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- Events on February 24, 2014LSE Space for Thought Literary Festival 2014Starts: 00:00Ends: March 2, 2014 - 00:00Location: LondonDescription: Full details here: http://bit.ly/1d2X3BD
LSE’s 6th Literary Festival will explore the distinctive qualities of the social sciences' and the arts' approaches to understanding the world around us with a programme of talks, readings, panel discussions and film screenings, as well as creative writing workshops and children’s events.
- Events on March 1, 2014Sonic Landscapes: understanding the world through soundsStarts: 17:00Ends: March 1, 2014 - 18:30Location: London, United KingdomDescription: For more information, see here: http://www.lse.ac.uk/publicEvents/events/2014/03/LitFest20140301t1700vSZT.aspx
In a world dominated by the visual, we can all benefit from opening our ears to the glorious cacophony around us, which can enrich our understanding of ourselves and our environment.
Speakers: Professor Trevor Cox, Caroline Devine, Aleksander Kolkowski
All events in the Literary Festival are free and open to all, but an e-ticket is required. Tickets can be booked via LSE E-Shop.
- Events on March 3, 2014In Conversation with Bronwyn CurtisStarts: 18:30Ends: March 3, 2014 - 20:00Location: LondonDescription: Full details here: http://bit.ly/N6TDJe
This event will see Bronwyn Curtis in conversation with Professor Danny Quah.
Bronwyn Curtis is an economist whose career spans both the financial markets and the media. She is a widely published author and a regular speaker on television and radio. Most recently she was Head of Global Research at HSBC. Previously she was at Bloomberg where she was managing editor and responsible for all European broadcasting activities. Other roles include Global Head of Currency and Fixed Income Strategy at Deutsche Bank and Chief Economist at Nomura International. She has also worked as a consultant for the World Bank and UNCTAD on projects in West Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.
Bronwyn is a non-executive director of JPM Asian Investment Trust PLC, Vice Chairman of the Society of Business Economists, a board member of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, a former member of the Council at the London School of Economics. She is also on the Advisory Board at Imperial College Business School, as well as a member of The Times newspaper’s Shadow Monetary Policy Committee. She has also been a Board member of the Office of Fair Trading. She has a master's degree from the London School of Economics, and is an economics graduate of La Trobe University, Australia. Bronwyn was awarded an OBE for services to business economics in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in 2008.
Danny Quah is professor of economics and international development, and Kuwait Professor at LSE. He previously served as LSE’s Head of Department for Economics (2006-2009) and Council Member on Malaysia’s National Economic Advisory Council (2009-2011). He is Tan Chin Tuan Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore, and lectures regularly at Peking University. He studied at Princeton, Minnesota, and Harvard, and was Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at MIT before joining LSE.
After the conversation there will be the opportunity for the audience to put their questions to the speaker in the Q&A session. A free drinks reception will follow the event giving the audience a chance to meet the speaker.
- Events on March 4, 2014There is an Alternative! Lessons from PortugalStarts: 13:00Ends: March 4, 2014 - 14:00Location: LondonDescription: Full details here: http://bit.ly/1caFK28
Since July 2011 António José Seguro (@ajseguro), leader of the opposition in Portugal has defended an alternative set of policies to be outlined and implemented while Portugal is under the Financial Assistance Program in order to prevent a deep recession and unemployment and to increase the economic activity.
Being a strong critic of austerity policies, António José Seguro advocates a stronger role for the European institutions against the financial and economic crisis namely in the fight against youth unemployment and supporting new competences for the ECB in order to tackle the Eurozone rising public debt.
Three months before the end of the Assistance Program, the Socialist Party secretary general explains his alternative for the Portuguese economy and the strategy for the EU after the next European elections.
António José Martins Seguro is the leader of the Portuguese Socialist Party and a member of the Portuguese parliament. He was born on 11 March 1962 and has a degree in International Relations and a post-graduation in Political Science.
In the national parliament, António José Seguro has already assumed the leadership of the Socialist Party parliamentary group. Between 2006 and 2011, he was president of the Parliamentary Commissions for Education, Science and Culture and also for Economic Affairs, Innovation and Energy. António Seguro also coordinated the reforming process of the Portuguese parliament.
António Seguro was secretary of state for youth and secretary of state to the prime minister. In 2001, he was minister to the prime minister António Guterres.
He was a member of the European parliament from 1999 to 2001 and held several parliamentary positions, which include among others being vice president of the European Socialist Party Group and co-rapporteur of the European parliament report about the Treaty of Nice and the Future of the European Union. He is vice-president of the Socialist International.
- Events on March 4, 2014Strategy and the underdogStarts: 17:30Ends: March 4, 2014 - 18:30Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, United KingdomDescription: Full details here: http://bit.ly/1ekr2LX
Strategy is most challenging for underdogs. Looking at examples from David and Goliath to the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, this talk will explore the options available to the weak to take on the strong, including deception and alliances.
- Events on March 4, 2014First Tuesday Current AffairsStarts: 18:45Ends: March 4, 2014 - 19:00Location: ManchesterDescription: FIRST TUESDAY News Review on 4 March
The First Tuesday discussions on current affairs aim to provide participants with a way of developing and testing our understanding of a range of current affairs topics; improving our journalistic capabilities so that we can write opinion or comment style articles for the regional or national media or blogs, respond with a thoughtful angle on radio chat shows, TV talk shows or maybe just have an interesting angle to respond with when discussing the news at work.
The topics selected for discussion this month are:
Do we get the news we deserve? - introduced by Julia
Whole-Life Orders - introduced by Sundeep Athwal
Venue and Time
The Shakespeare Pub, 16 Fountain Street, Manchester, M2 2AA at 6:30pm for a 6:45pm start. There is a charge of £2.50 per person to cover costs incurred, which can be paid in advance by using the Eventbrite booking mechanism (see http://first-tuesday-march-2014.eventbrite.co.uk/), PayPal Donate button on the left hand side of Manchester Salon website (feel free to donate on top of the £2.50 ticket), and can also be paid for on the night if booked in advance by Emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Events on March 5, 2014Energy Infrastructure: How Vulnerable Is It?Starts: 12:45Ends: March 5, 2014 - 13:45Location: Committee Room 9, House of CommonsDescription: Full details here: http://bit.ly/NPZ1QT
The threat to critical electronic infrastructure, which underpins modern civilisation from natural or nuclear electromagnetic pulses, is one which government agencies from the United States and the United Kingdom, as well as leading insurance industry experts, have identified as both serious and potentially imminent. Such events may be caused by severe space weather, such as the 1989 Hydro-Quebec geomagnetic storm, by weapons detonation at the hands of terrorists or rogue states, by climate change, or through cyberattacks, and could ultimately lead the collapse of other infrastructure including water provision, transportation, communications and finance, and by extension, the very ability of a society to operate.
Unfortunately, so far very little has been done to deal with this vulnerability. Many electric utilities have not yet acted to protect themselves, particularly in the US, where the sheer number of providers and responsibility of government to respond to security threats makes this a slow and difficult process. The introduction of the ‘Secure High-voltage Infrastructure for Electricity from Lethal Damage Act’ to the US Congress, which would authorise the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to order emergency measures to protect critical electric infrastructure and require operators to implement protective measures, is one potential step that governments around the world could follow. However, a more general shift in the focus of governments and businesses is needed as well.
- Events on March 5, 2014The UK and the EU: sovereign illusions in an age of interdependenceStarts: 13:00Ends: March 5, 2014 - 14:00Location: London, United KingdomDescription: For more information: http://www.lse.ac.uk/publicEvents/events/2014/03/20140305t1300vHKT.aspx
Alexander Stubb @alexstubb has been minister for European affairs and foreign trade since 23 June 2011. The ministerial portfolio covers matters from three ministries: the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry of Finance.
He previously served as a minister for foreign affairs from April 2008. Before that, Minister Stubb was in the European Parliament from June 2004 where he worked with issues concerning the internal market, the EU budget and external relations.
Before his career in the European Parliament, he was counsellor at the Permanent Representation of Finland to the European Union in Brussels.
Minister Stubb has been a visiting professor at the College of Europe, and published many books on the EU, as well as a number of academic articles on EU-related issues. He completed his undergraduate degree in political science at Furman University, USA. He obtained his PhD from the London School of Economics in 1999 on Flexible Integration and the Amsterdam Treaty.
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- Events on March 5, 2014Coercive Enforcement of Sharia in the UK and in Europe: An AssessmentStarts: 18:00Ends: March 5, 2014 - 19:00Location: Committee Room 5, House of CommonsDescription: Full details here: http://bit.ly/1f0xvpT
In the summer of 2011, areas of East London were flooded with bright yellow posters stating: “You are entering a Sharia-controlled zone – Islamic rules enforced.” In another instance, adverts on bus shelters deemed offensive were blacked out. Last December, three members of a self-styled “Muslim Patrol” vigilante group were jailed for harassing and assaulting people on the streets while claiming they were enforcing sharia law. Among those targeted were those drinking alcohol, women considered immodestly dressed and people perceived as being gay.
The events in East London, however, are not isolated. Over the last few years, authorities across Europe have witnessed occasional instances in which small clusters of radicals sought to police local Muslim communities and impose strict interpretations of Islamic morality. The phenomenon is rooted in a fringe interpretation of the concept of hisba, a divinely-sanctioned duty for Muslims to intervene when another Muslim is violating God’s law.
- Events on March 5, 2014easyJet Annual Parliamentary ReceptionStarts: 18:30Ends: March 5, 2014 - 21:00Location: LondonDescription: easyJet Annual Parliamentary Reception - kindly hosted by Gavin Shuker MP
Speaker: Robert Goodwill MP - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport
A small number of invitations are available for Parliamentary Assistants.
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