Conference at LSE on 11 May 2015 with Tony Atkinson, Laura Bear, Wendy Carlin, John Hills, Gareth Jones, Naila Kabeer, Lisa Mckenzie, Diane Perrons, Thomas Piketty, Bob Rowthorn, Mike Savage, Stephanie Seguino, David Soskice. Book from 20 April.
On the evening of 24 February 2015 there was a public tribute at LSE to the late Professor Ulrich Beck (15 May 1944 - 1 January 2015), a panel discussion with speakers including Craig Calhoun, Anthony Giddens and Richard Sennett, who talked about the impact of his work and its legacy.
'Democratizing Inequalities: dilemmas of the new public participation', new book edited by Dr Michael McQuarrie from LSE Sociology with Dr Caroline W Lee and Dr Edward T Walker (foreword by LSE Director Professor Craig Calhoun), was launched at LSE on 3 February 2015 with a discussion.
Book launch for 'Comedy and Distinction: The Cultural Currency of a “Good” Sense of Humour' by Dr Sam Friedman of LSE Sociology (see our Books and Blogs board) with Sam Friedman, Mike Savage, Guardian comedy critic Brian Logan and comedy scout Lydia Hampson - 6.30pm 12 November in Wolfson Theatre, LSE.
The REPS (Race, Ethnicity and Post-colonial Studies) PhD network is led by research students based at LSE. They have organised two film screenings this autumn, on the London riots of 2011 (showing 8 October 2014) and on the life of African immigrants in Italy (22 October).
Danny Dorling, Professor of Geography at Oxford and regular contributor to The Guardian and New Statesman, gave a talk at LSE on the subject of his new book: Inequality and the 1%: what goes wrong when the rich become too rich? Catch the podcast on our website.