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LSE IDEAS welcomes Erik Berglof as Director of the Institute of Global Affairs|

Professor Berglof is the perfect individual to lead an IGA that is grounded in addressing contemporary global issues.



New world order? It is sink or swim - for all|

In a recent article published in The Straits Times, Professor Michael Cox argued that speculation about a power shift in the world not only runs counter to the  facts but could lead to unnecessary conflict.


A strategy for international drug policy reform|

LSE IDEAS International Drug Policy Project Coordinator, John Collins, discusses the prospects for international drug policy reform, cannabis legalisation, the Brownfield Doctrine and flexible interpretation of international treaties.


Asia-Pacific economies can all win together |

In a recent interview, Professor Michael Cox discussed how APEC should be seen as part of a long-term evolutionary process that contributes to the region’s stability and economic prosperity.


We are not in the midst of a new Cold War|

On the 25th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Gorbachev has warned that the world is in the midst of a new Cold War. In an interview with CNN, Dr Luc-André Brunet, Deputy Head of the Cold War Studies Programme at LSE IDEAS, argued that "the Cold War was much more than merely bad relations between Russia and the West".


Ending the drug wars - LSE Connect article by John Collins
John Collins argues that it is time to accept that the war on drugs has failed and to move beyond prohibitionist policies.

International Conference on the Forty Year Anniversary of the Fall of the Greek Dictatorship
LSE IDEAS Visiting Fellow Effie Pedaliu presented a paper at a major conference in Athens, Greece, which was organised by the Hellenic Parliament Foundation.

Interview with Arne Westad
LSE IDEAS Director Arne Westad to step down at the end of the academic year



The Cold War and the Culture of Secrecy|

Tuesday 13 January 2015, 6.30 - 8.00pm, Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Speaker: Professor Matthew Connelly; Chair: Professor Michael Cox


Henry Kissinger - Debating His Legacy in the 21st Century|

Thursday 15 January 2015, 6.30 - 8.00pm, Tower 2, 9.04
Speakers: Professor Mario del Pero, Professor Jussi Hanhimäki; Chair: Dr Piers Ludlow


After Snowden|

Tuesday 20 January 2015, 6.30pm, Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Ronald Pruessen, Professor Ronald Diebert, Dr Gus Hossein, Professor Sir David Omand; Chair: Dr Nicholas Kitchen


Crowd-Sourcing, Surveillance, and the Era of the Synopticon|

Tuesday 17 March 2015, 6.30 - 8.00pm, Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Matthew Connelly; Chair: Professor Michael Cox


Deng Xiaoping vs Gorbachev|

Wednesday 18 March 2015, 6.30 - 8.00pm, Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Speaker: Professor Alexander V. Pantsov; Chair: Professor Vladislav Zubok