298 episodes

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.

LSE: Public lectures and events London School of Economics and Political Science

    • Education
    • 4.4 • 244 Ratings

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.

    Global Trends in Climate Litigation

    Global Trends in Climate Litigation

    Contributor(s): Lord Carnwath, Dr Joana Setzer, Dr Roda Verheyen, Kate Higham, Mark Odaga, Ana Carolina Haliuc, Anne Corrigan, Michael Burger | This annual report – which has been published regularly since 2017 – provides an overview of the state of the art of climate litigation and highlights recent developments and recommendations for action. The event begins with a short presentation from authors Joana Setzer and Catherine Higham on the findings of the Grantham Research Institute’s 2022 Global Trends in Climate Change Litigation Policy Report. The presentation is followed by a panel discussion, with five distinguished experts in the field.
    Panellists react to the report and to draw out key aspects from their own experience in the field. The report is based on data in the Climate Change Laws of the World database which has a user base of nearly 200,000 users a year. Users include policy-makers from national legislatures, environment ministries, and central banks among many others.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Threats to the Women's Rights Movement: a conversation with Ann Olivarius

    Threats to the Women's Rights Movement: a conversation with Ann Olivarius

    Contributor(s): Dr Ann Olivarius | Ann Olivarius is a pioneer of the women’s rights movement, instigating change politically, legally, and in the workplace, creating a world where women are safer and more equal in the UK and the USA. She is a trailblazing feminist lawyer who has made tackling sexual harassment and discrimination her life's work. 
    Join Grace Lordan in her conversation with Ann Olivarius as they look back on the progress that women have made over the last 50 years. They discuss the current threats facing the Women’s Rights Movement today from the workplace to the community to the political agenda, including why US abortion rights are under attack at this specific point in history.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ukraine's Wartime Economy and Financial Challenges

    Ukraine's Wartime Economy and Financial Challenges

    Contributor(s): Valeria Gontareva | Her remarks also include observations on the Ukrainian banking sector, financial needs, global implications and worldwide economic shocks.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Old and New Challenges for Central Banking in West Africa

    Old and New Challenges for Central Banking in West Africa

    Contributor(s): Piroska Nagy Mohacsi, Dr Angela Lusigi, Dr Ernest Addison | This event explores the financial and economic prospects for the region’s emerging economies, the impact of COVID-19 on development prospects, and more.

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Are the Rich Getting Richer? The Challenges of Wealth Inequality

    Are the Rich Getting Richer? The Challenges of Wealth Inequality

    Contributor(s): Dr Kristin Surak, Dr Neil Cummins, Aroop Chatterjee | The COVID world has also entailed a much larger state intervention than at any time since the 1950s, linked to the twin challenges of an aging society and the need to invest in net zero, alongside any costs of recovery. This is something both of the major political parties appear to have signed on to.
    The question then is not only how much should we tax, but who should we tax, and how far the wealthy should be the focus of increased taxation. Questions of fairness will be central to the debate. In this event we present evidence on the trends in wealth inequality in society and reflect on the political challenges involved in addressing these.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Do Octopuses Have Feelings? The Question of Animal Sentience

    Do Octopuses Have Feelings? The Question of Animal Sentience

    Contributor(s): Dr Jonathan Birch, Huw Golledge, Penny Hawkins | In the UK, a new law requires all policymakers to have due regard for animal sentience. This law has given new urgency to the question: which other animals are sentient? Might some invertebrates, such as octopuses, crabs, snails, or even insects, have experiences that deserve respect and welfare protection?

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
244 Ratings

244 Ratings

Andret6 ,

Hit and miss but the good long lectures are so good

Don’t care for the short casts , but man when the good longer lectures are good they are next level still talk about em 5 years later good.

iPaloAltan ,

Great source of information

Amazing spectrum of topics, excellent speakers, and well-organized discussions. While UK-centric issues may not be of common interest (also quite overlapping Covid-19 ones), single-speaker talks are breathtaking as they are mostly touching global issues. Also, I find some panel talks a little West-EU inbred and narrow-scoped from the same-same-but-different minded speakers with too much conformity and no contrast (e.g., latest Ancient Greek Philosophy Episode). Overall, I strongly recommend it.

Slanebrain ,

Uneven Excelence

The good podcasts are stratospheric but I’m afraid that the others . . . .

Top Podcasts In Education

Ashley Corbo
Jordan Harbinger
Dr. Jordan B. Peterson
Rich Roll
Natasha Graziano
TED

You Might Also Like

David Runciman and Catherine Carr
The Economist
BBC Radio 4
Intelligence Squared
The Economist
The Economist

More by London School of Economics and Political Science

London School of Economics and Political Science
London School of Economics and Political Science
London School of Economics and Political Science
London School of Economics and Political Science
London School of Economics and Political Science
London School of Economics and Political Science