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Email: europeaninstitute@lse.ac.uk  
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7955 6839

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Executive MSc Enquiries
Email: euroinst.emsc@lse.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7107 5437

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Events Enquiries
Email: euroinst.events@lse.ac.uk  
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7955 7896

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Apply now: the Executive MSc in the Political Economy of Europe is accepting applications

The Executive MSc is accepting applications for the new intake which starts on 14 December 2015. The programme was successfully launched in December 2013 and is now recruiting its third cohort. This programme is aimed at busy working professionals who wish to study part-time in European Studies. More information.


The LSE European Institute (EI) was ranked first in Area Studies in the latest national Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) exercise.

The EI was also ranked first in its sector in the previous national Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) in 2008.

An impressive 55 per cent of the Institute’s research and impact was awarded the highest possible (4 star) grade in the REF2014, indicating that it was considered ‘world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour’. A further 30 per cent was deemed ‘internationally excellent’ (3 star). 

The European Institute’s ‘Impact’ case studies were all judged to be 4 star: the highest ranking of any Area Studies submission in the country.

This demonstrates the success of the Institute in producing outstanding research that makes a real difference beyond academia, promoting and informing UK and European evidence-based public debate and policy development.

More information on the Institute’s REF 2014 performance.

More information on the Institute’s Impact Case Studies.

Peter Hall

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

European Institute 'Perspectives on Europe' public lecture.

Speaker: Prof Peter A. Hall,   LSE Centennial Professor and Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies at Harvard University

Date: 8 December 2015
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

A free event open to all. Admission on a first come, first served basis.

Mary Robinson

 'Climate change and migration to Europe'

Speakers: Prof Neil Adger, Mary Robinson   (pictured), Alain Le Roy
Recorded on: 18 November 2015

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.

The podcast is available here. Download.



Monthly EI Newsletter

Our monthly newsletter, the EI Digest, contains information on our latest news and developments, including new events, publications and media articles by staff.

You are welcome to view our previous issues of the EI Digest.

Please subscribe to the Digest's mailing list to keep up to date with our latest news by emailing the editor: europeaninstitute@lse.ac.uk.


Public event podcasts

Below are the European Institute’s event podcasts of the past year. You can also access our past podcasts.

For any queries with regards to podcasts, please email: euroinst.events@lse.ac.uk.



'Europe's Perfect Storm: racism, anti-Semitism, terrorism and resurgent nationalism'
Speaker: Michel Wieviorka, French sociologist
Recorded: 23 November 2015

Margrethe Vestager

'Next Steps in EU Antitrust Law: boosting national enforcement'
Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition
Recorded: 20 November 2015

Mary Robinson

 'Climate change and migration to Europe'

Speakers: Prof Neil Adger, Mary Robinson (pictured), Alain Le Roy
Recorded: 18 November 2015

Fredrik Reinfeldt
'Jobs only for the most skilled at the right age?'
Speaker: Fredrik Reinfeldt
Recorded: 26 October 2015
Aleksandar Andrija Pejović
'Three years of negotiations: Montenegro's perspective on winning the path towards the EU'
Speaker: Aleksandar Andrija Pejović
Recorded: 20 October 2015
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'The Future of the Euro and the Politics of Debt'
Speaker: Martin Sandbu
Recorded: 13 October 2015

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'Drifting apart? The social reality of Europe after the crisis'
Presenters: Roger Liddle and Patrick Diamond
Respondents: Jonathan Hopkin and John Park
Recorded: 5 October 2015

Emmanuel Macron
'The Way Forward for Europe: a Union of solidarity and differentiation?'
Speaker: Emmanuel Macron
Recorded: 24 September 2015
Claire Chick

'Would 'Brexit' spell the end of European defence?'
Speakers: Dr Claire Chick, Dr Bastian Giegerich, Prof Karen Smith
Recorded: 30 June 2015

Please accept our apologies for the poor quality of this recording.

Lucy Thomas
'Measuring Britain's influence in the EU'
Speakers: Stephen Booth, Lucy Thomas & Nick Kent
Recorded: 29 June 2015

'Crisis in Ukraine: what does Ukraine want and need from the EU?’
Speakers: Ulrike Hauer, Serhiy Leshchenko & Andrew Wilson
Recorded: 22 June 2015

In partnership with ECFR and the EU Commission

Herman Van Rompuy
'The EMU: a work in progress'
Speaker: Herman Van Rompuy
Recorded: 19 June 2015
'Prospects for Economic Reform in Europe: what role for Britain?'
Speakers: Andy Bagnall, Prof Ali El-Agraa, John Peet & Mujtaba Rahman
Recorded: 17 June 2015
'The Case for Europe: the Italian Vision'
Speaker: Sergio Mattarella, President of the Republic of Italy
Recorded: 28 May 2015

'Britain's Europe Policy: Reverse, Reset or Relaunch?'
Speakers: Prof Simon Hix, Prof Sara Hobolt, John Springford
Recorded: 19 May 2015


'Political Community and EU Law'
LEQS Annual Lecture 2015
Speaker: Prof Damian Chalmers
Recorded: 6 May 2015

The slides for this lecture are available for download.

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'Which Digital Strategy for France and Europe in an Age of Disruption?'
Speaker: Axelle Lemaire
Recorded: 20 March 2015

Evens Cycle of Conferences

'Reconnecting Europe: bridging the gap between European citizens and European institutions'
Speaker: Joaquín Almunia. Welcome by Luc Luyten.

'Disintegrating Europe: Nationalism, Regionalism and Globalization'
Speakers: Prof John Breuilly & Prof Kalypso Nicolaïdis

'European Politics & Government'
Speakers: Prof Jonathan Holslag, Dr Mareike Kleine

'Political Economy of European Union'
Speakers: Prof Bob Hancké, Prof David Soskice

Recorded: 11 March 2015

'High culture and the western canon: has the fightback begun?'
Speakers: Prof Sarah Churchwell, Jonty Claypole, Maya Jaggi, Frederic Raphael
Recorded: 27 February 2015

'The incurable European - the UK and Europe’s Foreign Policy'
Speakers: Robert Cooper, Angus Lapsley and Susi Dennison
Recorded: 19 February 2015

In partnership with ECFR and the EU Commission

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Prime Ministers in Greece: The Paradox of Power
Authors: Kevin Featherstone and Dimitris Papadimitriou 


Democratic Politics in a European Union Under Stress

Edited by Olaf Cramme and Sara B. Hobolt


Federalism and Decentralization in European Health & Social Care 
Europe and the Mediterranean Economy

Author: Joan Costa-Font
Economics of Monetary Union

Author: Prof Paul De Grauwe
An Island in Europe: The EU and the Transformation of Cyprus

Editors : James Ker-Lindsay, Hubert Faustmann, Fiona Mullen

"An Island in Europe" traces offers an authoritative and comprehensive account of a critical phase in Cypriot history, from a range of experts in the fields of politics, academia and conflict resolution.
Senza alibi: Perché il capitalismo italiano non cresce piu

Author: Marco Simoni

The book traces the recent economical history of Italy, and provides necessary explanations on why the legal and political reforms of capitalism didn't work. And to trace who is responsible for these choices as well as to propose coherent alternatives
The Last Ottomans
The Last Ottomans: The Muslim Minority of Greece 1940-1949

Authors: Kevin Featherstone, Dimitris Papadimitriou, Argyris Mamarelis and Georgios Niarchos

The Last Ottomans traces a fascinating, untold story and tells it through an inter-disciplinary lens, raising important questions of relevance not only to the 1940s but also to the inherited assumptions and images of today.
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LSE Europe in question discussion paper series