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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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Role of Trade and Investment in Driving Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

Recorded on: 12 January 2018

Speaker(s): Shri Suresh Prabhu, Y K Sinha

Shri Suresh Prabhu, Minister for Commerce and Industry, Government of India will in this lecture discuss the importance...

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Challenges for the Eurozone

Recorded on: 11 January 2018

Speaker(s): Jeroen Dijsselbloem

In his lecture Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem will speak about the lessons learnt from the economic and...

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Moonshot Thinking to Unleash Innovation

Recorded on: 10 January 2018

Speaker(s): Dr Pablo Rodriguez

Innovation in most large companies these days is fairly incremental. There is nothing inherently wrong in this, as much...

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The Cold War: a world history

Recorded on: 9 January 2018

Speaker(s): Professor Arne Westad

Arne Westad and Michael Cox discuss the truly global nature of the Cold War, with East and West demanding absolute...

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Streaming Consciousness

Recorded on: 9 January 2018

Speaker(s): Eimear McBride, Dr Kaye Mitchell

Is it possible to express the richness, variety, and depth of our inner experience, our thoughts and feelings? If so,...

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LSE IQ Episode 9 | Why is social mobility declining?

Recorded on: 11 December 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Mike Savage, Dr Abigail McKnight, Dr Sam Friedman

We hope you’ve enjoyed listening to the autumn 2017 programme of LSE public events and that you’ll stay tuned for the...

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Exploitation and the Gig Economy

Recorded on: 7 December 2017

Speaker(s): Brhmie Balaram, Jason Moyer-Lee

The gig economy is on the rise and with it worries about exploitation. Leading experts will analyse how to deal with...

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Welfare: from Beveridge to the fourth industrial revolution

Recorded on: 7 December 2017

Speaker(s): David Gauke

Beveridge offered a radical response to the social and economic circumstances of his time in a country emerging from...

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A Room with a View: managing from the top

Recorded on: 6 December 2017

Speaker(s): Yasmin Diamond

Yasmin Diamond reflects on her extensive career in corporate, government and public sector communications to discuss...

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The Human Cost of Conflict: the search for dignity and rights of Palestine refugees

Recorded on: 4 December 2017

Speaker(s): Pierre Krähenbühl

Appointed by the UN Secretary-General in November 2013, Pierre Krähenbühl (@PKraehenbuehl) became UNRWA...

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Game Theory Through the Computational Lens

Recorded on: 30 November 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Tim Roughgarden

The fields of computer science and game theory both trace their roots to the first half of the 20th century, with the...

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Measuring Progress on Women's Inclusion, Justice and Security

Recorded on: 30 November 2017

Speaker(s): Dr Gary L Darmstadt, Dr Jeni Klugman, Dr Anita Raj,Dr Frances Stewart

The Women, Peace and Security Index is the first global index bridging both women’s inclusion and access to justice, as...

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Recorded on: 29 November 2017

Speaker(s): Dr Serena Ferente, Dr Carmen Pavel, Professor David Runciman

The Brexit debate saw a revival in talk of ‘sovereignty’. But what exactly is it, and why is it so highly prized? What...

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Beveridge 2.0 - Rethinking the Welfare State for the 21st Century

Recorded on: 29 November 2017

Speaker(s): Minouche Shafik, Professor Sir John Hills, Dr Waltraud Schelkle, Professor Richard Sennett, Professor Alex Voorhoeve

In November 1942, former LSE Director William Beveridge published a report that was to lay the foundation for Britain’s...

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Cash: the future of money in the Bitcoin age

Recorded on: 28 November 2017

Speaker(s): Dr Tatiana Cutts, Professor Nigel Dodd, Dr Eva Micheler, Dr Philipp Paech

The socio-economic debate surrounding money has advanced since the early metallist days of John Locke. Money is no...

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The Brexit Alternatives and their Implications

Recorded on: 27 November 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Joachim Blatter, Professor Erik O Eriksen, Professor Sieglinde Gstöhl

As the UK and the EU look ahead to their long-term relationship post-Brexit, what might the UK learn from the...

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The Great Leveler: violence and the history of inequality from the Stone Age to the twenty-first century

Recorded on: 27 November 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Walter Scheidel

Throughout history only violent shocks have significantly reduced economic inequality: war, revolution, plagues. Walter...

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Doughnut Economics: seven ways to think like a 21st century economist

Recorded on: 23 November 2017

Speaker(s): Kate Raworth, Professor Oriana Bandiera

Economics matters. Its theories are the mother tongue of public policy, the rationale for multi-billion-dollar...

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Partition, 70 years on: what have we learnt from the division of India?

Recorded on: 22 November 2017

Speaker(s): Lady Kishwar Desai

The 70th year of Indian independence inevitably recalls Partition and the violent division that followed it. In a...

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The Myth of Millionaire Tax Flight: how place still matters for the rich

Recorded on: 20 November 2017

Speaker(s): Dr Cristobal Young, Ed Miliband MP, Dr Andrew Summers

If taxes rise, will they leave? In his new book, Cristobal Young publishes the findings from the first-ever large-scale...

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Partners or Adversaries? Managing US-China Relations in the Era of Trump

Recorded on: 16 November 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Michael Mastanduno, Minouche Shafik

The post-Cold War US-China “grand bargain” in economics and security is now unravelling, and faces new uncertainty in...

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How Entrepreneurial Management Transforms Culture and Drives Growth

Recorded on: 16 November 2017

Speaker(s): Eric Ries

Discover how to kick-start innovation and deliver sustained growth, even in highly uncertain environments. Join...

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The Multinational World: how cities and regions win or lose in the global innovation contest

Recorded on: 15 November 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Riccardo Crescenzi, Martin Sandbu

The process of technological development constantly opens windows of opportunity for new innovation centres to emerge...

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How Many People Can Earth Support in Comfort?

Recorded on: 14 November 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Partha Dasgupta

Contemporary economics is mostly unconcerned with distortions to individual incentives that lead to population and...

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A World of Three Zeroes: the new economics of zero poverty, zero unemployment, and zero carbon emissions

Recorded on: 11 November 2017

Speaker(s): Dr Muhammad Yunus

The capitalist system, in its current form, is broken. In this lecture, Nobel Peace Prize-winning economist Dr Muhammad...

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Lakatos Award Lectures

Recorded on: 9 November 2017

Speaker(s): Dr Brian Epstein, Dr Thomas Pradeu

The Lakatos Award is given for an outstanding contribution to the philosophy of science, widely interpreted, in the...

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The Politics of Mental Health

Recorded on: 8 November 2017

Speaker(s): Victoria Dutchman-Smith, Emmy Eklundh, Professor Matthew Ratcliffe

At the intersection of the personal and the political, we explore the relationship between mental health and economics,...

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Gender Equality: how can the UN lead?

Recorded on: 7 November 2017

Speaker(s): Jane Connors, Professor Aoife O’Donoghue, Rosalyn Park, Navanethem Pillay

The United Nations has developed a strong focus on gender balance and gender sensitivity throughout all of its work....

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Militarisation and the 'War on Crime'

Recorded on: 7 November 2017

Speaker(s): Dr John Collins, Misha Glenny, Dr Sasha Jesperson, Tuesday Reitano, Dr Anja Shortland

From the 70 year old "War on Drugs", to the more recent "War on Human Smuggling", politicians use militarised responses...

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WTF: what the f--- happened and what happens next?

Recorded on: 6 November 2017

Speaker(s): Robert Peston

To celebrate the release of his new book WTF: What the F--- Happened and What Happens Next? Robert Peston will be...

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The Brexit Negotiations: make or break?

Recorded on: 2 November 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Sara Hobolt, Philippe Legrain, John Rentoul

What will a Brexit deal look like? How does the British public view controversies over budget, jurisdiction and...

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Investing in Equality: the role of capital and justice in addressing inequality

Recorded on: 1 November 2017

Speaker(s): Darren Walker

Philanthropic organisations play a key role in challenging the causes, effects, and consequences of inequality, funding...

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The Art of the Good Life: clear thinking for business and a better life

Recorded on: 1 November 2017

Speaker(s): Rolf Dobelli

Rolf Dobelli, the bestselling author of The Art of Thinking Clearly returns to the UK to discuss his new book The Art...

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No More Cake and Eat it: making a Brexit deal for workers

Recorded on: 31 October 2017

Speaker(s): Frances O'Grady

While the general election result left the Prime Minister significantly weakened, publically the government has stuck...

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Who is a Refugee?

Recorded on: 30 October 2017

Speaker(s): Ahmad Al-Rashid, Dr Phillip Cole, Professor Elspeth Guild

Some people crossing borders are called refugees while others are not. But who is a refugee? What precisely is the...

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Assessing Global Financial Stability: where do we stand?

Recorded on: 27 October 2017

Speaker(s): Dr Tobias Adrian

Financial instability can put growth at risk. How should global financial stability issues been analyzed? What is the...

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The Social Life of DNA: racial reconciliation and institutional morality

Recorded on: 26 October 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Alondra Nelson

Alondra Nelson will discuss her book The Social Life of DNA on how claims about ancestry are marshalled together with...

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Does Protest Really Work?

Recorded on: 25 October 2017

Speaker(s): Steve Crawshaw

How do ordinary citizens become dissidents? As journalist and human rights advocate, Steve Crawshaw has witnessed...

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The Impact of Brexit on European Financial Centres

Recorded on: 23 October 2017

Speaker(s): Pierre Gramegna

Pierre Gramegna will discuss the dynamics behind financial services firms’ decisions to relocate or grow their presence...

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What is Housing For?

Recorded on: 23 October 2017

Speaker(s): David Madden, Anna Minton, Alex Vasudevan

The need for a home is universal. But today, housing is dominated by economic and political logics that conflict with...

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Hard Brexit, Soft Brexit, No Brexit?

Recorded on: 19 October 2017

Speaker(s): Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska, David McAllister

2016 was unquestionably a year of political and economic shocks with Brexit and the election of President Trump. The UK...

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Post-Truth: why we have reached peak bullshit and what we can do about it

Recorded on: 18 October 2017

Speaker(s): Evan Davis

Never has there been more concern about dishonesty in public life. From President Trump to the Brexit debate, we hear...

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Installation Theory: the societal construction and regulation of behaviour

Recorded on: 18 October 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Saadi Lahlou

Saadi Lahlou will discuss themes from his book Installation Theory, a powerful and robust framework for nudge and...

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Outside Insight: navigating a world drowning in data

Recorded on: 17 October 2017

Speaker(s): Jorn Lyseggen

The Internet has changed the way we make decisions, but the way executives make decisions hasn't changed at all. Board...

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Economics for the Common Good

Recorded on: 17 October 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Jean Tirole

When Jean Tirole won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Economics, he suddenly found himself being stopped in the street by...

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Indonesia in ASEAN: reconciliation, active engagement and strategic reassessment

Recorded on: 17 October 2017

Speaker(s): Dr Rizal Sukma

Emerging from domestic political turmoil of 1966, Indonesia sought to re-orient its foreign policy of anti-west and...

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Report It. Stop It: how can reports of sexual harassment and sexual violence change the culture

Recorded on: 16 October 2017

Speaker(s): Dr Jennifer Cirone, Winnie Li, Dr Tiffany Page, Professor Alison Phipps, Fiona Waye

Through discussion, the panellists will examine the work that is underway to reform academic institutions, with a focus...

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The Political Economy of Monetary Solidarity: understanding the euro experiment

Recorded on: 12 October 2017

Speaker(s): Philippe Legrain, Professor Helen Thompson, Professor Jonathan White, Waltraud Schelkl

Creating the European monetary union between diverse and unequal nation states is one of the biggest social experiments...

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The Environment And The Economy: fostering clean growth in the 21st century

Recorded on: 11 October 2017

Speaker(s): Catherine McKenna

Catherine McKenna, Canadian Minister of Environment and Climate Change will speak to Canada’s climate actions and the...

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Out of the Wreckage: a new politics for an age of crisis

Recorded on: 10 October 2017

Speaker(s): George Monbiot

A toxic ideology rules the world – of extreme competition and individualism. It misrepresents human nature, destroying...

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The New Urban Crisis

Recorded on: 9 October 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Richard Florida

In recent years, the young, educated, and affluent have surged back into cities, reversing decades of suburban flight...

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Where Next for Labour?

Recorded on: 5 October 2017

Speaker(s): Dr Stephen Fisher, Rachel Shabi, Lord Wood

After a shock election result, a panel of leading analysts will ask what lies ahead for Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour and what...

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Red Famine: Stalin's war on Ukraine, and why it still matters

Recorded on: 4 October 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Anne Applebaum

In 1932-33, nearly four million Ukrainians died of starvation, having been deliberately deprived of food. Anne...

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Is Social Science Possible?

Recorded on: 4 October 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Daniel M. Hausman

Using economics as an example, this lecture addresses a perennial philosophical question that also occupied Auguste...

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A Proposal for Climate Justice

Recorded on: 3 October 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs

As climate change intensifies, the issues of climate justice loom ever larger. Who owes what to whom as we confront...

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Man and Machine: the macroeconomics of the digital revolution

Recorded on: 2 October 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs

The automation of robots and artificial intelligence is pretty well advanced in certain industries. The income now is...

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Is Post-Modernism to Blame for our Post-Truth World?

Recorded on: 2 October 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Mark Currie, Dr Alison Gibbons, Professor James Ladyman, Hilary Lawson

Did Derrida make us do it? Is our current situation the inevitable outcome of the intellectual adventuring of the...

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Financing Development: how the World Bank and other development institutions are meeting global needs

Recorded on: 29 September 2017

Speaker(s): Kristalina Georgieva

Demands on development assistance have risen in recent years, with pandemics, refugee crises and regional conflicts....

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The Future of Europe Post-Brexit

Recorded on: 28 September 2017

Speaker(s): Guy Verhofstadt

Guy Verhofstadt argues for a Europe that is united against challenges nation-states can no longer deal with on their...

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The Role of the Attorney General: in conversation with Shami Chakrabarti

Recorded on: 28 September 2017

Speaker(s): Baroness Chakrabarti

Shami Chakrabarti will discuss her position as Shadow Attorney General for England and Wales with questions from the...

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Politics and Language in the Age of Trump

Recorded on: 27 September 2017

Speaker(s): Mark Thompson

How did changes in political language influence the Brexit vote and the US election? And what do these changes mean for...

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You Are Being Tracked, Evaluated and Sold: an analysis of digital inequalities

Recorded on: 26 September 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Bev Skeggs, Dr Seeta Peña Gangadharan

If our personal data is traded in milliseconds up to 70k times per day, what does this mean? Should we care? Are we...

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Can National Politics Still Support International Integration? The Case of the EU

Recorded on: 25 September 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Mario Monti

60 years after its foundation, major tensions are facing the EU. From institutional to political and economic tensions,...

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Reimagining Peacekeeping: gender, 'race' and militarisation in the global order

Recorded on: 20 September 2017

Speaker(s): Dr Marsha Henry

Marsha Henry argues for reimagining peacekeeping, which starts with a return to critical theories and concepts in order...

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The Tycoon and the Escort: the business of portraying women in newspapers

Recorded on: 19 September 2017

Speaker(s): Dr Marina Franchi, Katie Hind, Jane Martinson, Eleanor Mills, Allyson Zimmermann

This panel will discuss how the front pages of national newspapers portray women in terms of content and bylines....

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Marx, Capital and the Madness of Economic Reason

Recorded on: 18 September 2017

Speaker(s): Professor David Harvey

Leading Marxist scholar David Harvey discusses the profound insights and enormous power Marx’s analysis continues to...

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A Changing Germany in a Changing Europe? The German Elections and Implications for Europe

Recorded on: 14 September 2017

Speaker(s): Christian Odendahl,Professor William Paterson,Dr Natascha Zaun

The forthcoming elections in Germany have important implications for Germany, for Europe and international politics....

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If Only They Didn't Speak English: notes from Trump's America

Recorded on: 7 September 2017

Speaker(s): Jon Sopel

Jon Sopel, BBC North America Editor will be talking about his new book If Only They Didn’t Speak English – Notes from...

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A Place for All People

Recorded on: 6 September 2017

Speaker(s): Richard Rogers, Amanda Levete, Alan Yentob,

Richard Rogers, one of the world's leading architects and urban thinkers, discusses his life and work with architect...

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The Interplay of Markets and Politics

Recorded on: 6 September 2017

Speaker(s): Dr Axel A. Weber

Axel A. Weber, Group Chairman UBS and former President of the Bundesbank will be in conversation with Lutfey Siddiqi,...

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LSEIQ Ep5 - Why haven't we won the War on Drugs?

Recorded on: 9 August 2017

Speaker(s): Dr John Collins, Dr Michael Shiner, Danny Kushlick

We hope you’ve enjoyed listening to this year's programme of public events and that you'll stay tuned for the exciting...

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Islam in World Politics: Against the Conventional Wisdom

Recorded on: 8 August 2017

Speaker(s): John Sidel

Today’s on-going conflicts in Iraq, Syria, and elsewhere and recurring terrorist incidents have helped to reproduce and...

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New Developments in the Economics of Crime

Recorded on: 25 July 2017

Speaker(s): Stephen Machin

The lecture will present evidence on the determinants of criminality, with a focus on how economic incentives matter...

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Fate of the West: the battle to save the world's most successful political idea

Recorded on: 20 July 2017

Speaker(s): Bill Emmott

Liberal democracies of the West are in decline. A former editor of the Economist explains how they must change in order...

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Farewell to Globalization: Farewell to the Liberal World Order? The Populist Revolt from Brexit to Trump and beyond

Recorded on: 18 July 2017

Speaker(s): Michael Cox

Until very recently nearly everybody – with a few critical exceptions – insisted that globalization was the only way...

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First Confession: a sort of memoir

Recorded on: 11 July 2017

Speaker(s): Lord Patten

Chris Patten will in this talk use each phase of his life as a spur to reflect upon its contemporary situation -...

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Good Growth by Design – A Vision for London

Recorded on: 10 July 2017

Speaker(s): Sadiq Khan, Professor Ricky Burdett, Professor Sadie Morgan, Jackie Sadek

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, will set out his personal vision for London's future development, and discuss his...

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The Evolution of Global Inequalities: the impact on politics and the economy

Recorded on: 5 July 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Branko Milanovic

Branko Milanovic will discuss the recent evolution in global inequality and focus on the political implications of the...

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Emerging Financial Markets: Into the Mainstream, Unintended Policy Consequences and Secular Trends

Recorded on: 4 July 2017

Speaker(s): Andrew Dell, CEO Africa, HSBC

With growth and economic influence shifting South and East, this lecture presents a personal view of how global trends...

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Britain and France

Recorded on: 29 June 2017

Speaker(s): Edward Llewellyn

Edward Llewellyn, newly installed UK Ambassador in Paris and former Chief of Staff for David Cameron, will reflect on...

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International Law and New Wars

Recorded on: 21 June 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Christine Chinkin, Professor Mary Kaldor, Dr Javier Solana

By failing to address 'new wars' international law has added to insecurity. Is it time for a second generation human...

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Working the Phones: investigating control and resistance in the modern workplace

Recorded on: 21 June 2017

Speaker(s): Jamie Woodcock, Dr Alpa Shah

Jamie Woodcock goes undercover in a call centre to reveal the plight of over a million workers employed in the UK’s...

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Marketplaces and Market Design

Recorded on: 15 June 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Alvin Roth

Nobel laureate Alvin Roth will deliver this year’s Morishima Lecture on the topics of game theory, market design and...

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Can an Occupation Become Unlawful? Israeli practices in the Palestinian territories and third party responsibilities

Recorded on: 15 June 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Michael Lynk, Dr Valentina Azarova, Dr Federica Bicchi, Dr Victor Kattan, Hugh Lovatt

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict presents us with a paradox. While it has generated notable developments in...

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Inequalities: changing the terms of the debate

Recorded on: 14 June 2017

Speaker(s): Jee Kim, Professor Amartya Sen, Katy Wright

Inequalities is a common, if often unstated, theme in the news. How the causes and consequences of inequalities are...

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The End of Globalisation, the Return of History

Recorded on: 12 June 2017

Speaker(s): Stephen D. King

Globalisation, long considered the best route to economic prosperity and the apparent norm for decades, may not be as...

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LSE Election Night Party 2017

Recorded on: 8 June 2017

Speaker(s): LSE Academics and guest speakers

The outcome of the 2017 General Election will be crucial in steering the UK’s approach to Brexit negotiations, and for...

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How We Judge Others' Personality: gender, ethnicity and questionnaires

Recorded on: 8 June 2017

Speaker(s): Dr Jana Uher

People often feel they are being judged differently for doing the same things. But experiences based on gender identity...

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A Village, a Country and the Discipline: economic development in Palanpur over seven decades

Recorded on: 7 June 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Lord Stern, Professor Amartya Sen

What can insights from seven decades of research in Palanpur tell us about economic development, inequality and...

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The Revolution: it might be a dinner party after all

Recorded on: 6 June 2017

Speaker(s): James Meek

Is the historical association between extreme social change and violent revolution hampering opposition to the...

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Women, Peace and Security in the Global Arena

Recorded on: 5 June 2017

Speaker(s): Nana Bemma Nti, Christine Chinkin, Jeni Klugman, Jacqui True, Torunn L Tryggestad

How are scholars and researchers worldwide holding governments to account for their local and international women,...

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Recorded on: 30 May 2017

Speaker(s): Dr Franklin Ginn, Dr Suzanne Hobson, Professor John Milbank, Florian Mussgnug

Within our apparently secular, globalised, and technology-driven world, we are witnessing a return of apocalyptic...

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Primitivist Tourism and Anthropological Research: awkward relations

Recorded on: 25 May 2017

Speaker(s): Dr Rupert Stasch

This lecture draws on Rupert Stasch's fieldwork studying Cannibal Tours-type encounters between international visitors...

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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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