Tag Archive: LSE Public lectures and events

Jun 18 2015

LSE Public Lectures and Events: Rhetoric and Reality: from Magna Carta to human rights today

Speaker(s) : Shami Chakrabarti, Professor Francesca Klug Recorded on 10 June 2015 at Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building The Magna Carta, sealed in 1215, has come to stand for the rule of law, curbs on executive power and the freedom to enjoy basic liberties. When the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by …

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May 28 2015

LSE Public Lectures and Events: Quality of Life in Urban China: economic growth and the environment

  Professor Kahn, a leading expert on environmental and urban issues, will examine China’s economic growth to present key issues from his latest research. Matthew Kahn is a Professor in the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. Steve Gibbons is Professor of Economic Geography at LSE. The Department of Geography and Environment at LSE …

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May 20 2015

LSE Public Lectures and Events: Divided Cities: Urban inequalities in the 21st century

  Speaker(s): Professor Fran Tonkiss Chair: Professor Ricky Burdett Recorded on 6 May 2015 in New Theatre, East Building. What kinds of cities are emerging as urbanisation grows alongside worsening inequality? Why does urban inequality matter, and what is distinctive about urban inequalities now? Fran Tonkiss is Professor of Sociology at LSE and Director of …

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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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Jan 29 2015

LSE Public Lectures and Events: Better Growth, Better Climate: cities and the new climate economy

  Speaker(s): Graham Floater, Philipp Rode, Dimitri Zenghelis Chair: Professor Fran Tonkiss Recorded on 29 January 2015 in Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House. This event is structured around research for the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate and the cities workstream of the Commission’s New Climate Economy (NCE) project which LSE Cities is leading. …

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Jan 26 2015

LSE Public Lectures and Events: The Organised Mind: thinking straight in the age of information overload

Speaker(s): Professor Daniel J Levitin Chair: Dr Jonathan Birch The information age is drowning us in a deluge of data, and it is becoming increasingly difficult to separate facts from pseudo-facts, objective from biased sources, and at the same time, we’re all being asked to do more at home and at work. Yet some highly …

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Jan 20 2015

LSE Public Lectures and Events: Inequality and Taxation in a Globalised World

Speaker(s): Dr Gabriel Zucman Chair: Professor Wouter Den Haan Recorded on 20 January 2015 in Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House. Dr Zucman will discuss recent evidence on rising inequality, proposals made to curb these trends and challenges raised by international tax competition and evasion. Gabriel Zucman (@gabriel_zucman) is a member of the faculty of the …

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Jan 06 2015

LSE Public Lectures and Events: Papal Infallibility? Global poverty, and the mystery of global inequality

Speaker(s): Professor Angus Deaton Recorded on 11 December 2014 in Old Theatre, Old Building. In lectures across three consecutive evenings (9 December, 10 December and 11 December) leading development economist Professor Deaton will discuss his work on health and poverty. Global poverty has been falling rapidly, even as income inequality has been inexorably rising in …

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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 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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Nov 06 2014

LSE Public Lectures and Events: Planetary Economics: macroeconomic and international implications

Speaker(s): Professor Michael Grubb Chair: Dr Alex Bowen Recorded on 6 November 2014 in Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House. Professor Grubb assesses lessons from 20 years of debate on technology, economic dimensions of global energy and environmental problems from corresponding policy efforts. Michael Grubb is Professor of International Energy and Climate Change Policy at University …

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Nov 05 2014

LSE Public Lectures and Events: The Real Story Behind the Invisible Hand

Speaker(s): Russell Roberts Chair: Tim Frost Adam Smith gave the world the metaphor of the invisible hand, the most famous metaphor of economics. But he only used the phrase three times in his writings. And none of the uses reflect what the phrase has come to mean today–a justification of laissez-faire capitalism. Yet Smith is …

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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 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 10 2014

LSE Public Lectures and Events: Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy in the Twenty First Century

Speaker(s): Professor Ross Garnaut Chair: Professor Lord Stern Professor Garnaut will look forward to where the global economy is headed across a diverse range of nation-states (using Australia, China, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea as exemplars). The challenges that fertility rates and climate change pose for the global economy will also be considered. Ross Garnaut …

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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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