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LSE IDEAS Director Arne Westad to step down at the end of the academic year|

LSE IDEAS has announced that Odd Arne Westad will step down as centre director at the end of this academic year. He has served as director since the centre was set up in 2008. In this interview| Professor Westad discusses the role of LSE IDEAS and his perspectives on its future.


Arne Westad: China and Europe are in many ways a "perfect match"|

Following the recent LSE IDEAS event 'A Changing World and China', Prof Westad was interviewed by Xinhua News Agency on China's foreign relations. LSE IDEAS Associate Amb Wu Jianmin also discussed the country's public diplomacy in an interview| with CNN. News coverage of the event in Chinese can be found here|.


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'. 


Packing for India. A Life of Action in Global Finance and Diplomacy
On Wednesday, 29th October 2014, City University London will welcome Ambassador David Mulford to give a talk on his new book 'Packing for India. A Life of Action in Global Finance and Diplomacy'.

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


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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

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Stalin's Team|

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


Latin America and the Caribbean: Mexico's Perspective|

Tuesday 11 November 2014, 6.30 - 8.00pm, Thai Theatre, NAB (LG. 03)
Speaker: Vanessa Rubio-Marquez; Chair: Professor Craig Calhoun


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

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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


International Conference - Southern European Socialism in the 1980s|

Friday 5 & Saturday 6 December 2014,  EUI Florence

This conference is being organised in collaboration with European University Institute and Oxford University.


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