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

Recorded on: 20 July 2017

Speaker(s): Bill Emmott

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

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

Recorded on: 18 July 2017

Speaker(s): Michael Cox

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

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First Confession: a sort of memoir

Recorded on: 11 July 2017

Speaker(s): Lord Patten

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

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Good Growth by Design – A Vision for London

Recorded on: 10 July 2017

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

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

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

Recorded on: 5 July 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Branko Milanovic

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

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

Recorded on: 4 July 2017

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

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

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Britain and France

Recorded on: 29 June 2017

Speaker(s): Edward Llewellyn

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

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International Law and New Wars

Recorded on: 21 June 2017

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

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

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

Recorded on: 21 June 2017

Speaker(s): Jamie Woodcock, Dr Alpa Shah

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

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Marketplaces and Market Design

Recorded on: 15 June 2017

Speaker(s): Professor Alvin Roth

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

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

Recorded on: 15 June 2017

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

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

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Inequalities: changing the terms of the debate

Recorded on: 14 June 2017

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

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

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The End of Globalisation, the Return of History

Recorded on: 12 June 2017

Speaker(s): Stephen D. King

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

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LSE Election Night Party 2017

Recorded on: 8 June 2017

Speaker(s): LSE Academics and guest speakers

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

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

Recorded on: 8 June 2017

Speaker(s): Dr Jana Uher

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

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

Recorded on: 7 June 2017

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

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

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The Revolution: it might be a dinner party after all

Recorded on: 6 June 2017

Speaker(s): James Meek

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

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Women, Peace and Security in the Global Arena

Recorded on: 5 June 2017

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

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

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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 | 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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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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