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Department of Government
London School of Economics
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
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7955 7929

 

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

 

Research/PhD Enquiries
Email: Nina Pasquali
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7955 7251

 

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GOV STUDENTS ASK: Ruth Davidson MSP about Scotland, Brexit & the Challenges of Being an LGBT Politician
Hannah Bailey from the LSE Undergraduate Political Review spoke to Ruth Davidson MSP after her LSE Government event on 13 February; asking the Scottish Conservative leader about Brexit, the NHS and the challenges she’s faced as an LGBT politician.   Ruth Davidson is the leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party and MSP for Edinburgh Central. Follow Ruth on […]

BOOKS: Bill Kissane Introduces ‘Nations Torn Asunder’
Bill Kissane discusses his latest book ‘Nations Torn Asunder – The Challenge of Civil War‘ Join us on 23 Feb as Bill Kissane discusses ‘Nations Torn Asunder’ along with Anthony Loyd and Denisa Kostovicova as part of the LSE Literature Festival 2017.   ‘Nations Torn Asunder – The Challenge of Civil War‘ is available now from Oxford University Press.   […]

Women’s March on London: The Importance of Sister Marches
Ali Cirone, LSE Fellow in Political Economy in the Department of Government, reflects on the Women’s March on London which took place on the 21 January 2017. The United Kingdom is known for being gloomy in winter, yet recently London has seen bursts of colour from an atypical source — protest signs. On January 21th, 2017, thousands of individuals participated […]

HOTSEAT: Thomas Leeper on Trump’s Inauguration & the Start of His Presidency
Thomas Leeper discusses Donald Trump’s inauguration and what it tells us about the policy and approach we can expect from his presidency.   Dr Thomas Leeper is an Assistant Professor in Political Behaviour in the LSE Department of Government. Follow Thomas on Twitter – @thosjleeper

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 […]

Trump: what comes next for Mexico?
LSE alumni Carlos Garcia-Cueva explores what direction US-Mexican relations might take under the leadership of President-elect Donald Trump. The victory of Donald Trump at the ballots has been a topic of discussion all around the world. There are concerns related to the effects of his administration in areas that range from defence to foreign policy, including questions about the future of […]

Watch the latest videos in our 'HotSeat' series

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

HOTSEAT: Thomas Leeper on Trump’s Inauguration & the Start of His Presidency
Thomas Leeper discusses Donald Trump’s inauguration and what it tells us about the policy and approach we can expect from his presidency.   Dr Thomas Leeper is an Assistant Professor in Political Behaviour in the LSE Department of Government. Follow Thomas on Twitter – @thosjleeper

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

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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