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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The Hostile Environment: debunking myths about immigration [Audio]

Speaker(s): Dr Maya Goodfellow | Maya Goodfellow will examine the UK’s hostility toward certain groups of immigrants and unpick anti-immigration narratives to argue for a positive understanding of immigration. Maya Goodfellow (@MayaGoodfellow) is a writer, broadcast commentator and academic. She is the author of Hostile Environment: How Immigrants Became Scapegoats...



Radical Uncertainty: decision making for an unknowable future [Audio]

Speaker(s): John Kay, Professor Lord King | Two leading economists discuss decision making in conditions of radical uncertainty, where we can neither imagine all possible outcomes nor assign probabilities to future events. Uncertainty surrounds all the big decisions we make in our lives...



A Right to a Free Press? [Audio]

Speaker(s): Dr Chandrika Kaul, Professor Sue Mendus, Peter Oborne | A free press is a fundamental pillar of a healthy democracy. It is a vehicle for free expression, informs public debate, and holds government to account...



Imagining our Futures [Audio]

Speaker(s): Dr Simidele Dosekun, Dr Florian Foos, Dr Sam Friedman, Dr Ria Ivandic, Dr Kasia Paprocki | If you could do one thing to change the world, what would that be? What do LSE academics think we should start, stop and continue doing? Join us as we explore how people can shape the world with their actions. Simidele Dosekun is Assistant Professor in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE...



Youthquake [Audio]

Speaker(s): Lola Fayokun, Daniel Lawes, Noga Levy-Rapoport | Youth organisers share their experiences on how to start a campaign whilst testing the audience’s ideas in an interactive workshop that brings together key elements of direct action, political engagement and campaigning. Young people have always driven social justice movements, and have always been on the frontlines of grassroots and nationwide organising...



Gender Equality and the Data Revolution [Audio]

Speaker(s): Professor Oriana Bandiera, Tonusree Basu, Twivwe Siwale | The innovative use of data has contributed to the women’s movement fighting for equal pay, but there is still a large gap in the availability of quality data measuring the well-being and contributions of women to society, especially in developing countries. Without sufficient high-quality and disaggregated statistics, many women will remain at risk of being invisible and persistent gender inequalities will not be bridged...


 2020-03-05  56m

Tribes: how our need to belong can make or break society [Audio]

Speaker(s): David Lammy MP | In 2007, inspired by the bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act and looking to explore his own African roots, David Lammy took a DNA test. Part memoir, part call-to-arms Tribes explores how David Lammy felt reading his DNA results, and how they led him to rethink what it meant to need to belong to a tribe, and the results of being part of one...


 2020-03-05  1h7m

Using Behavioural Science for Inclusion in the City [Audio]

Speaker(s): Dr Grace Lordan, Karina Robinson, Brenda Trenowden, Irshaad Ahmad, Richard Nesbitt, Teresa Parker | An inclusive workforce offers companies a distinct competitive advantage. Enhanced profits, innovation, growth, and employee wellbeing. Companies with a diverse and inclusive workforce respond better to the needs and demands of global clients and corporations. Yet creating an environment which is inclusive of all talent is not straightforward...


 2020-03-05  1h5m

The Carbon Conscious Consumer: going beyond nudges with nudge plus [Audio]

Speaker(s): Professor Peter John, Professor Theresa M Marteau, Sanchayan Banerjee, Professor Gerry Stoker | Recent advancements made by the UK's Committee on Climate Change (UKCCC) towards achieving the Paris Agreement goals by announcing their net zero emissions target shows the UK's commitment to tackling one of the most important challenges of the 21st century: the climate change dilemma...


 2020-03-04  1h3m

Propaganda and Democratic Resistance Propaganda and Democratic Resistance [Audio]

Speaker(s): Dr Shakuntala Banaji, Darren Moon, Peter Pomerantsev | Propaganda seems like a very 20th century issue. But it is back on the agenda due to the scandals provoked by social media’s manipulation of voters in the Brexit referendum and the Trump election. This round table brings together experts on propaganda and the Internet to explore the populist problem presented by “fake news” – and how we can resist it...


 2020-03-04  54m