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2008-2009 lecture series

Social Justice, Sustainability, and Global Order

Summer Term

11 May: Special Miliband Event · The Global Financial Crisis Revisited

Will Hutton is chief executive of the Work Foundation and an LSE governor. Martin Wolf is associate editor and chief economics commentator at the Financial Times and an honorary graduate of LSE.

29 June: Special Miliband Event · From Crisis to Opportunity: social justice after the recession

Anthony Giddens is professor emeritus of sociology at LSE and former School director.  Andrew Gamble is professor and head of the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambride.  Diane Perrons is professor of economics and gender studies at the London School of Economics.

Lent Term

28 January: Special Miliband Event · Is Global Democracy Possible?

Daniele Archibugi is professor of innovation, governance and public policy at Birkbeck College. Michael Cox is professor of international relations at LSE. George Monbiot is a bestselling author and a columnist for The Guardian newspaper.

3 March: Special Miliband Event · What Should the Next G20 Meeting Do?

Michael Cox is currently a professor of international relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), where he is Co-Director of LSE IDEAS. Will Hutton is executive vice-chair of the Work Foundation. Prior to this, he spent four years as editor-in-chief of The Observer and continues to write a weekly column for the paper. He is also a governor of LSE. Danny Quah is Head of Department and Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

5 March: Special Miliband Event · Unjust Rewards: Exposing Greed and Inequality in Britain Today

Polly Toynbee is a Guardian columnist and president of the Social Policy Association. She was formerly BBC social affairs editor, columnist and associate editor of the Independent, co-editor of the Washington Monthly and a reporter and feature writer for the Observer. David Walker is a writer, broadcaster and journalist, and editor of Public, The Guardian's monthly magazine for public-sector executives.

19 March:  Social Justice and Sustainability: Arguments from Political Theory

Simon Caney is professor of political theory and fellow and tutor of Magdalen College, Oxford. Paul Kelly is professor of political theory at LSE. Baroness Onora O'Neill chairs the Nuffield Foundation and is professor of philosophy at the University of Cambridge.

1 April: Peter Singer · Changing Values for a Just and Sustainable World

Peter Singer is the Ira W DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University.

Michaelmas Term

13 October: Sir David King  · The Challenge of Climate Change

Sir David King, former chief scientific advisor to the government, is director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at Oxford University.

20 October: Special Miliband Event · The Global Financial Crisis: Will Hutton and Martin Wolf in Conversation with David Held

Will Hutton is Chief Executive of the Work Foundation. Martin Wolf is associate editor and chief economics commentator at the Financial Times, London.

22 October: Lord Anthony Giddens  ·  The Politics of Climate Change

Lord Anthony Giddens is professor emeritus of sociology at the LSE and former school director.

18 November:  Revisiting Marxism: Is Marxism Still Relevant

This event brings together Lord Meghnad Desai, Professor David Harvey, and Professor Leo Panitch to debate the contemporary meaning and relevance of Marx's legacy on the occasion of the republication of The Communist Manifesto, with an introduction by David Harvey. 

1 December: Professor Ian Goldin  ·  Global Shocks, Global Solutions: Meeting 21st Century Challenges

Ian Goldin is Director of the James Martin 21st Century School at Oxford University.  Prior to this, he served as vice president of the World Bank (2003-2006).

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