LSE: Public lectures and events

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LSE IQ Ep 21 | Can we afford our consumer society? [Audio]

Speaker(s): Dr Rebecca Elliott, Professor Ian Gough, Dr Rodolfo Leyva | Welcome to LSE IQ, the monthly podcast from the London School of Economics and Political Science. This is the podcast where we ask some of the leading social scientists - and other experts - to answer intelligent questions about economics, politics or society. For this LSE IQ we have something slightly different for you – an 'live' episode recorded in front of an audience at LSE at the beginning of November 2018...


 2018-12-19  1h11m

Women and Weapons [Audio]

Speaker(s): Ray Acheson, Dr Renata Dwan, Rebecca Johnson | Launching the Arts and Humanities Research Council research project, A Feminist International Law of Peace and Security, that asks how a feminist reading of International Law can further disarmament and promote sustainable peace, a panel of leading experts discuss the role of women and disarmament...


 2018-12-13  1h33m

Saving Democracy from Politicians. Do We Need Professional Representatives? [Audio]

Speaker(s): Professor Valentino Larcinese | What are the advantages and disadvantages of the professionalisation of politics? Evidence comes from the Five Star Movement in the Italian parliament. Valentino Larcinese (@vlarcinese) is Professor in Public Policy, Department of Government, LSE. Oriana Bandiera (@orianabandiera) is Professor of Economics and Director of STICERD, LSE...


 2018-12-06  1h26m

The Chocolate Case [Audio]

Speaker(s): Arjen Boekhold, Dr Marjolein Busstra, Charlotte Williams | Is eating chocolate linked to child slavery? Watch this entertaining and shocking documentary film about the journalists investigating global chocolate production...


 2018-12-06  57m

How French minorities are reshaping the image of La Parisienne [Audio]

Speaker(s): Rokhaya Diallo | The idea of womanhood is often embodied by legendary blonde French icons. In 2018 Rokhaya Diallo challenges the stereotypical view of “La Parisienne” by bringing together diverse groups of people in the famous Parisian landscape. She seeks to deconstruct the norm and show that various skin tones and hair textures are valuable, despite the standard view of Parisian womanhood...


 2018-12-04  1h27m

Bad Language [Audio]

Speaker(s): Dr Emma Byrne, Dr John Gallagher, Dr Rebecca Roache | Language allows us to communicate. It also allows us to charm, shock, delight, and offend. It is political and we can use it to harm and manipulate. And some words are just not okay in polite company. Should there ever be restraints on what can be said? If so, what kind? In this Forum event, we navigate the deeper issues around swearing, slurring, and slander...


 2018-12-03  1h29m

From Pillars to Practice: pushing the boundaries of ‘Women, Peace and Security' [Audio]

Speaker(s): Dr Toni Haastrup, Henri Myrttinen, Dr Aisling Swaine, Professor Jacqui True | At the UK launch of the Oxford Handbook of Women, Peace and Security, the authors will take stock of what has and hasn’t been achieved. Toni Haastrup (@ToniHaastrup) is Lecturer in International Security, School of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent. Henri Myrttinen is Head of Gender and Peacebuilding, International Alert...


 2018-11-29  1h27m

Will You Feel Better after Hospital Treatment? [Audio]

Speaker(s): Professor Andrew Street | We have little idea about whether hospital treatment makes patients better. In his inaugural lecture Andrew Street explains why this matters and what can be done about it. Andrew Street (@andrewdstreet) is Professor of Health Economics in the Department of Health Policy at LSE...


 2018-11-29  1h36m

Policy-Making in an Age of Populism [Audio]

Speaker(s): Professor Jason Furman, Professor Sara Hobolt, Yascha Mounk, Professor Andrés Velasco | Across the globe, liberal democracy is under threat from populism. Through Europe, the Americas and Asia demagogic figures of both the left and the right have come to power with simplistic solutions to entrenched policy dilemmas, bringing often authoritarian and sometimes brutal methods to achieve their political ends...


 2018-11-29  1h33m

How Far Has Brexit Reached? Taking Stock of Progress and Risks [Audio]

Speaker(s): Professor Catherine Barnard, Professor Sara Hobolt, Rain Newton-Smith, Stephen Wall | Our expert panel will reflect on the progress of the Brexit negotiations and their prospects, and the implications for the UK’s future relationship with the EU. Catherine Barnard (@CSBarnard24) is Professor in European Union Law and Employment Law at the University of Cambridge, and senior tutor and fellow of Trinity College. She specialises in EU law and employment law...


 2018-11-28  1h33m