2004-2005 lecture series

Inequalities: dimensions and challenges

The 2004 Ralph Miliband lecture series on Inequalities: dimensions and challenges includes the following speakers and lectures:

  • Professor Lord Anthony Giddens, formerly Director of LSE and Professor of Sociology at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of numerous books, most recently volumes on the third way and its critics, Egalitarianism: old and new, 7 October 2004.
  • Professor John Hills, Director of the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion and Professor in Social Policy, Inequality and the State, 21 October 2004.
  • Professor Gøsta Esping-Andersen, professor and Dean of Social and Political Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Inequality and the Welfare State in Europe, 2 December 2004.
  • Barbara Ehrenreich and Polly Toynbee.  Polly Toynbee is a political and social commentator for The Guardian. Barbara Ehrenreich is a social critic and a regular columnist for The Progressive. Gender Inequality: old patterns, new challenges, 3 February 2005.
  • Dr. Branko Milanovic, lead economist at the World Bank and senior associate on a Trade, Equity and Development Project at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Global Inequality: from the end of World War II to today, 15 February 2005.
  • Professor Nancy Fraser, Henry A and Louise A Loeb Professor of Philosophy and Politics at the Graduate Faculty of New School University and co-editor of Constellations, Re-framing Justice in a Globalising World, 8 March 2005.
  • Professor Robert Reich, Hexter Professor of Social and Economic Policy, Brandeis University, and former US Secretary of Labor, What to Expect from the Second Bush Administration and Why, 22 March 2005.
  • Professor Thomas W. Pogge, associate professor at Columbia University and professorial research fellow at the Australian National University, and Professor Robert Wade, professor of political economy and development at LSE, Does Inequality Matter?, 26 April 2005.
  • Professor Richard Sennett, professor of Sociology at LSE and chair of the LSE Cities Programme, Culture and Inequality: a talk about talent, 4 May 2005.