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IDEAS Events

IDEAS hosts a wide variety of events including public lectures, policy planning workshops, and international conferences. 

Upcoming Events

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

From Iraq to the New Cold War

From Iraq to the New Cold War: Hans Blix 
December 8th, 12.30-1.45pm, Old Building 4.10, Houghton Street, LSE

Hans Blix achieved international  prominence in his role as Head of the UN team which failed to discover WMD in Iraq - the official reason given by both the Blair and Bush governments for finally going to war in 2003. At this event, Blix will explore lessons from the past and a way forward for the future of weapons control in a world that has become no safer.


Most Recent Events 

Clash of the Titans? China-US Relations from Nixon to Trump

Clash of the Titans? China-US Relations from Nixon to Trump

When Nixon opened a door to China in 1972  the world was turned upside down for ever. But what is the state of the US-China relationship nearly fifty years on? Margaret Macmillan and Christopher Coker will share their insights and thoughts on the past, present and future of arguably the most significant relationship of the modern era.

Transatlantic Relations After the Election: Next Generation Perspectives

Transatlantic Relations After the Election: Next Generation Perspectives

LSE IDEAS Dahrendorf Forum event.  Following the shock American election result, what's the future of US-Europe relations? Contributors to the Dahrendorf Forum-LSE IDEAS Special Report New Challenges, New Voices discuss the issues that will shape transatlantic ties in President Trump's tenure, from the TTIP trade deal to NATO defence spending.

A Briton at the Heart of Europe

A Briton at the Heart of Europe: Revisiting Roy Jenkins' Presidency of the European Commission 

Joint LSE IDEAS-LSE Department of International History event. 
Forty years ago, a British politician was appointed President of the European Commission. In this lecture Dr Piers Ludlow explored what Jenkins' tenure reveals about the nature of the job and the history of Britain in Europe.


Featured Podcasts

EU Referendum: What Now?

EU Referendum: What Now?

The Monday after the UK voted for Brexit, LSE IDEAS held an event with Sarasin & Partners on what happens now. LSE experts and guests from business and politics discussed the impact on the global markets, the UK economy, British politics, and the wider world. 

The Legacy of Peace

The Legacy of Peace: Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos

Joint LSE IDEAS-LSE Latin America and Caribbean Centre event.  The LSE IDEAS International Drug Policy Project was honoured to welcome President of Colombia and 2016 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Juan Manuel Santos to the LSE on November 2nd, where he said the referendum result could be a "blessing in disguise" for the peace process. 

The Decline of the West in the New Asian Century?

The Decline of the West in the New Asian Century?

Financial Times columnist Gideon Rachman and experts from LSE IDEAS discussed his new book Easternisation, debating how far Asia's growing wealth will move the international balance of power away from the West, Chinese nationalism, and the US-China competition for allies in Asia. 


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Prof Niall Ferguson
LSE IDEAS Annual Report