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Director's Diary

The latest from LSE IDEAS Director Michael Cox.

Interesting times demand we keep our analytical heads - and if the several dark clouds up in the sky have a silver lining of sorts it is that there has never been more need as there is now for what serious 'experts' have to say about this turbulent place we call planet Earth.

IDEAS Director Professor Michael Cox

2017-2018 Academic Year

  • 15 August: Speaking on The Transatlantic Relationship in the Age of Brexit and Trump at LSE China conference in Beijing, the annual conference held by LSE in China.
  • 11 August: Interviewed in World Finance magazine on the history of the Rockefeller family. 
  • 26 July: Appeared in a German TV documentary on the history of the LSE. Watch on the Arte website.
  • 18 July: 2017's Summer School lecture by Professor Cox is entitled Farewell to Globalization: Farewell to the Liberal World Order? The Populist Revolt from Brexit to Trump and Beyond. Listen on the LSE Soundcloud page.
  • 29 June: Authored article on Europe – Still between the Superpowers in the Dahrendorf Forum Special Issue of Global Policy journal.
  • 16-18 June: Gave keynote address at the conference 'The Colonels' Dictatorship: Domestic and International Dimension, 1967-1974' that took place in Athens, speaking on The Crisis of the Cold War: Greece and the 1960s revisited.
  • 15 June: Gave keynote speech at Economic policy for smart, inclusive and sustainable growth conference in Belgrade, alongside Professor Leszeck Balcerowicz of the Warsaw School of Economics and architect of  the Polish economic reforms.
  • 8 June: Spoke at LSE's Election Night event, on the panel discussing Foreign Policy & Defence with IDEAS' Yu Jie and LSE's Brian Klass.
  • 31 May: Spoke at Retreat from Globalisation? Brexit, Trump and the New Populism conference in Dublin, held by the International Affairs Standing Committee of the Royal Irish Academy.
  • 2 May: Spoke at Whither Europe? Historical Perspectives on 2017 held by LSE's European Institute alongside Professor Mike Savage of the LSE International Inequalities Institute and Abby Innes. Listen to the podcast.
  • 24 April: Spoke at Chatham House in the Are We Entering a Post-West International Order? debate, arguing against the motion that we're entering a post-Western period alongside Professor Trine Flockhart and against Dr George Lawson and Anthony Dworkin. Listen to the podcast.
  • 2 April: Co-wrote piece with Attlee biographer John Bew write for the LSE History blog on how the former PM and LSE lecturer's achievements have often been overlooked.



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