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 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

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