LSE: Public lectures and events

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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): Elif Shafak | Until not so long ago, some parts of the world—namely, the West— were thought to be solid, steady, stable. Other parts of the world—namely, the non-West— were thought to be liquid, not yet settled. Since 2016 it has become increasingly clear to citizens across the world …
Speaker(s): Dr Jeong-Im Hyun, Dr Owen Miller, Professor Vladimir Tikhonov | Since early 2018, the two Koreas on the Korean Peninsula, known to be the last remaining divided countries since the end of the Second World War, have begun the road to reconciliation. A series of summit visits have taken …
Speaker(s): Dr Juanita Gonzalez-Uribe, Geoff Mulgan, Emma Smith, Kartik Varma | You see things; and you say "Why?" But I dream things that never were; and I say "Why not?" - George Bernard Shaw Join a panel of entrepreneurs and innovation experts to discuss how we can tackle the world's …
Speaker(s): Allaa Barri, Bashar Farahat, Mohammad Ghannam, Sema Nassar, Bashir Zalghaneh | Today’s growing sense of ‘disorder’ is shaped by the current refugee and migrant crisis. Conceived as an open dialogue between the audience and migrants and refugees, this panel provides the audience with an opportunity to explore the real-life …
Speaker(s): Dr Bermal Aydin, Professor Sarah Banet-Weiser, Professor Meena Dhanda | The panel discusses how research about discrimination, misogyny, climate change or social inequity can call forth a violent ideological and physical backlash on and offline. Professor Sarah Banet-Weiser (@sbanetweiser) is Professor of Media and Communication and Head of the …
Speaker(s): Professor G. John Ikenberry, Professor Mary Kaldor | The world famous theorist of international politics John Ikenberry of Princeton has for many years been insisting that the liberal world order created by the USA after WW2 has proved remarkably durable. Now, however, a series of major shifts in the …
Speaker(s): Professor Danny Quah | For nearly a century, America has provided the world a simple narrative: "If you’re with us, you get international rule of law. If not, you have to deal with arbitrary exercise of power." Obviously, to most nations the latter proposition is untenable. Only under a …
Speaker(s): Sam Byers, Dr Orla Lynskey, Dr Alison Powell | As technology and media continue to change our society at a rapid rate, what are the implications for our privacy, democracy and role as citizens? Sam Byers (@byers90) is the author of Idiopathy (2013) and Perfidious Albion (2018). His work …
Speaker(s): Dr Alexandru Filip, Professor Sara Hobolt, Dr Benjamin Martill | The recent wave of populist parties and politicians throughout Europe and the world has been portrayed as a monolithic phenomenon that transcends national borders. On the right and on the left, populists have been portrayed as polarising forces that …
Speaker(s): Michael Anderson, Dr Mathias Koenig-Archibugi, Ken Shadlen, Catherine Wilkosz | Growing resistance to antibiotics is one of the most significant current threats to global public health. Estimates suggest that in the European Union and the United States alone infections from multidrug resistant bacteria cause around 50,000 deaths a year, …
Speaker(s): Professor Michael Cox | One British university above all others came to be associated with student rebellion in the 1960s - the LSE - later referred by one of the original rebels as that 'utopia at the end of the Kingsway rainbow - for a period'. But why the …
Speaker(s): Minouche Shafik, Professor Andrés Velasco | Why are people in some of the richest countries in the world so miserable when so much of the economic and social data show massive material progress? Where did all that anger and anxiety come from that is manifested in populism, terrorism, and …
Speaker(s): Professor Michael Cox, Professor Annika Mombauer, Professor David Stevenson | A century after the Treaty of Versailles was signed in 1919, this session will reappraise the peace settlement that followed the First World War. On 28 June 1919 the Versailles peace treaty was signed between Germany and its First …
Quarantine [Audio] Feb. 23, 2019
Speaker(s): Catherine Arnold, Dr Stephen Roberts, Dr Seema Yasmin | One hundred years after the influenza pandemic, a novelist, a science writer and a population health specialist discuss the social impact of pandemics through time, and how virus, quarantine and contagion continue to inspire our dystopian literary imaginations. Catharine Arnold …
Speaker(s): Dame Louise Casey, Professor Mary Kaldor, Rupert Reid, Dame Heather Rabbatts, Jamie Bartlett | Public trust in the establishment is waning, but an age of disruption requires good leadership. So how can leaders lead in a post-deferential age? Jamie Bartlett (@JamieJBartlett) is writer and technology industry analyst at the …
Speaker(s): Professor Vernon Bogdanor, Dr Catherine Haddon | Vernon Bogdanor discusses his forthcoming publication on the Constitution’s role within the future relationship between the UK and Europe. Vernon Bogdanor is Research Professor in the Centre for British Politics and Government at King’s College London. Catherine Haddon (@cath_haddon) is a Senior …
Speaker(s): Rahm Emanuel | Rahm Emanuel will discuss the role of cities as world leaders in the 21st century. Cities have risen as global centers for innovation and energy across economics, entrepreneurship, culture and public policy. As the leader of the City of Chicago, Mayor Emanuel has been uniquely positioned …
Doping [Audio] Feb. 18, 2019
Speaker(s): Dr John William Devine, Dr Vanessa Heggie, Professor David Papineau | World-class athletes push themselves beyond normal limits and transform their bodies through training and diet. But in the wake of various scandals across the world of sport, we know pharmaceuticals can also play a role. Doping is considered …
Speaker(s): Ruchir Sharma | On the eve of India’s General elections in April and May, Ruchir Sharma will in this event, which marks the publication of his new book, offer a portrait of how India and its democracy work. Sharma has covered every election for the last two decades on …
Speaker(s): Professor Michael Kremer | The rapid spread of mobile phones in developing countries, coupled with recent advances in our ability to analyze big data through tools such as machine learning and artificial intelligence, has generated considerable excitement about the potential of ICT for development. How does the reality of …