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Audio files from LSE's programme of public lectures and events.

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The Bullshitisation of the Economy Has Only Just Begun: pointless labour, digitisation, and the revolt of the caring classes [Audio]

10/17/2018
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Speaker(s): Professor David Graeber | The proliferation of useless forms of employment in the professional-managerial sector has placed enormous pressure on the caring professions, leading to a major social conflagration. David Graeber (@davidgraeber) is Professor of Anthropology at the LSE and author of Bullshit Jobs: a Theory. Deborah James is Professor of Anthropology at the LSE. LSE Anthropology @LSEAnthropology is world famous and world leading. We are ranked top Anthropology department...

Duration:01:12:01

Hard Truths: the art of peace-making in the 21st century conflict environment [Audio]

10/17/2018
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Speaker(s): Baroness Ashton, Razia Iqbal, Alissa Johannsen Rubin, Tim Phillips | This event will look at peace-making in the 21st century and the lessons learnt from attempts to stabilise Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya. It will map out the new conflict environment and the rise of non-state actors and proxy forces through a prism of Syrian and Yemen conflicts including looking at the role of Iran. It will also consider the role played by the UN Security Council in preventing conflict. Catherine...

Duration:01:34:41

Sleep [Audio]

10/15/2018
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Speaker(s): Marina Benjamin, Professor Russell Foster, Professor Simon Morgan Wortham | Philosophers have diligently examined consciousness, but what do they have to say about our nightly loss of consciousness? In an age of mindfulness, is there something to be said for sleepfulness too? And for those of us still rubbing our eyes at 4am, what is it that keeps us awake in the wee small hours? With apparently two-thirds of Britons suffering from sleep problems, this Forum event promises to be...

Duration:01:26:09

The Future of Capitalism [Audio]

10/12/2018
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Speaker(s): Professor Sir Paul Collier | Following the publication of his latest book, The Future of Capitalism, Paul Collier will discuss this book and his wider work. Paul Collier is Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government and a Professorial Fellow of St Antony’s College. From 1998–2003 he took a five-year Public Service leave during which he was Director of the Research Development Department of the World Bank. He is currently a Professeur invité at...

Duration:01:18:56

Renewing Sociology in the Digital Age [Audio]

10/11/2018
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Speaker(s): Professor Susan Halford | It is now well-established that digital devices, techniques and new forms of data are deeply implicated in the re-working of social life, and this has only just begun. At the same time, these devices, techniques and data are shaping what we know about social life, fuelling stark questions about the value of the established academic disciplines. Most famously, it has been claimed that only mathematics and computer science will be necessary in this Brave...

Duration:01:31:15

Judging: a common or civil law legal system? [Audio]

10/10/2018
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Speaker(s): Vassilios Skouris | Based on his experience as Judge in the Court of the European Union, Vassilios Skouris will explore the differences between how judgements are made in the common law and civil law legal systems. The common law legal system allows judges to give personal opinion on a case. Alternatively, in civil law legal systems, such as those in continental Europe, judgments normally take the form of a “collective contribution”, meaning, a group of judges involved in the...

Duration:01:24:21

Hard Truths: global extremism [Audio]

10/10/2018
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Speaker(s): Dr Steffen Hertog, Dr Elisabeth Kendall, Azadeh Moaveni, Professor Peter Neumann | Exploring new data showing why someone joins ISIS. A discussion of the sources of extremism and how to make societies more resilient. Steffen Hertog is Associate Professor in Comparative Politics, LSE. His book about Saudi state-building, Princes, Brokers and Bureaucrats: Oil and State in Saudi Arabia was published in 2011. He is the co-author, with Diego Gambetta, of Engineers of Jihad: the...

Duration:01:42:49

Russia in the World [Audio]

10/9/2018
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Speaker(s): Professor Dominic Lieven, Professor Janet Hartley, Professor Alexander Semyonov | This event launches the Paulsen Programme at LSE International History Department, which has been set up to allow historians in Russia to realise their full potential in their research and to enable them to make a powerful impact within the worldwide community of historians. The core of the Programme are fellowships and grants to enable Russian historians to work in archives and attend conferences...

Duration:01:24:17

Women in Prison: more troubled than troublesome [Audio]

10/9/2018
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Speaker(s): Baroness Corston | The overwhelming majority of women in our prisons are serving very short sentences for non-violent offences frequently associated with mental ill health, abuse, addiction and poverty. Every year, about 17,000 children are affected by their mothers’ imprisonment, and, far too often, the family link is broken forever. Jean Corston will re-visit her groundbreaking 2007 report on vulnerable women in prison, and discuss subsequent developments. Baroness Corston is...

Duration:01:26:56

Beyond Diversity: are inclusive organisations truly attainable? [Audio]

10/9/2018
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Speaker(s): Professor Quinetta Roberson | Scholars and practitioners have highlighted how diversity of identities, cultures and experiences within workforces can be of benefit to organisations. Yet, the meaning and design of inclusive organisations remains elusory. Drawing upon her research and experiences working with organisations, Quinetta Roberson will offer a new lens through which to view diversity. She will challenge us to define, ideate and create environments that value differences...

Duration:01:07:12

Artificial Meat [Audio]

10/8/2018
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Speaker(s): Dr Anat Pick, Professor Mark Post, Dr Adam Shriver | Lab-grown meat promises burgers and foie gras without the side-order of animal suffering and environmental damage. Is fake meat a real solution to these problems? Anat Pick is Reader in Film Studies, Queen Mary, University of London. Mark Post is Professor of Vascular Physiology, Maastricht University. Adam Shriver is Research Fellow, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Applied Ethics and Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities....

Duration:01:26:25

Is a Rules Based, Open, Globalisation Still Worth Fighting For? [Audio]

10/8/2018
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Speaker(s): Pascal Lamy | At a time when globalisation is under attack, Pascal Lamy exposes why Peter Sutherland was, and still is, right in promoting a rules based open international system. Pascal Lamy is former General Director of the World Trade Organization. Minouche Shafik is Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to this she was Deputy Governor of the Bank of England. The Peter Sutherland Memorial Lecture is hosted by the London School of Economics and...

Duration:01:34:29

What Next for International Climate Action? [Audio]

10/4/2018
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Speaker(s): Emma Howard Boyd, Professor Dame Judith Rees, Professor Lord Stern, Lord Turner | The panel will explore how climate action needs to develop in the next ten years to successfully deliver the Paris Agreement. Emma Howard Boyd is Chair of the Environment Agency. Judith Rees is Vice Chair of the Grantham Research Institute. Nicholas Stern @lordstern1 is the IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government and Chairman of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the...

Duration:01:18:56

For the Love of Humanity: the world tribunal on Iraq [Audio]

10/4/2018
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Speaker(s): Dr Lori Allen, Dr Ayça Çubukçu, Professor David Graeber, Professor Kimberly Hutchings, Dr Tor Krever, Haifa Zangana | Comprised of experts in anthropology, international law, sociology, political science, and literature, this panel will discuss Ayça Çubukçu’s book, For the Love of Humanity: the World Tribunal on Iraq, addressing challenges of forging global solidarity through an anti-imperialist politics of human rights and international law. Lori Allen is Senior Lecturer in...

Duration:01:27:34

The Inner Level: how more equal societies reduce stress, restore sanity and improve wellbeing [Audio]

10/3/2018
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Speaker(s): Professor Kate Pickett | The speakers will focus on the psychological effects of inequality, on how larger income differences increase feelings of dominance and subordination, and the consequences for mental illness. Kate Pickett @ProfKEPickett and Richard Wilkinson @ProfRGWilkinson are Professor and emeritus Professor of Social Epidemiology at the University of York where she is University Champion of Equality and Social Justice. Beverley Skeggs @bevskeggs is a feminist...

Duration:01:24:23

Reforms to Strengthen the European Monetary Union [Audio]

10/2/2018
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Speaker(s): Vítor Constâncio | Vítor Constâncio, the former Vice President of the European Central Bank will explore the possible reforms proposed to strengthen the EMU and their predicted consequences. Vítor Constâncio (@VMRConstancio) is the former Vice President of the European Central Bank and Former Governor of the Bank of Portugal. Iain Begg (@IainBeggLSE) is a Professorial Research Fellow at the LSE's European Institute and Co-Director of the Dahrendorf Forum, a project of LSE Ideas....

Duration:01:30:11

Janesville: an American story [Audio]

10/2/2018
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Speaker(s): Amy Goldstein | What really happens to workers, families and a community when good jobs go away? Come hear the story of one small, proud city in the American heartland that lost the United States’ oldest operating General Motors assembly plant two days before Christmas in the midst of the Great Recession – and the lessons it offers about economic pain and resilience. Amy Goldstein (@goldsteinamy) has been a staff writer for thirty years at The Washington Post, where much of her...

Duration:01:30:45

Shaping Cities in an Urban Age [Audio]

9/26/2018
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Speaker(s): Eduarda La Rocque | Drawing on a range of contemporary urban experiences included in a new book, Shaping Cities in an Urban Age, the panel discussion will explore the dynamics and challenges of urban change. Three of the authors included in the new LSE Cities publication Shaping Cities in an Urban Age will draw on a range of contemporary urban experiences to explore the dynamics and challenges of urban change. Shaping Cities in an Urban Age, edited by Ricky Burdett and Philipp...

Duration:01:23:34

Gandhi - the Years that Changed the World, 1914-1948 [Audio]

9/25/2018
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Speaker(s): Ramachandra Guha | At this event, Ramachandra Guha tells the epic story of Gandhi's life and how he changed the world armed only with his arguments and example. Gandhi lived one of the great 20th century lives. At this event, Ramachandra Guha tells the epic story of Gandhi's life from his departure from South Africa to his assassination in 1948. Guha allows us to see Gandhi as he was by his contemporaries and across India's diverse societies and understand how he changed the...

Duration:01:31:52

Money and Government: a challenge to mainstream economics [Audio]

9/17/2018
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Speaker(s): Professor Lord Skidelsky | Robert Skidelsky's new book, Money and Government: A Challenge to Mainstream Economics, which he will discuss in this lecture, is a major challenge to economic orthodoxy, contesting the dominant view that money and government should play only a minor role in economic life and emboldening the next generation to break free from their conceptual prisons. Robert Skidelsky is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the University of Warwick. His three...

Duration:00:52:37