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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.


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.  


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.   


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. 


Is a peace agreement in sight in Colombia?

The Colombian Government High Commissioner for Peace, Mr Segio Jarmillo, spoke at IDEAS after a day of discussion on the country's transition to peace. Watch the speech and read more. 


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.


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 Xinhua 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



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