Tag Archive: London School of Economics

May 11 2015

LSE Public Lectures and Events: The Crisis of Global Modernity: Asian traditions and a sustainable future

  Speaker(s): Professor Prasenjit Duara, Professor William A Callahan, Professor Stephan Feuchtwang, Professor Rana Mitter Chair: Professor Lord Desai Recorded on 11 May 2015 in New Theatre, East Building. Professor Duara will discuss his new book, The Crisis of Global Modernity: Asian traditions and a sustainable future, which suggests that Asian ideas can help us …

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Dec 03 2014

LSE Public Lectures and Events: On Progress and Human Development

Speaker(s): Professor Paul Anand, Catherine Audard, Professor Jonathan Wolff What is progress and how do we measure it? What account of wellbeing could accommodate a concern for self-realization and self-development? May an approach based on quality of life provide a superior alternative to utilitarian cost-benefit analysis? And could such an approach inform policy and practice? …

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Nov 27 2014

LSE Public Lectures and Events: Transformational Leadership to Mafia State? South Africa’s Two Decades of Democracy

Speaker(s): Dr Mzukisi Qobo Chair: Professor Chris Alden Widely considered to be Africa’s oldest liberation movement, the African National Congress (ANC) played a historic role in ending apartheid in South Africa and has been the country’s ruling political party since 1994. More recently, however, the ANC’s legacy has been tarnished by allegations of corruption and …

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Nov 19 2014

LSE Public Lectures and Events: How Finance is Tackling Sustainability | A roadmap to the future

Speaker(s): Michael Mainelli, Angela Ridgwell, Nick Robins Recorded on 17 November 2014 in Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building. Speakers from the financial sector, NGOs and think tanks will discuss if the finance industry is doing enough to combat the challenges of environmental sustainability. Michael Mainelli (@mrmainelli) is Chairman of Z/Yen. Angela Ridgwell is Director …

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Nov 13 2014

LSE Public Lectures and Events: The Fourth Revolution: the global race to reinvent the state

Speaker(s): John Micklethwait, Adrian Wooldridge Chair: Professor Tony Travers Is Britain falling behind in the global race to reinvent the state? Britain has led previous attempts to reinvent the state, from the Hobbesian security revolution of the 17th century, to the liberal, meritocratic revolution of the 19th century, to the welfare revolution of the early …

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Oct 30 2014

LSE Public Lectures and Events: 25 Years After the End of the Cold War: Its Legacy in a New World Order

Speaker(s): Professor Beatrice Heuser, Dr Andrew Monaghan, Professor Vladislav Zubok Chair: Professor Michael Cox Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War, how do these events shape the world today? What are the legacies of the Cold War? And are we truly in the midst of a …

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Oct 30 2014

LSE Public Lectures and Events: Making Markets Fair and Effective

Speaker(s): Dr Minouche Shafik Chair: Professor Lord Stern The wholesale financial markets are some of the largest in the world, and matter to all of us. But public confidence in these markets has been rocked by a series of misconduct scandals in recent years, such as those affecting LIBOR. How far have the underlying causes …

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Oct 24 2014

LSE Public Lectures and Events: Religion and the Environment

Speaker(s): Bruno Latour, Rowan Williams Chair: Professor Craig Calhoun Former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Williams of Oystermouth and the renowned sociologist Professor Bruno Latour will discuss the role of religion in society within the context of escalating environmental crisis.   http://richmedia.lse.ac.uk/publiclecturesandevents/20141024_1400_religionEnvironment.mp3

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Oct 22 2014

LSE Public Lectures and Events: Buying Time: the delayed crisis of democratic capitalism

Speaker(s): Professor Wolfgang Streeck, Colin Crouch Chair: Professor David Soskice The financial and economic crisis that began in 2008 still has the world on tenterhooks. The gravity of the situation is matched by a general paucity of understanding about what is happening and how it started. Wolfgang Streeck is the Director of the Max Planck …

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Oct 17 2014

LSE Public Lectures and Events: The Summit was the biggest battle of the Second World War – fought behind closed doors

Speaker(s): Ed Conway Chair: Professor Paul Kelly The idea of world leaders gathering in the midst of economic crisis has become all-too familiar. But the summit at Bretton Woods in 1944 was the only time countries from around the world have agreed to overhaul the structure of the international monetary system. And, what’s more, they …

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Oct 07 2014

LSE Public Lectures and Events: The Paradox of China’s Peaceful Rise

Speaker(s): Professor Barry Buzan, Professor Arne Westad Chair: Professor Michael Cox Despite the widespread view that China does not have a coherent grand strategy, China has already articulated one that is based on the home-grown idea of ‘peaceful rise/development’ (PRD). The key issue is whether the logic of this grand strategy, and the contradictions within …

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Oct 07 2014

LSE Public Lectures and Events: Inequality and the 1%: what goes wrong when the rich become too rich

Speaker(s): Professor Danny Dorling Chair: Professor Stuart Corbridge It is widely accepted that high rates of inequality are damaging to society, although some skeptics remain to be convinced. Perhaps it is because the most damaging form of economic inequality now appears to occur when the very richest 1% take more and more, even if the …

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Oct 05 2014

LSE Public Lectures and Events: How to Build the Future

Speaker(s): Peter Thiel Chair: Professor Al Bhimani It’s easier to copy a model than to make something new. Adding more of something familiar takes the world from 1 to n. But every time we create something new, we go from 0 to 1. Today our challenge is to imagine and create new technologies to make …

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Oct 01 2014

LSE Public Lectures and Events: Gender, Inequality and Power

Speaker(s): Professor Diane Perrons Chair: Professor Naila Kabeer This lecture takes an interdisciplinary and transnational perspective to highlight the persistence of gender inequalities, the power relations that support these inequalities, and the everyday processes through which such inequalities are reproduced and normalised. By addressing inequality in this way, it is possible to obtain a fuller …

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Sep 29 2014

LSE Public Lectures and Events: Housing: The Crisis That Divides

Speaker(s): Richard Blakeway, Cllr Sir Merrick Cockell, Councillor, David Orr, Professor Henry Overman Chair: Professor Tony Travers Britain’s housing crisis is a nationwide issue with multiple dimensions. In the run-up to the election, all politicians recognise that the electorate expect fresh ideas on how to address the shortage of decent, affordable housing. This event presents …

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Sep 13 2014

LSE Public Lectures and Events: Eco**2 exploring the fundamental links between ecology and economics

Speaker(s): Lord Robert May, Professor Doyne Farmer The two sciences of interactions – economics and ecology – don’t interact enough. How many useful ideas must there be in ecology that have yet to be applied in economics, and vice versa? How much more could we discover about the human and social systems, or natural systems, …

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Sep 02 2014

LSE Public Lectures and Events: Supremacy or Survival? The West in the Asian Century

Speaker(s): Professor Danny Quah, Professor Mick Cox Recorded on 4 August 2014 in Old Theatre, Old Building. One of the aims of LSE Summer School is to bring the LSE experience to all those attending its many courses between July and August. Five years ago we launched our first full programme of Lectures. These have …

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Jul 25 2014

Christopher Caldwell: Can Europe be the same with different people in it?

Speaker: Christopher Caldwell Chair: Maurice Fraser This event was recorded on 5 May 2009 in Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House After a half-century of mass immigration, has Europe overestimated the need for immigrant labour and underestimated the culture shaping potential of religion? Christopher Caldwell is a senior editor at the Weekly Standard, and a regular …

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May 18 2014

Ha-Joon Chang: Economics, But Not as You Know It

In Economics: The User’s Guide, which he will talk about in this public lecture, bestselling author Ha-Joon Chang explains how the global economy works, and why anyone can understand the dismal science. Unlike many economists who claim there is only one way of ‘doing economics’, he introduces readers to a wide range of economic theories, …

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Apr 29 2014

Paul Collier: Exodus – Immigration and multiculturalism in the 21st century

Speaker(s): Professor Paul Collier Chair: Dr Jonathan Leape Mass international migration is a response to extreme global inequality, and immigration has a profound impact on the way we live. Yet our views – and those of our politicians – remain caught between two extremes: popular hostility to migrants and ‘open doors’ insistence by liberal and …

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