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The LSE IDEAS United States International Affairs Programme events operate on the principle of providing a forum in which academic, policy professionals and government officials can meet to share ideas.

Previous Events


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

Thursday 8 May 2014, 1.00 - 2.30pm, B13, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields
Speaker: Professor Andrew Rotter; Chair: Professor Matthew Jones


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


Power in the Information Age|

Monday 25 November 2013, 6.30pm, Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Alec Ross; Chair: Professor Charlie Beckett

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Why is the US Air Force Still in Europe?|

Wednesday 20 November 2013, 1.30 - 3.00pm, B13, Lincoln's Inn Fields
Speaker: General Frank Gorenc; Chair: Dr Nicholas Kitchen


John F Kennedy's Quest For Peace|

Monday 15 July 2013,  6.30-8.00pm, Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs; Chair: Professor Craig Calhoun 


Global Power in a Shifting International Order:  The West and the Rest|

Wednesday 8 May 2013, Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Joseph Nye; Chair: Professor Michael Cox


Fifty Years without JFK: Rethinking Global Diplomacy|

Wednesday, 13 March 2013, Senate House, University of London
Keynote Speaker: Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman


American Counterinsurgency Strategy: Lessons from History|

Monday 18 February 2013, 6.30pm-8.00pm, NAB 1.04, New Academic Building
Speakers: Max Boot; Discussant: Dr Toby Dodge; Chair: Dr. Nicholas Kitchen

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IRAQ - From War to a New Authoritarianism|

Monday 21 January 2013, 6.30pm, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Dr Toby Dodge, Chair: Professor Arne Westad


The Rise and Decline of the American "Empire"|

Thursday 22 November 2012, 6.30pm, Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Geir Lundestad; Chair: Professor Michael Cox


9/11 and the Attack on Muslims|

Tuesday 13 November 2012, 6:30pm, BOX, 5th Floor Tower Three Speaker: Tan Sri Dr Munir Majid; Chair: Professor Arne Westad 


The Global Drug Wars|

Tuesday 23 October 2012, 6.30pm, Old Theatre, Old Building
Speakers: Dr. William McAllster, Professor David Courtwright, Dr. Ethan Nadelmann, Nigel Inkster; Chair: Professor Michael Cox


The Cuban Missile Crisis: Regional Perspectives 50 Years On|

Thursday 18 October 2012, 6.30pm, LSE Hong Kong Theatre
Speakers: Professor Hal Klepak, Dr Carlos Alzugaray Treto, Professor Antoni Kapcia; Chair: Dr Piers N Ludlow


Reinventing Europe: One Crisis; Many Futures|

Wednesday 10 October 2012,  6.30pm, Sheikh Zayed Theatre
Speakers: Robert Cooper, Richard Corbett, John Peet; Chair: Professor Michael Cox


US Foreign Policy, 2nd Edition - Book Launch| 

Thursday 10th May 2012, 6.30pm, COL 2.01 Columbia House
Speakers: Professor Michael Cox, Dr Doug Stokes


Global Political Challenges: Women Advancing Democracy|

Friday, 2 December 2011. 6.30pm Old Theatre
Speaker:  Dr Madeleine Korbel Albright; Chair:  Professor Karen Smith


The Lessons of Northern Ireland for Contemporary Counterterrorism Policy|

23 May 2011, 6.30pm, Old Theatre
Speakers: Professor Richard English, Martin Mansergh, Sir Hugh Orde, Jonathan Powell; Chair: Professor Michael Cox

Liberal Leviathan

Liberal Leviathan: The Origins, Crisis, and Transformation of the American World Order|

18 May 2011, 6.30pm, COL.B212
Speakers: G. John Ikenberry, Dana Allin, Nicholas Kitchen (chair)


The US-Japan Alliance in the 21st Century|

11 May 2011, 3.00-4.30pm, COL.B212
Speaker: Matteo Dian; Chair: Professor Michael Cox


A World Without Superpowers: De-centered Globalism|

10 May 2011, 6.30pm, Sheikh Zayed Theatre
Speaker: Professor Barry Buzan; Chair: Professor Michael Cox