London School of Economics: Public lectures and ev

London School of Economics: Public lectures and ev

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

Episodes

Human Cooperation [Audio]  

Speaker(s): Dr David Rand | Cooperation is central to successful human societies. But why are people willing to incur the individual costs involved in cooperating? David Rand (@DG_Rand) is an Associate Professor of Psychology, Economics, and Management at Yale University, and the director of Yale University’s Human Cooperation Laboratory. David's work has been published in peer-reviewed journals such Nature, Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Psychological Science, the American Economic Review, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, and Management Science, and has received widespread attention from print, radio and TV outlets. He has also written popular press articles for the New York Times, Wired, New Scientist, and the Psychological Observer. He was named to Wired magazine’s Smart List 2012 of “50 people who will change the world,” chosen as a 2012 Pop!Tech Science Fellow, and received the 2015 Arthur Greer Memorial Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Research, and his papers have been awarded Best Paper of the Year in Experimental Economics, Social Cognition, and Political Methodology. Bradley Franks is Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science at LSE. He has interests in the intersections between culture, evolution and cognition, and has researched a variety of topics within this field, including the self, agency, varieties of knowledge representation and categorisation. His books include The Social Psychology of Communication (with D Hook & M Bauer, Palgrave MacMillan, 201), and Cognition and Culture: Evolutionary Perspectives (Palgrave MacMillan, 2011). The Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science (@PsychologyLSE) study and teach societal psychology: the psychology of humans in complex socio-technical systems (organisations, communities, societies). Our research deals with real-world issues, we train the future global leaders.

Human Rights after Brexit: still on fantasy island? [Audio]  

Speaker(s): Professor Conor Gearty | As Home Secretary, Theresa May was more hostile to human rights than was any other cabinet minister in David Cameron's government. Now as Prime Minister she must not only make a definitive decision about where human rights fit in her vision of Britain but also whether they can have any place at all in light of the need to reconstruct Brexit Britain. Is this another piece of European clutter than needs now to be thrown out? Does the Human Rights Act get in the way of negotiating Brexit with the EU? Might it even prevent radical change on for eg immigration after Brexit is achieved? Or as many Tories have long argued, is the answer a new bill of rights for Britain? Or perhaps the answer is no change at all - might a defiantly unrepealable Human Rights Act be our lifeline to a civilised Continent, preserved until the country comes to its senses and returns to the European family? Conor Gearty launches his new book On Fantasy Island: Britain, Europe and Human Rights. Conor Gearty (@conorgearty) is Director of the Institute of Public Affairs and Professor of Human Rights Law at LSE. Sionaidh Douglas-Scott is Professor of European and Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford. Steve Peers (@StevePeers) is Professor of EU Law & Human Rights Law at the University of Essex. Dr Emmanuel Melissaris is Associate Professor of Law at LSE. LSE Law (@lselaw) is an integral part of the School's mission, plays a major role in policy debates & in the education of lawyers and law teachers from around the world. Keep up to date with what Brexit means for the UK and the wider world at LSE Brexit blog (@lsebrexitvote).

Britain and Europe: Towards Brexit? - LSE and Europe – session 1 -  LSE and Europe – session 1 [Audio]  

Speaker(s): Professor Julia Black, Professor Sara Hobolt, Professor Niamh Maloney, Professor Danuta Hübner, Professor Samuel Fankhauser, Professor Simona Iammarino, Professor Iain Begg, Professor Paul De Grauwe, Professor Tony Travers, Dr Jennifer Jackson Preece | On Thursday 8 December, LSE hosted a day of EU and UK focused expert panel events and networking activities, following the UK's Brexit decision. Session 1: LSE and Europe – part 1: (11am-12:45) Speakers: Professor Julia Black, LSE Interim Director and Pro Director for Research, Professor Cornelia Woll, Vice President for Studies and Academic Affairs, Sciences Po Research project 1: Explaining the Brexit Vote by Professor Sara Hobolt, Sutherland Chair in European Institutions and Christopher Wratil, PhD candidate at LSE Research project 2: Brexit and EU Financial Governance: Passporting, Equivalence, and Beyond by Professor Niamh Moloney, Professor of Law, LSE LSE Consulting presentation: Study on the Law Applicable to Companies, prepared for DG Justice by Edmund-Philipp Schuster, Assistant Professor of Law, LSE. Session 2: LSE and Europe – part 2: (13:30-15:15) Speakers: Keynote speech by Professor Danuta Hübner PhD, Chair of Committee on Constitutional Affairs, European Parliament Research project 3: Climate Change Policy in Europe and the UK by Professor Samuel Fankhauser, Co-Director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and Dr Maria Carvalho, Policy Analyst, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change & Environment (GRI), LSE Research project 4: Global Investment Flows and Territorial Inequality: Reassessing Development Policies for Regions and Cities by Professor Simona Iammarino, Professor of Economic Geography; Head of Geography and Environment Department, and Dr Andrea Ascani, LSE Fellow in Economic Geography Session 3: What Now? The Impact of Brexit (17:30-19:30) Speakers: Professor Julia Black, LSE Interim Director and Pro Director for Research, Professor Iain Begg, Professorial Research Fellow at the European Institute, LSE, Professor Paul De Grauwe, John Paulson Chair in European Political Economy at the European Institute, LSE, Professor Tony Travers, Director of LSE London and Visiting Professor in the Government Department, LSE, Dr Jennifer Jackson Preece, Associate Professor of Nationalism, LSE Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone, Head of the European Institute, LSE

Britain and Europe: Towards Brexit? - LSE and Europe – session 2 -  LSE and Europe – session 2 [Audio]  

Speaker(s): Professor Julia Black, Professor Sara Hobolt, Professor Niamh Maloney, Professor Danuta Hübner, Professor Samuel Fankhauser, Professor Simona Iammarino, Professor Iain Begg, Professor Paul De Grauwe, Professor Tony Travers, Dr Jennifer Jackson Preece | On Thursday 8 December, LSE hosted a day of EU and UK focused expert panel events and networking activities, following the UK's Brexit decision. Session 1: LSE and Europe – part 1: (11am-12:45) Speakers: Professor Julia Black, LSE Interim Director and Pro Director for Research, Professor Cornelia Woll, Vice President for Studies and Academic Affairs, Sciences Po Research project 1: Explaining the Brexit Vote by Professor Sara Hobolt, Sutherland Chair in European Institutions and Christopher Wratil, PhD candidate at LSE Research project 2: Brexit and EU Financial Governance: Passporting, Equivalence, and Beyond by Professor Niamh Moloney, Professor of Law, LSE LSE Consulting presentation: Study on the Law Applicable to Companies, prepared for DG Justice by Edmund-Philipp Schuster, Assistant Professor of Law, LSE. Session 2: LSE and Europe – part 2: (13:30-15:15) Speakers: Keynote speech by Professor Danuta Hübner PhD, Chair of Committee on Constitutional Affairs, European Parliament Research project 3: Climate Change Policy in Europe and the UK by Professor Samuel Fankhauser, Co-Director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and Dr Maria Carvalho, Policy Analyst, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change & Environment (GRI), LSE Research project 4: Global Investment Flows and Territorial Inequality: Reassessing Development Policies for Regions and Cities by Professor Simona Iammarino, Professor of Economic Geography; Head of Geography and Environment Department, and Dr Andrea Ascani, LSE Fellow in Economic Geography Session 3: What Now? The Impact of Brexit (17:30-19:30) Speakers: Professor Julia Black, LSE Interim Director and Pro Director for Research, Professor Iain Begg, Professorial Research Fellow at the European Institute, LSE, Professor Paul De Grauwe, John Paulson Chair in European Political Economy at the European Institute, LSE, Professor Tony Travers, Director of LSE London and Visiting Professor in the Government Department, LSE, Dr Jennifer Jackson Preece, Associate Professor of Nationalism, LSE Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone, Head of the European Institute, LSE

Britain and Europe: Towards Brexit? - What Now? The Impact of Brexit - session 3 - What Now? The Impact of Brexit [Audio]  

Speaker(s): Professor Julia Black, Professor Sara Hobolt, Professor Niamh Maloney, Professor Danuta Hübner, Professor Samuel Fankhauser, Professor Simona Iammarino, Professor Iain Begg, Professor Paul De Grauwe, Professor Tony Travers, Dr Jennifer Jackson Preece | On Thursday 8 December, LSE hosted a day of EU and UK focused expert panel events and networking activities, following the UK's Brexit decision. Session 1: LSE and Europe – part 1: (11am-12:45) Speakers: Professor Julia Black, LSE Interim Director and Pro Director for Research, Professor Cornelia Woll, Vice President for Studies and Academic Affairs, Sciences Po Research project 1: Explaining the Brexit Vote by Professor Sara Hobolt, Sutherland Chair in European Institutions and Christopher Wratil, PhD candidate at LSE Research project 2: Brexit and EU Financial Governance: Passporting, Equivalence, and Beyond by Professor Niamh Moloney, Professor of Law, LSE LSE Consulting presentation: Study on the Law Applicable to Companies, prepared for DG Justice by Edmund-Philipp Schuster, Assistant Professor of Law, LSE. Session 2: LSE and Europe – part 2: (13:30-15:15) Speakers: Keynote speech by Professor Danuta Hübner PhD, Chair of Committee on Constitutional Affairs, European Parliament Research project 3: Climate Change Policy in Europe and the UK by Professor Samuel Fankhauser, Co-Director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and Dr Maria Carvalho, Policy Analyst, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change & Environment (GRI), LSE Research project 4: Global Investment Flows and Territorial Inequality: Reassessing Development Policies for Regions and Cities by Professor Simona Iammarino, Professor of Economic Geography; Head of Geography and Environment Department, and Dr Andrea Ascani, LSE Fellow in Economic Geography Session 3: What Now? The Impact of Brexit (17:30-19:30) Speakers: Professor Julia Black, LSE Interim Director and Pro Director for Research, Professor Iain Begg, Professorial Research Fellow at the European Institute, LSE, Professor Paul De Grauwe, John Paulson Chair in European Political Economy at the European Institute, LSE, Professor Tony Travers, Director of LSE London and Visiting Professor in the Government Department, LSE, Dr Jennifer Jackson Preece, Associate Professor of Nationalism, LSE Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone, Head of the European Institute, LSE

Red Rosa: a revolutionary life [Audio]  

Speaker(s): Kate Evans | What can we learn from the extraordinary life of Dr Rosa Luxemburg? The indomitable Luxemburg forged a unique career as an economist, journalist and critical thinker. Kate Evans’ beautifully drawn biography re-examines the story of a great revolutionary thinker and activist. Kate Evans (@cartoonkate) is a cartoonist, artist, and activist. She is the author of Red Rosa: A Graphic Biography of Rosa Luxemburg. Her work has redrawn the conventions of the historically-referenced graphic biography. Robin Archer is Director of the Ralph Miliband Programme 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.

Success and Luck: good fortune and the myth of meritocracy [Audio]  

Speaker(s): Professor Robert H Frank | How important is luck in economic success? Robert Frank explores why the rich underestimate the importance of luck – and why that hurts everyone, even the wealthy. Robert H Frank (@econnaturalist) is the HJ Louis Professor of Management and Professor of Economics at Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management. He is author of Success and Luck: Good Fortune and the Myth of Meritocracy. Ed Miliband (@Ed_Miliband) is the former leader of the UK Labour Party, a position he held from 2010 to 2015. Prior to this he served as Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. He has been the Member of Parliament for Doncaster North since 2005. He holds an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA from Oxford University. Nicola Lacey is School Professor of Law, Gender and Social Policy, attached to the Departments of Law and Social Policy and to the Gender Institute. John Hills is Co-Director LSE International Inequalities Institute and Richard Titmuss Professor of Social Policy at LSE. The International Inequalities Institute at LSE (@LSEInequalities) brings together experts from many LSE departments and centres to lead critical and cutting edge research to understand why inequalities are escalating in numerous arenas across the world, and to develop critical tools to address these challenges.

How to Break Down the Glass Wall: successful strategies for women at work [Audio]  

Speaker(s): Kathryn Jacob, Sue Unerman | With more women in work than ever before, there are still too few women occupying positions in the boardroom. What’s holding us back is a glass wall. Men and women can see each other through the divide, but we don’t speak the same language or have the same cultural expectations. What’s missing is a strategy for success to help women capitalise on opportunities at work, overcome challenges, and achieve a good life/work balance. Presenting their own experiences of building successful careers in male-dominated industries, as well interviews with men and women from a variety of organisations, Kathryn Jacob and Sue Unerman provide smart, practical strategies to boost any women’s career, which can be adopted by both the individual and the organisation. Kathryn Jacob (@cinemalover) is Chief Executive of Pearl & Dean. She has worked at Virgin Radio and was one of the first women to work in display advertising at The Daily Telegraph. Kathryn serves as a member of the Government Expert Group on Body Confidence, the Advertising Association Council, and is on the Development Board of Women's Aid, & RADA. Kathryn also sits on the board of the Association of Colleges and the Advertising Association. She is ex-President of Women in Advertising and Communications, and is a mentor to numerous young women in business. Sue Unerman (@SueU) the Chief Strategy Officer at MediaCom. When Sue joined the company as Associate Director in 1990 she was the most senior woman they had ever employed. She is a Council Member of the Open University, sits on the University of Oxford Public Affairs Advisory Group, and is on the Corporate Development Board of Women's Aid. Sue was also on the Advisory Board of the Government Digital Service. Together they are authors of The Glass Wall: Success strategies for women at work – and businesses that mean business. Jonathan Booth is an Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management. He was a consultant in information technology, change management, and training development for firms such as Intel, Marriott International, and Wells Fargo. His research interests include workplace aggression and victimisation, conflict management and corporate social responsibility. The Department of Management (@LSEManagement) is a globally diverse academic community at the heart of the LSE, taking a unique interdisciplinary, academically in-depth approach to the study of management and organisations. This event forms part of the LSE Women in Business lecture series.

The Populist Challenge to Human Rights [Audio]  

Speaker(s): Professor Philip Alston | The human rights movement is reeling and the worst is yet to come. Populists have come to power in key countries promoting an agenda which is avowedly nationalistic, xenophobic and retrograde. The space for civil society has been closed down in many countries. The International Criminal Court is under concerted attack as states withdraw and ‘unsign’. Regional and UN institutions are under increasing pressure. This lecture suggests what can be done in response to this onslaught of negative developments. ‘Business as usual’ is not one of the options. Intensive self-reflection, innovative thinking and creative strategizing will be required. This lecture marks International Human Rights day, which on the 10th December each year commemorates the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 by the United Nations General Assembly. Philip Alston is John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law at New York University School of Law. His teaching focuses primarily on international law, human rights law, and international criminal law. He co-chairs the NYU Center for Human Rights and Global Justice. He has previously been Professor of Law and Foundation Director of the Center for International and Public Law at the Australian National University and Professor of International Law at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence where he was also Head of Department and Co-Director of the Academy of European Law. Alston was appointed in 2014 as the UN Human Rights Council’s Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. He was previously UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary, or arbitrary executions from 2004 to 2010 and undertook fact-finding missions to: Sri Lanka, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Philippines, Israel, Lebanon, Albania, Kenya, Brazil, Central African Republic, Afghanistan, the United States, Albania, and Ecuador. He was a member of the Group of Experts on Darfur appointed in 2007 by the UN Human Rights Council, and was special adviser to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on the Millennium Development Goals. He chaired the UN Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights for eight years until 1998, and at the 1993 World Conference on Human Rights he was elected to chair the first meeting of the Presidents and Chairs of all of the international human rights courts and committees (including the European and American Human Rights Courts and the African Commission). He was UNICEF's legal adviser throughout the period of the drafting of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and directed a major project funded by the European Commission, which resulted in the publication of a Human Rights Agenda for the European Union for the Year 2000 and a volume of essays on that theme. In 2010-11 he was a member of the Independent International Commission investigating human rights violations in Kyrgzstan. Chetan Bhatt is the Director of the Centre for the Study of Human Rights.

Rethinking Capitalism [Audio]  

Speaker(s): Michael Jacobs, Professor Mariana Mazzucato | Western capitalism is in trouble. For decades investment has been falling, living standards have stagnated or declined, and inequality has risen dramatically. Economic policy has neither reformed the financial system nor restored stable growth. Climate change meanwhile poses increasing risks to future prosperity. In this joint lecture, Mariana Mazzucato and Michael Jacobs will propose new ways of thinking about capitalism. Drawing on their new book, Rethinking Capitalism: Economics and Policy for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth they will show how today’s deep economic problems reflect the inadequacies of orthodox economic theory and the failure of economic policies informed by it. They will show how alternative economic approaches can better explain how capitalism works, why it often doesn’t, and how it can be made more innovative, inclusive and sustainable. Michael Jacobs (@michaelujacobs) is Visiting Professor in the School of Public Policy and Department of Political Science at University College London and Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research. An environmental economist and political theorist, his work has focused on the political economy of environmental change. He was formerly General Secretary of the Fabian Society, Co-Editor of the The Political Quarterly, and Senior Adviser to the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, which he helped to found. Mariana Mazzucato (@MazzucatoM) holds the RM Phillips chair in the Economics of Innovation at SPRU in the University of Sussex. Her book The Entrepreneurial State: debunking public vs. private sector myths was on the 2013 Books of the Year list of the Financial Times. Professor Mazzucato is winner of the 2014 New Statesman SPERI Prize in Political Economy, the 2015 Hans-Matthöfer-Preis and in 2013 the New Republic called her one of the '3 most important thinkers about innovation'. Professor Mazzucato advises policy makers around the world on innovation-led growth. Robin Archer is Director of the Ralph Miliband Programme 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.

Thinking Sexualities, Globalities and the Politics of Rights from an Interdisciplinary Perspective [Audio]  

Speaker(s): Sonia Corrêa | In celebration of her Leverhulme Professorship at the Gender Institute, Sonia Corrêa explores some of the paradoxes at the centre of sexual rights theory and politics. What challenges are presented by the intersections between Development Studies and Sexuality Studies, each with their very different theories, histories and practices of knowledge? What issues are raised by seeking to synthesise postcolonial and de-colonial perspectives with Human Rights and Citizenship frameworks? How might we theorise questions of the complexity of subjectivity in ways amenable to social justice projects globally? Sonia Corrêa is Leverhulme Visiting Professor at LSE, Associate of the Brazilian Interdisciplinary AIDS Association, and Co-Chair of Sexuality Policy Watch. Clare Hemmings is Professor of Feminist Theory and Director of the Gender Institute.

The Curse of Cash [Audio]  

Speaker(s): Professor Kenneth S Rogoff | The world is drowning in cash—and it’s making us poorer and less safe. Kenneth Rogoff, one of the world’s leading economists, makes a persuasive and fascinating case for an idea that until recently would have seemed outlandish: getting rid of most paper money. As well as offering a plan for phasing out paper money he addresses the issues the transition will pose, ranging from fears about privacy and price stability to the need to provide subsidized debit cards for the poor. Kenneth S. Rogoff, (@krogoff) the Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University and former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, is the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly (Princeton). He appears frequently in the national media and writes a monthly newspaper column that is syndicated in more than fifty countries. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His new book is The Curse of Cash. Wouter Den Haan is Professor of Economics at LSE and Co-Director of the Centre for Macroeconomics. The Department of Economics at LSE (@LSEEcon) is one of the largest economics departments in the world. Its size ensures that all areas of economics are strongly represented in both research and teaching. The Centre For Macroeconomics (@CFMUK) brings together world-class experts to carry out pioneering research on the global economic crisis and to help design policies that alleviate it.

The Lost Art of Listening: the missing key to democratic and civil society participation [Audio]  

Speaker(s): Professor Jim Macnamara | Editor's note: The question and answer is missing from the video but is available on the podcast. Jim Macnamara will report findings from his research showing many organisations do not listen, and argue that increased organisational listening is key to reinvigorating democracy and civil society. Professor Macnamara has blogged about the subject at Everybody’s talking at me…is anyone listening? Stephen Coleman is Professor of Political Communication at the University of Leeds. Sandra Jovchelovitch is Professor of Social Psychology at LSE. Jim Macnamara (@jimmacnamara) is Professor of Public Communication, University of Technology Sydney and Visiting Professor, at the LSE Department of Media & Communications. He had a 30-year professional career spanning journalism, public relations, and media research before joining the academy. He is the author of 15 books including Organizational Listening: The Missing Essential in Public Communication. Nick Couldry (@couldrynick) is Professor of Media, Communications and Social Theory, and Head of the Department of Media and Communications.

The New Minority: white working class politics in an era of immigration and inequality [Audio]  

Speaker(s): Dr Justin Gest | This talk will reveal key findings from the first rigorous study of the social and political trends underpinning Brexit and the Trump phenomenon in the United States. Justin Gest is Assistant Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University, and co-founder of the LSE Migration Studies Unit. Margaret Hodge (@margarethodge) is Labour MP for Barking and an alumna of the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has served as Minister for Children, Minister of State for Culture and Tourism and Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee. Stephen Kinnock (@SKinnock) is Labour MP for Aberavon. Eric Kaufmann (@epkaufm) is Professor of Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London. The LSE Migration Studies Unit is a multidisciplinary research group that is the focus point for migration research across all LSE departments.

Brexit and the EU Global Strategy [Audio]  

Speaker(s): Nathalie Tocci | Undoubtedly Brexit has dealt a major blow, both to the UK's role in the world and that of the EU. As one if not the Member State with the most global outlook, the damage done both in terms of material capacities and reputation cannot be underestimated. At the same time some argue that the UK's exit from the EU would facilitate integration in the security and defence field. What are the prospects for the implementation of the EU Global Strategy following the UK referendum? Nathalie Tocci (@NathalieTocci) is Deputy Director of the Istituto Affari Internazionali in Rome. Sven Biscop is Director of the Europe in the World Programme at Egmont. Ben Tonra (@Bentonra) is Jean Monnet Professor of European Foreign, Security and Defence Policy at University College Dublin. Karen Smith is Professor of International Relations and Director of the European Foreign Policy Unit at LSE. The Department of International Relations (@LSEIRDept) is now in its 88th year making it one of the oldest and largest in the world. Keep up to date with what Brexit means for the UK and the wider world at LSE Brexit blog (@lsebrexitvote).

The American Election and the Left [Audio]  

Speaker(s): Steven Erlanger, Professor Gary Gerstle, Bonnie Greer | The US election has seen a wave of authoritarian populism and xenophobia, the first real chance for a woman to win presidential office, and an earlier unprecedented surge in support for an American socialist. Following a campaign marked by intense hostility and polarised appeals, what does the outcome of the election tell us about the prospects for progressives in America and beyond? A panel of leading scholars and commentators will debate the meaning of the campaign and its result. Steven Erlanger (@StevenErlanger) is the London Bureau chief for the New York Times. Gary Gerstle (@glgerstle) is the Paul Mellon Professor of American History at Cambridge University. He is the author of American Crucible and Liberty and Coercion. Bonnie Greer OBE (@Bonn1eGreer) is a playwright, novelist and critic. She is Chancellor of Kingston University. Her novels include Obama Music, a reflection on her formative years in Chicago, and a biography of the civil rights campaigner Langston Hughes. Robin Archer is Director of the Ralph Miliband Programme 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.

The Scale-up Manifesto: how Britain is becoming the scale-up nation of the world [Audio]  

Speaker(s): Sherry Coutu, Irene Graham, Chris Haley, Rowena Burns, Rob Perks, James ‎Stuart, Elizabeth Vega | Two years on from the 2014 Scale-Up Report and Manifesto, co-founder and Chair of the Scale Up Institute Sherry Coutu, and its inaugural CEO, Irene Graham, address the impact of the Institute's work and their journey, with partners, on increasing the economic impact of high growth firms in the UK. At this public discussion, held during Global Entrepreneurship Week, we bring together experts and Institute partners, to discuss the latest findings of the Scale-Up Review carried out for 2016, actions taken since 2014 to progress the Report's original findings, and the scale-up momentum taking place across the country as entrepreneurs, corporates, universities and government 'lean in' and take action to ensure high growth firms are “scaling up” successfully. The approach is based on clear evidence that fostering the growth of scale up firms will realise significantly greater overall benefits for an economy in terms of jobs, wage growth and contribution to GDP. Speakers: Sherry Coutu (@scoutu) is co-founder and chair of the Scale-Up Institute, and author of its 2014 Scale-Up Report. She chairs the Financial Strategy Advisory Group for the University of Cambridge and Founders4Schools, and is a non-executive director for the London Stock Exchange Group and Zoopla. Sherry was awarded the CBE for services to entrepreneurship in 2013. She is an alumna of LSE. Irene Graham is the CEO of the Scale-Up Institute. She has held both European and global managing director roles at Standard Chartered Bank where she set up and scaled several businesses , and was subsequently a managing director of the British Bankers Association, where she also led the Business Finance Taskforce. She is a visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship at Strathclyde University and sits on a number of advisory boards. Chris Haley is Head of Start-ups and New Technology Research at Nesta. He leads Nesta’s research on how startups and new technologies can drive economic growth, and what this means for businesses, intermediaries and for the government. Prior to joining Nesta, Chris worked at Imperial Innovations, Imperial College London. br>Panellists: Rowena Burns is CEO of Manchester Science Partnerships. Rob Perks is CEO of Inspire. James ‎Stuart is Managing Director of Entrepreneurial Scotland. Elizabeth Vega is CEO of Informed Solutions. Chair: Saul Estrin is Professor of Management and Founding Head of LSE’s Department of Management. He was formally Deputy Dean (Faculty and Research) at London Business School for six years, as well as briefly Acting Dean, and a School governor for eight years. Saul's main areas of research are emerging markets, with a particular focus on entrepreneurship and international business issues.

Investing in Inclusive Growth [Audio]  

Speaker(s): Bill Morneau | Canada’s Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, shares his views on the global economy and how Canada is investing to strengthen its middle class and grow the economy over the long term. Bill Morneau (@Bill_Morneau) is Canada’s Finance Minister. Previously, he led Morneau Shepell and was Pension Investment Advisor to Ontario’s Finance Minister. Morneau’s community service in Toronto is extensive, having supported the arts, helped street kids, and improved access to health care and education. Internationally, he founded a school for Somali and Sudanese youth in an African refugee camp. He holds a B.A. from Western University, an MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science and an MBA from INSEAD. Wouter Den Haan is Professor of Economics at LSE and Co-Director of the Centre for Macroeconomics. The Department of Economics at LSE (@LSEEcon) is one of the largest economics departments in the world. Its size ensures that all areas of economics are strongly represented in both research and teaching. The Centre For Macroeconomics (@CFMUK) brings together world-class experts to carry out pioneering research on the global economic crisis and to help design policies that alleviate it. The Department of International Relations (@LSEIRDept) is now in its 88th year, making it one of the oldest, and largest, in the world.

International Norm Change: outlawry of war in the interwar years [Audio]  

Speaker(s): Professor Hatsue Shinohara | This lecture will examine the transformation of international law in interwar years, and why international norm change concerning the legal status of war was accomplished. Hatsue Shinohara is Professor of International Relations at the Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies (GSAPS), Waseda University. Her research focuses on the history of international law, the disciplinary history of IR, and the League of Nations. Christopher Hughes is Professor of International Relations at LSE. The Department of International Relations (@LSEIRDept) is now in its 88th year making it one of the oldest and largest in the world.

Karl Marx: greatness and illusion [Audio]  

Speaker(s): Professor Gareth Stedman Jones | Gareth Stedman Jones will discuss Marx, history and nature; challenge ideas of Marx's ‘materialist conception of history’; and explore his debt to Hegel and German idealism. Gareth Stedman Jones is Professor of the History of Ideas at Queen Mary, University of London. He is a Fellow of King's College, Cambridge and taught at the university for many years, becoming Professor of Political Science in 1997. He is the author of Outcast London, Languages of Class and An End to Poverty? and most recently Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion, as well as being the editor of the Penguin Classics edition of The Communist Manifesto. Robin Archer is Director of the Ralph Miliband Programme 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.

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