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Professor Hartley Public Lecture ‘Siberia: a history of the people’|

Janet Hartley looks at the lives of Siberia’s people from the late sixteenth century to the present. This lecture marks the launch of her new book published by Yale in July 2014 which received an excellent review by Vanora Bennet of The Sunday Times. Read the full review here.| 


China and the World - Lecture Series|

In this public lecture series, the LSE IDEAS East Asia International Affairs Programme brings together some of the best scholars and most prominent foreign policy practitioners in Europe and China to discuss the future of Chinese foreign policy.


Professor Connelly's course 'Hacking the Archive' - HY447|

Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs 2014/15, Professor Matthew Connelly, will be teaching 'Hacking the Archive - HY447' in this academic year. Please find more information here.|


Ending the Drug Wars - Mexico Launch|

IDEAS International Drug Policy Project Coordinator, John Collins, took part in a series of events in Mexico recently, presenting our 'Ending the War of Drugs' report with extensive media coverage. Watch a panel discussion on Mexico's Foro TV with Leo Zuckermann here.|


Professors Michael Cox and Danny Quah attend fifth LSE graduation ceremony in Beijing|

Pictured|: Professor Michael Cox (Founding Co-Director, LSE IDEAS) and Professor Danny Quah (Director, Southeast Asia Centre) with students at the LSE-PKU Summer School in Beijing where they both taught throughout August 2014.


Professor Cox reappointed Associate Research Fellow at Chatham House|

Professor Michael Cox has been reappointed as an Associate Research Fellow to Chatham House where he contributes to their US Programme. Professor Cox began his association with Chatham House twenty years ago when working on his bestselling book Superpower Without a Mission: US Foreign Policy after the Cold War, published in 1995.


The Geopolitics of Eurasia Economic Integration - new LSE IDEAS Report|

On 27th June, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine signed an Association Agreement tying them to the EU. This means that they will not be joining the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), as did Belarus and Armenia and as Moscow had hoped. Moscow’s coercive tactics to encourage EEU accession are forcing the countries of the region to make a choice between Russia and the EU. Read the Press Release here. |


The Expert Group on the Economics of Drug Policy|

LSE IDEAS Report, Ending the Drug Wars|, endorsed by Nobel Prize winning economists and world leaders says: ‘It is time to end the ‘war on drugs’ and massively redirect resources towards effective evidence-based policies underpinned by rigorous economic analysis. This report will be presented to Guatemala’s Minister of Interior, Mauricio López Bonilla at our event tomorrow. More on the event 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.|


Book Review - Siberia: A History of the People by Janet M Hartley
The Sunday Times has reviewed Professor Janet Hartley's latest book 'Siberia: A History of the People.' "Siberia is Russia’s wild west, its land of extremes. A deft history charts the endless attempts to control it". Read the full review here.

Southeast Asian view of China’s ‘not so neighbourly’ rise
Dr Munir Majid in International Politics: 'Nowhere in the world has the rise of China had such a massive economic impact as it has in Southeast Asia. Yet over the last few years attitudes towards China in many countries in the region have moved from being positive and benign towards becoming suspicious, perplexed and negative.'

Trade and Environment: Is the EU a lame duck in front of China?
LSE IDEAS Visiting Fellow Dr Valeria Zanier and Ms Yu Jie, also from IDEAS, will be holding an enlightening discussion which will shed some light on the dynamics of present EU-China relations. 6th May, 16.30 - 18.00, Clement House (CLM) Room 7.02. This is an event organised by the LSESU European Society.


The Hydra Effect of Terrorism and Al Shabab
By Martha Molfetas, Researcher and Writer currently based in London.   Within days of the targeted killing of Al Shabab leader, Ahmed Abdi Godane, the group had appointed a new leader, Ahmed Umar Abu Ubaidah. In spite of governmental efforts … Continue reading

A New Development Bank, An Old Dream Coming True
By Kamila Pieczara, Doctoral Student at The University of Warwick.   At the recent summit of major emerging economies called the BRICS (B for Brazil, R for Russia, I for India, C for China, and S for South Africa), they … Continue reading

In Singapore, the Shangri-La Dialogue reflected tensions in Asian security
By Kamila Pieczara, PhD student in Politics and International Studies (PaIS), Warwick University   2002 was a year of crisis between Pakistan and India, which almost resulted in war.[1] This was also the year of the first Asia Security Summit, convened … Continue reading

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2014_10_07_NEW! ChinaParadox

The Paradox of China's Peaceful Rise|

Tuesday 7 October 2014, 6.30 - 8.00pm, Sheikh Zayed Theatre, NAB
Speaker: Professor Barry Buzan; Discussant: Professor Arne Westad; Chair: Professor Michael Cox


Why Emerging Countries Need to Follow Their Own Growth Recipes|

Thursday 16 October 2014, 6.30 - 8.00pm, Thai Theatre, NAB
Speaker: Dr Jacques Rogozinski; Chair: Professor Stuart Corbridge

2014_10_21_NEW! Connelly_Transparency

The Radical Transparency of the American Republic|

Tuesday 21 October 2014, 6.30 - 8.00pm, Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Matthew Connelly; Chair: Professor Arne Westad

2014_10_22_NEW2! ChinaWorld

A Changing World and China|

Wednesday 22 October 2014, 6.30 - 8.00pm, Sheikh Zayed Theatre, NAB
Speaker: Mr Wu Jianmin; Chair: Professor Arne Westad


25 Years After the End of the Cold War: Its Legacy in a New World Order|

Monday 27 October 2014, 6.30-8.00pm, New Theatre, East Building
Speakers: Professor Beatrice Heuser, Dr Andrew Monaghan, Professor Vladislav Zubok; Chair: Professor Michael Cox

2014_11_05_NEW! Karamouzi_GreeceEEC

God Save the Community: Greece’s Entry into the EEC|

Wednesday 5 November 2014, 6.30 - 8.00pm, Tower 2, room 9.04
Speaker: Dr Eirini Karamouzi; Discussant: Dr Piers Ludlow; Chair: Professor Michael Cox


The EU, Russia, and Ukraine: Lessons Learned|

Thursday 6 November 2014, 6.30 - 8.00pm, Wolfson Theatre, NAB
Speakers: Dr Tomila Lankina, Professor Karen E Smith, Professor Vladislav Zubok, Dr Gwendolyn Sasse; Chair: Professor Michael Cox

2014_11_11_Sheila Fitzpatrick

Stalin's Team|

Tuesday 11 November 2014, 6.30 - 8.00pm, Wolfson Theatre, NAB
Speaker: Professor Sheila Fitzpatrick; Chair: Professor Vladislav Zubok


From Transformational Leadership to Mafia State? Observations from South Africa's Two Decades of Democracy|

Tuesday 25 November 2014, 6:30 - 8:00pm, Thai Theatre, New Academic Building, LG. 03
Speaker: Dr Mzukisi Qobo; Chair: Professor Chris Alden 


American Grand Strategy in the Mediterranean during World War II |

Thursday 27 November 2014, 6.30 - 8.00pm, Tower 2, Room 9.05
Speaker: Dr Andrew N. Buchanan; Chair: Professor Matthew Jones

2014_12_02_NEW! Connelly_Open

Open Government in the Age of Total War|

Tuesday 2 December 2014, 6.30 - 8.00pm, Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Matthew Connelly; Chair: Professor Arne Westad


The Cold War and the Culture of Secrecy|

Tuesday 13 January 2015, 6.30 - 8.00pm, venue TBC
Speaker: Professor Matthew Connelly; Chair: Professor Michael Cox


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

Tuesday 17 March 2014, 6.30 - 8.00pm, venue TBC
Speaker: Professor Matthew Connelly; Chair: Professor Michael Cox

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