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Gearty Grillings

A weekly series of short, to-the-point video debates from LSE’s Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) on key issues affecting the world today. Conor Gearty, Director of the IPA and Professor of Human Rights Law, subjects LSE academics to a five-minute grilling on their research and ideas in the new series. From the financial crisis and fracking, to housing policy and human rights, the debates will put LSE’s leading authorities on some of humankind’s most provocative issues under the spotlight. For more information see ‘The Gearty Grillings: LSE's Institute of Public Affairs launches a new weekly series of short video debates on key issues’.

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Gearty Grilling: Sandra Jovchelovitch on how should we think about slums?

Released on: 11 December 2014

Contributor(s): Sandra Jovchelovitch

Sandra Jovchelovitch, Professor of Social Psychology, discusses how methods of social change in Brazil's favelas could...

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Gearty Grilling: Jill Peay on Mental Health in Prisons

Released on: 4 December 2014

Contributor(s): Jill Peay

Jill Peay, Professor of Law, discusses why people with mental health problems who commit crimes should not be sent to...

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Gearty Grilling: Bob Ward on climate change

Released on: 27 November 2014

Contributor(s): Bob Ward

Bob Ward, Policy and Communications Director of the Grantham Research Institute, reveals his optimism about the chances...

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Gearty Grilling: Emily Jackson on The Right to Die

Released on: 20 November 2014

Contributor(s): Emily Jackson

Emily Jackson, Professor of Law, discusses the ethics of assisted dying.

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Gearty Grilling: Jon Danielsson on Financial Regulation

Released on: 13 November 2014

Contributor(s): Jon Danielsson

Jon Danielsson, Reader in Finance and Director of the Systemic Risk Centre, discusses financial risk and regulation.

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Gearty Grilling: Mary Morgan on Modelling the Economy

Released on: 6 November 2014

Contributor(s): Professor Mary Morgan

Mary Morgan, Professor of History and Philosophy of Economics, discusses how economists work and think.

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Gearty Grilling: Martin Knapp on Spending on Mental Health

Released on: 30 October 2014

Contributor(s): Martin Knapp

Professor Martin Knapp discusses why we should prioritise spending on mental health.

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Gearty Grilling: Lilie Chouliaraki on Media Ethics & Humanitarianism

Released on: 23 October 2014

Contributor(s): Lilie Chouliaraki

Professor Lilie Chouliaraki discusses the moral implications of the use of celebrities by humanitarian organisations.

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Gearty Grilling: Paul Cheshire on Planning & The Housing Crisis

Released on: 16 October 2014

Contributor(s): Paul Cheshire

Paul Cheshire, Professor Emeritus of Economic Geography, argues that green belt land should be used to solve the...

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Gearty Grilling: Eileen Barker on Cults

Released on: 9 October 2014

Contributor(s): Eileen Barker

Eileen Barker, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, discusses accusations that she is a cult apologist."

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Gearty Grilling: Nick Barr on Tuition Fees

Released on: 2 October 2014

Contributor(s): Professor Nicholas Barr

Nicholas Barr, Professor of Public Economics and architect of the student loan, explains why students should regard it...

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Gearty Grilling: Danny Quah on Democracy in China

Released on: 2 July 2014

Contributor(s): Professor Danny Quah

Must China emulate the political and social order of the West in order to compete, or is it possible to deliver...

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Gearty Grilling: Anne Power on growing inequality and why we need food banks

Released on: 25 June 2014

Contributor(s): Professor Anne Power

Anne Power, Professor of Social Policy, discusses growing inequality, why government should listen more to ordinary...

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Gearty Grilling: Alex Voorhoeve on why we need philosophers to help us question our intuitive moral judgements

Released on: 18 June 2014

Contributor(s): Dr Alex Voorhoeve

Alex Voorhoeve, Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, discusses why we need...

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Gearty Grilling: Heather Jones on World War I

Released on: 11 June 2014

Contributor(s): Dr Heather Jones

Dr Heather Jones, of the Department of International History, talks to Conor Gearty about why Britain willingly entered...

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Gearty Grilling: Christine Chinkin on violence against women and fact-finding in Gaza

Released on: 4 June 2014

Contributor(s): Professor Christine Chinkin

Christine Chinkin, Professor of International Law, is grilled by Conor Gearty on a new European convention to combat...

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Gearty Grilling: Gearty Grilling: Alan Sked on founding UKIP and his battle with Nigel Farage

Released on: 28 May 2014

Contributor(s): Alan Sked

Alan Sked, Professor of International History and founder of UKIP, discusses the party’s liberal roots and his battle...

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Gearty Grilling: Julian Le Grand on how choice and competition improves public services

Released on: 21 May 2014

Contributor(s): Julian Le Grand

Julian Le Grand, Richard Titmuss professor of social policy and one of the principal architects of the UK Government’s...

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Gearty Grilling: Catherine Boone on land-related conflict in Africa

Released on: 14 May 2014

Contributor(s): Professor Catherine Boone

Catherine Boone, Professor of Comparative Politics and African Political Economy, discusses how land and property...

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Gearty Grilling: Tim Besley on the economic crisis

Released on: 7 May 2014

Contributor(s): Professor Tim Besley

Conor Gearty grills Tim Besley, School Professor of Economics and Political Science at LSE and former member of the...

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