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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Literary Festival 2016: Creating and Challenging Utopia: new perspectives in Jewish history [Audio]

Speaker(s): Professor Michael Berkowitz, Professor David De Vries, Dr Sharman Kadish | Editor's note: We apologise for the poor audio quality of this podcast. A discussion in honour and memory of historian Professor David Cesarani begins with reflections about his life. In the spirit of David's utopian ideals juxtaposed to relations among Jews, and between non-Jews and Jews in modern times, we introduce new books by our panel...


 2016-02-22  1h29m

Literary Festival 2016: The Innovations of the Future [Audio]

Speaker(s): Alec Ross | Editor's note: We apologise for the poor audio quality in the question and answer section of this podcast. While Alec Ross was working as Senior Advisor for Innovation to the Secretary of State, he travelled to forty-one countries, exploring the latest advances coming out of every continent. From startup hubs in Kenya to R&D labs in South Korea, Ross has seen what the future holds...


 2016-02-22  1h13m

Can Imagination Change the World? [Audio]

Speaker(s): Professor Craig Calhoun | The world is given its contours, reality and limits partly by how it is imagined. Creativity, unrealistically ‘utopian’ thought and even the celebration of illusory ‘golden ages’ perform important roles alongside critical analysis of material conditions and practical possibilities. Art, religion, and social movements each play a vital part, though the power of imagination – and failures of imagination - extends even more widely...


 2016-02-18  1h33m

Getting Real about Utopia [Audio]

Speaker(s): Professor Justin Champion, Dr John Guy, Kwasi Kwarteng, Gisela Stuart | Is politics about building a better world, or simply the art of the possible? Ahead of this year's LSE Literary Festival which marks the anniversary of Thomas More's Utopia, in a special debate for BBC Radio 3’s flagship programme Free Thinking (@BBCFreeThinking), politicians and historians debate the balance between idealism and realism in politics, international relations and political history...


 2016-02-17  1h22m

John McDonnell on Labour's Economic Policy [Audio]

Speaker(s): John McDonnell | John McDonnell (@johnmcdonnellMP) has been the MP for Hayes and Harlington since 1997 and Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer since September 2015. He was born in Liverpool and stood as a candidate for Leader of the Labour party against Gordon Brown in 2007 and again in 2010. In 1981, he was elected to the Greater London Council as a member for Hayes and Harlington...


 2016-02-16  1h18m

Literary Festival 2016: Faithful Visions [Audio]

Speaker(s): Mark Lawson, Jonathan Moore | Editor's note: We apologise for the poor audio quality of this podcast. As part of this year’s LSE Literary Festival Fringe, Mark Lawson will be interviewing Jonathan Moore about his much admired play INIGO, which vividly brings Ignatius of Loyola and the founding Jesuits of the sixteenth century to life for a contemporary audience...


 2016-02-16  1h15m

After the Drug Wars: report of the LSE Expert Group on the Economics of Drug Policy [Audio]

Speaker(s): Dr John Collins, Dr Joanne Csete, Catalina Pérez Correa González, Javier Segredo | As the UN meets to form the UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs in 2016 many member states are examining how to roll back the war on drugs and institute new policies. The LSE Expert Group on the Economics of Drug Policy will provide a new framework for global drug control efforts, grounded in public health, sustainable development and human rights...


 2016-02-15  1h25m

The Future of the EU in the Face of BREXIT [Audio]

Speaker(s): Enrico Letta | The referendum on the place of the UK within the EU is a unique opportunity to take stock of what isn't functioning in Europe, and to seek out a different track. It is not only in the UK that public opinion is turning towards euro-scepticism, as even in the most European of countries disarray and disappointment are rising...


 2016-02-12  1h28m

The Global Refugee Crisis: a challenge to our common humanity [Audio]

Speaker(s): Baroness Amos | Our world continues to be challenged by conflict and consequent flows of people across the world. How can and should we respond? Valerie Amos (@ValerieAmos) joined as Director of SOAS, University of London in 2015. From 2010, Valerie served as Undersecretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator at the UN...


 2016-02-11  1h19m

Are Conspiracy Theories Bad for Democracy? [Audio]

Speaker(s): Professor David Runciman | Conspiracy theories go hand in hand with political mistrust. Are they symptom or cause of current levels of mistrust in democracy and what can be done about it? David Runciman is Professor in Political Thought, University of Cambridge. Robin Archer is Director of the Ralph Miliband Programme at LSE...


 2016-02-10  1h27m