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Previous Events - 2014

2014_10_21_NEW! Connelly_Transparency

The Radical Transparency of the American Republic|

Tuesday 21 October 2014, 6.30 - 8.00pm, Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Matthew Connelly; Chair: Professor Arne Westad 


Why Emerging Countries Need to Follow Their Own Growth Recipes|

Thursday 16 October 2014, 6.30 - 8.00pm, Thai Theatre, NAB
Speaker: Dr Jacques Rogozinski; Chair: Professor Stuart Corbridge


The Paradox of China's Peaceful Rise|

Tuesday 7 October 2014, 6.30 - 8.00pm, Sheikh Zayed Theatre, NAB
Speaker: Professor Barry Buzan; Discussant: Professor Arne Westad; Chair: Professor Michael Cox 

2014_06_18_NEW! Totalitarianism01

Totalitarianism: a Hot Word for a Cold War|

Wednesday 18 June 2014, 6.30 - 8.00pm, TW2, Room 9.04, LSE
Speaker: Professor Juan Fracisco Fuentes; Chair: Dr Svetozar Rajak 


Greece and the Crisis in Southern Europe|

Thursday 12th June 2014, 6.00 - 8.00pm, Archaeological Society, 22 Panepistimiou Street, Athens - Greece.
Speakers: Dr Konstantinos Filis; Professor Gikas Hardouvelis; Dr Angelos Syrigos; Discussant: Alexis Papahelas; Chair: Professor Michael Cox


A New Strategy? Russia as an Unlikely Soft Power|

Monday 9 June 2014, 6.30pm, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Speakers: Professor Iver Neumann, Dr Arkady Moshes and Dr Thomas Gomart; Chair: Professor Vladislav Zubok 

 14 06 04 NEW Polish-RT-talks

The Polish Roundtable Talks and the End of the Cold War|

Wednesday 4 June 2014, 6.30pm, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Speakers: Professor Vladislav Zubok, Anne Applebaum, Eugeniusz Smolar and Nigel Thorpe; Chair: Dr Piers Ludlow


40 Years after the collapse of the Greek Junta:  Reflections on its Historical Significance|

Wednesday 28 May 2014, 6.30 - 8.00pm, Wolfson Theatre, NAB
Speakers: Professor Richard Clogg, Professor Evanthis Hatzivassiliou; Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone 


Oman's Foreign Policy under Sultan Qaboos: Independent, But To What Extent?|

Thursday 22 May 2014, 4:30pm, Alumni Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Dr Marc Valerie: Chair: Professor Toby Dodge


The Macroeconomics of the Gulf|

Thursday 15 May 2014, 4.30pm, G.03, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields
Speaker: Raphael Espinoza; Chair: Professor Danny Quah


 India, Brazil and South Africa: The Democratic Alternative

Wednesaday 14 May 2014,  6.30pm, B13, Lincoln's Inn Fields
Speakers: Anne Bernstein, Dr Eswaran Sridharan and Dr Simon Schwartzman; Chair: Anne Applebaum


The European Left in the 1960s and 1970s: Social Democrats and/vs. Eurocommunists|

Tuesday 13 May 2014, 6.30pm, B13, Lincoln's Inn Fields
Speaker: Dr Michele Di Donato; Chair: Dr Svetozar Rajak


Feeling Imperial: The Shaping of American Attitudes Towards the Philippines|

Thursday 8 May 2014, 1.00pm, B13, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields
Speaker: Professor Andrew Rotter; Chair: Professor Mathew Jones


The Expert Group on the Economics of Drug Policy|

Wednesday 7 May 2014, 6.30pm, venue tbc
Speakers: H.E. Mauricio López Bonilla, Professor Mark Kleiman, Dr Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch; Chair: Professor Danny Quah


The New Middle East Cold War|

Thursday 1 May 2014,6.30pm, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Professor F. Gregory Gause, III; Chair: Dr Steffen Hertog


What's so Great About Strong Leaders?|

Monday 28 April 2014, 6.30pm, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Professor Archie Brown; Chair: Professor Margot Light


The EU and China|

Wednesday 19 March, 6.30pm, B13, Lincoln's Inn Fields
Speakers: Feng Yin and Shen Jianping; Chair Dr Svetozar Rajak


Will China Dominate the 21st Century?|

Tuesday 18 March 2014, 6.30pm, Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Speakers: Jonathan Fenby, Isabel Hilton, Wu Jian Min; Chair: Professor Arne Westad


Myanmar: Democratisation and Foreign Policy|

Wednesday 12 March, 1.30pm, B13, Lincoln's Inn Fields
Speaker: Dr Jürgen Haacke; Chair: Dr Kirsten Schulze



The Origins of the Final Solution: Eastern Europe and the Holocaust|

Tuesday 11 March 2014, 6.30-8.00pm, Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Timothy Snyder; Chair: Professor Arne Westad


LSE IDEAS and BBC Radio 4 public discussion: Russia, Ukraine and Us|

Friday 7 March 2014, 6.00pm, Sheikh Zayed Theatre, NAB
Speakers: Professor Michael Cox, Professor Anne Applebaum, Ben Judah; Chair: Bridget Kendall


Diversified bur Marginal:The GCC Private Sector as an Economic and Political Force|

Wednesday 5 March 2014, 4.30pm, NAB 2.04, New Academic Building
Speaker: Dr Steffen Hertog; Chair: Professor Toby Dodge


After the Fall: World Order or Disorder|

Tuesday 4 March 2014, 6.30pm,  Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Speakers:Prof Jacques Rupnik, Prof Mary Kaldor, Prof Michael Cox;  Discussant and Chair: Dr George Lawson


Indonesia: Pluralism in Peril|

Wednesday 26 February 2014, 10.00am, KSW.1.04, 20 Kingsway Speakers: Dr Ahmad Suaedy, Rev. Favor Bancin, Father Benny Susyeto, Mahmud Mubarik Ahmad; Chair: Dr Kirsten Schulze


The Dialectics of the Arab Revolutions: 2011-2013|

Tuesday 25 February 2014, 6.30pm, Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Speaker: Professor Gilles Kepel; Chair: Professor Toby Dodge


US Power in the Cold War from Kennedy to Reagan|

Thursday 20 February 2014, 6.30 - 8.00pm, B13, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields
Speakers: Professor Matthew Jones, Dr Barbara Zanchetta; Chair: Dr Piers Ludlow 


An American or an Asian Century?|

Tuesday 18 February 2014, 6.30pm, Sheikh Zayed Theatre, NAB
Speaker: Professor John Ikenberry; Discussant: Professor Michael Cox; Chair: Dr Kirsten Schulze


Russia, the Winter Olympics and the World|

Thursday 6 February 2014, 6.30pm, CLM 2.02, Clement House
Discussants: Dr Samuel Greene, Dr Marie Mendras, Dr Tomila Lankina and Professor Vladislav Zubok 


 Rising Asia: Lessons Learned from European Integration|

Wednesday 5 February 2014, 6.30pm, Wolfson Theatre, NAB
Speaker: Professor Simon Hix; Chair: Professor Arne Westad


Heads in the Cloud: The Technology Revolution and World Politics|

Tuesday 28 January, 6.30pm, Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Speaker: Yasmin Green; Chair: Professor Arne Westad


14 01 21 Snyder Bloodlands

The Origins of Mass Killing:The Bloodlands Hypothesis|

Tuesday 21 January, 6.30pm, Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Timothy Snyder; Chair: Professor Arne Westad


The End of Power|

Monday 20 January 2014, 6.30pm, Thai Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Dr Moisés Naím; Chair: Dr Nicholas Kitchen


Controlling Mediterranean Boundaries: The Suez Canal as a Global Checkpoint at the Age of Empire|

Wednesday 15 January 2013, 6.30pm, B13, 32 LI
Speaker: Dr Valeska Huber; Chair: Professor Arne Westad


The Crisis of EU Enlargement: Ottawa Report Launch|

Wednesday 8 January 2014, 16:00-17:30, Carleton University, Ottawa
Speakers: Luc-André Brunet, David Long, Crina Viju, Piotr Dutkiewicz, Joan DeBardeleben