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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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

How to Apply the 80/20 Rule for Increased Productivity, Happiness and Freedom [Audio]

Speaker(s): Shaa Wasmund | Editor's note: This podcast contains explicit language, please do not download if you may be offended. Entrepreneur and author of bestsellers Stop Talking, Start Doing and Do Less, Get More, Shaa Wasmund explains how to apply the well-known Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto's 'law of the vital few' to become more productive and happy. This event marks the publication of her latest book Do Less, Get More: How to Work Smart and Live Life Your Way...


 2015-09-08  1h36m

How Business Can be a Force for Good [Audio]

Speaker(s): Nick Giles, Michael Hayman | Editor's note: We apologise for the poor audio quality of this podcast. Owing to a technical problem the question and answer session has been removed. Business as usual is over. Belief is the new currency and to succeed you must follow new rules: purpose as the route to profit; mind share to gain market share...


 2015-08-12  32m

When Will America and China go to war? [Audio]

Speaker(s): Professor Michael Cox | We have been told for years that war between great powers is a thing of the past: something that has been consigned into that proverbial dustbin of history. Yet today serious writers and influential strategic thinkers in the USA and China are now suggesting that war in East Asia is a very real possibility as China rises - and becomes more assertive - and the United States supported by its Asian allies seeks to limit China’s reach...


 2015-08-06  1h23m

Making sense of the Islamic State: An Organic Crisis in Arab Politics [Audio]

Speaker(s): Professor Fawaz Gerges | Fawaz A. Gerges is Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and holder of the Emirates Professorship in Contemporary Middle East Studies. He wasalso the inaugural Director of the LSE Middle East Centre from 2010 until 2013...


 2015-07-30  1h26m

Sacred Mountains of China [Audio]

Speaker(s): Ryan Pyle | Editor's note: We apologise for the poor audio quality of this podcast. Join adventurer and renowned photographer, Ryan Pyle, as he spends months exploring and photographing Western China’s remote Sacred Mountains in an effort to better understand these most sacred Tibetan regions. His human-powered adventure is “one of the ages” as he explores the remote provinces of Qinghai, Tibet, Sichuan and Yunnan...


 2015-07-29  1h29m

Something Will Turn Up: Britain's economy, past, present and future [Audio]

Speaker(s): David Smith | Sunday Times economics editor and best-selling author David Smith leads us through the mire of government policy and long-term economic trends to paint a vivid picture of how we got to now – and where we might go from here. David Smith (@dsmitheconomics) is economics editor of the Sunday Times and the author of a number of books including The Dragon and the Elephant and the best-selling guide to economics Free Lunch...


 2015-07-28  1h31m