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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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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. <br><br>At this event Gilles...

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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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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. <br><br>Philippe Aghion is a professor at the College de France 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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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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Culture under Fire

Recorded on: 17 January 2018

Speaker(s): Professor Helen Frowe, Issam Kourbaj, Vernon Rapley, Professor Eleanor Robson

From the recent destruction of Palmyra and the looting of the National Museum of Iraq, cultural artefacts are one of...

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Clean Brexit: why leaving the EU still makes sense

Recorded on: 17 January 2018

Speaker(s): Liam Halligan, Dr Gerard Lyons

In their latest book Clean Brexit, which they will discuss at this event, Liam Halligan and Gerard Lyons offer a vision...

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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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Sovereignty

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 - Panel 1

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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Apocalypse

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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Film

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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Capitalism

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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Celebrity

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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Prejudice

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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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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Digital Technology is Making Children's Lives Richer

Recorded on: 28 March 2017

Speaker(s): Julia Hardy, Andrew Keen, Martha Lane Fox, Professor Sugata Mitra, Sue Palmer

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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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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Getting Respect: responding to stigma and discrimination in the United States, Brazil and Israel

Recorded on: 8 March 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Michele Lamont

Michèle Lamont’s book contributes to the study of everyday racism and stigma management, the quest for recognition, and...

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From Obama to Trump: what's next for US foreign policy?

Recorded on: 7 March 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Charles Kupchan

From 2014-2017 Professor Kupchan served as Special Assistant to the President for National Security in the Obama White...

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Culture, Discrimination, and Economic Exchange

Recorded on: 7 March 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Daniel Paravisini

Europe for policy research into financial markets. It is the focal point of the LSE's research communication with the...

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Women Leaders on the Global Stage: lessons for Africa

Recorded on: 7 March 2017

Speaker(s): Fadumo Dayib, Nemata Majeks-Walker, Joice Mujuru

From Germany to Liberia, UK to Argentina, there has been a marked increase in the number of women leaders around the...

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In Conversation with Michael Sandel: capitalism, democracy, and the public good

Recorded on: 2 March 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Michael Sandel

Professor Sandel’s work discusses the big moral and political questions of our age. He will be in conversation with...

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Rethinking Mao and the Chinese Revolution

Recorded on: 2 March 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Chen Jian

Few historical figures and events are more influential yet controversial than Mao and the Chinese revolution. This...

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Austerity, Debt – What Alternatives?

Recorded on: 1 March 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Laura Bear, Professor Deborah James, Dr Ryan Davey

In this talk, academics and activists will come together around the issues of debt and austerity. From the LSE’s...

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Women and Religion

Recorded on: 1 March 2017

Speaker(s): Fabiana Barticioti, Canon Mandy Ford, Sally Hitchener

This event explores and celebrates the journey to women’s ordination – examining the wider implications for women’s...

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LSE Literary Festival 2017 | Coming Out: 50 Years of gay literature

Recorded on: 25 February 2017

Speaker(s): Dean Atta, Neil Bartlett, Maureen Duffy

How has literature and performance engaged with changing attitudes since the decriminalisation of homosexuality in...

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LSE Literary Festival 2017 | Revolution in the Mind: Reassessing the psychology of rebellion and obedience

Recorded on: 25 February 2017

Speaker(s): Patrick Flanery, Professor Steve Reicher

How do ordinary people engage with political change? The problem of how far ordinary people conform was first posed by...

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LSE Literary Festival 2017 | Representing Poverty and Inequality: The legacy of Charles Booth

Recorded on: 25 February 2017

Speaker(s): Joseph Bullman, Professor Mary Morgan, Sarah Wise

In the wake of the Centenary of the death of Charles Booth, whose poverty maps and surveys started a quiet revolution...

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LSE Literary Festival 2017 | Growing up Online: A digital revolution?

Recorded on: 25 February 2017

Speaker(s): Rachel Coldicutt, Emma Gannon, Deana Puccio

What are the benefits and risks for young people growing up in the digital space? Is now the time to learn lessons from...

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LSE Literary Festival 2017 | African Revolutions: From the streets to the written word

Recorded on: 25 February 2017

Speaker(s): Yasmine El Rashidi, Samar Samir Mezghanni, Nii Ayikwei Parkes

The Arab Spring was a revolutionary wave of demonstrations, protests, riots and civil wars that began on 17 December...

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LSE Literary Festival 2017 | London: Bike city?

Recorded on: 25 February 2017

Speaker(s): Dr Rachel Aldred, Emily Chappell, Michael Hutchinson

All over the country, cycling is growing fast as a spectator sport and pastime. In London, it is also booming as a...

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LSE Literary Festival 2017 | Adventures in Writing

Recorded on: 25 February 2017

Speaker(s): Paul MM Cooper

As writers, we're often told to 'write what you know' - but is this the advice that's holding back your writing? In...

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LSE Literary Festival 2017 | The Future of Humanity

Recorded on: 25 February 2017

Speaker(s): Luke Dormehl, Laurie Penny, Nick Srnicek

What kind of future do we want to create and why? This panel explores the philosophical implications of scientific...

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LSE Literary Festival 2017 | Writing Short Stories and Poetry: From Laptop to Bookshop

Recorded on: 25 February 2017

Speaker(s): Reshma Ruia, Kavita Jindal, CG Menon

Are two heads better than one? Writing is by definition a solitary and insular occupation, but this creative writing...

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LSE Literary Festival 2017 | Where are the Women in Today's Islamic World?

Recorded on: 25 February 2017

Speaker(s): Elif Shafak

Today all across the Middle East we observe a backlash of patriarchy. Women are being pushed back into the private...

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LSE Literary Festival 2017 | To Be Born: Birth, existence and responsibility

Recorded on: 25 February 2017

Speaker(s): Luce Irigarary, Dr Mahon O’Brien, Dr Tanja Staehler

In this event, world-renowned philosopher Luce Irigaray will speak about her new book, which reflects upon the nature...

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LSE Literary Festival 2017 | Re-Wild Your Words

Recorded on: 25 February 2017

Speaker(s): Bridget Holding

A toolkit of small, playful experiments, to revolutionise how you tell stories in all genres. We will take body...

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LSE Literary Festival 2017 | Existentialism is Easy

Recorded on: 24 February 2017

Speaker(s): Sarah Bakewell, Dr Andy Martin and Professor Stella Sandford

‘Why are there beings at all instead of nothing?’ asks Martin Heidegger in his Introduction to Metaphysics. In this...

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LSE Literary Festival 2017 | Revolutions in the Afghan Desert: Water, green tech and illegal opium cultivation

Recorded on: 24 February 2017

Speaker(s): Tim Buckley and David Mansfield

Over the last fifteen years there has been a revolution in the deserts of south and southwest Afghanistan. Across the...

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LSE Literary Festival 2017 | Red Ellen: The life of Ellen Wilkinson, socialist, feminist, internationalist

Recorded on: 24 February 2017

Speaker(s): Dr Laura Beers

In 1908 Ellen Wilkinson, a fiery, outspoken teenager from a working-class family in Manchester, was the only girl who...

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LSE Literary Festival 2017 | From One Cold War to Another?

Recorded on: 23 February 2017

Speaker(s): Anne Applebaum, Jonathan Fenby, Gideon Rachman

For forty years the Cold War defined the world in which we all lived, shaping our political choices, killing over 25...

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LSE Literary Festival 2017 | Nations Torn Asunder

Recorded on: 23 February 2017

Speaker(s): Dr Bill Kissane, Anthony Loyd

Since the European Enlightenment scholarly interest in revolutions has greatly dwarfed the interest in civil war, and...

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LSE Literary Festival 2017 | Women in Work: An unfinished revolution?

Recorded on: 23 February 2017

Speaker(s): Harriet Harman, Katrine Marçal, Lieutenant Commander Alexandra Pollard, Dr Nicola Rollock

Women in the UK workplace have undoubtedly taken great steps over the past 40 years, but at the current rate of...

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LSE Literary Festival 2017 | Revolutions in Literature

Recorded on: 23 February 2017

Speaker(s): Eimear McBride

The turn of the 20th century saw a move away from the traditional towards the experimental and radical in the arts,...

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LSE Literary Festival 2017 | Ideas are Your Only Currency

Recorded on: 23 February 2017

Speaker(s): Rod Judkins

The real currency of our time isn’t money. It’s ideas. You’re surrounded by ideas. Films, products, books, music,...

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LSE Literary Festival 2017 | Cricket as Revolution

Recorded on: 22 February 2017

Speaker(s): Dr Prashant Kidambi, Peter Oborne

'Cricket is an Indian game accidentally invented by the English': one of India's leading public intellectuals once...

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LSE Literary Festival 2017 | Experiments in Living and Working: Squats and collectives in 1970s and 80s London

Recorded on: 22 February 2017

Speaker(s): Matt Cook, Sue O'Sullivan

This event explores what changed in the years after the Sexual Offences Act in 1967, which partly decriminalised...

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LSE Literary Festival 2017 | Stagnation Generation: Exploring intergenerational fairness

Recorded on: 22 February 2017

Speaker(s): Nona Buckley-Irvine, Georgia Gould, Professor John Hills and Omar Khan

Are today's young people getting a bum deal? Young people have experienced the biggest pay squeeze in the aftermath of...

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LSE Literary Festival 2017 | Stagnation Generation: Exploring intergenerational fairness

Recorded on: 22 February 2017

Speaker(s): Nona Buckley-Irvine, Georgia Gould, Professor John Hills and Omar Khan

Are today's young people getting a bum deal? Young people have experienced the biggest pay squeeze in the aftermath of...

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LSE Literary Festival 2017 | 1917: Historical and global perspectives

Recorded on: 22 February 2017

Speaker(s): Dr Tanya Harmer, Nataliya Kibita and Dr David Motadel

Legacy of the Russian Revolution in Ukraine.' <br><br>The Soviet Union, the state that was created as a result of the...

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LSE Literary Festival 2017 | The 'Universe' Starring Man? The Impact of Scientific Revolutions on Humankind's View of Itself

Recorded on: 22 February 2017

Speaker(s): Professor John Worrall

Many people unreflectingly think that 'Man' plays a special role in the Universe. Although this view was endorsed by...

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LSE Literary Festival 2017 | The Fractured American Republic and the Possibilities for Political Renewal

Recorded on: 21 February 2017

Speaker(s): Yuval Levin, Dr Michael McQuarrie, Professor Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey

US politics are failing twenty-first-century Americans, with both parties blind to how America has changed over the...

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LSE Literary Festival 2017 | The Fight for Beauty: Our path to a better future

Recorded on: 21 February 2017

Speaker(s): Dame Fiona Reynolds, Professor Giles Atkinson and Nicholas Crane

We live in a world where the drive for economic growth is crowding out everything that can't be given a monetary value...

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LSE Literary Festival 2017 | Was Brexit a Populist Revolution?

Recorded on: 21 February 2017

Speaker(s): Mary Dejevsky, Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett and Professor James Tilley

Brexit has been viewed by many as part of a populist revolution sweeping not only the UK, but Europe and beyond. Why...

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LSE Literary Festival 2017 | Step Up: How can you transform your career in just 10 minutes a day?

Recorded on: 21 February 2017

Speaker(s): Phanella Mayell Fine and Alice Olins

Women's careers aren't just in the ether, they're on the front pages of newspapers, inside glossy magazines, on the...

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LSE Literary Festival 2017 | Britain's Paper Tigers

Recorded on: 20 February 2017

Speaker(s): Stig Abell, Jim Waterson

Newspapers are now mere paper tigers, we are told, yet in the face of a tidal wave of fake news, misinformation and...

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LSE Literary Festival 2017 | Messy: How to be creative and resilient in a tidy-minded world

Recorded on: 20 February 2017

Speaker(s): Tim Harford

Award-winning columnist Tim Harford celebrates the benefits that messiness has in our lives: why it’s important, why we...

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LSE Literary Festival 2017 | You Say You Want a Revolution?

Recorded on: 20 February 2017

Speaker(s): Victoria Broackes

You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-70 is the V&A’s major exhibition for autumn-winter 2016-17....

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LSE Literary Festival 2017 | The Maidan Revolution – Lessons Learned and Unlearned

Recorded on: 20 February 2017

Speaker(s): Anne Applebaum, Olena Bilan, Mustapha Nayeem and Vladyslav Rashkovan

The overthrow of the Yanukovich government through a popular rebellion energised Ukrainian civil society and created...

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Economics and the Cultivation of Virtue | Lecture 3. Cultivating the Virtues of Globalization

Recorded on: 15 February 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs

In his 2017 Robbins Lectures, Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs will argue for a new Moral Economics built firmly on the...

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Drug Policies Beyond the War on Drugs?

Recorded on: 15 February 2017

Speaker(s): Dr John Collins, Professor Lawrence Phillips, Dr Joanne Csete, Dr Michael Shiner

As countries examine new ways of managing drug issues beyond the problematic and simplistic model of the 'war on...

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LSE Literary Festival 2017 | Martin Luther – Fundamentalist Reactionary or Enlightened Creator of the Modern World?

Recorded on: 15 February 2017

Speaker(s): Diarmaid MacCulloch, Ulinka Rublack and Peter Stanford

500 years ago Martin Luther launched the Protestant Reformation when he nailed a sheet of paper to the door of a church...

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Drug Policies Beyond the War on Drugs?

Recorded on: 15 February 2017

Speaker(s): Dr John Collins, Professor Lawrence Phillips, Dr Joanne Csete, Dr Michael Shiner

As countries examine new ways of managing drug issues beyond the problematic and simplistic model of the 'war on...

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Economics and the Cultivation of Virtue | Lecture 3. Cultivating the Virtues of Globalization

Recorded on: 15 February 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs

In his 2017 Robbins Lectures, Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs will argue for a new Moral Economics built firmly on the...

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Economics and the Cultivation of Virtue | Lecture 2. The Hard Problem of Inter-Group Morality

Recorded on: 14 February 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs

In his 2017 Robbins Lectures, Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs will argue for a new Moral Economics built firmly on the...

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LSE Literary Festival 2017 | Age of Anger : A history of the present

Recorded on: 14 February 2017

Speaker(s): Pankaj Mishra

Mass shootings and suicide bombs; Donald Trump, Narendra Modi and Rodrigo Duterte; the rise of nationalism, racism,...

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A Renewed Case for the Union

Recorded on: 13 February 2017

Speaker(s): Ruth Davidson

Ruth Davidson will use the lecture to speak about the fresh case for the United Kingdom in the wake of the Brexit vote....

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Economics and the Cultivation of Virtue | Lecture 1. Economics and the New Moral Sciences

Recorded on: 13 February 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Jeffrey D Sachs

In his 2017 Robbins Lectures, Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs will argue for a new Moral Economics built firmly on the...

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How Do Western Democracies Cope with the Challenge of Diversity?

Recorded on: 9 February 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Sammy Smooha

The contemporary Western world celebrates ethnic and cultural diversity, apparently cherishing multiculturalism and...

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The Future of Europe

Recorded on: 9 February 2017

Speaker(s): Paolo Gentiloni

Paolo Gentiloni is Prime Minister of Italy, a position he has held since December 2016. Prior to this he served as...

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The Production of Money: how to break the power of bankers

Recorded on: 8 February 2017

Speaker(s): Ann Pettifor

Political economist Ann Pettifor demystifies history’s most misunderstood invention: the money system. Arguing that...

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The Relationship between Inequality and Poverty: mechanisms and policy options

Recorded on: 8 February 2017

Speaker(s): Dr Eleni Karagiannaki and Dr Abigail McKnight

This lecture examines the empirical relationship between economic inequality and poverty across countries and over...

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Politics after Brexit and Trump: Rick Pildes in conversation with Mervyn King

Recorded on: 8 February 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Richard H. Pildes

A year of unpredictable political upheavals in the industrialised world promises an interesting period ahead. What are...

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The End of Religious Freedom and the Return of Religious Influence

Recorded on: 7 February 2017

Speaker(s): John Milbank

After the collapse of modern quasi-religions, religions themselves have been ideologised, while at the same time...

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Stale Crimes

Recorded on: 6 February 2017

Speaker(s): Antje du Bois-Pedain, Richard Scorer and Professor Phil Scraton

Although civil law claims are subject to some temporal constraints, when it comes to criminal offences there is...

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Music and the Absolute

Recorded on: 6 February 2017

Speaker(s): Nimrod Borenstein and Professor Adrian Moore

In the film Amadeus, Mozart remarks that ‘his composition has the exact amount of notes’, hinting at some kind of...

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The Quito Papers: towards the open city

Recorded on: 31 January 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Ricky Burdett, Professor Saskia Sassen and Professor Richard Sennett

This film screening and discussion aims to disseminate the ideas of the newly authored "Quito Papers" beyond...

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The Quito Papers: towards the open city

Recorded on: 31 January 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Ricky Burdett, Professor Saskia Sassen and Professor Richard Sennett

This film screening and discussion aims to disseminate the ideas of the newly authored "Quito Papers" beyond...

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Inclusive Prosperity: making it possible

Recorded on: 30 January 2017

Speaker(s): Tharman Shanmugaratnam

Inclusive growth has to be at the centre of our agenda, if we are to avoid the continued unravelling of the social...

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LSE Night of Ideas | Session 8 | Citizens of Nowhere, Citizenship and Transnationalism

Recorded on: 26 January 2017

Speaker(s): Simon Glendinning, Nancy Green and Pap Ndiaye

Hosted by the London School of Economics and Political Science as part of a worldwide series of events coordinated by...

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LSE Night of Ideas | Session 7 | Democracy Now, European Ideas and Ideals

Recorded on: 26 January 2017

Speaker(s): Christophe Charle, Sudhir Hazareesingh, Laurent Jeanpierre and Ludovic Frobert

Hosted by the London School of Economics and Political Science as part of a worldwide series of events coordinated by...

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LSE Night of Ideas | Session 5 | Citizens of Nowhere, Constitutions under Stress

Recorded on: 26 January 2017

Speaker(s): Jo Murkens, Scot Peterson, Nicolas Roussellier and Richard Toye

Hosted by the London School of Economics and Political Science as part of a worldwide series of events coordinated by...

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LSE Night of Ideas | Session 4 | Democracy Now, Open Cities, World Cities

Recorded on: 26 January 2017

Speaker(s): Richard Sennett, David Mangin, Martine Drozdz and Barbara Lipietz

Hosted by the London School of Economics and Political Science as part of a worldwide series of events coordinated by...

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LSE Night of Ideas | Session 3 | Changing Narratives, Enlightenment Memories

Recorded on: 26 January 2017

Speaker(s): David Reynolds, Florence Robine, Rotraud von Kulessa and Lea Ypi

Hosted by the London School of Economics and Political Science as part of a worldwide series of events coordinated by...

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LSE Night of Ideas | Session 2 | Citizens of Nowhere, Post-Truth Politics

Recorded on: 26 January 2017

Speaker(s): Mukulika Banerjee, Jean-Claude Monod and Richard Bronk

Hosted by the London School of Economics and Political Science as part of a worldwide series of events coordinated by...

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LSE Night of Ideas | Session 1 | Democracy Now, Opening Dialogue

Recorded on: 26 January 2017

Speaker(s): Sylvain Bourmeau and Jonathan Fenby

Hosted by the London School of Economics and Political Science as part of a worldwide series of events coordinated by...

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The Brexit Debate through Social Media: deliberative discussion, or deliberate dysfunction?

Recorded on: 25 January 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Kenneth Benoit

Using over 35 million Tweets collected in the year before the Brexit referendum, we analyse the debate and campaign...

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The Purposeful Company: a healthy prescription for UK plc?

Recorded on: 24 January 2017

Speaker(s): Ian Burger, Clare Chapman, Will Hutton, Professor David Kershaw and Professor Colin Mayer

Will Hutton, Chair of the Big Innovation Centre Steering Group and Colin Mayer of Saïd Business School, University of...

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Competition and the Regulation of the Legal Services Market

Recorded on: 19 January 2017

Speaker(s): Robert Bourns, Dr Niamh Dunne, Rachel Merelie, Paul Philip

The Competition and Markets Authority, prompted by concerns raised by interested parties that the legal services sector...

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Collective Choice and Social Welfare: a conversation with Professor Amartya Sen

Recorded on: 19 January 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Amartya Sen

The conversation surrounds the re-issue of Collective Choice (1970), with new arguments and results, alternating...

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Local Economic Growth: do we know (or care) what works?

Recorded on: 18 January 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Henry Overman, Alexandra Jones

Henry Overman discusses what we know about the effectiveness of different policies in driving local economic growth and...

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Religious Intolerance and its Impact on Democracy

Recorded on: 17 January 2017

Speaker(s): Asma Jilani Jahangir and Professor Amartya Sen

Asma Jilani Jahangir will deliver the 2017 Amartya Sen Lecture. Asma Jilani Jahangir is a Pakistani human rights lawyer...

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Work: the digital economy and the labouring body

Recorded on: 17 January 2017

Speaker(s): Dr Helen Hester, Dr Nick Srnicek, Dr Jamie Woodcock

We are witnessing a transformation of work. From the impact of de-industrialization to the emerging forms of labour...

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Policy Issues Affecting the Bank of England: inflation control and social choice

Recorded on: 16 January 2017

Speaker(s): Mark Carney, Professor Amartya Sen

A lecture by Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, followed by a discussion and Q&A with Amartya Sen,...

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Policy Issues Affecting the Bank of England: inflation control and social choice

Recorded on: 16 January 2017

Speaker(s): Mark Carney, Professor Amartya Sen

A lecture by Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, followed by a discussion and Q&A with Amartya Sen,...

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Policy Issues Affecting the Bank of England: inflation control and social choice

Recorded on: 16 January 2017

Speaker(s): Mark Carney, Professor Amartya Sen

A lecture by Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, followed by a discussion and Q&A with Amartya Sen,...

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Policy Issues Affecting the Bank of England: inflation control and social choice

Recorded on: 16 January 2017

Speaker(s): Mark Carney, Professor Amartya Sen

A lecture by Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, followed by a discussion and Q&A with Amartya Sen,...

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Do We Really Live in an Acceleration Society?

Recorded on: 12 January 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Hartmut Rosa

In this lecture Professor Rosa argues that popular and scholarly claims about acceleration gloss over the complex...

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Protecting Children in War and Conflict: European and global implications for child rights

Recorded on: 12 January 2017

Speaker(s): Helle Thorning-Schmidt

Children suffered immeasurably in war and conflict in 20th century Europe, an experience which forged the modern child...

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The Nature of Money

Recorded on: 11 January 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Philip Goodchild, Dr Waltraud Schelkle, Susan Steed

What is money, where does it come from, and why does it sometimes fail to make us better off? The banality of money...

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Documenting Genocide: survey evidence on ISIS violence against Yazidis

Recorded on: 11 January 2017

Speaker(s): Dr Valeria Cetorelli

The United Nations Human Rights Council has recently declared that ISIS violence against the Yazidi religious minority...

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Pressing For Change: 25 years seeking trans equality

Recorded on: 10 January 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Stephen Whittle

Press for Change, founded in 1992, campaigned using social education, legal case work, and parliamentary lobbying to...

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Human Rights after Brexit: still on fantasy island?

Recorded on: 8 December 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Conor Gearty

As Home Secretary, Theresa May was more hostile to human rights than was any other cabinet minister in David Cameron's...

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Human Cooperation

Recorded on: 8 December 2016

Speaker(s): Dr David Rand

Cooperation is central to successful human societies. But why are people willing to incur the individual costs involved...

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Britain and Europe: Towards Brexit? - LSE and Europe – session 1

Recorded on: 8 December 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Julia Black, Professor Sara Hobolt, Professor Niamh Maloney, Professor Danuta Hübner, Professor Samuel Fankhauser, Professor Simona Iammarino, Professor Iain Begg, Professor Paul De Grauwe, Professor Tony Travers, Dr Jennifer Jackson Preece

On Thursday 8 December, LSE hosted a day of EU and UK focused expert panel events and networking activities, following...

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Britain and Europe: Towards Brexit? - What Now? The Impact of Brexit

Recorded on: 8 December 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Julia Black, Professor Sara Hobolt, Professor Niamh Maloney, Professor Danuta Hübner, Professor Samuel Fankhauser, Professor Simona Iammarino, Professor Iain Begg, Professor Paul De Grauwe, Professor Tony Travers, Dr Jennifer Jackson Preece

On Thursday 8 December, LSE hosted a day of EU and UK focused expert panel events and networking activities, following...

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Britain and Europe: Towards Brexit? - LSE and Europe – session 2

Recorded on: 8 December 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Julia Black, Professor Sara Hobolt, Professor Niamh Maloney, Professor Danuta Hübner, Professor Samuel Fankhauser, Professor Simona Iammarino, Professor Iain Begg, Professor Paul De Grauwe, Professor Tony Travers, Dr Jennifer Jackson Preece

On Thursday 8 December, LSE hosted a day of EU and UK focused expert panel events and networking activities, following...

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Success and Luck: good fortune and the myth of meritocracy

Recorded on: 7 December 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Robert H Frank

How important is luck in economic success? Robert Frank explores why the rich underestimate the importance of luck -...

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Red Rosa: a revolutionary life

Recorded on: 7 December 2016

Speaker(s): Kate Evans

What can we learn from the extraordinary life of Dr Rosa Luxemburg? The indomitable Luxemburg forged a unique career as...

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Success and Luck: good fortune and the myth of meritocracy

Recorded on: 7 December 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Robert H Frank

How important is luck in economic success? Robert Frank explores why the rich underestimate the importance of luck -...

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How to Break Down the Glass Wall: successful strategies for women at work

Recorded on: 5 December 2016

Speaker(s): Kathryn Jacob, Sue Unerman

With more women in work than ever before, there are still too few women occupying positions in the boardroom. What's...

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The Populist Challenge to Human Rights

Recorded on: 1 December 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Philip Alston

The human rights movement is reeling and the worst is yet to come. Populists have come to power in key countries...

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Rethinking Capitalism

Recorded on: 30 November 2016

Speaker(s): Michael Jacobs, Professor Mariana Mazzucato

Western capitalism is in trouble. For decades investment has been falling, living standards have stagnated or declined,...

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Thinking Sexualities, Globalities and the Politics of Rights from an Interdisciplinary Perspective

Recorded on: 30 November 2016

Speaker(s): Sonia Corrêa

In celebration of her Leverhulme Professorship at the Gender Institute, Sonia Correa explores some of the paradoxes at...

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The Lost Art of Listening: the missing key to democratic and civil society participation

Recorded on: 23 November 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Jim Macnamara

Jim Macnamara will report findings from his research showing many organisations do not listen, and argue that increased...

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The Curse of Cash

Recorded on: 23 November 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Kenneth S Rogoff

The world is drowning in cash—and it’s making us poorer and less safe. Kenneth Rogoff, one of the world’s leading...

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The New Minority: white working class politics in an era of immigration and inequality

Recorded on: 21 November 2016

Speaker(s): Dr Justin Gest

This talk will reveal key findings from the first rigorous study of the social and political trends underpinning Brexit...

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Brexit and the EU Global Strategy

Recorded on: 17 November 2016

Speaker(s): Nathalie Tocci

Undoubtedly Brexit has dealt a major blow, both to the UK's role in the world and that of the EU. As one if not the...

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The American Election and the Left

Recorded on: 16 November 2016

Speaker(s): Steven Erlanger, Professor Gary Gerstle, Bonnie Greer

The US election has seen a wave of authoritarian populism and xenophobia, the first real chance for a woman to win...

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The Scale-up Manifesto: how Britain is becoming the scale-up nation of the world

Recorded on: 15 November 2016

Speaker(s): Sherry Coutu, Irene Graham, Chris Haley, Rowena Burns, Rob Perks, James ‎Stuart, Elizabeth Vega

Two years on from the 2014 Scale-Up Report and Manifesto, co-founder and Chair of the Scale Up Institute Sherry Coutu,...

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Investing in Inclusive Growth

Recorded on: 15 November 2016

Speaker(s): Bill Morneau

Canada’s Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, shares his views on the global economy and how Canada is investing to...

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International Norm Change: outlawry of war in the interwar years

Recorded on: 14 November 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Hatsue Shinohara

This lecture will examine the transformation of international law in interwar years, and why international norm change...

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Karl Marx: greatness and illusion

Recorded on: 10 November 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Gareth Stedman Jones

Gareth Stedman Jones will discuss Marx, history and nature; challenge ideas of Marx's ‘materialist conception of...

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The Power and Politics of Flags

Recorded on: 10 November 2016

Speaker(s): Tim Marshall

There will be a short LSE100 Award Ceremony for outstanding achievements on the LSE100 course followed by a talk and...

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The Power and Politics of Flags

Recorded on: 10 November 2016

Speaker(s): Tim Marshall

There will be a short LSE100 Award Ceremony for outstanding achievements on the LSE100 course followed by a talk and...

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What's Next? Analysing the 2016 US Presidential Election

Recorded on: 9 November 2016

Speaker(s): Bronwen Maddox, Professor Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey, Sir Nigel Sheinwald, Professor Peter Trubowitz

America goes to the polls on 8 November to decide who will succeed Barack Obama as the 45th President. With Donald...

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Power and Inequality in the Global Political Economy

Recorded on: 9 November 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Nicola Phillips

This talk will address the evolution of inequalities in the global economy – and how different powers are propelling...

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Brain in a Vat and Other Stories: a celebration of Hilary Putnam

Recorded on: 8 November 2016

Speaker(s): Julian Baggini, Professor Jesper Kallestrup, Professor Chris Norris, Dr Sarah Sawyer

Does perception give me any reason to believe in an external world, or could I be a ‘brain in a vat’ that is fed...

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East West Street: in conversation with Philippe Sands

Recorded on: 7 November 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Philippe Sands

Philippe Sands will discuss his new book East West Street that explores the creation of world-changing legal concepts...

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The Man Who Knew: the life and times of Alan Greenspan

Recorded on: 7 November 2016

Speaker(s): Sebastian Mallaby

No post-war figure has loomed over global finance as imposingly as Alan Greenspan, America’s Fed chairman from the...

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A Day in the Life of the Brain: the neuroscience of consciousness from dawn 'til dusk

Recorded on: 3 November 2016

Speaker(s): Baroness Greenfield

Consciousness is the ultimate miracle - and enigma. However most people take this subjective inner state for granted...

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Dare to Do: taking on the planet by bike and boat

Recorded on: 3 November 2016

Speaker(s): Sarah Outen

Rowing solo across oceans, cycling through deserts and kayaking treacherous islands, British adventurer Sarah Outen has...

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What Next for Growth in the UK?

Recorded on: 2 November 2016

Speaker(s): Vince Cable, Lord Darling, Stephanie Flanders, George Osborne

In 2013 the LSE Growth Commission published a report - Investing for Prosperity, a Manifesto for Growth. Those...

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The Legacy of Peace

Recorded on: 2 November 2016

Speaker(s): Juan Manuel Santos Calderón

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón was awarded with the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize for his resolute efforts to...

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Lessons in How to Create and How to Succeed

Recorded on: 1 November 2016

Speaker(s): Richard Reed

Richard Reed built Innocent Drinks from a smoothie stall on a street corner to one of the biggest brands in Britain. He...

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How Change Happens

Recorded on: 1 November 2016

Speaker(s): Duncan Green

In his latest book How Change Happens Duncan Green explores how political and social change takes place, and the role...

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Future Sex: technology, desire, and the new rules of engagement

Recorded on: 31 October 2016

Speaker(s): Dr Katherine Angel, Dr Kate Devlin, Dr Rebecca Reilly-Cooper

In a year of heated discussions about campus rape culture and street harassment, the merits of sex positivism, and the...

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The European Union at the Crossroads: Brexit and after

Recorded on: 31 October 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Lord Giddens, Axelle Lemaire, Professor Margaret MacMillan

With the UK heading for Brexit, the European Union faces a historic challenge but also an opportunity to rethink its...

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Growth and Sustainability: 10 years on from the Stern Review

Recorded on: 27 October 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Lord Stern

What do we know about innovation, investment, cities and the global agenda, a decade after publication of The Stern...

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Women in Politics: change and continuity

Recorded on: 26 October 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Sarah Childs, Professor Emma Crewe, Dr Mona Morgan-Collins, Sam Smethers

Has the emergence of a woman as Prime Minister in the UK and a possible President of the US indicated a new...

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Upward Mobility, Innovation and Economic Growth

Recorded on: 26 October 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Raj Chetty

Professor Raj Chetty will give three lectures over three consecutive days in the 2016 Lionel Robbins Memorial Lecture...

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Policies to Improve Upward Mobility

Recorded on: 25 October 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Raj Chetty

Professor Raj Chetty will give three lectures over three consecutive days in the 2016 Lionel Robbins Memorial Lecture...

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Rich People Poor Countries: the rise of emerging market tycoons and their mega-firms

Recorded on: 25 October 2016

Speaker(s): Caroline Freund

Like the robber barons of the 19th century Gilded Age, a new and proliferating crop of billionaires is driving rapid...

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When Elephants Fight

Recorded on: 24 October 2016

Speaker(s): Peter Jones, Bandi Mbubi, JD Stier

#StandWithCongo presents the London premiere of When Elephants Fight, a documentary on how multinational corporations...

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The Geography of Intergenerational Mobility

Recorded on: 24 October 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Raj Chetty

Professor Raj Chetty will give three lectures over three consecutive days in the 2016 Lionel Robbins Memorial Lecture...

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Sociology of WE Du Bois: why Du Bois is the founder of American scientific sociology

Recorded on: 20 October 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Aldon Morris

In this talk Aldon Morris discusses evidence from his book, The Scholar Denied, showing Du Bois, an influential 20th...

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Who Are We? Hate, Hostility and Human Rights in a Post-Brexit World

Recorded on: 19 October 2016

Speaker(s): Martha Spurrier

Over the last decade hostile political rhetoric has been mirrored by the entrenchment of discrimination in our laws and...

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The Euro and the Battle of Ideas

Recorded on: 19 October 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Markus K. Brunnermeier, Professor Harold James

Why is the Euro in trouble? A string of economic difficulties in Greece, Ireland, Spain, Italy, and other Eurozone...

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Politics in Modern Arab Art

Recorded on: 18 October 2016

Speaker(s): Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi

In his lecture, UAE based writer and art collector Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi will be discussing the political undertones...

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Post Brexit Diplomacy

Recorded on: 17 October 2016

Speaker(s): Tom Fletcher

With Britain plunged into uncertainty by the EU referendum, what does this mean for European and global diplomacy? Is...

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From LEO to DeepMind: Britain's computing pioneers

Recorded on: 14 October 2016

Speaker(s): Eric Schmidt

Five years on from his 2011 MacTaggart lecture in which he traced Britain's computing heritage and called for the...

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The Despot's Accomplice: how the West is aiding and abetting the decline of democracy

Recorded on: 13 October 2016

Speaker(s): Dr Brian Klaas

For the first time since the end of the Cold War, the world is becoming less democratic. With Donald Trump a major...

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Taxing the Rich: a history of fiscal fairness in the United States and Europe

Recorded on: 12 October 2016

Speaker(s): Professor David Stasavage

In today’s social climate of growing inequality, why are there not greater efforts to tax the rich? David Stasavage...

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Strengthening Global Governance for the 21st Century

Recorded on: 12 October 2016

Speaker(s): Irina Bokova

In this lecture, Irina Bokova will explore the challenges of an increasingly turbulent world, and the role of the...

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Everyday Sexism

Recorded on: 11 October 2016

Speaker(s): Laura Bates

Laura Bates will talk about the everyday sexism project, with a particular focus on students at university, and women...

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What Ever Happened to the Party of the People?

Recorded on: 11 October 2016

Speaker(s): Thomas Frank

Financial inequality is one of the biggest political issues of our time: from the Wall Street bailouts to the rise of...

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Reason and Rhetoric: the ethics of public discussion

Recorded on: 10 October 2016

Speaker(s): John Crace, Professor Catarina Dutilh Novaes, Professor William

Even in so-called ‘mature’ democracies, political discussion often turns ugly. Recently we have seen accusations of...

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Mistaken Identities

Recorded on: 6 October 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Kwame Anthony Appiah

Kwame Anthony Appiah delivers the 2016 BBC Reith Lectures, focusing on four themes: colour, country, culture and creed....

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Why Washington Won't Work

Recorded on: 5 October 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Marc Hetherington

Marc Hetherington examines why Americans today viscerally dislike and distrust the party opposite the one they identify...

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The Worst Form of Government?

Recorded on: 5 October 2016

Speaker(s): Beatrix Campbell, Professor Peter Hallward, Dr Edward Kanterian

Winston Churchill famously described democracy as ‘the worst form of government except for all the others that have...

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The Decline of the West in the New Asian Century?

Recorded on: 4 October 2016

Speaker(s): Jonathan Fenby, Yu Jie, Gideon Rachman

Financial Times columnist Gideon Rachman discusses his new book Easternisation: War and Peace in the Asian Century....

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The Future of the Labour Party

Recorded on: 4 October 2016

Speaker(s): Andy Beckett, Professor Matthew Goodwin, Faiza Shaheen

After a summer dominated by a bruising leadership contest, what is the future for the Labour party in Brexit Britain?...

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Museums in a Global Age

Recorded on: 4 October 2016

Speaker(s): Richard Armstrong, Adrian Ellis, Tiffany Jenkins

A panel discussion considering the roles and responsibilities of museums as cultural dialogue takes on a new urgency in...

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The World's First Intensive Growth: geopolitics, the market and state in 10-12th century China

Recorded on: 3 October 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Kent Deng

China had the first intensive economic growth ever recorded in world history. What were the factors and dynamics behind...

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How Philosophy Drives Discovery: A scientist's view of Popper

Recorded on: 28 September 2016

Speaker(s): Sir Paul Nurse

In this talk, the 8th Sir Karl Popper Memorial Lecture, Sir Paul Nurse will discuss how the philosophical works of Karl...

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Women in Science: past, present, and future challenges

Recorded on: 27 September 2016

Speaker(s): Dr Patricia Fara, Professor Melissa Hines, Dr Cailin O’Connor

Despite progress in recent decades, women remain under-represented in many areas of science. Why is this, and what can...

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The Rotten Financial System (Rot $) is the Enemy. We are the Opposition, Part 1

Recorded on: 26 September 2016

Speaker(s): Vivienne Westwood

Drawing on her experience as a fashion designer and activist, Vivienne Westwood discusses how we can resist propaganda...

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The Wealth of Humans: work, power, and status in the twenty-first century

Recorded on: 26 September 2016

Speaker(s): Ryan Avent

In his new book, The Wealth of Humans: Work, Power, and Status in the Twenty-First Century, which he will discuss in...

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Global Master’s in Management - MiM Exchange term

Released on: 23 September 2016

Contributor(s): Dr Emma Soane, Prof Sandy Pepper, Dr Brittany Jones

A series of videos from the Department of Management highlighting their programmes in Global Master's in Management.

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Global Master’s in Management - Overview

Released on: 23 September 2016

Contributor(s): Dr Emma Soane, Prof Sandy Pepper, Dr Brittany Jones

A series of videos from the Department of Management highlighting their programmes in Global Master's in Management.

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Global Master’s in Management - Your Career

Released on: 23 September 2016

Contributor(s): Dr Emma Soane, Prof Sandy Pepper, Dr Brittany Jones

A series of videos from the Department of Management highlighting their programmes in Global Master's in Management.

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Arab Dreams: growing up in the shadow of dictators

Recorded on: 22 September 2016

Speaker(s): Riad Sattouf

Riad Sattouf's (@RiadSattouf) graphic novel series The Arab of the Future tells the unforgettable story of his...

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Britain after Brexit: will something continue to turn up?

Recorded on: 20 September 2016

Speaker(s): David Smith

Most economists argued against Brexit, on the grounds that it would significantly damage Britain’s economic prospects,...

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Signals and Social Consequences from Shrinkflation to Fighter Jets

Recorded on: 19 September 2016

Speaker(s): Dr Pippa Malmgren

Economics would be better served by complementing the backward looking approach inherent in algorithms, models and data...

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Politics: between the extremes

Recorded on: 15 September 2016

Speaker(s): Nick Clegg

A cautionary tale. An exposé. A defence of the centre-ground. An appeal to reason. A call to arms. An honest account...

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Anti-Semitism in the Modern Age

Recorded on: 7 September 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Yehuda Bauer

Professor Bauer will explore the fault lines and distinctions between radical criticism of the Israeli government's...

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The Euro: and its threat to Europe

Recorded on: 30 August 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Joseph Stiglitz

In his new book The Euro: And its Threat to Europe, Nobel Prize-winning economist and bestselling author Joseph...

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Tough Rides: Brazil

Recorded on: 4 August 2016

Speaker(s): Ryan Pyle

Join adventurer and TV presenter, Ryan Pyle as he talks about his two months traveling through the most remote and...

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Power and Pragmatism

Recorded on: 25 July 2016

Speaker(s): Sir Malcolm Rifkind

For almost forty years, Malcolm Rifkind served at the forefront of British politics. In this lecture, Sir Malcolm will...

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Growing Trade the Progressive Way

Recorded on: 14 July 2016

Speaker(s): Chrystia Freeland

In a world of growing protectionist trends, how can trade respond to the concerns of people who feel they were left...

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The Rise and Fall of Nations

Recorded on: 12 July 2016

Speaker(s): Ruchir Sharma

Ruchir Sharma explores the forces triggering political revolts and economic slowdowns in every major region. By...

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The Hidden Wealth of Nations

Recorded on: 30 June 2016

Speaker(s): Dr Gabriel Zucman

This lecture will discuss how big the wealth hidden in offshore tax havens is, what are the consequences for...

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The Welfare Trait: how state benefits affect personality

Recorded on: 29 June 2016

Speaker(s): Dr Adam Perkins, Dr Kitty Stewart

In this lecture Dr Perkins argues that welfare policies which increase the number of children born into disadvantaged...

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After the EU Referendum: What Next for Britain and Europe?

Recorded on: 29 June 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Simon Hix

Presented by the Harold Laski Chair and Professor of Political Science, Simon Hix, this lecture will discuss the...

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Globalisation, Migration and the Future of the Middle Classes

Recorded on: 27 June 2016

Speaker(s): Branko Milanovic

The talk will discuss empirically recent changes in global income distribution, creation of a “global middle class”,...

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The Secret of Our Success

Recorded on: 22 June 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Joseph Henrich

The ability of human groups to socially interconnect and learn from one another has allowed us to create ingenious...

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Protecting South Africa's fragile democracy

Recorded on: 21 June 2016

Speaker(s): Mmusi Maimane, Dr Kate Orkin

The institutions of South Africa’s democracy are under strain, making the miracle of South Africa’s democracy more...

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Endless Endeavours: from the 1866 women's suffrage petition to the Fawcett Society

Recorded on: 21 June 2016

Speaker(s): Elizabeth Crawford, Dr Ann Dingsdale, Jane Grant

Some people are inclined to begin a subdued kind of agitation for the franchise: the evolution of the women’s suffrage...

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Thinking in Public: philosophy, politics and the public

Recorded on: 16 June 2016

Speaker(s): Catherine Audard, Professor Geoffrey Bennington, Professor François Noudelman

What does it mean to take philosophy beyond academia and into the public sphere? What is the value of philosophy in the...

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The European Union: a citizen's guide

Recorded on: 15 June 2016

Speaker(s): Dr Chris Bickerton

For most of us today, 'Europe' refers to the European Union. At the centre of a seemingly never-ending crisis, the EU...

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Alternatives to Austerity?

Recorded on: 9 June 2016

Speaker(s): Dr Laura Bear, Anna Coote, Dr Andrea Muehlebach, Dr Carly Schuster

This panel discussion will look beyond the present into a future without austerity. Participants will discuss the...

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Fawcett at 150: new horizons or same old battles? What future for feminism?

Recorded on: 9 June 2016

Speaker(s): Sam Smethers

Discover the present and future feminist agenda for the Fawcett Society, reflections on progress achieved, what we...

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The Case for Brexit: why Britain should quit the EU

Recorded on: 8 June 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Alan Sked

This talk will include an analysis of the failings of the EU and the advantages of Brexit. Alan Sked is Emeritus...

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Equal Rights and Equal Dignity of Human Beings

Recorded on: 6 June 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Tariq Ramadan

In our globalised world, pluralism is a fact and equality, a hope. We need to start with the basic statement reminding...

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Tales of the Unexpected: gender equality and social progress in Bangladesh

Recorded on: 3 June 2016

Speaker(s): Juli Huang, Professor David Lewis, Professor Amartya Sen

This panel will discuss why gender indicators for Bangladesh have shown a marked improvement despite various...

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Growth Challenges in Fragile States

Recorded on: 2 June 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Tim Besley, Professor Sir Paul Collier

This panel of experts will explore the major challenges that state fragility poses for creating an environment...

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UN - to be fit for purpose

Recorded on: 2 June 2016

Speaker(s): Dr Igor Lukšić

Many believe that this is by far the best time in history a human being can be born. Growing life expectancies, ever...

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The UK and Europe: an insider's view

Recorded on: 2 June 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Jonathan Faull

Jonathan Faull (@FaullJonathan) has worked in senior positions across the European Commission for most of the period of...

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Industrial Development – China and Africa

Recorded on: 1 June 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Chang-Tai Hsieh, Professor John Sutton

This panel of experts will explore the strengths and pitfalls of China’s growth model and the lessons for African...

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Misbehaving: the making of behavioural economics

Recorded on: 1 June 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Richard H Thaler

Richard Thaler, described by The Spectator as ‘the godfather of behavioural economics’, will be in conversation with...

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Stop Bombing Hospitals: Medecins Sans Frontieres and the protection of medical space

Recorded on: 31 May 2016

Speaker(s): Vickie Hawkins, Dr Stuart Gordon

MSF has witnessed first-hand the impact that violations have on the civilian population and infrastructure including...

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The History of China's Future

Recorded on: 26 May 2016

Speaker(s): Isabel Hilton, Dr Leigh Jenco, Professor Jeffrey Wasserstrom

In China, history isn't just about the past - it shapes the future. With the rise of China over the past four decades,...

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Slippery Slope: Europe's troubled future

Recorded on: 26 May 2016

Speaker(s): Giles Merritt

Slippery Slope is far from the usual run of uncritical EU-related studies. Its aim is to set alarm bells ringing across...

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Challenging Inequalities

Recorded on: 25 May 2016

Speaker(s): Shami Chakrabarti, Duncan Green, Phumeza Mlungwana

This panel will debate different approaches to addressing key inequalities. Shami Chakrabarti is the Former Director of...

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Cities for a Small Continent

Recorded on: 24 May 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Bruce Katz, Professor Anne Power

Cities for a Small Continent is an international handbook, drawing together 10 years of ground-level research into the...

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In Conversation with Steve Schwarzman

Recorded on: 23 May 2016

Speaker(s): Stephen A Schwarzman

This event will be a wide ranging discussion and interview with Mr Schwarzman about his life and career. Mr Schwarzman...

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The Single EU Capital Market: progress and challenges

Recorded on: 23 May 2016

Speaker(s): Jonathan Hill

The development of a single capital market in Europe is one of the major undertakings of the Juncker Commission....

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Somalia's Foreign Policy Priorities

Recorded on: 20 May 2016

Speaker(s): Dr Abdusalam H Omer

In this lecture the Foreign Minister will present Somalia's newly adopted foreign policy. He will also discuss the...

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Surveillance and the Public Sphere: confronting a democratic dilemma

Recorded on: 19 May 2016

Speaker(s): Oscar H Gandy Jr, Professor Louise Amoore

The increasingly precise segmentation and targeting of commercial messages has been enabled in large part through the...

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Politics Beyond Interest: ethics, kinship and the collective self in Argentine labour unions

Recorded on: 19 May 2016

Speaker(s): Dr Sian Lazar

Taking inspiration from how Malinowski approached exchange, magic and law, Dr Lazar explores some of the realms of...

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Rebuilding the Politics of Hope

Recorded on: 17 May 2016

Speaker(s): Jeremy Corbyn

Trust and belief in politicians is low, while the crash has broken the idea that each generation will be better off....

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Taxes, Targets, and the Social Cost of Carbon

Recorded on: 12 May 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Robert Pindyck

In the Economica-Coase Lecture 2016, Professor Pindyck, one of the world’s leading micro-economists will discuss his...

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Race, Reform and the New Retrenchment: the perils of post-racialism after Obama

Recorded on: 11 May 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw

Heightening tensions in the US over police killings of black people have undermined confidence that the election of...

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The Rise and Fall of American Growth

Recorded on: 11 May 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Robert J Gordon

Professor Gordon will examine the history of economic growth in the USA, and explore solutions needed to overcome the...

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Rights Under Pressure: practising constitutional law in turbulent times

Recorded on: 10 May 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Susanne Baer

Dynamics of globalisation, which include mass migration, international terrorism, and global trade, as well as the rise...

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Should We Stay or Should We Go?

Recorded on: 10 May 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Danny Dorling

The UK fares unfavourably in relation to other large countries in the EU in terms of health, educational fairness,...

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Rethinking the Global Monetary System

Recorded on: 10 May 2016

Speaker(s): Dr Raghuram Rajan

The global financial crisis has shaken up the international financial architecture. Regulatory changes and...

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Service Automation: robots and the future of work

Recorded on: 9 May 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Mary Lacity, Professor Leslie Willcocks

It’s predicted that five million jobs will be performed by robots in the next ten years. Contrary to the fears...

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Religion, Security and Strategy: an unholy trinity?

Recorded on: 9 May 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Gwen Griffith-Dickson

The uneasy relationship between the state and religion is most sharply seen in the context of security, terrorism and...

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Lakatos Award Lectures

Recorded on: 5 May 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Gordon Belot, Professor David Malament

The Lakatos Award is given for an outstanding contribution to the philosophy of science. This year’s Award winners,...

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Protect and Develop

Recorded on: 5 May 2016

Speaker(s): Sir David Chipperfield

In this lecture renowned British architect David Chipperfield will discuss the current state of planning in London and...

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The New Politics of State, Class and Trade Union Power

Recorded on: 4 May 2016

Speaker(s): Frances O’Grady

With organised labour under attack and a new economy making working life tougher, are there opportunities for unions to...

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Respectable: the experience of class

Recorded on: 3 May 2016

Speaker(s): Lynsey Hanley

We talk a lot about the role class plays in British society, but how exactly do we move from one 'class' to another -...

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ISIS – a History

Recorded on: 3 May 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Fawaz A Gerges

The Islamic State has stunned the world with its savagery, destructiveness, and military and recruiting successes. What...

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Understanding the Stagnation of Modern Economies

Recorded on: 28 April 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Robert Hall

The annual Phillips Lecture, jointly sponsored by the journal Economica and the Department of Economics in which...

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A Changing World - a UN in Progress

Recorded on: 28 April 2016

Speaker(s): Natalia Gherman

Natalia Gherman is a former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the...

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This House Believes We Should Leave the European Union

Recorded on: 27 April 2016

Speaker(s): Ben Cobley, Hugo Dixon, Professor Katrin Flikschuh, Dr Gerard Lyons

On June 23, voters in the will make a decision regarding their willingness to share or pool some of the UK’s...

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Today We Drop Bombs, Tomorrow We Build Bridges: how foreign aid became a casualty of war

Recorded on: 27 April 2016

Speaker(s): Peter Gill

In his latest book Peter Gill reveals how the ‘war on terror’ has ravaged the independence and neutrality of...

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To Brexit or not to Brexit: a taxing question

Recorded on: 27 April 2016

Speaker(s): Angel Gurría, Dr Thomas Sampson

In the run up to the referendum of 23 June on membership of the EU, OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria will address...

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The GV Design Sprint: how to solve big problems and test new ideas in just five days

Recorded on: 26 April 2016

Speaker(s): Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky

Join Google Ventures design partners Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky, who will be discussing their new book Sprint: a...

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The Women's Equality Party: why equality is better for everyone

Recorded on: 26 April 2016

Speaker(s): Sophie Walker

Sophie Walker will talk about the her experiences as leader of the UK fastest-growing new political party, overseeing...

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Managed Nationalism under Putin: an experiment gone wrong

Recorded on: 25 April 2016

Speaker(s): Charles Clover

In the Putin era, Russia's leadership has dealt with independent political movements both by force but also by...

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Clash! How to Thrive in the Multicultural World

Recorded on: 25 April 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Hazel Markus, Professor Chandran Kukathas, Dr Jennifer Sheehy-Skeffington

As the world gets smaller, people with different cultural backgrounds are colliding more than ever before. Drawing on...

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Against the Double Blackmail: refugees, terror and other troubles with the neighbours

Recorded on: 20 April 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Slavoj Žižek

In this talk Professor Žižek will talk about his new book, Against the Double Blackmail: Refugees, Terror and Other...

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What Works: gender equality by design

Recorded on: 14 April 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Iris Bohnet

Gender equality is a moral and a business imperative. But unconscious bias holds us back, and de-biasing people’s minds...

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From Oscar Pistorius to Reality TV: the implications of using the courtroom as a television studio

Recorded on: 13 April 2016

Speaker(s): Lord Dyson, Ruth Herz, Dikgang Moseneke

The Judicial Images Network Project was established in 2014 to bring together scholars and across disciplines and...

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Culture and Intelligence

Recorded on: 12 April 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Richard Nisbett

Are humans getting smarter? Are some groups smarter than others? Are some groups getting smarter faster than others?...

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Europe and the Return of Geopolitics

Recorded on: 22 March 2016

Speaker(s): Pierre Vimont

The Ukraine crisis marked the return of geopolitics in Europe. Can the EU, which has been originally designed to...

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The Life Project: the extraordinary story of 70,000 ordinary lives

Recorded on: 22 March 2016

Speaker(s): Dr Helen Pearson

On 5th March 1946 a survey began that is, today, the longest-running study of human development in the world, and has...

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In Conversation with Hilary Benn about Britain and Europe

Recorded on: 17 March 2016

Speaker(s): Hilary Benn

Hilary Benn (@hilarybennmp) is the Labour Member of Parliament for Leeds Central and the Shadow Foreign Secretary....

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Fraud at polls: can journalists and statisticians check? The Mozambican experience

Recorded on: 16 March 2016

Speaker(s): Johan Ahlback, Dr Joseph Hanlon, Dr Jouni Kuha

In every Mozambican election, the ruling party (Frelimo) won, and the opposition cried fraud. Can we tell who really...

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What Are Prisons For?

Recorded on: 15 March 2016

Speaker(s): Dr Christopher Bennett, Professor Kimberley Brownlee, Andrew Neilson

In this time of austerity, many of those who want a small state are also committed to a highly expensive criminal...

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Each Age Gets the Inequality it Needs: 20,000 years of hierarchy

Recorded on: 15 March 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Ian Morris

Changes in how we capture energy from the environment have determined the degree of inequality in society – but what...

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Reconstructing the Law of Voyeurism and Exhibitionism

Recorded on: 15 March 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Stuart Green

The work discussed in this lecture is part of a much larger, book-length project titled Criminalizing Sex: A Unified...

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How to Boost Growth as the Oil Price Falls: transformation and reform of the Norwegian economy

Recorded on: 11 March 2016

Speaker(s): Siv Jensen

The low oil price is testing the Norwegian economy’s flexibility and ability to re-adjust. Economic policy should...

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"Rhodes Must Fall": South African universities as sites of struggle

Recorded on: 9 March 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni

The university in South Africa became a key site of struggle in 2015. Faculty and university leadership were taken by...

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Clear and Present Challenges to the Chinese Economy

Recorded on: 9 March 2016

Speaker(s): Dr Keyu Jin

Dr Keyu Jin will discuss the impact of China’s financial reforms. <br><br>Keyu Jin (@KeyuJin) is a Lecturer in the...

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Thus Bad Begins: a conversation with Javier Marias

Recorded on: 8 March 2016

Speaker(s): Javier Marías

Distinguished Spanish novelist Javier Marías discusses his latest work with the historian Paul Preston. <br><br>Javier...

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From a Culture of Connectivity to a Platform Society

Recorded on: 7 March 2016

Speaker(s): Professor José van Dijck, Professor Sonia Livingstone

Online platforms are penetrating the organisation of societies, disrupting private and public sectors. What is their...

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The EU: friend or foe for progressive politics

Recorded on: 3 March 2016

Speaker(s): Caroline Lucas

Caroline Lucas will explore the role of the EU as a force for progress; the likely impact of the EU referendum campaign...

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Managing Europe – What is Germany's Responsibility?

Recorded on: 3 March 2016

Speaker(s): Dr Wolfgang Schäuble

Wolfgang Schäuble is a German politician of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) who has served as Germany’s Federal...

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The Evening After the Night Before: analysing Super Tuesday

Recorded on: 2 March 2016

Speaker(s): Kate Andrews, Steve Erlanger, Gideon Rachman, Stephanie Rickard, Peter Trubowitz

On the 1st of March millions of American voters in 12 states will go to the polls in the 2016 US presidential...

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A Question of Law and Wealth

Recorded on: 2 March 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Jonathan Fisher, Dr Eva Micheler, Professor Niamh Moloney, Dr Joseph Spooner

The law plays a crucial part in the creation, proliferation, and distribution of wealth. Through private law...

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Panama: consolidating democracy, growth and human development

Recorded on: 2 March 2016

Speaker(s): Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado

Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado, Vice-President and Foreign Minister of Panama, will discuss her nation’s role as a...

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Blood Oil: tyrants, violence and the rules that run the world

Recorded on: 1 March 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Leif Wenar

Natural resources empower the world's most coercive men. Autocrats like Putin and the Saudis spend oil money on weapons...

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Darwinism and the Social Sciences

Recorded on: 29 February 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Tim Lewens, Dr Alex Mesoudi, Professor Christina Toren

A growing number of researchers are applying Darwinian ideas to explain aspects of human society, but this work has...

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Literary Festival 2016: Out of our Bodies: can we ever free consciousness?

Recorded on: 27 February 2016

Speaker(s): Ned Beauman, Dr Kate Devlin, Professor Nicholas Humphrey

While social psychologists and cognitive scientists affirm that minds do not exist separated from biological and social...

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Literary Festival 2016: Worlds Elsewhere: global Shakespeare

Recorded on: 27 February 2016

Speaker(s): Ben Crystal, Andrew Dickson, Dr Varsha Panjwani

Shakespeare has been translated into virtually all the world’s most commonly spoken languages. His plays are performed...

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Literary Festival 2016: The Future City: cruel or consoling Utopia?

Recorded on: 27 February 2016

Speaker(s): Darran Anderson, Dr Matthew Beaumont, Professor Rachel Cooper

The Future City, as an idea that often relies upon Utopian thinking to sustain itself, can be as cruel as it is...

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Literary Festival 2016: Re-Writing History

Recorded on: 27 February 2016

Speaker(s): Tom Holland, Margaret MacMillan

This discussion explores the ways in which history has been re-written to serve the purposes of political leaders or...

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Literary Festival 2016: BBC: British Born Chinese

Recorded on: 27 February 2016

Speaker(s): Dr Elena Barabantseva, Anna Chen, Andy Lawrence, Dr Véronique Pin-Fat

British Born Chinese engages the everyday struggles of two boys, Dan (aged between 11-13) and Kevin (aged between...

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Literary Festival 2016: Utopian Gardening, Landscapes and the Imagination

Recorded on: 27 February 2016

Speaker(s): Anna Pavord, Dan Pearson, Margaret Willes

This panel explores our fascination with landscapes, gardening and the control of nature throughout history - their...

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Literary Festival 2016: My Friend Maigret: escapism, dreams and the imagination in Simenon

Recorded on: 27 February 2016

Speaker(s): Professor John Gray, Ros Schwartz, John Simenon

Georges Simenon is one of the 20th century’s most prolific authors. His prestigious output included 75 novels starring...

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Literary Festival 2016: Re-Writing the Past vs Imagining the Future

Recorded on: 27 February 2016

Speaker(s): Miriam Halahmy, Philip Womack, M M Vaughan

In this discussion aimed at young adults (or adults who are young at heart), our panel of critically acclaimed YA...

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Literary Festival 2016: Ideals of Equality: feminisms in the twenty-first century

Recorded on: 27 February 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Sophie-Grace Chappell, Professor Heidi Mirza, Professor Jacqueline Rose, Zoe Williams

What is the future for feminism? How does feminism interact with concerns about other forms of oppression, such as...

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Literary Festival 2016: Party Animals: growing up communist

Recorded on: 27 February 2016

Speaker(s): David Aaronovitch

David Aaronovitch talks to Charlie Beckett about his new book Party Animals: My Family and Other Communists. A memoir...

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Literary Festival 2016: To Boldly Go: what Star Trek tells us about the world

Recorded on: 26 February 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Michèle Barrett, Duncan Barrett, Professor Barry Buzan, Professor Steven French

Celebrating Star Trek’s 50th anniversary, our panel will explore what this enduring science fiction series can tell us...

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Literary Festival 2016: United Nations on Trial

Recorded on: 26 February 2016

Speaker(s): The Hon. Mr Justice Jay, Gráinne Mellon, Professor Gerry Simpson, Paul Clark, Natalie Samarasinghe, Dr Nazila Ghanea, Professor Francoise Hampson, Antony Loewenstein, Carne Ross

The Charter of the United Nations, drafted in 1945, pledged in the name of the peoples of the United Nations to save us...

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Literary Festival 2016: Utopia: getting somewhere or going nowhere?

Recorded on: 26 February 2016

Speaker(s): Toby Litt, Patrick Parrinder, Samantha Shannon

Our panel of authors and experts discuss the history of the utopian genre in literature and its present state....

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Literary Festival 2016: How can we Transform the Economic Lives of the Ultra Poor?

Recorded on: 26 February 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Robin Burgess, Professor Naila Kabeer, Lewis Temple

Tackling extreme poverty has proven to be one of the most intractable challenges facing policymakers today. This event...

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Literary Festival 2016: One School, Two Visions

Recorded on: 25 February 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Michael Cox, Professor Chandran Kukathas

A discussion of the competing utopian ideas of prominent LSE figures set in the context of the history of 20th century...

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Literary Festival 2016: Looking Eastwards: cultural exchange with the Islamic world

Recorded on: 25 February 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Jerry Brotton, Dr Peter Frankopan

In this event we explore the rich interaction between east and west with Jerry Brotton, whose forthcoming book This...

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Literary Festival 2016: Utopia in the Twenty-first Century

Recorded on: 25 February 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Ruth Levitas

Five hundred years ago Thomas More’s Utopia was published in Latin, thereby introducing the word Utopia into the...

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Literary Festival 2016: Progress in Troubled Times: learning from "The Age of Genius"

Recorded on: 24 February 2016

Speaker(s): Professor AC Grayling

What happened to the European mind between 1605, when an audience watching Macbeth at the Globe might believe that...

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Who will be the next US President?

Recorded on: 24 February 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Lawrence Jacobs

The most polarizing and anti-establishment candidates in modern US politics are dominating the battles for nomination...

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Literary Festival 2016: Fact versus Fiction? The Spanish Civil War in the Literary Imagination

Recorded on: 24 February 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Helen Graham, Eduardo Mendoza, Professor Paul Preston

Marking the 80th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War, our panel of prominent historians as well as one of Spain's most...

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Literary Festival 2016: Imagining African Futures

Recorded on: 24 February 2016

Speaker(s): Leye Adenle, Jennifer Makumbi, Chibundu Onuzo

Western media reports that ‘Africa is Rising’ and a new middle class is emerging on the continent to transform...

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Literary Festival 2016: Disaster Capitalism: in conversation with Antony Loewenstein

Recorded on: 24 February 2016

Speaker(s): Dr Brenna Bhandar, Dr Marsha Henry, Antony Loewenstein

LSE Law is delighted to host a conversation with Antony Loewenstein on his latest book, Disaster Capitalism: Making a...

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Literary Festival 2016: Uninvited Arrivals: refugees and the challenge of responsibility

Recorded on: 24 February 2016

Speaker(s): Dr Ruben Andersson, Professor Lilie Chouliaraki, Dr Myria Georgiou, Dr Pierluigi Musarò

This panel reflects upon the dramatic recent increase of deaths in the Mediterranean and discusses the pressures that...

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Literary Festival 2016: Utopias in History

Recorded on: 24 February 2016

Speaker(s): Dr Tim Hochstrasser, Dr Padraic Scanlan

Utopias come in many shapes and sizes - theological, ideological, or pure fantastical and visionary projections that...

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Literary Festival 2016: The Political Novel

Recorded on: 23 February 2016

Speaker(s): Robert Harris

Growing up on a Nottingham council estate, Robert Harris's burning ambition to write was matched only by his deep...

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Literary Festival 2016: We Don't Have to Live Like This: experiments in utopian living

Recorded on: 23 February 2016

Speaker(s): Michael Caines, Benjamin Markovits, Jacqueline Yallop

Why are utopian communities so appealing and are they always doomed to failure? The panel discuss utopian experiments...

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Literary Festival 2016: Art and Wellbeing: the growing impact of arts on health

Recorded on: 23 February 2016

Speaker(s): Lizz Brady, James Leadbitter, David McDaid, Vivienne Parry

“Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life” (Picasso) but how far can the arts improve health and wellbeing?...

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Literary Festival 2016: Idealistic, Ostentatious or Indispensable? Examining the Utopian Aims of Philanthropy

Recorded on: 22 February 2016

Speaker(s): Dr Rory Brooks, Rebecca Eastmond, Dr William MacAskill, Caroline Mason

Does philanthropy create utopia, and if so for whom? Those receiving, or those giving? Our panel discuss the...

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Literary Festival 2016: The Allure of Happy Endings

Recorded on: 22 February 2016

Speaker(s): Dr Molly Crockett, Professor Paul Dolan, Sinéad Moriarty

Why do we like the escapism of "happily ever after"? Can a sad ending ever be enjoyed in the same way? And how can...

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Literary Festival 2016: Creating and Challenging Utopia: new perspectives in Jewish history

Recorded on: 22 February 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Michael Berkowitz, Professor David De Vries, Dr Sharman Kadish

A discussion in honour and memory of historian Professor David Cesarani begins with reflections about his life. In the...

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Literary Festival 2016: The Innovations of the Future

Recorded on: 22 February 2016

Speaker(s): Alec Ross

While Alec Ross was working as Senior Advisor for Innovation to the Secretary of State, he travelled to forty-one...

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