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 NEW OPENINGS in which we ask:

What new openings are emerging for progressives as the world comes to grips with the virus? How might we learn from past political struggles to inform contemporary activism? What have recent events revealed about the unique dynamics of capitalism in the 21st century? And what new opportunities and issues will come to the fore as long-standing political certainties are thrown into question?


Upcoming Events

Global Tax Justice in the Twenty-First Century: promises and challenges

Speakers: Professor Jayati Ghosh; Alex Cobham; Dr Arun Advani

Date: Tuesday 01 February 2022

Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm

This is an online public event, find out more here.

H.G. Wells: science fiction, socialism and the founding of LSE

Speakers: Claire Tomalin; Dr Olga Sobolev; Dr Angus Wrenn

Date: Thursday 17 February 2022

Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm

 This is an online public event, find out more here.

Agonies of Empire: American power from Clinton to Biden

Speakers: Professor Michael Cox; Professor Caroline Kennedy-Pipe; Professor Peter Trubowitz

Date: Tuesday 01 March 2022

Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm

This is an online public event, find out more here.

Cannibal Capitalism

Speaker: Professor Nancy Fraser 

Date: Postponed, new date TBD

Time: TBD

This is an online public event, find out more here.