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Demystifying the Chinese Economy

Recorded on: 18 December 2012

Speakers: Professor Justin Lin

As a result of the miraculous growth since the market-oriented reform in 1979, China’s status in the global economy has...

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Visualizing Political Struggle in the Middle East

Recorded on: 13 December 2012

Speakers: Lina Khatib

Marking the publication of Lina Khatib's latest book Image Politics in the Middle East: The Role of the Visual in...

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Rousseau and the State of War

Recorded on: 11 December 2012

Speakers: Professor Chris Bertram

What can Rousseau’s recently reconstructed fragment Principles of the Right of War tell us about war and “humanitarian...

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Can we learn from History?

Recorded on: 10 December 2012

Speakers: Andrew Marr

Andrew Marr is a journalist, broadcaster and author. He hosts the Sunday morning BBC1 programme The Andrew Marr Show as...

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Putting Rights Back Together Again

Recorded on: 6 December 2012

Speakers: Salil Shetty

The indivisibility of human rights is proclaimed as a goal, but the reality is different. Separating civil and...

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With Good Reason: a debate on the foundations of ethics

Recorded on: 6 December 2012

Speakers: Dr Julian Baggini, Canon Dr Angus Ritchie, Dr Mark Vernon

Religious and secular philosophers have long debated whether ethics have an objective basis (moral realism) or a...

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Antifragile: how to live in a world we don't understand

Recorded on: 5 December 2012

Speakers: Professor Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Taleb believes that many of the best and most successful systems in the world (such as evolution) have antifragility at...

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Iran's Nuclear Programme: A Surge into Modernity

Recorded on: 5 December 2012

Speakers: David Patrikarakos

Drawing on years of research and access to unique sources, David Patrikarakos will tell the history of Iran’s nuclear...

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Blaming Europe? Citizens, Governments and the Media

Recorded on: 5 December 2012

Speakers: Professor Sara B Hobolt

“Who is to blame?” has become a familiar question in response to the economic crisis that is sweeping Europe. Professor...

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How Can We Improve UK Drug and Alcohol Policy?

Recorded on: 5 December 2012

Speakers: Professor David Nutt

David Nutt will reflect on his ten years’ experience on the government’s Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs until...

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Free will in a deterministic world?

Recorded on: 4 December 2012

Speakers: Professor Christian List

Science, especially the idea that everything in the universe is physically determined, is often thought to challenge...

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Algeria and Post-colonialism

Recorded on: 4 December 2012

Speakers: Dr Jonathan Hill

In this lecture, Dr Hill seeks to make the case that Algeria has exerted a profound influence on the discipline of...

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Replacing the Nation: South Africa's passive revolution?

Recorded on: 4 December 2012

Speakers: Professor Gillian Hart

In the light of the conflicting forces that have unfolded in South Africa over the last decade, Gillian Hart takes a...

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The Future of Academic Impacts - Conference

Recorded on: 4 December 2012

Speakers: Patrick Dunleavy, Chris Thong, Sir Adrian Smith, Nicola Dandridge, Simon Bastow, Victor Henning, Ziyad Marar, Jason Priem, Jane Tinkler, Julia Lane, Cameron Neylon, David Sweeney, Stephen Curry, Mark Thorley, Robert Kiley, Jude England

The Future of Academic Impacts was an all day conference hosted by the LSE’s Impact of Social Sciences project team...

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The future of the European Union after the euro crisis: Political union and its discontents

Recorded on: 3 December 2012

Speakers: Ulrike Guérot, Mark Leonard, Anthony Teasdale, José Ignacio Torreblanca

The euro crisis has dealt a powerful blow to the EU’s political system. Many European leaders have been ousted, more...

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The Eurozone's Design Failures: can they be corrected?

Recorded on: 28 November 2012

Speakers: Professor Paul De Grauwe

The eurozone experiences an existential crisis. What can we do about it? This event is part of the eurocrisis@lse...

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The Creative Mind

Recorded on: 27 November 2012

Speakers: Professor Margaret Boden, Professor Gregory Currie, Professor Nicholas Royle

Creativity is among the most treasured human traits, and many of us admire and strive for more creativity in our lives....

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Social Movements and Social Change

Recorded on: 27 November 2012

Speakers: Professor Craig Calhoun

Drawing on his decades of research on social protest, Professor Calhoun will explore the roots of radicalism and the...

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Secured transactions and the process of international harmonisation and domestic law reform

Recorded on: 27 November 2012

Speakers: Professor Sir Roy Goode QC

An admired academic at the top of his field, Professor Goode discusses the reshaping of the law governing security and...

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When Gay People Get Married

Recorded on: 26 November 2012

Speakers: Professor M V Lee Badgett

Same-sex couples on four continents—including eleven countries and six American states—can now legally marry. The...

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Thomas Stamford Raffles (1781-1826): utopian imperialist

Recorded on: 26 November 2012

Speakers: Victoria Glendinning

How the East India Company, a dysfunctional commercial entity too big to fail, elevated and then spat out the...

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Syria: From Rebellion to Civil War

Recorded on: 26 November 2012

Speakers: Nir Rosen

Journalist Nir Rosen spent eight months in Syria during the current uprisings with unprecedented access to all parties...

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Should the Human Rights Act be replaced with a New Bill of Rights?

Recorded on: 22 November 2012

Speakers: Professor Conor Gearty, Professor Francesca Klug, Dr Michael Pinto-Duschinsky

A debate on the value of the Human Rights Act against a British Bill of Rights. Conor Gearty is professor of law at...

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"No Enemies - No Hatred" - Liu Xiaobo and The Struggle for Democracy in China

Recorded on: 22 November 2012

Speakers: Professor Perry Link

In this lecture, Professor Perry Link will discuss the thinking of Chinese dissident, Liu Xiaobo, and the prospects for...

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The Rise and Decline of the American "Empire"

Recorded on: 22 November 2012

Speakers: Professor Geir Lundestad

While the United States has been the world’s leading power from 1945 into the new millennium, it is now being...

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More Relatively-Poor People in a Less Absolutely-Poor World

Recorded on: 22 November 2012

Speakers: Martin Ravallion

Relative deprivation, shame and social exclusion matter to the welfare of people everywhere, but this fact is ignored...

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Was Churchill more of a Progressive than a Reactionary?

Recorded on: 21 November 2012

Speakers: Dr Piers Brendon, Professor John Charmley, Professor David Edgerton, Lord Hurd of Westwell

Churchill was both a Liberal who championed social reform, and a Conservative who believed in Empire. This event will...

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Islamists in Power: governing the Arab world?

Recorded on: 21 November 2012

Speakers: Professor Gilles Kepel

Islamist movements have won most of the elections that took place in the aftermath of Arab revolutions. Have they...

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How Protest Movements Change America

Recorded on: 21 November 2012

Speakers: Professor Frances Fox Piven

Professor Piven will examine a number of pivotal movements in American history, including the mobs of the revolutionary...

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Monetary policy and the financial crisis 2006-2009

Recorded on: 21 November 2012

Speakers: Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey

Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey is Reader in Political Science in the Government Department of the London School of Economics...

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The Gulag: what we know now and why it matters

Recorded on: 20 November 2012

Speakers: Anne Applebaum

We now understand far better what the gulag was, how it evolved, what purposes it served, how many people lived and...

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On Being Progressive

Recorded on: 20 November 2012

Speakers: Maurice Fraser, Polly Toynbee

‘Progressive’ is a slippery term. Right (i.e. Left) - thinking people use it with casual abandon, to confer moral...

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The Elves and the Shoemaker

Recorded on: 20 November 2012

Speakers: Giles Hedger

Giles Hedger joined Leo Burnett in September 2008 as Chief Strategy Officer. He leads one of the largest and most...

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Dazed and Confused: making sense of an uncertain economy

Recorded on: 19 November 2012

Speakers: Gillian Tett

Gillian Tett, a social anthropologist and one of the world’s leading financial journalists, will examine the current...

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On Cosmopolitanism

Recorded on: 19 November 2012

Speakers: Dr Laura Valentini, Dr Lea Ypi

What does it mean to be a cosmopolitan? Does cosmopolitanism demand the creation of ‘global’ institutional structures...

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Competing Economic Visions in the Arab Uprisings: Navigating without Roadmaps

Recorded on: 19 November 2012

Speakers: Dr Nasser Saidi

As the Arab uprisings have unfolded, the need for economic reforms across the region has only become more urgent. But...

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US leadership in the 21st Century

Recorded on: 19 November 2012

Speakers: Julian Castro

The United States economy remains the worlds' largest. Demographic change is seeing Texas and other states increase...

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Developmental Diasporas in China and India: a reconsideration of conventional capital

Recorded on: 14 November 2012

Speakers: Professor Kellee Tsai

Comparisons of China and India’s economic development typically focus on either the nature of state intervention in the...

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The Future of the Union: England

Recorded on: 14 November 2012

Speakers: Lord Heseltine

Part of the Future Of The Union series discussion on the future of each nation within the UK. Michael Heseltine is the...

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Decentralization and Popular Democracy: governance from below in Bolivia

Recorded on: 14 November 2012

Speakers: Dr Jean-Paul Faguet

Dr Faguet will speak about his new book Decentralization and Popular Democracy: governance from below in Bolivia....

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Conspiracies, distrust and suspicions of health programmes in Africa

Recorded on: 13 November 2012

Speakers: Professor Tim Allen, Dr Laura Bogart, Dr Heidi Larson, Professor Nicoli Nattrass, Dr Melissa Parker

This panel discussion will explore the challenges posed by distrust and conspiracy beliefs about public health...

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Knowledge Matters: the public mission of research universities

Recorded on: 13 November 2012

Speakers: Professor Craig Calhoun

The university is an institution in upheaval. In his Inaugural Lecture as Director of LSE, Professor Craig Calhoun...

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Digital Wars: Apple, Google, Microsoft and the Battle for the Internet

Recorded on: 13 November 2012

Speakers: Charles Arthur

Charles Arthur has been with The Guardian since 2005. His 2012 book “Digital Wars: Apple, Google, Microsoft and the...

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Economic Transition in the Arab world: Challenges and Opportunities

Recorded on: 13 November 2012

Speakers: David Lipton

Almost two years after the start of the so-called "Arab Spring", the countries concerned are facing significant...

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The Landgrabbers: The New Fight Over Who Owns The Earth

Recorded on: 12 November 2012

Speakers: Fred Pearce, Professor Anthony Hall, Dr Charles Palmer

‘Land grabbing’ has been described as the most profound ethical, environmental, economic and social issue in the world...

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America and the World - After the Election

Recorded on: 12 November 2012

Speakers: Professor Anne Applebaum, Professor Craig Calhoun, Professor Michael Cox, Gideon Rachman

After a closely fought election, this highly topical LSE public debate will look ahead to Obama’s second administration...

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Secularism, Religion and Sexuality: A Postcolonial Genealogy

Recorded on: 12 November 2012

Speakers: Saba Mahmood

The relegation of religion and sexual reproduction to the private sphere is widely regarded as a key feature of modern...

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In the Zone: Spontaneity and Mental Discipline in Sport and Beyond

Recorded on: 8 November 2012

Speakers: Michael Brearley, Professor David Papineau

What is meant by ‘being in the zone’? Can philosophy or cognitive science help explain the combination of mental and...

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Salafi Islam, Online Ethics and the Future of the Egyptian Revolution

Recorded on: 8 November 2012

Speakers: Professor Charles Hirschkind

A look at the politics of the Salafi movement in Egypt in relation to changing practices of religious media use. The...

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The Future Of The Union: Wales

Recorded on: 8 November 2012

Speakers: Carwyn Jones AM

Part of the Future Of The Union series discussion on the future of each nation within the UK. Carwyn Jones is the first...

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From Kaiser Wilhelm to Chancellor Merkel. The German Question on the European Stage

Recorded on: 7 November 2012

Speakers: Professor Andreas Rödder

The German Question has kept Europe in suspense for more than a century. It appeared to have eventually been solved by...

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In Conversation with The Hon Mr Justice Singh

Recorded on: 7 November 2012

Speakers: The Hon Mr Justice Singh

Sir Rabinder Singh is a High Court judge who as a barrister was involved in many leading cases, including on Iraq. A...

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Intelligent Governance for the 21st Century

Recorded on: 7 November 2012

Speakers: Nicolas Berggruen, Nathan Gardels

A conversation about new models of governance, looking at Western democracy, Eastern mandarinates and the search for...

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Accounting Harmonisation and Global Economic Consequences

Recorded on: 6 November 2012

Speakers: Hans Hoogervorst

A look at international financial reporting standards and accounting harmonisation and what effect these developments...

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The Stateless Citizen: irregular migration and cosmopolitan citizenship

Recorded on: 6 November 2012

Speakers: Professor Andreas Kalyvas

This lecture explores the politicisation of irregular migrants over the last two decades and describes the rise of the...

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Managing Uncertainty

Recorded on: 6 November 2012

Speakers: Professor Richard Bradley

How should we manage the uncertainty that we face in our decision making? Can this uncertainty be measured and tamed?...

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What has art got to do with sport?

Recorded on: 6 November 2012

Speakers: Ruth Mackensie

Ruth Mackenzie was the director of the Cultural Olympiad in 2012 which has featured a range of cultural programmes and...

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Good Derivatives: a story of financial and environmental innovation

Recorded on: 5 November 2012

Speakers: Dr Richard Sandor

Dr Richard Sandor will give a first-hand account of his experiences as an inventor of new markets- in interest rates,...

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How Long Does "Post-War" Last? Feminist Warnings

Recorded on: 5 November 2012

Speakers: Professor Cynthia Enloe

"Post-war" in many societies is a time of flux when new, more just gender relationships can be forged. But a post-war...

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Underground Sociabilities - International Seminar

Recorded on: 2 November 2012

Speakers: Various - see description

Session 1 - Opening Ceremony. <br><br>Speakers: Professor Stuart Corbridge, Maria Helena Gasparian, Ana Souza, Isabel...

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Europe's Unfinished Currency: the political economics of the Euro

Recorded on: 1 November 2012

Speakers: Dr Thomas Mayer

Dr Thomas Mayer is Senior Fellow at the Center of Financial Studies at Goethe University Frankfurt and Senior Advisor...

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Restless Empire: China and the world since 1750

Recorded on: 1 November 2012

Speakers: Professor Arne Westad

Arne Westad argues that China’s role in international affairs over the past 250 years has been determined by the...

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The Challenge of Agricultural Development in Africa: what lessons from China?

Recorded on: 1 November 2012

Speakers: Professor Li Xiaoyun, Professor Henry Bernstein, Professor Thandika Mkandawire, Professor James Putzel

Professor Li will introduce his new book followed by a panel discussion. <br><br>Li Xiaoyun is dean of the College of...

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Consumption and the Philosophy of Denim

Recorded on: 31 October 2012

Speakers: Professor Daniel Miller

What can we learn from the study of consumption? How can this contribute to wider issues in social science and even...

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The Ethics of Human Enhancement

Recorded on: 30 October 2012

Speakers: Professor Nick Bostrom, Professor Anne Kerr

This dialogue will consider how issues related to human enhancement fit into the bigger picture of humanity’s future,...

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Ethics and Regulation

Recorded on: 30 October 2012

Speakers: Claire Enders

Claire Enders is a founder of Enders Analysis that offers its subscribers research and advice covering the major...

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Strengthening Competitiveness and Growth in Europe

Recorded on: 30 October 2012

Speakers: Dr Philipp Rösler

The aftermath of the financial crisis has challenged Europe. Dr Rösler will discuss the reasons as well as new...

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America Votes

Recorded on: 29 October 2012

Speakers: Professor Craig Calhoun, Professor Michael Cox, Dr Pippa Malmgren, Professor Sir Robert Worcester

With just a week to go to the US presidential election, this panel of experts will assess the state of the race, look...

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The Mediterranean – an opportunity?

Recorded on: 26 October 2012

Speakers: Lawrence Gonzi

Not for the first time in its chequered history, the Mediterranean region is in a state of transition. In the south,...

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The Gulf and the Global Economy: the state of the world

Recorded on: 25 October 2012

Speakers: Professor Iain Begg, Arnab Das, Dr Gerard Lyons, Rachel Ziemba

As US and European economies teeter on the verge of ever-greater slowdown, what prospects remain for growth elsewhere...

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The Arab Uprisings

Recorded on: 25 October 2012

Speakers: Jeremy Bowen

For many living in the Arab world, change felt like a distant dream. But the desperate act of a young Tunisian man in...

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The Relevance of International History

Recorded on: 25 October 2012

Speakers: Professor David Stevenson

This lecture will re-examine the origins of international history in Britain after the First World War and re-assess,...

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After the Arab Spring: the Gulf monarchies in an age of uncertainty

Recorded on: 24 October 2012

Speakers: Dr Christopher Davidson

Christopher Davidson discusses the political and economic pressures building in the Gulf monarchies and considers the...

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The Nature of Business

Recorded on: 24 October 2012

Speakers: Kelly Grainger, Giles Hutchins

Giles Hutchins will introduce his new book The Nature of Business, in which he presents the challenges to the...

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Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence

Recorded on: 24 October 2012

Speakers: Professor Christian Parenti

An exploration of how climate change is already causing violence as it interacts with the social legacies of economic...

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In Conversation with Keir Starmer QC

Recorded on: 24 October 2012

Speakers: Keir Starmer

As the head of the CPS, Keir Starmer QC has been instrumental in a number of high profile prosecutions and is at the...

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Secularism, Human Rights and the Middle East: challenges and reflections

Recorded on: 23 October 2012

Speakers: Professor Gilbert Achcar

A critical reflection on the politics of secularism and human rights following the so-called “Arab Spring” and the...

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The Global Drug Wars

Recorded on: 23 October 2012

Speakers: Professor David Courtwright, Nigel Inkster, Dr William B McAllister, Dr Ethan Nadelmann

How did the international drug control system arise, why has it proven so durable in the face of failure, and is there...

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Lies, damn Lies and Statistics

Recorded on: 23 October 2012

Speakers: Ben Page

Ben Page is Chief Executive of the polling company Ipsos MORI. Named one of the "100 most influential people in the...

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Asia's Challenges: Ensuring Inclusive and Green Growth

Recorded on: 22 October 2012

Speakers: Rajat M Nag

If Asia is to achieve its full potential, it will have to be through sustainable growth. To have sustainable growth,...

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Participatory Democracy in America's Long New Left

Recorded on: 22 October 2012

Speakers: Professor Linda Gordon

Most writing about the American New Left mistakenly refers only to the white student-intellectual movement that...

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Violence and Democratic Perspectives in Syria

Recorded on: 22 October 2012

Speakers: Dr Haytham Manna

Dr Haytham Manna is head of the Syrian National Coordination Body for Democratic Change in exile. An academic and human...

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From Hippy to Hip: dissent in a globalised world

Recorded on: 19 October 2012

Speakers: Dr Kumi Naidoo

The environmental movement has achieved widespread popularity since its rise in the 1970s. What are the challenges...

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The Cuban Missile Crisis: regional perspectives 50 years on

Recorded on: 18 October 2012

Speakers: Professor Antoni Kapcia, Professor Hal Klepak, Dr Carlos Alzugaray Treto

October 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the Cuban missile crisis. This panel will re-evaluate the impact of the...

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Occupy's Predicament: The Moment and the Prospects for Movement

Recorded on: 18 October 2012

Speakers: Professor Todd Gitlin, Professor Craig Calhoun

Erupting in September 2011, Occupy Wall Street was jump-started by a radical core who devised a form of action,...

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When China Rules the World Revisited

Recorded on: 18 October 2012

Speakers: Martin Jacques

Martin Jacques renews his assault on conventional thinking about China, above all, the failure to grasp how China is...

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A Life in Politics: Nigel Lawson

Recorded on: 17 October 2012

Speakers: Lord Lawson of Blaby

Nigel Lawson will discuss his career and life in the front line of British politics over the course of four decades....

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True Believers: collaboration and opposition under totalitarian regimes

Recorded on: 17 October 2012

Speakers: Anne Applebaum

The horrifying genius of Soviet communism was the system’s ability to get the silent majority in so many countries to...

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Voices from Syria's Opposition

Recorded on: 17 October 2012

Speakers: Bassma Kodmani, Nicholas Noe, Yara Nseir

How did the opposition to Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria emerge? This panel will explore the evolution of the Syrian...

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Going South: Why Britain will have a Third World Economy by 2014

Recorded on: 16 October 2012

Speakers: Dan Atkinson, Larry Elliott

Two leading journalists explain how and why Britain has fallen into decline from being a superpower in 1914 to having a...

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Imagining the Internet: policy challenges

Recorded on: 16 October 2012

Speakers: Professor Robin Mansell, Professor William H Dutton, Professor Robert Wade

Big challenges face policy makers trying to balance conflicting interests in the information society. This lecture...

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Short Walks from Bogota: Journeys in the New Colombia

Recorded on: 16 October 2012

Speakers: Tom Feiling

Tom Feiling, who has spent years in Colombia, unpicks the tangled fabric of this oft-misunderstood country and explores...

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What Makes a Great Speech?

Recorded on: 16 October 2012

Speakers: Philip Collins

The talk will set out the conditions that have to be in place for a speech to be considered a great example of its...

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Selling the Unsellable: Bringing Experiential and Ephemeral Works of Contemporary Art to Market

Recorded on: 15 October 2012

Speakers: Dr Noah Horowitz

Since the 1960s artists have created ephemeral and experiential works of art that were frequently informed by a desire...

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Adapt: Problem solving in a complex world

Recorded on: 15 October 2012

Speakers: Tim Harford

Tim Harford combines biology, statistical physics, psychology and of course economics to explore how complex problems...

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Freethinking, Secularism and the Arab Spring

Recorded on: 15 October 2012

Speakers: Professor Aziz Al- Azmeh

What is the condition of the relationship between religion and polity in the Arab World following the upheaval of the...

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Time to Start Thinking: America and the spectre of decline

Recorded on: 15 October 2012

Speakers: Edward Luce

As it stands, the US faces new countries on the ascendant that will compete with it ever more fiercely as its own power...

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What I learned by Doing Capitalism

Recorded on: 11 October 2012

Speakers: Dr William H Janeway, Professor Dimitri Vayanos

In this talk William Janeway will discuss his new book, Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy: Markets,...

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The Right to Offend

Recorded on: 11 October 2012

Speakers: David Aaronovitch, Mehdi Hasan

What right is there under freedom of speech to cause offence? How can we balance ideals of free expression with respect...

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Distilling the Frenzy

Recorded on: 11 October 2012

Speakers: Professor Lord Hennessy

Peter Hennessy will examine the special considerations that apply to writing the history of one’s own times, with...

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Bergson: a machine for the making of gods

Recorded on: 11 October 2012

Speakers: Professor Keith Ansell-Pearson

This lecture will consider the dramatic questions about human existence that Bergson poses in the conclusion to his...

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23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism and what they mean for our economic prospects

Recorded on: 10 October 2012

Speakers: Dr Ha-Joon Chang

It has been four years since the global financial crisis broke out. If this were a normal downturn, the economy should...

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Reinventing Europe: one crisis, many futures

Recorded on: 10 October 2012

Speakers: Robert Cooper, Richard Corbett, John Peet

In a period during which much is being made of fundamental changes in the balance of power, how can Europe redefine...

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A Conversation with Senator John McCain

Recorded on: 10 October 2012

Speakers: John McCain

On the eve of a Presidential election and with the United States ‘pivoting’ to Asia, Senator John McCain of the US...

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Black Consciousness, Black Theology, Student Activism and the Shaping of the New South Africa

Recorded on: 9 October 2012

Speakers: Professor Barney Nyameko Pityana

A programme of the Steve Biko Foundation, the Steve Biko Memorial Lecture is a platform to reflect upon the legacy of...

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Twenty Years of Inflation Targeting

Recorded on: 9 October 2012

Speakers: Professor Sir Mervyn King

Since 2008, we have experienced the worst financial crisis and recession since the 1930’s. What challenges does this...

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BBC News: Why good journalism matters in the digital age

Recorded on: 9 October 2012

Speakers: Mary Hockaday

Mary Hockaday is one of the BBC’s leading journalism executives. Her latest mission was to oversee the historic move of...

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Manifesto for a post-national and federal Europe

Recorded on: 8 October 2012

Speakers: Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Guy Verhofstadt

Europe is in crisis. How did we get here? What didn’t work? Faced with such an emergency, are the euro zone states not...

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The crisis always rings twice

Recorded on: 8 October 2012

Speakers: Professor Manuel Castells

This event will present the analyses contained in a new book Aftermath: The Cultures of the Economic Crisis, edited by...

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Spain's Economic Policy Strategy

Recorded on: 4 October 2012

Speakers: Luis de Guindos

Luis de Guindos is Spanish Minister of the Economy and Competitiveness.

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Interventions: A Life in War and Peace

Recorded on: 4 October 2012

Speakers: Kofi Annan

Kofi Annan has been at the centre of the major geopolitical events of our time. With over forty years of service to...

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Achieving your Dreams

Recorded on: 2 October 2012

Speakers: Gurbaksh Chahal

Entrepreneur Gurbaksh Chahal will discuss the lessons learned in his experiences on how people can achieve their...

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South Sudan - the path back from war

Recorded on: 2 October 2012

Speakers: Aggrey Tisa Sabuni

Aggrey Tisa Sabuni, Economic Advisor to the President, will discuss the successes and challenges of building core...

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Rebuilding Banking

Recorded on: 1 October 2012

Speakers: Stephen Hester

Stephen Hester took over as Royal Bank of Scotland CEO after the UK Government was forced to rescue the bank from the...

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The Decline of the US Middle Classes and the Transformation of the Republican Party

Recorded on: 1 October 2012

Speakers: Professor Anatol Lieven

This lecture will describe how the economic decline of the American white middle classes (which in US terms includes...

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Policy Challenges for Growth in Africa and South Asia

Recorded on: 25 September 2012

Speakers: Dr Omotunde E.G. Johnson, Dr Louis Kasekende, Dr Ijaz Nabi, Dr Abdul Hafiz Shaikh

The developed world has recently fallen behind in the numbers game, as African and Asian countries have experienced...

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A Universe from Nothing

Recorded on: 24 September 2012

Speakers: Professor Lawrence M. Krauss

The question, "Why is there something rather than nothing?" has been asked for millenia by people who speculate on the...

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Cities: Places to Live, Places to Work

Recorded on: 24 September 2012

Speakers: Ben Akabueze, Professor Paul Collier, 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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A European policy outlook: the crisis and beyond

Recorded on: 17 September 2012

Speakers: Pierre Moscovici

Pierre Moscovici will address both the policy outlook in France and the ongoing crisis management developments at the...

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Policies for Inclusive and Balanced Growth

Recorded on: 11 September 2012

Speakers: Heiner Flassbeck, Professor Robert Wade

In the context of the ongoing fall-out from the global financial crisis, income distribution is back to the centre of...

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The Greek Crisis and its possible resolutions

Recorded on: 11 September 2012

Speakers: Apostolos Doxiadis, Pavlos Eleftheriadis, Michael Jacobides, Andreas Koutras, George Prokopakis

The first part of the discussion focused on (a) what should be the long-term “vision” for Greek economy and society,...

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Can the next US President make America 'great' again?

Recorded on: 2 August 2012

Speakers: Professor Mick Cox

Professor Mick Cox is one of Europe’s leading commentators on the United States. He holds a Chair in International...

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From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia

Recorded on: 30 July 2012

Speakers: Pankaj Mishra

The Victorian period, viewed in the West as a time of self-confident progress, was experienced by Asians as a...

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Britain should stay in the European Union

Recorded on: 24 July 2012

Speakers: Sir Stephen Wall, George Eustice MP, Roger Helmer MEP, Mark Reckless MP, Dr Helen Szamuely

With the crisis continuing in the eurozone, recent polls suggest that the vast majority of the British electorate would...

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A Conversation with President Bill Clinton

Recorded on: 11 July 2012

Speakers: William Jefferson Clinton

William Jefferson Clinton is the Founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation| and 42nd President of the United States....

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Family Planning: Why Do We Need a London Summit?

Recorded on: 10 July 2012

Speakers: Dr Ernestina Coast, Gary Darmstadt, Karl Hofmann, Ashley Judd, Nina Muita

On July 11, the UK Government and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will launch the London Summit on Family...

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Great Powers and the State of the Global Economy

Recorded on: 10 July 2012

Speakers: Professor Danny Quah

Danny Quah is Professor of Economics and Kuwait Professor at LSE. He is Senior Fellow at LSE IDEAS, and had previously...

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Iran: The Next War in the Middle East?

Recorded on: 5 July 2012

Speakers: Professor Hamid Dabashi

Will the dispute over Iran's potential nuclear proliferation lead to war? Hamid Dabashi is the Hagop Kevorkian...

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How Much is Enough? Work, Money and the Good Life

Recorded on: 4 July 2012

Speakers: Professor Lord Robert Skidelsky, Dr Maurice Glasman

Why do we work almost as hard as we did 40 years ago, despite being on average twice as rich? Robert Skidelsky suggests...

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Tubes: Behind the Scenes at the Internet

Recorded on: 3 July 2012

Speakers: Andrew Blum

The internet is not some abstract "cloud" of connectivity - it exists in tubes - on the ground and under the sea....

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The Price of Inequality

Recorded on: 29 June 2012

Speakers: Professor Joseph E Stiglitz

In his new book, The Price of Inequality, which he will discuss in this lecture Joseph Stiglitz considers the causes of...

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Creating a Learning Society

Recorded on: 28 June 2012

Speakers: Professor Joseph E Stiglitz, Professor Amartya Sen

Joseph E Stiglitz was chief economist at the World Bank until January 2000. He is currently University Professor at...

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Ending the Housing Crisis: Should we ever build on the Green Belt?

Recorded on: 27 June 2012

Speakers: Tony Burton, Alex Morton, Professor Henry Overman, Professor Anne Power

House prices in Britain remain exceptionally high. We urgently need more housing, but where should we build it? Can we...

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Berlin 1961: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the most dangerous place on earth

Recorded on: 26 June 2012

Speakers: Frederick Kempe

Kempe explores the war of nerves between the young, untested President Kennedy and the bombastic Soviet leader, as they...

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How to Watch the Olympics

Recorded on: 25 June 2012

Speakers: David Goldblatt

Seventeen days, 12,000 athletes, 29 sports, 302 gold medals: this event will be your personal trainer for the back...

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Winner Take All: The Race for the World's Resources

Recorded on: 25 June 2012

Speakers: Dambisa Moyo

Dambisa Moyo discusses the increasingly heated competition for the world's water and land, and the likely geopolitical...

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A Capitalism for the People

Recorded on: 21 June 2012

Speakers: Professor Luigi Zingales

When the Italian-born economist Luigi Zingales first arrived in the United States in the 1980s, he embraced the...

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Resisting intolerance: an ethical and global challenge

Recorded on: 20 June 2012

Speakers: His Holiness the Dalai Lama

His Holiness the Dalai Lama is visiting the LSE to deliver the opening speech of a one' day conference entitled...

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Philosophy and European Union

Recorded on: 19 June 2012

Speakers: Dr Simon Glendinning

A look at the role of philosophy in launching the idea of a European Union with reference to Kant and Nietzsche....

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The Big Society Debate: a new agenda for social welfare?

Recorded on: 19 June 2012

Speakers: Faiza Chaudary, Dr Armine Ishkanian, Professor David Lewis, Ralph Michell, Professor Simon Szreter

To coincide with the publication of The Big Society Debate: a new agenda for social welfare? the speakers will examine...

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The Rule of Law

Recorded on: 19 June 2012

Speakers: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Professor Christine Chinkin, Professor Nicola Lacey, Sir Geoffrey Nice QC, Dr Maung Zarni

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is Chairman of the National League for Democracy (NLD) and Member of Parliament of Kawhmu...

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The political economy of fiscal stability in the Gulf

Recorded on: 15 June 2012

Speakers: H.E. Mohammed Al-Sabah, Steffen Hertog

H.E. Dr Mohammed Al-Sabah is the former Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Kuwait. Steffen Hertog is...

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"Enough": policies for a sustainable economy

Recorded on: 14 June 2012

Speakers: Professor Diane Coyle

The world's leading economies are facing many crises. What these crises have in common is a reckless disregard for the...

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Connectome: How the Brain's Wiring Makes Us Who We Are

Recorded on: 13 June 2012

Speakers: Professor Sebastian Seung

Sebastian Seung, a dynamic young professor at MIT, is at the forefront of a revolution in neuroscience which believes...

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The new growth strategy: How responsible companies are profitable companies

Recorded on: 13 June 2012

Speakers: Anders Dahlvig

Businesses are in the spotlight as never before and consumer trust in many sectors has deteriorated badly in recent...

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Republicanism, Representation and Demoi-cracy in the EU

Recorded on: 12 June 2012

Speakers: Professor Richard Bellamy

This lecture will contrast liberal and republican models of democracy and representation and will apply them to the EU....

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The Past and Future of Social Democracy and the Consequences for Europe

Recorded on: 12 June 2012

Speakers: Professor Sheri Berman

Ralph Miliband believed that socialism should be both revolutionary and practical. This talk will argue that at least...

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Pakistan after Bin Laden: Free-fall or Resurgence?

Recorded on: 7 June 2012

Speakers: Ali Dayan Hasan

As the Pakistan-US relationship reaches an unprecedented low, Pakistan appears to be in human rights and security...

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At the Origins of Modern Atheism

Recorded on: 6 June 2012

Speakers: Rev Dr Giles Fraser, Professor John Gray

In the first event of the Programme for the Study of Religion and Non-Religion, Giles Fraser examines the links between...

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Freud on Translation

Recorded on: 6 June 2012

Speakers: Professor Robert JC Young

The translations of Freud have been a subject of controversy for many years, but how did Freud himself theorise the...

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In Conversation with Daniel Kahneman

Recorded on: 1 June 2012

Speakers: Professor Daniel Kahneman, Professor Paul Dolan

This public conversation with Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman hosted by LSE and the Hay Festivals will focus on his best...

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On Immortality

Recorded on: 30 May 2012

Speakers: Dr Stephen Cave, Professor John Gray

The will to live forever is central to the human story. Can it be fulfilled? And should we want it to be?...

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LSE Growth Commission Evidence Session 5a - Science, Engineering & Innovation

Recorded on: 30 May 2012

Speakers: Ayman Asfari, Keith O'Nions, Jon Moulton

In this session, Ayman Asfari, Keith O'Nions and Jon Moulton will discuss their views on "Driving Growth through...

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End This Depression Now!

Recorded on: 29 May 2012

Speakers: Professor Paul Krugman

The Great Recession is more than four years old—and counting. Yet, "Nations rich in resources, talent, and...

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Kiss of the Dragon? China's Geoeconomic Strategy in a Changing Global Order

Recorded on: 29 May 2012

Speakers: Jonathan Fenby, Guy De Jonquieres, Linda Yueh

In an era characterised by economic crisis in the West, what kind of global role does China's geoeconomic strategy...

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Promoting Global Trade: the role of export credit agencies

Recorded on: 29 May 2012

Speakers: Pedro Carriço, Jon Coleman, Dr Hans-Joachim Henckel, Peter Luketa, Geetha Muralidhar, Professor Danny Quah, Lars H Thunell

A look at the role of export credit agencies and financial institutions in promoting global trade and the challenges...

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The Emerging Left in the "Emerging" World

Recorded on: 28 May 2012

Speakers: Professor Jayati Ghosh

Dynamic left movements are emerging that go beyond traditional socialist paradigms to incorporate ecological...

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Seasons in the Sun

Recorded on: 28 May 2012

Speakers: Dominic Sandbrook

In the mid-1970s, Britain's fortunes seemed to have reached their lowest point since the Blitz. Across the country, a...

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LSE Growth Commission: Evidence Session 4 - Management and Growth

Recorded on: 28 May 2012

Speakers: Ian Davis, John Van Reenen, Hal Varian

In this session, Ian Davis (formerly McKinsey & Co.), John Van Reenen (Director, CEP, LSE) and Hal Varian (Chief...

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Philosophically speaking about freedom

Recorded on: 24 May 2012

Speakers: Quentin Skinner

Among contemporary political theorists, the idea of individual liberty is generally defined in negative terms as...

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Unlawful Laws: How far can arbitrators go?

Recorded on: 23 May 2012

Speakers: Professor Pierre Mayer, Professor Jan Paulsson

The 3rd LSE Arbitration Debate will confront Pierre Mayer and Jan Paulsson over the question whether international...

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What Money Can't Buy - the moral limit of markets

Recorded on: 23 May 2012

Speakers: Professor Michael Sandel, Stephanie Flanders, Professor Julian Le Grand, Rt Revd Peter Selby

Is there something wrong with a world in which everything is for sale? If so, how can we prevent market values from...

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Austerity and growth: time to shift gear

Recorded on: 23 May 2012

Speakers: Corrado Passera

Corrado Passera is Italian minister of economic development, infrastructure and transport. From 2002 to 2011 he was...

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LSE Growth Commission: Evidence Session 3 – Infrastructure, Measurement & Growth

Recorded on: 23 May 2012

Speakers: Stephen Fries, David Newbery, Bridget Rosewell

In this session, Stephen Fries, David Newbery and Bridget Rosewell will give their views on the relationship between...

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How Can European Migration Policies Promote Development?

Recorded on: 23 May 2012

Speakers: Tobias Billström, Peter Sutherland

Migrants play a crucial role in the development of countries of origin and countries of destination. How can labour...

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Envisioning Real Utopias: alternatives within and beyond capitalism

Recorded on: 22 May 2012

Speakers: Professor Erik Olin Wright

Wright argues that we can be simultaneously utopian and practical by pursuing projects for social transformation within...

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Singing Neanderthals? The Evolution of Music and Language

Recorded on: 22 May 2012

Speakers: Professor Steven Mithen

What can the archaeological record of our stone age ancestors bring to our understanding of the relationship between...

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Advancing Global Trade and Employment Together: Shared Opportunities and Responsibilities for the United States and the European Union

Recorded on: 22 May 2012

Speakers: Ambassador Ron Kirk

In a major address, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk will discuss opportunities for the U.S.-EU trade relationship at...

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Evaluating the Impact of Climate Change Research

Recorded on: 21 May 2012

Speakers: Anna Wesselink, Neil Hirst, Philip Webber, Nick Mabey, James Smith, Juliet Davenport, Nafees Meah, David Kennedy, Jason Lowe, Sarah Samuel, Professor Sir Brian Hoskins

Evaluating the Impact of Climate Change Research is a half-day conference hosted by the LSE's Public Policy...

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UK-Argentina: is there a way forward?

Recorded on: 17 May 2012

Speakers: Ambassador Alicia Castro, Dr John Hughes, Professor George Philip

Although thirty years have passed since the South Atlantic conflict, disagreements over the Falkland/Malvinas islands...

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Mobile for Development – Global Justice

Recorded on: 16 May 2012

Speakers: Professor Joshua Cohen

The second lecture in this series will reflect on political-philosophical challenges raised by the "mobile" approach to...

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Visible Cities: International Media Portrayals of Cities in the Global South

Recorded on: 16 May 2012

Speakers: Dr Shakuntala Banaji, Dr Vandana Desai, Jamal Osman, Susan Parnell, Dr Scott Rodgers, John Vidal

As the world population urbanises, it is crucial that we critically examine how the media invites us to ""see"" cities....

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Hayek on the Wisdom of Prices

Recorded on: 15 May 2012

Speakers: Richard Bronk

How far was Hayek justified in viewing the price mechanism as a marvel in its capacity to solve the problem of...

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Mobile for Development Meets Human-Centred Design

Recorded on: 15 May 2012

Speakers: Professor Joshua Cohen

The first of two lectures which explore the idea of using mobile platforms and human centred design to promote...

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The Architecture of the Olympics

Recorded on: 15 May 2012

Speakers: Andy Altman, Professor Ricky Burdett, Jim Eyre, Jim Heverin, Michael Taylor

This event brings together the key decision makers and architects of the London 2012 Olympic Games facilities to...

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The Kurdish Spring: State-society relations and dissent in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Recorded on: 15 May 2012

Speakers: Dr Nicole Watts

Dr Nicole Watts, who was in Sulaimaniya last spring for the 'Kurdish Spring', discusses her ongoing research on dissent...

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Health of our Institutions Today: foreign policy in the UK courts

Recorded on: 14 May 2012

Speakers: Lord Sumption

As part of the Health of our Institutions Today series, Jonathan Sumption will discuss foreign policy in the UK courts....

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The Future of the Left: the case of the United States

Recorded on: 14 May 2012

Speakers: Professor Eli Zaretsky

The US, Zaretsky argues, has always had a vibrant and powerful left in times of crisis. He discusses three such crises:...

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Adding Value In Africa: some reflections from the grandson of a Ghanaian cocoa farmer

Recorded on: 10 May 2012

Speakers: Lord Boateng

Ed Vulliamy, who reported extensively on the mid-1990s war in Bosnia, will discuss his new book The War Is Dead, Long...

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Precautionary Politics: explaining the shift in global regulatory leadership from the United States to Europe

Recorded on: 10 May 2012

Speakers: Professor David Vogel

Since 1990, the United States and the European Union have traded places. During the previous three decades, health,...

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Rebel Cities: The Urbanization of Class Struggle

Recorded on: 10 May 2012

Speakers: Professor David Harvey

Given the strong relationship between urbanization and capital accumulation, and the consequent urban roots of both...

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Dial M for Murdoch

Recorded on: 9 May 2012

Speakers: Martin Hickman, Tom Watson MP

In this event the authors will discuss their new book, Dial M for Murdoch which "looks to uncover the inner workings of...

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The War is Dead, Long Live the War

Recorded on: 9 May 2012

Speakers: Ed Vulliamy

Ed Vulliamy, who reported extensively on the mid-1990s war in Bosnia, will discuss his new book The War Is Dead, Long...

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Fuel on the Fire: oil and politics in Iraq

Recorded on: 8 May 2012

Speakers: Greg Muttitt

The author of Fuel on the Fire will talk about lessons from Iraq on oil, war and democracy. Greg Muttitt is campaigns...

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The Eurozone's Awkward Threesome: fiscal stance, macroeconomic stability and growth

Recorded on: 8 May 2012

Speakers: Professor Leszek Balcerowicz

Unsustainable fiscal policy hampers growth - the effect not only of sovereign debt distress but also of an overblown...

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On Guilt

Recorded on: 8 May 2012

Speakers: Professor Robert Eaglestone, Dr Edward Harcourt

What, if anything, is common to moral guilt, guilt at breaking a diet, survivor guilt, and collective guilt? Do...

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Finance and the Good Society

Recorded on: 3 May 2012

Speakers: Professor Robert Shiller

The reputation of the financial industry could hardly be worse than it is today with the ongoing financial crisis....

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The Politics of Squares

Recorded on: 2 May 2012

Speakers: Professor Helmut K Anheier, Professor Mary Kaldor, Ahmed Naguib, Laurie Penny

As part of the launch of the tenth anniversary edition of the Global Civil Society yearbook, two of the founding...

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Toward Economic Feudalism? Inequality, Financialisation, and Democracy

Recorded on: 2 May 2012

Speakers: Professor Richard B Freeman

This lecture contends that the last 3-4 decades' increase in inequality and financialization threatens the success of...

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LSE Growth Commission: Evidence Session 2 - Measurement

Recorded on: 2 May 2012

Speakers: Sir Tony Atkinson, Paul Schreyer, Jean-Paul Fitoussi

In this session, Tony Atkinson, Paul Schreyer and Jean-Paul Fitoussi will give their views on the best ways of defining...

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After the Arab Spring: power shift in the Middle East?

Recorded on: 1 May 2012

Speakers: Dr Amnon Aran, Roger Cohen, Professor Anoush Ehteshami

As the revolutions of 2011 become the politics of 2012, has power shifted in the Middle East, and has Iran been the...

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Moving Beyond the Diktat: there is an alternative

Recorded on: 1 May 2012

Speakers: Dr Robin Murray, Dr Gavan Titley, Hilary Wainwright

Our political leaders claim there is no alternative to austerity cuts. Two academics, who are also activists, argue...

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The New Population Bomb? The Politics of Population Change

Recorded on: 1 May 2012

Speakers: Professor Jack Goldstone, Professor Eric Kaufmann, John Parker

This panel will discuss the current global demographic revolution – the contrast between an aging developed world and a...

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Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles

Recorded on: 30 April 2012

Speakers: Ruchir Sharma

In this talk Ruchir Sharma will discuss his new book, Breakout Nations. After a decade of rapid growth, the world's...

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Genesis: the origins of humanity

Recorded on: 30 April 2012

Speakers: Professor Ruth Mace, Professor Catherine Rowett, Professor Volker Sommer

What does it mean to be human? What are the origins of humanity, and what distinguishes us from non-human animals? Ruth...

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The Return of the Subject

Recorded on: 30 April 2012

Speakers: Ash Amin, Michel Wieviorka, Claire Alexander, Richard Sennett

This event will launch two new books on the society of strangers discussing issues of hyper-subjectivity and...

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Future of the Union: Northern Ireland

Recorded on: 30 April 2012

Speakers: Martin McGuinness MP MLA

The deputy first minister of Northern Ireland will discuss his view of Northern Ireland’s position in the future of the...

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The Civil Service

Recorded on: 26 April 2012

Speakers: Lord O'Donnell

As part of the Health of our Institutions Today series, the former cabinet secretary will discuss the health and...

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Decent Capitalism: what protestors should protest for

Recorded on: 25 April 2012

Speakers: Christian Kellermann

Is "decent capitalism" a contradiction in terms? This panel will discuss how capitalism can be made better, within the...

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The Notion of "Innate Right" in Kant's Doctrine of Right

Recorded on: 25 April 2012

Speakers: Dr Katrin Flikschuh

What does it mean to have an "innate right to freedom"? Is the innate right to freedom a natural right? Is it the role...

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Tiger Head, Snake Tails: China today, how it got there and where it is heading

Recorded on: 24 April 2012

Speakers: Jonathan Fenby

In this event to mark the publication of his new book, Tiger Head, Snake Tails: China Today, How it Got There and Where...

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What About Women in London?

Recorded on: 23 April 2012

Speakers: Victoria Borwick, Jenny Jones, Ken Livingstone, Brian Paddick

In the run up to the London mayoral elections, the Fawcett Society has invited the leading mayoral campaigns to debate...

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Inside East-West Espionage

Recorded on: 19 April 2012

Speakers: Edward Lucas

In this talk, Edward Lucas will discuss his newly published book Deception: Spies, Lies and how Russia Dupes the West,...

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What Would an Evidence-Based Copyright Law Look Like?

Recorded on: 2 April 2012

Speakers: William Patry

Copyright laws are declared to be the underpinnings of creativity, innovation, the knowledge economy, and everything...

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Can Greece get out of the crisis?

Recorded on: 28 March 2012

Speakers: Dimitris Daskalopoulos, Moritz Kraemer, Vicky Pryce, Poul Thomsen

This is a very timely discussion of whether Greece can get out of its current economic crisis. The financial markets...

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International Policy Responses to Changes in the Arab World

Recorded on: 27 March 2012

Speakers: William Hague MP

William Hague MP, Foreign Secretary and First Secretary of State, presents Plenary Session II of the 2012 BRISMES...

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Poor Economics: Barefoot Hedge-fund Managers, Reluctant Entrepreneurs and the Surprising Truth about Life on less than $1 a Day

Recorded on: 26 March 2012

Speakers: Professor Abhijit Banerjee

Poor Economics by Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo won the FT Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year 2011 for their...

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Revolution and Revolt: Understanding the Forms and Causes of Change in the Arab

Recorded on: 26 March 2012

Speakers: Professor Ghassan Salamé

Professor Ghassan Salamé, Dean, Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) presents the I.B. Tauris Plenary Session I...

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Language, Culture, and Being Human

Recorded on: 22 March 2012

Speakers: Professor Daniel Everett

Over the past fifty years, the most popular theory of language is that it is an outgrowth of an innate biogram, often...

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COP 17 the awakening of the Climate Vulnerables

Recorded on: 22 March 2012

Speakers: Leon Charles, Karl Hood

Grenada's role during the Climate Change negotiations at Durban, during COP17, as the chair of the Alliance of Small...

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2012 Management Accounting Research Group (MARG) Conference

Recorded on: 22 March 2012

Speakers: Robert Hodgkinson, Kirstin Gillon, Josep Bisbe, Andrea Dossi, Ian Herbert, Michael Bromwich, Phillie Karkaria

The 33rd annual MARG Conference took place on 22 March 2012. The theme for the 2012 conference was 'Management...

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Citizens' Privileges or Human Rights? The Great Bill of Rights Swindle

Recorded on: 20 March 2012

Speakers: Shami Chakrabarti

New Labour arguably left Britain more comfortable in its diversity and better protected by anti-discrimination law....

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Kuwait Programme seminar: The Gulf and the Global economy

Recorded on: 16 March 2012

Speakers: Danny Quah, Alastair Newton

Danny Quah is Kuwait Professor at the LSE. Alastair Newton is Senior Political Analyst at Nomura International.

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Critical Rationalism and Religious and Political Reform in Iran

Recorded on: 15 March 2012

Speakers: Professor Abdulkarim Soroush

Professor Soroush will discuss the role of philosophy – and Popper's thought in particular – in Iranian religious and...

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Has the Future a Left?

Recorded on: 14 March 2012

Speakers: Professor Zygmunt Bauman

Being on the left in times of globalisation and divorce of power and politics. New mechanisms of domination and...

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The Role of Skills in a Growth Strategy for the UK

Recorded on: 14 March 2012

Speakers: Eric Hanushek, Steve Machin, Ludger Wößmann

LSE Growth Commission, Evidence Session 1: Human Capital | In this session, Eric Hanushek, Stephen Machin and Ludger...

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Enemies: A History of the FBI

Recorded on: 13 March 2012

Speakers: Tim Weiner

The United States is a country founded on the ideals of democracy and freedom, yet throughout the last century it has...

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Re-thinking Alienation

Recorded on: 13 March 2012

Speakers: Professor Rahel Jaeggi

Does modern society cause us to be alienated from ourselves? This lecture will argue that a re-thinking of the...

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Start Your Business in 7 Days

Recorded on: 13 March 2012

Speakers: James Caan

On Dragons' Den, James Caan saw over 1,000 budding entrepreneurs pitch their ideas from anything that ranged from the...

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Climate Treaties and Approaching Catastrophes

Recorded on: 12 March 2012

Speakers: Professor Scott Barrett

Professor Barrett discusses whether the prospect of approaching climate catastrophes makes international cooperation on...

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Digital Espionage, Crime, and Warfare in the Global Glass House

Recorded on: 12 March 2012

Speakers: Joel Brenner

A former intelligence insider illuminates the strategic vulnerabilities created by the technologies that run our public...

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Indian Democracy's Ferocious Faultlines

Recorded on: 12 March 2012

Speakers: Dr Mukulika Banerjee, Patrick French, Professor Maitreesh Ghatak, Professor Sunil Khilnani

This panel will focus on the underside of Indian democracy, as visible in, among other things, the insurgencies in...

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Will Competition Improve the NHS?

Recorded on: 12 March 2012

Speakers: Dr Zack Cooper, Paul Corrigan, Frank Dobson MP, Alastair McLellan, Zoe Williams

This event will bring together a range of experts in the field of NHS reform to debate whether competition has a role...

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Impact of Social Sciences Conference - From Research to Policy: Academic Impacts on Government

Recorded on: 12 March 2012

Speakers: Prof Patrick Dunleavy, Simon Bastow, Adam Cooper, Jonathan Portes, Prof Bernard Silverman, Neil Wholey, Dr Alan Cann, Prof Vicky Randall, Prof Stephen Hanney, Prof Huw Davies, Richard Bartholomew, Prof Edward Melhuish, Prof Sandy Thomas

A half day conference hosted by LSE's Public Policy Group/Impact of Social Sciences Project held on Monday, 12th March...

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What is a Rational Response to Catastrophic Risk?

Recorded on: 8 March 2012

Speakers: Evelyn Fox Keller

A substantial literature on risk perception demonstrates the limits of human rationality, especially in the face of...

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The British Economy: Past and Future

Recorded on: 7 March 2012

Speakers: Alistair Darling MP

Alistair Darling is MP for Edinburgh South West and former Chancellor of the Exchequer.

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The Future of Egalitarian Capitalism, in Light of its Past

Recorded on: 7 March 2012

Speakers: Professor Kathleen Thelen

Do economic crisis and the emergence of service economies make established ideas about "liberal" and "coordinated"...

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Mental Health: The New Frontier for the Welfare State

Recorded on: 6 March 2012

Speakers: Professor Lord Layard

CEP founder Richard Layard will close this series of lectures with a discussion on the economic and social costs of...

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Sport and the Nation: interpreting Indian history through the lens of cricket

Recorded on: 6 March 2012

Speakers: Dr Ramachandra Guha

In India, cricketers are even more famous than its film stars; they are venerated and worshipped as gods. This lecture...

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Literary Festival 2012: Latin America: Between social realism and magical realism

Recorded on: 3 March 2012

Speakers: Rolando Bompadre, Matías Néspolo

As tense as a thriller, as vivid as an undercover documentary, Matías Néspolo’s first novel, Seven Ways to Kill a Cat,...

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Literary Festival 2012: The Happiness of Blond People

Recorded on: 3 March 2012

Speakers: Elif Shafak

Elif Shafak is an award winning novelist and the most widely read female writer in Turkey. She was born in 1971 in...

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Literary Festival 2012: Capital: Relating the Financial Crisis

Recorded on: 3 March 2012

Speakers: John Lanchester

In his latest state-of-the-nation novel, Capital, John Lanchester tells the story of an ordinary street in the capital,...

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Literary Festival 2012: Under the Cranes: literature, film and the city

Recorded on: 3 March 2012

Speakers: Michael Rosen, Emma-Louise Williams, Lasse Johansson, Andrea Luka Zimmerman

Emma-Louise William’s film, Under the Cranes (2011), is based on the documentary play for voices, Hackney Streets, by...

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Literary Festival 2012: Faith, Doubt and Certainty in a Secular Age

Recorded on: 3 March 2012

Speakers: Richard Holloway, Alex Preston

The former Bishop of Edinburgh, Richard Holloway's memoir, Leaving Alexandria, recounts a life defined by the struggle...

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Literary Festival 2012: Travelling the Known and the Unknown

Recorded on: 3 March 2012

Speakers: Horatio Clare, Dr Alex Gillespie, Abigail King

This panel will discuss the relationship between perceptions and realities of travel, and the influence of travel...

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Literary Festival 2012: Rhetoric, Lies and Politicians

Recorded on: 3 March 2012

Speakers: Lord Hurd, Sam Leith, Ian Leslie, Jonathan Powell

This distinguished panel will discuss the importance of rhetoric, that famous art of persuasion, as well as the...

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Literary Festival 2012: Storytelling and Translation

Recorded on: 3 March 2012

Speakers: Marina Lewycka, Jeremy Sams, George Szirtes

A panel of experts discuss translation and storytelling in novels, poetry and opera. Are there fundamental elements to...

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Literary Festival 2012: Writing in the Social Media Age with Sarah Salway

Recorded on: 3 March 2012

Speakers: Sarah Salway

Using social media means it has never been easier to get your words out there, but how can you be sure you are being...

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Literary Festival 2012: Approaches to Bamiyan: Afghanistan’s Cultural Crossroads

Recorded on: 3 March 2012

Speakers: Dr Llewelyn Morgan

Dr Llewelyn Morgan explores historical and contemporary approaches to one of Afghanistan's most famous monuments, the...

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Literary Festival 2012: The Art of ‘Relating Cultures’ with Reshma Ruia

Recorded on: 3 March 2012

Speakers: Reshma Ruia

Reshma Ruia was born in India and grew up in Rome, Italy. After an undergraduate degree in International Relations and...

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Literary Festival 2012: Wired for Culture

Recorded on: 3 March 2012

Speakers: Professor Mark Pagel

Since humans left Africa less than a hundred thousand years ago there has been a staggering explosion of cultures. What...

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Literary Festival 2012: Writing fiction – on and off the page with Jonathan Gibbs

Recorded on: 3 March 2012

Speakers: Jonathan Gibbs

The introductory session to the day’s workshops will be looking at ways of getting started, or restarted, in writing...

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Literary Festival 2012: Money into Art: Finance and the Novel

Recorded on: 2 March 2012

Speakers: Justin Cartwright, Professor John Sutherland, DJ Taylor

Recent literary responses to the financial crisis take their place in a rich tradition of novelistic portrayals of the...

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Literary Festival 2012: Noughties: Narrating the Student Experience

Recorded on: 2 March 2012

Speakers: Ben Masters

Ben Masters' debut novel Noughties examines the highs and lows of modern student life, which reach a climax for his...

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Literary Festival 2012: Charles Dickens: the best of men, the worst of men

Recorded on: 2 March 2012

Speakers: John Carey, Claire Tomalin

Claire Tomalin’s biography of Charles Dickens, published to mark the bicentenary of his birth this spring, has been...

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Literary Festival 2012: The Fight for Free Speech: forty years on

Recorded on: 1 March 2012

Speakers: Pavel Litvinov, Michael Scammell

Acclaimed writer and founding editor of Index on Censorship. Michael Scammell and former Russian dissident Pavel...

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Social democracy as the highest form of liberalism

Recorded on: 1 March 2012

Speakers: Professor Colin Crouch

Reflection on a century of European social democracy reveals its finest triumphs to have been when it has ensured a...

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Literary Festival 2012: Poetry Unites

Recorded on: 1 March 2012

Speakers: Phillip Gross, Sarah Salway, Ewa Zadrzynska

The Poetry Unites project consists of a series of five-minute films shown on TV, the Internet and in cinemas, in which...

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Literary Festival 2012: Dr Seligman and the Islanders: considering Charles Seligman and his work

Recorded on: 1 March 2012

Speakers: Professor Adam Kuper

Adam Kuper, who has written widely on the history and theory of anthropology, introduces the work of Charles Seligman,...

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Literary Festival 2012: A Moment of Mishearing

Recorded on: 1 March 2012

Speakers: Amit Chaudhuri, Ian Jack

A conversation between award-winning Indian wrtier and musician Amit Chaudhuri and former Granta and Independent on...

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Literary Festival 2012: Class Wars/Culture Wars: Owen Jones and the chavs

Recorded on: 1 March 2012

Speakers: Sue Christoforou, Professor Mary Evans, Owen Jones

The recent riots in parts of England have focussed increased attention on what has increasingly been described as the...

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Literary Festival 2012: Modernity's Contents and Discontents in India and Pakistan

Recorded on: 1 March 2012

Speakers: Patrick French, Reshma Ruia, Kamila Shamsie

The panellists will discuss and compare the political, social and economic trajectories of India and Pakistan since...

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The importance of strong data protection rules for growth and competitiveness

Recorded on: 1 March 2012

Speakers: Viviane Reding

Viviane Reding has been the Vice-president of the European Commission, responsible for Justice, Fundamentals Rights and...

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Literary Festival 2012: Myths for a Modern World

Recorded on: 29 February 2012

Speakers: AS Byatt, Robert Irwin

AS Byatt and Robert Irwin discuss the enduring relevance of mythical stories and their portrayal of the human...

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Demonstrations, Riots, and Uprisings: mediated dissent in a changing communication environment

Recorded on: 29 February 2012

Speakers: Professor Simon Cottle

This lecture examines some of the complex ways in which media and communications represent and enter into...

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Rethinking Respectability: returning to value and ideology?

Recorded on: 29 February 2012

Speakers: Professor Beverley Skeggs

Professor Skeggs will revisit her 1997 study on "respectability" and its political parallels in the present day. In...

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Literary Festival 2012: Censorship in an Age of Freedom

Recorded on: 29 February 2012

Speakers: Charlie Beckett, Heather Brooke, Nick Cohen

We will be talking about the paradox that we live in an age when the Internet should make information more available...

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Literary Festival 2012: Science in the Media

Recorded on: 29 February 2012

Speakers: Professor Jim Al-Khalili, Professor Pedro Ferreira, Professor Elaine Fox, Mark Henderson

Media reporting of the sciences can shape public opinion. While it may be insightful and revelatory, it can also be...

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Growth for Europe: Resuscitating the Single Market

Recorded on: 29 February 2012

Speakers: RNDr Petr Nečas

In this lecture by Petr Nečas, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, he will examine how amidst a severe economic...

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Literary Festival 2012: The Medicine Chest of the Soul: arts and health

Recorded on: 29 February 2012

Speakers: Jane Davies, David McDaid, Margaret Perkins, Jeanette Winterson

This session explores the substantial role that arts can play in improving health and wellbeing. A number of studies...

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Creating a Common Future Together: Towards a Visionary Europe

Recorded on: 29 February 2012

Speakers: Mr Egemen Bağış

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Public Lecture - Creating a Common Future Together: Towards a Visionary Europe. Egemen...

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Literary Festival 2012: The Culture of Europe

Recorded on: 29 February 2012

Speakers: Professor Roger Scruton, Maurice Fraser

What are the distinctive features of European culture today? To what extent can we lean on our European cultural...

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Comparing Real Wages: the McWage Index

Recorded on: 28 February 2012

Speakers: Professor Orley Ashenfelter

Real wages measure worker welfare and the cost of labour. After providing some historical background and the basis for...

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European Questions – Turkish Angles: Europe's unemployment

Recorded on: 28 February 2012

Speakers: Professor Luc Bovens, Dr Marco Simoni, Professor Insan Tunali

These events take up a theme at the heart of contemporary European life, and draw on the expertise of Turkish scholars...

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What Are Universities For?

Recorded on: 28 February 2012

Speakers: Professor Stefan Collini

Across the world, universities are now more numerous than they have ever been, yet at the same time there is...

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The Archduke Franz Ferdinand and England

Recorded on: 27 February 2012

Speakers: Professor Roy Bridge

The Archduke Franz Ferdinand was heir to the thrones of Austria-Hungary before his assassination in 1914. Had he lived,...

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The Burning Issue: The DNA of Human Rights

Recorded on: 24 February 2012

Speakers: Professor Conor Gearty

'What are human rights and where do they come from?', asks Professor Conor Gearty in the latest Burning Issue lecture...

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The Politics of Resistance and the Arab Uprisings

Recorded on: 23 February 2012

Speakers: Professor Charles Tripp

This talk will look at how resistance to regimes' appropriation of public space has been a central theme of the Arab...

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Climate Change and the New Industrial Revolution - How we can get there: building national and international action

Recorded on: 23 February 2012

Speakers: Professor Lord Stern

Five years on from the Stern Review there have been important changes in the world which are likely to have a profound...

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Literary Festival 2012: Fantasy versus Reality

Recorded on: 23 February 2012

Speakers: Caroline Bird, William Fiennes, Meg Rosoff, Philip Womack

The most popular books today are filled with vampires, ghosts, wizards and other fantasy figures. Is real life so...

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Building A Democratic State in Syria

Recorded on: 22 February 2012

Speakers: Louay Hussein

Louay Hussein is one of Syria's leading intellectuals who has spent his life writing and publishing on political and...

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Climate Change and the New Industrial Revolution - How we can respond and prosper

Recorded on: 22 February 2012

Speakers: Professor Lord Stern

Five years on from the Stern Review there have been important changes in the world which are likely to have a profound...

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Global Calls for Economic Justice: the potential of Islamic finance

Recorded on: 22 February 2012

Speakers: Mukhtar Hussain, Professor Volker Nienhaus

It is felt that conventional financial systems have failed and should be replaced, or supplemented, by more ethical...

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Climate Change and the New Industrial Revolution - What we risk and how we should cast the economics and ethics

Recorded on: 21 February 2012

Speakers: Professor Lord Stern

Five years on from the Stern Review there have been important changes in the world which are likely to have a profound...

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Of Public Intellectuals, Universities, and a Democratic Crisis

Recorded on: 21 February 2012

Speakers: Michael D. Higgins

On 11 November 2011, Michael D. Higgins was inaugurated as the ninth President of Ireland. A passionate political...

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On Friendship

Recorded on: 21 February 2012

Speakers: Dr Mark Vernon

What, in fact, is the love called friendship? What is the nature of its rules and perils, as well as its promise? Mark...

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Philanthropy in India: A quality model of giving?

Recorded on: 21 February 2012

Speakers: Dweep Chanana, Anwar Hasan,Shiv Nadar

Mr Dweep I. Chanana is a Director of Philanthropy & Values-based Investing at UBS AG. For the past five years he was...

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European Community of Democracies – Towards a New Foundation of Europe

Recorded on: 20 February 2012

Speakers: Professor Ulrich Beck

German euro-nationalism is not inevitable. Europe's crisis is an opportunity to enlarge democracy. Ulrich Beck is...

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African Development: the miracle of Mauritius?

Recorded on: 16 February 2012

Speakers: Pierre Dinan

Unlike other African economies since independence, Mauritius has experienced long term sustained economic growth and...

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Dispatches from the Dark Side: on torture and the death of justice

Recorded on: 16 February 2012

Speakers: Gareth Peirce

Evidence suggests that the British government has colluded in a range of extrajudicial activities – rendition,...

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The Burning Issue: Right to Die

Recorded on: 16 February 2012

Speakers: Professor Emily Jackson

In a humane society, should it be legal to help those who are suffering terribly to end their lives? Emily Jackson,...

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Independence and Responsibility: the future of Scotland

Recorded on: 15 February 2012

Speakers: Alex Salmond MSP

Alex Salmond will set out his vision for Scotland's future, including the opportunities provided by independence,...

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Maonomics: Why Chinese Communists Make Better Capitalists Than We Do

Recorded on: 15 February 2012

Speakers: Loretta Napoleoni

In this lecture, which coincides with the publication of her latest book Maonomics, Professor Napoleoni will argue that...

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Does Culture Matter?

Recorded on: 15 February 2012

Speakers: Kurt Barling, Sehrish Ejaz-Khan, Rajiv Gopie

Kurt Barling, uses media to examine social injustice, racial prejudice and inequality. Over the past 20 years Kurt has...

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Neuroscience, Responsibility and the Law

Recorded on: 14 February 2012

Speakers: Professor Roger Brownsword, Professor Neil Levy, Professor Sir Michael Rutter

Will developments in the neurosciences change our moral and legal notions of criminality and responsibility – and if...

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The Islamist Moment in the Middle East: Domestic and Geostrategic Implications

Recorded on: 13 February 2012

Speakers: Professor Fawaz Gerges

Islamist parties from Tunisia to Morocco to Egypt, and most likely in Libya when elections take place soon, have won...

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How the clash between John Maynard Keynes and Friedrich Hayek continues to define the difference between left and right today

Recorded on: 13 February 2012

Speakers: Nicholas Wapshott

Eighty years ago at the LSE, Friedrich Hayek launched an assault upon the new economic thinking of John Maynard Keynes....

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Ghosts of Afghanistan

Recorded on: 9 February 2012

Speakers: Jonathan Steele, Francesc Vendrell

Jonathan Steele's new book, Ghosts of Afghanistan, is the definitive study of the Soviet and US wars in Afghanistan, by...

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OECD Labour Markets in the Great Recession

Recorded on: 9 February 2012

Speakers: Professor Christopher Pissarides

Labour markets across the OECD reacted differently to the financial crisis of 2008 and the debt crisis that followed....

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Freedom of Speech on Campus

Recorded on: 8 February 2012

Speakers: Nicola Dandridge, Professor Sue Mendus

When does freedom of speech threaten the cohesion of a university as a learning community? Should there be any limits...

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Pity The Billionaire: the hard times swindle and the comeback of the right

Recorded on: 8 February 2012

Speakers: Thomas Frank

Economic meltdown usually brings calls for change – or it's supposed to. But when Thomas Frank set out to find these,...

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Does Law Have a Place in the Modern University?

Recorded on: 7 February 2012

Speakers: Professor Roderick MacDonald

Universities are facing increasing pressure to be relevant for students entering the job market. Yet law faculties are...

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The Origins of Sex: a history of the first sexual revolution

Recorded on: 7 February 2012

Speakers: Dr Faramerz Dabhoiwala

Nowadays we believe that consenting adults have the freedom to do what they like with their own bodies. We publicise...

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Crises and Revolutions: The Reshaping of International Development

Recorded on: 7 February 2012

Speakers: Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Sri Mulyani Indrawati will be exploring the cycles of global economic crisis and the sweep of revolutions and uprisings...

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Frederick the Great, Napoleon and Abraham Lincoln: what makes a national icon?

Recorded on: 6 February 2012

Speakers: Professor Alan Sked

Why do some people retain iconic status in the historical consciousness of various nations? What does this tell us...

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Muslim Cosmopolitanism or Heresy? Lessons for the Aftermath of the 2011 Arab spring

Recorded on: 6 February 2012

Speakers: Dr Carool Kersten

In the course of the last decade, dramatic political events involving Muslims across the world have put Islam under...

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Social Reproduction and Depletion: mapping gendered harm

Recorded on: 6 February 2012

Speakers: Professor Shirin M Rai

At times of crisis social expenditure is cut, but with what consequences? Using the concept of depletion, Professor Rai...

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Together: The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Co-operation

Recorded on: 6 February 2012

Speakers: Professor Richard Sennett

Living with people who differ – racially, ethnically, religiously, or economically – is one of the most difficult...

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Social insurance alone is not enough: Should China build its social security system from the perspective of social policy?

Recorded on: 6 February 2012

Speakers: Dr Naijun Hu

What is social policy? According to Professor Tim Newburn, Head of the Department of Social Policy at LSE, "social...

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Civilian Assistance to Pakistan - Cure or Curse?

Recorded on: 2 February 2012

Speakers: Dr Ehtisham Ahmad, Rachid Benmassoud, Dr Robert Hathaway, Shahid Kardar, Dr Maleeha Lodhi, Kashif Zafar

Has civilian assistance to Pakistan over the past three decades assisted with development and improvements in living...

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Reflections on Russia's place in Europe in the 18th Century

Recorded on: 2 February 2012

Speakers: Professor Alexander Kamenskii

In the course of the eighteenth century, Russia became an active participant in European diplomatic relations. But to...

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Religion for Atheists

Recorded on: 2 February 2012

Speakers: Alain de Botton

Is it possible to remain a committed atheist but nevertheless benefit from the wisdom of religion? Marking the...

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The Pattern of the Past in North Africa

Recorded on: 2 February 2012

Speakers: Dr James McDougall

South Asia, China, Europe, North America, sub-Saharan Africa: most major world regions have histories that can be...

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EU Foreign Policy after Lisbon: The EU's Influence in its Eastern Neighbourhood

Recorded on: 2 February 2012

Speakers: Professor Hiski Haukkala, Dr Petr Kratochwil, Dr Nicu Popescu, Professor Stefan Wolff

This roundtable on 'EU Foreign Policy after Lisbon: The EU's Influence in its Eastern Neighbourhood' looks at the...

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A Tale of Tottenham: race, riots and the future

Recorded on: 1 February 2012

Speakers: David Lammy MP

The riots across England in the summer of 2011 were sparked by events in Tottenham, north London. Tottenham was also...

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Portugal: restoring credibility and confidence

Recorded on: 1 February 2012

Speakers: Vítor Gaspar

Vítor Gaspar is Minister of Finance. He was appointed Portuguese Finance Minister in Prime Minister Pedro Passos...

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God's Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World

Recorded on: 31 January 2012

Speakers: Cullen Murphy

For centuries states have used their power to censor information, to conduct surveillance, to impose belief, to...

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Revolution 2.0

Recorded on: 31 January 2012

Speakers: Wael Ghonim

In this conversation, Wael Ghonim will discuss his new book Revolution 2.0| providing a unique insider's story from the...

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Outside In: a conversation with Peter Hain

Recorded on: 30 January 2012

Speakers: Peter Hain MP

During a discussion on his latest book Outside In|, former anti-apartheid leader turned Labour cabinet minister Peter...

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Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere: The New Global Revolutions

Recorded on: 30 January 2012

Speakers: Paul Mason

Our world is changing dramatically. Social upheaval has followed worldwide economic crisis and the gulf between the...

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The Burning Issue: Parasites - enemy of the poor

Recorded on: 30 January 2012

Speakers: Professor Tim Allen

For millions of the world's poor, parasitic infections can be debilitating or even lethal. There are high hopes for ...

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From Regional to Global Players: The Emergence of Asian Firms in the Global Economy

Recorded on: 26 January 2012

Speakers: Professor Henry Wai-chung Yeung

In this lecture, Henry Wai-chung Yeung will aim to explain how a number of leading business firms from Asian newly...

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Ten Reasons Why India Will Not and Should Not Become a Superpower

Recorded on: 26 January 2012

Speakers: Dr Ramachandra Guha

High annual growth rates, a rising middle class, and successes in the software sector have led to much talk of India...

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Dangers and Demon(izer)s of Democratization in Egypt: Through an Indonesian Glass, Darkly

Recorded on: 25 January 2012

Speakers: Professor John Sidel

Over the past several months, an alarmist picture of developments in Egypt has emerged in the media, raising the...

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The Geostrategic Importance of Cyprus: long term trends and prospects

Recorded on: 25 January 2012

Speakers: Dr Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis

Placed at the crossroads of three continents, Cyprus remains of key strategic importance in the Eastern Mediterranean....

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Histories of International Law: dealing with Eurocentrism

Recorded on: 25 January 2012

Speakers: Professor Martti Koskenniemi

Martti Koskenniemi is director of the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights and visiting...

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Bill Gates and Hans Rosling addressing the 2012 Global Poverty Ambassadors and students at the LSE

Recorded on: 25 January 2012

Speakers: Bill Gates, Professor Hans Rosling

The Global Poverty Project has partnered with The Co–operative during the UN Year of Co-operatives to launch a new...

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The Obamas: A Mission, A Marriage

Recorded on: 24 January 2012

Speakers: Jodi Kantor, Professor Sarah Churchwell

Jodi Kantor will be in conversation with Professor Sarah Churchwell to discuss her new book The Obamas: A Mission, A...

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The Soviet Union's Collapse: causes and consequences

Recorded on: 24 January 2012

Speakers: Rodric Braithwaite, Andrei Grachev, Professor Margot Light

What were the origins of the collapse of the USSR? What did 1991 look and feel like from the inside? What is the legacy...

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Willpower: Self-Control, Decision Fatigue, and Energy Depletion

Recorded on: 24 January 2012

Speakers: Dr Roy F Baumeister

A new understanding of how people control themselves has emerged from the past decade of research studies. Self-control...

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Bottom-up Politics: an agency-centred approach to globalisation

Recorded on: 23 January 2012

Speakers: Professor Helmut Anheier, Professor Mient Jan Faber, Professor Marlies Glasius, Professor Mary Kaldor

The panel will discuss the political implications of giving power to ordinary people in an era when the nation-state...

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How Labour's traditions can renew Beveridge for the 21st century

Recorded on: 23 January 2012

Speakers: Liam Byrne MP

As we enter the year of the Beveridge Report's 70th Anniversary, Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, Liam Byrne MP,...

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Negotiating Transitions: Arab Armies in Politics

Recorded on: 23 January 2012

Speakers: Professor Yezid Sayigh

The construction of authoritarian power in Arab states over past decades has enmeshed national armies in political,...

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The Global Banking Crisis: an African banker's response

Recorded on: 23 January 2012

Speakers: Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

Against the backdrop of the ongoing global banking crisis, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi discusses the economic problems and...

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The State of the World Economy in 2012

Recorded on: 23 January 2012

Speakers: Jean-Michel Severino, Martin Wolf

Two economic experts discuss the state of the world economy after the eurozone financial crisis. Jean Michel Severino...

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EU Foreign Policy after Lisbon: The View from the Mediterranean

Recorded on: 19 January 2012

Speakers: Professor Atila Eralp, Professor Richard Gillespie, Dr Sharon Pardo

This roundtable on 'EU Foreign Policy after Lisbon: The View from the Mediterranean' looks at how the EU is perceived...

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Paper Promises: Money, Debt and the new World Order

Recorded on: 19 January 2012

Speakers: Philip Coggan

The world is drowning in debt. Greece is on the verge of default. In Britain, the coalition government is pushing...

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Margin Call

Recorded on: 18 January 2012

Speakers: Bronwyn Curtis, Dr Jon Danielsson, Professor Robert Wade

LSE Arts are pleased to host a very special screening of the highly anticipated film Margin Call| based on the...

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Supporting Reform on the Mediterranean's Southern Shores: The Role of Multilateral Cooperation

Recorded on: 18 January 2012

Speakers: Dr Lino Cardarelli

After the Arab Spring, lasting political change in North Africa will require sustained regional cooperation to promote...

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The EU in the global economy: challenges for growth

Recorded on: 18 January 2012

Speakers: Mario Monti

Mario Monti is Italian Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy and Finance, positions he has held since 16 November...

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Beyond the Eye of the Beholder

Recorded on: 17 January 2012

Speakers: Dr Guy Dammann

Everyone admits that there is no fact of the matter about aesthetic judgements. Nonetheless, constantly referring to...

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Engaging political Islam and the realities of the new Middle East

Recorded on: 17 January 2012

Speakers: Wadah Khanfar

The recent elections in Tunisia and Egypt have brought Islamist parties to power, a pattern that may very well repeat...

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Gender and Men's Studies: peril or promise?

Recorded on: 16 January 2012

Speakers: Professor Michael Kimmel

We hear, occasionally, that women's studies discriminates against men. More often, it's that women's studies doesn't...

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Total Policing: the future of policing in London

Recorded on: 16 January 2012

Speakers: Bernard Hogan-Howe

The current commissioner of the Met and former chief constable of Merseyside Police will speak about his hopes and...

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The Lean Startup

Recorded on: 12 January 2012

Speakers: Eric Ries

Most new businesses fail. But most of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach to business...

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Redesigning the World's Largest Development Programme: EU cohesion policy

Recorded on: 12 January 2012

Speakers: Professor Philip McCann

The special adviser to the European Commissioner for Regional Policy will discuss one of the great policy-making...

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The Bodhisattva's Brain: Buddhism naturalised

Recorded on: 11 January 2012

Speakers: Professor Owen Flanagan

Can Buddhism be re-discovered as a naturalistic and comprehensive philosophy that is compatible with the rest of...

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About time – Examining the case for a shorter working week

Recorded on: 11 January 2012

Speakers: Professor Juliet Schor, Professor Lord Skidelsky, Professor Tim Jackson

As the economic crisis deepens, this is the moment to consider moving towards much shorter, more flexible paid working...

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Deleveraging and Growth: is the developed world following Japan's long and winding road?

Recorded on: 10 January 2012

Speakers: Masaaki Shirakawa

Until a few years ago, the long stagnation of the Japanese economy after the bursting of a credit-fuelled asset bubble...

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Is it Time for a Digital Detox?

Recorded on: 10 January 2012

Speakers: Daniel Sieberg

At the start of the new year, Daniel Sieberg, author of The Digital Diet: The Four-step Plan to Break your Tech...

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The Strongman: Vladimir Putin and the struggle for Russia

Recorded on: 10 January 2012

Speakers: Angus Roxburgh

Former BBC correspondent Angus Roxburgh talks about his new book on the Putin years and Russia's relationship with the...

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The Year of Egypt's Second Revolution, the Balance Sheet So Far

Recorded on: 9 January 2012

Speakers: Professor Roger Owen

Professor Owen will look at Egypt's Tahrir Square revolution in the light of the revolutions of 1919 and 1952, drawing...

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