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.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h25m. Bisher sind 1492 Folge(n) erschienen. .

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 83 days 17 hours 57 minutes


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Paris and Beyond: how will we gain traction and build momentum for the orderly transition to a zero carbon and resilient economy? [Audio]

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 2015-10-22  1h26m

Between Debt and the Devil: money, credit and fixing global finance [Audio]

Speaker(s): Lord Turner | Too much private debt led to the disastrous crisis of 2008. In future public policy must constrain the quantity and influence the allocation of private credit creation. And we should ‘print money’ to escape the post crisis mess. That sounds dangerous – but relying on private credit to drive growth is more so. Adair Turner (@AdairTurnerUK) has combined careers in business, public policy and academia...


 2015-10-21  1h20m

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 2015-10-21  1h32m

Too Many Children Left Behind: the US achievement gap in comparative perspective [Audio]

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 2015-10-21  1h20m

Natural Capital: valuing the planet [Audio]

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 2015-10-20  1h16m

Other People's Money [Audio]

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 2015-10-20  1h18m

The Modern Mercenary: private armies and what they mean for world order [Audio]

Speaker(s): Sean McFate | It was 2004, and Sean McFate had a mission in Burundi: to keep the president alive and prevent the country from spiralling into genocide, without anyone knowing that the United States was involved. The United States was, of course, involved, but only through McFate's employer, the military contractor DynCorp International. Throughout the world, similar scenarios are playing out daily. The United States can no longer go to war without contractors...


 2015-10-19  1h26m

Before Theory Comes Theorizing or How to Make Social Science More Interesting [Audio]

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 2015-10-15  1h10m

The Book and the Believer: are Catholics, Jews and Muslims still outsiders in British society? [Audio]

Speaker(s): Sughra Ahmed, Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Dr Ruth Gilbert, Dr Edward Kessler | The Institute of Public Affairs, in partnership with the Pears Foundation and the Woolf Institute, Cambridge, will host an interfaith discussion on the theme “The Book and the Believer: are Catholics, Jews and Muslims still outsiders in British society?” Three public figures will share their interesting and provocative perspectives, from their experience of belonging to a minority religious tradition in modern...


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