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LSE IDEAS Events Assistant/Receptionist Needed|

LSE IDEAS is looking for a part-time Events Assistant/Receptionist for the 2014 - 2015 academic year. Applications close 31st July. More information here|.



Supremacy or Survival? The West in an Asian Century|

Is there a new Asian century in the making? And if there is, what will this mean for the West? Professor Michael Cox and Danny Quah will be tackling these questions, and more, in a public debate for the LSE Summer School on Monday 4th August. More information here. |


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

Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine will sign today (27th June) 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. |


Prof Michael Cox on Power Shifts in Kathimerini newspaper|

Greek newspaper Kathimerini interviewed Professor Michael Cox while in Athens for two LSE IDEAS public lectures in June. The article discusses Power Shifts, US hegemony, the rise of the East, Britain and Europe, and the crisis in Ukraine. Original articlehere.|


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|.


Eminent Historian Prof Matthew Connelly appointed as next Philippe Roman Chair|

Pandemics, nuclear war and the global history of population control are among the issues explored by the latest academic to take up the Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs, here at LSE IDEAS. Read the whole press release 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.|


Prof Arne Westad wins the Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Book Award! |

Professor Arne Westad, Director of LSE IDEAS, has won the most prestigious US Asian Studies book prize, the Asia Society’s Bernard Schwartz Book Award, for his book Restless Empire: China and the World Since 1750.| Arne Westad is the first historian to have won both the  Bancroft and the Asia Society Bernard Schwartz book awards. Read more 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.

China’s Media Go Global - University of Westminster - University of Westminster, London
On Tuesday 2 September, 2014, the University of Westminster will hold an international conference on ‘China’s Media Go Global’ at the Tsinghua University School of Journalism and Communication, Beijing, China. The deadline for abstracts is 25 May 2014. Successful applicants will be notified early in June 201


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

BJP Victory: Leadership Cult or Institutional Change?
By Dr Manali Desai, Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Cambridge.   The BJP’s resounding victory in the 2014 elections is undoubtedly the start of a new era in Indian politics. It will reverberate regionally within South Asia, as … Continue reading

The element of citizenship and the current political climate in Israel
By Dr Lauren Banko, Senior Teaching Fellow, School of Oriental and African Studies, London.   The peace talks between the Israeli and Palestinian negotiators that started in the summer of 2013 under the auspices of US Secretary of State John … Continue reading

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The Paradox on China's Peaceful Rise|

Tuesday 7 October 2014, 6.30 - 8.00pm, Venue TBC
Speaker: Professor Barry Buzan; Discussant: Professor Arne Westad; Chair: Professor Michael Cox


The Radical Transparency of the American Republic|

Tuesday 21 October 2014, 6.30 - 8.00pm, venue TBC
Speaker: Professor Matthew Connelly; Chair: Professor Arne Westad


A Changing World and China|

Wednesday 22 October 2014, 6.30 - 8.00pm, Venue TBC
Speaker: Mr Wu Jian Min; Chair: Professor Arne Westad


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 Arne Westad


Open Government in the Age of Total War|

Tuesday 2 December 2014, 6.30 - 8.00pm, venue TBC
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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