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  • Obama and the World: New Directions in US Foreign Policy
    Dr Nicholas Kitchen published a book chapter entitled 'Hegemonic Transition and US Foreign Policy’ in ‘Obama and the World – New Directions in US Foreign Policy’.
  • Feeling Imperial: The Shaping of American Attitudes towards the Philippines
    On Thursday 8 May, Professor Andrew Rotter discussed how American attitudes towards their empire in the Philippines were deeply shaped by notions of civilisation derived from sensory perceptions of themselves and others. LSE Professor Matthew Jones chaired the event from 1-2:30pm in room B13, 32 LIF.
  • 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 Fernández-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.
  • Millennium Conference: Rethinking the Standard(s) of Civilisation(s) in International Relations
    The theme of this year’s conference will focus on the standard(s) of civilisation(s) in International Relations. In recent years, there has been a renewed scholarly interest in the concept of ‘the standard of civilisation’ in examining international norms, practices and policies entrenched in world politics, including international law, human rights, the status of women, good governance and globalisation, global markets, the EU policy of ‘membership conditionality’, and state-building.
  • John Collins is cited in Financial Times article
    13th September 2013: "Meanwhile the “war on drugs”, launched by Richard Nixon, just keeps wreaking devastation. John Collins, an expert on drugs policy at the London School of Economics, cites a few examples: packed US prisons, Russia’s HIV epidemic, and 40 years of Latin American drugs violence..."
  • Prof. Michael Cox to give lecture at University of Melbourne, Australia
    On Thursday 18th July, Professor Michael Cox will deliver the University of Melbourne and London School of Economics Inaugural Lecture at the University of Melbourne. His talk will be titled: "Australia and the West in a new Asian Order?"

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