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The latest expert comment  in the international press
and news of conferences and meetings from IDEAS People:


On 20 April in Athens, Greece, our Visiting Fellow Effie G. H. Pedaliu presented the opening paper at the conference '50 Years After: New Approaches to the Colonels' Dictatorship'' on 'The Greek Dictatorship and International Public Opinion'. The three day event was attended by the Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament, Ministers, MPs, academics, and members of the public.


LSE IDEAS China Foresight expert witness at House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee

LSE IDEAS' Yu Jie acted as one of six witnesses to give oral evidence in a recent House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee inquiry into UK’s relations with China. Issues of bilateral trade, investments, Hong Kong, and diplomacy were examined by 11 MPs on the Selected Committee. Our Associate Guy de Jonquieres also spoke as a witness in the inquiry. Read the inquiry transcript here.


If we make post-Brexit trade deals with China and India, don’t expect Britain to come out on top

LSE IDEAS' Yu Jie and former Business Secretary Vince Cable write for the Independent on the challenges Britain will face negotiating trade deals with China and India. Read the article.

John Hughes

New Year's Honours for IDEAS' Dr John Hughes

LSE IDEAS Visiting Professor in Practice Dr John Hughes has been awarded a CBE in the New Year's Honours list. "IDEAS is delighted for Dr Hughes and sends its collective congratulations to him for this great honour" said IDEAS Director Michael Cox. 


Europe Faces Its Next Brexit Elections - June’s referendum was only the start. Now polls in France and Germany could set the agenda says Associate Andrew Hammond in the Wall Street Journal

IDEAS Reaction to US Election Result

Trump's presidency will present an enormous challenge for the UK-US ‘Special Relationship’ says Tim Oliver.

Europe in the Age of Trump: A more uncertain and unstable continent according to Visiting Fellow Effie Pedaliu

Trump’s victory puts Europe in unknown territory says Sir Robert Cooper

"We just don't know" what Donald Trump's foreign policy will look like writes Nick Kitchen.

Yu Jie commented on what Trump's election means for China to the World Weekly.

Trade. North Korea. Iran. - These are the dangers awaiting Trump identified by Andrew Hammond for Reuters Opinion.


Yu Jie is representing LSE IDEAS at the Global Think Tank Forum in Shanghai, held by the Think Tank and Civil Societies Program in association with local think tanks. 


Senior Research Fellow Mary Martin is attending the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva, including a Business and Human Rights Network side event on business conflict and human rights.

Luc Brunet, Deputy Project Head of the IDEAS Cold War Studies Project, is speaking at a Jean Monnet Association conference on Jean Monnet and the economy, hosted by the French Ministry of Finance. 

IDEAS Associate David Cadier writes about Russia & France's Right: How Moscow is Playing in the French Presidential Election for Foreign Affairs

Senior Research Fellow Mary Martin is a keynote speaker at the 3rd International Academic Conference on Human Security held in Belgrade, where she will speak on Human Security: Present and Future Frontiers.


New Zealand Institute of International Affairs Conference 2016

IDEAS Director Michael Cox is speaking, from London, at the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs 2016 Conference 'The Global Future: Challenges to Security, Stability and Sustainability'. The conference explores what 'the rise of the rest' means for the global order.

China Foresight

BBC News at 10 & CCTV comment on Hinkley Point

China Foresight's Yu Jie commented on the Hinkley Point nuclear deal on BBC News at 10 and Chinese channel CCTV. "[Chinese] state owned enterprises want to use this deal as a stepping stone to achieve a major foothold in the European market" she told BBC China correspondent Carrie Grace. Watch the CCTV debate on YouTube.


Professor Cox makes Hay in Segovia 

IDEAS Director Michael Cox spoke on Brexit and its global implications at the Hay Festival in Segovia, Spain - part of the international network of Hay Festival events. This week, Professor Cox is representing LSE IDEAS at the Global Think Tank Summit in Montreal.


Russia is teetering on the brink of ‘all out war’ with Ukraine 

IDEAS Associate Andrew Hammond writes for The Independent on the ongoing threat of crisis in Kiev.

Dr Yu Jie

China Foresight's Yu Jie has given insight into the Chinese perspective on the UK EU referendum. Speaking to US National Public Radio, she said the Chinese leadership "obviously consider the UK as being a gateway to Europe for years and years." 

She told BBC Radio 4's The World Tonight that in addition to the economic cost, a 'Brexit' would be a political risk to President Xi Jinping. Read more on the BBC News website or in Yu Jie's LSE BrexitVote Blog on why China is an unexpectedly strong supporter of the Remain camp.


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