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Events Calendar

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We host a range of events across a broad spectrum of topics relating to social policy. Unless otherwise stated, our events are free and open to all.


Up coming Events


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Book Launch for The undesirables by Sarah Wise

Hosted by LSE Library and the Mannheim Centre for Criminology

Tuesday 23 April 2024 6.30pm to 8.00pm, LSE Lecture Theatre, Centre Building

Speaker: Sarah Wise
Chair: Dr Johann Koehler

Join us to hear from author Sarah Wise as she launches her latest book, The Undesirables, which explores the history of the incarceration of people labelled with a new diagnosis - moral imbecility - and therefore deemed ‘undesirable’ by the state. 

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The Policing Machine: Enforcement, Endorsements, and the Illusion of Public Input

Seminar hosted by the Mannheim Centre and the Phelan United States Centre 

Tuesday 21 May 2024, 6.30pm-8.00pm, MAR.1.08, Marshall Building

The past few years have seen Americans express passionate demands for police transformation. But even as discussion of no-knock warrants, chokeholds, and body cameras has exploded, any changes to police procedures have only led to the same outcomes. Despite calls for increased accountability, police departments have successfully stonewalled change.  

In The Policing Machine, Tony Cheng reveals the stages of that resistance, offering a close look at the deep engagement strategies that NYPD precincts have developed with only subsets of the community in order to counter any truly meaningful, democratic oversight.

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LSE Festival event-15 June 2024

End of the month vs end of the world politics: the green backlash

Hosted by LSE Festival: Power and Politics

Speakers: Susan Aitken, Dr Liam Besier-McGrath, Ciaran Cuffe, Jean-Louis Missika
Chair: Dr Catarine Heeckt

Taking Liam Beiser-McGrath’s research around the political feasibility of climate action and research by the European Cities Programme at LSE Cities as a point of departure, this event will bring together a panel of European city leaders to discuss what has been driving a growing backlash against the green transition in Europe, and how this is shaping urban politics and policy making.   

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PhD Atrium exhibition 2020

Exhibition: Education for Impact: promoting wellbeing and equality

Hosted by LSE Arts

Monday 20th January to Friday 14 February 2020

Atrium Gallery, Old Building LSE

This transformative and inter-disciplinary exhibition showcased PhD research being undertaken in the Departments of Social Policy, Health Policy and Psychological and Behavioural Sciences under the broad themes of wellbeing and equality.

More information here.


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Exhibition: How Social Policy Research Shapes the World You Live In

Hosted by the Department of Social Policy

Thursday 10 January - Sunday 20 January 2019

gallery@oxo, OXO Tower Wharf

This comparative and contemporary exhibition showcased Social Policy research responding to global challenges in areas such as inequality, work, family, poverty, migration and education.

More details here.