LSE: Public lectures and events

LSE: Public lectures and events

By London School of Economics and Political Science

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.

Episodes

How to Be Effective Leaders in the Context of Organisational Change

Contributor(s): Dr Emma Soane, Dr Rebecca Newton, Professor Sandy Pepper | Effective leadership is essential in any organisation. In an uncertain world, resilient leaders are more important than ever to the survival and success of a business. In this session, Dr Rebecca Newton, Professor Sandy Pepper and Dr Emma Soane will discuss how you can use the dynamics of authentic and transformational leadership to change organisations for the better. They will consider business ethics, as well as character, the need for “good” business and organisational resilience. During their conversation, Rebecca, Sandy and Emma will also reflect on the challenges of leadership development and the practices that foster commitment to change. Meet our speakers Rebecca Newton is an Organisational Psychologist and Senior Visiting Fellow in the Department of Management at LSE. She has spent 20 years researching and teaching on leadership, change, organisational culture and management practice. Rebecca is a coach and adviser to leadership teams globally. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Change Management, is the author of Authentic Gravitas: Who Stands Out and Why, and is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review. She is a Course Convenor on LSE’s online certificate course Leadership and Change. Emma Soane is an Assistant Professor of Management at LSE. Her research examines how individual differences, team working, and organisational environments influence decisions, performance, and risk taking. Her projects include studies of decision processes in financial decision-making, healthcare, IT, and television production. Emma has extensive fieldwork experience in public and private sector organisations, including government departments, local government, NHS hospitals, manufacturing, waste management, and top-tier investment banks. She is a Course Convenor on LSE’s online certificate course Leadership and Change. Alexander (Sandy) Pepper is a Professor of Management Practice at LSE. He was previously a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he held various senior management roles. Sandy’s research and teaching interests include organisations and management theory, with a particular focus on the theory of the firm and corporate governance. Sandy is also interested in behavioural and new institutional economics, business ethics, business history, and the relationship between management theory and practice. He is a Course Convenor on LSE’s online certificate course Leadership and Change. More about this event This event is part of the LSE Festival's 'Skills for a Post-COVID World' series. LSE experts discuss research trends in their field about professional skills we need for success in a post-COVID world. The series is hosted by LSE Executive Education and Online Learning. Find out more about online certificate courses. The LSE Festival: Shaping the Post-COVID World is running from Monday 1 to Saturday 6 March 2021, with a series of events exploring the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis and how social science research can shape it. Twitter hashtags for this event: #LSEFestival
03/03/2159m 37s

Digital by Default: the COVID-19 generation

Contributor(s): Patricio Cuevas-Parra, Laurie Day, Maya Göetz, Konstantinos Papachristou | Almost overnight, following lockdown, children’s lives became digital by default. We critically reflect on how children’s experiences, needs and rights are being, and could be better, served in a digital world. COVID-19 transformed society’s reliance on digital technologies as the infrastructure for work, family, education, health and more. Supposedly the digital natives are ahead of their parents and other adults in being media-savvy. In practice, children face unique challenges. Social science has identified a range of adverse consequences, including digital exclusion, edtech inequalities, child sexual abuse and unmet mental health needs - notwithstanding that many educational and welfare services also became digital by default. Meet our speakers and chair Patricio Cuevas-Parra (@PatricioCuevasP) is the Director of Child Participation and Rights at World Vision International, and a children's rights advocate who manages research and information analysis on social justice issues affecting children and young people. He has published a variety of books and reports on the topics of children's rights, child participation, indigenous children and gender equality. Laurie Day is a Director at Ecorys UK, with a lead for children, young people and families research. He has over 20 years applied research and evaluation experience, with the UK Government, local authorities and third sector organisations. He is also currently overseeing a study for the European Commission on the role of digital tools in supporting inclusive education across Europe, and a research project funded by the Nuffield Foundation exploring the social impacts of the COVID-19 crisis with young action researchers. Maya Göetz is Head of the International Central Institute for Youth and Educational Television (IZI) at the Bayerischer Rundfunk (Bavarian Broadcasting Corp), Munich, and of the PRIX JEUNESSE Foundation. Her main field of work is research in the area of children, youth and television, and has published more than 240 articles and 14 books within the field. Konstantinos Papachristou is the Youth Lead in the “#CovidUnder19 - Life Under Coronavirus” global research project and the creator of Teens4greece, an online forum for young people to express their ideas to help Greece. Sonia Livingstone (@Livingstone_S) is a professor in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE. She has published 20 books, including her latest co-authored publication, Parenting for a Digital Future: How Hopes and Fears about Technology Shape Children's Lives. More about this event This event is part of the LSE Festival: Shaping the Post-COVID World running from Monday 1 to Saturday 6 March 2021, with a series of events exploring the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis. The Department of Media and Communications (@MediaLSE) is a world-leading centre for education and research in communication and media studies at the heart of LSE’s academic community in central London. The Department is ranked #1 in the UK and #3 globally in the field of media and communications (2020 QS World University Rankings).
03/03/211h 2m

COVID-19 in the UK: where are all the women?

Contributor(s): Mandu Reid, Bell Ribeiro-Addy, Mary-Ann Stephenson, Dr Clare Wenham | Women’s vulnerability must be considered in pandemic preparedness and response. We look at the role of UK policymakers in re-establishing the path to a more equal society for men and women in this context and draw comparisons with other countries who are doing well, and who have also fallen shy of the mark. While there have been significant advances in gender equality in the past 30 years, the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to undo much of this good work in countries across the globe. School closures, lockdowns and reduced access to healthcare are just some of the ways the pandemic is already exaggerating existing gender disparities. Meet our speakers and chair Mandu Reid (@ManduReid) has been Leader of the Women’s Equality Party since April 2019. She is also the party's candidate for the 2021 London mayoral election. Mandu Reid is an LSE graduate and has previously held roles at HM Treasury, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Greater London Authority. Bell Ribeiro-Addy (@BellRibeiroAddy) is the Labour MP for her home constituency of Streatham. Born and raised in Brixton Hill, Bell is a dedicated feminist, anti-racist and trade unionist who currently sits on the Women & Equalities Committee in Parliament. Mary-Ann Stephenson (@WomensBudgetGrp) is Director of the Women’s Budget Group. Mary-Ann has worked for women’s equality and human rights for over twenty years as a campaigner, researcher and trainer. She was previously Director of the Fawcett Society and a Commissioner on the Women’s National Commission. Clare Wenham (@clarewenham) is Assistant Professor of Global Health Policy at LSE. She specialises in global health security, the politics and policy of pandemic preparedness and outbreak response. She has researched this for over a decade, through influenza, Ebola and Zika. Her research poses questions of global governance, the role of WHO and World Bank, national priorities and innovative financing for pandemic control. More recently she has been examining the role of women in epidemics and associated policy. For COVID-19, Clare is Co-Principal Investigator on a grant from the CIHR and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation analysing the gendered dimensions of the outbreak. Nicola Lacey CBE is School Professor of Law, Gender and Social Policy at LSE. She has held a number of visiting appointments, most recently at Harvard Law School and at New York University Law School. She is an Honorary Fellow of New College Oxford and of University College Oxford, and a Fellow of the British Academy. More about this event This event is part of the LSE Festival: Shaping the Post-COVID World running from Monday 1 to Saturday 6 March 2021, with a series of events exploring the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis. The Department of Health Policy (@LSEHealthPolicy) trains and inspires people passionate about health by advancing and challenging their understanding of health systems and the social, economic and political contexts in which they operate.
03/03/2157m 27s

What is Colonial about Global Health?

Contributor(s): Professor Paul Farmer, Dr Mosoka Fallah, Dr Sumegha Asthana | Can COVID-19 invigorate an alternative vision for the future of global health? Our panel address the legacy of colonialism within international health systems and ask: what is the relationship between histories of imperialism and health, development and human rights? How can international institutions be reformed to overturn the global North’s dominance in health programming? How might new funding arrangements that empower global South infrastructures affect the public health agenda? The pandemic offers an opportunity to critically appraise the current state of global health and its governance structures. In disrupting health systems across the globe, it held a magnifying glass to the way colonial legacies shape the geopolitics of health responses, including power relations between different countries and international organisations. Here we discuss global, regional and local systems of oppression, what decolonisation means in global health, and offer integrative approaches to global health research, policy and practice. Meet our speakers and chair Sumegha Asthana is a physician, health administrator and a health policy and systems researcher by training. Her public health journey started ten years ago in India with a masters in health administration from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. After which she worked with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), India as a consultant. This was followed by her doctoral research in social medicine which is based at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and focuses on the role of global actors in health systems strengthening in India. Sumegha is a Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellow (SYLFF) supported by the Tokyo Foundation, Japan and a DAAD scholar under the “A New Passage to India” program at Bielefeld University, Germany. She is an advocate for decolonizing global health and building HPSR capacities in LMICs. She is based in Delhi and works as an independent public health consultant . She is an honorary lecturer at Queen Mary University London, where she teaches global health policy and governance. Sumegha is also the country lead of the India chapter of a global social movement called Women in Global Health, which aims to achieve gender equality in global health leadership. Mosoka P Fallah is the Founder and Executive Director of Refuge Place International, an NGO in Liberia addressing access to affordable quality health care for poor urban and rural dwellers. He and his team are currently working to rapidly scale up this successful model across the country. Mosoka was the recent past Director-General of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL), which he co-founded in 2017. In this capacity, he oversaw the Divisions of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, National Public Health Laboratory, Medical and Public Health Research, Training and Capacity Building, and Environmental and Occupational Health. Mosoka also helped establish the first Master's of Public Health (MPH) programme in the University of Liberia's College of Health Sciences, previously serving as Chairman of the Department of Biochemistry in the AM Dogliotti College of Medicine. He was named one of Time Magazine's Persons of the Year in 2014 for his Ebola relief efforts in Liberia as well as USAID's Liberia Health Worker and Development Person of the Year in 2017 for his work with Refuge Place. Mosoka completed a PhD in Immunology at the University of Kentucky; he subsequently studied Global Health, with a concentration in Infectious Disease Epidemiology, at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health. Paul Farmer holds an MD and PhD from Harvard University, where he is the Kolokotrones University Professor and the Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School; he is also Chief of the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston. He has written extensively on health, human rights, and the consequences of social inequality. He is the recipient of numerous honors, including the Margaret Mead Award from the American Anthropological Association, the Outstanding International Physician (Nathan Davis) Award from the American Medical Association, a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, and, with his PIH colleagues, the Hilton Humanitarian Prize. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His most recent book is Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds: Ebola and the Ravages of History. Robtel Neajai Pailey is Assistant Professor in International Social and Public Policy at LSE. A scholar-activist working at the intersection of Critical Development Studies, Critical African Studies and Critical Race Studies, she centres her research on how structural transformation is conceived and contested by local, national and transnational actors from ‘crisis’-affected regions of the so-called Global South. Robtel's current project, Africa’s ‘Negro’ Republics, examines how slavery, colonialism and neoliberalism in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, respectively, have shaped the adoption and maintenance of constitutional clauses barring non-blacks from obtaining citizenship in Liberia and Sierra Leone. She is author of Development, (Dual) Citizenship and Its Discontents in Africa: The Political Economy of Belonging to Liberia (Cambridge University Press, 2021). More about this event This event is part of the LSE Festival: Shaping the Post-COVID World running from Monday 1 to Saturday 6 March 2021, with a series of events exploring the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis. The Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa (@AfricaAtLSE) promotes independent academic research and teaching; open and issue-oriented debate; and evidence-based policy making. The Centre connects social sciences disciplines and works in partnership with Africa to bring African voices to global debates. The Global Health Initiative (@LSEGlobalHealth) is a cross-departmental research platform set up to increase the coherence and visibility of Global Health research activity across the School, both internally and externally. It provides support for interdisciplinary engagement and showcases LSE’s ability to apply rigorous social science research to emerging global health challenges. Twitter hashtags for this event: #LSEFestival
03/03/2155m 14s

Scroungers versus Strivers: the myth of the welfare state

Contributor(s): Professor John Hills | This episode is dedicated to social policy giant Professor Sir John Hills, who died in December 2020. In this episode, John tackles the myth that the welfare state supports a feckless underclass who cost society huge amounts of money. Instead, he sets out a system where most of what we pay in, comes back to us. He describes a generational contract which we all benefit from, varying on our stage of life. His words remain timely after a year of pandemic which has devastated many people’s livelihoods. Many of us have had to rely on state support in ways that we could not have anticipated, perhaps challenging our ideas about what type of person receives benefits in the UK. This episode is based on an interview that John did with James Rattee for the LSE iQ podcast in 2017. It coincided with the LSE Festival which celebrated the anniversary of the publication of the ‘Beveridge Report’ in 1947 - a blueprint for a British universal care system by former LSE Director William Beveridge. Professor Sir John Hills CBE, was Richard Titmuss Professor of Social Policy at LSE and Chair of CASE. His influential work didn’t just critique government policy on poverty and inequality, it changed it. He advised on a wide range of issues including pensions reform, fuel poverty, council housing, income and wealth distribution.   Contributors Professor John Hills   Research Good Times Bad Times: the welfare myth of them and us. Bristol: Policy Press by John Hills (2015)
02/03/2119m 35s

Financing a Green and Just Recovery from COVID-19

Contributor(s): Naïm Abou-Jaoudé, Sharan Burrow, Rathin Roy, Dr Rhian-Mari Thomas | How can we combine recovery from COVID-19 with the shift to an inclusive and sustainable global economy? Leading figures in government, business and civil society have pledged to “build back better”. In the run-up to the COP26 climate summit in November 2021, there’s a clear need for both greater ambition and greater practicality in mobilising the public and private finance that will be needed for a green and just recovery. Meet our speakers and chair Naïm Abou-Jaoudé is the Chief Executive Officer of Candriam, a $140bn global multi-specialist asset manager and a recognized leader in Sustainable Investing. He is also the Chairman of New York Life Investments International, in charge of the global development for New York Life Investments, a $560bn asset manager. Sharan Burrow (@SharanBurrow) is General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation, representing 200 million workers in 163 countries and territories with 332 national affiliates. Previously President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) from 2000 – 2010, Sharan is a passionate advocate and campaigner for social justice, women’s rights, the environment and labour law reforms, and has led union negotiations on major economic reforms and labour rights campaigns in her home country of Australia and globally. Rathin Roy (@EmergingRoy) is Managing Director (Research and Policy) at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). His policy interests and research has mainly focused on fiscal and macroeconomic issues pertinent to human development in developing and emerging economies. Rhian-Mari Thomas (@RhianMariThomas) is CEO of the Green Finance Institute, backed by UK Government and City of London Corporation. Rhian spent 20 years in banking and was awarded an OBE for services to green banking. She is an Emeritus Member of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and co-chair of the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD). She is a member of numerous advisory groups and boards across UK Government. Nick Robins (@NVJRobins1) is Professor in Practice for Sustainable Finance at the Grantham Research Institute at LSE. The focus of his work is on how to mobilise finance for a just transition, the role of central banks and regulators in achieving sustainable development and how the financial system can support the restoration of nature. More about this event This event is part of the LSE Festival: Shaping the Post-COVID World running from Monday 1 to Saturday 6 March 2021, with a series of events exploring the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis and how social science research can shape it. The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment (@GRI_LSE) was established by the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2008 to create a world-leading centre for policy-relevant research and training on climate change and the environment, bringing together international expertise on economics, finance, geography, the environment, international development and political economy.
02/03/2159m 0s

Life in a Post-COVID World: learning from Southeast Asia

Contributor(s): Professor Hyun Bang Shin, Dr Nicole Curato, Dr Sin Yee Koh, Professor John Sidel | Although the distinctive outcomes of COVID-19 in Southeast Asia are only now becoming clear, we expect that they can become the basis for innovative and impactful ideas that will matter for neighbouring regions and the world. Leading thinkers on Southeast Asia reflect on the lessons of COVID-19 for connectivity, governance, and urbanisation in the region and assess the futures it might foretell for Southeast Asia and the world. Meet our speakers and chair Hyun Bang Shin (@urbancommune) is Professor of Geography and Urban Studies, Department of Geography and Environment, and Director of the Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre at LSE. Nicole Curato (@NicoleCurato) is Associate Professor, Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance, University of Canberra. Sin Yee Koh (@koh_sy) is Senior Lecturer in Global Studies, School of Arts and Social Sciences, Monash University Malaysia. John Sidel is Sir Patrick Gillam Professor of International and Comparative Politics, Department of Government and Department of International Relations at LSE. Catherine Allerton (@allertonanthro) is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at LSE. More about this event This event is part of the LSE Festival: Shaping the Post-COVID World running from Monday 1 to Saturday 6 March 2021, with a series of events exploring the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis and how social science research can shape it. The Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre (@LSESEAC) is a multidisciplinary Research Centre of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). It develops and fosters academic and policy-oriented research, drawing on a rich network of experts across disciplines at LSE and beyond, while serving as a globally recognised hub for promoting dialogue and engagement with Southeast Asia and the world. Twitter hashtags for this event: #LSEFestival
01/03/2158m 59s

We Are All in This Together: has COVID-19 taught us how to save the world?

Contributor(s): Dr Ganga Shreedhar, Professor Nick Chater, Sanchayan Banerjee, Dr Adam Oliver | Can the massive shift in the way we now relate to each other, and the rules we choose to live by, help us tackle other collective threats to humanity, like climate change? We need coordinated and cooperative collective action. Experts in behavioural public policy and sustainability discuss how the experience of the pandemic can be leveraged to enable new, transformative behaviours and policies. Meet our speakers and chair Sanchayan Banerjee (@SanchayanBanerj) is a third-year doctoral candidate in Environmental Economics at LSE. He is an Associate Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy and teaches in the area of applied environmental, developmental and quantitative economics. His doctoral thesis focusses on extending the theory of Nudge Plus, a modification of the toolkit of the policymaker which embeds reflective strategies in a nudge to improve its efficacy and preserve the autonomy and agency of the decision maker. Nick Chater (@NickJChater) is Professor of Behavioural Science at Warwick Business School. He works on the cognitive and social foundations of rationality and language. He has published more than 250 papers, co-authored or edited more than a dozen books, has won four national awards for psychological research, and has served as Associate Editor for the journals Cognitive Science, Psychological Review, and Psychological Science. He was elected a Fellow of the Cognitive Science Society in 2010 and a Fellow of the British Academy in 2012. He is co-founder of the research consultancy Decision Technology and is a member, representing behavioural science, on the UK’s Climate Change Committee. His is the author of The Mind is Flat (Penguin, 2018) Adam Oliver (@1969ajo) is a behavioural economist and behavioural public policy analyst at LSE. He has published and taught widely in the areas of health economics and policy, behavioural economics and behavioural public policy. He is a founding Editor in Chief of the journals Health Economics, Policy and Law and Behavioural Public Policy. He edited the book, also titled Behavioural Public Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2013), and authored The Origins of Behavioural Public Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2017) and Reciprocity and the Art of Behavioural Public Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2019). Ganga Shreedhar (@geeshree) is Assistant Professor in Behavioural Sciences at LSE's Department of Psychological and Behavioural Sciences, and an Affiliate at the Department of Geography and Environment, The Grantham Research Institute for Climate Change and the Environment, and the Inclusion Initiative. She is an applied behavioural and experimental economist studying how to change human behaviour in ways that simultaneously benefit people and the planet by designing and analysing interventions that help understand consumer and citizen beliefs, preferences and behaviours. Jennifer Sheehy-Skeffington (@jsskeffington) is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science at LSE, Visiting Researcher at the Department of Political Science and Government at Aarhus University, and Associate Editor of the British Journal of Psychology. Her research focuses on the interface between socioeconomic conditions, social relations, and decision-making in personal and political domains. More about this event This event is part of the LSE Festival: Shaping the Post-COVID World running from Monday 1 to Saturday 6 March 2021, with a series of events exploring the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis and how social science research can shape it. The Department of Geography and Environment (@LSEGeography) is a centre of international academic excellence in economic, urban and development geography, environmental social science and climate change. The Department of Social Policy (@LSESocialPolicy) is an internationally recognised centre of research and teaching in social and public policy. From its foundation in 1912 it has carried out cutting edge research on core social problems, and helped to develop policy solutions. The Department of Psychological & Behavioural Science (@LSE_PBS) is a growing community of researchers, intellectuals, and students who investigate the human mind and behaviour in a societal context. Our department conducts cutting-edge psychological and behavioural research that is both based in and applied to the real world. Twitter hashtags for this event: #LSEFestival
01/03/2159m 22s

What We Owe Each Other: a new social contract

Contributor(s): Baroness Shafik, Juan Manuel Santos, Professor Amartya Sen | What should a social contract for the 21st century look like? Launching her new book, What We Owe Each Other, LSE Director Minouche Shafik draws on evidence from across the globe to identify key principles for a social contract for every society. She will be in conversation with Juan Manuel Santos and Amartya Sen. The social contract governs all aspects of society, from politics and law to our families and communities. Accelerating changes in technology, demography, climate and global health, as we have seen over the last year, will reshape our world in ways we have yet to fully grasp. How do we pool risks, share resources and balance individual with collective responsibility? What part do we each have to play? You can order the book, What We Owe Each Other: a new social contract, (UK delivery only) from our official LSE Events independent book shop, Pages of Hackney. Meet our speakers and chair Minouche Shafik is Director of LSE. Prior to this she was Deputy Governor of the Bank of England. An economist by training, Baroness Shafik has spent most of her career straddling the worlds of public policy and academia. After completing her BSc in economics and politics at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, she took an MSc in economics at LSE before completing a DPhil in economics at St Antony’s College at the University of Oxford. In 2020 the UK Government announced that she would be made a Life Peer in the House of Lords. Juan Manuel Santos Calderón (@JuanManSantos) is the former President of the Republic of Colombia, serving two terms, from 2010 to 2018. He was Colombia’s first Foreign Trade Minister, has been Minister of Finance and before being elected President, was Minister for National Defence. Prior to entering politics, President Santos was deputy director of El Tiempo newspaper, and wrote a weekly opinion column. He was awarded the King of Spain International Journalism Award and named president of the Freedom of Expression Commission for the Inter American Press Association (IAPA). In 2016 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He is a member of The Elders and a Honorary Graduate of LSE. President Santos studied for a Master of Science in the Department of Economics at LSE in 1975. Amartya Sen is Thomas W Lamont University Professor and Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University and an LSE Honorary Fellow. His research has ranged over social choice theory, economic theory, ethics and political philosophy, welfare economics, theory of measurement, decision theory, development economics, public health, and gender studies. Amartya Sen’s books have been translated into more than thirty languages and his awards include the Nobel Prize in Economics. Tim Besley is School Professor of Economics of Political Science and W Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics in the Department of Economics at LSE. He is also a member of the National Infrastructure Commission. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and British Academy. He is also a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Economic Association and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. More about this event This event is part of the LSE Festival: Shaping the Post-COVID World running from Monday 1 to Saturday 6 March 2021, with a series of events exploring the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis and how social science research can shape it. Twitter hashtags for this event: #LSEFestival
01/03/211h 22m

The Costs of Connection: how data is colonizing human life and appropriates it

Contributor(s): Mutale Nkonde, Professor Ulises Ali Mejias, Professor Nick Couldry | Nick Couldry and Ulises Ali Mejias will discuss their book, The Costs of Connection: How Data Colonizes Human Life and Appropriates it for Capitalism. Couldry and Mejias argue that the role of data in society needs to be grasped as not only a development of capitalism, but as the start of a new phase in human history that rivals in importance the emergence of historic colonialism. This new "data colonialism" is based not on the extraction of natural resources or labour, but on the appropriation of human life through data, paving the way for a further stage of capitalism. Today’s transformations of social life through data must therefore be grasped within the long historical arc of dispossession as both a new colonialism and an extension of capitalism. Resistance requires challenging in their new material guises forms of coloniality that decolonial thinking has foregrounded for centuries. The struggle will be both broader and longer than many analyses of algorithmic power suppose, but for that reason critical responses are all the more urgent. New forms of solidarity are needed that help build connection on different terms from those currently on offer. Meet our speakers and chair Nick Couldry (@couldrynick) is Professor of Media Communications and Social Theory at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and from 2017 has been a Faculty Associate at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. He is the author or editor of fourteen books including The Mediated Construction of Reality (with Andreas Hepp, Polity, 2016), Media, Society, World: Social Theory and Digital Media Practice (Polity 2012), Why Voice Matters (Sage 2010), and Media: Why It Matters (Polity: October 2019). Ulises Ali Mejias (@UlisesAliMejias) is Professor of Communication Studies and director of the Institute for Global Engagement at the State University of New York, College at Oswego. He is a media scholar whose work encompasses critical internet studies, network theory and science, philosophy and sociology of technology, and political economy of digital media. He is the author of Off the Network: Disrupting the Digital World (University of Minnesota Press, 2013). Mutale Nkonde (@mutalenkonde) is the founding CEO of AI For the People (AFP), a non-profit communications agency. Prior to this Mutale worked in AI Governance. During that time she was part of the team that introduced the Algorithmic and Deep Fakes Algorithmic Acts, as well as the No Biometric Barriers to Housing Act to the US House of Representatives. She started her career as a broadcast journalist and produced documentaries for the BBC, CNN & ABC. She now also writes widely on race and tech, as well as speaking at conferences across the world and currently is on a fellowship at the Digital Civil Society Lab at Stanford and an affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center of Internet and Society at Harvard. Bingchun Meng is an Associate Professor in the Department for Media and Communications at LSE. Her research interests include gender and the media, political economy of media industries, communication governance, and comparative media studies. She has published widely on these topic areas on leading international journals. Her book The Politics of Chinese Media: Consensus and Contestation was published by Palgrave in early 2018. You can order the book, The Costs of Connection (UK delivery only), from our official LSE Events independent book shop, Pages of Hackney. More about this event The Department of Media and Communications (@MediaLSE) is a world-leading centre for education and research in communication and media studies at the heart of LSE’s academic community in central London. The Department is ranked #1 in the UK and #3 globally in the field of media and communications (2020 QS World University Rankings). Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEMedia
25/02/211h 28m

Making Your Voice Heard

Contributor(s): Professor Connson Locke | Drawing on research from her latest book, Making Your Voice Heard, Connson Locke will look at how to develop your leadership presence and be more influential in the workplace. Discover a fresh approach to influence, grounded in psychological research, and learn how to make your voice heard, regardless of your background or gender. How do you exercise influence when those around you have as much or more power than you do? Where does your power come from? Connson’s book, based on her hugely popular Guardian Masterclass ‘Developing your presence, power, and influence’, draws on the latest research in social psychology and looks to answer why some people are more influential than others and what can make people take notice. This practical guide will help you hone your personal style and enhance your presence and influence. Meet our speaker and chair Connson Chou Locke (@connsonlocke) joined LSE's Department of Management in 2008 where she teaches leadership, organisational behaviour, and negotiation and decision making. She received the Department of Management Outstanding Teaching Contribution Award in 2013, was Highly Commended for Inspirational Teaching in the Student-Led Teaching Excellence Awards in 2015 and 2017, and received the LSE Excellence in Education Award in 2018. Professor Locke holds a PhD and MSc in Business Administration (Organisational Behaviour) from the University of California at Berkeley and a BA in Sociology from Harvard University where she graduated with honours. You can pre-order the book, Making Your Voice Heard, (UK delivery only) from our official LSE Events independent book shop, Pages of Hackney. Conor Gearty is a Professor of Human Rights Law at LSE. More about this event The Department of Management (@LSEManagement) is a world class centre for education and research in business and management. At the heart of LSE’s academic community in central London, we are ranked #2 in the world for business and management. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEVoice
24/02/211h 1m

A Polity Divided: empire, nation, and the construction of the British welfare state

Contributor(s): Professor Gurminder K Bhambra | The Annual British Journal of Sociology Lecture will examine national welfare in the context of being an imperial polity organised around hierarchies – and intersections – of class and race, and the consequences of this for social and political structures. Meet our speaker and chair Gurminder K Bhambra (@GKBhambra) is Professor of Postcolonial and Decolonial Studies in the School of Global Studies, University of Sussex. Nigel Dodd (@nigelbdodd) is Professor of Sociology at LSE and Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Sociology. More about this event The Department of Sociology (@LSEsociology) seek to produce sociology that is public-facing, fully engaged with London as a global city, and with major contemporary debates in the intersection between economy, politics and society – with issues such as financialisation, inequality, migration, urban ecology, and climate change. The British Journal of Sociology is a leading international sociological journal, with a focus on the social and democratic sociological questions of our times, the journal leads the debate on key methodological and theoretical questions and controversies in contemporary sociology.
24/02/211h 31m

Philanthropy - from Aristotle to Zuckerberg

Contributor(s): Paul Vallely, Professor Rob Reich, Fran Perrin | Join us for this talk by Paul Vallely who will be discussing his new book, Philanthropy: From Aristotle to Zuckerberg. The super-rich are silently and secretly shaping our world. In this exploration of historical and contemporary philanthropy, author Paul Vallely reveals how this far-reaching change came about. Vivid with anecdote and scholarly insight, this survey - from the ancient Greeks to today's high-tech geeks - provides an original take on the history of philanthropy. It shows how giving has, variously, been a matter of honour, altruism, religious injunction, political control, moral activism, enlightened self-interest, public good, personal fulfilment and plutocratic manipulation. Highly engaging and meticulously researched, Paul Vallely's authoritative account of philanthropy then and now critiques the excessive utilitarianism of much modern philanthrocapitalism and points to how philanthropy can rediscover its soul. Meet our speakers and chair Fran Perrin is the Founder and Director of the Indigo Trust and was awarded an OBE in 2020 for her services to charity. Fran is also co-founder and Chair of the Board of 360Giving. She was formerly an advisor at the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, in the UK Cabinet Office. Rob Reich (@robreich) is a Professor of Political Science and, by courtesy, Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate School of Education, at Stanford University. He is the director of the Center for Ethics in Society and co-director of the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, both at Stanford University. He is the author most recently of Just Giving: Why Philanthropy is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better. Paul Vallely (@pvall) is a writer and consultant on philanthropy, ethics, religion and international development. He has worked as a journalist and campaigner with government, businesses, NGOs and churches. He produced award-winning reports from more than 30 countries, was co-author of the report of Prime Minister Tony Blair’s Commission for Africa and has advised Bob Geldof, Bono and others. He has written on political, cultural, ethical and religious issues in the New York Times, Sunday Times, Guardian, Times and Independent. He was made a CMG in the 2016 Honours List. You can order the book, Philanthropy - from Aristotle to Zuckerberg, (UK delivery only) from our official LSE Events independent book shop, Pages of Hackney. Stephan Chambers is the inaugural director of the Marshall Institute at LSE. He is also Professor in Practice at the Department of Management at LSE and Course Director for the new Executive Masters in Social Business and Entrepreneurship. More about this event The Marshall Institute (@LSEMarshall) works to improve the impact and effectiveness of private action for public benefit through research, teaching and convening. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEMarshall
22/02/211h 1m

SHORTCAST | Data-driven Responses to COVID-19: opportunities and limitations

Contributor(s): Dr Seeta Peña Gangadharan, Dr Orla Lynskey, Dr Alison Powell, Dr Edgar Whitley | This is an event shortcast, a digested version of our live online public events series. This event was recorded on Thursday 15th October 2020. A full version is available to download on the LSE player.
22/02/2114m 24s

SHORTCAST | Growth and solidarity: cities reimagining human mobility in Africa and Europe

Contributor(s): Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, Giuseppe Sala, Marta Foresti, Professor Ricky Burdett | This is an event shortcast, a digested version of our live online public events series. This event was recorded on Friday 9th October 2020. A full version is available to download on the LSE player.
22/02/2120m 10s

Resilience

Contributor(s): Professor Serene Khader, Professor Mark Neocleous, Dr David Westley, Dr David Bather Woods | What do we mean by the term ‘resilience’? We trace the philosophical traditions of resilience and explore critical perspectives on its modern forms. Meet our speakers and chair Serene Khader (@SereneKhader) is Professor and Jay Newman Chair in Philosophy of Culture at CUNY. Mark Neocleous is Professor of the Critique of Political Economy, Brunel University London. David Westley (@David_Westley) is Associate Professor of Psychology, Middlesex University. David Bather Woods (@dbatherwoods) is Senior Teaching Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Warwick. Shahidha Bari (@ShahidhaBari) is a Fellow at the Forum for Philosophy and Professor at the University of the Arts London. More about this event The Forum for Philosophy (@forumphilosophy) is a non-profit organisation that hosts weekly events exploring science, politics, and the arts from a philosophical perspective.
22/02/211h 14m

Gender and COVID-19: a feminist economic lens

Contributor(s): Professor Naila Kabeer | Join us for this first lecture in our new series organised in memory of Sylvia Chant which will be delivered by Naila Kabeer. Professor Kabeer will use a feminist economic lens to analyse a range of different impacts associated with COVID-19 and to explore the kinds of policies that such a lens would suggest for a more resilient and equitable future. Meet our speaker and chair Naila Kabeer (@N_Kabeer) is Professor of Gender and Development at the Department of Gender Studies and Department of International Development at LSE. Eric Neumayer is Professor of Environment and Development and Pro-Director (PVC) Planning and Resources at LSE. More about this event The Sylvia Chant Lectures are organised in memory of Sylvia Chant, Professor of Development Geography. The Department of Geography and Environment (@LSEGeography) is a centre of international academic excellence in economic, urban and development geography, environmental social science and climate change. LSE Gender (@LSEGenderTweet) pioneers intersectional, interdisciplinary and transnational teaching and research, addressing the tenacity of gendered power relations and gendered inequalities in times of global transformations. Established in 1993, LSE Gender is the largest Department of Gender Studies in Europe. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19
18/02/211h 1m

Wealth Inequality Across the Globe

Contributor(s): Professor Kwang-Yeong Shin, Svetlana Mareeva, Professor Li Chunling, Professor Louis Chauvel, Professor André J. Caetano | This event will introduce a special issue of The Journal of Chinese Sociology, which will showcase new analyses of wealth inequality and their implications for social stratification and inequality in comparative perspective. Chaired by Mike Savage, the contributions will range across Russia, China, South Korea, Brazil, as well as Europe and North America, to reflect on the size of the wealth gap, its dimensions and its significance for remaking traditional class divides. Meet our speakers and chair André J. Caetano is Professor of Sociology and Demography at the Catholic University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. His research focuses mainly on work and labour market, race/ethnicity inequalities and stratification methodology. Louis Chauvel is Professor of Sociology at the University of Luxembourg. His research mainly focuses on social welfare, income and wealth and social change in a comparative perspective. Li Chunling is Professor of Sociology at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Svetlana Mareeva is Center Director of the Institute of Social Policy, Higher School of Economics (HSE) Moscow. Celi Scalon is Professor of Sociology at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro whose research focuses on social stratification and inequalities. Kwang-Yeong Shin is Professor of Sociology at Chung-Ang University in Seoul, Korea. He is also joint professorships in the Department of German and European Studies and the Cultural Studies. His research interests include the impact of the transformation of the labor market and population on social inequality, historical social democracy in Scandinavia, and neoliberal turns and the rise of precariat in East Asia. Mike Savage (@MikeSav47032563) is Martin White Professor of Sociology at LSE and co-founder of LSE International Inequalities Institute leading a research theme 'Wealth, Elites and Tax Justice'. More about this event This event will have live captioning and BSL interpreters. The International Inequalities Institute (@LSEInequalities) at LSE brings together experts from many LSE departments and centres to lead cutting-edge research focused on understanding why inequalities are escalating in numerous arenas across the world, and to develop critical tools to address these challenges. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19
18/02/211h 27m

How was Brexit for you? a reflection on what we learnt

Contributor(s): Professor Catherine Barnard, Baroness Hoey, Dr Gerard Lyons, Sir Ivan Rogers | Brexit represents the biggest systemic shock to the UK economy, society and politics for generations. Adapting to the 2016 referendum result has confronted established assumptions about the system, created the need to shift behaviours, and raised new questions about the model to be championed – while institutions struggle with new policy dilemmas, often of a transformative nature. So, what are we learning and what do we still need to learn if the UK is to make a success of Brexit? The panel will consider the changes occurring across government, the economy and society. Meet our speakers and chair Catherine Barnard (@CSBarnard24) is Professor of European Union and Labour Law at Trinity College, University of Cambridge. Catharine Hoey (@CatharineHoey) is a non aligned Peer who took her seat in 2020. After 30 years as the Labour MP for Vauxhall, she stood down at the December 2019 election. During her time as an MP, Baroness Hoey served as a Home Office Minister and was then the first female Sports Minister. A vocal campaigner to Leave the EU, she co chaired Labour Leave and spoke on many all party platforms across the country. Her support for her home country of Northern Ireland has been constant throughout her career. Gerard Lyons (@DrGerardLyons) is an economist and Chief Economic Strategist at Netwealth Investments, having previously served as Chief Economic Adviser to Boris Johnson while he was Mayor of London. Ivan Rogers is the former UK Permanent Representative to the EU. Tony Travers is Associate Dean of the School of Public Policy at LSE. More about this event This event is part of the LSE Programme, 'Brexit and Beyond'. The LSE Programme: Brexit and Beyond is a dedicated series to stimulate the public debate and informed discussion about this most pivotal topic. It comprises a variety of events, targeting LSE staff and students, as well as the general public and specific categories of policy-makers, practitioners and professionals working on Brexit; with the aim of continuing to shape the discussion surrounding its complex and uncertain agenda. The Programme is organised by LSE's European Institute and School of Public Policy. The European Institute (@LSEEI) is a centre for research and graduate teaching on the processes of integration and fragmentation within Europe. In the most recent national Research Excellence Framework the Institute was ranked first for research in its sector. The School of Public Policy (@LSEPublicPolicy) equips you with the skills and ideas to transform people and societies. It is an international community where ideas and practice meet. Their approach creates professionals with the ability to analyse, understand and resolve the challenges of contemporary governance.
17/02/211h 34m

"World on the Edge": the crisis of the western liberal order

Contributor(s): Professor John J. Mearsheimer, Professor Beate Jahn, Professor G. John Ikenberry | This event will debate the crisis of the liberal order: is the cause of the crisis liberalism itself, or does it have as much to do with Trump and the rise of populism as anything else? Explore the clash between liberalism and realism. Meet our speakers and chair G. John Ikenberry is the Albert G. Milbank Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University in the Department of Politics and the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. He is also Co-Director of Princeton’s Center for International Security Studies. Ikenberry is also a Global Eminence Scholar at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, Korea. Beate Jahn is Professor of International Relations, Head of the Department of International Relations and President of the European International Studies Association (EISA). John J. Mearsheimer is the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago, where he has taught since 1982. Michael Cox was appointed to a Chair at the LSE in 2002, having previously held positions in the UK at The Queen's University of Belfast and the Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth. He helped establish the Cold War Studies Centre at the LSE in 2004 and later co-founded LSE IDEAS in 2008 with Arne Westad. More about this event The Department of International Relations (@LSEIRDept) is one of the oldest as well as largest in the world. It is ranked 4th in the QS World University Ranking by Subject 2019 tables for Politics and International Studies. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19
16/02/211h 29m

Let’s Talk Careers in a Post-COVID world

Contributor(s): Dorie Clark, Dowshan Humzah, Professor Connson Locke, Simon Ong, Helen Tupper | The impacts of COVID-19 on career prospects will differ across individuals. In this session we will discuss the groups of people who have advanced and those who have been left behind during the pandemic, along with discussing how those who have been left behind can adapt in a post pandemic world. In this session Grace Lordan will discuss the lessons we can learn from the social science literature about how we should react to the world of work in this time of uncertainty. In this conversation style panel Grace will also be asking the panel of career experts for opinions and suggestions on how to advance in the world of work during and after the pandemic. Meet our speakers and chair Dorie Clark (@dorieclark) helps individuals and companies get their best ideas heard in a crowded, noisy world. She has been named one of the Top 50 business thinkers in the world by Thinkers50, and was honored as the #1 Communication Coach in the world at the Marshall Goldsmith Coaching Awards. She is a keynote speaker and teaches for Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and Columbia Business School. She is the author of Entrepreneurial You, which was named one of Forbes’ Top 5 Business Books of the Year, as well as Reinventing You and Stand Out, which was named the #1 Leadership Book of the Year by Inc. magazine. She is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, and consults and speaks for clients such as Google, Yale University, and the World Bank. She is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School, a producer of a multiple Grammy-winning jazz album, and a Broadway investor. Dowshan Humzah (@DowshanHumzah) is an independent board director, known for business transformation and ‘access to opportunity’. As an executive, he delivered growth and digital innovation having held senior roles with RSA Insurance, Virgin Media, Orange, Procter & Gamble and four start-ups. Dowshan’s background explains his passion for ‘access to opportunity’ for those underestimated. In addition, he is known for developing diversity of POETS (Perspective, Outlook, Experience, Thought, Sector and Social Background) as an organisational imperative. His non-executive roles include Director of Board Apprentice Global, having been a Trustee of the MS Society and part of the Steering Board of 50:50 Parliament. Connson Locke (@connsonlocke) joined the Department of Management at LSE in 2008 where she teaches leadership and organisational behaviour. Over the past 30 years, her career has taken many twists and turns, starting in the non-profit world in Boston (USA), then management consulting in Hong Kong, training and development across the Asia Pacific region, and ending up as an academic in London. Her new book, Making Your Voice Heard (out on 4 March), uses the research on power and influence to help people speak up to those who have more power than they do. Everything that Simon Ong (@SimonAlexanderO) does is built to inspire people to see their world differently and ignite their imagination of what is truly possible so that they can live a better story. As an award-winning coach and motivational speaker, he has been interviewed on Sky News, BBC and Forbes, and has spoken at some of the planet's most successful organisations such as Virgin, Unilever, Salesforce and Microsoft. Helen Tupper (@HelenTupper) is the co-founder and CEO of Amazing If, an award-winning career development company with a mission to make work better for everyone. She is co-author of The Sunday Times No.1 Business Bestseller: The Squiggly Career and host of the UK’s no.1 careers podcast: Squiggly Careers. She also works as a Trustee for Working Families, a UK charity with a mission to support families and carers with their work and life commitments. Prior to Amazing If she held leadership roles for Microsoft, Virgin and BP and was awarded the FT & 30% Club’s Women in Leadership MBA Scholarship. Grace Lordan (@GraceLordan_) is an associate professor in behavioural science at LSE. Her research focuses on why some people have successful lives as compared to others because of factors beyond their own control. She is the founder and director of The Inclusion Initiative, a research centre at LSE and the author of Think Big, Take Small Steps and Build the Future you Want.
16/02/211h 29m

Shaping Cities in an Urban Age

Contributor(s): Professor Ricky Burdett, Kostas Bakoyannis, Professor Lila Leontidou, Professor Georgios Petrakos | As cities struggle with the combined pressures of a killer disease and economic stress, the impacts of urban form on well-being, inequality and resilience are brought into even sharper focus. Using research from LSE’s global Urban Age programme – including new research on Athens - the illustrated lecture reviews how urban planning, governance and design are critical to shaping urban lives in the 21st century. Meet our speakers and chair Ricky Burdett (@BURDETTR) is Professor of Urban Studies at LSE and Director of LSE Cities, a global centre of research and teaching at LSE which received the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education 2016-18. At LSE he teaches in the Executive MSc in Cities and other courses and co-directs the Urban Age programme. Kostas Bakoyannis is Mayor of Athens. He served as Governor of Central Greece from 2014 to 2019 and as Mayor of Karpenissi, from 2011 to 2014. Βorn in 1978 in Athens, he graduated from Millfield School (UK) in 1996 before going to Brown University (USA) to study History and International Relations. He continued with postgraduate studies in Public Policy, with a specialization in Macroeconomics, at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government (USA). He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and International Relations, from the University of Oxford (2019). He has worked at the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs and as executive manager in the private sector in Athens. He has also held positions in the European Parliament in Brussels and the World Bank in Kosovo. He is a council member of the European Council on Foreign Relations and a Greek Leadership Council member of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). Lila Leontidou is Professor Emerita of Geography and European Culture at the Hellenic Open University (ΕΑΠ). She has been elected at different times a Senior Lecturer and a Professor in four Greek Universities and a British one (Kings College London), from which she returned to Greece in 1996, in order to lead the establishment of the very first degree-course of Geography in the country, at the University of the Aegean. Her last professorship was at the EAΠ since 2001, where she has been twice the Dean of the School of Humanities. She has published 250 books and papers in Greek, English, French, and her work has been translated into Spanish, Italian, German and Japanese. George Petrakos is an economist and a Professor at the Department of Planning and Regional Development, University of Thessaly. His research interests include urban and regional economics, development, structural change, integration and regional policy. He has served a 4-years term as the Rector of the University of Thessaly. He has served the Government of Greece for 2.5 years as the Secretary General for Investment and Development in the Ministry of Economy and Development with responsibility for key aspects of the development policy of Greece, while in the same period he served as the President of the JESSICA and JEREMIE Investment Funds. In addition, he has served as the Vice-President of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA) (2007-11) and as a member of the Council of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI) (2008-11). Kevin Featherstone is Eleftherios Venizelos Professor in Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor in European Politics in the European Institute at LSE, where he is also Director of the Hellenic Observatory. More about this event The Hellenic Observatory (@HO_LSE) is internationally recognised as one of the premier research centres on contemporary Greece and Cyprus. It engages in a range of activities, including developing and supporting academic and policy-related research; organisation of conferences, seminars and workshops; academic exchange through visiting fellowships and internships; as well as teaching at the graduate level through LSE's European Institute. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis. The event is also part of the Hellenic Observatory Athens Lecture Series, co-organised with the National Bank of Greece and supported by the LSE Hellenic Alumni Association and part of the LSE Athens Urban Age Task Force organised by LSE Cities and the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft. The National Bank of Greece (@NationalBankGR), backed by its 179-year participation in the country's economic and social life, is one of the leading Greek financial organisations, with strong tradition and noteworthy contribution to the economic and social transformation of Greece. The Bank’s broad customer base, respected brand name, strong market share in deposits and enhanced capital adequacy ratios secure it with the liquidity needed to finance Greek businesses and reflect the long-standing relationship of trust it enjoys with its clientele. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19
11/02/211h 49m

Critical Race Theory and the Black Radical Tradition: engaging with structural racism in education

Contributor(s): Professor Paul Warmington, Professor Sabina Vaught | In the context of a global uprising for racial justice and the expansion of movements such as #BlackLivesMatter, universities have the opportunity and obligation to address structural racism. In the UK the backlash to these efforts has been swift. In October of 2020, members of Parliament attacked Critical Race Theory (CRT) and any institution that teaches it. Since then, CRT has entered into popular conversation in relation to schooling in the UK. But what does CRT really say about education and schooling? What connection does CRT have to the #BlackLivesMatter movement and global Black radical traditions? LSE EmbRace and LSE’s Eden Centre invite Sabina Vaught and Paul Warmington to engage in a dialogue on the topic of Critical Race Theory and education. Meet our speakers and chair Sabina Vaught is Professor and Inaugural Chair of the new Department of Teaching, Learning, and Leading in the School of Education at the University of Pittburgh. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh in 2020, Professor Vaught was scholar-in-residence at The Simpson Center for the Humanities at the University of Washington. At the University of Oklahoma, she established the Carceral Studies Consortium. In her scholarly work, Professor Vaught draws on a constellation of knowledge traditions that help make sense of insurgent and counterinsurgent movements in education: feminisms, the Black radical tradition, Indigenous studies, and legal studies/Critical Race Theory. Her most recent book, Compulsory: Education and the Dispossession of Youth in a Prison School (University of Minnesota Press, 2017), is an ethnographic study inside a U.S. state juvenile prison schooling system. Paul Warmington is Professor in the Department for Education Studies, University of Warwick. Professor Warmington has taught, written and researched on issues of race, class, education and social justice for over thirty years. He was one of the first UK academics to explore Critical Race Theory and has written about CRT's development in the British context. He has worked in higher education since 2000, teaching, researching and writing extensively on sociological and cultural aspects of education. Prior to this, Professor Warmington taught for eleven years in further education, specialising in English and in Black Studies. He teaches at BA, Masters and doctoral levels. His recent writing focuses race equality and education policy, and vocational education Akile Ahmet is the Senior Academic Developer for Inclusive Education in LSE’s Eden Centre. Central to Dr Ahmet’s work is the implementation of LSE’s Inclusive Education Action Plan under LSE’s new Race Equity Framework. She was previously a Senior Lecturer in the sociology of race and racism at Middlesex University where she developed, taught and led modules on race and racism, deconstructing sociology and race and social justice. More about this event This event takes place on the 56th anniversary of Malcolm X's speech delivered at LSE on 11 February, 1965, and marks LSE EmbRace launching its inaugural By Any Means Necessary event series. EmbRace (@lseembrace) is LSE's BME staff network. EmbRace exists to raise awareness of and influence change around culture and diversity issues which affect LSE staff. It seeks to promote mutual understanding through equality, transparency, respect and recognition. The aim of the network is to provide support as well as development and networking opportunities for all members. The Eden Centre (@EdenLSE), established in October 2019, is a pro-active, developmental centre of education expertise with a clear focus on academic staff development, curriculum enrichment and digital innovation. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECRT
11/02/211h 31m

The Recurring Crises of American Democracy

Contributor(s): Professor Robert Lieberman, Professor Suzanne Mettler | Join us for a discussion of America’s current predicament and how it differs from past threats to democracy in the US. You can order the book at Four Threats: The Recurring Crises of American Democracy. Meet our speakers and chair Robert Lieberman (@r_lieberman) is Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University. He studies American political development, race and American politics, and public policy. He has also written extensively about the development of American democracy and the links between American and comparative politics. His most recent book is Four Threats: The Recurring Crises of American Democracy (St. Martin’s Press, 2020), co-authored with Suzanne Mettler. In 2021, he will be the John G. Winant Visiting Professor of Government at the University of Oxford. Suzanne Mettler (@SuzanneMettler1) is the John L. Senior Professor of American Institutions in the Government Department at Cornell University. Her research and teaching interests include American political development, inequality, public policy, political behavior, and democracy. She is the author of six books, including, most recently, Four Threats: The Recurring Crises of American Democracy (St. Martin’s Press, 2020), co-authored with Robert C. Lieberman. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the recipient of Guggenheim and Radcliffe Fellowships, and serves on the boards of the Scholars Strategy Network and the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences. Peter Trubowitz (@ptrubowitz) is Professor of International Relations and Director of the US Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Associate Fellow at Chatham House. More about this event The United States Centre (@LSE_US) is a hub for global expertise, analysis and commentary on America. Its mission is to promote policy-relevant and internationally-oriented scholarship to meet the growing demand for fresh analysis and critical debate on the United States. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis.
10/02/2158m 4s

Going for Growth

Contributor(s): Professor John Van Reenen | How can the UK and the world get back to sustainable growth following the COVID-19 pandemic? Pulling together the lessons of 30 years of work on technology, management and productivity, John Van Reenen will argue that innovation is the key to rekindling our economies. Meet our speaker and chair John Van Reenen (@johnvanreenen) is Ronald Coase School Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science and was previously Director of CEP from 2003-2016. 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. More about this event The Centre for Economic Performance (@CEP_LSE) is an interdisciplinary research centre at LSE. Established by the ESRC in 1990, pit is now one of the leading applied economic research groups in Europe. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19
08/02/211h 6m

Spaced Out

Contributor(s): Dr Katie Beswick, Dr Julia King, Professor Antoine Picon | City centres have experienced an exodus. Social distancing has emptied work places and theatres, and transformed the way we move through parks, streets, and supermarkets. At the same time, lockdown has meant that we are ever-present in our own homes. How can we plan for a future where human beings can share both public and private spaces? Join Katie Beswick, Julia King and Antoine Picon to discuss what this new COVID-19 world might look like. Meet our speakers and chair Katie Beswick (@DrKBeswick) is an author and Senior Lecturer in Drama at the University of Exeter. Julia King (@atjuliaking) is Research Fellow at LSE Cities. Antoine Picon is G. Ware Travelstead Professor of the History of Architecture and Technology at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Shahidha Bari (@ShahidhaBari) is a Fellow at the Forum for Philosophy and Professor at the University of the Arts London. More about this event The Forum for Philosophy (@forumphilosophy) is a non-profit organisation that hosts weekly events exploring science, politics, and the arts from a philosophical perspective. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEForum
08/02/211h 14m

Electoral Hostility: is the sanctity of elections under threat?

Contributor(s): Jon Davies, Dr Sarah Harrison, Professor Michael Bruter, Dr Sandra Obradović, Adam Drummond, Thomas Hicks | A mere few years ago, who would have ever expected some people unhappy with the results of a US Presidential election to forcibly enter the Capitol to prevent a democratic result from being certified? Between the disruption from external threats such as covid and terrorism and the ever-increasing tension and frustration between voters, is the sanctity of elections under threat? Is there a risk that some will consider that electoral democracy – the very foundation of our modern societies – should no longer apply when they are unhappy with its outcomes? Join us on Global Elections Day to celebrate the first anniversary of our Electoral Psychology Observatory and discuss the future of the sanctity of electoral democracy when it is douby challenged by external threats and electoral hostility. Meet our speakers and chair Michael Bruter is Professor of Political Science in the Department of Government and Director of the Electoral Psychology Observatory at LSE. Jon Davies is CEO of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association which strengthens parliamentary democracy and relationships around the Commonwealth. Adam Drummond is Associate Director at Opinium Research, an online research agency based in London. Adam is Head of Political Polling, running regular voting intention and political surveys. Sarah Harrison is Associate Professorial Research Fellow in the Department of Government and Deputy Director of the Electoral Psychology Observatory at LSE. Thomas Hicks (@RedBlue2024) is Commissioner for the Federal Electoral Assistance Commission in the United States and served on the commission since 2014, having been nominated by President Obama. He was Chairman of the commission for two term and has focused his efforts on voter access. Sandra Obradović (pictured) is Associate Researcher at the Electoral Psychology Observatory and Lecturer in Psychology at the Open University. Florian Foos (@FlorianFoos) is Assistant Professor in Political Behaviour in the Department of Government at LSE, with research interests in election campaigns, opinion change and political activism.
04/02/211h 26m

Building a Caring Economy

Contributor(s): Madeleine Bunting, Professor Diane Elson, Professor Lynne Segal | The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has made us aware of an acute crisis of care that lies at the heart of global inequalities. Care has long been marginalised and neglected as a central part of our economy. It’s a crisis not just of care workers but moves from the intimate domain of our households to global planetary care itself. What is this crisis of care, how should we think about care, and what can be done to make care more central to what we value? How do we build back our global economy by putting care – care of people and care of the environment - at its centre? These crucial questions will be addressed through a discussion of three major recent interventions: The Labours of Love, The Care Manifesto and Creating a Caring Economy. You can order the books, Labours of Love: The Crisis of Care and The Care Manifesto (UK delivery only) from our official LSE Events independent book shop, Pages of Hackney. You can access a copy of the report by the Commission on a Gender-Equal Economy and Women's Budget Group at Creating a Caring Economy. Meet our speakers and chair Madeleine Bunting is an award winning freelance writer and former Guardian columnist and associate editor. Her recent books include Love of Country and Island Song. Diane Elson is a feminist economist who has published widely on gender equality and economic policy. She was awarded the Leontief Prize for Advancing Frontiers of Economic Thought in 2016. She was Chair of the Commission on a Gender Equal Economy. Lynne Segal (@lynne_segal) is Anniversary Professor of Psychology & Gender Studies at Birkbeck, University of London. Her many books include Beyond the Fragments (1980), What is to be done about the family? (1983), Why Feminism? Gender, Psychology, Politics (1999), Slow Motion: Changing Masculinities, Changing Men (2007), Straight Sex (1994), Making Trouble (2007) and Out of Time (2013). Alpa Shah (@alpashah001) is Associate Professor of Anthropology at LSE and leads the International Inequalities Institute research theme on Global Economies of Care. Her most recent book is the award winning ‘Nightmarch: Among India’s Revolutionary Guerrillas’. More about this event This event will have live captioning and BSL interpreters. The International Inequalities Institute (@LSEInequalities) at LSE brings together experts from many LSE departments and centres to lead cutting-edge research focused on understanding why inequalities are escalating in numerous arenas across the world, and to develop critical tools to address these challenges. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19
04/02/211h 31m

The Epic Potential of Empowering Women

Contributor(s): Professor Linda Scott | Linda Scott coined the phrase “Double X Economy” to address the systemic exclusion of women from the world financial order. In her new book, which she will talk about at this event, Scott argues on the strength of hard data and on-the-ground experience that removing those barriers to women's success is a win for everyone, regardless of gender. Meet our speaker and chair Linda Scott (@ProfLindaScott) is an internationally renowned expert on women's economic development, and Emeritus DP World Professor for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Oxford. She is founder of the Power Shift Forum for Women in the World Economy, which brings together leaders from across sectors; and founder and senior advisor of the Global Business Coalition for Women’s Economic Empowerment, a consortium of major multinationals working to empower women in developing countries. She was formerly Senior Consulting Fellow at Chatham House, and is a frequent consultant to the World Bank Group on gender economics. Linda Scott’s work has been covered by The Economist, BBC, New York Times, Guardian and Financial Times, and Prospect magazine has twice listed her among their Top 25 global thinkers. Her latest book is Double X Economy. You can order the book, The Double X Economy (UK delivery only) from our official LSE Events independent book shop, Pages of Hackney. Stephan Chambers is the inaugural director of the Marshall Institute at LSE. He is also Professor in Practice at the Department of Management at LSE and Course Director for the new Executive Masters in Social Business and Entrepreneurship. From 2000 to 2014 he directed the University of Oxford's MBA. More about this event The Marshall Institute (@LSEMarshall) works to improve the impact and effectiveness of private action for public benefit through research, teaching and convening. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19
03/02/2156m 37s

Our Slim Window of Opportunity: what the climate change agenda must achieve in 2021

Contributor(s): Patricia Espinosa | In a world beset by a global pandemic and an existential climate change emergency, Executive Secretary of UN Climate Change Patricia Espinosa will provide her vision for 2021 and discuss why this year’s global climate change negotiations, or COP26, will play a crucial role with respect to addressing climate change, building forward from COVID-19 and reinforcing the very concept of multilateralism itself. Meet our speaker and chair Patricia Espinosa (@PEspinosaC) is the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Ambassador of Mexico to Germany since 2012 and from 2001 to 2002, Ms Espinosa was Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mexico from 2006 to 2012, bringing more than 30 years of experience at highest levels in international relations, specialized in climate change, global governance, sustainable development, gender equality and protection of human rights. Nicholas Stern (@lordstern1) is the IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government, Chairman of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and Head of the India Observatory at the London School of Economics and Political Science. More about this event The Department of Geography and Environment (@LSEGeography) is a centre of international academic excellence in economic, urban and development geography, environmental social science and climate change. The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment (@GRI_LSE) was established by the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2008 to create a world-leading centre for policy-relevant research and training on climate change and the environment, bringing together international expertise on economics, finance, geography, the environment, international development and political economy. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEUNFCCC
03/02/2159m 4s

Building Resilience Through Data Centricity

Contributor(s): Jacky Wright | Join us for this fireside chat with Jacky Wright, Chief Digital Officer and Corporate Vice President, Microsoft US. Meet our speaker and chair Jacky Wright (@WrightJacky) is the Chief Digital Officer and Corporate Vice President, Microsoft US, where she inspires and leads teams to help businesses leverage technology to drive innovation, adopt sustainable and accessible business models, and digitally transform. Wright rejoined Microsoft in 2019 after completing a two-year secondment as Chief Digital and Information Officer (CDIO) for HMRC, the British Government tax department. Jacky has extensive experience leading large-scale organisations driving digital transformation and market making solutions. Some of her previous roles include CIO roles at Microsoft, BP and GE. Wright is widely recognized as a transformational global leader, innovative technologist and recognized STEM advocate. She uses her broad platform to drive thought leadership not just for the positive impact of digital transformation for business, but also for social, economic and environmental change. As a woman of colour, her passion, advocacy and influence to create a truly inclusive world is demonstrated in the various forums where she regularly speaks on diversity, digital inclusion and the power of inclusive leadership. Kenneth Benoit (@kenbenoit) is Director of LSE's Data Science Institute and Professor of Computational Social Science in the Department of Methodology at LSE. More about this event The Data Science Institute forms the institutional cornerstone of the LSE's involvement in data science. Working alongside the academic departments across the School, the DSI's mission is to foster the study of data science and new forms of data with a focus on their social, economic, and political aspects. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEData
02/02/2159m 1s

Should we be optimistic?

Contributor(s): Dr Tali Sharot, Dr Joan Costa-Font, Professor David de Meza, Dr Chris Kutarna | Despite our growing collective pessimism about the state of the world, when it comes to our own lives, research suggests we are generally optimistic.   After a year that will remain synonymous with anxiety, isolation, endless devastating news reports, and for too many – loss, this episode of LSE IQ asks: is optimism is good for us? And, beyond the effects on our wellbeing, is optimism an accurate lens through which to view the world?   Addressing these issues are: Dr Tali Sharot, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL; Dr Joan Costa-Font, Associate Professor in Health Economics at LSE; Dr David de Meza, Professor of Management at LSE; and Dr Chris Kutarna, author of Age of Discovery: Navigating the Risks and Rewards of our New Renaissance.     Contributors   Dr Tali Sharot Dr Joan Costa-Font Professor David de Meza Dr Chris Kutarna     Research   The Optimism Bias: Why we're wired to look on the bright side by Tali Sharot. Neither an Optimist Nor a Pessimist Be: Mistaken Expectations Lower Well-Being by David de Meza and Chris Dawson in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. Why optimism and entrepreneurship are not always a good mix for business by David de Meza and Chris Dawson in The Conversation. Optimism and the perceptions of new risks by Elias Mossialos, Caroline Rudisdill and Joan Costa-Font in the Journal of Risk Research. Explaining optimistic old age disability and longevity expectations by Joan Costa-Font and Montserrat Costa-Font in Social Indicators Research. Does optimism help us during a pandemic? by Joan Costa-Font. Age of Discovery: Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Our New Renaissance by Chris Kutarna and Ian Goldin.
02/02/2139m 43s

Defending the Future: gender, conflict and environmental peace

Contributor(s): Hannah Bond, Bineta Diop, Helen Kezie-Nwoha | There is a growing recognition of the need for the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda to take into account how the climate crisis poses risks to women and girls’ peace and security, particularly in conflict and post-conflict contexts. Food security, water insecurity and displacement are issues affecting women and girls due to extreme weather and the climate emergency. The intersection of WPS, climate change, ecological destruction and conflict or post-conflict situations thus raises a myriad of issues. This discussion project addresses these issues and launches a report written in partnership between LSE's Centre for Women, Peace and Security, the Women’s International Peace Centre and Gender Action for Peace and Security.  Meet our speakers and chair Hannah Bond (@h_rbond) is Director of Gender Action for Peace and Security (GAPS). Hannah has worked with CSOs and government in the UK and Global South. In the early stages of her career, Hannah worked for the UK Women’s National Commission, focusing on violence against women. She has since worked for humanitarian and development NGOs in the Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa and for the British Embassy in Addis Ababa where she worked on Ethiopia, Djibouti and Somaliland. Hannah lived and worked for six years in Ethiopia, where she specialised in conflict, gender, human rights, community-based development and economic empowerment. Hannah focused on conflict and gender in her Master’s degree at King’s College London. Bineta Diop (@AUBinetaDiop) is currently the Special Envoy of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on Women, Peace and Security. She is the founder and President of Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS), an international NGO based in Geneva with its operation office in Dakar/Senegal. The organisation seeks to foster, strengthen and promote the leadership role of women in conflict prevention, management and resolution in Africa. Mme Diop played an instrumental role in the adoption of the Solemn Declaration on Gender Equality in Africa as well as the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa. She has led peacebuilding programs as well as many women’s peace and security initiatives. Helen Kezie-Nwoha (@keziehelen) is a feminist peace activist, women human rights defender and the Executive Director at The Women’s International Peace Centre. Helen has an academic background in gender and international development with over 20 years of experience working on women’s rights, gender, peace building, conflict resolution and governance. She has led peace advocacy efforts at international, regional and national levels specifically in Africa and Asia. Her research interests focus on women’s peace efforts and women’s participation in peace building and post conflict reconstruction; documenting women and girls’ refugee experiences; and gender and humanitarian response. Keina Yoshida (@intlawninja) is a Research Officer in the Centre for Women, Peace, and Security, where she works on the AHRC funded project Feminist Approaches to the International Law of Peace and Security (FILPS) led by Professor Christine Chinkin and Dr Louise Arimatsu. Keina is researching the links between the environment, nature, sustainable development goals, the gendered causes and impacts of violence against women, and structural inequalities in the context of international legal conceptions of peace and security. More about this event The Centre for Women, Peace and Security (@LSE_WPS) is a leading academic space for scholars, practitioners, activists, policy-makers and students to develop strategies to promote justice, human rights and participation of women in conflict-affected situations around the world. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19
01/02/211h 27m

SHORTCAST | Is it Time to Cancel Household Debt?

Contributor(s): Sarah-Jayne Clifton, Professor Deborah James, Dr Johnna Montgomerie, Dr Jerome Roos | Does the COVID-19 crisis mean that the time has now arrived for mass household debt cancellation? Central among the many social and economic policy challenges arising in our changed world is the pressing need to address high levels of household debt. Despite the lessons of the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, our pre-COVID-19 economic order depended to a dangerous degree on extensive household borrowing – both to maintain household living standards and to fuel growth. The resultant heavy household debt burdens left advanced economies precariously ill-prepared for a shock such as a global pandemic. COVID-19 has put millions out of work and reduced incomes for many more, shattering households’ ability to repay debts and calling time on a cycle of ever-expanding borrowing and debt extension. A cycle of default spirals through the economy – from consumers and tenants to businesses and landlords, financial institutions and investors. The lifting of lockdown and measures to support firms may mean little if debt-burdened households lack resources to fund living necessities and to spend in reopened businesses. The question arises as to whether individual households, as well as our wider economy and society, can ever recover and rebuild without first escaping from the burden of excessive debt. This event considers these questions and considers how policy might move us beyond a debt-dependent economy in the post-Covid world. Sarah-Jayne Clifton (@sarahjclifton) is the Director of the Jubilee Debt Campaign, a leading organisation for research in global debt issues, education about their causes and solutions, and campaigning in solidarity with indebted people and countries. Deborah James (@djameslse) is a Professor of Anthropology at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Fellow of the British Academy. She is the author of Money from Nothing: Indebtedness and Aspiration in South Africa and has just completed work on an ESRC-funded project entitled An ethnography of advice: between market, society and the declining welfare state. Johnna Montgomerie (@j_montgomerie) is Head of the Department of European & International Studies, and Reader in International Political Economy, King’s College London. She is the author of Should We Abolish Household Debts? Jerome Roos (@JeromeRoos) is an LSE Fellow in International Political Economy at the LSE Department of International Development. He researches the political economy of global finance, sovereign debt, and international crisis management, and is the author of Why Not Default? Joseph Spooner (@jtspooner) is an Associate Professor in LSE Law and is the author of Bankruptcy: the Case for Relief in an Economy of Debt. LSE Law (@LSELaw) is one of the world's top law schools with an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and legal research. Our community is one of the largest in the School, and has played a major role in policy debates, policy-making and the education of lawyers and law teachers globally. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, convening a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis, collaboratively producing a roadmap for the future.
29/01/2126m 40s

Mission Economy: a moonshot guide to changing capitalism

Contributor(s): Professor Mariana Mazzucato | Join us for this public lecture by Mariana Mazzucato who will outline her new approach for governments to deal with inequality, disease and climate change. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, capitalism was stuck. It had no answer to the different challenges facing the world – from those related to health to digital privacy to the climate crisis. Taking inspiration from President Kennedy’s ‘moonshot’ programmes that successfully co-ordinated public and private sectors to put a man on the moon, Mariana Mazzucato calls for the same level of boldness and experimentation to be applied to the biggest social and political issues of our time. She argues we need to rethink the capacities and role of government within the economy and society, and above all recover a sense of public purpose. Meet our speaker and chair Mariana Mazzucato (@MazzucatoM) is Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London (UCL), where she is Founding Director of the Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose (IIPP). Her highly-acclaimed book The Entrepreneurial State investigates the critical role the state plays in driving growth—and her book The Value of Everything looks at how value creation needs to be rewarded over value extraction. Her latest book Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism will be released in January 2021. She advises policy makers around the world on innovation-led, inclusive and sustainable growth. You can order the book, Mission Economy: a moonshot guide to changing capitalism, (UK delivery only) from our official LSE Events independent book shop, Pages of Hackney. Alan Manning is Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at LSE. More about this event The Department of Economics (@LSEEcon) at LSE, is one of the leading economics departments in the world. We are a large department, ensuring all mainstream areas of economics are strongly represented in research and teaching. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19
29/01/211h 0m

Power and Impunity: what Donald Trump and Boris didn’t learn from the Ancient Greeks

Contributor(s): Professor Michael Cox, Professor Simon Goldhill, Dr Johanna Hanink | Are we living in a world marked by a new impunity of power? Political leaders discard established norms and taboos that have guided the behaviour of their predecessors and, in doing so, they win popular support from new areas of society, including the disengaged and excluded. How did we get here? Our notions of the good society, of the responsibility that comes with power, and, of course, democracy and its discourse, stem from ancient and classical Greece. Aristotle, Pericles, Plato, and Socrates etc. have shaped our political thinking, processes and systems. Our deepest sense of Western values, embedded in education curricula across our societies, emanates from classical Athens. Is it no longer of use or value? Are we now judging utility and cost differently? This panel will bring together a set of experts to address these issues from different vantage points. Meet our speakers and chair Michael Cox is Founding Director of LSE IDEAS. He was appointed to a Chair at LSE in 2002. He helped establish the Cold War Studies Centre at LSE in 2004 with Arne Westad, and later they were both Founding Directors of LSE IDEAS in 2008. Professor Cox has lectured to universities world-wide as well as to several government bodies and many private companies. He is currently visiting professor at the Catholic University in Milan. He is the author, editor and co-editor of over 30 books, including most recently a collection of his essays The Post-Cold War World, as well as new editions of J M Keynes’s, The Economic Consequences of the Peace and E H Carr’s Nationalism and After. He is now working on a new history of LSE entitled, The “School”: LSE and the Shaping of the Modern World. Simon Goldhill is Professor of Greek at the University of Cambridge and Foreign Secretary of the British Academy. He has written extensively about Greek society and the culture of ancient democracy. His books have been translated into ten languages and won three international prizes. He has lectured, and broadcast on television and radio, all over the world, from Canada to China. Johanna Hanink (@johannahan) is Associate Professor of Classics at Brown University and co-editor of the Journal of Modern Greek Studies. Her work focuses on classical Athens and the modern reception of Greek antiquity. She is author of Lycurgan Athens and the Making of Classical Tragedy and The Classical Debt: Greek Antiquity in an Era of Austerity. She is also a translator of Ancient and Modern Greek, and her new volume Andreas Karkavitsas: The Archeologist and Selected Sea Stories (translation with introduction and notes) is due out in autumn with Penguin Classics. Paul Kelly (@PjThinker) is Professor of Political Theory at the LSE, where he has taught for over 25 years. He is author and editor of fifteen books on political philosophy and the history of political ideas. His publications include Utilitarianism and Distributive Justice (Clarendon 1990), Liberalism (Polity 2005) and edited Political Thinkers with David Boucher (Oxford 2017). He has also been co-editor of Political Studies and editor of Utilitas: A Journal of Utilitarian Studies. He was recently Pro-Director Education at LSE and has recently returned to regular academic life. He is completing a book entitled Conflict, War and Revolution.
29/01/211h 29m

SHORTCAST | Behavioural Science and a Post-COVID World

Contributor(s): Professor Nick Chater, Professor Paul Dolan, Dr Grace Lordan, Professor Tali Sharot, Rory Sutherland | The impacts of COVID-19 on society post-COVID and how we deal with them hinge on how politicians, firms and the public respond. What valuable lessons can we learn from behavioural science in a post-COVID-19 world? These unique insights are crucial to mitigating the societal impacts of COVID-19. Nick Chater (@NickJChater) is Professor of Behavioural Science, Warwick Business School. He is co-founder of Decision Technology Ltd, and is a member of the UK's Committee on Climate Change. Paul Dolan (@profpauldolan) is Professor of Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is author of the Sunday Times best-selling book Happiness by Design, and Happy Ever After. Grace Lordan is an associate professor in behavioural science at the LSE. Her research focuses on why some people have successful lives as compared to others because of factors beyond their own control. She is the founder and director of The Inclusion Initiative, a research centre at the LSE & the author of Think Big: Take Small Steps and Build the Career You Want. Tali Sharot is a Professor Cognitive Neuroscientist at the Department of Experimental Psychology, University College London, where she is the director of the Affective Brain Lab. She is the author of The Optimism Bias and The Influential Mind, both of which received the British Psychological Society Book Award. She was also awarded fellowships from the Wellcome Trust and the British Academy. Rory Sutherland (@rorysutherland) is the Vice Chairman of Ogilvy, an attractively vague job title which has allowed him to co-found a behavioural science practice within the agency. Before founding Ogilvy Change, Rory was a copywriter and creative director at Ogilvy for over 20 years, having joined as a graduate trainee in 1988. He has variously been President of the IPA, Chair of the Judges for the Direct Jury at Cannes, and has spoken at TED Global. He writes regular columns for the Spectator, Market Leader and Impact, and also occasional pieces for Wired. Simon Hix (@simonjhix) is Pro-Director (Research) and Harold Laski Professor of Political Science at LSE. He is one of the leading researchers, teachers, and commentators on European and comparative politics in the UK. He has published over 100 books and articles and has won several prestigious prizes and fellowships for his research, including from the US-UK Fulbright Commission, the American Political Science Association, and the UK Economic and Social Research Council. He is also a prize-winning teacher, and continues to teach “Introduction to Political Science” to over 300 first-year undergraduate students. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19 For more information Event posting LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative
28/01/2123m 21s

Mothering and Work, Mothering as Work

Contributor(s): Professor Shani Orgad, Professor Sarah Knott, Jess Brammar | In this event we will grapple with past and present experiences of mothering. How can we tell a story of maternal labour in the past, in the absence of data? What does it mean to study mothering today, in the context of intensified neoliberalism? How does mothering enter the radar of policymakers? And what is the relationship between these questions and how we study them in contemporary academia? Mothering experiences were almost entirely absent from public discourse in Britain and North America until around the 1970s, when the Women’s Liberation Movement directed long-overdue attention to mothering and maternal labour. Today, on the other hand, mothering is impossible to miss. Motherhood, mothering and mothers are the objects considerable attention: in memoirs, advice and self-help guides; in magazines, popular television and film; across a range of online platforms, and in policy debates about work-life balance, parenting and gender equality in the workplace. Historian Sarah Knott and sociologist Shani Orgad will discuss these topics, drawing on their rich work on mothering and reflecting on their different approaches to studying it. Meet our speakers and chair Jess Brammar (@jessbrammar) is the Editor-in-chief of HuffPost UK. She was previously Deputy Editor of BBC Newsnight, and led the programme's award-winning coverage of the Grenfell Tower disaster and other major news events. Prior to that she was a news producer at ITN, after beginning her career at BBC Question Time. She obtained her undergraduate degree in international history from LSE. Jess has recently returned to work from maternity leave. Sarah Knott (@knott_sarah) is Sally M. Reahard Professor of History at Indiana University and a Fellow of the Kinsey Institute. Among other publications, she is the author of Mother: An Unconventional History (2019) and co-editor of Mothering's Many Labours (2021). Sarah has served as an editor of the American Historical Review, the American Historical Association's flagship journal, and sits on the editorial board of Past and Present. She has held many fellowships including from the Andrew Mellon foundation, the Rothermere American Institute, and the Oxford Centre for Life Writing. Shani Orgad is Professor in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE. Shani's research interests include gender, inequality, migration, feminism and media narratives. She is the author of numerous journal articles, blogs, and five books including: The Confidence Cult(ure) (with Rosalind Gill, forthcoming, Duke University Press), Heading Home: Motherhood, Work, and the Failed Promise of Equality (2019, Columbia University Press), Caring in Crisis? Humanitarianism, the Public and NGOs (with Bruna Seu, 2017, Palgrave), Media Representation and the Global Imagination (2012, Polity) and Storytelling Online: Talking Breast Cancer on the Internet (2005, Peter Lang). You can order the book, Heading Home: motherhood, work, and the failed promise of equality, (UK delivery only) from our official LSE Events independent book shop, Pages of Hackney. Wendy Sigle is Professor of Gender and Family Studies at the Department of Gender Studies. She has worked on a variety of issues related to families and family policy in historical and contemporary societies. More about this event The Department of Media and Communications (@MediaLSE) is a world-leading centre for education and research in communication and media studies at the heart of LSE’s academic community in central London. The Department is ranked #1 in the UK and #3 globally in the field of media and communications (2020 QS World University Rankings). Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEMedia
28/01/211h 32m

The Politics of Inequality: why should we focus on resistance from below?

Contributor(s): Professor John Chalcraft, Dr Flora Cornish, Professor Ellen Helsper, Dr Armine Ishkanian, Dr Sumi Madhok | While it is now widely accepted that inequality is the defining issue of our time and there is growing research on the drivers and impacts of inequalities, there has been less focus on how inequalities are experienced and resisted by ordinary people and communities. The newly launched Politics of Inequality research theme at the International Inequalities Institute explores the practices of resistance, mobilisation, and contestation from a bottom-up perspective. This panel will discuss the following questions why we established this theme why research on collective action and everyday resistance against a wide range of social, cultural, economic and political inequalities is important in advancing our understandings of not only how inequalities are experienced, but also how they can be tackled how research on this theme brings together interdisciplinary perspectives to contribute to on-going research and teaching across LSE as well as engaging with wider global debates. The theme is linked with the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme, which is based at LSE, and is committed to building a community of people committed to using collective leadership to work towards social and economic justice for all. Meet our speakers and chair John Chalcraft is Professor of Middle East History and Politics in the Department of Government at LSE. Flora Cornish (@FloraCornish) is Associate Professor in Research Methodology in the Department of Methodology at LSE. Ellen Helsper (@EllenHel) is Professor of Digital Inequalities in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE. Armine Ishkanian (@Armish15) is Associate Professor in Social Policy and Executive Director of the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity at the International Inequalities Institute at LSE. Sumi Madhok (@sumi_madhok) is Associate Professor in Transnational Gender Studies in the Department of Gender Studies at LSE. Alpa Shah (@alpashah001) is Associate Professor in Anthropology and convenor of the Global Economies of Care theme in the International Inequalities Institute at LSE. More about this event The International Inequalities Institute (@LSEInequalities) at LSE brings together experts from many LSE departments and centres to lead cutting-edge research focused on understanding why inequalities are escalating in numerous arenas across the world, and to develop critical tools to address these challenges. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19
27/01/211h 31m

Empires Past & Present: empire around 1800

Contributor(s): Professor Odd Arne Westad | Around 1800 the world was dominated by a number of predominant empires at different stages of development: Britain, France, Austria, Russia, the Ottomans, Spain, and the Qing. This lecture will discuss each of these empires, the resistance against them, and how the future looked from the perspective of each. Meet our speaker and chair Odd Arne Westad is the Engelsberg Chair for 2020/21 at LSE IDEAS. He is currently the Elihu Professor of History and Global Affairs at Yale, and is a former director of LSE IDEAS. Michael Cox was appointed to a Chair at LSE in 2002, having previously held positions in the UK at The Queen's University of Belfast and the Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth. He helped establish the Cold War Studies Centre at LSE in 2004 and later co-founded LSE IDEAS in 2008 with Arne Westad. More about this event In this series of four lectures, the Elihu Professor of History and Global Affairs at Yale, Odd Arne Westad, will discuss the concept of empire and why it is still relevant today. This event is the second in the series. A podcast of the first lecture can be found at Empires Past & Present: the idea of empire. The third lecture, Empires Past and Present: empire around 1900, will take place on Tuesday 30 March. LSE IDEAS (@lseideas) is LSE's foreign policy think tank. We connect academic knowledge of diplomacy and strategy with the people who use it. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEEngelsberg
26/01/211h 12m

Misinformation

Contributor(s): Professor Lisa Bortolotti, Professor Quassim Cassam, Dr Cailin O’Connor | Information may be power, but misinformation appears to be usurping the throne. From COVID-19 to QAnon, misinformation is more ubiquitous and more dangerous than ever. But why is it so much more attractive to so many? Are there factors that make misinformation more (or less) likely to be believed? What draws people into the world of conspiracy theories? And if our media environment shoulders much of the blame, can democratic societies do anything to stem the flow of fake news? Quassim Cassam, Lisa Bortolotti, and Cailin O’Connor consider the world’s misinformation problem, its causes, and some potential solutions. Meet our speakers and chair Lisa Bortolotti (@lisabortolotti) is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Birmingham. Quassim Cassam (@QCassam) is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Warwick. Cailin O’Connor (@cailinmeister) is Associate Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the University of California, Irvine. Jonathan Birch (@BirchLSE) is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at LSE, Fellow, Forum for Philosophy and author of The Philosophy of Social Evolution.More about this event The Forum for Philosophy (@forumphilosophy) is a non-profit organisation that hosts weekly events exploring science, politics, and the arts from a philosophical perspective. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis.
26/01/211h 14m

The Impact of Brexit on Higher Education

Contributor(s): Professor Simon Hix, Professor Wendy Thomson, Dr Beth Thompson | Universities increasingly compete in globalised markets. The EU has encouraged student mobility through programmes like Erasmus. Graduate students, in particular, seek education across Europe. Researchers collaborate in increasingly dense cross-national networks. What impact might Brexit have on students and research? What might universities themselves do to mitigate the impact of any new barriers? How can the UK best compete internationally? Our panel will consider where we are and where we might be heading. Meet our speakers and chair Simon Hix (@simonjhix) is Pro-Director for Research at LSE and Harold Laski Professor of Political Science in the Department of Government at LSE. Beth Thompson (@Beth_Thompson) is Head of Policy and Advocacy - UK & EU at the Wellcome Trust. Wendy Thomson (@Wendy_Thomson_) is Vice-Chancellor of the University of London. Tony Travers is Associate Dean of the School of Public Policy at LSE. More about this event This event is part of the LSE Programme, 'Brexit and Beyond'. The LSE Programme: Brexit and Beyond is a dedicated series to stimulate the public debate and informed discussion about this most pivotal topic. It comprises a variety of events, targeting LSE staff and students, as well as the general public and specific categories of policy-makers, practitioners and professionals working on Brexit; with the aim of continuing to shape the discussion surrounding its complex and uncertain agenda. The Programme is organised by LSE's European Institute and School of Public Policy. The European Institute (@LSEEI) is a centre for research and graduate teaching on the processes of integration and fragmentation within Europe. In the most recent national Research Excellence Framework the Institute was ranked first for research in its sector. The School of Public Policy (@LSEPublicPolicy) equips you with the skills and ideas to transform people and societies. It is an international community where ideas and practice meet. Their approach creates professionals with the ability to analyse, understand and resolve the challenges of contemporary governance.
25/01/211h 29m

COVID-19 and its Impact on Gender, Justice and Security

Contributor(s): Dr Josephine Ahikire, Dr Nelson Camilo Sanchez | The outbreak of a global pandemic has simultaneously revealed the fragility and robustness of health, education, economic, security, political and social systems. There is no shortage of exceptional responses to the pandemic. These have included the physical lockdown of millions of people, mandates to return millions from cities to rural communities, restrictions on expression that challenges government management of the crisis, data tracking on the movement of persons, extensive border controls, and a broad range of political and legal controls that are far-reaching across all levels of public and private life. Responses have also included remarkable initiatives at community level, often led by women, to provide care where state services fail and to maintain momentum for progressive policy agendas. This event will take stock of changing social and political landscapes, locally and internationally, one year into the COVID-19 pandemic. Three Co-Directors of the UKRI GCRF Gender, Justice and Security Hub will discuss questions such as: How have responses to COVID-19 affected the fight for gender justice and inclusive security? What are the impacts of the crisis on political and social rights agendas? Has the pandemic exacerbated the closing down of civil society space? How are gender roles and conceptions of masculinity challenged as a result of the reconfiguration of public and private spaces? And, perhaps most importantly, as we head towards a post-COVID reckoning: does the moment of crisis brought about by the pandemic offer opportunities for positive change? Meet our speakers and chair Josephine Ahikire (@Josephineahiki1) is Principal, College of Humanities and Social Sciences and former Dean, School of Women and Gender Studies. She is a Member of Council for Development of Social Research in Africa (CODESRIA). Dr Ahikire is a Co-Director of the Livelihood, Land and Rights stream on the Gender, Justice and Security Hub. Fionnuala Ní Aoláin (@NiAolainF) is University Regents Professor and faculty director of the Human Rights Center at the University of Minnesota Law School. She is concurrently a professor of law at the Queen’s University of Belfast, School of Law. Professor Ní Aoláin is currently the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism and a Co-Director of the Transformation and Empowerment stream on the Gender, Justice and Security Hub. Nelson Camilo Sanchez (@NCamiloSanchezL) is an assistant professor of law at the University of Virginia School of Law and a research associate at the Center for the Study of Law, Justice and Society – Dejusticia, in Colombia. Dr Sanchez is a Co-Director of the Livelihood, Land and Rights stream on the Gender, Justice and Security Hub. Christine Chinkin, CMG, FBA is Professorial Research Fellow in the Centre for Women, Peace and Security, where she leads three major projects: ‘A Feminist International Law of Peace and Security’ funded by the AHRC, ‘Gendered Peace’ funded by the ERC and the UKRI GCRF Gender, Justice and Security Hub. Professor Chinkin was Director of the Centre for Women, Peace and Security from 2015-2018. More about this event The LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security (@LSE_WPS) is a leading academic space for scholars, practitioners, activists, policy-makers and students to develop strategies to promote justice, human rights and participation of women in conflict-affected situations around the world. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19
25/01/211h 26m

The Next Four Years: what should we expect for America?

Contributor(s): Professor Desmond King, Mark Landler, Professor Paula D. McClain, Professor Theda Skocpol | What will the next administration's international and domestic priorities be? A roundtable discussion with leading experts on American politics. Meet our speakers and chair Desmond King is Andrew W Mellon Professor of American Government and Professorial Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford. He specializes in the study of the American state in US executive politics, race and politics in American political development, and the financial bases of US politics. He is a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA), and is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (FAAAS), the Academia Europaea (MAE), the Royal Irish Academy (MRIA), the National Academy of Social Insurance (FNASI) and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS). Mark Landler (@MarkLandler) is the London bureau chief of The New York Times. In 27 years at The Times, he has been bureau chief in Hong Kong and Frankfurt, White House correspondent, diplomatic correspondent, European economic correspondent, and a business reporter in New York. He is the author of Alter Egos, a comparative study of the foreign policy of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Paula D. McClain is James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Professor of Public Policy and Dean of The Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education at Duke University. A Howard University Ph.D., her primary research interests are in racial minority group politics, particularly inter-minority political and social competition, and urban politics. Her 1995 book Can We All Get Along?: Racial and Ethnic Minorities in American Politics, co-authored with Joseph Stewart, Jr., won the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights in North America Award for Outstanding Scholarship on the Subject of Intolerance. Theda Skocpol is the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard University. She has authored many books, articles, and reports, won many awards, and been elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the National Academy of Sciences. Her ongoing research focuses on U.S. conservatives and the Republican Party, the politics of health care policy, and citizen reactions to the Obama and Trump presidencies. Peter Trubowitz (@ptrubowitz) is Professor of International Relations and Director of the US Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Associate Fellow at Chatham House. More about this event The LSE's United States Centre (@LSE_US) is a hub for global expertise, analysis and commentary on America. Our mission is to promote policy-relevant and internationally-oriented scholarship to meet the growing demand for fresh analysis and critical debate on the United States. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis.
21/01/211h 28m

Rebuilding the UK Economy for a More Secure Future

Contributor(s): Anneliese Dodds | As we head towards a year since the COVID-19 pandemic shocked not only global healthcare systems, but economies, many businesses are left wondering what the future holds and workers asking what will happen to their jobs. How will the country recover from one of the toughest years? Join Shadow Chancellor Anneliese Dodds as she sets out Labour’s plans to recover jobs, retrain workers and rebuild businesses to build a better, more secure future. Meet our speaker and chair Anneliese Dodds (@AnnelieseDodds) is Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer and MP for Oxford East. She holds a PhD from the Department of Government at LSE. Martin Lodge is Professor of Political Science and Public Policy in the Department of Government and Director of the Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation. More about this event The Department of Government (@LSEGovernment) is a world-leading centre for study and research in politics and government. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19
21/01/211h 0m

A Decade of Behavioural Science at LSE: A Fireside chat with Professor Paul Dolan

Contributor(s): Professor Paul Dolan | Join us for this fireside chat where Paul Dolan will be reflecting on ten years of behavioural science at LSE, discussing biases, narratives, happiness, resilience and more. We will be summarising the learnings from behavioural science in the last 10 years, drawing from research from LSE and beyond. We will also be looking to the future, mapping out the most important and exciting areas of study. Those that join us can expect to laugh, learn and lean into behavioural science. Meet our speaker and chair Paul Dolan (@profpauldolan) is Professor of Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is author of the Sunday Times best-selling book Happiness by Design, and Happy Ever After. Grace Lordan (@GraceLordan_) is an associate professor in behavioural science at LSE. Her research focuses on why some people have successful lives as compared to others because of factors beyond their own control. She is the founder and director of The Inclusion Initiative, a research centre at LSE and the author of Think Big: Take Small Steps and Build the Career You Want. More about this event The Department of Psychological & Behavioural Science (@LSE_PBS) is a growing community of researchers, intellectuals, and students who investigate the human mind and behaviour in a societal context. Our department conducts cutting-edge psychological and behavioural research that is both based in and applied to the real world.
20/01/2159m 25s

Solutions for a Planet in Crisis

Contributor(s): Inger Andersen | The planet is in the throes of the three connected crises of climate change, nature and biodiversity loss, and pollution and waste. We urgently need to start delivering solutions or face major disruption. Inger Andersen, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, discusses how we can make science more democratic and inclusive to inform better policies. How the economic and businesses community can recognise the true value of nature and so protect it. How governments can unite the nature, climate and pollution agendas to start delivering results. And how every one of us can contribute by making more sustainable choices in our daily lives. Meet our speaker and chair Inger Andersen (@andersen_inger) is Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. Between 2015 and 2019, Ms. Andersen was the Director-General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Ms Andersen has more than 30 years of experience in international development economics, environmental sustainability, strategy and operations. She has led work on a range of issues including agriculture, environmental management, biodiversity conservation, climate change, infrastructure, energy, transport, and water resources management and hydro-diplomacy. Between 1999 and 2014, Ms. Andersen held several leadership positions at the World Bank including Vice President of the Middle East and North Africa; Vice President for Sustainable Development and Head of the CGIAR Fund Council. Prior to her 15 years at the World Bank, Ms. Andersen worked 12 years at the United Nations, first on drought and desertification, beginning with the UN Sudano-Sahelian Office. In 1992, she was appointed UNDP’s Water and Environment Coordinator for the Arab Region. 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. Thomas Smith is Assistant Professor in Environmental Geography at LSE. He teaches on a number of environmental courses, focussing on innovative technology-enhanced experiential learning and field-based education in geography. More about this event The Department of Geography and Environment (@LSEGeography) is a centre of international academic excellence in economic, urban and development geography, environmental social science and climate change. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEUNEP
20/01/211h 0m

Warfare and Peacemaking in the 21st Century: who's taking responsibility to protect and promote peace

Contributor(s): HRH The Countess of Wessex, Visaka Dharmadasa, Abir Haj Ibrahim | In 2021, the UN Security Council’s Women, Peace and Security Agenda turns 21. The 20th anniversary year brought renewed commitments by member states, but the engine, ingenuity and commitment to this agenda has always come from the frontline peacebuilders, practitioners, and advocates. In this, the first 'In Conversation with' event, the director of the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security, Sanam Naraghi Anderlini, will delve into the real world experiences and efforts to bring the vision and promise of the WPS agenda to life. Sanam will have an in-depth conversation with HRH The Countess of Wessex, Visaka Dharmadasa, Founder of the Association of War Affected Women, Sri Lanka, and Abir Hajibrahim, Co-Founder of Mobaderoon, Syria, about their entry into the policy and practice of peace and security; their personal reflections and motivations, their analysis of the issues, the persistent challenges, their achievements to date, and their hopes for the future. Meet our speakers and chair A full-time working member of the Royal Family, The Countess of Wessex splits her time between work in support of The Queen and work with a large number of her own charities and organisations. Her Royal Highness is passionate about supporting women and championing gender equality and devotes much of her time to supporting the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda and Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative (PSVI). Since announcing her commitment to champion this work in 2019, The Countess has met regularly with women peacebuilders, survivors of conflict-related sexual violence, activists and academics to further the agenda, draw attention to the issues and deepen her knowledge of the international effort. Visaka Dharmadasa (@venuwan) is the founder and Chair of the Association of War Affected Women and Parents of Servicemen Missing in Action. Abir Haj Ibrahim (@ab_hajibrahim) is a Syrian peacebuilder and co-founder of Mobaderoon (a network of 4000 social activists), with 6 years experiences in the development sector, working closely with international NGOs, such as ICAN, UNICEF, ASC, Aflatoun, RTC, and Sida Sweden. Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini (@sanambna) is the Director of the Centre for Women, Peace and Security. More about this event The Centre for Women, Peace and Security (@LSE_WPS) is a leading academic space for scholars, practitioners, activists, policy-makers and students to develop strategies to promote justice, human rights and participation of women in conflict-affected situations around the world. This is the first in a series of events aligned with key themes in the UN Security Council Women, Peace and Security agenda. Each event will feature three guests who are active on the issues, bringing practical hands on knowledge to share with a public audience. Baroness Minouche Shafik, Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science, will deliver welcoming remarks for the series at this event. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19
19/01/211h 16m

Hayekian Behavioural Economics

Contributor(s): Professor Cass R. Sunstein | Friedrich Hayek argued for freedom of choice based on outsiders knowing much less than choosers so that interferences with personal freedom will make choosers worse off. This lecture will explore the challenge to that argument that comes from behavioural economics and discusses an ongoing program of research which has created a form of Hayekian behavioural economics. Meet our speaker and chair Cass R. Sunstein (@CassSunstein) is currently the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard. From 2009 to 2012, he was Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. He is the founder and director of the Program on Behavioral Economics and Public Policy at Harvard Law School. Professor Sunstein has testified before congressional committees on many subjects, and he has been involved in constitution-making and law reform activities in a number of nations. Tim Besley is School Professor of Economics of Political Science and W. Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics at LSE. More about this event The Department of Economics (@LSEEcon) at LSE, is one of the leading economics departments in the world. We are a large department, ensuring all mainstream areas of economics are strongly represented in research and teaching. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEHayek
18/01/2156m 10s

Key Workers and Inequality

Contributor(s): Kate Bell, Deborah Hargreaves | The vital labour of 'key workers' has been widely lauded during the pandemic. But can the trend of recent decades toward inequalities in earning and status be reversed? Meet our speakers and chair Kate Bell (@kategobell) is the Head of the Rights, International, Social and Economics department at the TUC. Deborah Hargreaves (@deborahharg) is the Chair of the London Child Poverty Alliance and a founder and director of the High Pay Centre, an independent think-tank that monitors executive pay. She is a former business editor of the Guardian and previously worked at the Financial Times. She is the author of Are Chief Executives Overpaid? Robin Archer is Director of the Ralph Miliband Programme. More about this event The Ralph Miliband Programme (@rmilibandlse) is one of LSE's most prestigious lecture series and seeks to advance Ralph Miliband's spirit of free social inquiry. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis.
18/01/211h 20m

What’s the point of social science in a pandemic?

Contributor(s): Professor Laura Bear, Nikita Simpson, Professor Joan Roses, Dr Adam Oliver, Dr Clare Wenham, Professor Patrick Wallis | In this month’s episode of the LSE IQ podcast we ask, ‘What’s the point of social science in a pandemic?’. On the 23rd March 2020 Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the country’s first national lockdown. In the months since, there has been a seismic shift in all our lives. As we embark on 2021 and, hopefully, the latter stages of the pandemic, now is an apt moment to reflect on how we’ve got to where we are. While the scientific community has taken centre stage in the fight to overcome the virus, how have social scientists helped us navigate – and evaluate –the UK’s response?   In this episode we talk to anthropologists Professor Laura Bear and Nikita Simpson, Economic historians Professor Patrick Wallis and Professor Joan Roses, Assistant Professor of Global Health Policy Dr Clare Wenham and behavioural economist Dr Adam Oliver.     Research   ’A good death’ during the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK: a report on key findings and recommendations, by the COVID and Care Research Group A Right to Care: The Social Foundations of Recovery from COVID-19, by the COVID and Care Research Group The Redistributive Effects of Pandemics: Evidence of the Spanish Flu. By Sergi Basco, Jordi Domenech, and Johanne Rohses Separating behavioural science from the herd by Adam Oliver Reciprocity and the art of behavioural public policy by Adam Oliver What is the future of UK leadership in global health security post Covid-19? By Clare Wenham A Dreadful Heritage: Interpreting Epidemic Disease at Eyam, 1666-2000, by Patrick Wallis Eyam revisited: lessons from a plague village, by Patrick Wallis   Contributors   Professor Laura Bear Nikita Simpson Professor Joan Roses Dr Adam Oliver Dr Clare Wenham Professor Patrick Wallis
05/01/2144m 49s

The 'True' Brexit: where are we now?

Contributor(s): Professor Tony Travers, Jill Rutter, Vicky Pryce, Professor Katy Hayward | In the aftermath of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the negotiations for the UK’s future relationship with the EU look even more challenging. Now that the UK is finishing its transition to Brexit, do we now know what it means? We explore the realities of Brexit for government, the economy, and our politics and look ahead to the policy choices we face. What are the unresolved questions for the UK? Our speakers will comprise a range of expertise, covering British politics, knowledge of Whitehall, the economy, and UK-EU law to assess where we might be heading. Katy Hayward (@hayward_katy) is Professor of Political Sociology in Queen’s University Belfast and a Senior Fellow at ‘The UK in a Changing Europe’ think-tank, where she leads a project on The future and status of Northern Ireland. Vicky Pryce (@realVickyPryce) is Chief Economic Advisor at the Centre for Economics and Business Research and former Joint Head of the UK Government Economic Service. Jill Rutter (@jillongovt) is Senior Research Fellow at the UK in a Changing Europe. Tony Travers is Associate Dean of the School of Public Policy at LSE. Kevin Featherstone is Eleftherios Venizelos Professor in Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor in European Politics and the Director of the Hellenic Observatory. This event is part of the LSE Programme, 'Brexit and Beyond'. The LSE Programme: Brexit and Beyond is a dedicated series to stimulate the public debate and informed discussion about this most pivotal topic. It comprises a variety of events, targeting LSE staff and students, as well as the general public and specific categories of policy-makers, practitioners and professionals working on Brexit; with the aim of continuing to shape the discussion surrounding its complex and uncertain agenda. The Programme is organised by LSE's European Institute and School of Public Policy. The European Institute (@LSEEI) is a centre for research and graduate teaching on the processes of integration and fragmentation within Europe. In the most recent national Research Excellence Framework the Institute was ranked first for research in its sector. The School of Public Policy (@LSEPublicPolicy) equips you with the skills and ideas to transform people and societies. It is an international community where ideas and practice meet. Their approach creates professionals with the ability to analyse, understand and resolve the challenges of contemporary governance. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis. Twitter Hashtags for this event: #LSEBrexit #LSECOVID19
10/12/201h 23m

Why Aren't Policy-Makers and the Public Demanding That More Emphasis is Placed in Happiness?

Contributor(s): Lord O'Donnell | Join Gus O'Donnell and Paul Dolan in conversation, as they discuss the role of happiness in public policy. Gus O'Donnell (@Gus_ODonnell) was Cabinet Secretary and Head of the British Civil Service from 2005-2011 and is currently Chairman of Frontier Economics. Paul Dolan (@profpauldolan) is Professor of Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is author of the Sunday Times best-selling book Happiness by Design, and Happy Ever After. The Department of Psychological & Behavioural Science (@LSE_PBS) is a growing community of researchers, intellectuals, and students who investigate the human mind and behaviour in a societal context. Our department conducts cutting-edge psychological and behavioural research that is both based in and applied to the real world. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEHappiness
09/12/201h 11m

Report of the UK Wealth Tax Commission

Contributor(s): Dr Andy Summers, Emma Chamberlain, Dr Arun Advani | The unprecedented public spending required to tackle COVID-19 has been followed by debates about how to rebuild public finances and tackle inequalities exposed by the crisis. This event launches the final report of a major new project investigating the desirability and feasibility of a ‘wealth tax’ for the UK. Building on contributions by a network of world-leading experts on tax policy, the report will make recommendations to government on how to tax wealth more effectively. Arun Advani (@arunadvaniecon) is Assistant Professor of Economics and Impact Director of the CAGE Research Centre at the University of Warwick. He is also a Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, and a Visiting Fellow at the LSE International Inequalities Institute. Emma Chamberlain is a barrister at Pump Court Tax Chambers and Visiting Professor in Practice at the LSE International Inequalities Institute. She is also a Visiting Professor at University of Oxford, where she teaches Taxation of Global Wealth. Andy Summers (@summers_ad) is Associate Professor of Law in the Department of Law at LSE and an Associate Member of the LSE International Inequalities Institute. He is also a Research Associate at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and CAGE Research Centre at the University of Warwick. Tim Besley is School Professor of Economics of Political Science in the Department of Economics at LSE. He was a member of the IFS’s Mirrlees Review panel, and is currently a Commissioner of the National Infrastructure Commission. The International Inequalities Institute (@LSEInequalities) at LSE brings together experts from many LSE departments and centres to lead cutting-edge research focused on understanding why inequalities are escalating in numerous arenas across the world, and to develop critical tools to address these challenges. The Department of Law (@LSELaw) is one of the world’s best law schools. The department ranked first for research outputs in the UK's most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) and was in the top 5 law departments overall in the 2018 Complete University Guide. Our staff play a major role in helping to shape policy debates, and in the education of current and future lawyers and legal scholars from around the world. This research was made possible through funding by the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity (AFSEE) programme's Covid-19 Rapid Response fund, UKRI/ESRC (Grant number - ES/V012657/1) – Covid-19 Rapid Response and CAGE Research Centre at the University of Warwick. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19
09/12/201h 28m

Why Does Globalisation Fuel Populism, and What Can We Do About It?

Contributor(s): Professor Sara Hobolt | Dani Rodrik will explore the globalisation backlash and the ways (hyper-) globalisation has produced a political counter-reaction. He will present an alternative model of globalisation that is more compatible with economic prosperity and social inclusion. Dani Rodrik (@rodrikdani) is the Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He is currently President-Elect of the International Economic Association, and co-director of Economics for Inclusive Prosperity. His newest book is Straight Talk on Trade: Ideas for a Sane World Economy. Sara Hobolt (@sarahobolt) is the Sutherland Chair in European Institutions and professor in the Department of Government and the European Institute. Previously, she has held posts at the University of Oxford and the University of Michigan. She is the Chair of the European Election Studies (EES), an EU-wide project studying voters, parties, candidates and the media in European Parliamentary elections, and the Principal Investigator of the ERC-funded project EUDEMOS: Constrained Democracy: Citizens’ Responses to Limited Political Choice in the European Union. Peter Trubowitz (@ptrubowitz) is Professor of International Relations and Director of the US Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Associate Fellow at Chatham House. The United States Centre (@LSE_US) is a hub for global expertise, analysis and commentary on America. Its mission is to promote policy-relevant and internationally-oriented scholarship to meet the growing demand for fresh analysis and critical debate on the United States. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis.
08/12/201h 28m

Imperialism and the Developing World

Contributor(s): Professor Atul Kohli, Dr Natalya Naqvi | How did Western imperialism shape the developing world? And what effect has Anglo-American expansionism had on economic development in poor parts of the world? This discussion will cover how Atul Kohli tackles this question in his new book, Imperialism and the Developing World, by analyzing British and American influence on Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America from the age of the British East India Company to the most recent U.S. war in Iraq. Atul Kohli is the David K.E. Bruce Professor of International Affairs at Princeton University. His principal research interests are in the area of political economy of developing countries. He is the author of Imperialism and the Developing World: How Britain and the U.S. Shaped the Global Periphery (Oxford University Press, 2020); Poverty amid Plenty in the New India (2012) (a Foreign Affairs Best Book of 2012 on Asia and the Pacific); State-Directed Development: Political Power and Industrialization in the Global Periphery (2004) (winner of the Charles Levine Award (2005) of the International Political Science Association); Democracy and Discontent: India's Growing Crisis of Governability (1991); and The State and Poverty in India (1987). He has also edited or coedited ten volumes (most recently, Business and Politics in India, 2019; and States in the Developing World, 2017) and published some sixty articles. Through much of his scholarship he has emphasized the role of sovereign and effective states in the promotion of inclusive development. He currently serves as a co-chair of the editorial committee of the journal World Politics, where he also served as the chief-editor during 2006-13. During 2009-10 he was the Vice President of the American Political Science Association. He has received grants from the Social Science Research Council, Ford Foundation and the Russell Sage Foundation. He received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. You can order the book, Imperialism and the Developing World, from the Oxford University Press website. Natalya Naqvi (@natalyanaqvi) is Assistant Professor in International Political Economy in the Department of International Relations at LSE. Karen E. Smith is Professor of International Relations and Head of the Department of International Relations at LSE, and is Director of the European Foreign Policy Unit. The Department of International Relations (@LSEIRDept) is one of the oldest as well as largest in the world. It is ranked 4th in the QS World University Ranking by Subject 2019 tables for Politics and International Studies.
08/12/201h 28m

Have We Reached The End Of The 1951 Refugee Convention?

Contributor(s): Professor Seyla Benhabib | The Annual Human Rights Day Lecture hosted by LSE Human Rights will be delivered this year by Professor Seyla Benhabib of Yale University. The 1951 Refugee Convention and its 1967 Protocol are the main legal documents governing the movement of refugees and asylum seekers across international borders. As the number of displaced persons seeking refuge has reached unprecedented numbers, states have resorted to measure to circumvent their obligations under the Convention. These range form bilateral agreements condemning refugees to their vessel at sea to the excision of certain territories from national jurisdiction. In this talk Professor Benhabib will analyse these movements in the context of a dual dynamic of deterritorialisation and reterritorialisation. While socio-economic developments and the rise of the world-wide web have led to the deterritorialisation of domains of the economy and the media, escaping legal control, territorial presence whether on terra firma or vessels at sea, continue to be the basis for the entitlement to human and citizens’ rights. The period ushered by The 1951 Convention was based on a sovereignty regime of territorial containment which seems to be nearing its end today. Seyla Benhabib is Emerita Professor at Yale University since June 2020, and currently Senior Research Fellow and Professor of Law Adjunct at Columbia Law School, with affiliation in the Philosophy Department of Columbia University. Ayça Çubukçu (@ayca_cu) is an Associate Professor in LSE Human Rights, Department of Sociology and the Co-Director of LSE Human Rights. LSE Human Rights (@LSEHumanRights) is a trans-disciplinary centre of excellence for international academic research, teaching and critical scholarship on human rights. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEHumanRightsDay
07/12/201h 23m

Trust, Resilience and the Effectiveness of Government: lessons from the COVID-19 crisis

Contributor(s): Professor Sir Tim Besley, Professor Maria Petmesidou, Professor Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos | Crises and wars have historically been drivers of political and economic change. Such moments create opportunities to reflect on the nature of the economic and political institutions in place and their capacities. This event will look at some emerging lessons of the COVID-19 crisis and directions of change and renewal. While the pandemic has unique features, many things that we have witnessed during the crisis reaffirm the importance of long-standing challenges that must be faced when building effective economies and polities. Tim Besley is School Professor of Economics of Political Science and W. Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics in the Department of Economics at LSE. He is also a member of the National Infrastructure Commission and, for 2018, is President of the Econometric Society. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and British Academy. He is also a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Economic Association and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Maria Petmesidou is Professor Emerita of Social Policy at Democritus University, Greece. For several years she was a fellow/member of the scientific committee of CROP (Comparative Research on Poverty) sponsored by the International Social Science Council (based at UNESCO) and the University of Bergen. She has served in various European expert networks and has directed (and participated in) a large number of research projects funded by Greek governmental bodies and the European Commission. Her research interests include welfare state development and comparative social policy, health and social care, youth labour market transitions, poverty, inequalities and social inclusion. Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos (@DimitriASotiro1) is a Professor of Political Science at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the University of Athens. In 2003 he was Senior Research Fellow at the Hellenic Observatory of the London School of Economics, in 2009-2010 Visiting Fellow in South East European Studies at St. Antony’s College, Oxford and in the autumn of 2016 Visiting Fellow at the Science Po, Paris. In 2018-2019 he was Visiting Professor at Tufts University and Visiting Fellow at Harvard’s Center of European Studies at Princeton’s Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies. Dimitri studied law and sociology at the Law School of the University of Athens (LLB), the London School of Economics (MSc) and Yale University (Ph.D., awarded with distinction, 1991). Kevin Featherstone is the Director of the Hellenic Observatory, Eleftherios Venizelos Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies, and Professor of European Politics at LSE. The Hellenic Observatory (@HO_LSE) is internationally recognised as one of the premier research centres on contemporary Greece and Cyprus. It engages in a range of activities, including developing and supporting academic and policy-related research; organisation of conferences, seminars and workshops; academic exchange through visiting fellowships and internships; as well as teaching at the graduate level through LSE's European Institute. The National Bank of Greece (@NationalBankGR), backed by its 179-year participation in the country's economic and social life, is one of the leading Greek financial organisations, with strong tradition and noteworthy contribution to the economic and social transformation of Greece. The Bank’s broad customer base, respected brand name, strong market share in deposits and enhanced capital adequacy ratios secure it with the liquidity needed to finance Greek businesses and reflect the long-standing relationship of trust it enjoys with its clientele. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis.
03/12/201h 38m

Educating Equally: what is needed?

Contributor(s): Jolanta Lasota, Professor Nicola Martin, Dr Amelia Roberts | On the International Day for People with Disabilities, this event looks at what is needed for children and adults with disabilities to have access to equal education, especially with the challenges of providing learning during and in the aftermath of COVID-19. This event marks 50 years since the Chronically Sick and Disabled Peoples’ Act was passed, which was passed as a private member’s bill brought to parliament by MP Alf Morris. (later Baron Morris of Manchester). The focus of education in this event relates to Morris’ background as teacher and university extension lecturer. We ask what would Alf Morris do today to ensure equity in education? Jolanta Lasota (@JLasota01) is Chief Executive of Ambitious about Autism, which is a national charity for children and young people with autism. It provides services, raises awareness and understanding, and influences policy. She also Chairs the Autism Education Trust, a not-for-profit programme funded by the Department for Education to improve educational access, experience and outcomes for children and young people with autism. Nicola Martin is Head of Research, Higher Degrees and Student Experience and Professor of Social Justice and Inclusive Education at London South Bank University. She was formerly Head of the Disability and Wellbeing Service at LSE. She has 35 years’ experience in education working with disabled pupils and students from nursery age to adults in FE and HE. Her research interests are informed by emancipatory principles and include critical disability /autism studies. Amelia Roberts is Deputy Director of the UCL Centre for Inclusive Education. She works internationally and with UK Local Authorities and School Alliances to improve the attainment and participation of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. She leads on the Knowledge Exchange programme in Social, Emotional and Mental Health; SWERL (Supporting Wellbeing, Emotional Resilience and Learning) which has been rolled out to over 55 schools since 2018. Amelia Peterson (@AKMPeterson) is a fellow at LSE Social Policy. Her research draws in part on her experience working with education practitioners and system leaders across a wide range of countries including an English secondary school. Her book on new purposes for education, written with Valerie Hannon, will be published by Cambridge University Press in February 2021. This event will have live captioning and BSL interpreters. The British Library of Political and Economic Science (@LSELibrary) was founded in 1896, a year after the London School of Economics and Political Science. It has been based in the Lionel Robbins Building since 1978 and houses many world class collections, including The Women's Library. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis.
03/12/2056m 32s

10½ Lessons from Experience

Contributor(s): Sir Paul Marshall | Join us for this conversation between Minouche Shafik and Paul Marshall on his latest book, 10½ Lessons from Experience: Perspectives on Fund Management. In his book Paul Marshall, founder of LSE’s Marshall Institute distils the experience of 35 years of investing, including over 20 years at Marshall Wace, the global equity hedge fund partnership. The book describes the disconnect between academic theory and market practice, in particular the reality and persistence of 'skill' - the continuing ability of the best practitioners to beat the market. But he also underscores the prevalence of uncertainty and human fallibility, showing how a successful investment management business must steer a path which recognises both the persistence of skill and the pitfalls of cognitive bias, human fallibility and hubris. What do we know about finance in theory that’s wrong in practice? What do we do when investing in practice that’s wrong in theory? Paul Marshall debates these questions with Minouche Shafik, and tries to find a point at which theory and practice are in equilibrium. Paul Marshall is CIO and Chairman of Marshall Wace LLP, a global hedge fund headquartered in London, with $48bn in AUM. As CIO he has overall responsibility for investment strategy and performance. He is a founding Trustee of Ark, the children’s charity, and Chairman of Ark Schools, which manages 39 primary and secondary academies in London, Birmingham, Hastings and Portsmouth. Marshall served as Lead-Non-Executive Director at the UK Department for Education from 2013 to 2016. In April 2015, he co-founded the Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship at LSE. He is founder and owner of UnHerd Media. He was co-editor of The Orange Book, editor of The Tail and author of 10 ½ lessons from Experience. Marshall was knighted in Her Majesty’s Birthday Honours’ list in June 2016 for services to education and philanthropy He holds an MBA from INSEAD Business School and a BA (Hons) from St John’s College, Oxford University. You can order the book, 10½ Lessons from Experience: Perspectives on Fund Management, (UK delivery only) from our official LSE Events independent book shop, Pages of Hackney. 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 Marshall Institute (@LSEMarshall) works to improve the impact and effectiveness of private action for public benefit through research, teaching and convening. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEMarshall
02/12/201h 13m

Lives, Livelihoods and Lockdowns: debating COVID-19 policy trade-offs

Contributor(s): Professor David Hunter, Professor Carl Heneghan, Professor Sunetra Gupta, Professor Paul Dolan, Professor Dame Sally Davies | The policy responses to COVID-19 have involved severe restrictions on the contact we have with other people. By and large, the restrictions have been imposed on everyone irrespective of their risks from the virus. Some people consider this to be the most effective way to deal with impact of the virus, whilst others have argued that our policy responses ought to be targeted at those most at risk of morbidity and mortality. This panel discussion will seek to flush out the costs and benefits of these and other possible approaches. Sally Davies (@UKAMREnvoy) is Master of Trinity College in Cambridge and also the Special Envoy on AMR (antimicrobial resistance) for the UK Government. She has formerly held positions of Chief Medical Officer and Chief Medical Adviser to the UK government. She was a member of the WHO Executive Board. And Co-Convenor of the UN Inter Agency Coordinating Group on AMR. Paul Dolan (@profpauldolan) is Professor of Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is author of the Sunday Times best-selling book Happiness by Design, and Happy Ever After. Sunetra Gupta (@SunetraGupta) is a professor of theoretical epidemiology at University of Oxford. Her main focus is the evolution of diversity in pathogens, using mathematical models to generate new hypotheses regarding the processes that determine the population structure of these pathogens. Carl Heneghan (@carlheneghan) is a clinical epidemiologist and professor of evidence-based medicine in Oxford university, as well as director of the centre for evidence-based medicine and a practising GP. He was one of the founders of AllTrials, an international initiative which calls for all studies to be published, and their results reported. His work includes investigating drugs and devices, advising governments on regulatory evidence, working with the media assessing health claims and research on common presenting conditions in primary care, including work on antivirals Tamiflu. He set up and directs the Oxford COVID Evidence Service. David Hunter is Richard Doll Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine and Director of the Translational Epidemiology Unit at the Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, UK. His early work was on HIV transmission in East Africa and he subsequently went on to research diet and cancer etiology through large-scale prospective studies. He founded the Program in Genetic Epidemiology and Statistical Genetics at Harvard and was co-chair of the steering committee of the Breast and Prostate Cancer Cohort Consortium at the National Cancer Institute. He was co-director of the NCI Cancer Genetic Susceptibility Markers poject focussed on genome-wide association studies, and Dean for Academic Affairs at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. He is Chief Science Advisor to the Early Disease Detection Research Project UK (EDDRP UK)." Julia Black is Strategic Director of Innovation and Professor of Law at LSE. The School of Public Policy (@LSEPublicPolicy) equips you with the skills and ideas to transform people and societies. It is an international community where ideas and practice meet. Their approach creates professionals with the ability to analyse, understand and resolve the challenges of contemporary governance. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19
02/12/201h 20m

Science Fiction And Philosophy

Contributor(s): Dr Lisa Walters, Professor Lewis Powell, Dr James Burton | Zombies, time travel, brain transplants… science fiction and philosophy have a lot in common. Indeed, they have a shared history, with some of the most important figures of the Enlightenment writing science fiction alongside their better-known philosophical work. And Naomi Alderman, Liu Cixin, and China Miéville are among the many that ensure this close relationship persists right up to today. From Francis Bacon’s utopian island to Margaret Cavendish’s polar bear army, our literary and philosophical experts discuss how science fiction and philosophy have influenced one another, putting the ‘phi’ back into ‘sci-fi’. James Burton is Lecturer in Cultural Studies and Cultural History at Goldsmiths, University of London. Lewis Powell is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Buffalo. Lisa Walters is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Liverpool Hope University. Clare Moriarty is a Fellow at the Forum for Philosophy and an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin. The Forum for Philosophy (@forumphilosophy) is a non-profit organisation that hosts weekly events exploring science, politics, and the arts from a philosophical perspective. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEForum
01/12/201h 13m

How can we end child poverty in the UK?

Contributor(s): Dr Kitty Stewart | A campaign by the Manchester United footballer, Marcus Rashford, has prompted the UK government to provide extra support for children from low-income families during the pandemic. Even before coronavirus, child poverty had been rising for several years. This latest bite-sized episode of LSE iQ explores the question, ‘How can we end child poverty in the UK?’ Joanna Bale talks to Kitty Stewart of LSE’s Social Policy Department and Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion. Dr Stewart is currently part of a major research programme examining what progress has been made in addressing social inequalities through social policies. Research links: K Cooper and K Stewart (2020): Does Household Income Affect children’s Outcomes? A Systematic Review of the Evidence   K Stewart and M Reader (2020 forthcoming): The Conservatives’ record on early childhood: policy, spending and outcomes 2015-20.   Polly Vizard, John Hills et al (2020 forthcoming): The Conservatives’ Record on Social Policy: Policies, spending and outcomes 2015 to pre-Covid 2020.
01/12/2017m 1s

Working From Home: legal issues arising from the 'new normal'

Contributor(s): Alice Carse, Professor Nicola Lacey, Dr Astrid Sanders, Dr Sarah Trotter | A panel discussion of legal issues that arise from many people increasingly working from home, a pattern that seems likely to persist even after the Covid 19 pandemic has finished. Issues that will be considered include health and safety, working time, discrimination law, and the effectiveness of employment regulation. Alice Carse practices in employment and industrial relations law at Devereux Chambers. She has particular experience of strikes and industrial action and has advised on some of the most high profile industrial disputes of recent years, for example acting (as junior counsel) for Royal Mail in successfully obtaining an injunction to prevent strike action over Christmas 2017. In summer 2020 Alice appeared (as junior counsel) for the successful Respondent in the Court of Appeal in Walker v Co-operative Bank leading a case on the material factor defence in equal pay claims. Alice is a contributing editor of Harvey on Industrial Relations and Employment Law. Nicola Lacey is School Professor of Law, Gender and Social Policy. From 1998 to 2010 she held a Chair in Criminal Law and Legal Theory at LSE; she returned to LSE in 2013 after spending three years as Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, and Professor of Criminal Law and Legal Theory at the University of Oxford. She has held a number of visiting appointments, most recently at Harvard Law School. She is an Honorary Fellow of New College Oxford and of University College Oxford; a Fellow of the British Academy; and a member of the Board of Trustees of the British Museum. In 2011 she was awarded the Hans Sigrist Prize by the University of Bern for outstanding scholarship on the function of the rule of law in late modern societies and in 2017 she was awarded a CBE for services to Law, Justice and Gender Politics. Astrid Sanders is an Associate Professor of Labour Law and joined LSE in September 2013. She completed all her postgraduate and undergraduate studies at Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford. Astrid was awarded her doctorate from the University of Oxford in 2009. As well as her D.Phil, she earlier obtained two other postgraduate degrees at Corpus Christi College. She also achieved outstanding marks as an undergraduate in her law examinations. The University of Oxford notably awarded her two prizes for Best Performance. Prior to joining LSE, she was a Lecturer at Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham for four years from 2009 to 2013. Sarah Trotter joined the Law Department as an Assistant Professor in September 2018. Her research is about how particular categories (like ‘the child’ and ‘the individual’) are constructed in law and about the assumptions that are made in European human rights law and domestic law about relationships. She wrote her PhD thesis (‘On coming to terms: How European human rights law imagines the human condition’) at LSE. Prior to that, she studied at the University of Cambridge (LLM), Sciences Po (Erasmus year), and LSE (LLB). Hugh Collins has published research in contract law, employment law, European law, legal theory, and human rights law. He is currently Cassel Professor of Commercial Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science, having previously been the Vinerian Professor of English Law at All Souls College, Oxford 2014-2019, Professor of English Law at LSE 1991-2014, and a Fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford. He studied law at Oxford and Harvard. He is a Fellow of the British Academy. He served on the editorial committee of The Modern Law Review from 1991-2014, including a period as General Editor. He is co-founder of the European Review of Contract Law and has also served on the editorial committee of the Industrial Law Journal. The Department of Law (@LSELaw) is one of the world's top law schools with an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and legal research. Our community is one of the largest in the School, and has played a major role in policy debates, policy-making and the education of lawyers and law teachers globally. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis.
30/11/201h 26m

Working From Home: legal issues arising from the 'new normal'

Contributor(s): Alice Carse, Professor Nicola Lacey, Dr Astrid Sanders, Dr Sarah Trotter | A panel discussion of legal issues that arise from many people increasingly working from home, a pattern that seems likely to persist even after the Covid 19 pandemic has finished. Issues that will be considered include health and safety, working time, discrimination law, and the effectiveness of employment regulation. Alice Carse practices in employment and industrial relations law at Devereux Chambers. She has particular experience of strikes and industrial action and has advised on some of the most high profile industrial disputes of recent years, for example acting (as junior counsel) for Royal Mail in successfully obtaining an injunction to prevent strike action over Christmas 2017. In summer 2020 Alice appeared (as junior counsel) for the successful Respondent in the Court of Appeal in Walker v Co-operative Bank leading a case on the material factor defence in equal pay claims. Alice is a contributing editor of Harvey on Industrial Relations and Employment Law. Nicola Lacey is School Professor of Law, Gender and Social Policy. From 1998 to 2010 she held a Chair in Criminal Law and Legal Theory at LSE; she returned to LSE in 2013 after spending three years as Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, and Professor of Criminal Law and Legal Theory at the University of Oxford. She has held a number of visiting appointments, most recently at Harvard Law School. She is an Honorary Fellow of New College Oxford and of University College Oxford; a Fellow of the British Academy; and a member of the Board of Trustees of the British Museum. In 2011 she was awarded the Hans Sigrist Prize by the University of Bern for outstanding scholarship on the function of the rule of law in late modern societies and in 2017 she was awarded a CBE for services to Law, Justice and Gender Politics. Astrid Sanders is an Associate Professor of Labour Law and joined LSE in September 2013. She completed all her postgraduate and undergraduate studies at Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford. Astrid was awarded her doctorate from the University of Oxford in 2009. As well as her D.Phil, she earlier obtained two other postgraduate degrees at Corpus Christi College. She also achieved outstanding marks as an undergraduate in her law examinations. The University of Oxford notably awarded her two prizes for Best Performance. Prior to joining LSE, she was a Lecturer at Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham for four years from 2009 to 2013. Sarah Trotter joined the Law Department as an Assistant Professor in September 2018. Her research is about how particular categories (like ‘the child’ and ‘the individual’) are constructed in law and about the assumptions that are made in European human rights law and domestic law about relationships. She wrote her PhD thesis (‘On coming to terms: How European human rights law imagines the human condition’) at LSE. Prior to that, she studied at the University of Cambridge (LLM), Sciences Po (Erasmus year), and LSE (LLB). Hugh Collins has published research in contract law, employment law, European law, legal theory, and human rights law. He is currently Cassel Professor of Commercial Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science, having previously been the Vinerian Professor of English Law at All Souls College, Oxford 2014-2019, Professor of English Law at LSE 1991-2014, and a Fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford. He studied law at Oxford and Harvard. He is a Fellow of the British Academy. He served on the editorial committee of The Modern Law Review from 1991-2014, including a period as General Editor. He is co-founder of the European Review of Contract Law and has also served on the editorial committee of the Industrial Law Journal. The Department of Law (@LSELaw) is one of the world's top law schools with an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and legal research. Our community is one of the largest in the School, and has played a major role in policy debates, policy-making and the education of lawyers and law teachers globally. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis
30/11/201h 26m

Theory and Practice: designing anti-poverty programs when power matters

Contributor(s): Professor Rohini Pande | Join us for the annual Coase-Phillips Lecture which this year will be delivered by Rohini Pande. Even before COVID-19 changed the trajectory of global poverty reduction, the returns to economic growth were increasingly unequally divided in developing economies. Based on lessons from India’s myriad social protection programs – including rural employment guarantee, post COVID-19 cash transfers to women and food transfer programs - this lecture will discuss the implications of unequal power structures and low state capacity for the design of effective anti-poverty programs. The talk will then ask – looking ahead, how should considerations of state capacity and accountability be factored in evaluating policy proposals, such as Universal Basic Income and urban employment guarantees? Or, in devising policies to eventually put an end to the pandemic? Rohini Pande is the Henry J. Heinz II Professor of Economics and Director of the Economic Growth Center at Yale. She is a co-editor of American Economic Review: Insights and an alumna of the London School of Economics and Political Science. Pande’s research is largely focused on how formal and informal institutions shape power relationships and patterns of economic and political advantage in society, particularly in developing countries. She is interested the role of public policy in providing the poor and disadvantaged political and economic power, and how notions of economic justice and human rights can help justify and enable such change. Her most recent work focuses on testing innovative ways to make the state more accountable to its citizens, such as strengthening women’s economic and political opportunities, ensuring that environmental regulations reduce harmful emissions, and providing citizens effective means to voice their demand for state services. Noam Yuchtman joined LSE as Professor in 2019, having been awarded a British Academy Global Professorship. In addition to his position at LSE, Noam is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and serves on the editorial boards of the Review of Economic Studies, the Economic Journal, the Journal of the European Economic Association, Economica, and the Journal of Economic History. The Department of Economics (@LSEEcon) at LSE, is one of the leading economics departments in the world. We are a large department, ensuring all mainstream areas of economics are strongly represented in research and teaching. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECoasePhillips
30/11/201h 15m

Making Wellbeing the Goal

Contributor(s): Baroness Tyler, Lord O'Donnell, Professor Lord Layard, Alan Jope | This 30th Anniversary CEP event will ask can wellbeing become the focus for social science? How would this change economics and policy analysis? How would it change policy priorities for a post-Covid-19 world? Alan Jope (@alanjope) was appointed CEO of Unilever in 2019, and has worked for the company in North America for 14 years and in Asia for 13 years. Richard Layard (@RichardLayard) is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science and currently heads the CEP's Wellbeing Research Programme. Gus O'Donnell (@Gus_ODonnell) was Cabinet Secretary and Head of the British Civil Service from 2005-2011 and is currently Chairman of Frontier Economics. Claire Tyler (@ClaireT_UKLords) is the Liberal Democrats Lords Spokesperson for Mental Health. She became Chair of CAFCASS (Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service) in February 2012. She became President of the NCB (National Children’s Bureau) in August 2012 and Vice President of Relate in November 2012. Previously, Claire was the Chief Executive Officer of Relate, the UK’s leading relationship support agency between 2007 and 2012. This followed a number of senior positions within Government, the last of which was Director of the Vulnerable Children’s Group at the DfES (now the Department for Education). She also chaired the ‘Kids in the Middle’ coalition, a group of national charities and agony aunts campaigning for better services for separating parents and their children. 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 Centre for Economic Performance (@CEP_LSE) is an interdisciplinary research centre at LSE. Established by the ESRC in 1990, pit is now one of the leading applied economic research groups in Europe. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19
26/11/201h 3m

Remembering the 1970 Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act

Contributor(s): Dr Miro Griffiths, Dr Gareth Millward, Gill Morris | An event to mark the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act with a personal view of Alf Morris, the MP who put the private members’ bill before Parliament. This event considers Alf Morris’ involvement in this Act and his work on behalf of people with disabilities, with perspectives on the legacy of the Act, and how debates and public awareness around disability have changed in the years since it was passed. Miro Griffiths (@Mirogriffiths) is Teaching Fellow in Disability Studies at the University of Leeds. He has been involved in disability rights since the age of fourteen and has ollaborated with various organisations, human rights institutes and government departments on a wide range of issues pertaining to disability politics and social theory. In May 2014, he was awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) as recognition of his service to disabled people. Gareth Millward (@MillieQED) is Wellcome Trust Research Fellow at the University of Warwick and and his PhD at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2014 focused on how the category of disability policy was created and then evolved between 1965 and 1995. Gill Morris (@Gill_Morris) is founder of Connect Communications and has over 30 years’ experience in increasing lobbying transparency and improving public affairs practices in the UK. She is also the daughter of Alf Morris. Armine Ishkanian (@Armish15) is Executive Director of the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme at the International Inequalities Institute and Associate Professor in the Department of Social Policy, LSE. This event will have live captioning and BSL interpreters. The British Library of Political and Economic Science (@LSELibrary) was founded in 1896, a year after the London School of Economics and Political Science. It has been based in the Lionel Robbins Building since 1978 and houses many world class collections, including The Women's Library. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEDisabilityAct50
26/11/201h 14m

The Value of Inclusion for a Post-COVID-19 World

Contributor(s): Ann Cairns, Ruth Cairnie, Wanda Hope, Lance Uggla, Nate Yohannes | The impacts of COVID-19 within firms include cost-cutting, a move towards virtual working for many workers and the pivoting of business objectives. These impacts of COVID-19 have the potential to erode the gains to inclusive culture that have been made within many firms over the last decade as focus is placed elsewhere. This is at a time when the benefits to having an inclusive culture have never been more needed. In this webinar we bring insights from the academic literature to a panel of diverse leaders and ask them what these insights mean for them in practice. Ann Cairns (@AnnMCairns) is Executive Vice Chair at Mastercard, and is senior ambassador and executive leader. She also sits as part of the company’s global management committee. Prior to joining Mastercard in 2011, Ann was head of the Financial Services Group with Alvarez & Marsal, CEO of Transaction Banking at ABNAMRO and held senior positions at Citigroup. Ann is currently chair of ICE Clear Europe, owned by the Fortune 500 company Intercontinental Exchange (ICE). She is also global chair of the 30% Club, the chair of the Financial Alliance for Women and serves as a member of the UK government’s AI Council and the IBDE advisory board. She has a Pure Mathematics degree and honorary doctorate from Sheffield University and a MSc. with research into medical statistics and honorary doctorate from Newcastle University. Ruth Cairnie (@RuthCairnie) has worked in the engineering sector for 37 years spanning senior functional and line roles at Royal Dutch Shell PLC as well as experience advising government departments on strategic development and capability building. She is currently the Senior Independent Director of Associated British Foods Plc. She is Patron of the Women in Defence Charter, the Chair of POWERful Women, an initiative to advance gender diversity within the energy sector and a trustee of Windsor Leadership. Prior to this, she has been a Non-Executive Director of Rolls Royce Holdings plc, ContourGlobal plc and Keller Group PLC and a member of the finance committee of the University of Cambridge. Ruth is a Master of Advance Studies of Mathematics from the University of Cambridge and holds a BSc Joint Honours in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Bristol. Wanda Hope (@WandaBHope) currently serves as Johnson & Johnson’s Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer and is responsible for globally advancing the company’s diversity and inclusion (D&I) outcomes, strengthening D&I capabilities, improving reputation, and driving innovation and growth for future success. Prior to this role, Wanda held a variety of leadership positions across Johnson & Johnson including Vice President, Sales & Marketing; Vice President, Commercial Analytics, Development & Operations; and Vice President, Global Performance & Development. She recently presented at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Conference as well the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Annual Conference. She currently serves as a strategic advisor on the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on the New Equality and Inclusion, the Penn State Smeal College of Business Board of Visitors, the State Theater New Jersey Board of Trustees, and the Board of the National Sales Network. Lance Uggla (@LanceUggla) is Chairman and CEO of IHS Markit, responsible for leading the strategic direction and operational results of the company. He founded Markit in 2003 having identified opportunities to create greater transparency and data accuracy in illiquid financial markets, initially focusing on derivatives. In 2016 he jointly led the merger of equals between IHS and Markit, becoming Chairman and CEO in January 2018. Lance earned his BBA at Simon Fraser University and his MSc at the London School of Economics. He was previously Head of Global Markets at CIBC and latterly Head of Europe and Asia and Cohead Credit Trading at TD Securities. He was the UK EY Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012 and won the Outstanding Alumni Award, 2014 at Simon Fraser. Lance sits on the Board of Directors of Mastercard is a Trustee and Honorary Member of Tate Foundation. Nate Yohannes is currently a Technical Advisor and Corporate Strategy Leader to the Chief Technology Officer at Microsoft. Nate joined the CTO’s office after directing Product Management & Planning at Microsoft Artificial Intelligence (AI) & AR/VR and as a member of the task force advising Microsoft’s vision and social-ethical responsibilities for AI Video Surveillance. Nate graduated from the University at Buffalo School of Law as a Barbara and Thomas Fellow for Human Rights and clerked for NYS Supreme Court’s Hon. Paula Feroleto. Elected Class Director, he received the Hon. Green Commencement and Alumni Trailblazer Award. Following graduation, Nate became Associate General Counsel at the Money Management Institute, representing the wealth management industry to the U.S. government. This led to his political appointment by President Obama as the Senior Advisor to the Chief Investment and Innovation Officer, U.S. SBA. He was a Team Leader for the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, U.S. Department of Treasury and a member of the White House Broadband Council and the White House Business Council. Grace Lordan (@GraceLordan_) is Associate Professor in Behavioural Science and the founding Director of The Inclusion Initiative at LSE. The Department of Psychological & Behavioural Science (@LSE_PBS) is a growing community of researchers, intellectuals, and students who investigate the human mind and behaviour in a societal context. Our department conducts cutting-edge psychological and behavioural research that is both based in and applied to the real world. The Inclusion Initiative (@LSE_TII) is part of the Department of Psychological & Behavioural Science.
25/11/201h 25m

Two Faces of Populism

Contributor(s): Professor Stephanie J. Rickard, Professor Barry Eichengreen | Explanations for variants of populism are typically framed as a contest between culture and economics. Building on his recent book, The Populist Temptation, Professor Barry Eichengreen (University of California-Berkeley) will consider the arguments for both. Utilising data from British Election Surveys, he will show that populism, and Brexit in particular, is as much about economics as it is about culture and identity. Barry Eichengreen (@B_Eichengreen) is the George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. Stephanie J. Rickard (@SJRickard) is a Professor of Political Science at the LSE in the Department of Government. Her research examines the effects of political institutions on economic policies. She has appeared on various media outlets to discuss events in the global economy, including BBC Radio 4's flagship Today programme. Peter Trubowitz (@ptrubowitz) is a Professor of International Relations and Director of the US Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Associate Fellow at Chatham House. The LSE's United States Centre (@LSE_US) is a hub for global expertise, analysis and commentary on America. Its mission is to promote policy-relevant and internationally-oriented scholarship to meet the growing demand for fresh analysis and critical debate on the United States. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEUSPopulism
24/11/201h 26m

Covid-19 and global gender strategy: if not now, when?

Contributor(s): Ginette Azcona, Dr Roopa Dhatt, Dr Roopa Dhatt, Megan O’Donnell | This event brings together global experts on gender issues to discuss the urgent need to support women. How can women’s vulnerability be considered in pandemic preparedness and response? And what is the role of the policymaker in reestablishing the path to a more equal society for men and women? While there have been significant advances in gender equality in the past 30 years, the COVID-19 threatens to undo this good work. Studies show more men are dying of COVID-19 but the negative secondary social and economic effects as a result of the pandemic will negatively affect more women. School closures, lockdowns and reduced access to healthcare are just some of the ways the pandemic is already exaggerating existing gender disparities. Ginette Azcona is a Research and Data Specialist at UN Women and one of the principle authors of UN Women's 2018 flagship report Turning Promises into Action. She joined UN Women in 2010 to work on its flagship report Progress of the World’s Women. Before this, she was part of the research and writing team for UNDP’s 2009 Human Development Report: Overcoming barriers: Human mobility and development. She has authored numerous publications on human development, human rights, social justice and gender and development data and currently leads the data and statistical work for UN Women’s flagship reports. Roopa Dhatt (@roopadhatt) is the Executive Director of Women in Global Health. She is a passionate advocate for gender equality in global health and a leading voice in the movement to correct the gender imbalance in global health leadership. She is also a practicing internal medicine physician. Sarah Hawkes is a medical doctor with a degree in sociology and a PhD in epidemiology. She is Professor of Global Public Health at University College London where she leads a research theme analysing the use of research evidence in policy processes, particularly in relation to gender and health equity. Sarah is Director of the UCL Centre for Gender and Global Health and co-Director and co-founder of Global Health 50/50 which advances action and accountability for gender equality in global health. Megan O’Donnell (@modonnell1231) is the assistant director for gender and a senior policy analyst at the Center for Global Development, where she works on issues related to women’s economic empowerment and financial inclusion, gender data and measurement, and development effectiveness. Prior to CGD, O’Donnell worked at the ONE Campaign, the Inter-American Development Bank, the International Center for Research on Women, CARE USA, Banyan Global, and the Middle East Institute. She has a master’s degree from the University of Oxford and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia. Clare Wenham (@clarewenham) is Assistant Professor of Global Health Policy at the LSE. She specialises in global health security and the politics and policy of pandemic preparedness and outbreak response. She has researched this for over a decade, through influenza, Ebola and Zika, ranging from questions of global governance, role of WHO and World Bank, national priorities and innovative financing for pandemic control. More recently she has been examining the role of women in epidemics and associated policy. For COVID-19 Clare is Co-PI on grant from the CIHR and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation analysing the gendered dimensions of the outbreak. The Department of Health Policy (@LSEHealthPolicy) trains and inspires people passionate about health by advancing and challenging their understanding of health systems and the social, economic and political contexts in which they operate. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis.
23/11/201h 30m

Origins of Human Cooperation

Contributor(s): Professor Michael Tomasello | Humans are biologically adapted for cultural life in ways that other primates are not. Humans have unique motivations and cognitive skills for sharing emotions, experience and actions, whereas our nearest primate relatives do not. Michael Tomasello, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University, is one of the world’s leading researchers on social learning, communication and language in human children and great apes. Sandra Jovchelovitch is a social and clinical psychologist by training and her research focuses on human development under contextual adversity, the social psychology of public spheres, community development and the socio-cultural context of knowledge. Sandra is a Professor of Social Psychology in the Department of Psychologyical and Behavioural Science. The Department of Psychological & Behavioural Science (@LSE_PBS) is a growing community of researchers, intellectuals, and students who investigate the human mind and behaviour in a societal context. Our department conducts cutting-edge psychological and behavioural research that is both based in and applied to the real world. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEHumanCooperation
19/11/201h 4m

The Pandemic as a Portal: 2020 Mobilization, Activism and Opportunities for Structural Change Following Crisis and Upheaval

Contributor(s): Grace Blakeley, Dr Aviah Sarah Day, Chrisann Jarrett, Shanice McBean, Sakina Sheikh | A burgeoning body of scholarship shows that activists can harness opportunities created by war, upheaval, and economic collapse to leverage transformative social change. Precisely because they are so destructive, moments of crisis can upend existing social and political hierarchies and create new spaces for mobilization and structural change. How can activists leverage this moment to advance the representation and inclusion of communities most marginalized by status quo politics? How can the pandemic make visible solutions to the pressing challenges posed by climate change, rising inequality, and economic recession? How can we build solidarity across social, economic and racial fissures while those with power are invested in fomenting division? And how can we avoid cooptation of this moment by elites with a vested interest in maintaining status quo politics? We bring together activists and academics with experience in intersectional grassroots political organizing in the UK and beyond to grapple with these questions, laying bare the challenges, opportunities, and pathways to progress presented by COVID-19. Grace Blakeley (@graceblakeley) is a staff writer at Tribune magazine and author of Stolen: How to save the world from financialisation and The Corona Crash: How the pandemic will change capitalism. Aviah Sarah Day (@Aviah_Sarah_Day) is currently a lecturer in Criminology at Birkbeck, University of London as well as an activist in the East End chapter of Sisters Uncut. Sisters Uncut is a national direct-action collective fighting cuts to domestic violence services as well as state violence. Aviah’s PhD titled “Partnership and Power: Domestic Violence, the Women’s Sector and the Criminal Justice System” applied an intersectional approach to women’s sector partnership with the criminal justice system, focusing specifically on gender, class, ‘race’, immigration status and disability. Her research interests are survivor criminalisation, transformative justice and prison abolition. Chrisann Jarrett is the Co-founder and co-CEO of We Belong. In 2014, she founded the project Let Us Learn calling for equal access to higher education for young migrants living in the UK. Since then Chrisann has been at the forefront of social change and has worked as Policy Advisor at the Greater London Authority. She believes in building young leaders and highlights the importance of sharing power. She has spoken at the United Nations in New York, the British Council and has won a number awards including Young Women of the Year, Rare Rising Stars 'UK's top 10 black students' and was shortlisted for a Liberty Human Right Award. She is currently a Trustee to the Queens Commonwealth Trust which champions, funds and connect young founders from the 54 commonwealth nations. Shanice is an activist and writer from Handsworth, currently living in Tottenham. Sakina Sheikh (@SakinaZS) is a Labour and Co-operative Party Councillor for the London Borough of Lewisham. Natalya Naqvi (@natalyanaqvi) is an assistant professor in International Political Economy at LSE. Her research interests are in the areas of international and comparative political economy, with a focus on the role of the state and the financial sector in economic development, as well as the amount of policy space developing countries have to conduct selective industrial policy. Milli Lake (@MilliLake) is an Associate Professor in the Department of International Relations. She co-directs the Women's Rights After War project, a project that falls under LSE’s Gender Justice and Security HUB, and is jointly funded by the National Science Foundation and the UKRI Global Challenges Research Fund. Using a variety of participatory research methods, the project evaluates the lived realities of post-war gender reform efforts as they are experienced by women from different class, ethnic, racial, religious, or other backgrounds. The Department of International Relations (@LSEIRDept) is one of the oldest as well as largest in the world. It is ranked 4th in the QS World University Ranking by Subject 2019 tables for Politics and International Studies. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis.
19/11/201h 31m

Europe's (Euro) Crisis of Legitimacy

Contributor(s): Professor Vivien Schmidt | In this lecture, Vivien Schmidt will define democracy and legitimacy, discuss it's split-level nature in the EU and detail the processes of Eurozone governance that led to deteriorating economic performance and the rise of populism. Europe’s crisis of legitimacy stems from the European Union’s ‘governing by rules and ruling by numbers’ during the Eurozone crisis. Rules-based governance focused on austerity and structural reform played havoc with the Eurozone economy while fuelling political discontent. Subsequent reinterpretation of the rules ‘by stealth’ may have improved performance but it did nothing to change the suboptimal rules or to address increasing Eurosceptic politicisation. Even though by 2015 EU actors began acknowledging their rules reinterpretations and doing more to improve the situation, the damage had been done. Legitimacy remained in question, understood not only in terms of economic performance (output) and political responsiveness (input) but also the quality of the governance procedures (throughput). Vivien Schmidt (@vivienaschmidt) is Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration; Professor of International Relations and Political Science at Boston University. She was Founding Director of Boston University's Centre for the Study of Europe. You can order the book, Europe's Crisis of Legitimacy: Governing by Rules and Ruling by Numbers in the Eurozone, from the Oxford University Press website. Jonathan Hopkin (@jrhopkin) is Professor of Comparative Politics in the Department of Government and European Institute at LSE. The Department of Government (@LSEGovernment) is a world-leading centre for study and research in politics and government.
18/11/201h 21m

Mary Midgley and Why She Matters

Contributor(s): Dr Panayiota Vassilopoulou, Ellie Robson, Dr Gregory McElwain | We celebrate the thought of Mary Midgley, whose writing ranges across animal ethics, religion, science, and the natural world, connecting philosophical thought to lived experience. A fierce opponent of the over-reach of science and a lifelong advocate of the humanities, Mary Midgley’s writing ranges across animal ethics, religion, science, and the natural world. In all of these areas, she appealed to a philosophy that is humble and attentive, connecting philosophical thought to lived experience. Join Gregory McElwain, Ellie Robson, and Panayiota Vassilopoulou to celebrate Midgley’s life, work, and legacy, and ask what can she teach us about how to live. Gregory McElwain (@gmcelwain) is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at The College of Idaho. He has a wide range of interests in environmental philosophy, philosophy of religion, and philosophy of science, and his research involves the intersection of animal and environmental ethics in environmental philosophy. He focuses primarily on the work of Mary Midgley, and his forthcoming book, Mary Midgley: An Introduction is due for release in November. Ellie Robson (@ERO_Robson) is a Doctoral Researcher of Philosophy at Birkbeck, University of London. Panayiota Vassilopoulou is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Liverpool. Danielle Sands (@DanielleCSands) is a Fellow of the Forum for Philosophy and Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Thought at Royal Holloway, University of London. The Forum for Philosophy (@forumphilosophy) is a non-profit organization that hosts weekly events exploring science, politics, and the arts from a philosophical perspective. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEForum
17/11/201h 13m

Couples That Work

Contributor(s): Jennifer Petriglieri | There are challenges and joys of a dual-career life and Jennifer Petriglieri explores through rigourous research how couples can make their lives work for them. Jennifer Petriglieri is an associate professor at INSEAD, and the author of Couples That Work, a book on how dual-career couples can thrive in love and in work. Jennifer has spent over a decade researching how people’s close relationships shape who they become professionally and personally, and for the past 6 years she has been studying the lives of dual-career couples. You can order the book from this link Couples That Work Ilka Gleibs is Associate Professor at the London School of Economics in the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science. The Department of Psychological & Behavioural Science (@lse_pbs) is a growing community of researchers, intellectuals, and students who investigate the human mind and behaviour in a societal context. Our department conducts cutting-edge psychological and behavioural research that is both based in and applied to the real world.
17/11/2058m 57s

Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence, A Conversation with Stephen A. Schwarzman

Contributor(s): Stephen A Schwarzman, Professor Andrés Velasco | Minouche Shafik talks with financier and philanthropist, Stephen A. Schwarzman, author of the new book What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence, which draws on his experiences in business, philanthropy, and public service. Stephen A. Schwarzman is Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of Blackstone, a leading global investment firm with over $564 billion in AUM and businesses in private equity, real estate, hedge funds, credit, infrastructure and life sciences. In both business and philanthropy, he dedicates himself to tackling big problems with transformative solutions. His major gifts have helped establish a new center at the University of Oxford to redefine the study of the humanities for the 21st century, create a new college at MIT dedicated to the study of artificial intelligence, build a first-of-its-kind student center at Yale, renovate and expand the New York Public Library, and found an international fellowship program, Schwarzman Scholars, at Tsinghua University in Beijing to educate future leaders about China. Mr. Schwarzman is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Business Roundtable, and International Business Council of the WEF. He was named one of Barron’s “World’s Best CEO’s” in 2019; one of Forbes’ Top 50 “World’s Most Powerful People” in 2018; Forbes’ most influential person in finance in 2016; and one of TIME’s “100 Most Influential People” in 2007. His honors include the Légion d'Honneur and Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from France, and Order of the Aztec Eagle from Mexico. In 2019, Mr. Schwarzman published his first book, What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence, a New York Times best seller which draws on his experiences in business, philanthropy, and public service. Andrés Velasco (@AndresVelasco) is Professor of Public Policy and Dean of the School of Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. 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. You can order the book, What it Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence, (UK delivery only) from our official LSE Events independent book shop, Pages of Hackney. The LSE School of Public Policy (@LSEPublicPolicy) is an international community where ideas and practice meet. Our approach creates professionals with the ability to analyse, understand and resolve the challenges of contemporary governance. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEExcellence
16/11/201h 27m

After Brexit: the UK in the North Atlantic trade triangle

Contributor(s): Anthony Gardner, Beatrice Kilroy-Nolan, Luisa Santos | As the UK steers its post-Brexit future, it is placed between US and EU trade policies. What might these mean for the UK’s economic future? With multilateralism under threat, what are the implications for a ‘Global Britain’ strategy? Can the UK balance its US and EU interests or will it be squeezed out? What can we expect from Washington and Brussels? Anthony Gardner (@tonylgardner) is former US Ambassador to the European Union, serving from 2014-2017, and previous Director for European Affairs in the National Security Council from 1994-95. He currently serves as Senior Counsel at Sidley Austin and as Senior Adviser at the Brunswick Group in London. Beatrice Kilroy-Nolan is a former senior EU and trade advisor to the Prime Minister in No.10 Downing Street. In 2019, working with the PM’s Sherpa David Frost, she co-led the UK negotiating team in finalising the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement. She is a leading expert on EU economic and trade policy development and negotiation. Beatrice is currently a Partner at Flint Global. Luisa Santos (@milugrad) is Deputy Director General at BusinessEurope, responsible for international relations and Chair of BusinessEurope’s EU-UK Task Force. Tony Travers is Associate Dean of the School of Public Policy at LSE. This event is part of the LSE Programme, 'Brexit and Beyond'. The LSE Programme: Brexit and Beyond is a dedicated series to stimulate the public debate and informed discussion about this most pivotal topic. It comprises a variety of events, targeting LSE staff and students, as well as the general public and specific categories of policy-makers, practitioners and professionals working on Brexit; with the aim of continuing to shape the discussion surrounding its complex and uncertain agenda. The Programme is organised by LSE's European Institute and School of Public Policy. The LSE European Institute (@LSEEI) is a centre for research and graduate teaching on the processes of integration and fragmentation within Europe. In the most recent national Research Excellence Framework the Institute was ranked first for research in its sector. The School of Public Policy (@LSEPublicPolicy) equips you with the skills and ideas to transform people and societies. It is an international community where ideas and practice meet. Their approach creates professionals with the ability to analyse, understand and resolve the challenges of contemporary governance. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEBrexit #LSECOVID19
12/11/201h 32m

Africa Talks: The future of African feminist activism

Contributor(s): Professor Amina Mama, Dr Siphokazi Magadla | The coronavirus pandemic has magnified existing inequalities, particularly along lines of gender. In Africa, like in other regions around the world, containment measures including lockdowns, confinement and drastic reductions in sociability have significantly impacted women. Access to paid work and sustainable livelihoods has been significantly disrupted, rates of domestic violence have increased, and access to reproductive healthcare has been seriously curtailed, which points to wider social, economic and emotional breakdowns. But this crisis has also spawned new types of activism and social networks in support of local communities, especially the most vulnerable, with potentially the grounds for long-lasting change. While African women have and continue to set new standards for women’s political leadership globally, many citizens are disappointed by decades of government inaction, where gender and women’s programmes are often underfunded, and international aid overlooks local needs. So how are the current challenges understood? Will grassroots activism be able to address the scale and foster meaningful change? This event examines the long history of feminist activism in Africa and its enduring impact on society from an intergenerational perspective. At this critical historic juncture, speakers interrogate current achievements and fault lines as well as the crucial future of African feminist activism. Dr Siphokazi Magadla is a Senior Lecturer in the Political and International Studies department at Rhodes University, Makhanda, South Africa. She was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship to pursue a Masters Degree in International Affairs from Ohio University, USA. Her PhD examined the state assisted integration of women ex-combatants into civilian life in post-apartheid South Africa. She teaches and researches on post-colonial/civil wars and militarism in Africa; demobilisation, disarmament and reintegration processes in Africa; South African foreign policy; African feminisms, gender and citizenship in South Africa. She was a fellow of the Social Science Research Council’s Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Fellowship Program in 2013-2014, which she currently serves as a mentor since 2017. She is the current Board member and Book Review Editor of the Journal of Contemporary African Studies. In 2018, she served in the Presidential High-Level Review Panel of the State Security Agency. She was awarded the Rhodes University Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 2018. Her most recent publication is Theorizing African Women and Girls in Combat: From National Liberation to the War on Terrorism (2020) in The Palgrave Handbook of African Women’s Studies. She is currently completing a manuscript on women and the armed struggle in South Africa. Amina Mama is a Nigerian-British writer, feminist and academic. Her main areas of focus have been post-colonial, militarist and gender issues. She has lived in Africa, Europe, and North America, and worked to build relationships between feminist intellectuals across the globe. Alcinda Honwana is Strategic Director at the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa and Centennial Professor at the Department of International Development. She is also a Visiting Professor of Anthropology and International Development at the Open University, where she held a Chair in International Development. The Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa (@AfricaAtLSE) promotes independent academic research and teaching; open and issue-oriented debate; and evidence-based policy making. The Centre connects social sciences disciplines and works in partnership with Africa to bring African voices to global debates. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEAfrica
12/11/201h 31m

The US Presidential Election and the Left

Contributor(s): Jennifer Epps-Addison, Professor Jeff Manza | What do the results tell us about the changing bases of voting behaviour and what do they mean for the left in the US and beyond? Jennifer Epps-Addison (@jeppsaddison) serves as the President and Co-Executive Director of the Center for Popular Democracy and CPD Action's network of partner organisations throughout the country. As President, Jennifer leads CPD’s racial justice campaigns, and works closely with its network of local affiliates. Jennifer boasts over 15 years of community organizing experience, advancing systems-change campaigns for economic and racial justice. Prior to joining CPD, Epps-Addison was the Chief Program Officer for the Liberty Hill Foundation, a social justice foundation in Los Angeles that funds grassroots community organising campaigns for social change. Jeff Manza is Professor of Sociology at NYU. He is the author of Locked Out: Felon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy, as well as many articles on voting, partisanship, and public opinion. Robin Archer is Director of the Ralph Miliband Programme and Director of the Postgraduate Programme in Political Sociology at LSE. The Ralph Miliband Programme (@rmilibandlse) is one of LSE's most prestigious lecture series and seeks to advance Ralph Miliband's spirit of free social inquiry. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEUSElection
11/11/201h 30m

Empires Past & Present: the idea of empire

Contributor(s): Professor Odd Arne Westad | For most of the past five millennia, the world has been dominated by empires. These mega-states have set the agenda for much of human development, but their rule has never been uncontested. Anti-imperialism is as old as empires. Economic change and devastating wars have weakened some states and promoted others. This first lecture in the series discusses the concept of empire and resistance to empire in a long historical perspective. Odd Arne Westad is the Engelsberg Chair for 2020/21 at LSE IDEAS. He is currently the Elihu Professor of History and Global Affairs at Yale, and is a former director of LSE IDEAS. Michael Cox is Director of LSE IDEAS and Emeritus Professor of International Relations at LSE. LSE IDEAS (@lseideas) is LSE's foreign policy think tank. We connect academic knowledge of diplomacy and strategy with the people who use it. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEEngelsberg
11/11/201h 40m

Is Greece Falling Behind in the E-Economy? What is to be Done?

Contributor(s): Effie Bitrou, Dr Charalambos Tsekeris, Professor Calliope Spanou | The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted further – and indeed raised critically – the importance of digital connectivity and digital literacy for economic and societal resilience. From enabling teleworking during times of lock-downs to facilitating social contact with vulnerable or self-isolating individuals, digital connectivity and internet use have become essential prerequisites of everyday life. Even prior to the pandemic, Greece had been a laggard within the European Union with regard to its digital infrastructure, its internet penetration and its use of e-services (digital economy). As an example, the country ranks 27th out of the 28 EU Member States in the EU Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI 2020). The panel will draw on data from the latest wave of the World Internet Survey to discuss a number of issues related to this: the extent and patterns of internet use; the size of the e-economy and recent developments with regard to the provision of e-services; the digital divide among individuals, regions and socio-economic groups; digitalisation of government and public services; and questions concerning privacy risks and citizen’s rights. In this, the panel will consider how well Greece has responded to international developments in the digital economy in recent years and discuss the strategic priorities for it to do better in the future. Effie Bitrou is Head of Digital Banking at National Bank of Greece. In her current role, Effie is responsible of the continuous growth and development of NBG’s digital offering. Previously she led the digital product management and consumers digital banking teams. Before NBG, Effie held the position of Vice President at JPMorgan Asset Management in London, UK and was responsible of digital transformation programmes in Europe and Asia. From 2007 to 2013 Effie was a manager with Accenture UK, working in the Systems Integration practice for Retail and Banking space. Effie holds a BEng in Electrical and Computer Engineering from National University of Athens and a MSc in Information Systems Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Calliope Spanou is Professor of Administrative Science – Public Administration at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, Department of Political Science and Public Administration. She was elected by a special committee of the Hellenic Parliament and served as the Greek Ombudsman (2011-2015) while she had also served as Deputy Ombudsman (2003-11). She has extensive experience regarding administrative reform. Among other, she has cooperated with the OECD/SIGMA as an expert regarding public administration reform in various countries. Her research interests cover issues of public administration, civil, public policy, citizen-administration relations, Europeanization etc. She has published books and articles in Greek, English and French. Charalambos Tsekeris (PhD) is Research Fellow (Assistant Professor rank) on Digital Sociology at the National Centre for Social Research (Athens, Greece), and Professor Extraordinary at the School of Public Leadership, Stellenbosch University. He is also Academic Head at European Communication Institute, and Associate at the Anti-Corruption Centre for Education and Research, Stellenbosch University. Prof. Tsekeris is Principal Investigator of the World Internet Project-Greece and has authored more than 100 scholarly papers and one book from the Academy of Athens (also edited 3 books from Routledge). His current research involves the dynamics of digital society and economy in Greece. Vassilis Monastiriotis is an economist and economic geographer by training, specialising in three areas of Labour Economics, Economic Geography and Political Economy. He has significant policy engagement on all three areas, including appointments in Experts Committees (e.g., on Regional Incentives policy and on Minimum Wage policy in Greece) and work with international bodies such as the European Commission (DG Regio, DG EMPL, DG EAC), the CEFTA Secretariat and the EBRD. The Hellenic Observatory (@HO_LSE) is internationally recognised as one of the premier research centres on contemporary Greece and Cyprus. It engages in a range of activities, including developing and supporting academic and policy-related research; organisation of conferences, seminars and workshops; academic exchange through visiting fellowships and internships; as well as teaching at the graduate level through LSE's European Institute. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEGreece
10/11/201h 31m

Finding peace in Somalia – the Galkaio ‘local’ agreement

Contributor(s): Ilham Gassar, Khalif Abdirahman, Dr Nisar Majid, Mark Bradbury | Galkaio town represents a boundary on the ground and in the imagination within Somali society. The 1993 Peace Accord held a fragile peace for many years as political and developmental trajectories differed markedly on either side of this border town. This talk explores the 2016/17 peace agreement, in its local and national dimensions, and which occurred as part of the state-building project that is still ongoing in Somalia and offers insights on the quality of international intervention. Nisar Majid is the Research Director for the CRP-Somalia. He has worked in and on Somalia and the Somali territories of the Horn of Africa for over twenty years, in various applied research capacities. This included his doctoral research which explored transnationalism in the Somali context. He a co-author of Famine in Somalia: Competing Imperatives, Collective Failures, 2011-21 (Hurst, 2016). Khalif Abdirahman is Senior Field Researcher on the CRP- Somalia. He has conducted research across the Somali regions for the last seven years including for Tufts University, the Rift Valley Institute and the Overseas Development Institute. Mark Bradbury is Executive Director of the Rift Valley Institute. He is a social analyst with over 20 years’ experience in international development and humanitarian aid. He has worked in and written about Somalia, Somaliland, Sudan, South Sudan, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Uganda, and Kosovo as a development worker and researcher. He is author of Becoming Somaliland (Indianapolis, Indiana University Press, 2008), Search for Peace, a synthesis report of a Peace Mapping study on Somalia, and Whose Peace is it Anyway? Connecting Somali and International Peacemaking. Ilham Gassar is CEO of KIGS Consulting. She is currently a Senior Stabilization and Conflict advisor to the International Organization of Migration (IOM). Prior to that she served with the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), as a Political Advisor to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), from 2016 to 2019. Ilham was the chief negotiator of the Galkayo Peace agreement and chief facilitator for the Ahla Sunna Wah Jama and Galmudug State power sharing agreement. She has over 10 years’ experience in social advocacy, strategy and programme development and project management. She has undertaken two research assignments for the CRP-Somalia. Matthew Benson is the CRP’s South Sudan Research Director and the CRP’s Research Manager. He has conducted researched on, and worked in, South Sudan and Sudan in various capacities since 2008, with on-going research on taxation and state-formation in these countries. Matthew has also researched the equitable provision of public services in the Horn with the World Bank, the Rift Valley Institute, the Overseas Development Institute, the Institute of Development Studies at Sussex, the UN Refugee Agency, and Oxfam America. The Conflict Research Programme is based within LSE IDEAS. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSESomalia
10/11/201h 28m

International Climate Politics after the US Presidential Election

Contributor(s): Professor Anne-Marie Slaughter, Professor Naomi Oreskes, Professor Lord Stern, Laurence Tubiana | Taking place one week after the election, this panel assesses the outcome of the US election and the prospects for the future of American and international climate policy. The outcome of the 2020 US Presidential Election could have a lasting impact on the future of international climate politics. With the US set to exit from the Paris Agreement in November, a win by Donald Trump would seal America’s withdrawal from climate multilateralism. His opponent Joe Biden, who has promised a Green New Deal, would recommit the US to the Paris Agreement and intends to ramp up global climate ambition. Anne-Marie Slaughter (@SlaughterAM) is the CEO of New America and the Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 University Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. From 2009-2011 she served as the director of Policy Planning for the United States Department of State, the first woman to hold that position. Prior to her government service, Dr. Slaughter was the Dean of Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs (formerly the Woodrow Wilson School) from 2002–2009 and the J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law at Harvard Law School from 1994-2002. Nicholas Stern (@lordstern1) is the IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government, Chairman of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and Head of the India Observatory at the London School of Economics. He was President of the Royal Economic Society (2018-19) and President of the British Academy (2013- 2017). He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society (June 2014). He has held academic appointments in the UK at Oxford, Warwick, the LSE and abroad at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Ecole Polytechnique and the Collège de France in Paris, the Indian Statistical Institute in Bangalore and Delhi, and the Peopleʼs University of China in Beijing. He was Chief Economist of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development 1994-1999, and Chief Economist and Senior Vice President at the World Bank, 2000-2003. Naomi Oreskes (@NaomiOreskes) is Professor of the History of Science and Affiliated Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University. She is an internationally renowned geologist, science historian, and author of both scholarly and popular books and articles on the history of earth and environmental science, including The Rejection of Continental Drift, Plate Tectonics: An Insider’s History of the Modern Theory of the Earth, and in recent decades has been a leading voice on the issue of anthropogenic climate change. Her research focuses on the earth and environmental sciences, with a particular interest in understanding scientific consensus and dissent. Her 2004 essay “The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change” (Science 306: 1686) has been widely cited, both in the United States and abroad, including in the Royal Society’s publication, “A Guide to Facts and Fictions about Climate Change,” in the Academy-award winning film, An Inconvenient Truth. She is a 2018 Guggenheim Fellow. Laurence Tubiana (@LaurenceTubiana) is CEO of the European Climate Foundation (ECF). In addition to her role at ECF, she is the Chair of the Board of Governors at the French Development Agency (AFD), and a Professor at Sciences Po, Paris. Before joining ECF, Laurence was France’s Climate Change Ambassador and Special Representative for COP21, and as such a key architect of the landmark Paris Agreement. Following COP21, she was appointed High Level Champion for climate action. Peter Trubowitz (@ptrubowitz) is Professor of International Relations and Director of the US Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Associate Fellow at Chatham House. Robert Falkner (@robert_falkner) is the Research Director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment (GRI) and an Associate Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment (@GRI_LSE) was established by the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2008 to create a world-leading centre for policy-relevant research and training on climate change and the environment, bringing together international expertise on economics, finance, geography, the environment, international development and political economy. The LSE’s United States Centre (@LSE_US) is a hub for global expertise, analysis and commentary on America. Our mission is to promote policy-relevant and internationally-oriented scholarship to meet the growing demand for fresh analysis and critical debate on the United States. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis. The event will be co-chaired by Professor Peter Trubowitz and Robert Falkner. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEClimatePolitics
09/11/201h 31m

What Just Happened? Analysing the 2020 US Presidential Election

Contributor(s): Professor Meena Bose, Dr David Smith, Professor Jeffrey Tulis, Professor Linda Yueh | Will President Trump be able to win a second term in the White House? Or will former Vice President, Democrat Joe Biden be able to beat the incumbent? Join us for a lively evening of discussion with academic experts on US politics who will review the results of the 2020 US presidential election, as well as give insights into what we can expect over the next four years. Meena Bose is Professor of Political Science, Executive Dean for Public Policy and Public Service Programs, Director of the Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency and the Peter S. Kalikow Chair in Presidential Studies at Hofstra University. She is author of the American Government: Institutions and Policies and of The Paradoxes of the American Presidency. Professor Bose is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. David Smith (@dtsmith_sydney) is Senior Lecturer in American Politics and Foreign Policy at the University of Sydney. In 2018 he was a British Academy Visiting Fellow at the LSE US Centre. Jeffrey K. Tulis is Professor of Government at The University of Texas at Austin. His interests bridge the fields of political theory and American politics. His book, The Rhetorical Presidency received the American Political Science Association's Legacy Award in 2018 and has been described as "one of the two or three most important and perceptive works written by a political scientist in the twentieth century.” He is also co-author of the 2018 book, Legacies of Losing in American Politics. Linda Yueh (@lindayueh) is Chair of the LSE Economic Diplomacy Commission and Visiting Professor at LSE IDEAS. Peter Trubowitz (@ptrubowitz) is Professor of International Relations and Director of the US Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Associate Fellow at Chatham House. The LSE's United States Centre (@LSE_US) is a hub for global expertise, analysis and commentary on America. Our mission is to promote policy-relevant and internationally-oriented scholarship to meet the growing demand for fresh analysis and critical debate on the United States.
05/11/201h 29m

How Not To Be Wrong: the art of changing your mind

Contributor(s): James O’Brien | Join us for this event with LSE alumnus and writer and broadcaster James O’Brien who will talking about his new book, How Not To Be Wrong. In How Not To Be Wrong, James puts himself under the microscope, laying open his personal beliefs and opinions on everything from racial prejudice to showing emotions, from fat-shaming to tattoos, as he digs up the real reasons – often irrational or unconscious – behind them. James airs the toxic masculinity and traditional “stiff upper lip” attitude that coloured his childhood, and the therapy and personal growth that led him to question his views and continually explore new perspectives. How Not to Be Wrong also includes thought-provoking exchanges on unconscious bias, privilege and the right to be wrong, with some of his most popular interview guests, such as Akala, George The Poet and Malcolm Gladwell. James O’Brien (@mrjamesob) is an award-winning writer and broadcaster whose journalism has appeared everywhere from the TLS to the Daily Mirror. Best known for his daily current affairs programme on the radio station LBC, with over 1.2 million weekly listeners, he has also presented and appeared on a variety of TV shows including Newsnight and Have I Got News For You? His first book, How To Be Right, was a Sunday Times bestseller and won the Parliamentary Book Award for Best Political Book by a non-politician. You can order the book, How Not To Be Wrong, (UK delivery only) from our official LSE Events independent book shop, Pages of Hackney. Ella Whiteley is a Fellow in LSE’s Department of Philosophy Logic and Scientific Method. Prior to joining the department Ella worked for 'The Invisible Labour Project' at Cambridge University, where they researched the unpaid and undervalued work conducted in academia. Ella’s research interests include political philosophy, the philosophy of biology, and ethics. The Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method (@LSEPhilosophy) at LSE was founded by Professor Sir Karl Popper in 1946, and remains internationally renowned for a type of philosophy that is both continuous with the sciences and socially relevant. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEJamesOBrien
04/11/2058m 56s

Behavioural Science and a Post-COVID World

Contributor(s): Professor Nick Chater, Professor Paul Dolan, Dr Grace Lordan, Professor Tali Sharot, Rory Sutherland | The impacts of COVID-19 on society post-COVID and how we deal with them hinge on how politicians, firms and the public respond. What valuable lessons can we learn from behavioural science in a post-COVID-19 world? These unique insights are crucial to mitigating the societal impacts of COVID-19. Nick Chater (@NickJChater) is Professor of Behavioural Science, Warwick Business School. He is co-founder of Decision Technology Ltd, and is a member of the UK's Committee on Climate Change. Paul Dolan (@profpauldolan) is Professor of Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is author of the Sunday Times best-selling book Happiness by Design, and Happy Ever After. Grace Lordan is an associate professor in behavioural science at the LSE. Her research focuses on why some people have successful lives as compared to others because of factors beyond their own control. She is the founder and director of The Inclusion Initiative, a research centre at the LSE & the author of Think Big: Take Small Steps and Build the Career You Want. Tali Sharot is a Professor Cognitive Neuroscientist at the Department of Experimental Psychology, University College London, where she is the director of the Affective Brain Lab. She is the author of The Optimism Bias and The Influential Mind, both of which received the British Psychological Society Book Award. She was also awarded fellowships from the Wellcome Trust and the British Academy. Rory Sutherland (@rorysutherland) is the Vice Chairman of Ogilvy, an attractively vague job title which has allowed him to co-found a behavioural science practice within the agency. Before founding Ogilvy Change, Rory was a copywriter and creative director at Ogilvy for over 20 years, having joined as a graduate trainee in 1988. He has variously been President of the IPA, Chair of the Judges for the Direct Jury at Cannes, and has spoken at TED Global. He writes regular columns for the Spectator, Market Leader and Impact, and also occasional pieces for Wired. Simon Hix (@simonjhix) is Pro-Director (Research) and Harold Laski Professor of Political Science at LSE. He is one of the leading researchers, teachers, and commentators on European and comparative politics in the UK. He has published over 100 books and articles and has won several prestigious prizes and fellowships for his research, including from the US-UK Fulbright Commission, the American Political Science Association, and the UK Economic and Social Research Council. He is also a prize-winning teacher, and continues to teach “Introduction to Political Science” to over 300 first-year undergraduate students. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19
04/11/201h 22m

Bullshit jobs, technology, capitalism

Contributor(s): Professor David Graeber | This episode is dedicated to David Graeber, LSE professor of Anthropology, who died unexpectedly in September this year. David was a public intellectual, a best-selling author, an influential activist and anarchist. He took aim at the pointless bureaucracy of modern life, memorably coining the term ‘bullshit jobs’. And his book ‘Debt: The First 5000 years’ was turned into a radio series by the BBC. But David started his academic career studying Madagascar. Anthropology interested him, he said, because he was interested in human possibilities - including the potential of societies to organise themselves without the need for a state - as he had seen in his own research. He was also a well-known anti-globalisation activist and a leading figure in the Occupy Wall Street Movement. David was generous enough to do an interview for us in 2016 when LSE iQ was in its infancy. That episode asked, ‘What’s the future of work?’ and in his interview he reflected on the disappointments of technology, pointless jobs and caring labour. David was such an interesting speaker that we would have liked to use more of it at the time, but we didn’t have the space. Now, it feels right to bring you a lightly edited version of the interview.   Contributors David Graeber   Research   The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy, published by Melville House.   ‘On the Phenomenon of Bullshit jobs: A work rant’, STRIKE! Magazine   Bullshit Jobs: A theory, published by Allen Lane
03/11/2036m 32s

Empathy

Contributor(s): Professor Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca, Dr Nadine El-Enany, Dr Danielle Sands | What role does empathy play in our social, moral, and political life? What are its limits? Can we be ethical without it? In an age of stark political division and inequality, kindness seems a rare commodity and the failings in our social, moral, and political life are often thought to stem from a lack of empathy. For others, empathy leads to biased decision-making and distracts us from addressing society’s structural problems. But what is empathy? What are its limits? Can there be empathy between humans and other animals? Can our societal and political problems be alleviated without it, or is an ethical life impossible without empathy? Join Nadine El-Enany, David Harradine, and Danielle Sands as they explore the nature of empathy. Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca (@LauraCull) is a Professor and Head of the DAS Graduate School at the Academy of Theatre and Dance in Amsterdam. Nadine El-Enany (@NadineElEnany) is a Senior Lecturer in Law, Birkbeck. Danielle Sands (@DanielleCSands) is a Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Thought at RHUL. Sarah Fine (@DrSJFine) is a Fellow of the Forum for Philosophy at LSE and Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at King's College. The Forum for Philosophy (@forumphilosophy) is a non-profit organization that hosts weekly events exploring science, politics, and the arts from a philosophical perspective. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEForum
03/11/201h 13m

The Ten Equations That Rule The World And How You Can Use Them Too

Contributor(s): Professor David Sumpter | Is there a secret formula for improving your life? For making something a viral hit? For deciding how long to stick with your current Netflix series, job, or even relationship? In his eye-opening new book The Ten Equations That Rule The World And How You Can Use Them Too which he will talk about at this event, mathematician David Sumpter meets with tech entrepreneurs, professional gamblers and political researchers to reveal the ten equations that make our world go round. Sumpter shows how a small set of formulas can provide the answers to questions ranging from the trivial to the profound – whether you’re choosing how long to stick with a Netflix series, building a successful company website, determining how much time your children should spend on social media or figuring out whether to stay in a relationship or job. With wit and clarity, Sumpter shows that it isn’t the technical details that make these formulas so successful: it is the way they allow mathematicians to view problems from a different angle – a way of seeing the world that anyone can learn. Empowering and enlightening, The Ten Equations reveals how maths really can change your life. David Sumpter (@Soccermatics) is Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Uppsala, Sweden. Originally from London, he grew up in Scotland, completed his doctorate in Mathematics at Manchester and held a Royal Society Fellowship at Oxford before heading to Sweden. Sumpter is the author of Soccermatics and Outnumbered, which have been translated into ten languages, and Collective Animal Behaviour' the leading text in the academic field he helped create. He has consulted in sports betting and worked with a number of world’s biggest football clubs and national teams, including Hammarby, Barcelona and England. You can order the book, The Ten Equations That Rule The World And How You Can Use Them Too, (UK delivery only) from our official LSE Events independent book shop, Pages of Hackney. Jan van den Heuvel (@JanvadeHe) is Professor of Mathematics and Head of the Department of Mathematics at LSE. The Department of Mathematics (@LSEMaths) is internationally recognised for its teaching and research in the fields of discrete mathematics, game theory, financial mathematics and operations research. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSESumpter
02/11/2058m 34s

Occupying the Pedestal: Cultural Heritage, Protest, and the Law

Contributor(s): Councillor Asher Craig, Dr Tatiana Flessas, Jonathan Jones, Dr Sarah Keenan, Dr Luke McDonagh | This event explores the controversies around removing statues, constructing and reconstructing ‘heritage’, and protesting received ways of deciding what is commemorated, and what is not. The speakers will examine the conflicts around the intellectual and cultural rethinking of public spaces and statues in light of the Black Lives Matter movement, the re-sacralization of Hagia Sofia/Aya Sofra, ongoing discussions about the ‘Fourth Plinth’ in Trafalgar Square, the caves at Juukan Gorge in Western Australia, and other examples. The event will involve a discussion of what it means to decide what, or whom, gets placed on a pedestal in a landscape in which heritage, and the investments in heritage, are shifting. Asher Craig (@CllrAsherCraig) has over 30 years’ experience as a community activist, leader, management consultant and now politician. She has championed the needs of the voiceless, with a particular emphasis on the social-economic development of BME and under-represented communities. She has led and chaired a number of major partnerships and organisations at local, regional and national level and has worked in the field of employment & training, education & skills, recruitment, advocacy, equality & diversity within local government and third sector. Asher was elected as the Labour Councillor for the ward of St George West, Bristol in May 2016 and was appointed to the Cabinet with the wide reaching portfolio of Neighbourhoods in August 2016. In March 2017 Asher was asked to step into the new created role of Deputy Mayor for Communities, bringing into & elevating the issue of Public Health as part of this new portfolio. Asher is a school governor at Bristol Futures Academy, a board member of ASDAN, a curriculum development organisation and awarding body; the Skills Education Group and the Friends of Fairfield House. She is also the proud mother of 3 daughters. Tatiana Flessas holds a BA in Philosophy from Wellesley College, a JD from Northeastern University School of Law, and an LLM and PhD from the London School of Economics. Before joining the LSE, she practiced law in the US and taught at the University of Reading School of Law. Her research interests are in cultural property and heritage law, law and social theory, and law and literature. Jonathan Jones is a British art critic who has written for The Guardian since 1999. He has appeared in the BBC television series Private Life of a Masterpiece and in 2009 was a judge for the Turner Prize. He has also been a judge for the BP Portrait Award. Sarah Keenan (@sarahjkeenan) completed her BA/LLB(Hons) at the Australian National University and her PhD at the University of Kent Centre for Law, Gender and Sexuality. She has worked as the associate for Justice Margaret Wilson of the Supreme Court of Queensland and as a solicitor at Prisoners' Legal Service before coming to academia. She has previously held academic posts at SOAS and the University of Oxford Brookes. Luke McDonagh (@DrLukeMcDonagh) joined the Law Department at LSE in 2020. He undertakes research in the areas of Intellectual Property Law and Constitutional Law. Prior to taking up his position at LSE he was a Senior Lecturer at City, University of London (2015-2020), a Lecturer at Cardiff University (2013-2015) and LSE Fellow (2011-13). Luke holds a PhD from Queen Mary, University of London (2011), an LL.M from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) (2006-7) and a B.C.L. degree from NUI, Galway (2002-05). He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). Siva Thambisetty (@SivaThambisetty) joined LSE in 2004 prior to which she was lecturing at University College London. She holds degrees from the National Law School of India and the University of Oxford where she completed the two-year BCL and DPhil (Exeter College). Dr Thambisetty was LSE’s Regional Champion for India during 2011-13 and is on the school’s South Asia Centre’s Faculty Advisory Board. She was a visiting fellow at Imperial College, London 2011-12. Dr Thambisetty was external examiner for the IP Diploma on Intellectual Property Rights, University of Oxford (2013-2017). She is currently a member of the Research Staff Committee and Research Ethics Committee. She has contributed to the law faculty’s efforts towards the Athena Swan Equality Charter Mark. The Department of Law (@LSELaw) is one of the world's top law schools with an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and legal research. Our community is one of the largest in the School, and has played a major role in policy debates, policy-making and the education of lawyers and law teachers globally. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEHeritage
29/10/201h 29m

Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World

Contributor(s): Fareed Zakaria | Join us for this online public event with Fareed Zakaria who will be talking about new book, Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World. Since the end of the Cold War, the world has been shaken to its core three times. 11 September 2001, the financial collapse of 2008 and - most of all - Covid-19. Each was an asymmetric threat, set in motion by something seemingly small, and different from anything the world had experienced before. Lenin is supposed to have said, 'There are decades when nothing happens and weeks when decades happen.' This is one of those times when history has sped up. In his timely new book, Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World, Fareed Zakaria, one of the 'top ten global thinkers of the last decade' (Foreign Policy), foresees the nature of a post-pandemic world: the political, social, technological and economic consequences that may take years to unfold. In ten surprising, hopeful 'lessons', he writes about the acceleration of natural and biological risks, the obsolescence of the old political categories of right and left, the rise of 'digital life', the future of globalization and an emerging world order split between the United States and China. He invites us to think about how we are truly social animals with community embedded in our nature, and, above all, the degree to which nothing is written - the future is truly in our own hands. Fareed Zakaria (@FareedZakaria) hosts CNN's flagship international affairs show, Fareed Zakaria GPS, which airs across the world to 220 million households. He writes a weekly column for the Washington Post, which reaches between 80-100 million readers every month. He is the author of The Future of Freedom (2003), The Post-American World (2008) and In Defense of a Liberal Education (2015). You can order the book, Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World, (UK delivery only) from our official LSE Events independent book shop, Pages of Hackney. Andrés Velasco (@AndresVelasco) is Professor of Public Policy and Dean of the School of Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. The LSE School of Public Policy (@LSEPublicPolicy) is an international community where ideas and practice meet. Our approach creates professionals with the ability to analyse, understand and resolve the challenges of contemporary governance. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis, collaboratively producing a roadmap for the future. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19
28/10/201h 5m

The Rise and Rise of Big Tech

Contributor(s): Pilita Clark, Professor Helen Margetts, Chi Onwurah MP | What will the long-term consequences of the pandemic be for the rise of new communication technologies and the changing nature of work? Pilita Clark (@pilitaclark) is an Associate Editor and business columnist at the Financial Times. Helen Margetts (@HelenMargetts) is Professor of Society and the Internet at the University of Oxford and the Programme Director for Public Policy at The Alan Turing Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. Chi Onwurah (@ChiOnwurah) MP is the Shadow Minister for Science, Research & Digital. Robin Archer is Director of the Ralph Miliband Programme and Director of the Postgraduate Programme in Political Sociology at LSE. The Ralph Miliband Programme (@rmilibandlse) is one of LSE's most prestigious lecture series and seeks to advance Ralph Miliband's spirit of free social inquiry. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, convening a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis, collaboratively producing a roadmap for the future.
28/10/201h 29m

COVID-19 and Economic Recovery in Greece: challenges and prospects

Contributor(s): Dimitri Vayanos, Professor Helen Louri-Dendrinou, George Handjinicolaou, Christos Staikouras | Greece has come through an exceptional debt crisis and now it faces the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. Can it maintain its return to growth? What are its best opportunities – as well as its biggest risks? What support does Greece seek from the European Union, with the proposed Recovery Plan? How does the Government intend to respond to the proposals made by the Pissarides Commission? Christos Staikouras, Minister of Finance for Greece, will outline his plans for Greece and respond to comments and questions from our expert discussants, as well as the audience. Christos Staikouras (@cstaikouras) is Minister of Finance of the Hellenic Republic, a position he had held since July 2019. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the Management School, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London, and a Doctor’s degree (PhD in Banking) from the Department of Banking and Finance, Cass Business School, City University. He is Associate Professor in Finance at the Athens University of Economics and Business. He has worked at the Bank of England and the Eurobank Group. He has published over 50 research papers in international refereed scientific journals, books and monographs and he has also participated in many scientific international conferences. George Handjinicolaou is Chairman, non-executive member, of the Board of Directors of Piraeus Bank, and serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Athens Stock Exchange (ATHEX). He is also Chairman of the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation, a non-profit foundation and Handjinicolaou has also been elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Bank Association. He received his PhD in Finance from the graduate school of business at New York University, where he also earned his MBA, and holds a BS degree from the Law School at the University of Athens, Greece. His career in the financial services sector spans over 35 years, the vast majority of which was spent at global financial institutions based in London and New York. Helen Louri-Dendrinou studied at the Athens University of Economics and Business (B.Sc. Econ), London School of Economics (M.Sc. Econ) and University of Oxford (D.Phil. Econ). She is Professor at the Department of Economics of the Athens University of Economics and Business since 2001 and has been the Chair of the Department since November 2015. Ηer research interests are in the areas of Industrial Organization and Market Dynamics, Foreign Direct Investment and International Economics, Finance and Banking Strategy. She was Deputy Governor of the Bank of Greece (June 2008 - June 2014). Currently she is a board member of IOBE and ELIAMEP and she chairs the Bank of Greece Cultural Centre Advisory Committee. Dimitri Vayanos is Professor of Finance at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he also directs the Financial Markets Group and the Paul Woolley Centre for the Study of Capital Market Dysfunctionality. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, a Director and former Managing Editor of the Review of Economic Studies, a Research Fellow at CEPR and a former Director of its Financial Economics program, a Research Associate at NBER, a former Director of the American Finance Association, and a former Head of LSE's Finance Department. He is a member of the Pissarides Committee, tasked to develop a growth plan for the Greek economy. Kevin Featherstone is Eleftherios Venizelos Professor in Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor in European Politics and the Director of the Hellenic Observatory. The Hellenic Observatory (@HO_LSE) is internationally recognised as one of the premier research centres on contemporary Greece and Cyprus. It engages in a range of activities, including developing and supporting academic and policy-related research; organisation of conferences, seminars and workshops; academic exchange through visiting fellowships and internships; as well as teaching at the graduate level through LSE's European Institute. The Hellenic Bankers Association UK was founded in 1994 to promote a closer co-operation among bankers and financial professionals of Hellenic origin based in the United Kingdom. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19
27/10/201h 26m

In Conversation With Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu

Contributor(s): Baroness Shafik | To celebrate Black History Month, join us for this conversation between LSE alumna Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu and LSE Director Minouche Shafik. Shola Mos-Shogbamimu (@SholaMos1) is a lawyer and political and women's rights activist. She speaks on law, politics, diversity equality and inclusion and women’s rights. Passionate about women in leadership, Shola is the founder & editor of the Women in Leadership publication. Additionally, Shola is an Equality Commissioner on the Commission for Gender-Equal Economy; a member of the Women’s Budget Group Policy Advisory Group; a Trustee of World Merit and a member of the steering committee of the Women’s Equality Party. An academic enthusiast, she completed her first degree LLB Hons from the University of Buckingham at the age of 19. Likewise she went on to achieve an Executive MBA from the University of Cambridge; a PhD in Law from Birkbeck, University of London and a LLM in Commercial & Corporate Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Minouche Shafik is the Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to this, she was Deputy Governor of the Bank of England. The London School of Economics Students' Union (@lsesu) is the representative and campaigning body for students at the London School of Economics and Political Science. LSESU is a not-for-profit organisation run by LSE students, for LSE students. The LSESU aims to give students life-changing experiences. Black History Month is one of the key dates in the Union calendar. The London School of Economics and Political Science is a social science university based in central London with a global reach. We ranked first in Europe and second in the world for social sciences and management in the QS subject rankings 2020. 125 years of LSE It’s our anniversary! Join our celebrations as we explore the past, discover new stories, and impact the future. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEBlackHistoryMonth
27/10/2056m 47s

The Active Ingredient of Inequality

Contributor(s): Professor Francisco Ferreira | Around the world, people’s life chances are powerfully shaped by their race, gender, place of birth and family background. Two individuals born in the same city and on the same day may turn out to have very different schooling opportunities, to meet with different treatment by the police and other state institutions, and to face different job market conditions, depending on the neighbourhoods and families they were born into. In this lecture, Professor Ferreira will discuss how (some) economists have come to define, model and measure inequality of opportunity, and why it can be seen as the active ingredient of inequality – both in terms of injustice and inefficiency. He will discuss the close relationship between this type of inequality and intergenerational mobility, and review both the progress made and the challenges remaining in attempting to quantify and compare inequality of opportunity across countries and over time. Francisco H. G. Ferreira (@fhgferreira) is the Amartya Sen Professor of Inequality Studies and Director (designate) of the International Inequalities Institute at LSE. He is also affiliated with the Department of Social Policy. Francisco, also known as Chico, is an economist working on the measurement, causes and consequences of inequality and poverty, with an emphasis on developing countries in general and Latin America in particular. Some of his recent work has focused on the definition and measurement of inequality of opportunity. His work has been published widely, including in the Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Review of Income and Wealth, Journal of Agricultural Economics, Journal of Economic Inequality, the World Bank Economic Review and World Development. His research has been awarded prizes including the Richard Stone Prize in Applied Econometrics and the Kendrick Prize from the International Association for Research in Income and Wealth Francisco is also a Research Fellow at IZA (Bonn) and an Affiliated Scholar with the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality at the City University of New York. He currently serves as Vice-President of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association and has served as Editor in Chief of the Journal of Economic Inequality (2012-2014), and on other editorial boards. Prior to returning to LSE, he had a long career at the World Bank, mostly in the Research Department. Chico has also previously taught at the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and at the Paris School of Economics. He was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. 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 International Inequalities Institute (@LSEInequalities) at LSE brings together experts from many LSE departments and centres to lead cutting-edge research focused on understanding why inequalities are escalating in numerous arenas across the world, and to develop critical tools to address these challenges. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19
26/10/201h 0m

Racism, Imperialism and Decolonization in International Relations

Contributor(s): Dr Musab Younis, Dr Olivia Umurerwa Rutazibwa, Dr Nivi Manchanda | The panel will address four key questions related to International Relations as a mainstream academic discipline and racialized politics. Why might Black Lives Matter be a subject for scholars of IR or world politics? Has the discipline acknowledged its original sin in terms of erasing non-Western history in helping to shape international society? Has IR taken seriously the colonial histories that were constitutive of the formation of modern states? How can IR be democratized without wrestling with the history of racialized international political analysis and racism in general? Nivi Manchanda (@ManchandaNivi) is a Senior Lecturer in International Politics at the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary, University of London. Olivia Umurerwa Rutazibwa (@o_rutazibwa) is a Senior Lecturer in International (Development) Studies at the University of Portsmouth. Musab Younis is a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary, University of London. Karen E. Smith is Professor of International Relations and Head of the Department of International Relations at LSE. She is also Director of the European Foreign Policy Unit within the International Relations Department. The Department of International Relations (@LSEIRDept) is one of the oldest as well as largest in the world. It is ranked 4th in the QS World University Ranking by Subject 2019 tables for Politics and International Studies. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEIR
26/10/201h 29m

The European Central Bank Between the Financial Crisis and Populisms: a conversation with Ewald Nowotny

Contributor(s): Dr Sebastian Diessner, Dr Corrado Macchiarelli, Mara Monti, Professor Ewald Nowotny, Professor Claudia Wiesner | The ECB's actions during the crisis were of immediate political importance, not only for the financial and banking sector but for the European Union and its legitimacy altogether. Drawing on different experiences, Sebastian Diessner, Corrado Macchiarelli, Mara Monti and Claudia Wiesner offer a detailed analytical narrative of the ECB's reaction to the financial crisis and of monetary policymaking conduct during its most fraught moments. In the broader context of the EU economic governance, the book sets a particular focus on the relation of crisis’ governance to changes in public opinion in the EU, and, explicitly, public support of the ECB, to conclude with a reflection on the challenges lying ahead for the conduct of the EMU monetary policy. Sebastian Diessner (@SebDiessner) is Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute. Corrado Macchiarelli (@CMacchiarelli) is a Principal Economist at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR). Mara Monti (@MaraMonti2) is a visiting fellow at the LSE European Institute. Ewald Nowotny is an Austrian economist and Social Democratic politician, former governor of Austria's central bank Oesterreichische Nationalbank and former member of the European Central Bank’s Governing Council. Claudia Wiesner is Professor for Political Science at Fulda University of Applied Sciences. Waltraud Schelkle is Professor in Political Economy at the LSE European Institute. You can order the book, The European Central Bank Between the Financial Crisis and Populisms (UK delivery only) from our official LSE Events independent book shop, Pages of Hackney. The European Institute (@LSEEI) is a centre for research and graduate teaching on the processes of integration and fragmentation within Europe. In the most recent national Research Excellence Framework the Institute was ranked first for research in its sector. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEECB
23/10/201h 28m

100 Great Black Britons

Contributor(s): Patrick Vernon, Dr Angelina Osborne | Join us in Black History Month for this event with Angelina Osborne and Patrick Vernon, the authors of 100 Great Black Britons, to celebrate the publication of their new book. The arrival of the SS Empire Windrush in Britain from the Caribbean has been mythologised as the defining moment that changed Britain from an exclusively white country into a racially diverse one. Yet Africans have been present in Britain since Roman times and there has been a constant Black presence in Britain since the sixteenth century. In 2003, Vernon and Osborne, frustrated by the almost complete exclusion of the Black British community from mainstream notions of Britishness in education and popular media, launched their ground-breaking 100 Great Black Britons campaign, which invited the public to vote for the Black Briton they most admired. The campaign was a huge success across Britain. In 2019, in the wake of Brexit and the 2018 Windrush Scandal, Vernon and Osborne decided it was time to relaunch the campaign to ensure recognition of the continued legacy and achievement of Black people in Britain. Their book 100 Great Black Britons compiles the updated list. You can order the book, 100 Great Black Britons, (UK delivery only) from our official LSE Events independent book shop, Pages of Hackney. Angelina Osborne (@angburger27) is an independent researcher and heritage consultant. She received her PhD in History from the Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation, University of Hull in 2014. Her interests focus on Caribbean enslavement and proslavery discourses, and the history of community and education activism. Patrick Vernon OBE (@ppvernon) is a Clore and Winston Churchill Fellow, a fellow at the Imperial War Museum, a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a former associate fellow for the Department of the History of Medicine at Warwick University. Patrick was awarded an OBE in 2012 for his work in tackling health inequalities for ethnic minority communities in Britain. Since 2010 he has been leading the campaign for Windrush Day and in 2018 kick-started the campaign for an amnesty for the Windrush Generation as part of the Windrush Scandal which led to a government U-turn in immigration policy. Jeffrey Thomas is Assistant Professor of Management in the Department of Management at LSE. EmbRace (@lseembrace) is LSE's BME staff network. EmbRace exists to raise awareness of and influence change around culture and diversity issues which affect LSE staff. It seeks to promote mutual understanding through equality, transparency, respect and recognition. The aim of the network is to provide support as well as development and networking opportunities for all members. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEBlackHistoryMonth
23/10/2056m 28s

A Commitment to Welfare: the impact of Richard Titmuss on health and social policy

Contributor(s): Professor John Stewart, Professor Lucinda Platt, Dr Sara Machado, Jon Ashworth MP | Having joined the LSE in 1950, Richard Titmuss almost single-handedly, created the academic field of social administration (what we would now call social policy) in Britain. He wrote extensively on health, inequalities and other welfare issues, which have again come to the fore in the COVID-19 pandemic. What can we learn from Richard Titmuss as we look forward to the post-COVID world? Our panel of experts in health and social policy issues will reflect on the life and legacy of Richard Titmuss via the lens of his extensive work, particularly those around the principles of altruism and social solidarity, as well as his role in policy and academic networks at home and internationally. Jon Ashworth (@JonAshworth) has served as Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care since 2016 and Member of Parliament for Leicester South since 2011. Sara Machado is a Fellow at the Department of Health Policy. She teaches courses in health economics, with a focus on policy applications of fundamental economic concepts, on the Department's full-time master's programme and executive education. Lucinda Platt (@PlattLucinda) is Professor of Social Policy and Sociology and Head of Department of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research focuses on economic inequalities, particularly those relating to ethnicity and migration, gender and disability. She also works on the history of social policy, and the evolution of the British welfare state. John Stewart is Emeritus Professor of the History of Health and Healthcare at Glasgow Caledonian University. He has written extensively on the history of health and welfare. His latest book is a biography of Richard Titmuss, published in 2020 by Policy Press. Julian Le Grand (@julianlegrand) was the Richard Titmuss Professor of Social Policy at LSE from 1993 to 2011. He is the author, co-author or editor of more than twenty books and over one hundred refereed journal articles on economics, philosophy and public policy. He has previously served as Senior Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister and as chair of several government working groups. He is currently Professor at LSE’s Marshall Institute. The Department of Social Policy (@LSESocialPolicy) provides top quality international and multidisciplinary research and teaching on social and public policy challenges facing countries across the world. The Department of Health Policy (@LSEHealthPolicy) trains and inspires people passionate about health by advancing and challenging their understanding of health systems and the social, economic and political contexts in which they operate. 125 years of LSE It’s our anniversary! Join our celebrations as we explore the past, discover new stories, and impact the future. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19
22/10/201h 25m

Policing as a Public Good

Contributor(s): Professor Tracey L Meares | In the wake of public criticism of contemporary criminal justice processes in general and of policing specifically, especially in the United States, some critics of these institutions and processes have called for abolition. In this lecture, Professor Meares will discuss the historical context of the abolition of slavery in the United States, locating it in the broader context of Reconstruction, and will offer an idea of policing as a public good that is central to a conception of citizenship. Tracey L Meares (@mearest) is the Walton Hale Hamilton Professor and a Founding Director of the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School. Peter Trubowitz (@ptrubowitz) is Professor of International Relations and Director of the US Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Associate Fellow at Chatham House. The LSE's United States Centre (@LSE_US) is a hub for global expertise, analysis and commentary on America. Its mission is to promote policy-relevant and internationally-oriented scholarship to meet the growing demand for fresh analysis and critical debate on the United States. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19
22/10/2059m 5s

The "State of Emergency" as the Rule and Not the Exception: crisis conditions and exploitative lawmaking during COVID-19 and beyond

Contributor(s): Professor Vasuki Nesiah, Carly A. Krakow, Dr Sinan Antoon | Writing in the context of resistance to 20th century Fascism, in his "Theses on the Philosophy of History" Walter Benjamin wrote, “The tradition of the oppressed teaches us that the ‘state of emergency’ in which we live is not the exception but the rule.” The pattern of authoritarian regimes exploiting crisis conditions to push forward unjust and marginalizing reforms has been repeated in the context of numerous crises and conflicts worldwide throughout recent history. Currently, state responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and police responses to the protests that have followed the police killing of George Floyd in the United States have sparked new concerns about governmental weaponization of authentic crisis conditions for nefarious purposes. By looking at key issues surrounding the declaration of official states of emergency, this event will cover how the exploitation of crisis can be understood as an essential ingredient in the production of laws and policies that repress vulnerable populations, violate international human rights, and fuel the power of authoritarian, totalitarian, and corrupt regimes, with dire implications on local and international scales. Drawing on Benjamin’s conceptualization of the “state of emergency” to frame the conversation, historical and contemporary examples to be discussed by experts from multidisciplinary perspectives include the Trump administration’s exploitation of the COVID-19 pandemic to eliminate environmental and public health protections; the role of national emergency declarations in the lead-up to the 2003 Iraq War; and unauthorized arrests and violations of the rights of protesters worldwide amid the rise of international anti-racism protests in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Sinan Antoon (@SinanAntoon) is an Associate Professor at New York University's Gallatin School. He is an award-winning and widely-celebrated novelist, poet, scholar, and translator who was born and raised in Baghdad and left Iraq after the 1991 Gulf War. He holds degrees from Baghdad University, Georgetown University, and Harvard University, where he obtained a doctorate in Arabic Literature. He has published two collections of poetry and four novels. His works have been translated into thirteen languages. He returned to his hometown in 2003 to co-direct the film About Baghdad, a documentary about Baghdad after dictatorship and under occupation. His translation of his own novel, The Corpse Washer, won the 2014 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Literary Translation. His op-eds have appeared in The Guardian, The New York Times, The Nation, and various pan-Arab publications. His latest novel, The Book of Collateral Damage, was published by Yale University Press in 2019. Carly A. Krakow (@CarlyKrakow) is a PhD Candidate and Judge Rosalyn Higgins Scholar in the Department of Law at LSE. Her writing, research, and activism focus on international law, environmental justice, and human rights in contexts of statelessness and displacement. Her recent writing has appeared in publications including Al Jazeera, Jadaliyya, openDemocracy, Truthout, and the academic journal Water. At Jadaliyya, she is Special Projects Managing Editor and Co-Editor of the Environment Page. Carly earned her MPhil in International Relations and Politics from the University of Cambridge and her BA in Human Rights Law, Environmental Policy, and Comparative Literature from NYU. Her research in the Palestinian West Bank, South Africa, and Greece has focused on topics including the law and politics of water access, refugee rights, and justice for people affected by exposure to environmental toxins. Vasuki Nesiah (@VasukiNesiah) is Professor of Human Rights and International Law at the Gallatin School, NYU. She has published on the history and politics of human rights, humanitarianism, international criminal law, global feminisms, and decolonization. Her current project, Reading the Ruins: Slavery, Colonialism and International Law, focuses on international legal history, including reparations claims. Recent publications include the co-edited A Global History of Bandung and Critical Traditions in International Law (Cambridge 2017). Forthcoming publications include International Conflict Feminism (under contract with UPenn. Press). She is a founding member of Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL). Gerry Simpson was appointed to a Chair in Public International Law at LSE in 2016. He previously taught at the University of Melbourne (2007-2015), the Australian National University (1995-1998), and LSE (2000-2007), and has held visiting positions at ANU, Melbourne, NYU, and Harvard. He is the author of Great Powers and Outlaw States (Cambridge 2004), winner of the American Society of International Law Annual Prize for Creative Scholarship in 2005, and Law, War and Crime: War Crimes Trials and the Reinvention of International Law (Polity 2007). He is co-editor (with Kevin Jon Heller) of Hidden Histories (Oxford 2014), (with Raimond Gaita) of Who’s Afraid of International Law? (Monash 2016), and (with Matt Craven and Sundhya Pahuja) of International Law and the Cold War (Cambridge 2019). He is a Fellow of the British Academy. The Department of Law (@LSELaw) is one of the world's top law schools with an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and legal research. Our community is one of the largest in the School, and has played a major role in policy debates, policy-making and the education of lawyers and law teachers globally. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19
21/10/201h 27m

Civil Society Under Threat: COVID-19, authoritarianism and more

Contributor(s): Dr Sergej Ljubownikow, Nicola Macbean, Dr Mariz Tadros | Since the launch of the global War on Terror, civil society has come under persistent threat. New laws restricting the spaces and activities of civil society have been passed across the world. The rise of populist regimes, increasing authoritarian tendencies and COVID-19 have further tightened controls over civil society. What does this mean for the future of a progressive civil society? Sergej Ljubownikow (@SLjubownikow) is a lecturer at Sheffield University Management School, Sheffield, UK. His research focuses on civil society, the third sector, and the strategies and activities of nonprofit and nongovernmental organisations as well as social businesses/enterprises. Nicola Macbean (@NMacbean) is the founding director of The Rights Practice, a UK charity which supports those working for human rights and whose work focuses on China. Nicola is the former Director of the Great Britain-China Centre and has acted as a consultant to DFID and the UN OHCHR. She has studied social anthropology, human rights law and Chinese. Mariz Tadros is Professor of Politics and Development at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex. She is the Director of CREID, the Coalition for Religious Equality and Inclusive Development (CREID), a DFID-funded programme which endeavours to integrate freedom of religion or development in international development. Jude Howell has written extensively on civil society and international development. She was Director of the ESRC Research Programme on Non-Governmental Public Action and former Director of the Centre for Civil Society at the LSE (2003-2010). She has written extensively on issues relating to civil society, development, security, labour and governance, and on China in particular. Her recent ESRC-funded research is on civil society and services contracting in China. Recent publications include Shades of Authoritarianism and State-Labour Relations in China (British Journal of Industrial Relations 2019) and NGOs and Accountability in China: child welfare organisations with Karen Fisher and Shang Xiaoyuan (2018 Palgrave). The Department of International Development (@LSE_ID) was established in 1990 as the Development Studies Institute (DESTIN) to promote interdisciplinary postgraduate teaching and research on processes of social, political and economic development and change. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis, collaboratively producing a roadmap for the future.
21/10/201h 26m

Anti-vaxxers and Other Sceptics

Contributor(s): Professor Heidi Larson, Dr Katherine Furman, Dr Rohin Francis | Will a future COVID-19 vaccine be undermined by anti-vaxxers? We discuss the causes of and cures for distrust in medical expertise. Rohin Francis (@MedCrisis) is a Cardiologist at University College London and a writer, comedian, and YouTube content creator. Katherine Furman (@katfurman) is a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Liverpool. Heidi Larson (@ProfHeidiLarson) is a Professor of Anthropology, Risk and Decision Science at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Jonathan Birch (@BirchLSE) is a Fellow of the Forum for Philosophy and an Associate Professor of Philosophy in the Department for Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE. The Forum for Philosophy (@forumphilosophy) is a non-profit organization that hosts weekly events exploring science, politics, and the arts from a philosophical perspective. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, convening a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis, collaboratively producing a roadmap for the future. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19
20/10/201h 13m

The Human in Human Rights

Contributor(s): Professor Craig Calhoun | In the first in a series of three lectures, Craig Calhoun will discuss the problems which arise from putting a secular conception of the human at its centre for our normative and political imagination. These problems are thrown into relief by contemporary discussions about artificial intelligence and new technologies. Craig Calhoun (@craigjcalhoun) is Professor of Social Sciences at Arizona State University and Centennial Professor at LSE. He is also a previous director of LSE. Monika Krause is an Associate Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and co-Director of LSE Human Rights. LSE Human Rights (@LSEHumanRights) is a trans-disciplinary centre of excellence for international academic research, teaching and critical scholarship on human rights. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECalhoun
19/10/201h 26m

Data-driven Responses to COVID-19: opportunities and limitations

Contributor(s): Dr Seeta Peña Gangadharan, Dr Orla Lynskey, Dr Alison Powell, Dr Edgar Whitley | These range from contact tracing to address the spread of the disease, through the use of AI in the dashboards that allocate health resources to identifying and supporting vulnerable individuals. This panel will review the opportunities and limitations of data–driven responses to COVID–19 from a legal, societal and technical perspective, highlighting the risks of exclusion and discrimination that can arise. Seeta Peña Gangadharan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE. She researches data and discrimination and will discuss what data–driven responses all too often leave out including institutional capacity issues and precariously positioned members of society. Orla Lynskey (@lynskeyo) is an Associate Professor and joined LSE Law in September 2012. Orla conducts research in the fields of technology regulation and digital rights, with her primary focus being on EU data protection and privacy law.  Alison Powell (@a_b_powell) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE. She leads the JUST AI initiative in conjunction with the Ada Lovelace Institute and the AHRC.  Edgar Whitley is Associate Professor (Reader) of Information Systems at LSE and is a data governance expert and will speak to the challenges of identifying and supporting vulnerable individuals through data sharing in government. Susan Scott is a Professor of Information Systems in the Department of Management. The Department of Management (@LSEManagement) is a world class centre for education and research in business and management. At the heart of LSE’s academic community in central London, we are ranked #2 in the world for business and management.
19/10/201h 15m

50 Years on From the Founding of the Gay Liberation Front: progress made since and applicability today

Contributor(s): Dr Jacob Breslow, Angela Mason, Dr Gillian Murphy, Professor Jeffrey Weeks | The GLF was formed as an international activist movement for the liberation of LGBT people after the Stonewall Riots in New York in 1969. The event will look back at its founding and early history and examine what progress has been made since and what learnings we can apply to the challenges the LGBTQ+ community faces today. Part of the event will include a short presentation from LSE’s archives that will be given by Dr Gillian Murphy, the Curator for Equality, Rights and Citizenship at LSE Library. Jacob Breslow (@jlbreslow) is Assistant Professor of Sexuality and Gender at the LSE Department of Gender Studies. He is author of Ambivalent Childhoods: Speculative Futures and the Psychic Life of the Child, forthcoming with the University of Minnesota Press (2021).  Angela Mason is Labour councillor for Cantelowes ward and Camden’s Cabinet Member for Best Start for Children and Families, a founder member of the Gay Liberation Front, and Executive Director Stonewall 1992-2002. Angela is an alumnus of LSE and was made an Honorary Fellow of the School in 2011. Gillian Murphy is the Curator for Equality, Rights and Citizenship at LSE Library. She moved to LSE with the Women’s Library in 2013, where she had worked as an archivist for many years. Gillian promotes the Women’s Library collection and the Hall-Carpenter Archives through exhibitions, talks, blogs and workshops. Jeffrey Weeks joined LSE as a research assistant in October 1970, and a few weeks later he got involved in GLF, taking part in the first demo in Highbury Fields in November. Involvement on the gay liberation movement changed his life. In the 1970s he was a pioneer of LGBT history, writing an account of the emergence of the movement, Coming Out. This was the first of many books on the history and sociology of LGBT life in particular and sexuality in general.  Minouche Shafik, Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science, will deliver welcoming remarks at this celebration. Rishi Madlani (@RishiMadlani) is Head of Sustainable Finance and Just Transition for the NatWest Group and is the Global Co-Chair of their Rainbow Network, the staff network for LGBT staff and allies.
16/10/201h 30m

Democracy and the Supreme Court: judges and the politicians

Contributor(s): Dr Paul Apostolidis | The settled position of law and the judges in our constitution has undergone very severe stress testing over the last five years, through Brexit and coronavirus. Those two crises demonstrate the dominance of the executive, who as coronavirus demonstrates can change the law at will if circumstances demand it, and the dominance of politics – if the politicians don’t like the limits set by the law they will not only change the law, they may change the constitution to neuter the judges. How much at risk is the rule of law? And what should we do about it? Has politics prevented us from defending the rule of law? The lecture will set out the threat which is real, the consequences which are dire, and the steps we can take both to form a coalition which defends the rule of law and the specific constitutional changes needed to embed the rule of law. Charlie Falconer (@LordCFalconer) is an English qualified barrister and partner based in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s London office. The former UK Lord Chancellor and first Secretary of State for Justice spent 25 years as a commercial barrister, becoming a QC in 1991. Paul Apostolidis is Associate Professorial Lecturer and Deputy Head of Department for Education in the Department of Government at LSE. This discussion was hosted in partnership with Benjamin Franklin House, the world's only remaining home of Benjamin Franklin open to the public as a museum and educational facility. The Department of Government (@LSEGovernment) is a world-leading centre for study and research in politics and government. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEDemocracy
15/10/2055m 4s

Is it Time to Cancel Household Debt?

Contributor(s): Sarah-Jayne Clifton, Professor Deborah James, Dr Johnna Montgomerie, Dr Jerome Roos | Does the COVID-19 crisis mean that the time has now arrived for mass household debt cancellation? Central among the many social and economic policy challenges arising in our changed world is the pressing need to address high levels of household debt. Despite the lessons of the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, our pre-COVID-19 economic order depended to a dangerous degree on extensive household borrowing – both to maintain household living standards and to fuel growth. The resultant heavy household debt burdens left advanced economies precariously ill-prepared for a shock such as a global pandemic. COVID-19 has put millions out of work and reduced incomes for many more, shattering households’ ability to repay debts and calling time on a cycle of ever-expanding borrowing and debt extension. A cycle of default spirals through the economy – from consumers and tenants to businesses and landlords, financial institutions and investors. The lifting of lockdown and measures to support firms may mean little if debt-burdened households lack resources to fund living necessities and to spend in reopened businesses. The question arises as to whether individual households, as well as our wider economy and society, can ever recover and rebuild without first escaping from the burden of excessive debt. This event considers these questions and considers how policy might move us beyond a debt-dependent economy in the post-Covid world. Sarah-Jayne Clifton (@sarahjclifton) is the Director of the Jubilee Debt Campaign, a leading organisation for research in global debt issues, education about their causes and solutions, and campaigning in solidarity with indebted people and countries. Deborah James (@djameslse) is a Professor of Anthropology at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Fellow of the British Academy. She is the author of Money from Nothing: Indebtedness and Aspiration in South Africa and has just completed work on an ESRC-funded project entitled An ethnography of advice: between market, society and the declining welfare state. Johnna Montgomerie (@j_montgomerie) is Head of the Department of European & International Studies, and Reader in International Political Economy, King’s College London. She is the author of Should We Abolish Household Debts? Jerome Roos (@JeromeRoos) is an LSE Fellow in International Political Economy at the LSE Department of International Development. He researches the political economy of global finance, sovereign debt, and international crisis management, and is the author of Why Not Default? Joseph Spooner (@jtspooner) is an Associate Professor in LSE Law and is the author of Bankruptcy: the Case for Relief in an Economy of Debt. LSE Law (@LSELaw) is one of the world's top law schools with an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and legal research. Our community is one of the largest in the School, and has played a major role in policy debates, policy-making and the education of lawyers and law teachers globally. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, convening a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis, collaboratively producing a roadmap for the future.
15/10/201h 36m

Climate Change, Displacement and International Justice

Contributor(s): Professor Conor Gearty, Professor Tahseen Jafry, Professor Chukwumerije Okereke, Dr Joana Setzer | This panel brings together experts in human rights, ethics and global governance to debate the principles of climate justice and how they can be applied to climate-induced displacement. Climate change is widely expected to lead to widespread displacement and migration worldwide. Rising sea-levels, flooding, heatwaves and drought are threatening the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people. Climate justice requires us to respect and protect the human rights of people facing climate-related displacement. What rights do climate migrants have, and whose responsibility is it to assist those who seek to escape the ecological threats that climate change produces? Does international law offer sufficient legal protection for displaced people? Or do we need to strengthen international protection regimes for climate migrants? Conor Gearty (@conorgearty) is professor of human rights law at the Department of Law (LSE), and also a practicing barrister at Matrix Chambers which he helped found in 2000. He is a Bencher of both Middle Temple and the King’s Inn, and is a Fellow of the British Academy and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy. Tahseen Jafry (@JafryT) is the Director of the Centre for Climate Justice, Glasgow Caledonian University. Tahseen is a qualified engineer and social scientist and has over two decades of research and development experience. Chukwumerije Okereke (@chuks_okereke) is Director of the Centre for Climate Change and Development at the Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu Alike Nigeria. Joana Setzer (@JoanaSetzer) is an Assistant Professorial Research Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at LSE. Robert Falkner (@robert_falkner) is Research Director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment (@GRI_LSE) was established by the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2008 to create a world-leading centre for policy-relevant research and training on climate change and the environment, bringing together international expertise on economics, finance, geography, the environment, international development and political economy. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, convening a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis, collaboratively producing a roadmap for the future.
14/10/201h 45m

Evaluating the Impact of Labour Market Reforms in Greece during 2010-2018

Contributor(s): Professor Nikos Vettas | In the context of three consecutive bail out programs, the Greek state legislated and implemented various reforms aiming to restore its fiscal sustainability and external competitiveness. In this context, the most significant and radical structural reforms took place in the labour market. This public lecture will evaluate the impact of Greek labour market reforms on microeconomic incentives of individuals in relation to entering the formal labour market and estimate the impact of labour market reforms on selected macroeconomic and social indicators. Nikos Vettas is the General Director of the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE) since 2013 and a Professor at the Athens University of Economics and Business since 2003, where he has served as the Chairman of the Economics Department and a member of the University Council. Has a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and has been an Associate Professor at Duke University and a visiting Professor at INSEAD. He serves as Associate Editor of the International Journal of Industrial Organization, a Research Fellow at CEPR, and member of the Executive Committee of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics. He has been an Associate Editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association and of the Journal of Industrial Economics, a member of the Hellenic Competition Commission and of the Economic Advisory Group for Competition Policy at the EC. Since 2002, a co-organizer of the annual Conference for Research on Economic Theory and Econometrics. His research has been published in leading journals such as the International Economic Review, European Economic Review, Rand Journal of Economics, and the Review of Economic Studies. He is co-editor of “Beyond Austerity: Reforming the Greek Economy”, MIT Press, 2017. Vassilis Monastiriotis is an economist and economic geographer by training, specialising in three areas of Labour Economics, Economic Geography and Political Economy. He has significant policy engagement on all three areas, including appointments in Experts Committees (e.g., on Regional Incentives policy and on Minimum Wage policy in Greece) and work with international bodies such as the European Commission (DG Regio, DG EMPL, DG EAC), the CEFTA Secretariat and the EBRD. He has published widely in economics and regional science journals, including Oxford Economic Papers, the British Journal of Industrial Relations, Journal of Regional Science, Regional Studies, Urban Studies, and others. The Hellenic Observatory (@HO_LSE) is internationally recognised as one of the premier research centres on contemporary Greece and Cyprus. It engages in a range of activities, including developing and supporting academic and policy-related research; organisation of conferences, seminars and workshops; academic exchange through visiting fellowships and internships; as well as teaching at the graduate level through LSE's European Institute.
13/10/201h 34m

Young People and (anti-) Racism: whose lives matter in Europe?

Contributor(s): Dr Manmit Bhambra, Hiba Latreche, Magid Magid, Dr Emilia Zenzile Roig | In Europe, racism is often dismissed as an issue of the past, the others, or the extremes. People of colour, activists, and academics alike have long challenged this view. Now, in the wake of global protests against racism and police brutality, European publics at large have also been called to reckon with the role of race on the continent. This panel will discuss how racism has deeply shaped both European past and present and how young people today can determine how it’ll shape Europe’s future. Asking whose lives matter in Europe, the event will explore issues of European identity, religion, politics, and migration. The speakers will discuss young people’s role in anti-racist activism as well as the experiences of young people of colour. Most fundamentally, the panel will not only talk about who gets to be European in Europe today, but what it could mean to belong to Europe tomorrow. Manmit Bhambra (@BhambraManmit) is the Research Officer of the Religion and Global Society research unit and is coordinating its inaugural project, Strengthening Religious Cooperation in Global London. Her research interests are centred around identity politics and formation, ethnic, religious and national identities as well as the broader themes of race, inclusion and minority rights. She has recently worked on research projects with young people at the LSE’s European Institute and Middle East Centre and works actively with youth organisations throughout the U.K. and is interested in issues facing young people today. Hiba Latreche is a Law graduate from the University of Strasbourg, France. Whilst pursuing her studies, she has been serving as the General Secretary of the Forum of European Muslim Youth and Student Organisations (FEMYSO), which works towards representing, empowering and developing youth to build a more diverse, cohesive and vibrant Europe. She previously served as the Head of Anti-Discrimination department of EtudiantsMusulmans de France (EMF) and is active within her community, volunteering on issues of civil rights, humanitarian aid and combatting sexism and racism. Magid Magid (@MagicMagid) is a Somali-British activist, writer and a former elected politician. He was a Green Party MEP representing Yorkshire & the Humber at the European Parliament and was previously the youngest ever Lord Mayor of Sheffield. Emilia Zenzile Roig (@EmiliaZenzile) is the Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Intersectional Justice (CIJ), a Berlin-based organisation combatting inequality and discrimination in Europe. She is faculty member of the Social Justice Study Abroad Program of DePaul University of Chicago and has taught graduate and post-graduate courses on Intersectionality Theory, Postcolonial Studies, Critical Race Theory and International and European Law at prominent European universities. She holds a PhD in political science, a Master of Public Policy and an MBA from the Humboldt University of Berlin, the Hertie School of Governance and Jean Moulin University of Lyon. Jennifer Jackson-Preece is an Associate Professor in Nationalism, with a joint appointment in both LSE's European Institute and the Department of International Relations The European Institute (@LSEEI) is a centre for research and graduate teaching on the processes of integration and fragmentation within Europe. In the most recent national Research Excellence Framework the Institute was ranked first for research in its sector. The 89 Initiative (@89initiative) is a European think-do tank. Through cutting-edge research, the Initiative seeks to help solve Europe’s biggest generational challenges and nudge policy-makers and society forward. This event is part of the ‘LSE European Institute Series: Beyond Eurocentrism’. Understanding Europe requires going beyond Eurocentrism. And yet studies of Europe may still retain the traces of Eurocentric assumptions and prejudices. This event series aims to explore how the shape and shaping of Europe – its political-economy, its political policy making, or its political culture – needs to be rethought in a time of the exhaustion of Eurocentrism. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEEurocentrism
12/10/201h 34m

Growth and solidarity: cities reimagining human mobility in Africa and Europe

Contributor(s): Professor Ricky Burdett, Marta Foresti, Giuseppe Sala, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr | The Mayors Dialogue on Growth and Solidarity, spearheaded by the mayors of Freetown, Yvonne Aki -Sawyerr and Milan, Giuseppe Sala, engages about 20 cities from both continents to develop a joint vision, practical actions, and operational partnerships to support urban development and create enabling conditions for human mobility in their communities. As cities grapple with the impact of the Covid pandemic the Mayors Dialogue will chart a path forward by highlighting and testing innovations for inclusive local governance, access to basic services for all, the transition to a green economy, and fairer, more equitable trade, mobility, and a stronger partnership between Africa and Europe. Alongside Milan and Freetown, other cities participating in the Dialogue currently include; Accra, Agadez, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bristol, Dakar, Durban, Kampala, Kanifing, Lisbon, Mannheim, Maputo, Paris, Tunis and Zurich. Further cities from across Africa and Europe will be joining the Dialogue during 2020. This event will offer an insight into the Growth and Solidarity Initiative and discuss some of challenges that lie ahead. Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE (@yakisawyerr) has been the Mayor of Freetown, Sierra Leone, since May 2018. She is a former finance professional with over 25 years of private sector experience, and has previously worked as Delivery Team Lead (from 2014-15) for the second phase of a multi-stakeholder programme to drive socio-economic recovery in Sierra Leone post Ebola. Mayor Aki-Sawyerr is an LSE alumna, and holds an MSc in Politics of the World Economy. Giuseppe Sala (@BeppeSala) has been the Mayor of Milan, Italy, since June 2016. From 2010 - 2015 he was CEO of the 2015 Universal Exposition in Milan. Marta Foresti (@martaforesti) is the Director of ODI Europe and she also leads their Human Mobility Initiative, managing the institute engagement on migration at global, regional and local level. She is Visiting Senior Research Fellow at LSE's Institute of Global Affairs and she is acting as senior policy advisor for the consultation of the Global Compact For Migration and to the IOM’s Research Syndicate. Ricky Burdett (@BURDETTR) is Professor of Urban Studies at LSE and Director of the Urban Age and LSE Cities. Angelo Martelli (@angelo_martelli) is Assistant Professor in European and International Political Economy at LSE's European Institute. The LSE European Institute (@LSEEI) is a centre for research and graduate teaching on the processes of integration and fragmentation within Europe. In the most recent national Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) the Institute was ranked first for research in its sector. This event is part of the ‘LSE European Institute Series: Beyond Eurocentrism’. Understanding Europe requires going beyond Eurocentrism. And yet studies of Europe may still retain the traces of Eurocentric assumptions and prejudices. This event series aims to explore how the shape and shaping of Europe – its political-economy, its political policy making, or its political culture – needs to be rethought in a time of the exhaustion of Eurocentrism. This event also forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, convening a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis, collaboratively producing a roadmap for the future.
09/10/201h 57m

A World Safe for Democracy

Contributor(s): Professor G. John Ikenberry, Dr Leslie Vinjamuri, Minouche Shafik | For the last two hundred years, the liberal internationalist project has built towards an open, rules based, progressive world. Outside threats from illiberal challengers and from the inside by nationalist populist movements now mean the project is in crisis. G. John Ikenberry will discuss the history of liberal internationalism and will argue for its continued relevance as a force to protect liberal democracy in a twenty first century marked by rising economic and security interdependence. G. John Ikenberry is the Albert G. Milbank Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University in the Department of Politics and the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. He is also Co-Director of Princeton’s Center for International Security Studies. Ikenberry is also a Global Eminence Scholar at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, Korea. In 2013-2014 Ikenberry was the 72nd Eastman Visiting Professor at Balliol College, Oxford. Ikenberry is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In a recent survey of international relations scholars, Ikenberry was ranked 10th in scholars who have produced the best work in the field of IR in the past 20 years, and ranked 8th in scholars who have produced the most interesting work in the past 5 years. You can order the book, A World Safe for Democracy (international orders subject to variable international shipping rates and possily customs charges) from YaleBooks. Leslie Vinjamuri (@londonvinjamuri) is a Reader (Associate Professor) in International Relations and Chair of the International Relations Speaker Series at SOAS and an alumna of LSE. Leslie is Head of the US & the Americas Programme and Dean of the Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs at Chatham House. From 2010-2018 she was (founding) co-Director then Director (from 2016) of the Centre on Conflict, Rights and Justice at SOAS. Peter Trubowitz (@ptrubowitz) is Professor of International Relations and Director of the US Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Associate Fellow at Chatham House. LSE's United States Centre (@LSE_US) is a hub for global expertise, analysis and commentary on America. Our mission is to promote policy-relevant and internationally-oriented scholarship to meet the growing demand for fresh analysis and critical debate on the United States. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, convening a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis, collaboratively producing a roadmap for the future. This event also celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Alumni & Friends of LSE in the United States (AFLSE). Minouche Shafik, Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science, will deliver welcoming remarks at this celebration.
08/10/201h 28m

Re-thinking Human Behaviour critical perspectives on the psychology of COVID-19

Contributor(s): Dr Rochelle Burgess, Professor Ama de-Graft Aikins, Professor Helene Joffe, Professor Stephen Reicher | This event will focus on the social and community based aspects of human behaviour and health, and the importance of going beyond a purely individual or top-down paternalistic approach to the COVID-19 pandemic. Rochelle Burgess (@thewrittenro) is a community health psychologist who specialises in the socio-political economy of mental health. She is Deputy director of the UCL Center for Global Non-Communicable Diseases and a lecturer in Global Health at UCL’s institute for Global Health. Ama de-Graft Aikins (@adegraftaikins) is a British Academy Global Professor at UCL Institute of Advanced Studies and a social psychologist whose research focuses on chronic illness representations, experiences and care in African context. Helene Joffe is Professor of Psychology in the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences at UCL. Stephen Reicher (@ReicherStephen) is Professor of Social Psychology at the University of St Andrews and member of SAGE. Sandra Jovchelovitch is Professor of Psychology at LSE. The Department of Psychological & Behavioural Science (@LSE_PBS) is a growing community of researchers, intellectuals, and students who investigate the human mind and behaviour in a societal context. Our department conducts cutting-edge psychological and behavioural research that is both based in and applied to the real world. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis.
07/10/201h 26m

Is perfect the enemy of the possible?

Contributor(s): Dr Thomas Curran | Jess Winterstein speaks to Dr Thomas Curran about the potential pitfalls of wanting to be perfect. Our society values perfection, but is the concept of perfect really that good for us? The latest episode of LSE IQ explores perfectionism. In this bitesized episode of the LSE IQ podcast, Jess Winterstein speaks to Dr Thomas Curran, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science at LSE. While aspiring to perfection may still be viewed positively by many, Dr Curran’s research reveals that the drive to be the best can potentially do more harm than good. Are the potential downsides worth it when balanced against the possible achievements that can come from being a perfectionist? In a discussion which explores the realities of being a perfectionist, we ask, is perfection really worth it? Contributors   Dr Thomas Curran https://www.lse.ac.uk/PBS/People/Dr-Tom-Curran   Research  A test of social learning and parent socialization perspectives on the development of perfectionism by Thomas Curran, Daniel J Madigan, Andrew P Hill and Annett Victoria Stornæs https://www.researchgate.net/publication/339433945_A_test_of_social_learning_and_parent_socialization_perspectives_on_the_development_of_perfectionism Perfectionism Is Increasing Over Time: A Meta-Analysis of Birth Cohort Differences From 1989 to 2016 by Thomas Curran and Andrew P. Hill http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/101352/1/Curran_Hill2018.pdf
06/10/2017m 23s

On Time

Contributor(s): Professor Matthew Soteriou, Professor Elizabeth F. Cohen, Dr Ammar Azzouz | From the political to the nature of our experience, time affects all aspects of our lives. Join us to investigate our complicated relationship with time. Ammar Azzouz (@Ammar_Azz) is Honorary Research Associate at the University of Oxford. Elizabeth F. Cohen (@alixabeth) is Professor of Political Science at Syracuse University. Matthew Soteriou is Chair in Philosophy of Mind at KCL. Sarah Fine (@DrSJFine) is a Fellow at the Forum for Philosophy. Founded in 1996, the Forum for Philosophy (@forumphilosophy) is a non-profit organization that has gained widespread recognition for its work as initiator and sponsor of engaging and thoughtful events that facilitate wider participation in academic philosophy. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEForum
06/10/201h 16m

What’s the oil rush in Somalia?

Contributor(s): Joakim Gundel, Dr Claire Elder, Dr Mohamed Gaas, Abdisalam Mohamed | Somalia is in pre-election mode and is at the same time pushing for the licensing of oil, based on the promising prospects revealed by seismic surveys. A maritime dispute between Somalia and Kenya, in the International Court of Justice, is part of wider regional interests. In 2020, Covid-19 has dramatically reduced the demand and price of oil. The panel will discuss the implications of these dynamics. Joakim Gundel is the recipient of a small grant from the CRP, a long established researcher on the Somali territories and an ex member of the UN Panel of Experts on Somalia. Claire Elder (@celder_m) is a Fellow at the LSE, at the Centre for Public Authority and International Development. She completed her PhD at the University of Oxford in 2019 having previously worked for International Crisis Group in Nairobi. Her research is on diaspora politics, transnational governance and business-state relations in Somalia. Mohamed Gaas (@Gaas_M) has a PhD in Development Studies from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. He has worked in various research capacities on the Horn of Africa and Somalia and has published on a number of themes, including in areas of peacebuilding and piracy. Abdisalam Mohamed is an economist and PhD candidate at the Adam Smith Institute, University of Glasgow. He has worked in Somalia for the United Nations Development Programme as well as in Norway, where he lives, working as an energy economist and analyst. Jessica Watkins (@jesterwatkins) is Research Officer at the Middle East Centre, at the LSE, and works on the Conflict Research Programme (CRP). The Conflict Research Programme is based within LSE IDEAS.
06/10/201h 40m

The Long Ascent: confronting the crisis and building a more resilient economy

Contributor(s): Kristalina Georgieva, Sara Eisen | Join us for this event to celebrate LSE's 125th Anniversary with Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund and LSE Director Minouche Shafik. Kristalina Georgieva will deliver the outlook for the global economy. In her speech ahead of the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings, she will also outline policy priorities to overcome the COVID-19 Crisis. Kristalina Georgieva (@KGeorgieva) was selected Managing Director of the IMF on September 25, 2019. She assumed her position on October 1, 2019. Before joining the Fund, Ms. Georgieva was CEO of the World Bank from January 2017 to September 2019, during which time she also served as Interim President of the World Bank Group for three months. Previously, Ms Georgieva helped shape the agenda of the European Union. She served as European Commission Vice President for Budget and Human Resources, overseeing the EU’s €161 billion (US $175bn) budget and 33,000 staff. Before that, she was Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, managing one of the world’s largest humanitarian aid budgets. Prior to joining the European Commission, Ms Georgieva worked for 17 years at the World Bank, culminating in her appointment as Vice President and Corporate Secretary in 2008. Ms Georgieva holds a Ph.D in Economic Science and a M.A. in Political Economy and Sociology from the University of National and World Economy, Sofia, where she was an Associate Professor between 1977 and 1993. During her academic career, she was visiting fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Sara Eisen is co-anchor of CNBC’s “Closing Bell” (M-F, 3PM-5PM ET). She is known for her deep expertise in financial markets and the global economy as well as regular news making interviews with some of the most prominent names in the financial world, including Phil Knight, Leon Black, Janet Yellen and Christine Lagarde, among others. 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. It’s our anniversary! Join our celebrations as we explore the past, discover new stories, and impact the future. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSE125 Thanks to LSE's Financial Markets Group for their collaboration on this event.
06/10/2057m 22s

Brexit and Culture Wars: is this a new 'normal'?

Contributor(s): Professor John Denham, Professor Sara Hobolt, Chaminda Jayanetti | Brexit has divided Britain like no other political issue in a generation. It raises questions about our social cohesion and our national identity. As political campaigns around the world have elevated identity issues, we ask: is Brexit a symptom or a cause of a new culture war? How should we respond? John Denham is Director of the Centre for English Identity and Politics at the University of Southampton. He is a former Labour cabinet minister and Member of Parliament for Southampton, Ichen. Sara Hobolt (@sarahobolt) is the Sutherland Chair in European Institutions and professor in the Department of Government and the European Institute. She is the Chair of the European Election Studies (EES) and the Principal Investigator of the ERC-funded project EUDEMOS: Constrained Democracy: Citizens' Responses to Limited Political Choice in the European Union. Chaminda Jayanetti (@cjayanetti) is a journalist who focuses on politics, social policy and public services. He writes for several notable publications including The Guardian, The Independent, and The Observer. Tony Travers is Associate Dean of the School of Public Policy at LSE. (Owing to technical problems Professor Kevin Featherstone was the Chair for this event). This event is part of the LSE Programme, 'Brexit and Beyond', a dedicated series to stimulate the public debate and informed discussion about this most pivotal topic. It comprises a variety of events, targeting LSE staff and students, as well as the general public and specific categories of policy-makers, practitioners and professionals working on Brexit; with the aim of continuing to shape the discussion surrounding its complex and uncertain agenda. The Programme is organised by LSE's European Institute and School of Public Policy. The LSE European Institute (@LSEEI) is a centre for research and graduate teaching on the processes of integration and fragmentation within Europe. In the most recent national Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) the Institute was ranked first for research in its sector. The LSE School of Public Policy (@LSEPublicPolicy) is an international community where ideas and practice meet. Our approach creates professionals with the ability to analyse, understand and resolve the challenges of contemporary governance.
05/10/201h 24m

Golfing with Trump: economic decline, inequality, and the rise of populism in the US

Contributor(s): Professor Antigone Lyberaki | How far does economic decline and the rise of inequalities explain the rise of populism? Here, we examine the support for Donald Trump at the local level across the US to assess the importance of these factors: in particular, inter-regional and inter-personal inequalities. We consider how far similar factors explain political changes across other countries also. And, we discuss whether such political effects are here to stay or what might be done to mitigate them. Andrés Rodríguez-Pose (@rodriguez_pose) is Professor of Economic Geography at LSE. He has a long track record of research in regional growth and disparities, fiscal and political decentralisation, regional innovation, and development policies and strategies. His research is widely cited in academic circles and has also been frequently used by policy and decision-makers. Dimitris Kairidis (@DimKairidis) is a member of the Greek Parliament, representing Athens-North for the center-right party of New Democracy. He is a Professor of International Politics at Panteion University of Athens and the Founding Director of the Navarino Network in Thessaloniki. He has taught at many universities in Greece and abroad and is a regular TV political commentator. He has published extensively on international politics, including books on nationalism and ethnic conflict, US foreign policy and Greek-Turkish relations. Antigone Lyberaki (@ALyberaki), is an economist, Professor of Economics at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences (in Athens). She was educated at Athens University (Economics) and at the Institute of Development Studies at Sussex University. She has also taught at the City University of New York (Queen’s College) and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, France. Ηer research interests have focused on the interplay between social structures and economic performance. She has published extensively and has participated in civil society initiatives related to women’s rights, migration and development. Vassilis Monastiriotis is an economist and economic geographer by training, specialising in the areas of Labour Economics, Economic Geography and Political Economy. He is an Associate Professor in Political Economy, a Member of the Hellenic Observatory, LSE and Director of LSEE: Research on South Eastern Europe. The Hellenic Observatory (@HO_LSE) is internationally recognised as one of the premier research centres on contemporary Greece and Cyprus. It engages in a range of activities, including developing and supporting academic and policy-related research; organisation of conferences, seminars and workshops; academic exchange through visiting fellowships and internships; as well as teaching at the graduate level through LSE's European Institute. Backed by its 179-year participation in the country's economic and social life, NBG is one of the leading Greek financial organisations, with strong tradition and noteworthy contribution to the economic and social transformation of Greece. The Bank’s broad customer base, respected brand name, strong market share in deposits and enhanced capital adequacy ratios secure it with the liquidity needed to finance Greek businesses and reflect the long-standing relationship of trust it enjoys with its clientele. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSETrump
01/10/201h 29m

Science and Politics after the Pandemic

Contributor(s): Professor Neil Ferguson, Laura Spinney | How has the relationship between science and politics been affected by the COVID-19 crisis and are we seeing a post-populist return of expertise? Neil Ferguson (@neil_ferguson) is Director of the MRC Centre of Global Infectious Disease Analysis at Imperial College London. His research has informed the response to COVID in a number of countries, including the UK Laura Spinney (@lfspinney) is a science journalist and author of Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How it Changed the World. Robin Archer is Director of the Ralph Miliband Programme. The Ralph Miliband Programme (@rmilibandlse) is one of LSE's most prestigious lecture series and seeks to advance Ralph Miliband's spirit of free social inquiry. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19
01/10/201h 25m

Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism

Contributor(s): Professor Anne Case, Professor Sir Angus Deaton | For the white working class, today’s America has become a land of broken families and few prospects. As the university educated become healthier and wealthier, adults without a degree are literally dying from pain and despair. In this event, Anne Case and Angus Deaton will discuss their book, Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism and will tie the crisis to the weakening position of labour, the growing power of corporations, and, above all, to a greedy health-care sector that redistributes working-class wages into the pockets of the wealthy. Capitalism, which over two centuries lifted countless people out of poverty, is now destroying the lives of blue-collar America. Anne Case is the Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Emeritus at Princeton University, where she is the Director of the Research Program in Development Studies. Dr. Case has written extensively on health over the life course. She has been awarded the Kenneth J. Arrow Prize in Health Economics from the International Health Economics Association, for her work on the links between economic status and health status in childhood, and the Cozzarelli Prize from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences for her research on midlife morbidity and mortality. Angus Deaton (@DeatonAngus) is a Senior Scholar and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs Emeritus at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Economics Department at Princeton University. He was the recipient of the 2015 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. You can order the book, Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism, (UK delivery only) from our official LSE Events independent book shop, Pages of Hackney. Peter Trubowitz (@ptrubowitz) is Professor of International Relations and Director of the US Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Associate Fellow at Chatham House. LSE's United States Centre (@LSE_US) is a hub for global expertise, analysis and commentary on America. Our mission is to promote policy-relevant and internationally-oriented scholarship to meet the growing demand for fresh analysis and critical debate on the United States. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19
30/09/201h 29m

Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire

Contributor(s): Professor Rebecca Henderson | The world is on fire. Inequality is skyrocketing while climate change threatens to destabilize the entire economy. What can be done? Join us for this online public event at which Rebecca Henderson will talk about her new book, Reimagining Capitalism: How Business Can Save the World. In her book Henderson argues that the private sector has a critical role to play in addressing the great problems of our time. Drawing on more than ten years of research she suggests that many firms have a compelling economic case for adopting a purpose beyond simple profit maximisation, and that authentically purpose driven firms are already driving the kinds of systemic change that are needed to build a truly just and sustainable society. Rebecca Henderson (@RebeccaReCap) is one of 24 University Professors at Harvard, a research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a fellow of both the British Academy and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is an expert on innovation and organisational change, and her research explores the degree to which the private sector can play a major role in building a more sustainable economy, focusing particularly on the relationships between organizational purpose and innovation and productivity in high performance organizations. She teaches “Reimagining Capitalism: Business & the Big Problems”, a course that has grown from 28 students to over 300. Rebecca sits on the boards of Amgen and of Idexx Laboratories. Her publication include Leading Sustainable Change: An Organizational Perspective, and Accelerating Energy Innovation: Lessons from multiple sectors. In February 2019 she was named one of three “Outstanding Directors of 2019” by the Financial Times. You can order the book, Reimagining Capitalism: How Business Can Save the World, (UK delivery only) from our official LSE Events independent book shop, Pages of Hackney. Nava Ashraf (@profnavaashraf) is a Professor at the Department of Economics and Research Director at the Marshall Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). As the Research Director she leads the Marshall Institute’s effort to imbue private action for the public good with the science that illuminates how to maximise its impact. The Marshall Institute (@LSEMarshall) works to improve the impact and effectiveness of private action for public benefit through research, teaching and convening. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19
29/09/2058m 19s

Parenting for a Digital Future: how hopes and fears about technology shape children's lives

Contributor(s): Dr Alicia Blum-Ross, Professor Lynn Schofield Clark, Dr Paul Hodkinson, Professor Sonia Livingstone | In the decades it takes to bring up a child, parents face challenges that are both helped and hindered by the fact that they are living through a period of unprecedented digital innovation. Join us for this event to launch Sonia Livingstone and Alicia Blum-Ross' new book, Parenting for a Digital Future. In their new book, Sonia Livingstone and Alicia Blum-Ross draw on extensive and diverse qualitative and quantitative research with a range of parents in the UK to reveal how digital technologies characterise parenting in late modernity, as parents determine how to forge new territory with little precedent or support. Alicia Blum-Ross (@aliciablumross) is a researcher, educator, and advocate who has worked in academia, industry, and civil society to study and create opportunities for children, youth, and families to more safely connect, create, and learn online. Lynn Schofield Clark (@LynnSchofClark) is Professor and Chair of the Department of Media, Film and Journalism Studies and Director of the Estlow International Center for Journalism and New Media at the University of Denver. An ethnographer who has studied and worked with diverse U.S. families and young people for more than 15 years, Clark is interested in how the everyday uses of digital, mobile and social media shape peoples’ identities and aspirations, particularly in the context of widening income inequality in the United States. Paul Hodkinson (@paul_hodkinson) is a Reader in the Department of Sociology at the University of Surrey. Paul's work is focused upon youth cultures, online communications, contemporary fatherhood and the relationships between media and cultural identities. Sonia Livingstone (@Livingstone_S) is a professor in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has published 20 books, including The Class: Living and Learning in the Digital Age. You can order the book, Parenting for a Digital Future, (UK delivery only) from our official LSE Events independent book shop, Pages of Hackney. Shani Orgad is Professor in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE. Professor Orgad gained a Bachelor's degree in Media and Communications with Sociology and Anthropology from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, following which she obtained both a Master's and PhD in Media and Communications at LSE. The Department of Media and Communications (@MediaLSE) is a world-leading centre for education and research in communication and media studies at the heart of LSE’s academic community in central London. We are ranked #1 in the UK and #3 globally in our field (2020 QS World University Rankings). This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis.
24/09/201h 28m

Why Can't We All Just Get Along?

Contributor(s): Professor Tony Travers | In an increasingly divided society, Iain examines why we’ve all become so disrespectful and intolerant. Using experiences from his career in politics and the media, he says it doesn’t have to be this way, and suggests how we can all emerge from tribalism and division and become more respectful to each other and those who govern us. His book is optimistic about the fundamental decencies embedded in human nature and uses deeply personal anecdotes to explain why we can look forward in a positive way to a better life both in personal and material terms. Iain Dale (@IainDale) presents the Evening Show on LBC Radio (Monday-Thursday 7pm-10pm). He joined LBC in 2010 and presented the Drivetime show for five and a half years, from March 2013 until August 2018. This year he has two new books being published – in August Why Can’t We All Get Along: Shout Less, Listen More and in November The Prime Ministers 1721-2020: Three Hundred Years of Political Leadership. Iain is a visiting professor of politics and broadcasting at the University of East Anglia, which he graduated from in 1985 with a degree in German and Linguistics. Iain was a panellist on CNN Talk on CNN International and is a regular contributor to Newsnight, the Andrew Marr Show, Good Morning Britain and Channel 5’s Jeremy Vine. He co-hosts a weekly podcast with former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith called ‘For the Many’, the ‘Iain Dale Book Club’ podcast, the Iain Dale All Talk podcast and also a podcast of his weekly ‘Cross Question’ political panel show. Until June 2018 Iain was managing director of Britain’s leading political publisher, Biteback Publishing. He formed the company in 2009 and published more than 600 books. Iain is a British political commentator and blogger. He is a regular columnist for the Telegraph, Evening Standard and ‘I’ paper. He has been a contributing editor for GQ Magazine, writes for various national newspapers and for seven years penned a weekly diary for the Eastern Daily Press. For five years he wrote a monthly column in the gay lifestyle magazine, Attitude and was a regular presenter of Radio 4’s What the Papers Say. He writes a weekly diary column for ConservativeHome.com and is the media critics for Reaction.Life. He is a contributing editor to MACE magazine. Iain has written or edited more than forty books including The NHS: Things That Need to be Said, Memories of Margaret Thatcher, The Big Book of Boris, 500 of the Most Acerbic, Witty & Erudite Things Ever Said About Politics, West Ham: When Football Was Football, Norwich City: When Football Was Football and Honourable Ladies: Profiles of Women MPs 1918-2019. You can order the book, Why Can’t We All Get Along: Shout Less, Listen More (UK delivery only) from our official LSE Events independent book shop, Pages of Hackney. Tony Travers is Associate Dean of the School of Public Policy at LSE. The Department of Government (@LSEGovernment) is a world-leading centre for study and research in politics and government.
23/09/2057m 55s

The World: a brief introduction

Contributor(s): Dr Richard Haass, Professor Peter Trubowitz | Richard Haass (@RichardHaass) is a veteran diplomat, a prominent voice on American foreign policy, and an established leader of nonprofit institutions. He is in his eighteenth year as president of the Council on Foreign Relations, an independent, nonpartisan membership organisation, think tank, publisher, and educational institution dedicated to being a resource to help people better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries. In 2013, he served as the chair of the multiparty negotiations in Northern Ireland that provided the foundation for the 2014 Stormont House Agreement. For his efforts to promote peace and conflict resolution, he received the 2013 Tipperary International Peace Award. From January 2001 to June 2003, Dr Haass was director of policy planning for the Department of State, where he directed the policy planning staff and was a principal advisor to Secretary of State Colin Powell. Confirmed by the U.S. Senate to hold the rank of ambassador, Dr Haass also served as U.S. coordinator for policy toward the future of Afghanistan and U.S. envoy to the Northern Ireland peace process. Peter Trubowitz (@ptrubowitz) is Professor of International Relations and Director of the US Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Associate Fellow at Chatham House. 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. You can order the book, The World: a brief introduction, (UK delivery only) from our official LSE Events independent book shop, Pages of Hackney. The Department of International Relations is one of the oldest as well as largest in the world. We are ranked 5th in the QS World University Ranking by Subject 2020 tables for Politics and International Studies.
23/09/2059m 55s

Digital Technologies in the Lives of Children and Young People

Contributor(s): June Lowery-Kingston, Dr Marco Hubert, Professor Halla Bjørk Holmarsdottir, Professor Uwe Hasebrink, Professor Leen d’Haenens | The lives of children in Europe are becoming digital by default. Information and communication technologies are valued for the opportunities they afford to young generations for participation, skill development, learning and future employability. But how are children and young people engaging with digital technologies? What are the impacts of digital technologies on children’s and young people’s health, lifestyles, well-being, safety and security? This webinar will contrast diverse approaches to thinking about the digital world in relation to children and youth, drawing on four newly funded Horizon 2020 projects on “the impact of technological transformations on children and youth”: DIGYMATEX, DigiGen, ySKILLS and CO:RE. How does each project conceptualise children and young people, digital technologies, and the risks and opportunities that arise? How does each project hope to contribute to knowledge and to the development of EU policies? Leen d’Haenens (@LeendHaenens) is Full Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Project Coordinator of Youth Skills (ySKILLS). ySKILLS investigates the new skill sets needed to benefit from evermore digitised environments and aims at enhancing and maximising the long-term positive impact of the digital environment. Leen is an expert on European media policy and its impact on citizens. She has particular expertise on the performance of private and public service media outlets as well as social media platforms and their impact on children and adolescents, with a focus on vulnerable young people with a migration background. Uwe Hasebrink (@UweHasebrink) is Director of the Leibniz Institute for Media Research, Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI), Professor in Empirical Communication Research at the University of Hamburg and the Project Coordinator of CO:RE – Children Online: Research and Evidence. CO:RE aims to create a European knowledge platform on digital technologies in the lives of children and young people. Uwe is the coordinator of the European research network EU Kids Online (since 2014) and a member of the steering group of the research network Global Kids Online. His research interests refer to media uses and effects in digital environments, with a particular focus on intercultural comparisons. Halla Bjørk Holmarsdottir (@HallaHolmars) is a Professor at the Oslo Metropoli-tan University and Project Coordinator of DigiGen. DigiGen investi-gates digital media use in educational institutions, the home, as a leisure activity and aim at coming to grips with children’s and young people’s digital citizenship. Halla’s work focuses on compar-ative educational policies and practices, particularly with regard to marginalization and social justice. Drawing on interdisciplinary ap-proaches Halla has conducted research on language issues, gen-der and education and youth research in countries such as Na-mibia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania and more recently focusing on the EU. Marco Hubert (@mah2105) is an Associate Professor at the Aarhus University and the Project Coordinator of DIGYMATEX. DIGYMATEX focuses on the development of the Digital Youth Maturity Index (DYMI), an evidence-based tool to assist in understanding and determining children’s digital maturity. Marco’s work offers insights into internet of things and smart de-vice adoption and use, antecedents to consumer behaviour, and individual-based innovation. June Lowery-Kingston (@lk_june) is Head of Unit Accessibility, Multilingualism & Safer Internet at the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CNECT) at the European Commission. Her work aims to promote a better internet for children by protecting and empowering children online, and improving the quality of content available to them. Her unit is also responsible for making the digital single Market more accessible, secure and inclusive and for monitoring the implementation of the Web Accessibility Directive. Sonia Livingstone (@Livingstone_S) is Professor of Social Psychology at the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has published 20 books including The Class: Living and Learning in the Digital Age. She directs the projects “Children’s Data and Privacy Online,” “Global Kids Online” (with UNICEF) and “Parenting for a Digital Future”, and she is Deputy Director of the UKRI-funded “Nurture Network.” Since founding the 33 country EU Kids Online network, Sonia has advised the UK government, European Commission, European Parliament, Council of Europe, OECD and UNICEF. This event is part of a webinar series on theory for the EU H2020 project CO:RE - Children Online: Research and Evidence. The Department of Media and Communications (@MediaLSE) is a world-leading centre for education and research in communication and media studies at the heart of LSE’s academic community in central London. We are ranked #1 in the UK and #3 globally in our field (2020 QS World University Rankings). Twitter Hashtags for this event: #LSEMedia #COREH2020
22/09/201h 15m

Civil Liberties in Times of Crisis

Contributor(s): Professor Stefanie Stantcheva | Stefanie Stantcheva will discuss her recent paper, which explores how far citizens are willing trade off civil liberties during COVID-19, and whether worries about the long term erosion of civil liberties induce citizens to hold on to their rights and freedom even during times of crises. Stefanie Stantcheva (@S_Stantcheva) is a Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at Harvard University, a member of the French Council of Economic Advisers, and co-editor at the Quarterly Journal of Economics. Tim Besley is School Professor of Economics of Political Science and Sir W. Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics in the Department of Economics at LSE. This lecture will launch the new Hayek Programme, which has been established to discuss themes in Hayek’s work: the foundations of a market economy, the role of the state, law and economics, innovation and the use of knowledge in society. STICERD (@STICERD_LSE) brings together world-class academics to put economics and related disciplines at the forefront of research and policy. Founded in 1978 by the renowned Japanese economist Michio Morishima, with donations from Suntory and Toyota, we are a thriving research community within the LSE. 125 years of LSE It’s our anniversary! Join our celebrations as we explore the past, discover new stories, and impact the future. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19
18/09/2058m 52s

How to Make the World Add Up

Contributor(s): Tim Harford | Join us for this online public event with Tim Harford on the day his new book, How to Make the World Add Up: Ten Rules for Thinking Differently About Numbers, is published. When was the last time you read a grand statement, accompanied by a large number, and wondered whether it could really be true? Statistics are vital in helping us tell stories – we see them in the papers, on social media, and we hear them used in everyday conversation – and yet we doubt them more than ever.But numbers – in the right hands – have the power to change the world for the better. Contrary to popular belief, good statistics are not a trick, although they are a kind of magic. Good statistics are not smoke and mirrors; in fact, they help us see more clearly. Good statistics are like a telescope for an astronomer, a microscope for a bacteriologist, or an X-ray for a radiologist. If we are willing to let them, good statistics help us see things about the world around us and about ourselves – both large and small – that we would not be able to see in any other way. In How to Make the World Add Up, Tim Harford draws on his experience as both an economist and presenter of the BBC’s radio show More or Less. He takes us deep into the world of disinformation and obfuscation, bad research and misplaced motivation to find those priceless jewels of data and analysis. Tim Harford (@TimHarford) is a senior columnist for the Financial Times and the presenter of Radio 4’s More or Less. Hew as awarded the OBE ‘For Services to Improving Economic Understanding’ in 2019. He was the winner of the Bastiat Prize for economic journalism in 2006, and More or Less was commended for excellence in journalism by the Royal Statistical Society in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Harford lives in Oxford with his wife and three children, and is a visiting fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford. His other books include The Fifty Things that Made the Modern Economy, The Next Fifty Things that Made the Modern Economy, Messy, The Undercover Economist, The Logic of Life and Adapt. You can order the book, How to Make the World Add Up, (UK delivery only) from our official LSE Events independent book shop, Pages of Hackney. Irini Moustaki (@MoustakiIrini) is Professor of Social Statistics at LSE. Her research interests are in the areas of latent variable models and structural equation models and her methodological work includes treatment of missing data, longitudinal data, detection of outliers, goodness-of-fit tests and advanced estimation methods. Furthermore, she has made methodological and applied contributions in the areas of comparative cross-national studies and epidemiological studies on rare diseases. She was the Executive Editor of the journal Psychometrika for over four years and she is the President elect of the Psychometric Society. The Department of Statistics (@StatsDeptLSE) is an international community for the development of statistical methodology, with an illustrious history of contributions to research and teaching in the social sciences.
17/09/2059m 48s

Narrative Economics

Contributor(s): Professor Robert J Shiller | Robert Shiller considers the new narrative epidemics arising post COVID-19. These will have multiple economic effects through time and have already helped produce the most sudden and sharp world economic recession in history. Robert J Shiller (@RobertJShiller) is a Nobel Prize–winning economist and the author of the New York Times bestseller Irrational Exuberance, among many other books. He is Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University and a regular contributor to the New York Times. His latest book is Narrative Economics: How Stories Go Viral and Drive Major Economic Events. You can order the book, Narrative Economics, (UK delivery only) from our official LSE Events independent book shop, Pages of Hackney. Charles Bean is Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics at LSE, as well as an Executive Director at the Office for Budget Responsibility. Between 2000 and 2014 he was Chief Economist and then Deputy Governor for Monetary Policy at the Bank of England. The Department of Economics (@LSEEcon) at LSE, is one of the leading economics departments in the world. We are a large department, ensuring all mainstream areas of economics are strongly represented in research and teaching. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19
16/09/201h 4m

Greed is Dead: politics after individualism

Contributor(s): Professor Paul Collier, Professor John Kay, Baroness Cavendish | Join us for this online discussion between Paul Collier and John Kay about their new book, Greed is Dead: Politics After Individualism, that seeks to set out practical, original and achievable solutions to the extreme political divisions in Britain. Paul Collier is the Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Oxford Blavatnik School of Government and a Director of the International Growth Centre based at LSE. He is the author of The Future of Capitalism, which won the 2019 Handelsblatt Prize; The Bottom Billion, which won the Lionel Gelber Prize and Arthur Ross Prize of the Council on Foreign Relations; The Plundered Planet, Exodus and Refuge (with Alexander Betts). Collier has served as Director of the Research Department of the World Bank, and works with governments around the world. John Kay (@ProfJohnKay) is a Fellow of St John's College, Oxford and has held professorial appointments at the University of Oxford, London Business School and LSE. His career has spanned academia, business, finance and public policy. He was the founding head of the Oxford Said Business School and the Institute for Fiscal Studies – Britain’s most respected think tank. He is the author of The Truth About Markets, Obliquity, Other People's Money and other books and for twenty years contributed a regular column to the Financial Times. You can order the book, Greed is Dead: Politics After Individualism, (UK delivery only) from our official LSE Events independent book shop, Pages of Hackney. Camilla Cavendish (@CamCavendish) is an award-winning journalist and broadcaster, and the author of Extra Time: Ten Lessons for an Ageing World. She is a Senior Fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School and is also Contributing Editor at the Financial Times where she writes a weekly open column on Saturdays. She was Head of the Prime Minister’s UK Policy Unit under David Cameron and sits in the House of Lords as a non-aligned peer. Andrés Velasco (@AndresVelasco) is the Dean of the LSE School of Public Policy. He was the Minister of Finance in Chile between 2006 and 2010 and has held professorial roles at the Harvard Kennedy School and Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. He is the author of nearly one hundred academic articles, several academic books and two novels and has served as a consultant to the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and to governments, central banks and private businesses around the world. The School of Public Policy (@LSEPublicPolicy) is an international community where ideas and practice meet. Our approach creates professionals with the ability to analyse, understand and resolve the challenges of contemporary governance. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEPolitics
16/09/201h 4m

How We Can Save Capitalism

Contributor(s): Michael O’Leary, Warren Valdmanis | Join Michael O'Leary and Warren Valdmanis, authors of Accountable: How we Can Save Capitalism, for this event about their new book, which offers a blueprint for everyone to take responsibility for using their economic power as consumers, as investors, as employees, and as voters to trigger a fundamental shift away from an economy that is unethical, unfair, and destructive to our environment and institutions. Their investigation cuts through the tired dogma of current economic thinking to reveal a hopeful truth: if we can make our corporations accountable to a deeper purpose, we can make capitalism both prosperous and good. Michael O’Leary (@thisismichaelo) was on the founding team of Bain Capital’s social impact fund. He has served as an economic policy advisor in the United States Senate and on two presidential campaigns. Michael studied philosophy at Harvard College and earned his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Warren Valdmanis leads a social impact fund that invests in the American workforce. He was previously a managing director with Bain Capital’s social impact fund, and before that invested with Bain Capital’s private equity team for over a decade. Warren studied economics at Dartmouth College and earned his MBA from Harvard Business School. You can order the book, Accountable: How We Can Save Capitalism, (UK delivery only) from our official LSE Events independent book shop, Pages of Hackney. Sarah Ashwin is Professor of Comparative Employment Relations and Deputy Head of Department (Teaching and Learning) in the Department of Management at LSE. The Department of Management (@LSEManagement) is a world class centre for education and research in business and management. At the heart of LSE’s academic community in central London, we are ranked #2 in the world for business and management.
16/09/201h 1m

Innovation and Inclusive Growth: COVID-19 as a window of opportunity

Contributor(s): Gordon Brown, Professor Riccardo Crescenzi, Professor Mariana Mazzucato, Lord Sainsbury, Tharman Shanmugaratnam | David Sainsbury’s book Windows of Opportunity: How Nations Create Wealth came out just before COVID-19 forced the global economy into lockdown. This high-level panel looks at the pandemic as an opportunity to promote inclusive growth and innovation in a more sustainable way. In particular, it will examine the role of the emerging and developing world in creating new sources of growth and the role leadership plays in achieving structural transformation. Gordon Brown (@OfficeGSBrown) is the United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education and former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He is Chair of the Global Strategic Infrastructure Initiative of the World Economic Forum and also serves as Distinguished Global Leader in Residence of New York University. He served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2007 to 2010. Riccardo Crescenzi (@crescenzi_r) is Professor of Economic Geography at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is also an Associate at the Centre for International Development (CID) at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and is affiliated with the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) and the Spatial Economics Research Centre (SERC) at the LSE. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Taubman Centre, Harvard University. Until September 2014 he was Programme Director of the MSc in Local Economic Development. Mariana Mazzucato (@MazzucatoM) is Professor in the Economics of Innovation & Public Value at University College London (UCL), she is the Founding Director of the UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose. She is winner of international prizes including the 2020 John Von Neumann Award, the 2019 All European Academies Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values, and 2018 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought. Her book The Entrepreneurial State: debunking public vs. private sector myths (2013) investigates the role of public organizations in playing the ‘investor of first resort’ role in the history of technological change. Her book The Value of Everything: making and taking in the global economy (2018) brings value theory back to the center of economics in order to reward value creation over value extraction. David Sainsbury was Finance Director of J. Sainsbury plc from 1973 – 1990 and Chairman from 1992 – 1998. He became Lord Sainsbury of Turville in October, 1997 and was appointed Minister of Science and Innovation from July 1998 until November 2006. He is the founder of the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, and founded and chairs the Institute for Government. He was elected Chancellor of the University of Cambridge in October 2011. David's new book is Windows of Opportunity: How Nations Create Wealth. Tharman Shanmugaratnam (@Tharman_S) is Senior Minister in Singapore, after serving as Deputy Prime Minister for eight years. He is also Coordinating Minister for Social Policies, and advises the Prime Minister on economic policies. In addition, he chairs the National Jobs Council, aimed at rebuilding skills and jobs in the wake of COVID-19. Tharman is, concurrently, Chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore. He served for several years earlier as Minister of Finance, and as Minister for Education. Internationally, Tharman chairs the Group of Thirty, a global council of economic and financial leaders from the public and private sectors and academia. He also co-chairs the Global Education Forum, and the Advisory Board for the UN’s Human Development Report. He did his university education at the LSE, University of Cambridge and Harvard University. You can order the book, Windows of Opportunity: How Nations Create Wealth, (UK delivery only) from our official LSE Events independent book shop, Pages of Hackney. Erik Berglof (@ErikBerglof) is Professor in Practice in the Department of Economics at LSE. The LSE School of Public Policy (@LSEPublicPolicy) is an international community where ideas and practice meet. Our approach creates professionals with the ability to analyse, understand and resolve the challenges of contemporary governance. The Institute of Global Affairs (@LSEIGA) aims to maximise the impact of LSE's leading expertise across the social sciences by shaping inclusive and locally-rooted responses to the most important and pressing global challenges. The Centre for Economic Policy Research is a network of over 1500 Research Fellows and Affiliates, based primarily in European universities. The Centre coordinates the research activities of its Fellows and Affiliates and communicates the results to the public and private sectors. CEPR is an entrepreneur, developing research initiatives with the producers, consumers and sponsors of research. Established in 1983, CEPR is a European economics research organisation with uniquely wide-ranging scope and activities. The Centre is pluralist and non-partisan, bringing economic research to bear on the analysis of medium- and long-run policy questions. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19
16/09/201h 34m

Making Use of Moral and Social Capital: faith communities and climate finance

Contributor(s): Dr Mohammed Kroessin, Loretta Minghella, Professor Nick Robins | This online event will be a live discussion focused on climate finance and the role faith communities might play in global system change, both in the strategic use of their capital assets and their moral and social capital. Speakers will outline the priorities and transition pathways required in our global financial system at the macro and micro levels to support and advance measures to combat climate change and reflect upon potential future opportunities for faith communities at all levels to contribute to the global emergency productively and strategically. Mohammed R. Kroessin is a development economist with 20 years’ experience of working with Islamic development and financial institutions on strategies for sustainable development and social impact. He has formerly worked for Chambers of Commerce and the Centre for Enterprise in the UK, was Asst. CEO of Muslim Aid and is now heading Islamic Relief’s Global Islamic Microfinance Unit. He holds a Masters in international political economy (Kent) and a Masters in development management (Westminster Business School). He has completed his PhD at the University of Birmingham on the political economy of Islamic finance. He previously was a research associate at the University of Birmingham, working on the DFID funded Religions & Development Research Programme, and a Visiting Research Fellow at Aston Business School where he focused on social entrepreneurship. He is currently a lecturer in Islamic Microfinance at the Frankfurt School of Finance Management. Loretta Minghella (@LMinghella) took up the role of First Church Estates Commissioner in November 2017. As the First Church Estates Commissioner, she is a member of the Church Commissioners' Board of Governors, the General Synod of the Church of England, and the Archbishops' Council. Her main duty is serving as Chair of the Assets Committee of the Church Commissioners which is responsible for stewardship of an investment portfolio of circa £8 billion. Formerly Chief Executive of Christian Aid between 2010-2017. A Lawyer by training with a career in financial regulation, Loretta was previously the Head of Enforcement Law, Policy and International Cooperation for the Financial Services Authority and former CEO of Financial Services Compensation Scheme. Loretta is a Non-Executive Director of the Banking Standards Board and is also Sarum Canon at Salisbury Cathedral. Nick Robins (@NVJRobins1) is Professor in Practice for Sustainable Finance at the Grantham Research Institute at LSE. The focus of his work is on how to mobilise finance for a just transition, the role of central banks and regulators in achieving sustainable development and how the financial system can support the restoration of nature. From 2014 to 2018, Nick was co-director of UNEP's Inquiry into a Sustainable Financial System. Before this, he was head of the Climate Change Centre of Excellence at HSBC from 2007 to 2014. He has also worked at Henderson Global Investors, IIED and the European Commission. Nick is a board member of Investor Watch and a member of a number of advisory boards including Carbon Tracker, the Climate Bonds Initiative and CreditEnable. Robert Falkner (@robert_falkner) is Research Director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. The LSE Faith Centre (@LSEFaithCentre) runs innovative programmes and events promoting religious literacy and transformational interfaith leadership supporting students to explore, challenge and question religious differences. Its work extends beyond student programming to its public engagement with governments, universities and civil society groups to build global interreligious cohesion and understanding resourced by LSE’s world class research. The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment (@GRI_LSE) was established by the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2008 to create a world-leading centre for policy-relevant research and training on climate change and the environment, bringing together international expertise on economics, finance, geography, the environment, international development and political economy.
15/09/201h 29m

The Serendipity Mindset: the art and science of creating good luck

Contributor(s): Dr Christian Busch | In this talk, Christian Busch reveals the secrets behind the hidden force that rules the universe: serendipity. Modern life is full of chance encounters, changing plans, delayed journeys, human errors and other mishaps. So, what if we use such unpredictability to our advantage? Christian has spent a decade studying hundreds of subjects who improved their lives by learning to see opportunities in the unexpected and exploring how unexpected encounters can enhance our worldview, expand our social circles and create new professional opportunities. The Serendipity Mindset shows us that by learning to identify, act on and share serendipity, we can use uncertainty as a pathway to more joyful, purposeful and successful lives. Christian Busch (@ChrisSerendip) teaches at New York University (NYU) and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). At NYU, he directs the Global Economy programme of the Center for Global Affairs, and he co-directed LSE's Innovation & Co-Creation Lab. He is a cofounder of Sandbox Network, a leading community of young innovators active in over 20 countries, as well as Leaders on Purpose. His new book is The Serendipity Mindset The Art and Science of Creating Good Luck. You can order the book, The Serendipity Mindset The Art and Science of Creating Good Luck, (UK delivery only) from our official LSE Events independent book shop, Pages of Hackney. Connson Locke joined the Department of Management in 2008 where she teaches leadership, organisational behaviour, and negotiation and decision making. She received the Department of Management Outstanding Teaching Contribution Award in 2013, was Highly Commended for Inspirational Teaching in the Student-Led Teaching Excellence Awards in 2015 and 2017, and received the LSE Excellence in Education Award in 2018. Professor Locke holds a PhD and MSc in Business Administration (Organisational Behaviour) from the University of California at Berkeley and a BA in Sociology from Harvard University where she graduated with honours. The Marshall Institute (@LSEMarshall) works to improve the impact and effectiveness of private action for public benefit through research, teaching and convening. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSESerendipityMindset
10/09/201h 16m

The Tyranny of Merit: what's become of the common good?

Contributor(s): Professor Michael Sandel | Join us for this online public event with Michael Sandel who will be discussing his latest book, The Tyranny of Merit: What's Become of the Common Good? In this new book Sandel argues that to overcome the polarised politics of our time, we must rethink the attitudes toward success and failure that have accompanied globalisation and rising inequality. Sandel highlights the hubris a meritocracy generates among the winners and the harsh judgement it imposes on those left behind. He offers an alternative way of thinking about success - more attentive to the role of luck in human affairs, more conducive to an ethic of humility, and more hospitable to a politics of the common good. Michael Sandel teaches political philosophy at Harvard University. His writings—on justice, ethics, democracy, and markets--have been translated into 27 languages. His course “Justice” is the first Harvard course to be made freely available online and on television. It has been viewed by tens of millions of people around the world, including in China, where Sandel was named the “most influential foreign figure of the year.” (China Newsweek) Sandel’s books relate enduring themes of political philosophy to the most vexing moral and civic questions of our time. They include What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets; Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?; The Case against Perfection: Ethics in the Age of Genetic Engineering; Public Philosophy: Essays on Morality in Politics; Democracy’s Discontent: America in Search of a Public Philosophy; and Liberalism and the Limits of Justice. You can order the book, The Tyranny of Merit: What's Become of the Common Good?, (UK delivery only) from our official LSE Events independent book shop, Pages of Hackney. Andrés Velasco (@AndresVelasco) is Professor of Public Policy and Dean of the School of Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. The School of Public Policy (@LSEPublicPolicy) is an international community where ideas and practice meet. Our approach creates professionals with the ability to analyse, understand and resolve the challenges of contemporary governance.
09/09/201h 1m

The Role of Academia in Realising the Promise of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda

Contributor(s): Dr Jeni Klugman, Joana Ama Osei-Tutu, Professor Jacqui True, Dr Torunn L. Tryggestad | As we look forward to the next decade of the Women, Peace and Security agenda, this event will examine the role, contributions and potential of academic institutions – in research, advocacy, education and cross-sector engagement – in addressing the gaps that exist, determining how best to prepare and serve the next generation and contribute to the full realisation of the WPS agenda. Twenty years ago, in adopting Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security, the UN Security Council recognised the critical role that women play in preventing conflicts and building peace, and committed to upholding women’s rights in the global peace and security arena. Ten resolutions and over 80 states now support the ‘Women, Peace and Security agenda’. There is ample research, evidence and practical guidance and experience in terms of how to improve international humanitarian and security processes to ensure the participation and protection of women. Yet, in practice there are persistent and systemic obstacles to implementation and achievement of positive change. The UN has failed to align country-specific activities to its WPS objectives and the commitment of national governments is undermined by engagement in warfare, supplying arms and an overall lack of investment and funding. Women peacebuilders undertake innovative activities, learn from each other and locally effect real change. Yet these lessons and experiences are rarely translated into international policy change and local implementation at a time when conflict and violent extremism are escalating and new threats such as climate-induced disasters and a global pandemic abound. The problems are identified, the challenges well understood, and even the solutions are provided. But systemic change in standard practices is lacking. The lessons that should be learnt from successes, failures and good practice in a range of contexts are rarely taught or addressed effectively. The inertia in global institutions is at direct odds with the growing interest from a new generation of students and practitioners, who understand the relevance and importance of the WPS agenda to breaking the stalemate that hounds formal peace processes, relief and development efforts. Jeni Klugman is Managing Director of Georgetown University’s Institute for Women, Peace and Security. Previous positions include Director of Gender and Development at the World Bank, and director and lead author of three global Human Development Reports published by the UNDP. Joana Ama Osei-Tutu (@joana_oseitutu) is Head of the Women, Peace and Security Institute (WPSI) at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC). Jacqui True (@JacquiTrue) is Professor of International Relations and Director of Monash University's Centre for Gender, Peace and Security. Professor True has authored more than 14 books, and over 100 articles and book chapters with her work on gender mainstreaming and global governance, violence against women, women, peace and security and feminist methdologies among the most cited in the fields of international relations and gender studies. Torunn L. Tryggestad (@TLTryggestad) is Deputy Director at PRIO and Director of the PRIO GPS Centre. Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini (@sanambna) is the Director of the Centre for Women, Peace and Security. The LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security (@LSE_WPS) is a leading academic space for scholars, practitioners, activists, policy-makers and students to develop strategies to promote justice, human rights and participation of women in conflict-affected situations around the world. This event is co-hosted with the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, the PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security, Monash Gender, Peace and Security Centre and the Women, Peace and Security Institute in Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEWPS
08/09/201h 35m

Can we afford the super-rich?

Contributor(s): Paul Krugman, Andy Summers, Dr Luna Glucksberg | The coronavirus crisis has devastated economies and brought existing inequalities into sharper focus. Will it result in higher taxes on income and wealth, as we saw after the Great Depression and WWII? Or will the top 1 per cent continue to pull away from the rest of society? Exploring the question, ‘Can we afford the super-rich?’, Joanna Bale talks to Paul Krugman, Andy Summers and Luna Glucksberg. Research links: Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics, and the Fight for a Better Future by Paul Krugman. Capital Gains and UK Inequality by Arun Advani and Andy Summers. A gendered ethnography of elites by Luna Glucksberg.
01/09/2035m 32s

How can we tackle air pollution?

Contributor(s): Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah, Dr Ute Collier, Dr Sefi Roth, Dr Thomas Smith | Seven million people die of air pollution, worldwide, every year. This episode of LSE IQ asks how this invisible killer can be tackled.  Sue Windebank speaks to Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah about her campaigning work for both clean air and a new inquest into the causes of her daughter’s death. In 2013, her daughter Ella Roberta died from a rare and severe form of asthma – she was just nine years old.  According to an expert report there was a "real prospect” that without unlawful levels of air pollution near their home, Ella would not have died.  As well as the impact on health, the episode looks at the effects of air pollution on crime and education. It also examines air pollution on the London Underground, forest fires and clean cooking.   Addressing these issue are: Dr Ute Collier, Head of Energy at Practical Action; Dr Sefi Roth, Assistant Professor of Environmental Economics at LSE; and Dr Thomas Smith, Assistant Professor in Environmental Geography at LSE.     Contributors   Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah  Dr Ute Collier  Dr Sefi Roth  Dr Thomas Smith    Research  ‘Crime is in the Air: The Contemporaneous Relationship between Air Pollution and Crime’ by Malvina Brody, Sefi Roth and Lutz Sager, a discussion paper by IZA Institute of Labor Economics.   ‘The Long-Run Economic Consequences of High-Stakes Examinations: Evidence from Transitory Variation in Pollution’ by Avraham Ebenstein, Victor Lavy and Sefi Roth in the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.   ‘Spatial variability of fine particulate matter pollution (PM2.5) on the London Underground network’ by Brynmor M Saunders, James D Smith, T.E.L Smith, David Green and B Barratt in the journal Urban Climate.   ‘Review of emissions from smouldering peat fires and their contribution to regional haze episodes’ Yuqi Hu, Nieves Fernandez-Anez, T.E.L Smith and Guillermo Rein in the International Journal of Wildland Fire.
04/08/2045m 33s

Twilight of Democracy: the Failure of Politics and the Parting of Friends

Contributor(s): Anne Applebaum | As well as a work of memoir and reporting, it is a deep meditation on the central political dilemma of our time: Why did the wave of enthusiasm for liberal democracy, shared across the political spectrum in the 1980s and 90s, come to an end? How did we come to be so divided? Why did everyone get so angry? Anne Applebaum, a historian of totalitarian regimes as well as an analyst of contemporary politics, offers an original interpretation of democratic decline. She charts the rise of autocratic and paranoid governments in Poland and Hungary, the cultural despair that fuelled Brexit, the media cacophony that has driven some Spaniards to return to old nationalist slogans, the apocalyptic pessimism that led many to support the election of Trump. Political leaders and historical figures appear in the story, but the book is focused above all on the dissatisfied intellectuals, philosophers, spin doctors and journalists who deliberately sought to create new definitions of “the nation,” new political realities, and sometimes deep new divisions. Anne Applebaum (@anneapplebaum) is the author of Gulag: A History, which won the Pulitzer Prize, of Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956, which won the Cundill Prize and Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine which won the Lionel Gelber and Duff Cooper prizes. She is a columnist for The Atlantic and a senior fellow of the Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University. She divides her time between Britain, Poland and the USA. After graduating from Yale University, she was a Marshall Scholar at LSE and St. Antony’s College, Oxford.  You can order the book, Twilight of Democracy, (UK delivery only) from our official LSE Events independent book shop, Pages of Hackney. Michael Cox is Director of LSE IDEAS and Emeritus Professor of International Relations at LSE. The Department of International Relations is one of the oldest as well as largest in the world. We are ranked 4th in the QS World University Ranking by Subject 2019 tables for Politics and International Studies. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEApplebaum
28/07/2054m 48s

Populism in the Post-COVID-19 World

Contributor(s): Professor Sara Hobolt, Professor Michael Ignatieff, Professor Andrés Velasco, Jesse Norman MP | This discussion focuses on the causes and consequences of this populist surge, and the ways in which liberal democracies can respond to the challenge of authoritarian populism. Because populist governments have been especially ineffective in dealing with the pandemic, the panel will also ask whether populists will pay a price at the polls or whether, on the contrary, the economic crunch resulting from COVID-19 will further enlarge their base of political support. Sara Hobolt (@sarahobolt) is the Sutherland Chair in European Institutions and Professor in the Department of Government and the European Institute. Michael Ignatieff (@M_Ignatieff) is a Canadian author, academic and former politician. He is currently rector and President of Central European University. Andrés Velasco (@AndresVelasco) is Professor of Public Policy and Dean of the School of Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Jesse Norman (@Jesse_Norman) is Financial Secretary to the Treasury, responsible for HM Revenue and Customs and the National Infrastructure Strategy. His books include biographies of Edmund Burke and Adam Smith. He has been the Member of Parliament for Hereford and South Herefordshire since 2010. Tim Besley is School Professor of Economics of Political Science and Sir W. Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics in the Department of Economics at LSE. LSEPPR is a brand new public policy journal hosted by the School of Public Policy at LSE and published by LSE Press (@LSEPress). It will bring together policy-relevant research from across the social sciences. The first issue focuses on the causes and consequences of populist politics around the world, and discusses ways in which liberal democracies can respond to the challenge of authoritarian populism. The School of Public Policy (@LSEPublicPolicy) is an international community where ideas and practice meet. Our approach creates professionals with the ability to analyse, understand and resolve the challenges of contemporary governance. The Spinoza Programme on Institutions, Organizations and Growth supports research and events at LSE. It looks at contemporary challenges in economic policy formation to support long-run development. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEPPR
23/07/201h 28m

How to Reform the WTO?

Contributor(s): Ambassador Dr Jesus Seade, Sir Vince Cable, Dr Swati Dhingra, Piroska Nagy Mohacsi | Nominations for the position have just closed. LSE is organising a mini-series of presentations and discussions with the candidates. The first of the candidates to present their vision for globalisation, trade and the WTO will be Dr Jesus Seade, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico and Mexico’s chief negotiator of the USMCA, the US, Mexico and Canada Trade Agreement (successor of NAFTA) which came into force on July 1 this year. Multilateral institutions are increasingly being challenged in recent years. One important criticism is that leaders for these organisations are not selected in a competitive and transparent manner. Promoting a stronger selection process should help enhance the legitimacy of these institutions. Calls for change have been particularly strong at the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the global body dealing with the rules of trade between nations.  Vince Cable (@vincecable) is Professor in Practice at the Institute of Global Affairs, LSE. Sir Vince is the former Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (2010-2015) and represented the constituency of Twickenham as a Liberal Democrat MP and was party leader from 2017-19.  Swati Dhingra (@swatdhingraLSE) is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the LSE, researching globalisation and industrial policy. Jesus Seade (@JesusSeade) is a candidate for WTO Director-General; Chief Negotiator of the USMCA, the US, Mexico and Canada Trade Agreement (successor of NAFTA);  and Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico. Piroska Nagy Mohacsi (@NagyMohacsi) is Programme Director, Institute of Global Affairs at the LSE School of Public Policy. Erik Berglof (@ErikBerglof) is the inaugural Director of the Institute of Global Affairs (IGA) at LSE. He joined the School as a Professor in Practice in the Department of Economics. This event is part of LSE's public event series - COVID-19: The Policy Response. This event in the series has been organised by the Institute of Global Affairs and the School of Public Policy. The Institute of Global Affairs (@LSEIGA) aims to maximise the impact of LSE's leading expertise across the social sciences by shaping inclusive and locally-rooted responses to the most important and pressing global challenges. The School of Public Policy (@LSEPublicPolicy) is an international community where ideas and practice meet. Our approach creates professionals with the ability to analyse, understand and resolve the challenges of contemporary governance.
20/07/201h 33m

Journalism, Power and Pandemic

Contributor(s): Anushka Asthana, Pippa Crerar, Annette Dittert, Richard Horton, Sir Craig Oliver | How well has the UK news media kept the public informed and held the authorities to account during the COVID-19 crisis? Leading journalists and political communicators discuss how the news media has coped with the practical, editorial and political challenges of covering coronavirus. Anushka Asthana (@AnushkaAsthana) is editor-at-large for the Guardian, and host of the daily news podcast, Today in Focus. Pippa Crerar (@PippaCrerar) is the Political Editor of the Daily Mirror and Parliamentary Press Gallery chair Annette Dittert (@annettedittert) is London Bureau Chief of ARD. Richard Horton (@richardhorton1) is Editor of The Lancet. Craig Oliver (@CraigOliver100) is former No10 Director of Politics & Communications and Editor of BBC News at 6pm & 10pm. Charlie Beckett (@CharlieBeckett) is Professor of Practice, Director of Polis and the Polis/LSE Journalism AI project in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE. This event is part of LSE's public event series - COVID-19: The Policy Response. COVID-19 represents an enormous challenge for the social sciences to help governments and non-governmental organisations respond to the economic and societal consequences of the pandemic. Part of LSE's response to this challenge is a series of online public events that will take place over the Summer Term. Why not visit the School of Public Policy COVID-19 Resource Centre. This event in the series has been organised by the Department of Media and Communications, School of Public Policy and Institute of Global Affairs. The Department of Media and Communications (@MediaLSE) is a world-leading centre for education and research in communication and media studies at the heart of LSE’s academic community in central London. We are ranked #1 in the UK and #3 globally in our field (2020 QS World University Rankings). The School of Public Policy (@LSEPublicPolicy) is an international community where ideas and practice meet. Our approach creates professionals with the ability to analyse, understand and resolve the challenges of contemporary governance. The Institute of Global Affairs (@LSEIGA) aims to maximise the impact of LSE's leading expertise across the social sciences by shaping inclusive and locally-rooted responses to the most important and pressing global challenges. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19
15/07/2057m 30s

COVID-19 and the Economy: what are the lessons so far?

Contributor(s): Professor Silvana Tenreyro | Silvana Tenreyro is Professor in Economics in the Department of Economics at LSE and an external member of the Monetary Policy Committee at the Bank of England. She obtained her MA and PhD in Economics from Harvard University. Before joining the Bank, she was co-Director and Board member of the Review of Economic Studies and Chair of the Women’s Committee of the Royal Economics Society.  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. This event in the series has been organised by the Department of Economics and the Centre for Macroeconomics. The Department of Economics (@LSEEcon) at LSE, is one of the leading economics departments in the world. We are a large department, ensuring all mainstream areas of economics are strongly represented in research and teaching. The Centre For Macroeconomics is a research centre that brings together a group of world class experts to carry out pioneering research on the global economic crisis and help design policies to alleviate it.
15/07/2057m 48s

Against the System: anger, belonging and the crisis of liberalism

Contributor(s): Eric Lonergan, Martin Sandbu, Professor Lea Ypi | Recent elections in the advanced western democracies have undermined the basic foundations of political systems that had previously beaten back all challenges-from both the left and the right. The COVID-19 pandemic has intensified the backlash, further destabilising an already fragile political order. Eric Lonergan, Martin Sandbu and Lea Ypi discuss their recent research about the political and economic causes of this turbulence and consider ways out of the impasse. Eric Lonergan (@ericlonners) is is a macro hedge fund manager, economist, and co-author of Angrynomics. Martin Sandbu (@MESandbu) is European Economics Commentator for the Financial Times and author of The Economics of Belonging. Lea Ypi (@lea_ypi) is Professor in Political Theory in the LSE Department of Government. Jonathan Hopkin (@jrhopkin) is Professor of Comparative Politics in the LSE Department of Government and author of Anti-System Politics. You can order the books, The Economics of Belonging by Martin Sandbu, Angrynomics by Eric Lonergan and Anti-System Politics by Jonathan Hopkin (UK delivery only) from our official LSE Events independent book shop, Pages of Hackney. The Department of Government (@LSEGovernment) is a world-leading centre for study and research in politics and government. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEPoliticalSystems Podcasts & Videos A podcast of this event is available to download from Against the System: anger, belonging and the crisis of liberalism. A video of this event is available to watch at Against the System: anger, belonging and the crisis of liberalism. Podcasts and videos of many LSE events can be found at the LSE Public Lectures and Events: podcasts and videos channel.
14/07/201h 29m

Prospects for the UK Economy and Public Spending After COVID-19: new austerity or a new economy?

Contributor(s): Stephanie Flanders, Professor Stephen Machin, Dr Gemma Tetlow | The UK government’s response to COVID-19 has seen sudden growth in public spending accompanied by a sharp fall in tax receipts. Public sector borrowing may exceed £300bn in 2020-21, with the UK’s national debt exceeding annual GDP for the first time for decades. What short-term stimuli might the Chancellor now employ to re-start growth? Can the government imaginably return to austerity policies? Will inequality have increased? Is this the time for a new approach to economic management? Can the economy go back to normal and grow if social distancing restrictions persist? Is the UK out of line with comparable countries?  And what about Brexit? The panel will consider these issues and more. Stephanie Flanders (@MyStephanomics) has been Senior Executive Editor for Economics at Bloomberg News and head of Bloomberg Economics since October 2017. She was previously Chief Market Strategist for Europe at J P Morgan Asset Management in London (2013-17) and both BBC Economics Editor and BBC Newsnight’s Economics Editor   (2002-13).   Stephen Machin (@s_machin_) is Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, has been President of the European Association of Labour Economists, is a Fellow of the Society of Labor Economists and was an independent member of the UK Low Pay Commission from 2007-14. He has researched extensively in various areas of empirical economics, including current research interests in the areas of labour market inequality, social mobility, the economics of education and the economics of crime. Gemma Tetlow (@gemmatetlow) is Chief Economist at the Institute for Government. Between 2016 and 2018, Gemma was Economics Correspondent at the Financial Times, reporting on and analysing economic developments in the UK and globally. Before that, she led the Institute for Fiscal Studies’ work on public finances and pensions. She has a PhD in economics from University College London. Andrés Velasco (@AndresVelasco) is the Dean of the School of Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. This event is part of LSE's public event series - COVID-19: The Policy Response. COVID-19 represents an enormous challenge for the social sciences to help governments and non-governmental organisations respond to the economic and societal consequences of the pandemic. Part of LSE's response to this challenge is a series of online public events that will take place over the Summer Term. Why not visit the School of Public Policy COVID-19 Resource Centre. This event in the series has been organised by the Institute of Global Affairs and the School of Public Policy. The Institute of Global Affairs (@LSEIGA) aims to maximise the impact of LSE's leading expertise across the social sciences by shaping inclusive and locally-rooted responses to the most important and pressing global challenges. The School of Public Policy (@LSEPublicPolicy) is an international community where ideas and practice meet. Our approach creates professionals with the ability to analyse, understand and resolve the challenges of contemporary governance. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19 Podcasts and Videos A podcast of this event is available to download from Prospects for the UK Economy and Public Spending After COVID-19: new austerity or a new economy? A video of this event is available to watch at Prospects for the UK Economy and Public Spending After COVID-19: new austerity or a new economy? Podcasts and videos of many LSE events can be found at the LSE Public Lectures and Events: podcasts and videos channel.
10/07/201h 27m

Debt Relief and Africa During COVID-19: the global response

Contributor(s): Mma Amara Ekeruche, Professor Anna Gelpern, Eric LeCompte, Dr Shirley Yu, Dr David Luke | The COVID-19 pandemic has decimated government fiscal policies across the globe, and economies worldwide are heading into historic recessions. Countries’ capabilities to address new challenges are increasingly stretched, yet efforts to tackle a health crisis in a globalised world remain highly interconnected. As low-income countries struggle to provide robust spending plans to support the population, calls have risen for the implementation of immediate debt relief from bilateral, multilateral and private creditors to African countries. Africa’s external debt payments have almost doubled in recent years, forming the backdrop of a reoccurring conversation around the debt’s sustainability at a time when money is urgently needed for domestic investments. Now the COVID-19 pandemic makes this discussion more urgent than ever. Multilateral institutions such as the IMF have recently announced sweeping debt relief packages for the continent, with the intention of facilitating governments to address the impact of the pandemic. However, questions remain on whether soliciting debt relief packages for the continent will be enough to sufficiently mitigate the worst effects of the pandemic, and if debt relief is pursued, then how should this be managed and under what conditions? Experts on foreign direct investment, development economics, international finance and macroeconomics will share their analysis of the situation in the face of the current crisis. Mma Amara Ekeruche (@Mmakeruch) is a Research Associate at CSEA. She holds a Masters in Economic Policy from University College London (UCL), United Kingdom and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. Anna Gelpern is a nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, is professor of law and Agnes N. Williams Research Professor at Georgetown University. Eric LeCompte (@Eric_LeCompte) is an American commentator on politics, finance and religion. He serves on a working group with the UN Conference on Trade and Development. He is the current executive director of Jubilee USA Network. Shirley Yu (@shirleyzeyu) is Senior Visiting Fellow in the Institute of Global Affairs at LSE and an Asia fellow with the Ash Center of Harvard Kennedy School. She has a Ph.D. in political economy from China’s Peking University, and a Master’s degree in Government from Harvard University. She has published three books in Chinese, including On China, by Ambassadors, and the Rise of the RMB and the Fall of the Yen. She also served as mentor for Cherie Blair’s Foundation for International Women. David Luke (@DavidLukeTrade) is coordinator of the African Trade Policy Centre at the UN Economic Commission for Africa with the rank of a director at the Commission. He is responsible for leading ECA's research, policy advisory services, training and capacity development on inclusive trade policies and in particular the boosting intra-African trade and the continental free trade area initiatives. Prior to joining ECA in 2014, he served as UNDP trade policy adviser in Southern Africa and Geneva and also as Senior Economist and Chief of Trade at the Organization for African Unity/African Union Commission, and as an Associate Professor at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. Tim Allen is the inaugural Director of the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa, and is a Professor in Development Anthropology in the Department of International Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science. This event is part of LSE's public event series - COVID-19: The Policy Response. COVID-19 represents an enormous challenge for the social sciences to help governments and non-governmental organisations respond to the economic and societal consequences of the pandemic. Part of LSE's response to this challenge is a series of online public events that will take place over the Summer Term. Why not visit the School of Public Policy COVID-19 Resource Centre. This event in the series has been organised by the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa. The Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa (@AfricaAtLSE) promotes independent academic research and teaching; open and issue-oriented debate; and evidence-based policy making. The Centre connects social sciences disciplines and works in partnership with Africa to bring African voices to global debates. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19 Slides A copy of Mma Amara Ekeruche's PowerPoint presentation is available for download: Debt Relief and Africa During COVID-19: the global response. Podcast & Video A podcast of this event is available to download from Debt Relief and Africa During COVID-19: the global response. A video of this event is available to watch at Debt Relief and Africa During COVID-19: the global response. Podcasts and videos of many LSE events can be found at the LSE Public Lectures and Events: podcasts and videos channel.
09/07/201h 31m

Is big data good for our health? [Audio]

Speaker(s): Dr Stephen L. Roberts, Dr Leeza Osipenko, Professor Barbara Prainsack, Dr James Somauroo | With more and more information about us available electronically and online, this episode of LSE IQ asks, ‘Is big data good for our health?’ Advances in bio-medical technologies, along with electronic health records and the information we generate through our mobile phones, Smart Watches or Fit bits, our social media posts and search engine queries, mean that there is a torrent of information about our bodies, our health and our diseases out there. Alongside this, the tremendous growth in computing power and data storage means that this ‘Big Data’ can be stored and aggregated and then analysed by sophisticated algorithms for connections, comparisons and insights. The promise of all of this is that big data will create opportunities for medical breakthroughs, help tailor medical interventions to us as individuals and create technologies that will speed up and improve healthcare. And, of course, during the COVID-19 pandemic we’ve also seen some countries use data, generated from people’s mobile phones, to track and trace the disease. All of this poses opportunities for the tech giants and others who want to be part of the goldrush for our data - and to then sell solutions back to us What are the risks in handing over our most personal data? Will it allow big data to deliver on its hype? And is it a fair exchange? In this episode, Oliver Johnson speaks to Dr Leeza Osipenko, Senior Lecturer in Practice in LSE’s Department of Health Policy; Professor Barbara Prainsack, Professor of Comparative Policy Analysis at the University of Vienna and Professor Sociology at King’s College London; Dr Stephen L. Roberts, LSE Fellow in Global Health Policy in LSE’s Department of Health Policy; and Dr James Somauroo, founder of the healthtech agency somX and presenter of The Health-Tech Podcast.
08/07/2039m 41s

Policies to Fight the Pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean

Contributor(s): Dr Eric Parrado Herrera, Dr Victoria Nuguer, Dr Andrew Powell, Professor Andrés Velasco, Brian Wynter | The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is taking a huge toll across the world, and governments in Latin America and the Caribbean are taking aggressive measures to save lives. Within a matter of weeks, the macroeconomic outlook for the region has changed dramatically. Financing costs have risen, commodities fallen, and large losses of GDP now seem unavoidable. However, the self-imposed partial closure of the economy is anything but a normal recession, and typical countercyclical demand management, both fiscal and monetary, is likely to be inconducive. Introduced by LSE Director Dame Minouche Shafik, a panel from the IDB and LSE will discuss the 2020 Latin American and Caribbean Macroeconomic Report and its diagnosis of a rapidly changing environment and policy recommendations aimed to bring relief, maintain economic stability, and keep the core of the economy intact. Eric Parrado Herrera is Chief Economist and General Manager of the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) since March 2019. Before joining the IDB, he was a professor of economics and finance at the ESE Business School of the Universidad de los Andes in Santiago, Chile.  Victoria Nuguer is a Senior Researcher in the Inter-American Development Bank’s Research Department. She holds a Ph.D. from École Polytechnique Fédéral de Lausanne in Switzerland and a bachelor’s degree from the Universidad de Buenos Aires in Argentina. Andrew Powell (@AndyPowell_IDB)  is the Principal Advisor in the Research Department (RES) at the Inter-American Development Bank. He holds a Ba, MPhil. and DPhil. (PhD) from the University of Oxford, was Lecturer at Queen Mary’s College, London and at the University of Warwick, was Chief Economist of the Central Bank of the Republic of Argentina and Professor at the Universidad Torcuato di Tella in Buenos Aires.  Andrés Velasco (@AndresVelasco) is the Dean of the School of Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. In 2017-18 he was a member of the G20 Eminent Persons Group. During 2015-16 he co-chaired the Global Panel on the Future of the Multilateral Lending Institutions. In 2013-16 he was a member of the Global Oceans Commission. Brian Wynter is a company director and consultant. A proud graduate of LSE and Columbia University’s SIPA with financial markets experience in the private sector and the IMF’s Caribbean Regional Technical Assistance Centre, he was the founding CEO of Jamaica’s Financial Services Commission and, most recently, Governor of Jamaica’s central bank. Gareth Jones is Director of the Latin America and Caribbean Centre at LSE. He is Professor of Urban Geography in the Department of Geography and Environment at LSE and an Associate Member of the International Inequalities Institute.  Minouche Shafik, Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science, will introduce the event. Malcolm Geere, Inter-American Development Bank Executive Director for the United Kingdom will also speak at the beginning of the event. The Latin America and Caribbean Centre (@lse_lacc) is the focal point for LSE’s research and public engagement with Latin America and the Caribbean, the Centre builds upon the School’s long and important relationship with the region. The Institute of Global Affairs (@LSEIGA) aims to maximise the impact of LSE's leading expertise across the social sciences by shaping inclusive and locally-rooted responses to the most important and pressing global challenges. The School of Public Policy (@LSEPublicPolicy) is an international community where ideas and practice meet. Our approach creates professionals with the ability to analyse, understand and resolve the challenges of contemporary governance.
07/07/201h 29m

Impact: reshaping capitalism to drive real change

Contributor(s): Sir Ronald Cohen | Envision a world that moves in only one direction: forward. A world where inequality is shrinking. Where natural resources are regenerated, and people can unlock their full potential and benefit from shared prosperity. A world focused not only on minimizing harm, but on doing measurable good. Join us for this talk by Sir Ronald Cohen about his new book, Impact: Reshaping Capitalism to Drive Real Change.  Ronald Cohen (@sirronniecohen) is a philanthropist, venture capitalist, private equity investor, and social innovator, who is driving forward the global Impact Revolution. For nearly two decades, his initiatives have catalyzed global efforts to drive private capital to serve social and environmental good. He serves as Chairman of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment and The Portland Trust. He is a co-founder of Social Finance UK, USA, and Israel; and co-founder Chair of Bridges Fund Management and former co-founding Chair of Big Society Capital. He chaired the G8 Social Impact Investment Taskforce (2013-2015), the UK Social Investment Task Force (2000-2010) and the UK’s Commission on Unclaimed Assets (2005-2007). You can order the book, Impact: Reshaping Capitalism to Drive Real Change, from our official LSE Events independent book shop, Pages of Hackney. Orders from Pages can only be delivered to UK addresses. Viewers who are not based in the UK can order the book here. Nava Ashraf (@profnavaashraf) is Professor in the Department of Economics and Research Director at the Marshall Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). As the Research Director she leads the Marshall Institute’s effort to imbue private action for the public good with the science that illuminates how to maximise its impact. The Marshall Institute (@LSEMarshall) works to improve the impact and effectiveness of private action for public benefit through research, teaching and convening. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEImpactRevolution Podcasts and Videos A podcast of this event is available to download from Impact: reshaping capitalism to drive real change. A video of this event is available to watch at Impact: reshaping capitalism to drive real change. Podcasts and videos of many LSE events can be found at the LSE Public Lectures and Events: podcasts and videos channel.
06/07/2058m 20s

The Ballpark | Extra Innings: African Americans in a White House: Prof Leah Wright Rigueur Event [Audio]

Contributor(s): Professor Leah Wright Rigueur | On the 5th of March 2020, Professor Leah Wright Rigueur joined the LSE US Centre for the event “African Americans in a 'White' House: Presidential Politics, Race, and The Pursuit of Power.” At the event, using one of the most outrageous scandals in modern American political history as a case study - the Housing and Urban Development Scandal (HUD) of the 1980s and 1990s which saw political officials steal billions in federal funding set aside for low-income housing residents – Professor Leah Wright Rigueur told the complex story of the transformation of Black politics and the astonishing racial politics of presidential administrations that have paved the way for patterns of political misconduct that have continued into the present. This seminar was chaired by Professor Imaobong Umoren, Assistant Professor at the Department of International History at LSE. The event was part of the 'Race and Gender in US Politics in Historical and Contemporary Perspective' seminar series organized by the LSE United States Centre. Professor Leah Wright Rigueur is an Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the Harry S. Truman Associate Professor of American History at Brandeis University. She is the author of The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power and is currently working on the book manuscript Mourning in America: Black Men in a White House. You can also find audio of a one-on-one conversation with Professor Wright Rigueur on this feed. Contributors: Professor Leah Wright Rigueur (Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the Harry S. Truman Associate Professor of American History at Brandeis University); Professor Imaobong Umoren (Assistant Professor at the Department of International History at LSE)
03/07/201h 15m

Strategic Climate Litigation: insights from global experience

Contributor(s): Irum Ahsan, Michael Burger, Lord Carnwath, Dr Joana Setzer, James Thornton | Climate litigation has been used as a strategic tool to advance climate policy goals for at least three decades. As the number of cases addressing the causes and consequences of climate change and the public interest in such litigation has increased, so has public interest in such litigation. Today, climate litigation is widely considered to be a governance mechanism to address climate change. In this webinar, a panel of experts and practitioners will discuss the extent to which climate change litigation is driving governments to adopt more ambitious climate policies and inducing a change of behaviour among major GHG emitting corporations. The panel will also explore potential effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on future litigation cases. Irum Ahsan is Principal Counsel, Law and Policy Reform in the Office of the General Counsel at the Asian Development Bank. Michael Burger (@ProfBurger) is Executive Director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University. Robert Carnwath is a former Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. Joana Setzer (@JoanaSetzer) is Assistant Professorial Research Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at LSE. James Thornton (@JamesThorntonCE) is Chief Executive Officer of ClientEarth and Visiting Fellow at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University. Robert Falkner (@robert_falkner) is Research Director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment (@GRI_LSE) was established by the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2008 to create a world-leading centre for policy-relevant research and training on climate change and the environment, bringing together international expertise on economics, finance, geography, the environment, international development and political economy. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEClimateLitigation
03/07/201h 26m

Opening plenary: Defeating COVID-19 everywhere – What needs to be done NOW?

Contributor(s): María Antonieta Alva, Rt. Hon. Gordon Brown, Jeremy Farrar, Dame Minouche Shafik, Zhu Min, Professor Andrés Velasco | The opening plenary will bring leading policy makers together to take stock of the immense challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has created around the world, and the global response so far. While the G20 has adopted a Global Action Plan, and international financial institutions have taken steps to mitigate the twin health and economic crises, much remains to be done. This session will explore the policy steps to be taken now to save lives and livelihoods and bring about a sustained recovery. Maria Antonieta Alva (@ToniAlvaL) is the Minister of Economy and Finance of Peru since October 2019. She has been working in Peru’s public administration for 10 years. In 2017, she was appointed General Director of Public Budget at the Ministry of Economy and Finance, where she conducted Peru’s public budget, and the formulation of the Public Budget Acts of 2018 and 2019. Between 2014 and 2017, she was the Chief of Strategic Planning and Budget at the Ministry of Education. Previously, she worked at the General Directorate of Public Investment and the General Directorate of Public Budget at the Ministry of Economy and Finance. María Antonieta Alva holds a Master’s in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID) from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (USA), and a BA in Economics from Universidad del Pacífico (Peru). Rt. Hon. Gordon Brown (@OfficeGSBrown) is the United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education and former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He is Chair of the Global Strategic Infrastructure Initiative of the World Economic Forum and also serves as Distinguished Global Leader in Residence of New York University. He served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2007 to 2010. Previously, he served as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1997 to 2007, making him the longest-serving Chancellor in modern history. Gordon has a PhD in History from the University of Edinburgh. Jeremy Farrar (@JeremyFarrar) is the Director of the Wellcome Trust. Before joining Wellcome in October 2013, Jeremy Farrar was Director of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Viet Nam for 18 years. His research interests were infectious diseases and global health, with a focus on emerging infections. He has published almost 600 articles, mentored many dozens of students and fellows, and served as Chair on several advisory boards for governments and global organisations. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences UK, the National Academies USA, the European Molecular Biology Organisation and a Fellow of The Royal Society. Jeremy was knighted in the Queen’s 2019 New Year Honours for services to global health. Professor Andrés Velasco (@AndresVelasco) is the Dean of the LSE School of Public Policy. He was the Minister of Finance in Chile between 2006 and 2010 and has held professorial roles at the Harvard Kennedy School and Columbia University´s School of International and Public Affairs. He was president of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA) from 2005 to 2007. In February 2006 he received the Award for Excellence in Research from the Inter-American Development Bank. In 2013-16 he was a member of the Global Oceans Commission and during 2015-16 he co-chaired the Global Panel on the Future of the Multilateral Lending Institutions. In 2017-18 he was a member of the G20 Eminent Persons Group. He is the author of nearly one hundred academic articles, several academic books and two novels. He has served as a consultant to the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and to governments, central banks and private businesses around the world. Minouche Shafik is the Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science. An economist by training, she became the youngest vice-president in the history of the World Bank at the age of 36. Minouche returned to the UK in 2004 and rose to become the Permanent Secretary of the Department for International Development where she was responsible for the UK’s development assistance efforts around the world. She joined the IMF in 2011 as Deputy Managing Director with responsibility for many of the crisis countries in the Eurozone and the Arab countries in transition. From 2014-2017 she was Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, responsible for a balance sheet of almost £475 billion, and sat on all of the Bank’s major policy committees. She was made a Dame Commander of the British Empire in 2015. Zhu Min is currently the Chair of the National Institute of Financial Research at the PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University. He was formerly a Deputy Managing Director at the IMF from July 2011 to July 2016. Before that, he was a Deputy Governor of the People’s Bank of China. Prior to his service at China’s central bank, he held various positions at the Bank of China where he served as Group Executive Vice president. Dr. Zhu also worked at the World Bank and taught economics at both Johns Hopkins University and Fudan University. Dr. Zhu received his Ph.D and M.A. in economics from Johns Hopkins University, an M.P.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public International Affairs at Princeton University, and a B.A. in economics from Fudan University. Moderator: Professor Erik Berglof (@ErikBerglof) became the inaugural Director of the Institute of Global Affairs (IGA) in 2015. Previously he was the Chief Economist and Special Adviser to the President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Prior to joining the EBRD in 2006, Erik Berglof held the position of Director of the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) and Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics and a Research Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. In 2017-2018 he served on the Secretariat of the G20 Eminent Persons Group on Global Financial Governance and on the Governing Board of the Institute for New Economic Thinking in New York. He is a Research Fellow and former Programme Director at the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London.  Co-moderator: Piroska Nagy-Mohacsi (@NagyMohacsi) is a macroeconomist and Programme Director of the Institute of Global Affairs (IGA) at LSE, where she is responsible for various global policy initiatives on financial resilience, growth and migration. She was Policy Director of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), overseeing strategic directions in Emerging Europe, Central Asia and North Africa as well as major policy initiatives. She was also responsible for the EBRD’s economic forecast and co-created and co-led the Vienna Initiative in 2008-15, a public-private crisis management and coordination platform in emerging Europe, and headed its Secretariat. Piroska worked in senior positions for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) between 1986 and 2008 with surveillance, policy advice and program responsibilities in Europe, Africa and Asia.  Caroline Mei is the Student Leader for this session. She is currently completing her Masters in Public Administration at LSE. The School of Public Policy (@LSEPublicPolicy) is an international community where ideas and practice meet. Our approach creates professionals with the ability to analyse, understand and resolve the challenges of contemporary governance. The Institute of Global Affairs (@LSEIGA) aims to maximise the impact of LSE's leading expertise across the social sciences by shaping inclusive and locally-rooted responses to the most important and pressing global challenges. This event is part of the Maryam Forum Launch: "From Rulership to Leadership: Early Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic". View the full programme here. The Maryam Forum is a new multi-year platform aiming to encourage the shift towards evidence-informed, transparent, accountable and inclusive leadership. Introduced on the global stage in Davos during the World Economic Forum (WEF) in January 2020, Maryam Forum is a collaboration between policy makers, academics, business leaders and media that engages the LSE across departments and disciplines. Together with our students – the leaders of tomorrow – we will convene Maryam Co-Labs, leading up to our first annual Global Conference in December. From climate change, health crises and other global emergencies, to industrial policy, populism and migration, these year-round working groups will tackle the most urgent challenges of our time - providing opportunities to exchange expertise and shape solutions, and unlocking the potential for inclusive and sustainable leadership across all regions of the world.
02/07/201h 32m

COVID-19: the impact on the UK's ethnic minority populations

Contributor(s): Professor Kehinde Andrews, Dr Miqdad Asaria, Professor Lucinda Platt, Ross Warwick, Professor Heidi Mirza | There is increasing concern that people from ethnic minority backgrounds are being disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 in England. Over the first few weeks of the pandemic there were several anecdotal reports to suggest that there are many more cases of, hospitalisations for, and deaths due to COVID-19 than we would expect from minorities’ population shares. Drawing on new IFS research, the panel will discuss the reasons why mortality is disproportionately high for minority groups, present evidence on how some minority groups are disproportionately affected by the economic impacts of the lockdown, and recommend ways forward to limit further differential social and economic consequences. Kehinde Andrews (@kehinde_andrews) is Professor of Black Studies at Birmingham City University. Kehinde is an academic, activist and author whose books include Back to Black: Retelling Black Radicalism for the 21st Century. His first book was Resisting Racism: Race, Inequality and the Black Supplementary School Movement. Miqdad Asaria (@miqedup) is a health economist with extensive experience in both academic and policy making settings. His research interests include health inequalities and health financing. His research in the COVID-19 space relates to the disproportionate effect among the BAME community. Lucinda Platt (@PlattLucinda) is Professor of Social Policy and Sociology in the Department of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research focuses on inequalities, particularly those relating to ethnicity and migration, gender and disability, and she has published widely in those areas. She is a panel member of the IFS Deaton Inequality Review.  Ross Warwick is a Research Economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) and is contributing to the IFS Deaton Inequality Review. He joined the IFS in 2016 and works in the Centre for Tax Analysis in Developing Countries. Heidi Safia Mirza (@HeidiMirza) is Emeritus Professor of Equalities Studies, UCL Institute of Education and Visiting Professor of Race, Faith and Culture at Goldsmith’s College, University of London. She is known for her pioneering intersectional research on race, gender and identity in education. A daughter of the Windrush generation and one of the first women of colour professors in Britain, Heidi is a leading voice in the global debate on decolonisation and co-edited the flagship book, ‘Dismantling Race in Higher Education: Racism, whiteness and decolonising the academy’. She is currently co-authoring ‘Race and Ethnicity’ for the IFS Deaton Inequality Review which includes the impact of COVID-19 on Black and minority ethnic communities. Armine Ishkanian (@Armish15) is Executive Director of the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme at the International Inequalities Institute and Associate Professor in the Department of Social Policy.  This event is part of LSE's public event series - COVID-19: The Policy Response. COVID-19 represents an enormous challenge for the social sciences to help governments and non-governmental organisations respond to the economic and societal consequences of the pandemic. Part of LSE's response to this challenge is a series of online public events that will take place over the Summer Term. Why not visit the School of Public Policy COVID-19 Resource Centre. This event in the series has been organised by the Department of Health Policy and the Department of Social Policy. The Department of Health Policy (@LSEHealthPolicy) trains and inspires people passionate about health by advancing and challenging their understanding of health systems and the social, economic and political contexts in which they operate. The Department of Social Policy (@LSESocialPolicy) provides top quality international and multidisciplinary research and teaching on social and public policy challenges facing countries across the world. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19 Podcasts and Videos A podcast of this event is available to download from COVID-19: the impact on the UK's ethnic minority populations. A video of this event is available to watch at COVID-19: the impact on the UK's ethnic minority populations. Podcasts and videos of many LSE events can be found at the LSE Public Lectures and Events: podcasts and videos channel.
01/07/201h 26m

Humankind: a hopeful history

Contributor(s): Rutger Bregman | It's a belief that unites the left and right, psychologists and philosophers, writers and historians. It drives the headlines and the laws that touch our lives. Human beings, we're taught, are by nature selfish and governed by self-interest. In his new book, which he will talk about at this event, Rutger Bregman shows us that it is realistic, as well as revolutionary, to assume that people are good. By thinking the worst of others, we bring out the worst in our politics and economics too. Rutger Bregman (@rcbregman) is a historian and author. He has published five books on history, philosophy, and economics. His book Utopia for Realists was a New York Times bestseller and has been translated in 32 languages. Bregman has twice been nominated for the prestigious European Press Prize for his work at The Correspondent. His new book is Humankind: A Hopeful History. Dr. Poornima Paidipaty is an LSE Fellow in Inequalities.  She received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Columbia University.  Her work examines the intersections of decolonisation, governance and modern social science.  She helped lead and organize the Measures of Inequality project at Cambridge University, which explores how metrics and statistical frameworks have been central to our historical and political understanding of equality and fairness. Prior to the LSE, Dr. Paidipaty was the Philomathia Fellow in History at Cambridge and a member of the Society of Fellows at the University of Chicago. You can order the book, Humankind: A Hopeful History, (UK delivery only) from our official LSE Events independent book shop, Pages of Hackney. The International Inequalities Institute (@LSEInequalities) at LSE brings together experts from many LSE departments and centres to lead cutting-edge research focused on understanding why inequalities are escalating in numerous arenas across the world, and to develop critical tools to address these challenges. The Department of Sociology (@LSEsociology) seek to produce sociology that is public-facing, fully engaged with London as a global city, and with major contemporary debates in the intersection between economy, politics and society – with issues such as financialisation, inequality, migration, urban ecology, and climate change. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEHumankind Podcasts and Videos A video of this event is available to watch at Humankind: a hopeful history. Podcasts and videos of many LSE events can be found at the LSE Public Lectures and Events: podcasts and videos channel.
01/07/201h 0m

Governments in the Crisis: what do we expect of them? what do they expect of us?

Contributor(s): Professor George Gerapetritis, Professor Bo Rothstein, Professor Amy Verdun | From strict lockdowns and school shutdowns to fostering self-responsibility, governments have taken different paths to fight the pandemic. Some of these differences seem consistent with different national traditions or cultural frames. Yet, governments have also achieved very different results in managing the pandemic that contradict images of government performance. What should we make of this? Are our stereotypes wrong? At the same time, the economic impact of the pandemic seems to be transforming assumptions about fiscal discipline and the role of the state in the economy. Are we converging around a new activism for the state? Are we sharing a paradigmatic shift? Are north-south differences in Europe disappearing? What should we expect of our governments now? George Gerapetritis is the Minister of State, Hellenic Republic. He is a Professor of Constitutional Law at the Faculty of Law of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He studied in Athens (LL.B.), Edinburgh (LL.M.) and Oxford (D.Phil), has been a visiting fellow at the University of Oxford and the Hellenic Observatory, LSE. He has taught European and comparative constitutional law and history in many universities worldwide. He has published 8 books and more than 100 articles in 3 languages. Bo Rothstein holds the August Röhss Chair in Political Science at University of Gothenburg and is the co-founder of the Quality of Government (QoG) Institute at this department. Rothstein took his PhD in Political Science at Lund University (1986). Prior to the above appointment he worked a researcher at the Department of Government at Uppsala University. During 2016 and 2017 he served as Professor of Government and Public Policy at University of Oxford.  Amy Verdun (@Amy_Verdun) is Professor in European Politics and Political Economy, Leiden University. Prior to this appointment she was for 21 years in the Department of Political Science of the University of Victoria (UVic), BC Canada where she was Full Professor since 2005. At UVic she served as Founder and Director of the European Studies Program (1997-2005); Graduate Advisor (2007-2009); and as Chair (Head) of the Department (2010-2013). Her research deals with European integration, governance and policy-making, political economy, as well as comparisons between the EU and Canada.  Kevin Featherstone is Eleftherios Venizelos Professor in Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor in European Politics in the European Institute at LSE, where he is also Director of the Hellenic Observatory. He has held visiting positions at the University of Minnesota; New York University; Harvard University; and, the European University Institute (Firenze). Before LSE, he held academic posts at the Universities of Stirling and Bradford.  This event in the series has been organised by the Hellenic Observatory. The next event in this series will take place at 2pm on 1 July on COVID-19: the impact on the UK's ethnic minority populations. The Hellenic Observatory (@HO_LSE) is internationally recognised as one of the premier research centres on contemporary Greece and Cyprus. It engages in a range of activities, including developing and supporting academic and policy-related research; organisation of conferences, seminars and workshops; academic exchange through visiting fellowships and internships; as well as teaching at the graduate level through LSE's European Institute. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19 A copy of Professor Amy Verdun's PowerPoint presentation is available for download: Governments in the Crisis: what do we expect from them? what do they expect from us?
30/06/201h 27m

Negotiating Our Post-Brexit Future: where are we heading?

Contributor(s): Professor Catherine Barnard, Dr Meredith Crowley, Dr Adam Marshall, Professor Anand Menon, Professor Tony Travers | In the context of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the negotiations for the UK’s future relationship with the EU look even more challenging. This expert panel will assess where we are with the negotiations and where we might be heading. Our speakers will comprise a range of expertise, covering British politics, knowledge of Whitehall, the economy, and UK-EU law. Catherine Barnard (@CSBarnard24) is Professor of European Union and Labour Law at Trinity College at the University of Cambridge. Meredith Crowley (@MeredithCrowle1) is a Reader in International Economics at the University of Cambridge, a Senior Fellow at the UK in a Changing Europe (UKCE) and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR - London). Adam Marshall (@BCCAdam) is Director General of British Chambers of Commerce. Anand Menon (@anandMenon1) is Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs at King’s College London, and Director of The UK in a Changing Europe. Tony Travers is Associate Dean of the School of Public Policy at LSE. Kevin Featherstone is Eleftherios Venizelos Professor in Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor in European Politics and the Director of the Hellenic Observatory.  This event is part of LSE's public event series - COVID-19: The Policy Response. COVID-19 represents an enormous challenge for the social sciences to help governments and non-governmental organisations respond to the economic and societal consequences of the pandemic. Part of LSE's response to this challenge is a series of online public events that will take place over the Summer Term. Why not visit the School of Public Policy COVID-19 Resource Centre. This event in the series has been organised by the European Institute and the School of Public Policy. The next event in this series will take place at 4pm on 30 June on Governments in the Crisis: what do we expect of them? what do they expect of us? This event is also part of the LSE Programme: Brexit and Beyond. The LSE European Institute (@LSEEI) is a centre for research and graduate teaching on the processes of integration and fragmentation within Europe. In the most recent national Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) the Institute was ranked first for research in its sector. The LSE School of Public Policy (@LSEPublicPolicy) is an international community where ideas and practice meet. Our approach creates professionals with the ability to analyse, understand and resolve the challenges of contemporary governance. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19 Podcast & Video A podcast of this event is available to download from Negotiating Our Post-Brexit Future: where are we heading?. A video of this event is available to watch at Negotiating Our Post-Brexit Future: where are we heading?. Podcasts and videos of many LSE events can be found at the LSE Public Lectures and Events: podcasts and videos channel.
30/06/201h 25m

Financing the SDGs – Can the World Avoid Failure?

Contributor(s): Sir Suma Chakrabarti, Amina J. Mohammed | The Addis Agenda that provided a new global framework for financing sustainable development and a process to deliver our 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is now five years old. The world was off track to deliver the SDGs before the COVID-19 crisis but the savage economic impact of coronavirus has set those long-term objectives back further. The SDGs are more important than ever - how do we re-inject momentum into the Addis Agenda and create a sustainable and resilient world? Join us for a conversation with EBRD President Sir Suma Chakrabarti and UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed, hosted by LSE Director Minouche Shafik. Suma Chakrabarti (@ebrdsuma) is the sixth President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Sir Suma has served two terms as President, having been elected to the posts by the EBRD’s Board of Governors in 2012 and again in 2016. Before becoming President of the EBRD, Sir Suma had a career in the United Kingdom civil service and was Permanent Secretary at the Department for International Development (2002-2007) and the Ministry of Justice (2007-2012). Sir Suma’s earlier career was in international development, starting as a ODI Fellow in Botswana in the early 1980s, and encompassing a range of economic and administrative posts in the Overseas Development Administration (DFID’s predecessor) in London and in the UK office at the World Bank and IMF. Amina J. Mohammed (@AminaJMohammed) is the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and Chair of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Mohammed served as Minister of Environment of the Federal Republic of Nigeria where she steered the country’s efforts on climate action and efforts to protect the natural environment. Ms. Mohammed first joined the United Nations in 2012 as Special Adviser to former Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with the responsibility for post-2015 development planning. She led the process that resulted in global agreement around the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the creation of the Sustainable Development Goals.   Minouche Shafik is Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science.  The School of Public Policy (@LSEPublicPolicy) is an international community where ideas and practice meet. Our approach creates professionals with the ability to analyse, understand and resolve the challenges of contemporary governance. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSESDGs Podcasts & Videos A podcast of this event is available to download from Financing the SDGs - Can the World Avoid Failure? A video of this event is available to watch at Financing the SDGs - Can the World Avoid Failure? Podcasts and videos of many LSE events can be found at the LSE Public Lectures and Events: podcasts and videos channel.
29/06/201h 14m

Implications of COVID-19 in the Western Balkans

Contributor(s): Dr Arjan Gjonça,, Dr Mario Holzner, Dr Sanja Vico | What are the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Western Balkans? What economic, social and democracy issues have arisen from the pandemic? What are the challenges that lie ahead? The panel will explore how the countries of the region have been tackling this crisis and how they have responded to the challenges in terms of internal policies and their relations with other countries, particularly the EU. Arjan Gjonça is an Associate Professor of Demography at the Department of International Development. He holds an MSc and a PhD in Demography from LSE and continues to work at LSE as a full member of academic staff. His teaching focuses on demographic methods and on global population health. Arjan started his career as an assistant professor at University of Tirana, Faculty of Economics, Albania. His work experience includes institutions such as Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research; University of Southampton, Department of Social Statistics; University of Bocconi, Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy (as visiting professor), Department of Social Policy at London School of Economics, and finally Department of International Development. Arjan has acted as an adviser to different international organisations and national governments, including the World Bank, UNFPA, UNDP, Albanian Government, Turkish Government and Bosnian Government. His recent contribution includes chairing the Commission on the Reform of Higher Education in Albania (2013-2015), which has resulted in the introduction of new legislation on higher education in the country. Since 2015 he holds the position of Chair of the Accreditation Board of Albania. Mario Holzner (@MarioHolzner) is Executive Director at wiiw. He is also coordinating economic policy development and communication with a focus on European economic policy. He has recently worked on issues of infrastructure investment in greater Europe, proposing a European Silk Road. Mario Holzner is also a lecturer in applied econometrics at the University of Vienna, Department of Economics. He obtained his PhD in economics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business in 2005. Sanja Vico (@sanja_vico) is a Research Officer at European Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and an Associate of the LSEE – South Eastern Europe Research Unit at the LSE. She holds an ERC-funded Postdoctoral Research position in Political Science at the LSE on the project Justice Interactions and Peacebuilding. She received her PhD in Media and Communications from Goldsmiths, University of London in 2019, an MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a BSc from the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade. Prior to joining the LSE European Institute, she worked as an Associate Lecturer at the Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for the Studies of Global Media and Democracy at Goldsmiths. She also worked as a Research Consultant and Analyst on various projects related to media and politics in the Western Balkans, including at BBC Media Action which led to the launch of BBC New service in Belgrade in 2018. Vassilis Monastiriotis is an economist and economic geographer by training, specialising in three areas of Labour Economics, Economic Geography and Political Economy. He has significant policy engagement on all three areas, including appointments in Experts Committees (e.g., on Regional Incentives policy and on Minimum Wage policy in Greece) and work with international bodies such as the European Commission (DG Regio, DG EMPL, DG EAC), the CEFTA Secretariat and the EBRD. He has published widely in economics and regional science journals, including Oxford Economic Papers, the British Journal of Industrial Relations, Journal of Regional Science, Regional Studies, Urban Studies, and others; while he has co-authored a number of policy reports and edited books. He is Director of the LSE Research Unit on South Eastern Europe and holds affiliations with LSE’s Department of Geography and Environment and the Hellenic Observatory. He is Co-Editor of Spatial Economic Analysis, Committee Member of the British and Irish Section of the Regional Science Association, and member in various professional bodies. This event is part of LSE's public event series - COVID-19: The Policy Response. COVID-19 represents an enormous challenge for the social sciences to help governments and non-governmental organisations respond to the economic and societal consequences of the pandemic. Part of LSE's response to this challenge is a series of online public events that will take place over the Summer Term. Why not visit the School of Public Policy COVID-19 Resource Centre. This event in the series has been organised by LSEE Research on South Eastern Europe. Over the last several years LSEE (@LSEE_LSE) has developed the School's expertise on South East Europe, drawing on the strength of existing and new academic expertise at the LSE. Bringing together and further developing the School's expertise on South Eastern Europe, LSEE provides a significant platform on which to build high quality, independent research and facilitate public dialogue, while disseminating information on the region. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19 Podcasts and Videos A podcast of this event is available to download from Implications of COVID-19 in the Western Balkans. A video of this event is available to watch at Implications of COVID-19 in the Western Balkans. Podcasts and videos of many LSE events can be found at the LSE Public Lectures and Events: podcasts and videos channel.
29/06/201h 29m

Life After COVID-19: challenges and policy response

Contributor(s): Michelle Bachelet, Helen Clark, Matteo Renzi, Kevin Rudd, Dame Minouche Shafik | Michelle Bachelet (@mbachelet) is the current United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Ms Bachelet was elected President of Chile on two occasions (2006–2010 and 2014–2018). She was the first female president of Chile. She also served as Health Minister (2000-2002) as well as Chile’s and Latin America’s first female Defence Minister (2002–2004). Helen Clark (@HelenClarkNZ) is a global leader on sustainable development, gender equality and international co-operation. She served three successive terms as Prime Minister of New Zealand between 1999 and 2008. While in government, she led policy debate on a wide range of economic, social, environmental and cultural issues, including sustainability and climate change. She then became the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator for two terms from 2009 to 2017, the first woman to lead the organisation. Matteo Renzi (@matteorenzi) has been the Senator of the electoral college of Florence since 2018. In his political experience he has served as Prime Minister of Italy from February 2014 to December 2016 and as Mayor of Florence from June 2009 to February 2014. Kevin Rudd (@MrKRudd) served as Australia’s 26th Prime Minister (2007-2010, 2013) and as Foreign Minister (2010-2012). He led Australia’s response during the Global Financial Crisis—the only major developed economy not to go into recession—and helped found the G20. Mr. Rudd joined the Asia Society Policy Institute in New York as its inaugural President in January 2015. Minouche Shafik, Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science, will introduce the event. Andrés Velasco (@AndresVelasco) is Dean of the LSE School of Public Policy. The Institute of Global Affairs (@LSEIGA) aims to maximise the impact of LSE's leading expertise across the social sciences by shaping inclusive and locally-rooted responses to the most important and pressing global challenges. The School of Public Policy (@LSEPublicPolicy) is an international community where ideas and practice meet. Our approach creates professionals with the ability to analyse, understand and resolve the challenges of contemporary governance.
26/06/201h 29m

Religious Communities under COVID-19: the first pandemic of the postsecular age?

Contributor(s): Professor Azza M. Karam, Elizabeth Oldfield, Dr James Walters | Faith communities have been prominent in public discourse since the beginning of the pandemic. Religious gatherings have been identified as a major sites of transmission raising tensions in many countries between believers and the secular authorities seeking to regulate them. But many people are also searching for meaning and faith groups have adapted to online worship and support to meet the need for hope and connection in the face of suffering and isolation. The pandemic seems to be fanning the flames of some existing religious tensions. But there are also new opportunities for a positive role for faith in the public sphere. How will COVID-19 reshape the religious landscape in the future? Azza M. Karam (@Mansoura1968) is Secretary General of Religions for Peace International; Professor of religion and development at the Vrije Universiteit, and lead facilitator for the United Nations’ Strategic Learning Exchanges on Religion, Development and Diplomacy. Former senior advisor on culture at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA); coordinator/chair of the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Religion and Development; senior policy research advisor at the United Nations Development Program in the Regional Bureau for Arab States; and president of the Committee of Religious NGOs at the United Nations. Elizabeth Oldfield is Director of Theos. She appears regularly in the media, including BBC One, Sky News, the World Service, and writing in The Financial Times. She is a regular conference speaker and chair. Before joining Theos in August 2011, Elizabeth worked for BBC TV and radio. She has an MA in Theology from King’s College London James Walters (@LSEChaplain) is the founding director of the LSE Faith Centre and its Religion and Global Society Research Unit. He leads the team in the centre’s mission to promote religious literacy and interfaith leadership through student programmes and global engagement, along with research into the role of religion in world affairs. He is a Senior Lecturer in Practice in the Department of International Relations and an affiliated faculty member at the Department for International Development. Katerina Dalacoura is Associate Professor in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. In 2015-16, she was British Academy Mid-Career Fellow and in 2016-19 she participated in a project on the ‘Middle East and North Africa Regional Architecture’, sponsored by the European Commission under the auspices of Horizon 2020 (2016-19). This event is part of LSE's public event series - COVID-19: The Policy Response. COVID-19 represents an enormous challenge for the social sciences to help governments and non-governmental organisations respond to the economic and societal consequences of the pandemic. Part of LSE's response to this challenge is a series of online public events that will take place over the Summer Term. Why not visit the School of Public Policy COVID-19 Resource Centre. This event in the series has been organised by the Department of International Relations. The next event in this series will take place at 2pm on 30 June on Negotiating Our Post-Brexit Future: where are we heading? The Department of International Relations is one of the oldest as well as largest in the world. We are ranked 4th in the QS World University Ranking by Subject 2019 tables for Politics and International Studies. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19 Podcast & Video A podcast of this event is available to download at Religious Communities under COVID-19: the first pandemic of the postsecular age? A video of this event is available to watch at Religious Communities under COVID-19: the first pandemic of the postsecular age? Podcasts and videos of many LSE events can be found at the LSE Public Lectures and Events: podcasts and videos channel.
25/06/201h 35m

Peace and the Pandemic

Contributor(s): Helen Clark, Helena Puig Larrauri, Dr Mareike Schomerus | What are the consequences of the pandemic for countries affected by conflict and fragility? Will coronavirus contribute to the further escalation or new outbreaks of conflict? How can the international community –governments, international organisations, regional actors and civil society develop a peace-building response to COVID-19? Helen Clark, head of the United Nations Development Programme 2009-2017, and former Prime Minister of New Zealand leads an expert panel to discuss the development and security risks of the current pandemic. Helen Clark (@HelenClarkNZ) is a global leader on sustainable development, gender equality and international co-operation. She served three successive terms as Prime Minister of New Zealand between 1999 and 2008. While in government, she led policy debate on a wide range of economic, social, environmental and cultural issues, including sustainability and climate change. She then became the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator for two terms from 2009 to 2017, the first woman to lead the organisation. She was also the Chair of the United Nations Development Group, a committee consisting of the Heads of all UN funds, programmes and departments working on development issues. In 2019 Helen Clark became patron of The Helen Clark Foundation. She is an active member of many global organisations. Helena Puig Larrauri (@HelenaPuigL) is a Co-founder and Director of Build Up, a non-profit that works to identify and apply innovative practices to prevent conflict and tackle polarization. She is a governance and peacebuilding professional with over a decade of experience advising and supporting UN agencies, multi-lateral organisations and NGOs working in conflict contexts and polarized environments. She specializes in the integration of digital technology and innovation processes to peace processes, and has written extensively on this subject matter. She is also an Ashoka Fellow. Helena holds a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University and a Masters in Public Policy (Economics) from Princeton University. Mareike Schomerus is Vice President of the Busara Center for Behavioral Economics in Nairobi. Prior to that she was the Director of Programme Politics and Governance and the Research Director of the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) at odi in London. She is a widely published researcher with a body of work on violent conflict, political contestation and peace processes in South Sudan and Uganda and across borders, as well as behavioural insights in post-conflict recovery. She holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science and Master’s Degrees from Columbia University and the University of Bremen. Mary Martin is Director of the UN Business and Human Security Initiative at LSE IDEAS. This event is part of LSE's public event series - COVID-19: The Policy Response. COVID-19 represents an enormous challenge for the social sciences to help governments and non-governmental organisations respond to the economic and societal consequences of the pandemic. Part of LSE's response to this challenge is a series of online public events that will take place over the Summer Term. Why not visit the School of Public Policy COVID-19 Resource Centre. This event in the series has been organised by LSE IDEAS. The next event in this series will take place at 3pm on 24 June on Europe's New Authoritarianism? COVID-19 And The Challenges Facing Democracy. LSE IDEAS (@lseideas) is LSE's foreign policy think tank. We connect academic knowledge of diplomacy and strategy with the people who use it. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19 Podcast & Video A podcast of this event is available to download at Peace and the Pandemic. A video of this event is available to watch at Peace and the Pandemic. Podcasts and videos of many LSE events can be found at the LSE Public Lectures and Events: podcasts and videos channel.
24/06/201h 34m

The New Authoritarianism: COVID-19 and the challenges facing democracy

Contributor(s): Dr Guy Aitchison, Dr Luke Cooper, Dr Nadine El-Enany, Professor Shalini Randeria | The ‘authoritarian wave’ has touched most continents and regions. So even before the crisis unleashed by Coronavirus many peoples across the world were resisting rising authoritarianism, nationalism and racism. Coronavirus has often been talked of as a historical rupture, igniting system change. ‘We will not go back’ to the pre-crisis world is the clarion call of the current moment. Yet, the nature of the new world being born is still far from certain. And while opportunities for progressive political change undoubtedly exist, this new historical conjuncture provides considerable opportunities for the further embedding of authoritarianism and new attacks on democracy. Warning of these dangers a new report, Covid-19 and the new authoritarianism, co-authored by Dr Guy Aitchison and Dr Luke Cooper, surveys the rise of anti-democratic forces and assesses their reaction to these extraordinary recent developments. Moving between the global picture and British domestic politics, the report argues that a new state-dependent capitalism is coalescing in response to the crisis and it ‘fits’ all too organically with the agenda of the authoritarian populists. Guy Aitchison (@GuyAitchison) is Lecturer in Politics and International Studies at Loughborough University and a co-author of Covid-19 and the new authoritarianism (LSE CCS, 2020).  Luke Cooper (@lukecooper100) is a consultant researcher in the Conflict and Civil Society Research Unit and co-author of Covid-19 and the new authoritarianism (LSE CCS, 2020). Nadine El-Enany (@NadineElEnany) is Senior Lecturer in Law and Co-Director of the Centre for Research on Race and Law at Birkbeck Law School. She is author of (B)ordering Britain: law, race and empire. Shalini Randeria (@IWM_Vienna) is the Rector of the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna, Professor of Social Anthropology and Sociology at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, and the Director of the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy. Mary Kaldor (@KaldorM) is the Director of the LSE Conflict and Civil Society Research unit. Her most recent book is Global Security Cultures. Conflict and Civil Society Research Unit (@LSE_CCS) - Understanding conflict and violence in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Bridging the gap between citizens and policymakers. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19
24/06/201h 36m

Implications of the COVID-19 Crisis for Disability Policy

Contributor(s): Baroness Campbell, Neil Crowther, Clenton Farquharson, Liz Sayce | There has been a shift in many countries over recent decades to position disability policy as an issue of rights and equality: the aim is social and economic participation, rather than a more paternalistic concern for care and containment. This found its expression in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, ratified by 181 countries by 2020. Some states, for instance Australia, have responded to the COVID-19 crisis by creating plans framed precisely in terms of disabled people’s rights to equal treatment (equality in healthcare, employment and the like). Others, like the UK, have reverted to an older framing of ‘vulnerable’ people, those deemed to require protection and practical assistance: this has met with some objections, from over-70s arguing they are contributors to society not just in need of ‘protection’ and from disabled people denied goods like help with shopping if they are not ‘vulnerable’ enough. A number of organisations have looked at the possible ‘new normals’ that could arise post-covid crisis and NESTA has pulled together projections from different sources under a number of themes.  Jane Campbell (@BnsJaneCampbell) is an independent Crossbench Member of the House of Lords and disability rights campaigner. She became nationally recognised in the early 90s when she took over the leadership of the British Council of Disabled People from 1991-1995, during the national campaign for disability antidiscrimination legislation. Neil Crowther (@neilmcrowther) is an independent expert on equality, human rights and social change with a particular interest in working to secure the rights of disabled people. Prior to becoming a freelance consultant, Neil was a senior Director at the Equality and Human Rights Commission and before that Head of Policy at the Disability Rights Commission. Clenton Farquharson (@ClentonF), MBE, is a disabled person with lived experience of health and social care, Chair of the Think Local Act Personal partnership board, and member of the Coalition for Collaborative Care. Clenton is also a member of the NHS Assembly, set up to oversee the NHS Ten Year Plan, the current chair of Quality Matters, a trustee of the Race Equality Foundation, ambassador for Disability Rights UK.  Liz Sayce (@lizsayce) is a JRF Practitioner Fellow at the International Inequalities Institute at LSE. Liz was Chief Executive of Disability Rights UK (and its legacy charity Radar) from 2007-2017, where she led work for equal participation for all, through programmes on independent living, career opportunities and shifts in cultural attitudes and behaviour.  Armine Ishkanian (@Armish15) is Executive Director of the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme at the International Inequalities Institute and Associate Professor in the Department of Social Policy. Her research focuses on the relationship between civil society, democracy, development, and social transformation.  The International Inequalities Institute (@LSEInequalities) at LSE brings together experts from many LSE departments and centres to lead cutting-edge research focused on understanding why inequalities are escalating in numerous arenas across the world, and to develop critical tools to address these challenges. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19
23/06/201h 28m

Brexit and the Post-COVID-19 Options for the Economy

Contributor(s): Professor Sir Tim Besley, Wolfgang Münchau, Vicky Pryce | What will be the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Brexit? More particularly, how might it affect the strategy and interests of the UK as it negotiates a longer-term relationship with the EU27? What if the timelines change? This panel of experts will consider different scenarios for what might happen and what they might mean. Tim Besley is School Professor of Economics of Political Science and Sir W. Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics in the Department of Economics at LSE. Wolfgang Münchau (@EuroBriefing) is Director of Eurointelligence and a columnist for the Financial Times. Vicky Pryce (@realVickyPryce) is Chief Economic Advisor, Centre for Economics and Business Research and former Joint Head of the UK Government Economic Service.  Tony Travers is Associate Dean of the School of Public Policy at LSE. This event is part of LSE's public event series - COVID-19: The Policy Response. COVID-19 represents an enormous challenge for the social sciences to help governments and non-governmental organisations respond to the economic and societal consequences of the pandemic. Part of LSE's response to this challenge is a series of online public events that will take place over the Summer Term. Why not visit the School of Public Policy COVID-19 Resource Centre. This event in the series has been organised by the European Institute and the School of Public Policy. The next event in this series will take place at 4pm on 22 June on COVID-19 in South Asia: Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. The LSE European Institute (@LSEEI) is a centre for research and graduate teaching on the processes of integration and fragmentation within Europe. In the most recent national Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) the Institute was ranked first for research in its sector. The LSE School of Public Policy (@LSEPublicPolicy) is an international community where ideas and practice meet. Our approach creates professionals with the ability to analyse, understand and resolve the challenges of contemporary governance. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19 Podcast & Video A podcast of this event is available to download from Brexit and the Post-COVID-19 Options for the Economy. A video of this event is available to watch at Brexit and the Post-COVID-19 Options for the Economy. Podcasts and videos of many LSE events can be found at the LSE Public Lectures and Events: podcasts and videos channel.
22/06/201h 34m

COVID-19 in South Asia: Bangladesh, India and Pakistan

Contributor(s): Tania Aidrus, Yamini Aiyar, Professor Jishnu Das, Professor Mushfiq Mobarak | This podcast will explore how governments in South Asia are tackling COVID-19 and will focus specifically on Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. South Asia is home to a quarter of humanity and its policy response to COVID-19 matters for the world but there are markedly different views on the policy response in South Asia. The panelists will discuss what can be learned from the South Asian experience and the challenges that lie ahead for the region. Tania Aidrus (@taidrus) is Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, Digital Pakistan. Yamini Aiyar (@AiyarYamini) is President and Chief Executive of the Centre for Policy Research (CPR), New Delhi. Yamini is a TED fellow and a founding member of the International Experts Panel of the Open Government Partnership.  Jishnu Das is Professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy and the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Jishnu’s work focuses on health and education in low and middle-income countries, with an emphasis on social markets, or common, but complex, conflagrations of public and private education and health providers operating in a small geographical space.  Mushfiq Mobarak (@mushfiq_econ) is Professor of Economics at Yale University with concurrent appointments in the School of Management and in the Department of Economics. Mobarak is the founder and faculty director of the Yale Research Initiative on Innovation and Scale (Y-RISE).  Adnan Khan (@adnanqk) is Professor in Practice at LSE's School of Public Policy. Before joining the School of Public Policy and STICERD, Professor Khan served as Research and Policy Director at the International Growth Centre at the LSE for ten years.  The Institute of Global Affairs (@LSEIGA) aims to maximise the impact of LSE's leading expertise across the social sciences by shaping inclusive and locally-rooted responses to the most important and pressing global challenges. The School of Public Policy (@LSEPublicPolicy) is an international community where ideas and practice meet. Our approach creates professionals with the ability to analyse, understand and resolve the challenges of contemporary governance. The International Growth Centre (@The_IGC) aims to promote sustainable growth in developing countries by providing demand-led policy advice based on frontier research.  The South Asia Centre (@SAsiaLSE) harnesses LSE's research & academic focus on Afghanistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19
22/06/201h 29m