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The Pentagon's Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Climate Change and War

Hosted by LSE's Shape the World Series

When: Wednesday 29 January 2020, 6.30pm-8.00pm
Where: Auditorium, Basement, Centre Building, LSE

Speaker: Professor Neta C Crawford, professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Boston University

The Pentagon was a leader, in the 1980s and 1990s, in United States in recognizing climate change as a looming security concern. The DOD has thus prepared for climate change with plans for responding to climate caused disruption to operations. The DoD is also predicting and preparing for climate change caused war.   What are the security threats that will flow from climate change?  Is ‘climate war’ inevitable?  

This lecture is part of LSE Shape the World Series - to celebrate the completion of LSE’s newest building, a series of public events organised by some of the academic departments who are now housed in the Centre Building will take place in the Lent Term.

This event is free and open to all however a ticket is required, only one ticket per person can be requested.

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The Susan Strange Lecture 2020:
The International Political Economy: sources of nuclear proliferation

When: Thursday 13 February 2020, 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Where: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

Speaker: Professor Etel Solingen, the Thomas T. and Elizabeth C. Tierney Chair in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of California Irvine and the Susan Strange Visiting Professor, 2019-20 at LSE.

Chair: Professor Karen E Smith, Professor of International Relations, LSE

The 2020 Susan Strange lecture will pay tribute to Professor Strange's contributions by focusing on the international political economy dimensions of nuclear choices, for or against nuclear weapons.

Whereas relative power and security dilemmas have dominated the study of nuclear proliferation for decades, an approach centered on the "cui bono" (who benefits) question reveals how domestic distributional implications related to the global economy have systematic effects on states’ nuclear choices.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

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Sensible Politics: Visualising International Relations

When: Wednesday 19 February 2020, 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Where: Sumeet Valrani Theatre, Centre Building, LSE

Speakers:

William A. Callahan, Professor of International Relations at LSE.

Leigh Jenco,Professor of Political Theory at LSE. 

Holly Eva Ryan, Lecturer in International Political Sociology at Queen Mary University of London.

Chair: Professor Chris Brown, Emeritus Professor of International Relations, LSE

The round table will discuss whether and how William A Callahan's new book Sensible Politics (Oxford University Press, 2020) presents a unique analytical framework and a diverse range of sources to understand not just what visuals mean, but also how they can viscerally move and connect people in “affective communities of sense.” 

This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

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LSE Festival: Shape the World
Propaganda and Democratic Resistance

Hosted by LSE Festival: Shape the World

When: Wednesday 4 March 2020, 7.30-8.30pm
Where: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

Speakers:

Shakuntala Banaji, associate professor of media and communications,  LSE

Darren Moon, Senior Learning Technologist in LSE Eden Centre for Education Enhancement

Peter Pomerantsev, senior fellow in the Institute for Global Affairs, LSE

Chair: William A. Callahan, Professor of International Relations, LSE

Propaganda seems like a very 20th century issue. But it is back on the agenda due to the scandals provoked by social media’s manipulation of voters in the Brexit referendum and the Trump election.

This round table brings together experts on propaganda and the Internet to explore the populist problem presented by “fake news” – and how we can resist it. 

This event is free and open to all, but a ticket is required. Online booking will open for events in the LSE Festival from 12 noon on Monday 10 February 2020. For full details see Ticket Information.

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A World Parliament: government and democracy in the 21st century

When: Wednesday 11 March 2020, 6.30pm to 8.00pm

Where: CLM.4.02, Clement House, LSE

Speakers:
Andreas Bummel, Director of Democracy Without Borders and the Campaign for a UN Parliamentary Assembly

Carmen PavelSenior Lecturer in International Politics at King's College London

Chair: Mathias Koenig-ArchibugiAssociate Professor (Reader) in Global Politics, LSE

Global challenges such as war, poverty, inequality and climate change are overwhelming nation-states and today’s international institutions. Can the creation of a democratic world parliament help achieve a peaceful, just and sustainable world community?

This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

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The New European Commission: prospects and mission

When: Thursday 26 March 2020, 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Where: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

Speaker: Enrico Letta, Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs at Sciences Po and was Prime Minister of Italy from April 2013 to February 2014..

Chair: Professor Karen E Smith, Professor of International Relations, LSE

Enrico Letta will discuss the prospects of the new European Commission in an age of uncertainty about the future of the European Union.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

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