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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 Professor Giorgio Shani has been invited to Jamia Millia Islamia (A Central University), New Delhi, India, to participate in the commencement of the Global Initiative of Academic Network (GIAN).

This network is an initiative from the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, where national and international participants will get an opportunity to seek knowledge and experience through intensive study of subjects taught by reputed international faculty.

Giorgio will be delivering lectures on 'Advanced Studies in Security' throughout December 2016.


Following 'Beyond Tolerance: Citizenship, Diversity, Constructive Conflict', Visiting Professor-in-Practice Lutfey Siddiqi writes 'Ignore trolls, embrace constructive conflict. How to lead in intolerant times' for the World Economic Forum.

Read the full article here.


CIS Visiting Professor-in-Practice Lutfey Siddiqi was interviewed by BBC World Service on 22nd November on the likely withdrawal of the US from TPP and its impact on Asia.

Watch the full video here.


For previous news items, visit the CIS News Archive.


A Conversation with Esteban Bullrich

Esteban José Bullrich is an Argentine politician. He was Minister of Education of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires from 2010 until 2015. In December 2015 he became Argentina's Minister of Education under Mauricio Macri's administration.

9 December 2016, 4.30 - 5.30pm, venue TBC to registered attendees

Visit the event web page for further information, or register your place.

Supported by the LSE Centre for International Studies and LSE SU Emerging Markets Forum.


Omission Accomplished: The Iraq Invasion in American and Japanese Security Narratives

In this public lecture, current CIS Senior Visiting Fellow Marie Thorsten will examine the significance of the Iraq invasion in Japanese and American domestic and bilateral security narratives at the start of the new Trump administration.

18 January 2017, 6.30 - 8.00pm, Tower One, Room G.01

Supported by the LSE Department of International Relations.


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.