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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Speaker(s): Professor Catherine Barnard, Vicky Pryce, Sir Ivan Rogers, Professor Tony Travers | October 31st has been set as the new deadline by which the UK will formally cease being a member of the European Union. By this stage, we may have a new Brexit agreement or a “no-deal”. This panel will assess developments to this point and the implications for the UK going forward...


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 2019-10-30  1h23m
 
 

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Building a World Fit for Future Generations [Audio]


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 2019-10-29  1h52m
 
 

Imagine All The People: literature, society and cross-national variation in education systems [Audio]


Speaker(s): Professor Cathie-Jo Martin | Cathie-Jo Martin examines differences in literary narratives on education, the individual and society, and its influence on education policy choices in Britain and Denmark. Differences in literary narratives about education, the individual, and society influence education policy choices in Britain and Denmark...


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 2019-10-28  1h9m
 
 

Ordinal Citizenship [Audio]


Speaker(s): Professor Marion Fourcade | Join us for the annual British Journal of Sociology Lecture. The expansion of social citizenship in the 20th century mitigated the brute effects of economic inequality in people’s lives. The institutionalization of universal rights and entitlement programs recognised that access to a “civilized” life should not depend on wealth only...


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 2019-10-25  1h26m
 
 

Ordinal Citizenship [Audio]


Speaker(s): Professor Marion Fourcade | Join us for the annual British Journal of Sociology Lecture. The expansion of social citizenship in the 20th century mitigated the brute effects of economic inequality in people’s lives. The institutionalization of universal rights and entitlement programs recognised that access to a “civilized” life should not depend on wealth only...


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 2019-10-25  1h26m
 
 

The Ethical Human [Audio]


Speaker(s): Dr Zanna Clay, Dr Simone Schnall, Professor Philip Pettit | Where do our ideas of right and wrong come from? Can the evolutionary processes that produced human beings explain the moral frameworks adopted by human societies? And what can developmental biology tell us about the emergence of ethical behaviour in children? From anthropology to cognitive science, philosophy to evolutionary biology, we shed some light on the complex story of Homo moralis...


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 2019-10-24  1h26m
 
 

The 1979 Revolution in Iran: important or not? [Audio]


Speaker(s): Professor Ervand Abrahamian | The Iranian Revolution shook the world, but left little lasting impact outside Iran. Ervand Abrahamian will address this puzzling paradox of modern Iranian history in this Annual Gulf History Lecture. Ervand Abrahamian is Professor Emeritus of History at Baruch College and the Graduate Center in the City University of New York, and author of Iran Between Two Revolutions...


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 2019-10-24  1h32m
 
 

Capitalism, Alone: the future of the system that rules the world [Audio]


Speaker(s): Professor Branko Milanovic | We are all capitalists now. For the first time in human history, the globe is dominated by one economic system. In his book Capitalism, Alone, which he will discuss in this lecture, economist Branko Milanovic explains the reasons for this decisive historical shift since the days of feudalism and, later, communism...


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