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Older public event podcasts and videos
In addition to the podcasts listed here a catalogue of more than six hundred public event podcasts and videos dating from 1990 to 2006 can be found in the LSE Digital Library.

Forthcoming events
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Recorded on: 23 May 2017

Speaker(s): Lenny Abrahamson, Professor Maximilian De Gaynesford, Francine Stock

'Film is made for philosophy', wrote Stanley Cavell, 'it shifts or puts different light on whatever philosophy has said...

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Education for All: meeting the challenges of the 21st century

Recorded on: 22 May 2017

Speaker(s): Julia Gillard, Professor Pauline Rose

Julia Gillard (@JuliaGillard) will make the case for a step change in global investment in education to address a...

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The Equality Effect: improving life for everyone

Recorded on: 18 May 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Danny Dorling

In more equal countries, human beings are generally happier and healthier, there is less crime, more creativity and...

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Butterfly Politics

Recorded on: 18 May 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Catharine A MacKinnon

The minuscule motion of a butterfly’s wings can trigger a tornado half a world away, according to chaos theory. Under...

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Grammar Schools: schools that work for everyone?

Recorded on: 17 May 2017

Speaker(s): Dr Mary Bousted, Peter Hitchens, Melissa Benn, Mark Morrin, Harriet Sergeant

In response to the Government's May 2017 Schools White Paper, the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) and Times...

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Recorded on: 16 May 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Jonathan Wolff

For much of the early part of the twentieth century, political theorists debated the moral and economic merits of...

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Defeating populism, defending the truth and unleashing the potential of the Greek economy

Recorded on: 15 May 2017

Speaker(s): Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Kyriakos Mitsotakis, in conversation with Kevin Featherstone, will speak on the topic of populism and the potential of...

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Listening to One's Constituents? Now, There's an Idea

Recorded on: 15 May 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Jane Mansbridge

The Trump election and the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom revealed that some members of the political class were not...

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Why Children Learn Better: the evolution of learning

Recorded on: 11 May 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Alison Gopnik

In the past 15 years, we have discovered that even young children are adept at inferring causal relationship. But are...

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The French Election and the Left

Recorded on: 9 May 2017

Speaker(s): Professor David S Bell, Rokhaya Diallo, Professor Philippe Marlière

A panel of leading scholars and commentators will debate what the outcome of the election tells us about the prospects...

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Recorded on: 8 May 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Simon Blackburn, Dr Olivier Driessens, Professor Edith Hall

If video killed the radio star, how are we to understand celebrity in a world of Twitter, YouTube, and reality TV? Has...

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Celebrating (or not) the Centenary of the Russian Revolution

Recorded on: 3 May 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Sheila Fitzpatrick

Western Scholars are non-commital. Putin's Russia is embarrassed. How should the centenary be commemorated?...

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Recorded on: 3 May 2017

Speaker(s): Dr Marco Cinnirella, Dr Katharine Jenkins, Joe Mulhall, Dr Amir Saeed

With recent political events and a spike in the reporting of hate crime, the concept of prejudice has become prominent...

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Whither Europe? Historical Perspectives on 2017

Recorded on: 2 May 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Michael Cox, Dr Abby Innes, Professor Mike Savage

Can we learn something about Europe's future by turning to its past? Prominent scholars reflect on a year in history...

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The First 100 Days: taking stock of the Trump Presidency

Recorded on: 26 April 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Charlie Beckett, Gideon Rachman, Dr Leslie Vinjamuri, Professor Joan C. Williams

Join the US Centre for a roundtable debate about the 45th US President’s first 100 days in office. A panel of academics...

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Global Civil War: solidarity by proxy

Recorded on: 25 April 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Susan Buck-Morss

In the twenty-first century any world war is a civil war, and any civil war affects the world. Does this mean the end...

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Trump and China in the Asian Century

Recorded on: 25 April 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Arne Westad

The election of Donald Trump as President signals a profound change in US foreign relations. Basic US approaches to the...

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The Facts Matter: from policy to politics

Recorded on: 24 April 2017

Speaker(s): Dr Jean-Yves Duclos

While being a university professor, Jean-Yves Duclos had the opportunity to comment on governmental decisions. Now that...

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Rethinking Development Finance

Recorded on: 11 April 2017

Speaker(s): Dr Jim Yong Kim

On the eve of the World Bank Group – International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings, World Bank Group President Jim Yong...

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Drop the Ball: how women can achieve more by doing less

Recorded on: 5 April 2017

Speaker(s): Tiffany Dufu

At this event Tiffany Dufu will talk about her new book, Drop the Ball, which is a memoir, manifesto and map for women...

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