2005-2006 lecture series

States and Markets in a Global Age

That year's Ralph Miliband lecture series on 'States and Markets in a Global Age' included the following speakers and lectures:

November 18: Making Globalization more Development-friendly, Dani Rodrick, Professor of International Political Economy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Rodrick has published widely in the areas of international economics, economic development, and political economy. His research focuses on what constitutes good economic policy and why some governments are better than others in adopting it. Most recently he published 'In Search of the Holy Grail: Policy Convergence, Experimentation, and Economic Performance' (with Sharun Mukand), American Economic Review (March 2005).

January 12: A Critical Debate About the Nature of Globalisation, Martin Wolf, associate editor and chief economics commentator of The Financial Times; Special Professor at the School of Economics, University of Nottingham; and Visiting Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford University. Mr. Wolf was joint winner of the Wincott Foundation senior prize for excellence in financial journalism in both 1989 and 1997 and won the RTZ David Watt memorial prize in 1994. He has been a forum fellow at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum since 1999. Martin Wolf is the author of Why Globalization Works (Yale University Press, 2004). This lecture will be a controversy with Professor David Held on the form and changing nature of globalization and its impact.

February 8: The Future of the Left and its Economic Policy, Roberto Mangabeira Unger Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Unger is an active participant in Brazilian politics and advisor of world political leaders. His most recent book What Should the Left Propose? will be published January 2006. Previous publications include Knowledge and Politics; Law in Modern Society; and What Should Legal Analysis Become? His lecture will discuss the direction for which the Left should stand today in Europe and throughout the world, and which alternative exists for its economic policy. 

March 16: Pathologies of the State and the Market, Steven Lukes, Professor of Sociology at New York University (NYU). Lukes was Centennial Visiting Professor at LSE from 2000-2003. He is the author of numerous books and articles in political and social theory, on subjects such as the concept of power, individualism, the notion of the 'good society', rationality and relativism, Marxism and ethics, and moral conflict and politics. His present academic interests are in varieties of conceptions of power, new forms of liberalism, and the sociology of morality. Major publications include: Multicultural Questions (ed. jointly, 1999), Moral Conflict and Politics (1991), Power (ed.1986).   

March 31: Making the Doha Development Agenda a True Development Round, Valentine Sendanyoye-Rugwabiza, Deputy Director General of the WTO. She has extensive work experience in senior government and private sector positions. Over the last three years she has served simultaneously as Rwanda's permanent representative to the UN in Geneva, head of delegation to the WTO and ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Switzerland. She was also deputy head of delegation for her country's first Trade Policy Review in 2004. Prior to her current assignment she was adviser at the Council of Economic and Social Affairs in the Office of the Rwandan President in Kigali. In this capacity, she has represented the Government of Rwanda in numerous international conferences. She has been coordinator of the African Group in the WTO. She is one of the two Ambassadors representing the LDCs in the Integrated Framework Working Group and she initiated the Integrated Framework in Rwanda. 

May 3: The "Writing on the Wall": China's rise in the global era, Will Hutton, British writer, weekly columnist (and formerly editor-in-chief) for The Observer currently Chief Executive of The Work Foundation (formerly the Industrial Society). He was nominated Political Journalist of the Year by Granada TV's 'What the Papers Say' for his coverage of the 1992 ERM crisis. His book on Keynesian economics The Revolution That Never Was was published in 1986. Hutton is a member of the governing council of the Policy Studies Institute, the Institute for Political Economy and Charter 88. He is on the editorial board of New Economy and is a governor of LSE.

June 13: Keeping Markets in their Place: markets and morals in a global age, Michael Sandel, Professor of Government at Harvard University, is the author, most recently, of Public Philosophy: Essays on Morality in Politics (2005). His other writings include Liberalism and the Limits of Justice (Cambridge University Press, 1982, 2nd edition, 1997; translated into nine foreign languages), Democracy's Discontent (Harvard University Press, 1996).