Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade [Audio]
Speaker(s): Andrew Feinstein | Pulling back the curtain on the secretive world of the global arms trade, Andrew Feinstein reveals the corruption and the cover-ups behind weapons deals ranging from the largest in history –between the British and Saudi governments – to BAE's controversial transactions in South Africa, Tanzania and eastern Europe, and the revolving-door relationships that characterise the US Congressional-Military-Industrial Complex. This event marks the publication of Feinstei
Predicting if Your Policy will Work for You: doing it better [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Nancy Cartwright | Why isn't evidence-based policy making working? This lecture looks at examples from Californian schools, the Bangladesh nutrition programme and proposals to tackle climate change. Nancy Cartwright is professor of philosophy at the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE and at the University of California, San Diego.
Decarbonising Britain [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr David Kennedy | The UK has an aggressive plan to decarbonise its economy by 34 per cent in 2020, 50 per cent in 2027 and 80 per cent in 2050. This lecture will look at the economic, technical and policy challenges of achieving these targets. David Kennedy is chief executive of the Committee on Climate Change. He is also a visiting senior fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. This lecture is part of ESRC Festival of Social Science.
The Rare Find [Audio]
Speaker(s): George Anders | How do we recognise greatness? The world-wide hunt for talent has never been more ambitious, more systematic -- and more frustrating. It's time to redefine how we think about talent, and to come to terms with three major blind spots in the ways that most organisations hunt for superstars. Better approaches are within reach, as shown by the successful, maverick methods of the world's best talent spotters. This event marks the publication of George Anders new book The R