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Email: Tony Travers
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British Government @ LSE

British Government

British Government@LSE is an initiative currently based in the Government Department to promote and develop research on British Government being conducted at the LSE. So far world class speakers have attended our events, talking on a range of topics.
Past events are available on the left hand side menu.

From time to time there are changes to event details so we strongly recommend that if you plan to attend this event you check back on this listing on the day of the event.

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Our Next Events:

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Book Launch: The History Manifesto

Date: Wednesday 8 October 2014
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speakers: Professor David Armitage, Dr Jo Guldi, Professor Simon Szreter
Chair: Professor Paul Kelly

 

How should historians speak truth to power - and why does it matter? Why is five hundred years better than five months or five years as a planning horizon? And why is history - especially long-term history - so essential to understanding the multiple pasts which gave rise to our conflicted present? The History Manifesto is a ‘call to arms’ to historians and everyone interested in the role of history in contemporary society. Leading historians David Armitage and Jo Guldi identify a recent shift back to longer-term narratives, following many decades of increasingly specialization, which they argue is vital for the future of historical scholarship and how it is communicated. This provocative and thoughtful book makes an important intervention in the debate about the role of history and the humanities in a digital age. It will provoke discussion among policymakers, activists and entrepreneurs as well as ordinary listeners, viewers, readers, students and teachers.

 

David Armitage is the Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History at Harvard University.

Jo Guldi is Assistant Professor of History at Brown University.

Simon Szreter is Professor of History and Public Policy at St John's College, University of Cambridge. He will be representing the History & Policy group www.historyandpolicy.org|

 

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEhistory.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries see LSE Events FAQ or contact us at events@lse.ac.uk or 0207 955 6043.

 

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Book Launch: The Fourth Revolution The Global Race to Reinvent The State

Date: 10th November
Time: 18:30 - 20:00
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre
Speakers: John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge

 

Is Britain falling behind in the global race to reinvent the state? Britain has led previous attempts to reinvent the state, from the Hobbesian security revolution of the 17th century, to the liberal, meritocratic revolution of the 19th century, to the welfare revolution of the early 20th century. We are now embarked on a new revolution, driven by IT, unsustainable debts and the rise of emerging markets. But Britain is much less well placed to lead this revolution.

 

John Micklethwait is the Editor-in-Chief of The Economist.

Adrian Wooldridge is The Economist's management editor and writes the Schumpeter column

They have previously co-authored five books together: "The Witch Doctors", "A Future Perfect", "The Company", "The Right Nation" and "God is Back".

 

 

 

Research Seminars

The new academic year will see the introduction of a new Research Seminar programme where LSE academics will discuss their work in their area of British Government. 

This series of events is now over but we hope to begin again in 2013-14.

All past seminars are available here.| 

Tony Travers

GV311: British Government|

The British Government course (GV311) is a new Undergraduate Course with open public access.

Members of the public are welcome to attend any or all of the weekly lectures or to follow the course online. The whole event and seminar package will appear online after they have been edited and upload.

 
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Why British Government@LSE?

The LSE has always been closely involved in the study, advice and development of British Government with many of our students moving into careers in civil and public service as well as politics, and many of our most notable Professors have contributed to the understanding and development of British Government and politics.

 


 

GV311: British Government|
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