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

In this section, you can find a collection of LSE videos and audio recordings since 2009 featuring Department members as well as events sponsored by the Department.

2017

Title: 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
Date:
Friday, 28 April 2017
Venue: LSE IDEAS, Tower 2, Room 9.04, LSE

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Title: Department of International History and The Radical Americas Network: In Conversation with George Ciccariello-Maher
Speaker: Dr George Ciccariello-Maher
Chair: Dr William Booth
Date: Monday 6 March 2017
Venue:
Vera Anstey Room, Old Building, LSE

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Title: 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
Date: Wednesday 22 February 2017
Venue:
Wolfson Theatre, LSE

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Title: Annual Gulf History Lecture: The Saudi Royal Family: Modernisation and Succession
Speaker: Steve Coll
Chair: Dr David Motadel
Date: Monday 30 January 2017
Venue
: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

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2016

Title: 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).
Date: Monday 5 December 2016
Venue: IDEAS, LSE

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Title: 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
Date: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Time: 18:30
Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

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Title: Department of International History Public Lecture: The Case for Brexit: Why Britain Should Quit the EU
Speaker: Professor Alan Sked
Chair: Professor Janet Hartley
Date: Wednesday 8 June 2016
Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue:
Sheik Zayed Theatre, LSE

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Title: 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
Date: Wednesday 24 February 2016
Time:
12:30-14:00
Venue:
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

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Title: 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
Date: Monday 1 February 2016
Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

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2015

Title: LSE Annual Gulf History: End of Empire: Britain's Withdrawal from the Persian Gulf
Speaker: Professor Wm Roger Louis
Chair: Dr Roham Alvandi
Date: Thursday 26 November 2015
Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE

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Title: Department of International History Annual Lecture: Towards the Flame: Empire, War and the End of Tsarist
Speaker: Professor Dominic Lieven
Chair: Professor Janet Hartley
Date: Thursday 29 October 2015
Time:
18:30-20:00
Venue:
Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE

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Title: Professor Arne Westad’s Farewell Public Lecture: "China, US and Asia in the Twenty-first Century"
Speaker: Professor Arne Westad
Chair: Professor Michael Cox
Date: Tuesday 5 May 2015
Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

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Title: 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  
Date: Thuesday 5 March 2015
Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE

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Title: 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
Date: Wednesday 25 February 2015
Time: 12:30- 14:00
Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Acadeic Building, LSE

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2014

Title: Gerda Henkel Visiting Professorship Lecture: Welfare in the Warfare State: Nazi Social Policy on the International Stage
Speaker: Professor Kiran Klaus Patel
Date: Thursday 4 December 2014
Time: 18:30- 20:00
Venue: CLM 5.02, Clement House, LSE

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Title: 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
Date: Monday 27 October 2014
Time:
18:30-20:00
Venus:
New Theatre, East Building, LSE

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Title: 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
Date: Thursday 23 October 2014
Time:
18:30-20:00
Venue:
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

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Title: 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
Date: Thursday 16 October 2014
Time:
18:30-20:00
Venue:
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

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Title: 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
Date: Friday 3 October 2014
Time: 9:00-18:45
Venue: Shaw Library, LSE

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Title: US-Iran Détente: Past and Present
Speakers: Ambassador John Limbert, Dr Chris Emery, Dr Roham Alvandi
ChairProfessor Toby Dodge
Date: Monday 12 May 2014
Time:
6.30-8pm
Venue:
Room 9.04, Tower 2, Clement's Inn, LSE

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Title: 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
Date: Tuesday 29 April 2014
Time:
6.30-8.00pm
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, LSE

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Title: The Nazi-Soviet Pact in the Light of Transnational History: 'Persian Connections in German-Soviet Relations'
Speakers
: Professor Jennifer Jenkins
Chair: Dr Roham Alvandi
Date: Wednesday 30 April 2014 
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue
: NAB 1.04, LSE

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Title: Why Remember? Reflections on the First World War Centenary
Speakers
Professor Michael Cox, Dr John Hutchinson, Professor Margaret Macmillan
Chair: Professor David Stevenson
Date: Wednesday 26 February 2014 
Time: 7-8.30pm
Venue
: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

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2013

Title: Department of International History Public Lecture: The Outbreak of War in 1914 Revisited
SpeakerProfessor Christopher Clark
Chair: Professor David Stevenson
Date: Tuesday 22 January 2013
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE

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Title: Russia And The First World War: Time to Think Again?
Speaker: Professor Dominic Lieven
Date: Tuesday 5 February 2013 
Time: 6.30-8pm 
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE

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Title: China's New Leadership - Hopes for Reform and Fear of Uncertainty
Speakers: Professor Athar Hussain, Dr Debin Ma, Professor Arne Westad
Chair: Professor Stephan Feuchtwang
Date: Wednesday 13 February 2013
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: TW1 G.01, Tower 1, LSE

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Title: Branching Out: The Life and Work of Denis Diderot
SpeakersProfessor Russell Goulbourne, Dr Tim Hochstrasser, Dr Paul Keenan
Chair: Dr Paul Stock
Date: Friday 1 March 2013 
Time: 4.30-6pm
Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

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Title: Franco's Terror in a European Context: The Volksgemeinschaft that Got Away
Speaker: Professor Paul Preston
RespondentsDr Daniel Beer, Professor Helen Graham, Professor Dan Stone ChairProfessor Stuart Corbridge
Date: Thursday 14 March 2013 
Time: 6.30-8pm 
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE

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Title: Virtuous Citizenship and the Moral Values of One Nation
SpeakersJon Cruddas MPDavid Davis MP, Professor Francesca Klug, Professor Alan Sked 
ChairDr Purna Sen
Date: Wednesday 12 June 2013 
Time: 6.30-8pm 
Venue: Old Building, Old Theatre, LSE

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Title: What has the European Convention on Human Rights ever Done for Us?
SpeakersMartin Howe QC, Professor Philip Leach, Caroline Lucas MP, Emily Thornberry MP, Professor Alan Sked  
ChairProfessor Francesca Klug
Date: Tuesday 1 October 2013 
Time: 6.30-8pm 
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

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2011

Title: Has Europe Ever Had a Common Identity?
SpeakersDr Heather JonesDr Paul Keenan, Dr Joan-Pau Rubiés, Dr Paul Stock 
Chair: Dr Piers Ludlow 
Date: Wednesday 2 March 2011 
Time: 18.30-20.00 
Venue: 1.07, New Academic Building, LSE

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Title: Out of Europe? The United States in an Asian Age
SpeakersProfessor Michael CoxProfessor Arne Westad 
ChairProfessor Niall Ferguson
Date: Wednesday 2 March 2011  
Time: 6.30-8pm 
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

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Title: Department of International History Annual Lecture: Germany in the World, 1500-2000: Outlines of a Transnational History
Speaker Professor David Blackbourn
ChairProfessor Dominic Lieven
Date
: Thursday 17 March 2011 
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue:  Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE

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2010

Title: Department of International History Annual Lecture: Geopolitics and Imperialism: The British Empire and Halford Mackinder
Speaker: Dr John Darwin
ChairProfessor Dominic Lieven
Date: Thursday 25 February 2010
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue:  Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE

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Title: Power Shift: West to East
SpeakersProfessor Michael CoxProfessor Arne Westad 
ChairStryker McGuire
Date: Wednesday 13 October 2010 
Time: 6.30-8pm  
Venue:  Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE

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Title: The Polish Question at the End of the First World War
SpeakerProfessor Anita J Prazmowska
Date: Thursday 28 October 2010
Time: 7-9pm 
Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

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Title: LSE Asia Forum 2010: China: An Emerging Diplomatic Superpower?
SpeakersProfessor Arne Westad, Professor Wang Jisi, Michael Yahuda
Date: Friday 26 March 2010
Venue: China World Hotel, Beijing

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Title: Was the First World War a War that Britain Needed to Fight?
SpeakersProfessor Niall FergusonDr Heather JonesProfessor David Stevenson and Professor Dominic Lieven
Date: Wednesday 24 November 2010 
Time: 4:00-6:00pm 
Venue: New Theatre, East Building, LSE

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2009

Title: Department of International History Public Lecture: World War Two: Behind Closed Doors
Speaker:  Laurence Rees
Chair: Professor Alan Sked
Date: Tuesday 20 January 2009
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE

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Title: Department of International History Public Lecture: Britain and the Palestine Mandate
SpeakerProfessor Norman Rose
ChairProfessor David Stevenson
Date: Wednesday 4 March 2009
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE

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Title: IDEAS: The Tsar Liberates Europe? Russia against Napoleon, 1807-1814
Speaker: Professor Dominic Lieven
Date: Thursday 8 October 2009
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

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