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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Labour and Brexit [Audio]

Speaker(s): Clive Lewis, Deborah Mattinson | With the Brexit deadline fast approaching, a leading politician and a prominent pollster discuss what Labour can and should do now. Clive Lewis (@labourlewis) is Labour MP for Norwich South and Shadow Minister for the Treasury. Deborah Mattinson (@debmattinson) is a founding partner of Britain Thinks. Robin Archer is the Director of the Ralph Miliband Programme...



Parents, Poverty and the State [Audio]

Speaker(s): Naomi Eisenstadt, Carey Oppenheim, Ryan Shorthouse, Matthew Taylor | What do children need from parents, how is poverty a barrier to meeting needs, and what has Government done – and should do – about it? Naomi Eisenstadt and Carey Oppenheim explore the radical changes in public attitudes and public policy concerning parents and parenting...



Protest and Power: can climate activism save the planet? [Audio]

Speaker(s): Ed Miliband, James Murray, Farhana Yamin | Can climate activism – from Extinction Rebellion to the school climate strikes – bring about the radical change in government and business that is needed to stop runaway global warming? The Grantham Research Institute hosts a debate about what works in climate politics, and what role street protests can play. Ed Miliband (@Ed_Miliband) is a former leader of the Labour Party and Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change...



No Longer Special? The Death of Anglo-America? [Audio]

Speaker(s): Professor G John Ikenberry, Dr Kori Schake, Professor Linda Yueh | Top thinkers from the world of international relations - John Ikenberry, Linda Yueh, Kori Schake and Michael Cox in the Chair - will here debate the idea of 'Anglo-America', what the relationship between the USA and UK has meant for the world in the twentieth century, and how a retreat by both from the world - and perhaps from each other - will impact on the international system...



Plunder of the Commons: a manifesto for sharing public wealth [Audio]

Speaker(s): Professor Guy Standing, Caroline Lucas, David Lammy | In this event about his new book Guy Standing leads us through a new appraisal of the commons, stemming from the medieval concept of common land reserved in ancient law from marauding barons, to his modern reappraisal of the resources we all hold in common. Accelerated by Margaret Thatcher and then even more so in the austerity era, our Commons have been depleted illegitimately...



Multiculturalism and Animal Ethics [Audio]

Speaker(s): Dr David Grummet, Dr Angie Pepper, Dr Varun Uberoi | Animal advocacy has made significant progress in recent decades, with the welfare of animals now enshrined in national and international law...



Messengers: who we listen to, who we don't, and why [Audio]

Speaker(s): Joseph Marks, Steve Martin | Why are self-confident ignoramuses so often believed? Why are thoughtful experts so often given the cold shoulder? And why do apparently irrelevant details such as a person’s height, their relative wealth, or their Facebook photo influence whether or not we trust what they are saying? These are just some of the questions that behavioural experts Steve Martin and Joseph Marks tackle in their new book Messengers: Who We Listen To, Who We Don’t, and Why...



The IMF and the Greek Crisis: myths and realities [Audio]

Speaker(s): Poul Thomsen | Ten years after the start of the Greek crisis, the discussion will centre on the role played by the IMF, its coordination with the European Union, and the lessons to be learned in the case of future crises...



Understand Today, Shape Tomorrow [Audio]

Speaker(s): Ruth Porat | LSE is delighted to welcome back to campus alumna Ruth Porat (MSc Industrial Relations 1981), Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Alphabet and Google to take part in the launch of LSE 2030, our strategy to shape the world. LSE Director, Minouche Shafik (MSc Economics 1986) and Ruth will take part in a fireside chat about the role of LSE and how it can shape the world in turbulent times of economic uncertainty and social transformations...



Populism: causes and responses [Audio]

Speaker(s): Professor Michael Ignatieff, Professor Pippa Norris | A populist wave has swept across the democratic world. What are the economic and social causes of this wave, and how should democratic leaders respond? Michael Ignatieff (@M_Ignatieff) is President and Rector of Central European University. Born in Canada, educated at the University of Toronto and Harvard, Michael Ignatieff is a university professor, writer and former politician...