Events and Podcasts

Lectures and seminars 2020

The Institute of Global Affairs (IGA) events explore how to tackle global challenges with guests from academia and public policy. The views expressed by speakers at LSE events are their personal views and do not represent the views of the School.

Past Events:


Events 2021 | Recordings

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Money and Power: the world leaders who changed economics

Tuesday 23 February, 4pm GMT | Online Public Event

Speaker: Sir Vince Cable, former Leader of the Liberal Democrats (2017 to 2019) and Professor in Practice, Institute of Global Affairs, LSE.

Discussant: Vicky Pryce, Chief Economic Advisor, Centre for Economics and Business Research and former Joint Head of the UK Government Economic Service.

Chair: Professor Andrés Velasco, Dean of the School of Public Policy, LSE.

Co-hosted with the LSE School of Public Policy.

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How to Make COVID-19 Vaccination a Success? Policy Priorities and Implementation from Israel and Around the World

Tuesday 26 January, 5:00pm GMT | Online Public Event

Speakers: Professor Ran Balicer, Chief Innovation Officer at Clalit Health Service, Head of the Cabinet’s Coronavirus Experts, Israel; Professor Olivier Wouters, Department of Health, LSE and Professor Prashant Yadav, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development; Affiliate Professor, INSEAD, and Lecturer-Harvard Medical School.

Chair: Piroska Nagy-Mohacsi, Interim Director, Institute of Global Affairs, LSE.

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Events 2020 | Recordings

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Maryam Annual Forum | One Year On: Lessons Learnt and ‘New Normals’ in a Post-COVID World

8, 9 and 10 December 

The first Maryam Annual Forum took place on 8th, 9th and 10th December 2020. The Annual Forum built upon the discussions and findings of each of the six Co-Labs with a view to highlighting, in particular, policy-relevant research findings and policy recommendations. During the Annual Forum, the work and results of each of the Co-Labs was presented, discussed and challenged.

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China: Engage – Avoid the New Cold World War

Tuesday 24 November, 13:00-14:15 

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Hungary and Other Emerging EU Countries in the Financial Storm

Wednesday 4 November, 13:00-14:00 

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Making Global Finance Work for All – Reforming the Global Development Architecture

Friday 30 October, 13:00-14:30 

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COVID-19: Impact on the Economy and Central Bank Policies

Thursday 29th October, 08:00-12:00 

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Launch: Digital City of Refuge

Wednesday 28th October, 18:00-19:30 

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 Mission Possible

Wednesday 14 October, 13:00-14:00 

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What Unites Ukrainians? 

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Reforming the Global Institutions: the case of the WTO

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Living with COVID-19: four futures, five contexts

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Journalism, Power and Pandemic

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Life After COVID-19: challenges and policy response

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Financing the Post-COVID-19 Recovery

Friday 19 June, 3.00pm | Online public event

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Shrinking Capitalism

Thursday 4 June, 1.00pm (BST) | Online public event

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Addressing the Pandemic: the pharmaceutical challenges

Tuesday 26 May, 12.00pm | Online public event

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Responding to a Pandemic: the view from Latin America

Friday 22 May, 4.00pm | Online public event

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COVID-19: keeping trade routes open

Thursday 30 April, 5.00pm | Online public event

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Fragile States Facing the COVID-19 Pandemic

Monday 27 April, 1.00pm | Online public event

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The Three Horsemen - Pandemic, War and Depression in the 20th Century

Friday 17 April, 5.00pm GMT | Online public event

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Coronavirus and the global economy: what next?

Thursday 16 April, 1.00pm GMT | Online public event

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The COVID-19 Crisis: Wartime and After…

Thursday 2 April, 2.00pm GMT | Online public event

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Should we be afraid of the rise of China?

Monday 9 March, 2.30pm | Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

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Financial Sector Transformation in Small Open Economies: What Role for Central Banks?

Wednesday 26 February, 6.30pm | Vera Anstey Room, Old Building, LSE

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The 2020 African Economic Outlook:                  Developing Africa’s Workforce for the Future

Thursday 20 February, 12.30pm | The Box, Pethick Lawrence House, LSE

Click here to read the African Economic Outlook 2020

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2020 LSESU Italian Forum                                    Beyond Brexit: the future of Europe in the Global Economy

Tuesday 18 February, 6.30pm | PAN.G.01, Pankhurst House, LSE

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Maryam Forum Launch: From rulership to leadership: who will lead the transformation?

Monday 20 January | Davos, Switzerland

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