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Papal Infallibility? Global poverty, and the mystery of global inequality
Recorded on: 11 December 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Angus Deaton
In lectures across three consecutive evenings (9 December, 10 December and 11 December) leading development economist...
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Questions of Identity
Recorded on: 11 December 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Vincent Descombes, Alan Montefiore
What does it mean to speak of an individual’s very identity as a person? And what too of the ongoing identity of an...
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Local Governance in Times of CrisisLessons for Greece from the City of Thessaloniki
Recorded on: 11 December 2014
Speaker(s): Yiannis Boutaris
Amidst the economic crisis in Greece, something unusual emerged in Thessaloniki, the idiosyncratic “co-Capital” of the...
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In Conversation with Shirley Williams
Recorded on: 10 December 2014
Speaker(s): Lady Williams, Mark Bostridge
Shirley Williams and Mark Bostridge will be discussing the impact of the First World War on the life and work of her...
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Getting Prices Right: the mysteries of the index
Recorded on: 10 December 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Angus Deaton
In lectures across three consecutive evenings (9 December, 10 December and 11 December) leading development economist...
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The European Debt Crisis: the Greek case
Recorded on: 9 December 2014
Speaker(s): Costas Simitis
Costas Simitis will examine the European debt crisis with particular reference to the case of Greece.

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A Menagerie of Lines: how to decide who is poor?
Recorded on: 9 December 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Angus Deaton
In lectures across three consecutive evenings (9 December,10 December and 11 December) leading development economist...
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Polis Media Agenda Talks: Dachshunds, dukes and obligatory fancy dress…working life at Tatler
Recorded on: 9 December 2014
Speaker(s): Sophia Money-Coutts
Sophia Money-Coutts is a former LSE student and has been the features editor on Tatler for two years. Prior to that,...
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The Tyranny of Experts
Recorded on: 8 December 2014
Speaker(s): Professor William Easterly
The admirable fight against global poverty has a blind spot on democracy and human rights, which are both good in...
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Democracy, decency and devolution
Recorded on: 8 December 2014
Speaker(s): Dame Tessa Jowell
Dame Tessa Jowell will draw on her experiences at the heart of government to discuss the role of capacity building and...
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The Book of Gold Leaves: In conversation with Mirza Waheed
Recorded on: 8 December 2014
Speaker(s): Mirza Waheed
Acclaimed novelist Mirza Waheed will be introducing his new novel The Book of Gold Leaves: a book of piercing lyricism,...
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Anarchism and Sexuality
Recorded on: 4 December 2014
Speaker(s): Martha Acklesberg, Richard Cleminson, Terence Kissack
The panel brings together historians and political theorists of anarchism and sexuality to explore the importance of...
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Accelerate Europe: the geographical imaginaries of accelerationism
Recorded on: 4 December 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Benjamin Noys
How can we imagine a way out of the stasis of a Europe mired in financial crisis? The proponents of ‘accelerationism’...
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Open Government in the Age of Total War
Recorded on: 2 December 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Matthew Connelly
The interwar years are vital to understanding the rise of the U.S. national security state and the government’s...
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The Hizbullah Phenomenon: Politics and Communication
Recorded on: 2 December 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Lina Khatib, Dr Dina Matar, Dr Atef Alshaer
In this talk, Dr Lina Khatib, Dr Dina Matar, and Dr Atef Alshaer will present their most recent book, 'The Hizbullah...
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Ready for Hillary? Portrait of a President in Waiting
Recorded on: 1 December 2014
Speaker(s): Robin Renwick
Will Hillary Clinton make history and become the first female President of the United States? Robin Renwick provides an...
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Ethics Matters in Climate Change
Recorded on: 1 December 2014
Speaker(s): Professor John Broome
Climate change is a moral problem. Through our emissions, each of us causes harm to others - something that generally...
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Uncertainty as Competitive Advantage
Recorded on: 1 December 2014
Speaker(s): Mark Phillips
We are under attack by change. The marketplace and battle-space are increasingly populated by peer competitors and...
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Pressed for Time: the acceleration of life in digital capitalism
Recorded on: 27 November 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Judy Wajcman, Genevieve Bell
Judy Wajcman explores why it is that we both blame technology for speeding up everyday life and yet turn to digital...
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Britain and China: a creative partnership
Recorded on: 27 November 2014
Speaker(s): Lord Clement-Jones
China's creative sector is a field in which Britain's creative industries can build a strong partnership if only we...
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On Progress and Human Development
Recorded on: 27 November 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Paul Anand, Catherine Audard, Professor Jonathan Wolff
What is progress and how do we measure it? What account of wellbeing could accommodate a concern for self-realization...
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The Global Public Sphere
Recorded on: 26 November 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Ingrid Volkmer, Professor Mary Kaldor
Dr Ingrid Volkmer completely rethinks the “public sphere” concept for an age of global media.

Ingrid Volkmer is...
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The Languages of Migration
Recorded on: 26 November 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Michael Rosen
Language is central to our understanding of migration: on the one hand, migrants bring languages with them and, on the...
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Power Politics and the Humanitarian Impulse: the United Nations in the post-Cold War era
Recorded on: 26 November 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Mats Berdal
How can the UN’s mission to raise humanitarian standards find its way in a world dominated by security concerns and...
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In Conversation with the Lord Chief Justice
Recorded on: 25 November 2014
Speaker(s): Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd
Sir Ross Cranston will interview the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, about his career in the law....
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From Transformational Leadership to Mafia State? Observations from South Africa's Two Decades of Democracy
Recorded on: 25 November 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Mzukisi Qobo
Widely considered to be Africa’s oldest liberation movement, the African National Congress (ANC) played a historic role...
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Polis Media Agenda Talks: Data journalism for social change
Recorded on: 25 November 2014
Speaker(s): Monique Villa
We all need stories to make sense of the world. And very powerful stories sometimes are hidden behind data. When data...
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Foreign Policy in a Time of Turmoil
Recorded on: 25 November 2014
Speaker(s): Børge Brende
We live in a world of unprecedented progress and unexpected crises. We have to adapt to a changing security landscape,...
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Museum Madness
Recorded on: 24 November 2014
Speaker(s): Fiammetta Rocco
All over the world, museums are springing up. Will they become white elephants?

Fiammetta Rocco...
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More Women Can Run: why women remain underrepresented in politics
Recorded on: 24 November 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Susan J Carroll, Professor Sarah Childs, Orlanda Ward
Susan Carroll will present the 2014 Political Studies Association (PSA) annual lecture to highlight an impressive data...
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A Conversation with Professor Muhammad Yunus
Recorded on: 21 November 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Muhammad Yunus
Muhammad Yunus (@Yunus_Centre) was born on 28 June 1940 in the village of Bathua, Chittagong, a seaport in Bangladesh....
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The War that Was Lost
Recorded on: 20 November 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Robin Archer
Why did radicals retreat on the eve of the Great War, even where opposition was strongest? What are the lessons for us...
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Dirty Old London
Recorded on: 19 November 2014
Speaker(s): Lee Jackson
Lee Jackson will discuss why the Victorians had boundless enthusiasm for cleanliness and sanitation, but still left...
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The Scale-up Manifesto: why scale-ups will drive the global policy agenda for the next generation
Recorded on: 18 November 2014
Speaker(s): Sherry Coutu, Geoff Mulgan, Tamara Rajah, Andy Tong
This event marks the launch of a major report commissioned by the UK government on increasing the economic impact of...
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Polis Media Agenda Talks: We expected jet packs, but we got 140 characters – the unfulfilled promise of the information revolution
Recorded on: 18 November 2014
Speaker(s): Norman Lewis
I aim to explore the gap between the potential of information communication technologies and the narrow narcissistic...
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How Finance is Tackling Sustainability: a roadmap to the future
Recorded on: 17 November 2014
Speaker(s): Michael Mainelli, Angela Ridgwell, Nick Robins
Speakers from the financial sector, NGOs and think tanks will discuss if the finance industry is doing enough to combat...
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What Europe?
Recorded on: 17 November 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Timothy Garton Ash, Professor Renaud Dehousse, Giuseppe Laterza, Professor Jan Zielonka
A panel debate to mark the official launch of Eutopia (@EutopiaMag) - the pan-European online magazine in which...
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Social Development: a UK-Brazil dialogue
Recorded on: 14 November 2014
Speaker(s):
Organised under the auspices of LSE and UNESCO, this international seminar brings together multiple voices from Brazil...
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Economy Beyond Economics: time for a paradigm shift?
Recorded on: 13 November 2014
Speaker(s): Satish Kumar
Our economy relies on stable ecological foundations. So why is ecology missing from big economic and political debates?...
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Ethics Matters in the Family
Recorded on: 13 November 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Adam Swift
The family is hotly contested ideological terrain. Some defend the traditional two-parent heterosexual family while...
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War and Moral Stupidity
Recorded on: 12 November 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Kimberly Hutchings
Professor Hutchings offers a feminist critique of the idea of just war and calls for the renewal of forms of pacifism...
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Good Times Bad Times: the welfare myth of them and us
Recorded on: 12 November 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Sir John Hills, Polly Toynbee, Professor Holly Sutherland
This ground-breaking book Good Times Bad Times: the welfare myth of them and us challenges the idea of a divide in the...
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The Greek Orthodox Church and the Economic Crisis
Recorded on: 12 November 2014
Speaker(s): His Eminence Metropolitan Ignatius of Demetrias and Almyros
As historically a central pole of national identity, and with a new politics of nationalism evident, the way in which...
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The Need to Censor Our Dreams
Recorded on: 11 November 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Slavoj Zizek
Critique of ideology should not begin with the critique of reality, but with the critique of our dreams. As Herbert...
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The Limits of Transformation from Above: Turkey since 1914
Recorded on: 11 November 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Çağlar Keyder
Professor Keyder will propose an account of the last hundred years of the “state tradition” in Turkey.

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Stalin's Team
Recorded on: 11 November 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Sheila Fitzpatrick
We know a lot about Stalin but less about the team – Molotov, Kaganovich, Mikoyan and the rest of a group whose...
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Ebola, Peace and Security
Recorded on: 10 November 2014
Speaker(s): Karin Landgren
Ebola may not be a weapon but this disease threatens peace and security. To date, the total number of reported cases of...
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What is the Welfare State? A Sociological Restatement
Recorded on: 10 November 2014
Speaker(s): Professor David Garland, Professor Nicola Lacey
What, in fact, is the Welfare State? Commentators talk as if it were an historic moment in post-war Britain or New...
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The Fourth Revolution: the global race to reinvent the state
Recorded on: 10 November 2014
Speaker(s): John Micklethwait, Adrian Wooldridge
Is Britain falling behind in the global race to reinvent the state? Britain has led previous attempts to reinvent the...
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What is 'Modern' about Modern Greece?
Recorded on: 7 November 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Molly Greene, Professor Stathis N Kalyvas, Professor Vassilis Lambropoulos
The debt crisis has provoked new debate over Greece’s historical path and its identity. Was the crisis a result of it...
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On Fantasy Island: British politics, English judges and the European Convention on Human Rights
Recorded on: 6 November 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Conor Gearty
Conor Gearty unpicks the myths, illusions and downright lies that infect political engagement with human rights in...
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A Post-Genomic Surprise: the molecular reinscription of race in science, law and medicine
Recorded on: 6 November 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Troy Duster
Professor Duster will analyse the resurgence of the idea that racial taxonomies deployed to explain complex social...
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Planetary Economics: macroeconomic and international implications
Recorded on: 6 November 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Michael Grubb
Professor Grubb assesses lessons from 20 years of debate on technology, economic dimensions of global energy and...
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The EU, Russia and Ukraine: Lessons Learned
Recorded on: 6 November 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Tomila Lankina, Professor Karen E Smith, Professor Vladislav Zubok, Dr Gwendolyn Sasse
LSE experts will be debating what the EU got right and what it got wrong in the political crisis that followed...
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New Trends of Women's Activism after the Arab Uprisings: Redefining Women's Leadership
Recorded on: 6 November 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Aitemad Muhanna-Matar
Dr Aitemad Muhanna-Matar presents the findings of field research conducted in five countries (Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco,...
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Structural Opportunities in the US Economy
Recorded on: 5 November 2014
Speaker(s): Jason Furman
Jason Furman's talk will focus on the three major structural opportunities that he sees in the US economy: the slowdown...
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Shared Responsibility: the importance of international partnerships to homeland security
Recorded on: 5 November 2014
Speaker(s): Alejandro Mayorkas
The Deputy Secretary of US Department of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas, will deliver remarks on the close...
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Food Policy: ethics for your kitchen and beyond
Recorded on: 4 November 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Luc Bovens, Elena Rivilla Lutterkort, Duncan Williamson
You love it, you need it. But food production and consumption are changing fast. What are the ethics and policy issues...
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High-Risk Activism and Popular Struggle against the Israeli Occupation of the West Bank
Recorded on: 4 November 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Joel Beinin
Since 2002, local Palestinian popular committees have led a grass roots struggle against the separation barrier Israel...
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The Real Story Behind the Invisible Hand
Recorded on: 30 October 2014
Speaker(s): Russell Roberts
Adam Smith gave the world the metaphor of the invisible hand, the most famous metaphor of economics. But he only used...
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Afghanistan: the transition
Recorded on: 30 October 2014
Speaker(s): Renzo Frike, Dr Stuart Gordon, Emma Graham-Harrison
This panel of experts reflect back on more than a decade of international aid and investment and discuss what is next...
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Why entrepreneurs care about customers and what can be learned by Chinese practice
Recorded on: 29 October 2014
Speaker(s): Anthony Thomson
Why build a customer centric bank? Indeed, having built one in which over 90% of the customers are satisfied or very...
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Rethinking a new development agenda for Latin America
Recorded on: 29 October 2014
Speaker(s): Enrique Garcia
Enrique Garcia has been the Executive President of CAF since December 1991. He was Bolivia's Minister of Planning and...
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Nominal Democracy? Prospects for Democratic Global Governance
Recorded on: 28 October 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Robert O Keohane
Democratic global governance is a worthy ideal, but it is a naïve pursuit which risks purely nominal democracy....
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Making Markets Fair and Effective
Recorded on: 27 October 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Minouche Shafik
The wholesale financial markets are some of the largest in the world, and matter to all of us. But public confidence in...
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25 Years After the End of the Cold War: Its Legacy in a New World Order
Recorded on: 27 October 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Beatrice Heuser, Dr Andrew Monaghan, Professor Vladislav Zubok
Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War, how do these events shape the world...
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The View in to the Future: Serbia and the Western Balkans in the EU
Recorded on: 27 October 2014
Speaker(s): Aleksandar Vučić
Aleksandar Vučić has been Prime Minister of Serbia since 27 April 2014. He is the Leader of the Serbian Progressive...
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Religion and the Environment
Recorded on: 24 October 2014
Speaker(s): Bruno Latour, Rowan Williams
Former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Williams of Oystermouth and the renowned sociologist Professor Bruno Latour will...
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The Social Life of Money
Recorded on: 23 October 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Nigel Dodd, Professor Keith Hart
Questions about the nature of money have gained a new urgency in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. Even as...
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Global News Media: the next horizon
Recorded on: 23 October 2014
Speaker(s): Andrew Miller
Andrew Miller will address the challenges facing the news-media amid continued technological upheaval, changing...
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Art and Activism: reflections on the anti-apartheid struggle and two decades of South African democracy
Recorded on: 23 October 2014
Speaker(s): Hugh Masekela
Hugh Masekela has long spoken out about South Africa’s struggle for civil rights. His talk will be about arts &...
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A Matter of Life and Death for the Country: the Iranian intervention in Oman, 1972-1975
Recorded on: 23 October 2014
Speaker(s): Professor James Goode
This became one of the Shah’s most successful foreign initiatives. He entered at the request of Sultan Qabus to help...
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A Changing World and China
Recorded on: 22 October 2014
Speaker(s): Ambassador Wu Jian Min
The rise of China has been one of the most important developments in global affairs. Despite China’s growing...
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Happiness by Design
Recorded on: 22 October 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Paul Dolan
Professor Paul Dolan will define happiness in terms of experiences of pleasure and purpose. He will describe how being...
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The Lakatos Award Lectures
Recorded on: 22 October 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Laura Ruetsche, Dr David Wallace
Joint winners of the 2013 Lakatos Award, Professor Ruetsche will speak on “Developing the Scientific Image: The Quantum...
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Diane Abbott on London: A Tale of Two Cities
Recorded on: 22 October 2014
Speaker(s): Diane Abbott MP
The lecture will focus on the challenges facing London as a city and policy ideas to address these, chiefly the growing...
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Short-termism, the market for corporate control and takeover regulation
Recorded on: 22 October 2014
Speaker(s): Ian Gilham, David Kershaw, William Underhill
This first seminar in this series will explore the role, if any, of the market for corporate control and its regulation...
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Do We Need to Shake Up the Social Sciences?
Recorded on: 21 October 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Nicholas Christakis, Professor Patrick Dunleavy, Dr Amanda Goodall, Professor Andrew Oswald
‘Yes’, according to Nicholas Christakis. He wrote, in the New York Times, ‘Taking a page from Darwin, the natural...
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The Radical Transparency of the American Republic
Recorded on: 21 October 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Matthew Connelly
For most of its history, the U.S. government’s commitment to transparency stood as a radical counter-example to the...
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Rituals and Ritualism in the International Human Rights System
Recorded on: 21 October 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Hilary Charlesworth
This lecture will consider rituals in the international human rights system and their connection to ritualism....
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Buying Time: the delayed crisis of democratic capitalism
Recorded on: 20 October 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Wolfgang Streeck, Colin Crouch
The financial and economic crisis that began in 2008 still has the world on tenterhooks. The gravity of the situation...
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In Search of Human Uniqueness
Recorded on: 20 October 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Michael Tomasello, Professor Rita Astuti, Dr Alex Gillespie
Professor Tomasello will explore what distinguishes humans from other great apes in terms of their cognitive and social...
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The Impact of European Employment Strategy in Greece and Portugal
Recorded on: 20 October 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Sotirios Zartaloudis
Sotirios Zartaloudis will present and discuss his new book "The Impact of European Employment Strategy in Greece and...
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Confronting Climate Change: Economics, Fairness and Political Feasibility
Recorded on: 20 October 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Lawrence H. Goulder
How can climate change policies be designed to be not only environmentally effective but also cost-effective and fair?...
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Hand to Mouth: the truth about being poor in a wealthy world
Recorded on: 16 October 2014
Speaker(s): Linda Tirado
Linda Tirado knows from experience what it is to be poor, to struggle to make ends meet. She was working all hours at...
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Rationality and Irrationality in Government
Recorded on: 16 October 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Cass Sunstein
What impact is behavioural science having on politics and business? Simplified disclosure, default rules, social norms,...
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Nixon, Kissinger, and the Shah: The United States and Iran in the Cold War
Recorded on: 16 October 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Roham Alvandi
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran, is often remembered as a pliant instrument of American power during the...
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The Outlook for Global Financial Stability
Recorded on: 16 October 2014
Speaker(s): Dr José Viñals
José Viñals is currently the Financial Counsellor and Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department of the...
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The Thirteenth Labour of Hercules: Inside the Greek Crisis
Recorded on: 15 October 2014
Speaker(s): Yannis Palaiologos
Yannis Palaiologos, will present and discuss his new book "The Thirteenth Labour of Hercules: Inside the Greek Crisis"....
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Women in Public Life: above the parapet
Recorded on: 15 October 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Joyce Banda, Dr Purna Sen, Marie-Pierre Lloyd
Joyce Banda will reflect on her journey to the highest level of public life. This event launches a new Institute of...
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The Summit: the biggest battle of the Second World War – fought behind closed doors
Recorded on: 15 October 2014
Speaker(s): Ed Conway
The idea of world leaders gathering in the midst of economic crisis has become all-too familiar. But the summit at...
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Practical and ethical dilemmas of working in the current Ebola crisis
Recorded on: 15 October 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Benjamin Black
Benjamin Black is a London based obstetrics & gynaecology registrar, currently working for Médecins Sans Frontières...
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'Secure the Borders!' The Cost and Consequences of Europe's 'Fight Against Irregular Migration'
Recorded on: 14 October 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Ruben Andersson, Jeremy Harding, Dr Cecilia Malmström
The summer of 2014 has been yet another season of misery at Europe’s southern frontiers. The unseaworthy boats carrying...
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The Politics of Climate Change 2014: what cause for hope?
Recorded on: 14 October 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Lord Giddens
Professor Lord Giddens published The Politics of Climate Change in 2007and is currently preparing a new edition for...
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Greece: Taking Stock - Economics and Financial Changes since the Onset of the Global and Euro Area Crises
Recorded on: 14 October 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Eleni Louri- Dendrinou
Professor Eleni Louri- Dendrinou’s talk will focus on a number of issues, starting with the roots of the crisis and the...
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AIDS in 2014: tell no lies and claim no easy victories
Recorded on: 14 October 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Flora Cornish, Mark Heywood, Sisonke Msimang
Expert activists and social scientists will debate the global state of the civil society response to AIDS, and what it...
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Polis Media Agenda Talks: Nick Davies
Recorded on: 14 October 2014
Speaker(s): Nick Davies
Nick Davies is a freelance journalist, working regularly as special correspondent for the Guardian. In the last few...
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Art and Politics Now
Recorded on: 13 October 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Anthony Downey
Since the turn of the 21st century, contemporary artists have increasingly engaged with some of the most pressing...
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The Establishment and How They Get Away With It
Recorded on: 13 October 2014
Speaker(s): Owen Jones
Owen Jones, one of the most prominent political voices today, sets out on a journey into the heart of our...
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Transatlantic Free Trade: the final push? British, French and US perspectives on a TTIP agreement
Recorded on: 13 October 2014
Speaker(s): HE Sylvie Bermann, Peter Chase, Pascal Lamy, Sir Peter Ricketts
A deal on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership would be a powerful shot in the arm for the world's anaemic...
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