Past eventPast eventMartin Wight Memorial LectureMembers

The Evolution of Inequalities in the Global Economy

Old Theatre, London School of Economics


Professor Nicola Phillips, Professor of Political Economy, Head of the Department of Politics, University of Sheffield

Chair: Dr Robert Falkner, Associate Professor of International Relations, LSE


PLEASE NOTE: This event will take place at the London School of Economics. There is no need to register with Chatham House in order to attend.

This year's Martin Wight Memorial Lecture will address the evolution of inequalities in the global economy – and how different powers are propelling new forms of unequal development across the world.

The event is open to all Chatham House members and there is no need pre-register. Members should arrive at the LSE at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the event to ensure they are able to access.

More information can be found here

Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
London School of Economics
Houghton Street

About the Martin Wight Memorial Lecture

Martin Wight was a seminal figure in the development of international relations theory in Britain and an influential historian of the political civilisation of Europe. Soon after his sudden death in 1972, a number of his friends and associates decided to commemorate his name by establishing an endowment for an annual lecture, to be given in successive years at The University of Sussex, LSE and Chatham House - the three institutions with which Wight was most closely connected during the last quarter of a century of his working life. Herbert Butterfield gave the first lecture at The University of Sussex on 23 April 1975, and lectures have been given annually since then.