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LSE honours its volunteers in record-breaking year

Economics student Chris Fairley has been named LSE’s 2016 Volunteer of the Year for his “enormous contribution” to support both human and animal rights as well as his work to help create an AIDS-free world.

LSE research shows significant social return on investment for London regeneration project

One of the UK's largest providers of social housing has published a report carried out by LSE to assess the impact of a £140m regeneration of a former council estate in the London borough of Harrow.

Huge investment in cancer drugs leads to £14 billion net benefit for UK patients

The UK has more than doubled its spending on cancer drugs over the past decade, leading to a £14 billion net economic benefit in terms of increased life outcomes for cancer patients, according to new research published today by LSE..

Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw

Race, Reform and the New Retrenchment: the perils of post-racialism after Obama 

Heightening tensions in the US over police killings of black people have undermined confidence that the election of Barack Obama signaled a new era on race relations in the US. Through a Critical Race Theory prism, Professor Crenshaw will discuss Black Lives Matter and Say Her Name as challenges to contemporary jurisprudence on race, and assess the new openings presented by current events. Event date: Wednesday 11 May

 

Service Automation: robots and the future of work

It’s predicted that five million jobs will be performed by robots in the next ten years. Contrary to the fears perpetuated by the media that robots will steal your job, Professor Willcocks and Professor Lacity will discuss how robotic technologies can facilitate the rise, not the demise, of human productivity and innovation. Event date: Monday 9 May

Rethinking the Global Monetary System

Raghuram Rajan, Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, has been the main voice of emerging economies demanding a more balanced global monetary system. He would like to see more coordination to reduce volatility and a more effective “global safety net” to protect those most vulnerable. Emerging economies must be more involved in rethinking and reshaping the system. Event date: Tuesday 10 May

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Clash! How to Thrive in the Multicultural World                                  
Video

Speaker: Professor Hazel Markus (pictured)
Recorded: Monday 25 April 2016, approx. 65 minutes    

 

Speaker: Sophie Walker
Recorded: Tuesday 26 April 2016

To Brexit or not to Brexit: a taxing question                          
Audio

Speaker: Angel Gurría
Recorded: Wednesday 27 April 2016

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The Class

The Class: Living and Learning in the Digital Age

Sonia Livingstone and Julian Sefton-Green

 
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