The Ralph Miliband programme

The Ralph Miliband programme is one of the LSE's most prestigious public lecture series, receiving attention not only at the LSE but across London, the UK, and globally. 


The programme was set up in 1996 thanks to a generous anonymous benefaction from a former PhD student inspired by "Ralph Miliband's contribution to social thought". He specified that the funds be used in memory of his friend and mentor 'to advance his spirit of free social inquiry' and the diversity of thought that has always been the hallmark of LSE.

Convenor: Dr Robin Archer, Director of the Postgraduate Programme in Political Sociology

This year's theme is THE WORLD UNMADE in which we:

Take stock of a world that seems to have stepped out of the Covid-19 pandemic and into an ever more precarious reality. How have long-standing geopolitical certainties been upended? What is to be done about the mounting cost of living crises that threaten to swamp entire economies? And what new possibilities have emerged for a left resurgence? 


Upcoming Events

 Global Energy Politics and the Cost of Living Crisis

Speaker: Professor Helen Thompson

Date: Monday 20 Februrary 2023

Time: 6:3-pm-8:00pm

Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

This is both an online and in-person event, details about how to register to follow shortly

 Who Are We Now?

Speaker: Jason Cowley


Time: -- 

Location: --

Postponed, more details to follow shortly

 Can Russia be Remade?

Speakers: Professor Nina Khrushcheva


Time: --

Location: --

Postponed, more details to follow shortly

Earlier this year:

The Rise and Fall of the Neo-Liberal Order

Speaker: Gary Gerstle

Date: Monday 17 October 2022

Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm

Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

Lula and the Latin American Left

Speakers: Andre Singer and Claudia Heiss

Date: Monday 7 November 2022

Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm

Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building