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How Do We Eradicate Poverty?

Hosted by the Department of Social Policy and LSE Library on Thursday 17 November 2022

Speakers: Clare Harding, Dave Hill, Manny Hothi, Stewart Lansley, Professor Baroness Lister
Chair: Professor Lucinda Platt

This event is inspired by the life, work and legacy of George Lansbury (1859–1940). A pioneering campaigner for peace, women’s rights, local democracy and improvements in labour conditions, Lansbury was an adopted East Ender who made a great contribution to local as well as national life.

Video and podcast coming soon

 

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The Multidimensional Politics of Inequality

Hosted by the Department of Social Policy on 27 October 2022

In the inaugural Social Policy Lecture at LSE, Leslie McCall presents a novel analytical framework for the understanding of popular responses to economic inequality.

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Harnessing Renewable Wind Energy: COP26 Commitments and the Energy Crisis

Hosted by The Department of Social Policy's Green Team on 12 July 2022

The UK hopes to benefit from first-mover advantages in embracing its net- zero targets early, by taking a lead in developing specific technical innovations for harnessing wind energy. Net-zero will also bring wider societal benefits, for instance to human health as a result of improved air quality and a better-protected natural environment. Discussing how the UK can become a world leader in achieving the net-zero strategy, the panel will explore the potential and socio-economic benefits of wind energy amidst the rising energy crisis.

Speakers: MP Alan Brown, Professor Ian Gough

Chair: Dr Ganga Shreedhar

Watch the video here

 

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Climate Displacement and Migration: Challenges, Politics and Solutions

Hosted by the Department of Social Policy Green Team and Earth Refuge on 28 June 2022

This webinar is uniquely structured to provide a more holistic and solutions-focused understanding of the problem of climate-driven migration and displacement.

Speakers: Dr Sumudu Atapattu, Lauren Grant, Yumna Kamel, Dr Tasneem Siddiqui, Atle Solberg

Chair: Dr Isabel Shutes

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Policy and Social Change

Hosted by the International Inequalities Institute, the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity, the Atlantic Institute, LSE Department of Social Policy, and LSE Cities on 31 May 2022

The world is facing multiple crises that are responsible for widening economic and social inequalities and insecurities, ranging from climate change to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past decade, movements such as Black Lives Matter, Extinction Rebellion, Occupy, and the Indignados have confronted States and elites, challenged inequalities and mobilised to bring about greater justice, democracy, and progressive policy changes. This panel brings together speakers who are working at the intersection of research and policy to discuss the question: what is the relationship between policy and social change?

Speakers: 
Professor Ricky Burdett (Department of Sociology, LSE), 
Dr Amara Enyia (Manager of Policy and Research, the Movement for Black Lives and Founder, Global Black), Tracy Jooste (Senior Atlantic Fellow for Social and Economic Equity), Dr Robtel Neajai Pailey (Department of Social Policy, LSE)

Chair: 
Dr Armine Ishkanian (Executive Director of the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity, III and Associate Professor,  Department of Social Policy, LSE)

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Social Stratification Conference at LSE

From 21-23 April 2022, the Department of Social Policy hosted the first major international conference to take place in person at LSE since the pandemic. This was the first in-person meeting of the RC28 (Social Stratification and Social Mobility) of the International Sociological Association since its Summer 2019 meeting at Princeton.

 More information here.

 

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Ukrainian perspectives on the war in Ukraine: A panel discussion with social scientists from Kharkiv, Lviv and Kyiv

Hosted by the Department of Social Policy on 23rd March 2022

In the 21st century humanity again faces unprecedented challenges with the war in Ukraine. A humanitarian crisis involving millions of refugees and internally displaced persons is met by the triumph of the humanity demonstrated both within and outside of Ukraine. This online public event hosted by the Department of Social Policy at the London School of Economics will provide a discussion forum for social scientists currently located in Ukraine in order for them to share their ideas and views on the war in Ukraine. Participating speakers will bring perspectives from Sociology, Economics and International Relations.

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A Climate of Crisis: Human Rights and The Renewable Energy Transition

Hosted by The Beacon Journal and the Department of Social Policy's Green Impact team on 2 March 2022

This event brought together panellists from academia, activist organisations, and think tanks. The conversation focused on the intersections of renewable energy, environmental justice and human rights in order to provide an interdisciplinary understanding of the human rights impacts of current transition pathways to renewable energy and a low-carbon economy. 

Speakers: Professor Kathryn Hochstetler (Department of International Development, LSE), Madhuresh Kumar (III, LSE), Glada Lahn (Chatham House)
Chair: Professor Lucinda Platt (Department of Social Policy, LSE)

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2020/2021

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Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?

Hosted by the Department of Social Policy on 8 December 2021

This event took the form of an open conversation between Beverly Daniel Tatum and Minouche Shafik about Dr Tatum's book Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race, a perennial bestseller on the psychology of racism, which has been published in the UK for the first time this year.

Speaker: Dr Beverly Tatum
Chair: Baroness Minouche Shafik

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Career and Family: women's century-long journey toward equity

Hosted by the Department of Social Policy and the Department of Economic History on 25 November 2021

This event took the form of an open conversation to discuss the themes of gender equity and couple equity as presented in Claudia Goldin’s book, Career and Family: Women’s Century-Long Journey toward Equity.

Speakers: Professor Claudia Goldin, Professor Jane Humphries,
Dr Berkay Ozcan, Dr Iva Tasseva
Chair: Professor Lucinda Platt

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Social Policy. A Critical and Intersectional Analysis

Hosted by the Department of Social Policy and the International Inequalities Institute on 21 October 2021

This event took the form of an open conversation about the new book by Fiona Williams, Social Policy. A Critical and Intersectional Analysis. Following a presentation of the key themes and arguments in the book by Williams, the three discussants shared  their perspectives. 

Speakers: Dr Timo Fleckenstein, Dr Armine Ishkanian,
Dr Isabel Shutes, Professor Fiona Williams
Chair: Professor Lucinda Platt

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Ninth Meeting of the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality

The Department of Social Policy, the International Inequalities Institute, and STICERD joined forces to organize the ninth meeting of the Society – the premier international economic association dedicated primarily to the study of inequality in all its manifestations – during 8-10 July.

Professor Stephen P. Jenkins (LSE Social Policy) delivered the Presidential Address, and the other keynote speakers were Professor Sir Richard Blundell (UCL and IFS) and Florencia Torche (Stanford). Around 250 papers were presented at the conference covering a wide range of topics across disciplines from wealth to extreme poverty, intergenerational mobility, educational inequality to political inequality, health inequalities and how government support protects livelihoods in COVID-19 times. 

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Levelling up- women's pensions need a boost

Hosted by the Department of Social Policy on 15 June 2021

Speaker: Baroness Ros Altmann, CBE

Chair: Professor Lucinda Platt

Professor Lucinda Platt will be in conversation with Baroness Ros Altmann, CBE to discuss the gender pensions gap and why women’s pension prospects are still far worse than men’s. This multi-faceted problem needs urgent solutions. Former Pensions Minister will talk about how women’s health and working life course, as well as caring roles, mean lower lifetime earnings and lower pensions, but policy also discriminates against women in numerous ways that need to be addressed.

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A New Global Purpose for Education?

Hosted by the Department of Social Policy on 24 May 2021

Speakers: Suchetha Bhat, Tom Fletcher, Valerie Hannon, Andreas Schleicher, Vishal Talreja
Chair: Dr Amelia Peterson

Education is a national endeavour, but with our growing interdependence, is it time we acknowledge it has a global purpose? Join us for the launch of Thrive: The Purpose of Schools in a Changing World.

There is no denying that education is in a moment of flux. With disrupted labour markets, entrenched inequality, and stalled social mobility, long-standing international assumptions about education’s purpose are under strain. Meanwhile, the climate crisis and the reckoning with colonialism are pressing for wholescale reform of what schools and universities prioritise. What movements or institutions are fit to lead this change? And what form should change take? There is a need for a new narrative of what education is for: can it be global?

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Where Are All the 'Welfare Queens?' Diversity and European Evidence on Single-Parent Families

Hosted by the Department of Social Policy and LSE US Centre on 20 May 2021

Speakers: Professor Janet C. Gornick, Dr Laurie C. Maldonado, Professor Ive Marx, Dr Rense Nieuwenhuis
Chair: Dr Amanda Sheely

In the United States, single mothers are often blamed for their own circumstances and offered little support. The American social policy discourse is very much shaped by the image of the “welfare queen” – a never-married single mother who is dependent on public assistance and refuses to work. However, experiences of lone parents across Europe and other countries calls this stereotype into question. So what does this mean for social policy?

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The New Age of Empire: how racism and colonialism still rule the world

Hosted by the Department of Social Policy on 27 April 2021

Speaker: Professor Kehinde Andrews
Chair: Professor Coretta Phillips

Coretta Phillips in conversation with Kehinde Andrews discussing his new book, The New Age of Empire. A book that offers no easy answers to critical questions, The New Age of Empire presents a new blueprint for challenging age-old systems. Andrews argues that the "West is rich because the Rest is poor", and that reforming a racist global order calls for radical solutions.

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Understanding Human Need: alternative perspectives

Hosted by the Department of Social Policy on 10 March 2021

This online panel discussion will focus on a recently revised edition of the book, Understanding Human Need, by Hartley Dean.  Human need is a central but elusive concept of decisive significance for Social Policy at a time when humanity as a species is subject to a confluence of intersecting and, in several respects, self-inflicted existential threats. This new book not only reprises existing distinctions between ‘thin’ needs and ‘thick’ needs and between needs defined from the ‘top-down’ and those identified from the ‘bottom up’, but pays particular attention to the question of just what is human about human need. To do this the book revisits the radical humanist perspective to be found especially in the Karl Marx’s earlier writings on the characteristics of the human species and what it essential to being human.

Speakers: Professor Hartley Dean (Emeritus Professor of Social Policy at the LSE) , Professor Ian Gough (Visiting Professor at the Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion and Associate of the Grantham Research Institute at the LSE, and Emeritus Professor at the University of Bath), Dr Tania Burchardt (Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion at the LSE), Professor David Taylor (Emeritus Professor of Social Theory and Social Policy at the University of Brighton).
Chair: Dr Kitty Stewart (Associate Professor of Social Policy and Associate Director of the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion at the LSE).

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LSE Festival 2021

Why Should We Build Back Differently?

Hosted by LSE Festival: Shaping the Post-COVID World on 2 March 2021

ONLINE PRE-RECORDED EVENT

Speaker: Dr Sunil Kumar
After the pandemic we must build back not better, but differently, bringing low-wage and precarious workers centre stage. Sunil Kumar will draw upon his research on housing, informality and internal migration in India and juxtapose it with his engagement of events in England.   
The COVID-19 pandemic has flattened the human experience across space and time, particularly in the areas of home, care, precarity of work and education. The experience of social distancing; the crisis in care; the plight of those in the informal economy; and the challenges of online learning apply to those in India, just as in the UK, and serve to highlight inequalities in both countries, exacerbated by the pandemic response. These shared experiences have also highlighted the highly interdependent nature of human flourishing. 

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LSE Festival 2021

We Are All in This Together: has COVID-19 taught us how to save the world?

Hosted by LSE Festival: Shaping the Post-COVID World on 1 March 2021

Speakers: Sanchayan Banerjee, Professor Nick Chater,
Dr Adam Oliver, Dr Ganga Shreedhar
Chair: Dr Jennifer Sheehy-Skeffington

Can the massive shift in the way we now relate to each other, and the rules we choose to live by, help us tackle other collective threats to humanity, like climate change? 

We need coordinated and cooperative collective action. Experts in behavioural public policy and sustainability discuss how the experience of the pandemic can be leveraged to enable new, transformative behaviours and policies.

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Book Launch Event

Development, (Dual) Citizenship and Its Discontents in Africa

Hosted by the Department of Social Policy on 25 February 2021

Does dual citizenship reproduce inequalities?

Robtel Neajai Pailey grapples with this question and more in her engaging monograph Development, (Dual) Citizenship and Its Discontents in Africa: The Political Economy of Belonging to Liberia (Cambridge University Press, 2021). Drawing on rich life histories from over two hundred in-depth interviews in West Africa, Europe, and North America, she examines socio-economic change in Liberia, Africa’s first black republic, through the prism of citizenship. Marking how historical policy changes on citizenship and contemporary public discourse on dual citizenship have impacted development policy and practice, Pailey reveals that as Liberia transformed from a country of immigration to one of emigration, so too did the nature of citizenship, thus influencing claims for and against dual citizenship. Her book develops a new model for conceptualising citizenship within the context of crisis-affected states while offering a compelling critique of the neoliberal framing of diasporas and donors as the  panacea to post-war reconstruction.

Speaker: Dr Robtel Neajai Pailey (Assistant Professor in International Social and Public Policy in the Department of Social Policy at LSE).
Discussants: Professor George Klay Kieh (Dean of the Mickey Leland-Barbara Jordan School of Public Affairs and Professor of Political Science at Texas Southern University), Dr Bronwen Manby (Visiting Senior Fellow at LSE Human Rights).
Chair: Professor Coretta Phillips (Professor of Criminology and Social Policy in the Department of Social Policy at LSE).

Watch the video here

 

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A Commitment to Welfare: the impact of Richard Titmuss on health and social policy

Hosted by the Department of Social Policy and the Department of Health Policy on 22 October 2020

Speakers: Jon Ashworth MP, Dr Sara Machado, Professor Lucinda Platt, Professor John Stewart
Chair: Professor Sir Julian Le Grand

Having joined the LSE in 1950, Richard Titmuss almost single-handedly, created the academic field of social administration (what we would now call social policy) in Britain. He wrote extensively on health, inequalities and other welfare issues, which have again come to the fore in the COVID-19 pandemic. What can we learn from Richard Titmuss as we look forward to the post-COVID world? 

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2019/2020

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COVID-19: the impact on the UK's ethnic minority populations

Hosted by LSE's online public event series - COVID-19: The Policy Response on 1 July 2020

Speakers: Professor Kehinde Andrews, Dr Miqdad Asaria, Professor Lucinda Platt, Ross Warwick, Professor Heidi Mirza
Chair: Dr Armine Ishkanian

There is increasing concern that people from ethnic minority backgrounds are being disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 in England. Drawing on new IFS research, the panel will discuss the reasons why mortality is disproportionately high for minority groups, present evidence on how some minority groups are disproportionately affected by the economic impacts of the lockdown, and recommend ways forward to limit further differential social and economic consequences.

Watch the video of the event here

 

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Race and Policing in America

Hosted by the United States Centre- online public event on 12 June 2020

Speakers: Professor Nicola Lacey, Professor Tracey L. Meares, Professor Tim Newburn, Dr Coretta Phillips
Chair: Professor Peter Trubowitz

George Floyd’s death has sparked widespread protest in the U.S. over police abuse. This roundtable will discuss the sources of police violence and what can be done to fix America’s police and make law enforcement accountable.

Watch the video of the event here

 

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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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Britain and the Welfare State in the 21st Century: a more or less "irresponsible society"?

Speaker: Professor John Hills
Discussants: Dr Sonia Exley, Professor Howard Glennerster
Chair: Professor Anne West

Hosted by the Department of Social Policy on 14 November 2019

In November 1959, Richard Titmuss, Head of the then Department of Social Science and Administration (now Social Policy) at LSE, gave a lecture on ‘The Irresponsible Society’.  In it he pointed to the features of Britain in the late 1950s that added up to irresponsibility: the power of unaccountable financial interests; the way ‘welfare for the better-off’ undermined social security; the view of education simply as economic investment; irresponsible newspapers; and the tolerance of inequality. Sixty years on from the lecture John Hills, Richard Titmuss Professor of Social Policy at LSE will discuss how we might judge today’s society by similar – and new – criteria.

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2018/2019

 

The Colour of Injustice

The Colour of Injustice: 'race', drugs and law enforcement in England and Wales

Speakers: Katrina Ffrench, David Lammy MP, Dr Michael Shiner, David Tucker

Chair: Dr John Collins

Hosted by the Department of Social Policy and The International Drug Policy Unit- 20 May 2019

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Ethical Space in Policy Making: Advancing the use of Indigenous Traditional Knowledge in community planning in Canada

Perry Stein (AACI)

Department of Social Policy seminar- 26 March 2019

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Reconfiguring notions of whiteness among Latin American migrants on London and Madrid

Dr Ana Gutierrez (University of Oxford)

Department of Social Policy and III seminar series on Migration Ethnicity and Race- 20 March 2019

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Protesting Inequalities

Bird la Bird, Dr Aviah Sarah Day, Dr Armine Ishkanian, Professor Tomila Lankina, Dr Olga Onuch

Hosted by LSE Festival: New World (Dis)Orders- 2 March 2019

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What does it mean to be British and who defines it?

Diane Abbott MP, Sunder Katwala, Professor Eric Kaufmann, Dr Alita Nandi

Hosted by LSE Festival: New World (Dis)Orders- 2 March 2019

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Eight years after 2011: do social movements still matter?

Professor Geoffrey Pleyers (Université Catholique de Louvain)

Department of Social Policy public event- 13 February 2019

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Infinite difference, limited recognition: Digital makings of the city of refuge

Prof Myria Georgiou (LSE Department of Media & Communications)

Department of Social Policy and III seminar series on Migration Ethnicity and Race- 23 January 2019

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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.

 

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Uncertain citizenship: Everyday practices of Bolivian migrants in Chile

Dr Megan Ryburn (LSE Latin American and Caribbean Centre)

Department of Social Policy and III seminar series on Migration Ethnicity and Race- 8 November 2018

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The Impact of Immigration on Natives' Fertility: Evidence from Syrians in Turkey

Dr Berkay Özcan (LSE Department of Social Policy)

Department of Social Policy and III seminar series on Migration Ethnicity and Race- 25 October 2018

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2017/2018

 

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A Greater Good Transcending: Richard Titmuss and the NHS

Professor John Stewart (Glasgow Caledonian University)

Hosted by the LSE Library

10 April 2018

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LSE Festival: Beveridge 2.0

Rethinking Beveridge for the 21st Century

21-24 February 2018

Department related events, hosted by LSE Festival: Beveridge 2.0

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What Can be Done to Reduce Inequality?

Rachel Lomax, Ed Miliband, Lord Willetts

Hosted by the Department of Social Policy, III, STICERD

16 February 2018

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Selective schooling and its relationship to private tutoring: lessons from South Korea

Dr Sonia Exley (LSE Department of Social Policy)

III Inequalities seminar

30 January 2018

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Beveridge 2.0- Rethinking the Welfare State for the 21st Century

Minouche Shafik, Professor Sir John Hills, Dr Waltraud Schelkle, Professor Richard Sennett, Professor Alex Voorhoeve 

29 November 2017

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What if we abolished the dock? Rethinking court design and court ritual

Paula Backen, Abigail Bright, Chris Henley, Professor Linda Mulcahy, Dr Meredith Rossner

14 November 2017

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Can Social Landlords Make Private Renting Work Better?

Professor Anne Power

Inequalities Seminar

14 November 2017

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Sexualities and Ageing: the case of Cyprus

Debbie Laycock, Constantinos N Phellas

13 November 2017

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2016/2017

 

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What if we rethought parole?

Professor Nick Hardwick, Dr Laura Janes, Nicola Padfield

22 June 2017

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Representing Poverty and Inequality: The legacy of Charles Booth

Revolutions LSE Literary Festival 2017

Joseph Bullman, Professor Mary Morgan, Sarah Wise 

25 February 2017

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Stagnation Generation: Exploring intergenerational fairness

Revolutions LSE Literary Festival 2017

Nona Buckley-Irvine, Georgia Gould, Professor John Hills and Omar Khan 

22 February 2017

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Drug Policies Beyond the War on Drugs?

LSE Works lecture

Dr John Collins, Professor Lawrence Phillips, Dr Joanne Csete, Dr Michael Shiner

15 February 2017

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The Relationship between Inequality and Poverty: mechanisms and policy options

LSE Works lecture

Dr Eleni Karagiannaki and Dr Abigail McKnight 

8 February 2017

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Documenting Genocide: survey evidence on ISIS violence against Yazidis

LSE Works lecture

Dr Valeria Cetorelli

11 January 2017 

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When Elephants Fight

Department of Social Policy film screening and Q&A

24 October 2016

Peter Jones, Bandi Mbubi, JD Stier

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2015/2016

 

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The Welfare Trait: how state benefits affect personality

Centre for Philosophy of Natural Social Science public lecture

Dr Adam Perkins, Dr Kitty Stewart

29 June 2016

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Cities

Cities for a Small Continent 

LSE Housing and Communities research and consultancy group 

Professor Bruce Katz, Professor Anne Power

24 May 2016

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Social Advantage and Disadvantage

Department of Social Policy book launch discussion

Professor Hartley Dean, Professor Lucinda Platt,Dr Sonia Exley

18 May 2016

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Criminal: the truth about why people do bad things

Department of Social Policy and Mannheim Centre for Criminology Public Lecture

Tom Gash

3 May 2016

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New Media, Old News: strategies for penal reform groups to manage the new media landscape

Department of Social Policy, Mannheim Centre for Criminology and the Howard league public discussion

Dr Marianne Colbran, Niall Couper, Andrew Neilson, Danny Shaw, Alan White

20 January 2016 

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Anthropology and Development: challenges for the 21st Century

Department of Social Policy and Department of Anthropology public discussion

Professor James Fairhead, Professor Katy Gardner, Professor David Lewis, Professor David Mosse

Recorded on 28 October 2015

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Too Many Children Left Behind: the US achievement gap in comparative perspective

CASE and International Inequalities Institute Public Lecture

Professor Jane Waldfogel, Dr Lee Elliot Major

Recorded on 21 October 2015

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2014/2015

Misbehaving: the making of behavioural economics
Department of Social Policy Public Lecture
Recorded on 9 June 2015
Professor Richard Thaler

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The Government Paternalist: nanny state or helpful friend?
Department of Social Policy Public Lecture
Recorded on 20 May 2015
Professor Sir Julian Le Grand

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Inequality in the 21st Century: a day long engagement with Thomas Piketty
Conference
Recorded on 11 May 2015
David Soskice, Wendy Carlin, Bob Rowthorn, Diane Perrons, Stephanie Seguino, Lisa McKenzie, Naila Kabeer, Dr Laura Bear, Gareth Jones, Mike Savage, Sir John Hills, Sir Tony Atkinson, Thomas Piketty

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Inequality: what can be done?
Recorded on 30 April 2015
Professor Sir Tony Atkinson, Tom Clark, Professor Baroness Lister

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Changing Patterns of inequality in the UK
LSE Works: CASE Public Lecture
Recorded on 12 March 2015
Professor Sir John Hills, Dr Polly Vizard

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How Good We Can Be: ending the mercenary society and building a great country
Department of Social Policy Public Lecture
Recorded on 11 February 2015
Will Hutton

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Picturing Race and Inequality: the potential for social change
Conflict Research Group Public Discussion
Recorded on 13 January 2015
Professor Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Mark Neville, Professor Tim Newburn, Professor Gwendolyn Sasse, Polly Toynbee

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Good Times Bad Times: the welfare myth of them and us
Department of Social Policy Public Lecture
Recorded on 12 November 2014
Speaker: Professor Sir John Hills
Respondents: Polly Toynbee, Professor Holly Sutherland

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Happiness by Design
Department of Social Policy Public Lecture
Recorded on 22 October 2014
Professor Paul Dolan

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Hand to Mouth: the truth about being poor in a wealthy world
Department of Social Policy public conversation
Recorded on 16 October 2014
Linda Tirado

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Practical and ethical dilemmas of working in the current Ebola crisis
LSE Health and Africa Initiative Research Seminar
Recorded on 15 October 2014
Dr Benjamin Black

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2013/2014

Fault Lines and Silver Linings in the European Social Model(s)
Department of Social Policy Centennial Lecture
Recorded on 11 June 2014
Professor Anton Hemerijck

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The Ethics of the Cognitive Sciences: children's pathologies – how do we think about children’s mental health?
Recorded on 19 November 2013
Dr Rachel Cooper, Professor Eileen Munro, Professor Emily Simonoff

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The Metropolitan Revolution: perspectives from US cities
Recorded on 29 October 2013
Bruce Katz, Professor Anne Power

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Richard Titmuss Annual Lecture: Richard Titmuss: forty years on
Recorded on 23 October 2013
Professor Howard Glennerster

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Reclaiming Democracy in the Square? Interpreting the Anti-Austerity and Pro-Democracy Movements
Recorded on 10 October 2013
Dr Heba Raouf Ezzat, Professor Marlies Glasius, Dr Armine Ishkanian 

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Social Science in the Public Sphere: Riots, Class and Impact
Recorded on 2 July 2013
Professor Fiona Devine, Dr Sam Friedman, Professor Tim Newburn

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