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 1007 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein täglich erscheinender Podcast

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How Much Tax Do The Rich Really Pay And Could They Pay More? [Audio]

Speaker(s): Dr Arun Advani, Emma Agyemang, Ed Conway, Helen Miller, Andy Summers | With tax rises now almost surely on the horizon, the question will be who should pay. The rich, it is often claimed, already contribute a large share of tax revenues; there's not much scope for them to pay more. For example, the top 1% already pay 29% of all income tax...



Six Political Philosophies in Search of a Virus: critical perspectives on the coronavirus pandemic [Audio]

Speaker(s): Professor Gerard Delanty, Dr Sonja Avlijaš | The COVID-19 crisis has brought a number of interesting questions in political philosophy to the fore. What are the limits and ethical role of the state? What is the importance of personal liberty and collective interest? Is state surveillance justified? For this year’s Annual LEQS Lecture, Gerard Delanty discusses six philosophical responses to the crisis that can give us perspective on these questions...



Race and Policing in America [Audio]

Speaker(s): Professor Nicola Lacey, Professor Tracey L. Meares, Professor Tim Newburn, Dr Coretta Phillips | George Floyd’s death has sparked widespread protest in the U.S. over police abuse. This roundtable will discuss the sources of police violence and what can be done to fix America’s police and make law enforcement accountable. Nicola Lacey is School Professor of Law, Gender and Social Policy at LSE...



Financial Strains, Health Pressures: Syria, Somalia and the COVID-19 impact [Audio]

Speaker(s): Khalif Abdirahman, Mazen Gharibah, Dr Nisar Majid, Dr Rim Turkmani, Professor Alex de Waal | Populations and institutions in Syria and Somalia have been subject to conflict and political turmoil for many years and now face the health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 global pandemic. This event draws on analysis from LSE's Conflict Research Programme (CRP) and its researchers and partners involved in these settings...



Europe in the Time of Coronavirus: responding to the political and economic challenges of COVID-19 [Audio]

Speaker(s): Professor Chris Anderson, Professor Simon Glendinning, Professor Waltraud Schelkle | Periods of crisis can strip politics back to its most basic forms, and the political reality is laid bare: who, if anyone, has the power to tell other people what to do. While the European Union has a considerable stake in the crisis, particularly in the Eurozone, it is national states which have been the politically primary actors in calling for lockdowns across Europe...


 2020-06-09  1h24m

Fiscal Policies to Support People and Growth During the COVID-19 Pandemic [Audio]

Speaker(s): Dr Simeon Djankov, Dr W. Raphael Lam, Catherine Pattillo, Dr Mehdi Raissi, Zsoka Koczan | Fiscal policies have been central for providing emergency lifelines to people and firms during the COVID-19 pandemic, and are also at the forefront of facilitating a recovery once the lockdown ends. This online event will focus on how policy makers can support fast and sustainable recovery...


 2020-06-08  1h33m

Do Morals Matter: presidents and foreign policy from FDR to Trump [Audio]

Speaker(s): Professor Joseph S. Nye | In his new book, Do Morals Matter?, which he will discuss in this talk, Joseph S. Nye examines the role of ethics in US foreign policy during the post-1945 era. Working through each presidency from FDR to Trump, Nye scores their foreign policy on three ethical dimensions: their intentions, the means they used, and the consequences of their decisions. He evaluates their leadership qualities, elaborating on which approaches work and which ones do not...


 2020-06-04  1h29m

Post COVID-19 Futures of the Urbanising World [Audio]

Speaker(s): Dr Creighton Connolly, Professor Roger Keil, Dr Deirdre McKay, Dr Rita Padawangi | What is the relationship between urbanisation and infectious disease? How do cities and their hinterlands respond to the COVID-19 pandemic? What is the role of civil society in tackling the livelihood challenges in urban and rural areas during the pandemic? This panel will explore the impact of COVID-19 on changing relationships between cities and their hinterlands in global urbanisation processes,...


 2020-06-03  1h32m

COVID-19 and Illicit Markets [Audio]

Speaker(s): Naomi Burke-Shyne, Jason Eligh, Gabriel Feltran, Kasia Malinowska, Alexander Söderholm | The potential impact of COVID-19 on economic markets is well known and widely discussed. But what about the markets we know less about, namely illicit markets? Drug markets, policymakers and people who use drugs are facing an unprecedented situation. Join this discussion - a blend of on-the-ground narratives and broader policy perspectives - to hear how we might best respond...


 2020-06-02  1h34m

COVID-19 and Africa: pandemics and global politics [Audio]

Speaker(s): Professor Assis Malaquias, Elizabeth Sidiropoulos, Dr Folashadé Soulé | A panel of leading African commentators will reflect on the global response to the health dimensions of the pandemic in Africa...


 2020-06-01  1h32m