Lse: Public Lectures And Events


Public lectures and events hosted by the London School of Economics and Political Science. LSE's public lecture programme features more than 200 events each year, where some of the most influential figures in the social sciences can be heard.


  • Against the System: anger, belonging and the crisis of liberalism [Audio]

    Against the System: anger, belonging and the crisis of liberalism [Audio]

    14/07/2020 Duração: 01h29min

    Speaker(s): Eric Lonergan, Martin Sandbu, Professor Lea Ypi | Recent elections in the advanced western democracies have undermined the basic foundations of political systems that had previously beaten back all challenges-from both the left and the right. The COVID-19 pandemic has intensified the backlash, further destabilising an already fragile political order. Eric Lonergan, Martin Sandbu and Lea Ypi discuss their recent research about the political and economic causes of this turbulence and consider ways out of the impasse. Eric Lonergan (@ericlonners) is is a macro hedge fund manager, economist, and co-author of Angrynomics. Martin Sandbu (@MESandbu) is European Economics Commentator for the Financial Times and author of The Economics of Belonging. Lea Ypi (@lea_ypi) is Professor in Political Theory in the LSE Department of Government. Jonathan Hopkin (@jrhopkin) is Professor of Comparative Politics in the LSE Department of Government and author of Anti-System Politics. You can order the books, The Econom

  • Prospects for the UK Economy and Public Spending After COVID-19: new austerity or a new economy? [Audio]

    Prospects for the UK Economy and Public Spending After COVID-19: new austerity or a new economy? [Audio]

    10/07/2020 Duração: 01h27min

    Speaker(s): Stephanie Flanders, Professor Stephen Machin, Dr Gemma Tetlow | The UK government’s response to COVID-19 has seen sudden growth in public spending accompanied by a sharp fall in tax receipts. Public sector borrowing may exceed £300bn in 2020-21, with the UK’s national debt exceeding annual GDP for the first time for decades. What short-term stimuli might the Chancellor now employ to re-start growth? Can the government imaginably return to austerity policies? Will inequality have increased? Is this the time for a new approach to economic management? Can the economy go back to normal and grow if social distancing restrictions persist? Is the UK out of line with comparable countries? And what about Brexit? The panel will consider these issues and more. Stephanie Flanders (@MyStephanomics) has been Senior Executive Editor for Economics at Bloomberg News and head of Bloomberg Economics since October 2017. She was previously Chief Market Strategist for Europe at J P Morgan Asset Management in London (2

  • Is big data good for our health? [Audio]

    Is big data good for our health? [Audio]

    08/07/2020 Duração: 39min

    Speaker(s): Dr Stephen L. Roberts, Dr Leeza Osipenko, Professor Barbara Prainsack, Dr James Somauroo | With more and more information about us available electronically and online, this episode of LSE IQ asks, ‘Is big data good for our health?’ Advances in bio-medical technologies, along with electronic health records and the information we generate through our mobile phones, Smart Watches or Fit bits, our social media posts and search engine queries, mean that there is a torrent of information about our bodies, our health and our diseases out there. Alongside this, the tremendous growth in computing power and data storage means that this ‘Big Data’ can be stored and aggregated and then analysed by sophisticated algorithms for connections, comparisons and insights. The promise of all of this is that big data will create opportunities for medical breakthroughs, help tailor medical interventions to us as individuals and create technologies that will speed up and improve healthcare. And, of course, during the COV

  • Impact: reshaping capitalism to drive real change [Audio]

    Impact: reshaping capitalism to drive real change [Audio]

    06/07/2020 Duração: 58min

    Speaker(s): Sir Ronald Cohen | Envision a world that moves in only one direction: forward. A world where inequality is shrinking. Where natural resources are regenerated, and people can unlock their full potential and benefit from shared prosperity. A world focused not only on minimizing harm, but on doing measurable good. Join us for this talk by Sir Ronald Cohen about his new book, Impact: Reshaping Capitalism to Drive Real Change. Ronald Cohen (@sirronniecohen) is a philanthropist, venture capitalist, private equity investor, and social innovator, who is driving forward the global Impact Revolution. For nearly two decades, his initiatives have catalyzed global efforts to drive private capital to serve social and environmental good. He serves as Chairman of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment and The Portland Trust. He is a co-founder of Social Finance UK, USA, and Israel; and co-founder Chair of Bridges Fund Management and former co-founding Chair of Big Society Capital. He chaired the G8 Socia

  • Strategic Climate Litigation: insights from global experience [Audio]

    Strategic Climate Litigation: insights from global experience [Audio]

    03/07/2020 Duração: 01h26min

    Speaker(s): Irum Ahsan, Michael Burger, Lord Carnwath, Dr Joana Setzer, James Thornton | Climate litigation has been used as a strategic tool to advance climate policy goals for at least three decades. As the number of cases addressing the causes and consequences of climate change and the public interest in such litigation has increased, so has public interest in such litigation. Today, climate litigation is widely considered to be a governance mechanism to address climate change. In this webinar, a panel of experts and practitioners will discuss the extent to which climate change litigation is driving governments to adopt more ambitious climate policies and inducing a change of behaviour among major GHG emitting corporations. The panel will also explore potential effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on future litigation cases. Irum Ahsan is Principal Counsel, Law and Policy Reform in the Office of the General Counsel at the Asian Development Bank. Michael Burger (@ProfBurger) is Executive Director of the Sabin C

  • Humankind: a hopeful history [Audio]

    Humankind: a hopeful history [Audio]

    01/07/2020 Duração: 01h03s

    Speaker(s): Rutger Bregman | It's a belief that unites the left and right, psychologists and philosophers, writers and historians. It drives the headlines and the laws that touch our lives. Human beings, we're taught, are by nature selfish and governed by self-interest. In his new book, which he will talk about at this event, Rutger Bregman shows us that it is realistic, as well as revolutionary, to assume that people are good. By thinking the worst of others, we bring out the worst in our politics and economics too. Rutger Bregman (@rcbregman) is a historian and author. He has published five books on history, philosophy, and economics. His book Utopia for Realists was a New York Times bestseller and has been translated in 32 languages. Bregman has twice been nominated for the prestigious European Press Prize for his work at The Correspondent. His new book is Humankind: A Hopeful History. Dr. Poornima Paidipaty is an LSE Fellow in Inequalities. She received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Columbia University.

  • COVID-19: the impact on the UKs ethnic minority populations [Audio]

    COVID-19: the impact on the UK's ethnic minority populations [Audio]

    01/07/2020 Duração: 01h26min

    Speaker(s): Professor Kehinde Andrews, Dr Miqdad Asaria, Professor Lucinda Platt, Ross Warwick, Professor Heidi Mirza | There is increasing concern that people from ethnic minority backgrounds are being disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 in England. Over the first few weeks of the pandemic there were several anecdotal reports to suggest that there are many more cases of, hospitalisations for, and deaths due to COVID-19 than we would expect from minorities’ population shares. Drawing on new IFS research, the panel will discuss the reasons why mortality is disproportionately high for minority groups, present evidence on how some minority groups are disproportionately affected by the economic impacts of the lockdown, and recommend ways forward to limit further differential social and economic consequences. Kehinde Andrews (@kehinde_andrews) is Professor of Black Studies at Birmingham City University. Kehinde is an academic, activist and author whose books include Back to Black: Retelling Black Radicalism fo

  • Governments in the Crisis: what do we expect of them? what do they expect of us? [Audio]

    Governments in the Crisis: what do we expect of them? what do they expect of us? [Audio]

    30/06/2020 Duração: 01h27min

    Speaker(s): Professor George Gerapetritis, Professor Bo Rothstein, Professor Amy Verdun | From strict lockdowns and school shutdowns to fostering self-responsibility, governments have taken different paths to fight the pandemic. Some of these differences seem consistent with different national traditions or cultural frames. Yet, governments have also achieved very different results in managing the pandemic that contradict images of government performance. What should we make of this? Are our stereotypes wrong? At the same time, the economic impact of the pandemic seems to be transforming assumptions about fiscal discipline and the role of the state in the economy. Are we converging around a new activism for the state? Are we sharing a paradigmatic shift? Are north-south differences in Europe disappearing? What should we expect of our governments now? George Gerapetritis is the Minister of State, Hellenic Republic. He is a Professor of Constitutional Law at the Faculty of Law of the National and Kapodistrian U

  • Negotiating Our Post-Brexit Future: where are we heading? [Audio]

    Negotiating Our Post-Brexit Future: where are we heading? [Audio]

    30/06/2020 Duração: 01h25min

    Speaker(s): Professor Catherine Barnard, Dr Meredith Crowley, Dr Adam Marshall, Professor Anand Menon, Professor Tony Travers | In the context of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the negotiations for the UK’s future relationship with the EU look even more challenging. This expert panel will assess where we are with the negotiations and where we might be heading. Our speakers will comprise a range of expertise, covering British politics, knowledge of Whitehall, the economy, and UK-EU law. Catherine Barnard (@CSBarnard24) is Professor of European Union and Labour Law at Trinity College at the University of Cambridge. Meredith Crowley (@MeredithCrowle1) is a Reader in International Economics at the University of Cambridge, a Senior Fellow at the UK in a Changing Europe (UKCE) and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR - London). Adam Marshall (@BCCAdam) is Director General of British Chambers of Commerce. Anand Menon (@anandMenon1) is Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs at

  • Implications of COVID-19 in the Western Balkans [Audio]

    Implications of COVID-19 in the Western Balkans [Audio]

    29/06/2020 Duração: 01h29min

    Speaker(s): Dr Arjan Gjonça, Dr Mario Holzner, Dr Sanja Vico | What are the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Western Balkans? What economic, social and democracy issues have arisen from the pandemic? What are the challenges that lie ahead? The panel will explore how the countries of the region have been tackling this crisis and how they have responded to the challenges in terms of internal policies and their relations with other countries, particularly the EU. Arjan Gjonça is an Associate Professor of Demography at the Department of International Development. He holds an MSc and a PhD in Demography from LSE and continues to work at LSE as a full member of academic staff. His teaching focuses on demographic methods and on global population health. Arjan started his career as an assistant professor at University of Tirana, Faculty of Economics, Albania. Mario Holzner (@MarioHolzner) is Executive Director at wiiw. He is also coordinating economic policy development and communication with a focus on E

  • Financing the SDGs – Can the World Avoid Failure? [Audio]

    Financing the SDGs – Can the World Avoid Failure? [Audio]

    29/06/2020 Duração: 01h14min

    Speaker(s): Sir Suma Chakrabarti, Amina J. Mohammed | The Addis Agenda that provided a new global framework for financing sustainable development and a process to deliver our 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is now five years old. The world was off track to deliver the SDGs before the COVID-19 crisis but the savage economic impact of coronavirus has set those long-term objectives back further. The SDGs are more important than ever - how do we re-inject momentum into the Addis Agenda and create a sustainable and resilient world? Join us for a conversation with EBRD President Sir Suma Chakrabarti and UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed, hosted by LSE Director Minouche Shafik. Suma Chakrabarti (@ebrdsuma) is the sixth President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Sir Suma has served two terms as President, having been elected to the posts by the EBRD’s Board of Governors in 2012 and again in 2016. Before becoming President of the EBRD, Sir Suma had a

  • Life After COVID-19: challenges and policy response [Audio]

    Life After COVID-19: challenges and policy response [Audio]

    26/06/2020 Duração: 01h29min

    Speaker(s): Michelle Bachelet, Helen Clark, Matteo Renzi, Kevin Rudd, Minouche Shafik | Listen to this discussion on life after COVID-19 with the former leaders of Australia, Chile, Italy and New Zealand. Michelle Bachelet (@mbachelet) is the current United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Ms Bachelet was elected President of Chile on two occasions (2006–2010 and 2014–2018). She was the first female president of Chile. She also served as Health Minister (2000-2002) as well as Chile’s and Latin America’s first female Defence Minister (2002–2004). Helen Clark (@HelenClarkNZ) is a global leader on sustainable development, gender equality and international co-operation. She served three successive terms as Prime Minister of New Zealand between 1999 and 2008. While in government, she led policy debate on a wide range of economic, social, environmental and cultural issues, including sustainability and climate change. She then became the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator for two te

  • Religious Communities under COVID-19: the first pandemic of the postsecular age? [Audio]

    Religious Communities under COVID-19: the first pandemic of the postsecular age? [Audio]

    25/06/2020 Duração: 01h35min

    Speaker(s): Professor Azza M. Karam, Elizabeth Oldfield, Dr James Walters | Faith communities have been prominent in public discourse since the beginning of the pandemic. Religious gatherings have been identified as a major sites of transmission raising tensions in many countries between believers and the secular authorities seeking to regulate them. But many people are also searching for meaning and faith groups have adapted to online worship and support to meet the need for hope and connection in the face of suffering and isolation. The pandemic seems to be fanning the flames of some existing religious tensions. But there are also new opportunities for a positive role for faith in the public sphere. How will COVID-19 reshape the religious landscape in the future? Azza M. Karam (@Mansoura1968) is Secretary General of Religions for Peace International; Professor of religion and development at the Vrije Universiteit, and lead facilitator for the United Nations’ Strategic Learning Exchanges on Religion, Develop

  • The New Authoritarianism: COVID-19 and the challenges facing democracy [Audio]

    The New Authoritarianism: COVID-19 and the challenges facing democracy [Audio]

    24/06/2020 Duração: 01h36min

    Speaker(s): Dr Guy Aitchison, Dr Luke Cooper, Dr Nadine El-Enany, Professor Shalini Randeria | Over the last decade political authoritarianism has been on the rise across the globe. The ‘authoritarian wave’ has touched most continents and regions. So even before the crisis unleashed by Coronavirus many peoples across the world were resisting rising authoritarianism, nationalism and racism. Coronavirus has often been talked of as a historical rupture, igniting system change. ‘We will not go back’ to the pre-crisis world is the clarion call of the current moment. Yet, the nature of the new world being born is still far from certain. And while opportunities for progressive political change undoubtedly exist, this new historical conjuncture provides considerable opportunities for the further embedding of authoritarianism and new attacks on democracy. Warning of these dangers a new report, Covid-19 and the new authoritarianism, co-authored by Dr Guy Aitchison and Dr Luke Cooper, surveys the rise of anti-dem

  • Peace and the Pandemic [Audio]

    Peace and the Pandemic [Audio]

    24/06/2020 Duração: 01h34min

    Speaker(s): Helen Clark, Helena Puig Larrauri, Dr Mareike Schomerus | What are the consequences of the pandemic for countries affected by conflict and fragility? Will coronavirus contribute to the further escalation or new outbreaks of conflict? How can the international community –governments, international organisations, regional actors and civil society develop a peace-building response to COVID-19? Helen Clark, head of the United Nations Development Programme 2009-2017, and former Prime Minister of New Zealand leads an expert panel to discuss the development and security risks of the current pandemic. Helen Clark (@HelenClarkNZ) is a global leader on sustainable development, gender equality and international co-operation. She served three successive terms as Prime Minister of New Zealand between 1999 and 2008. While in government, she led policy debate on a wide range of economic, social, environmental and cultural issues, including sustainability and climate change. She then became the United Nations Dev

  • Implications of the COVID-19 Crisis for Disability Policy [Audio]

    Implications of the COVID-19 Crisis for Disability Policy [Audio]

    23/06/2020 Duração: 01h28min

    Speaker(s): Baroness Campbell, Neil Crowther, Clenton Farquharson, Liz Sayce | This panel event will explore the potential implications for disability policy of these possible futures under the political and socio-cultural themes. It will explore questions including whether the ‘vulnerability’ framing is likely to inform future policy and what the implications are for disabled people’s lives, communities and activism. There has been a shift in many countries over recent decades to position disability policy as an issue of rights and equality: the aim is social and economic participation, rather than a more paternalistic concern for care and containment. This found its expression in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, ratified by 181 countries by 2020. Some states, for instance Australia, have responded to the COVID-19 crisis by creating plans framed precisely in terms of disabled people’s rights to equal treatment (equality in healthcare, employment and the like). Others, like the UK

  • COVID-19 in South Asia: Bangladesh, India and Pakistan [Audio]

    COVID-19 in South Asia: Bangladesh, India and Pakistan [Audio]

    22/06/2020 Duração: 01h29min

    Speaker(s): Tania Aidrus, Yamini Aiyar, Professor Jishnu Das, Professor Mushfiq Mobarak | This podcast will explore how governments in South Asia are tackling COVID-19 and will focus specifically on Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. South Asia is home to a quarter of humanity and its policy response to COVID-19 matters for the world but there are markedly different views on the policy response in South Asia. The panelists will discuss what can be learned from the South Asian experience and the challenges that lie ahead for the region. Tania Aidrus (@taidrus) is Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, Digital Pakistan. Yamini Aiyar (@AiyarYamini) is President and Chief Executive of the Centre for Policy Research (CPR), New Delhi. Yamini is a TED fellow and a founding member of the International Experts Panel of the Open Government Partnership. Jishnu Das is Professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy and the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Jishnu’s work focuses on health and educa

  • Brexit and the Post-COVID-19 Options for the Economy [Audio]

    Brexit and the Post-COVID-19 Options for the Economy [Audio]

    22/06/2020 Duração: 01h34min

    Speaker(s): Professor Sir Tim Besley, Wolfgang Münchau, Vicky Pryce | What will be the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Brexit? More particularly, how might it affect the strategy and interests of the UK as it negotiates a longer-term relationship with the EU27? What if the timelines change? This panel of experts will consider different scenarios for what might happen and what they might mean. Tim Besley is School Professor of Economics of Political Science and Sir W. Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics in the Department of Economics at LSE. Wolfgang Münchau (@EuroBriefing) is Director of Eurointelligence and a columnist for the Financial Times. Vicky Pryce (@realVickyPryce) is Chief Economic Advisor, Centre for Economics and Business Research and former Joint Head of the UK Government Economic Service. Tony Travers is Associate Dean of the School of Public Policy at LSE. This event is part of LSE's public event series - COVID-19: The Policy Response. COVID-19 represents an enormous ch

  • What Would it Take to Secure a Left Labour Government? [Audio]

    What Would it Take to Secure a Left Labour Government? [Audio]

    19/06/2020 Duração: 01h25min

    Speaker(s): John McDonnell | Ralph Miliband’s last book, Socialism for a Sceptical Age, was an attempt not just to justify the continuing potential of socialism but also to provide a strategy for a socialist government both to gain power and secure the implementation of a programme of socialist change. It became an inspirational work for many crafting the rise of the Labour left in the UK. After Labour’s heavy defeat in the 2019 general election, is Ralph’s last work still of any relevance and has the pandemic changed the political and economic rules? John McDonnell (@johnmcdonnellMP) is Labour MP for Hayes and Harlington and is the former Shadow Chancellor. Robin Archer is Director of the Ralph Miliband Programme. The Ralph Miliband Programme (@rmilibandlse) is one of LSE's most prestigious lecture series and seeks to advance Ralph Miliband's spirit of free social inquiry. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEMiliband

  • Financing the Post-COVID-19 Recovery [Audio]

    Financing the Post-COVID-19 Recovery [Audio]

    19/06/2020 Duração: 01h29min

    Speaker(s): Dr Simeon Djankov, Anne-Laure Kiechel, Professor Ugo Panizza, Dr Jeromin Zettelmeyer | This talk focuses on the ways in which advanced economies as well as emerging markets can create the fiscal space to boost post-COVID-19 recovery prospects. While some countries are still in the midst of the COVID-19 health crisis, others are starting on their way to economic recovery. Recovery after such a tremendous shock will be painful and expensive. There is still enormous uncertainty both on the health front, as well as on the economic front. Policies in both directions require significant new budget allocations. Simeon Djankov (@SimeonDjankov) is Co-Director for Policy and Research Fellow at the Financial Markets Group, LSE. He was deputy prime minister and minister of finance of Bulgaria from 2009 to 2013. Prior to his cabinet appointment, Djankov was Chief Economist of the finance and private sector vice presidency of the World Bank. Anne-Laure Kiechel (@alkiechel) totals more than 20 years of experienc

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