• 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. 

  • 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

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  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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?
    Dr Thomas Curran https://www.lse.ac.uk/PBS/People/Dr-Tom-Curran  
    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
    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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.