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IDEAS Events

IDEAS hosts a wide variety of events including public lectures, conferences and off-the-record briefings. 

Upcoming public events

Please join us at the following events. Public events are always busy and attendees should arrive early to avoid disappointment.  

IDEAS public events will resume during LSE term-time.

Information about next term's programme will be available soon.

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Latest events

Watch, listen and catch up with the debate from recent events. 

Frank Lavin

What Does China Want?

Frank Lavin, former American under-secretary of commerce and China trade export took part in a Q&A event on understanding the country's rise, with discussion ranging from the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank to China-Japan relations.


Colombia's Transition to Peace

The High Commissioner for Peace of the Government of Colombia Sergio Jaramillo Caro gave a lecture on the country's peace process. The keynote followed a day of private discussion on the peacemaking and peacebuilding process in Colombia. 


China, the United States and Asia in the Twenty-first Century

Both China and the United States have interests in Asia - will they be partners or rivals in the region? In founding co-director Arne Westad's final IDEAS lecture, he spoke about the role of domestic politics in the relationship between these great powers and if conflict was inevitable. 


Explore more past events by year in the left hand menu. 

For any enquires about IDEAS events, you can contact the events team here

Prof Niall Ferguson