LSE IDEAS is proud to host the Phillippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs, made possible by a generous donation to honour the memory of Philippe Roman.
The chair is an annual visiting Professor position specifically for leading scholars based outside the UK, allowing IDEAS to bring together international expertise at the LSE. Chair holders use the year to explore an original idea or theme in history and international affairs. This includes giving a public lecture series and teaching an undergraduate module on the topic for LSE students.
Below you can see the range of renowned scholars who have held the chair since it was founded in 2007and explore the ideas that they raised.
Matthew Connelly on surveillance
Anne Applebaum on totalitarianism
Niall Ferguson on the Cold War
Gilles Kepel on the Middle East
Paul Kennedy on American Empire