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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A Beautiful Question: finding nature's deep design [Audio]

Speaker(s): Professor Frank Wilczek | In his new book, which he will discuss in this public lecture, world-class physicist and Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek argues that beauty is at the heart of the logic of the universe, a principle that had guided his pioneering work in quantum physics. As his book looks to demonstrate, this quest has also guided the work of all scientific pursuit in the western world, from Pythagoras and Plato to Galileo and Newton, Maxwell and Einstein...


 2015-07-08  1h23m

Digital Capital: where next for London in the tech revolution? [Audio]

Speaker(s): Gerard Grech | The extraordinary growth of the UK's Digital Economy reflects all the paradoxes of British culture and history. What has been the impact of the creative entrepreneur and disruptive technology on the way we live, and where could it take us next? Gerard Grech (@gerardgrech) is the CEO of Tech City UK. Gerard has 15 years experience in the world of digital media, web and mobile...


 2015-07-07  1h25m

Decoding Glamour [Audio]

Speaker(s): Virginia Postrel | Editor's note: We apologise for the poor audio quality of this podcast. Drawing on her path-breaking new book, The Power of Glamour: Longing and the Art of Visual Persuasion, Virginia Postrel cracks the code of this mysterious and surprisingly pervasive phenomenon. She identifies the three essential elements in all forms of glamour and explains how they work to create a distinctive sensation of projection and yearning...


 2015-07-02  1h28m

When Firms Become Persons and Persons Become Firms: neoliberal jurisprudence in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores [Audio]

Speaker(s): Professor Wendy Brown | In the United States, the extension of civil liberties to corporations is transforming democracy through rights adjudication. Best known in this regard is Citizens United v. The Federal Election Commission, the 2010 Supreme Court decision permitting corporate funding to flood the U.S. electoral process on the basis of corporate rights to free speech...


 2015-07-01  1h16m

Above the Parapet - Women in Public Life [Audio]

Speaker(s): Professor Ruth Simmons, Dr Purna Sen | Editor's note: We apologise for the poor quality of this podcast. 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. Ruth Simmons was the 18th president and first female president of Brown University and the first black person to be head of an Ivy-League Institution. Purna Sen (@Purna_Sen) is Deputy Director of the Institute of Public Affairs...


 2015-06-30  1h15m

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