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Professor Christopher Coker
Director, Centre for International Studies
Department of International Relations
London School of Economics
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE

Phone: +44 (0)20 7955 6821
Email: cis@lse.ac.uk  

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Centre for International Studies


The Centre for International Studies at LSE is home to an interdisciplinary community of scholars from around the globe undertaking innovative research with an international dimension.


The deadline to apply for a visiting appointment in the CIS 2016-17 has now passed. We will announce the deadline for the 2017-18 academic year in due course.


CIS Visiting Fellow and British Academy Fellow Martin J. Bayly visits the University of Cambridge South Asian Studies Centre this week to discuss 'New Frontiers: Reworking the International History of the Afghanistan-Pakistan Borderlands' with Dr Elisabeth Leake.

On 21 February 2017, Martin will also visit The Sigure Centre for Asian Studies at the Elliott School of International Affairs to discuss his most recent book 'Taming the Imperial Imagination'. Visit the event web page for further information.


CIS Visiting Professor-in-Practice Lutfey Siddiqi was interviewed in Davos last week by Indian TV ET Now and Indonesian TV Jakarta Globe on the subject of economic outlook, risks and globalisation. He also spoke to Hub Culture on the theme of “Responsive & Responsible Leadership” accompanied by an article titled “Leadership in a Tumble Dryer” for the World Economic Forum.

The Forum also re-posted a write-up on the LSE event “Beyond Tolerance” with an embedded link to the official Davos session on Tolerance.


Congratulations to Dr Kirsten Ainley, who has been awarded funding from the ESRC for a new strategic network on justice, conflict and development. Hosted by the CIS, this network will focus on one of the main ways in which states and the international community now approach conflict resolution.

Read more about the ESRC grant here.


For previous news items, visit the CIS News Archive.

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Intergenerational Relations in the Context of Changing Family and Household Structures

Seminar two in the current Series on International and Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives on Evidence-based Policy, organised by the Academy’s International Advisory Group, will look at intergenerational relations in the context of changing family and household structures.

This half-day seminar in the new series on evidence-based policy will take the form of ‘conversations’ between researchers and policy advisers/users, followed by group discussions. The seminar will serve as a forum at which participants from different national and disciplinary perspectives discuss and develop ideas for projects and articles in themed issues of journals.

Convenors: Fran Bennett FAcSS, Oxford Institute of Social Policy, University of Oxford; Linda Hantrais FAcSS, LSE Centre for International Studies

22 March 2017, 1.15 - 5.00pm, Academy of Social Sciences, 33 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1PL

If you wish to attend this seminar, please download and complete the booking form, and send to Linda Hantrais  (L.Hantrais@lse.ac.uk) by 14 March 2017.

For further information, visit the event web page.


Call for Papers: Theorizing Historical Change in International Relations

This will be a section at the WISC conference. Paper submission deadline, 1 July 2017. See the Theorizing Historical Change in International Relations section of the Conference Website for details.

1-3 April 2017, Taipei

Supported by the History and Theory Group.


For a list of previous events, visit the CIS Dialogues and Events page.