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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 discusses 'My winning proposal: A different approach to India's history' for Research Professional.

Read the full article here.


The CIS are pleased to introduce two new members joining in October; Visiting Fellow and British Academy Fellow Martin J. Bayly, and Visiting Senior Fellow Robyn Eckersley.

To find out more about our new Fellows, visit the Current Fellows page.


CIS Visiting Professor in Practice Lutfey Siddiqi delivered a keynote address at The 2nd Annual ASEAN Regulatory Summit on 1 September 2016. Hosted by Thomson Reuters, the summit welcomed Lutfey to discuss 'Global Financial Regulation and its implications for ASEAN'.

For further information on the summit, visit the event webpage.

Video and text of the keynote is available here.


For previous news items, visit the CIS News Archive.


Religion, Migration and Human Security: A Post-Secular Perspective?

In this public lecture, current CIS Fellow Giorgio Shani will rethink “security” along “post-secular” lines by taking into account the continued importance of culture, religion and identity to human security.

20 October 2016, 6.30 - 8.00pm, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building

Supported by the LSE Department of International Relations.

Suggested hashtag for this event: #LSECIS

Beyond Tolerance

Beyond Tolerance: Citizenship, Diversity, Constructive Conflict

On the backdrop of migration-related tensions, pockets of radicalisation and the debate around Brexit, we invite you to a celebration of the proactive pursuit of diversity and the virtues of constructive conflict.

Through a series of interactive talks and panels, we will explore:

  • The roots of polarised conflict,
  • Ways in which we can ‘immunize’ communities against false binaries and extremism,
  • The role of education, enterprise, entertainment, politics and academia in promoting diversity and fostering cohesion.

This event is free with a limited number of seats open to all. Please e-mail s.wise3@lse.ac.uk for any queries or to register your interest to join.

For content and speaker ideas, please contact the event chair Professor Lutfey Siddiqi: L.Y.Siddiqi@lse.ac.uk.

Friday 25 November 2016, 9.00am - 1.00pm, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre.

Supported by the LSE CIS and LSE Institute of Global Affairs.

Suggested hashtag for this event: #LSECIS


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.