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Department of Government
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Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE

 

Head of Department
Professor Chandran Kukathas

 

Department Manager
Shelly Brindley
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7955 6751

 

General Enquiries 
Email: gov.office@lse.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7955 6816

 

Undergraduate Enquiries
Email: Carla Seesunkur and Nina Pasquali
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7955 7929

 

Postgraduate Enquiries
Email: Mark Bryceland
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7955 6300

 

Research/PhD Enquiries
Email: Raymond Lee
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7955 7251

 

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Professor William G. Howell’s “Thinking about the Trump Presidency”
  MSc student Karen Lugo Londoño explores the questions raised at the recent Department of Government ‘Thinking about the Trump presidency’ public lecture at LSE on Tuesday 17 January with speaker Professor Will Howell. Listen to the podcast recording of the event. Ruminating on the Trump presidency can be both a frustrating and frightening exercise. The discourse that characterised President […]

Is Trump using the ‘fake news’ controversy as an opportunity to keep the media in line?
MSc student Jack Graham gives his take on the recent ‘fake news’ controversy surrounding President-elect Donald Trump and the implications for the media. Buzzfeed News’ release of the Trump dossier was bad journalism. The 35-page document detailed all kinds of outrageous accusations about Trump and Russia, which even they admitted was “unverified and potentially unverifiable”. Despite their editor Ben Smith’s best efforts, it […]

The world is right to be concerned by Donald Trump’s unwarranted praise of Russia
Featured image credit: NASA HQ PHOTO  Dr Thomas Leeper, Assistant Professor in Political Behaviour in the Department of Government at the LSE, reflects on the US-Russian relationship and how this relationship may change under a Trump presidency. Donald Trump will be the most pro-Russian American President in recent memory. While an easing of tensions between the world’s sole superpower and […]

Donald Trump’s presidency will be a stress-test for American politics
On Friday 20 January Donald Trump will enter the White House as the 45th president of the United States. Ahead of Trump’s inauguration, William G. Howell poses three questions that he argues those who study American politics should be asking: does the political system require a base level of virtue after all; will the office of the presidency discipline Donald […]

HOTSEAT: Tony Travers on 2016, An Eventful Year In Politics
Professor Tony Travers discusses the key political events of 2016, an unprecedented year in politics which saw the UK vote for Brexit and Donald Trump elected US President.   Tony Travers is a Visiting Professor in the LSE Department of Government and Director of LSE London, a research centre at the London School of Economics.

HOTSEAT: Alexandra Cirone on Post-Truth Politics
What is ‘Post-Truth’? Alexandra Cirone discusses the latest political buzzword and what it really means for politics in 2016 and beyond.   Alexandra Cirone is a Research Fellow in the LSE Department of Government. Follow Alexandra on Twitter – @AliCirone

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Our departmental experts discuss key topics in politics and current affairs.

HOTSEAT: Tony Travers on 2016, An Eventful Year In Politics
Professor Tony Travers discusses the key political events of 2016, an unprecedented year in politics which saw the UK vote for Brexit and Donald Trump elected US President.   Tony Travers is a Visiting Professor in the LSE Department of Government and Director of LSE London, a research centre at the London School of Economics.

HOTSEAT: Alexandra Cirone on Post-Truth Politics
What is ‘Post-Truth’? Alexandra Cirone discusses the latest political buzzword and what it really means for politics in 2016 and beyond.   Alexandra Cirone is a Research Fellow in the LSE Department of Government. Follow Alexandra on Twitter – @AliCirone

HOTSEAT: Brian Klaas on the 2016 US Presidential Election & Implications of a Trump Presidency
As the world continues to digest the outcome of the 2016 US Presidential Election, Brian Klaas discusses the result and what we might expect from a Donald Trump Presidency.   Dr Brian Klaas is Fellow in Comparative Politics at the LSE Department of Government and author of ‘The Despot’s Accomplice’. He is an expert on global democracy, democratic transitions, political […]

Dispatch Box is the termly newsletter of the Department of Government. Here you can read topical articles penned by our research and teaching staff, as well as a mixture of staff and student news, appointments, publications and achievements.

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