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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.

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Peak Inequality - Britain's Ticking Time Bomb

Recorded on: 17 July 2018

Speaker(s): Professor Danny Dorling

When we think of economic inequality we tend to think of a trend that is ever rising and destined to continue rising;...

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Adam Smith: what he thought, and why it matters

Recorded on: 9 July 2018

Speaker(s): Jesse Norman MP

At a time when economics and politics are both increasingly polarized between left and right, this book, Adam Smith:...

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Can Society Once Again Make Finance Servant, Not Master of the Economy?

Recorded on: 26 June 2018

Speaker(s): Ann Pettifor

In February 2018, Jeremy Corbyn accused bankers of taking the economy hostage, and said in a speech that Britain's...

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The Thatcher and Major Governments in Retrospect: reflections on 18 years in power

Recorded on: 21 June 2018

Speaker(s): Kenneth Clarke, Professor Tony Travers

This event, in memory of Maurice Fraser, will see former Chancellor of the Exchequer Kenneth Clarke in conversation...

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The Middle East after ISIS: what is at stake?

Recorded on: 18 June 2018

Speaker(s): Professor Gilles Kepel

ISIS has been defeated militarily, but the fight for the Middle East is just beginning. At this event Gilles Kepel,...

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Flying the Flag for Openness: why liberalism still matters

Recorded on: 12 June 2018

Speaker(s): Sir Nick Clegg

Battered, bruised and blamed for so many of the world's problems, liberal values have found themselves under attack...

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Mastering the Multi-Generational Workplace

Recorded on: 11 June 2018

Speaker(s): Lorraine Ansell, Saj Jetha, Dr Sunita Malhotra, Nina Mohanty, Professor Sandy Pepper

Organisations are increasingly leveraging diversity to drive success, with generational diversity beginning to take...

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Tracking the Rise in Global Economic Inequality: new evidence from the world inequality report 2018

Recorded on: 7 June 2018

Speaker(s): Lucas Chancel, Duncan Green, Rebecca Simson, Paul Segal

The first World Inequality Report (WIR2018), documents a sharp rise in global economic inequality since the 1980s...

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The Challenge to Diversity and Democracy in India Today

Recorded on: 5 June 2018

Speaker(s): Yogendra Yadav

What can we learn from the current challenge to the idea of a diverse and democratic India? Does this demand rethinking...

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Finance, Competition and Innovation-Based Growth

Recorded on: 5 June 2018

Speaker(s): Professor Philippe Aghion

This event is the annual Economica Coase lecture. Philippe Aghion is a professor at the College de France and LSE, and...

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How to Lose a Referendum

Recorded on: 4 June 2018

Speaker(s): Jason Farrell, Paul Goldsmith

In their book, How To Lose A Referendum, which they will talk about at this event, Sky News senior political...

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Football

Recorded on: 4 June 2018

Speaker(s): Professor Simon Critchley, Dr Gerald Moore, Dr Emily Ryall

‘All that I know most surely about morality and obligations, I owe to football’, observed Albert Camus. And it is...

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The French Revolution: one year on

Recorded on: 24 May 2018

Speaker(s): Professor Jean Pisani-Ferry, Christine Ockrent

The lecture takes stock of the transformation of French economic policy following the sweeping electoral success of...

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Fluctuating Formality: anthropology and the structure of difference

Recorded on: 17 May 2018

Speaker(s): Dr Maxim Bolt

This lecture will reflect on an apparently dated concept: structure. Spanning institutions of state and market, it will...

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School Autonomy, School Choice and the Quality of Education: evidence from England

Recorded on: 16 May 2018

Speaker(s): Professor Olmo Silva, Amy Finch

Olmo Silva will discuss the conceptual framework and empirical evidence underpinning the idea that autonomy and choice...

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Fighting Corruption Is Dangerous: in conversation with Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Recorded on: 16 May 2018

Speaker(s): Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s new book, Fighting Corruption Is Dangerous: The Story Behind the Headlines, draws on her years as...

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Texas, Trump and the Future of America

Recorded on: 15 May 2018

Speaker(s): Lawrence Wright

Come learn about the most controversial state in America and what it tells us about Donald Trump and the future of the...

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Transparency: the most important pillar in a functional democracy

Recorded on: 15 May 2018

Speaker(s): Juan Carlos Varela Rodríguez

President Juan Carlos Varela R. (@JC_Varela) studied primary and secondary in Javier College, under the direction of...

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Collusion: how central bankers rigged the world

Recorded on: 14 May 2018

Speaker(s): Nomi Prins

In her new book, which she will talk about at this event, former Wall Street insider Nomi Prins shows how the 2007–2008...

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Can Markets Pursue Social Values?

Recorded on: 9 May 2018

Speaker(s): Professor Julia Black, Professor Simon Deakin, Sean Ennis

Theresa May’s claim that free market capitalism constitutes “the greatest agent of collective human progress ever...

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Affirmative Action

Recorded on: 9 May 2018

Speaker(s): Professor Elizabeth Anderson, Omar Khan

Women and minority groups are significantly under-represented in politics and various other walks of life. 'Affirmative...

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The Catalan Crisis: populism and secessionism

Recorded on: 8 May 2018

Speaker(s): Dr Pedro Sanchez

The leader of the opposition in Spain, Pedro Sánchez, will analyse the political, social and economic factors that have...

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From People's Dissent to Royal Assent: Sylvia Pankhurst and the struggle for the vote

Recorded on: 8 May 2018

Speaker(s): Rachel Holmes

On the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, Rachel Holmes remembers and reflects on the roles of...

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Edge of Chaos: why democracy is failing to deliver economic growth - and how to fix it

Recorded on: 3 May 2018

Speaker(s): Dr. Dambisa Moyo

In Dr. Dambisa Moyo's new book, Edge of Chaos, which she will talk about at this event, she offers a radical menu of...

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Europe in a Map: people and borders in times of change

Recorded on: 2 May 2018

Speaker(s): Professor Simon Glendinning, Professor Elspeth Guild, Dr Natascha Zaun

What does a map tell us about Europe? What does it leave out? Prominent scholars in law, philosophy and political...

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Restoring Trust: how do we tackle the crisis in public information?

Recorded on: 2 May 2018

Speaker(s): James Ball, Professor Charlie Beckett, Sophie Gaston

The LSE Truth, Trust and Technology Commission is working with experts, practitioners and the public to identify...

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How to Rig an Election

Recorded on: 1 May 2018

Speaker(s): Professor Nic Cheeseman, Dr Brian Klaas

In this talk, Nic Cheeseman and Brian Klaas show how to rig an election - with the hopes that the lesson will help save...

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Shakespeare

Recorded on: 30 April 2018

Speaker(s): Dr Jessica Chiba, John Crace, Tim Crouch

For Victor Hugo, ‘all forms of the multiple reality, actions and ideas, man and humanity’ can be found in Shakespeare....

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Euroscepticism and the Future of European Integration

Recorded on: 26 April 2018

Speaker(s): Tony Barber, Professor Catherine De Vries, Professor Simon Hix

The European Union is facing turbulent times. It is plagued by deep divisions over the future of European integration....

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Does the UK Need Its Own Infrastructure Bank?

Recorded on: 24 April 2018

Speaker(s): Sir Danny Alexander, Robert Bartlett, Tamsyn Barton, Kwasi Kwarteng

This panel discussion will explore whether the UK should establish a new bank to support infrastructure investment....

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The Struggle for the Arab World

Recorded on: 24 April 2018

Speaker(s): Professor Fawaz Gerges

Fawaz Gerges tells us how the clash between pan-Arab nationalism and pan-Islamism has shaped the history of the region...

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The Value of Everything: making and taking in the global economy

Recorded on: 23 April 2018

Speaker(s): Professor Mariana Mazzucato

In her new book, The Value of Everything, which she will discuss in this lecture, Mariana Mazzucato, argues that if we...

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From Transitional To Transformative: justice for conflict-related violence against women

Recorded on: 23 April 2018

Speaker(s): Professor Christine Bell, Dr Aisling Swaine

‘Conflict-related violence against women’ is often understood to mean sexual violence, specifically rape used as a...

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Cultural Studies and the Challenge of Inequality Today

Recorded on: 18 April 2018

Speaker(s): Professor Tony Bennett, Professor Angela McRobbie, Dr Clive James Nwonka, Professor Beverley Skeggs

This event will consider the prospects for contemporary thinking within the cultural studies tradition to engage with...

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Walk Together to Fight Inequality

Recorded on: 17 April 2018

Speaker(s): Gro Harlem Brundtland, Hector Castañón, Aya Chebbi, Ban Ki-moon, Graça Machel, Njoki Njoroge Njehu, Dr Wanda Wyporska, Ernesto Zedillo

Join The Elders, the Fight Inequality Alliance, and Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity to honour...

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Factfulness: ten reasons we're wrong about the world and why things are better than you think

Recorded on: 11 April 2018

Speaker(s): Anna Rosling Rönnlund, Ola Rosling

When asked simple questions about global trends – why the world's population is increasing; how many young women go to...

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Fair Shot: rethinking inequality and how we earn

Recorded on: 10 April 2018

Speaker(s): Chris Hughes, Professor Natalie Fenton, Kam Sandhu

Co-founder of Facebook Chris Hughes makes the case that one-percenters like him should pay their fortune forward in a...

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The Great Economists: how their ideas can help us today

Recorded on: 9 April 2018

Speaker(s): Dr Linda Yueh

Linda Yueh will discuss her new book that helps us to think about the biggest economic challenges of our time by...

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Understanding Violence in the Middle East and Africa

Recorded on: 19 March 2018

Speaker(s): Professor Toby Dodge, Dr Rachel Ibreck, Rim Turkmani, Lyse Doucet

This event will launch LSE’s new Conflict Research Programme funded by the UK’s Department for International...

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Trouble at the Top: is Britain's leadership still fit for purpose?

Recorded on: 19 March 2018

Speaker(s): Professor Aeron Davis, Polly Toynbee, Joe Earle Polly Toynbee Joe Earle

Join Aeron Davis, Polly Toynbee, Joe Earle and Bev Skeggs for a discussion on Britain’s dysfunctional leadership....

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The Arab/Persian Binary: histories of culture and conflict in the Persian Gulf

Recorded on: 15 March 2018

Speaker(s): Professor Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet

Arabs and Persians have historically been placed in a binary and oppositional relationship. This bifurcated past has...

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A Better World is Possible – the Gatsby Charitable Foundation and Social Progress

Recorded on: 13 March 2018

Speaker(s): Lord Sainsbury

David Sainsbury will be talking about his lifetime of philanthropy. Lord Sainsbury is founder of the Gatsby Charitable...

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Images that Resemble Us Too Much: natives, corporations, humans, and other personified creatures of international law

Recorded on: 13 March 2018

Speaker(s): Dr Joseph Slaughter

Modern Euro-American law operates by fashioning legal persons as creatures endowed with rights and responsibilities....

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Article 50: one year on

Recorded on: 12 March 2018

Speaker(s): Professor Catherine Barnard, Professor Simon Hix, Jill Rutter, Professor Tony Travers

One year on from the triggering of Article 50, how far have the Brexit negotiations progressed? What lessons are there...

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The Almighty Dollar

Recorded on: 8 March 2018

Speaker(s): Dharshini David

The dollar is the lifeblood of globalisation: China holds billions in reserve for good reason. Greenbacks, singles,...

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Who Owns the Robots? Automation and Class Struggle in the 21st Century

Recorded on: 7 March 2018

Speaker(s): Peter Frase

Robots and artificial intelligence promise to reshape the economy. But the political struggle between workers and...

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Migration and the City

Recorded on: 6 March 2018

Speaker(s): Professor Ash Amin, Dr Victoria Redclift

Migration is integral to the cultural and economic life of cities. Yet we live in a migration milieu in which migrants...

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The Brexit Negotiations: the view from Brussels

Recorded on: 5 March 2018

Speaker(s): Stefaan de Rynck

Stefaan de Rynck, Senior Advisor to Michel Barnier, Chief EU Negotiator for Brexit, will provide a state of play on the...

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Brexit: what next?

Recorded on: 1 March 2018

Speaker(s): Hilary Benn

Hilary Benn will speak about the Brexit negotiations and the future of the UK-EU relations. Hilary Benn (@hilarybennmp)...

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Crime and Global Justice

Recorded on: 28 February 2018

Speaker(s): Professor Daniele Archibugi, Alice Pease, Professor Christine Chinkin, Professor Richard Falk, Professor Mary Kaldor

In their new book, Crime and Global Justice: The Dynamics of International Punishment, which will be the subject of...

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Perspectives for the European Common Security and Defence Policy

Recorded on: 28 February 2018

Speaker(s): Dr Ursula von der Leyen

Ursula von der Leyen is Germany's Minister of Defence, a position she has held since 2013. Since 2005, Ursula von der...

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The Vision of Empowerment: popular feminism and popular misogyny

Recorded on: 27 February 2018

Speaker(s): Professor Sarah Banet-Weiser, Dr Shani Orgad

In 2018, we are living in a moment in North America and Europe where feminism has become, somewhat incredibly, popular....

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LSE Festival 2018 | The Giants of 2020

Recorded on: 24 February 2018

Speaker(s): Dr Adura Banke-Thomas, Dr Tania Burchardt, Tammy Campbell, Kathleen Scanlon, Dr Jamie Woodcock

What are the key challenges of welfare states of the future? In a world of limited resources, what should our priority...

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LSE Festival 2018 | Tongue Lash: a night of challenging society with hiphop and spoken word

Recorded on: 24 February 2018

Speaker(s): Poet Curious, Christian Gabriel, Caroline Teague, Desree, Thomas Owoo, Hannah Gordon

LSE LIFE invites you to take part in a night of spoken word performances, philosophical dialogue and hiphop vibes....

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LSE Festival 2018 | Who Belongs? Can we Afford to be Different?

Recorded on: 24 February 2018

Speaker(s): Brett Heasman, Celestin Okoroji, Professor Bev Skeggs, Dr Jana Uher

There have been significant advances in the rights, recognition and participation of diverse groups of people in the UK...

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LSE Festival 2018 | Civil Society and the Five Giants: a global perspective

Recorded on: 24 February 2018

Speaker(s): Dr Duncan Green, Dr Armine Ishkanian, Dr Michael McQuarrie, Ludovica Rogers

The Beveridge Report's contemporary relevance can only be considered if we properly understand the ways in which civil...

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LSE Festival 2018 | Five LSE Giants' Perspectives on Poverty

Recorded on: 24 February 2018

Speaker(s): Dr Tania Burchardt, Professor Sir John Hills, Professor Stephen P Jenkins, Professor Lucinda Platt

Taking five ‘Giants’ in the study of poverty over the last 100 years, themselves, like Beveridge, authors of...

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LSE Festival 2018 | What's Love Got to Do with It? Loneliness, Relationships and Wellbeing

Recorded on: 24 February 2018

Speaker(s): Professor Paul Dolan

Loneliness is one of the giant issues we are facing as a society today. Our relationships with other people are...

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LSE Festival 2018 | Who Cares?

Recorded on: 24 February 2018

Speaker(s): Kate Bell, Dr Derek King, Lisa McKenzie

The subject of care is now a central political concern. The consequences of longer lives and new expectations about...

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LSE Festival 2018 | The Evolution of Altruism

Recorded on: 24 February 2018

Speaker(s): Dr Jonathan Birch, Heikki Helanterä, Hannah Rubin

If evolution is a 'struggle for existence', why do we witness so much altruism in nature? From bacteria to baboons, the...

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LSE Festival 2018 | The Future of Fashion: can the industry be in vogue and sustainable?

Recorded on: 24 February 2018

Speaker(s): Deeti Vyas Béghin, Helen Newcombe, Olivia Pinnock, Roger Williams

As fashion production processes get faster and faster, this event will ask: how can fashion brands and producers adapt...

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LSE Festival 2018 | Getting Ahead of the Curve: addressing housing needs in rapidly growing cities

Recorded on: 23 February 2018

Speaker(s): Professor Paul Collier, Rubbina Karruna, Paida Hlambelo

Across the developing world, the pace of urbanisation has outstripped the ability of governments to facilitate decent,...

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LSE Festival 2018 | Lessons from Grenfell Tower: inequality and housing need, the Giant that still divides us

Recorded on: 23 February 2018

Speaker(s): Professor Danny Dorling, Lynsey Hanley, Professor Anne Power

The crucially important role of social housing has been recognised following the Grenfell Tower disaster, which also...

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LSE Festival 2018 | A Beveridge Plan for an Unruly School? William Beveridge and LSE

Recorded on: 23 February 2018

Speaker(s): Professor Michael Cox

There have been many famous Directors of LSE, from Halford Mackinder to Ralph Dahrendorf. But none can lay claim to...

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LSE Festival 2018 | The Future of Ageing

Recorded on: 22 February 2018

Speaker(s): Professor Rebeca Aldunate, Nicci Gerrard, Professor Michael Murphy, Jane Vass

With the average life expectancy increasing from 66.7 in 1942 to 81.25 in 2017, and set to continue, population ageing...

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LSE Festival 2018 | The Future of Work

Recorded on: 22 February 2018

Speaker(s): Rebecca Campbell, Ruth Reaney, Dr Jamie Woodcock

If William Beveridge was to return to the East End, what would he make of it today? The welfare state has changed...

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LSE Festival 2018 | Blueprint for Welfare? The Beveridge Report and the Making of the Welfare State

Recorded on: 22 February 2018

Speaker(s): Professor Derek Fraser

There was a marked difference between the enthusiastic popular response to the Report and what was perceived to be a...

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LSE Festival 2018 | Universal Health Coverage in the Global South: what is needed to make it work?

Recorded on: 22 February 2018

Speaker(s): Professor Kalipso Chalkidou, Professor Ken Shadlen, Dr Daniel Wang

Although Universal health coverage is a pillar of the modern welfare state, the successful design and implementation of...

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LSE Festival 2018 | Is Higher Education Good for You?

Recorded on: 21 February 2018

Speaker(s): Professor Paul Dolan, Lord Willetts

There is increasing evidence from the UK and the US to show that higher education is associated with less happiness and...

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LSE Festival 2018 | Writing Fiction to Dramatise Inequality

Recorded on: 21 February 2018

Speaker(s): Louise Doughty, Winnie M Li, Professor Nicola Lacey

How can literature reach audiences in ways that social science research about inequality can’t? How can narratives...

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LSE Festival 2018 | Education and the Giant of Ignorance

Recorded on: 21 February 2018

Speaker(s): Professor Nicholas Barr, Professor Howard Glennerster, Professor Sandra McNally, Dr Kitty Stewart, Professor Anne West

Ignorance, though one of the Giants, was barely mentioned in the Beveridge Report, but addressed by the 1944 Education...

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LSE Festival 2018 | Beveridge in Context: reconstruction planning during the Second World War and after

Recorded on: 21 February 2018

Speaker(s): Professor Matthew Jones, Dr David Motadel, Professor David Stevenson

Academics from the Department of International History at LSE will reassess the 1942 Beveridge Report in the light of...

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LSE Festival 2018 | Combatting the Five Giants in 21st Century European Welfare States

Recorded on: 21 February 2018

Speaker(s): Kathleen Henehan, Professor Nicola Lacey, Lord Wood

A distinguished panel discusses the most promising European welfare state reforms to combat Beveridge's social evils,...

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LSE Festival 2018 | The Challenge of Richness? Rethinking the Giant of Poverty

Recorded on: 20 February 2018

Speaker(s): Dr Tania Burchardt, Amy Feneck, Dr Sam Friedman, Dr Luna Glucksberg

The economic and political power of the richest in our society has dramatically increased since 1942. 75 years on since...

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LSE Festival 2018 | Beveridge and Voluntary Action for the 21st Century

Recorded on: 20 February 2018

Speaker(s): Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett, Dr Jonathan Roberts, Kawsar Zaman

Few people know about William Beveridge’s third report, Voluntary Action. But for Beveridge private action for public...

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LSE Festival 2018 | Beveridge Rebooted: a basic income for every citizen?

Recorded on: 20 February 2018

Speaker(s): Professor John Kay, Professor Philippe Van Parijs, Dr Malcolm Torry, Polly Toynbee

Discussion of a Basic Income – an unconditional, nonwithdrawable income for every individual (and sometimes called a...

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LSE Festival 2018 | Beveridge's Sixth Giant

Recorded on: 19 February 2018

Speaker(s): Professor Sam Fankhauser, Professor Fawaz Gerges, Professor Naila Kabeer, Professor Mary Kaldor, Professor Lord Layard

Beveridge's "Five Giants" remain central issues in discussions about the welfare state today, but there are also new...

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LSE Festival 2018 | Our Automated Future: utopia or dystopia?

Recorded on: 19 February 2018

Speaker(s): Salonie Hiriyur, Laura-Jane Silverman, Dhruv Washishth

For the younger generations considering their future career options, are the technological advances transforming the...

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LSE Festival 2018 | The Five Giants and the Ministers who Made a Difference

Recorded on: 19 February 2018

Speaker(s): Nicholas Timmins, Professor Sir Julian Le Grand, Minouche Shafik

Five tools and massive programmes were adopted to tackle Beveridge's "Five Giants": A policy of full employment; a...

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LSE Festival 2018 | Identity and the Welfare State: evolving challenges for sustaining social solidarity

Recorded on: 19 February 2018

Speaker(s): Professor Xenia Chryssochoou, Professor Peter Dwyer, David Goodhart, Celestin Okoroji

Central to the promise of the Beveridge Report is the assumption of social solidarity: we need a cohesive society to...

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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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Post-Beveridge International Law

Recorded on: 14 February 2018

Speaker(s): Dr Tatiana Borisova, Professor Matthew Craven

This event will consider the relationship between Cold War International Law and the Beveridge moment. In particular,...

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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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How to Fight Climate Change: economic and technical challenges

Recorded on: 22 January 2018

Speaker(s): Professor Hans-Werner Sinn

While mankind has to fight climate change, the economic and technical constraints are severe. Hans-Werner Sinn will...

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