LSE Works Public Lecture
- Beyond the Cold War: How Summits Shaped the New World Order
On 5 March 2015, Dr Kristina Spohr will give a public lecture as part of the LSE Works programme, dealing with the late Cold War era and the role of international summits. Personal summitry, more than structural factors, shaped the peaceful ending of and exit from the Cold War. This lecture shows how meetings between international leaders in the period 1985-91 fostered rapprochement and creative dialogue, and reflects on their continuing importance today. Respondents include Sir Rodric Braithwaite, Sir Roderic Lyne, Professor Arne Westad. The lecture will be chaired by Professor Stuart Corbridge, LSE's Provost.