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Tower 1, LSE Campus
London, WC2A 2AZ


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LSE IDEAS is an IGA Centre that acts as the School’s foreign policy think tank.

Through sustained engagement with policymakers and opinion-formers, IDEAS provides a forum that informs policy debate and connects academic research with the practice of diplomacy and strategy.

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Pinto Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Apply Now

This post-doctoral fellowship provides 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. Applications are open now until July 15 2015. 

 
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Michael Cox writes for LSE 120 Blog on David Rockefeller

Did you know David Rockefeller studied at LSE? IDEAS Director Michael Cox writes for the LSE 120th anniversary blog on the American’s time at the school.  

 
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Matthew Connelly gets Gearty Grilling on Data, Secrecy and History

Philippe Roman Chair Matthew Connelly took part in the LSE video series with Conor Gearty, Director of the LSE Institute for Public Affairs, with an interview that discussed hacking the archive and keeping government accountable.   

 
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Strategic Update on EU Immigration Policy

The idea of 'Fortress Europe' has dominated debates on EU immigration policies from the 90s to the current crisis in the Mediterranean. This strategic update focuses on emerging routes for legal migration. 

 
Dahrendorf Forum

Dahrendorf Forum

A joint project between LSE and German partners the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and Stiftung Mercator leading the debate on Europe’s external relations and honouring the legacy of former LSE Director Ralf Dahrendorf. Supported by the Stiftung Mercator Foundation.

 

IDEAS hosts innovative research projects on diplomacy, foreign policy and the issues that transcended regional boundaries. 

All IDEAS projects are multidisciplinary and engage regularly with policy-makers and practitioners.

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China Foresight

Analysing Chinese strategy and foreign policy from the inside out by understanding the domestic policy making process in China and engaging with the ongoing debates among Chinese academics and senior policy-makers. 

 
Cold War Studies

Cold War Studies Project

Continuing the work of IDEAS as the leading centre in Europe for advanced study and research into the key aspects of the Cold War, their historical origins and their contemporary repercussions. CWSP is home to the journal Cold War History and a range of international partnerships.

 
Dahrendorf Forum

Dahrendorf Forum

A joint project between LSE and German partners the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and Stiftung Mercator leading the debate on Europe’s external relations and honouring the legacy of former LSE Director Ralf Dahrendorf. Supported by the Stiftung Mercator Foundation.

 
Diplomacy Commission

LSE Diplomacy Commission

What is the future of British diplomacy? A interdisciplinary body of Commissioners is undertaking a series of private hearings with expert witness to produce a blue ribbon report on the UK’s place in the world. Supported by a LSE HEIF 5 award. 

 
International Drug Policy Project

International Drug Policy Project

A cross-regional research project setting the agenda in debates on the international drug control system through the acclaimed Governing the Global Drug Wars report and Expert Group on the Economics of Drug Policy. Supported by Open Society Foundations and the British Council. 

 
Power Shifts

Power Shifts

How is power changing in the world? This project interrogates shifts in power from the US to China, from West to East and states to non-state actors and asks how power transitions from one actor to another.  

 
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Maccoby on Global Leadership

Thursday 2 July 2015, 6.30 - 8.00pm, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Michael Maccoby; Panelists: Marc Stears, Mari Sako; Moderator: Stefan Stern