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.


  • Power, politics, and belonging: the lasting impacts of colonialism

    15/06/2024 Duração: 01h10min

    Contributor(s): Dr Maël Lavenaire, Leah Eryenyu, Professor Neil Cummins | Politics of power and wealth have had a huge impact on the structuring of inequalities across the globe. As the racial and ethnic inequalities that we see today stem from centuries of discrimination and marginalisation, in order to tackle them, we will need to understand how they have been embedded in the very structures of our societies. 

  • Defending democracy: building solidarity with persecuted writers, journalists, and artists

    15/06/2024 Duração: 01h01min

    Contributor(s): Salman Usmani, Professor Alpa Shah, Ross Holder | Amidst the surge of global authoritarianism, how do we protect the freedom of speech and the freedom of dissent that is crucial for democracy? What is the role of global financial institutions and regimes in the crackdown on dissent in faraway places? What role do international human rights organisations, cultural spaces and educational institutions have in protecting the spaces of democracy globally? 

  • Left behind: a new economics for neglected places

    13/06/2024 Duração: 56min

    Contributor(s): Professor Paul Collier | Left behind places can be found in prosperous countries — from South Yorkshire, integral to the industrial revolution and now England’s poorest county, to Barranquilla, once Colombia’s portal to the Caribbean and now struggling. More alarmingly, the poorest countries in the world are diverging further from the rest of humanity.

  • Lawfare: do law and courts have power to solve global problems?

    13/06/2024 Duração: 51min

    Contributor(s): Professor Gerry Simpson, Dr Joana Setzer, Sir Howard Morrison KC, Professor Larry Kramer | There is a growing expectation for law and courts, whether domestic or international, to be remedies for international problems. Our panel explore the power of law and courts in the face of contemporary international challenges. 

  • Geography of discontent: euroscepticism in regions of stagnant growth

    13/06/2024 Duração: 01h01min

    Contributor(s): Professor Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Dr Özge Öner, James Blagden | Recent EU research highlights a clear connection between stagnant growth within some European regions and their support for Eurosceptic parties, also suggesting that the longer the period of stagnation, the stronger the opposition to European integration.

  • Understanding China's views of the world

    12/06/2024 Duração: 01h13min

    Contributor(s): Xiaolu Guo, Professor William A. Callahan, Dr Elena Barabantseva | Elena Barabantseva’s Chinese-Russian Group Wedding (5 min) explores the relations of these two superpowers through the intimate geopolitics of mixed-marriages, and William A. Callahan’s The Nose Knows (15min) traces how Chinese artists and officials have imagined foreigners in terms of their “big noses” both historically and up to the present day. The films challenge stereotypes by showing a multifaceted understanding of the UK and the world, exploring personal experience, foreign policy agendas, and artistic creativity through the eyes of different groups of Chinese people.

  • Is history a guide to politics?

    11/06/2024 Duração: 28min

    Contributor(s): Dr Angus Wrenn, Professor Gordon Barrass | LSE Language Centre, in collaboration with the LSESU Drama Society, presents an evening of theatre and discussion, featuring Professor Gordon Barrass, a specialist on strategy assessment and perception.

  • How to make better decisions

    11/06/2024 Duração: 56min

    Contributor(s): Dr Luc Schneider | Learn about the fundamental ingredients of any personal or professional decision Explore the evidence around how these ingredients inform the quality of the decision-making process Get actionable tips to implement and improve your own strategic decisions Consolidate your understanding with the Q&A

  • How can countries prepare for the next global health crisis?

    11/06/2024 Duração: 01h01min

    Contributor(s): Dr Clare Wenham, Professor Ken Shadlen, Dr Ulrich Sedelmeier, Dr Tine Hanrieder | They explore how power, politics and public opinion are affecting the next international pandemic response and preparedness, including the crucial question of access to vaccines and other medicines.

  • Authoritarian populism and media freedom

    11/06/2024 Duração: 58min

    Contributor(s): Dr Kate Wright, Dr Damian Tambini, Alan Rusbridger | How did the Trump administration capture one of the world’s most important public service news networks, The Voice of America? How did the BBC, an exemplary public service broadcaster, end up being accused of bias towards the privileged and the ruling elites?  

  • 100 days to kickstart Britain: what should the government's priorities be?

    11/06/2024 Duração: 01h09min

    Contributor(s): Danny Sriskandarajah, Sam Richards, Eshe Nelson, Soumaya Keynes | The UK’s economy has waned in recent years – low growth and productivity coupled with rising inflation and poverty. Our panel explore how to respond. 

  • The ministry for the future: navigating the politics of the climate crisis

    10/06/2024 Duração: 01h02min

    Contributor(s): Professor Elizabeth Robinson, Kim Stanley Robinson | Kim Stanley Robinson is the Author of about twenty books, including the internationally bestselling Mars trilogy, and more recently Red Moon, New York 2140 and The Ministry for the Future and explores the political economy needed to cope with existential threats in his writing. 

  • Economics and wellbeing: inflation, public debt, and commercial wars

    10/06/2024 Duração: 01h03min

    Contributor(s): Professor Olivier Blanchard | What are the prospects for inflation? Is the level of public debt now dangerous? And will commercial wars between nations blight our future?

  • A year of elections: power and politics in 2024

    10/06/2024 Duração: 01h15min

    Contributor(s): Bill Neely, Professor Sara Hobolt, Dr Mukulika Banerjee, Dr Nick Anstead | This year people around the world are going to the polls. What have been the surprises and takeaways from election results so far, and what is still to come?

  • The 2024 European elections and the challenges ahead

    06/06/2024 Duração: 01h34min

    Contributor(s): Professor Sara Hobolt, Dr Heather Grabbe, Tony Barber | The 2024 European Parliament elections promise to be a pivotal moment for the European Union. Polling suggests Eurosceptic parties could make large gains, fundamentally shifting the balance of power within the Parliament.

  • Tech tantrums - when tech meets humanity

    05/06/2024 Duração: 01h28min

    Contributor(s): Baroness Beeban Kidron | AI is poised to supercharge its impact on almost every aspect of economic, public and personal life. Tech leaders in Silicon Valley believe that AI poses an existential threat to humanity even as they enter an arms race to be ’the ruler of the world”. This year 50% of the world’s population go to the polls, without a single party offering a vision of how they will ride, contain or regulate the wave of change that AI will bring.

  • How to build a cohesive society

    04/06/2024 Duração: 01h00s

    Contributor(s): Professor Jonathan Wolff, Professor Marc Stears, Professor Margaret Levi | Tim Besley, School Professor of Economics and Political Science and Director of the Programme on Cohesive Capitalism chairs our discussion on cohesion and capitalism. 

  • Alternatives to neoliberalism

    03/06/2024 Duração: 01h33min

    Contributor(s): Professor Debra Satz, Professor Sir Paul Collier | The first of two events to launch LSE’s new Programme on Cohesive Capitalism, a distinguished panel, chaired by LSE President and Vice Chancellor Larry Kramer.

  • Visions of inequality: from the French Revolution to the end of the Cold War

    30/05/2024 Duração: 01h33min

    Contributor(s): Professor Branko Milanovic | The book is a history of how economists across two centuries have thought about inequality, told through portraits of six key figures (François Quesnay, Adam Smith, David Ricardo, Karl Marx, Vilfredo Pareto, and Simon Kuznets). “How do you see income distribution in your time, and how and why do you expect it to change?”

  • The divine economy: how religions compete for wealth, power, and people

    29/05/2024 Duração: 01h16min

    Contributor(s): Professor Paul Seabright | Religion in the twenty-first century is alive and well across the world, despite its apparent decline in North America and parts of Europe. Vigorous competition between and within religious movements has led to their accumulating great power and wealth.

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