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Professor Connelly on the Radical Transparency of the American Republic|

Recent invocations of national security to justify secrecy stand in sharp contrast with the U.S. government's historic commitment to transparency. On Tuesday 21 October Prof Matthew Connelly, Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs, will deliver his inaugural lecture on this subject. 


Ambassador Wu Jianmin: A Changing World and China|

Despite China's growing interactions with the rest of the world, the country's foreign policy is largely dictated by domestic politics and further economic reform. In this public lecture, held on Wednesday 22 October, distinguished Chinese diplomat Wu Jianmin will explore China's international strategy and what this means for the country's relations with the rest of the world.


Pinto Post-Doctoral Fellow at LSE IDEAS appointed|

LSE IDEAS is delighted to announce that Dr Luc-André Brunet|  has been awarded the Pinto post-doctoral fellowship in contemporary international history for the 2014-15 academic year. 


Dr Eirini Karamouzi: A historical analysis of Greece's road to EEC membership  |

Eirini Karamouzi's new book  'Greece, the EEC and the Cold War 1974-1979: The Second Enlargement' reveals the rationale behind the Community's acceptance of the Greek application. The book launch| will be held at LSE IDEAS on Wednesday 5 November. 


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'. 


Professor Michael Cox | 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 Eurasian Union, the Eastern Partnership and the Ukraine Crisis
Dr David Cadier authored a piece on EU-Russia relations and the Ukraine Crisis in the special issue of Global Policy produced in the framework of the Dahrendorf initiative and edited by H. Anheier, M.J. Chenard and A. Westad

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.


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


The Middle Income Trap in Latin America:  More Politics than Economics?|

Thursday, 13th November 2014, 6.00 – 7.30pm, TW2, 9.04
Speaker: Professor Ben Ross Schneider; Chair: Dr Francisco Panizza


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


Stalin: Paradoxes of Power|

Thursday 11 December 2014, 6.30 – 8.00pm, Tower 2, 9.04
Speaker: Professor Stephen Kotkin; 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