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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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Can Literature Solve Poverty?

Recorded on: 15 February 2018

Speaker(s): Kit de Waal, Paul McVeigh, Dr Aaron Reeves

In the run up to the LSE Festival: Beveridge 2.0, rethinking the welfare state for the 21st Century, we bring together...

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At the Limits of Urban Theory: racial banishment in the contemporary city

Recorded on: 13 February 2018

Speaker(s): Professor Ananya Roy

In cities around the world, especially in the United States, processes of socio-spatial restructuring continue to...

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Is God Really Dead? Why Belief Matters

Recorded on: 12 February 2018

Speaker(s): Professor Eileen Barker, Professor Conor Gearty

Thirty years after founding INFORM, the information network on religious movements, Eileen Barker argues that the...

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Academic Freedom and the New Populism

Recorded on: 8 February 2018

Speaker(s): Professor Michael Ignatieff

A new ‘populism’ is evident in a variety of countries. Experts and expertise are attacked as standing in the way of the...

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Truth and Lies about Poverty

Recorded on: 8 February 2018

Speaker(s): Stephen Armstrong, Alex Wheatle, Ros Taylor, Ros Wynne-Jones

In this event, aimed at school children aged 13-18, a panel of speakers discuss how we tell the truth about the people...

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100 Years of Votes for Women: an LSE Law celebration

Recorded on: 6 February 2018

Speaker(s): Baroness Chakrabarti, Baroness Hale, Professor Nicola Lacey

On February 6th 1918, with the coming into force of the Representation of the People Act, women were by law first given...

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Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70: rejuvenate or retire?

Recorded on: 5 February 2018

Speaker(s): Professor Francesca Klug

At the beginning of the year in which the UDHR’s 70 birthday will be commemorated around the globe, Francesca Klug...

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How do People Really Think about Climate Change?

Recorded on: 1 February 2018

Speaker(s): Professor Cass Sunstein

How does new information about climate change impact our existing beliefs? Cass Sunstein identifies some surprising...

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What do the Italian Elections Mean for Europe?

Recorded on: 31 January 2018

Speaker(s): Professor Francesco Caselli, Lorenzo Codogno, Miriam Sorace

Italy will hold its next general election no later than spring 2018. What are the potential outcomes and likely...

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Crisis Politics and the Challenge of Intersectional Solidarity

Recorded on: 31 January 2018

Speaker(s): Professor Akwugo Emejulu

How might we transform the ways in which we think about ‘crisis’, ‘activism’ and 'solidarity'? <br><br>Drawing on her...

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The Politics of Marriage

Recorded on: 31 January 2018

Speaker(s): Dr Clare Chambers, Sir Paul Coleridge, Peter Tatchell

Marriage is an odd mix of sex, religion, and politics. Our speakers ask what marriage is and whether there is there any...

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A World of Food in Change

Recorded on: 30 January 2018

Speaker(s): Michael La Cour

Michael La Cour will in this lecture discuss the role and responsibility of corporations in addressing the challenges...

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Development Collective Know-how and Us

Recorded on: 29 January 2018

Speaker(s): Professor Ricardo Hausmann

The difference between rich and poor countries is mostly explained by differences in “technology”. But what is...

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Ground Down by Growth: tribe, caste, class and inequality in 21st century India

Recorded on: 25 January 2018

Speaker(s): Professor Philippe Bourgois, Dr Jens Lerche, Dr Alpa Shah

Our panel examines how economic growth in India entrenches social difference of tribe, caste and class and has...

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Megatrends: predicting the future to reinvent today

Recorded on: 25 January 2018

Speaker(s): Shane Wall

Our planet’s pace of change is at lightning speed. How do we stay ahead of the curve to innovate, adapt, reinvent and...

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The Despot's Apprentice: Donald Trump's attack on democracy

Recorded on: 24 January 2018

Speaker(s): Dr Brian Klaas

Donald Trump isn't a despot. But he is increasingly acting like a despot's apprentice. An expert on authoritarianism,...

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Being Alone

Recorded on: 24 January 2018

Speaker(s): Professor John Burnside,Professor Barbara Taylor,Professor James Warren

‘Hell is other people’, noted Jean Paul Sartre—rather rudely, it might seem to an outside observer. But is the pursuit...

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The Origins of Happiness: Andrew Marr in conversation with Richard Layard

Recorded on: 22 January 2018

Speaker(s): Professor Lord Layard

To mark the publication of The Origins of Happiness Andrew Marr and Richard Layard discuss some of its key focal...

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Turbulent Climate Change: why we need to address injustice

Recorded on: 18 January 2018

Speaker(s): Mary Robinson

Events such as hurricanes affecting Texas, Florida and Caribbean Islands, wild-fires raging in California and Portugal,...

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Toxic Inequality in the United States: economic inequality and racial injustice driving ugly politics

Recorded on: 18 January 2018

Speaker(s): Professor Thomas Shapiro, Zamila Bunglawala

In his latest book, Toxic Inequality, which he will discuss in this lecture, Thomas Shapiro examines a powerful and...

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