Kieran Oberman (Associate Professor) and Thomas Ferretti (former LSE Philosophy Fellow) will take part in the upcoming LSE Festival. The festival takes place from 12-17 June 2023. Tickets for the programme are now available!

How does change affect people? How do people effect change? The LSE Festival 2023 will take place from Monday 12 to Saturday 17 June 2023. Join us in-person or online at our annual free public event series. You can find the programme here.

The festival offers many in-person and online talks all across LSE campus. Below you can find two Philosophy events, make sure to get your tickets!

Let Evil Prevail | LSE Festival

Speaker: Kieran Oberman (Associate Professor)

About: When people are attacked by criminals, terrorists, or despots, we feel an urge to respond. Billions are spent on police and military operations to protect people from attack.

In this show, philosopher Kieran Oberman argues that we are getting things all wrong. Strange as it sounds, justice often requires that we let evil prevail. Expect intriguing hypothetical examples, agonizing moral dilemmas and fiendish philosophical puzzles in a show that just might end up changing your opinions regarding the world’s most pressing problems.

Tickets: Please register here.

LSE Festival Event Page

How is AI Changing the World? | LSE Festival

Speakers: Christine Chow (Managing Director and the Global Head of Active Ownership at Credit Suisse Asset Management and an Advisory Board Member of LSE’s Inclusion Initiative), Thomas Ferretti (Lecturer at the University of Greenwich and former LSE Philosophy Fellow), Giulia Gentile (LSE Fellow in the LSE Law School), Michael Wooldridge (Professor of Computer Science at the University of Oxford)

About: The sudden rise of ChatGPT has confirmed that artificial intelligence is no longer a technology of the future, but is already shaping our everyday lives – from work and education to policing, transport and even sport, how is the world changing? And how can we be prepared?

Tickets: Please register here.

LSE Festival Event Page