News and events

Safe Contact Launch Week
Monday 18 May 2020 to Friday 22 May 2020
Hosted by EDI
EDI Website, Facebook and Instagram
EDI hosted a range of activies on social media to promote our Safe Contacts. Safe Contacts are volunter LSE staff members who provide a confidential listening and signposting service for anyone experiencing bullying and harassment. Click the link to find out more.

Race and Policing in America
Friday 12 June 2020 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Hosted by the United States Centre
George Floyd’s death has sparked widespread protest in the U.S. over police abuse. This roundtable will discuss the sources of police violence and what can be done to fix America’s police and make law enforcement accountable. The lecture was recorded and available on youtube.
Tuesday 23 June 2020 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Hosted by LSE's public event series - COVID-19: The Policy Response
This panel event will explore the potential implications for disability policy of these possible futures under the political and socio-cultural themes. It will explore questions including whether the ‘vulnerability’ framing is likely to inform future policy and what the implications are for disabled people’s lives, communities and activism.

Religious Communities under COVID-19: the first pandemic of the postsecular age?
Thursday 25 June 2020 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Hosted by LSE's public event series - COVID-19: The Policy Response
Faith communities have been prominent in public discourse since the beginning of the pandemic. Religious gatherings have been identified as a major sites of transmission raising tensions in many countries between believers and the secular authorities seeking to regulate them. But many people are also searching for meaning and faith groups have adapted to online worship and support to meet the need for hope and connection in the face of suffering and isolation. The pandemic seems to be fanning the flames of some existing religious tensions. But there are also new opportunities for a positive role for faith in the public sphere. How will COVID-19 reshape the religious landscape in the future?

COVID-19: the impact on the UK's ethnic minority populations
Wednesday 01 July 2020 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Hosted by LSE's public event series - COVID-19: The Policy Response
There is increasing concern that people from ethnic minority backgrounds are being disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 in England. Over the first few weeks of the pandemic there were several anecdotal reports to suggest that there are many more cases of, hospitalisations for, and deaths due to COVID-19 than we would expect from minorities’ population shares. Drawing on new IFS research, the panel will discuss the reasons why mortality is disproportionately high for minority groups, present evidence on how some minority groups are disproportionately affected by the economic impacts of the lockdown, and recommend ways forward to limit further differential social and economic consequences.