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Michael Cox|

Co-Head of Programme


Peter Trubowitz|
Co-Head of Programme


Nicholas Kitchen|

Deputy Head of Programme


Samantha Lattof|

Programme Assistant

United States International Affairs Programme


The LSE IDEAS United States International Affairs Programme  focuses on how the United States acts in the world, and in particular, the structural role of the United States in the current international system. More »|



USIAP Welcomes New Programme Associates|

The United States International Affairs Programme welcomes 21 new Programme Associates who are drawn from across the academic and policy world. Associates are regular contributors to LSE IDEAS' events, publications and multimedia content.


Munk School – SIS – LSE IDEAS Conference ‘US Foreign Policy in International Perspective’|

Tuesday 12th November 2013, LSE IDEAS USIAP hosted a conference in partnership with the Munk School of Global Affairs and the American University School of International Service.



  • Conclusion to 'The Future of American Power' ESRC Seminar Series
    On 11 April 2014, the LSE IDEAS United States International Affairs Programme participated in the final 'Future of American Power' ESRC Seminar Series. Dr Nick Kitchen chaired a session on 'US Interests,' and Professor Peter Trubowitz spoke on 'The World in 2030.'
  • A typical Latin American Country: The United States
    On Wednesday 30 April, Professor Felipe Fern√°ndez-Armesto traduced the Anglo myth that has dominated U.S. historiography, by suggesting that regional approaches to U.S. history have disclosed facts previously under-acknowledged. LSE Professor Peter Trubowitz chaired the event from 6:30-8pm in the New Theatre, East Building.
  • John Collins Presents a Paper at Shanghai University
    20th October 2013: IDEAS International Drug Policy Project Coordinator John Collins presented a paper at the 'International Health Organisations (IHOs) and the history of health and medicine' conference. His paper was titled 'A Health, Policing, Economic or Social Welfare Issue? The Creation of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs, 1944-6'. The conference was jointly organised by the Shanghai Social Sciences Association, the David Musto Centre at Shanghai University, and the CSHHH Glasgow at the University of Strathclyde.

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Recent Events 


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