Podcasts and videos

Future of Work

Luck vs Skill 

Human Risk Podcast, published 18 November 2022

Speaker: Odessa Hamilton 

When we are successful, is it down to skill or luck? All too often, we’re inclined to believe the former of ourselves and other people with extremely negative consequences. On this episode, we hear from Odessa Hamilton. She’s a Doctoral researcher in the Inclusion Initiative of the London School of Economics that explores how we can make workplaces more inclusive using Behavioural Science

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Threats to the Women's Rights Movement: a conversation with Ann Olivarius

Public Lecture Program Event on June 29 2022

Ann Olivarius is a pioneer of the women’s rights movement, instigating change politically, legally, and in the workplace, creating a world where women are safer and more equal in the UK and the USA. She is a trailblazing feminist lawyer who has made tackling sexual harassment and discrimination her life's work. Join Grace Lordan in her conversation with Ann Olivarius as they look back on the progress that women have made over the last 50 years.

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How to Future Proof Your Career 

LSE Festival Event on June 13 2022

The world of work is being shaped by the Great Resignation, technology changes and varying policies around hybrid working. But what does this all mean for skills? What skill-set should you hone to be a future leader? What skills should you acquire to be in demand on the labour market? Do we all need to be tech savvy? And what are the skills that will allow a person be in demand in the labour market a decade from now.

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Has COVID killed the office?


What does the post-pandemic future hold for office workers? Will we drift back to old ways of working, or continue with hybrid/remote working? What do the experts advise on how best to adapt?

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Understanding Risk: the post- COP26 landscape (finance & investment)

Co-hosted by The World Bank and NUS "Understanding Risk" conference on 6 December 2021

Speaker: Lutfey Sidiqqi

As part of the "Understanding Risk" conference last week (co-hosted by the World bank & NUS), Lutfey took up the challenge of outlining the post- COP26 risk landscape, from a finance and investment point of view, for a non-specialist audience. 

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WIBF opens London’s markets on 26th November 2020 to share Part 1: Changing the Narrative findings

Hear more from Elise Badoy, WIBF’s Head of Research, and a panel of distinguished speakers including David Schwimmer, CEO LSEG and Dr Grace Lordan.

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The Technological Revolution in Financial Services

Hosted by the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science, on 19 April 2021

Speakers: Professor Michael R. King, Richard Nesbitt. Ghela Boskovich
Discussants: Vineet Malhotra, Brenda Trenowden
Chair: Baroness Shafik

A panel discussion on The Technological Revolution in Financial Services: How Banks, Fintechs and Customers Win Together, edited by Michael R. King and Richard W. Nesbitt.

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Think Big

Hosted by the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science, on 25 March 2021

In this event, Paul Dolan was in conversation with Grace Lordan about her new book, "Think Big: Take Small Steps and Build the Future You Want". Drawing on cutting-edge research from behavioural science, Grace offered immediate actionable solutions and tips that will help you get closer to your dream future.

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Let's Talk Careers in a Post-COVID World

Hosted by the Department of Psychological & Behavioural Science on 16 February 2021

Speakers: Dorie Clark, Dowshan Humzah, Proffessor Connson Locke, Simon Ong, Helen Tupper
Chair: Dr Grace Lordan

The impacts of COVID-19 on career prospects will differ across individuals. In this session we discuss the groups of people who have advanced and those who have been left behind during the pandemic, along with discussing how those who have been left behind can adapt in a post pandemic world.

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Automation of low skill jobs

Hosted by LSE Festival

Ahead of the LSE Festival: Shape the World, Dr Grace Lordan talked about her worst-case scenario for a new world order in 2035.

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A Decade of Behavioural Science at LSE

Event Hosted by the Department of Psychological & Behavioural Science on 20 January 2021

Speaker: Professor Paul Dolan
Chair: Dr Grace Lordan

Paul Dolan reflects on ten years of behavioural science at LSE, discussing biases, narratives, happiness, resilience and more. We summarise the learnings from behavioural science in the last 10 years, drawing from research from LSE and beyond. We also  look to the future, mapping out the most important and exciting areas of study. 

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Behavioural Science and a Post-COVID World

Held on 4 November 2020

Speakers: Professor Nick Chater,Professor Paul Dolan, Dr Grace Lordan, Professor Tali Sharot, Rory Sutherland

Professor Simon Hix chaired a discussion with Professor Paul Dolan, Professor Nick Chater, Dr Grace Lordan, Professor Tali Sharot and Rori Sutherland on the key behavioural insights we can learn from COVID-19 policy responses, and how these could shape future ones for the LSE Shaping the post-Covid World initiative.

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Behavioural Science in the Context of Great Uncertainty

LSE online event on 13 May 2020

Speakers: Professor Nick Chater, Professor Liam Delaney, Professor Paul Dolan, Professor Ulrike Hahn, Dr Grace Lordan

What lessons can we learn from behavioural science about how we act in a time of crisis characterised by great uncertainty?

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