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The Director's Channel: all items

This channel highlights podcasts and videos featuring LSE’s Director.

Some of the videos and podcasts posted below were recorded when Howard Davies was LSE’s Director. LSE's current Director is Professor Craig Calhoun (from 1 September 2012). See Meet the Director| for further information.

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Season's Greetings from LSE

Season's Greetings from LSE
Released on: 17 December 2014
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2014 was another extraordinary year for LSE. We saw accolades for our staff, students and graduates, a stellar array of...
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LSE Director Professor Craig Calhoun discusses the legacy of WW1

LSE Director Professor Craig Calhoun discusses the legacy of WW1
Released on: 25 September 2014
Contributor(s): Professor Craig Calhoun
World War One was the most catastrophic event of the last century, responsible for the transformation of nation states...
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LSE Literary Festival 2014 - The books that inspired Craig Calhoun

LSE Literary Festival 2014 - The books that inspired Craig Calhoun
Released on: 17 February 2014
Contributor(s): Amy Mollett, Craig Calhoun
To celebrate and support the LSE Literary Festival the LSE Review of Books is asking prominent LSE academics and event...
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Human Suffering and Humanitarian Emergencies

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

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 Democracy Project

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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LSE China Lecture Series - What Threatens Global Capitalism Now?

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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Get to know LSE's Director

Get to know LSE's Director
Released on: 4 February 2013
Contributor(s): Professor Craig Calhoun
In this short film Professor Craig Calhoun talks about his academic career and intellectual development. Find out what...
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LSE Director's Inaugural Alumni Lecture

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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Social Movements and Social Change

Social Movements and Social Change
Recorded on: 27 November 2012
Speaker(s): Professor Craig Calhoun
Drawing on his decades of research on social protest, Professor Calhoun will explore the roots of radicalism and the...
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Knowledge Matters: the public mission of research universities

Knowledge Matters: the public mission of research universities
Recorded on: 13 November 2012
Speaker(s): Professor Craig Calhoun
The university is an institution in upheaval. In his Inaugural Lecture as Director of LSE, Professor Craig Calhoun...
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America and the World - After the Election

America and the World - After the Election
Recorded on: 12 November 2012
Speaker(s): Professor Anne Applebaum, Professor Craig Calhoun, Professor Michael Cox, Gideon Rachman
After a closely fought election, this highly topical LSE public debate will look ahead to Obama’s second administration...
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America Votes

America Votes
Recorded on: 29 October 2012
Speaker(s): Professor Craig Calhoun, Professor Michael Cox, Dr Pippa Malmgren, Professor Sir Robert Worcester
With just a week to go to the US presidential election, this panel of experts will assess the state of the race, look...
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Occupy's Predicament: The Moment and the Prospects for Movement

Occupy's Predicament: The Moment and the Prospects for Movement
Recorded on: 18 October 2012
Speaker(s): Professor Todd Gitlin, Professor Craig Calhoun
Erupting in September 2011, Occupy Wall Street was jump-started by a radical core who devised a form of action,...
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Financial Reform in China

Financial Reform in China
Recorded on: 14 October 2010
Speaker(s): Howard Davies
In the 6th of an annual series of lectures, Howard Davies reviews the development of the Chinese financial system over...
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Steering the British Economy

Steering the British Economy
Recorded on: 6 October 2010
Speaker(s): Howard Davies
Howard Davies delivers an orientation lecture to LSE students giving an insiders perspective on monetary policy and the...
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The Financial Crisis: Who is to Blame?

The Financial Crisis: Who is to Blame?
Recorded on: 28 September 2010
Speaker(s): Howard Daves, Robert Peston
There is still no consensus on who or what caused the financial crisis which engulfed the world, beginning in the...
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LSE Director's Dialogue with Paul Volcker

LSE Director's Dialogue with Paul Volcker
Recorded on: 13 May 2010
Speaker(s): Howard Davies and Paul Volcker
Howard Davies is director of LSE. Prior to this, from 1997-2003 he was Chairman of the Financial Services Authority,...
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Banking On The Future: The Fall And Rise Of Central Banking

Banking On The Future: The Fall And Rise Of Central Banking
Recorded on: 12 May 2010
Speaker(s): Howard Davies, David Green
Not long ago, national central banks were endowed with wide-ranging authority, enormous prestige, and a high degree of...
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LSE100 The LSE Course

LSE100 The LSE Course
Released on: 19 October 2009
Contributor(s): Howard Davies
Dr Jonathan Leape, in conversation with Howard Davies, Director of LSE, about LSE100: The LSE Course.
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China and Financial Reform

China and Financial Reform
Recorded on: 13 October 2009
Speaker(s): Howard Davies
Howard Davies sits on the International advisory councils of the China banking and securities regulatory commissions....
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LSE Director's Dialogue with Stephen Green

LSE Director's Dialogue with Stephen Green
Recorded on: 2 July 2009
Speaker(s): Howard Davies, Stephen Green
As the world's financial order is in a state of flux, how do we align our desire to improve material human wealth, and...
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A Conversation between Bill Gates Sr. and Howard Davies

A Conversation between Bill Gates Sr. and Howard Davies
Recorded on: 4 June 2009
Speaker(s): Bill Gates Sr., Howard Davies
Bill Gates Sr., is a prominent lawyer, civil activist, and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He is the...
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Attributes of LSE students

Attributes of LSE students
Released on: 26 May 2009
Contributor(s): Howard Davies
The educational experience at the London School of Economics greatly extends the depth and breadth of student’s...
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Howard Davies in Conversation with Lord Goldsmith QC

Howard Davies in Conversation with Lord Goldsmith QC
Recorded on: 17 March 2009
Speaker(s): Lord Goldsmith QC, Howard Davies
The separation of powers idea is at the heart of all legal democracies. Yet within those democracies there will often...
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Why Did Nobody Tell Us? Reporting the Global Crash of 2008

Why Did Nobody Tell Us? Reporting the Global Crash of 2008
Recorded on: 23 February 2009
Speaker(s): Alex Brummer, Vince Cable MP; Evan Davis; Gillian Tett; Professor Willem Buiter
This event will discuss the reporting leading up to the global credit crash of 2008. Alex Brummer has been City Editor...
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Recruit LSE Talent

Recruit LSE Talent
Released on: 21 January 2009
Contributor(s): Howard Davies
An LSE education greatly extends the depth and breadth of our students’ knowledge of their subject and of the Social...
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Policy Responses to the Financial Crisis

Policy Responses to the Financial Crisis
Recorded on: 13 January 2009
Speaker(s): Dr Ben S. Bernanke
Ben S. Bernanke was sworn in on February 1, 2006, as Chairman and a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal...
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The Subprime Crisis

The Subprime Crisis
Recorded on: 26 November 2008
Speaker(s): Professor Robert J. Shiller
Bubbles in the stock market and the housing market are the cause of a financial crisis that is wreaking havoc around...
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Central Banking and the Credit Crunch

Central Banking and the Credit Crunch
Recorded on: 30 October 2008
Speaker(s): Howard Davies
Howard Davies is working on a book about the future of central banking to be published in 2009 by Princeton University...
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China and Financial Reform

China and Financial Reform
Recorded on: 15 October 2008
Speaker(s): Howard Davies
Howard Davies sits on the International advisory councils of the China banking and securities regulatory commissions....
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The New Paradigm for Financial Markets: The Credit Crisis of 2008 and What It Means

The New Paradigm for Financial Markets: The Credit Crisis of 2008 and What It Means
Recorded on: 21 May 2008
Speaker(s): George Soros and Howard Davies
In the midst of the worst financial upheaval since the Great Depression, George Soros explores the origins of the...
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Global Financial Regulation: The Essential Guide

Global Financial Regulation: The Essential Guide
Recorded on: 1 May 2008
Speaker(s): Howard Davies, David Green, John McFall, Sir Steve Robson, Gillian Tett
As international financial markets have become more complex, so has the regulatory system which oversees them. The...
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China's Financial Markets: how they are emerging as a global force

China's Financial Markets: how they are emerging as a global force
Recorded on: 29 October 2007
Speaker(s): Howard Davies
Howard Davies, who has advised the Chinese government on financial reform for the last four years, reviews the...
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Financial Reform in China: what next?

Financial Reform in China: what next?
Recorded on: 17 October 2006
Speaker(s): Howard Davies
Three of China's big four banks are now quoted on the Hong Kong exchange. Full World Trade Organisation membership is...
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