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The London School of Economics and Political Science public events podcast series is a platform for thought, ideas and lively debate where you can hear from some of the world's leading thinkers. Listen to more than 200 new episodes every year.

Speaker(s): Professor Randall Abate, Dr Emily Barritt, Tessa Khan, Professor Hari Osofsky, Professor Jaqueline Peel, Dr Joana Setzer, Megan Bowman | Climate change litigation continues to expand across jurisdictions as a tool to strengthen climate action. But are courts prepared to protect the rights of future generations, wildlife and natural …
Speaker(s): Dr Ursula von der Leyen | Join us for a lecture by Ursula von der Leyen, LSE alumna and President of the European Commission. Prior to her current position she was Germany's Minister of Defence, a position she held from 2013-19. Before she was appointed Minister of Defence, she …
Speaker(s): Professor José Antonio Ocampo | This talk by José Antonio Ocampo will look at the different dimensions of IMF reform on the occasion of its 75th anniversary: the role of the international monetary system, global macroeconomic cooperation, prevention and management of crises, and the governance of the system. It …
Speaker(s): Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz | We all have the sense that our economy tilts toward big business, but a few corporations have come to dominate entire sectors, contributing to skyrocketing inequality and slow growth. Too many have made their wealth through exploitation of others rather than through wealth creation. …
Speaker(s): Professor Paul Embrechts | In its broad interpretation, “risk” is omnipresent in modern society. What does science, in particular mathematics, have to offer in a societal discourse on the topic? During the night of January 31 - February 1, 1953, a heavy winter storm battered the coastal areas of …
Speaker(s): Dr Swati Dhingra, Dr Spyros Economides, Dr Sara Hagemann, Professor Sara Hobolt | 2019 has been a momentous year for Europe, and 2020 promises more of the same. This public discussion will take stock of political, economic, and social events in Europe and the European Union during this past …
Speaker(s): Professor Barry Buzan, Professor Margaret MacMillan, Professor David Stevenson, Professor Linda Yueh | A panel of distinguished scholars will here discuss the legacy of the First World War, the Versailles Peace Treaty which followed, and why the treaty has been so hotly debated ever since by critics and defenders …
Speaker(s): Professor Simona Botti | Does choice freedom always enhance satisfaction? Lab experiments help tackle this question, but when should they be used and how have techniques evolved over time? Hear from Simona Botti, Professor of Marketing at London Business School, as she explores the pros and cons of using …
Speaker(s): Professor Emmanuelle Barozet, Dr Diana Kruger | Why has Chile been experiencing its larger protests since the return to democracy? What is behind the demands of its citizens? It’s been just over a month of continuous protests in Chile. What began as a challenge to metro fare hikes has …
Speaker(s): Dr Fiona Adamson, Dr Joseph Downing | Joseph Downing will present his latest book on Muslims in France in a comparative social, political and media perspective. Fiona Adamson is Reader in International Relations at SOAS. Joseph Downing (@JosephDowning1) is Fellow in Nationalism in the European Institute, LSE and author …
Speaker(s): Anna Coote, Professor Louise Haagh | What are the arguments for Universal Basic Income and for Universal Basic Services? How do they relate to each other and what might the difficulties be? Anna Coote is Principle Fellow at the New Economics Foundation. Louise Haagh is Professor in Politics at …
Speaker(s): Professor Henk W de Regt | Lakatos Award winner Henk W de Regt will deliver his lecture on his book Understanding Scientific Understanding. The Lakatos Award is given for an outstanding contribution to the philosophy of science, widely interpreted, in the form of a book published in English during …
Speaker(s): Professor Shahidha Bari, Yashka Moore, Professor Heather Widdows | Does fashion allow us to express our individuality or is it a case of the Emperor’s new clothing? Can we judge a book by its cover or is beauty just another manifestation of sexist and racist ideals? Does is even …
Speaker(s): Alasdair Bell, Umberto Gandini, Ebru Koksal, Gabriele Marcotti | Football is the world’s most popular sport; Europe is the continent with the biggest leagues and home to FIFA and UEFA, the most powerful governing bodies in the sport. A panel of high profile experts from the world of journalism, …
Speaker(s): Professor John Hills, Dr Sonia Exley, Professor Howard Glennerster | 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 …
Speaker(s): Professor Andrew Murray, Dr Orla Lynskey, Dr Eva Micheler, Lord Reed & Richard Susskind | Advances in IT have had a significant impact on lawyering and law. How can we harness the transformative power of digitalisation without sacrificing law’s humanity? In this roundtable discussion, we reflect on information technology’s …
Speaker(s): Professor Noam Yuchtman | Data has become crucial in the production of our goods and services, particularly when it comes to the production of new technology and innovation such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). Access to data is often a bottleneck in the development of AI …
Speaker(s): Sahraa Karimi, Anne-Claire de Liedekerke, Staffan de Mistura, Rahela Sidiqi, Marika Theros | As talks between the US and Taliban raise hopes for peace in Afghanistan, mothers are mobilising inside and outside the country to hold on to their right to educate their daughters. Sahraa Karimi is a film …
Speaker(s): Professor Michael Burleigh | What can history contribute to an understanding of contemporary European populism, which is now as much in power as insurgent? Is this just a reprise of what we have seen before, or something that reveals deeper problems with liberal democracy and capitalism in the post-financial …
Speaker(s): Professor Jennifer Welsh | At the annual Martin Wight memorial lecture, Professor Jennifer Welsh will talk about Sovereignty as Responsibility, previewing her new book on this theme. The event will be preceded by a drinks reception from 6.30pm in The Garrick (downstairs). All are welcome. Jennifer M. Welsh is …