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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?

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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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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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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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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Can Imagination Change the World?

Recorded on: 18 February 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Craig Calhoun

The world is given its contours, reality and limits partly by how it is imagined. Creativity, unrealistically ‘utopian’...

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Getting Real about Utopia

Recorded on: 17 February 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Justin Champion, Dr John Guy, Kwasi Kwarteng, Gisela Stuart

Is politics about building a better world, or simply the art of the possible? Ahead of this year's LSE Literary...

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John McDonnell on Labour's Economic Policy

Recorded on: 16 February 2016

Speaker(s): John McDonnell

John McDonnell (@johnmcdonnellMP) has been the MP for Hayes and Harlington since 1997 and Shadow Chancellor of the...

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Literary Festival 2016: Faithful Visions

Recorded on: 16 February 2016

Speaker(s): Mark Lawson, Jonathan Moore

As part of this year’s LSE Literary Festival Fringe, Mark Lawson will be interviewing Jonathan Moore about his much...

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After the Drug Wars: report of the LSE Expert Group on the Economics of Drug Policy

Recorded on: 15 February 2016

Speaker(s): Dr John Collins, Dr Joanne Csete, Catalina Pérez Correa González, Javier Segredo

As the UN meets to form the UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs in 2016 many member states are examining how...

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The Future of the EU in the Face of BREXIT

Recorded on: 12 February 2016

Speaker(s): Enrico Letta

The referendum on the place of the UK within the EU is a unique opportunity to take stock of what isn't functioning in...

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The Global Refugee Crisis: a challenge to our common humanity

Recorded on: 11 February 2016

Speaker(s): Baroness Amos

Our world continues to be challenged by conflict and consequent flows of people across the world. How can and should we...

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Feminism in Transnational Times: a conversation with Christine Delphy

Recorded on: 10 February 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Christine Delphy, Professor Sylvie Tissot

On a rare visit to London, Professor Christine Delphy, one of the world's most influential feminist thinkers, joins us...

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Are Conspiracy Theories Bad for Democracy?

Recorded on: 10 February 2016

Speaker(s): Professor David Runciman

Conspiracy theories go hand in hand with political mistrust. Are they symptom or cause of current levels of mistrust in...

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Political Economy and Development: a progress report

Recorded on: 10 February 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Tim Besley

Professor Besley gives his inaugural lecture as Sir William Arthur Lewis Chair in Development Economics. A major change...

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Each Age Gets the Bloodshed it Needs: 20,000 years of violence

Recorded on: 9 February 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Ian Morris

20,000 years ago, the average person stood a 10-20% chance of dying violently. Today, the chance is under 1%. We have...

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'Je ne suis pas féministe mais...' 52 minutes on the life of Christine Delphy

Recorded on: 8 February 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Christine Delphy, Professor Sylvie Tissot

On a rare visit to London, Professor Christine Delphy, one of the world's most influential feminist thinkers, joins us...

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Autism and Minds Wired for Science: ethical implications

Recorded on: 8 February 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, Professor John Dupré, Dr Bonnie Evans

Our panel will offer perspectives from neuroscience, history and philosophy on autism: How has our understanding of...

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Britain and the EU: a view from the European Parliament

Recorded on: 5 February 2016

Speaker(s): Martin Schulz

Turbulent times, multiple challenges, permanent crisis mode. Can Europe cope? Are nation states better off alone? Is...

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Going Beyond 'Dangerous' Climate Change

Recorded on: 4 February 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Kevin Anderson

Despite high-level statements to the contrary, there is little to no chance of maintaining the global mean surface...

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Russia and the EU: back to realism?

Recorded on: 3 February 2016

Speaker(s): Fyodor Lukyanov

Leading Moscow analyst Fyodor Lukyanov argues that it's time to redefine the Europe – Russia relationship based on a...

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Comrade Corbyn: a very unlikely coup

Recorded on: 3 February 2016

Speaker(s): Rosa Prince

Until recently, Jeremy Corbyn was barely known outside political circles, yet last summer he rode a wave of popular...

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One Second of Light

Recorded on: 3 February 2016

Speaker(s): Giles Duley

One Second of Light is Duley’s latest book, covering his work on the effects of conflict and humanitarian disaster over...

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Not Yet Over the Rainbow: contemporary barriers to LGBT+ equality in the legal profession

Recorded on: 2 February 2016

Speaker(s): Claire Fox, Sarah Hannett, Daniel Winterfeldt

Drawing on a mix of personal experience and professional insight, speakers from the City, the bar and the bench will...

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Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation

Recorded on: 2 February 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Paul van Gardingen

How can ecosystem management in developing countries contribute to poverty alleviation, as well as to inclusive and...

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Empire of Things: why we have too much stuff, and what to do about it

Recorded on: 1 February 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Frank Trentmann

What we consume has become the defining feature of our lives: our economies live or die by spending, we are treated...

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Green Bonds: a solution to finance the future?

Recorded on: 1 February 2016

Speaker(s): Suzanne Buchta, Sean Kidney

Are financial markets the enemy of social equality and the environment? Or can market forces help nurture a more...

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Lessons from the Greek Crisis

Recorded on: 28 January 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Louka T Katseli

The Chair of the National Bank of Greece visits LSE to discuss the lessons from the Greek crisis. A welcome address...

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Why I should be Mayor of London Tomorrow

Recorded on: 28 January 2016

Speaker(s): Sian Berry, Zac Goldsmith, Sadiq Khan, Caroline Pidgeon, Peter Whittle

Ahead of the 2016 London Mayoral elections, this event will allow the candidates from the main political parties to...

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This Is London

Recorded on: 26 January 2016

Speaker(s): Ben Judah

This is the new London: an immigrant city. Over one-third of Londoners were born abroad, with half arriving since the...

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The Promise (and Threat) of Algorithmic Accountability

Recorded on: 26 January 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Frank Pasquale

From search engine results to credit scores, software orders and weights hundreds of variables into clean, simple...

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Whither France? The Pessimistic Turn in Modern French Thought

Recorded on: 25 January 2016

Speaker(s): Dr Sudhir Hazareesingh

How have the rise of conservative and inward looking intellectual traditions undermined France’s progressive...

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Subjects of Reason: goods, markets and imaginaries of the global future

Recorded on: 21 January 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Sheila Jasanoff

The lecture will look at how discourses of exchange create commensurable systems of exchange across highly disparate...

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IMPRESS and the Future of UK Press Regulation

Recorded on: 20 January 2016

Speaker(s): Walter Merricks

The Chair of Impress, Walter Merricks, will outline the role and ambitions of his organisation, which has been...

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Lessons for the Euro from America's Past

Recorded on: 19 January 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Jeffry Frieden

Drawing on early America’s struggle to develop a single currency, Professor Frieden will discuss the implications for...

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Business for Punks

Recorded on: 19 January 2016

Speaker(s): James Watt

BrewDog has been built in an unconventional way, borne out of boredom with conventional lagers and a desire to enjoy...

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Your Body By Darwin

Recorded on: 19 January 2016

Speaker(s): Jeremy Taylor

An evolutionary understanding of our bodies throws new light on why we get ill and how to cure disease. Jeremy Taylor...

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Emotions: do they control us?

Recorded on: 18 January 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Lisa Bortolotti, Professor Giovanna Colombetti; Dr Benedetto De Martino

From financial decisions to medical choices and political beliefs, emotion plays a crucial role. What is emotion and...

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Non-Western Mathematics

Recorded on: 18 January 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Robin Wilson

Explore the mathematics of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, China, India, and the Mayans. Robin Wilson is Emeritus Professor...

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Debt, Demographics and the Distribution of Income: new challenges for monetary policy

Recorded on: 18 January 2016

Speaker(s): Dr Gertjan Vlieghe

Debt, demographics and the distribution of income can have significant and long-lasting effects on the economy....

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Expectations of Openness in an Age of Secrecy: where the 'Right to Know' comes from

Recorded on: 13 January 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Michael Schudson

In an age of WikiLeaks, Chelsea Manning, and Edward Snowden, it may seem odd to argue that we have expectations of...

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How to Have a Good Day

Recorded on: 13 January 2016

Speaker(s): Caroline Webb

Behavioural economics has the capacity to transform our everyday lives. Caroline Webb will demonstrate how easy it is...

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Economics Of Migration

Recorded on: 12 January 2016

Speaker(s): Professor Alan Manning

Immigration is currently the most common response when asked about the most important issues facing Britain. This...

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