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2020/21

Darryl Li

On Jihad, Empire and Solidarity

Speakers: Dr Catherine Baker (University of Hull), Professor Tarak Barkawi (LSE) and Dr Darryl Li (University of Chicago)
Chair: Dr Mahvish Ahmad (LSE)

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Underwater: Loss, Flood Insurance, and the Moral Economy of Climate Change in the United States

Professor Eric Klinenberg (New York University); Professor Paula Jarzabkowski (Cass Business School); Dr Daniel Aldana Cohen (University of Pennsylvania); Dr Rebecca Elliott (LSE), Dr Austin Zeiderman (LSE)

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Gurminder Bhambra

A Polity Divided: empire, nation, and the construction of the British welfare state

Annual British Journal of Sociology Lecture

Professor Gurminder K Bhambra (University of Sussex)

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Have We Reached The End Of The 1951 Refugee Convention?

Annual Human Rights Day Lecture

Professor Seyla Benhabib (Yale University)

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The Human in Human Rights

Co-hosted with LSE Human Rights

Professor Craig Calhoun (Arizona State University and LSE)

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Book Launch: Anticolonial Afterlives

Dr Adam Elliott-Cooper (University of Greenwich), Dr Dina Makram-Ebeid (American University in Cairo), Dr Adam Hanieh (SOAS), Professor Laleh Khalili (Queen Mary, University of London), Dr Sara Salem (LSE), Professor John Chalcraft (LSE)

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American Resistance

Professor Dana Fisher (University of Maryland)

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2019/2020

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Humankind: a hopeful history

Rutger Bregman (Historian and author)

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Set the Night on Fire: LA in the sixties

Professor Mike Davis (University of California), Professor Jon Wiener (UC Irvine), Professor Robin D G Kelley (UCLA), Dr Glyn Robbins (LSE) 

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The Fate of Internationalism: talking solidarity in a pandemic

Dr Anthony Alessanddrini (The City University of New York), Dr Ayça Çubukçu (LSE), Dr Noura Erakat (Rutgers University), Dr Christina Heatherton (Barnard College, Columbia University)

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Radiographies of the Human and the Inhuman: victims and perpetrators of Mexico's drugs wars

Dr Ernesto Schwartz-Marin (University of Exeter)

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Ordinal Citizenship
Annual British Journal of Sociology Lecture

Professor Marion Fourcade (University of California-Berkeley)

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2018/2019

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Rethinking Human Rights: a southern response to western critics

Dr Muthoni Wanyeki (Open Society Foundations)

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Internationale Blues: revolutionary pessimism and the politics of solidarity

Professor Robin Kelley (UCLA)

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Raquel Rolnik: Urban Warfare - housing under the empire of finance

Professor Raquel Rolnik (University of São Paulo), Dr Glyn Robbins (Defend Council Housing), Dr David Madden (LSE)

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Racial Inequality in Britain: the Macpherson Report 20 years on

Professor Kalwant Bhopal (University of Birmingham), David Lammy MP (Labour), Dr Clive James Nwonka (LSE), Dr Faiza Shaheen (Centre for Labour and Social Studies)

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The Class Ceiling: why it pays to be privileged

Hosted with the International Inequalities Institute

Dr Sam Friedman (LSE), Dr Daniel Laurison (Swarthmore College), Dr Louise Ashley (Royal Holloway),Dr Faiza Shaheen (Centre for Labour and Social Sudies)

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Tabula Rasa Regeneration

Alberto Duman (Middlesex University), Dan Hancox, Malcolm James (University of Sussex), Anna Minton (University of East London) 

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British Journal of Sociology Annual Lecture 2018

From "having" to "being": self worth and the current crisis of American society

Professor Michèle Lamont (Harvard) 

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Renewing Sociology in the Digital Age

Professor Susan Halford (President, British Sociological Association)

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For the Love of Humanity: the World Tribunal on Iraq

Dr Ayça Çubukçu (LSE), Professor David Graeber (LSE), Haifa Zangana, Professor Kimberly Hutchings (Queen Mary), Dr Tor Krever (Warwick), and Dr Lori Allen (SOAS)

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2017/2018


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BSA Postgraduate Forum Event
Standing With (Polyamorists) and Speaking as Faith (in Indigenous Scientists): Making Good Relations Not Research

Dr Kim TallBear

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White Lines: young people, conviviality and conflict in peripheral places

Professor Anoop Nayak

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Backlash: saving globalisation from itself

Dr Joe Zammit-Lucia, David Boyle

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Trouble at the Top: is Britain's leadership still fit for purpose?

Professor Aeron Davis, Polly Toynbee, Joe Earle

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Migration and the City
Co-hosted with LSE Cities

Professor Ash Amin, Dr Victoria Redclift

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The Future of Ageing
Hosted by the LSE Festival: Beveridge 2.0

Professor Michael Murphy, Dr Rebeca Aldunate, Nicci Gerrard, Jane Vass

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The Challenge of Richness? Rethinking the Giant of Poverty
Hosted by the LSE Festival: Beveridge 2.0

Dr Tania Burchardt, Amy Feneck, Dr Sam Friedman, Dr Luna Glucksberg 

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Eileen Barker

Is God Really Dead? Why Belief Matters

Professor Eileen Barker, Professor Conor Gearty

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Nigel Dodd
Cash: the future of money in the Bitcoin age
Hosted by LSE Law

Professor Nigel Dodd, Dr Tatiana Cutts, Dr Eva Micheler, Dr Philipp Paech

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Arlie Russell Hochschild

Strangers in Their Own Land: bridging a growing divide

Professor Arlie Russell Hochschild

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Alondra Nelson

British Journal of Sociology Annual Lecture - The Social Life of DNA: racial reconciliation and institutional morality

26 October 2017

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Alex Vasudevan

What is Housing For?

Dr David Madden, Dr Alex Vasudevan and Anna Minton

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2016/2017


Andrew Walder

Mao Zedong and the Cultural Revolution: history versus myth

Professor Andrew Walder

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Hartmut Rosa

Do We Really Live in an Acceleration Society?

Professor Hartmut Rosa

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Aldon Morris

British Journal of Sociology Annual Lecture – Sociology of WE Du Bois: why du Bois is the founder of American scientific sociology

Professor Aldon Morris

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The Rotten Financial System (Rot $) is the Enemy. We are the Opposition, Part 1

Vivienne Westwood

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2015/2016


Lynsey Harley

Respectable: the experience of class

Lynsey Hanley

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Helen Pearson

The Life Project: the extraordinary story of 70,000 ordinary lives

Dr Helen Pearson

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Walter Powell

Social Media and Social Change: analysing debates over valuation

Professor Walter W Powell

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Mike Savage

Social Class in the 21st Century

Dr Niall Cunningham, Professor Fiona Devine, Dr Sam Friedman, Dr Daniel Laurison, Dr Lisa McKenzie, Professor Mike Savage, Dr Helene Snee, Dr Paul Wakeling

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Richard Swedberg

British Journal of Sociology Annual Lecture – Before Theory Comes Theorizing or How to Make Social Science More Interesting

Professor Richard Swedberg

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2014/2015


Liz Fekete

Race and Class: challenging inequalities

Liz Fekete, Kiri Kankhwende, Professor James Nazroo, Dr Debbie Weekes-Bernard

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Thomas Piketty

Inequality in The 21st Century: A Day Long Engagement with Thomas Piketty

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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Divided Cities: urban inequalities in the 21st century

Professor Fran Tonkiss

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David-Birch

"My Purse, My Person": money and identity

David Birch, Professor Nigel Dodd, Tom Hockenhull, Professor Nicky Marsh

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Judy Wajcman

Pressed for Time: the acceleration of life in digital capitalism

Professor Judy Wajcman and Genevieve Bell

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Troy Duster

British Journal of Sociology Annual Lecture – A Post-Genomic Surprise: the molecular reinscription of race in science, law, and medicine

Professor Troy Duster

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Laurie Hanquinet

New Forms of Cultural Capital

Professor Philippe Coulangeon, Dr Sam Friedman, Dr Laurie Hanquinet

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Nigel Dodd

The Social Life of Money

Professor Nigel Dodd and Professor Keith Hart

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Danny Dorling

Inequality and the 1%: What goes wrong when the rich become too rich?

Professor Danny Dorling

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