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Global Energy Politics and Cost of Living Crisis

Hosted by The Ralph Miliband Programme

In-person and online public event (Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building)

Speaker

Professor Helen Thompson

Professor Helen Thompson

Chair

Dr Robin Archer

Dr Robin Archer

The war in Ukraine, mounting cost of living crisis and the looming threat of climate change all underscore the importance of energy to contemporary politics. To help make sense of this vital aspect of 21st century political economy, the Ralph Miliband Programme is joined by Helen Thompson to discuss how many of the defining dislocations of our contemporary world are best understood through the lens of energy politics.

Meet our speaker and chair

Helen Thompson (@HelenHet20) is Professor of Political Economy at the University of Cambridge. Her research focuses on the political economy of energy and the long history of the democratic, economic, and geopolitical disruptions of the twenty-first century. She is a columnist for the New Statesman and formerly a regular panellist on Talking Politics.

Robin Archer is the Director of the postgraduate programme in political sociology and the Director of the Ralph Miliband Programme at LSE.

More about this event

This event forms part of LSE’s Understanding the UK Economy series, showcasing research and expertise on the state of the UK economy, its global context and its future.

The Ralph Miliband Programme (@rmilibandlse) is one of LSE's most prestigious lecture series and seeks to advance Ralph Miliband's spirit of free social inquiry.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEUKEconomy

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This event will be streamed live on YouTube.

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