The Hedley Bull Lectures

The Centre for International Studies at LSE is proud to announce a new annual lecture series: The Hedley Bull Lectures.



Named after Professor Hedley Norman Bull (1932-1985), who taught International Relations at LSE in the 1950s and was a key contributor to the 'English School' of International Relations.



The 2019 Hedley Bull Lectures 




The Present, Past and Future of Civil War

The comparative study of civil wars has proceeded largely on the basis of the assumption that they are fundamentally of the same type. A research focus on the post-WWII period has been dictated by the needs of quantitative analysis. In contrast, in this 2019 Hedley Bull lecture series, Professor Kalyvas will explore the macro-temporal variation of civil wars.

In the first lecture (“The Present”) on 18 November, he asks what types of civil wars dominate after WWII - and why. In the second lecture (“The Past”) on Wed 20 November, he dives into the pre-WWII past, going back as far as the American War of Independence. In the last lecture on Friday 22 November, he asks whether we still live in the present, as far as civil wars are concerned, and what the future might hold.

Professor Stathis Kalyvas is the Gladstone Professor of Government in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford. 

More information:

The Present of Civil War - Monday 18 November, 6.30-8.00pm

The Past of Civil War - Wednesday 20 November 6.30-8.00pm

The Future of Civil War - Friday 22 November 6.30-8.00pm

Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

All welcome - no ticket required.