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The Institute of Global Affairs aims to maximise the impact of LSE’s leading expertise across the social sciences by shaping inclusive and locally-rooted responses to the most important and pressing global challenges.

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Jawad Iqbal, visiting fellow at IGA, has published in the Financial Times the op-ed piece  'India and Pakistan are still paying for a botched partition'.

 
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War and violence drive 80% of people fleeing to Europe by sea, not economics 

The vast majority of people arriving in Europe by sea are fleeing persecution, war and famine, while less than a fifth are economic migrants suggests a new report published by LSE IGA Visiting Professors Brad Blitz and Eleonore Kofman who led a research team from Middlesex University London. For the full report click here: Mapping Refugee Reception in the Mediterranean.

 
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LSE IGA Visiting Senior Fellow Jawad Iqbal in the FT on the need to rethink the way we tackle the growing challenges of prison radicalisation.

 
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LSE IGA Professor in Practice Anne Applebaum on CNN on Donald Trump’s speech in Warsaw and his emphasis of the importance of protecting western values from oppression.

 
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LSE IGA Director Erik Berglof's recent piece in the Project Syndicate  examines how emerging markets can be saved from Trumpian populism.

 
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Ahead of the G20 Leaders' Summit in Hamburg this weekend, LSE IGA is pleased to announce that its Director, Professor Erik Berglof, has been invited to serve on the Secretariat of the newly formed G20 "Group of Eminent Persons"- of which Professor Nicholas Stern, Chair of the Grantham Research Institute, is a member.

The Group's mission is to take forward the G20's work on the global financial architecture with special attention to financial stability and capital flows and the structure of multilateral development institutions (including the IMF), and to prepare realistic proposals for materially enhancing the global architecture and the leadership of the G20.  

LSE IGA is proud to support the G20's desire to engage directly with excellent academia both in advanced and major emerging economies, in line with IGA's and its new Global Policy Lab (G-POL)'s vision to enhance the research capacity and global policy voice of emerging economies.  A video will be available soon.

 
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LSE IGA, along with its constituent centre LACC, the Institute for New Economic thinking (INET) and Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) organised a major Thought Leaders Event on Fractures in Globalisation & Implications for Emerging Economies  on June 19 in Mexico City during the 18th World Congress of the International Economic Association (IEA).

World renowned speakers included Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz, LSE's Tim BesleyErik Berglof and Mario BlejerAndres Velasco of Columbia University, Kaushik Basu of Cornell University, Anne Krueger of John Hopkins SAIS, Rob Johnson of INET, and Chong-En Bai of Tsinghua University, along with policy makers Guillermo OrtizAlicia BarcenaMonica AspeEnrique CardenasEva Arceo and Jorge Suarez Velez.  

The event covered three main topics: rethinking the global financial system; populism from left and right; and sustainable growth to avoid the "middle income trap". The final session hosted the launch of INET's Global Transformation Commission. For the event's official webpage click here

Full programme, and for video summaries of the panels here: Panel 1Panel 2Panel 3 and the INET Global Transformation Commission.  

The event received large media coverage; you can find the media report.

 
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Mario Blejer, Visiting Professor at LSE IGA, contributed to the Spring volume of the International Economy, along with 40 renowned experts, on the topic Has the World Been Fitted with a Debt Straightjacket? Read the publication here.
 
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LSE IGA's collaboration with MigrationMatters and their first ever course: 'Six Impossible Ideas (After Brexit)' has won the Special Multimedia Award at last week's Migration Media Award 2017 ceremony in Malta. For more details, click here
 

More news about IGA in the following pages

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The LSE Power Breakfasts are a private conversation convened by the LSE Institute of Global Affairs to which around 25 distinguished people are invited. The series examines the underlying forces that are causing shifts in global power structures. 

There are normally two speakers at each session, who talk for around 15 minutes each before the discussion is opened to the group. LSE’s most renowned experts as well as other prominent people from around the world come to share their thoughts in private with a diverse group of insightful and influential people.

The discussions are held under Chatham House Rules so that opinions expressed may be reported but not attributed.

 

More events in the following pages.  

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Rethinking Global Finance 

The Rethinking Global Finance initiative aims to strengthen the research capacity and policy voice of key emerging economies. Only on this basis can a truly global and inclusive financial architecture be developed. The project brings together lead academic and policy-makers from key emerging economies and advanced countries.

 
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Avoiding the Middle Income Trap

As part of the INET Transformation Commission chaired by Nobel Laureates Michael Spence and Joseph Stiglitz, IGA has initiated a policy research initiative “Avoiding the Middle Income Trap” (MIT). The MIT project will produce a large number of background papers and a final report, accompanied by a series of case studies elucidating the experiences of individual countries that have recently transitioned from middle to high income status.

 
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Governance

The Governance initiative aims to contribute with targeted research and policy advice to two key pillars of good governance: political governance and corporate governance. These are covered by two distinct though interrelated projects that IGA is undertaking, with the engagement of academia, government, civil society, international financial institutions and the private sector.

 
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Global Migration

The Global Migration initiative aims to find workable policy solutions, both emergency measures and long term thinking, for the truly global and urgent challenge of international migration.

 
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Blue Finance

The Blue Finance initiative aims to make to strengthen the case for ocean resilience solutions. This requires a multi-disciplinary engagement, including economics and other social and natural sciences with policy and governance to identify and address the underlying drivers and risks.

 

 

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The IGA aims to build a vibrant intellectual environment for original, rigorous and significant thinking and broader impact in London, but also to form an alliance of centres of excellence in research and policy thinking in emerging economies. By employing multidisciplinary approaches and encouraging evidence-based policy making, it also aspires to promote deeper understanding and peer-to-peer transfer of knowledge across emerging and developing economies. The IGA wants to offer a 'safe space' that is open, fair and transparent and where students, government, private sector and civil society from all around the world can meet to address the challenges of the 21st century.

More information about the IGA here.