How to Control and Change Individual Behaviour: the world as installation
Changing individual behavior is a major stake for policies and management, but humans think and act as social beings rather than rational agents. The lecture will introduce Installation Theory, the principles of which can be used for governance. Saadi Lahlou is director of the Institute of Social Psychology at LSE.
Fiction and Reality: writing novels in a world weirder than anything you could make up
Lionel Shriver in conversation with Daniel Johnson. Daniel Johnson is editor of Standpoint. Lionel Shriver is a novelist. Her seventh novel, We Need to Talk About Kevin, won the Orange prize.
Research for a World in Transition
This presentation provides an overview of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis' (IIASA) accomplishments and its new strategy, focussing on policy relevant research on three global problem areas: food and water; energy and climate change; and poverty and equity. Detlof von Winterfeldt is director of IIASA and centennial professor of operational research at LSE.
Sow the Seeds of Victory! Posters from the Food Administration During World War I
This lesson tells how Herbert Hoover, head of the new U.S. Food Administration, convinced Americans to conserve food during the Great War. Homeowners were urged to sign pledge cards to conserve food. Many observed wheat less Mondays, meatless Tuesdays, and pork less Saturdays. This website presents posters that helped carry one of the messages of Hoover and the Wilson administration: that Food will win the war.
Deciding our Future in Copenhagen: will the world rise to the challenge of climate change?
Nick Stern is IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government at LSE and chairman of LSE's new Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. He also directs the Asia Research Centre and the India Observatory at LSE. He was Chief Economist of the World Bank (2000-2003), then Head of the UK Government Economic Service and led a Review of the Economics of Climate Change which was published in October 2006. In October 2007 he was appointed to the House of Lords as a non-party pol
The Future of Global Capitalism, Convergence or Divergence Across the World
This event brings together Martin Jacques, Professor Michael Cox, and Professor Robert Wade to debate the changing nature and form of modern capitalism and to explore some of the challenges that will confront capitalism in the years ahead. Martin Jacques is the author of When China Rules the World: the Rise of the Middle Kingdom and the End of the Western World, and a Senior Visiting Fellow at LSE IDEAS. Michael Cox is professor of international relations and co-director of LSE IDEAS. Robert Wad
Happiness around the World: the paradox of happy peasants and miserable millionaires
The determinants of happiness are remarkably similar around the world, in countries as different as Afghanistan, the U.S, and Chile. Income matters to happiness but only so much; friends, freedom, and employment are good for happiness, while crime, poor health, and divorce are bad. Paradoxically, however, people in places like Afghanistan can be as happy as those in much wealthier and safer ones like Chile. One explanation is the remarkable human capacity to adapt to adversity and hardship. Whil
The Financial Crisis: How Europe can save the world
This public discussion marks the publication of Guy Verhofstadt's latest book The Financial Crisis: How Europe can Save the World.
When China Rules the World
The years immediately following the end of the Cold War gave rise to the notion that the world was entering yet another American Century. But the next century will be decidedly Chinese and the rest of the world needs to adjust to this fact fast. Martin Jacques is a visiting senior fellow at LSE IDEAS. This event celebrates the publication of his book When China Rules the World: the rise of the middle kingdom and the end of the western world.
Out of the Bretton Woods: Building a World Bank for the 21st Century
The first decade of the 21st Century has shown the extent to which we are increasingly interdependent for our prosperity, security and environmental sustainability. Tackling global poverty in today's world is not only a moral imperative, but in our common interest. Douglas Alexander will assess the importance of the World Bank in the fight against poverty, and propose the reforms that are necessary to equip it for the challenges that lie ahead.
21st Century Challenges: how global crises provide the opportunity to transform the world
The world now confronts crises unique in their global character. Distinguished LSE experts argue these crises provide an opportunity to transform the world and to build capacity for responding to extreme global challenges.
Barack Obama and the Muslim World
This lecture will assess how successful President Obama's engagement with the Muslim world has been. Gilles Kepel is Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs at LSE IDEAS.
Religion and Pluralism in a Divided World
Anwar Ibrahim is a former Deputy Prime Minister (1993-1998) and Finance Minister (1991-1998) of Malaysia. He was dismissed from office in 1998 and imprisoned after a trial condemned by many critics as a "sham" orchestrated by the government led by Dr Mahathir Mohamed. After serving six years in prison, Anwar was released after the Malaysian courts overturned his conviction. Anwar taught and lectured at Oxford University, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and Georgetown Unive
Entrepreneurship in the Arab world
The lecture will aim to raise awareness and understanding of the obstacles preventing the full integration of young people in economic life. Sheikha Hanadi will also engage in analyzing and defining the prevalent attitudes toward work and the many societal barriers to employment and entrepreneurship in the Arab world.
China - EU Relations in a Changing New World
Speaker: Ambassador Ma Zhengang, President of the China Institute of International Studies (CIIS), President of Center for China-US Relations Studies, CIIS, Chairman of the editorial board of International Studies, Chairman of CIIS Academic Committee, Chairman of CSCAP China (Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific), Chairman of China Arms Control and Disarmament Association.
The Red Flag: Communism and the Making of the Modern World
Speaker: David Priestland, University Lecturer in Modern History at Oxford University. Chair: Dr Vesselin Dimitrov
How to Control and Change Individual Behaviour: the world as installation
Saadi Lahlou, director of the Institute of Social Psychology at LSE.
Five to Rule Them All: The U.N. Security Council and the Making of the Modern World
David L. Bosco, Assistant Professor in the School of International Service, American University and author: "Five to Rule Them All"
The Role of Global NGOs in World Politics: The Case of International Relief and Development NGOs
Speaker: Peter Bell M.P.A.’64, Senior Research Fellow at Harvard University and the Hauser Cent for Nonprofit Organization, and former president of CARE
World Images Digital Art Library
The internationally recognized WorldImages database provides access to the California State University IMAGE Project. It contains almost 75,000 images, is global in coverage and includes all areas of visual imagery. WorldImages is accessible anywhere and its images may be freely used for non-profit educational purposes. The images can be located using many search techniques, and for convenience they are organized into over 800 portfolios which are then organized into subject groupings.