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LSE is one of Europe's most influential platforms for addressing issues, trends and policies affecting both the European Union and the wider Europe. The European Institute is proud to host events with distinguished speakers from the worlds of politics, business, media and culture.

 

Upcoming Events

November 

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Brexit: Gains, Losses, and Dilemmas

Wednesday 21 November, 18.00 - 20.00

Speakers: Alessio D'Angelo, Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences, Middlesex University; Colette Fagan, Professor of Sociology and Vice-President for Research, University of Manchester; Roberta Guerrina, Professor of Politics, University of Surrey; Linda Hantrais, Emeritus Professor of European Social Policy, Loughborough University; Eleonore Kofman, Visiting Professor, LSE; Annick Masselot, Professor of Law, University of Canterbury
Chair: Ania Plomien, Assistant Professor in Gender and Social Science, LSE

Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

A ticket is required for this event via Eventbrite

*This event is now sold out*

Hosted by Department of Gender Studies, the School of Public Policy and the European Institute

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Brexit Forum: The UK and the EU; past, present and future

Monday 26 November 2018, 19:15-20:30

Speakers: Jennifer Jackson-Preece, Associate Professor of Nationalism, European Institute and Department of International Relations, LSE; Piers Ludlow, Professor of International History, Deputy Head of Department; Robert Saunders, Senior Lecturer in Modern British History, Queen Mary University; Karen Smith, Professor of International Relations, Director of the European Foreign Policy Unit 
Chair: Kevin Featherstone, Eleftherios Venizelos Professor in Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor in European Politics

Venue: Workspace 4, LSE LIFE, LSE Library

*This event is now sold out*

Admission: Open to LSE Staff and Students only. Ticket will be required via Eventbrite

Hosted by the European Institute, the School of Public Policy and LSE Library. 

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How Far Has Brexit Reached? Taking Stock of Progress and Risks 

Wednesday 28 November, 18:30-20:00

Speakers: Catherine Barnard, Professor in European Union Law and Employment Law at the University of Cambridge; Rain Newton-Smith, Chief Economist at the Confederation of British Industry; Sara Hobolt, Sutherland Chair in European Institutions, LSE; Stephen Wall, Former British Ambassador to Portugal and Permanent Representative to the European Union.

Chair: Kevin Featherstone, Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies and Director of the Hellenic Observatory

Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

Hosted by the European Institute and the School of Public Policy,  Part of the “New World (Dis) Orders” Series

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The Future of Kosovo; in conversation with Hashim Thaçi

Wednesday 5 December, 13.00-14.00

Speaker: Hashim Thaçi, President of the Republic of Kosovo

Discussant: Sir Robert Cooper, former Counsellor of the European External Action Service and fomer Special Advisor at the European Commission

Chair: Professor Mary Kaldor, Director of the Conflict and Civil Society Research Unit, Department of International Development. LSE

Venue: TBC to ticketholders only
Admission: Ticketed. More information at the link below

Hosted by the European Institute and LSEE-Research on Southeastern Europe

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Past events

2018-19

Michaelmas Term

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Managing heterogeneity in Europe: does one size fit all?

Tuesday 20 November, 19.00 - 20.30

Speaker: Thomas Wieser, former President of the Economic and Financial Committee and of the Eurogroup Working Group
Chair: Erik Berglof, Director of the Institute of Global Affairs and Professor in Practice, Department of Economics, LSE.

Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE

Hosted by the European Institute and the Institute of Global Affairs

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Europe Beyond Brexit: the Europeans' perspective

Tuesday 13 November, 18.30 - 20.00

Speakers: Robert Klemmensen, Professor of International Politics, Syddansk Universitet, Denmark and Visiting Fellow at LSE European Institute; Corrado Macchiarelli, Lecturer in Economics and Finance at Brunel University London and Visiting Fellow at LSE European Institute; Charlotte Ruhe, Managing Director for Central and South Eastern Europe, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD); Shahin Vallee, Member of the euro50 group; former Senior Economist at Soros Fund Management and Economic Advisor to the President of the European Council.
Chair: Roch Dunin-Wąsowicz, Fellow at the Department of Social Science, UCL Institute of Education; Managing Editor of LSE Brexit and co-investigator at the Generation Brexit project at the LSE European Institute.

Venue: CLM 5.02, Clement House, LSE

Hosted by the European Institute and the School of Public Policy

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The New Left and the New Right; Continuity, Rupture and the Politics of Emotion in Europe

Monday 12 November, 18.00-20.00

Speakers: Cynthia Miller-Idriss, Professor of Education and Sociology, American University and Jan Kubik, Professor of Slavonic and East European Studies, UCL
Chair: Esra Özyürek, Associate Professor and Chair for Contemporary Turkish Studies, LSE

Venue: CLM 5.02, 5th Floor, Clement House

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Uncertain Futures: imaginaries, narratives, and calculation in the economy

Thursday 1 November, 18.30-20.00

Speakers: Jens Beckert, Director Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies; Richard Bronk, Visiting Fellow, European Institute, LSE; Waltraud Schelkle, Associate Professor of Political Economy, LSE; Ekaterina Svetlova, Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance, University of Leicester and Lord Adair Turner, Chair, Institute of New Economic Thinking and the Energy Transitions Commission.
Chair: George Gaskell, Professor of Social Psychology and Research Methodology, LSE.

Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building

Hosted by the European Institute and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies

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Brexit: The Impact on Government and Parliament 

Tuesday 23 October,18:30-20:00

Speakers: Vernon Bogdanor, Professor of Government, Kings College, London; Joe Owen, Associate Director, Institute for Government Working on Brexit; Dominic Grieve MP, Member of Parliament for Beaconsfield, Queen's Counsel and a Member of the Privy Council and Tony Travers, Associate Dean of the School of Public Policy, LSE.
Chair: Sue Cameron, Journalist and broadcaster who has worked at the FT, Daily Telegraph and BBC

Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Hosted by the European Institute and the School of Public Policy.

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Judging: a common or civil law legal system?

Wednesday 10 October, 18.30-20.00

Speaker: Vassilios Skouris, Former President of the European Court of Justice 
Chair: Neil Duxbury, Professor of English Law, LSE

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Co-hosted with the Department of Law, LSE

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Banking on Markets; the transformation of bank-state ties in Europe and beyond

Tuesday 9 October, 19.00-20.30

Speakers: Rachel Epstein, Professor of International Relations and European Politics, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver; Abby Innes, Assistant Professor of Political Economy, European Institute, LSE; Waltraud Schelkle, Associate Professor of Political Economy, European Institute, LSE.
Chair: Ulrich Sedelmeier, Reader in International Relations, Department of International Relations, LSE.

Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE

Hosted by the European Institute, Part of the“New World (Dis) Orders” Series

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Peter Sutherland Memorial Lecture
Is a Rules Based, Open, Globalisation Still Worth Fighting For?

Monday 8 October, 14.30-16.00

Speaker: Pascal Lamy, Former Director-General of the World Trade Organization 
Chair: Minouche Shafik, LSE Director
Venue: Shaw Library, Old Building, LSE

Hosted by the London School of Economics and the University College Dublin. Supported by the LSE’s European Institute and Institute of Global Affairs.

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Reforms to Strengthen the European Monetary Union 

Tuesday 2 October, 18:30 - 20:00 

Speaker: Vítor Constâncio, Former Vice President of the European Central Bank and Former Governor of the Bank of Portugal 
Chair: Iain Begg, Professorial Research Fellow, European Institute 
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

Co-hosted with the School of Public Policy and the Dahrendorf Forum, a project of LSE IDEAS.  

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How Does The Euro Shield Europe From Future Crises?

Thursday 13 September, 18.30 - 20.00

Speaker: Mário Centeno, President of the Eurogroup and Finance Minister of Portugal 
Chair: Minouche Shafik, LSE Director
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

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2017 - 2018

Summer Term

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The Thatcher and Major Governments In Retrospect: reflections on 18 years in power  The Maurice Fraser Annual Lecture Series

Location: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Date: Thursday 21 June, 18.30 - 20.00
Speakers: Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke CH QC MP in conversation with Professor Tony Travers, Interim Dean of the LSE School of Public Policy and Professor Kevin Featherstone, Head of LSE European Institute

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Christian Identity and (In)Tolerance In Secular Western Europe

Location: Room 4.10, Old Building
Date: Thursday 7 June, 18.30 - 20.00
Speakers: Neha Sahgal, Associate Director of Research, Pew Research Center
Esra Özyürek, Associate Professor and Chair for Contemporary Turkish Studies, LSE European Institute
Nasar Meer, Professor of Race, Identity and Citizenship, University of Edinburgh
Chair: Matthew Engelke, Professor, LSE Department of Anthropology

This event is co-hosted with LSE Faith Centre, LSE Religion and Global Society and the Pew Research Center

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How to Lose a Referendum

Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Date: Monday 4 June, 18.30 - 20.00
Speakers: Jason Farrell, senior political correspondent for Sky News
Paul Goldsmith, politics and economics teacher at Latymer Upper School and author of the Goldblog
Chair: Professor Tony Travers, Director of the Institute of Public Affairs, LSE

This event is co-hosted with the LSE Institute of Public Affairs

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The French Revolution: one year on

Location: Old Theatre, Old Building
Date: Thursday 24 May, 18.30 - 20.00
Speakers: Jean Pisani-Ferry, Professor at Sciences Po Paris and the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. He was the Director for Programme and Ideas of Emmanuel Macron’s presidential campaign
Christine Ockrent, journalist and broadcaster; former Chief Operating Officer of France 24 and RFI; Editor in Chief of the weekly news magazine L’Express
Chair: Professor Iain Begg, Professorial Research Fellow, LSE European Institute 

This event is co-hosted with the Dahrendorf Forum, a project of LSE IDEAS.

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Migration after Brexit

Location: Alumni Theatre
Date: Tuesday 22 May, 18.30 - 20.00
Speakers: Dr Floris de Witte, Associate Professor of Law, Law Department, LSE
Dr Natascha Zaun, Assistant Professor in Migration Studies, European Institute, LSE 
Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone, Head of the European Institute, LSE

This event is co-hosted with the Institute of Public Affairs 

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Counter Revolution: liberal Europe in retreat

Location: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Date: Wednesday 16 May, 18.30 - 20.00
Speaker: Jan Zielonka, Professor of European Politics and Ralf Dahrendorf Fellow, St Antony's College, University of Oxford
Chair: Dr Waltraud Schelkle, Associate Professor of Political Economy, European Institute, LSE 

This event is co-hosted with the Dahrendorf Forum, a project of LSE IDEAS.

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Structural Reforms and European Integration

Location: The Canada Blanch Seminar Room, Cowdray House
Date: Friday 11 May, 09.00 - 18.30

This is the second workshop of the research project "Structural Reforms and European Integration: theory, measurement and econometric evidence", with the LSE, UCL and Brunel University of London and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.

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The other neoliberalism: German Ordoliberalism after the Euro crisis

Location: Alumni Theatre, New Academic Building
Date: Thursday 10 May, 18.30 - 20.00
Speakers: Michelle Everson, Professor of Law, School of Law, Birkbeck University of London
Albert Weale, Emeritus Professor of Political Theory and Public Policy, Department of Political Science, UCL
Jonathan White, Professor of Political Science, European Institute, LSE
David Woodruff, Associate Professor of Comparative Politics in the LSE Department of Government
Chair: Dr Lucia Rubinelli, Fellow in Political Theory, Department of Government

This event is co-hosted with the Department of Government, LSE.

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The Catalan Crisis: populism and secessionism

Location: to be confirmed to ticketholders
Date: Tuesday 8 May, 18.30 - 20.00
Speaker: Dr Pedro Sanchez, Secretary General of PSOE (Spanish Socialists and Workers' Party), leader of the opposition in Spain and vice president of the Socialist International

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Europe in a Map: people and borders in times of change

Location: Old Theatre, Old Building
Date: Wednesday 2 May, 18.30 - 20.00
Speakers: Simon Glendinning, Professor of European Philosophy at LSE’s European Institute and Director of the Forum for European Philosophy
Elspeth Guild, Jean Monnet Professor ad personam at Queen Mary, University of London and Radboud University Nijmegen
Natascha Zaun, Assistant Professor in Migration Studies at LSE’s European Institute 

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Euroscepticism and the Future of European Integration

Location: Old Theatre, Old Building 
Date: Thursday 26 April, 18.30 - 20.00
Speakers: Tony Barber, Europe Editor of the Financial Times
Catherine De Vries, Professor of Politics and Director of the Essex Centre of Experimental Social Science, Department of Government, University of Essex
Simon Hix, Harold Laski Professor of Political Science, Department of Government, LSE
Chair: Professor Sara Hobolt, Sutherland Chair in European Institutions, European Institute, LSE

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Lent Term

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The Greco-German Affair in the Euro Crisis: mutual recognition lost?

Location: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Date: Tuesday 20 March, 18.30 - 20.00
Speakers: Kira Gartzou-Katsouyanni, PhD student, European Institute, LSE
Kalypso Nicolaïdis, Professor of International Relations and Director of the Centre for International Studies at the University of Oxford, UK.
Claudia Sternberg, Senior Research Associate at University College London’s European Institute, UK. 
Jonathan White is Professor of Politics at the European Institute, LSE.

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The Governance of the Eurozone: Problems and Prospects

Location: CLM 6.02, Clement House
Date: Tuesday 13 March, 18.30 - 20.00 
Speaker: Paul de Grauwe, John Paulson Chair in European Political Economy at the LSE European Institute
Chair: Dr Vassilis Monasiriotis, Associate Professor of Political Economy at the LSE European Institute

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Article 50: one year on  

Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Date: Monday 12 March, 18.30 - 20.00
Speakers: 
Catherine Barnard, Professor of European Union Law, University of Cambridge.
Simon Hix, Harold Laski Professor of Political Science, Department of Government, LSE.
Jill Rutter, Programme Director for Brexit, Institute for Government
Tony Travers, Director, Institute of Public Affairs, LSE.
Chair: Kevin Featherstone, Head of the European Institute, Eleftherios Venizelos Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor of European Politics

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The Brexit negotiations: the view from Brussels 

Location: Old Theatre, Old Building 
Date: Monday 5 March, 18.30 - 20.00 
Speaker: Stefaan de Rynck, Senior Advisor to Michel Barnier
Chair: Kevin Featherstone, Head of the European Institute

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Brexit: what next?

Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Date: Thursday 1 March, 18.30 - 20.00
Speaker: Hilary Benn, Labour MP for Leeds Central and Chair of the Select Committee on Exiting the European Union
Chair: Tony Travers, Director, Institute of Public Affairs, LSE 

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Perspectives for the European Common Security and Defence Policy

Location: TBC to ticketholders 
Date: Wednesday 28 February, 16.00 - 17.15 
Speaker: Ursula von der Leyen, Germany's Minister of Defence 
Chair: Minouche Shafik, Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science

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The Impact of Brexit on London 

Location: CLM 5.02, Clement House
Date: Tuesday 27 February, 18.30 - 20.00
Speakers: Naomi Clayton, Policy and Research Manager at Centre for Cities
Niamh Moloney, Professor of Law, LSE Law Department 
Chair: Tony Travers, Director, Institute of Public Affairs, LSE

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Becoming Madam Chancellor: Angela Merkel and the Berlin Republic

Location: Room COW 1.11, Cowdray House
Date: Monday 26 February, 12.30 - 14.00
Speaker: Joyce Mushaben, Curators' Professor of Comparative Politics & Gender Policies, Indiana University
Chair: Waltraud Schelkle, Associate Professor of Political Economy, European Institute 

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Combatting the five giants in 21st century European welfare states

Location: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Date: Thursday 21 February, 16.00 - 17.15 

This event is part of the LSE Festival: 'Beveridge 2.0 - Rethinking Beverdige for the 21st Centruy'

A distinguished panel discusses the most promising European welfare state reforms to combat Beveridge's social evils, presented in a video by European Institute students.

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Citizen's Basic Income Day 

Date: Tuesday 20 February

Morning Session: 9.00 - 13.00, Room CLM 3.02, Clement House 

Afternoon Session: 13.30 - 17.45, The Venue, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre 

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Academic Freedom and the New Populism 

Location: Old Theatre, Old Building 
Date: Thursday 8 February, 18.30 - 20.00
Speaker: Michael Ignatieff, Rector and President of Central European University in Budapest
Chair: Simon Glendinning, Professor of European Philosophy at the European Institute and the Director of the Forum for European Philosophy

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What do the Italian Elections Mean for Europe?

Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building 
Date: Wednesday 31 January, 18.30 - 20.00
Speakers: Francesco Caselli, Norman Sosnow Professor of Economics at the LSE Department of Economics
Lorenzo Codogno is Visiting Professor in Practice at the LSE European Institute.
Miriam Sorace is LSE Fellow in EU Politics at the European Institute. 
Chair: Dr Sara Hageman, Associate Professor in European Politics at the LSE European Institute

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Economic Convergence in the Euro Area: coming together or drifting apart?

Location: Shaw Library, Old Building  
Date: Monday 29 January, 12.30 - 14.00
Speaker: Jeffrey Frnaks, Director of the IMF Europe Office and Senior Resident Representative to the European Union   

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What industrial strategy can the UK achieve after Brexit?

Location: CLM.2.02, Clement House
Date: Thursday 25 January, 18.30 - 20.00 
Speakers: Steve Coulter, Visiting Fellow, LSE European Institute
Swati Dhingra, Lecturer in Economics, LSE Department of Economics

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Clean Brexit: why leaving the EU still makes sense

Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Date: Wednesday 17 January 2018, 18.30 - 20.00
Speakers: Liam Halligan,  British economist, journalist and broadcaster
Dr Gerard Lyons, leading UK and international economist and writer 
Chair: Tony Travers, Director of the Institute of Public Affairs  

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Challenges for the Eurozone

Location: Old Theatre, Old Building
Date: Thursday 11 January, 18.30 - 20.00
Speaker: Jeroen Dijsselbloem, President of the Eurogroup and former Minister of Finance for the Netherlands
Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone, Head of the European Institute 

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Michaelmas Term 

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Less populist, more popular: my vision for the EU in 2018

Location: Shaw Library, Old Building 
Date: Monday 18 December 2017, 18.30 - 20.00
Speaker: Pierre Moscovici, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs
Chair: Iain Begg, Professorial Reserch Fellow, LSE European Institute 

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The Brexit Alternatives and their Implications 

Location: Old Theatre, Old Building
Date: Monday 27 November, 18.30 - 20.00
Speakers: 
Joachim Blatter, Professor of Political Science at the University of Lucerne.
Erik O Eriksen, the Director of ARENA and Professor of Political Science, University of Oslo.
Sieglinde Gstöhl, Director of the Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies, College of Europe (Belgium).

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The Implications of Brexit for Human Rights in the UK

Location: CLM.3.02, Clement House, Aldwych|
Date: Wednesday 22 November, 18.30 - 20.00
Speaker: Conor Gearty, Professor of Human Rights Law, LSE Law
Chair: Kevin Featherstone, Head of the European Institute 

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The Future of the Euro

Location: Wolfson Thetre, New Academic Building 
Date: Tuesday 21 November. 18.30 - 20.00 
Speaker: Paul de Grauwe
Chair: Kevin Featherstone, Head of the European Institute 

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Brexit and Interest Rates 

Location: TBC to ticketholders
Date: 15 November, 13.00 - 14.00
Speaker: Ben Broadbent became Deputy Governor of the Bank of England 
Chair: Minouche Shafik, LSE Director 

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Regional Economic Impacts of Brexit

Location: CLM.4.02, Clement House, Aldwych 
Date: 15 November, 18.30 - 20.00
Speakers: Swati Dhingra, Lecturer in Economics, LSE Department of Economics
Henry Overman, Professor of Economic Geography, LSE Department of Geography and Environment
Chair: Jonathan White, Professor of Politics, LSE European Institute 

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The Backlash Against Immigration and the Fate of Western Democracy

Location: Wolfson Theatre
Date: Wednesday 8 November
Speaker: Sasha Polakow-Suransky, Open Society Foundations fellow
Chair: Philippe Legrain, European Institute, LSE

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Gordon Brown: a life in politics

Location: TBC to ticketholders
Date: Wednesday 8 November 
Speaker: Gordon Brown
Chair: Minouche Shafik 

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The Brexit Negotiations: make or break?

Location: Old Theatre, Old Building
Date: Thursday 2 November 
Speakers: Sara Hobolt, Sutherland Chair in European Institutions at the European Institute
Philippe Legrain, founder of think tank Open and Senior Visiting Fellow, European Institute 
John Rentoul, Chief Political Commentator for The Independent and visiting professor at King's College London.
Chair: James Tilley, Professor of Politics and Fellow of Jesus College at the University of Oxford.

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No More Cake and Eat it: making a Brexit deal for workers

Location: Hong Kong Theatre
Date: Tuesday 31 October, 18.30 - 20.00
Speaker: Frances O' Grady, TUC General Secretary
Chair: Tony Travers, Director of the Institute of Public Affairs 

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UK and EU Foreign Policy Challenges Following Brexit

Location: CLM 3.02, Clement House
Date: Wednesday 25 October, 18.30 - 20.00
Speaker: Karen Smith, Professor of International Relations, Department of International Relations, LSE 
Chair: Kevin Featherstone is Head of the European Institute, LSE

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The Impact of Brexit on European Financial Centres 

Location: Old Theatre
Date: Monday 23 October, 18.30 - 20.00
Speaker: Pierre Gramegna, Luxembourg's Finance Minister
Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone, Head of the European Institute 

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Orbán's Hungary: An Exception or a Role Model for Central and Eastern Europe? 

Location: Alumni Theatre
Date: 18 October, 18.30 - 20.00
Speaker: Paul Lendvai, Hungarian-born Austrian journalist and author  
Chair: Abby Innes, Assistant Professor of Political Economy

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The Political Economy of Monetary Solidarity: Understanding the Euro Experiment

Location: Old Theatre
Date: Thursday 12 October, 18.30 - 20.00
Speakers: Philippe Legrain, Think Tank OPEN, Senior Visiting Fellow EI
Jonathan White, Professor of Politics, LSE
Helen Thompson, Professor of Political Economy, University of Cambridge
Dr Waltraud Schelkle, Associate Professor of Political Economy
Chair: Sara Hobolt, Sutherland Chair in European Institutions at the European Institute

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The Future of Europe Post-Brexit

Location: Venue TBC to ticketholders
Date: Thursday 28 September, 18.30 - 20.00
Speaker: Guy Verhofstadt, Heads of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats in the European Parliament and the Brexit negotiation team
Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone, Head of the European Institute 

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Professor Mario Monti

Can National Politics Still Support International Integration? The Case of the EU

Location: Venue TBC to ticketholders
Date: Monday 25 September, 18.30 -20.00
Speaker: Professor Mario Monti, Head of Bocconi University    
Chair: Dame Minouche Shafik, LSE Director  

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A changing Germany in a changing Europe? The German Elections and its implications for Europe

Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building 
Date: Thursday 14 September, 18.45 - 20.00
Speakers: Professor William Paterson, Aston University
Christian Odendahl, Centre for European Reform
Dr Natascha Zaun, LSE European Institute  
Chair: Dr Waltraud Schelkle, LSE European Institute 

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2016 - 2017

Summer term

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First Confession: a sort of memoir

Location: Old Theatre, Old Building
Date: Tuesday 11 July 2017 | 18.30 - 20.00
Speaker: Chris Patten, Chancellor of Oxford University
Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone, Head of the LSE European Institute

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Managing the complexity: what brexit could mean for British business

Location: Old Theatre, Old Building
Date: Thursday 6 July 2017 | 18.30 - 20.00
Speaker: Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director General. Rain Newton-Smith, CBI Chief Economist 
Chair: Professor Tony Travers, Director of LSE London

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Britain and France

Location: Old Theatre, Old Building
Date: Thursday 29 June 2017 | 18.30 - 20.00
Speaker: Edward Llewellyn, UK Ambassador in France
Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone, Head of the LSE European Institute

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On track for Brexit?

Location: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Date: Monday 12 June 2017 | 18.30 - 20.00
Speakers: Neil Carmichael, Conservative Candidate for Stroud. Jenny Jones, Green Party Member of the House of Lords
Chair: Professor Tony Travers

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Illiberal Democracy in Unstable Times: A roundtable on the perils of democracy in Central & Eastern Europe

Location: Alumni Theatre, New Academic Building
Date: Thursday 18 May 2017 | 18.30 - 20.00
Speakers: Miklos Haraszti, CEU Jan Zielonka, Oxford University Denisa Kostovicova, Dept of Government, LSE
Chair: Jennifer Jackson-Preece

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Israel and the World Economy: The Power of Globalization

Location: Thai Theatre
Date: Thursday 4 May | 18.30 - 20.00  
Speaker: Professor Assaf Razin, Professor Emeritus at the Tel Aviv University
Chair: Professor Paul de Grauwe, John Paulson Chair in European Political Economy 

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Whither Europe? Historical Perspectives on 2017

Location: Old Theatre
Date: Thursday 29 April 2017 | 18.30 - 20.00
Speakers: Michael Cox, Director of LSE IDEAS and Emeritus Professor of International Relations at LSE.Abby Innes, Assistant Professor of Political Economy at LSE’s European Institute. Mike Savage, Martin White Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of LSE’s International Inequalities Institute. Alan Sked, Professor Emeritus of International History at LSE

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Lent term

Davignon

The Treaty of Rome 60 Years on: are the founding fathers still relevant to today? 

Location: Old Theatre
Date: Tuesday 21 March 2017 | 18.30 - 20.00
Speaker: Etienne Davignon
Respondent: Professor Hellen Wallace
Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone

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The Road to Somewhere: the populist revolt and the fututre of politics 

Location: Wolfson theatre
Date: Monday 20 March 2017 | 18.30 - 20.00 
Speaker: David Goodhart
Chair: Tony Travers 

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The French presidential election: implications for France and Europe

Location: Old Theatre
Date: Tuesday 14 March 2017 | 18.30 - 20.00
Speakers: Dr. Françoise Boucek, Queen Mary University of London. Professor Christian Lequesne, Sciences Po Paris
John Peet, The Economist
Chair: Professor Sara Hobolt, LSE European Institute

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Britain, Brexit and the EU: was this a love affair gone wrong or always an unhappy marriage of convenience? 

Location: Wolfson Theatre
Date: Monday 6 March 2017 | 18.30 - 20.00
Speaker: Sir Stephen Wall
Respondent: Dr. Piers Ludlow
Chair: Jennifer Jackson-Preece

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Protecting children in war and conflict: European and global implications for child rights

Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre 
Date: Thursday 12 January | 18.30 - 20.00
Speaker: Helle Thorning-Schmidt
Chair: Jennifer Jackson Preece

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Michaelmas term 

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Britain and Europe: Towards Brexit?

Location: Renaissance Brussels Hotel, Brussels, Belgium
Date: Thursday 8 December 2016
The European Institute celebrated its 25th Anniversary with a day of EU and UK focused expert panel events and networking activities, following the UK's Brexit decision.

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Italy's economic challenges and the constitutional referendum

Location: Thai Theatre, New Academic Building
Date: Friday 2 December 2016 | 13.00 - 14.30 
Speaker: Lorenzo Codogno
Chair: Dr Waltraud Schelkle

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2017: Will the EU survive?

Location: Old Theatre, Old Building
Date: Thursday 1 December 2016 | 18.30 - 20.00
Speakers: Agata Gostynska-Jakubowska, Professor Philippe Marlière, Professor Anand Menon, Bojan Pancevski, Michiel van Hulten
Chair: Dr. Sara Hageman

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Europe’s Incompatible Trinities

Location: TW1.G.01
Date: Monday 21 November 2016 | 18.30 - 20.00
Speakers: Marco Buti, Paul De Grauwe, Mareike Kleine
Chair: Iain Begg

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Unleashing Demons: the inside story of Brexit

Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre
Date: Monday 14 November 2016 | 6.30 - 8.00pm
Speaker: Craig Oliver, David Cameron’s former Director of Politics and Communications
Chair: Professor Tony Travers

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Iceland's Road to Recovery - Key Lessons

Location: Hong Kong Theatre
Date: Wednesday 19 October 2016 | 18.30 - 20.00 
Speaker: Lilja Alfreðsdóttir
Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone

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EU and Brexit

Location: Old Theatre
Date: Friday 23 September 2016 | 1.30-2.30pm 
Speaker: Martin Schulz
Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone

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Britain after Brexit: will something continue to turn up?

Location: Old Theatre
Date: Tuesday 20 September 2016 | 6.30 - 8pm
Speaker: David Smith
Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone

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The Euro: and its threat to Europe

Location: Old Theatre
Date: Tuesday 30 August 2016 | 6.30-8pm
Speaker: Professor Joseph Stiglitz
Chair: Dr Waltraud Schelkle

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2015 - 2016

Summer term 

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Where next for the UK and the EU after the referendum?

Location: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Date: Tuesday 28 June 2016
Speakers: Simon Hix, Harold Laski Professor of Political Science at the LSE and a UK in a Changing Europe ESRC Senior Fellow. Anand Menon, Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs at King’s College London and Director of The UK in a Changing Europe. Angus Armstrong, Director of Macroeconomics at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR). Patrick Dunleavy, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, Government Department, LSE. 

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LSE's Referendum Night 2016

Location: LSE
Date: Thursday 23 June 2016 | 21:00-02:00 
The UK voted in the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU. The LSE European Institute in partnership with The UK in a Changing Europe organised the LSE Referendum Night 2016, an evening of panel debates between LSE academics and external experts as well as expert commentaries as the first referendum results came in.

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The LSE Commission on the Future of Britain in Europe Report Launch Event

Location: Old Theatre
Date: Tuesday 7 June 2016
Speakers: Professor Iain Begg, Professorial Research Fellow at the European Institute at LSE. Gordon Brown, United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education and former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Dr. Sara Hagemann, Assistant Professor at the European Institute, LSE and ESRC Senior Fellow at the UK in a Changing Europe Initiative.

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Equality - Smart Economics

The European Institute 'Perspectives on Europe' series

Location: Shaw Library, Old Building
Date: Tuesday 7 June 2016
Speaker: Magdalena Andersson, member of the Swedish Social Democratic Party, Minister of Finance since 2014
Chair: Professor Erik Berglöf

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The UK and Europe: An insider's view

The European Institute 'Perspectives on Europe' series

Location: Shaw Library, Old Building
Date: Thursday 2 June 2016
Speaker: Professor Jonathan Faull, British Official in the European Commission and Director-General of "Task Force for Strategic Issues related to the UK Referendum"

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Slippery Slope: Europe's Troubled Future

The European Institute 'Perspectives on Europe' series

Location: Old Theatre, Old Building
Date: Thursday 26 May 2016
Speaker: Giles Merritt, former Financial Times correspondent and current Editor-in-Chief and Founder of 'Friends of Europe', a leading Brussels think tank, and the policy journal Europe's World.
Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone

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The Single EU Capital Market: progress and challenges

European Institute, Financial Markets Group and Systemic Risk Centre public lecture

Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre
Date: Monday 23 May 2016
Speaker: Jonathan Hill, current European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union 
Chair: Professor Charles Goodhart

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Britain: leading, not leaving - the case for remaining in the European Union

The European Institiute 'Perspectives on Europe' series

Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre
Date: Wednesday 11 May 2016
Speaker: Gordon Brown, United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education and former Prime Minister of the UK
Chair: Professor Craig Calhoun

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Should we stay or should we go now?

LSE European Institute "Europe in Question" Annual Lecture 2016

Location: Old Theatre, Old Building
Date: Tuesday 10 May 2016
Speaker: ProfessorDanny Dorling, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography and Fellow of St Peter’s College, University of Oxford
Chair: Dr. Vassilis Monastiriotis

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The Dutch referendum on the EU-Ukraine Association agreement: what lessons for Brexit?

UK in a Changing Europe and European Institute event

Location: Clement House Room 4.02
Date: Thursday 14 April 2016
Speakers: Michiel van Hulten, Visiting Senior Fellow, LSE European Institute
Matt Steinglass, Europe Editor, Economist
Professor Sara Hobolt, LSE European Institute
Professor Anand Menon, Director of the UK in a Changing Europe Initiative, King's College London
Chair: Dr. Sara Hagemann, LSE and ESRC Senior Fellow, UK in a Changing Europe Initiative and LSE European Institute

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Lent term

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The World’s Climate Capital? COP21 and the Greening of Paris

European Institute and LSE Cities public lecture

Location: TW1.G.01, Tower 1
Date: Tuesday 15 March 2016
Speaker: Celia Blauel, Deputy Mayor of Paris in charge of the Environment, Sustainable Development, the Climate Plan for Energy, and Hydric resources since 2014
Chair: Philipp Rode, Director of LSE Cities and Senior Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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How to boost growth as the Oil Price Falls: transformation and reform of the Norwegian economy

The European Institiute 'Perspectives on Europe' series

Location: Shaw Library
Date: Friday 11 March 2016 
Speaker: Siv Jensen, Norwegian Minister of Finance since October 2013
Chair: Professor Iain Begg

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Too Important to fail: Humanitarian financing in a more fragile world

The European Institiute 'Perspectives on Europe' series

Location: CLM 3.02, Clement House
Date: Thursday 10 March 2016
Speaker: Kristalina Georgieva, Vice-President of the European Commission for Budget and former Humanitarian Aid Commissioner
Chair: Professor Iain Begg

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Managing Europe - What is Germany's Responsibility?

LSESU German Society and LSE European Institute Lecture

Location: LSE campus
Date: Thursday 3 March 2016
Speaker: Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble, German politician of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) who has served as Germany’s Federal Minister of Finance in the second and third Merkel cabinets since 2009
Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone

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Public Lecture: One School, Two Visions

Location: Thai Theatre
Date: Thursday 25 February 2016 
Speakers: Professor Michael Cox, Director of LSE IDEAS
Professor Chandran Kukathas, Head of the Department of Government, LSE
Chair: Professor Simon Glendinning
This event formed part of the LSE Space for Thought Literary Festival 2016, which took place from Monday 22 - Saturday 27 February 2016, with the theme 'Utopias'.

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Britain and the EU: a view from the European Parliament

Location: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Date: Friday 5 February 2016
Speaker: Martin Schulz,  President of the European Parliament
Chair: Professor Craig Calhoun

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Szijjártó


Hungarian perspective on the future of Europe

The European Institute Perspectives on Europe Series

Location: Shaw Library
Date: Thursday 4 February 2016 
Speaker: Mr Péter Szijjártó, Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade 2014 - current

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Michaelmas term

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'How Growth Regimes Change: The Co-Evolution of Economics and Politics in the Developed Democracies'

European Institute 'Perspectives on Europe' public lecture

Location: Wolfson Theatre
Date: 8 December 2015
Speaker: Prof Peter A. Hall, LSE Centennial Professor and Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies at Harvard University
Chair: Dr. Waltraud Schelkle, Associate Professor of Political Economy

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'Unstable Eastern and Southern Neighbourhood: a range of threats to European security'

Location: Wolfson Theatre
Date: 26 November 2015 
European Institute 'Perspectives on Europe' public lecture.
Speaker: Edgars Rinkevics, Latvia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs

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'Europe's Perfect Storm: racism, anti-Semitism, terrorism and resurgent nationalism'

European Institute 'Perspectives on Europe' public lecture

Location: Old Theatre, Old Building
Date: 23 November 2015
Speaker: Michel Wieviorka, French sociologist
Chair: Professor Maurice Fraser

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'Next Steps in EU Antitrust Law: boosting national enforcement'

European Institute 'Perspectives on Europe' public lecture

Location: Shaw Library, Old Building
Date: 20 November 2015
Speaker: Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition

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'Climate change and migration to Europe'

LSE European Institute, LSE Institute for Global Affairs, LSE Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, the Embassy of France in the United Kingdom and the European Commission Representation in the UK public debate

Location: Wolfson Theatre
Date: 18 November 2015 
Speakers: Neil Adger, Professor of Human Geography, University of Exeter. Mary Robinson, UN Special Envoy for Climate Change and former President of Ireland. Alain Le Roy, Secretary General of the European External Action Service. 
Chair: Professor Lord Stern, first holder of the IG Patel Chair of Economics and Government, Director of the India Observatory and Chairman of the Asia Research Centre. 

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'A turbulent period in Turkey'

European Institute public talk

Location: Cañada Blanch Room Cowdray House
Date: 9 November 2015
Speaker: Caglar Keyder, LSE Centennial Professor at the European Institute and Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York, Binghamton and at Koc University, Istanbul
Chair: Dr. Esra Özyürek Associate Professor and Chair of Contemporary Turkish Studies at the European Institute, LSE.

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'The Way Forward for Europe: a Union of solidarity and differentiation?'

European Institute 'Perspectives on Europe' public lecture

Location: Shaw Library, Old Building
Date: 24 September 2015
Speaker: Emmanuel Macron, French Minister for the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs. 
Chair: Professor Maurice Fraser

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'Drifting apart? The social reality of Europe after the crisis'

European Institute public debate co-hosted with Policy Network

Location: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Date: 5 October 2015
Speakers: Roger Liddle and Patrick Diamond, chair and vice-chair, Policy Network and co-authors of 'The Social Reality of Europe After the Crisis: Trends, Challenges and Responses'
Respondents: Jonathan Hopkin, Associate Professor of Comparative Politics, LSE. John Park, Assistant General Secretary, Community Trade Union 
Chair: Dr Mareike Kleine

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Alfano


'Migration and security challenges in the Mediterranean: every country for itself or a European response?'

European Institute 'Perspectives on Europe' public lecture

Location: Shaw Library
Date: 13 October 2015
Speaker: Angelino Alfano, Italian Minister of the Interior
Chair: Professor Maurice Fraser, Head of the European Institute and Professor of Practice in European Politics. 

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'The Future of the Euro and the Politics of Debt'

European Institute 'Perspectives on Europe' public lecture & book launch

Location: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Date: 13 October 2015
Speaker: Martin Sandbu, Economics writer for the Financial Times

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'Jobs only for the most skilled at the right age?'

European Institute 'Perspectives on Europe' public lecture

Location: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE
Date: 26 October 2015
Speaker: Fredrik Reinfeldt, former Prime Minister of Sweden

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'Delivering the Sustainable Development Goals: a new partnership between state and private sector'

European Institute 'Perspectives on Europe' public lecture

Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre
Date: 27 October 2015
Speaker: Sir Suma Chakrabarti, President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Chair: Dr. Waltraud Schelkle, Associate Professor of Political Economy at the European Institute, LSE.

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