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Events

IDEAS events aim to provide the public, policymakers, and professionals with diplomatic insight. Our events include public lectures, debates, policy workshops, and international conferences.

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Engerland! Rossiya! Hyphenated-phantom-limb Nations on the Edges of Europe

Tuesday 21 January, 6:30-8pm, Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

The second Engelsberg Chair Lecture from Michael Burleigh will examine how Britain and Russia have dealt with the loss of empire and what impact that has had on self-understanding and politics.

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Lord Jitesh Gadhia
"Meet the Leader"

Thursday 30 January, 6-8pm, Alumni Centre, Centre Building, LSE

Current students and alumni of our Executive MSc International Strategy and Diplomacy students, and wider LSE IDEAS network are invited to join our 'Meet the Leader' session with Lord Jitesh Gadhia. Jitesh Gadhia is an investment banker and businessman and Member of the House of Lords since September 2016. Jitesh was previously Senior Managing Director at Blackstone based in London and has over 25 years’ investment banking experience.

The interactive discussion will be chaired by Lutfey Siddiqi, Visiting Professor in Practice at LSE IDEAS.

To register your attendance, email m.m.kozielska@lse.ac.uk.

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Global Development: A Cold War History
Co-hosted with the Department of International History

Thursday 6 February, 6:30-8pm, Thai Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Join us for the book launch of Dr Sara Lorenzini's Global Development (Princeton University Press), which tells the story of how the Cold War was fundamental to construct the institutions, concepts, and discourse around foreign aid that survive today.

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Civilisation-States and the Future of World Order

Friday 7 February, 6:30-8pm, FAW 9.04, Fawcett House, Clement's Inn, LSE

This panel event explores the concept of ‘civilisation-states’, with specific reference to China, Russia and India, and what this may mean for the future of the world order.

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China's Media Story in Two Perspectives

Thursday 13 February, 6:30-8pm, Yangtze Lecture Theatre, Centre Building, LSE

This panel discusses media coverage of China in a world where public dialogue about China is increasingly polarised, and China’s media serves as an important soft power tool.

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US Think Tanks and Foundations in World Politics
Co-hosted by LSE IDEAS and City, University of London

Friday 14 February, 9:30am-5:15pm, FAW 9.04, Fawcett House, Clement's Inn, LSE

This international workshop considers the historic and contemporary role of American think tanks and philanthropic foundations in world politics. The aim is to evaluate the significance of organised knowledge – in elite think tanks, foundations and allied institutions – in US foreign and national security strategies and approaches.

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2030 Sustainability Goals: can businesses rise to the challenge?
Co-hosted with LSE Systemic Risk Centre

Tuesday 25 February, 6:30-8pm, CLM 2.02, Clement House, LSE

This panel event asks whether the private sector can rise to the challenge of meeting the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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Personalities and Progress: LSE and the world
This event is part of the LSE Festival: Shape the World

Friday 6 March, 1-2:15pm, Shaw Library, Old Building, LSE

Since its foundation in 1895 LSE people and ideas have helped to shape the world. We will explore the lives and influence of six LSE people whose work and ideas have shaped our world – do their experiences hold any lessons for today as the 21st century progresses. A tour of the Atrium Exhibition will take place straight after the discussion.

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Radical Uncertainty: decision making for an unknowable future

Tuesday 10 March, 6:30-8pm, Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

John Kay and Mervyn King discuss decision making in conditions of radical uncertainty, where we can neither imagine all possible outcomes nor assign probabilities to future events.

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America First, Win-Win With China? Populism in Democracy and Autocracy

Tuesday 17 March, 6:30-8pm, Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

Public opinion has always played a part in foreign policy, but how will the era of populism impact on it under both Trump and Xi? This event is the third Engelsberg Chair Lecture from Michael Burleigh.

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How China's Innovation Differs in the Context of the US-China Tech War

Thursday 26 March, 6:30-8pm, Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

China’s technological innovation has created global leaders, factoring into the strain in US-China relations. This talk explores the origins and implications of China’s technological dominance.

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