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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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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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Refuge: transforming a broken refugee system

Recorded on: 29 March 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Alexander Betts, Professor Paul Collier

At this event in which they will talk about their new book, Paul Collier and Alexander Betts will discuss how the world...

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Breaking the Glass Ceiling

Recorded on: 23 March 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Marianne Bertrand

Marianne Bertrand is an applied micro-economist whose research covers the fields of labor economics, corporate finance,...

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Philosophy and Nazism

Recorded on: 23 March 2017

Speaker(s): Dr Joseph Cohen, Professor Simona Forti, Dr Brian Klug

Nazism pervaded every level of German society, and philosophers were not immune. While much scholarship has...

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Learning from Complaints: the benefits to organisations of listening to uncomfortable truths

Recorded on: 22 March 2017

Speaker(s): Dr Alex Gillespie, Dr Tom Reader

Public services such as healthcare receive large volumes of complaints. Traditionally these have been seen as something...

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The State of Advanced Economies: forces, interactions and uncertainties

Recorded on: 22 March 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Olivier Blanchard

Professor Blanchard will discuss the main forces interacting to shape the world economy, and the uncertainties...

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Britain's Housing Crisis: causes and cures

Recorded on: 21 March 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Christian Hilber

In his inaugural lecture Christian Hilber explains how Britain’s planning system and tax policy cause the country’s...

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Gastrophysics – The New Science of Eating

Recorded on: 21 March 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Charles Spence

Why do we consume 35% more food when eating with one more person, and 75% more when with three? Why are 27% of drinks...

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The Productivity Puzzle

Recorded on: 20 March 2017

Speaker(s): Andrew G Haldane

Productivity growth has weakened across a number of economies over recent years, particularly in the UK. Does this...

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Citizen Science

Recorded on: 16 March 2017

Speaker(s): Alessandro Allegra, Berris Charnley, Dr Stephen John, Jenny Molloy

From medicine and GMOs to cyber-security and climate change, scientific research is vital to modern life. On the other...

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Mao Zedong and the Cultural Revolution: history versus myth

Recorded on: 16 March 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Andrew Walder

As the Mao era, and in particular the Cultural Revolution fade in memory, its history has fallen out of focus and has...

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Coping with Deep Uncertainty: jellyfish, super-storms and nuclear stewardship

Recorded on: 15 March 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Leonard Smith, Dr Trevor Maynard, Professor Robert Rosner

Science gives us predictions and probabilities that are sometimes remarkably accurate. And sometimes not. Our ability...

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A Global Population of 9 Billion is Sustainable

Recorded on: 15 March 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Sarah Conly, Joel Kibazo, Robin Maynard, Johan Norberg, Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter

In this new series of debates entitled Glass Half Full, being recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 4, Fi Glover pits...

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Stonewall: then and now

Recorded on: 14 March 2017

Speaker(s): Ruth Hunt

Ruth Hunt, Chief Executive of Stonewall, will reflect on Stonewall’s history, the progress made and the work still to...

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Media, War and Peacebuilding

Recorded on: 14 March 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Clemencia Rodríguez

The presence of armed groups and the proximity of armed violence and war have a tremendous impact on a community’s...

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We Can Look Forward to a Healthier Future

Recorded on: 9 March 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Kevin Fenton, Vivienne Parry, Dr Richard Smith, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Professor Tony Young

In this new series of debates entitled Glass Half Full, being recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 4, Fi Glover pits...

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Mathematicians at War

Recorded on: 9 March 2017

Speaker(s): Professor June Barrow-Green

British mathematicians responded to the First World War in several different ways. There were those who volunteered...

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Promoting Mental Health: the economic case

Recorded on: 8 March 2017

Speaker(s): Eva-Maria Bonin, Professor Martin Knapp, David McDaid

Mental health issues will affect one in four of us. This seminar focuses on the economic case for the promotion of...

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