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West Lake Strategic Conversations

IDEAS & Zhejiang University recently hosted the first West Lake Strategic Conversation on Chinese Foreign Policy in Hangzhou with local and IDEAS experts. Look out for more on our developing China Foresight project.


China, the United States and Asia

Both China and the US have interests in Asia, will they be partners or rivals in the region? Catch up with full audio, photos and tweets from Professor Arne Westad's final IDEAS lecture.


International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War

The Conference is hosted on annual rotation at IDEAS, the University of California Santa Barbara and George Washington University. This year's event in London saw 20 students present over 7 panels and the award of the Saki Ruth Dockrill Memorial Prize.


Historian Ian Morris appointed Philippe Roman Chair

Professor Morris, best known for his book Why the West Rules - for now, is the latest appointee to the prestigious year long post at IDEAS. Previous holders include Professors Timothy Snyder Anne Applebaum, Ramachandra Guha, and Niall Ferguson


IDEAS Strategic Updates - Open Government in Latin America

Our Strategic Updates series provides topical academic insight into developing issues in international affairs. The latest concerns the impact of global transparency treaties in tackling corruption in Latin America. Read it now.


IDEAS Director speaks at LSE Alumni event in New York on US Decline
Professor Michael Cox lead the discussion at the recent Alumni event organized in New York. 500 people attended the discussion on 'Is the US in Decline' with Professors Cox, Danny Quah and Peter Trubowit and IGA Director Erik Berglof in the Chair. Following a very lively debate Director Craig Calhoun awarded an Honorary degree to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, former Professor of Economics at the School

IDEAS writes for China News
How would the UK General Election impact China-UK relations? 'Better UK-China Relations is a legacy for David Cameron' by IDEAS' Dr Jie Yu set out to answer that question, and was published in China News and Xinhua News Agency.

LSE IDEAS Dr Jie Yu to speak European Centre for International Political Economy Event
The ECIPE event is on China and 'the West': The Way Forward? Are they getting closer or more distant from one another? Other speakers include Ambassador Frank Lavin.

Visiting Senior Fellow speaks to ASEAN
LSE IDEAS visiting senior fellow Tan Sri Dr. Munir Majid made a presentation on behalf of the Asean Business Advisory Council, which he chairs, to the Asean Heads of State and Government at the 26th Asean Summit in Kuala Lumpur on 27th April.

IDEAS visiting fellow Dr Effie Pedaliu writes for New York Times on lessons from the Vietnam war
Read Dr. Pedaliu's piece 'Vietnam Diminished the U.S. in Its Allies’ Eyes' in the Room for Debate online discussion