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Prof Arne Westad writes for LA Times on China and ASEAN|

Director of LSE IDEAS, Prof Arne Westad argues that "China, for its part, needs to rein in a self-centered and sometimes confrontational foreign policy, which is unlikely to succeed. Without a continuous, forward-looking process of negotiations, the ASEAN-China relationship will go nowhere." Read full article here.|


Applications are now open for the Pinto post-doctoral fellowship|

This post-doctoral fellowship will provide an opportunity for a recent LSE International History PhDs working in the field of Cold War scholarship to benefit from a year of involvement with the LSE IDEAS community of scholars. More information on how to apply here.|


Call for Papers: European Summer School on Cold War History|

The Cold War Studies Programme at LSE IDEAS is co-convening the Sixth Annual European Summer School on Cold War History at the Università di Trento, 4-6 September 2014.  The deadline for applications is 11 April.


Eminent Historian Prof Matthew Connelly appointed as next Philippe Roman Chair|

Pandemics, nuclear war and the global history of population control are among the issues explored by the latest academic to take up the Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs, here at LSE IDEAS. Read the whole press release here. |


Professor Michael Cox interviewed by the European Commission|

In a video series organised by the European Commission, Professor Michael Cox of LSE IDEAS debated about the future of the UK in the European Union and the consequences of a 'Brexit'. Watch the full interview here.|


LSE IDEAS Ranked 2nd Best University Affiliated Think Tank in the World!|

LSE IDEAS ranked second only to Harvard University’s Belfer Center in the 2013 Think Tank and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) league tables. IDEAS was also ranked sixth for its report 'Governing the Global Drug Wars' and eighth among global 'Think Tanks To Watch'. Press Release available here |and in Chinese.|


Tan Sri Dr Munir Majid Appointed Chairman of CIMB Asean Research Institute|

Tan Sri Dr Munir Majid, Visiting Senior Fellow at LSE IDEAS, has been appointed chairman of the CIMB Asean Research Institute (CARI) effective Feb 1, 2014, taking over from Glenn Muhammad Surya Yusuf, who will remain on the board of CARI. In a statement released yesterday, CIMB Group said the appointment is for two years.


Prof Arne Westad wins the Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Book Award! |

Professor Arne Westad, Director of LSE IDEAS, has won the most prestigious US Asian Studies book prize, the Asia Society’s Bernard Schwartz Book Award, for his book Restless Empire: China and the World Since 1750.| Arne Westad is the first historian to have won both the  Bancroft and the Asia Society Bernard Schwartz book awards. Read more here.|


China’s Media Go Global - University of Westminster - University of Westminster, London
On Tuesday 2 September, 2014, the University of Westminster will hold an international conference on ‘China’s Media Go Global’ at the Tsinghua University School of Journalism and Communication, Beijing, China. The deadline for abstracts is 25 May 2014. Successful applicants will be notified early in June 201

The Europe Question: Perspectives from the UK - Events - European Institute - Home
On Wednesday 30 April, 2014, the LSE European Institute will hold a debate on ‘European Parliamentary Elections: What’s at stake?’ at 6:30pm in the Sheikh Zayed Theatre.

Video Debates with Russia and Ukraine Experts
Debate on the past and present of national identities and nationalist movements in Russia and Ukraine with focus on the role of Russian media's use of "fascism" in the memory wars that have been taking place in the region. Discussion of the current crisis, Russia's goals and Western possible responses.


The element of citizenship and the current political climate in Israel
By Dr Lauren Banko, Senior Teaching Fellow, School of Oriental and African Studies, London.   The peace talks between the Israeli and Palestinian negotiators that started in the summer of 2013 under the auspices of US Secretary of State John … Continue reading

Nationalism in Russia and Europe: Workshop Summary
By Ben Ryan, researcher for the religion and society think tank Theos.   A few weeks ago it is probably fair to say that the point of a workshop on Russian and East European nationalisms and identities would probably have … Continue reading

Venezuela: The Failure of the Fifth Republic
Professor Maxwell A. Cameron, Director of the Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions, University of British Columbia.   The turmoil that has rocked Venezuela since early February has resulted in almost 30 deaths, hundreds of injuries, and 1,500 detentions … Continue reading

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What's so Great About Strong Leaders?
Monday 28 April 2014, 6.30pm, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Professor Archie Brown; Chair: Professor Michael Cox
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The New Middle East Cold War|

Thursday 1 May 2014,6.30pm, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building

Speaker: Professor F. Gregory Gause, III. Chair: Dr Steffen Hertog


 King Rama X: The Thai Monarchy and Democracy|

Tuesday 6 May 2014, 1.00pm, B13, 32 Lincoln’s Inn Fields
Speaker: Dr Pavin Chachavalpongpun; Chair: Dr Kirsten E. Schulze


The Expert Group on the Economics of the Drug Policy|

Wednesday 7 May 2014, 6.30pm, venue tbc
Speakers: President Otto Perez Molina, Professor Mark Kleiman, Dr Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch; Chair: Professor Danny Quah

The European Left in the 1960s and 1970s: Social Democrats and/vs. Eurocommunists|

Tuesday 13 May 2014, 6.30pm, B13, Lincoln's Inn Fields
Speaker: Dr Michele Di Donato; Chair: Dr Svetozar Rajak

India, Brazil and South Africa: The Democratic Alternative|

Wednesday 14 May 2014, 6.30pm, B13, Lincoln's Inn Fields
Speakers: Anne Bernstein, Dr Eswaran Sridharan and Dr Simon Schwartzman; Chair: Anne Applebaum


The Macroeconomics of the Gulf|

Thursday 15 May 2014, 4.30pm, G.03, 32 Lincoln's Inn Field
Speaker: Raphael Espinoza; Chair: Professor Danny Quah


Oman's Foreign Policy under Sultan Qaboos: Independent, But To What Extent?|

Thursday 22 May 2014, 4:30pm, Alumni Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Dr Marc Valerie: Chair: Professor Toby Dodge
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The Polish Roundtable Talks and the End of the Cold War

Wednesday 4 June 2014, 6.30pm, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Speakers: Professor Vladislav Zubok, Anne Applebaum, Eugeniusz Smolar; Chair: Professor Arne Westad

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