Rights is Left not Right

Recorded on: 17 February 2011

Speakers: David Davis MP, Professor Conor Gearty

For the past twenty weeks Conor Gearty has been writing a collaborative book online, at www.therightsfuture.com, with...

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An Evening with Bjørn Lomborg: Putting Global Warming into Perspective

Recorded on: 16 February 2011

Speakers: Professor Bjørn Lomborg, Dimitri Zenghelis

Global warming is real, but it is often presented one-sided and in exaggerated form. This leads to bad policies that...

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Representing Atrocity: distant suffering and the politics of pity

Recorded on: 16 February 2011

Speakers: Professor Lilie Chouliaraki, Professor Stjepan Mestrovic, Dr Irene Bruna Seu

Humanitarian campaigns create a 'politics of pity' that transforms the way we think about our moral responsibility for...

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Literary Festival 2011 - Storylines and Songscapes: Celebrating Tagore's short stories

Recorded on: 16 February 2011

Speakers: Various speakers and artists - see the event listing on the LSE website for details

Celebrating Rabindranath Tagore's 150th anniversary, this production marks his seminal contribution to Indian fiction...

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Kapuscinski Lecture: How to respond to global threats in the decade ahead

Recorded on: 16 February 2011

Speakers: Professor Jan Pronk

The lectures honour the name of Kapuscinski, a Polish journalist and writer known as the Voice of the Poor, who died in...

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Impact, Concerns and Future of Political Transitions in Latin America

Recorded on: 15 February 2011

Speakers: Carlos Mesa

Having worked for the government from 2000, Carlos Mesa Gisbert was President of Bolivia from 2003 to 2005. His...

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Soul Dust: the magic of consciousness

Recorded on: 15 February 2011

Speakers: Professor Nicholas Humphrey

How is consciousness possible? What biological purpose does it serve? Nicholas Humphrey has a radical new theory....

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The Nobel Lecture: Equilibrium in the Labour Market with Search Frictions

Recorded on: 15 February 2011

Speakers: Professor Christopher Pissarides

Christopher Pissarides was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize for Economic Sciences in 2010 (jointly with Peter Diamond...

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The Foreign Policy of Modern Russia: The Prospects for Russian British Relations

Recorded on: 15 February 2011

Speakers: Sergey Lavrov

Sergey Lavrov is Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Prior to this he served from 1994-2004 as...

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How Life In The Internet Changes The Practice Of Macroeconomics

Recorded on: 14 February 2011

Speakers: Edward Hugh

A surprising feature of economic analysis of the current crisis has been the pivotal role played by a small number of...

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Climate Forecasting with Chaos, or Chaos in Climate Forecasting?

Recorded on: 14 February 2011

Speakers: Dr Roman Frigg

Predicting how climate change will affect us is of paramount importance, yet it is beset with both practical and...

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The economics of Palestinian-Israeli peace

Recorded on: 14 February 2011

Speakers: Professor Ephraim Kleiman

Ephraim Kleiman is Don Patinkin Emeritus Professor of Economics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is a graduate...

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Uprising: will emerging markets shape or shake the world economy

Recorded on: 9 February 2011

Speakers: George Magnus

George Magnus will look at China and emerging markets from a post-financial crisis perspective, inviting us to...

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Absolute beginners: behavioural economics and human happiness

Recorded on: 8 February 2011

Speakers: Professor Paul Dolan

In Absolute Beginners by The Jam, Paul Weller sang "I need the strength to go and get what I want". The problem is that...

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The Have and Have Nots

Recorded on: 8 February 2011

Speakers: Branko Milanovic

Inequality is a surprisingly slippery issue, involving not just straightforward comparisons of individuals, but also...

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On Forgiveness

Recorded on: 7 February 2011

Speakers: Dr Tom Farrow, Professor Raimond Gaita

What role does forgiveness play in our private lives and in politics? And can neuroscience contribute to a more nuanced...

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Growing the aid budget at a time of deficit reduction: moral imperative and political challenge

Recorded on: 3 February 2011

Speakers: Harriet Harman MP

The three main political parties have committed to the target of spending 0.7 per cent of Britain's Gross National...

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Why Indians Win in Business

Recorded on: 3 February 2011

Speakers: Patrick French

Award-winning historian Patrick French looks at the cultural roots of India's transformation: how a stagnant planned...

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Peace Vs. Women's Rights in Afghanistan: Compatible or Contradicting Concepts?

Recorded on: 2 February 2011

Speakers: Zainab Salbi

The talk will focus on the dichotomy of how peace and women's rights in Afghanistan are currently mutually exclusive....

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The Role of Education in Greece's Recovery

Recorded on: 2 February 2011

Speakers: Anna Diamantopoulou

With the economic crisis in Greece, the government is embarking on an ambitious set of domestic reforms. What is the...

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The Changing Geostrategic Landscape in the Middle East

Recorded on: 2 February 2011

Speakers: Professor Mohammed Ayoob, Patrick Seale, Professor Avi Shlaim

The new Middle East Centre at LSE is holding a public symposium and reception to welcome Middle East specialists to LSE...

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The City of London and its Tax Haven Empire

Recorded on: 1 February 2011

Speakers: Dr Maurice Glasman, Nicholas Shaxson

The City of London is an offshore island inside the British nation state, floating partly free from the democratic...

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Phase Three of the Global Crisis

Recorded on: 31 January 2011

Speakers: Paul Mason

As countries adopt competitive exit strategies from the global crisis Paul Mason surveys the political economy of a...

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Big Society and Social Policy in Britain: a panel discussion

Recorded on: 27 January 2011

Speakers: Frances Crook, Professor David Lewis, Rory Stewart MP, Karl Wilding

In 2010 prime minister David Cameron introduced the idea of the Big Society. It is yet unclear what this actually...

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The Human Economy: an ongoing international project

Recorded on: 27 January 2011

Speakers: Professor Keith Hart

Eminent anthropologist Keith Hart will be talking about his book, The Human Economy, which gives readers a new economic...

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African Urbanism

Recorded on: 26 January 2011

Speakers: Edgar Pieterse

Africa is the fastest urbanising region in the world, and has become the focus of increasing attention from architects...

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America's Wars in the Muslim World

Recorded on: 26 January 2011

Speakers: Dr Alia Brahimi, Professor Fawaz Gerges, Nir Rosen

This event celebrates the publication of Aftermath by Nir Rosen and Jihad and Just War in the War on Terror by Alia...

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Kuwait Programme seminar: Post-American Iraq and Gulf security

Recorded on: 26 January 2011

Speakers: Nir Rosen, Dr Kristian Ulrichsen

Nir Rosen is a journalist and fellow at the Center on Law and Security at NYU School of Law; he is also the author of...

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The Future of Global Economic Governance

Recorded on: 25 January 2011

Speakers: Professor Robert Wade

How have changes in world power been translated into governing bodies like the G20, the World Bank and the IMF? The...

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The Naked Scientist

Recorded on: 25 January 2011

Speakers: Dr Chris Smith

Dr Chris Smith explores present-day predicaments and tomorrow's technologies, from the most surprising facts to the...

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Trapped by the Past? Institutional Legacies and African Development

Recorded on: 25 January 2011

Speakers: Professor Gareth Austin, Professor Joseph Inikori, Professor James Robinson

The relative poverty of Sub-Saharan Africa today is often attributed to the malevolent legacies of its past. This forum...

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China's Stimulus: path to sustainable growth or bubble machine?

Recorded on: 24 January 2011

Speakers: Professor Nicholas Lardy

Nicholas Lardy will address charges that China's recent stimulus program was flawed by, among other things, a massive...

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European Questions – Turkish Angles: Europe's secularity

Recorded on: 24 January 2011

Speakers: John Madeley, Professor Philippe Marliere, Professor Hakan Yilmaz

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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How did London Get Away With it? The Recession and the North-South Divide

Recorded on: 20 January 2011

Speakers: Professor Henry G Overman, Professor Ian Gordon, Alex Jones, Hamish McRae

It was widely expected that London would, in the short to medium run, be the most severely hit of the UK regions in the...

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How the West Was Lost: fifty years of economic folly and the stark choices ahead

Recorded on: 20 January 2011

Speakers: Dambisa Moyo

This event celebrates the publication of Dambisa Moyo's new book How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly...

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Latvia Turns the Corner

Recorded on: 19 January 2011

Speakers: Valdis Dombrovskis

After years of unsustainable growth and profligate spending, in 2009 Latvia experienced the deepest economic crisis in...

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Eating Animals

Recorded on: 19 January 2011

Speakers: Jonathan Safran Foer, Kristina Musholt

Eating Animals is an exhaustively-argued account of one man's decade-long struggle with vegetarianism. Part memoir,...

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The Net Delusion: Does free information mean free people?

Recorded on: 19 January 2011

Speakers: Evgeny Morozov

At the start of the twenty-first century we were promised that the internet would liberate the world. We could come...

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The Grand Strategy of Detente

Recorded on: 18 January 2011

Speakers: Professor Niall Ferguson

'Nixon goes to China' shattered the façade of Communist unity and dug the United States out of the hole it found itself...

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The Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL): Prerequisites for Injustice?

Recorded on: 18 January 2011

Speakers: Omar Nashabe

The indictment of the STL in the Hariri assassination case is expected to be filed soon. However there are suspicions...

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Environmental Diplomacy

Recorded on: 17 January 2011

Speakers: Dr René Castro

René Castro is the Minister for Foreign Affairs for Costa Rica. He obtained his Masters and PhD from Harvard...

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Gender, Words and Power: meanings of inequality at a time of neo-liberalism

Recorded on: 17 January 2011

Speakers: Professor Mary Evans

This lecture explores changing vocabularies of feminism and the possibilities of a new political language and new forms...

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The Tensions of International Power: Restructuring in a Shifting Global Economy

Recorded on: 17 January 2011

Speakers: Professor Danny Quah

Does economic strength determine global power? How long can under-performing economies continue to claim world...

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The Naked City

Recorded on: 17 January 2011

Speakers: Professor Sharon Zukin

Renowned sociologist Sharon Zukin will discuss her latest book, The Naked City: the death and life of authentic urban...

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2011 Global Civil Society Yearbook launch

Recorded on: 13 January 2011

Speakers: Pierre Calame, Judy El-Bushra, Dr Hakan Seckinelgin

The 2011 Yearbook provides a critical examination of the ways global civil society promotes and delivers social...

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A European Contract Law: a cuckoo in the nest?

Recorded on: 13 January 2011

Speakers: Professor Hugh Beale

A European Commission consultation paper suggests a single 'European' law of contract for businesses and consumers...

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Israeli Academic Boycott: Helpful or Harmful?

Recorded on: 13 January 2011

Speakers: Dr John Chalcraft, Professor Daniel Hochhauser

This is a joint event hosted by the LSESU Palestine Society and LSESU Israel Society, this debate will be centred...

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The Future for Media Policy

Recorded on: 12 January 2011

Speakers: Jeremy Hunt MP

At a time when there are major media policy decisions being made in government, the secretary of state will outline his...

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The Long History of Dietetics: thinking sociologically about food, knowledge and the self

Recorded on: 12 January 2011

Speakers: Professor Steven Shapin

A survey and interpretation of historically changing ideas about food, knowledge, and the self. Steven Shapin is...

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The Meaning of Life

Recorded on: 12 January 2011

Speakers: Robert Rowland Smith

From Plato through Monty Python to Terry Eagleton and beyond, the question of the meaning of life has been a source of...

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Politics, Power, Cities

Recorded on: 11 January 2011

Speakers: Enrique Peñalosa

Enrique Peñalosa, former Mayor of Bogotá and one of the world's most challenging urban thinkers, describes the urgent...

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Facing Disaster In the Middle East: Do We Have Only Bad Options?

Recorded on: 10 January 2011

Speakers: Stephen Kinzer

American and European policies toward the Middle East have produced a region immersed in violence, terror, anger and...

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The Naked Swimmer: Can Spain (and the Euro) overcome this crisis?

Recorded on: 10 January 2011

Speakers: Professor Luis Garicano

Spain is widely considered the weak link in the Euro construction. We examine the validity of this assumption by...

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The Moral Importance of the Difference between the Unity of the Individual and the Separateness of Persons

Recorded on: 10 January 2011

Speakers: Dr Alex Voorhoeve

Individual lives have a unity that the lives of separate individuals do not. This truism has radical, and not fully...

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