With more than 240 museums and countless other landmarks, sightseeing is a never-ending process in London. So if you’re in need of a break, whether you live in London or you’re just visiting, and are interested in the social sciences, check out some of the public events that are offered by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), the largest social sciences university in the world. As an alumnus of LSE, I’m always scouting out different opportunities and events that the school offers, trying to stay up to date with what’s new and happening in the social sciences field. I highly recommend attending their events, as you’re afforded the opportunity to see and engage in discussions with some of the world’s most influential leaders (CEOs, Ambassadors, heads of state, members of Parliament, etc.) in the fields of economics, human rights, political science, diplomacy, etc., i.e. Amartya Sen, Bill Clinton, Sebastián Piñera, Kofi Annan, Tony Blair, just to name a few. The beauty of the events is that a lot of them are open to the public, so anyone can attend. For more information or a list of upcoming events, visit Public Events at LSE.
When China Rules the World Revisited, Speaker: Martin Jacques, Date: Thursday 18 October, 6.30pm
Participatory Democracy in America’s Long New Left, Ralph Miliband Programme: movement, protest and social change lecture series, Speaker: Professor Linda Gordon, Date: Monday 22 October, 6.30pm
The Mediterranean – an opportunity?, LSE European Institute –APCO Worldwide Perspectives on Europe Series, Speaker: Lawrence Gonzi, Date: Friday 26 October, 12-1pm, Tickets available online after 10pm on Thursday 18 October until at least 12noon on Friday 19 October