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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): Vicky Pryce | The free market as we know it cannot produce gender equality. This is the bold but authoritative argument of Vicky Pryce, the government’s former economics chief. Vicky Pryce (@realVickyPryce) is Chief Economic Adviser, Centre for Economics and Business Research and an alumna of the London School …
Speaker(s): Heather Boushey | Do we have to choose between equality and prosperity? Many think that reducing economic inequality would require such heavy-handed interference with market forces that it would stifle economic growth. Heather Boushey, one of Washington’s most influential economic voices, insists nothing could be further from the truth. …
Speaker(s): Sanchia Berg, Professor Lee Elliot Major | What can we do to improve Britain’s low social mobility - one of the most pressing issues facing young people growing up today? Boris Johnson continues a tradition that has stood for generations. Every Prime Minister since the end of World War …
Speaker(s): Professor Esther Duflo | Join us for the Stamp Memorial Lecture which will be delivered by the 2019 joint winner of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences Esther Duflo who will be speaking about her new book Good Economics for Hard Times: Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems. Most …
Speaker(s): Joanna Kavenna, Dr Martin Moore, Peter Pomerantsev | Post-truth, disinformation, bots, trolls, ISIS, Putin, Trump….we live in a world of media manipulation run amock. To understand the new propaganda, and what to do about it, we need to grasp both the cultural and technological dynamics in play, which is …
Speaker(s): Dr Ann Pettifor | To protect the systems that sustain life on earth, we need to do more than just reimagine the economy – we have to change everything. From one of the original thinkers of the program that helped ignite the US Green New Deal campaign, Ann Pettifor …
Speaker(s): Professor Catherine Barnard, Vicky Pryce, Sir Ivan Rogers, Professor Tony Travers | October 31st has been set as the new deadline by which the UK will formally cease being a member of the European Union. By this stage, we may have a new Brexit agreement or a “no-deal”. This …
Speaker(s): John Maeda | From data bias, to political meddling and self- learning algorithms – machines are more powerful than ever in today’s society. But so few of us understand how these systems work. A leading thinker on the crossover between design, technology and business, reveals how essential it is …
The Occult [Audio] Oct. 30, 2019
Speaker(s): Professor Lauren Kassell, Professor Richard Pettigrew, Dr Nisha Ramayya | Join us as we delve into the mystic just in time for Halloween. Philosophy often presents itself as founded on logic and rationality, but even the most rigorous of us must concede that the world can be a strange …
Speaker(s): Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, Juan Manuel Santos Calderón | Around the world we see stark reminders of increasing division within and between nations and a vacuum of moral leadership committed to addressing the root causes of democratic deficits. Join us as we explore how this generation of rising grassroots …
Speaker(s): Professor Cathie-Jo Martin | Cathie-Jo Martin examines differences in literary narratives on education, the individual and society, and its influence on education policy choices in Britain and Denmark. Differences in literary narratives about education, the individual, and society influence education policy choices in Britain and Denmark. British narratives helped …
Speaker(s): Professor Marion Fourcade | Join us for the annual British Journal of Sociology Lecture. The expansion of social citizenship in the 20th century mitigated the brute effects of economic inequality in people’s lives. The institutionalization of universal rights and entitlement programs recognised that access to a “civilized” life should …
Speaker(s): Dr Zanna Clay, Dr Simone Schnall, Professor Philip Pettit | Where do our ideas of right and wrong come from? Can the evolutionary processes that produced human beings explain the moral frameworks adopted by human societies? And what can developmental biology tell us about the emergence of ethical behaviour …
Speaker(s): Professor Ervand Abrahamian | The Iranian Revolution shook the world, but left little lasting impact outside Iran. Ervand Abrahamian will address this puzzling paradox of modern Iranian history in this Annual Gulf History Lecture. Ervand Abrahamian is Professor Emeritus of History at Baruch College and the Graduate Center in …
Speaker(s): Dr Hope M Harrison | This public lecture will examine the arc of memory politics in Germany since 1989, including the impact of the rise of the far right as well as German plans for the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Wall. The history, meaning and legacy …
Speaker(s): Mustafa Briggs | Straight from his US tour, Mustafa Briggs will present on the history of Islam in the Americas. Don't miss out on the exclusive and exciting opportunity to learn about black history from a different perspective. Mustafa Briggs' (@MustafaBriggs) profile rose from his ‘Beyond Bilal: Black History …
Speaker(s): Professor Branko Milanovic | We are all capitalists now. For the first time in human history, the globe is dominated by one economic system. In his book Capitalism, Alone, which he will discuss in this lecture, economist Branko Milanovic explains the reasons for this decisive historical shift since the …
Speaker(s): Professor Michel Kazatchkine, Dr Katherine Pettus, Professor Peter Reuter, Denise Tomasini-Joshi | The US is in the midst of a major public health crisis. Tens of thousands of deaths are directly attributable to overdose over the past two decades and no end is in sight. Reeling from the failures …
Speaker(s): Professor Stephen M. Walt Professor Stephen M. Walt | Since its victory in the Cold War, U.S. foreign policy has been largely a failure. Neither Republicans nor Democrats seem able to manage world affairs as successfully as they once did. Donald Trump took office pledging to fix the problem …
Speaker(s): Dr Robert Basedow, Professor DING Chun, Dr Yu Jie, Dr Thomas Sampson | The US-China trade conflict opens new opportunities for the EU to position itself. Should it align itself with the US in forcing China to open up its markets? Or should the EU seek to intensify its …