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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'Open the Pod Bay Doors, HAL': Machine Intelligence and the Law [Audio]

Speaker(s): Professor Andrew Murray | Editor's note: for rights reasons the films clips presented in the lecture have been obscured in the video. Links to the film clips can be found in the related links section at bottom of the LSE podcast page. HAL 9000 will soon no longer be science fiction: sentient machines will quickly be with us. As “smart agents” make decisions for human actors a number of issues will emerge centred on four key challenges: privacy, personality, liberty, and locus...


 2015-09-30  1h25m

The Future of Britain and Europe [Audio]

Speaker(s): Professor Simon Hix | With the countdown to a likely In/Out Referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union, Professor Hix will discuss possible options for the reform of Britain’s relationship with the EU and the likely long-term consequences for the UK and the EU of a Yes or a No vote...


 2015-09-30  1h24m

The Nature of Memory: perspectives from art, history and neuroscience [Audio]

Speaker(s): Jessica Bland, Dr Sebastian Groes, Professor Adam Roberts, Professor Barry C Smith | Our ability to mentally travel in time and re-experience past events is thought to be a fundamental feature of what makes us human...


 2015-09-29  1h29m

Cyberphobia: identity, trust, security and the internet [Audio]

Speaker(s): Edward Lucas | Crossing the road, we look both ways. Riding a bicycle at night, we use lights. Driving a car, we wear seatbelts...


 2015-09-28  1h26m

The Way Forward for Europe: a union of solidarity and differentiation? [Audio]

Speaker(s): Emmanuel Macron | "From one border of the EU to the other, the European ideal is being challenged. Now is the time to reopen the economic and political debate, and to fix the Eurozone as part of a greater deal for a Union in which all member states find their place", wrote Emmanuel Macron in a common OpEd with S. Gabriel (June 2015)...


 2015-09-24  53m

Why Demography Needs (New) Theories [Audio]

Speaker(s): Professor Wendy Sigle | It is widely acknowledged that the theoretical perspectives that inform demographic inquiry have often come from other disciplines. While the influence of the rational actor paradigm and economic methodologies have exerted a prominent influence on how demographic research is conducted, mainstream (and quantitative) demography has remained remarkably impervious to the theoretical interventions of feminism and other critical perspectives...


 2015-09-23  1h22m

One plus One Equals Three: a masterclass in creative thinking [Audio]

Speaker(s): Dave Trott | Editor's note: This podcast contains explicit language, please do not download if you may be offended. Dave Trott will talk about his latest book, One Plus One Equals Three, that goes straight to the heart of the creative impulse. The books collection of provocative anecdotes and thought experiments are designed to light a fire under your own creative ambitions...


 2015-09-21  1h24m

Inside the Nudge Unit: how small changes can make a big difference [Audio]

Speaker(s): Dr David Halpern | It all started as a cautious experiment. In 2010, David Cameron set up the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT or ‘Nudge Unit’) at 10 Downing Street. Plans were greeted with wry amusement from the media and deep scepticism from the corridors of Whitehall. Not many believed it would last, yet within 18 months, the team was producing results which changed the minds of critics inside and outside the government...


 2015-09-15  1h23m

Black Earth: the Holocaust as history and warning [Audio]

Speaker(s): Professor Timothy Snyder | In this lecture Timothy Snyder (@TimothyDSnyder) will talk about his new book, Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning, in which he argues we have missed basic lessons of the history of the Holocaust, and that some of our beliefs are frighteningly close to the panic that Hitler expressed in the 1920’s. As ideological and environmental challenges to the world order mount, our societies might be more vulnerable than we would like to think...


 2015-09-14  1h26m

What Economics and Public Policy Can Learn from Engineering Design [Audio]

Speaker(s): Guru Madhavan | Guru Madhavan will discuss the essentials of the engineering mind-set—based on narratives from his book Think Like an Engineer—and explore how the application of concepts including optimization, reliability, and efficiency could help inform and enhance approaches in economics and public policy. Guru Madhavan (@BioengineerGM) is a biomedical engineer and senior policy adviser...


 2015-09-09  1h22m