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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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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?

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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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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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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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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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Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy in the Twenty First Century
Recorded on: 9 October 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Ross Garnaut
Professor Garnaut will look forward to where the global economy is headed across a diverse range of nation-states...
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The History Manifesto
Recorded on: 8 October 2014
Speaker(s): Professor David Armitage, Dr Jo Guldi, Professor Simon Szreter
How should historians speak truth to power - and why does it matter? Why is five hundred years better than five months...
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Improving Basic Services for the Bottom Forty Percent: lessons from Ethiopia
Recorded on: 8 October 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Qaiser Khan, Marta Foresti, Peter Hawkins
Dr Qaiser Khan will be joined by a panel to discuss Improving Basic Services for the Bottom Forty Percent: Lessons from...
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Cross-Border Cross Referencing: sorting out Indonesian confrontation in the field
Recorded on: 8 October 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Brian P Farrell
Indonesia ‘confronted’ the establishment of Malaysia in 1963 by waging an undeclared war, which included armed...
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The Paradox of China's Peaceful Rise
Recorded on: 7 October 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Barry Buzan, Professor Arne Westad
Despite the widespread view that China does not have a coherent grand strategy, China has already articulated one that...
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Inequality and the 1%: what goes wrong when the rich become too rich
Recorded on: 7 October 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Danny Dorling
It is widely accepted that high rates of inequality are damaging to society, although some skeptics remain to be...
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Cultures of Democracy in Serbia and Bulgaria - How Ideas Shape Publics
Recorded on: 7 October 2014
Speaker(s): Dr James Dawson
Before beginning work on the book presented in this lecture, Dr James Dawson published survey and ethnographic research...
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Mainstream Media Is Meaningless Nostalgia
Recorded on: 7 October 2014
Speaker(s): Ben Hammersley
Your perception of The Media is probably entirely wrong. This is ok, because everyone’s is. But we’re all wrong in...
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China Goes West: Everything you need to know about Chinese companies going global
Recorded on: 6 October 2014
Speaker(s): Joel Backaler
With Chinese investment increasing dramatically in the EU, US and other overseas markets, the time is now to understand...
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Trails of the Great War 1914 - 2014
Recorded on: 3 October 2014
Speaker(s): Philip Bobbitt, Richard Sennett, Robert Gerwarth, John Horne, Lord Glasman, Donald Sassoon, The Rt Hon. Douglas Alexander MP, Zygmunt Bauman
The centenary year of the outbreak of the Great War began with a serious debate over the war guilt question. Historians...
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Gender, Inequality and Power
Recorded on: 1 October 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Diane Perrons
This lecture takes an interdisciplinary and transnational perspective to highlight the persistence of gender...
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Giving Guidance On Future Monetary Policy In A Very Uncertain World
Recorded on: 30 September 2014
Speaker(s): Professor David Miles, Professor Charles Goodhart
MPC member, David Miles will explore the paradox of giving guidance on the course of monetary policy in an uncertain...
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Roger Graef in Conversation with Professor Conor Gearty
Recorded on: 30 September 2014
Speaker(s): Roger Graef, Professor Conor Gearty
This event celebrates the official opening of the new media studio at the London School of Economics and Political...
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Housing: The Crisis That Divides
Recorded on: 29 September 2014
Speaker(s): Richard Blakeway, Cllr Sir Merrick Cockell, Councillor, David Orr, Professor Henry Overman
Britain’s housing crisis is a nationwide issue with multiple dimensions. In the run-up to the election, all politicians...
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How to Build the Future
Recorded on: 26 September 2014
Speaker(s): Peter Thiel
It's easier to copy a model than to make something new. Adding more of something familiar takes the world from 1 to n....
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Formality Bias: the habits holding Africa back
Recorded on: 26 September 2014
Speaker(s): Dayo Olopade
Dayo Olopade, Nigerian-American journalist and author, will expose the global pretensions that have stymied African...
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Growth, Policy and Institutions: lessons from the Indian experience
Recorded on: 25 September 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Professor Lord Stern
India has achieved remarkable progress over the last two decades, a process in which state institutions and reform has...
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Energy and Growth: Facts and Consequences
Recorded on: 24 September 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Michael Greenstone, Dr Kaikaus Ahmad, Dr Mohammad Irfan Elahi, Sanjay Kumar Singh
Economic growth depends critically on access to reliable energy. However, in much of the world, connectivity remains...
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Financing Africa's Future: infrastructure, investment and opportunity
Recorded on: 23 September 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Donald Kaberuka, Professor Sir Paul Collier
Low investment in infrastructure is a critical constraint on economic growth in Africa. Dr Kaberuka will assess the...
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Housing: the crisis that divides
Recorded on: 22 September 2014
Speaker(s): Emma Reynolds MP, David Orr, Professor Christine Whitehead
Britain’s housing crisis is a nationwide issue with multiple dimensions. In the run-up to the election, all politicians...
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The Shifts and The Shocks: What we've learned – and still have to learn – from the financial crisis
Recorded on: 16 September 2014
Speaker(s): Martin Wolf
Chief Economics Commentator of the Financial Times Martin Wolf gives an insightful and timely analysis of why the...
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Eco**2 exploring the fundamental links between ecology and economics
Recorded on: 8 September 2014
Speaker(s): Lord May, Professor Doyne Farmer
The two sciences of interactions – economics and ecology – don’t interact enough. How many useful ideas must there be...
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Supremacy or Survival? The West in the Asian Century
Recorded on: 4 August 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Danny Quah, Professor Mick Cox
One of the aims of LSE Summer School is to bring the LSE experience to all those attending its many courses between...
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Crisis without End? The Unravelling of Western Prosperity
Recorded on: 31 July 2014
Speaker(s): Professor Andrew Gamble
One of the aims of LSE Summer School is to bring the LSE experience to all those attending its many courses between...
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Emerging Africa: how the global economy's 'last frontier' can prosper and matter
Recorded on: 23 July 2014
Speaker(s): Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu
To many, Africa is the new frontier. As the West lies battered by financial crises, Africa is seen as offering...
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The Commonwealth at 65 – from London to Valletta
Recorded on: 21 July 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Joseph Muscat
In his speech Dr Muscat will consider the future of the Commonwealth, and how to ensure it is an effective, prosperous...
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The Earth in Crisis: Global Warming and the Failure of Climate Diplomacy
Recorded on: 14 July 2014
Speaker(s): Dr Robert Falkner
One of the aims of LSE Summer School is to bring the LSE experience to all those attending its many courses between...
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Thrive: the power of evidence-based psychological therapies
Recorded on: 10 July 2014
Speaker(s): Professor David M Clark, Professor Lord Layard, Andrew Marr
This event marks the launch of David Clark and Richard Layard’s new book, Thrive, which argues that mental health...
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