Science Po University Paris

LSE-Sciences Po Seminar in Contemporary International History

The Cold War Studies Project at LSE IDEAS, the Department of International History at LSE, and the Centre d’histoire de Sciences Po in Paris co-organise the joint LSE-Sciences Po Seminar in Contemporary International History (HY510).



The seminar welcomes presentations on any aspect of contemporary international history, with a focus on the Cold War.

Call for Papers

The seminar is not currently accepting proposals.

Attend the seminar 

The seminar is open to all PhD students and staff at both LSE and Sciences Po. We also welcome outside participants: if you would like to take part in the seminar, please e-mail the course organiser, stating your affiliation and area of research.

Download papers

Seminar participants can download papers for each seminar here. (login required)


2019-20 Programme at LSE

Sessions are held in rooms 9.04 or 9.05, Fawcett House, Clement’s Inn, LSE, 4-6pm (London time).

Michaelmas Term

9 October

The Political Geography of International Advocacy: Indian and American Cold War Civil Society for Tibet

Speaker: Lydia Walker, Institute of Historical Research

23 October

Constructing transnational solidarity in the global Cold War: South-South solidarity and exile in Chile and beyond

Marieke Riethof, University of Liverpool

13 November

From Empire to Europe: The Changing Status of White Settlers in Kenya, 1954-1966

Inaya Khan, Sciences Po

27 November

Between Mecca, Moscow and Mao: Iranian Left-Islamists and socialist countries in the Global Sixties

Arash Azizi, New York University

11 December

A Gentleman's Understanding: British, French, and German dual-use technology transfers to China during the Cold War and America's Dilemma, 1978-1981

Sheng Peng, University of Oxford

2019-20 Programme at Sciences Po

All sessions will be held at the Centre d’Histoire, Sciences Po, 56 Rue Jacob, 5-7 pm (Paris time). 

Michaelmas Term