LSE’s Public Lecture Series

LSE’s Public Lecture series resumes in a virtual format with an ongoing series entitled Covid-19: The Policy Responsemask-world

COVID-19 represents an enormous challenge for the social sciences to help governments and non-governmental organisations respond to the economic and societal consequences of the pandemic. Part of LSE's response to this challenge is a series of online public events that will take place over the Summer Term.


A full list of events can be found at:


Events will be webcast live on the LSE website: LSE LIVE


A partial list of scheduled events....

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Data–driven Responses to COVID–19: opportunities and limitations

Date: Thursday 28 May 2020, 1-2.15pm

Speakers: Dr Seeta Peña Gangadharan, Dr Orla Lynskey, Dr Alison Powell, Dr Edgar Whitley

This event has been organised by the Department of Management.

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COVID-19 Economic Response: a comparative, cross-border perspective

Date: Friday 29 May 2020, 2-3.30pm

Speakers: Dr Reuben Abraham, Dr Ailish Campbell, Rain Newton-Smith, Kazumi Nishikawa

This event has been organised by LSE IDEAS.

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COVID-19 and Africa: pandemics and global politics

Date: Monday 1 June 2020, 2-3.30pm

Speakers: Professor Assis Malaquias, Elizabeth Sidiropoulos, Dr Folashadé Soulé

This event has been organised by LSE IDEAS.

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COVID-19 and Illicit Markets

Date: Tuesday 2 June 2020, 2-3.30pm

Speakers: Naomi Burke-Shyne, Professor Gabriel Feltran, Kasia Malinowska, Mark Shaw, Alexander Söderholm

This event has been organised by LSE's International Drug Policy Unit.

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Post COVID-19 Futures of the Urbanising World

Date: Wednesday 3 June 2020, 2-3.30pm

Speakers: Dr Creighton Connolly, Professor Roger Keil, Dr Deirdre McKay, Dr Rita Padawangi

This event has been organised by the Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre.

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Fiscal Policies for Recovery

Date: Monday 8 June 2020, 3-4.30pm

Speakers: Dr W. Raphael Lam, Catherine Pattillo, Dr Mehdi Raissi

This event has been organised by the Institute of Global Affairs and the School of Public Policy.

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Europe in the Time of Coronavirus: responding to the political and economic challenges of COVID-19

Date: Tuesday 9 June 2020, 2-3.30pm

Speakers: Professor Chris Anderson, Professor Simon Glendinning, Professor Waltraud Schelkle

This event has been organised by the European Institute.

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COVID-19 and Tourism in Greece: challenges and prospects

Date: Tuesday 9 June 2020, 4-5.30pm

Speakers: Professor Dimitrios Buhalis, Harry Theoharis

This event has been organised by the Hellenic Observatory.


Financial Strains, Health Pressures: Syria, Somalia and the COVID-19 impact

Date: Wednesdy 10 June 2020, 1-2.30pm

Speakers: Professor Alex de Waal, Mazen Gharibah, Nisar Majid, Dr Rim Turkmani

This event has been organised by the Conflict and Civil Society Research Unit.

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COVID-19: the health policy and care response

Date: Tuesday 16 June 2020, 2-3.30pm

Speakers: Dr Miqdad Asaria, Dr José-Luis Fernandez, Professor Alistair McGuire, Dr Clare Wenham

This event has been organised by the Department of Health Policy.


Crucial Role of State Capacity in Crisis Response

Date: Tuesday 16 June 2020, 5-6.30pm

Speakers: Professor Tim Besley, Professor Adnan Khan, Professor Margaret Levi

This event has been organised by LSE's Department of Economics, Institute of Global Affairs, School of Public Policy and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Standford University.


Implications of the COVID-19 Crisis for Disability Policy

Date: Tuesday 23 June 2020, 3.30-5pm

Speakers: Baroness Campbell, Neil Crowther, Liz Sayce

This event has been organised by the the International Inequalities Institute.

All times are London time (BST). More events will be announced shortly. Information about all events can be found at LSE Events