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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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Challenges Facing the Euro

Tuesday 17 September, 5:30-7pm, Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

The Governor of the Bank of France will take to the LSE stage to recall the tangible assets that the Euro has already provided to the Euro area and will focus on the efforts needed towards building a stronger Europe, against the backdrop of Brexit, while stressing three priorities: increasing resilience, increasing growth and affirming sovereignty.

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No Longer Special? The Death of Anglo-America?
Co-hosted with the Department of International Relations

Thursday 3 October, 6:30-8pm, Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

G John Ikenberry will discuss with a panel of experts, including Kori Schake and Linda Yueh, the notion of 'Anglo-America', what the relationship between the USA and UK has meant for the world in the twentieth century, and how a retreat by both from the world - and perhaps from each other - will impact on the international system.

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Siloed Thinking: Systemic Marginalisation in Canada's Indigenous Communities

Wednesday 9 October, 6:30-8pm, Room 9.04, Fawcett House, Clement's Inn, LSE

The event will examine the systematic injustices faced by Canada’s indigenous communities by the legal system, drawing on Matthew Eaton-Kent’s experience working in the country’s far north.

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God Bless America: Religion and the Making of US Grand Strategy

Thursday 17 October, 6:30-8pm, Shaw Library, Old Building, LSE

This event will explore the ways in which religion has become a subject and object of American foreign policy.

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Anatomies of Revolution
Co-hosted with the Department of International Relations

Tuesday 22 October, 6:30-8pm, Location TBC, LSE

Some of the world's best-known and most acute scholars of revolution will discuss the main themes that emerge from George Lawson's recently published book Anatomies of Revolution.

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30 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall: German historical memory and national identity
Co-hosted with the Department of International History

Wednesday 23 October, 6:30-8pm, Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Hope Harrison will examine the arc of memory politics in Germany since 1989, including the impact of the rise of the far right as well as German plans for the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Wall.

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Goliath: why the West doesn't win wars and what we need to do about it

Thursday 24 October, 6:30-8pm, Location TBC, LSE

Join us to hear from Sean McFate as he talks about his newest book Goliath which looks at warfare in the 21st century and examines why the West doesn't win wars and what we need to do in this new age of war.

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From Games to Warfare and Strategy: How Multi-User Platforms Will Transform Difficult Decisions

Thursday 7 November, 6:30-8pm, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Joe Robinson from British technology company Improbable will discuss how new advances in the games industry are being adopted by government departments in order to greatly improve the way nations prepare and plan for conflict.  

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"We, the People?" Some Thoughts from our Past on Contemporary European Populism

Tuesday 12 November, 6:30-8pm, Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

What can history contribute to an understanding of contemporary European populism, which is now as much in power as insurgent? Join us for the inaugural Engelsberg Chair lecture with Michael Burleigh. 

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Towards a new Euromissile Crisis? Implications of the end of the INF Treaty

Thursday 21 November, 6:30-8pm, Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE

In light of the American and Russian withdrawals from the landmark 1987 INF Treaty, this event discusses the implications for European security, transatlantic relations, and nuclear disarmament.

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From 1919 to 2019: Pivotal Lessons from Versailles

Thursday 28 November, 6:30-8pm, Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

A panel of distinguished scholars will discuss the legacy of the First World War, the Versailles Peace Treaty which followed, and why the treaty has been so hotly debated ever since by critics and defenders alike.

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