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Podcasts of events hosted by the departement and/or featuring our faculty

In this section, you can find all LSE videos and audio recordings of our events since 2009.

2019

Department of International History: The Europe Illusion? Britain, France, Germany and the Long History of European Integration

Speaker: Dr Stuart Sweeney (University of Oxford) and Dr Tim Hochstrasser (LSE International History)
Chair: Professor David Stevenson (LSE International History)

30 October 2019,Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Audio


Department of International History and LSE IDEAS: 30 Years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall: German Historical Memory and National Identity

Speaker: Dr Hope M. Harrison (George Washington University)
Chair: Dr Roham Alvandi (LSE International History)

23 October 2019, Sheikh Zayed Theatre, LSE

Audio


Department of International History, LSE IDEAS and Foreign & Commonwealth office: Chronicle of a Brexit Foretold? Britain and Europe in the Thatcher Era, 1975-85

Speaker: Sir Stephen Wall, Professor Piers Ludlow (LSE International History) and Dr Lindsay Aqui (University of Cambridge)
Chair: Professor Tony Travers (LSE Government)

26 March 2019, Sheikh Zayed Theatre, LSE

Audio


LSE Festival: New World (Dis)Orders, International History Lecture: A New International Order? Peacemaking after the First World War

Speakers: Professor David Stevenson, Professor Michael Cox (LSE IDEAS) and Professor Annika Mombauer (Open University)
Chair: Professor Matthew Jones

25 February 2019, Shaw Library, LSE

Audio


Department of International History and LSE IDEAS: The Empire's New Clothes: Thinking about the Commonwealth in the era of Brexit

Speaker: Professor Philip Murphy (University of London)
Chair: Dr Joanna Lewis

17 January 2019, Hong Kong Theatre, LSE

Audio

2018

Department of International History and German Historical Institute London: Translating Feminism in National and Transnational Space. A Biographical Perspective on Women’s Movements around 1900

Speaker: Gerda Henkel Visiting Professor Johanna Gehmacher

Chair: Professor Piers Ludlow

27 November 2018, CLM.4.02, LSE

Video


Paulsen Programme Launch: Russia in the World

Speakers:  Professor Dominic Lieven (Cambridge University), Professor Alexander Semenov (National Research University-Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg) and Professor Janet Hartley 

Chair: Professor Matthew Jones

9 October 2018, Sheikh Zayed Theatre, LSE

Audio


Annual Gulf History Lecture: The Arab/Persian Binary: histories of culture and conflict in the Persian Gulf

Speaker: Professor Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet (Walter H Annenberg Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania)

Chair: Dr Roham Alvandi 

5 March 2018, Hong Kong Theatre, LSE

Audio


LSE Festival: Beveridge 2.0, Department of International History Lecture: Beveridge in Context: reconstruction planning during the Second World War and after

Speakers: Professor Matthew Jones, Professor David Stevenson and Dr David Motadel

Chair: Dr Megan Black

21 February 2018, Hong Kong Theatre, LSE

Audio

2017

LSE IDEAS and Department of International History: Gorbachev: His Life and Times

Speaker: Professor William Taubman

Chair: Professor Vladislav Zubok

5 October 2017, Hong Kong Theatre, LSE

Audio


LSE IDEAS and Department of International History: The Balkans in the Cold War: Book Launch Discussion

Speakers: Dr Svetozar Rajak, Professor Arne Westad, Dr Vesslin Dimitrov, Professor Evanthis Hatzivassiliou, Dr Eirini Karamouzi and Dr Konstantina E. Botsiou

28 April 2017, LSE IDEAS, LSE

Audio


Department of International History and The Radical Americas Network: In Conversation with George Ciccariello-Maher

Speaker: Dr George Ciccariello-Maher

Chair: Dr William Booth

6 March 2017, Vera Anstey Room, Old Building, LSE

Video


Department of International History and LSE Literary Festival: 1917: Historical and Global Perspectives

SpeakersDr Tanya Harmer, Dr Nataliya Kibita, Dr David Motadel

Chair: Professor David Stevenson

22 February 2017, Wolfson Theatre, LSE

Audio


Annual Gulf History Lecture: The Saudi Royal Family: Modernisation and Succession

Speaker: Steve Coll

Chair: Dr David Motadel

30 January 2017, Old Theatre, LSE

Audio

2016

LSE IDEAS and Department of International History: Margaret Gowing and British Nuclear History

Speakers: Among others, Professor Matthew Jones, Professor Michael Cox, Sue Donnelly, Richard Moore (KCL)

5 December 2016, IDEAS, LSE

Audio


LSE IDEAS: A Briton at the Heart of Europe: Revisiting Roy Jenkins' Presidency of the European Commission

Speaker: Dr Piers Ludlow

Chair: Professor Janet Hartley

8 November 2016, Wolfson Theatre, LSE

Audio


Department of International History Public Lecture: The Case for Brexit: Why Britain Should Quit the EU

Speaker: Professor Alan Sked

Chair: Professor Janet Hartley

8 June 2016, Sheik Zayed Theatre, LSE

Audio


LSE Department of International History Literary Festival Discussion: Utopias in History

Speakers: Dr Tim Hochstrasser, Dr Padraic Scanlan, Dr Kirsten Schulze

Chair: Professor David Stevenson

24 February 2016, Wolfson Theatre, LSE

Audio


Department of International History Public Lecture: Empire of Things: Why we have too much stuff, and what to do about it

Speaker: Professor Frank Trentmann

Chair: Professor Janet Hartley

1 February 2016, Old Theatre, LSE

Audio

2015

LSE Annual Gulf History: End of Empire: Britain's Withdrawal from the Persian Gulf

Speaker: Professor Wm Roger Louis

Chair: Dr Roham Alvandi

26 November 2015,Hong Kong Theatre, LSE

Audio


Department of International History Annual Lecture: Towards the Flame: Empire, War and the End of Tsarist

Speaker: Professor Dominic Lieven

Chair: Professor Janet Hartley

29 October 2015,Hong Kong Theatre, LSE

Audio


Professor Arne Westad’s Farewell Public Lecture: "China, US and Asia in the Twenty-first Century"

Speaker: Professor Arne Westad

Chair: Professor Michael Cox

5 May 2015, Old Theatre, LSE

Audio


LSE Works - International History Public Lecture: Beyond the Cold War: How Summits Shaped the New World Order

Speaker: Dr Kristina Spohr

Respondents: Sir Rodric Braithwaite, Sir Roderic Lyne, Professor Arne Westad

Chair: Professor Stuart Corbridge 

5 March 2015, Hong Kong Theatre, LSE

Audio


Literary Festival 2015: Commemorating 1815: politics and the arts after Waterloo

Speaker: Dr Tim Hochstrasser, Dr Kirsten Schulze, Professor Alan Sked, Dr Paul Stock

Chair: Dr Paul Keenan

25 February 2015, Wolfson Theatre, LSE

Audio

2014

Gerda Henkel Visiting Professorship Lecture: Welfare in the Warfare State: Nazi Social Policy on the International Stage

Speaker: Professor Kiran Klaus Patel

4 December 2014, CLM 5.02, Clement House, LSE

Audio


25 Years After the End of the Cold War: Its Legacy in a New World Order

Speakers: Professor Beatrice Heuser, Dr Andrew Monaghan, Professor Vladislav Zubok

Chair: Professor Michael Cox

27 October 2014, New Theatre, LSE

Audio


LSE Annual Gulf History Lecture: “A Matter of Life and Death for the Country”: The Iranian Intervention in Oman, 1972-1975

Speaker: Professor James Goode

23 October 2014, Wolfson Theatre, LSE

Audio


Book Launch: Nixon, Kissinger and the Shah: The United States and Iran in the Cold War by Dr Roham Alvandi

Speaker: Dr Roham Alvandi

Chair: Professor Toby Dodge

16 October 2014, Wolfson Theatre, LSE

Audio


Trails of the Great War, 1914 to 2014

Speakers: Professor Craig Calhoun, Dr John F Jungclaussen, Professor David Stevenson, Professor Robert Gerwarth, Professor John Horne, Professor Philip Bobbitt, Professor Richard Sennett, Lord Glasman, Jesse Norman MP, Professor Zygmunt Bauman

3 October 2014, Shaw Library, LSE

Video


US-Iran Détente: Past and Present

Speakers: Ambassador John Limbert, Dr Chris Emery, Dr Roham Alvandi

ChairProfessor Toby Dodge

12 May 2014, LSE IDEAS, LSE

Video


Department of International History in association with The Churchill Centre (UK) Public Debate: Churchill and Leadership: Constructing a Political Icon

Speakers: Professor Richard Toye, Lord Alan Watson and Dr Lucy Noakes

Chair: Dr Antony Best

29 April 2014, Hong Kong Theatre, LSE

Video


The Nazi-Soviet Pact in the Light of Transnational History: 'Persian Connections in German-Soviet Relations'

Speakers: Professor Jennifer Jenkins

Chair: Dr Roham Alvandi

30 April 2014,NAB 1.04, LSE

Audio


Why Remember? Reflections on the First World War Centenary

SpeakersProfessor Michael Cox, Dr John Hutchinson, Professor Margaret Macmillan

Chair: Professor David Stevenson

26 February 2014,Sheikh Zayed Theatre, LSE

Audio

2013

2011

Has Europe Ever Had a Common Identity?

Speakers: Dr Heather Jones, Dr Paul Keenan, Dr Joan-Pau Rubiés, Dr Paul Stock

Chair: Dr Piers Ludlow

2 March 2011, NAB.1.07, LSE

Audio


Out of Europe? The United States in an Asian Age

SpeakersProfessor Michael CoxProfessor Arne Westad

ChairProfessor Niall Ferguson

2 March 2011,Old Theatre, LSE

Audio


Department of International History Annual Lecture: Germany in the World, 1500-2000: Outlines of a Transnational History

Speaker Professor David Blackbourn

ChairProfessor Dominic Lieven

17 March 2011, Hong Kong Theatre, LSE

Audio

2010

Department of International History Annual Lecture: Geopolitics and Imperialism: The British Empire and Halford Mackinder

Speaker: Dr John Darwin

ChairProfessor Dominic Lieven

25 February 2010, Hong Kong Theatre, LSE

Audio


Power Shift: West to East

SpeakersProfessor Michael CoxProfessor Arne Westad

ChairStryker McGuire

13 October 2010,Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE

Audio


The Polish Question at the End of the First World War

SpeakerProfessor Anita J Prazmowska

28 October 2010, Wolfson Theatre, LSE

Audio


LSE Asia Forum 2010: China: An Emerging Diplomatic Superpower?

SpeakersProfessor Arne Westad, Professor Wang Jisi, Michael Yahuda

26 March 2010, China World Hotel, Beijing

Audio


Was the First World War a War that Britain Needed to Fight?

SpeakersProfessor Niall Ferguson, Dr Heather Jones, Professor David Stevenson and Professor Dominic Lieven

24 November 2010, New Theatre, LSE

Audio

2009

Department of International History Public Lecture: World War Two: Behind Closed Doors

Speaker:  Laurence Rees

Chair: Professor Alan Sked

20 January 2009, Hong Kong Theatre, LSE

Audio


Department of International History Public Lecture: Britain and the Palestine Mandate

SpeakerProfessor Norman Rose

ChairProfessor David Stevenson

4 March 2009, Hong Kong Theatre, LSE

Audio


IDEAS: The Tsar Liberates Europe? Russia against Napoleon, 1807-1814

Speaker: Professor Dominic Lieven

8 October 2009, Sheikh Zayed Theatre, LSE

Video