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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.  


Black Earth: the Holocaust as history and warning

Monday 14 September 2015, 6.30 - 8.00pm, Tower 1, room TW1, G.01
Speaker: Professor Timothy Snyder; Chair: Anne Applebaum

2015-10-01-Does Europe Have A Future

Does Europe Have A Future?

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 6.30 - 8.00pm, Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Stephen M. Walt; Chair: Professor Peter Trubowitz


The Crisis In European Security

Thursday 8 October 2015, 6.30 - 8.00pm, Old Theatre, Old Building
Speakers: Sir Robert Cooper, Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger; Discussant: Professor Karen Smith; Chair: Dr Robert Falkner


A Theory of Everything: Evolution, History and the Shape of Things to Come

Tuesday 27 October 2015, 6.30 - 8.00pm, Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Ian Morris; Chair: Professor Michael Cox


Will the 21st Century be Asian?

Monday 2 November 2015, 6.30 - 8.00pm, Old Theatre, Old Building
Speakers: Professor Danny Quah, Professor Michael Cox, Dr Leslie Vinjamuri; Chair: Mr Tim Frost


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Latest events

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EU Russia Ukraine Working Group

The EU and Russia: Unpacking the Stalemate

Can Europe improve its relationship with Russia? The Dahrendorf Forum Working Group on Europe, Ukraine, and Russia at IDEAS held a workshop examining different aspects of the relationship from the 'war of historical narratives' to EU enlargement policy and Ukraine.

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. 


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Prof Niall Ferguson