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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Is the American Century Over? [Audio]

Speaker(s): Professor Joseph S Nye | For more than a century, the United States has been the world's most powerful state. Now some analysts predict that China will soon take its place. Does this mean that we are living in a post-American world? Joseph S.Nye, Jr. (@Joe_Nye) is University Distinguished Service Professor, and former Dean of the Harvard's Kennedy School of Government...


 2015-06-09  1h8m

No Ordinary Disruption: the four global forces breaking all the trends [Audio]

Speaker(s): Richard Dobbs, Jonathan Woetzel, Stephanie Flanders | Since the start of the new century, the world has started to change - and radically. The collision of four global forces means we are now living in an era of near constant discontinuity. Competitors can burst upon the scene in a blink of an eye. Businesses that were protected by large and deep moats find that their defences are easily breached. Vast new markets are conjured seemingly from nothing. Five years is an eternity...


 2015-06-08  1h23m

Do it Like a Woman: contemporary feminist activism and how you can change the world [Audio]

Speaker(s): Caroline Criado-Perez | A lecture by the woman who took on the Bank of England, Twitter and the criminal justice system, Caroline Criado-Perez, who will celebrate women’s rights activists from around the world to inspire you to get out there and change it for the better. Caroline Criado-Perez (@CCriadoPerez) is a British journalist and feminist activist. In 2013, she won the Liberty Human Rights Campaigner of the Year Award and was named one of the Guardian’s People of the Year...


 2015-06-03  1h27m

Why Are We Waiting? The Logic, Urgency and Promise of Tackling Climate Change [Audio]

Speaker(s): Professor Lord Stern of Brentford | Introducing his new book, Why Are We Waiting? The Logic, Urgency and Promise of Tackling Climate Change Professor Stern will argue that the transition to a low-carbon economy and rapid structural transformations to the world economy provide a story of growth and poverty reduction that is attractive and sustainable...


 2015-06-03  1h25m

On Free Speech [Audio]

Speaker(s): Professor Lisa Appignanesi, Professor Rae Langton, Dr Stephen Law, Professor Peter McDonald | What does it mean to have a right to free speech, and who has the right to curtail it? Lisa Appignanesi, prize-winning writer, novelist, broadcaster and cultural commentator, is Visiting Professor in the Department of English at King’s College London. Rae Langton is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge...


 2015-06-02  1h33m

The Rise of China and its Impact on the Future Global Order [Audio]

Speaker(s): Kevin Rudd | Drawing on both his high-level political insights and personal expertise, Kevin Rudd will discuss the rise of China, the enduring influence of the United States and the changing balance of power in the Pacific. Kevin Rudd (@MRKRudd) was Leader of the Labor Party and twice Prime Minister of Australia. He served as Australia’s 26th Prime Minister (2007-2010, 2013) and as Foreign Minister (2010- 2012). Mr Rudd is President of the Asia Society Policy Institute in New York...


 2015-06-01  1h25m

Irrational Exuberance: as relevant as ever [Audio]

Speaker(s): Professor Robert J Shiller | Robert Shiller, who warned of both the tech and housing bubbles, now cautions that signs of irrational exuberance among investors have only increased since the 2008–9 financial crisis...


 2015-06-01  1h1m

Flood of Fire [Audio]

Speaker(s): Amitav Ghosh | Flood of Fire, the conclusion to Amitav Ghosh's bestselling Ibis Trilogy, takes us from India to China, through the outbreak of the First Opium War and China’s devastating defeat, to Britain’s seizure of Hong Kong. It follows a varied cast of characters, among them a sepoy in the East India Company, an impoverished young sailor searching for his lost love, and a determined widow en route to China to reclaim her opium-trader husband’s wealth and reputation...


 2015-05-29  59m

Equality Without Equivalence: an anthropology of the common [Audio]

Speaker(s): Dr Harry Walker | What would individualism and equality look like if detached from their foundations in a logic of equivalence? Harry Walker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at LSE. Rita Astuti is Professor of Social Anthropology and Head of the Anthropology Department at LSE. The Department of Anthropology (@LSEAnthropology) is a leading centre for innovative research and teaching committed to both maintaining and renewing the core of the discipline.


 2015-05-28  1h9m

The Case for Europe: the Italian vision - (English translation) [Audio]

Speaker(s): Sergio Mattarella | Sergio Mattarella is the President of the Republic of Italy. He was born in Palermo in 1941. In 1964 he obtained a summa con laude Law Degree from "La Sapienza" University. He was admitted to the Palermo Bar Association in 1967. He taught parliamentary law at the Law School of the University of Palermo until 1983...


 2015-05-28  41m