Upcoming LSE public lectures 

Michaelmas Term 2022 

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From Annexation to War: Russia's aggression in Ukraine

Monday 03 October 2022 6:30 - 8:00

Hosted by the European Institute

The panellists will reflect on what we know about Ukraine and Ukrainian citizens prior to and since Russia's aggression began, as well as perspectives we can take to understand the scale and consequences of Russia's aggression.

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Landscapes of Environmental Racism

Thursday 20 October 2022 6:30 - 8:00

Hosted by the International Inequalities Institute and Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity

Settler colonialism and racial capitalism in the US has resulted in dramatic forms of inequality through institutionalized, geopolitical, and environmental racism. Indigenous, black and Latinx communities suffer the health consequences of living in the most polluted and toxic environments. Indigenous peoples across the Americas are also at the forefront of opposition to the extraction and transportation of fossil fuels.

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Financing Ukraine's Recovery

Monday 24 October 2022 1:00 - 2:00

Hosted by the Financial Markets Group

Sergii Marchenko, Ukraine's Minister of Finance, outlines the recovery path that Ukraine is undertaking in the aftermath of Russia’s invasion.

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How Do We Eradicate Poverty?

Thursday 17 November 2022 6:30 - 8:00

Hosted by the Department of Social Policy and LSE Library

This event is inspired by the life, work and legacy of George Lansbury (1859–1940). A pioneering campaigner for peace, women’s rights, local democracy and improvements in labour conditions, Lansbury was an adopted East Ender who made a great contribution to local as well as national life.

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The Untold Story of the Golan Heights: Occupation, Colonization and Jawlani Resistance (Book Launch)

Thursday 24 November 17:00–18:00 GMT

This volume is the first academic study in English of Arab politics and culture in the occupied Golan Heights. It focuses on the indigenous community and their experience of everyday colonisation and resistance to settler colonisation.

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Everyone and No One: moral solicitude and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Tuesday 06 December 2022 6:30 - 8:00

Hosted by LSE Human Rights and Department of Sociology

In these times of multiple crises - of war, ecological catastrophe and resurgent decolonial contestations of the existing order - it often feels like the traditional tools of global governance have lost their relevance and power. In this year’s Annual Human Rights Day Talk, Siba N'Zatioula Grovogui invites us to revisit the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

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Past events

Democratic Backsliding, Resistance and Hope: the 2022 presidential election and prospects for democracy in Brazil

Wednesday 28 September 2022 6:30 - 8:00

Hosted by Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity and LSE Latin America and Caribbean Centre

Controversial far-right president Jair Bolsonaro is running for re-election. Could he win a second term? What is his legacy to Brazilian politics? Are his threats to Brazilian democracy credible?

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Understanding Palestine: An online journey through contemporary Palestinian realities

Tuesday 27 September 18:00–19:00 BST

Hosted by LSE Middle East Centre and LSE Eden Centre

This event will launch Makan's online course which aims to provide learners with a deeper understanding of the history of Palestine and the Palestinian people, their contemporary realities and rights, and the frameworks through which their lived experience can be analysed and understood. Makan is a Palestinian-led education organisation.

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Alliances and the Outbreak of the Second World War

Monday 21 March 2022 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Hosted by LSE IDEAS

Join us for the third Engelsberg Chair lecture of 2021/22 on alliances and war, delivered by historian Margaret MacMillan.

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Sexual Politics, Peace and Place: LGBT+ History Month

Wednesday 09 February 2022 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Hosted by the LSE Library

Join us to hear from LGBT History experts on intersections between sexuality and politics.

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Conflict, War & Revolution: the importance of violence in international politics

Wednesday 09 February 2022 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Hosted by LSE Press and the Department of Government

In his new book Paul Kelly considers the lessons about political violence, war and revolution to be learned from ten major thinkers over centuries – Thucydides, St Augustine, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Clausewitz, Lenin, Mao, Schmitt - and draws some lessons for our times. Join us as a panel of speaker discuss the theme of this new publication from LSE Press.

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Peacebuilding in Today's World

Friday 04 February 2022 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Hosted by the Department of International Development

Lise Grande will discuss the factors driving conflict in the next quarter century and the capacity of existing mechanisms and institutions to address these. David Keen will act as discussant for the event. 

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Religion and Human Rights in Greece

Monday 31 January 2022 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Hosted by the Hellenic Observatory

We bring together a scholar and a practitioner engaged in the study and implementation of religion-related human rights in Greece. Yannis Ktistakis, Judge of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) and Effie Fokas, researcher on ECtHR religion case law, will engage in a discussion about issues such as religious education in state schools, the legal status of religious minorities and exemption from sharia law (in the case of Muslims of Thrace), and of the critical role played by the ECtHR in such areas.

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How Can Evidence-Based Policing Advance Police Reform Overseas?

Thursday 27 January 2022 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Hosted by the Department of International Relations

This inter-disciplinary event brings together criminologists and political scientists from the Global South and North to answer what actually works to improve policing not only in the West but also in non-Western contexts.

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Victory and the Making of Peace: the Allies in the First World War

Monday 24 January 2022 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Hosted by LSE IDEAS

Join us for the second Engelsberg Chair lecture of 2021/22 on alliances and war, delivered by historian Margaret MacMillan.

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Dismantling the Apartheid of Our Time: the Palestinian Liberation Movement as an anti-racist struggle

Monday 13 December 2021 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Hosted by LSE Human Rights and the Department of Sociology

In April 2021, Human Rights Watch sent shock waves across the human rights community and political circles alike when it published a report accusing Israel of the Crimes of Apartheid and Persecution. The report built on decades of the intellectual work and political advocacy of Palestinians scholars and organizations. Notably, the HRW report diverges from those legacies in significant ways.

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Putting Peace Back Into Politics

Tuesday 9 November 2021 1pm-2.15pm

Hosted by LSE WPS

Join us as our speakers reflect on the cost of broken promises and the failure to learn lessons, whilst highlighting ways to effectively prioritise and foster peace in both politics and the public arena in the midst and in the aftermath of violent conflict.

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Social Unrest in Colombia and Chile: causes and cures

Friday 29 October 2021 6pm-7.30pm

Hosted by the LSE School of Public Policy

Why did Colombia and Chile experience bouts of social unrest and street violence recently? What are the roots of this discontent and what can be done about it? Might a new social contract in those countries provide a way out?

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The Geopolitics of Greece: continuities and discontinuities

Thursday 28 October, 4.00pm-5.30pm

Geopolitics has always been invoked as an explanation for Greek foreign policy and its position in the European and broader international order. This event will examine to what extent the intersection of geography and politics accounts for Greece’s external relations and to what extent it provides a useful link in understanding Greece’s international position in 1821 and the 21st Century.

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The Human in Human Rights - Part III

Wednesday 20 October 2021, 4pm-5.30pm

Hosted by LSE Human Rights and the Department of Sociology

In the final part of his three-part lecture series, Craig Calhoun explores how pursuing human rights is challenged not only by physical transformations of human beings but also changing relationships to each other through complex systems and technologies including artificial intelligence.

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Reconciliation Processes in Post-Conflict Societies: Colombia and beyond

Tuesday 5 October 2021, 4pm-5.30pm

Hosted by the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science 

Despite advances in the Colombian 2016 Peace Accords, central challenges remain, particularly in territories of the country heavily hit by violence. This online event will look at the context of peace, justice, forgiveness and reconciliation processes in Colombia and beyond, by sharing international experiences from other post-conflict societies.

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Transnational Organised Crime in the Western Balkans: Effects in the Region and Beyond

Thursday 7 October, 4.30 - 6pm 

Researchers and policy experts discuss how Western Balkans organised crime groups came to dominate the global criminal underground from North America to South Africa.

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Dramatic interactions for justice and peace

Wednesday 13 October, 6 - 7.30pm 

This unique event brings together artists and academics to experience and discuss how drama and storytelling can contribute to rebuilding identity and meaning in post-conflict societies. Extracts from two new audio plays by writers in Kosovo, part of a new podcast series from writers in the Balkans, will be streamed as part of a panel discussion between theatre makers and academics about the power and place of art in promoting justice and peace.

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Is Peace Just the Absence of War?

Tuesday 21 September 2021, 1pm-2.15pm

Hosted by the Centre for Women, Peace and Security 

21 September marks the International Day of Peace, an opportunity to commit to building a culture of peace. But what exactly is a culture of peace and how do we build it? On this 40th anniversary of World Peace Day our world is far from peaceful.

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