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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The Folly of Crowds? [Audio]

Speaker(s): Professor Peter Ayton, Dr Sepideh Bazazi, Professor Chris Frith | Editor's note: The final part of the question and answer session has been removed due to poor audio quality. In our modern world we are constantly exposed to the opinion of the group. When is the crowd wise and when is it prone to madness? Peter Ayton (@Thruthal) is Professor of Psychology at City University London. Sepideh Bazazi is a researcher at the Centre on Animal Cognition, DYNACTOM, Université Paul Sabatier...


 2015-06-25  1h17m

Above the Parapet – Women in Public Life [Audio]

Speaker(s): Julia Gillard, Dr Purna Sen | This event is part of the Above the Parapet project, which seeks to capture the experiences of high profile women who have shaped public life. Julia Gillard (@JuliaGillard) was Prime Minister of Australia 2010-13 and the first woman to hold this position. She recently wrote My Story. Julia Gillard started her Arts and Law degrees at the University of Adelaide...


 2015-06-23  1h29m

International Cooperation and Climate Change [Audio]

Speaker(s): Dr Alina Averchenkova, Professor John Broome, Professor Robyn Eckersley, Fergus Green | Tackling climate change is crucial for human well-being. So why has the international community been faltering on effective climate action? How can we break through the collective-action impasse? Alina Averchenkova is Co-Head of Climate Policy in the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at LSE...


 2015-06-23  1h26m

Understanding Economic Development [Audio]

Speaker(s): Professor Sir Paul Collier, Professor Dani Rodrik | 2015 marks the centenary of the birth of the LSE’s Nobel Prize winning economist, William Arthur Lewis (1915-1991). Sir Arthur Lewis was awarded the Nobel Prize for economics for “pioneering research into economic development research with particular consideration of the problems of developing countries”...


 2015-06-22  1h18m

Striving for a Progressive Israel [Audio]

Speaker(s): Isaac Herzog | In his lecture Mr Herzog will argue that most Israelis want to live in a country that is not only secure, but just, democratic, liberal and at peace with its neighbours – as envisioned by Israel’s Declaration of Independence. Israel faces complex divisions within its society, and unique security threats. Mr Herzog will set out how Israel can overcome the politics of fear, and its internal divisions, to build an Israel which fully embodies the vision of its founders...


 2015-06-19  1h10m

The EMU: a work in progress [Audio]

Speaker(s): Herman Van Rompuy | Editor's note: We apologise for the poor quality of this podcast. Herman Van Rompuy is a Belgian politician who formerly served as Prime Minister of Belgium and then as the first President of the European Council in the European Union. A politician from Belgium's Christian Democratic and Flemish party, Van Rompuy served as the 66th prime minister of Belgium from December 2008 until November 2009...


 2015-06-19  1h30m

After Your Death [Audio]

Speaker(s): Professor Sam Scheffler | Imagine you discovered that shortly after your death an asteroid would destroy the world. How would that affect how you lived your life? Would you bother to come to this session with renowned philosophy professor Sam Scheffler? We think you should. Samuel Scheffler is University Professor and Professor of Philosophy and Law at New York University. Edward Stourton is one of BBC Radio 4's leading presenters of news and documentaries.


 2015-06-18  1h3m

Why People (Don't) Buy: the GO and STOP signals [Audio]

Speaker(s): Professor Amitav Chakravarti | Successful consumer insights and policy interventions are elusive; often they tend to follow a hit-or-miss pattern. The GO-STOP signal framework explains why this pattern occurs and demonstrates how to avoid it. Amitav Chakravarti is Professor of Marketing in the Department of Management, LSE. Dr Simona Botti is Associate Professor of Marketing at London Business School, where she teaches Marketing and Brand Management...


 2015-06-11  1h25m

Rhetoric and Reality: from Magna Carta to human rights today [Audio]

Speaker(s): Shami Chakrabarti, Professor Francesca Klug | The Magna Carta, sealed in 1215, has come to stand for the rule of law, curbs on executive power and the freedom to enjoy basic liberties. When the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations in 1948, it was heralded as 'a Magna Carta for all human-kind'...


 2015-06-10  1h25m

Misbehaving: the making of behavioural economics [Audio]

Speaker(s): Professor Richard Thaler | Richard Thaler has spent his career studying the radical notion that the central agents in the economy are humans—predictable, error-prone individuals. Traditional economics assumes rational actors. Early in his research, Thaler realized these Spock-like automatons were nothing like real people...


 2015-06-09  1h12m