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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How Can the UK Improve Productivity and Still Build the Workforce? [Audio]

Speaker(s): Vince Cable, Professor Diane Coyle, Bronwyn Curtis, Anna Leach | This event marks the official launch of the LSE Business Review blog bringing together a panel of prominent economists to discuss productivity, the UK’s economic future and the road ahead. Vince Cable (@vincecable) was MP for Twickenham from 1997-2015. He was the Liberal Democrat's chief economic spokesperson from 2003-2010, having previously served as Chief Economist for Shell from 1995-1997...


 2015-12-02  1h31m

Democracy, Diversity, Religion [Audio]

Speaker(s): Professor Charles Taylor | Professor Charles Taylor will look at the constant temptation for modern democracies to veer towards exclusion. This is despite them being founded on a principle of inclusion, and is due to a weakness built into motivations which democracies draw upon. Having firmly established this context, Professor Taylor will discuss the exclusionary moves we have seen in many Western democracies which have targeted (unfamiliar) religions...


 2015-12-01  1h25m

The Future of the Professions: how technology will transform the work of human experts [Audio]

Speaker(s): Daniel Susskind, Professor Richard Susskind | In an era when machines can out-perform human beings at most tasks, we will neither need nor want doctors, accountants, consultants, and many other professions, to work as they did in the 20th century. In this public lecture, Richard and Daniel Susskind predict the decline of experts as we know them, as the rise in new technologies transforms the way that practical know-how is made available in society...


 2015-11-30  1h31m

Unstable Eastern and Southern Neighbourhood: a range of threats to European security [Audio]

Speaker(s): Edgars Rinkevics | Russia's aggression in Ukraine and the rise of ISIL has brought the issue of European security to the forefront. Latvia's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkevics, explains the threats from the Baltic viewpoint. Edgars Rinkevics (@edgarsrinkevics) is Latvia's Minister of Foreign Affairs, a position he has held since 2011. Previously he was the Secretary of State of the Ministry of Defence and Head of the President's Chancery...


 2015-11-26  57m

The Creative Economy: invention of a global orthodoxy [Audio]

Speaker(s): Professor Philip Schlesinger | The discourse of the creative economy is everywhere. First developed by the British New Labour government in the late 1990s, it has influenced a global way of thinking about the relations between culture and the economy. The lecture will address its rise and diffusion and the role of political entrepreneurship in the continuous reworking and dissemination of an orthodox mode of thought, illustrated by examples from the UK, EU and UN...


 2015-11-25  1h29m

Europe's Perfect Storm: racism, anti-Semitism, terrorism and resurgent nationalism [Audio]

Speaker(s): Professor Michel Wieviorka | Evil has dramatically changed in modern Europe. The turning point was the mid-eighties. Terrorism, anti-Semitism, racism and nationalism are not as they were in the recent past and their renewal poses a formidable threat. Michel Wieviorka (@MichelWieviorka) is professor at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales and president of the Fondation Maison des sciences de l'homme...


 2015-11-23  1h26m

Next Steps in EU Antitrust Law: boosting national enforcement [Audio]

Speaker(s): Margrethe Vestager | National authorities (NCAs) and national courts are empowered to apply the EU competition rules together with the Commission. Since 2004, the Commission and the NCAs together have adopted almost 1,000 decisions in antitrust cases – 85% by the NCAs. Joint action within the European Competition Network means more effective enforcement and more deterrence...


 2015-11-20  54m

Conflict-Related Sexual Violence: the politics of the UN Security Council's approach to the protection of civilians [Audio]

Speaker(s): Professor Anne Marie Goetz | Editor's note: The question and answer session has been removed from this podcast. Sexual violence has been deployed strategically in a wide range of conflicts, and though long recognized as an unlawful tactic of warfare, it has only relatively recently attracted the political focus and operational responses accorded to other violations of civilian rights...


 2015-11-19  1h27m

Red Flag over Houghton Street? The Radical Tradition at the LSE - Myth, Reality and Fact [Audio]

Speaker(s): Professor Michael Cox | Founded by Fabian socialists in the 1890s and attracting such radical figures as Harold Laski, R.H. Tawney and Ralph Miliband, it is hardly surprising that the LSE has acquired a ‘red’ reputation over the years: a reputation that only seemed to be confirmed during the second half of the 1960s when the School was forced to close down because of student protest...


 2015-11-19  1h36m

Enough! Will Youth Protests Drive Political Change in Africa? [Audio]

Speaker(s): Professor Alcinda Honwana | Disaffected African young people risk their lives to try to reach Europe. Others join radical groups such as Boko Haram, Al-Shabab and Islamic State. Angry young unemployed South Africans were behind xenophobic attacks there. Youth protesting their socio-economic and political marginalization have changed governments in Tunisia and Senegal...


 2015-11-18  1h26m