Final Theological Reflections
Revd Dr John Polkinghorne : Course
Lemaitre: The Priest who Invented the Big Bang
Prof. Dominique Lambert : Course
Environmental Justice and the Biblical Prophets
Dr Hilary Marlow : Course
Bionic Persons: The Ethics of Enhancing Humans
Ms Philippa Taylor : Course
Case Study video - a farmer in Mwingi, called Simon
The case study video of a farmer in Mwingi, called Simon, illustrates various agro-ecological issues. This video is part of the Farmers' Agribusiness training course which has been developed to help both farmers and farmer organisations. Its intention is to provide access to provide access to additional skills and knowledge that will allow farmers to move from a 'farm' to a 'firm'.
Morality and Media in the 21st Century - a panel in celebration of the work of Professor Roger Silve
Speaker(s): Professor Stan Cohen, Richard Sambrook; Charlie Beckett; Robin Mansell; Professor Daniel Dayan; Professor Lilie Chouliaraki | This event will discuss the moral implications of the increasing globalisation of the media and our increasing dependence on those media for our understanding of the other in the world in which we live, the subject of Professor Roger Silverstone's book, Media and Morality: on the rise of the mediapolis (Polity, 2006).
Asia Forum 2006 Welcome Dinner [Audio]
Speaker(s): Sir Nicholas Stern, Neville Tuli | Indian Alumni and alumni from across Asia attended an alumni reception the evening before the Asia Forum. LSE director Howard Davies hosted this drinks reception and that was attended by many of the School's senior academics who spoke at the Forum. Sir Nicholas Stern, the first holder of the IG Patel Chair at LSE addressed the reception along with alumnus Neville Tuli who spoke on Art and Development. The reception took place in the Taj Palace Hotel
Understanding the Equity Premium Puzzle [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor George Constantinides | Professor Constantanides is one of the most prominent and creative research scholars in the field of financial economics, in particular of theories of asset and derivatives pricing. He will present theoretical and empirical research on three classes of generalizations of the standard neoclassical model and will discuss their contribution towards a better understanding of equity risk premium.
The Psychology of Saving and Investment: Intertemporal Choice [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor David Laibson | Over three lectures, David Laibson will challenge many standard assumptions in economics and show how a combination of psychology and economics can better predict behaviour.David Laibson is professor of economics at Harvard University.
On Narrative And Ritual [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Richard Sennett, Dr Rowan Williams. | A dialogue between a social philosopher and theologian about ritual and narrative.
Lionel Robbins Memorial Lectures - Market Efficiency and Rationality: Why Financial Markets are Diff
Speaker(s): Lord Turner | Lord Turner will deliver the 2010 Lionel Robbins Memorial Lecture Series, running for three consecutive evenings (11/12/13 October). The overall theme of the 3 lectures is Economics after the Crisis. Amid the financial crash there was much talk of a crisis of capitalism and the need for a revolution in economics. Two years on much work is in hand to reform global financial regulation, but it is not clear that the crisis will produce change as radical as initially suppos
Risk as Feeling: New Perspectives on Risk Perception [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Paul Slovic | Editor's note: We apologise for the poor audio quality of this podcast. Dr. Slovic will describe the laboratory experiments that led to the concept of risk as feelings and illustrate some insights gleaned from this perspective for behaviors as diverse as cigarette smoking and apathy toward large scale natural and human caused disasters. Dr. Slovic studies judgment and decision processes with an emphasis on decision making under conditions of risk. His work examines f
EU as a global player: reality or illusion? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Danilo Türk | Dr Danilo Türk is President of the Republic of Slovenia. Dr Türk assumed the position of Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia to the United Nations in 1992. Following the successful conclusion of Slovenia's term (from 1998 to 1999) as non-permanent member of the Security Council, Mr Kofi Annan, the Secretary-General of the United Nations Organisation, appointed Dr Türk as Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs. For more than five years his tasks incl
Phase Three of the Global Crisis [Audio]
Speaker(s): Paul Mason | As countries adopt competitive exit strategies from the global crisis Paul Mason surveys the political economy of a flat recovery. He argues that mainstream economics have still refused to draw the lessons of asset price bubbles and situates the divergent recovery, east and west, within a long-wave explanation of the crisis. Paul Mason is the award-winning economics editor of BBC Newsnight, covering an agenda he describes as 'profit, people and planet' and author of the
Kapuscinski Lecture: How to respond to global threats in the decade ahead [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Jan Pronk | Editor's note: We apologise for the audio interference that can be heard in parts of this lecture The lectures honour the name of Kapuscinski, a Polish journalist and writer known as the Voice of the Poor, who died in 2007. The project is a joint initiative of the European Commission and the United Nations Development Programme.Present challenges (such as climate change and economic dualism) are structural. They are larger than before. They last longer, not only
Literary Festival 2011 - Mirrors of Violence: Representations of Conflict in Contemporary Subcontine
Speaker(s): Tahmima Anam, Mirza Waheed | A new generation of writers from the subcontinent has been producing exciting work on the region's armed conflicts. This panel features two such writers: Tahmima Anam, author of A Golden Age, a novel about the 1971 Bangladesh war, and Mirza Waheed, author of The Collaborator, a novel about the ongoing conflict in Kashmir. Anam and Waheed will be in conversation with Sumantra Bose, professor of international and comparative politics at LSE.
Africa's Diasporas: a continental longing for form? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Ato Quayson | In 2005 the African Union declared the African diaspora to be the sixth region of the continent. But was the concept of ""African Diaspora"" understood correctly at the time? This lecture will offer a more complex definition. It will focus on the difference between dispersion and diaspora, the dynamics of identity formation, the contrasts between Indian Ocean and Atlantic processes of diasporization, and the growth of a mixed-race population. Ato Quayson is
The Future of Finance: The LSE Report [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Charles Goodhart, Dr Paul Woolley, Mark Schieritz, Dr Holger Schmieding, Hiltrud Thelen-Pischke, Dr Friedrich Thelen | The Future of Finance report presents a novel approach to the reform of the world's financial system, starting with the basic question, what is a financial system for? It shows that the existing system has become far more complicated than it needs to be to discharge its functions – and dangerously unstable into the bargain. It proposes some drastic remedi
It's all about people [Audio]
Speaker(s): Sheryl Sandberg | We are witnessing the transformation of the web from the information web to the social web. This has profound implications for how people relate to each other, the communities around them and to government and business. Sheryl will discuss how these relationships are changing in a world that is built around social principles and powered by web and mobile technologies. Sheryl Sandberg is Chief Operating Officer at Facebook. She oversees the company's business opera