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Recent Podcasts

Prospects for the UK Economy and Public Spending After COVID-19: new austerity or a new economy?

Speakers: Stephanie Flanders, Senior Executive Editor for Economics at Bloomberg and Head of Bloomberg Economics; Professor Stephen Machin, Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for Economic Performance at LSE; Dr Gemma Tetlow, Chief Economist at the Institute for Government.

Date: Friday 10 July 2020, 11am - 12.30pm

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Negotiating Our Post-Brexit Future: where are we heading?

Speakers: Professor Catherine Barnard, Professor of European Union and Labour Law, University of Cambridge; Dr Meredith Crowley, Reader in International Economics at the University of Cambridge and Senior Fellow at the UK in a Changing Europe (UKCE); Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of British Chambers of Commerce; Professor Anand Menon, Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs at King’s College London, and Director of The UK in a Changing Europe; Professor Tony Travers, Associate Dean of the School of Public Policy at LSE.

Date: Tuesday 30 June 2020, 2pm - 3.30pm

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Financing the SDGs – Can the World Avoid Failure?

Speaker: Sir Suma Chakrabarti, President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD); Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and Chair of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group.

Date: Monday 29 June 2020, 1pm - 2pm

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Life After COVID-19: challenges and policy response

Date: Friday 26 June 2020, 12pm - 1.30pm

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Do we have the WHO we need? Global Health Governance and Reform

Speakers: Dr Lucie Gadenne, Assistant Professor, University of Warwick and Affiliate, CEPR; Professor Maitreesh Ghatak, Professor, LSE and Fellow, CEPR; Professor Rebecca Kataz, Professor and Director of the Center for Global Health Science and Security, Georgetown University Medical Center; Dr Clare Wenham, Assistant Professor of Global Health Policy, LSE.

Date: Thursday 25 June 2020, 1.30pm - 3pm

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COVID-19 in South Asia: Bangladesh, India and Pakistan

Speakers: Tania Aidrus, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, Digital Pakistan; Yamini Aiyar, President and Chief Executive of the Centre for Policy Research (CPR), New Delhi; Professor Jishnu Das, Professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy and the Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University and Professor Mushfiq Mobarak, Professor of Economics,Yale University.

Date: Monday 22 June 2020, 4pm- 5:30pm

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Brexit and the Post-COVID-19 Options for the Economy

Speakers: Professor Sir Tim Besley, School Professor of Economics of Political Science and Sir W. Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics, Department of Economics, LSE; Wolfgang Münchau, Director of Eurointelligence and columnist for the Financial Times; Vicky Pryce, Chief Economic Advisor, Centre for Economics and Business Research and former Joint Head of the UK Government Economic Service. 

Date: Monday 22 June 2020, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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Financing the Post-COVID-19 Recovery

Speakers: Dr Simeon Djankov, Co-Director for Policy and Research Fellow, Financial Markets Group, LSE and deputy prime minister and minister of finance of Bulgaria (2009 to 2013); Anne-Laure Kiechel, Global Sovereign Advisory; Professor Ugo Panizza, Professor of Economics and Pictet Chair in Finance and Development, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies; Dr Jeromin Zettelmeyer, Deputy Director in the Strategy, Policy and Review Department, IMF.

Date: Friday 19 June 2020, 3pm-4.30pm

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How did we end up here? Governance lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic

Speakers: Professor Karolina Ekholm, Stockholm University and Fellow, CEPR; Jeremy Farrar, Director, Wellcome Trust; Professor Bengt Holmström, Paul A. Samuelson Professor of Economics, MIT; Professor Devi Sridhar, Professor of Global Public Health, University of Edinburgh.

Date: Thursday 18 June 2020, 1.30-3pm

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Crucial Role of State Capacity in Crisis Response

Speakers: Professor Tim Besley, School Professor of Economics of Political Science and Sir W. Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics, Department of Economics, LSE; Professor Adnan Khan, Professor in Practice, School of Public Policy, LSE; Professor Margaret Levi, Sara Miller McCune Director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Professor of Political Science, and Senior Fellow of the Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University.

Date: Tuesday 16 June, 5pm-6.30pm

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Digital Currencies and Stable Coins as Crisis Management Tools

Speakers: Benoît Cœuré, Head of the Innovations Hub, Bank for International Settlements; Christina Segal-Knowles, Executive Director for Financial Markets Infrastructure, Bank of England; Professor Ricardo Reis, A. W. Phillips Professor of Economics, LSE and Fellow, CEPR.

Date: Thursday 11 June, 2pm - 3.30pm

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Fiscal Policies to Support People and Growth During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Speakers: Simeon Djankov, Research Fellow, Financial Markets Group, LSE; W. Raphael Lam, Senior Economist, Fiscal Affairs Department of the IMF; Catherine Pattillo, Assistant Director, Fiscal Affairs Department and Chief of the Fiscal Policy and Surveillance Division, IMF; Mehdi Raissi, Senior Economist, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF.

Date: Monday 8 June, 3pm-4.30pm

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Shrinking Capitalism

Speakers: Professor Philippe Aghion, Professor of Economics, College de France; Professor Samuel Bowles, Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Professor Wendy Carlin, Professor of Economics, University College London; Professor David Soskice, Professor, LSE School Professor of Economics and Political Science, LSE.

Date: Thursday 4 June, 1.30pm - 3pm

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The Political Economy of COVID-19 – what do we learn from Emerging Europe?

Speakers: Professor Selva Demiralp, Koc University; Professor Sergei Guriev, Sciences Po and Fellow, CEPR; Professor Beata Javorcik, Chief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Fellow, CEPR; Dr Kori Udovicki, Chair, Center for Advanced Economic Studies (CEVES) and former Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia.

Date: Thursday 28 May 2020, 1.30pm - 3pm

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Addressing the Pandemic: the pharmaceutical challenges

Speakers: Professor Kalipso Chalkidou, Director of Global Health Policy and a Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development; Dr Panos Kanavos, Associate Professor of International Health Policy, Department of Health Policy (LSE) and Deputy Director, LSE Health; Professor Margaret Kyle, Chair in Intellectual Property and Markets for Technology, MINES ParisTech; Professor Ken Shadlen, Professor of Development Studies and Head of Department, Department of International Development, LSE.

Date: Tuesday 26 May 2020, 12pm - 1.30pm

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Responding to a Pandemic: the view from Latin America

Speakers: Fernando Henrique Cardoso, President of Brazil, 1995-2002; Laura Chinchilla, President of Costa Rica, 2010-2014; Ricardo Lagos, President of Chile, 2000-2006; Juan Manuel Santos, President of the Republic of Colombia, 2010-2018; Dr Ernesto Zedillo, President of Mexico, 1994 to 2000.

Date: Friday 22 May 2020, 4pm - 5.30pm

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Recovering from COVID-19: China and global value chains

Speakers: Professor Pol Antrás, Harvard University; Davin Chor, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College; Alicia Garcia-Herrero, Natixis; Huang Haizhou, National School of Development, Peking University;Jin Keyu, LSE.

Date: Thursday 21 May 2020, 1pm - 2.30pm

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COVID-19: the economic policy response

Speakers: Professor Adnan Khan, Professor in Practice, School of Public Policy, LSE; Professor Ricardo Reis, Arthur Williams Phillips Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, LSE; Professor Silvana Tenreyro, Professor in Economics, Department of Economics, LSE.

Date: Monday 18 May 2020, 4pm - 5.30pm

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Living with lockdowns: Early lessons from India's Covid-19 response

Speakers: Yamini Aiyar, Centre for Policy Research; Kaushik Basu, Cornell University; Ashwini Deshpande, Ashoka University; Maitreesh Ghatak, LSE  and CEPR; Debraj Ray, NYU and CEPR.

Date: Thursday 14 May 2020, 1.30pm - 3pm

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The Great Reversal in the Time of COVID-19

Professor Thomas Philippon, Max L. Heine Professor of Finance, Stern School of Business, New York University; and Dr Angelo Martelli, Assistant Professor in European and International Political Economy, European Institute at LSE.

Date: Wednesday 13 May 2020, 18:00 - 19:30

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Strategic Leadership in the Time of COVID-19

Speakers: David Petraeus, Partner at KKR and Chairman of the KKR Global Institute; Professor Michael Barzelay, Professor of Public Management in LSE's Department of Management and Dr Shirley Yu, Senior Visiting Fellow, LSE Institute of Global Affairs.

Date: Monday 11 May 2020, 4.30pm - 6pm.

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Born Out of Necessity: a debt standstill for COVID-19

Speakers: Professor Patrick Bolton, Professor of Finance and Economics, Imperial College London; Professor Lee Buchheit, Honorary Professor, University of Edinburgh Law School; Professor Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, Professor of Global Management, UC Berkeley; Professor Mitu Gulati, Professor of Law, Duke Law School, Duke University; Professor Ugo Panizza, Professor of Economics and Pictet Chair at the Graduate Institute, Geneva; and Professor Beatrice Weder di Mauro, Professor of International Economics, Graduate Institute of Geneva.

Date: Thursday 7 May, 1.30pm - 2.30pm.

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Coronavirus and Brexit: two cases of quarantine? 

Speakers: Sir Simon Fraser, former Permanent Secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and Head of the UK Diplomatic Service; Dr Sara Hagemann, Academic Director for the School of Public Policy, LSE; Professor Christian Lequesne, Professor at the Sciences-Po Centre for International Studies; Professor Brigid Laffan, Director of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute (EUI).

Date: Thursday 30 April 2020, 2pm - 3.30pm.

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The COVID-19 Crisis Response: putting women at the centre

Speakers: Professor Naila Kabeer, Professor of Gender and Development, Department of Gender Studies and Department of International Development, LSE; Sanam Naraghi Anderlini MBE, Director of the Centre for Women, Peace and Security, LSE and Dr Clare Wenham, Assistant Professor of Global Health Policy, LSE.

Date: Wednesday 29 April 2020, 1pm - 2.30pm.

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Fragile States Facing the COVID-19 Pandemic

Speakers: Professor Oriana Bandiera, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, LSE and Director, STICERD; Professor Tim Besley, School Professor of Economics of Political Science and Sir W. Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics in the Department of Economics at LSE; Dr Raphael Espinoza, Deputy Division Chief in the Fiscal Affairs Department, International Monetary Fund; Professor Adnan Khan, Professor in Practice, LSE School of Public Policy; Dr Ralph Chami, Assistant Director (ICD), International Monetary Fund; Dr Jonathan Leape, Associate Professor of Economics, LSE and Director, LSE International Growth Centre.

Date: Monday 27 April 2020, 1pm - 2.30pm.

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COVID-19 and the social contract on North Africa and the Middle East

Speakers: Masood Ahmed, President, Centre for Global Development; Professor Melani Cammett, Chair of the Academy of International and Area Studies, Harvard Univerity; Professor Stephen Hertog, Middle East Centre, LSE; Khalid Abdulla-Janahi, Chairman, Vision 3 and former Deputy Chair of the World Economic Forum Arab Business Forum.

Date: Thursday 23 April, 3.30pm - 5pm.

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The Swedish Exception: early lessons from Sweden's different approach to COVID-19

Speakers: Professor Peter Baldwin, New York University of California; Dr Sara Hagemann, Academic Director, LSE School of Public Policy; Professor Ole Petter Ottersen, Rector, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm; Professor Lars Trägårdh, Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University, Stockholm.

Date: Wednesday 22 April, 3.30 - 5pm.

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Now or Never: crafting the COVID-19 response

Speakers: Rt Hon Gordon Brown, United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education and former UK Prime Minister (2007-2010); Dame Minouche Shafik, LSE Director; Professor Lawrence H Summers, President Emeritus and Charles W. Eliot University Professor, Harvard University; Professor Andrés Velasco, Dean, School of Public Policy, LSE.

Date: Tuesday 21 April, 4.30pm - 6pm.

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What is the Coronavirus telling us about the state in Europe?

Speakers: Dr Joan Costa-Font, Associate Professor in European Politics, European Institute, LSE; Professor Kevin Featherstone, Professor in European Politics, European Institute, LSE; Professor Waltraud Schelkle, Professor in Political Economy, European Institute, LSE. 

Date: Thursday 2 April 2020, 6pm - 7.15pm.  

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Archive 

2019-20

The State of European Banking Union: two proposals to resurrect it

Speaker: Professor Luis Garicano, Member of the European Parliament and leader of Ciudadanos in Europe.

Date: Tuesday 25 February 2020, 18:30-20:00
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE.

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Windows of Opportunity: how nations create wealth

Speaker: Lord Sainsbury, Chancellor of the University of Cambridge and former Minister of Science and Innovation.

Date: Monday 24 February 2020, 18:30-20:00
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE.

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Brexit and the future of British Politics 

Speakers: Professor Sara Hobolt, Sutherland Chair in European Institutions and Professor in the Department of Government and the European Institute, LSE; Professor Tony Travers is Associate Dean of the LSE School of Public Policy, LSE, and Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice-Chancellor of The University of Buckingham.

Date: Monday 17 February 2020, 18:30-20:00
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE.

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China - a Tale of Two Decades: what the shifts of the past decade mean for the next

Speaker: Joe Horn-Phathanothai, Founder and CEO of Strategy613.

Date: Thursday 13 February 2020, 18:30-20:00
Venue: NAB 2.04, New Academic Building, LSE.

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The Future of Anglo-German relations: beyond Brexit 

Speakers: Rt Hon Baroness Pauline Neville-Jones, Conservative peer in the House of Lords and former Minister for Security and Counter Terrorism; Sir Malcolm Rifkind, former British MP, and previous UK Defence Secretary and Foreign Secretary; and Dr Norbert Röttgen, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the German Bundestag.

Date: Monday 3 February 2020, 18:30-20:00
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE.

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Brexit - third time lucky? 

Speakers: Professor Catherine Barnard, Professor of European Union and Labour Law at Trinity College, University of Cambridge; Vicky Pryce, former Joint Head of the UK Government Economics Service; and Sir Ivan Rogers, former Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the European Union.

Date: Friday 31 January 2020, 18:30-20:00
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE.

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The Implications of Brexit for the UK Economy 

Speakers: Dr Gerard Lyons, Chief Economic Strategist at challenger wealth manager Netwealth and Board Member of Bank of China (UK); Vicky Pryce, Chief Economic Advisor, CEBR and Professor John Van Reenen, former Joint Head of the UK Government Economic Service and Ronald Coase Chair in Economics, Department of Economics, LSE.

Date: Monday 27 January 2020, 18:30-20:00
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE.

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Europe 2020: the European year in review

Speakers: Dr Swati Dhingra, Associate Professor in Economics, LSE; Dr Spyros Economides, Associate Professor in International Relations and European Politics, European Institute, LSE; Dr Sara Hagemann, Academic Director for the LSE School of Public Policy, and Professor Sara Hobolt, Sutherland Chair in European Institutions, Department of Government, LSE.

Date: Tuesday 03 December 2019, 18:30-20:00
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE.

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Regional Economic Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean: Stunted by Uncertainty

Speakers: Alejandro Werner, Director of the Western Hemisphere Department, IMF; Dr Veronica Rappoport, Associate Professor of Management, LSE and Second Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Argentina; Jorge Roldos, Assistant Director in the Western Hemisphere Department, Regional Studies Division, IMF.

Date: Monday 02 December 2019, 18:30-20:00
Venue: CLM 4.02, Clement House, LSE.

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The UK and Germany in a Changing Europe

Speaker: H.E. Dr Peter Wittig, German Ambassador to the UK.

Date: Tuesday 12 November, 19:00-20:15
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE.

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Women vs Capitalism: why we can't have it all in a free market economy

Speaker: Vicky Pryce, Chief Economic Adviser, Centre for Economics and Business Research.

Date: 11 November 2019, 18:30-20:00
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE.

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Brexit meets its Halloween? Assessing the Immediate Future for the UK and the EU

SpeakersProfessor Catherine Barnard, Professor of European Union and Labour Law at Trinity College, University of Cambridge; Vicky Pryce, former Joint Head of the UK Government Economics Service; Sir Ivan Rogers, former Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the European Union, and Professor Tony Travers, Associate Dean of the LSE School of Public Policy and Professor in Practice, Department of Government, LSE.

Date: Thursday 31 October, 18:30-20:00.
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE.

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Protecting All: Risk Sharing for a Diverse and Diversifying World of Work

SpeakersProfessor Nicholas Barr, Professor in Public Economics, European Institute, LSE; Dr Francesca Bastagli, Principal Research Fellow, Head of Programme - Social Protection and Social Policy, Overseas Development Institute; Truman G. Packard, Lead Economist at the World Bank Group; Michal Rutkowski, Global Director for Social Protection and Jobs, World Bank Group.

Date: Wednesday 30 October, 10:30-12:00
Venue: Shaw Library, 6th Floor, Old Building, LSE   

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SPP Women's Network Annual Launch

Gender Denial: The Greatest Barrier Women Face at Work

SpeakersMichelle King, Head of the Global Innovation Coalition for Change, UN Women; Belinda Riley, Diversity and Inclusion Lead, EMEIA TAS Talent, EY; Sevi Simavi, Associate Director and Advisor to the Vice President, EBRD; Tamara Gillan, Founder and CEO, Cherry London, and Founder, Wealthiher Network.

Date: Thursday 10 October 2019, 19:00- 20:30.
Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE.              

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The New Approaches of the Belt and Road Initiatives

SpeakerProfessor Huang Renwei, Executive Director-General, Fudan Institute of Belt and Road and Global Governance.

Date: 2 October 2019, 18:30-20:00                   

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2018-19

In conversation with Sergio Fajardo Valderrama

Speakers: Sergio Fajardo Valderrama, Colombian politician and mathematician; Professor Andrés Velasco, the Dean of the School of Public Policy.

Date: Tuesday 14 May, 18:30-20:00

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Brexit: the Constitution and the future of the UK

Speaker: Vernon Bogdanor, Research Professor in the Centre for British Politics and Government, King’s College London.

Date:Tuesday 19 February, 18:30-20:00 

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Policy-Making in an Age of Populism - Launch of the School of Public Policy

Speakers: Professor Jason Furman, Professor at the John Kennedy School of Government, Harvard; Professor Sara Hobolt, Sutherland Chair in European Institutions and Professor in the Department of Government and the European Institute; Yascha Mounk, Lecturer on Government at Harvard University and Senior Fellow at New America; Professor Andrés Velasco, Dean of the School of Public Policy.

Thursday 29 November, 18:30-20:00

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Future Politics: living together in a world transformed by tech

Speaker: Jamie Susskind, author, speaker, and practising barrister.

Tuesday 6 November, 18:30-20:00

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2017-18

Sir Nick Clegg: flying the flag for openness: why liberalism still matters

Speaker: Sir Nick Clegg, served as Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2015 and as Leader of the Liberal Democrats from 2007 to 2015.

Tuesday 12 June, 18:00-19:30

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Robert Peston: WTF: what the f--- happened and what happens next? 

Speaker: Robert Peston, ITV's political editor, presenter of the politics show Peston on Sunday and founder of the education charity, Speakers for Schools

Monday 6 November, 18:30-20:00

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Post-Truth: why we have reached peak bullshit and what we can do about it

Speaker: Evan Davis, presenter on Newsnight (BBC 2), The Bottom Line (Radio 4) and Dragons’ Den (BBC 2).

Wednesday 18 October, 18:30-20:00

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2016-17

Good Growth by Design – A Vision for London

Speaker: Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London.

Discussants: Professor Ricky Burdett, Professor of Urban Studies at LSE and Director of LSE Cities and the Urban Age Programme; Sadie Morgan, founding director of leading architectural practice dRMM; Jackie Sadek, founder and Chief Executive of UK Regeneration (UKR).

Monday 10 July, 18:30-20:00

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