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 GLOBAL DISORDER in which we:


Take stock of the various dislocations that continue to define global politics. How might the continued labour militancy we see around the world reshape politics? What hope is there for a progressive future in Russia? And what lessons can the history of failed revolutions teach contemporary social movements?

Upcoming Events

 Can Russia be Remade?

Speaker: Professor Nina Lvovna Khrushcheva

Date: Thursday 05 October 2023

Time: 6:30-8:00pm (BST)

*Co-hosted with the Department of Sociology*

This is an online public event, find out more here

 The Long Shadow of Failed Revolutions -- Postponed


 Organised labour and future of British politics

Speaker: Paul Nowak

Date: Monday 23 October 2023

Time: 6:30-8:00pm (BST)

This is an online public event, find out more here