IDEAS hosts a wide variety of events including public lectures, policy planning workshops, and international conferences.
Check back soon for deatils of our 2017 events programme.
From Iraq to the New Cold War: Hans Blix
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 explored lessons from the past and a way forward for the future of weapons control in a world that has become no safer.
Margaret Gowing and British Nuclear History
Joint LSE IDEAS-NATO-LSE Department of International History conference. Margaret Gowing was an LSE alumna & leading nuclear historian, who wrote the ground breaking official history of Britain & Atomic Energy. Members of the Gowing family, NATO officials, civil servants, leading historians, & LSE students attended this one day conference to explore her personal and academic legacy.
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.
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: 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?
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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