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

For the third year running, LSE IDEAS has been ranked one of the top think tanks in the world.



Power Shifts: Perspectives from the US Foreign Policy Conference | YouTube |

Video from the Conference co-hosted by LSE IDEAS and the LSE IR Department. Speakers share their perspective on the changing shape of power and its implications for US foreign policy.



The 'School': The LSE from the Webbs to the Third Way|

Professor Michael Cox, Director of IDEAS, is currently writing a brief history of the LSE and will be lecturing on the history of the School in February 2015 at the LSE Literary Festival.




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.


LSE IDEAS Ranked 2nd Best University Think Tank in the World|
For the third year running, LSE IDEAS has been ranked one of the top think tanks in the world.

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

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George Padmore and Decolonisation from Below|

Tuesday 3 February 2015, 6.30 - 8.00pm, Room B.13, Lincoln's Inn Fields
Speaker: Dr Leslie James; Discussants: Professor Richard Drayton, Professor Bill Schwarz; Chair: Professor Arne Westad


An Awkward Alliance: West Germany and Portugal at the End of the Portuguese Empire|

Wednesday 11 February 2015, 6.30 – 8.00pm, TW2, room 9.04
Speakers: Dr Rui Lopes, Dr Kristina Sphor; Chair: Professor Arne Westad


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