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    Linda Yueh: History’s ‘greatest economists’ and how their ideas can help us today

Linda Yueh: History’s ‘greatest economists’ and how their ideas can help us today

How can the ideas of history’s greatest economists – from Adam Smith and David Ricardo through Joan Robinson and Milton Friedman to Douglass North and Robert Solow – help us think about the biggest economic challenges of our time? Linda Yueh’s new book seeks to answer this question through studying 12 economists whose thinking has changed the world. She […]

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    Lady Hale: Simply hoping that the women will ‘trickle up’ has not been good enough

Lady Hale: Simply hoping that the women will ‘trickle up’ has not been good enough

Does it matter in a case if the judge is a man or a woman? If it does, why are there still so few women in the upper ranks of the judiciary? Would mandatory quotas help address the over-representation of men in public life? Lady Hale, President of the Supreme Court and the first woman to have held this […]

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    Peter Tatchell: the diversity of modern relationships requires an alternative to marriage

Peter Tatchell: the diversity of modern relationships requires an alternative to marriage

Is it time for an alternative to marriage? Peter Tatchell argues that the set-in-stone legal framework of marriage does not take into account the diversity of modern lives. At the same time, with many relationships being just as loyal and enriching as those between people in love, there is no reason to continue restricting legal protection to the latter […]

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    Shami Chakrabarti: not guaranteeing the rights of EU nationals is not politics – it’s cruelty

Shami Chakrabarti: not guaranteeing the rights of EU nationals is not politics – it’s cruelty

A year since being appointed Shadow Attorney General, Shami Chakrabarti discusses the challenges and advantages of the position, as well as key issues facing British politics with Artemis Photiadou and Tena Prelec.

How do you find the transition from being a high-profile practitioner to being a frontline politician?

It’s a major transition even though I was a very public practitioner and […]

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    Eleanor Mills: Women are still portrayed through the lens of an old, male, pale, stale establishment

Eleanor Mills: Women are still portrayed through the lens of an old, male, pale, stale establishment

A new report by Women in Journalism, titled “The Tycoon and the Escort: The business of portraying women in newspapers”, shines a light on the extent to which British media offer a male-dominated interpretation of society. The title refers to the description used in the coverage of the murder by a businessman of his lover, which “could easily have […]

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    Julia Gillard: It is in everybody’s interest to make sure that we are educating every child

Julia Gillard: It is in everybody’s interest to make sure that we are educating every child

The world’s children must be equipped to meet the challenges of our globalised world – irrespective of their gender, ethnicity, or location – argues Julia Gillard. She talks to Artemis Photiadou about the vital work of the Global Partnership for Education, and its impact in improving the lives of millions of children in the developing world.

Could you explain how […]

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    Interview with Ruth Hunt: LGBT rights in Britain – culture, education, and religion

Interview with Ruth Hunt: LGBT rights in Britain – culture, education, and religion

Since formed in the late ’80s, Stonewall has been at the forefront of social and legislative progress for LGBT equality. Ahead of her LSE lecture, Ruth Hunt, Stonewall’s Chief Executive, sat down with Hayley Reed and Artemis Photiadou to discuss the charity’s work, the importance of education, the role of faith communities, as well as some of the challenges that […]

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    Interview with Eric Kaufmann: cultural values and the rise of right-wing populism in the West

Interview with Eric Kaufmann: cultural values and the rise of right-wing populism in the West

As Donald Trump forms one outrageous policy after another, and as the UK government remains unclear as to what future it is pursuing for the country post-Brexit, Eric Kaufmann discusses the factors that led people to back populist rhetorics with editors Chris Gilson and Artemis Photiadou.

Recent developments in Western politics – the most recent being the US travel […]