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The London School of Economics and Political Science public events podcast series is a platform for thought, ideas and lively debate where you can hear from some of the world's leading thinkers. Listen to more than 200 new episodes every year.

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The London School of Economics and Political Science public events podcast series is a platform for thought, ideas and lively debate where you can hear from some of the world's leading thinkers. Listen to more than 200 new episodes every year.

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Access to thoughtful experts, great questions, and overall a great learning opportunity. Thank you!
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Rank #1: Digital Technologies in the Lives of Children and Young People

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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

Sep 22 2020

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Rank #2: How to Make the World Add Up

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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.

Sep 17 2020

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Rank #3: Narrative Economics

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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

Sep 16 2020

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Rank #4: Innovation and Inclusive Growth: COVID-19 as a window of opportunity

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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

Sep 16 2020

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Rank #5: How We Can Save Capitalism

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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.

Sep 16 2020

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Rank #6: Greed is Dead: politics after individualism

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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

Sep 16 2020

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Rank #7: Making Use of Moral and Social Capital: faith communities and climate finance

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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.

Sep 15 2020

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Rank #8: The Serendipity Mindset: the art and science of creating good luck

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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

Sep 10 2020

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Rank #9: The Tyranny of Merit: what's become of the common good?

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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.

Sep 09 2020

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Rank #10: The Role of Academia in Realising the Promise of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda

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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

Sep 08 2020

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