LSE: Public lectures and events

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.

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Doping [Audio]


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 a form of cheating, but should it be? And with the arrival of ‘smart drugs’, this is no longer only a worry for sports...


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Racial Inequality in Britain: the Macpherson Report 20 years on [Audio]


Speaker(s): Professor Kalwant Bhopal, David Lammy MP, Dr Clive James Nwonka, Dr Faiza Shaheen | How have legislative issues been addressed to remedy racial inequalities and what has been the impact on law, policing, socioeconomic inequalities, media, politics and education? Kalwant Bhopal (@KalwantBhopal) is a Professor of Education and Social Justice at the University of Birmingham. David Lammy (@DavidLammy) is the Labour Party politician MP for Tottenham...


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Netflix for Agriculture? Digital Technology for Development [Audio]


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...


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Refugia: solving the problem of mass displacement [Audio]


Speaker(s): Professor Robin Cohen | Using fresh interpretations of utopian and archipelagic thinking, Robin Cohen will examine the limits and possibilities of creating an imaginative answer to mass displacement. The mass displacement of people through war, ethnic conflict, climate change and lack of opportunity is one of the pressing global issues of our time...


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A Short History of Europe [Audio]


Speaker(s): Sir Simon Jenkins | Simon Jenkins discusses his latest book, A Short History of Europe and the lessons to be learned from European history. Simon Jenkins is a Guardian columnist, author and BBC broadcaster. Simon Glendinning (@lonanglo) is Head of the European Institute and Professor in European Philosophy. The LSE European Institute (@LSEEI) is a centre for research and graduate teaching on the processes of integration and fragmentation within Europe...


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Engines of Privilege: Britain's private school problem [Audio]


Speaker(s): Professor Francis Green, Professor David Kynaston, Dr Luna Glucksberg | A rigorous, compelling and balanced examination of the British private school system and the lifetime of inequalities it entrenches. This event will see Francis Green and David Kynaston discuss their new book, Engines of Privilege: Britain's Private School Problem. Francis Green is Professor of Work and Education Economics at the UCL Institute of Education...


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Brexit: with a little help from our friends [Audio]


Speaker(s): George Brandis, Janice Charette, Foo Chi Hsia, Sir Jerry Mateparae | The panel considers the implications of Brexit on other countries, as well as how our friends overseas are fundamental to securing a smooth transition. George Brandis (@AusHCUK) is Australian High Commissioner to the UK...


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Making a Difference in Greece [Audio]


Speaker(s): Kostis Hatzidakis | What are the key policies that will bring change in Greece? Kostis Hatzidakis addresses some critical factors that can lift the country’s growth and boost development. Kostis Hatzidakis (@K_Hatzidakis) is a member of the Greek Parliament and Vice President of the New Democracy Party. Spyros Economides is Associate Professor in International Relations and European Politics, European Institute, LSE; and Deputy Director of the Hellenic Observatory...


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Welfare after Beveridge: state or civil society [Audio]


Speaker(s): Professor Richard Sennett, Professor Sir Julian Le Grand | Beveridge argued for the primacy of the state in providing welfare. His critics then and since have argued for more support from civil society, from communal associations, churches, voluntary organisations. This final lecture shows why obligations to others should be involuntary - and so why state support is fundamental...


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Psychiatry and Philosophy [Audio]


Speaker(s): Lisa Conlon, Dr Jean Khalfa, Professor Stella Sandford, Alistair Stewart | Mental disorders are widely held to have a chemical basis best treated with medication, and contemporary psychiatry is more closely allied with the neuro- and behavioural sciences than with philosophy...


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