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£5 million for new LSE research centre looking at issues of public authority in fragile African countries

A new LSE research centre, focusing on how societies are governed in
impoverished and unstable places in Africa, is being launched with £5 million
funding from the Economic and Research Social Council.

Professor George Jones

LSE is deeply saddened to announce the death of George Jones, Emeritus Professor of Government. Colleagues, students and friends can share their memories of him on the LSE condolences blog.

Only children more likely to support parents in old age

The findings suggest only children respond more strongly to parental need and change their living arrangements

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LSE's Summer Term events programme announced

Our programme of events from April to July is now online to view. Confirmed speakers include Jean-Yves Duclos, Canadian Minister of Families, Children and Social Development; Christina Duckworth Romer, former Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers in the Obama administration; Nobel Laureates Amartya Sen and Alvin Roth; and Kristalina Georgieva, Chief Executive Officer for the World Bank.

 

Global Civil War: solidarity by proxy

In the twenty-first century any world war is a civil war, and any civil war affects the world. Does this mean the end of the Age of Revolutions, or a whole new understanding of what revolution entails? Find out in this talk by Susan Buck-Morss, Distinguished Professor of Political Philosophy. Event date: Tuesday 25 April.

Whither Europe? Historical Perspectives on 2017

Can we learn something about Europe’s future by turning to its past? Prominent scholars reflect on a year in history that has analogies with 2017. Event date: Thursday 27 April.

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Britain's Housing Crisis: causes and cures                             
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Speaker: Professor Christian Hilber (pictured)
Recorded: Tuesday 21 March 2017, approx. 87 minutes    

 

Speakers: Professor Alexander Betts, Professor Paul Collier
Recorded: Wednesday 29 March 2017

Speaker: Tiffany Dufu
Recorded: Wednesday 5 April 2017

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