PodcastBanner2

Podcasts

Missed one of our events? Listen to the podcast.

Recent Podcasts

What kind of macroeconomics is useful when formulating policy?

Now that COVID-19 is in retreat, and the "special economics" of the pandemic no longer apply; and now that inflation concerns have resurfaced powerfully - what kind of macroeconomics do policymakers need to know? And how should they be taught it?

Date: Tuesday 16 November 2021.

Listen to the podcast or watch the video.


Nicaragua’s Electoral Pantomime: how should Western democracies respond?

On the 7th of November Nicaragua held elections. There are widespread allegations that the elections were neither free nor fair. Named a “pantomime” by US President Biden, denounced as “illegitimate” by Spain and the EU, and “not credible” according to the OAS, over 150 political figures have been imprisoned and opposition parties systematically banned. The speakers discuss the situation on the ground in Nicaragua and appropriate response from Western democracies.

Listen to the podcast or watch the video.


The Raging 2020s: Companies, Countries, People - and the Fight for Our Future

Alec Ross discusses his latest book, The Raging 2020s, which through interviews with the world’s most influential thinkers and stories of corporate activism and malfeasance, government failure and renewal, examines the economic and political forces that brought us to where we are today and looks at the trends shaping the decade to come.

Date: Wednesday 10 November 2021.

Listen to the podcast or watch the video.


Social Unrest in Colombia and Chile: causes and cures - Panel 2

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? Two former presidents, Juan Manuel Santos from Colombia and Ricardo Lagos from Chile, discuss the issues with LSE Director Minouche Shafik and economist Mauricio Cárdenas.

Date: Friday 29 October 2021.

Listen to the podcast or watch the video.


Social Unrest in Colombia and Chile: causes and cures - Panel 1

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? Associate Professor Ana Arjona and Dr Marcela Ríos to discuss these issues with Dr Mauricio Cárdenas and Professor Andrés Velasco.

Date: Friday 29 October 2021.

Listen to the podcast or watch the video.


The Aristocracy of Talent: how meritocracy made the modern world

Adrian Wooldridge discusses his latest book, in which he traces the history of meritocracy forged by the politicians and officials who introduced the revolutionary principle of open competition, the psychologists who devised methods for measuring natural mental abilities and the educationalists who built ladders of educational opportunity. He looks outside western cultures and shows what transformative effects it has had everywhere it has been adopted, especially once women were brought into the meritocractic system.

Date: Thursday 14 October 2021

Listen to the podcast or watch the video.


Changing Cultures: How are cultural institutions reframing their relationships with audiences, the community and the city?

This Urban Age Debate brought together emerging and established policy makers, academics, and culture leaders to rethink collaboration between the city, community, and culture today and over the next decades.

Date: Wednesday 13 October 2021

Watch the video.


The Indian Economy: recent developments and prospects

In this event, the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, Shri Shaktikanta Das, and the Chair of the 15th Indian Finance Commission, N.K. Singh, discuss the challenges facing the economy of India and what we can expect from it in the future.

Date: Monday 11 October 2021

Listen to the podcast or watch the video.


Opportunities for Stronger and Sustainable Post-Pandemic Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean

This panel from the IDB and LSE discuss the 2021 Latin American and Caribbean Macroeconomic Report and its diagnosis of a rapidly changing environment and policy recommendations aimed to bring relief, maintain economic stability, and keep the core of the economy intact.

Date: Thursday 7 October 2021

Listen to the podcast or watch the video.


Reciprocity and the Welfare State

The speakers discuss their contributions to the issue of the LSE Public Policy Review. This issue, titled Beveridge 2.0: Reciprocity Across the Life-Cycle focuses on the relationships between individuals and between generations that underpin welfare state institutions.

Listen to the podcast or watch the video.


My Secret Brexit Diary

In June 2016, the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. As the EU's chief negotiator, for four years Michel Barnier had a seat at the table as the two sides thrashed out what Brexit would really mean. The result would change Britain and Europe forever. During the 1600 days of complex and often acrimonious negotiations, Michel Barnier kept a secret diary. He recorded his private hopes and fears, and gave a blow-by-blow account as the negotiations oscillated between consensus and disagreement, transparency and lies.

Date: Monday 27 September 2021

Listen to the podcast or watch the video.


Themes

Brexit

My Secret Brexit Diary

In June 2016, the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. As the EU's chief negotiator, for four years Michel Barnier had a seat at the table as the two sides thrashed out what Brexit would really mean. The result would change Britain and Europe forever. During the 1600 days of complex and often acrimonious negotiations, Michel Barnier kept a secret diary. He recorded his private hopes and fears, and gave a blow-by-blow account as the negotiations oscillated between consensus and disagreement, transparency and lies.

Date: Monday 27 September 2021

Listen to the podcast or watch the video.


 

UK Market Regulation After Brexit: higher, lower or stay the same?

How best can the UK economy compete in the world of the future? What model of market regulation should we seek and can we realistically attain? And, over what time scale? How far might the UK’s strategy be blown off course by wider, exogenous pressures or by domestic pushback? What accommodation should we seek in regulatory standards with our external partners? The panel will discussed the prospects for the future, the opportunities and the threats.

Date: Tuesday 9 March 2021

Listen to the podcast or watch the video. 


How Was Brexit For You? A Reflection On What We Learnt

Brexit represents the biggest systemic shock to the UK economy, society and politics for generations. Adapting to the 2016 referendum result has confronted established assumptions about the system, created the need to shift behaviours, and raised new questions about the model to be championed – while institutions struggle with new policy dilemmas, often of a transformative nature. So, what are we learning and what do we still need to learn if the UK is to make a success of Brexit? The panel will consider the changes occurring across government, the economy and society.

Date: Wednesday 17 February 2021

Listen to the podcast.


Outside the EU: options for Britain

In the debates about the UK’s future relationship with the European Union, all sorts of possible alternatives have been bandied about, from “Singapore on the Thames” to “Canada Plus”, from “Switzerland” to “Ukraine”, from “Norway” to “Australia”. But what do these alternative relationship models really consist of and would they be viable for the UK? This event discusses the various options available to the UK, as outlined in Martin Westlake's book Outside the EU: options for Britain.

Date: Tuesday 9 February 2021

Listen to the podcast.


The Impact of Brexit on Higher Education

Universities increasingly compete in globalised markets. The EU has encouraged student mobility through programmes like Erasmus. Graduate students, in particular, seek education across Europe. Researchers collaborate in increasingly dense cross-national networks. What impact might Brexit have on students and research? What might universities themselves do to mitigate the impact of any new barriers? How can the UK best compete internationally? Our panel will consider where we are and where we might be heading.

Date: 

Listen to the podcast. 


The 'True' Brexit: where are we now?

Speakers: Professor Katy Hayward, Professor of Political Sociology at Queen’s University Belfast and a Senior Fellow at ‘The UK in a Changing Europe’; Vicky Pryce, Chief Economic Advisor at the Centre for Economics and Business Research and former Joint Head of the UK Government Economic Service; Jill Rutter, Senior Research Fellow at the UK in a Changing Europe; Professor Tony Travers is Associate Dean of the School of Public Policy at LSE.

Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone, Eleftherios Venizelos Professor in Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor in European Politics and the Director of the Hellenic Observatory.

Date: Thursday 10 December

Listen to the podcast


After Brexit: the UK in the North Atlantic trade triangle

Speakers: Anthony Gardner, former US Ambassador to the European Union; Beatrice Kilroy-Nolan, former senior EU and trade advisor to the Prime Minister in No.10 Downing Street; Luisa Santos, Deputy Director General at BusinessEurope.

Date: Thursday 12 November 2020

Listen to the podcast. 


Brexit and Culture Wars: is this a new 'normal'?

Speakers: Professor John Denham, Director of the Centre for English Identity and Politics at the University of Southampton and former Labour cabinet minister; Professor Sara Hobolt, Sutherland Chair in European Institutions and professor in the Department of Government and the European Institute; Chaminda Jayanetti, politics, social policy and public services journalist who has been published in The GuardianThe Independent, and The Observer.

Date: Monday 05 October 2020

Listen to the podcast.

COVID-19


Opportunities for Stronger and Sustainable Post-Pandemic Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean

This panel from the IDB and LSE discuss the 2021 Latin American and Caribbean Macroeconomic Report and its diagnosis of a rapidly changing environment and policy recommendations aimed to bring relief, maintain economic stability, and keep the core of the economy intact.

Date: Thursday 7 October 2021

Watch the video.


 

Seven Ways to Change the World - How To Fix The Most Pressing Problems We Face

In his newest book, Gordon Brown states that there are seven major global problems we must address: global health; climate change and environmental damage; nuclear proliferation; global financial instability; the humanitarian crisis and global poverty; the barriers to education and opportunity; and global inequality and its biggest manifestation, global tax havens. Each one presents an immense challenge that requires an urgent global response and solution. All should be on the world’s agenda today. None can be solved by one nation acting on its own, but all can be addressed if we work together as a global community.

Date: Tuesday 6 July 2021

Listen to the podcast or watch the video.


Perspectives on the COVID-19 Pandemic

Scholars from across the School explore a range of key questions the pandemic has raised - from the factors shaping government responses and collective behaviour, to the relationship between policy-making and scientific evidence; from the impact of the pandemic on economic policy and employment, to how it intersected with inequalities related, for instance, to gender or ethnicity.

Date: Tuesday 29 June 2021

Listen to the podcast or watch the video.


Liars: falsehood and free speech in an age of deception

Voter fraud, the legitimacy of COVID-19, and fake news are just a few examples of the lies that have recently been spreading like wildfire. Lying has been around for as long as we can remember but today is different, and in many respects, worse. Falsehoods are amplified as never before through powerful social media platforms that reach billions. And unfriendly governments, including Russia, are circulating lies in order to destabilize other nations, including the United Kingdom and the United States. In the face of those problems, Cass Sunstein probes the fundamental question of how we can deter lies while also protecting freedom of speech in his new book Liars: Falsehoods and Free Speech in an Age of Deception.

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

Listen to the podcast or watch the video.


Rescue: from global crisis to a better world

We are at a crossroads. The wrecking-ball of COVID-19 has destroyed global norms. Many think that after the devastation there will be a bounce back. This event event explored Ian Goldin's latest book, Rescue: From Global Crisis to a Better World.

Listen to the podcast or watch the video.


Doom: the politics of catastrophe

Drawing from multiple disciplines, including economics, network science and cliodynamics, Niall Ferguson's new book, Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe offers not just a history but a general theory of disaster. 

Date: Thursday 20 May 2021

Listen to the podcast or watch the video.


Lessons Learnt from the Pandemic

Over a year on from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, what key lessons have been learnt that should shape the policies that national and global actors should pursue.

Date: Thursday 13 May 2021

Listen to the podcast or watch the video.


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

With several vaccines against the COVID-19 virus finally available around the world, the next big challenge is how to swiftly and safely distribute them with the right priority both nationally and globally. Israel presently leads the world having vaccinated over 25 percent of its population, and other countries - primarily the United Kingdom - have embarked on a concentrated mass effort. However, even countries with a successful vaccination programme jump-start are now racing against time with the rapid spread of new variants of the virus that have necessitated the most stringent lockdowns to date.

This panel of renowned experts discuss policy options and strategies for expedited mass vaccination, the extent the current lockdowns support these strategies while impacting the economy, and what constitutes real success - and ultimately victory - over the virus around the globe.

Date: Tuesday 27 January 2021

Watch the video


Living with COVID-19: four futures, five contexts

Speakers: Dr Caroline Buckee, Associate Professor, Harvard University; Astrid Haas, Policy Director, International Growth Centre, LSE/Oxford; Professor Edward Holmes, University of Sydney; and Professor Gabriel Leung, Dean, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong.

Date: Friday 25 September 2020

Watch the video recording.


Innovation and Inclusive Growth: COVID-19 as a window of opportunity

Speakers: Gordon Brown, United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education and former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; Professor Mariana Mazzucato, Professor in the Economics of Innovation & Public Value, University College London (UCL), and Founding Director of the UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose; Lord David Sainsbury, former Finance Director and Chairman, J. Sainsbury plc, and founder of the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, and Institute for Government; Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Senior Minister in the Singapore Cabinet and former Deputy Prime Minister.

Date: Friday 11 September 2020

Listen to the podcast.


Populism in the Post-COVID-19 World

Speakers: Professor Sara Hobolt, Sutherland Chair in European Institutions and Professor in the Department of Government and the European Institute; Dr Michael Ignatieff, Canadian author, academic and former politician, rector and President of Central European University; Rt Hon Jesse Norman, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, responsible for HM Revenue and Customs and the National Infrastructure Strategy; Professor Andrés Velasco, Professor of Public Policy and Dean of the School of Public Policy, LSE.

Date: Thursday 23 July 2020

Listen to the podcast.


How to Reform the WTO?

Speakers: Jesus Seade, candidate for WTO Director-General, Chief Negotiator of the USMCA, and Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico; Sir Vince Cable, Professor in Practice at the Institute of Global Affairs, LSE, former Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (2010-2015).

Date:

Listen to the podcast.


Journalism, Power and Pandemic

Speakers: Anushka Asthana, editor-at-large for The Guardian, and host of the daily news podcast, Today in FocusPippa Crerar, Political Editor of the Daily Mirror and Parliamentary Press Gallery chair; Annette Dittert, London Bureau Chief of ARD; Richard Horton, Editor of The Lancet; Craig Oliver, former No10 Director of Politics & Communications and Editor of BBC News at 6pm & 10pm.

Date: Wednesday 15 July 2020

Listen to the podcast.


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

Listen to the podcast.


Policies to Fight the Pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean

Speakers: Malcolm Geere, Inter-American Development Bank Executive Director for the United Kingdom; Dr Eric Parrado Herrera, Chief Economist and General Manager of the Research Department, Inter-American Development Bank; Dr Victoria Nuguer, Senior Researcher, Inter-American Development Bank’s Research Department; Dr Andrew Powell, Principal Advisor in the Research Department (RES), Inter-American Development Bank; Professor Andrés Velasco, Dean, School of Public Policy, LSE.

Date:

Listen to the podcast.


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

Listen to the podcast.


Life After COVID-19: challenges and policy response

Date: Friday 26 June 2020

Listen to the podcast.


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

Watch the video recording.


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

Listen to the podcast.


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

Listen to the podcast.


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

Listen to the podcast.

Watch the video recording.


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

Watch the video recording.


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 2020

Listen to the podcast.

Watch the video recording.


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 2020

Watch the video recording.


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 2020

Listen to the podcast.


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 2020

Watch the video recording.


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

Watch the video recording.


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

Listen to the podcast.


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

Listen to the podcast.


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

Watch the video.


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

Listen to the podcast.


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

Watch the video.


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

Listen to the podcast.


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

Listen to the podcast.


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 2020

Watch the video recording.


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

Listen to the podcast.


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

Watch the video recording.


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

Watch the video recording.


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

Watch the video recording.


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.

Watch the video recording.


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.

Listen to the podcast.

 


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.  

Listen to the podcast.

Policy in Practice Seminars

Policy in Practice seminar with Mirian Vilela

Speaker: Mirian Vilela, Executive Director of the Earth Charter International Secretariat.
Chair: Professor Adnan Khan, Professor in Practice at the School of Public Policy.

Date: Thursday 4 March 2021

Listen to the podcast.


Policy in Practice seminar with Carlos Raúl Morales

Speaker: Carlos Raúl Morales, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guatemala 2014 - 2017. 
Chair: Vanessa Rubio-Márquez, Professor in Practice, School of Public Policy.

Date: Thursday 25 February 2021

Listen to the podcast.


Policy in Practice seminar with Sir Peter Hendy

Speaker: Sir Peter Hendy, Chair of Network Rail.
Chair: Professor Tony Travers, Associate Dean of the School of Public Policy.

Date: Thursday 11 February 2021

Listen to the podcast.


Policy in Practice seminar with Vanessa Rubio-Márquez

Speaker: Vanessa Rubio-Márquez, Professor in Practice, School of Public Policy.
Chair: Professor Andrés Velasco, Dean of the School of Public Policy.

Date: Thursday 4 February 2021

Listen to the podcast.


Policy in Practice seminar with Greg Fischer

Speaker: Greg Fischer, Chief Economist at Y Analytics
Chair: Professor Adnan Khan, Professor in Practice, School of Public Policy, LSE

Date: Thursday 3 December 2020

Listen to the podcast.


Policy in Practice: How we think, who we trust and what we do… What do public policy professionals need to get better at? 

Speaker: Nick Rowley, Former Advisor on Sustainability and Climate change to UK Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Chair: Professor Adnan Khan, Professor in Practice, School of Public Policy, LSE

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

Listen to the podcast


Policy in Practice: State capacity and what it takes to reform from the grassroots 

Speaker: Yamini Aiyar, President and Chief Executive of Centre for Policy Research India 
Chair: Professor Adnan Khan, Professor in Practice, School of Public Policy, LSE

Date: Thursday 5 November 2020

Listen to the podcast.


Policy in Practice: "What I wished I knew then..."

Speaker: Lant Pritchett, RISE Research Director at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, UK 

Chair: Professor Adnan Khan, Professor in Practice, School of Public Policy, LSE 

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

Listen to the podcast.


Policy in Practice: Transforming Governance in Africa: Insights from a Personal Journey

Speaker: Jennifer Musisi, City Leader In Residence at the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School  

Date: Thursday 15 October 2020 

Listen to the podcast.

Urban Age Debates

Changing Cultures: How are cultural institutions reframing their relationships with audiences, the community and the city?

This Urban Age Debate brought together emerging and established policy makers, academics, and culture leaders to rethink collaboration between the city, community, and culture today and over the next decades.

Date: Wednesday 13 October

Watch the video.


 

Localising Transport: towards the 15-minute city or the one-hour metropolis?

This Urban Age Debate brings together prominent leaders in mobility and economics who have made profound impacts on the shape of cities, to discuss the future of urban transportation and accessibility over the next decade.

Date: Thursday 20 May 2021

Watch the video.


Humanising the City: can the design of urban space promote cohesion and healthier lifestyles?

This Urban Age Debate brought together prominent city-shapers and commentators who are committed to making cities more liveable, more democratic and more complex. Using images of recent projects in Mexico City, Mumbai, New York, Moscow and London, architects and urbanists explored the deep connections between the design of public space and social inclusion as cities strive to become more humane, domestic, and home to diverse communities.

Date: Tuesday 27 April 2021

Watch the video.


Urban Age Debates: cities in the 2020s

Socialising Remote Work: will changing patterns in knowledge work reduce or amplify the human need to meet in cities?

The debate interrogates the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the dramatic shift in working conditions, how sites of knowledge work have adapted, and how cities can maintain their economic and cultural vibrancy without negatively impacting on productivity, connectivity and personal freedom.

Date: 19 January 2021

Watch the video

Archive 

2020-21

Reset: reclaiming the internet for civil society

Professor Ron Deibert explores the disturbing impact of the internet and social media on politics, the economy and the environment, and asks us to consider how best to construct a viable communications ecosystem that supports civil society and contributes to the betterment of the human condition.

Hosted by the LSE School of Public Policy and the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy.

Date: Wednesday 7 July 2021

Listen to the podcast or watch the video


Seven Ways to Change the World - How To Fix The Most Pressing Problems We Face

In his newest book, Gordon Brown states that there are seven major global problems we must address: global health; climate change and environmental damage; nuclear proliferation; global financial instability; the humanitarian crisis and global poverty; the barriers to education and opportunity; and global inequality and its biggest manifestation, global tax havens. Each one presents an immense challenge that requires an urgent global response and solution. All should be on the world’s agenda today. None can be solved by one nation acting on its own, but all can be addressed if we work together as a global community.

Date: Tuesday 6 July 2021

Listen to the podcast or watch the video.


Perspectives on the COVID-19 Pandemic

Scholars from across the School explore a range of key questions the pandemic has raised - from the factors shaping government responses and collective behaviour, to the relationship between policy-making and scientific evidence; from the impact of the pandemic on economic policy and employment, to how it intersected with inequalities related, for instance, to gender or ethnicity.

Date: Tuesday 29 June 2021

Listen to the podcast or watch the video.


Haldane and LSE: applying political philosophy to public service in today's polarised politics

Richard Haldane pioneered cross-party and cross-sector cooperation. How might Haldane's approach - that of the philosopher-statesman - be applied to politics today?

Date: Thursday 10 June 2021

Listen to the podcast or watch the video.


Liars: falsehood and free speech in an age of deception

Voter fraud, the legitimacy of COVID-19, and fake news are just a few examples of the lies that have recently been spreading like wildfire. Lying has been around for as long as we can remember but today is different, and in many respects, worse. Falsehoods are amplified as never before through powerful social media platforms that reach billions. And unfriendly governments, including Russia, are circulating lies in order to destabilize other nations, including the United Kingdom and the United States. In the face of those problems, Cass Sunstein probes the fundamental question of how we can deter lies while also protecting freedom of speech in his new book Liars: Falsehoods and Free Speech in an Age of Deception.

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

Listen to the podcast or watch the video.


Rescue: from global crisis to a better world

We are at a crossroads. The wrecking-ball of COVID-19 has destroyed global norms. Many think that after the devastation there will be a bounce back. This event event explored Ian Goldin's latest book, Rescue: From Global Crisis to a Better World.

Listen to the podcast or watch the video.


Doom: the politics of catastrophe

Drawing from multiple disciplines, including economics, network science and cliodynamics, Niall Ferguson's new book, Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe offers not just a history but a general theory of disaster. 

Date: Thursday 20 May 2021

Listen to the podcast or watch the video.


Urban Age Debates: cities in the 2020s

Localising Transport: towards the 15-minute city or the one-hour metropolis?

This Urban Age Debate brings together prominent leaders in mobility and economics who have made profound impacts on the shape of cities, to discuss the future of urban transportation and accessibility over the next decade.

Date: Thursday 20 May 2021

Watch the video.


Lessons Learnt from the Pandemic

Over a year on from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, what key lessons have been learnt that should shape the policies that national and global actors should pursue.

Date: Thursday 13 May 2021

Listen to the podcast or watch the video.


Urban Age Debates

Humanising the City: can the design of urban space promote cohesion and healthier lifestyles?

This Urban Age Debate brings together prominent city-shapers and commentators who are committed to making cities more liveable, more democratic and more complex. Using images of recent projects in Mexico City, Mumbai, New York, Moscow and London, architects and urbanists explore the deep connections between the design of public space and social inclusion as cities strive to become more humane, domestic, and home to diverse communities.

Date: Tuesday 27 April 2021

Watch the video.


Online Conference

Central Bank Digital Currencies: international and domestic challenges

The objective of this conference was to address current cutting edge questions related to the development and deployment of CBDC bringing together scholars, central banks, banks, and fintech companies to facilitate an inter-active and inter-disciplinary dialogue on the relationship between CBDC and new roles for central bank money. The conference aimed to offer the best possible insights about and serve as reference for CBDC.

Date: Thursday 22- Friday 23 April 2021

Watch the livestreaming recording. 

Drugs and Development Policies: a discussion with the Global Commission on Drug Policy

This high-level discussion will explores the experiences of four former heads of state or government, from four regions in the world, who discuss the medium and long-term solutions to the harms created by current drug control policies.   

Listen to the podcast.


Beveridge 2.0: Doing Good and Doing Well: Individual and Organisational Motivations for Public Benefit

While the role the public sector has been highlighted in face of current challenges, individuals, private and third sector organisations have also played a critical role in creating positive social and environmental impacts and, more generally, promoting the public good. This webinar explores the motivations and incentive structures that private individuals and organizations have to contribute to public benefit.  

Date: Monday 22 March 2021 

Watch the livestreaming recording.


UK Market Regulation After Brexit: higher, lower or stay the same?

How best can the UK economy compete in the world of the future? What model of market regulation should we seek and can we realistically attain? And, over what time scale? How far might the UK’s strategy be blown off course by wider, exogenous pressures or by domestic pushback? What accommodation should we seek in regulatory standards with our external partners? The panel will discussed the prospects for the future, the opportunities and the threats.

Date: Tuesday 9 March 2021

Listen to the podcast.


Policy in Practice seminar with Mirian Vilela

Speaker: Mirian Vilela, Executive Director of the Earth Charter International Secretariat.
Chair: Professor Adnan Khan, Professor in Practice at the School of Public Policy.

Date: Thursday 4 March 2021

Listen to the podcast.


Policy in Practice seminar with Carlos Raúl Morales

Speaker: Carlos Raúl Morales, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guatemala 2014 - 2017. 
Chair: Vanessa Rubio-Márquez, Professor in Practice, School of Public Policy.

Date: Thursday 25 February 2021

Listen to the podcast. 


Money and Power: the world leaders who changed economics

Through economics, our politicians have the power to transform people’s lives for better or worse. In this magisterial history, economist and politician Sir Vince Cable examines the legacy of 16 world leaders who transformed their countries’ economic fortunes and who also challenged economic convention. From Thatcher to Trump, from Lenin to Bismarck, Money and Power provides a whole new perspective on the science of government. Examining the fascinating interplay of economics and politics, this is a compelling journey through some of the most significant people and events of the last 300 years.

Date: Tuesday 23 February 2021

Listen to the podcast.

Watch the video.


How Was Brexit For You? A Reflection On What We Learnt

Brexit represents the biggest systemic shock to the UK economy, society and politics for generations. Adapting to the 2016 referendum result has confronted established assumptions about the system, created the need to shift behaviours, and raised new questions about the model to be championed – while institutions struggle with new policy dilemmas, often of a transformative nature. So, what are we learning and what do we still need to learn if the UK is to make a success of Brexit? The panel will consider the changes occurring across government, the economy and society.

Date: Wednesday 17 February 2021

Listen to the podcast.


Policy in Practice seminar with Sir Peter Hendy

Speaker: Sir Peter Hendy, Chair of Network Rail.
Chair: Professor Tony Travers, Associate Dean of the School of Public Policy.

Date: Thursday 11 February 2021

Listen to the podcast.


Outside the EU: options for Britain

In the debates about the UK’s future relationship with the European Union, all sorts of possible alternatives have been bandied about, from “Singapore on the Thames” to “Canada Plus”, from “Switzerland” to “Ukraine”, from “Norway” to “Australia”. But what do these alternative relationship models really consist of and would they be viable for the UK? This event discusses the various options available to the UK, as outlined in Martin Westlake's book Outside the EU: options for Britain.

Date: Tuesday 9 February 2021

Listen to the podcast. 


Policy in Practice seminar with Vanessa Rubio-Márquez

Speaker: Vanessa Rubio-Márquez, Professor in Practice, School of Public Policy.
Chair: Professor Andrés Velasco, Dean of the School of Public Policy.

Date: Thursday 4 February 2021

Listen to the podcast.


One Step Ahead: mastering the art and science of negotiation

For over twenty years David Sally has been teaching the art of negotiation at leading business schools and to executives at top companies. Now, in his new book he delivers the proven, clear, actionable insights you need to stay competitive in an ever-changing marketplace. In One Step Ahead, David Sally provides the fundamental wisdom that elevates the sophisticated negotiator above everyone else. Readers will gain the advantage in everything from determining when to negotiate and deciphering a game strategically, to understanding which personality traits matter, why emotions are not necessarily to be avoided, and how to be tough and fair.

Based on cutting-edge studies and real-world results, and drawing parallels to everything from the NBA to the corner con game to Machiavelli, Xi Jinping, and Barack Obama, One Step Ahead upends conventional wisdom to make sure that you have what it takes to stay one step ahead―no matter whom you are facing across the table.

Date: Wednesday 3 February 2021

Listen to the podcast. 


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

With several vaccines against the COVID-19 virus finally available around the world, the next big challenge is how to swiftly and safely distribute them with the right priority both nationally and globally. Israel presently leads the world having vaccinated over 25 percent of its population, and other countries - primarily the United Kingdom - have embarked on a concentrated mass effort. However, even countries with a successful vaccination programme jump-start are now racing against time with the rapid spread of new variants of the virus that have necessitated the most stringent lockdowns to date.

This panel of renowned experts discuss policy options and strategies for expedited mass vaccination, the extent the current lockdowns support these strategies while impacting the economy, and what constitutes real success - and ultimately victory - over the virus around the globe.

Date: Tuesday 27 January 2021

Watch the video


The Impact of Brexit on Higher Education

Universities increasingly compete in globalised markets. The EU has encouraged student mobility through programmes like Erasmus. Graduate students, in particular, seek education across Europe. Researchers collaborate in increasingly dense cross-national networks. What impact might Brexit have on students and research? What might universities themselves do to mitigate the impact of any new barriers? How can the UK best compete internationally? Our panel will consider where we are and where we might be heading.

Date: 

Listen to the podcast.


Humanitarian dimensions of the war in Nagorno-Karabakh

This session discusses the humanitarian consequences of the six-week war in and around Nagorno-Karabakh that erupted between Armenia and Azerbaijan in autumn 2020. The brutal fighting in Karabakh – an Armenian-populated enclave within Azerbaijan - ended with a Russian-brokered ceasefire that sealed Azerbaijan’s victory in the war. The war that was launched at the peak of the global pandemic has left many humanitarian challenges, including the need to ensure basic needs and well-being of returning residents in Karabakh as well as those who are being displaced from Karabakh, the faith of war prisoners, and the livelihoods of border communities affected by a new division of borders between the two countries.

Date: Monday 25 January 2021

Listen to the podcast


Urban Age Debates: cities in the 2020s

Socialising Remote Work: will changing patterns in knowledge work reduce or amplify the human need to meet in cities?

The debate interrogates the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the dramatic shift in working conditions, how sites of knowledge work have adapted, and how cities can maintain their economic and cultural vibrancy without negatively impacting on productivity, connectivity and personal freedom.

Date: 19 January 2021

Watch the video


Beveridge 2.0: the supportive state

Panellists come together to discuss the latest issue of the LSE Public Policy ReviewBeveridge 2.0: The Supportive StateBeveridge 2.0: The Supportive State is the second issue of the LSEPPR, a brand new public policy journal hosted by the School of Public Policy at LSE and published by LSE Press. The LSEPPR publishes thematic issues, bringing together policy-relevant research from across the social sciences.

Date: 13 January 2021

Listen to the podcast.


Maryam Annual Forum

Call to Action – Public Declaration to G7 and G20 and National Leaders

Finalisation and validation session with Erik Berglof (Chair), LSE and AIIB; Mandeep Bains, LSE; Piroska Nagy-Mohácsi, LSE and LSE Maryam Forum Students.

Watch the video.


Maryam Annual Forum

Changing Policy Making for Good: Discussion with the LSE Maryam Forum Students

10 December 2020

A thought provoking discussion between students and policy makers, where students engage with policy practitioners to learn their views on the validity of recommendations against the challenges of implementation in reality.

This session provides an opportunity for the next generation of leaders to learn from the experience of experts and understand the challenges of policymaking in the real world. As experts in their roles, policymakers draw out priorities to manage risks and disruptions and discuss viable strategies that leaders and governments must adopt in the new post-Covid paradigm. Through this dialogue we hear policymakers and students brainstorm to find practical ways of ensuring policies that create long-term value for humanity. 

Watch the video.


Maryam Annual Forum

Charting a New Path on Climate Change, Oceans and Financial Risks

10 December 2020

Decision makers often shy away from investment in climate resilience because of its lack of political appeal.  But such investments, including investing in our planet’s natural resources – or “natural capital” – in particular, are cost effective and can be hugely beneficial for whole sectors of society.  They are crucial to reducing the negative impact of climate change, unlocking development potential and protecting our environment. What can policymakers, including central banks and regulators, do to encourage the flow of finance to our cities, our forests and our oceans to reduce the risks from climate change? What can we all do to make sure our COVID economic recovery packages include both the policies and investments for climate change mitigation and adaptation?

Watch the video.


Maryam Annual Forum

Innovation and Inclusive Growth: how to transform global linkages and industrial policy for a new era

10 December 2020

The economic and public health challenges and policy responses created by Covid-19 have led to an acceleration of some key pre-existing trends, namely: geo-political fragmentation, the reorganisation of global value chains and the adoption of new technologies. These shifts have profound implications for patterns of economic growth and prosperity.  This webinar will discuss how policy makers can best leverage new opportunities (such as artificial intelligence, big data and working-from-home) to pursue sustainability and inclusivity through innovative solutions. The webinar will discuss how public policies can embrace an open and ‘global’ approach to the generation of innovation, growth and employment opportunities, such that internationalisation, foreign direct investment and global value chains can take centre stage in an inclusive recovery after the pandemic.

Watch the video.


Maryam Annual Forum

Conversation of the Implications of the US Elections for the World

10 December 2020

Professor Michael Cox and Professor Sergei Guriev discuss the implications of the US elections for the world.

Watch the video.


Maryam Annual Forum

Human Mobility: Towards Enhanced Integrationand Social Cohesion

9 December 2020

Migration and forced displacement feature prominently in national, regional, and global politics and policies. Yet, the debate is often infused with a political and populist narrative that is not founded in evidence. Given this backdrop, the webinar on Human Mobility will seek to have a factual discussion on these emotive issues, grounded in recent research. The panel will also discuss a set of potential policy solutions to both improve the integration of migrants and refugees in labour markets and to promote healthy attitudes towards them to bolster social cohesion.

Watch the video.


Maryam Annual Forum

How to Lead Better Responses to Global Emergencies?

9 December 2020

COVID-19 has presented a serious, almost existential, challenge to every country around the world, and is the definition of a truly global emergency. While national responses have varied in effectiveness, because of differing leadership and state capacity, the pandemic has also highlighted how the global and national systems we have in place for dealing with global emergencies are either not fit for purpose or have been hamstrung by those upon whose leadership they depend. Global emergencies demand coordinated responses, effective institutions and global public goods like data. 

The panel discuss recent research and the key lessons learned from the COVID crisis and propose solutions bringing together global health, epidemiology and economics. How can we integrate experimentation and active real-time learning into policy-making in a crisis?  How can we share national data across borders for the benefit of all? How can we support developing countries now to the build economic resilience to deal with a future crisis?

Watch the video.


Maryam Annual Forum

High Level Policy Panel: a new paradigm for the post-COVID world

9 December 2020

Rarely, perhaps never, has the world faced such an array of challenges, as distinct as they are interdependent. At the forefront are a health catastrophe and an economic crisis that together are blighting lives and jeopardizing the fight against hunger, poverty, inequality and climate change.

With the vaccine now within reach, policy attention can focus on what should be a transformational recovery. The crisis provides a unique opportunity for nations and the global community to re-evaluate many aspects of modern economy, society, and government. If we return to the “old normal,” this window of opportunity will have been lost.

Against this backdrop, we ask our panelists the following questions. What are the key policy priorities for economic recovery? How should we deal with the legacy of the crisis response: historically high public and corporate debt, worsening inequality, and a cohort of children who have missed a year of education? How do we make faster progress against climate change in this new context? How do we factor into policy the implications – both good and bad – of the step change in digitalisation in all aspects of our lives over just 10 months? How do we reform global processes and institutions? Are we ready for a new social contract, and if so, what should it look like? 

Watch the video.

Watch the highlights.


Maryam Annual Forum

Why Does Globalization Fuel Populism, and What Can We Do About It?

8 December 2020

Professor Dani Rodrik explores the globalisation backlash and the ways (hyper-) globalisation has produced a political counter-reaction. He presents an alternative model of globalisation that is more compatible with economic prosperity and social inclusion.

Watch the video.


Maryam Annual Forum

Democracy and Disinformation

8 December 2020

Digital technology has fundamentally undermined previous definitions of a democratic information environment. In the 20th century democracies were defined by freedom of expression, pluralism and the metaphor of a ‘marketplace of ideas’, and authoritarian regimes by censorship and state media control. Today, however, we see authoritarians and ‘hybrid’ regimes multiplying content rather than constricting it: flooding the information space with unprecedented amounts of digitally powered disinformation, and undermining critics with cyber militias and online mobs. Meanwhile, inside democracies pluralism is tipping into polarisation so extreme it breaks down the possibility for deliberative debate.

The principles underpinning a democratic information environment need to be reimagined for the digital age. What sort of oversight and control do we need over algorithms and the design of online platforms? How can we reinvent media to overcome polarisation? Can democracies build coalitions to withstand the authoritarian threat?

Watch the video


Maryam Annual Forum

New Rules for Finance & the Global Financial Architecture?

8 December 2020

The emergency response to the COVID crisis has exacerbated many of the issues our economies have been facing since the global financial crisis. Governments are financing themselves through national debt issuance only seen in wartime. Central banks’ unconventional instruments have been massively scaled up and currency swaps of leading central banks have been rolled out.

The urgency - and innovativeness - with which these decisions had to be made has allowed policy to outpace theory. This gap in knowledge urgently needs to be bridged, so that informed decisions can be made on the issues facing central banking decisions.

Watch the video


Maryam Annual Forum

What Do Leaders Need to Change NOW?

8 December 2020

Our world has been transformed and convulsed in the year since COVID-19 disrupted all our lives. Some leaders have been inspirational, so they thrived, but many leaders have struggled and quite a few failed.

LSE Maryam Forum students discuss new ideas on how policies must change, drawing on LSE’s new Co-Labs on key policy challenges. They will debate new ideas on how leadership must adapt to thrive and address the huge challenges looming for 2021

Watch the video

2019-20

Policy in Practice seminar with Greg Fischer

Speaker: Greg Fischer, Chief Economist at Y Analytics
Chair: Professor Adnan Khan, Professor in Practice, School of Public Policy, LSE

Date: Thursday 3 December, 6-7:30pm

Listen to the podcast. 


The 'True' Brexit: where are we now?

Speakers: Professor Katy Hayward, Professor of Political Sociology at Queen’s University Belfast and a Senior Fellow at ‘The UK in a Changing Europe’; Vicky Pryce, Chief Economic Advisor at the Centre for Economics and Business Research and former Joint Head of the UK Government Economic Service; Jill Rutter, Senior Research Fellow at the UK in a Changing Europe; Professor Tony Travers is Associate Dean of the School of Public Policy at LSE.

Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone, Eleftherios Venizelos Professor in Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor in European Politics and the Director of the Hellenic Observatory.

Date: Thursday 10 December, 5pm- 6:30pm 

Listen to the podcast


Lives, Livelihoods and Lockdowns: debating COVID-19 policy trade-offs

Speakers: Professor Dame Sally Davies, Master of Trinity College, University of Cambridge and a Special Envoy on AMR (antimicrobial resistance) for the UK Government; Professor Paul Dolan, Professor of Behavioural Science, LSE; Professor Sunetra Gupta, Professor of Theoretical Epidemiology, University of Oxford; Professor Carl Heneghan, a clinical epidemiologist and Professor of Evidence-based Medicine, University of Oxford; Professor David Hunter, Richard Doll Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine and Director of the Translational Epidemiology Unit at the Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford.

Chair: Professor Julia Black, Strategic Director of Innovation and Professor of Law, LSE.

Date: Wednesday 2 December, 1pm - 2.15pm

Listen to the podcast


Policy in Practice Seminar: 

How we think, who we trust and what we do… What do public policy professionals need to get better at? 

Speaker: Nick Rowley, Former Advisor on Sustainability and Climate change to UK Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Chair: Professor Adnan Khan, Professor in Practice, School of Public Policy, LSE

Date: Thursday 19 November, 7:00-8:30pm

Listen to the podcast


After Brexit: the UK in the North Atlantic trade triangle

Speakers: Anthony Gardner, former US Ambassador to the European Union; Beatrice Kilroy-Nolan, former senior EU and trade advisor to the Prime Minister in No.10 Downing Street; Luisa Santos, Deputy Director General at BusinessEurope.

Date: Thursday 12 November 2020, 5pm- 6:30pm

Listen to the podcast. 


Policy in Practice Seminar

State capacity and what it takes to reform from the grassroots 

Speaker: Yamini Aiyar, President and Chief Executive of Centre for Policy Research India 
Chair: Professor Adnan Khan, Professor in Practice, School of Public Policy, LSE

Date: Thursday 5 November, 16:00-17:30 

Listen to the podcast.


Hungary and Other Emerging EU Countries in the Financial Storm

Speakers: Julia Kiraly, Associate Professor of Finance and Monetary Economics, International Business School (IBS) Budapest; Piroska Nagy Mohacsi, Interim Director and Programme Director, Institute of Global Affairs at the LSE School of Public Policy; Richard Portes, Professor of Economics; Academic Director, AQR Asset Management Institute at the London Business School.

Chair: Erik Berglöf, Chief Economist, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB); Professor, LSE School of Public Policy and Fellow, CEPR. 

Date: Wednesday 4th November 2020, 1pm - 2pm

Watch the video recording.


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

Speakers: Jin Liqun, President, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB); Raghuram Rajan, Professor, Booth School of Business, former Governor, Reserve Bank of India; Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Senior Minister, Singapore; Ksenia Yudaeva, Deputy Governor, National Bank of Russia

Chair: Erik Berglöf, Chief Economist, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) Professor, LSE School of Public Policy and Fellow, CEPR. 

Date: Friday 30 October 2020, 2pm-3.30pm

Watch the video recording.


Policy in Practice Seminar: 

"What I wished I knew then..."

Speaker: Lant Pritchett, RISE Research Director at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, UK 

Chair: Professor Adnan Khan, Professor in Practice, School of Public Policy, LSE 

Date: Thursday 29 October, 18:00-19:30 

Listen to the podcast.


Conference:

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

Speakers: Various. Please see conference programme.

Date: Thursday 29 October, 8am 

Watch the video recording.


Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World

Speaker: Fareed Zakaria, CNN journalist, political scientist and author.
Chair: Professor Andrés Velasco, Professor of Public Policy and Dean of the School of Public Policy, LSE.

Date: Wednesday 28 October 2020 2pm-3pm

Listen to the podcast.


Policy in Practice Seminar:

Transforming Governance in Africa: Insights from a Personal Journey

Speaker: Jennifer Musisi, City Leader In Residence at the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School  

Date: Thursday 15 October, 18:00-19:30 

Listen to the podcast.


Randomized Control Trials in the Field of Development; a critical perspective

Speakers: Isabelle Guérin, Senior Research Fellow, French Institute of Research for Sustainable Development and Associate, French Institute of Pondicherry; François Roubaud, Senior Research Fellow, French Institute of Research for Sustainable Development; Sir Angus Stewart Deaton FBA, Senior Scholar and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs Emeritus at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and the Economics Department, Princeton University; Professor Lant Pritchett, RISE Research Director, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. 

Date: Monday 12 October, 6pm-7.30pm

Listen to the podcast.


Brexit and Culture Wars: is this a new 'normal'?

Speakers: Professor John Denham, Director of the Centre for English Identity and Politics at the University of Southampton and former Labour cabinet minister; Professor Sara Hobolt, Sutherland Chair in European Institutions and professor in the Department of Government and the European Institute; Chaminda Jayanetti, politics, social policy and public services journalist who has been published in The GuardianThe Independent, and The Observer.

Date: Monday 05 October 2020, 5pm-6.30pm BST

Listen to the podcast.


Living with COVID-19: four futures, five contexts

Speakers: Dr Caroline Buckee, Associate Professor, Harvard University; Astrid Haas, Policy Director, International Growth Centre, LSE/Oxford; Professor Edward Holmes, University of Sydney; and Professor Gabriel Leung, Dean, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong.

Date: Friday 25 September 2020, 1.30pm-3pm

Watch the video recording.


Greed is Dead: politics after individualism

Date: Tuesday 15 September 2020, 6pm - 7pm

Listen to the podcast.


Innovation and Inclusive Growth: COVID-19 as a window of opportunity

Speakers: Gordon Brown, United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education and former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; Professor Mariana Mazzucato, Professor in the Economics of Innovation & Public Value, University College London (UCL), and Founding Director of the UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose; Lord David Sainsbury, former Finance Director and Chairman, J. Sainsbury plc, and founder of the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, and Institute for Government; Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Senior Minister in the Singapore Cabinet and former Deputy Prime Minister.

Date: Friday 11 September 2020, 1pm - 2.30pm

Listen to the podcast.


The Tyranny of Merit: what's become of the common good?

Speaker: Professor Michael Sandel, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government, Harvard University, and author.

Date: Wednesday 9 September 2020, 6pm-7pm

Listen to the podcast.


Populism in the Post-COVID-19 World

Speakers: Professor Sara Hobolt, Sutherland Chair in European Institutions and Professor in the Department of Government and the European Institute; Dr Michael Ignatieff, Canadian author, academic and former politician, rector and President of Central European University; Rt Hon Jesse Norman, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, responsible for HM Revenue and Customs and the National Infrastructure Strategy; Professor Andrés Velasco, Professor of Public Policy and Dean of the School of Public Policy, LSE.

Date: Thursday 23 July 2020 1pm-2.30pm

Listen to the podcast.


How to Reform the WTO?

Speakers: Jesus Seade, candidate for WTO Director-General, Chief Negotiator of the USMCA, and Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico; Sir Vince Cable, Professor in Practice at the Institute of Global Affairs, LSE, former Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (2010-2015).

Date:

Listen to the podcast.


Journalism, Power and Pandemic

Speakers: Anushka Asthana, editor-at-large for The Guardian, and host of the daily news podcast, Today in FocusPippa Crerar, Political Editor of the Daily Mirror and Parliamentary Press Gallery chair; Annette Dittert, London Bureau Chief of ARD; Richard Horton, Editor of The Lancet; Craig Oliver, former No10 Director of Politics & Communications and Editor of BBC News at 6pm & 10pm.

Date: Wednesday 15 July 2020, 3pm-4pm

Listen to the podcast.


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

Listen to the podcast.


Policies to Fight the Pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean

Speakers: Malcolm Geere, Inter-American Development Bank Executive Director for the United Kingdom; Dr Eric Parrado Herrera, Chief Economist and General Manager of the Research Department, Inter-American Development Bank; Dr Victoria Nuguer, Senior Researcher, Inter-American Development Bank’s Research Department; Dr Andrew Powell, Principal Advisor in the Research Department (RES), Inter-American Development Bank; Professor Andrés Velasco, Dean, School of Public Policy, LSE.

Date:

Listen to the podcast.


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

Listen to the podcast.


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

Listen to the podcast.


Life After COVID-19: challenges and policy response

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

Listen to the podcast.


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

Watch the video recording.


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

Listen to the podcast.


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

Listen to the podcast.


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

Listen to the podcast.

Watch the video recording.


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

Watch the video recording.


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

Listen to the podcast.

Watch the video recording.


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

Watch the video recording.


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

Listen to the podcast.


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

Watch the video recording.


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

Watch the video recording.


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

Listen to the podcast.


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

Listen to the podcast.


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

Watch the video recording.


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

Listen to the podcast.


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

Watch the video recording.


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

Listen to the podcast.


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.

Listen to the podcast.


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.

Watch the video recording.


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.

Listen to the podcast.


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.

Watch the video recording.


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.

Watch the video recording.


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.

Watch the video recording.


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.

Watch the video recording.


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.

Listen to the podcast.


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.  

Listen to the podcast.


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.

Listen to the podcast.


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.

Listen to the podcast.


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.

Listen to the podcast


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.

Listen to the podcast.


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.

Listen to the podcast.


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.

Listen to the podcast.


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.

Listen to the podcast.


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.

Listen to the podcast.


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.

Listen to the podcast.


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.

Listen to the podcast


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.

Listen to the podcast.


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.

Listen to the podcast


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   

Listen to the podcast


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.              

Listen to the podcast


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                   

Listen to the podcast

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

Listen to the podcast


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 

Listen to the podcast


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

Listen to the podcast


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

Listen to the podcast

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

Listen to the podcast


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

Listen to the podcast


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

Listen to the podcast

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

Listen to the podcast