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LSE Literary Festival 2017 | Britain's Paper Tigers

Recorded on: 20 February 2017

Speaker(s): Stig Abell, Jim Waterson

Newspapers are now mere paper tigers, we are told, yet in the face of a tidal wave of fake news, misinformation and...

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LSE Literary Festival 2017 | Messy: How to be creative and resilient in a tidy-minded world

Recorded on: 20 February 2017

Speaker(s): Tim Harford

Award-winning columnist Tim Harford celebrates the benefits that messiness has in our lives: why it’s important, why we...

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LSE Literary Festival 2017 | You Say You Want a Revolution?

Recorded on: 20 February 2017

Speaker(s): Victoria Broackes

You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-70 is the V&A’s major exhibition for autumn-winter 2016-17....

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Economics and the Cultivation of Virtue | Lecture 3. Cultivating the Virtues of Globalization

Recorded on: 15 February 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs

In his 2017 Robbins Lectures, Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs will argue for a new Moral Economics built firmly on the...

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Drug Policies Beyond the War on Drugs?

Recorded on: 15 February 2017

Speaker(s): Dr John Collins, Professor Lawrence Phillips, Dr Joanne Csete, Dr Michael Shiner

As countries examine new ways of managing drug issues beyond the problematic and simplistic model of the 'war on...

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LSE Literary Festival 2017 | Martin Luther – Fundamentalist Reactionary or Enlightened Creator of the Modern World?

Recorded on: 15 February 2017

Speaker(s): Diarmaid MacCulloch, Ulinka Rublack and Peter Stanford

500 years ago Martin Luther launched the Protestant Reformation when he nailed a sheet of paper to the door of a church...

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Economics and the Cultivation of Virtue | Lecture 2. The Hard Problem of Inter-Group Morality

Recorded on: 14 February 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs

In his 2017 Robbins Lectures, Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs will argue for a new Moral Economics built firmly on the...

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LSE Literary Festival 2017 | Age of Anger : A history of the present

Recorded on: 14 February 2017

Speaker(s): Pankaj Mishra

Mass shootings and suicide bombs; Donald Trump, Narendra Modi and Rodrigo Duterte; the rise of nationalism, racism,...

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A Renewed Case for the Union

Recorded on: 13 February 2017

Speaker(s): Ruth Davidson

Ruth Davidson will use the lecture to speak about the fresh case for the United Kingdom in the wake of the Brexit vote....

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Economics and the Cultivation of Virtue | Lecture 1. Economics and the New Moral Sciences

Recorded on: 13 February 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Jeffrey D Sachs

In his 2017 Robbins Lectures, Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs will argue for a new Moral Economics built firmly on the...

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How Do Western Democracies Cope with the Challenge of Diversity?

Recorded on: 9 February 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Sammy Smooha

The contemporary Western world celebrates ethnic and cultural diversity, apparently cherishing multiculturalism and...

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The Future of Europe

Recorded on: 9 February 2017

Speaker(s): Paolo Gentiloni

Paolo Gentiloni is Prime Minister of Italy, a position he has held since December 2016. Prior to this he served as...

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The Production of Money: how to break the power of bankers

Recorded on: 8 February 2017

Speaker(s): Ann Pettifor

Political economist Ann Pettifor demystifies history’s most misunderstood invention: the money system. Arguing that...

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The Relationship between Inequality and Poverty: mechanisms and policy options

Recorded on: 8 February 2017

Speaker(s): Dr Eleni Karagiannaki and Dr Abigail McKnight

This lecture examines the empirical relationship between economic inequality and poverty across countries and over...

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Politics after Brexit and Trump: Rick Pildes in conversation with Mervyn King

Recorded on: 8 February 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Richard H. Pildes

A year of unpredictable political upheavals in the industrialised world promises an interesting period ahead. What are...

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The End of Religious Freedom and the Return of Religious Influence

Recorded on: 7 February 2017

Speaker(s): John Milbank

After the collapse of modern quasi-religions, religions themselves have been ideologised, while at the same time...

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Stale Crimes

Recorded on: 6 February 2017

Speaker(s): Antje du Bois-Pedain, Richard Scorer and Professor Phil Scraton

Although civil law claims are subject to some temporal constraints, when it comes to criminal offences there is...

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Music and the Absolute

Recorded on: 6 February 2017

Speaker(s): Nimrod Borenstein and Professor Adrian Moore

In the film Amadeus, Mozart remarks that ‘his composition has the exact amount of notes’, hinting at some kind of...

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The Quito Papers: towards the open city

Recorded on: 31 January 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Ricky Burdett, Professor Saskia Sassen and Professor Richard Sennett

This film screening and discussion aims to disseminate the ideas of the newly authored "Quito Papers" beyond...

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Inclusive Prosperity: making it possible

Recorded on: 30 January 2017

Speaker(s): Tharman Shanmugaratnam

Inclusive growth has to be at the centre of our agenda, if we are to avoid the continued unravelling of the social...

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