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Is Europe Working?

Recorded on: 12 December 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Sir Christopher Pissarides

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

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In Conversation with the Hon Mr Justice Peter Jackson

Recorded on: 12 December 2013

Speaker(s): The Hon Mr Justice Peter Jackson

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

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

Recorded on: 10 December 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Robin Cohen, Professor David Downes, Daphna Golan, Thomas Hammarberg, Professor Harvey Molotch

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

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Feminism in the Media

Recorded on: 10 December 2013

Speaker(s): Natalie Hanman, Lola Okolosie, Tracey Reynolds

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

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

Recorded on: 10 December 2013

Speaker(s): Caroline Criado-Perez

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

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The Future of London within the UK

Recorded on: 9 December 2013

Speaker(s): Boris Johnson

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

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Zhang Shizhao: a forgotten theorist of social change

Recorded on: 9 December 2013

Speaker(s): Dr Leigh Jenco

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

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Africa and Its Position in the World Today

Recorded on: 6 December 2013

Speaker(s): Nelson Mandela

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

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Constitutional Interpretation in the USA

Recorded on: 5 December 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Risa L Goluboff, Dr Jacco Bomhoff

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

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Is ASEAN Still Relevant?

Recorded on: 4 December 2013

Speaker(s): Tan Sri Dr Tony Fernandes

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

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

Recorded on: 4 December 2013

Speaker(s): Mireya Solis

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

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

Recorded on: 4 December 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Madawi Al-Rasheed, Dr John Chalcraft, Dr Ewan Stein

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

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Is there a Progressive Case for National Identity?

Recorded on: 3 December 2013

Speaker(s): Sunder Katwala

This lecture will examine attitudes towards immigration, integration and opportunity in Britain today. National...

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The Open Society as an Enemy

Recorded on: 3 December 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Jason McKenzie Alexander

It is often said that openness and transparency are required for liberal democracies. But is this true for openness and...

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Media Agenda Talk – ‘The Story of NGO Images: From Aid Porn to Empowerment’

Recorded on: 3 December 2013

Speaker(s): Brendan Paddy

Is showing a tragic portrait of people in the developing world the only effective strategy to call for action and ...

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US foreign policy and the Iranian Revolution: The Dynamics of Engagement and Strategic Alliance

Recorded on: 2 December 2013

Speaker(s): Dr Christian Emery

During this talk, Dr Emery will discuss the main findings from his new book: 'US Foreign Policy and the Iranian...

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Approaches to Eradicate Poverty Over the Next Generation

Recorded on: 28 November 2013

Speaker(s): Mark Goldring

Mark Goldring is chief executive of Oxfam GB and has decades of experience within international development, including...

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The Body Economic: why austerity kills

Recorded on: 27 November 2013

Speaker(s): Dr David Stuckler

The Body Economic puts forward a radical proposition. Austerity, it argues, is seriously bad for your health. We can...

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Crisis and Considering Crisis in Critical Contemporary Culture

Recorded on: 27 November 2013

Speaker(s): Alex Massouras (artwork), Alexis Milne (artwork), Nikolas Barnes (play), Rob Oldfield (play), Daniel Koczy (paper)

Following the second issue on fakeness (launched November 2012), CCC’s third issue examines the centrality of the idea...

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A Fractured Future: climate change in an age of fossil fuel abundance

Recorded on: 27 November 2013

Speaker(s): Lord Browne of Madingley

In 1997, Lord Browne broke ranks with the rest of the oil industry and acknowledged the risk posed by the climate...

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Dirty Wars

Recorded on: 27 November 2013

Speaker(s): Jeremy Scahill

Dirty Wars, winner of the Sundance Film Festival Cinematography award, follows the reporting on a US night raid gone...

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Iranian foreign policy after the election of Hassan Rouhani

Recorded on: 27 November 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Anoush Ehteshami

The victory of Rouhani represents the defeat of the most peripheral groups in the Iranian political spectrum. In a day,...

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The Future of EU Enlargement

Recorded on: 26 November 2013

Speaker(s): Dimitar Bechev, Lawrence Meredith, John Peet, Professor Robert Cooper

Enlargement is widely hailed as the EU’s most successful policy, largely responsible for the successful transition from...

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Metaphor and Crisis in Freud and Derrida

Recorded on: 26 November 2013

Speaker(s): Dr Nina Morgan

What role does metaphor have in shaping our emotional lives? Reading texts by Freud and Derrida, this lecture will...

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Power in the Information Age

Recorded on: 25 November 2013

Speaker(s): Alec Ross, Professor Michael Cox

Information is transforming what power means and how it operates. Social media, wikileaks, surveillance and big data...

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The Greek Ombudsman and Public Administration during Challenging Times

Recorded on: 25 November 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Calliope Spanou

The Ombudsman will focus on the establishment 15 years ago of the Ombudsman institution in Greece, highlighting its...

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The Syrian Civil War: The Resilience of Civil Society

Recorded on: 22 November 2013

Speaker(s): Lina Sinjab

In this talk, the BBC's Lina Sinjab will focus on the realities on the ground in Syria and the resilient civil society...

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European Competitiveness: is completing the single market the key?

Recorded on: 21 November 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Damian Chalmers, Professor Sebastien Dullien, Yiannos Papantoniou

The single European market has been a remarkable achievement. Its completion could substantially boost growth-...

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A Necessary Disenchantment: myth, agency and injustice in the digital age

Recorded on: 21 November 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Nick Couldry

Professor Couldry challenges some ‘digital age’ myths about how we gather on social media platforms and the value of...

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Innovation: transforming China's economic development

Recorded on: 21 November 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Liu Wei

China has built a relatively well-off society by the end of the 20th century, transforming from a low-income country to...

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The Idea of Order in Ancient Chinese Political Thought: a Wightian exploration

Recorded on: 20 November 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Yongjin Zhang

Is there any significant international thought in antiquity beyond the West? If there is, what insights can it offer?...

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The Old New Politics of Class

Recorded on: 20 November 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Mike Savage, Professor Bev Skeggs

In his inaugural lecture, Professor Savage will unravel "the paradox of class": that overt class politics and...

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Power Shift? The Rise of the Rest and the Decline of the West: facts, myths and economists

Recorded on: 19 November 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Michael Cox

It has become the truism of our age that power is fast ebbing away from a declining West to the East and the "rest"....

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The Ethics of the Cognitive Sciences: children's pathologies – how do we think about children’s mental health?

Recorded on: 19 November 2013

Speaker(s): Dr Rachel Cooper, Professor Eileen Munro, Professor Emily Simonoff

The classification, identification and treatment of mental illnesses in children raises particular challenges. For...

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The Progressive Agenda Now

Recorded on: 14 November 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Roberto Mangabeira Unger

The progressive left lacks the imagination to tackle the fundamental problems of society. Renowned social theorist...

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The Ethics of the Cognitive Sciences: privacy and respect for persons

Recorded on: 13 November 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Roger Brownsword, Dr Sarah Edwards, Dr Sarah Richmond

The continuing development of brain imaging technologies is now bringing into reach the correlation of brain activity...

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At Power's Elbow

Recorded on: 13 November 2013

Speaker(s): Dr Andrew Blick, Bernard Donoughue, Professor George Jones

Discreet, inconspicuous, prudent... the perfect Prime Ministerial aide should always be in the background, a...

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Global Financial Regulation - implications for China

Recorded on: 12 November 2013

Speaker(s): Charles Haswell

Blame for the financial crisis has been firmly placed on bankers. But there were failings in other areas, too, notably...

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The Chicago Plan Revisited

Recorded on: 12 November 2013

Speaker(s): Michael Kumhof

Michael Kumhof will discuss his 2012 paper on the Chicago Plan, a radical reform plan for the banking industry that...

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Burke, Oakeshott and the Intellectual Roots of Modern Conservatism

Recorded on: 12 November 2013

Speaker(s): Jesse Norman MP

Edmund Burke and Michael Oakeshott are often considered as the intellectual founding fathers of British conservatism....

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Cloning Wild Life: zoos, captivity, and the future of endangered animals

Recorded on: 12 November 2013

Speaker(s): Dr Carrie Friese, Professor Charis Thompson

The natural world is marked by an ever-increasing loss of varied habitats, species extinctions, and new kinds of...

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Europe: the struggle for supremacy, 1453 to the present

Recorded on: 12 November 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Brendan Simms

If there is a fundamental truth of geopolitics, it is this: whoever controls the core of Europe controls the entire...

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Behavioural Economics and Diet

Recorded on: 12 November 2013

Speaker(s): Professor George Loewenstein

George Loewenstein is professor of economics and psychology at Carnegie Mellon University. He received his PhD from...

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Media Agenda Talk – ‘London Week’

Recorded on: 12 November 2013

Speaker(s): Eve Harris, Lloyd Bradley, Fatima Manji

This week’s Media Agenda Talk was about London’s identity and culture. Three panellists – Author Eve Harris, music...

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Gandhi Before India

Recorded on: 11 November 2013

Speaker(s): Dr Ramachandra Guha

The life of Gandhi is one of the most remarkable and potent in the modern era – yet few know what shaped him in his...

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Competition in the online world: European and global perspectives

Recorded on: 11 November 2013

Speaker(s): Joaquín Almunia

The online world is of crucial importance to consumers and businesses. Its role in providing innovation and...

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Re-negotiating the Terms of EU-Israel Partnership: Normative Power and International Law

Recorded on: 11 November 2013

Speaker(s): Charles Shamas

In July the European Commission published "guidelines on the eligibility of Israeli entities and their activities in...

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Can and Should the Eurozone Survive?

Recorded on: 7 November 2013

Speaker(s): Lionel Barber

After four successive crisis years, an economic recovery in Europe is within sight. The euro's survival - which was in...

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The "Human Sciences" on Trial in Iran

Recorded on: 7 November 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Ali Mirsepassi

Why the "human sciences" have become the target of a major government crackdown in Iran today. This talk will focus...

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Brazil

Recorded on: 6 November 2013

Speaker(s): Michael Palin

The story of the making of Michael Palin’s BBC1 Brazil series, made up of Michael’s own reminiscences, with a slide...

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Human Suffering and Humanitarian Emergencies

Recorded on: 5 November 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Craig Calhoun

Humanitarian emergencies are not simply brute facts, appealing directly to our emotions or our moral sensibilities....

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The Origins of the Revolution: Marx and Eastern Europe

Recorded on: 5 November 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Timothy Snyder

Marx and Engels tended to be romantics about East European liberation from imperial rule in the nineteenth century, but...

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Climate Justice vis-à-vis Global Justice

Recorded on: 5 November 2013

Speaker(s): Dr Katie Steele

Who should accept responsibility for, and bear the costs of, climate change? Can climate change be sectioned off as an...

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The Great Tamasha: cricket, corruption and the turbulent rise of modern India

Recorded on: 5 November 2013

Speaker(s): James Astill

James Astill speaks about his new book and his encounters with cricketers, fans, businessmen, bookies, Bollywood stars...

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The Revolutionary Status Quo - A Referee’s Perspective

Recorded on: 5 November 2013

Speaker(s): David Mahoney

David Mahoney, Director of Policy Development at Ofcom discusses the role of the regulator and the principles behind...

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Exodus: immigration and multiculturalism in the 21st century

Recorded on: 4 November 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Paul Collier

Mass international migration is a response to extreme global inequality, and immigration has a profound impact on the...

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Only White Men: serial killing in European cinema

Recorded on: 4 November 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Richard Dyer

Serial killing is an extremely rare crime which nonetheless may be considered a cultural dominant of our times....

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Toward a Genuine Economic and Monetary Union?

Recorded on: 4 November 2013

Speaker(s): Fabrizio Saccomanni

Fabrizio Saccomanni is Italian minister of economy and finance, a position he has held since April 2013. Prior to this...

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In It Together: the inside story of the coalition government

Recorded on: 31 October 2013

Speaker(s): Matthew d'Ancona

The revelatory inside story of Britain's coalition government, that cuts right to the heart of the Lib Dem/Tory...

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Private Sector Approaches to Sustainable, Long-Term Economic Development

Recorded on: 31 October 2013

Speaker(s): Dr Helene Gayle

New approaches to address extreme poverty are emerging that involve greater private sector engagement. Traditional...

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What's the Point of Contemporary Art?

Recorded on: 30 October 2013

Speaker(s): JJ Charlesworth, Mark Rappolt

The art world seems to be going from strength to strength, even in the midst of recession and austerity. Collectors pay...

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Is Rape Different?

Recorded on: 30 October 2013

Speaker(s): Nazir Afzal, Barbara Hewson, Helen Reece, Professor Jennifer Temkin

Rape is a heinous crime but does it demand special treatment? Do rule of law and fairness pay a price? Helen Reece...

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Work as a Value

Recorded on: 29 October 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Lord Skidelsky, Lord 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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The Metropolitan Revolution: perspectives from US cities

Recorded on: 29 October 2013

Speaker(s): Bruce Katz, Professor Anne Power

Bruce Katz will explain how ground-up innovations at a city level are solving the toughest economic problems in the US,...

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The Mumsnet Story - How to Engage with Online Communities

Recorded on: 29 October 2013

Speaker(s): Justine Roberts

Justine Roberts, Co-Founder and CEO of Mumsnet explains how the website rose to success and the influence of its...

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Capitalism Without Guilt: the moral case for freedom

Recorded on: 28 October 2013

Speaker(s): Dr Yaron Brook

Capitalism has an undisputed record of wealth generation, yet it has always functioned under a cloud of moral...

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The Social-Cultural Foundation of the 21st Century New Pan-Africanist Consciousness

Recorded on: 24 October 2013

Speaker(s): Adama Samassekou

The Steve Biko Memorial Lecture Europe is an initiative of the South African based Steve Biko Foundation. The 2013...

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Thinking and Feeling About Risk: can they be separated?

Recorded on: 24 October 2013

Speaker(s): Professor David Spiegelhalter

Whether it’s bicycle helmets or fracking, people often have strong feelings about risks and their control. But, when...

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Keys to the City: how economics, institutions, social interaction and politics shape development

Recorded on: 23 October 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Michael Storper

The global economy is driven by major cities: the keys to the city are the keys to global development. Michael Storper...

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Richard Titmuss: forty years on

Recorded on: 23 October 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Howard Glennerster

Richard Titmuss was one of the world’s leading public analysts and philosophers. He was enormously influential in...

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"Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here": the human rights struggle against Muslim fundamentalism

Recorded on: 23 October 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Karima Bennoune

From Pakistani peace activists to Tunisian feminists, from Chechen journalists to Algerian victims of terrorism, Karima...

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China Peaceful Rise & its New Diplomacy and its Global Relevance to the Chinese Economy

Recorded on: 22 October 2013

Speaker(s): Shixiong Ni

Shixiong Ni, professor of international relations, is former Dean of the School of International Relations and Public...

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A Vision of the Future – the BBC and Visual Journalism

Recorded on: 22 October 2013

Speaker(s): Amanda Farnsworth

Amanda Farnsworth, Head of BBC Visual Journalism gives an overview of the BBC’s work in this field.

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Modern Middle East Studies as a Distinct Intellectual Field

Recorded on: 21 October 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Roger Owen

Roger Owen will offer a personal history of the emergence of modern Middle Eastern Studies as a distinct...

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The Inextricable Links between Banking and the Economy

Recorded on: 21 October 2013

Speaker(s): António Horta‐Osório

António will set out his views on why the future of the UK economy and the banking industry are inextricably linked. He...

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From Eco-Catastrophe to Zero Clearing: why is deforestation in the Neotropics declining?

Recorded on: 17 October 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Susanna Hecht

An expert on tropical development, Professor Susanna Hecht will address the recent dramatic decline in deforestation in...

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Social Democracy and the Nation After the Crash

Recorded on: 17 October 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Andrew Gamble

Why has the global financial crisis not revived the left? Andrew Gamble argues that the policies of the 1980s and 1990s...

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Values Beyond Value? Is Anything Beyond the Logic of Capital?

Recorded on: 17 October 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Beverley Skeggs

Many theories adopt the metaphors of capital to explore power (e.g. Bourdieu), others propose that capital has subsumed...

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The UK in the EU Single Market: What Next? Opportunities and challenges

Recorded on: 17 October 2013

Speaker(s): Michel Barnier

The single market or "common market" as more frequently referred to in the UK is probably the one bit of the European...

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Grassroots Innovation and the Spread of Flourishing

Recorded on: 16 October 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Edmund Phelps

A handful of nations saw exploding wages, teeming employment and an engaged populace from 1820 to 1940, racing ahead of...

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Imprisoning the mentally disordered: a manifest injustice?

Recorded on: 16 October 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Jill Peay, Anita Dockley, Dr Tim Exworthy

Prisons are populated by offenders with various forms of mental disorder. How does the law justify this, does their...

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The New Middle East: the world after the Arab Spring

Recorded on: 16 October 2013

Speaker(s): Paul Danahar

Paul Danahar offers a fascinating and illuminating analysis of the new order in the Middle East following the Arab...

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The Origins of the Nations: the brotherlands hypothesis

Recorded on: 15 October 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Timothy Snyder

Why do we have nations at all? And why do we have the nations that we have? Scholarly explanations of the rise of...

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The Great Escape: health, wealth, and the origins of inequality

Recorded on: 15 October 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Angus Deaton, Professor Nicholas Stern

The world is a better place than it used to be. People are wealthier and healthier, and live longer lives. Yet the...

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Virtue Ethics

Recorded on: 15 October 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Constantine Sandis, Professor Brad Hooker

This dialogue will assess the doctrine that what morality requires can be defined only as what a virtuous person would...

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The Cunning of Uncertainty

Recorded on: 15 October 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Helga Nowotny

The dominant Western narrative tells of a trajectory from fate to taking destiny into our own hands. This has induced...

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China and its new leaders: What matters to global business?

Recorded on: 15 October 2013

Speaker(s): Sir Thomas Harris, Stephen Perry

China stands at its most critical juncture to date, in its trajectory of economic development and its engagement with...

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Dark Art – The Changing Face of Public Relations

Recorded on: 15 October 2013

Speaker(s): Tim Burt

Tim Burt, managing partner at Stockwell Communications, discusses the PR industry and its relationship with media.

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The Paralympic Movement Takes Off

Recorded on: 14 October 2013

Speaker(s): Sir Philip Craven

Since the origins of the Paralympic Games at Stoke Mandeville the key challenge has been putting basic building blocks...

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Can the European Union reconnect with its citizens?

Recorded on: 14 October 2013

Speaker(s): Gavin Hewitt

As populist parties and demagogues trade blows with discredited elites, political legitimacy in Europe seems more...

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The EU in the Eye of the Storm

Recorded on: 14 October 2013

Speaker(s): Dr Javier Solana, Professor Robert Cooper

The EU and the Eurozone have been hit by the strongest crisis in their history. Southern Europe, particularly, has been...

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Global Migration and Urban Renewal

Recorded on: 10 October 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Philip Kasinitz, Professor Michael Keith, Rob Berkeley, Tim Finch, Professor Sharon Zukin

Increasingly, a strand of political conservatism depicts migration in terms of depleting assets. This event brings...

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Reclaiming Democracy in the Square? Interpreting the Anti-Austerity and Pro-Democracy Movements

Recorded on: 10 October 2013

Speaker(s): Dr Heba Raouf Ezzat, Professor Marlies Glasius, Dr Armine Ishkanian

The speakers shall examine the recent pro-democracy and anti-austerity movements which have become sites for political...

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Red Fortress: the secret heart of Russia's history

Recorded on: 9 October 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Catherine Merridale

The extraordinary story of one of the most significant, mysterious and emblematic buildings in Russian history – the...

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Crowdsourcing a New UK Constitution

Recorded on: 8 October 2013

Speaker(s): David Blunkett MP, Richard Gordon QC, Carol Harlow, Dr Lea Ypi

The UK has no constitution written down in one document. Instead it has laws, conventions, practices, activities...

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Why Growth Theory Requires a Theory of the State Beyond Market Failures

Recorded on: 8 October 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Mariana Mazzucato

Government spending has a higher multiplier when that spending is 'directed' towards large missions. Whether this was...

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The Nature of Existence

Recorded on: 8 October 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Tim Crane

What does it mean to exist? This lecture will address this question by contrasting things that exist with things that...

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A Most Masculine State: Gender, Politics and Religion in Saudi Arabia

Recorded on: 7 October 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Madawi Al-Rasheed

Professor Al-Rasheed will introduce her new book and discuss the ‘question of women’ in Saudi Arabia in light of the...

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The Financial Crisis: a Canadian perspective on lessons learned and avoiding the next crisis

Recorded on: 3 October 2013

Speaker(s): Richard Nesbitt

Richard Nesbitt is chief operating officer, CIBC. In this role, he is responsible for the global operations of...

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Predatory Thinking

Recorded on: 2 October 2013

Speaker(s): Dave Trott

In this lecture Dave Trott will explain how to out think the competition, and how to use creativity to get upstream and...

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Tracking the Gender Politics of the Millennium Development Goals: from the Millennium Declaration to the post-MDG consultations

Recorded on: 2 October 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Naila Kabeer

The Millennium Declaration, signed by over 180 world leaders at the start of the new millennium, committed the...

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Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East

Recorded on: 2 October 2013

Speaker(s): Christopher Schroeder

The west has one narrative around the Middle East based on political instability and sectarian unrest. In parallel,...

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The Undercover Economist Strikes Back

Recorded on: 1 October 2013

Speaker(s): Tim Harford

A million readers bought The Undercover Economist to get the lowdown on how economics works on a small scale, in our...

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What has the European Convention on Human Rights ever done for us?

Recorded on: 1 October 2013

Speaker(s): Martin Howe QC, Professor Philip Leach, Caroline Lucas MP, Emily Thornberry MP, Professor Alan Sked

On the 60th anniversary of the entry into force of the European Convention on Human Rights, a panel of politicians and...

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Molecules of Happiness: Why Love Matters for Vulnerable Children

Recorded on: 26 September 2013

Speaker(s): including Camila Batmanghelidjh, Commander Matt Bell, Professor Stephen Briggs, Charlotte Cecil, Professor Leon Feinstein, Frank Field MP, Dr Ernest Gralton, Sharon Hodgson MP, Professor Sandra Jovchelovitch, Professor Corinne May-Chahal

A one day conference to launch LSE research into the model of work used by Kids Company and to discuss what really...

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Transforming the Economic Lives of the Ultrapoor

Recorded on: 25 September 2013

Speaker(s): Robin Burgess, Abhijit Banerjee, Dean Karlan and Mushtaque Chowdhury

Robin Burgess, Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Abhijit Banerjee,...

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Financing Infrastructure Investment in Africa

Recorded on: 24 September 2013

Speaker(s): Paul Collier, Antonio Estache, Keith Palmer

Paul Collier (Co-Director, Centre for the Study of African Economies and Professor of Economics and Public Policy at...

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Sustaining Inclusive Growth in Africa

Recorded on: 23 September 2013

Speaker(s): Trevor Manuel, Professor Francesco Caselli

This public lecture is part of Growth Week 2013 which takes place at LSE from 23-25 September organised by the...

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Delivering Food Assistance in a Shrinking Humanitarian Space

Recorded on: 17 September 2013

Speaker(s): Ertharin Cousin

Conflict and insecurity present a growing challenge to humanitarian agencies as they strive to reach those in need of...

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Adjusting to the changing dynamics of the world economy

Recorded on: 12 September 2013

Speaker(s): Richard Kozul-Wright, Professor Robert Wade

The Trade and Development Report 2013 contends that to achieve durable and inclusive growth, developing and transition...

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State of the World Economy: A View from an Emerging Market

Recorded on: 11 September 2013

Speaker(s): Felipe Larraín Bascuñán

Since March 2010, Felipe Larraín Bascuñán is the minister of Finance of the Government of President Sebastián Piñera. ...

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The Last Vote: The threats to Western democracy

Recorded on: 9 September 2013

Speaker(s): Philip Coggan

In The Last Vote, Philip Coggan shows how democracy today faces threats that we ignore at our own risk. Amid the...

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Turnaround: Third World lessons for First World growth

Recorded on: 5 September 2013

Speaker(s): Peter Blair Henry

Thirty years ago, China seemed hopelessly mired in poverty, Mexico triggered the Third World Debt Crisis, and Brazil...

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Europe on the Brink: From Crisis to Collapse?

Recorded on: 8 August 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Robert Cooper

Robert Cooper joined the Foreign Office in 1970. He served in several posts including Japan and Germany. In 1989 he was...

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The Great Crash of 2008: Causes, Consequences and the Future of the World Economic System

Recorded on: 1 August 2013

Speaker(s): Lord Meghnad Desai

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

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Social Movements in the US: From the American Revolution to Obama

Recorded on: 23 July 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Craig Calhoun

Professor Calhoun is a world-renowned social scientist whose work connects sociology to culture, communication,...

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The Great Stagnation: What can Policy Makers do?

Recorded on: 19 July 2013

Speaker(s): Professor David Webb, Dr Sushil Wadhwani

Professor David Webb is Head of the Department of Finance at LSE. Specialising in financial economics and monetary...

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Gridlock: why global cooperation is failing when we need it most

Recorded on: 11 July 2013

Speaker(s): Thomas Hale, Professor David Held, Kevin Young

This event grapples with the causes and consequences of the failure of leadership and negotiations across leading...

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No One’s World, Everyone’s Problem: Global Power in a Shifting Global Economy

Recorded on: 11 July 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Mick Cox, Professor Danny Quah

Professor Danny Quah (LSE) and Professor Mick Cox (LSE) will debate this question in a public lecture hosted by LSE...

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China's War with Japan

Recorded on: 10 July 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Rana Mitter

The story of China’s war with Japan is crucial to understanding the rise of modern China – both its relentless drive...

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The Rise of the South: human progress in a diverse world

Recorded on: 10 July 2013

Speaker(s): Khalid Malik

The LSE Global South Unit is delighted to host Khalid Malik. As the lead author of the 2013 UNDP Human Development...

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One Nation, Many Roots

Recorded on: 9 July 2013

Speaker(s): John Denham MP, Ruth Dudley Edwards, Sunder Katwala

Britain as "One Nation" is an idea that originated with the Conservative Party, in particular its Victorian leader...

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Secrets of Silicon Valley

Recorded on: 8 July 2013

Speaker(s): Deborah Perry Piscione

Entrepreneur Deborah Perry Piscione offers an inside look at Silicon Valley's unique innovation culture and...

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Social Science in the Public Sphere: Riots, Class and Impact

Recorded on: 2 July 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Fiona Devine, Dr Sam Friedman, Professor Tim Newburn

We are delighted to confirm that the Impact of Social Sciences blog will continue to receive financial support from...

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Philosophical Biography and Autobiographical Philosophy

Recorded on: 2 July 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Ray Monk, Professor Stephen Mulhall

Is the biography of a philosopher relevant to an understanding of his philosophy? And is philosophy itself always...

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Middle East and North Africa Regional Economic Developments and Outlook

Recorded on: 28 June 2013

Speaker(s): Massood Ahmed

Moderate growth is anticipated in the Middle East and North Africa region for this year, with oil exporters’ healthy...

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An Uncertain Glory: the economic and social condition of modern India

Recorded on: 26 June 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Amartya Sen

When India became independent in 1947 after two centuries of colonial subjugation, it immediately adopted a firmly...

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What's happening in Turkey? Reflections on an uprising

Recorded on: 26 June 2013

Speaker(s): Dr Derya Bayir; Dr Ayça Çubukçu; Dr Zeynep Gambetti; Dr Özlem Köksal

How should we understand what is happening in Turkey? <br><br>Is this as an anti-capitalist or anti-authoritarian...

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The Thistle and the Drone

Recorded on: 26 June 2013

Speaker(s): Ambassador Akbar Ahmed

The United States declared war on terrorism in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. More than ten years later, the results are...

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Philosophy Stand Up – No Joke

Recorded on: 25 June 2013

Speaker(s): Dr Gordon Finlayson, Dr Simon Glendinning, Professor Laurence Goldstein, Professor MM McCabe, Dr Kristina Musholt, Dr Lea Ypi

Six philosophers have ten minutes each to pitch their arguments to a live audience. No deviation, hesitation or...

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Against the Consensus: Reflections on the Great Recession

Recorded on: 24 June 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Justin Lin

This event marks the publication of Professor Lin's new book Against the Consensus: Reflections on the Great Recession....

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Sri Lanka and the culture of impunity: human rights challenges in a post-war and post-conflict environment

Recorded on: 20 June 2013

Speaker(s): Dr Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, Asanga Welikala, Uvindu Kurukulasuriya

Sri Lanka's civil war, which spanned more than a quarter of a century, ended in 2009. With more than 100,000 war...

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When the Money Runs Out: The End of Western Affluence

Recorded on: 19 June 2013

Speaker(s): Stephen King

The Western world has experienced extraordinary economic progress throughout the last six decades, a prosperous period...

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On Philippa Foot

Recorded on: 18 June 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Sarah Broadie, Dr Alex Voorhoeve

Why be moral? May we kill one to save others? Is morality objective? This dialogue engages with renowned philosopher...

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The Future of Asian Financial Markets in a Changing World

Recorded on: 18 June 2013

Speaker(s): Zhu Min, Professor Lord Stern

Mr Zhu will review broad global trends and argue that globally we may be witnessing a fundamental shift in the...

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Virtuous Citizenship and the Moral Values of One Nation

Recorded on: 12 June 2013

Speaker(s): Jon Cruddas MP, David Davis MP, Professor Francesca Klug, Professor Alan Sked

Britain as "One Nation" is an idea that originated with the Conservative Party, in particular its Victorian leader...

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Redrawing the Energy-Climate Map: World Energy Outlook Special Report

Recorded on: 12 June 2013

Speaker(s): Fatih Birol, Gregory Barker

The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political...

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Can Europe lead in a post-western world?

Recorded on: 11 June 2013

Speaker(s): Dr Jaimini Bhagwati, Professor Mary Kaldor, Mark Leonard

Since the last European Security Strategy when Western hegemony seemed unassailable, Europe has lost both hard and soft...

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Responsible Corporations: Wealth and public good

Recorded on: 11 June 2013

Speaker(s): Mathieu Cantegreil, Dweep Chanana, S. Gopalakrishnan, Farhad Forbes, Alok Kirloskar, R Mukundan and Shankar Vanavarayar

In India, business has never been just about wealth creation. Besides being engines of growth, corporations and their...

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Revealing Indian Philanthropy

Recorded on: 10 June 2013

Speaker(s): Mrs Rajashree Birla, Mr Dweep Chanana, Dr Ruth Kattumuri, Mr Gautam Kumar

From supporting the establishment of modern India to the innovative work of recent years, philanthropy has played, and...

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Representing Europeans: a pragmatic approach

Recorded on: 6 June 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Richard Rose

Less than a year away from the 2014 European Parliament elections, Professor Richard Rose talks about his new book on...

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Green Philosophy

Recorded on: 5 June 2013

Speaker(s): Dr Rupert Read, Professor Roger Scruton

On the basis of a shared interest in planetary survival, can we forge an alliance across the left/right rift in our...

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France's place in Europe - One year into the Socialist Presidency

Recorded on: 5 June 2013

Speaker(s): Jean-François Copé

Leading figure of the centre-right opposition, Jean-François Copé assesses François Hollande’s Presidency and sets out...

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From Response to Resilience: the role of the engineer in disaster risk reduction

Recorded on: 4 June 2013

Speaker(s): Jo da Silva

Jo da Silva explores how engineers and built environment professionals need to shift from responding to natural...

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The Future of Capitalism

Recorded on: 4 June 2013

Speaker(s): Professor John Kay, Professor Mariana Mazzucato

John Kay chaired the Review of UK Equity Markets and Long-Term Decision-Making which reported to the Secretary of State...

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Things to Do with Words: Illustrations from Italian Fascism (1919-1922) and Georgia lynchings (1875-1930)

Recorded on: 3 June 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Roberto Franzosi

This talk will illustrate the power of Quantitative Narrative Analysis, a quantitative social science approach to texts...

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Cooking as a Political Act

Recorded on: 30 May 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Michael Pollan

The food writer and journalist discusses what is at stake when we let corporations do the cooking, and why we need to...

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Reflections on a Changing World: 1950-2050

Recorded on: 29 May 2013

Speaker(s): Sir James Wolfensohn, Professor Amartya Sen

James Wolfensohn was the ninth president of the World Bank. <br><br>Amartya Sen is professor of economics at Harvard...

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Sartre on the Transcendental I

Recorded on: 28 May 2013

Speaker(s): Dr Joel Smith

This lecture will discuss some of the central ideas contained within Sartre’s The Transcendence of the Ego and consider...

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The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business

Recorded on: 23 May 2013

Speaker(s): Jared Cohen, Eric Schmidt

Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen are two of the leading thinkers of our time. The New Digital Age is a unique and...

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Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking

Recorded on: 23 May 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Daniel Dennett

In this lecture, one of the world's most original thinkers will show how he designs, uses, and dismantles the thinking...

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Palestinian-Israeli Economic Relations: Repudiating the Paris Protocol?

Recorded on: 23 May 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Ephraim Kleiman

Professor Kleiman will discuss the repeated calls in the Palestinian Territories for the abrogation of the Paris...

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Austerity - The History of a Dangerous Idea

Recorded on: 23 May 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Mark Blyth

Governments have advanced a policy of draconian budget cuts - austerity - to solve the financial crisis. Austerity...

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Banker to the Poor: Lifting Millions Out of Poverty through Social Business

Recorded on: 20 May 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Muhammad Yunus

Muhammad Yunus was born on 28 June 1940 in the village of Bathua, Chittagong, a seaport in Bangladesh. The third of...

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Progressive Capitalism

Recorded on: 20 May 2013

Speaker(s): Lord Sainsbury

The neoliberalism that has dominated economic thinking since Mrs Thatcher and Ronald Reagan first came to power is now...

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Synchronic and Diachronic Responsibility

Recorded on: 16 May 2013

Speaker(s): Dr Andrew Khoury

This lecture distinguishes between different types of moral responsibility and discusses the implications for our...

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Anthropology and Emotion

Recorded on: 16 May 2013

Speaker(s): Dr Andrew Beatty

The centrality of emotion in thought and action is increasingly recognised in the human sciences, though basic...

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Who Owns the "One Nation" and what does it stand for?

Recorded on: 15 May 2013

Speaker(s): Lord Glasman, Michael Gove

Britain as "One Nation" is an idea of government that belonged to the Conservative Party, originating with Benjamin...

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Does market-led development have a future?

Recorded on: 15 May 2013

Speaker(s): Dr Ha-Joon Chang, Professor Danny Quah

The Department of International Development’s third annual Development Debate will consider the topic “Does market-led...

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On Beauty

Recorded on: 15 May 2013

Speaker(s): Professor John Hyman, Dr Elisabeth Schellekens

What, if anything, do different manifestations of beauty have in common? Does it make sense to apply the concept of...

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The Theft of Creative Content: Copyright in Crisis

Recorded on: 9 May 2013

Speaker(s): Amelia Andersdotter MEP, Robert Ashcroft, Ludovic Hunter-Tilney, Dr Luke McDonagh, Eg White

As the nature of music consumption reaches a critical point, a panel of experts on both sides of the debate discuss the...

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Is Self-Regulation of International Arbitration an Illusion?

Recorded on: 9 May 2013

Speaker(s): Sundaresh Menon, Professor Jan Paulsson

A debate on the roles and responsibilities of arbitral institutions, arbitrators and counsel for ensuring that...

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Truth and Rationality

Recorded on: 9 May 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Wolfgang Spohn

Drawing on his Lakatos Award winning book The Laws of Belief, Wolfgang Spohn asks how is truth best characterised? And...

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The Gaza Kitchen: Documenting a Culinary Heritage and a Food System under Stress

Recorded on: 8 May 2013

Speaker(s): Laila El-Haddad, Maggie Schmitt

In the summer of 2010, writer Laila El-Haddad and food documentarian Maggie Schmitt were able to fulfil a long-held...

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Global Power in a Shifting International Order: The West and the Rest

Recorded on: 8 May 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Joseph Nye

Wealth and power are shifting from the West to the rising economies of the East. But in a world of complex...

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The Lost Continent: Europe's darkest hour since the Second World War

Recorded on: 8 May 2013

Speaker(s): Gavin Hewitt

Gavin Hewitt will discuss the story of a flawed dream, a noble vision that turned dangerous and which has led Europe...

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Trafficking Networks and Threats to Security in West Africa: the case of Mali

Recorded on: 8 May 2013

Speaker(s): Dr Kwesi Aning

An examination of the changing strategic security environment in West Africa and the effectiveness of the response...

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The Bankers' New Clothes: What's Wrong with Banking and What to Do about It

Recorded on: 8 May 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Anat Admati

The past few years have shown that risks in banking can impose significant costs on the economy. Many claim, however,...

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The Philosophy of Mental Illness

Recorded on: 7 May 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Matthew Broome, Dr Bonnie Evans, Professor Tim Thornton

How should we think of mental disorders? Can psychiatry be reduced to neuroscience, or is there something irreducibly...

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The Kurds and the Conflict in Syria

Recorded on: 3 May 2013

Speaker(s): Saleh Muslim Mohamed

It is nine months since Kurds took control of towns in northern Syria, having established an unprecedented coalition of...

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Saving the Arab Spring: economic development in the Middle East

Recorded on: 2 May 2013

Speaker(s): Dr Bassem Awadallah, Dr Adeel Malik

The speakers will argue that the struggle for a new Middle East will be won or lost in the private sector, and that...

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The Challenges of Engaged Development in Brazil: Homage to Albert Hirschman and Oscar Niemeyer

Recorded on: 2 May 2013

Speaker(s): João Carlos Ferraz

An overarching sense of uncertainty prevails in the second decade of the 21st century, as dramatic changes sweep most...

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Obama, the Tea Party, and the future of American Politics

Recorded on: 2 May 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Theda Skocpol

What happened to Obama's "new New Deal"? Why did his achievements enrage opponents more than they satisfied supporters?...

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Britain and the EU: an ever-closer union of peoples?

Recorded on: 2 May 2013

Speaker(s): Sir Malcolm Rifkind

The acute economic crisis of the euro, coupled with the chronic political crisis of Europe’s democratic deficit, have...

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Error, Lies and Adventure: the pursuit of adventure

Recorded on: 1 May 2013

Speaker(s): Hilary Lawson, Professor Steven Rose, Professor Barry Smith

Since Plato the greatest intellectual adventure is often thought to be the pursuit of truth. Might there be alternative...

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Innovation in Russia: Plans and Prospects

Recorded on: 1 May 2013

Speaker(s): Vladislav Surkov

The challenge of diversifying Russia’s economic structure and reducing its reliance on natural resource sectors has...

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The Democracy Project

Recorded on: 30 April 2013

Speaker(s): Dr David Graeber, Professor Craig Calhoun

From the earliest meetings for Occupy Wall Street, David Graeber felt that something was different from previous...

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Doing Well by Doing Good? Private Equity Investing in Emerging Markets

Recorded on: 30 April 2013

Speaker(s): Arif Naqvi

The theme of the event is private equity’s role in the transformation of the world economy. As Western economies battle...

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The Signal and the Noise: the art and science of prediction

Recorded on: 29 April 2013

Speaker(s): Nate Silver

In this age of information-overload, Silver argues it is more difficult than ever to distinguish a true "signal" from...

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Conflicted Societies, Memory and the Visual Arts

Recorded on: 29 April 2013

Speaker(s): Miriam de Búrca, Ruth Goddard, Adela Jušic, Jonathan Watkins, Dr Gwendolyn Sasse

Artists from Northern Ireland, South Africa and Bosnia will reflect upon the impact of violent conflict on their work....

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A Panel Discussion on Palestine

Recorded on: 26 April 2013

Speaker(s): Dr Karma Nabulsi, Professor Ilan Pappe, Professor Rosemary Hollis, Peter Kosminsky

On this panel discussion, chaired by Jon Snow of Channel 4 News, the speakers will discuss aspects of the current...

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Margaret Thatcher - Not For Turning

Recorded on: 25 April 2013

Speaker(s): Charles Moore

Not For Turning is the first volume of Charles Moore's authorized biography of Margaret Thatcher, the longest serving...

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In conversation with Nancy Pelosi

Recorded on: 19 April 2013

Speaker(s): Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi is the Democratic Leader of the House of Representatives. From 2007 to 2011, she served as the first...

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Management Accounting Research Group Conference 2013

Recorded on: 18 April 2013

Speaker(s): Various - see description

10.30-10.45 Welcome from Michael Bromwich and Al Bhimani. <br><br>10.45-11.45 Laura Spira (Oxford Brookes University) -...

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The Middle Kingdom Ride - 2 Brothers, 2 Motorcycles, 1 Epic Adventure in China

Recorded on: 17 April 2013

Speaker(s): Colin Pyle, Ryan Pyle

When Canadian brothers Colin Pyle and Ryan Pyle set out from Shanghai on a motorcycle journey that had never previously...

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The Art of Thinking Clearly: Better Thinking, Better Decisions

Recorded on: 11 April 2013

Speaker(s): Rolf Dobelli

Rolf Dobelli argues that we are swayed by cognitive biases when making decisions. By knowing what they are and how to...

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Khan Academy - Reimagining Education

Recorded on: 10 April 2013

Speaker(s): Salman Khan, Professor Martin Bean

Join Salman Khan as he tells the inspiring story of how the Khan Academy came to be and shares his thoughts on what...

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Polis Journalism Conference 2013

Recorded on: 5 April 2013

Speaker(s): Various - see description

1000 - How to build trust in your journalism? <br><br>Speakers: Ruurd Bierman, Cilla Benkö, Trushar Barot. <br><br>What...

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What should economists and policymakers learn from the financial crisis?

Recorded on: 25 March 2013

Speaker(s): Dr Ben S Bernanke, Olivier Blanchard, Professor Lawrence H. Summers, Axel A. Weber

Five years on, the global economy continues to come to terms with the impact of the financial crisis. This event...

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Error, Lies and Adventure: The Power of Lies

Recorded on: 21 March 2013

Speaker(s): Hilary Lawson, Dr Parashkev Nachev, Dr Jaime Whyte

We have seen a gradual erosion of belief in objective truth, but in a world without truth how are we to understand...

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The Folly of Technological Solutionism

Recorded on: 21 March 2013

Speaker(s): Evgeny Morozov

Evgeny Morozov will be presenting his latest book To Save Everything, Click Here, which argues that the proliferation...

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Scarcity, Abundance, Excess: Towards a Social Theory of Too Much

Recorded on: 21 March 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Andrew Abbott

This lecture argues that since excess and overabundance are central phenomena of modern life, we should refound social...

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China's Growth: The Making of an Economic Superpower

Recorded on: 21 March 2013

Speaker(s): Dr Linda Yueh

What drives China's impressive growth and will it continue? Parsing the evidence leads to some surprising conclusions...

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Book Launch: The Politics of Business in the Middle East After the Arab Spring

Recorded on: 21 March 2013

Speaker(s): Dr Steffen Hertog, Professor Giacomo Luciani, Dr Marc Valeri, Dr Khalid AlMezaini

Although most Arab countries remain authoritarian, many have undergone a restructuring of state-society relations....

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German Europe: Are there Alternatives?

Recorded on: 21 March 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Ulrich Beck, Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Professor Mary Kaldor

The basic rules of European democracy are being subverted or turned into their opposite, bypassing parliaments,...

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Divided Nations: Why global governance is failing and what we can do about it?

Recorded on: 20 March 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Ian Goldin

The growing gap between global problems and solutions reflects a crisis in global governance. Professor Ian Goldin will...

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Euro-crisis & Greece

Recorded on: 20 March 2013

Speaker(s): Dr Daniel Gros, Professor Charles Goodhart, Professor Michael Haliassos

Dr Daniel Gros is director of Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels. <br><br>Professor Charles Goodhart,...

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The Human in Politics

Recorded on: 20 March 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Anne Phillips

In this inaugural lecture, to celebrate her appointment as the Graham Wallas Professor of Political Science, Anne...

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LSE China Lecture Series - What Threatens Global Capitalism Now?

Recorded on: 20 March 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Craig Calhoun

In this lecture LSE Director Professor Craig Calhoun, considers the threats, internal and external to global capitalism.

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Is Multiculturalism Dead?

Recorded on: 19 March 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Cécile Laborde, Professor Tariq Modood, Professor Anne Phillips

Under the combined criticisms of feminism, secularism and nationalism, multiculturalism is repeatedly being pronounced...

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The Politics of FGM: The Influence of External and Locally-Led Initiatives in The Gambia

Recorded on: 18 March 2013

Speaker(s): Dr Isatou Touray

This talk discusses the efforts made by grassroots Gambian activists and community campaigns, as well as external...

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The Politics of Nationalism in Modern Iran

Recorded on: 18 March 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Ali Ansari

Launching his latest book, The Politics of Nationalism in Modern Iran, Professor Ali Ansari will explore the idea of...

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Literary Festival 2013: Innovation

Recorded on: 18 March 2013

Speaker(s): James Dawson, Kate Kingsley, Meg Rosoff

This event celebrates the culmination of the LSE/First Story creative writing competition for key stages 3, 4 and 5 and...

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Localism in London

Recorded on: 18 March 2013

Speaker(s): Michael Ward

LSE London's 2013 Lent term seminar series begins on the 14th of January. Speakers from within and beyond academia will...

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The Great Convergence: Asia, The West and the Logic of One World

Recorded on: 14 March 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Kishore Mahbubani

88% of the world’s population lives outside the West and is rising to Western living standards, and sharing Western...

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Franco's Terror in a European Context: the Volksgemeinschaft that got away

Recorded on: 14 March 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Paul Preston, Dr Daniel Beer, Professor Helen Graham, Professor Dan Stone

A discussion of the atrocities against civilians in the Spanish Civil War, the political consequences in Spain today...

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Why Painting Matters

Recorded on: 14 March 2013

Speaker(s): Professor David Ferris

This lecture will argue that painting, rather than retreat from the transformation of the visual image announced by...

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Greece's way out of the crisis

Recorded on: 14 March 2013

Speaker(s): Alexis Tsipras

Alexis Tsipras is President of Syriza-USF (Official Opposition Party, Greece). Professor Kevin Featherstone is director...

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The Economics and Politics of the Euro Crisis: A Varieties-of-Capitalism Perspective

Recorded on: 14 March 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Peter Hall

This presentation explores the origins and consequences of the contemporary crisis of the Euro from the perspective of...

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Nationalism and Transnational History

Recorded on: 13 March 2013

Speaker(s): Professor John Breuilly, Dr Faisal Devji, Dr Mark Hewitson

This discussion will mark the launch of The Oxford Handbook of the History of Nationalism edited by Professor John...

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Achieving a Social State

Recorded on: 13 March 2013

Speaker(s): Kate Bell, Duncan Bowie, Howard Reed, Zoe Williams

Seventy years ago the Beveridge Report announced the pursuit of a new settlement, one that would dramatically change...

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India - Macroeconomic Challenges, Some Reserve Bank Perspectives

Recorded on: 13 March 2013

Speaker(s): Dr Duvvuri Subbarao

This lecture is in honour of Dr Indraprastha Gordhanbhai (IG) Patel who was the ninth director of LSE from 1984 to...

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What is Sustainable Development and How Can We Achieve It?

Recorded on: 13 March 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Jeffrey D Sachs

The world has agreed to adopt Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to guide global development after 2015. Professor...

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States and their Territories: To the Center of the Earth

Recorded on: 12 March 2013

Speaker(s): Professor A. John Simmons

Modern states claim a wide variety of rights of control over particular geographical territories. These claims,...

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Does Eastern Europe Still Exist?

Recorded on: 12 March 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Anne Applebaum

The nations of the region we called “Eastern Europe” were once closely linked, so much so that West Europeans had...

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The Commonwealth: Reform, Relevance and Future Role

Recorded on: 12 March 2013

Speaker(s): Hugh Segal

Senator Hugh Segal, Canada's Special Envoy to the Commonwealth, will speak about Commonwealth reform and the role it...

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Sexual Politics and Revolution: Emma Goldman's Passion

Recorded on: 11 March 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Clare Hemmings

This paper charts the significance of Emma Goldman's revolutionary thought for a contemporary analysis of sexuality,...

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Unintended Consequences of the New Financial Regulations

Recorded on: 11 March 2013

Speaker(s): Dr Jon Danielsson, Professor Charles Goodhart, Matt King

The first public event of the ESRC Systemic Risk Centre at LSE will debate whether the post crisis reforms of financial...

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John Locke and European Philosophy

Recorded on: 11 March 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Etienne Balibar

Etienne Balibar is Anniversary Chair in Modern European Philosophy at Kingston University and emeritus professor of...

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Energy Security and Shifting Global Power

Recorded on: 11 March 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Roland Dannreuther

When there are shifts in distribution of power in international politics, energy security emerges as a salient concern....

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States and their Territories: Boundaries of Authority

Recorded on: 11 March 2013

Speaker(s): Professor A. John Simmons

Modern states claim a wide variety of rights of control over particular geographical territories. These claims,...

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Whither the Child? The Causes and Consequences of Low Fertility in the West and East Asia

Recorded on: 11 March 2013

Speaker(s): Stuart Basten, Carlos Cavalle, Wolfgang Lutz, Catherine Hakim, John Parker, Eric Kaufmann

This panel explores the impact of declining fertility in western countries and East Asia - especially the social...

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Community-Led Physical Regeneration: Tottenham and beyond

Recorded on: 11 March 2013

Speaker(s): Chris Brown

LSE London's 2013 Lent term seminar series begins on the 14th of January. Speakers from within and beyond academia will...

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Ireland: Economic Recovery and the EU Presidency - Stability, Jobs & Growth

Recorded on: 11 March 2013

Speaker(s): Enda Kenny

Enda Kenny is Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland, a position he has held since March 2011. He has been the Leader of...

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The End of Impunity for Violence against Women? The Istanbul Convention in Europe

Recorded on: 7 March 2013

Speaker(s): Louise de Sousa, Elda Moreno, Pragna Patel

The Istanbul Convention is the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and Combating Violence against Women and...

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Healthy African Cities

Recorded on: 7 March 2013

Speaker(s): Dr Ama de Graft Aikins, Dr Gora Mboup, Professor Vanessa Watson

Notwithstanding improvements, urban health in Africa remains a particular challenge, with 70 per cent of urban dwellers...

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Transformation in World Politics: The challenges for global and regional order

Recorded on: 7 March 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Dr Ahmet Davutoglu

Professor Dr Ahmet Davutoglu is Minister of Foreign Affairs of the 60th Government of the Republic of Turkey, a...

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Britain's Labour Market: Confounding The Sceptics

Recorded on: 6 March 2013

Speaker(s): Mark Hoban

Presented by British Government @ LSE and LSE Civil Service and Public Policy Alumni Group.

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Urban Controversies: How controversies shape our cities

Recorded on: 6 March 2013

Speaker(s): Dr Gareth Jones, Juan Sebastian Lama, Gloria Morrison, Dr Austin Zeiderman

This panel event is a student-led initiative, full title 'Urban Controversies: how controversies shape our cities,'...

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Do Women Make Good Political Leaders?

Recorded on: 5 March 2013

Speaker(s): Baroness Williams

Shirley Williams is a former Labour cabinet minister and one of the Gang Of Four who left Labour to start the Social...

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Reversing the Resource Curse: How to Harness Natural Resource Wealth for Accelerated Development

Recorded on: 5 March 2013

Speaker(s): Paul Collier

How to Harness Natural Resource Wealth for Accelerated Development.

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Why I am a Euro-optimist

Recorded on: 4 March 2013

Speaker(s): Alain Juppé

At this time of mistrust towards the European Union, Alain Juppé reiterates his strong beliefs and his faith in...

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Beyond Truth: Error and Adventure

Recorded on: 4 March 2013

Speaker(s): Hilary Lawson

Philosophers have pursued truth, and many have placed truth at the centre of their account of meaning. But might this...

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Rethinking Investment Treaty Law: An Investor's Perspective - Repsol / YPF in Argentina

Recorded on: 4 March 2013

Speaker(s): Pablo Fernandez, Carlos Lopez, Miguel Klingenberg

The recent expropriation of Repsol by the Argentine government raises important legal, diplomatic and policy issues...

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Revolution as Gambling: Egypt Under the Muslim Brotherhood

Recorded on: 4 March 2013

Speaker(s): Dr Hazem Kandil

Cambridge University's Dr Hazem Kandil will help explain why Egypt's popular uprising has so far failed to overthrow...

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Update on the Demography of London

Recorded on: 4 March 2013

Speaker(s): Baljit Bains

LSE London's 2013 Lent term seminar series begins on the 14th of January. Speakers from within and beyond academia will...

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Literary Festival 2013: New Media and the Future of Literacy

Recorded on: 2 March 2013

Speaker(s): Miranda Glover, Charles Leadbeater, Sam Riviere

Some people have been struck by the aphoristic potential of Twitter. Others see developments in new media as bringing...

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Literary Festival 2013: The Future of Publishing in a Digital Age

Recorded on: 2 March 2013

Speaker(s): Ben Galley, Claire Squires, Damon Zucca

New technologies have the potential to revolutionise how publishing works. And the benefits for authors of faster and...

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Literary Festival 2013: Between Curatorial and Urban Practice

Recorded on: 2 March 2013

Speaker(s): Dr Clémentine Deliss, Elke Krasny, Maria Lind, Justin McGuirk

In recent years arts practice has shifted towards new modes of collaborative production while digital platforms...

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Literary Festival 2013: Place Writing: landscape, nature and identity

Recorded on: 2 March 2013

Speaker(s): Paul Farley, Tristan Gooley, Sara Maitland

Paul Farley has received widespread acclaim for his poetry, including the Whitbread Prize, the Somerset Maugham Award,...

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Literary Festival 2013: Fashion in Food

Recorded on: 2 March 2013

Speaker(s): Claude Fischler, Matthew Fort, Katie Miller, Carl Warner

Food is something of an obsession in contemporary culture, with 'celebrity' chefs topping the bestseller lists and...

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Literary Festival 2013: Art in Conflict

Recorded on: 2 March 2013

Speaker(s): Pat Barker

Moving from the Slade School of Art to Queen Mary's Hospital, where surgery and art intersect in the rebuilding of the...

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Literary Festival 2013: Poetry and Politics: how well do they mix?

Recorded on: 2 March 2013

Speaker(s): Carola Luther, Michael McGregor, Dr Llewelyn Morgan

How well can political ideas and sentiments be expressed and illuminated in poetry? Are oblique references more...

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Literary Festival 2013: The Power of Literature and Human Rights

Recorded on: 2 March 2013

Speaker(s): Gabriella Ambrosio, Vered Cohen–Barzilay, Marina Nemat

Literature has a unique capacity to touch the hearts and minds and engage readers in a way that is distinctly different...

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Literary Festival 2013: Narratives: the oral tradition of storytelling and fiction

Recorded on: 2 March 2013

Speaker(s): Dr Vayu Naidu, Michael Wood

After a performance by the highly acclaimed story teller Vayu Naidu of a story from the Ramayana, this discussion will...

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Literary Festival 2013: Trying New Positions: how to spice up your text life

Recorded on: 2 March 2013

Speaker(s): Katy Darby

Bored of the same old viewpoint or genre? Want to inject new life into your prose? Katy Darby talks about experimenting...

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Literary Festival 2013: Fast Fiction: creative writing and changing technology

Recorded on: 2 March 2013

Speaker(s): Jonathan Gibbs

It’s a truism that technology is changing the way we live our lives – but should this fact change just what we write...

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Literary Festival 2013: Austerity on Trial

Recorded on: 1 March 2013

Speaker(s): Hugh Tomlinson QC, Karon Monaghan QC, Jamie Burton, Martin Howe QC, Richard Honey, Tim Frost, Will Hutton, Andrew Lilico, Ruth Porter, Magdalena Sepulveda, Polly Toynbee

Organisers: Professor Conor Gearty, Professor of Human Rights Law, LSE; Professor Aoife Nolan, Professor of...

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Literary Festival 2013: Branching Out: the life and work of Denis Diderot

Recorded on: 1 March 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Russell Goulbourne, Dr Tim Hochstrasser, Dr Paul Keenan

This discussion will explore the work and influence of the French Enlightenment philosopher, art critic and writer...

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Literary Festival 2013: Sarah Losh of Wreay: architect, antiquarian and visionary

Recorded on: 1 March 2013

Speaker(s): Jenny Uglow

Jenny Uglow celebrates National Women’s History Month and its theme ‘women inspiring innovation through imagination’...

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Literary Festival 2013: My Mediterranean

Recorded on: 1 March 2013

Speaker(s): Professor David Abulafia

One great sea, a multitude of cultures and an embarrassment of riches: David Abulafia shares his intellectual odyssey...

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Literary Festival 2013: The Silence of Animals

Recorded on: 28 February 2013

Speaker(s): Professor John Gray

John Gray draws on an extraordinary array of memoirs, poems, fiction and philosophy to make us re-imagine our place in...

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Growing the Productivity of Government Services

Recorded on: 28 February 2013

Speaker(s): Leandro Carrera, Professor Patrick Dunleavy, Joe Grice, Edwin Lau, Barry Quirk

For many decades there has been little effective analysis and guidance on how to improve the organizational...

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Literary Festival 2013: Branching Out: mapping human imagination, exploration and innovation

Recorded on: 28 February 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Jerry Brotton, Mike Parker

Throughout history maps have been fundamental in shaping our view of the world and our place in it. Our panel will...

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Literary Festival 2013: A Life in Politics – leading London from the left

Recorded on: 28 February 2013

Speaker(s): Ken Livingstone

Ken Livingstone has for almost 40 years been a controversial but highly effective politician who has dominated London...

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Literary Festival 2013: Beyond the Book: new forms of academic communication

Recorded on: 28 February 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Miriam Bernard, Dr Kip Jones, Dr Gareth Morris

Academic communication is changing. New emphasis on impact and public engagement, combined with new technologies that...

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Literary Festival 2013: Altered States: what happens when we tell stories about science?

Recorded on: 27 February 2013

Speaker(s): Greg Artus, Richard Bronk, Aifric Campbell, Professor Roger Kneebone

Is truth a casualty in the stories we tell about science? Is there a conflict between narrative truth and historical...

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Islamic Finance and Shari`a Compliance: reality and expectations

Recorded on: 27 February 2013

Speaker(s): Tan Sri Dato' Azman bin Hj. Mokhtar, Dr Frank Vogel

Organised in conjunction with the Harvard Islamic Finance Project, a distinguished authority shall speak on Islamic...

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Literary Festival 2013: Day Jobs and the Twilight World

Recorded on: 27 February 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Christopher Andrew, Professor Lord Hennessy, Alan Judd

Although the cliché of the novelist as a typically bohemian, solitary, garret-inhabiting individual persists, in...

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Literary Festival 2013: Narrative, Memory and the Mind

Recorded on: 27 February 2013

Speaker(s): Lisa Appignanesi, Professor Anne Applebaum, Dr Charles Fernyhough

Our ability to remember forms the basis of who we are, and is a psychological trick that has fascinated scientists and...

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Literary Festival 2013: Women Writing History

Recorded on: 27 February 2013

Speaker(s): Molly Crabapple, Professor Mary Evans, Vicky Featherstone, Kate Mosse

In celebration of LSE’s acquisition of the Women’s Library, our distinguished panel will discuss the role of women in...

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The Survival of EU Legal Authority after the Crisis?

Recorded on: 26 February 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Damian Chalmers

As part of the EU, can Britain disobey EU law and when would it be democratic to do so? If Britain left the Union how...

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Literary Festival 2013: Philosophy by Podcast

Recorded on: 26 February 2013

Speaker(s): David Edmonds, Nigel Warburton

In the 5th century BC Socrates brought philosophy to the marketplace. Can this ancient branch of learning be...

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The Psychology of Violence: insurgents and counterinsurgents

Recorded on: 26 February 2013

Speaker(s): Lord Alderdice, Dr Deirdre MacManus

How much do we know about the psychology of those engaged in the violence of insurgency and counterinsurgency? What are...

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Cancel the Apocalypse

Recorded on: 25 February 2013

Speaker(s): Andrew Simms

Is the sleeping architecture of a new economic approach already with us? Andrew Simms argues that while we might be...

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Natural-Born Cyborgs? Reflections on Bodies, Minds, and Human Enhancement

Recorded on: 25 February 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Andy Clark

We are entering an age of widespread human enhancement. This raises a fundamental question: where does the mind stop,...

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Planning and Fuel Use: A Highly Critical Survey

Recorded on: 25 February 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Alan Evans

LSE London's 2013 Lent term seminar series begins on the 14th of January. Speakers from within and beyond academia will...

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The New Middle East: protest and revolution in the Arab world

Recorded on: 21 February 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Fawaz Gerges, Professor Charles Tripp

What drives large-scale, popular mobilizations in the Middle East and North Africa? And what are the challenges and...

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On Shame

Recorded on: 21 February 2013

Speaker(s): Dr Phil Hutchinson, Professor Vasudevi Reddy, Dr Jonathan Webber

Shame is often depicted as playing a socially negative role. But might it also play an important positive role in our...

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Creativity and Recovery from Recession

Recorded on: 21 February 2013

Speaker(s): Jim Hagemann Snabe

While the digital age has reached the individual through global social networks and redefined social interaction some...

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History Reconfigured: Habsburg's imperial symbolism and regional identities in the visual arts during the 19th and 20th centuries

Recorded on: 20 February 2013

Speaker(s): Dr Werner Telesko

A look at how Habsburg visions and constructions of identity were reflected in the arts in the late nineteenth and...

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Democratising a Macro-Economic Union in Europe

Recorded on: 20 February 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Simon Hix

A look at how the emerging structure of macro-economic governance in Europe has an impact on traditional modes of...

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Liberty and Security in the World Today: why we are all neo-democrats and what we should do about it

Recorded on: 19 February 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Conor Gearty, Dr Devika Hovell

Leading human rights lawyer Professor Conor Gearty speaks about his new book Liberty and Security with Dr Devika...

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Off the edge of history: the world in the 21st century

Recorded on: 19 February 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Lord Giddens

The risks we face, and the opportunities we have, in the 21st century are in many respects quite different from those...

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The Crisis, the New Eurozone Governance and the Legitimacy of the EU Institutions

Recorded on: 19 February 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Stefano Bartolini

The EU crisis, and the new economic governance instruments invented to solve it, further complicates the problem of the...

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On Humour

Recorded on: 18 February 2013

Speaker(s): Dr Julian Baggini, Hardeep Singh Kohli

Humour is not to be confused with comedy and jokes. Humour concerns something that belongs to and can more or less...

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What would Hayek do to sort out this mess?

Recorded on: 18 February 2013

Speaker(s): Dr Eamonn Butler

The Nobel economist F A Hayek was the arch-rival of Keynes in the 1930s and 1940s. Some today say that he has the...

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Media Representation and the Global Imagination

Recorded on: 18 February 2013

Speaker(s): Dr Shani Orgad, Professor Saskia Sassen, Laurie Taylor

Marking the publication of Shani Orgad's latest book Media Representation and the Global Imagination (Polity), the...

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In the Eye of the Storm: The History of Lebanon Revisited

Recorded on: 18 February 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Fawwaz Traboulsi

With few comprehensive histories of Lebanon, Professor Fawwaz Traboulsi's A History of Modern Lebanon, which weaves...

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London and UK trends in Higher Education

Recorded on: 18 February 2013

Speaker(s): Jo Attwool

LSE London's 2013 Lent term seminar series begins on the 14th of January. Speakers from within and beyond academia will...

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Freedom of Expression and Hate Speech: What International Human Rights Law Says

Recorded on: 15 February 2013

Speaker(s): Navi Pillay

In recent years, the world has witnessed a number of incidents involving hate speech at times with wide-ranging and...

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In Conversation with Jean-Paul Costa

Recorded on: 14 February 2013

Speaker(s): Jean-Paul Costa

A unique opportunity to put your questions to a former president of the European Court of Human Rights, via Twitter...

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Live from Downing Street: The inside story of power, politics and the media

Recorded on: 14 February 2013

Speaker(s): Nick Robinson

Live from Downing Street is the BBC’s political editor’s colourful and personal account of the relationship between the...

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International Relations as a Social Science

Recorded on: 13 February 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Iver Neumann

One origin of the social sciences lies in opposition to the discipline of history. Rather than speculating about the...

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China's New Leadership - Hopes for Reform and Fear of Uncertainty

Recorded on: 13 February 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Athar Hussain, Dr Debin Ma, Professor Arne Westad

The 18th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party held last November saw a wholesale replacement of the old with a new...

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EU on a Cross-road and the Future of Our European Project - a View from Central Europe

Recorded on: 13 February 2013

Speaker(s): Miroslav Lajcák

Miroslav Lajcák is Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, a...

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On Responsibility and Justice

Recorded on: 12 February 2013

Speaker(s): Emily McTernan

Questions of responsibility play a central role within contemporary political debate. This lecture will revise the...

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Putinism: the ideology

Recorded on: 12 February 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Anne Applebaum

Containing elements of managed democracy and corporate capitalism – and reflecting the culture and values of the 1980s...

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The Challenges of Latin America and the New Global South

Recorded on: 12 February 2013

Speaker(s): Enrique García

What are the new challenges and opportunities faced by Latin American countries and the New Global South in the 21st...

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Local pay and growth: the London perspective

Recorded on: 11 February 2013

Speaker(s): Matthew Oakley

LSE London's 2013 Lent term seminar series begins on the 14th of January. Speakers from within and beyond academia will...

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Phyllis Bennis: In Conversation with Fawaz Gerges

Recorded on: 8 February 2013

Speaker(s): Phyllis Bennis

While US policy towards Israel remains unchanged, the long-standing assumption that most Americans – even most Jewish...

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Design in Nature

Recorded on: 7 February 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Sarah Coakley, Professor John Cottingham, Professor John Worrall

The idea that nature displays an inherent purpose, and more generally the hand of a wise designer, may have suffered a...

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A Law of Crisis or A Crisis of Law? The EU Legal Order Under Stress

Recorded on: 6 February 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Neil Walker

The EU’s early success owed much to the law’s understated role as the motor of integration, but a more emphatic legal...

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The Global Theft of Land: human rights, dispossession and destruction

Recorded on: 6 February 2013

Speaker(s): Megan MacInnes, Fred Pearce, Dr Subir Sinha

The theft of land is a global phenomenon. This event will provide an overview of global land grabbing, an analysis of...

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Russia And The First World War: time to think again?

Recorded on: 5 February 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Dominic Lieven

Dominic Lieven asks whether new trends in German and English language scholarship together with the opening of the...

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Can Democracy be Saved? Participation, Deliberation and Social Movements

Recorded on: 5 February 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Donatella Della Porta

While liberal democracy is losing trust and legitimacy, social movements of different types are calling for...

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Rethinking Diffusion: 1989, the Colour Revolutions, and the Arab Uprisings

Recorded on: 4 February 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Valerie Bunce

Why do publics decide to challenge authoritarian rulers; why do they take different approaches to achieving these ends;...

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London's superhighways and the 'Going Dutch' Campaign

Recorded on: 4 February 2013

Speaker(s): Gerhard Weiss

LSE London's 2013 Lent term seminar series begins on the 14th of January. Speakers from within and beyond academia will...

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Investing in Prosperity – Launch of the LSE Growth Commission Report

Recorded on: 31 January 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Tim Besley, Professor Francesco Caselli, Sir Richard Lambert, Rachel Lomax, Professor Lord Stern and Professor John van Reenen

Having sifted through the evidence throughout 2012, the distinguished group of LSE Growth Commissioners launch the...

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Heroic Achievement or Folly, What Would Kapuscinski Make of Development Today?

Recorded on: 30 January 2013

Speaker(s): Lord Malloch-Brown

Ryszard Kapuscinski exposed the follies of Africa’s rulers and officials while showing an intense emotional...

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The Political Consequences of the Great Recession in Europe: electoral punishment and popular protest

Recorded on: 30 January 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Hanspeter Kriesi

Professor Kriesi will explore the reactions of Europe’s citizens to the Great Recession, and how the political and...

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China's Silent Army: the pioneers, traders, fixers and workers who are remaking the world in Beijing's image

Recorded on: 30 January 2013

Speaker(s): Heriberto Araujo, Juan Pablo Cardenal

Frustrated by the facile, pro-business commentary of so much writing on China and the evasions of Beijing's official...

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LSE Director's Inaugural Alumni Lecture

Recorded on: 30 January 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Craig Calhoun

Craig Calhoun took up his post as LSE Director on 1 September 2012, having left the United States where he was...

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Democracy and Emotion

Recorded on: 29 January 2013

Speaker(s): Professor James Jasper

On those rare occasions when democracy has emerged in history, emotions have been used to define who is a full citizen....

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African Security and External Interference: exploring the role of a newcomer, China

Recorded on: 29 January 2013

Speaker(s): Dr Bonnie Ayodele, Professor Zhongying Pang

As Africa-China ties have grown tighter in the past few years, China’s engagement with the continent has evolved from...

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Landscapes of the Metropolis of Death: Reflections on Memory and Imagination

Recorded on: 28 January 2013

Speaker(s): Otto Dov Kulka, Sir Ian Kershaw

In this event Otto Dov Kulka will discuss his new book Landscapes of the Metropolis of Death: Reflections on Memory and...

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Zimbabwe Takes Back its Land

Recorded on: 28 January 2013

Speaker(s): Dr Joseph Hanlon, Dr Jeanette Manjengwa, Teresa Smart

A discussion with the authors of the new book, Zimbabwe Takes Back its Land which offers a nuanced assessment of land...

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Colonial Control in Algeria: the French Security and Intelligence Services between the Two World Wars

Recorded on: 28 January 2013

Speaker(s): Dr Rabah Aissaoui

In colonial Algeria, the social, ethnic and religious dividing lines of colonial society remained marked in the...

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Road Pricing in England: has its time finally come?

Recorded on: 28 January 2013

Speaker(s): Alexander Jan

LSE London's 2013 Lent term seminar series begins on the 14th of January. Speakers from within and beyond academia will...

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An App That Can Save Lives

Recorded on: 24 January 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Eve Mitleton-Kelly, Professor Dr Paul Lukowicz, Nestor Alfonzo Santamaria

The scientists behind a crowd safety app, and the City of London Police who use the app in emergencies, will discuss...

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Eurozone Deadlock – Finding a Path Out of the Crisis

Recorded on: 23 January 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Luis Garicano, Professor Wouter Denhaan, Professor Paul de Grauwe, Professor John Van Reenen

It is still possible to find a way out of the Eurozone crisis if policy-makers address two problems: dealing with the...

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Is Jordan Immune to the Arab Spring Uprisings?

Recorded on: 23 January 2013

Speaker(s): Dr Tariq Tell

Dr Tell will provide context to contemporary politics in Jordan by examining the history of the emergence and...

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The Outbreak of War in 1914 Revisited

Recorded on: 22 January 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Christopher Clark

Few episodes in the history of modern Europe have attracted such intense and lasting historical interest as the July...

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Language and the Law: In Conversation with Lucy Scott-Moncrieff

Recorded on: 22 January 2013

Speaker(s): Lucy Scott-Moncrieff

Lucy Scott-Moncrieff will reflect on the disappointing progress of human rights and anti-discrimination law, and...

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The Foreign Policy Dilemmas of the US Administration in the Next Four Years

Recorded on: 22 January 2013

Speaker(s): Professor John Coatsworth

John Coatsworth will talk about the major foreign policy challenges facing the second Obama administration: the decline...

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Women, Protest and the Nature of Female Rebellion

Recorded on: 22 January 2013

Speaker(s): Laurie Penny

Taking in Pussy Riot and the 2011 uprisings, and stretching back to the Paris Commune, a contextual look at how the...

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Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super Rich

Recorded on: 21 January 2013

Speaker(s): Chrystia Freeland

There has always been some gap between rich and poor but it has never been wider - and now the rich are getting...

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Digital Reality - Life in Two Worlds: The Physical World We Inhabit and the Digital Universe We Create

Recorded on: 21 January 2013

Speaker(s): Ping Fu

We’ve spent the past 20 years capturing physical objects in the digital world. But in the coming decade, as the...

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The Olympic Legacy

Recorded on: 21 January 2013

Speaker(s): Richard Brown

LSE London's 2013 Lent term seminar series begins on the 14th of January. Speakers from within and beyond academia will...

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The economic future of British cities: what should urban policy do?

Recorded on: 17 January 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Henry G. Overman, Alexandra Jones, Adam Marshall

Britain’s cities are facing profound challenges – both in the short run as a result of the recession and in the long...

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Land of the Seven Rivers: a brief history of India's geography

Recorded on: 17 January 2013

Speaker(s): Sanjeev Sanyal

The history of any country begins with its geography. Marking the launch of his new book, Sanjeev Sanyal looks at how...

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Islam and the Politics of Resistance: the case of women in Iran

Recorded on: 16 January 2013

Speaker(s): Baroness Afshar

Prominent Muslim feminist and peer Haleh Afshar will speak on the situation facing Iranian women in their country...

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Masters of the Universe: Hayek, Friedman, and the Birth of Neoliberal Politics

Recorded on: 16 January 2013

Speaker(s): Dr Daniel Stedman Jones, Professor Mark Pennington, Professor Lord Skidelsky

How did American and British policymakers become so enamoured with free markets, deregulation, and limited government? ...

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Perspectives on the European crises from a small open economy

Recorded on: 16 January 2013

Speaker(s): Anders Borg

For the fifth year running Europe is preoccupied with financial turmoil, weak public finances, anemic growth and high...

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The Power Of Zero In Driving "Breakthrough Capitalism"

Recorded on: 15 January 2013

Speaker(s): John Elkington

Drawing from his recent book The Zeronauts: Breaking the Sustainability Barrier, John Elkington will provide an account...

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The Labour Movement and Protest: a working-class politics for the 21st century

Recorded on: 15 January 2013

Speaker(s): Len McCluskey

The Labour movement has started to put itself once more at the heart of British politics but it also needs to link up...

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The Case for the Permissibility of Male Infant Circumcision

Recorded on: 15 January 2013

Speaker(s): Dr Joseph Mazor

In defending circumcision the speaker will consider bodily integrity, autonomy, reduction of sexual pleasure, the...

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Life and Politics: Potentiation and Extinguishment

Recorded on: 14 January 2013

Speaker(s): Professor Elizabeth A. Povinelli

Are all progressive politics inevitably acts of absolute extinguishment and emancipation, of the production and...

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The purpose and work of the London Finance Commission

Recorded on: 14 January 2013

Speaker(s): Tony Travers

LSE London's 2013 Lent term seminar series begins on the 14th of January. Speakers from within and beyond academia will...

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