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STICERD Public Events and Lectures

LSE Presents The People Vs Social Sciences

Tuesday 10 March 2020 18:00 - 20:00

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About this event

In this mock trial, it will be debated whether the social sciences, as an area of research, commentary and investigation, has failed society. With public trust in democracy at the lowest it has been in decades, in a time of mounting social discontent and increasing inequality - particularly between the rich and poor, the healthy and sick, old and the young, the homed and the homeless - who is it that we can look to for help? What information and tools can social scientists provide us with in order to tackle some of the complex problems arising in society today? The prosecution will argue the case on behalf of the people, while the professors will defend their science. The jury (the live audience) will also have the opportunity to question witnesses.

For further information please contact Lubala Chibwe, by email: