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Director's Welcome


I am delighted to welcome you to our executive MSc International Strategy and Diplomacy at LSE.

The LSE has built its global reputation by encouraging vigorous intellectual argument and informed debate. For a century or more the School has tried to remain true to its motto – understanding the causes of things (rerum cognoscere causas).

This new initiative undertaken by one of the LSE’s research centres – IDEAS – is very much in that tradition. By bringing together academics and policy-makers, and getting practitioners from both the private and public sectors to think strategically about what they are doing in a fast changing world. The School once more seeks to use its expertise to help others reflect on many of the big issues that will shape the rest of what is likely to be a most unpredictable century.

Please explore our website to find out more about our unique Executive Programme, our team of leading academics and practitioners, and read what some of our past participants have to say about us.

Professor Michael Cox

Academic Course Director, MSc International Strategy and Diplomacy
Founding Co-Director of LSE IDEAS
Professor, International Relations Department, LSE